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QB 15-110 2015 Apparel Restraint Limits Haiti HELP Act

Document Posting Date: 
December 16, 2014

Apparel as provided for in Chapter 98, Subchapter XX of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)
December 20, 2014, through December 19, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2014
332,915,916 Square Meter Equivalents Value added restraint limit (see TBT 07-006)
First Tariff Field Second Tariff Field
9820.61.25 (Entry-specific claims), or Chapters 61 and 62,
9820.61.30 (Aggregated claims), or Headings 6501, 6502, 6503, and
6504, Subheadings 6406.99.15 and 6505.90
Use entry type code 02, 06, 07, 12, 23, 32, 38, or 52.
Report in units of measure as shown in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Conversion to square meter equivalency will be done by the computer.
Merchandise shall be reported and released via the quota module of ACS until a “hold” status is indicated.
Input into the quota module is also required for those provisions which require a visa but are not subject to a quantitative restraint. In all instances, ports should report the visa number in the visa field of the quota input screen.
Whenever goods are classified under provision 9820.61.25 or 9820.61.30 as ensembles in combination with a designated ensemble provision in chapter 61 or 62, the reporting number shall be for the specific component apparel article in the ensemble and not the ensemble number.
QB 15 – 110 Haiti HELP
December 16, 2014
QB 15 – 110 Haiti HELP (Chapter 61/62) Restraint Limits
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Each specific apparel article in the ensemble must be identified separately with both 9820.61.25 or 9820.61.30 and a corresponding chapter 61 or 62 provision.
Once the in-quota allocation is filled, goods will be allowed to enter at normal trade relations rate or general rate of duty as noted in the HTS.
Please ensure that this notice is passed to all port directors, assistant port directors (trade), import specialists, entry specialists, CBP officers, and other interested parties such as brokers and importers.
Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the local CBP port. The port may refer their questions through email to 

Last modified: 
December 17, 2014