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QB-19-137 2019 Tobacco


Tobacco, Chapter 24, Additional U.S. Note 5

Quota Period

September 13, 2019 through September 12, 2020

Opening Date

Friday, September 13, 2019

Restraint Level

Country Restraint Level
Argentina 10,750,000 kilograms
Brazil 80,200,000 kilograms
Chile 2,750,000 kilograms
European Union (EU), Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom 10,000,000 kilograms
Guatemala   10,000,000 kilograms
Malawi 12,000,000 kilograms
Philippines 3,000,000 kilograms
Thailand 7,000,000 kilograms
Zimbabwe 12,000,000 kilograms
Other countries or areas 3,000,000 kilograms

* Imports will require a certificate of origin for tobacco entered within the tariff rate quota for Argentina. (see QBT 97‑514, February 26, 1997; and QBT 97‑541, May 14, 1997.)

Products of Canada, Israel, or Mexico shall not be permitted or included under the aforementioned quantitative limitation and no such articles shall be classifiable in the subheading of this note.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this note, imports of tobacco, other than the product of Canada, Israel or Mexico, shall be eligible for the rates of duty provided in, and shall be classified in, the subheadings specified in paragraph (a) of this note, provided that the articles were (1) exported from the country of origin prior to September 13, 1995, and (2) imported directly from the country of origin into the Customs territory of the United States, accompanied by such documentation as may be determined necessary by the Secretary of the Treasury. For the purposes of this paragraph, entries of tobacco withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption or entries of tobacco from foreign trade zones shall not be determined to be imported directly from the country of origin into the Customs territory of the United States.

For purposes of this chapter, imported tobaccos that are used to prepare cigarette tobacco for marketing to the ultimate consumer to make hand‑rolled cigarettes, are considered to be tobacco to be used in products other than cigarettes.

HTS Numbers

Low Rate

HTS Number
2401.10.6330 2401.10.6360 2401.10.6380 2401.10.6390
2401.20.3310 2401.20.3320 2401.20.3330 2401.20.3340
2401.20.8510 2401.20.8520 2401.20.8530 2401.20.8535
2401.20.8540 2401.20.8550 2401.20.8555 2401.20.8560
2401.20.8590 2401.30.3310 2401.30.3320 2401.30.3335
2401.30.3340 2401.30.3350 2401.30.3360 2401.30.3390
2401.30.3510 2401.30.3520 2401.30.3535 2401.30.3540
2401.30.3550 2401.30.3560 2401.30.3590 2401.30.3710
2401.30.3720 2401.30.3735 2401.30.3740 2401.30.3750
2401.30.3760 2401.30.3790 2403.11.0000 2403.91.4550
2403.91.4560 2403.91.4580 2403.91.4590 2403.99.6050
2403.99.6060 2403.99.6065 2403.99.6070  

Reporting Instructions

Use entry type 02, 06, 07, 12, 23, 32, 38 or 52.

Report in kilograms (kg)


No further editions of this QBT for Tobacco, Chapter 24 AUSN 5, will be issued until amendments in agreements or changes in quota amounts occur.

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the local CBP port.


Last Modified: May 17, 2023