USTR Announces Fiscal Year 2021 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar

August 26, 2021

WASHINGTON – 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:

Country FY 2021 Raw Sugar TRQ Increase Allocations (MTRV)
Argentina 4,662
Australia 8,999
Belize 1,193
Bolivia 867
Brazil 15,722
Colombia 2,602
Costa Rica 1,626
Dominican Republic 19,083
Ecuador 1,193
El Salvador 2,819
Eswatini (Swaziland) 1,735
Fiji 976
Guatemala 5,204
Guyana 1,301
Honduras 1,084
India 867
Jamaica 1,193
Malawi 1,084
Mauritius 1,301
Mozambique 1,410
Nicaragua 2,277
Panama 3,144
Peru 4,445
South Africa 2,494
Thailand 1,518
Zimbabwe 1,301

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.
Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons.