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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

Restraint Level
CountryRestraint Level
Argentina10,750,000 kilograms
Brazil80,200,000 kilograms
Chile2,750,000 kilograms
European Union (EU), (AustriaBelgiumDenmarkFinland, FranceGermanyGreeceIreland, ItalyLuxembourg, the Netherlands, PortugalSpainSweden, and the United Kingdom)10,000,000 kilograms
Guatemala  10,000,000 kilograms
Malawi12,000,000 kilograms
Philippines3,000,000 kilograms
Thailand7,000,000 kilograms
Zimbabwe12,000,000 kilograms
Other countries or areas3,000,000 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 CanadaIsrael, 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 For the purposes of this paragraph, entries of tobacco withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption or entries of tobacco from foreign trade zones shall not be determined to be imported directly from the country of origin into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

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.

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Last modified: 
September 12, 2019