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QB 20-208 2020 Cheddar Cheese

COMMODITY:

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

QUOTA PERIOD:

January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020

OPENING DAY:

Thursday, January 2, 2020

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

Country and Restraint Level
Australia2,450,000 kg
Canada833,417 kg
Chile  220,000 kg
EU 271,313,000 kg
New Zealand8,200,000 kg
Other countries or areas    139,889 kg
Any country (except Mexico)100,000 kg

HTS NUMBERS:

The tariff numbers listed below may only 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 El-Farra at (202) 720‑9439 or Betty Ann Gonzales at (202) 720‑1344 of the Department of Agriculture.

DISTRIBUTION:

Please ensure that this notice is passed to all port directors, assistant port directors (Trade), import specialists, CBP officers, entry specialists and other interested parties such as brokers and importers.

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.  The port may refer questions through email to HQ Quota at HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov.

Last modified: 
December 23, 2019