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NY L83321

March 23, 2005

CLA-2-21:RR:NC:2:228 L83321


TARIFF NO.: 2103.90.8000

Mr. Daniel Chang
Kam Kuo Wine Co., Inc.
488 Leonard Street
Brooklyn, NY 11222

RE: The tariff classification of cooking wine from China.

Dear Mr. Chang:

In your letters dated January 27, 2005 and March 9, 2005 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

An ingredients breakdown and a product label were submitted with your letters. Shaoxing Cooking Wine is made from rice wine and salt. The wine contains 1.5 percent salt and the alcohol content is 15 percent by volume. The product is packed in a container holding 128 fluid ounces.

The applicable subheading for the cooking wine will be 2103.90.8000, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for mixed condiments and mixed seasoningsother mixed condiments and mixed seasonings other. The rate of duty will be 6.4 percent ad valorem.

This merchandise is subject to The Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (The Bioterrorism Act), which is regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Information on the Bioterrorism Act can be obtained by calling FDA at telephone number (301) 575-0156, or at the Web site www.fda.gov/oc/bioterrorism/bioact.html.

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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