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QB 17-125 2017 Beef

COMMODITY:

Beef as provided for in Chapter 2, Additional U.S. Note 3, of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS)

QUOTA PERIOD:

January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017

OPENING DAY:

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

Argentina (export certificate required)  20,000,000 kg
Australia (export certificate required)   378,214,000 kg
Japan      200,000 kg
New Zealand  (export certificate required) 213,402,000 kg
Uruguay (export certificate required)   20,000,000 kg
Other countries or areas    64,805,000 kg
Canada no limit (Use Entry type code 01)
Mexico no limit (Use Entry type code 01)

Imports under these provisions are subject to U.S. Trade Representative Regulations (see 15 CFR 2012).

HTS NUMBERS:

Low Rate                                                      

First Tariff Field   

0201.10.1010                                                 

0201.10.1090                                                 

0201.20.1000                                                 

0201.20.3000                                                 

0201.20.5000                                                 

0201.30.1000                                                 

0201.30.3000                                                 

0201.30.5000                                     

0202.10.1010

0202.10.1090

0202.20.1000                                                

0202.20.3000                         

0202.20.5000 

0202.30.1000                                                 

0202.30.3000                                                 

0202.30.5000                                                 

*9903.02.21          0201.10.1010

or                           0201.10.1090

*9903.02.23          0201.20.1000

      0201.20.3000

      0201.20.5000

      0201.30.1000

                              0201.30.3000

      0201.30.5000

*Please refer to the July 27, 1999, memorandum concerning the imposition of beef hormone regime sanctions on certain member countries of the European community.  Field personnel should follow established quota procedures to process these entries. 

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:

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

Countries with NO LIMIT are not quota entries. They are not programmed in the quota module.

Report in kilograms (kg)

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

All beef imports from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay require an export certificate in order to qualify for the in-quota tariff rate.  The importer must possess a valid export certificate at time of entry and certify that they are in possession of the certificate by placing the certificate number in block 34 on the CBF 7501.  ABI filers should transmit the certificate number in the certificate field.  The importer must submit the export certificate upon CBP request.

An export certificate is valid only if it is issued by or under the supervision of the government of the participating country.  It must also be uniquely identifiable and list the name of the exporter, the product description and quantity, and the calendar year for which the export certificate is in effect (15 CFR 2012).

NOTIFICATION:

No further editions of this QBT for Tariff Rate Quota on Beef 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: 
March 22, 2017