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U.S. Import and Export Data Beverages, spirits and vinegar HS Chapter 22

Overview

IMPORTS

2008 2020

Top Origin Country

Fr
France

Top Destination State

Ca
California

EXPORTS

2008 2020

Top Destination Country

Ca
Canada

Top Origin State

Ca
California

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Import Export Rankings (2022)

U.S. Import Rank (amongst 2 digit HS Codes) 20th (of 98)
U.S. Export Rank (amongst 2 digit HS Codes) 30th
Top Importing States Illinois ($4,977,076,154), California ($4,104,467,411), New Jersey ($2,940,351,501), and New York ($2,893,440,397)
Top Exporting States Texas ($1,799,747,112), California ($1,610,810,971), Tennessee ($496,801,072), and Kentucky ($399,795,576)
Top Countries Importing from the U.S. Canada ($2,228,951,515), Panama ($430,094,997), United Kingdom ($418,029,621), and Netherlands ($414,375,087)
Top Countries Exporting to the U.S. Mexico ($7,603,566,315), France ($4,455,288,892), Italy ($2,707,746,106), and United Kingdom ($1,514,141,187)
CHAPTER 22
BEVERAGES, SPIRITS AND VINEGAR
IV
22-1
Notes
  • 1. This chapter does not cover:
    • (a) Products of this chapter (other than those of heading 2209) prepared for culinary purposes and thereby rendered unsuitable for consumption as beverages (generally heading 2103)
    • (b) Sea water (heading 2501);
    • (c) Distilled or conductivity water or water of similar purity (heading 2853);
    • (d) Acetic acid of a concentration exceeding 10 percent by weight of acetic acid (heading 2915);
    • (e) Medicaments of heading 3003 or 3004; or
    • (f) Perfumery or toilet preparations (chapter 33).
  • 2. For the purposes of this chapter and of chapters 20 and 2l, the "alcoholic strength by volume" shall be determined at a temperature of 20°C.
  • 3. For the purposes of heading 2202 the term "nonalcoholic beverages" means beverages of an alcoholic strength by volume not exceeding 0.5 percent vol. Alcoholic beverages are classified in headings 2203 to 2206 or heading 2208 as appropriate.
Subheading Note
  • 1. For the purposes of subheading 2204.10 the expression "sparkling wine" means wine which, when kept at a temperature of 20°C in closed containers, has an excess pressure of not less than 3 bars.
Additional U.S. Notes
  • 1. The duties prescribed on products covered by this chapter are in addition to the internal-revenue taxes imposed under existing law or any subsequent act. The duties imposed on products covered by this chapter which are subject also to internal-revenue taxes are imposed only on the quantities subject to such taxes; except that, in the case of distilled spirits transferred to the bonded premises of a distilled spirits plant under the provisions of section 5232 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, the duties are imposed on the quantity withdrawn from customs custody.
  • 2. Subheadings 2202.99.30, 2202.99.35, 2202.99.36 and 2202.99.37 cover vitamin or mineral fortified fruit or vegetable juices that are imported only in non-concentrated form. Such juices imported in concentrated form are classifiable in subheadings 2106.90.48, 2106.90.52 or 2106.90.54, as appropriate.
  • 3. Dutiable quantities of alcoholic juices (including grape must) classified in heading 2204, 2206 or 2208 shall be calculated in accordance with additional U.S. notes 1, 2 and 3 in chapter 20.
  • 4. The term "effervescent wine" means wine other than sparkling wine which contains in excess of 0.392 grams of carbon dioxide per 100 milliliters of wine.
  • 5. Where in heading 2204, 2206, 2207 or 2208, the rates shown in the rates of duty columns are in terms of a proof liter, proof liter shall mean a liter of liquid at 15.56°C (60°F) which contains 50 percent (100 proof) by volume of ethyl alcohol having a specific gravity of 0.7939 at 15.56°C (60°F) referred to water at 15.56°C (60°F) as unity or the alcoholic equivalent thereof.
  • 6. Where in heading 2204, 2206, 2207 or 2208, the rates of duty are assessed on a proof liter basis, the rates shown indicate the amount of duty which shall be collected on each liter of an imported product at 100 proof. The amount of duty which shall be collected for each liter of a product which is imported at more than or less than 100 proof shall bear the same ratio to the applicable rate of duty as the proof of the imported product bears to 100 proof.
