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U.S. Import and Export Data Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder HS Chapter 12

Overview

IMPORTS

2008 2020

Top Origin Country

Ca
Canada

Top Destination State

Ca
California

EXPORTS

2008 2020

Top Destination Country

Cn
China

Top Origin State

La
Louisiana

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Import Export Rankings (2022)

U.S. Import Rank (amongst 2 digit HS Codes) 66th (of 98)
U.S. Export Rank (amongst 2 digit HS Codes) 13th
Top Importing States California ($574,125,853), North Dakota ($202,187,726), Illinois ($156,184,685), and Minnesota ($141,675,428)
Top Exporting States Louisiana ($12,556,703,770), Washington ($6,993,876,393), Ohio ($2,333,861,430), and California ($1,369,477,107)
Top Countries Importing from the U.S. China ($14,902,935,245), Mexico ($2,289,040,494), Japan ($1,765,138,011), and Egypt ($1,450,734,506)
Top Countries Exporting to the U.S. Canada ($714,990,357), India ($224,111,186), China ($162,155,202), and Mexico ($106,974,692)
CHAPTER 12
OIL SEEDS AND OLEAGINOUS FRUITS;
MISCELLANEOUS GRAINS, SEEDS AND FRUIT;
INDUSTRIAL OR MEDICINAL PLANTS; STRAW AND FODDER
II
12-1
Notes
  • 1. Heading 1207 applies, inter alia, to palm nuts and kernels, cotton seeds, castor oil seeds, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, safflower seeds, poppy seeds and shea nuts (karite nuts). It does not apply to products of heading 0801 or 0802 or to olives (chapter 7 or chapter 20).
  • 2. Heading 1208 applies not only to non-defatted flours and meals but also to flours and meals which have been partially defatted or defatted and wholly or partially refatted with their original oils. It does not, however, apply to residues of headings 2304 to 2306.
  • 3. For the purposes of heading 1209, beet seeds, grass and other herbage seeds, seeds of ornamental flowers, vegetable seeds, seeds of forest trees, seeds of fruit trees, seeds of vetches (other than those of the species Vicia faba ) or of lupines are to be regarded as "seeds of a kind used for sowing".
    Heading 1209 does not, however, apply to the following even if for sowing:
    • (a) Leguminous vegetables or sweet corn (chapter 7);
    • (b) Spices or other products of chapter 9;
    • (c) Cereals (chapter 10); or
    • (d) Products of headings 1201 to 1207 or of heading 1211.
  • 4. Heading 1211 applies, inter alia , to the following plants or parts thereof: basil, borage, ginseng, hyssop, licorice, all species of mint, rosemary, rue, sage and wormwood.
    Heading 1211 does not, however, apply to:
    • (a) Medicaments of chapter 30;
    • (b) Perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations of chapter 33; or
    • (c) Insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, disinfectants or similar products of heading 3808.
  • 5. For the purposes of heading 1212, the term "seaweeds and other algae" does not include:
    • (a) Dead single-cell microorganisms of heading 2102;
    • (b) Cultures of microorganisms of heading 3002; or
    • (c) Fertilizers of heading 3101 or 3105.
Subheading Note
  • 1. For the purposes of subheading 1205.10, the expression "low erucic acid rape or colza seeds" means rape or colza seeds yielding a fixed oil which has an erucic acid content of less than 2 percent by weight and yielding a solid component which contains less than 30 micromoles of glucosinolates per gram.
Additional U.S. Notes
  • 1. No allowance in weight shall be made for dirt or other impurities in seed of any kind provided for in this chapter.
  • 2. The aggregate quantity of peanuts entered under subheadings 1202.30.40, 1202.41.40, 1202.42.40, 2008.11.25 and 2008.11.45 during the 12-month period from April 1 in any year through the following March 31, inclusive, shall not exceed the quantities specified herein (articles the product of Mexico shall not be permitted or included under this quantitative limitation and no such articles shall be classifiable therein).
    Quantity
    (metric tons)
    Entered in the 12-month period from April 1 in any year through the following March 31, inclusive
    Argentina 43,901
    Other countries or areas 9,005
    For the purposes of this note, imports of peanuts in the shell shall be charged against the quantities in this note on the basis of 75 kilograms for each 100 kilograms of peanuts in the shell.
    Imports of peanuts under this note are subject to such regulations as may be issued by the United States Trade Representative or other designated agency.
Statistical Note
  • 1. For a list of approved standards for "Certified organic", see General Statistical Note 6.
Compiler's Note
The provisions of subchapter II of chapter 99 (Miscellaneous Tariff Bills or MTBs), the provisions of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) found in General Note 4 and most product exclusions from the additional tariffs on products of China in subchapter III of chapter 99 expired on December 31, 2020. However, no endnotes or footnotes relating to these provisions have been deleted as of the issue date of this edition.

