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2013 CAFTA-DR Cumulation - Limits for Mexican Inputs

Apparel goods of chapter 62, cut or knit-to-shape, and sewn or otherwise assembled in a CAFTA-DR country, utilizing materials from Mexico, as provided for in chapter 98, subchapter XXII, U.S. Note 21

The DR-CAFTA contains quantitative restraints associated with a reduced duty rate for agricultural products that meet the requirements for a "qualifying good." A qualifying good is one that meets the product specific rule of origin; however, U.S. materials or inputs are considered to be of a non-Party, i.e., U.S. materials are considered non-originating. The tariff rate quotas (TRQs) cover products such as sugar, sugar-containing products, beef, peanuts, peanut butter, cheese, milk powder, butter, other dairy products, ice cream, milk, cream, sour cream and ethyl alcohol

Quota Period:
January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Overall Limit

100,000,000 square meter equivalents (SME) - Goods of chapter 6
45,000,000 SME - Trousers, skirts, and parts thereof, of cotton or man-made fibers, or subject to cotton or man-made fiber restraints (see chapter 98, subchapter XXII, U.S. note 21(b)(i) for qualifying HTS numbers)
20,000,000 SME - Cotton blue denim trousers and skirts (see chapter 98, subchapter XXII, U.S. note 21(b)(ii) for qualifying HTS numbers)
1,000,000 SME - Apparel goods, not knitted or crocheted, containing 36 percent or more by weight of wool or subject to wool restraints (see chapter 98, subchapter XXII, U.S. note 21(b)(iii) for qualifying HTS numbers)


First Tariff Field

Second Tariff Field
See chapter 98, subchapter XXII, U.S. Note 21(b) for details
See chapter 98, subchapter XXII, U.S. Note 21(c) for details of certain wool garments that are exempt from the limit

Use entry type code 02, 06, 07, 12, 23, 32, 38, or 52

Report in units of measure as shown in the HTS

Please ensure that this notice is passed to all port directors, assistant port directors (Trade), import specialists, CBP officers, entry specialists and other interested parties such as brokers and importers.

No further editions of this QBT for Chile Free Trade Agreement for Agriculture Products, Chapter 99, Subchapter XIV, U.S. Note 13, will be issued until amendments in agreements or changes in quota amounts occur.

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the local CBP port. The port may refer questions to Quota Branch Point of Contact. (Quota Branch Point of Contact)

Last modified: 
November 12, 2013