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QB 19-016 2019 Specialty Sugar period 3


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


October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019


Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (ET) for all time zones.


50,000,000 kg


The Trade may transmit the quota entry summaries in ACE on January 23, 2019 from 12:00 AM (midnight) local port time until 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time (ET) only.  Entry summaries reported early or late, (after 12 Noon ET or before 12 Midnight Local Port Time), will not be processed for the opening; however, early transmissions may be retransmitted within the proper range of time. Please note: For remote filers, the port of entry dictates the time and date of presentation for quota purposes. 

Please immediately report transmission problems to the HQ Quota and Agriculture Branch (QAB) or 202-863-6560.  Notification delays may result in exclusion from the opening.  Entry summaries with transmission issues submitted late will be reviewed and handled by QAB on a case-by-case basis. 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: *Supersedes previous instructions.

Trade Instructions: Please ensure warehouse entry summaries associated with the withdrawals are not finalized in ACE, if you experience any issues please contact Headquarters Quota and Agriculture Branch immediately.

CBP Instructions:  CBP Center and Port of Entry personnel should refrain from processing collections with final collection code 092, warehouse withdrawals payment should only be processed using collection code 002. Quota warehouse withdrawal final collection code close out (using collection code 092) with zero duty amount may be processed by CBP, once the warehouse ledger information is submitted by the warehouse proprietor to CBP.

Failure to follow these instructions may cause ACE processing problems and/or cargo release delays.

To ensure reporting accuracy prior to establishing the Prorata Percentage, associated entries are held 72 hours.  After the proration percentage is calculated, QAB will release the holds and ACE filers will receive a UC message indicating the reserved or prorated quantity per reported quota line.

Unique 9903 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Numbers (HTS) have been created and combined to the current tariff numbers, to identify Specialty Sugar Periods.  If entry summaries are misclassified, they will not be included in the opening.

Please report as indicated below:

First Tariff Field

 Second Tariff Field

9903.17.23 1701.12.1000
9903.17.23 1701.91.1000
9903.17.23 1701.99.1015


NOTE: The USDA Sugar Certificate is required and must be electronically transmitted.

First Tariff FieldSecond Tariff Field
9904.17.081701.12.5000 or
9904.17.091701.91.3000 or
9904.17.101701.99.5010 or
9904.17.109904.17.109904.17.109904.17.109904.17.109904.17.111701.99.5025 or
9904.17.121701.99.5050 or
9904.17.131702.90.2000 or

HIGH RATE (Please enter as Entry Type 01 in ACE)

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the local CBP port.  Ports may refer their questions via email to

Last modified: 
March 8, 2019