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QB 20-505 2020 Large Residential Washers and Covered Parts

On January 23, 2018, the President issued Presidential Proclamation 9694 under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 providing for tariff rate quotas (TRQ) for household-type (residential) washing machines (washing machines) and parts of washing machines, effective February 7, 2018.  See 83 Federal Register 3553, published on January 25, 2018.

On January 23, 2020, the President issued Presidential Proclamation 9979 under Section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 modifying the quantitative limitations applicable to imports of washers under HTS subheadings 8450.11.00 and 8450.20.00, by allocating the within-quota quantities for the third quota year on a quarterly basis, subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTS is modified as set forth in the Annex to this proclamation.

The modifications to the HTS made by this proclamation, including the Annex hereto, shall be effective with respect to washing machines entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after February 7, 2020.

COMMODITY:

Washing machines and washing machine parts as specified in Presidential Proclamation 9694.

QUOTA PERIOD:

February 7, 2020 through February 7, 2021.  Entries will be evaluated on a First Come First Served basis.  Entries made prior to February 7, 2020 are not 2020 quota year entries.

Washing Machines

An annual aggregate quantity not to exceed 1.2 million units is limited on a quarterly basis in equal amounts.  Under-utilized quota shall expire at the end of each quarter and not roll over.  Section 201 Quota is first come first served quota.

Restraint Level
February 7, 2020 through May 6, 2020300,000 units
May 7, 2020 through August 6, 2020300,000 units
August 7, 2020 through November 6, 2020300,000 units
November 7, 2021, through February 7, 2021300,000 units

Parts of Washing Machines

The annual aggregate quantity of all parts of household-type (residential) washing machines shall be as follows:

Restraint Level
 If entered during the period from February 7, 2018 through February 6, 201950,000 units
If entered during the period from  February 7, 2019 through February 6, 202070,000 units
If entered during the period from February 7, 2020 through February 7, 202190,000 units

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:

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

For over quota merchandise, use non-quota entry type, e.g., entry type 01.

The merchandise covered by the quotas may also be subject to anti-dumping and countervailing duties.

In addition to reporting the Chapter 84 Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) classification for the imported merchandise, importers shall report the following HTS classifications for imported merchandise subject to the quota:

Washing Machines:

Washing Machines
9903.45.01In Quota for washing machines (Low Rate)
9903.45.02Over Quota for washing machines (High Rate)

 

Washing Machine Parts

9903.45.05In Quota for washing machine parts (Low Rate)
9903.45.06Over Quota for washing machine parts (High Rate)

Countries covered:

For both washing machines and washing machine parts, products of all countries are covered except for the following:

Canada, Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Solomon Island, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkey Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Yemen (Republic of), Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Merchandise presented shall be reported and released by the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) until a “hold” status is indicated or quota restraint limit is reached.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Washing Machines:

In addition to those applicable under subheading 8450.11.00 or 8450.20.00:

Duty Rates for In Quota washing machines (low rate)
 If entered during the period from February 7, 2018 through February 6, 201920%
 If entered during the period from February 7, 2019 through February 6, 202018%
 If entered during the period from February 7, 2020 through February 7, 202116%

 In addition to those applicable under subheading 8450.11.00 or 8450.20.00

Duty Rates for Over Quota washing machines (High Rate)
If entered during the period from February 7, 2018 through February 6, 201950%
If entered during the period from February 7, 2019 through February 6, 202045%
If entered during the period from February 7, 2020 through February 7, 202140%

Duty Rates for In Quota Washing Machine Parts:

The duty rates remain the same, 2.6% ad valorem for the three year period.

In addition to those applicable under subheading 8450.90.20 or 8450.90.60, as appropriate 

Duty Rates for Over Quota washing machine parts (High Rate)
 If entered during the period from February 7, 2018 through February 6, 201950%
 If entered during the period from February 7, 2019 through February 6, 202045%
 If entered during the period from February 7, 2020 through February 7, 202140%

DISTRIBUTION:

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the appropriate CBP port/center. 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. The port/center may refer their questions through email to HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov.

 

Last modified: 
February 10, 2020