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QB 16-135 2017 AGOA Limits

COMMODITY:

Qualifying goods from designated sub-Saharan African countries that have satisfied the requirements under the provisions of AGOA.

QUOTA PERIOD:

October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.

OPENING DATE:

Monday, October 3, 2016.

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

Aggregate 1,966,511,796 square meter equivalents for AGOA claims.  Of this aggregate amount, 983,255,898 square meter equivalents is available to apparel imported under the special rule for lesser developed countries (Grouping 5)

HTS NUMBERS:

First Tariff Field         Second Tariff Field

9819.11.09                 Chapters 61 and 62, or headings

                                 6501, 6502, 6503, and 6504, or

                                 subheadings 6406.99.15 and 6505.90

9819.11.12                 Chapters 61 and 62, or headings

                                 6501, 6502, 6503, and 6504, or

                                 subheadings 6406.99.15 and 6505.90

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Process via ACE, use entry type code 02, 06, 07, 12, 23, 32, 38, or 52.

Report in unit of measure (UOM) quantity corresponding with the specific HTSUS chapter 61 and 62 numbers, headings 6501, 6502, 6503, and 6504, and subheadings 6406.99.15 and 6505.90 under which the apparel articles are classified.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Textile and apparel articles exported from designated sub-Saharan African countries, that have satisfied the requirements under the Act, for which preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA is claimed, requires that the AGOA visa number is transmitted and upon request submitted via the Document Imaging System (DIS). 

The visa grouping for 9819.11.09 is 4.  Therefore, the first data field of the visa must be 4 when AGOA preferential tariff treatment is claimed under 9819.11.09.  The following sub-Saharan African countries have satisfied the requirements under the Act and qualify for benefits under Grouping 4:   

     

Angola

Benín

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Chad

Comoros

Congo

Cote d’Ivoire

Djibouti

Ethiopia

Gabon

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Mozambique

Namibia

Níger

Nigeria

Rwanda

Sao Tome

Senegal

Sierra Leone

South Africa

Tanzania

Togo

Uganda

Zambia

 

 

 

                                      

The visa grouping for 9819.11.12 is 5.  Therefore, the first data field of the visa must be 5 when AGOA preferential tariff treatment is claimed under 9819.11.12. The following sub-Saharan African countries have satisfied the requirements under the Act and qualify for benefits under Grouping 5:

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Chad

Cote d’Ivoire

Ethiopia

Ghana

Guinea

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mauritius

Mozambique

Namibia

Nigeria

Rwanda

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Tanzania

Uganda

Zambia

 

Textile and apparel exported from designated sub-Saharan African countries for which preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA is NOT claimed is subject to the Normal Trade Relations (NTR) rate, formerly Most Favored Nations Rate (MFN).  Under these circumstances ONLY the appropriate HTSUS chapter 1-97 number is to be provided in the first tariff field.

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 30, 2016