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QB 17–147 2018 Refined Sugar TRQ


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


October 1, 2017 through September 30, 20187


Monday, October 2, 2017 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) for all time zones.



Refined and Specialty Sugar       7,090,000 kg
Canada (CQE required)             10,300,000 kg
Mexico (CQE required)               2,954,000 kg (currently excluded)

To identify all Refined Sugars and Specialty Sugar Periods, unique 9903 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Numbers (HTS) have been created and combined to the current tariff numbers. Please report as indicated below: (If entry summaries are misclassified, they will not be included in the opening).

Refined and Specialty Sugar ( 7,090,000 kg)

First Tariff Field Second Tariff Field 
99031701 1701.12.1000  
99031701 1701.91.1000  
99031701 1701.99.1015
99031701 1701.99.1017  
99031701 1701.99.1025*
99031701 1701.99.1050* 
99031701 1702.90.1000  
99031701 2106.90.4400


Canada Refined (10,300,000 kg)
First Tariff Field Second Tariff Field 
99031801 1701.12.1000
99031801 1701.91.1000
99031801 1701.99.1015
99031801 1701.99.1017  
99031801 1701.99.1025*
99031801 1701.99.1050*
99031801 1702.90.1000  
99031801 2106.90.4400

*NOTE: HTS number 1701.99.1025 and 1701.99.1050 is for refined sugar and should not be used for the specialty sugar openings.

The Trade may transmit the quota entry summaries in ACE on October 2, 2017 from 12:00 AM (midnight) local port time until 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time (ET) only. Please immediately report transmission problems to the ACE Client Representative and HQ Quota and Agriculture Branch (QAB) Notification delays may result in exclusion from the opening.

* If entry summaries are reported early or late (after 12 Noon ET 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 HQ Quota and Agriculture Branch (QAB) at or 202-863-6560. Entry summaries with transmission issues submitted late will be reviewed and handled by QAB on a case by case basis.


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

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 a UC message indicating the reserved or prorated quantity per reported quota line.


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

Since ACE Deployment, over quota duty rates are no longer reported in the quota module and should be entered as a 01 entry type.

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


Please refer to chapter 99, subchapter IV, U.S. note 1 for the list of countries that are not subject to additional agricultural safeguard duties under heading 9904. Imports from these countries should be presented as a  01 entry type using the high rate (over-quota) tariff number provided for in chapters 17 or 21, without the Chapter 99 HTS number. Non-ABI entry summary must be updated in ACE prior to processing collections.

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the local CBP port.

Last modified: 
September 12, 2017