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QB 23-305 2024 Specialty Sugar Period 1


Specialty 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) for all time zones. 

Restraint Level:  

1,656,000 kg 

This Quota is expected to oversubscribe at opening moment.  

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.  Entry summaries reported early or late (after 12 Noon ET or before 12 Midnight (Local Port Time), will not be processed for the opening; however, early transmissions may be retransmitted within the proper range of time.   

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.  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.   

Unique 9903 Harmonized Tariff Schedule Numbers (HTS) have been created and combined to the current tariff numbers, to identify Specialty Sugar Periods. If entry summaries are misclassified, they will not be included in the opening. 

Please report as indicated below: 

 Low Rate HTS Numbers
First Tariff Field Second Tariff Field
9903.17.21 1701.12.1000 
9903.17.21 1701.91.1000 
9903.17.21 1701.99.1015 
9903.17.21 1701.99.1017 
9903.17.21 1702.90.1000 
9903.17.21 1702.90.1000 

Note: The USDA Sugar Certificate is required and must be electronically transmitted. 

Questions from the importing community regarding this electronic message should be referred to the appropriate CBP Port/ Center.  The Port/Center may refer their questions via email to



Last Modified: Sep 05, 2023