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QB 17-104 Results of Specialty Sugar Period 2


Specialty Sugar

The tariff rate quota for Specialty Sugar Period 2 opened on Monday, October 26, 2016 over-subscribed at opening moment.  The pro rata percentage is: 49.049% or .49049.


Entries or withdrawals for consumption for specialty sugar presented after the opening moment period were not included in formulating the prorated or reserved percentage. 

Entry summaries that qualify for opening moment will be rejected and sent UC messages indicating the prorated (reserved) amounts.  The reserved amounts must be retransmitted in five days through ACE.

Please review the following details:

  1. Transfer Allotment requests must be approved by HQ Quota.  Please provide in chart form, the port code, entry number, line number, original presented quantity and the requested quantity (0 for canceled entries) for all entries.  The entry totals may be equaled to or less than the prorated totals.     
  2. Re-filing of an entry summary should be done with the same line order as originally submitted, in the amounts indicated by the UC message. Line adjustments without approval for an allotment transfer will likely result in a loss of some or all of a filer's quota reservation.
  3. Lines may be added to the entry summary beyond what was originally submitted, such as in the case where any non-prorated amount will be entered at the high rate of duty.  In this case, please take into account item 2 above regarding original line order if a proration is being claimed.  You may add new lines for high rate after the original lines, but do not change the original line order or mix and match amounts differently than what was prorated without approval for an allotment transfer.
  4. When the entry summary rejects in ACE, it will come off the statement in ACS and revert to single pay if the final statement has not run.  It can be added back via an ACS HP transmission, or filers may do single pay.  If final statement has run, they will need to pay the original statement, and a refund/bill will need to be processed accordingly.
  5. On retransmit of the entry summary, the payment type indicator should be left blank if in CBP control.
  6. For warehouse withdrawals, an updated entry summary with prorated amounts should be submitted.  If cargo was involved, and it is still on hold pending a decision on how to handle the excess over proration, a separate warehouse entry can be made, or the excess can be entered at the high rate.  The entry and entry summary transmissions must match.
  7. A corrected replacement prorated quota entry, will not cause an FDA reject for Prior Notice already on file.
  8. Entries will remain in Trade Control for a longer period, this allows more time for filers to make adjustments.  If the summary is still in Trade control, the filer can delete the summary, by submitting an AE with a D action code.
  9. The five business day window expires on Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

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

Last Modified: November 8, 2016