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QB 23-405 2023 Cotton Note 9


Card strips made from cotton provided for in Chapter 52, Additional U.S. Note 9, Harmonized Tariff Schedule. 

Quota Period: 

September 20, 2023, through September 19, 2024 

Opening Date: 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 

Restraint Level: 

3,335,427 kilograms  

Minimum Access Levels: 

Of the quantitative limitations provided for in Additional U.S. Note 9, countries listed below shall have access to NOT LESS than the quantities specified below: 

Restraint Levels
Country Quantity in KG
Belgium     5,830 
Canada   108,721
Cuba 2,968
China    7,857 
Egypt  3,689 
France 34,385 
Germany   11,540 
Italy   3,215 
India & Pakistan (aggregate)   31,582
Japan  154,917 
Netherlands   10,317
Switzerland  6,711
United Kingdom  653,695 

Quota class merchandise imported from countries with minimum access levels will be charged against the minimum access level granted for that country. Once the minimum access is reached, subsequent imports will be charged against the “Any/Country/Area” level.  

Restraint Level (Non-Minimum Access): 

Any country/Area                                    2,300,000 Kilograms 

HTS Numbers
Low Rate High Rate
5202.99.1000   5202.99.3000

Reporting Instructions: 

Use entry type code 02, 07, 12, 23, 32, 38, 52. 

Merchandise presented at the opening shall be reported and released via the ACE quota module. 

Report in Kilograms (KG). 

Special Instructions: 

Other than as provided for in the country allocations above, articles the product of countries or areas who are not members of the World Trade Organization shall not be permitted or included in the quantitative limitations set forth in this note. 

Please refer to chapter 99, subchapter IV, U.S. note 1 for the list of countries that are not subject to additional agricultural safeguard duties under heading 9904.   

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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2023