Ms. Martina Lucas
185 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138

RE: The tariff classification of Frozen Seafood Jambalaya from France.

Dear Ms. Lucas:

In your letter dated December 09, 2019, you requested a tariff classification ruling.

The subject merchandise is "Frozen Seafood Jambalaya" composed of Basmati rice (26.32 percent), vegetables (33.32 percent), squid (9.03 percent), Pollock (6.61 percent), shrimps (4.63 percent) and Jambalaya source (20.09 percent). The product will be packed in an airtight plastic package with a net weight of 1-pound (454 gram). There will be 12 packets of "Seafood Jambalaya" per each carton. The "Frozen Seafood Jambalaya" will be imported for sale specifically to the supermarket chain Aldi.

The applicable subheading for the "Frozen Seafood Jambalaya" will be 1605.54.0500, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), which provides for "Crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates, prepared or preserved: Molluscs: Cuttle fish and squid: Products containing fish meat; prepared meals" The rate of duty will be Free.

Duty rates are provided for your convenience and are subject to change. The text of the most recent HTSUS and the accompanying duty rates are provided on World Wide Web at

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 the FDA at 301-575-0156, or at the Web site

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 Ekeng Manczuk at


Steven A. Mack
National Commodity Specialist Division