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NY J87927

September 16, 2003

CLA-2-25:RR:NC:2:238 J87927


TARIFF NO.: 2501.00.0000

Mr. Paul Rowley
Global Inflight Products
8918 NE 152nd Avenue
Redmond, WA 98052

RE: The tariff classification of a disposable Salt & Pepper Shaker Set from China and Turkey

Dear Mr. Rowley:

In your letter dated August 11, 2003, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The submitted sample consists of a disposable salt and pepper shaker set for one-time use by aircraft passengers. The set is composed of two shakers, constructed from colorless, transparent, food-grade plastic, and a colored plastic stand, into which the (removable) shakers are fitted. The shakers measure 22 mm in diameter x 24 mm in height, and have turquoise-colored plastic lids. Removable pieces of adhesive plastic film cover the holes in the lids (one hole for the salt shaker and four holes for the pepper shaker). The salt shaker is filled with 1 cc (1 gram) of salt and the pepper shaker is filled with 1 cc (2 grams) of pepper. The stand measures 58 x 27 mm, and is identical in color to the plastic lids. A permanently attached cylindrical “handle,” measuring 32 mm in height, is located at the center of the stand, between the shakers.

Pursuant to Rule 3(c) of the General Rules of Interpretation, HTS, the applicable subheading for the subject product will be 2501.00.0000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for “Salt (including table salt and denatured salt) and pure sodium chloride, whether or not in aqueous solution or containing added anticaking or free-flowing agents; sea weater.” The rate of duty will be free.

This merchandise may be subject to the requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which is administered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. You may contact them at 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, telephone number 301-443-1544.

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 Harvey Kuperstein at 646-733-3033.


Robert B. Swierupski

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