Determination of Trade Surplus in Certain Sugar and Syrup Goods and Sugar-Containing Products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, and Panama, 691-693 [2020-29224]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2021 / Notices [FR Doc. 2020–29225 Filed 1–5–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Determination of Trade Surplus in Certain Sugar and Syrup Goods and Sugar-Containing Products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, and Panama Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of its determination of the trade surplus in certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia and Panama. The level of a country’s trade surplus in these goods relates to the quantity of sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products for which the United States grants preferential tariff treatment under (i) the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (Chile FTA); (ii) the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (Morocco FTA); (iii) the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA–DR); (iv) the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (Peru TPA); (v) the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (Colombia TPA); and (vi) the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (Panama TPA). DATES: This notice is applicable on January 1, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin H. Nicholson, Office of Agricultural Affairs, (202) 395–9419 or Erin.H.Nicholson@ustr.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Chile FTA Pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 108–77; 19 U.S.C. 3805 note), Presidential Proclamation No. 7746 of December 30, 2003 (68 FR 75789) implemented the Chile FTA on behalf of the United States and modified the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the Chile FTA. Note 12(a) to subchapter XI of HTSUS chapter 99 requires USTR annually to VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Jan 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 publish a determination of the amount of Chile’s trade surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS subheadings 1701.11, 1701.12, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.20, 1702.30, 1702.40, 1702.60, 1702.90, 1806.10, 2101.12, 2101.20, and 2106.90, except that Chile’s imports of goods classified under HTSUS subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 that qualify for preferential tariff treatment under the Chile FTA are not included in the calculation of Chile’s trade surplus. Proclamation 8771 of December 29, 2011 (77 FR 413) reclassified HTSUS subheading 1701.11 as 1701.13 and 1701.14. Note 12(b) to subchapter XI of HTSUS chapter 99 provides duty-free treatment for certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products of Chile entered under subheading 9911.17.05 in any calendar year (CY) (beginning in CY2015) is the quantity of goods equal to the amount of Chile’s trade surplus in subdivision (a) of the note. During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, Chile’s imports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugarcontaining products described above exceeded its exports of those goods by 633,441 metric tons according to data published by its customs authority, the Servicio Nacional de Aduana. Based on this data, USTR has determined that Chile’s trade surplus is negative. Therefore, in accordance with U.S. Note 12(b) to subchapter XI of HTSUS chapter 99, goods of Chile are not eligible to enter the United States dutyfree under subheading 9911.17.05 in CY2021. II. Morocco FTA Pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 108–302; 19 U.S.C. 3805 note), Presidential Proclamation No. 7971 of December 22, 2005 (70 FR 76651) implemented the Morocco FTA on behalf of the United States and modified the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the Morocco FTA. Note 12(a) to subchapter XII of HTSUS chapter 99 requires USTR annually to publish a determination of the amount of Morocco’s trade surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS subheadings 1701.11, 1701.12, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40, and 1702.60, except that Morocco’s imports of U.S. goods classified under HTSUS subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 that qualify for preferential tariff treatment under the Morocco FTA are not included in the calculation of Morocco’s trade surplus. Proclamation 8771 of December 29, 2011 (77 FR 413) PO 00000 Frm 00192 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 691 reclassified HTSUS subheading 1701.11 as 1701.13 and 1701.14. Note 12(b) to subchapter XII of HTSUS chapter 99 provides duty-free treatment for certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.17.05 in an amount equal to the lesser of Morocco’s trade surplus or the specific quantity set out in that note for that calendar year. Note 12(c) to subchapter XII of HTSUS chapter 99 provides preferential tariff treatment for certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.17.10 through 9912.17.85 in an amount equal to the amount by which Morocco’s trade surplus exceeds the specific quantity set out in that note for that calendar year. During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, Morocco’s imports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products described above exceeded its exports of those goods by 694,075 metric tons according to data published by its customs authority, the Office des Changes. Based on this data, USTR has determined that Morocco’s trade surplus is negative. Therefore, in accordance with U.S. Note 12(b) and U.S. Note 12(c) to subchapter XII of HTSUS chapter 99, goods of Morocco are not eligible to enter the United States duty-free under subheading 9912.17.05 or at preferential tariff rates under subheading 9912.17.10 through 9912.17.85 in CY2021. II. CAFTA–DR Pursuant to section 201 of the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 109–53; 19 U.S.C. 4031), Presidential Proclamation No. 7987 of February 28, 2006 (71 FR 10827), Presidential Proclamation No. 7991 of March 24, 2006 (71 FR 16009), Presidential Proclamation No. 7996 of March 31, 2006 (71 FR 16971), Presidential Proclamation No. 8034 of June 30, 2006 (71 FR 38509), Presidential Proclamation No. 8111 of February 28, 2007 (72 FR 