  • 7. The standard for determining the proof of brandy and other spirits or liquors of any kind when imported is the same as that which is defined in the laws relating to internal revenue. The Secretary of the Treasury, at his discretion, may authorize the ascertainment of the proof of wines, cordials or other liquors and fruit juices by distillation or otherwise, when it is impracticable to ascertain such proof by the means prescribed by existing law or regulations.
  • 8. Provisions for the free entry of certain samples of alcoholic beverages are covered by subheading 9811.00.20 of chapter 98.
  • 9. For the purposes of heading 2209, the standard proof of vinegar is 4 percent by weight of acetic acid.
Statistical Note
  • 1. The unit of quantity "kg cmsc" (kilograms cows’ milk solids content) includes all cows’ milk components other than water.
  • 2. For a list of approved standards for "Certified organic", see General Statistical Note 6.
  • 3. For the purposes of statistical reporting number 2206.00.1510, "hard cider" refers to a fermented beverage containing not more than 0.64 grams of carbon dioxide per 100 milliliters, derived from apples, pears or their concentrates, with no other fruit product or flavoring, and containing greater than 0.5 percent and less than 8.5 percent alcohol by volume.
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
2201 Waters, including natural or artificial mineral waters and aerated waters, not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter nor flavored; ice and snow:
2201.10.00.00 Mineral waters and aerated waters liters 0.26¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
2201.90.00.00 Other t Free
2202 Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavored, and other non-alcoholic beverages, not including fruit, nut or vegetable juices of heading 2009:
2202.10.00 Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters, containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or flavored 0.2¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
2202.10.00.20 Containing high-intensity sweeteners (e.g., aspartame and/or saccharin) liters
2202.10.00.40 Other liters
2202.10.00.60 Other liters
2202.91.00.00 Non-alcoholic beer liters 0.2¢/liter Free (A*, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
2202.99 Other:
2202.99.10.00 Chocolate milk drink liters,kg cmsc 17% Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
2202.99.22.00 Described in general note 15 of the tariff schedule and entered pursuant to its provisions liters,kg 17.5% Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
2202.99.24.00 Described in additional U.S. note 10 to chapter 4 and entered pursuant to its provisions liters,kg 17.5% Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
2202.99.28.00 Other liters,kg 23.5¢/liter + 14.9% Free (BH, CL, JO, KR, MA, OM, PA, SG) 7¢/liter + 4.4% (P) See 9823.01.01-9823.01.07 (S+) See 9913.04.25 (AU) See 9915.04.30, 9915.04.54, 9915.04.78 (P+) See 9917.04.20, 9917.04.40 (PE) See 9918.04.60, 9918.04.80 (CO)
2202.99.30.00 Not made from a juice having a degree of concentration of 1.5 or more (as determined before correction to the nearest 0.5 degree) liters 4.5¢/liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
2202.99.35.00 Other liters 7.85¢/liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
2202.99.36.00 Juice of any single fruit or vegetable liters The rate applicable to the natural juice in heading 2009 Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)The rate applicable to the natural juice in heading 2009(A*)
2202.99.37.00 Mixtures of juices liters The rate applicable to the natural juice in heading 2009 Free (AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) The rate applicable to the natural juice in heading 2009 (A*)
2202.99.90.00 Other liters 0.2¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
2203.00.00 Beer made from malt Free
2203.00.00.30 In glass containers liters
2203.00.00.60 Other liters
2203.00.00.90 In containers each holding over 4 liters liters
2204 Wine of fresh grapes, including fortified wines; grape must other than that of heading 2009:
2204.10.00 Sparkling wine 19.8¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)8.8¢/liter(JO)
2204.10.00.30 Valued not over $1.59/liter liters
2204.10.00.65 Certified organic liters
