Export Requirements

Export Requirements

Tariffs and Duties

Import requirements around the world are always changing. Please view the 2019 Summary of Applied Tariffs and Other Trade Measures Applicable to US Almonds. 
*Latest information for China as of September 11, 2019
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**Note: duty codes are universally harmonized to the first six digits. Tariffs and duties are subject to change.

Pre-Export Check Program 

The Pre-Export Check program began on August 1, 2015, and is used for almond consignments shipped to the European Union. Almonds are 1 of only 2 commodities allowed to participate in European Pre-Export Checks program. Consignments shipped to the European Union, accompanied by a Pre-Export Check certificate will be subject to less than 1% import controls. As a direct result of industry participation in this program, aflatoxin detections for consignments shipped to the European Union have fallen to all time record lows.  
Click here to learn more about the Pre-Export Check program.

Aflatoxin Requirements

Aflatoxin requirements are not standardized and can vary from country to country. Almond Board of California has created a Factsheet that lists aflatoxin requirements by country. Please click here to access the International Aflatoxin Tolerances Factsheet.

Free Trade Agreements

All free trade agreements can be found on the U.S. Trade Representative web page. Please click here for more information.  

Free Trade Agreements in Force 


Current Negotiations

  • North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): The U.S., Canada, and Mexico began NAFTA negotiations in August 2017. The three countries have set a deadline to complete negotiations by March 2018.
  • Korea and U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS): The U.S. and South Korea have begun discussions regarding the KORUS FTA.
  • Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP): TTIP is currently on hold between the United States and the European Union