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QB 19-138 2020 Refined Sugar Tariff Rate Quota


Refined Sugar provided for in Chapter 17, Additional U.S. Note 5


October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020


Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) for all time zones.



Refined and Specialty Sugar             7,090,000 kg

Canada (CQE required)                    10,300,000 kg

Mexico (CQE required)                     2,954,000 kg (currently excluded)

To identify all Refined Sugars and Specialty Sugar Periods, unique 9903 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Numbers (HTS) have been created and combined to the current tariff numbers.  Please report as indicated below: (If entry summaries are misclassified, they will not be included in the opening).

Refined and Specialty Sugar (7,090,000 kg)


First Tariff Field                   Second Tariff Field


99031701                                1701.12.1000                         

99031701                                1701.91.1000                         

99031701                                1701.99.1015

99031701                                1701.99.1017                         

99031701                                1701.99.1025*

99031701                                1701.99.1050*                       

99031701                                1702.90.1000                         

99031701                                2106.90.4400 

Canada Refined (10,300,000 kg)


First Tariff Field                   Second Tariff Field

99031801                                1701.12.1000

99031801                                1701.91.1000

99031801                                1701.99.1015

99031801                                1701.99.1017                         

99031801                                1701.99.1025*

99031801                                1701.99.1050*                       

99031801                                1702.90.1000                         

99031801                                2106.90.4400

*NOTE: HTS number 1701.99.1025 and 1701.99.1050 is for refined sugar and should not be used for the specialty sugar openings.

The Trade may transmit the quota entry summaries in ACE on October 1, 2019 from 12:00 AM (midnight) local port time until 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time (ET) only.  Please immediately report transmission problems to the ACE Client Representative and HQ Quota and Agriculture Branch (QAB)  Notification delays may result in exclusion from the opening. 

 * If entry summaries are reported early or late (after 12 Noon ET or before 12 Midnight (Local Time), they will not be processed for the opening; however, early transmissions may be retransmitted within the proper range of time.  Filers experiencing transmission problems should contact the ABI client representative and immediately notify the HQ Quota and Agriculture Branch (QAB) at or 202-863-6560. Entry summaries with transmission issues submitted late will be reviewed and handled by QAB on a case by case basis.


Please ensure that warehouse entry summaries associated with the warehouse withdrawals are not finalized and the collections for the warehouse withdrawals are only submitted with collection code 002.  A final collection code 092 with a zero duty amount may be processed on the warehouse entry by CBP, once the final warehouse ledger information is submitted to close out the warehouse entry summary.

To ensure reporting accuracy prior to establishing the Prorata Percentage, associated entries are held 72 hours.  Once the percentage is calculated for ACE filed entries will receive a UC message indicating the reserved or prorated quantity per reported quota line. 


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

Report in kilograms

Since ACE Deployment, over quota duty rates are no longer reported in the quota module and should be entered as a 01 entry type.

HIGH RATE (Please enter as Entry Type 01 in ACE)

First Tariff Field                   Second Tariff Field

9904.17.08                              1701.12.5000 or

9904.17.09                              1701.91.3000 or

9904.17.10                              1701.99.5010 or

9904.17.11                              1701.99.5025 or

9904.17.12                              1701.99.5050 or

9904.17.13                              1702.90.2000 or

9904.17.14                              2106.90.4600



Please refer to chapter 99, subchapter IV, U.S. note 1 for the list of countries that are not subject to additional agricultural safeguard duties under heading 9904.  Imports from these countries should be presented as a 01entry type using the high rate (over-quota) tariff number provided for in chapters 17 or 21, without the Chapter 99 HTS number.  Non-ABI entry summary must be updated in ACE prior to processing collections.


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.


No further editions of this QBT for Refined Sugar 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 their questions through email to

Last Modified: Sep 19, 2019