SUBCHAPTER XII
MODIFICATIONS ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO
THE UNITED STATES-MOROCCO FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
XXII
99-XII-l
U.S. Notes
  • 1. This subchapter contains modifications of the provisions of the tariff schedule established pursuant to the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement. Goods of Morocco, entered under the terms of general note 27 to the tariff schedule, and described in subheadings 9912.02.05 through 9912.99.40 of this subchapter for which a rate of duty followed by the symbol "(MA)" is herein provided, are subject to duty at the rate set forth in this subchapter in lieu of the rate provided therefor in chapters 1 through 97. Originating goods of Morocco entered into the United States under the provisions of subheadings 9912.02.05 through 9912.52.40 are not subject to any of the provisions, duties or limitations of subchapter IV of chapter 99 of the tariff schedule. Unless otherwise provided U.S. notes 3 through 16 and subheadings 9912.02.05 through 9912.52.40 of this subchapter are effective as to such goods of Morocco entered, under general note 27 to the tariff schedule, through the close of December 31, 2020 and shall be deleted from the tariff schedule at the close of such date. U.S. notes 17 through 62 and subheadings 9912.61.01 through 9912.63.26 sets forth the tariff treatment for certain apparel articles. U.S. note 63 and subheadings 9912.95.01 through 9912.96.11 sets forth the safeguard measures for originating goods of Morocco based upon the value of goods imported into the United States for certain agricultural products. For purposes of U.S. notes 64 and 65 to this subchapter and pertinent headings, this subchapter sets forth the tariff treatment that is available to the specified imports from Morocco during the time period indicated therein. At the close of December 31, 2023, this subchapter shall be deleted from the tariff schedule and shall cease to apply to any goods entered after that date.
  • 2. Whenever goods are classifiable under a provision for which the modification of the applicable United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement rate of duty is provided for in a subheading in this subchapter, the reporting number, in the absence of specific instructions to the contrary, shall be the appropriate statistical reporting number for the basic provision (the appropriate provision for classification purposes in chapters 1 through 97) preceded by the subheading number of this subchapter. For statistical purposes, both the basic provision statistical reporting number and the applicable subheading number from this subchapter shall be collected by the United States Bureau of Census.
  • 3. The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.02.05 in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
    YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)
    200615,000201118,250201622,204
    200715,600201218,980201723,092
    200816,224201319,739201824,015
    200916,873201420,529201924,976
    201017,548201521,350
    Beginning in calendar year 2020, quantitative limitations shall cease to apply to such originating goods of Morocco.
  • 4. The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.04.01 in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
    YearQuantity(liters)YearQuantity(liters)YearQuantity(liters)
    20061,50020111,82520162,220
    20071,56020121,89820172,309
    20081,62220131,97420182,402
    20091,68720142,05320192,498
    20101,75520152,135
    Beginning in calendar year 2020, quantitative limitations shall cease to apply to such originating goods of Morocco.
  • 5. The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.04.10 in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
    YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)
    200610,000201112,167201614,802
    200710,400201212,653201715,395
    200810,816201313,159201816,010
    200911,249201413,686201916,651
    201011,699201514,233
    Beginning in calendar year 2020, quantitative limitations shall cease to apply to such originating goods of Morocco.
  • 6. The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.04.20 in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
    YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)
    200610,000201112,167201614,802
    200710,400201212,653201715,395
    200810,816201313,159201816,010
    200911,249201413,686201916,651
    201011,699201514,233
    Beginning in calendar year 2020, quantitative limitations shall cease to apply to such originating goods of Morocco.
  • 7. The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.04.30 in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
    YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)
    200615,000201118,250201622,204
    200715,600201218,980201723,092
    200816,224201319,739201824,015
    200916,873201420,529201924,976
    201017,548201521,350
    Beginning in calendar year 2020, quantitative limitations shall cease to apply to such originating goods of Morocco.
  • 8. The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.04.70 in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
    YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)
    200630,000201136,500201644,407
    200731,200201237,960201746,184
    200832,448201339,478201848,031
    200933,746201441,057201949,952
    201035,096201542,699
    Beginning in calendar year 2020, quantitative limitations shall cease to apply to such originating goods of Morocco.
  • 9. The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.07.05 in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
    YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)
    200610,000201112,167201614,802
    200710,400201212,653201715,395
    200810,816201313,159201816,010
    200911,249201413,686201916,651
    201011,699201514,233
    Beginning in calendar year 2020, quantitative limitations shall cease to apply to such originating goods of Morocco.
  • 10. The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.07.35 in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
    YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)
    20065,00020116,08320167,401
    20075,20020126,32720177,697
    20085,40820136,58020188,005
    20095,62420146,84320198,325
    20105,84920157,117
    Beginning in calendar year 2020, quantitative limitations shall cease to apply to such originating goods of Morocco.
  • 11. The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.12.05 in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
    YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)
    20061,00020111,21720161,480
    20071,04020121,26520171,539
    20081,08220131,31620181,601
    20091,12520141,36920191,665
    20101,17020151,423
    Beginning in calendar year 2020, quantitative limitations shall cease to apply to such originating goods of Morocco.
