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QB 20 –104 2020 CAFTA Agriculture

COMMODITIES

Agricultural products described in Chapter 98, Subchapter XXII, U.S. Note 24, U.S. Note 25; and Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Notes 4 through 14, of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)

The DR-CAFTA contains quantitative restraints associated with a reduced duty rate for agricultural products that meet the requirements for a "qualifying good." A qualifying good is one that meets the product specific rule of origin; however, U.S. materials or inputs are considered to be of a non-Party, i.e., U.S. materials are considered non-originating.  The tariff rate quotas (TRQs) cover products such as sugar, sugar-containing products, beef, cheese, milk powder, butter, other dairy products, ice cream, milk, cream, and sour cream.

 

QUOTA PERIOD

January 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020

 

OPENING DATE

Thursday, January 2, 2020

 

RESTRAINT LEVEL

Not all TRQs apply to every CAFTA country. 

 

CHAPTER 98, SUBCHAPTER XXII, U.S. NOTE 24

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COUNTRYQUANTITY
Costa Rica2000000 kg

 

CHAPTER 98, SUBCHAPTER XXII, U.S. NOTE 25

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COUNTRYQUANTITY
Costa Rica14980000 kg
Dominican Republic12800000 kg
El Salvador36040000 kg
Guatemala49820000 kg
Honduras10240000 kg
Nicaragua28160000 kg

 

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 4 (Beef)

(Expired as of December 31, 2019.)

 

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 5 (milk, Cream)

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COUNTRYQUANTITY
Costa Rica806745 L
El Salvador726070 L
Guatemala605059 L
Honduras1109274 L
Nicaragua504216 L

                  

 

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 6 (butter, Sour Cream)

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COUNTRYQUANTITY
Costa Rica99000 kg
El Salvador119000 kg
Honduras198000 kg

 

CHAPTER 99, SUBCHAPTER XV, U.S. NOTE 7 (Dried Milk, Cream)

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COUNTRYQUANTITY
Costa Rica99000 kg

 

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 8 (Other Dairy)

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COUNTRYQUANTITY
Costa Rica297000 kg
Dominican Republic250000 kg
El Salvador238000 kg
Guatemala495000 kg
Nicaragua198000 kg

 

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 9 (Dairy)

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COUNTRYQUANTITY
Dominican Republic500000 kg

 

 

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 10 (Cheese)

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COUNTRY

QUANTITY

Costa Rica594000 kg
Dominican Republic938000 kg
El Salvador891000 kg
Guatemala990000 kg
Honduras693000 kg
Nicaragua1237000 kg

  

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 11 (Cheese)

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COUNTRYQUANTITY
Nicaragua

495000 kg

 

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 12 (Peanuts)

(Expired as of December 31, 2019.)

 

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 13 (Peanut Butter)

(Expired as of December 31, 2019.)

 

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 14 (Ice Cream)

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COUNTRYQUANTITY
Costa Rica192226 L
Dominican Republic364076 L
El Salvador153781 L
Guatemala384451 L
Honduras96113 L
Nicaragua528620 L

 

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS

Use “P+” as the primary special program indicator.

Use entry type code 02, 06, 07, 12, 23, 32, 38 or 52.

Report in units of measure as shown in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS).

All raw cane sugar must be sampled in accordance with Customs Directive 3820-001B, dated May 01, 2007.

 

NOTIFICATION

No further editions of this QB for Dominican Republic – Central America – United States

Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) – 2020 Limits for Agriculture Products will be issued until amendments in agreements or changes in quota amounts occur.

 

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message may refer questions through email to HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov

Last modified: 
May 20, 2020