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QB 23-217 Chocolate Crumb


Chocolate and Chocolate Crumb provided for in Chapter 18, additional U.S. Note 3 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.  The aggregate quantity of chocolate and low-fat chocolate crumb containing 5.5 percent or less by weight of butterfat (excluding articles for consumption at retail as candy or confection), the foregoing entered under subheadings 1806.20.34, 1806.20.85, 1806.32.14 and 1806.90.25 in any calendar year shall not exceed 2,122,834 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 

The quantitative limitations provided for in this note, the countries listed below shall have access to not less than the quantities specified below (MAQ):

Restraint Levels: AGGREGATE 2,122,834
Country Quantity
Ireland 1,700,988 kilograms
United Kingdom 421,845 kilograms 
New Zealand     1 kilogram      


HTS Numbers Low Rate
First Tariff FIeld Second Tariff Field
1806.20.3400  Blank
1806.20.8500  Blank
1806.32.1400 Blank
1806.90.2500  Blank

 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 (MAQ), 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. 

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: Jan 27, 2023