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QB 21-505 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. 

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 quota year on a quarterly basis.  Subchapter III of chapter 99 of the HTSUS is modified as set forth in the Annex to the proclamation.  The modifications to the HTS made by the proclamation, including the Annex, shall be effective with respect to washing machines entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after February 7, 2020.

On January 14, 2021, the President issued Presidential Proclamation 10133 (FRN 86 FR 6541) extending trade remedy measures on large residential washers through February 7, 2023 and specifying annual quota limits and duty rates in the Annex.

 

COMMODITY:

 

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

 

QUOTA PERIOD:

 

February 7, 2021 through February 6, 2022.  Entries will be evaluated on a “first come-first served” basis.  Entries made prior to February 7, 2021 are not 2021 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 processed in the order entries are received in proper form.

 

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

Restraint Level
February 7, 2021 through May 6, 2021300,000 units
May 7, 2021 through August 6, 2021300,000 units
August 7, 2021 through November 6, 2021300,000 units
November 7, 2021 through February 7, 2022300,000 units

Parts of Washing Machines

 

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

 

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

 

Restraint Limit
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 6, 202190,000 units
If entered during the period from February 7, 2021 through February 6, 2022110,000 units
If entered during the period from February 7, 2022 through February 6, 2023130,000 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.

 

Merchandise covered by the quotas may also be subject to antidumping 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

9903.45.01

In Quota for washing machines (low rate)

9903.45.02

Over Quota for washing machines (high rate)

Washing Machine Parts

9903.45.05

In Quota for washing machine parts (low rate)

9903.45.06

Over 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 the quota restraint limit is reached.

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:

 

Duty Rates for In-Quota Washing Machines (low rate)
 

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 form February 7, 2018 through February 6, 201920%
If entered during the period form February 7, 2018 through February 6, 2019If 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%
If entered during the period from February 7, 2021 through February 7, 202215%
If entered during the period from February 7, 2022 through February 7, 202314%

 

Duty Rates for Over-Quota Washing Machines (High Rate)
 

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, 2019

50%

If entered during the period from  February 7, 2019 through February 6, 2020

45%

If entered during the period from  February 7, 2020 through February 6, 2021

40%

If entered during the period from  February 7, 2021 through February 6, 2022

35%

If entered during the period from  February 7, 2022 through February 6, 2023

30%

 

Duty Rates for In-Quota Washing Machine Parts:

 

No change from those duties applicable under subheading 8450.90.20 or 8450.90.60

 

Duty Rates for Over-Quota Washing Machine Parts (High Rate)
 

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 6, 202140%
 If entered during the period from February 7, 2021 through February 6, 202235%
 If entered during the period from February 7, 2022 through February 6, 202330%

 

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 3, 2021
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