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QB 17-137 2017 Tobacco

COMMODITY:

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

QUOTA PERIOD:

September 13, 2011 through September 12, 2012

OPENING DATE:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

Argentina *                       10,750,000 kilograms

Brazil                                80,200,000 kilograms

Chile                                   2,750,000 kilograms

European Union (EU),     10,000,000 kilograms

(Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland,

France, Germany, Greece, Ireland,

Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,

Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and

the United Kingdom)

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 For the purposes of this paragraph, entries of tobacco withdrawn from a warehouse for consumption or entries of tobacco from foreign trade zones shall not be determined to be imported directly from the country of origin into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)

NOTIFICATION:

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 18, 2017