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QB 17-150 2018 AGOA Limits

COMMODITY:

Qualifying goods from designated sub-Saharan African countries that have satisfied the requirements under the provisions of AGOA.

QUOTA PERIOD:

October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.

OPENING DATE:

Monday, October 2, 2017.

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

Aggregate 2,022,822,376 square meter equivalents for AGOA claims. Of this aggregate amount, 1,011,411,188 square meter equivalents is available to apparel imported under the special rule for lesser developed countries (Grouping 5)

HTS NUMBERS:

First Tariff Field Second Tariff Field

9819.11.09 Chapters 61 and 62, or headings
6501, 6502, 6503, and 6504, or
subheadings 6406.99.15 and 6505.90

9819.11.12 Chapters 61 and 62, or headings
6501, 6502, 6503, and 6504, or
subheadings 6406.99.15 and 6505.90

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:

Process via ACE, use entry type code 02, 06, 07, 12, 23, 32, 38, or 52.

Report in unit of measure (UOM) quantity corresponding with the specific HTSUS chapter 61 and 62 numbers, headings 6501, 6502, 6503, and 6504, and subheadings 6406.99.15 and 6505.90 under which the apparel articles are classified.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Textile and apparel articles exported from designated sub-Saharan African countries, that have satisfied the requirements under the Act, for which preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA is claimed, requires that the AGOA visa number is transmitted and upon request submitted via the Document Imaging System (DIS).

The visa grouping for 9819.11.09 is 4. Therefore, the first data field of the visa must be 4 when AGOA preferential tariff treatment is claimed under 9819.11.09. The following sub-Saharan African countries have satisfied the requirements under the Act and qualify for benefits under Grouping 4:

Angola, Benín, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Níger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia.

The visa grouping for 9819.11.12 is 5. Therefore, the first data field of the visa must be 5 when AGOA preferential tariff treatment is claimed under 9819.11.12. The following sub-Saharan African countries have satisfied the requirements under the Act and qualify for benefits under Grouping 5:

Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia.

Textile and apparel exported from designated sub-Saharan African countries for which preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA is NOT claimed is subject to the Normal Trade Relations (NTR) rate, formerly Most Favored Nations Rate (MFN). Under these circumstances ONLY the appropriate HTSUS chapter 1-97 number is to be provided in the first tariff field.

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

Last modified: 
September 25, 2017