10025), Presidential Proclamation No. 8331 of December 23, 2008 (73 FR 79585), and Presidential Proclamation No. 8536 of June 12, 2010 (75 FR 34311), implemented the CAFTA–DR on behalf of the United States and modified the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the CAFTA–DR. Note 25(b)(i) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 requires USTR annually to publish a determination of the amount of each CAFTA–DR country’s trade surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 692 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2021 / Notices subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40, and 1702.60, except that each CAFTA–DR country’s exports to the United States of goods classified under HTSUS subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, and 1701.99 and its imports of goods classified under HTSUS subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 that qualify for preferential tariff treatment under the CAFTA–DR are not included in the calculation of that country’s trade surplus. U.S. Note 25(b)(ii) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 provides duty-free treatment for certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products of each CAFTA–DR country entered under subheading 9822.05.20 in an amount equal to the lesser of that country’s trade surplus or the specific quantity set out in that note for that country and that calendar year. A. Costa Rica jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES B. Dominican Republic During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, the Dominican Republic’s imports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugarcontaining products described above exceeded its exports of those goods by 16,676 metric tons according to data published by the National Directorate of Customs (DGA). Based on this data, USTR has determined that the Dominican Republic’s trade surplus is negative. Therefore, in accordance with U.S. Note 25(b)(ii) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98, goods of the Dominican Republic are not eligible to enter the United States duty-free under subheading 9822.05.20 in CY2021. 19:08 Jan 05, 2021 During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, El Salvador’s exports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products described above exceeded its imports of those goods by 420,282 metric tons according to data published by the Central Bank of El Salvador. Based on this data, USTR has determined that El Salvador’s trade surplus is 420,282 metric tons. The specific quantity set out in U.S. Note 25(b)(ii) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 for El Salvador for CY2021 is 36,720 metric tons. Therefore, in accordance with that note, the aggregate quantity of goods of El Salvador that may be entered dutyfree under subheading 9822.05.20 in CY2021 is 36,720 metric tons (i.e., the amount that is the lesser of El Salvador’s trade surplus and the specific quantity set out in that note for El Salvador for CY2021). D. Guatemala During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, Costa Rica’s exports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products described above exceeded its imports of those goods by 92,924 metric tons according to data published by the Costa Rican Customs Department, Ministry of Finance. Based on this data, USTR has determined that Costa Rica’s trade surplus is 92,924 metric tons. The specific quantity set out in U.S. Note 25(b)(ii) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 for Costa Rica for CY2021 is 14,300 metric tons. Therefore, in accordance with that note, the aggregate quantity of goods of Costa Rica that may be entered duty-free under subheading 9822.05.20 in CY2021 is 14,300 metric tons (i.e., the amount that is the lesser of Costa Rica’s trade surplus and the specific quantity set out in that note for Costa Rica for CY2021). VerDate Sep<11>2014 C. El Salvador Jkt 253001 During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, Guatemala’s exports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products described above exceeded its imports of those goods by 1,768,149 metric tons according to data published by the Guatemalan Sugar Association (ASAZGUA) and Bank of Guatemala. Based on this data, USTR has determined that Guatemala’s trade surplus is 1,768,149 metric tons. The specific quantity set out in U.S. Note 25(b)(ii) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 for Guatemala for CY2021 is 50,760 metric tons. Therefore, in accordance with that note, the aggregate quantity of goods of Guatemala that may be entered duty-free under subheading 9822.05.20 in CY2021 is 50,760 metric tons (i.e., the amount that is the lesser of Guatemala’s trade surplus and the specific quantity set out in that note for Guatemala for CY2021). E. Honduras During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, Honduras’ exports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products described above exceeded its imports of those goods by 127,399 metric tons according to data published by the Central Bank of Honduras. Based on this data, USTR has determined that Honduras’ trade surplus is 127,399 metric tons. The specific quantity set out in U.S. Note 25(b)(ii) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 for Honduras for CY2021 is 10,400 metric tons. Therefore, in accordance with that note, the aggregate quantity of goods of PO 00000 Frm 00193 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Honduras that may be entered duty-free under subheading 9822.05.20 in CY2021 is 10,400 metric tons (i.e., the amount that is the lesser of Honduras’ trade surplus and the specific quantity set out in that note for Honduras for CY2021). F. Nicaragua During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, Nicaragua’s exports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products described above exceeded its imports of those goods by 242,463 metric tons according to data published by the National Committee of Sugar Producers (CNPA). Based on this data, USTR has determined that Nicaragua’s trade surplus is 242,463 metric tons. The specific quantity set out in U.S. Note 25(b)(ii) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 for Nicaragua for CY 2021 is 28,600 metric tons. Therefore, in accordance with that