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QB 19-029 2019 Absolute Quota Aluminum Products Argentina

On May 31, 2018, the President issued a Presidential Proclamation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 providing for an absolute quota for imports of aluminum products from Argentina, effective for goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on June 1, 2018.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 9903.85.05 through 9903.85.06, inclusive, set forth the ordinary customs duty treatment for the aluminum products 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 Internet site of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), shall not be allowed.

This Quota Bulletin provides information on annual absolute quota quantities for Argentina aluminum imports as of June 1, 2018.  Additional information will be issued prior to July 1, 2018 on the quarterly quota quantities beginning July 1, 2018 and at the end of each subsequent quarter for convenience of importers of aluminum products under absolute quota.

COMMODITY:

Aluminum products as specified in Presidential Proclamation

QUOTA PERIOD:

April 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019 (2nd Quarter)

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 anti-dumping and countervailing duty.

In addition to reporting the chapter 76 harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) classification for imported merchandise, importers shall report the following HTS classifications for imported merchandise subject to the absolute quota:

9903.85.05 through 9903.85.06

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, exportation or destruction.

COUNTRIES COVERED:

Argentina

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

As of June 1, 2018, CBP is implementing absolute quota processing functionality in ACE.  Absolute quota will be processed on a daily basis, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) at 8:00 pm EST, and cargo release of shipments subject to the absolute quota will be withheld until the absolute quota is processed and quota amounts are allocated. 

In order for shipments to be processed for absolute quota on the same day at 8:00 pm EST, the entry summary must be filed, entry summary payment date must be on file or scheduled for a future statement, and the conveyance arrived by 4:30 pm in the port’s local time zone.  The official hours for quota processing are established by 19 CFR 132.3.

Please note quantities listed below are subject to change as quota is processed. These amounts are only for information.

Quota Bulletins (QB) are posted on CBP.gov, quota page and updated as determined by future announcements.  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

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the appropriate CBP Port/Center.  The Port/Center may refer questions to headquarters Quota and Agriculture Branch at (202) 863-6560, or through email to HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov.

Quota Bulletins (QB) are posted on CBP.gov, quota page and updated as determined by future announcements.  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

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the appropriate CBP Port/Center.  The Port/Center may refer questions to headquarters Quota and Agriculture Branch at (202) 863-6560, or through email to HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov.

HEADING ARTICLE DESCRIPTION ANNUAL LIMIT QUARTER LIMIT
9903.85.05

Unwrought Aluminum 7601103000, 7601106000, 7601203000, 7601206000, 7601209030, 7601209045, 7601209060, 7601209075, 7601209090

169658877 50897663.10
9903.85.06

Wrought Aluminum 7605190000, 7605210000, 7605210030, 7605210090, 7605290000, 7606113000, 7606116000, 7606123000, 7605110000, 7604101000, 7604103000, 7604103010, 7604103050, 7604105030, 7604105060, 7604210000. 7604291000, 7604293010, 7604293050, 7604295030, 7604295060, 7605110030, 7606123045, 7606113055, 7605123090, 7606913000, 7606913030, 7606913060, 7606913075, 7606913090, 7606916000, 7606916020, 7606916040, 7608100000, 7608100030, 7608100090,  7608200000,7608200030, 7608200090, 7609000000, 7616995100, 7616995120, 7616995130, 7616995140, 7616995150, 7616995160, 7616995170, 7616995175, 7616995190, 7605110090, 7606916060, 7606916080, 7606923000, 7606923030, 7606923060, 7606923075, 7606923090, 7606600000, 7606926020, 7606126000, 7607119090, 7607191000, 7607191000, 7607193000, 7607196000, 7607201000, 7607205000, 7606123090, 7607116010, 7607116090, 7606926040. 7606926060, 7606926080, 7607113000, 7606116000, 7607119000, 7607119030, 7607119060

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March 26, 2019