The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative today announced country-specific in-quota additional allocations under the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) on imported raw cane sugar for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 (October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021).
TRQs allow countries to export specified quantities of a product into the United States at a relatively low tariff, but subject all imports of the product above a pre-determined threshold to a higher tariff.
On August 24, 2021, the Secretary of Agriculture announced an additional in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for the remainder of FY 2021 in the amount of 90,100 metric tons raw value (MTRV). This quantity is in addition to the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements (1,117,195 MTRV). The Secretary has also determined that all sugar entering the United States under the FY 2021 raw cane sugar TRQ will be permitted to enter U.S. Customs territory through October 31, 2021, a month later than the usual last entry date. USTR is allocating this additional quantity of 90,100 MTRV to the following countries in the amounts specified below:
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These allocations are based on the countries’ historical shipments to the United States. The allocations of the raw cane sugar WTO TRQ to countries that are net importers of sugar are conditioned on receipt of the appropriate verifications of origin. Certificates for quota eligibility must accompany imports from any country for which an allocation has been provided.