note, the aggregate quantity of goods of Nicaragua that may be entered duty-free under subheading 9822.05.20 in CY2021 is 28,600 metric tons (i.e., the amount that is the lesser of Nicaragua’s trade surplus and the specific quantity set out in that note for Nicaragua for CY2021). IV. Peru TPA Pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 110–138; 19 U.S.C. 3805 note), Presidential Proclamation No. 8341 of January 16, 2009 (74 FR 4105) implemented the Peru TPA on behalf of the United States and modified the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the Peru TPA. Note 28(c) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 requires USTR annually to publish a determination of the amount of Peru’s trade surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40, and 1702.60, except that Peru’s imports of U.S. goods classified under HTSUS subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 that are originating goods under the Peru TPA and Peru’s exports to the United States of goods classified under HTSUS subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, and 1701.99 are not included in the calculation of Peru’s trade surplus. Note 28(d) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 provides duty-free treatment for certain sugar goods of Peru entered under subheading 9822.06.10 in an amount equal to the lesser of Peru’s trade surplus or the specific quantity set out in that note for that calendar year. During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, Peru’s E:\FR\FM\06JAN1.SGM 06JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES imports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products described above exceeded its exports of those goods by 127,341 metric tons according to data published by the National Superintendence of Customs and Tax Administration (SUNAT). Based on this data, USTR has determined that Peru’s trade surplus is negative. Therefore, in accordance with U.S. Note 28(d) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98, goods of Peru are not eligible to enter the United States duty-free under subheading 9822.06.10 in CY2021. V. Colombia TPA Pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 112–42; 19 U.S.C. 3805 note), Presidential Proclamation No. 8818 of May 14, 2012 (77 FR 29519) implemented the Colombia TPA on behalf of the United States and modified the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the Colombia TPA. Note 32(b) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 requires USTR annually to publish a determination of the amount of Colombia’s trade surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40 and 1702.60, except that Colombia’s imports of U.S. goods classified under subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 that are originating goods under the Colombia TPA and Colombia’s exports to the United States of goods classified under subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 1701.99 are not included in the calculation of Colombia’s trade surplus. Note 32(c)(i) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 provides duty-free treatment for certain sugar goods of Colombia entered under subheading 9822.08.01 in an amount equal to the lesser of Colombia’s trade surplus or the specific quantity set out in that note for that calendar year. During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, Colombia’s exports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products described above exceeded its imports of those goods by 338,814 metric tons according to data published by the Colombian National Tax and Customs Directorate (DIAN). Based on this data, USTR has determined that Colombia’s trade surplus is 338,814 metric tons. The specific quantity set out in U.S. Note 32(c)(i) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 for Colombia for CY 2021 is 56,750 metric tons. Therefore, in accordance with that note, the aggregate quantity of goods of Colombia that may VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:08 Jan 05, 2021 Jkt 253001 be entered duty-free under subheading 9822.08.01 in CY2021 is 56,750 metric tons (i.e., the amount that is the lesser of Colombia’s trade surplus and the specific quantity set out in that note for Colombia for CY2021). VI. Panama TPA Pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 112–43; 19 U.S.C. 3805 note), Presidential Proclamation No. 8894 of October 29, 2012 (77 FR 66505) implemented the Panama TPA on behalf of the United States and modified the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the Panama TPA. Note 35(a) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 requires USTR annually to publish a determination of the amount of Panama’s trade surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40 and 1702.60, except that Panama’s imports of U.S. goods classified under subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 that are originating goods under the Panama TPA and Panama’s exports to the United States of goods classified under subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 1701.99 are not included in the calculation of Panama’s trade surplus. Note 35(c) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 provides duty-free treatment for certain sugar goods of Panama entered under subheading 9822.09.17 in an amount equal to the lesser of Panama’s trade surplus or the specific quantity set out in that note for that calendar year. During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, Panama’s imports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products described above exceeded its exports of those goods by 753 metric tons according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics and Census, Office of the General Comptroller of Panama; and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Panama. Based on this data, USTR has determined that Panama’s trade surplus is negative. Therefore, in accordance with that note, goods of Panama are not eligible to enter the United States dutyfree under subheading 9822.09.17 in CY2021. Gregory Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determination of Trade Surplus in Certain Sugar and Syrup Goods 
and Sugar-Containing Products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the 
Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, 
Colombia, and Panama

