September 22, 2016
The Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development advises that the 2016 tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for barley products and for wheat products will be filled October 14, 2016, and that the within access commitment tariff items will be closed at that time. The "over access commitment" rates of duty will be applicable until July 31, 2017.
Under TRQs, imports are subject to low "within access commitment" rates of duty up to a predetermined limit (i.e. until the import access level has been reached), while imports over that limit are subject to significantly higher "over access commitment" rates of duty.
It should be noted that imports of United States, Mexican, Chilean, Peruvian or Costa Rican barley or wheat products will continue to be subject to the same rates of duty under the United States Tariff, the Mexican Tariff, the Chilean Tariff, the Peruvian Tariff or the Costa Rican Tariff once the TRQ level is reached as before the TRQ was filled.
- Notice to Importers - Items 162 to 181 - Wheat Products SER-888
- Notice to Importers - Items 183 to 191 - Barley Products SER-889