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NY K83568

March 16, 2004
CLA-2-17:RR:NC:SP:232 K83568


TARIFF NO.: 1704.90.3550

Ms. Rita Mollinary
Liberty Richter
400 Lyster Avenue
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663-5910

RE: The tariff classification of Confectionery from Belgium

Dear Ms. Mollinary:

In your letter dated February 23, 2004, on behalf of Cocomas of Belgium, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

You submitted descriptive information, a product sample, and a sales brochure with your request. The subject merchandise is “coconut fruit” that will be imported for retail sale in a variety of packaging sizes. The sample was a box holding 9 pieces of “fruit” and weighing 225 grams. These fruit (or vegetables) are molded and colored to strongly resemble the objects they represent, much in the manner of marzipan fruit. For example, the sample box contained carrots, oranges, a peach, etc. These confections are said to consist of 60percent sugar, 32 percent coconut, 8 percent soy, flavors and colors.

The applicable subheading for the coconut fruit will be 1704.90.3550, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Sugar confectionery (including white chocolate), not containing cocoa: Other: Confections or sweetmeats ready for consumption: Other: Other: OtherPut up for retail sale: Other. The rate of duty will be 5.6 percent ad valorem.

The Food and Drug Administration may impose additional requirements on this product. You may contact the FDA at:

Food and Drug Administration
Division of Import Operations and Policy
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Telephone: (301) 443-6553

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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