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QB 23-216 Chocolate


Chocolate provided for in Chapter 18, additional U.S. Note 2 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. The aggregate quantity of chocolate containing over 5.5 percent by weight of butterfat (excluding articles for consumption at retail as candy or confection), the foregoing entered under subheadings 1806.20.24, 1806.32.04 and 1806.90.15 in any calendar year shall not exceed 26,167,700 kilograms (articles the product of Mexico shall not be permitted or included under the aforementioned quantitative limitation and no such articles shall be classifiable therein).                                        

Quota Period:

January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023 

Opening Day: 

Tuesday, January 3, 2023       

Restraint Levels: AGGREGATE 26,167,700
Country Limit UOM
Ireland 4,286,491 KG
United Kingdom 3,379,297 KG
Netherlands   45,359 KG
Australia 2,000,000 KG
New Zealand   1 KG


HTS Numbers:  Low Rate
First Tariff Field First Tariff Field
1806.20.2400 Blank
1806.32.0400 Blank
1806.90.1500 Blank


HTS Numbers High Rate (non-Quota)
First Tariff Field     Second Tariff Field 
9904.18.09    1806.20.2600 or 
9904.18.10   1806.20.2800 or 
9904.18.11  1806.32.0600 or 
9904.18.12    1806.32.0800 or 
9904.18.13  1806.90.1800 or  1806.90.2000 

Reporting  Instructions: 

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

Report in kilograms (kg). 

Special Instructions: 

Products from Mexico are not to be permitted or included in the quantitative limitation and shall not be classified using the in-quota HTS numbers. 

For purposes of administering tariff rate quotas containing minimum access quantities, imports will be applied to the minimum access quantity for a specific country. Once the minimum access has been reached, subsequent imports will be applied to the Other Countries/Areas allocation if available. 

Please refer to Chapter 99, Subchapter IV, U.S. Note 1 for the list of countries that are not subject to additional agricultural safeguard duties under heading 9904.  Imports from these countries should be presented as a type 02 entry using the high rate (over-quota) tariff number provided for in Chapter 18 without the Chapter 99 HTS number.  These entries must still be reported through the ACS quota module. 

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Last Modified: Jan 27, 2023