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QB 16-108 Apparel Restraint Limits Haiti HELP Act


Apparel as provided for in Chapter 98, Subchapter XX of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)


December 20, 2015, through December 19, 2016


Sunday, December 20, 2015


350,962,661 Square Meter Equivalents          Value added restraint limit (see TBT 07-006)


First Tariff Field  Second Tariff Field
9820.61.25 (Entry-specific claims), or   Chapters 61 and 62
9820.61.30 (Aggregated claims), or   Headings 6501, 6502, 6503 and 6504, Subheadings 6406.99.15 and 6505.90


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

Report in units of measure as shown in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Conversion to square meter equivalency will be done by the computer.

Merchandise shall be reported and released via the quota module of ACS until a “hold” status is indicated.


Input into the quota module is also required for those provisions which require a visa but are not subject to a quantitative restraint.  In all instances, ports should report the visa number in the visa field of the quota input screen.

Whenever goods are classified under provision 9820.61.25 or 9820.61.30 as ensembles in combination with a designated ensemble provision in chapter 61 or 62, the reporting number shall be for the specific component apparel article in the ensemble and not the ensemble number.  Each specific apparel article in the ensemble must be identified separately with both 9820.61.25 or 9820.61.30 and a corresponding chapter 61 or 62 provision.

Once the in-quota allocation is filled, goods will be allowed to enter at normal trade relations rate or general rate of duty as noted in the HTS.


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

Last modified: 
December 21, 2015