Specialty sugar TRQ quantity increased for 2015

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that an increased quantity of specialty sugar will be available for the remaining 2015 Fiscal Year (October 2014 through September 20, 2015) tariff rate quota (TRQ).

The increase of 20,000 metric tons raw value (MTRV) will be available for the next tranche opening on July 10, 2015.

This tranche is reserved for organic sugar and other specialty sugars not currently produced commercially in the U.S. or reasonably available from domestic sources. The sucrose content, by weight in the dry state, of such sugar must have a polarimeter reading of 99.5 degrees or more.

The new limit will be for 42,050,000 kilograms and is expected to overscribe at opening.

A USDA issued Specialty Sugar Certificate is required for entry.

Questions about this regulatory update may be directed to Livingston’s U.S. Regulatory Affairs group.