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NY K84755

April 21, 2004
CLA-2-21:RR:NC:2:228 K84755


TARIFF NO.: 2106.90.9998

Ms. Sara Krutak
Kingchem Inc.
5 Pearl Court
Allendale Industrial Park
Allendale, NJ 07401

RE: The tariff classification of a food ingredient from China

Dear Ms. Krutak:

In your letter dated March 31, 2004 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

A sample and ingredients breakdown were submitted with your letter. The sample was examined and disposed of. Beta Carotene 10% Powder is an orange-brown colored powder said to be composed of 68 percent starch, 10 percent beta carotene, 10 percent vegetable oil, 5 percent lemon oil, 4 percent vitamin E, and 3 percent vitamin C. The product will be used as an ingredient in vitamin supplements.

The applicable subheading for this product will be 2106.90.9998, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for food preparations not elsewhere specified or includedotherotherother. The rate of duty will be 6.4 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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