Schedule of the Dominican Republic to Annex 3.3

Dominican Republic Tariff Schedule General Notes

 Annex 3.3-DR Notes-1

 

GENERAL NOTES

TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

 

1. The provisions of this Schedule are generally expressed in terms of the Arancel de la

República Dominicana de Importación, and the interpretation of the provisions of this Schedule,

including the product coverage of subheadings of this Schedule, shall be governed by the

General Notes, Section Notes, and Chapter Notes of the Arancel de la República Dominicana de

Importación.  To the extent that provisions of this Schedule are identical to the corresponding

provisions of the Arancel de la República Dominicana de Importación, the provisions of this

Schedule shall have the same meaning as the corresponding provisions of the Arancel de la

República Dominicana de Importación.

 

2. The base rates of duty set out in this Schedule reflect the MFN tariff rates of the Arancel

de la República Dominicana de Importación in effect on January 1, 2003.

 

3. In addition to the staging categories listed in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1, this Schedule

contains staging categories M, N, O, V, W, X, Y.

 

(a) Duties on originating goods provided for in the items in staging category M shall be

removed in ten stages.  On the date this Agreement enters into force, duties shall be

reduced by two percent of the base rate, and by an additional two percent of the base rate

on January 1 of year two.  On January 1 of year three duties shall be reduced by an

additional eight percent of the base rate, and by an additional eight percent of the base

rate each year thereafter through year six.  On January 1 of year seven duties shall be

reduced by an additional 16 percent of the base rate, and by an additional 16 percent of

the base rate each year thereafter through year nine, and such goods shall be duty-free

effective January 1 of year ten.

 

(b) Duties on originating goods provided for in the items in staging category N shall be

removed in 12 equal annual stages beginning on the date this Agreement enters into

force, and such goods shall be duty-free, effective January 1 of year 12.

 

(c) Duties on originating goods provided for in the items in staging category O shall remain

at base rates for years one through six.  On January 1 of year seven, duties shall be

reduced by ten percent of the base rate, and by an additional ten percent of the base rate

each year thereafter through year ten.  On January 1 of year 11, duties shall be reduced

by an additional 12 percent of the base rate, and by an additional 12 percent of the base

rate each year thereafter through year 14, and such goods shall be duty-free effective

January 1 of year 15.

 

(d) Duties on originating goods provided for in the items in staging category V shall remain

at base rates for years one through ten.  On January 1 of year 11, duties shall be reduced

by eight percent of the base rate, and by an additional eight percent of the base rate each

year thereafter through year 15.  On January 1 of year 16, duties shall be reduced by an

additional 12 percent of the base rate, and by an additional 12 percent of the base rate

 

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each year thereafter through year 19, and such goods shall be duty-free effective January

1 of year 20.

 

(e) Duties on originating goods provided for in the items in staging category W shall be

removed in four equal annual stages beginning on the date this Agreement enters into

force, and such goods shall be duty-free effective January 1 of year four.

 

(f) Duties on originating goods provided for in the items in staging category X shall remain

at base rates of duty for year one.  Beginning January 1 of year two, duties shall be

removed in four equal annual stages, and such goods shall be duty-free effective January

1 of year five.

 

(g) Duties on originating goods provided for in the items in staging category Y shall be

removed in ten stages.  Beginning on the date this Agreement enters into force, duties

shall be reduced by 15 percent of the base rate, and by an additional 15 percent of the

base rate each year thereafter through year five.  On January 1 of year six, duties shall be

reduced by an additional five percent of the base rate, and by an additional five percent of

the base rate each year thereafter through year nine, and such goods shall be duty-free

effective January 1 of year ten.

 

4. During the transition period, only a qualifying good is eligible for the in-quota tariff rate

for each such good specified in Appendix I; originating goods that are not qualifying goods shall

be subject to the over-quota tariff rate for the good specified in Appendix I.  For purposes of this

note, “qualifying good” means a good that satisfies the requirements of Chapter Four (Rules of

Origin and Origin Procedures), except that operations performed in or material obtained from a

Central American Party or the Dominican Republic shall be considered as if the operations were

performed in a non-Party and the material was obtained from a non-Party.

 

5. Originating goods imported into the Dominican Republic shall not be subject to any

duties applied pursuant to Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture.

