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QB 21-113 USMCA Agriculture CA

COMMODITIES

Agricultural products described in Chapter 98, Subchapter XXIII, U.S. Note 1 thru U.S. Note 10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)

This subchapter contains modifications of the provisions of the tariff schedule established pursuant to the provisions of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Goods entered under this subchapter and described in the provisions of this subchapter for which a rate of duty followed by a symbol in parentheses is herein provided, are subject to duty at the rate provided in this subchapter in lieu of the rate therefore in chapters 1 through 97.

U.S. Note 1  This note and subheadings 9823.02.01, apply to originating goods of the USMCA countries eligible for special tariff treatment under the terms of general note 11 to the tariff schedule, and provided for in subheadings 0401.40.25, 0401.50.25, 0403.90.16, 2105.00.20, or 2202.99.28.  "Special" sub-column of rates of duty column 1 followed by the symbol "(S+)" shall apply to originating goods of such countries in lieu of the duty rate set forth in the special column in the permanent subheadings enumerated above.

Dairy 1
First HTSDescriptionLimitUOM
98230201Fluid Cream, Sour Cream, Ice Cream, and Milk Beverages3,500,000L

U.S. Note 2. This note and subheadings 9823.02.02 are effective as to originating goods of the USMCA countries effective eligible for special tariff treatment under the terms of general note 11 to the tariff schedule classified in the permanent subheadings of 0402.10.50 or 0402.21.25.  "Special" sub-column of rates of duty column 1 followed by the symbol "(S+)" shall apply to goods of such countries in lieu of the duty rate set forth in the special sub-column in the permanent subheadings enumerated above.

 

Dairy 2
First HTSDescriptionLimitUOM
98230202Skim Milk Powder2,500,000KG

U.S. Note 3. This note and subheadings 9823.03.01 are effective as to originating goods of the USMCA countries eligible for special tariff treatment under the terms of general note 11 to the tariff schedule classified in the permanent subheadings of 0401.50.75, 0402.21.90, 0403.90.65, 0403.90.78, 0405.10.20, 0405.20.30, 0405.20.70,0405.90.20, 2106.90.26 or 2106.90. 36. "Special" column of rates of duty column 1followed by the symbol "(S+)" shall apply to goods of such countries in lieu of the duty rate set forth in the special sub-column in the permanent subheadings enumerated above.

 

Dairy 3
First HTSDescriptionLimitUOM
98230302Butter, Cream and Cream Powder1,500,000KG

 

U.S. Note 4. This note and subheadings 9823.04.01 is effective as to originating goods of the USMCA countries eligible for special tariff treatment under the terms of general note 11 to the tariff schedule provided for in permanent subheadings of 0406.10.08, 0406.10.18, 0406.10.28, 0406.10.38, 0406.10.48, 0406.10.58, 0406.10.68, 0406.10.78, 0406.10.88, 0406.20.28, 0406.20.33, 0406.20.39, 0406.20.48, 0406.20.53, 0406.20.63, 0406.20.67, 0403.20.71, 0406.20.75, 0406.20.79, 0406.20.83, 0406.20.87, 0406.20.91, 0406.30.18, 0406.30.28, 0406.30.38, 0406.30.48, 0406.30.53, 0406.30.63, 0406.30.67, 0406.30.71, 0406.30.75, 0406.30.79, 0406.30.83, 0406.30.87, 0406.30.91, 0406.40.70, 0406.90.12, 0406.90.18, 0406.90.32, 0406.90.37,0406.90.42, 0406.90.48, 0406.90.54, 0406.90.68, 0406.90.74, 0406.90.78, 0406.90.84, 0406.90.88, 0406.90.92, 0406.90.94,0406.90.97 or 1901.90.36. "Special" sub-column of rates of duty column followed by the symbol "(S+)" shall apply to goods of such countries in lieu of the duty rates set forth in the special sub column in the permanent subheadings enumerated above.

Dairy 4
First HTSDescriptionLimitUOM
98230402Cheese4,176,000KG

 

U.S. Note 5. This note and subheadings 9823.05.01 are effective as to originating goods of the USMCA countries eligible for special tariff treatment under the terms of general note 11 to the tariff schedule classified in the permanent subheadings of 0402.21.50, 0402.29.50, 2309.90.28 or 2309.90.48. "Special" sub-column of rates of duty column 1 followed by the symbol "(S+)" shall apply to goods of such countries in lieu of the duty rates set forth in the special sub-column in the permanent subheadings enumerated above.

Dairy 5
First HTSDescriptionLimitUOM
98230502Whole Milk Powder230,000KG

 

U.S. Note 6.  Dried yogurt, sour cream, whey and products of milk constituency.--This note and subheadings 9823.06.02 are effective as to originating goods of the countries eligible for special tariff treatment under the terms of general note 11 to the tariff schedule classified in the permanent subheadings of 0403.10.50, 0403.90.45, 0403.90.55, 0403.90.95, 0404.10.15, 0404.10.90 or 0404.90.50. "Special" sub-column of rates of duty column 1 followed by the symbol "(S+)" shall apply to goods of such countries in lieu of the duty rates set forth in the special sub-column in the permanent subheadings enumerated above.

