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QB 24-216 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, 2024, through December 31, 2024

Opening Day:

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Restraint Level:

Aggregate 26,167,700 kg.

Of the quantitative limitations provided for in this note, the countries listed below shall have access to not less than the quantities specified.

Minimum Access Quantity
Country MAQ
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:

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


Firat 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

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. 

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Last Modified: Nov 28, 2023