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NY I84570

August 26, 2002

CLA-2-20:RR:NC:2:228 I84570


TARIFF NO.: 2008.50.4000

Mr. John Cammarano
General Shipping Company, Inc.
473 Broadway, Suite #408
Bayonne, NJ 07002

RE: The tariff classification of preserved fruit from Italy.

Dear Mr. Cammarano:

In your letter dated June 17, 2002, on behalf of Orlando Food Sales, Maywood, NJ, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The sample submitted with your letter was examined and disposed of. Apricots in Grand Marnier contains whole apricots in a liquid medium of hydroalcoholic solution, sugar, glucose syrup, Grand Marnier, natural flavor, and coloring. The apricots are put up for retail sale in a glass jar with a wood top containing 380 grams, net weight.

The applicable subheading for the Apricots in Grand Marnier will be 2008.50.4000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for fruitotherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included apricotsother. The rate of duty will be 29.8 percent ad valorem.

Additional requirements may be imposed on this product by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF). You may contact the BATF at:

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
650 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20226
Tel# 202-927-8110

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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