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NY I84828

August 15, 2002

CLA-2-18:RR:NC:SP:232 I84828


TARIFF NO.: 1806.20.3600

Mr. Bob Forbes
ROE Logistics
474 McGill Street – Suite 300
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H2Y 2H2

RE: The tariff classification of Chocolate Chips from Canada

Dear Mr. Forbes:

In your letter dated July 23, 2002, on behalf of Barry Callebaut Canada, of Hyacinthe, Quebec, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted descriptive literature with your request. The subject merchandise is described as product #0701510-075, chocolate chips that will be imported in 30-pound cases. The product will be used in the manufacture of cookies and biscuits. It is said to consist of 58.09 percent sugar, 16.63 percent cocoa liquor, 15.41 percent cocoa butter, 6.91 percent skim milk powder, 2.26 percent milk fat, and traces of lecithin, vanilla and salt. The total milk fat percentage is stated to be 2.33 percent.

The applicable subheading for product #0701510-075, chocolate chips, will be 1806.20.3600, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, Annotated, (HTSUSA), which provides for: Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa: Other preparations in blocks or slabs weighing more than 2 kg or in liquid, paste, powder, granular or other bulk form in containers or immediate packings, of a content exceeding 2 kg: Preparations consisting wholly of ground cocoa beans, with or without added cocoa fat, flavoring or emulsifying agents, and containing not more than 32 percent by weight of butterfat or other milk solids and not more than 60 percent by weight of sugar: Other:

Containing butterfat or other milk solids (excluding articles for consumption at retail as candy or confection): Other: Other: Containing less than 21 percent by weight of milk solids. The general rate of duty will be 37.2 cents per kilogram plus 4.3 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 John Maria at (646) 733-3031.


Robert B. Swierupski

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