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QB 16-134 2017 Specialty Sugar Tariff Rate Quota

COMMODITY:

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

QUOTA PERIOD:

October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017

OPENING DATE:

Monday, October 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) for all time zones.

THIS QUOTA IS EXPECTED TO OVERSCRIBE AT OPENING MOMENT

There will be five successive openings for Specialty Sugar; available on a first-come, first-served basis.  The dates (opening times are 12:00 PM Eastern Daylight/Standard Time, the quota limits for these openings are as follows:

First tranche                October 03, 2016                      1,656,000 kg*

Second tranche           October 26, 2016                    40,000,000 kg*

Third tranche               January 06, 2017                     40,000,000 kg*

Fourth tranche                 April 07, 2017                     30,000,000 kg*

Fifth tranche                     July 07, 2017                     30,000,000 kg*

To identify and segregate the Specialty Sugar Periods, unique 9903 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Numbers (HTS) have been created and combined to the current tariff numbers.  Please report as indicated below. 

Specialty Sugar Period 1      October 03, 2016 (1,656,000 kg)

HTS NUMBERS:

First Tariff Field                   Second Tariff Field

LOW RATE

99031721                                1701.12.1000                         

99031721                                1701.91.1000                         

99031721                                1701.99.1015

99031721                                1701.99.1017                                                 

99031721                                1702.90.1000                         

99031721                                2106.90.4400 

Specialty Sugar Period 2      October 26, 2016 (40,000,000 kg)

HTS NUMBERS:

First Tariff Field                   Second Tariff Field

LOW RATE

99031722                                1701.12.1000                         

99031722                                1701.91.1000                         

99031722                                1701.99.1015

99031722                                1701.99.1017                                                 

99031722                                1702.90.1000                         

99031722                                2106.90.4400

Specialty Sugar Period 3      January 6, 2017 (40,000,000 kg)

HTS NUMBERS:

First Tariff Field                   Second Tariff Field

LOW RATE

99031723                                1701.12.1000                         

99031723                                1701.91.1000                         

99031723                                1701.99.1015

99031723                                1701.99.1017                                                 

99031723                                1702.90.1000                         

99031723                                2106.90.4400

Specialty Sugar Period 4      April 7, 2017 (30,000,000 kg)

HTS NUMBERS:

First Tariff Field                   Second Tariff Field

LOW RATE

99031724                                1701.12.1000                         

99031724                                1701.91.1000                         

99031724                                1701.99.1015

99031724                                1701.99.1017                                                 

99031724                                1702.90.1000                         

99031724                                2106.90.4400

Specialty Sugar Period 5      July 7, 2017 (30,000,000 kg)

HTS NUMBERS:

First Tariff Field                   Second Tariff Field

LOW RATE

99031725                                1701.12.1000                         

99031725                                1701.91.1000                         

99031725                                1701.99.1015

99031725                                1701.99.1017                                                 

99031725                                1702.90.1000

99031725                                2106.90.4400

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, the certificate number must be electronically transmitted into ACE, and uploaded via Document Imaging System (DIS) upon request.

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:

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

Report in kilograms

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

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 01 entry using the high rate (over-quota) tariff number provided for in chapters 17 or 21, without the chapter 99 HTS number.  Since ACE Deployment, over-quota entries are no longer considered quota and should be reported as a 01 entry type. Non-ABI entry summary must be updated in ACE prior to processing collections.

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

Last modified: 
September 26, 2016