The tariff rate quota for Specialty Sugar Period 5 opened Friday, July 8, 2016. The quota over-subscribed, the pro rata percentage is: 40.26236% or .4026236.
Entries or withdrawals for consumption for specialty sugar presented after the opening should be returned to the broker for amendment.
Due the upcoming ACE Deployment, the trade must notify the local CBP port their intended action and submit corrected CBP 7501 to by Tuesday, July 19, 2016. The local CBP port will contact HQ Quota.
HQ Quota will not allow filers to re-transmit amended entries. Filers must submit corrected CBP-7501s. The importer may elect to use the entire prorated allocation on their entry, use a portion of the allocation or use none at all (entry cancelation). The importer may also transfer their allotment to another port (must be the same importer). Whatever action the importer decides to use, the entered quota quantities may not exceed the total prorated amount.
To facilitate release of shipments, HQ Quota will distribute an excel spreadsheet to the ports (for CBP internal use only) with the entry summary numbers and prorated amount per line (highlighted in yellow). Upon receipt of the corrected CBP 7501s, port personnel (port) should review the adjustments against the cited excel spreadsheet. If the corrected amounts are equal to or less than the highlighted prorated amounts, the ports will update the entry summary line information. Once these updates have been completed, the port should email HQ Quota the filer’s corresponding email and indicate that the adjustments have been processed. Once this is received, HQ Quota will process the quota.
It is extremely important to follow the indicated guidelines to ensure all entries are processed prior to ACE Deployment.
Questions from the importing community regarding this message should be referred to the local CBP port. The port may refer questions via e-mail to mailto:HQQuota@cbp.dhs.gov