 

6.   With respect to goods provided for in heading 1701 and subheadings 0901.11, 0901.12,

0901.21, 0901.22, the tariff commitments set out in this Schedule shall apply only to a United

States originating good.  For purposes of this note, a “United States originating good” means a

good that satisfies the requirements of Chapter Four (Rules of Origin and Origin Procedures),

except that operations performed in or material obtained from a Central American Party or the

Dominican Republic shall be considered as if the operations were performed in a non-Party or

the material was obtained from a non-Party.  In the event that the Dominican Republic provides

preferential tariff treatment to a good covered by this note pursuant to an agreement with one or

more Central American Parties, this note shall no longer apply to such good. 

 

7. (a) Except as the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica may otherwise agree, the tariff

commitments set out in this Schedule shall not apply to an originating good

classified under subheading 0703.10, 0713.31, 0713.32, 0713.33, 1006.10,

1006.20, 1006.30, or 1006.40, heading 2203, 2207, or 2208, or subheadings

 

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2401.20, 2402.20.20, or 2403.10 that is imported directly from the territory of

Costa Rica.

 

 (b) The Dominican Republic and Costa Rica shall conclude negotiations on the tariff

treatment to be applied to originating goods classified under subheadings

0207.11, 0207.12, 0207.13, 0207.14, 0402.10, 0402.21, 0402.29, 0703.20, and

1101.00, and headings 2710, except mineral solvents, 2712, 2713, except

subheading 2713.20, and 2715 that are imported directly into the territory of the

Dominican Republic from the territory of Costa Rica no later than the date that is

one year after the date on which this Agreement enters into force with respect to

the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica, and any agreed tariff treatment shall

form part of this Schedule.  During this one-year period, duties on such goods

shall remain at base rates.  At the expiration of the one-year period, if the

Dominican Republic and Costa Rica have not reached an agreement regarding the

tariff treatment of any such good, duties on the good shall remain at base rates for

years one through ten.  On January 1 of year 11, duties on the good shall be

reduced by eight percent of the base rate, and by an additional eight percent of the

base rate each year thereafter through year 15.  On January 1 of year 16, duties on

the good shall be reduced by an additional 12 percent of the base rate, and by an

additional 12 percent through year 19, and the good shall be duty-free effective

January 1 of year 20. 

 

8. (a) Except as the Dominican Republic and El Salvador may otherwise agree, the

tariff commitments set out in this Schedule shall not apply to an originating good

classified under subheading 0207.11, 0207.12, 0207.13, 0207.14, 0402.10,

0402.21, 0402.29, 0713.31, 0713.32, 0713.33, 1006.10, 1006.20, 1006.30,

1006.40, or 1101.00, heading 2203 or 2207, or subheading 2208.90.10, 2401.20,

2402.20.20, or 2403.10 that is imported directly from the territory of El Salvador.

 

 (b) The Dominican Republic and El Salvador shall conclude negotiations on the tariff

treatment to be applied to originating goods classified under subheadings 0703.10

and 0703.20, and headings 2710, except mineral solvents, 2712, 2713, except

subheading 2713.20, and 2715 that are imported directly into the territory of the

Dominican Republic from the territory of El Salvador no later than the date that is

one year after the date on which this Agreement enters into force with respect to

the Dominican Republic and El Salvador, and any agreed tariff treatment shall

form part of this Schedule.  During this one-year period, duties on such goods

shall remain at base rates.  At the expiration of the one-year period, if the

Dominican Republic and El Salvador have not reached an agreement regarding

the tariff treatment of any such good, duties on the good shall remain at base rates

for years one through ten.  On January 1 of year 11, duties on the good shall be

reduced by eight percent of the base rate, and by an additional eight percent of the

base rate each year thereafter through year 15.  On January 1 of year 16, duties on

the good shall be reduced by an additional 12 percent of the base rate, and by an

 

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additional 12 percent through year 19, and the good shall be duty-free effective

January 1 of year 20.

 

9. (a) Except as the Dominican Republic and Guatemala may otherwise agree, the tariff

commitments set out in this Schedule shall not apply to an originating good

classified under subheading 0207.11, 0207.12, 0207.13, 0207.14, 0402.10,

0402.21, 0402.29, 0713.31, 0713.32, 0713.33, 1006.10, 1006.20, 1006.30,

1006.40, or 1101.00, heading 2203, 2207, or 2208, or subheading 2401.20,

2402.20.20, or 2403.10 that is imported directly from the territory of Guatemala.