U.S. Tariff Rates

Heading/
Subheading
Article
Description
Unit of
Quantity
General Special
1201 Soybeans, whether or not broken:
1201.10.00.00 Seed kg Free
1201.90.00 Other Free
1201.90.00.05 Seeds of a kind used as oil stock kg
1201.90.00.10 Certified organic kg
1201.90.00.90 Other kg
1202 Peanuts (ground-nuts), not roasted or otherwise cooked, whether or not shelled or broken:
1202.30 Seed:
1202.30.05.00 Described in general note 15 of the tariff schedule and entered pursuant to its provisions kg 6.6¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1202.30.40.00 Described in additional U.S. note 2 to this chapter and entered pursuant to its provisions kg 6.6¢/kg Free (A*, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1202.30.80.00 Other kg 131.8% Free (BH, CL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, SG) 8.7% (PE) 35.1% (CO) 52.7% (PA) See 9908.12.01 (IL) See 9913.12.05, 9913.12.20 (AU) See 9915.12.05, 9915.12.20, 9915.12.40 (P+) See 9922.01.01-9922.01.12 (S+)
1202.41 In shell:
1202.41.05 Described in general note 15 of the tariff schedule and entered pursuant to its provisions 9.35¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1202.41.05.20 For use as oil stock kg
1202.41.05.40 Other kg
1202.41.40 Described in additional U.S. note 2 to this chapter and entered pursuant to its provisions 9.35¢/kg Free (A*, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1202.41.40.20 For use as oil stock kg
1202.41.40.40 Other kg
1202.41.80 Other 163.8% Free (BH, CL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, SG) 10.9% (PE) 43.6% (CO) 65.5% (PA) See 9908.12.01 (IL) See 9913.12.05-9913.12.10 (AU) See 9915.12.05, 9915.12.10, 9915.12.30 (P+) See 9922.01.01-9922.01.12 (S+)
1202.41.80.20 For use as oil stock kg
1202.41.80.40 Other kg
1202.42 Shelled, whether or not broken:
1202.42.10 Described in general note 15 of the tariff schedule and entered pursuant to its provisions 6.6¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1202.42.10.20 For use as oil stock kg
1202.42.10.40 Other kg
1202.42.15 Described in additional U.S. note 2 to this chapter and entered pursuant to its provisions 6.6¢/kg Free (A*, BH, CA, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1202.42.15.20 For use as oil stock kg
1202.42.15.40 Other kg
1202.42.20 Other 131.8% Free (BH, CL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, SG) 8.7% (PE) 35.1% (CO) 52.7% (PA) See 9908.12.01 (IL) See 9913.12.05, 9913.12.20 (AU) See 9915.12.05, 9915.12.20, 9915.12.40 (P+) See 9922.01.01-9922.01.12 (S+)
1202.42.20.20 For use as oil stock kg
1202.42.20.40 Other kg
1202.42.50 Described in general note 15 of the tariff schedule and entered pursuant to its provisions 6.6¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1202.42.50.20 For use as oil stock kg
1202.42.50.40 Other kg
1202.42.60 Described in additional U.S. note 2 to this chapter and entered pursuant to its provisions 6.6¢/kg Free (A*, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1202.42.60.20 For use as oil stock kg
1202.42.60.40 Other kg
1202.42.90 Other 131.8% Free (BH, CL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, SG) 8.7% (PE) 35.1% (CO) 52.7% (PA) See 9908.12.01 (IL) See 9913.12.05, 9913.12.20 (AU) See 9922.01.01-9922.01.12 (S+)
1202.42.90.20 For uses as oil stock kg
1202.42.90.40 Other kg
1203.00.00.00 Copra kg Free
1204.00.00 Flaxseed (linseed), whether or not broken 0.39¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1204.00.00.10 For sowing kg
1204.00.00.25 Certified organic kg
1204.00.00.35 Other kg
1204.00.00.90 Other kg
1205 Rape or colza seeds, whether or not broken:
1205.10.00 Low erucic acid rape or colza seeds 0.58¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1205.10.00.10 For sowing kg