  • 12.
    • (a) Beginning in 2006 and in successive years thereafter, the Office of the United States Trade Representative shall publish in the Federal Register a determination for that calendar year of the amount of Morocco's trade surplus, by volume, from all sources for goods in the following subheadings: 1701.11, 1701.12, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.40 and 1702.60, except that Morocco's imports of originating goods of the United States under subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 shall not be included in the calculation of Morocco's trade surplus.
    • (b) The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.17.05 in any calendar year shall be the quantity of goods equal to the amount of Morocco's trade surplus in subdivision (a) of this note, but the aggregate quantity of goods entered in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
      YearQuantity(metric tons)YearQuantity(metric tons)YearQuantity(metric tons)
      20062,00020112,43320162,960
      20072,08020122,53120173,079
      20082,16320132,63220183,202
      20092,25020142,73720193,330
      20102,34020152,847
      Beginning in calendar year 2020, the aggregate quantity of goods of Morocco's entered under subheading 9912.17.05 in any calendar year shall be the quantity of goods equal to the amount of Morocco's trade surplus in subdivision (a) to this note.
    • (c) [Paragraph expired; deleted.]
  • 13. The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.20.05 in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
    YearQuantity(metric tons)YearQuantity(metric tons)YearQuantity(metric tons)
    200630020113652016444
    200731220123802017462
    200832420133952018480
    200933720144112019500
    20103512015427
    Beginning in calendar year 2020, quantitative limitations shall cease to apply to such originating goods of Morocco.
  • 14. The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.21.05 in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
    YearQuantity(metric tons)YearQuantity(metric tons)YearQuantity(metric tons)
    200620020112432016296
    200720820122532017308
    200821620132632018320
    200922520142742019333
    20102342015285
    Beginning in calendar year 2020, quantitative limitations shall cease to apply to such originating goods of Morocco.
  • 15. The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.24.05 in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
    YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)
    20065,00020116,08320167,401
    20075,20020126,32720177,697
    20085,40820136,58020188,005
    20095,62420146,84320198,325
    20105,84920157,117
    Beginning in calendar year 2020, quantitative limitations shall cease to apply to such originating goods of Morocco.
  • 16. The aggregate quantity of originating goods of Morocco entered under subheading 9912.52.05 in any calendar year shall not exceed the quantity specified below for that year.
    YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)YearQuantity(kilograms)
    20065,00020116,08320167,401
    20075,20020126,32720177,697
    20085,40820136,58020188,005
    20095,62420146,84320198,325
    20105,84920157,117
    Beginning in calendar year 2020, quantitative limitations shall cease to apply to such originating goods of Morocco.
[Notes 17 through 62 deleted]
  • 63. Subheadings 9912.95.01 through 9912.96.11 provide for safeguard measures established pursuant to Article 3.5 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (as approved by section 202 of the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act), which allows the imposition of additional duties based upon the value of goods imported into the United States for certain agricultural products. Goods of Morocco, entered under the terms of general note 27 to the tariff schedule, and described in subheadings 9912.95.01 through 9912.96.11 of this subchapter for which a rate of duty followed by the symbol "(MA)" is herein provided, are subject to duty at the rate set forth in this subchapter in lieu of the rate provided therefor in chapters 1 through 97.
[Note 64 deleted.]
  • 65.
    • (a) The Free rate of duty for heading 9912.99.40 in the "Special" subcolumn of rates of duty column 1 followed by the symbol "(MA)" shall apply to imports from Morocco, in an aggregate quantity not to exceed 1,067,257 kilograms, of a textile or apparel good if the cotton fibers, classified in heading 5201, used in the production of the good originate in one or more of the least-developed beneficiary sub-Saharan countries designated in (b) of this note, and provided the cotton fibers are carded or combed in the territory of Morocco or the territory of the United States or of a least-developed country listed in (b) of this note.
    • (b) The following countries for the purposes of this note are least-developed beneficiary sub-Saharan countries as designated in Article 6 of the Bulletin Officiel, No. 4861 bis-chaoual 1421 (1.1.2001), Exoneration du droit d'importation en faveur des produits originaires et en provenance de certains pays d'Afrique, as of January 1, 2006:
      AngolaLiberia
      BeninMadagascar
      Burkina FasoMalawi
      BurundiMali
      Cape VerdeMauritania
      Central African RepublicMozambique
      ChadNiger
      ComorosRwanda
      Democratic Republic of CongoSao Tome and Principe
      DjiboutiSierra Leone
      Equatorial GuineaSomalia
      EritreaSudan
      EthiopiaTanzania
      GambiaTogo
      GuineaUganda
      Guinea-BissauZambia
      Lesotho
    Unless otherwise provided, this note and heading 9912.99.40 are effective as to imports from Morocco entered through the close of December 31, 2020. At the close of such date, this note and heading 9912.99.40 shall be deleted from the tariff schedule and shall cease to apply to any goods entered after that date. [Compiler's note: The note and heading will be deleted at the close of 2021. The provisions are retained during 2021 to facilitate Customs administration.]

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