CHAPTER 8
EDIBLE FRUIT AND NUTS; PEEL OF
CITRUS FRUIT OR MELONS
II
8-1
Notes
  • 1. This chapter does not cover inedible nuts or fruit.
  • 2. Chilled fruit and nuts are to be classified in the same headings as the corresponding fresh fruit and nuts.
  • 3. Dried fruit or dried nuts of this chapter may be partially rehydrated, or treated for the following purposes:
    • (a) For additional preservation or stabilization (for example, by moderate heat treatment, sulfuring, the addition of sorbic acid or potassium sorbate),
    • (b) To improve or maintain their appearance (for example, by the addition of vegetable oil or small quantities of glucose syrup), provided that they retain the character of dried fruits or dried nuts.
  • 4. Heading 0812 applies to fruit and nuts which have been treated solely to ensure their provisional preservation during transport or storage prior to use (for example, by sulfur dioxide gas, in brine, in sulfur water or in other preservative solutions), provided they remain unsuitable for immediate consumption in that state.
Additional U.S. Note
  • 1. No allowance shall be made for dirt or other impurities in nuts of any kind, shelled or not shelled.
Statistical Note
  • 1. For a list of approved standards for "certified organic", see General Statistical Note 6.
Compiler's Note
The provisions of subchapter II of chapter 99 (Miscellaneous Tariff Bills or MTBs), the provisions of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) found in General Note 4 and most product exclusions from the additional tariffs on products of China in subchapter III of chapter 99 expired on December 31, 2020. However, no endnotes or footnotes relating to these provisions have been deleted as of the issue date of this edition.

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