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NY J87517

August 12, 2003

CLA-2-21:RR:NC:2:228 J87517


TARIFF NO.: 2103.90.9091, 6912.00.4810

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

RE: The tariff classification of a bread dipping set from China.

Dear Mr. Gat:

In your letter dated July 15, 2003, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Samples and illustrative literature were submitted with your letter. The samples were examined and disposed of. Item no. OV-205364A is a round bottle measuring 5 inches by 3 ½ inches by 1 ½ inches, containing balsamic vinegar, white vinegar, canola oil, and rosemary. The bottle is packaged with a ceramic (non-porcelain) serving dish measuring 5 inches in diameter and 1 inch deep, with the well for the dipping blend in a spiral pattern.

The applicable tariff provision for the flavored oil and vinegar in item no. OV-205364A, will be 2103.90.9091, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for sauces and preparations thereforotherotherother other. The rate of duty will be 6.4 percent ad valorem.

Your inquiry does not provide enough information for us to issue a classification ruling on item no. OV-205364B Tuscan Bread Dipper. The ingredients breakdown submitted does not correspond with the sample submitted. Your request for a classification ruling should include a complete ingredients breakdown, by weight, for the sample submitted, or a sample that corresponds with the ingredients breakdown submitted.

The applicable subheading for the ceramic (non-porcelain) serving dishes will be 6912.00.4810, HTS, which provides for other ceramic tableware, kitchenware other than of porcelain or chinaother, suitable for food or drink contact. The rate of duty will be 9.8 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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