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QB 18-137 Absolute Quota for Steel Mill Articles: Argentina, Brazil and South Korea

On May 31, 2018, the President issued a Proclamation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 providing for an absolute quota for imports of steel mill articles from Argentina, Brazil and South Korea, effective for goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 1, 2018.

Subheadings 9903.80.05 through 9903.80.58, inclusive, set forth the ordinary customs duty treatment for the steel mill articles of any country enumerated in the superior text to such subheadings, subject to the annual aggregate quantitative limitations proclaimed for these subheadings.  Beginning on July 1, 2018, imports from any such country in an aggregate quantity under any such subheading during any of the periods January through March, April through June, July through September, or October through December in any year that is in excess of 500,000 kg and 30 percent of the total aggregate quantity provided for a calendar year for such country, as set forth on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) website, shall not be allowed.

If 500,000 kg and 30 percent of the total aggregate quantity provided for a calendar year is not available in the remaining annual quota amount, then the remaining annual quota amount is still in effect.

This Quota Bulletin provides information on estimated quarterly absolute quota quantities for Argentina, Brazil and South Korea steel imports as of October 1, 2018.  CBP will provide quarterly quota quantities at the end of each subsequent quarter for convenience of importers of steel mill articles under absolute quota.

Please check the quota page of cbp.gov at https://www.cbp.gov/trade/quota/tariff-rate-quotas for weekly commodity status reports containing information on actual absolute quota amounts, updated every Monday.

COMMODITY:

Steel Mill Articles as specified in Presidential Proclamation

QUOTA PERIOD:

October 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:

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

Merchandise subject to absolute quota may also be subject to antidumping and countervailing duty.

In addition to reporting the chapter 72 or 73 harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) classification for imported merchandise, importers shall report the following HTS classifications for imported merchandise subject to the absolute quota:

9903.80.05 through 9903.80.58

Absolute quota merchandise may not be imported into the U.S for consumption after the quota limit is reached, per [19 CFR 132]. Options after the quota limit is reached include foreign trade zone, warehouse entry, exportation or destruction.

COUNTRIES COVERED:

Argentina, Brazil and South Korea

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Please note quantities listed in the attachment are estimates as of September 26, 2018; actual amounts will not be available until the beginning of the next quarter on October 1, 2018, and will be posted on the October 1, 2018 quota commodity status report on CBP.gov, quota page. These estimated amounts are provided for convenience and amounts will vary.

Quota Bulletins (QBs) are posted on CBP.gov, quota page and updated as determined by future announcements.  The trade may track the status of quotas provided in the weekly Commodity Status Report at https://www.cbp.gov/trade/quota/tariff-rate-quotas

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the appropriate CBP Port/Center.

2018 Fourth Quarter Estimated Quota Amounts for Steel Mill Articles (Argentina)

2018 Fourth Quarter Estimated Quota Amounts for Steel Mill Articles (Argentina)
9903 HTS NumberAnnual Quota Limit (kg)Annual Remaining Amount (kg)4th Quarter Quota Amount
9903.80.056,475,8371,942,751.101,942,751.10
9903.80.06000
9903.80.073,450,5611,035,168.301,035,168.30
9903.80.084,733,6441,420,093.201,420,093.20
9903.80.09000
9903.80.10000
9903.80.11000
9903.80.12701701701
9903.80.13000
9903.80.14000
9903.80.15000
9903.80.16000
9903.80.17000
9903.80.18147,963,29435,559,763.5335,559,763.53
9903.80.19000
9903.80.204,988,957405,865405,865
9903.80.21000
9903.80.222,378,183713,702713,702
9903.80.232,3742,3742,374
9903.80.248,758,7124,615,439267,613.60
9903.80.25128,48200
9903.80.26000
9903.80.273,74300
9903.80.28000
9903.80.29000
9903.80.30000
9903.80.31000
9903.80.32000
9903.80.33000
9903.80.34000
9903.80.35000
9903.80.36000
9903.80.37000
9903.80.38000
9903.80.39000
9903.80.4034,2989,2059,205
9903.80.41000
9903.80.42000
9903.80.43000
9903.80.44209209209
9903.80.45000
9903.80.46182,55500
9903.80.472,0762,0762,076
9903.80.48896,377863,455500,000
9903.80.49000
9903.80.50000
9903.80.51000
9903.80.52000
9903.80.53000
9903.80.54000
9903.80.55000
9903.80.56000
9903.80.57000
9903.80.58000

