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QB 20–302 2020 Raw Sugar TRQ Extension Reporting Instructions


Raw Cane Sugar as provided for in Chapter 17, Additional U.S. Note 5


October 1, 2019 through October 31, 2020


Thursday October 1, 2020


QB 19-1368



The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in the Federal Register Volume 85, No.176 (55812) dated September 10, 2020, an extension to the 2020 Raw Sugar Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ), until October 31, 2020.  The 2021 Raw Sugar TRQ will not be adjusted to accommodate this extension, the reporting date is also October 1, 2020.

To facilitate accurate reporting and segregation of the 2020 and 2021 Raw Sugar TRQs, a unique 9903 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Number (HTS) is combined with the current raw sugar HTS numbers for the 2020 period only.  Please report as indicated below. 

First Tariff FieldSecond Tariff Field


The above HTS combinations are only applicable from October 1, 2020 until October 31, 2020.  USDA has extended the 2020 Certificate of Quota Eligibility (CQE) validity until October 31, 2020. CQE numbers must be electronically transmitted into ACE, and uploaded via Document Imaging System (DIS) upon request.

The Trade may transmit the quota entry summaries for the 2020 extension using the countries’ existing raw sugar balance in ACE on October 1, 2020 at 08:30am until October 31, 2020 at 4:30pm, Eastern Standard Time.  Please report transmission problems to the ACE Client Representative and Quota and Agricultural Branch (QAB).

Please refer to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) Federal Register Volume 85, No. 185 (59586) dated September 22, 2020, Fiscal Year 2020 Allocation of Additional Tariff Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar, at the link below:

At the end of the 2020 Raw Sugar TRQ Extended Period (10/31/2020), the records will be closed and the processing for the 2021 Raw Sugar TRQ (single HTS) will continue.



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

All raw cane sugar, HTS numbers 1701.13.1000, 1701.14.1020 and 1701.14.1040 must be sampled in accordance with Customs Directive 3820-001B, dated May 01, 2007.

Report in kilograms (kg)



Please ensure that the warehouse entry summaries associated with the warehouse withdrawals are not finalized and the collections for the warehouse withdrawals are only submitted as collection code 002.  A collection code 092 with a zero amount may be processed once the final warehouse ledger is submitted to close out the warehouse entry summary.

An original certificate of quota eligibility (CQE) is required for raw cane sugar entry(s) with country specific allocations for the in-quota duty rate.  The CQE number must be electronically transmitted in ACE and the original certificate may be uploaded via the Document Imaging System (DIS) upon request.  Non-ABI entry summary must be updated in ACE prior to processing collections.

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

Last Modified: Sep 22, 2020