USTR reallocates unused fiscal year 2015 TRQ for raw cane sugar

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has announced they have reallocated country-specific allotments for raw cane sugar imported at the low-rate tariff rate quota (TRQ) for the remainder of the 2015 fiscal year (FY), which ends on September 30, 2015.

After consulting with quota holding countries, the USTR reallocated 157,937 metric tons raw value (MTRV) from the original TRQ for raw cane sugar for countries that were not able to fill their original allotments issued under the FY 2015 World Trade Organization (WTO) restraint levels.

Country FY 2015 Reallocation (MTRV)
Argentina 11,263
Australia 21,739
Barbados 1,834
Belize 2,881
Brazil 37,978
Colombia 6,286
Costa Rica 3,929
Dominican Republic 18,512
Ecuador 2,881
El Salvador 6,810
Fiji 2,357
Guatemala 12,572
Guyana 3,143/td>
Honduras 2,619
India 2,095
Jamaica 2,881
Mozambique 3,405
Nicaragua 5,500
Peru 10,739
South Africa 6,024
Swaziland 4,191
Thailand 3,667
Zimbabwe 3,143


An original certificate of quota eligibility (CQE) is required to enter at the low, in-quota rate under a country specific allocation.

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