Ms. Cecilia Castellanos
Withrow Zerwekh
1241 Watson Center Road
Wilmington Park, CA 90745

RE: The tariff classification of "Chinese pumpkin seed kernels" from China.

Dear Ms. Castellanos:

In your letter dated April 29,1993, on behalf of Conagra Dried Fruit and Nut, you requested a tariff classification ruling. The product in question is described as raw, shelled pumpkin seed kernels. They are not roasted, prepared or preserved.

The applicable subheading for these pumpkin seeds will be 1209.91.8080, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), which provides for seeds, fruits and spores of a kind used for sowing: other: vegetable seeds: other. The rate of duty will be 3.3 cents per kilogram.

Additional requirements may be imposed on this product by the United States Department of Agriculture. You may contact the USDA at:

United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 1201 Corbin Street Elizabeth, New Jersey 07201

This ruling is being issued under the provisions of Section 177 of the Customs Regulations (19 C.F.R. 177).

A copy of this ruling letter should be attached to the entry documents filed at the time this merchandise is imported. If the documents have been filed without a copy, this ruling should be brought to the attention of the Customs officer handling the transaction.


Jean F. Maguire
Area Director
New York Seaport