USTR - USTR Announces Revised FY2005 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Sugar Cane
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USTR Announces Revised FY2005 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Sugar Cane
08/23/2005


Washington, Aug. 23 -- The Office of the United States Trade Representative today announced the reallocation of raw cane sugar tariff-rate quota allocations for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2005. A tariff-rate quota is an import policy that allows countries to ship specified quantities of a product to the United States at a relatively low tariff, but subjects all other imports of that product to a higher tariff.

The Secretary of Agriculture on Aug. 19, 2005, increased the in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota for raw cane sugar for FY 2005 by 76,609 metric tons. In addition to allocating that quantity, the United States Trade Representative is also reallocating 53,409 metric tons from countries that have stated that they will be unable to fill the FY 2005 quota. The new country-by-country allocations in Metric Tons* are:

Country FY 2005 Reallocation

Argentina 8,890
Australia 
17,159
Belize
2,274
Bolivia
1,654
Brazil
29,977
Colombia
4,962
Dominican Republic 1,220
Ecuador
2,274
El Salvador
5,375
Fiji
1,861
Guatemala
9,923
Guyana
2,481
Honduras
2,067
Mauritius
2,481
Mozambique
2,688
Nicaragua
4,342
Panama
5,995
Peru
8,476
South Africa
4,755
Swaziland
3,308
Taiwan
2,481
Thailand
2,894
Zimbabwe
2,481

These allocations are based on the countries historical shipments to the United States. The allocations of the raw cane sugar tariff-rate quota to countries that are net importers of sugar are conditioned on receipt of the appropriate verifications of origin. All other country allocations remain unchanged from those announced on July 23, 2004.

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

 
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