2204.10.00.75 Other liters
2204.21 In containers holding 2 liters or less:
2204.21.20.00 Effervescent wine liters 19.8¢/liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 8.8¢/liter (JO)
2204.21.30.00 If entitled under regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Service to a type designation which includes the name "Tokay" and if so designated on the approved label liters 6.3¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)2.8¢/liter(JO)
2204.21.50 Other 6.3¢/liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 2.8¢/liter (JO)
2204.21.50.05 Red liters
2204.21.50.15 White liters
2204.21.50.25 Other liters
2204.21.50.28 Icewine liters
2204.21.50.35 Certified organic liters
2204.21.50.40 Not certified organic liters
2204.21.50.50 Certified organic liters
2204.21.50.55 Not certified organic liters
2204.21.50.60 Other liters
2204.21.60.00 If entitled under regulations of the United States Internal Revenue Service to a type designation which includes the name "Marsala" and if so designated on the approved label liters 5.3¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)2.3¢/liter(JO)
2204.21.80 Other 16.9¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)7.5¢/liter(JO)
2204.21.80.30 Sherry liters
2204.21.80.60 Other liters
2204.22 In containers holding more than 2 liters but not more than 10 liters:
2204.22.20 Of an alcoholic strength by volume not over 14 percent vol 8.4¢/liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 3.7¢/liter (JO)
2204.22.20.05 Red liters
2204.22.20.15 White liters
2204.22.20.25 Other liters
2204.22.20.30 Red liters
2204.22.20.45 White liters
2204.22.20.60 Other liters
2204.22.40.00 Of an alcoholic strength by volume over 14 percent vol liters 22.4¢/liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 9.9¢/liter (JO)
2204.22.60.00 Of an alcoholic strength by volume not over 14 percent vol. liters 14¢/liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 6.2¢/liter (JO)
2204.22.80.00 Of an alcoholic strength by volume over 14 percent vol liters 22.4¢/liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 9.9¢/liter (JO)
2204.29 Other:
2204.29.61.00 Of an alcoholic strength by volume not over 14 percent vol. liters 14¢/liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 6.2¢/liter (JO)
2204.29.81.00 Of an alcoholic strength by volume over 14 percent vol liters 22.4¢/liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 9.9¢/liter (JO)
2204.30.00.00 Other grape must liters,pf.liters 4.4¢/liter + 31.4¢/pf. liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 1.9¢/liter + 13.9¢/pf. liter (JO)
2205 Vermouth and other wine of fresh grapes flavored with plants or aromatic substances:
2205.10 In containers holding 2 liters or less:
2205.10.30.00 Vermouth liters 3.5¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)1.5¢/liter(JO)
2205.10.60.00 Other liters 4.2¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)1.8¢/liter(JO)
2205.90 Other:
2205.90.20.00 In containers each holding over 2 liters but not over 4 liters liters 3.5¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)1.5¢/liter(JO)
2205.90.40.00 In containers each holding over 4 liters liters 3.8¢/liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 1.6¢/liter (JO)
2205.90.60.00 Other liters 4.2¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)1.8¢/liter(JO)
2206.00 Other fermented beverages (for example, cider, perry, mead, sakè); mixtures of fermented beverages and mixtures of fermented beverages and non-alcoholic beverages, not elsewhere specified or included:
2206.00.15 Cider, whether still or sparkling 0.4¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)0.1¢/liter(JO)
2206.00.15.10 Hard cider as described in statistical note 3 to this chapter liters
2206.00.15.20 Other liters
2206.00.30.00 Prune wine liters,pf.liters 3.1¢/liter + 22.1¢/pf. liter on ethyl alcohol content Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 1.3¢/liter + 9.8¢/pf. liter on ethyl alcohol content (JO)
2206.00.45.00 Rice wine or sakè liters 3¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)1.3¢/liter(JO)
2206.00.60.00 Effervescent wine liters 13.9¢/liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 6.1¢/liter (JO)
2206.00.90.00 Other liters 4.2¢/liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)1.8¢/liter(JO)
