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QB 24-217 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, 2024, through December 31, 2024

Opening Day:

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Restraint Levels:

Aggregate 2,122,834 kg.

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

Minimum Access Quantities
Country  MAQ
Ireland     1,700,988 KG
United Kingdom  421,845 KG
New Zealand      1 kilogram 

HTS Numbers:

Low Rate





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: Nov 28, 2023