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  5. QB 17-141 2017 Specialty Sugar Period 5

QB 17-141 2017 Specialty Sugar Period 5

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

October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time for all time zones.

30,000,000 kg*


The Trade may transmit the quota entry summaries in ACE on July 7, 2017 from 12:00 midnight local time until 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time only. Please immediately report transmission problems to the ACE Client Representative and Quota Enforcement and Administration Branch (QEA) HQQuota@cbp.dhs.gov. Notification delays may result in exclusion from the opening.

* If entry summaries are reported early or late (after 12 Noon EST or before 12 Midnight Local Time), they will not be processed for the opening; however, early transmissions may be retransmitted within the proper range of time.

Filers experiencing transmission problems should contact the ABI client representative and immediately notify the Headquarters Quota Branch at HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov or 202-863-6560. Entry summaries with transmission issues submitted late will be reviewed and handled by Headquarters Quota Branch on a case by case basis.

*Please ensure associated warehouse entries are not finalized or liquidated. If warehouse entries are finalized or liquidated, please contact your local Port of Entry/Center for assistance and they will promptly contact QEA.

To ensure reporting accuracy prior to establishing the Prorata Percentage, associated entries are held 72 hours. Once the percentage is calculated for ACE filed entries will receive an AE message indicating the reserved or prorated quantity per reported quota line.

Unique 9903 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Numbers (HTS) have been created and combined to the current tariff numbers, to identify Specialty Sugar Periods.

If entry summaries are misclassified, they will not be included in the opening.

Please report as indicated below:


First Tariff Field Second Tariff Field
9903.17.25 1701.12.1000
9903.17.25 1701.91.1000
9903.17.25 1701.99.1015
9903.17.25 1701.99.1017
9903.17.25 1702.90.1000
9903.17.25 2106.90.4400

*NOTE: The USDA Sugar Certificate is required and must be electronically transmitted, if not return to the filer for corrective action.

HIGH RATE (Please enter as Entry Type 01 in ACE)

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

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

  • Last Modified: June 16, 2017