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QB 17-118 NAFTA CA


Certain cotton, wool, and man-made fiber textile products, as provided for in Section XI of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, Additional U.S. Notes 3, 4, and 5


January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017


Tuesday, January 3, 2017


(1) Cotton or man‑made fiber apparel88,326,464 Square Meter Equivalent (SME)
(2) Sublevel63,060,603 SME
(3) Wool Apparel5,325,413 SME
(4) Sublevel (C-443)5,016,780 SME
(5) Cotton or man‑made fiber fabrics and made‑ups71,765,252 SME
(6) Sublevel38,642,828 SME
(7) Sublevel38,642,828 SME
(8) Cotton or man‑made fibers yarns11,813,665 kilograms


First Tariff Field                                 Second Tariff Field                             TPL

9999.00.51                                          Appropriate Chapter 1-97                      1

9999.00.50                                          Appropriate Chapter 1-97                      2

9999.00.53                                          Appropriate Chapter 1-97                      3      

9999.00.52                                          Appropriate Chapter 1-97                      4

9999.00.54                                          Appropriate Chapter 1-97                      5

9999.00.55                                          Appropriate Chapter 1-97                      6

9999.00.55                                          Appropriate Chapter 1-97                      7

9999.00.56                                          Appropriate Chapter 1-97                      8


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

Report in appropriate unit of measure for category involved, except as listed below.  Conversion to square meters equivalent will be done by ACE.


TPL (1) - Other, under such additional U.S. note 3 (a).

TPL (2) - Made from fabrics which are knit or woven outside the territory of a NAFTA party.

TPL (3) - Other, under such additional U.S. note 3.

TPL (4) - Men’s or boy’s, wool suits of apparel category 443.

TPL (5) - Goods described in additional U.S. note 4(a) to section Xl.

TPL (6) - Goods described in additional U.S. note (4)(c) (I) to section Xl.

TPL (7) - Goods described in additional U.S. note (4)(c) (I) to section Xl.

TPL (8) - Goods described in additional U.S. note 5 (a) to section Xl.

NAFTA claims involving non-originating textiles and apparel goods subject to TPL provisions must be accompanied by a valid certificate of eligibility (NAFTA claims are supported by the CBP 434, the NAFTA Certificate of Origin).  For purposes of obtaining preferential tariff treatment, this document must be completed legibly and in full by the exporter and be in the possession of the importer at the time the declaration is made.

The first number of the certificate must match the year of presentation.  For example, a 2016 certificate, e.g., 6CA123456, must accompany merchandise entered in 2016.  The certificate must be reflected in column 34 on the CBP 7501.  ABI filers can transmit the certificates of eligibility in the certificate field of the line information.

A 2016 certificate of eligibility CANNOT be used for merchandise released in 2017.  Merchandise released in 2017 will require a 2017 certificate of eligibility and will be charged to the 2017 quota limits.  Therefore, entry summaries for merchandise released on or after December 17, 2016, must be presented by December 31, 2016.  If presented after December 31, 2016, liquidated damages will be assessed for late filing.

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the local CBP port.  The port may refer questions through email to HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov.

Last Modified: January 2, 2018