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QB 21–201 2021 Beef


Beef as provided for in Chapter 2, Additional U.S. Note 3, of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS)

January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021

Monday, January 4, 2021

Argentina (export certificate required)  20,000,000 kg
Australia (export certificate required)378,214,000 kg
New Zealand  (export certificate required)213,402,000 kg
Uruguay (export certificate required)20,000,000 kg
Other countries or areas65,005,000 kg
Canadano limit (Use Entry type code 01)
Mexico no limit (Use Entry type code 01)


Imports under these provisions are subject to U.S. Trade Representative Regulations (see 15 CFR 2012).


First Tariff FieldLow Rate
First Tariff FieldFirst Tariff FieldFirst Tariff Field0201.10.1010
First Tariff Field0201.10.1090
First Tariff Field0201.20.1000
First Tariff Field0201.20.3000
First Tariff Field0201.20.5000
First Tariff Field0201.30.1000
First Tariff Field0201.30.3000
First Tariff Field0201.30.5000
First Tariff Field0202.10.1010
First Tariff Field0202.10.1090
First Tariff Field0202.20.1000
First Tariff Field0202.20.3000
First Tariff Field0202.20.5000
First Tariff Field0202.30.1000
First Tariff Field0202.30.3000
First Tariff Field0202.30.5000

*Please refer to the July 27, 1999, memorandum concerning the imposition of beef hormone regime sanctions on certain member countries of the European community.  Field personnel should follow established quota procedures to process these entries. 


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

Countries with NO LIMIT are not quota entries. They are not programmed in the quota module.

Report in kilograms (kg)


All beef imports from Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and Uruguay require an export certificate in order to qualify for the in-quota tariff rate.  The importer must possess a valid export certificate at time of entry and certify that they are in possession of the certificate by placing the certificate number in block 34 on the CBF 7501.  ABI filers should transmit the certificate number in the certificate field.  The importer must submit the export certificate upon CBP request.

An export certificate is valid only if it is issued by or under the supervision of the government of the participating country.  It must also be uniquely identifiable and list the name of the exporter, the product description and quantity, and the calendar year for which the export certificate is in effect (15 CFR 2012).

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 15, 2020