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS), the Office of the United States Trade 
Representative (USTR) is providing notice of its determination of the 
trade surplus in certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing 
products of Chile, Morocco, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El 
Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia and Panama. 
The level of a country's trade surplus in these goods relates to the 
quantity of sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products for 
which the United States grants preferential tariff treatment under (i) 
the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (Chile FTA); (ii) the 
United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (Morocco FTA); (iii) the 
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement 
(CAFTA-DR); (iv) the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (Peru 
TPA); (v) the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement 
(Colombia TPA); and (vi) the United States-Panama Trade Promotion 
Agreement (Panama TPA).

DATES: This notice is applicable on January 1, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin H. Nicholson, Office of 
Agricultural Affairs, (202) 395-9419 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Chile FTA

    Pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Chile Free Trade 
Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 108-77; 19 U.S.C. 3805 note), 
Presidential Proclamation No. 7746 of December 30, 2003 (68 FR 75789) 
implemented the Chile FTA on behalf of the United States and modified 
the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the Chile 
FTA.
    Note 12(a) to subchapter XI of HTSUS chapter 99 requires USTR 
annually to publish a determination of the amount of Chile's trade 
surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS subheadings 
1701.11, 1701.12, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.20, 1702.30, 1702.40, 1702.60, 
1702.90, 1806.10, 2101.12, 2101.20, and 2106.90, except that Chile's 
imports of goods classified under HTSUS subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 
that qualify for preferential tariff treatment under the Chile FTA are 
not included in the calculation of Chile's trade surplus. Proclamation 
8771 of December 29, 2011 (77 FR 413) reclassified HTSUS subheading 
1701.11 as 1701.13 and 1701.14.
    Note 12(b) to subchapter XI of HTSUS chapter 99 provides duty-free 
treatment for certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing 
products of Chile entered under subheading 9911.17.05 in any calendar 
year (CY) (beginning in CY2015) is the quantity of goods equal to the 
amount of Chile's trade surplus in subdivision (a) of the note. During 
CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, Chile's 
imports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products 
described above exceeded its exports of those goods by 633,441 metric 
tons according to data published by its customs authority, the Servicio 
Nacional de Aduana. Based on this data, USTR has determined that 
Chile's trade surplus is negative. Therefore, in accordance with U.S. 
Note 12(b) to subchapter XI of HTSUS chapter 99, goods of Chile are not 
eligible to enter the United States duty-free under subheading 
9911.17.05 in CY2021.

