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QB 19 – 006 Cheddar Cheese


Cheddar cheese and cheese substitutes as provided for in Chapter 4, additional U.S. Note 1


January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019


Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Restraint Level
Australia2,450,000 kg
Canada833,417 kg
Chile220,000 kg
EU 271,313,000 kg
New Zealand8,200,000 kg
Other countries of areas139,889 kg
Any country (except Mexico)100,000 kg


The tariff numbers listed below may only 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


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

Report in kilograms (kg)


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.


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.  The port may refer questions through email to

Last Modified: Dec 06, 2018