 

 (b) The Dominican Republic and Guatemala shall conclude negotiations on the tariff

treatment to be applied to originating goods classified under subheadings 0703.10

and 0703.20, and headings 2710, except mineral solvents, 2712, 2713, except

subheading 2713.20, and 2715 that are imported directly into the territory of the

Dominican Republic from the territory of Guatemala no later than the date that is

one year after the date on which this Agreement enters into force with respect to

the Dominican Republic and Guatemala, and any agreed tariff treatment shall

form part of this Schedule.  During this one-year period, duties on such goods

shall remain at base rates.  At the expiration of the one-year period, if the

Dominican Republic and Guatemala have not reached an agreement regarding the

tariff treatment of any such good, duties on the good shall remain at base rates for

years one through ten.  On January 1 of year 11, duties on the good shall be

reduced by eight percent of the base rate, and by an additional eight percent of the

base rate each year thereafter through year 15.  On January 1 of year 16, duties on

the good shall be reduced by an additional 12 percent of the base rate, and by an

additional 12 percent through year 19, and the good shall be duty-free effective

January 1 of year 20.

 

10. (a) Except as the Dominican Republic and Honduras may otherwise agree, the tariff

commitments set out in this Schedule shall not apply to an originating good

classified under subheading 0207.11, 0207.12, 0207.13, 0207.14, 0402.10,

0402.21, 0402.29, 0713.31, 0713.32, 0713.33, 1006.10, 1006.20, 1006.30,

1006.40, or 1101.00, heading 2203, 2207, or 2208, or subheadings 2401.20,

2402.20.20, or 2403.10 that is imported directly from the territory of Honduras.

 

 (b) The Dominican Republic and Honduras shall conclude negotiations on the tariff

treatment to be applied to originating goods classified under subheadings 0703.10

and 0703.20, and headings 2710, except mineral solvents, 2712, 2713, except

subheading 2713.20, and 2715 that are imported directly into the territory of the

Dominican Republic from the territory of Honduras no later than the date that is

one year after the date on which this Agreement enters into force with respect to

the Dominican Republic and Honduras, and any agreed tariff treatment shall form

part of this Schedule.  During this one-year period, duties on such goods shall

remain at base rates.  At the expiration of the one-year period, if the Dominican

Republic and Honduras have not reached an agreement regarding the tariff

 

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treatment of any such good, duties on the good shall remain at base rates for years

one through ten.  On January 1 of year 11, duties on the good shall be reduced by

eight percent of the base rate, and by an additional eight percent of the base rate

each year thereafter through year 15.  On January 1 of year 16, duties on the good

shall be reduced by an additional 12 percent of the base rate, and by an additional

12 percent through year 19, and the good shall be duty-free effective January 1 of

year 20.

 

11. (a) Except as the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua may otherwise agree, the tariff

commitments set out in this Schedule shall not apply to an originating good

classified under heading 2203, 2207, or 2208, or subheading 2401.20, 2402.20.20,

or 2403.10 that is imported directly from the territory of Nicaragua.

 

 (b) The Dominican Republic and Nicaragua shall conclude negotiations on the tariff

treatment to be applied to originating goods classified under subheading 0207.11,

0207.12, 0207.13, 0207.14, 0402.10, 0402.21, 0402.29, 0703.10, 0703.20,

0713.31, 0713.32, 0713.33, 1006.10, 1006.20, 1006.30, 1006.40, or 1101.00, or

headings 2710, except mineral solvents, 2712, 2713, except subheading 2713.20,

and 2715 that are imported directly into the territory of the Dominican Republic

from the territory of Nicaragua no later than the date that is one year after the date

on which this Agreement enters into force with respect to the Dominican

Republic and Nicaragua, and any agreed tariff treatment shall form part of this

Schedule.  During this one-year period, duties on such goods shall remain at base

rates.  At the expiration of the one-year period, if the Dominican Republic and

Nicaragua have not reached an agreement regarding the tariff treatment of any

such good, duties on the good shall remain at base rates for years one through ten. 

