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QB 18-112 2018 Large Residential Washers and Covered Parts

On January 23, 2018, the President issued Presidential Proclamation 9694 under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 providing for tariff rate quotas (TRQ) for household-type (residential) washing machines (washing machines) and parts of washing machines, effective February 7, 2018. See 83 Federal Register 3553, published on January 25, 2018.

COMMODITY:

Washing machines and washing machine parts as specified in Presidential Proclamation 9694.

QUOTA PERIOD:

February 7, 2018 through February 6, 2019, and subsequent annual periods listed below.

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

Washing Machines

An annual aggregate quantity not to exceed 1.2 million units.

Parts of Washing Machines

The annual aggregate quantity of all parts of household-type (residential) washing machines shall be as follows:

If entered during the period from February 7, 2018 through February 6, 2019 ............................50,000 units

If entered during the period from February 7, 2019 through February 6, 2020.............................70,000 units

If entered during the period from February 7, 2020 through February 7, 2021..............................90,000 units

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:

For in quota merchandise, use entry type code 02, 06, 07, 12, 23, 32, 38, or 52.

For over quota merchandise, use non-quota entry type, e.g., entry type 01.

The merchandise covered by the quotas may also be subject to antidumping and countervailing duties.

In addition to reporting the Chapter 84 Harmonized Tariff Schedule classification for the imported merchandise, importers shall report the following HTS classifications for imported merchandise subject to the quota:

Washing Machines:

9903.45.01 - In Quota for washing machines (low rate)
9903.45.02 - Over Quota for washing machines (high Rate)

Washing Machine Parts:

9903.45.05 - In Quota for washing machine parts (low rate)
9903.45.06 - Over Quota for washing machine parts (high Rate)

Countries Covered

For both washing machines and washing machine parts, products of all countries are covered except for the following:

Canada, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Island, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen (Republic of), Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Merchandise presented shall be reported and released by the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) until a “hold” status is indicated or quota restraint limit is reached.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Washing Machines:

Duty Rates for In Quota washing machines (low rate)

In addition to those applicable under subheading 8450.11.00 or 8450.20.00:

If entered during the period from February 7, 2018 through February 6, 2019 ........................................20%

If entered during the period from February 7, 2019 through February 6, 2020 ........................................18%

If entered during the period from February 7, 2020 through February 7, 2021 ........................................16%

Duty Rates for Over Quota washing machines (High Rate)

In addition to those applicable under subheading 8450.11.00 or 8450.20.00:

If entered during the period from February 7, 2018 through February 6, 2019 ........................................50%

If entered during the period from February 7, 2019 through February 6, 2020 .........................................45%

If entered during the period from February 7, 2020 through February 7, 2021…......................................40%

Duty Rates for In Quota Washing Machine Parts:

No change

Duty Rates for Over Quota washing machine parts (High Rate)

In addition to those applicable under subheading 8450.90.20 or 8450.90.60, as appropriate:

If entered during the period from February 7, 2018 through February 6, 2019........................................50%

If entered during the period from February 7, 2019 through February 6, 2020 .......................................45%

If entered during the period from February 7, 2020 through February 7, 2021........................................40%

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the appropriate CBP port/center. The Trade may track the status of tariff rate quotas provided in the weekly Commodity Status Report at https://www.cbp.gov/trade/quota/tariff-rate-quotas. The port/center may refer their questions through email to HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov.

Last modified: 
February 1, 2018