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NY J87135

September 3, 2003

CLA-2-20:RR:NC:2:228 J87135


TARIFF NO.: 2001.90.6000, 2103.90.8000, 6912.00.4890, 8211.92.4060

Mr. Shachar Gat
Shonfeld’s USA, Inc.
16871 Noyes Avenue
Irvine, CA 92606

RE: The tariff classification of a gift set from China.

Dear Mr. Gat:

In your letters dated April 14, 2002, and August 12, 2003, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Sample were submitted with both letters. RT-204545 Chateau Cheese Plate Gift Set is comprised of a bottle of Provence Bread Dipping Blend, a package of Provence Dipping Mix, two cheese knives, and a ceramic cheese board. The Provence Bread Dipping Blend is a triangle-shaped bottle measuring 4 inches tall, 4 inches wide at the base , and 1-1/4 inches deep, filled with sliced red chilis, starfruit, and rosemary, in a liquid solution. Provence Dipping Mix is a blend of dried rosemary flakes and coriander flakes put up in a small plastic package, in a cheese shaped box. The two cheese knives have steel blades and resin handles. The handle of one knife is shaped like a wedge of cheese and the other resembles a wine bottle. The cheese board is composed of ceramic (non-porcelain) that is molded and hand painted to resemble a wine bottle. The Provence Bread Dipping Blend was forwarded to the U.S. Customs laboratory for analysis, and found to contain 5.7 percent acetic acid. The components of the gift set are assembled in China.

The applicable subheading for the Provence Bread Dipping Blend 2001.90.6000, HTS, which provides for vegetables, fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, prepared or preserved by vinegar or acetic acid...other...other...other. The rate of duty will be 14 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the Provence Dipping Mix, will be 2103.90.8000, HTS, which provides for mixed condiments and mixed seasonings, other. The rate of duty will be 6.4 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the ceramic cheese board will be 6912.00.4890, HTS, which provides for other ceramic tablewareother than of porcelain or chinaother, other than suitable for food or drink contact. The rate of duty will be 9.8 percent ad valorem.

The applicable subheading for the cheese knives will be 8211.92.4060, HTS, which provides for knives with cutting blades, serrated or not (including pruning knives), other than knives of heading 8208, and blades and other base metal parts thereof, other, other knives having fixed blades, with rubber or plastic handles, other, other. The rate of duty will be 1 cent each (on every piece in the set) plus 4.6 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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