On January 1 of year 11, duties on the good shall be reduced by eight percent of

the base rate, and by an additional eight percent of the base rate each year

thereafter through year 15.  On January 1 of year 16, duties on the good shall be

reduced by an additional 12 percent of the base rate, and by an additional 12

percent through year 19, and the good shall be duty-free effective January 1 of

year 20.

 

12. The Dominican Republic shall apply the following tariff treatment to originating goods

classified under tariff item1507.90.00, 1508.90.00, 1509.90.00, 1510.00.00, 1511.90.00 (except

palm stearin), 1512.19.00, 1512.29.00, 1513.19.00, 1513.29.10, 1513.29.20, 1514.91.00,

1514.99.00, 1515.19.00, 1515.29.00, 1515.30.00, 1515.40.00, 1515.50.00, 1515.90.90,

1516.10.00, 1516.20.00, 1517.10.00, 1517.90.00, 1518.00.10, or 1518.00.90 that are imported

directly from the territory of a Central American Party:  Duties on these goods shall remain at

base rates for years one through five.  Beginning on January 1 of year six, duties shall be reduced

by eight percent of the base rate annually through year ten.  Beginning on January 1 of year 11,

duties shall be reduced by an additional 12 percent of the base rate annually through year 14, and

such goods shall be duty-free effective January 1 of year 15. 

 

13. Appendix II provides tariff-rate quotas with respect to goods set out in that Appendix.  

 

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14. Appendix III provides tariff-rate quotas with respect to goods set out in that Appendix.

 

15. For purposes of these General Notes, a good shall not be considered to be imported

directly from the territory of a Central American Party if the good:

 

(a) undergoes subsequent production or any other operation outside the territory of

the Central American Party, other than unloading, reloading, or any other

operation necessary to preserve the good in good condition or to transport the

good to the territory of the Dominican Republic; or

 

(b) does not remain under the control of customs authorities in the territory of a non-

Party.

 

 

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Appendix I

 

Tariff-Rate Quotas

 

Notes

 

1. This Appendix contains modifications of the provisions of the Arancel de la República

Dominicana de Importación.  Subject to note 4 of the General Notes of the Dominican Republic,

originating goods included in this Appendix are subject to the rates of duty set out in this

Appendix in lieu of the rates of duty set out in Chapters 1 through 97 of the Arancel de la

República Dominicana de Importación.  Notwithstanding any tariff-rate quota provisions

provided for elsewhere in the Arancel de la República Dominicana de Importación, originating

goods shall be permitted entry into the Dominican Republic as provided in this Appendix. 

Furthermore, any quantity of goods imported from the United States under a tariff-rate quota

provided in this Appendix shall not be counted toward the in-quota amount of any tariff-rate

quota provided for such goods elsewhere in the Arancel de la República Dominicana de

Importación.

 

2. Except as otherwise provided in this Appendix, the Dominican Republic shall allocate

the in-quota quantities of each qualifying good to persons based on the proportion of the total

quantity of imports of the good that each person imported during a previous representative

period, while also allocating a reasonable proportion of the in-quota quantities to new entrants, if

any.  The Dominican Republic shall establish, on entry into force of this Agreement, a

mechanism for reallocating unused in-quota quantities to interested persons.

 

Prime and Choice Beef

 

3.  (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 1,100

2 1,200

3 1,300

4 1,400

5 1,500

6 1,600

7 1,700

8 1,800

9 1,900

 

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10 2,000

11 2,100

12 2,200

13 2,300

14 2,400

15 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category D in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(d). 

 

(c)  Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to prime and choice beef entered under the

following provisions:  02012010, 02013010, and 02022010.  Prime and choice

beef shall mean prime and choice grades of beef as defined in the United States

Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef, promulgated pursuant to the Agricultural

Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. §§ 1621-1627), as amended.

 

Beef Trimmings

 

4.  (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 220

2 240

3 260

4 280

5 300

6 320

7 340

8 360

9 380

10 400

11 420

12 440

13 460

14 480

15 unlimited

 

 

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(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category D in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(d). 

 

(c)  Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provision:  02023010.

 

Pork Cuts

 

5.  (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 3,465

2 3,780

3 4,095

4 4,410

5 5,000

6 5,500

7 6,000

8 6,500

9 7,000

10 7,500

11 8,000

12 8,500

13 9,000

14 9,500

15 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category O in paragraph 3(c) of the General Notes of the Dominican

Republic to Annex 3.3. 

