Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Artichoke Duty Rates Going Down

The President should soon sign the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill, which includes the Association of Food Industry's request to reduce duties on processed artichokes. Fifteen days after the bill is signed, the following duty rates will apply:

HTS# 2005.90.80 (artichokes in brine) will decrease from 14.9% to 13.8%

HTS# 2001.9025 (marinated artichokes) will decrease from 10.2% to 7.3%

(Note Peruvian artichokes are already duty free).