1205.10.00.20 For use as oil stock kg
1205.10.00.90 Other kg
1205.90.00 Other 0.58¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1205.90.00.10 For sowing kg
1205.90.00.20 For use as oil stock kg
1205.90.00.90 Other kg
1206.00.00 Sunflower seeds, whether or not broken Free
1206.00.00.20 For use as oil stock kg
1206.00.00.31 For sowing kg
1206.00.00.61 In-shell kg
1206.00.00.69 Other kg
1206.00.00.90 Other kg
1207 Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken:
1207.10.00.00 Palm nuts and kernels kg Free
1207.21.00.00 Seed kg 0.47¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1207.29.00.00 Other kg 0.47¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1207.30.00.00 Castor oil seeds kg Free
1207.40.00.00 Sesame seeds kg Free
1207.50.00.00 Mustard seeds kg Free
1207.60.00.00 Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) seeds kg Free
1207.70.00 Melon seeds 0.83¢/kg Free (A*, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1207.70.00.20 Cantaloupe kg
1207.70.00.40 Watermelon kg
1207.70.00.75 Other kg
1207.91.00.00 Poppy seeds kg 0.06¢/kg Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1207.99.03 Other Free
1207.99.03.10 Niger seed kg
1207.99.03.40 For sowing kg
1207.99.03.60 Other kg
1207.99.03.91 Other kg
1208 Flours and meals of oil seeds or oleaginous fruits, other than those of mustard:
1208.10.00 Of soybeans 1.9% Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1208.10.00.10 Certified organic kg
1208.10.00.90 Other kg
1208.90.00.00 Other kg 1.4% Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1209 Seeds, fruits and spores of a kind used for sowing:
1209.10.00.00 Sugar beet seeds kg Free
1209.21.00 Alfalfa (lucerne) seeds 1.5¢/kg Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1209.21.00.20 Certified kg
1209.21.00.40 Other kg
1209.22 Clover (Trifolium spp.) seeds:
1209.22.20.00 White and ladino kg 1.6¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1209.22.40 Other Free
1209.22.40.20 Alsike kg
1209.22.40.30 Crimson kg
1209.22.40.41 Double cut kg
1209.22.40.49 Other kg
1209.22.40.60 Sweet kg
1209.22.40.95 Other kg
1209.23.00 Fescue seeds Free
1209.23.00.20 Tall kg
1209.23.00.31 Certified kg
1209.23.00.39 Other kg
1209.23.00.60 Meadow kg
1209.23.00.90 Other kg
1209.24.00.00 Kentucky blue grass (Poa pratensis L.) seeds kg 1.2¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1209.25.00 Rye grass (Lolium multiflorium Lam., Lolium perenne L.) seeds 1.4¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1209.25.00.20 Annual kg
1209.25.00.40 Perennial kg
1209.29 Other:
1209.29.10.00 Beet kg Free
1209.29.91 Other Free
1209.29.91.20 Bent grass (genus Agrostis) kg
1209.29.91.25 Husked kg
1209.29.91.26 Other kg
1209.29.91.30 Birdsfoot trefoil kg
1209.29.91.36 Meadow kg
1209.29.91.37 Smooth kg
1209.29.91.38 Other kg
1209.29.91.40 Orchard grass kg
1209.29.91.60 Sudan grass kg
1209.29.91.71 Crested kg
1209.29.91.74 Other kg
1209.29.91.76 Wild rye kg
1209.29.91.79 Other grass kg
1209.29.91.96 Other kg
1209.30.00 Seeds of herbaceous plants cultivated principally for their flowers 1¢/kg Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1209.30.00.10 Petunia kg
1209.30.00.90 Other kg
1209.91 Vegetable seeds:
1209.91.10.00 Cauliflower kg 5.9¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1209.91.20.00 Celery kg Free
1209.91.40.00 Onion kg Free
1209.91.50.00 Parsley kg 0.68¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1209.91.60 Pepper Free
1209.91.60.10 Sweet pepper kg
1209.91.60.90 Other kg
1209.91.80 Other 1.5¢/kg Free (A*, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1209.91.80.05 Broccoli kg
1209.91.80.08 Green cabbage kg
1209.91.80.09 Other kg
1209.91.80.10 Carrot kg