II. Morocco FTA

    Pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade 
Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 108-302; 19 U.S.C. 3805 note), 
Presidential Proclamation No. 7971 of December 22, 2005 (70 FR 76651) 
implemented the Morocco FTA on behalf of the United States and modified 
the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the Morocco 
FTA.
    Note 12(a) to subchapter XII of HTSUS chapter 99 requires USTR 
annually to publish a determination of the amount of Morocco's trade 
surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS subheadings 
1701.11, 1701.12, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40, and 1702.60, except that 
Morocco's imports of U.S. goods classified under HTSUS subheadings 
1702.40 and 1702.60 that qualify for preferential tariff treatment 
under the Morocco FTA are not included in the calculation of Morocco's 
trade surplus. Proclamation 8771 of December 29, 2011 (77 FR 413) 
reclassified HTSUS subheading 1701.11 as 1701.13 and 1701.14.
    Note 12(b) to subchapter XII of HTSUS chapter 99 provides duty-free 
treatment for certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing 
products of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.17.05 in an amount 
equal to the lesser of Morocco's trade surplus or the specific quantity 
set out in that note for that calendar year.
    Note 12(c) to subchapter XII of HTSUS chapter 99 provides 
preferential tariff treatment for certain sugar and syrup goods and 
sugar-containing products of Morocco entered under subheading 
9912.17.10 through 9912.17.85 in an amount equal to the amount by which 
Morocco's trade surplus exceeds the specific quantity set out in that 
note for that calendar year.
    During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, 
Morocco's imports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing 
products described above exceeded its exports of those goods by 694,075 
metric tons according to data published by its customs authority, the 
Office des Changes. Based on this data, USTR has determined that 
Morocco's trade surplus is negative. Therefore, in accordance with U.S. 
Note 12(b) and U.S. Note 12(c) to subchapter XII of HTSUS chapter 99, 
goods of Morocco are not eligible to enter the United States duty-free 
under subheading 9912.17.05 or at preferential tariff rates under 
subheading 9912.17.10 through 9912.17.85 in CY2021.

II. CAFTA-DR

    Pursuant to section 201 of the Dominican Republic-Central America-
United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 109-53; 
19 U.S.C. 4031), Presidential Proclamation No. 7987 of February 28, 
2006 (71 FR 10827), Presidential Proclamation No. 7991 of March 24, 
2006 (71 FR 16009), Presidential Proclamation No. 7996 of March 31, 
2006 (71 FR 16971), Presidential Proclamation No. 8034 of June 30, 2006 
(71 FR 38509), Presidential Proclamation No. 8111 of February 28, 2007 
(72 FR 10025), Presidential Proclamation No. 8331 of December 23, 2008 
(73 FR 79585), and Presidential Proclamation No. 8536 of June 12, 2010 
(75 FR 34311), implemented the CAFTA-DR on behalf of the United States 
and modified the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in 
the CAFTA-DR.
    Note 25(b)(i) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 requires USTR 
annually to publish a determination of the amount of each CAFTA-DR 
country's trade surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS

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subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40, and 
1702.60, except that each CAFTA-DR country's exports to the United 
States of goods classified under HTSUS subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 
1701.14, 1701.91, and 1701.99 and its imports of goods classified under 
HTSUS subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 that qualify for preferential 
tariff treatment under the CAFTA-DR are not included in the calculation 
of that country's trade surplus.
    U.S. Note 25(b)(ii) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 provides 
duty-free treatment for certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-
containing products of each CAFTA-DR country entered under subheading 
9822.05.20 in an amount equal to the lesser of that country's trade 
surplus or the specific quantity set out in that note for that country 
and that calendar year.

A. Costa Rica

    During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, 
Costa Rica's exports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing 
products described above exceeded its imports of those goods by 92,924 
metric tons according to data published by the Costa Rican Customs 
Department, Ministry of Finance. Based on this data, USTR has 
determined that Costa Rica's trade surplus is 92,924 metric tons. The 
specific quantity set out in U.S. Note 25(b)(ii) to subchapter XXII of 
HTSUS chapter 98 for Costa Rica for CY2021 is 14,300 metric tons. 
Therefore, in accordance with that note, the aggregate quantity of 
goods of Costa Rica that may be entered duty-free under subheading 
9822.05.20 in CY2021 is 14,300 metric tons (i.e., the amount that is 
the lesser of Costa Rica's trade surplus and the specific quantity set 
out in that note for Costa Rica for CY2021).

