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U.S. Import and Export Data Fertilizers HS Chapter 31

Overview

IMPORTS

2008 2020

Top Origin Country

Ca
Canada

Top Destination State

Fl
Florida

EXPORTS

2008 2020

Top Destination Country

In
India

Top Origin State

Fl
Florida

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Import Export Rankings (2022)

U.S. Import Rank (amongst 2 digit HS Codes) 39th (of 98)
U.S. Export Rank (amongst 2 digit HS Codes) 45th
Top Importing States Louisiana ($1,440,249,693), Oregon ($577,332,579), Indiana ($441,773,316), and Minnesota ($387,437,153)
Top Exporting States Florida ($1,426,596,358), Oregon ($716,630,766), Louisiana ($170,896,304), and Illinois ($157,254,191)
Top Countries Importing from the U.S. Canada ($1,166,290,715), Brazil ($679,837,935), Mexico ($230,057,995), and China ($204,846,360)
Top Countries Exporting to the U.S. Canada ($2,627,219,053), Russia ($626,355,394), Qatar ($289,604,218), and Morocco ($276,449,862)
CHAPTER 31
FERTILIZERS
VI
31-1
Notes
  • 1. This chapter does not cover:
    • (a) Animal blood of heading 0511;
    • (b) Separate chemically defined compounds (other than those answering to the descriptions in note 2(a), 3(a), 4(a) or 5, below); or
    • (c) Cultured potassium chloride crystals (other than optical elements) weighing not less than 2.5 g each, of heading 3824; optical elements of potassium chloride (heading 9001).
  • 2. Heading 3102 applies only to the following goods, provided that they are not put up in the forms or packages described in heading 3105:
    • (a) Goods which answer to one or other of the descriptions given below:
      • (i) Sodium nitrate, whether or not pure;
      • (ii) Ammonium nitrate, whether or not pure;
      • (iii) Double salts (whether or not pure) of ammonium sulfate and ammonium nitrate;
      • (iv) Ammonium sulfate, whether or not pure;
      • (v) Double salts (whether or not pure) or mixtures of calcium nitrate and ammonium nitrate;
      • (vi) Double salts (whether or not pure) or mixtures of calcium nitrate and magnesium nitrate;
      • (vii) Calcium cyanamide, whether or not pure or treated with oil;
      • (viii) Urea, whether or not pure.
    • (b) Fertilizers consisting of any of the goods described in (a) above mixed together.
    • (c) Fertilizers consisting of ammonium chloride or of any of the goods described in (a) or (b) above mixed with chalk, gypsum or other inorganic nonfertilizing substances.
    • (d) Liquid fertilizers consisting of the goods of subparagraph (a)(ii) or (a)(viii) above, or of mixtures of those goods, in an aqueous or ammoniacal solution.
  • 3. Heading 3103 applies only to the following goods, provided that they are not put up in the forms or packages described in heading 3105:
    • (a) Goods which answer to one or other of the descriptions given below:
      • (i) Basic slag;
      • (ii) Natural phosphates of heading 2510, calcined or further heat-treated than for the removal of impurities;
      • (iii) Superphosphates (single, double or triple);
      • (iv) Calcium hydrogenorthophosphate containing not less than 0.2 percent by weight of fluorine calculated on the dry anhydrous product.
    • (b) Fertilizers consisting of any of the goods described in (a) above, mixed together, but with no account being taken of the fluorine content limit.
    • (c) Fertilizers consisting of any of the goods described in (a) or (b) above, but with no account being taken of the fluorine content limit, mixed with chalk, gypsum or other inorganic nonfertilizing substances.
  • 4. Heading 3104 applies only to the following goods, provided that they are not put up in the forms or packages described in heading 3105:
    • (a) Goods which answer to one or other of the descriptions given below:
      • (i) Crude natural potassium salts (for example, carnallite, kainite and sylvite);
      • (ii) Potassium chloride, whether or not pure, except as provided in note 1(c) above;
      • (iii) Potassium sulfate, whether or not pure;
      • (iv) Magnesium potassium sulfate, whether or not pure.
    • (b) Fertilizers consisting of any of the goods described in (a) above mixed together.
  • 5. Ammonium dihydrogenorthophosphate (monoammonium phosphate) and diammonium hydrogenorthophosphate (diammonium phosphate), whether or not pure, and intermediates thereof, are to be classified in heading 3105.
  • 6. For the purposes of heading 3105, the term "other fertilizers" applies only to products of a kind used as fertilizers and containing, as an essential constituent, at least one of the fertilizing elements nitrogen, phosphorus or potassium.
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
3101.00.00.00 Animal or vegetable fertilizers, whether or not mixed together or chemically treated; fertilizers produced by the mixing or chemical treatment of animal or vegetable products t Free
3102 Mineral or chemical fertilizers, nitrogenous:
3102.10.00 Urea, whether or not in aqueous solution Free
3102.10.00.10 Solid urea t
3102.10.00.30 Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) of a kind meeting ISO 22241 t
3102.10.00.50 Other t
3102.21.00.00 Ammonium sulfate t Free
3102.29.00.00 Other t Free
3102.30.00.00 Ammonium nitrate, whether or not in aqueous solution t Free
3102.40.00.00 Mixtures of ammonium nitrate with calcium carbonate or other inorganic nonfertilizing substances t Free
3102.50.00.00 Sodium nitrate t Free
3102.60.00.00 Double salts and mixtures of calcium nitrate and ammonium nitrate t Free
3102.80.00.00 Mixtures of urea and ammonium nitrate in aqueous or ammoniacal solution t Free
3102.90.01.00 Other, including mixtures not specified in the foregoing subheadings t Free
3103 Mineral or chemical fertilizers, phosphatic:
3103.11.00.00 Containing by weight 35 percent or more of diphosphorous pentaoxide (P2O5) t Free
3103.19.00.00 Other t Free
3103.90.01.00 Other t Free
3104 Mineral or chemical fertilizers, potassic:
3104.20.00 Potassium chloride t Free
3104.20.00.10 Containing not more than 62 percent by weight of potassium oxide (K2O) t
3104.20.00.50 Containing more than 62 percent by weight of potassium oxide (K2O) t
3104.30.00.00 Potassium sulfate t Free
3104.90.01.00 Other t Free
3105 Mineral or chemical fertilizers containing two or three of the fertilizing elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium; other fertilizers; goods of this chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg:
3105.10.00.00 Products of this chapter in tablets or similar forms or in packages of a gross weight not exceeding 10 kg kg Free
3105.20.00.00 Mineral or chemical fertilizers containing the three fertilizing elements nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium t Free
3105.30.00.00 Diammonium hydrogenorthophosphate (Diammonium phosphate) t Free
3105.40.00 Ammonium dihydrogenorthophosphate (Monoammonium phosphate) and mixtures thereof with diammonium hydrogenorthophosphate (Diammonium phosphate) Free
3105.40.00.10 Ammonium dihydrogenorthophosphate (Monoammonium phosphate) t
3105.40.00.50 Other t
3105.51.00.00 Containing nitrates and phosphates t Free
3105.59.00.00 Other t Free
3105.60.00.00 Mineral or chemical fertilizers containing the two fertilizing elements phosphorus and potassium t Free
3105.90.00 Other Free
3105.90.00.10 Potassium nitrate-sodium nitrate mixtures t
3105.90.00.50 Other t

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