Schedule of El Salvador to Annex 3.3

El Salvador Tariff Schedule General Notes

 Annex 3.3-ES Notes-1

 

GENERAL NOTES

TARIFF SCHEDULE OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR

 

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

Centroamericano de Importación, which includes the Sistema Arancelario Centroamericano

(“SAC”), and the interpretation of the provisions of this Schedule, including the product

coverage of tariff items of this Schedule, shall be governed by the General Notes, Section Notes,

and Chapter Notes of the Arancel Centroamericano de Importación.  To the extent that

provisions of this Schedule are identical to the corresponding provisions of the Arancel

Centroamericano de Importación, the provisions of this Schedule shall have the same meaning

as the corresponding provisions of the Arancel Centroamericano de Importación.

 

2. The base rates of duty set out in this Schedule reflect the Arancel Centroamericano de

Importación MFN rates of duty in effect on September 1, 2003.

 

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

contains staging categories M, N, O, P and Q.

 

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

rate each year thereafter through year 11.  On January 1 of year 12, duties shall be

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

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

by 8.25 percent of the base rate, and by an additional 8.25 percent of the base rate each

year thereafter through year 14.  On January 1 of year 15, duties shall be reduced by an

 

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additional 16.75 percent of the base rate, and by an additional 16.75 percent of the base

rate through year 17, and such goods shall be duty-free effective January 1 of year 18.

 

(e) Duties on originating goods provided for in items in staging category Q shall be reduced

to 15 percent on January 1 of year one.  On January 1 of year four, duties shall be

reduced by 6.6 of 15 percent, and by an additional 6.6 percent of 15 percent each year

thereafter through year eight.  On January 1 of year nine, duties shall be reduced by an

additional 9.6 percent of 15 percent each year thereafter through year 14, and such goods

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

 

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 El Salvador 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, and 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 and the material was obtained from a non-Party.  In the event that El Salvador

provides preferential tariff treatment to a good covered by this note under the legal instruments

of Central American integration or pursuant to an agreement with the Dominican Republic, this

note shall no longer apply to such good.

 

7. (a) Except as El Salvador and the Dominican Republic 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 (only goods containing rubio), or 2403.10 that is imported directly from

the territory of the Dominican Republic.

 

 (b) El Salvador and the Dominican Republic 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 El

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

 

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

to El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, 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 El Salvador

and the Dominican Republic 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 of the base rate through year 19, and the good shall be duty-free

effective January 1 of year 20.

 

8. El Salvador shall apply the following tariff treatment to originating goods classified

under tariff item 1507.90.00, 1508.90.00, 1509.90.00, 1510.00.00, 1511.90.90 (except palm

stearin), 1512.19.00, 1512.29.00, 1513.19.00, 1513.29.00, 1514.19.00, 1514.99.00, 1515.19.00,

1515.29.00, 1515.30.00, 1515.40.00, 1515.50.00, 1515.90.10, 1515.90.20, 1515.90.90,

1516.10.00, 1516.20.10, 1516.20.90, 1517.10.00, 1517.90.10, 1517.90.20, 1517.90.90, or

1518.00.00 that are imported directly from the territory of the Dominican Republic:  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. 

 

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

directly from the territory of the Dominican Republic if the good:

 

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

the Dominican Republic, 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 El Salvador; or

 

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

United States or a non-Party.

 

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Appendix I

 

Tariff-Rate Quotas

 

Notes

 

1. This Appendix contains modifications of the provisions of the Arancel Centroamericano

de Importación (“ACI”) as applied by El Salvador.  Subject to note 4 of the General Notes of El

Salvador, 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 ACI. 

Notwithstanding any tariff-rate quota provisions provided for elsewhere in the ACI, originating

goods shall be permitted entry into El Salvador 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 ACI.  

