The USDA announced companies importing dairy products in the 2017 tariff-rate-quota year will be charged a fee of $250 per license.

Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The use of such licenses is monitored by the Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.