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Message to Industry

Subject : Barley Products Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ)

This message pertains to imports of barley products classified under Customs Tariff headings: 11.02, 11.03, 11.04, 11.07, 11.08, 19.01, 19.04 and 23.02 .

The purpose of this message is to inform you that the 2013-14 Barley Products tariff rate quota will be filled as of 11:59 pm local time on October 11, 2013, and that the within access commitment tariff items will be closed at that time.  Accordingly, General Import Permit No. 20 (barley products) will be suspended from October 11, 2013 to July 31, 2014. Firms wishing to import barley products from October 11, 2013 to July 31, 2014 should cite General Import Permit No. 100, which allows firms to import eligible agricultural goods on the Import Control List at the “over access commitment” rates of duty.

Please note that after the TRQ level is reached, barley products that qualify under the U.S., Mexican, Chilean, Peruvian or Costa Rican tariff will continue to be assessed at the “within access” lower rate of duty.

A Notice to Importers explaining this action will be available on our web site at: Wheat/Barley and their Products (

If you have any questions, please contact Lynn Matthew at 613-944-1807 or e-mail: