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Tuna Tariff-Rate Quota for 2016 Announced

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced the calendar year 2016 tariff-rate quota quantity for tuna fish in airtight containers classifiable under HTSUS 1604.14.22. This annual TRQ is based on the apparent U.S. consumption of such tuna during the preceding year. CBP has determined that 15,350,636 kilograms of tuna (down from 15,954,733 in 2015) may be entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2016, at the six percent duty rate under HTSUS 1604.14.22. Excess amounts will be dutiable at a rate of 12.5 percent under HTSUS 1604.14.30.

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