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QB 15 – 132 2016 Refined Sugar

COMMODITY:

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

QUOTA PERIOD:

October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016

OPENING DATE:

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) or its equivalent in other time zones

THIS QUOTA IS EXPECTED TO OVERSCRIBE AT OPENING MOMENT

RESTRAINT LEVELS:

Refined and Specialty Sugar              7,090,000 kg

Canada (CQE required)                     10,300,000 kg

Mexico (CQE required)                     2,954,000 kg

There will be five successive openings for Specialty Sugar; available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The dates (opening times are 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight/Standard Time or its equivalent in other time zones) and quota limits for these openings are as follows:

First tranche               October 09, 2015                      1,656,000 kg*

Second tranche           October 23, 2015                    27,850,000 kg*

Third tranche              January 08, 2016                    27,500,000 kg*

Fourth tranche                April 08, 2016                     27,500,000 kg*

Fifth tranche                     July 08, 2016                    27,500,000 kg*

The second through fifth tranches will be reserved for organic sugar and other specialty sugars not currently produced commercially in the U.S. or reasonably available from domestic sources.

*NOTE: USDA Sugar Certificate required and must be electronically transmitted, if not return to the filer for corrective action.

HTS NUMBERS:

First Tariff Field                  Second Tariff Field

LOW RATE

1701.12.1000                          Blank

1701.91.1000                          “

1701.99.1010                          “

1701.99.1025*

1701.99.1050*                        “

1702.90.1000                          “

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.

HIGH RATE

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

9904.17.15

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:

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

Report in kilograms

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

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 type 02 entry using the high rate (over-quota) tariff number provided for in chapters 17 or 21, without the chapter 99 HTS number.  These entries must still be reported through the ACS quota module. 

DISTRIBUTION:

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 HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov or contact Pelbea Griffin-Jones at pelbea.griffin-jones@dhs.gov .

Last modified: 
September 2, 2015
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