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Customs Classification Challenge: Can you classify a cocoa butter substitute?

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UK baker company Delicious UK Ltd. produces a cocoa butter substitute that they wish to export to the EU. Upon import, the importer asks you what commodity code is to be used?


Delicious UK Ltd has provided the following product information:


A product in the form of a solid, homogenous, white mass, consisting of refined, bleached, deodorized palm oil that has been partly hydrogenated, with added small quantities of sorbitan tristearate (E 492), lecithin (E 322), mixed tocopherols (E 306) and citric acid (E 330).


The product is packed in bags of 20 kg; it is used in the food industry.


Using the GIRs, Explanatory Notes etc, what is the commodity code and why?


 

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