 

(c)  Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provisions:  02031100,

02031200, 02031900, 02032100, 02032200, 02032910 and 02032990.

 

Bacon

 

6.  (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

 

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shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 220

2 240

3 260

4 280

5 300

6 320

7 340

8 360

9 380

10 unlimited

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category C in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(c). 

 

(c)  Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provisions:  02090010 and

02101200.

 

Chicken Leg Quarters

 

7. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 550

2 600

3 650

4 700

5 750

6 800

7 850

8 900

9 950

10 1,000

11 1,050

12 1,100

13 1,150

 

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14 1,200

15 1,250

16 1,300

17 1,350

18 1,400

19 1,450

20 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category V in paragraph 3(d) of the General Notes of the Dominican

Republic to Annex 3.3.

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provision:  02071492.

 

Mechanically De-Boned Chicken Meat 

 

8.  (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 440

2 480

3 520

4 560

5 600

6 640

7 680

8 720

9 760

10 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category C in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(c).

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provisions:  02071300 and

02071410.

 

 

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Turkey Meat

 

9. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons)

1 3,850

2 4,200

3 4,550

4 4,900

5 5,250

6 5,600

7 5,950

8 6,300

9 6,650

10 7,000

11 7,350

12 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category N in paragraph 3(b) of the General Notes of the Dominican

Republic to Annex 3.3.

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provisions:  02072612,

02072710, 02072792, and 02072793.

 

Liquid Milk

 

10. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 220

2 240

3 260

4 280

5 300

 

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6 320

7 340

8 360

9 380

10 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category C in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(c).

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provisions:  04012000,

04011000, and 04013000.

 

Milk Powder 

 

11. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall have in-quota duties removed in accordance with the

provisions of staging category X in paragraph 3(f) of the General Notes of the

Dominican Republic to Annex 3.3, and shall not exceed the quantity specified

below for the United States in each such year:

 

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 2,970

2 3,240

3 3,510

4 3,780

5 4,050

6 4,320

7 4,590

8 4,860

9 5,130

 

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10 5,400

11 5,670

12 5,940

13 6,210

14 6,480

15 6,750

16 7,020

17 7,290

18 7,560

19 7,830

20 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category F in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(f).

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provisions:  04021000,

04021090, 04022110, 04022190, 04022910, and 04022990.

 

Butter

 

12. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 220

2 240

3 260

4 280

5 300

6 320

7 340

8 360

9 380

10 unlimited

 

 

 

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(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category C in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(c).

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provision:  04051000.

 

Mozzarella Cheese

 

13. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons)

1 138

2 150

3 163

4 175

5 188

6 200

7 213

8 225

9 238

10 250

11 263

12 275

13 288

14 300

15 313

16 325

17 338

18 350

19 363

20 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category V in paragraph 3(d) of the General Notes of the Dominican

Republic to Annex 3.3.

 

 

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(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provision:  04061010.

 

Cheddar Cheese

 

14. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons)

1 138

2 150

3 163

4 175

5 188

6 200

7 213

8 225

9 238

10 250

11 263

12 275

13 288

14 300

15 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a) shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of staging

category D in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(d).

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provision:  04069020.

 

Other Cheeses

 

15. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 

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 (Metric tons)

1 138

2 150

3 163

4 175

5 188

6 200

7 213

8 225

9 238

10 unlimited

 

  

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a) shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of staging

category C in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(c).

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provisions:  04061090,

04062000, 04063000, 04064000, 04069010, 04069030, and 04069090.

 

Ice Cream

 

16. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 165

2 180

3 195

4 210

5 225

6 240

7 255

8 270

9 285

10 300

11 315

12 unlimited

 

 

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(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category N in paragraph 3(b) of the General Notes of the Dominican

Republic to Annex 3.3.

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provision:  21050000.

 

Yogurt

 

17. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 110

2 120

3 130

4 140

5 150

6 160

7 170

8 180

9 190

10 200

11 210

12 220

13 230

14 240

15 250

16 260

17 270

18 280

19 290

20 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category F in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(f).

 

 

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(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provision:  04031000.

