Brasilia, September 22, 2020: On September 22, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) provided notice of the allocations of additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 in-quota quantities of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar as announced by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on September 10, 2020. Of this additional quantity, USTR is allocating 10,718 metric tons raw value to Australia and 80,000 metric tons raw value to Brazil.
On September 10, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture announced an additional in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for the remainder of FY2020 in the amount of 90,718 metric tons raw value. Pursuant to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, the United States maintains TRQs for imports of raw cane and refined sugar. This quantity is in addition to the minimum amount of 1,117,195 metric tons raw value to which the United States is committed under the World Trade Organization Uruguay Round Agreements and in addition to the increase of 317,515 metric tons raw value on April 3, 2020.
The Department of Agriculture also has determined that it will permit all sugar entering the United States under the FY2020 raw cane sugar TRQ to enter U.S. Customs territory through October 31, 2020, a month later than the usual last entry date of September 30.
For further information on this Media Note, please contact the U.S. Embassy Press Office in Brasília at BrasiliaEMBEUA@state.gov or on (+55 61) 3312 – 7367 / 7364.