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QB 17-145 2017 Raw Sugar TRQ Extension Reporting Instructions

COMMODITY:

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

QUOTA PERIOD:

October 1, 2017 through October 31, 2017

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Monday October 2, 2017

 

REFERENCE: QB 17-145

 

BACKGROUND:

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in the Federal Register Volume 82, No.141 (34472) dated July 25, 2017 an extension to the 2017 Raw Sugar Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ), until October 31, 2017. The 2018 Raw Sugar TRQ will not be adjusted to accommodate this extension, the reporting date is also October 2, 2017.

 

To facilitate accurate reporting and segregation of the 2017 and 2018 Raw Sugar TRQ's, a unique 9903 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Number (HTS) is combined with the current raw sugar HTS numbers for the 2017 period only. Please report as indicated below.

 

HTS NUMBERS:

First Tariff Field Second Tariff Field

LOW RATE

99031733    1701.13.1000

99031733    1701.14.1000

The above HTS combinations are only applicable from October 2, 2017 until October 31, 2017. USDA has extended the 2017 Certificate of Quota Eligibility (CQE) validity until October 31, 2017. CQE numbers must be electronically transmitted into ACE, and uploaded via Document Imaging System (DIS) upon request.

The Trade may transmit the quota entry summaries for the 2017 extension in ACE on October 2, 2017 at 08:30AM until October 31, 2017 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time. Please immediately report transmission problems to the ACE Client Representative and Quota Enforcement and Administration Branch (QEA) HQQuota@cbp.dhs.gov

At the end of the 2017 Raw Sugar TRQ (10/31/2017), the records will be closed and the processing for the 2018 Raw Sugar TRQ (single HTS) will continue.

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:

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

 

All raw cane sugar, HTS numbers 1701.13.1000 or 1701.14.1000, must be sampled in accordance with Customs Directive 3820-001B, dated May 01, 2007.

 

Report in kilograms (kg)

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Please ensure that the warehouse entry summaries associated with the warehouse withdrawals are not finalized and the collections for the warehouse withdrawals are only submitted as collection code 002. A collection code 092 with a zero amount may be processed once the final warehouse ledger is submitted to close out the warehouse entry summary.

 

An original certificate of quota eligibility (CQE) is required for raw cane sugar entry(s) with country specific allocations for the in-quota duty rate. The CQE number must be electronically transmitted in ACE and the original certificate may be uploaded via the Document Imaging System (DIS) upon request. Non-ABI entry summary must be updated in ACE prior to processing collections.

 

High Rate: (No CQE required report in ACE as a 01 entry type)

9904.17.01 1701.13.5000 or 1701.14.5000

9904.17.02

9904.17.03

9904.17.04

9904.17.05

9904.17.06

 

Re-export Sugar

1701.13.2000 or 1701.14.2000

 

Any country without a quantity allocation, which is not subject to a United States embargo, may export raw cane sugar, provided it is entered at the over-quota duty rate. These countries are not required to furnish a CQE.

 

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: 
September 5, 2017