 

Brown Rice

 

18. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 2,140

2 2,280

3 2,420

4 2,560

5 2,700

6 2,840

7 2,980

8 3,120

9 3,260

10 3,400

11 3,540

12 3,680

13 3,820

14 3,960

15 4,100

16 4,240

17 4,380

18 4,520

19 4,660

20 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category V in paragraph 3(d) of the General Notes of the Dominican

Republic to Annex 3.3.

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provision: 10062000.

 

 

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Milled Rice

 

19. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 8,560

2 9,120

3 9,680

4 10,240

5 10,800

6 11,360

7 11,920

8 12,480

9 13,040

10 13,600

11 14,160

12 14,720

13 15,280

14 15,840

15 16,400

16 16,960

17 17,520

18 18,080

19 18,640

20 unlimited

 

 

For a period not greater than three years from the date of entry into force of the

Agreement, the Dominican Republic shall allocate the in-quota quantities on an

objective basis consistent with Article 3.13.  Thereafter, the Dominican Republic

shall allocate the in-quota quantities to persons based on the proportion of the

total quantity of the good that each person imported during a previous

representative period, while also allocating a reasonable proportion of the in-

quota quantities to new entrants, if any.  The Dominican Republic shall establish

a mechanism for reallocating unused in-quota quantities to interested persons.

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

 

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staging category V in paragraph 3(d) of the General Notes of the Dominican

Republic to Annex 3.3.

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provision: 10063000.

 

Beans 

 

20. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 8,560

2 9,120

3 9,680

4 10,240

5 10,800

6 11,360

7 11,920

8 12,480

9 13,040

10 13,600

11 14,160

12 14,720

13 15,280

14 15,840

15 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category D in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(d).

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provisions: 07133100,

07133200, and 07133300.

 

Glucose

 

21. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

 

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shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 1,320

2 1,440

3 1,560

4 1,680

5 1,800

6 1,920

7 2,040

8 2,160

9 2,280

10 2,400

11 2,520

12 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category N in paragraph 3(b) of the General Notes of the Dominican

Republic to Annex 3.3.

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provision: 17023021.

 

Pig Fat

 

22. (a) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under the provisions listed in

subparagraph (c) shall be free of duty in any calendar year specified herein, and

shall not exceed the quantity specified below for the United States in each such

year:

 

Year Quantity

 (Metric tons) 

1 550

2 600

3 650

4 700

5 750

6 800

7 850

 

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8 900

9 950

10 1,000

11 1,050

12 unlimited

 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantities listed

in subparagraph (a), shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of

staging category N in paragraph 3(b) of the General Notes of the Dominican

Republic to Annex 3.3.

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following provision: 15010010.

 

 

 

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Appendix II

 

Tariff-Rate Quotas

 

Notes

 

1. This Appendix contains modifications of the provisions of the Arancel de la República

Dominicana de Importación.  Pursuant to note 13 of the General Notes of the Dominican

Republic, originating goods imported directly from the territory of Costa Rica and included in

this Appendix are subject to the rates of duty set out in this Appendix in lieu of the rates of duty

set out in Chapters 1 through 97 of the Arancel de la República Dominicana de Importación. 

Notwithstanding any tariff-rate quota provisions provided for elsewhere in the Arancel de la

República Dominicana de Importación, originating goods imported directly from the territory of

Costa Rica shall be permitted entry into the Dominican Republic as provided in this Appendix. 

Furthermore, any quantity of goods imported from Costa Rica under a tariff-rate quota provided

in this Appendix shall not be counted toward the in-quota amount of any tariff-rate quota

provided for such goods elsewhere in the Arancel de la República Dominicana de Importación.

 

2. The Dominican Republic shall allocate the in-quota quantities of each qualifying good to

persons based on the proportion of the total quantity of imports of the good that each person

imported during a previous representative period, while also allocating a reasonable proportion

of the in-quota quantities to new entrants, if any.  The Dominican Republic shall establish, on

entry into force of this Agreement, a mechanism for reallocating unused in-quota quantities to

interested persons.

 

Chicken Breasts

 

3. (a) In any calendar year, an aggregate quantity of 2,070 metric tons of goods

classified under the provisions listed in subparagraph (c) may be entered subject

to the following duty treatment:  12.5 percent ad valorem. 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantity set out in

subparagraph (a), shall be applied in accordance with the provisions of note 7(b)

of the Dominican Republic’s General Notes. 

