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QB 22-104 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, 2022, through December 31, 2022

OPENING DATE:

Monday, January 3, 2022

RESTRAINT LEVEL:

Not all TRQs apply to every CAFTA country. 

CHAPTER 98, SUBCHAPTER XXII, U.S. NOTE 24 (Use HTS1 9822.05.15):

COUNTRY LIMIT
CountryLimit
Costa Rica2,000,000 kg

CHAPTER 98, SUBCHAPTER XXII, U.S. NOTE 25 (Use HTS1 9822.05.20):

COUNTRY LIMIT
CountryLimit
Costa Rica14,520,000 kg
Dominican Republic0 kg
El Salvador37,400,000 kg
Guatemala51,700,000 kg
Honduras10,560,000 kg
Nicaragua29,040,000 kg

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 5 (milk, Cream) (Use HTS1 9915.04.01):

COUNTRY LIMIT
CountryLimit
Costa Rica889,436 L
El Salvador800,493 L
Guatemala667,077 L
Honduras1,222,975 L
Nicaragua555,898 L

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 6 (butter, Sour Cream) (Use HTS1 9915.04.05):

COUNTRY LIMIT
CountryLimit
Costa Rica109,000 kg
El Salvador131,000 kg
Honduras218,000 kg

CHAPTER 99, SUBCHAPTER XV, U.S. NOTE 7 (Dried Milk, Cream) (Use HTS1 9915.04.20):

COUNTRY LIMIT
Costa Rica 

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 8 (Other Dairy) (Use HTS1 9915.04.30):

COUNTRY LIMIT
CountryLimit
Costa Rica327,000 kg
Dominican Republic270,000 kg
El Salvador262,000 kg
Guatemala546,000 kg
Nicaragua218,000 kg

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 9 (Dairy) (Use HTS1 9915.04.79):

COUNTRY LIMIT
CountryLimit
Dominican Republic540,000 kg

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 10 (Cheese) (Use HTS1 9915.04.80):

COUNTRY LIMIT
CountryLimit
Costa Rica655,000 kg
Dominican Republic1,013,000 kg
El Salvador982,000 kg
Guatemala1,091,000 kg
Honduras764,000 kg
Nicaragua1,364,000 kg

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 10b (Cheese) (Use HTS1 9915.04.81):

COUNTRY LIMIT
CountryLimit
Nicaragua409,000 kg

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 11 (Cheese) (Use HTS1 9915.04.99):

COUNTRY LIMIT
CountryLimit
Nicaragua546,000 kg

Chapter 99, Subchapter XV, U.S. Note 14 (Ice Cream) (Use HTS1 9915.21.05):

COUNTRY LIMIT
CountryLimit
Costa Rica211,929 L
Dominican Republic393,202 L
El Salvador169,544 L
Guatemala423,857 L
Honduras105,964 L
Nicaragua582,804 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.

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message may refer questions through email to HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov.

Last modified: 
January 11, 2022
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