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NY I88315

November 20, 2002

CLA-2-17:RR:NC:SP:232 I88315


TARIFF NO.: 1701.99.1000; 1701.99.5000

Mr. John Mindur
C. Czarnikow Sugar Inc.
Wall Street Plaza
88 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005

RE: The tariff classification of Sugar produced in Canada from Australian and/or Brazilian Raw Cane Sugar

Dear Mr. Mindur:

In your letter dated November 7, 2002, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted descriptive literature with your request. The subject merchandise is described as a specialty sugar, in this case medium sugar, produced from raw Brazilian and/or Australian cane sugar. It will be imported in 40-kg bags or by bulk in trucks, and is intended for use in the food or baking industry. The minimum polarity of this sugar is stated to be 99.95 degrees.

The applicable subheading for the sugar, if imported in quantities that fall within the limits described in additional U.S. note 5 to chapter 17, will be 1701.99.1000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, Annotated, (HTSUSA), which provides for Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form: Other: Other: Described in additional U.S. note 5 to chapter 17 and entered pursuant to its provisions. The general rate of duty will be 3.6606 cents per kilogram less 0.020668 cents per kilogram for each degree under 100 degrees (and fractions of a degree in proportion) but not less than 3.143854 cents per kilogram. If not described in additional U.S. note 5 to chapter 17 and not entered pursuant to its provisions, the applicable subheading will be 1701.99.5000,

HTS. The duty rate will be 35.74 cents per kilogram. In addition, products classified under subheading 1701.99.5000, HTS, will be subject to additional duties based on their value as described in subheadings 9904.17.08 to 9904.17.15, 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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