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QB 20-407 AGOA Limits

COMMODITY:
Qualifying goods from designated sub-Saharan African countries that have satisfied the requirements under the provisions of AGOA.

QUOTA PERIOD:
October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

OPENING DATE:
Thursday, October 1, 2020.

RESTRAINT LEVEL:
Aggregate 1,856,390,368 square meter equivalents for AGOA claims.  Of this aggregate amount, 928,195,184 square meter equivalents is available to apparel imported under the special rule for lesser developed countries (Grouping 5)

 

HTS NUMBERS

First Tariff Field

 Second Tariff Field

9819.11.09

 Chapters 61 and 62, or headings 6501, 6502, 6503, and 6504, or subheadings 6406.99.15 and 6505.90

9819.11.12

Chapters 61 and 62, or headings 6501, 6502, 6503, and 6504, or subheadings 6406.99.15 and 6505.90

 

REPORTING INSTRUCTIONS:
Process via ACE, use entry type code 02, 06, 07, 12, 23, 32, 38, or 52.

Report in unit of measure (UOM) quantity corresponding with the specific HTSUS chapter 61 and 62 numbers, headings 6501, 6502, 6503, and 6504, and subheadings 6406.99.15 and 6505.90 under which the apparel articles are classified.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Textile and apparel articles exported from designated sub-Saharan African countries, that have satisfied the requirements under the Act, for which preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA is claimed, requires that the AGOA visa number is transmitted and upon request submitted via the Document Imaging System (DIS). 

The visa grouping for 9819.11.09 is 4.  Therefore, the first data field of the visa must be 4 when AGOA preferential tariff treatment is claimed under 9819.11.09.  The following sub-Saharan African countries have satisfied the requirements under the Act and qualify for benefits under Grouping 4:

 

GROUPING 4

Benin

Botswana 

Burkina Faso

Cape Verde    

 Chad   

Cote d’Ivoire

Eswatini 

Ethiopia

Ghana

 Guinea

Kenya 

Lesotho

 Liberia

Madagascar 

Malawi

Mali                              

Mauritius

Mozambique  

Namibia

Nigeria

Sierra Leone

South Africa

Tanzania

Togo

Senegal

Uganda 

Zambia

 

 

 

The visa grouping for 9819.11.12 is 5.  Therefore, the first data field of the visa must be 5 when AGOA preferential tariff treatment is claimed under 9819.11.12. The following sub-Saharan African countries have satisfied the requirements under the Act and qualify for benefits under Grouping 5:

 

GROUPING 5

Benin  

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Cape Verde           

Chad

Cote d’Ivoire

Eswatini

Ethiopia

Ghana 

Guinea

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritius   

Mozambique

Namibia

Nigeria

Senegal

Sierra Leone

Tanzania  

Togo

Uganda

Zambia

 

 

 

 

Textile and apparel exported from designated sub-Saharan African countries for which preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA is NOT claimed is subject to the Normal Trade Relations (NTR) rate, formerly Most Favored Nations Rate (MFN).  Under these circumstances ONLY the appropriate HTSUS chapter 1-97 number is to be provided in the first tariff field.

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

 

 

Last modified: 
March 22, 2021