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QB 23-301 2024 Refined Sugar


Refined Sugar provided for in Chapter 17, Additional U.S. Note 5

Quota Period:

October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024

Opening Date:

Monday, October 2, 2023 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (ET).

This Quota is Expected to Oversubscribe at Opening Moment

Restraint Levels:

Commodity Limit
Refined and Specialty Sugar 7,090,000 KG
Canada (CQE required) 10,300,000 KG
Mexico (CQE required) 2,954,000 kg (currently excluded)


To identify all Refined Sugars and Specialty Sugar Periods, unique 9903 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Numbers (HTS) have been created and combined to the current tariff numbers. Please report as indicated below: (If entry summaries are misclassified, they will not be included in the opening).

Refined and Specialty Sugar 7,090,000 KG
First Tariff Field Low Rate Second Tariff Field
99031701 1701.12.1000
99031701 1701.91.1000
99031701 1701.99.1015
99031701 1701.99.1017
99031701 1701.99.1025*
99031701 1701.99.1050*
99031701 1702.90.1000
99031701 2106.90.4400


Note: HTS number 1701.99.1025 and 1701.99.1050 is for refined sugar and should not be used for the specialty sugar openings.

Canadian Refined 10.300,000 KG
First Tariff Field Second Tariff Field
99031801 1701.12.1000
99031801 1701.91.1000
99031801 1701.99.1015
99031801 1701.99.1017
99031801 1701.99.1025*
99031801 1701.99.1050*
99031801 1702.90.1000
99031801 2106.90.4400

Note: HTS number 1701.99.1025 and 1701.99.1050 is for refined sugar and should not be used for the specialty sugar openings.

The Trade may transmit the quota entry summaries in ACE on October 2, 2023 from 12:00 AM (midnight) local port time until 12:00 PM (noon) Eastern Time (ET) only. Please immediately report transmission problems to the ACE Client Representative and HQ Quota and Agriculture Branch (QAB). Notification delays may result in exclusion from the opening.

If entry summaries are reported early or late (after 12 Noon ET or before 12 Midnight (Local Time), they will not be processed for the opening; however, early transmissions may be retransmitted within the proper range of time. Filers experiencing transmission problems should contact the ABI client representative and immediately notify the HQ Quota and Agriculture Branch. Entry summaries with transmission issues submitted late will be reviewed and handled by QAB on a case by case basis.

Special Instructions:

Please ensure that warehouse entry summaries associated with the warehouse withdrawals are not finalized and the collections for the warehouse withdrawals are only submitted with collection code 002. A final collection code 092 with a zero duty amount may be processed on the warehouse entry by CBP, once the final warehouse ledger information is submitted to close out the warehouse entry summary.

To ensure reporting accuracy prior to establishing the Prorata Percentage, associated entries are held 72 hours. Once the percentage is calculated for ACE filed entries will receive a UC message indicating the reserved or prorated quantity per reported quota line.

Reporting Instructions:

Use entry type 02, 06, 07, 12, 23, 32, 38, or 52

Report in kilograms

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


Last Modified: Sep 08, 2023