 

(c)  Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to chicken breasts entered under the following

provisions:  0207.13.91 and 0207.14.91.  

 

Milk Powder

 

4. (a) In any calendar year, an aggregate quantity of 2,200 metric tons of goods

classified under the provisions listed in subparagraph (c) may be entered subject

to the following duty treatment:  Beginning January 1 of year one, duties shall be

20 percent ad valorem.  Duties shall be removed in seven equal annual stages

 

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beginning January 1 of year two, and such goods shall be duty-free effective

January 1 of year eight.

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantity set out in

subparagraph (a), shall be applied in accordance with the provisions of note 7(b)

of the Dominican Republic’s General Notes. 

 

(c)  Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to milk powder entered under the following

provisions:  0402.10, 0402.21, and 0402.29.  

 

 

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Appendix III

 

Tariff-Rate Quotas

 

Notes

 

1. This Appendix contains modifications of the provisions of the Arancel de la República

Dominicana de Importación.  Pursuant to note 14 of the General Notes of the Dominican

Republic, originating goods imported directly from the territory of Nicaragua and included in

this Appendix are subject to the rates of duty set out in this Appendix in lieu of the rates of duty

set out in Chapters 1 through 97 of the Arancel de la República Dominicana de Importación. 

Notwithstanding any tariff-rate quota provisions provided for elsewhere in the Arancel de la

República Dominicana de Importación, originating goods imported directly from the territory of

Nicaragua shall be permitted entry into the Dominican Republic as provided in this Appendix. 

Furthermore, any quantity of goods imported from Nicaragua under a tariff-rate quota provided

in this Appendix shall not be counted toward the in-quota amount of any tariff-rate quota

provided for such goods elsewhere in the Arancel de la República Dominicana de Importación.

 

2. The Dominican Republic shall allocate the in-quota quantities of each qualifying good to

persons based on the proportion of the total quantity of imports of the good that each person

imported during a previous representative period, while also allocating a reasonable proportion

of the in-quota quantities to new entrants, if any.  The Dominican Republic shall establish, on

entry into force of this Agreement, a mechanism for reallocating unused in-quota quantities to

interested persons.

 

Chicken Breasts

 

3. (a) In any calendar year, an aggregate quantity of 443 metric tons of goods classified

under the provisions listed in subparagraph (c) may be entered subject to the

following duty treatment:  10 percent ad valorem. 

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantity set out in

subparagraph (a), shall be applied in accordance with the provisions of note 11(b)

of the Dominican Republic’s General Notes. 

 

(c)  Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to chicken breasts entered under the following

provisions:  0207.13.91 and 0207.14.91.  

 

Onions and Shallots

 

4. (a) In any calendar year, an aggregate quantity of 375 metric tons of goods classified

under the provisions listed in subparagraph (c) may be entered subject to the

following duty treatment:  7.5 percent ad valorem.

 

 

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(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantity set out in

subparagraph (a), shall be applied in accordance with the provisions of note 11(b)

of the Dominican Republic’s General Notes. 

 

(c)  Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to onions entered under the following provisions: 

0703.10.  

 

Beans

 

5. (a) In any calendar year, an aggregate quantity of 1,800 metric tons of goods

classified under the provisions listed in subparagraph (c) may be entered subject

to the following duty treatment:  

 

(i) For beans provided for in subheading 0713.32, beginning on the date this

Agreement enters into force, duties shall be 20 percent ad valorem. 

Duties shall be removed in four equal annual stages beginning January 1

of year two, and such goods shall be duty-free effective January 1 of year

five.

 

(ii) For beans provided for in subheading 0713.31 and 0713.33, beginning on

the date this Agreement enters into force, duties shall be 20 percent ad

valorem.  Duties shall be removed in two equal annual stages beginning

January 1 of year two, and such goods shall be duty-free effective January

1 of year three.

 

(b) Duties on goods entered in aggregate quantities in excess of the quantity set out in

subparagraph (a), shall be applied in accordance with note 11(b) of the

Dominican Republic’s General Notes.

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to beans entered under the following provisions: 

0713.31, 0713.32, and 0713.33.

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