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QB 19-141 2019 Raw Sugar TRQ Extension Reporting Instructions


Raw Cane Sugar as provided for in Chapter 17, Additional U.S. Note 5


October 1, 2019 through October 15, 2019


Tuesday October 1, 2019


QB 18-128


The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in the Federal Register Volume 84, No.154 (39259) dated August 9, 2019 an extension to the 2019 Raw Sugar Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ), until October 15, 2019.  The 2020 Raw Sugar TRQ will not be adjusted to accommodate this extension, the reporting date is also October 1, 2019.

To facilitate accurate reporting and segregation of the 2019 and 2020 Raw Sugar TRQs, a unique 9903 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Number (HTS) is combined with the current raw sugar HTS numbers for the 2019 period only.  Please report as indicated below. 

First Tariff Field  Second Tariff Field
LOW RATE  99031733  1701.13.1000
LOW RATE  99031733  LOW RATE  99031733  LOW RATE  990317331701.14.1000 

The above HTS combinations are only applicable from October 1, 2019 until October 15, 2019.  USDA has extended the 2019 Certificate of Quota Eligibility (CQE) validity until October 15, 2019. CQE numbers must be electronically transmitted into ACE, and uploaded via Document Imaging System (DIS) upon request.

The Trade may transmit the quota entry summaries for the 2019 extension in ACE on October 1, 2019 at 08:30 AM until October 15, 2019 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time.  Please immediately report transmission problems to the ACE Client Representative and Quota Enforcement and Administration Branch (QEA)

At the end of the 2019 Raw Sugar TRQ (10/15/2019), the records will be closed and the processing for the 2020 Raw Sugar TRQ (single HTS) will continue.


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)


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

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 number must be electronically transmitted in ACE and the original certificate may be uploaded via the Document Imaging System (DIS) upon request.  Non-ABI entry summary must be updated in ACE prior to processing collections.

High Rate No CQE Required - Report as 01 Entry type
High Rate No CQE Required - Report as 01 Entry Type
9904.17.01  1701.13.5000 or 1701.14.5000
9904.17.021701.13.5000 or 1701.14.5000
9904.17.031701.13.5000 or 1701.14.5000
9904.17.031701.13.5000 or 1701.14.5000
9904.17.041701.13.5000 or 1701.14.5000
9904.17.051701.13.5000 or 1701.14.5000
9904.17.061701.13.5000 or 1701.14.5000

Re-export Sugar

1701.13.2000 or 1701.14.2000

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.

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the local CBP port.  Ports may refer their questions via email to

Last Modified: Sep 20, 2019