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QB - 126 2015 Tuna Final Restraint

Document Posting Date: 
April 20, 2015


2015 Tuna Final Restraint Limit and Proration


A notice entitled "Tuna – Tariff Rate Quota" published in the Federal Register on April 20, 2015 announced the 2015 restraint limit for tuna. The quota restraint limit for 2015 is 15,954,733 kilograms.

The quota on tuna oversubscribed at opening moment on January 2, 2015. All entry summaries and/or warehouse withdrawals of tuna presented at 12:00 p.m. E.S.T. or its equivalent in other time zones will be prorated as follows: 0.6328083 or 63.28083 percent of the presented quantity shall be liquidated at the in-quota (low) rate (HTS 1604.14.22/6%). The remainder shall be liquidated at the over-quota (high) rate (HTS 1604.14.30/12.5%). Quantities should be rounded to the nearest whole number as appropriate.

Any entry summaries and/or warehouse withdrawals presented after 12:00 p.m. E.S.T. January 2, 2015 or its equivalent in other time zones shall be liquidated at the high rate (HTS 1604.14.30/12.5%).


It will be the responsibility of port personnel to ensure that the quota is reported properly for entries containing tuna.


Please ensure that this notice is passed to all port directors, assistant port directors (trade), import specialists, entry specialists, CBP officers, and other interested parties such as brokers and importers.

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the local CBP port. The port may refer their questions through email to HQ Quota

Last modified: 
April 20, 2015