2018 Fourth Quarter Estimated Quota Amounts for Steel Mill Articles (Brazil)

2018 Fourth Quarter Estimated Quota Amounts for Steel Mill Articles (Brazil)
9903 HTS NumberAnnual Quota Limit (kg)Annual Remaining Amount (kg)4th Quarter Quota Amount
9903.80.05108,453,5461,084,535500,000
9903.80.065,7305,7305,730
9903.80.0721,645,65321,645,6536,493,695.90
9903.80.0851,717,23451,717,09215,515,170.20
9903.80.09220,366147,865.77147,865.77
9903.80.10000
9903.80.119,116,1982,734,859.402,734,859.40
9903.80.12179,284,354136,643,328.6253,785,306.20
9903.80.1349,974,44113,167,44313,167,443
9903.80.142,428,91600
9903.80.1511,315,45500
9903.80.162,186,3841,198,121.95655,915.20
9903.80.17687,693396,323396,323
9903.80.1856,857,54800
9903.80.1940,71200
9903.80.2021,382,3609,234,736.80
9903.80.2157,31900
9903.80.22987,756228,446228,446
9903.80.23642,480485,576485,576
9903.80.241,611,14500
9903.80.251,728,02400
9903.80.26272525
9903.80.271,231583583
9903.80.281,051,455698,480500,000
9903.80.29000
9903.80.30120,1266,9016,901
9903.80.319,982,5495,971,5202,994,764.7
9903.80.3214,62900
9903.80.33000
9903.80.3463,21962,90662,906
9903.80.35352,21612,36612,366.66
9903.80.36000
9903.80.37142,5421,8471,847
9903.80.381,354,481193,283193,283.30
9903.80.3918600
9903.80.4011,28411,27111,271
9903.80.41000
9903.80.42522,098519,836.82500,000
9903.80.43000
9903.80.44000
9903.80.45785,743740,052500,000
9903.80.4694,548,099308,909308,909
9903.80.475,683,98800
9903.80.4819,466,29600
9903.80.49892,811872,408.65500,000
9903.80.50160,604130,530130,530
9903.80.5122,142,54400
9903.80.52000
9903.80.53372,84800
9903.80.541,0891,0891,089
9903.80.55939939939
9903.80.569,426,1321,406,5491,406,549.60
9903.80.573,505,707,831897,599,487897,599,487.30
9903.80.588,7198,4448,444

2018 Fourth Quarter Estimated Quota Amounts for Steel Mill Articles (South Korea)

2018 Fourth Quarter Estimated Quota Amounts for Steel Mill Articles (South Korea)
9903 HTS NumberAnnual Quota Limit (kg)Annual Remaining Amount (kg)2018 4th Quarter Amount
9903.80.05404,694,045310,760,478.91121,408,213.50
9903.80.06249,173249,173249,173
9903.80.07125,346,92093,176,60037,604,076
9903.80.0890,336,23025,420,60325,420,603
9903.80.093,207,1102,150,766962,133
9903.80.1034,385,82134,322,85110,315,746.30
9903.80.11202,530,628143,617,15160,759,188.40
9903.80.12166,310,59783,283,238.3349,893,179.10
9903.80.13190,840,544109,270,368.4057,252,163.20
9903.80.1418,374,3539,765,9975,512,305.90
9903.80.1554,749,0931,273,10514,273,105
9903.80.167,505,97600
9903.80.1713,094,7438,289,223.653,928,422.90
9903.80.18460,867,8187,409,2427,409,242
9903.80.19125,646,4993,384,666.633,384,666.63
9903.80.2051,383,8473,553,015.803,553,015.80
9903.80.21250,007,04800
9903.80.2269,469,6855,140,011.765,140,011.76
9903.80.2354,003,7083,347,821.803,347,112.40
9903.80.248,438,050266,317.98266,317.98
9903.80.251,172,69554,69054,690
9903.80.264,807,12200
9903.80.27449,740261,863.15261,864.15
9903.80.281,172,992820,071500,000
9903.80.2913,34613,10913,109
9903.80.30218,64900
9903.80.3113,460,008108,318108,318
9903.80.321,649,72200
9903.80.3324,90524,90524,905
9903.80.345,338,007791,700.61791,700.61
9903.80.3512,602,38700
9903.80.361,254,097995,660.98500,000
9903.80.37224,62226,737.5726,737.57
9903.80.3845,39145,33545,335
9903.80.39110,36029,950.5229,950.52
9903.80.403,5003,293.053,293.05
9903.80.41215,46700
9903.80.422,329,41682,63782,167
9903.80.43000
9903.80.444900
9903.80.45106,760,29310,061,676.4310,061,676.43
9903.80.4656,474,92547,848,36416,942,477
9903.80.4740,508,28810,050,339.0910,050,339.40
9903.80.4832,914,61800
9903.80.499,535,3661,247,355.791,247,355.79
9903.80.501,150,35600
9903.80.514,400,7701,169,7781,169,231
9903.80.52000
9903.80.53109,715109,715109,715
9903.80.54467182.16182.16
9903.80.55770770770
9903.80.56849,00400
9903.80.571,697,9551,697,145509,386.50
9903.80.5874,66774,66774,667