B. Dominican Republic

    During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, 
the Dominican Republic's imports of the sugar and syrup goods and 
sugar-containing products described above exceeded its exports of those 
goods by 16,676 metric tons according to data published by the National 
Directorate of Customs (DGA). Based on this data, USTR has determined 
that the Dominican Republic's trade surplus is negative. Therefore, in 
accordance with U.S. Note 25(b)(ii) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 
98, goods of the Dominican Republic are not eligible to enter the 
United States duty-free under subheading 9822.05.20 in CY2021.

C. El Salvador

    During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, El 
Salvador's exports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing 
products described above exceeded its imports of those goods by 420,282 
metric tons according to data published by the Central Bank of El 
Salvador. Based on this data, USTR has determined that El Salvador's 
trade surplus is 420,282 metric tons. The specific quantity set out in 
U.S. Note 25(b)(ii) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 for El 
Salvador for CY2021 is 36,720 metric tons. Therefore, in accordance 
with that note, the aggregate quantity of goods of El Salvador that may 
be entered duty-free under subheading 9822.05.20 in CY2021 is 36,720 
metric tons (i.e., the amount that is the lesser of El Salvador's trade 
surplus and the specific quantity set out in that note for El Salvador 
for CY2021).

D. Guatemala

    During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, 
Guatemala's exports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing 
products described above exceeded its imports of those goods by 
1,768,149 metric tons according to data published by the Guatemalan 
Sugar Association (ASAZGUA) and Bank of Guatemala. Based on this data, 
USTR has determined that Guatemala's trade surplus is 1,768,149 metric 
tons. The specific quantity set out in U.S. Note 25(b)(ii) to 
subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 for Guatemala for CY2021 is 50,760 
metric tons. Therefore, in accordance with that note, the aggregate 
quantity of goods of Guatemala that may be entered duty-free under 
subheading 9822.05.20 in CY2021 is 50,760 metric tons (i.e., the amount 
that is the lesser of Guatemala's trade surplus and the specific 
quantity set out in that note for Guatemala for CY2021).

E. Honduras

    During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, 
Honduras' exports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing 
products described above exceeded its imports of those goods by 127,399 
metric tons according to data published by the Central Bank of 
Honduras. Based on this data, USTR has determined that Honduras' trade 
surplus is 127,399 metric tons. The specific quantity set out in U.S. 
Note 25(b)(ii) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 for Honduras for 
CY2021 is 10,400 metric tons. Therefore, in accordance with that note, 
the aggregate quantity of goods of Honduras that may be entered duty-
free under subheading 9822.05.20 in CY2021 is 10,400 metric tons (i.e., 
the amount that is the lesser of Honduras' trade surplus and the 
specific quantity set out in that note for Honduras for CY2021).

F. Nicaragua

    During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, 
Nicaragua's exports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing 
products described above exceeded its imports of those goods by 242,463 
metric tons according to data published by the National Committee of 
Sugar Producers (CNPA). Based on this data, USTR has determined that 
Nicaragua's trade surplus is 242,463 metric tons. The specific quantity 
set out in U.S. Note 25(b)(ii) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 
for Nicaragua for CY 2021 is 28,600 metric tons. Therefore, in 
accordance with that note, the aggregate quantity of goods of Nicaragua 
that may be entered duty-free under subheading 9822.05.20 in CY2021 is 
28,600 metric tons (i.e., the amount that is the lesser of Nicaragua's 
trade surplus and the specific quantity set out in that note for 
Nicaragua for CY2021).

