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QBT 11-549 2012 TRQ Cheese American-type (Agriculture Licensing)


American-type cheese, including Colby, provided for in Chapter 4, additional U.S. Note 19 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule


January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012


Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Aggregate quantity

Australia                 1,000,000 kg.

EC 25                        354,000 kg.

New Zealand          2,000,000 kg.

Other Countries

 or Areas                    168,556 kg.


Low Rate ‑‑ Agriculture Licensing

First tariff field                                    Second tariff field

0406.10.3400                                       Blank

0406.20.3600                                       Blank

0406.20.6900                                       Blank

0406.30.3400                                       Blank

0406.30.6900                                       Blank

0406.90.5200                                       Blank

0406.90.8200                                       Blank 


High Rate ‑‑ CBP Monitoring

First tariff field                                    Second tariff field

9904.05.74                                           0406.10.3800 or

9904.05.75                                           0406.20.3900 or

9904.05.76                                           0406.20.7100 or

9904.05.77                                           0406.30.3800 or

9904.05.78                                           0406.30.7100 or

9904.05.79                                           0406.90.5400 or

9904.05.80                                           0406.90.8400




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

Report in kilograms (kg).


Products described in Chapter 4, additional U.S. Note 19, are subject to Agriculture Licensing.

If no license is used or presented, the importer may enter the above commodities under high rate. Due to Department of Agriculture requirements, any imports at the high rate must be reported through the quota module of ACS.

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.

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 4, without the Chapter 99 HTS number.  These entries must still be reported through the ACS quota module.


No further editions of this QBT for Cheese American-type, Chapter 4 AUSN 19, will be issued until amendments in agreements or changes in quota amounts occur.

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 HQ QUOTA.

Last modified: 
February 7, 2014