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QB 17-144 2017 Raw Sugar Re-Allocation and Quantity Increase

COMMODITY:

Raw Cane Sugar as provided for in Chapter 17, Additional U.S. Note 5

QUOTA PERIOD:

October 1, 2016, through October 31, 2017

REFERENCE: QB 16-132

BACKGROUND:

USTR announced in the Federal Register Notice (FRN) Volume 82, No. 147 (36070) dated August 2, 2017 a reallocation of 86,495,000 kg of the initial FY 2017 raw sugar tariff rate quota (TRQ) from countries unable to fill their previous allocation. These allocations are based on the countries’ shipment history to the United States. USTR also announced in FRN Volume 82, No. 147 (36071) an additional allocation to the raw sugar TRQ of 244,690,000 kg. The 2017 Raw Sugar TRQ has been extended until October 31, 2017. The new restraint levels are as follows:

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

Argentina

***65,612,000 kg

Australia

***126,646,000 kg

Barbados

**7,371,000 kg 

Belize

***16,785,000 kg

Bolivia

*0 kg 

Brazil

***182,691,000 kg

Colombia

***36,621,000  kg

Congo

*0 kg

Costa Rica

***22,888,000 kg

Cote d’Ivoire

*0 kg

Dominican Republic

**185,335,000 kg

Ecuador

***16,785,000 kg

El Salvador

***9672,000 kg

Fiji

***13,732,000 kg

Gabon

*0 kg

Guatemala

***73,241,000 kg

Guyana

***18,310,000 kg

Haiti

*0 kg

Honduras

***15,258,000 kg

India

***12,207,000 kg

Jamaica

***16,785,000 kg

Madagascar

*0 kg

Malawi

***15,258,000 kg

Mauritius

***18,310,000 kg

Mozambique

***19,837,000 kg

Nicaragua

***32,043,000 kg 

Panama

***44,250,000 kg

Papua New Guinea

*0 kg 

Paraguay

**7,258,000 kg

Peru

***62,561,000 kg

Philippines

***205,990,000 kg

South Africa

***35,095,000 kg

St. Kitts & Nevis

*0 kg

Swaziland

***24,414,000 kg

Taiwan

*0 kg

Thailand

***21,362,000 kg

Trinidad-Tobago

*0 kg

Uruguay

*0 kg

Zimbabwe

***18,310,000 kg 

* Quantity removed
** Quantity unchanged
*** Quantity increased
**** Quantity decreased

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: 
August 18, 2017