1209.91.80.20 Radish kg
1209.91.80.30 Spinach kg
1209.91.80.40 Cucumber kg
1209.91.80.45 Kale kg
1209.91.80.47 Kohlrabi kg
1209.91.80.50 Lettuce kg
1209.91.80.54 Parsnip kg
1209.91.80.55 Pumpkin kg
1209.91.80.60 Squash kg
1209.91.80.70 Tomato kg
1209.91.80.74 Turnip kg
1209.91.80.90 Other kg
1209.99 Other:
1209.99.20.00 Tree and shrub kg Free
1209.99.41 Other 0.83¢/kg Free (A*, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1209.99.41.70 Tobacco kg
1209.99.41.90 Other kg
1210 Hop cones, fresh or dried, whether or not ground, powdered or in the form of pellets; lupulin:
1210.10.00.00 Hop cones, neither ground nor powdered nor in the form of pellets kg 13.2¢/kg Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1210.20.00 Hop cones, ground, powdered or in the form of pellets; lupulin 13.2¢/kg Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1210.20.00.20 Hop cone pellets kg
1210.20.00.40 Other kg
1211 Plants and parts of plants (including seeds and fruits), of a kind used primarily in perfumery, in pharmacy or for insecticidal, fungicidal or similar purposes, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not cut, crushed or powdered:
1211.20 Ginseng roots:
1211.20.10 Fresh or dried Free
1211.20.10.20 Cultivated kg
1211.20.10.90 Wild kg
1211.20.15.00 Chilled or frozen kg 6% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1211.30.00.00 Coca leaf kg Free
1211.40.00.00 Poppy straw kg Free
1211.50.00.00 Ephedra kg Free
1211.60.00.00 Bark of African cherry (Prunus Africana) kg Free
1211.90 Other:
1211.90.20.00 Crude or not manufactured kg Free
1211.90.40 Other 4.8% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1211.90.40.20 Herbal teas and herbal infusions (single species, unmixed) kg
1211.90.40.40 Other kg
1211.90.60.00 Tonka beans kg 6.6¢/kg Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1211.90.89 Fresh or dried Free
1211.90.89.20 Psyllium seed husks kg
1211.90.89.31 Other kg
1211.90.89.40 Basil kg
1211.90.89.50 Sage kg
1211.90.89.80 Herbal teas and herbal infusions (single species, unmixed) kg
1211.90.89.90 Other kg
1211.90.93.00 Chilled or frozen kg 6% Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1212 Locust beans, seaweeds and other algae, sugar beet and sugar cane, fresh, chilled, frozen or dried, whether or not ground; fruit stones and kernels and other vegetable products (including unroasted chicory roots of the variety Cichorium intybus sativum) of a kind used primarily for human consumption, not elsewhere specified or included:
1212.21.00.00 Fit for human consumption kg Free
1212.29.00.00 Other kg Free
1212.91.00.00 Sugar beet t 39.7¢/t Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1212.92.00.00 Locust beans (carob) kg Free
1212.93.00.00 Sugar cane t $1.24/t Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1212.94.00.00 Chicory roots kg Free
1212.99 Other:
1212.99.20.00 Nectarine kg Free
1212.99.30.00 Other kg 1.5¢/kg Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1212.99.92.00 Other kg Free
1213.00.00.00 Cereal straw and husks, unprepared, whether or not chopped, ground, pressed or in the form of pellets t Free
1214 Rutabagas (swedes), mangolds, fodder roots, hay, alfalfa (lucerne), clover, sainfoin, forage kale, lupines, vetches and similar forage products, whether or not in the form of pellets:
1214.10.00 Alfalfa (lucerne) meal and pellets 1.4% Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
1214.10.00.10 Cubes t
1214.10.00.15 Other t
1214.10.00.30 Cubes t
1214.10.00.50 Other t
1214.10.00.60 Other t
1214.90.00 Other Free
1214.90.00.10 Alfalfa, whether or not double compressed t
1214.90.00.18 Timothy t
1214.90.00.25 Other t
1214.90.00.30 Clover t
1214.90.00.90 Other t

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