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NY R02621

October 19, 2005

CLA-2-20:RR:NC:SP:232 R02621


TARIFF NO.: 2009.80.6029

Mr. Josef Goetz
Philipp Tropenfrucht AG
Blumenrainstrasse 9
CH-9050 Appenzell

RE: The tariff classification of strawberry juice from Poland

Dear Mr. Goetz:

In your letter dated September 28, 2005 you requested a tariff classification ruling.

Information was submitted with your initial request dated September 5, 2005. The subject merchandise is described as a frozen strawberry juice, which is concentrated to a Brix of 65 degrees. The product will be imported in steel drums of 200 liters. It will be used by the food processing industry.

The applicable subheading for the strawberry juice will be 2009.80.6029, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for Fruit juices (including grape must) and vegetable juices, not fortified with vitamins or minerals, unfermented and not containing added spirit, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter: Juice of any single fruit or vegetable: Fruit juice: Other...Berry juiceOther. The rate of duty will be 0.5 cents per liter.

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 John Maria at 646-733-3031.


Robert B. Swierupski

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