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QB 18-136 2019 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, 2018 through September 30, 2019

OPENING DATE:

Monday, October 1, 2018

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

Aggregate 2,048,357,135 square meter equivalents for AGOA claims.  Of this aggregate amount, 1,024,178,567 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:

Sub-Saharan African Countries Grouping 4
Benin Botswana Burkina Faso Cameroon
Cape Verde Chad Cote d' Ivoire Ethiopia
Ghana Guinea Lesotho Liberia
Malawi Mauritius Mozambique  Namibia
Nigeria Rwanda Senegal Sierra Leone
Tanzania Togo Uganda Zambia
Kenya Madagascar    

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:

Sub-Saharan Countries 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 Togo
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 information should be referred to the local CBP port.

Last modified: 
October 4, 2018