On September 22, 2020, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published 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 Secretary of Agriculture.
On September 10, 2020, the Secretary of Agriculture announced an additional in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for the remainder of FY2020 (ending September 30, 2020) in the amount of 90,718 metric tons raw value (MTRV) (conversion factor: 1 metric ton raw value = 1.10231125 short tons raw value). See 85 FR 55812. This quantity is in addition to the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the WTO Uruguay Round Agreements (1,117,195 MTRV) and in addition to the increase of 317,515 MTRV raw sugar on April 3, 2020. Agriculture also has determined that it will permit all sugar entering the United States under the FY2020 raw cane sugar TRQ to enter US Customs territory through October 31, 2020, a month later than the usual last entry date. Of this additional quantity, USTR is allocating 10,718 MTRV to Australia and 80,000 MTRV to Brazil.
The allocations of the raw cane sugar TRQ to countries that are net importers of sugar are conditioned on receipt of the appropriate verifications of origin, and certificates for quota eligibility must accompany imports from any country for which an allocation has been provided