The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that certain sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products from Chile, the Dominican Republic, Morocco, and Peru may not enter the U.S. duty-free or at preferential tariff rates in 2023. Under the free trade agreements the U.S. has in place with these countries, USTR is allowed to take this action because they did not have trade surpluses in these products in 2021.
However, USTR has determined that Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama did have trade surpluses in sugar and syrup goods and sugar-containing products in 2021. As a result, the following aggregate quantities of such goods may be entered duty-free in 2023.
- Colombia: 58,250 metric tons (up from 56,750)
- Costa Rica: 14,740 metric tons (up from 14,300)
- El Salvador: 38,080 metric tons (up from 36,720)
- Guatemala: 52,640 metric tons (up from 50,760)
- Honduras: 10,720 metric tons (up from 10,400)
- Nicaragua: 29,480 metric tons (up from 28,600)
- Panama: 560 metric tons (up from 0)
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