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NY I80933

May 22, 2002

CLA-2-17:RR:NC:SP:232 I80933


TARIFF NO.: 1702.90.5800

Mr. Rick Kyle
Corn Products International, Inc.
6500 South Archer Avenue
Bedford Park, IL 60501-1933

RE: The tariff classification of a syrup blend from Mexico

Dear Mr. Kyle:

In your letter dated April 23, 2002 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject merchandise is described as a 50/50 blend of 42% high fructose corn syrup and liquid sugar. The high fructose corn syrup will have 71% solids, and the liquid sugar will have 67.5% solids. The blended product will have a dry substance of 69.25%. The product will be imported in railroad tank cars. The blended syrup will be used as a beverage sweetener.

The applicable subheading for the 50/50 blend of 42% high fructose corn syrup and liquid sugar be 1702.90.5800, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Other sugarssugar syrups not containing added flavoring or coloring matterotherother: Blended syrups described in additional U.S. note 4 to chapter 17other. The general rate of duty will be 33.9 cents per kilogram of total sugars plus 5.1 percent ad valorem. In addition, products classified in subheading 1702.90.5800, HTS, which are not goods of Canada, Mexico or Jordan, will be subject to additional duties based on their value, as described in subheadings 9904.17.66 to 9904.17.72, HTS.

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Part 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of the ruling or the control number indicated above should be provided with the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If you have any questions regarding the ruling, contact National Import Specialist John Maria at 646-733-3031.


Robert B. Swierupski

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