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QB 17-115 CAFTA-DR Agriculture

COMMODITIES:

Agricultural products described in Chapter 98, Subchapter XXII, U.S. Note 24, U.S. Note 25; and Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Notes 4 through 14, of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)

The DR-CAFTA contains quantitative restraints associated with a reduced duty rate for agricultural products that meet the requirements for a "qualifying good." A qualifying good is one that meets the product specific rule of origin; however, U.S. materials or inputs are considered to be of a non-Party, i.e., U.S. materials are considered non-originating.  The tariff rate quotas (TRQs) cover products such as sugar, sugar-containing products, beef, peanuts, peanut butter, cheese, milk powder, butter, other dairy products, ice cream, milk, cream, sour cream and ethyl alcohol.

QUOTA PERIOD:

January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017

OPENING DATE:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

Not all TRQs apply to every CAFTA country. 

CHAPTER 98, SUBCHAPTER XXII, U.S. NOTE 24

                                                In-Quota

Costa Rica                                 2,000,000 kg

CHAPTER 98, SUBCHAPTER XXII, U.S. NOTE 25

                                                In-Quota

Costa Rica                               13,420,000 kg
Dominican Republic                                0 kg               
El Salvador                               34,000,000 kg
Guatemala                               47,000,000 kg
Honduras                                   9,760,000 kg
Nicaragua                                26,8400,000 kg

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 4*          

                                                In-Quota

Costa Rica                               16,058,000 kg
Dominican Republic                   2,640,000 kg
El Salvador                                   160,000 kg
Honduras                                     800,000 kg
Nicaragua                                16,000,000 kg

*The quantities in this note shall be available only after the quantity allocated to "Other countries or areas" under additional U.S. note 3 to chapter 2 to the tariff schedule has been filled for the year.

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 5

                                                In-Quota

Costa Rica                                 696,897 L                   
El Salvador                                627,207 L
Guatemala                                522,672 L
Honduras                                  958,233 L
Nicaragua                                 435,560 L                   

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 6

                     In-Quota                    

Costa Rica                               86,000 kg
El Salvador                             103,000 kg
Honduras                                171,000 kg                 

CHAPTER 99, SUBCHAPTER XV, U.S. NOTE 7 

                                                In-Quota

Costa Rica                                86,000 kg                   

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 8

                      In-Quota                    

Costa Rica                               257,000 kg
Dominican Republic                 220,000 kg
El Salvador                               205,000 kg
Guatemala                               428,000 kg
Nicaragua                                171,000 kg                 

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 9

                                                In-Quota

Dominican Republic                  440,000 kg

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 10

                                                In-Quota                    

Costa Rica                               513,000 kg
Dominican Republic                  825,000 kg
El Salvador                               770,000 kg
Guatemala                               855,000 kg
Honduras                                 599,000 kg
Nicaragua                             1,069,000 kg                 

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 11

                                                In-Quota

Nicaragua                                428,000 kg

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 12

                                                In-Quota                    

El Salvador                                   775,000 kg               

Nicaragua                                17,000,000 kg            

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 13

                                                In-Quota                    

Nicaragua                                   588,000 kg                 

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 14

                                                In-Quota                    

Costa Rica                                 166,052 L
Dominican Republic                   320,387 L
El Salvador                                132,842 L
Guatemala                                332,103 L
Honduras                                    83,026 L
Nicaragua                                  456,642 L                   

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Use “P+” as the primary special program indicator.

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 (HTS).

All raw cane sugar must be sampled in accordance with Customs Directive 3820-001B, dated May 01, 2007.

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message may send through email to HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov.

Last modified: 
January 2, 2018