ANNOUNCEMENT 18 May 2017
Less tuna can enter under the lower, in-quota tariff in 2017 than in 2016.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
In a May 18, 2017 announcement published in the Federal Register, U.S. Customs and Border Protection made a 4.8% cut in the tuna tariff-rate quota. The agency determined that 14,609,465 kilograms of tuna in airtight containers may be entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the Calendar Year 2017, at the rate of 6.0% under subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. That level is down from 15,350,636 kilograms in the previous year. Any such tuna which is entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the current calendar year in excess of this quota will be dutiable at the rate of 12.5% under subheading 1604.14.30.