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QB 17-128 Cheddar Cheese

COMMODITY:

Cheddar cheese and cheese substitutes as provided for in Chapter 4, additional U.S. Note 18

QUOTA PERIOD:

January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017

OPENING DAY:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

Australia        2,450,000 kg

Canada              833,417 kg

Chile                 220,000 kg

EC 25            1,313,000 kg

New Zealand       8,200,000 kg

Other countries or areas           139,889 kg

Any country (except Mexico)  100,000 kg

HTS NUMBERS:

The tariff numbers listed below may only to be used for cheddar cheese from Canada that meet the specific requirements of Chapter 4, U.S. Note 18 (c):

Low Rate -- No Agriculture Licensing (CANADA)

First Tariff Field

0406.20.3110

0406.90.0810

The tariff numbers listed below may be used for cheddar cheese from all countries and areas:

Low Rate ‑‑ Agriculture Licensing

First Tariff Field

0406.10.2400

0406.20.3190

0406.20.6500

0406.30.2400

0406.30.6500

0406.90.0890

0406.90.7600

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:

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

Report in kilograms (kg)

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Imports described in Chapter 4, additional U.S. Note 18 are subject to agriculture licensing, except for products of Canada described above. If no license is used or presented, the importer must enter the above commodities under the high rate as a Type 01 entry. For further information on the Agriculture Licensing System, please contact Salam Elfarra at (202) 720‑9439 or Betty Ann Gonzales at (202) 720‑1344 of the Department of Agriculture.

NOTIFICATION:

No further editions of this QBT for Cheddar Cheese (Agriculture Licensing), Chapter 4 AUSN 18, 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 23, 2017