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QB 19-018 2019 NAFTA CA


Certain cotton, wool, and man-made fiber textile products, as provided for in Section XI of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, Additional U.S. Notes 3, 4, and 5


January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019


Wednesday, January 2, 2019


Square Meter Equivalent (SME)

Square Meter Equivalent (SME)
(1) Cotton or man‑made fiber apparel  88,326,464 SME
(2) Sublevel  63,060,603 SME
(3) Wool apparel    5,325,413 SME
(4) Sublevel (C‑443)  5,016,780 SME
(5) Cotton or man‑made fiber fabrics and made‑ups   71,765,252 SME
(6) Sublevel   38,642,828 SME
(7) Sublevel    38,642,828 SME38,642,828 SME38,642,828 SME

(8) Cotton or man‑made fibers yarns

11,813,665 kilograms




First Tariff Field    Second Tariff Field  TPL
9999.00.51 Appropriate Chapter 1-97 1
9999.00.50 Appropriate Chapter 1-97 2
9999.00.53 Appropriate Chapter 1-97 3
9999.00.52 Appropriate Chapter 1-97 4
9999.00.54 Appropriate Chapter 1-97 5
9999.00.55 Appropriate Chapter 1-97 6
9999.00.559999.00.559999.00.559999.00.55 Appropriate Chapter 1-97 7
9999.00.56 Appropriate Chapter 1-97 8



Use entry type 02, 06, 07, 12, 23, 32, 38, or 52. Report in appropriate unit of measure for category involved, except as listed below.  Conversion to square meters equivalent will be done by ACE.


TPL (1)

Other, under such additional U.S. note 3 (a).

TPL (2)

Made from fabrics which are knit or woven outside the territory of a NAFTA party.

TPL (3)

Other, under such additional U.S. note 3.

TPL (4) Men’s or boy’s, wool suits of apparel category 443
TPL (5) Goods described in additional U.S. note 4(a) to section Xl.
TPL (6) Goods described in additional U.S. note (4)(c) (I) to section Xl.
TPL (7)

Goods described in additional U.S. note (4)(c) (I) to section Xl.

TPL (8)

Goods described in additional U.S. note 5 (a) to section Xl.


NAFTA claims involving non-originating textiles and apparel goods subject to TPL provisions must be accompanied by a valid certificate of eligibility (NAFTA claims are supported by the CBP 434, the NAFTA Certificate of Origin).  For purposes of obtaining preferential tariff treatment, this document must be completed legibly and in full by the exporter and be in the possession of the importer at the time the declaration is made.

The first number of the certificate must match the year of presentation.  For example, a 2016 certificate, e.g., 9CA123456, must accompany merchandise entered in 2019.  The certificate must be reflected in column 34 on the CBP 7501.  ABI filers can transmit the certificates of eligibility in the certificate field of the line information.

A 2018 certificate of eligibility CANNOT be used for merchandise released in 2019.  Merchandise released in 2019 will require a 2019 certificate of eligibility and will be charged to the 2019 quota limits.  Therefore, entry summaries for merchandise released on or after December 17, 2018, must be presented by December 31, 2018.  If presented after December 31, 2018, liquidated damages will be assessed for late filing.


No further editions of this QBT for Mexico/North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - 2019 Limits for Tariff Preference Levels (TPL) 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 through email to

Last modified: 
March 13, 2019