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QB 15-100 2015 Raw Sugar Cane Allocations


Raw cane sugar as provided for in Chapter 17, Additional U.S. Note 5


October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015


Wednesday October 1, 2014


Argentina 45,281,000 kg
Australia 87,402,000 kg
Barbados 7,371,000 kg
Belize 11,584,000 kg
Bolivia 8,424,000 kg
Brazil 8,424,000 kg
Colombia 25,273,000 kg
Congo 7,258,000 kg
Costa Rica 15,796,000 kg
Cote d’Ivoire 7,258,000 kg
Dominican Republic 185,335,000 kg
Ecuador 11,584,000 kg
El Salvador 27,379,000 kg
Fiji 9,477,000 kg
Gabon 7,258,000 kg
Guatemala 50,546,000 kg
Guyana 12,636,000 kg
Haiti 7,258,000 kg
Honduras 10,530,000 kg
India 8,424,000 kg
Jamaica 11,584,000 kg
Madagascar 7,258,000 kg
Malawi 10,530,000 kg
Mauritius 12,636,000 kg
Mexico 7,258,000 kg
Mozambique 13,690,000 kg
Nicaragua 22,114,000 kg
Panama 30,538,000 kg
Papua New Guinea 7,258,000 kg
Paraguay 7,258,000 kg
Peru 43,175,000 kg
Philippines 142,160,000 kg
South Africa 24,220,000 kg
St. Kitts & Nevis 7,258,000 kg
Swaziland 16,849,000 kg
Taiwan 12,636,000 kg
Thailand 14,743,000 kg
Trinidad-Tobago 7,371,000 kg
Uruguay 7,258,000 kg
Zimbabwe 12,636,000 kg


First Tariff Field                    Second Tariff Field

Low Rate: (CQE required)

1701.13.1000                          Blank


High Rate: (No CQE required)

9904.17.01                              1701.13.5000 or 1701.14.5000






Re-export Sugar

1701.13.2000 or 1701.14.2000


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

All raw cane sugar, HTS numbers 1701.13.1000 or 1701.14.1000, must be sampled in accordance with Customs Directive 3820-001B, dated May 01, 2007.

Report in kilograms (kg)


An original certificate of quota eligibility (CQE) is required for raw cane sugar entry(s) with country specific allocations for the in-quota duty rate.  The CQE must be transmitted electronically via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI).  If the CQE has not been transmitted in ABI; the entry summary should be returned to the filer for corrective action.  

In addition, CQE number annotations in the quota module’s remarks field or via the NOTE function in ACS are no longer needed.

Any country without a quantity allocation, which is not subject to a United States embargo, may export raw cane sugar, provided it is entered at the over-quota duty rate.  These countries are not required to furnish a CQE.

Note: The quantity to be charged for quota purposes is based on a 98.5-degree polarity.  This is to ensure that the individual country quotas do not overfill when the final raw value becomes available.  HQ Quota Branch will make the conversion.


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 or contact Pelbea Griffin-Jones at .

Last modified: 
September 17, 2014