Southeast Asia & Pacific

September 29, 2022

August 28, 2014

September 03, 2014

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced the country-specific and first-come, first-served in-quota allocations under the tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) on imported raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar and sugar-containing products for Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015). TRQs allow countries to export specified quantities of a product to the United States at a relatively low tariff, but subject all imports of the product above a pre-determined threshold to a higher tariff.

Eleven Pacific Island economies are eligible for preferential access to the United States. 


Exports to U.S. (2012)

Preference Ex. to U.S. (2012)

Fiji (GSP)



*As Prepared For Delivery*

“Good morning. Thank you, Dean Hool, students, and faculty of Singapore Management University (SMU), for your gracious and generous hospitality. When I first found out that I would be speaking at SMU, I was surprised. Because in my hometown of Dallas, Texas, SMU stands for ‘Southern Methodist University.’ But once I was informed that SMU in Singapore stands for Singapore Management University, I said to myself, ‘Well, I’ve got to know more about this “other SMU”.’