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NY I84124

August 6, 2002

CLA-2-21:RR:NC:2:228 I84124


TARIFF NO.: 2106.90.9998

Mr. James F. Morgan
833-D Airport Park Road
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

RE: The tariff classification of a dietary supplement from Canada

Dear Mr. Morgan:

In your undated letter, received by this office on July 18, 2002, on behalf of Pantheon, Inc., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Ingredients breakdowns for four products were submitted with your letter. McNeil Boy-Lactaid Regular Strength, BPA-Lactaid Extra Strength, McNeil BPD-Lactaid Ultra-Chew, and McNeil BPB-Lactaid Ultra are dietary supplements in caplet or tablet form. All contain lactase enzyme (lactase F amano), avicel PH 102 (a carbohydrate-based fat replacer), and magnesium stearate. Other ingredients, depending on the product, include mannitol, flavoring, aspartame, acesulfame K, and citric acid.

The applicable subheading for these four products will be 2106.90.9998, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for food preparations not elsewhere specified or includedotherotherother. The rate of duty will be 6.4 percent ad valorem.

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 Stanley Hopard at 646-733-3029.


Robert B. Swierupski

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