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QB 21-104 2021 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, 2021, through December 31, 2021

 

OPENING DATE:

Monday, January 4, 2021

 

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

Not all TRQs apply to every CAFTA country. 

 

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

In-Quota

Costa Rica

2,000,000 kg

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

 

In-Quota

Costa Rica

14,300,000 kg

Dominican Republic

0 kg

El Salvador

36,720,000 kg

Guatemala

50,760,000 kg

Honduras

10,400,000 kg

Nicaragua

28,6000,000 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)

 

In-Quota

Costa Rica

847,082 L

El Salvador

762,374 L

Guatemala

635,312 L

Honduras

1,164,738 L

Nicaragua

529,426 L

CHAPTER 99, SUBCHAPTER XV, U.S. 6 (BUTTER, SOUR CREAM)

 

In-Quota

Costa Rica

104,000 kg

El Salvador

125,000 kg

Honduras

208,000 kg

CHAPTER 99, SUBCHAPTER XV, U.S. NOTE 7 (DRIED MILK, CREAM)

 

In-Quota

Costa Rica

104,000 kg

CHAPTER 99, SUBCHAPTER XV, U.S. NOTE 8 (OTHER DAIRY)

 

In-Quota

Costa Rica

312,000 kg

Dominican Republic

260,000 kg

El Salvador

249,000 kg

Guatemala

520,000 kg

Nicaragua

208,000 kg

CHAPTER 99, SUBCHAPTER XV, U.S. NOTE 9 (DAIRY)

 

In-Quota

Dominican Republic

520,000 kg

CHAPTER 99, SUBCHAPTER XV, U.S. NOTE 10 (CHEESE)

 

In-Quota

Costa Rica

624,000 kg

Dominican Republic

975,000 kg

El Salvador

936,000 kg

Guatemala

1,039,000 kg

Honduras

728,000 kg

Nicaragua

1,299,000 kg

CHAPTER 99, SUBCHAPTER XV, U.S. NOTE 11 (CHEESE)

 

In-Quota

Nicaragua

520,000 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)

 

In-Quota

Costa Rica

201,837 L

Dominican Republic

378,639 L

El Salvador

161,470 L

Guatemala

403,674 L

Honduras

100,918 L

Nicaragua

555,051 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) – 2021 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: 
January 7, 2021
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