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NY I85727

September 16, 2002

CLA-2-22:RR:NC:SP:232 I85727


TARIFF NO.: 2202.90.9090

Mr. Jim Afarani
Harvest Pacific Foods Inc.
111-1551 Broadway St.
PoCo, BC, Canada, V3C 3N9

RE: The tariff classification of a carbonated yogurt flavored beverages from Canada

Dear Mr. Afarani:

In your letter dated August 16, 2002 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Samples were submitted with your request. The subject merchandise is stated to contain 95 percent carbonated water, 4.0 percent total milk solids, 0.9 percent salt, 0.1 percent flavor extracts and cultures. The products will be imported in Plain Yogurt and Tart Yogurt flavors. The merchandise is imported as a finished beverage, and packaged for retail sale in bottles holding 18 ounces.

The applicable tariff provision for the Plain Yogurt and Tart Yogurt flavored beverages will be 2202.90.9090, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Annotated (HTSUSA), which provides for waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavored, and other nonalcoholic beverages...other...other...other. The general rate of duty will be 0.2 cents per liter

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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