Argentina Beef Imports Approved for the Electronic Certification System (eCERT)

CourtHomeland Security Department,U.s. Customs And Border Protection
Citation87 FR 2172
Record Number2022-00462
Publication Date13 January 2022
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
SECURITY
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Argentina Beef Imports Approved for
the Electronic Certification System
(eCERT)
AGENCY
: U.S. Customs and Border
Protection, Department of Homeland
Security.
ACTION
: General notice.
SUMMARY
: This document announces
that the export certification requirement
for certain imports of beef from the
Argentine Republic (Argentina) subject
to a tariff-rate quota will be
accomplished through the Electronic
Certification System (eCERT). All
imports of beef from Argentina that are
subject to the tariff-rate quota must have
a valid export certificate with a
corresponding eCERT transmission at
the time of entry, or withdrawal from
warehouse, for consumption. The
United States Government (USG) has
approved the request from Argentina to
transition, from the way the USG
currently receives export certificates
from Argentina, to eCERT as the method
of transmission. The transition to eCERT
will not change the tariff-rate quota
filing process or requirements.
Importers will continue to provide the
export certificate numbers from
Argentina in the same manner as when
currently filing entry summaries with
U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The format of the export certificate
numbers will remain the same for the
corresponding eCERT transmissions.
DATES
: The use of the eCERT process for
certain Argentinian beef importations
subject to a tariff-rate quota will be
effective for beef entered, or withdrawn
from a warehouse, for consumption on
or after January 18, 2022.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Julia
Peterson, Chief, Quota and Agriculture
Branch, Trade Policy and Programs,
Office of Trade, (202) 384–8905, or
HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Background
There is an existing tariff-rate quota
on certain beef from the Argentine
Republic (Argentina) pursuant to
Additional U.S. Note 3 of chapter 2 of
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the
United States (HTSUS). The tariff-rate
quota for beef from Argentina was
established by section 6 of the
Presidential Proclamation No. 6763
(December 23, 1994), as a result of the
Uruguay Round Agreements, approved
by Congress in section 101 of the
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If there is no associated foreign government
eCERT transmission available upon entry of the
merchandise, an importer may enter the
merchandise for consumption subject to the over-
quota tariff rate or opt not to enter the merchandise
for consumption at that time (e.g., transfer the
merchandise to a customs bonded warehouse or
foreign trade zone or export or destroy the
merchandise).
2
If an importer enters the merchandise for
consumption subject to the over-quota tariff rate
and the associated foreign government eCERT
transmission becomes available afterwards, an
importer may claim the in-quota rate of duty by
filing a post summary correction (before
liquidation) or a protest under 19 CFR part 174
(after liquidation). In either event, the in-quota rate
of duty is allowable only if there are still quota
amounts available within the original quota period.
Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19
U.S.C. 3511(a), Pub. L. 103–465, 108
stat. 4814). Tariff-rate quotas permit a
specified quantity of merchandise to be
entered or withdrawn for consumption
at a reduced duty rate during a specified
period. Furthermore, section 2012.3 of
title 15 of the Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR) states that beef may
only be entered as a product of an
eligible country for a tariff-rate quota if
the importer makes a declaration to U.S.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
that a valid export certificate is in effect
with respect to the beef. In addition, the
CBP regulations, at 19 CFR 132.15, set
forth provisions relating to the
requirement that an importer must
possess a valid export certificate at the
time of entry, or withdrawal from
warehouse, for consumption, to claim
the in-quota tariff rate of duty on entries
of beef subject to the tariff-rate quota.
The Electronic Certification System
(eCERT) is a system developed by CBP
that uses electronic data transmissions
of information normally associated with
a required export document, such as a
license or certificate, to facilitate the
administration of quotas and ensure that
the proper restraint levels are charged
without being exceeded. Argentina
currently submits export certificates to
CBP via email, and in the
administration of the quota, CBP
validates these certificates with the
certificate numbers provided by
importers on their entry summaries.
Argentina requested to participate in the
eCERT process to comply with the
United States’ tariff-rate quota for beef
exported from Argentina for importation
into the United States. CBP has
coordinated with Argentina to
implement the eCERT process, and now
Argentina is ready to participate in this
process by transmitting its export
certificates to CBP via eCERT.
Foreign countries participating in
eCERT transmit information via a global
network service provider, which allows
connectivity to CBP’s automated
electronic system for commercial trade
processing, the Automated Commercial
Environment (ACE). Specific data
elements are transmitted to CBP by the
importer of record (or an authorized
customs broker) when filing an entry
summary with CBP, and those data
elements must match eCERT data from
the foreign country before an importer
may claim any applicable in-quota tariff
rate of duty. An importer may claim an
in-quota tariff rate when merchandise is
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse,
for consumption, only if the information
transmitted by the importer matches the
information transmitted by the foreign
government. If there is no transmission
by the foreign government upon entry,
an importer must claim the higher over-
quota tariff rate.
1
An importer may
subsequently claim the in-quota tariff
rate under certain limited conditions.
2
This document announces that
Argentina will be implementing the
eCERT process for transmitting export
certificates for beef entries subject to the
tariff-rate quota. Imported merchandise
that is entered, or withdrawn from
warehouse, for consumption on or after
January 18, 2022, must match the
eCERT transmission of an export
certificate from Argentina in order for
an importer to claim the in-quota tariff
rate. The transition to eCERT will not
change the tariff-rate quota filing
process or requirements. Importers will
continue to provide the export
certificate numbers from Argentina in
the same manner as when currently
filing entry summaries with CBP. The
format of the export certificate numbers
will not change as a result of the
transition to eCERT. CBP will reject
entry summaries that claim an in-quota
tariff rate when filed without a valid
export certificate in eCERT.
Dated: January 7, 2022.
AnnMarie R. Highsmith,
Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of
Trade.
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