2207 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 percent vol. or higher; ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength:
2207.10 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of 80 percent vol. or higher:
2207.10.30.00 For beverage purposes pf.liters 18.9¢/pf.liter Free (A*, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)
2207.10.60 For nonbeverage purposes 2.5% Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PE, S, SG) See 9822.09.22-9822.09.24 (PA)
2207.10.60.10 For fuel use liters
2207.10.60.90 Other liters
2207.20.00 Ethyl alcohol and other spirits, denatured, of any strength 1.9% Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PE, S, SG) See 9822.09.22-9822.09.24 (PA)
2207.20.00.10 For fuel use liters
2207.20.00.90 Other liters
2208 Undenatured ethyl alcohol of an alcoholic strength by volume of less than 80 percent vol.; spirits, liqueurs and other spirituous beverages:
2208.20 Spirits obtained by distilling grape wine or grape marc (grape brandy):
2208.20.10.00 Pisco and singani pf.liters Free
2208.20.20.00 Valued not over $2.38/liter pf.liters Free
2208.20.30.00 Valued over $2.38 but not over $3.43/liter pf.liters Free
2208.20.40.00 Valued over $3.43/liter pf.liters Free
2208.20.50.00 Valued not over $2.38/liter pf.liters Free
2208.20.60.00 Valued over $2.38/liter pf.liters Free
2208.30 Whiskies:
2208.30.30 Irish and Scotch Free
2208.30.30.30 In containers each holding not over 4 liters pf.liters
2208.30.30.60 In containers each holding over 4 liters pf.liters
2208.30.60 Other Free
2208.30.60.20 In containers each holding not over 4 liters pf.liters
2208.30.60.40 In containers each holding over 4 liters pf.liters
2208.30.60.55 Rye pf.liters
2208.30.60.65 Other pf.liters
2208.30.60.75 Rye pf.liters
2208.30.60.85 Other pf.liters
2208.40 Rum and other spirits obtained by distilling fermented sugar-cane products:
2208.40.20.00 Valued not over $3 per proof liter pf.liters 23.7¢/pf.liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG) 6.3¢/pf. liter (CO) 10.5¢/pf. liter (JO)
2208.40.40.00 Valued over $3 per proof liter pf.liters Free
2208.40.60.00 Valued not over 69¢ per proof liter pf.liters 23.7¢/pf.liter Free (A+, AU, BH, CL, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, S, SG) 1.5¢/pf. liter (PE) 6.3¢/pf. liter (CO) 10.5¢/pf.liter (JO)
2208.40.80.00 Valued over 69¢ per proof liter pf.liters Free
2208.50.00 Gin and Geneve Free
2208.50.00.30 In containers each holding not over 4 liters pf.liters
2208.50.00.60 In containers each holding over 4 liters pf.liters
2208.60 Vodka:
2208.60.10.00 Valued not over $2.05/liter pf.liters Free
2208.60.20.00 Valued over $2.05/liter pf.liters Free
2208.60.50.00 In containers each holding over 4 liters pf.liters Free
2208.70.00 Liqueurs and cordials Free
2208.70.00.30 In containers each holding not over 4 liters pf.liters
2208.70.00.60 In containers each holding over 4 liters pf.liters
2208.90 Other:
2208.90.01.00 Aquavit pf.liters Free
2208.90.05.00 Not fit for use as beverages pf.liters Free
2208.90.10.00 Fit for use as beverages pf.liters Free
2208.90.12.00 In containers each holding not over 4 liters pf.liters Free
2208.90.14.00 In containers each holding over 4 liters pf.liters Free
2208.90.15.00 Valued over $3.43/liter pf.liters Free
2208.90.20.00 Valued not over $2.38/liter pf.liters Free
2208.90.25.00 Valued over $2.38 but not over $3.43/liter pf.liters Free
2208.90.30.00 Valued over $3.43/liter pf.liters Free
2208.90.35.00 Valued not over $2.38/liter pf.liters Free
2208.90.40.00 Valued over $2.38/liter pf.liters Free
2208.90.46 Kirschwasser and ratafia Free
2208.90.46.30 In containers each holding not over 4 liters pf.liters
2208.90.46.60 In containers each holding over 4 liters pf.liters
2208.90.50.00 In containers each holding not over 4 liters pf.liters Free
2208.90.55.00 In containers each holding over 4 liters pf.liters Free
2208.90.71.00 Imitations of brandy and other spirituous beverages pf.liters Free
2208.90.72.00 Mezcal in containers each holding not over 4 liters pf.liters Free
2208.90.75.00 Other pf.liters Free
2208.90.80.00 Other pf.liters 21.1¢/pf.liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)9.3¢/pf.liter(JO)
2209.00.00.00 Vinegar and substitutes for vinegar obtained from acetic acid pf.liters,liters 0.5¢/pf.liter Free (A, AU, BH, CL, CO, D, E, IL, JO, KR, MA, OM, P, PA, PE, S, SG)

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