In ruling NY N310502, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) discussed the classification of a snack food from Singapore. The item, “Brainless Shrimp Creek,” is said to be composed of approximately 62 percent shrimp cheeks, 24 percent salted eggs, 4 percent curry leaves, 3 percent vegetable oil, 2 percent chili, 2 percent margarine, 1 percent sugar, 1 percent flavor enhancer, and 1 percent salted egg premix. It is imported in retail bags, 70 grams, net packed.
CBP determined the applicable subheading for the product is 1905.90.9030, HTSUS, which provides for bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits and other bakers’ wares…other…other…corn chips and similar crisp savory snack foods. The rate of duty will be 4.5% ad valorem.