IV. Peru TPA

    Pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion 
Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 110-138; 19 U.S.C. 3805 note), 
Presidential Proclamation No. 8341 of January 16, 2009 (74 FR 4105) 
implemented the Peru TPA on behalf of the United States and modified 
the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the Peru TPA.
    Note 28(c) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 requires USTR 
annually to publish a determination of the amount of Peru's trade 
surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS subheadings 
1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40, and 1702.60, 
except that Peru's imports of U.S. goods classified under HTSUS 
subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 that are originating goods under the 
Peru TPA and Peru's exports to the United States of goods classified 
under HTSUS subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, and 1701.99 
are not included in the calculation of Peru's trade surplus.
    Note 28(d) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 provides duty-
free treatment for certain sugar goods of Peru entered under subheading 
9822.06.10 in an amount equal to the lesser of Peru's trade surplus or 
the specific quantity set out in that note for that calendar year.
    During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, 
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imports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products 
described above exceeded its exports of those goods by 127,341 metric 
tons according to data published by the National Superintendence of 
Customs and Tax Administration (SUNAT). Based on this data, USTR has 
determined that Peru's trade surplus is negative. Therefore, in 
accordance with U.S. Note 28(d) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98, 
goods of Peru are not eligible to enter the United States duty-free 
under subheading 9822.06.10 in CY2021.

V. Colombia TPA

    Pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Colombia Trade 
Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 112-42; 19 U.S.C. 3805 
note), Presidential Proclamation No. 8818 of May 14, 2012 (77 FR 29519) 
implemented the Colombia TPA on behalf of the United States and 
modified the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the 
Colombia TPA.
    Note 32(b) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 requires USTR 
annually to publish a determination of the amount of Colombia's trade 
surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS subheadings 
1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40 and 1702.60, 
except that Colombia's imports of U.S. goods classified under 
subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 that are originating goods under the 
Colombia TPA and Colombia's exports to the United States of goods 
classified under subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 
1701.99 are not included in the calculation of Colombia's trade 
surplus.
    Note 32(c)(i) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 provides duty-
free treatment for certain sugar goods of Colombia entered under 
subheading 9822.08.01 in an amount equal to the lesser of Colombia's 
trade surplus or the specific quantity set out in that note for that 
calendar year.
    During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, 
Colombia's exports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing 
products described above exceeded its imports of those goods by 338,814 
metric tons according to data published by the Colombian National Tax 
and Customs Directorate (DIAN). Based on this data, USTR has determined 
that Colombia's trade surplus is 338,814 metric tons. The specific 
quantity set out in U.S. Note 32(c)(i) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS 
chapter 98 for Colombia for CY 2021 is 56,750 metric tons. Therefore, 
in accordance with that note, the aggregate quantity of goods of 
Colombia that may be entered duty-free under subheading 9822.08.01 in 
CY2021 is 56,750 metric tons (i.e., the amount that is the lesser of 
Colombia's trade surplus and the specific quantity set out in that note 
for Colombia for CY2021).

VI. Panama TPA

    Pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Panama Trade Promotion 
Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 112-43; 19 U.S.C. 3805 note), 
Presidential Proclamation No. 8894 of October 29, 2012 (77 FR 66505) 
implemented the Panama TPA on behalf of the United States and modified 
the HTSUS to reflect the tariff treatment provided for in the Panama 
TPA.
    Note 35(a) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 requires USTR 
annually to publish a determination of the amount of Panama's trade 
surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in HTSUS subheadings 
1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40 and 1702.60, 
except that Panama's imports of U.S. goods classified under subheadings 
1702.40 and 1702.60 that are originating goods under the Panama TPA and 
Panama's exports to the United States of goods classified under 
subheadings 1701.12, 1701.13, 1701.14, 1701.91 and 1701.99 are not 
included in the calculation of Panama's trade surplus.
    Note 35(c) to subchapter XXII of HTSUS chapter 98 provides duty-
free treatment for certain sugar goods of Panama entered under 
subheading 9822.09.17 in an amount equal to the lesser of Panama's 
trade surplus or the specific quantity set out in that note for that 
calendar year.
    During CY2019, the most recent year for which data is available, 
Panama's imports of the sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing 
products described above exceeded its exports of those goods by 753 
metric tons according to data published by the National Institute of 
Statistics and Census, Office of the General Comptroller of Panama; and 
the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Panama. Based on this data, 
USTR has determined that Panama's trade surplus is negative. Therefore, 
in accordance with that note, goods of Panama are not eligible to enter 
the United States duty-free under subheading 9822.09.17 in CY2021.

Gregory Doud,
Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade 
Representative.
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