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Tariff-Rate Quota for Imported Tuna Lowered for 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced the calendar year 2017 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 CBP has determined that 14,609,465 kilograms of tuna (down from 15,350,636 in 2016) may be entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during the period Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017, at the six percent duty rate under HTSUS 1604.14.22.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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