Dairy 6
First HTSDescriptionLimitUOM
98230602Dried Yogurt, Sour Cream, Whey, and Products of Milk Constituency3,677,000KG

 

U.S. Note 7.  This note and subheadings 9823.07.01 through 9823.07.07 are effective as to originating goods of the USMCA countries eligible for special tariff treatment under the terms of general note 11 to the tariff schedule classified in the permanent subheadings of 0402.91.70, 0402.91.90, 0402.99.45, 0402.99.55, or 0402.99.90. "Special" sub-column of rates of duty column 1 followed by the symbol "(S+)" shall apply to goods of such countries in lieu of the duty rates set forth in the special sub-column in the permanent subheadings enumerated above.

Dairy 7
First HTSDescriptionLimitUOM
98230702Concentrated Milk460,000KG

 

U.S. Note 8..This note and subheadings 9823.08.02 are effective as to originating goods of the USMCA countries eligible for special tariff treatment under the terms of general note 11 to the tariff schedule classified in the permanent subheadings of 1517.90.60, 1704.90.58, 1806.20.26, 1806.20.28, 1806.20.36, 1806.20.38, 1806.20.82, 1806.20.83, 1806.20.87, 1806.20.89, 1806.32.06, 1806.32.08, 1806.32.16, 1806.32.18, 1806.32.70, 1806.32.80, 1806.90.08, 1806.90.10, 1806.90.18, 1806.90.20, 1806.90.28, 1806.90.30, 1901.10.16, 1901.10.26, 1901.10.36, 1901.10.44, 1901.10.56, 1901.10.66, 1901.20.15, 1901.20.50, 1901.90.62, 1901.90.65, 2105.00.40, 2106.90.09, 2106.90.66 or 2106.90.87. "Special" sub-column of rates of duty column 1 followed by the symbol "(S+)" shall apply to goods of such countries in lieu of the duty rates set forth in the special sub-column in the permanent subheadings enumerated above.

Dairy 8
First HTSDescriptionLimitUOM
98230802Other Dairy Products633,000KG

 

U.S. Note 9 (1). This note and subheadings 9823.09.02 are effective as to originating goods of the USMCA countries eligible for special tariff treatment under the terms of general note 11, except as provided in subparagraph (b)(3)to the tariff schedule classified in the permanent subheadings of 1701.12.50, 1701.13.50, 1701.14.50, 1701.91.30, 1701.99.50 or 1702.90.20. "Special" sub-column of rates of duty column 1 followed by the symbol "(S+)" shall apply to goods of such countries in lieu of the duty rates set forth in the special sub-column in the permanent subheadings enumerated above.

Beet Sugar
First HTSDescriptionLimitUOM
98230902Made Wholly from Canadian Sugar Beets9,600,000KG

 

U.S. Note 9 (3).  An additional quantity of goods of Canada shall be allowed entry under subheading 9823.09.09 in any calendar year in which the United States Secretary of Agriculture makes a determination to permit importation into the United States at in-quota tariff rates of additional quantities of refined sugar, other than specialty sugar, above the quantities made available at those rates pursuant to its commitments under the WTO Agreement and other trade agreements. The Office of the United States Trade Representative shall publish in the Federal Register a determination of this additional quantity for that year. Goods may not be entered under subheading 9823.09.09 in any calendar year before the date indicated in such Federal Register Notice. Goods entered under subheading 9823.09.09 may be made from non-originating raw sugar and shall meet other applicable conditions for preferential tariff treatment under general note 11 to this tariff schedule.

Refined Sugar
First HTSDescriptionLimitUOM
98230909Non-originatingTBDKG

 

U.S. Note10.  Sugar containing products.-- This note and subheadings 9823.10.02 are effective as to originating goods of the USMCA countries eligible for special tariff treatment under the terms of general note 11 to the tariff schedule provided for in subheadings 1701.91.48, 1701.91.58, 1702.20.28, 1702.30.28, 1701.40.28, 1702.60.28, 1702.90.58, 1702.90.68, 1704.90.68, 1704.90.78, 1806.10.15, 1806.10.28, 1806.10.38, 1806.10.55, 1806.10.75, 1806.20.73, 1806.20.77, 1806.20.94, 1806.20.98, 1806.90.39, 1806.90.49, 1806.90.59, 1901.10.76, 1901.20.25, 1901.20.35, 1901.20.60, 1901.20.70, 1901.90.68, 1901.90.71, 2101.12.38, 2101.12.48, 2101.12.58, 2101.20.38, 2101.20.48, 2101.20.58, 2103.90.78, 2106.90.46, 2106.90.72, 2106.90.76, 2106.90.80, 2106.90.91, 2106.90.94 or 2106.90.97, except as provided in subparagraph (b)(3).  "Special" sub-column of rates of duty column 1 followed by the symbol "(S+)" shall apply to goods of such countries in lieu of the duty rates set forth in the special sub column in the permanent subheadings enumerated above.

(b) Goods of Canada that qualify to be marked as a good of Canada pursuant to U.S. law, without regard to whether the good is marked shall be eligible for USMCA tariff treatment only under subheadings 9823.10.02.

(1)  Beginning in 2021 and each year following, the quantitative limitations to originating goods of Canada set forth in this note shall be 9,600 metric tons. In any year for which the U.S. Trade Representative has published in the Federal Register a determination that export certificates shall be required, entry under subheading 9823.10.02 shall be eligible if the U.S. importer makes a declaration to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (Customs), in the form and manner determined by Customs, that a valid export certificate issued by the Government of Canada is in effect for such goods.

Sugar Containing Products
First HTSDescriptionLimitUOM
98231002Sugar Containing Products9,600,000KG

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 HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov

Last modified: 
June 28, 2021