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QB 19-139 2020 Specialty Sugar Period 1


Specialty 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.



1,656,000 kg




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.  Entry summaries reported early or late (after 12 Noon ET or before 12 Midnight (Local Port Time), will not be processed for the opening; however, early transmissions may be retransmitted within the proper range of time


Please immediately report transmission problems to the ACE Client Representative and HQ Quota and Agriculture Branch (QAB) or 202-863-6560.  Notification delays may result in exclusion from the opening.  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. 


Unique 9903 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Numbers (HTS) have been created and combined to the current tariff numbers, to identify Specialty Sugar Periods. If entry summaries are misclassified, they will not be included in the opening.

Please report as indicated below:


First Tariff Field Second Tariff Field   
9903.17.21      1701.12.1000
9903.17.21      1701.91.1000
99903.17.21   1701.99.1015
9903.17.21      1701.99.1017
9903.17.21    1701.99.1017
9903.17.21    1702.90.1000
9903.17.21    2106.90.4400


*NOTE: The USDA Sugar Certificate is required and must be electronically transmitted.


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

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the appropriate CBP Port/ Center.  The Port/Center may refer their questions via email to .

Last Modified: Jan 03, 2023