 

2. Except as otherwise provided in this Appendix, El Salvador’s Ministerio de Economía

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 Ministerio de Economía shall establish, on entry into force of this

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

 

3. El Salvador may maintain and administer performance requirements existing on the date

of entry into force of this Agreement for the goods specified in this Appendix provided that:

 

(a) the performance requirements are maintained at a level not to exceed the fixed

percentage of the total in-quota quantity specified for the good;

 

(b) the performance requirements are administered so as not to impair the orderly fill

of the in-quota quantity;

 

(c) the performance requirements are eliminated when the over-quota duty reaches

zero; and

 

(d) the share of the in-quota quantity not subject to the performance requirements

shall be opened and operated simultaneously with the share of in-quota quantity

subject to the performance requirements.

 

Beef  

 

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: 

 

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Year    Quantity

(5% simple growth) (Metric tons)

 

1    105

2    110

3    115

4    120

5    125

6    130

7    135

8    140

9    145

10    150

11    155

12    160

13    165

14    170

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 Q in paragraph 3(e) of the General Notes of El Salvador to Annex 3.3.

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following SAC provisions: 02012000A,

02013000A, 02022000A, and 02023000A, except for prime and choice beef, for

which duties shall be removed in accordance with the provisions of staging

category A in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(a).  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.

 

Pork

 

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:

 

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Year    Quantity 

(10% simple growth) (Metric tons)

 

1    1,650

2    1,800

3    1,950

4    2,100

5    2,250

6    2,400

7    2,550

8    2,700

9    2,850

10    3,000

11    3,150

12    3,300

13    3,450

14 3,600

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 El Salvador to Annex 3.3. 

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a), (b), (d) and (e) apply to the following SAC provisions:

02031100, 02031200, 02031900, 02032100, 02032200, and 02032900.

 

(d)   El Salvador shall allocate the in-quota quantities pursuant to paragraph 2, except

for in-quota quantities that are subject to performance requirements, which shall

be allocated to persons that satisfy those requirements.  El Salvador and the

United States may consult on the possibility of applying for an Export Trade

Certificate.  If an Export Trade Certificate (“ETC”) is approved pursuant to the

Export Trading Company Act of 1982, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 4011-4021 (2000), and if

El Salvador and the United States agree that the in-quota quantities should be

allocated pursuant to that ETC, El Salvador shall adopt or maintain appropriate

procedures to allocate the in-quota quantities under subparagraph (a) pursuant to

the terms of the ETC.  There shall be no separate import licensing requirement for

quantities allocated pursuant to the ETC.  

 

(e)   El Salvador may maintain performance requirements as set out in paragraph 3 of

this Appendix on the in-quota quantities specified below:

 

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Years Amount Subject to        Amount Not Subject to 

                    Performance Requirements  Performance Requirements

 (Metric tons)   (Metric tons)

1   750      900

2   750   1,050

3   750   1,200

4   750   1,350

5   750   1,500

6   750   1,650

7   750   1,800

8   750   1,950

9   750   2,100

10   750   2,250

11   750   2,400

12   750   2,550

13   750   2,700

14   750   2,850 

 

El Salvador shall cease to maintain performance requirements on the goods listed

in subparagraph (c) by year 15.

 

Liquid Dairy

 

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

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

year:

 

Year    Quantity      

(5% compounded growth) (Metric tons) 

 

1    10

2    11

3    11

4    12

5    12

6    13

7    13

8    14

9    15

10    16

11    16

12    17

 

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13    18

14    19

15    20

16    21

17    22

18    23

19    24

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 SAC provisions: 04011000,

04012000, and 04013000.

 

Milk Powder

 

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      

 (5% compounded growth) (Metric tons) 

 

1    300

2    315

3    331

4    347

5    365

6    383

7    402

8    422

9    443

10    465

11    489

12    513

13    539

14    566

15    594

16    624

17    655

18    688

 

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19    722

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 SAC provisions: 04021000,

04022111, 04022112, 04022121, 04022122 and 04022900.

 

Buttermilk, Curdled Cream and Yogurt

 

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      

(5% compounded growth) (Metric tons) 

 

1    10

2    11

3    11

4    12

5    12

6    13

7    13

8    14

9    15

10    16

11    16

12    17

13    18

14    19

15    20

16    21

17    22

18    23

19    24

20    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 F in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(f).

 

 (c)  Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following SAC provisions: 04031000,

04039010 and 04039090.

 

Butter

 

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      

(5% compounded growth) (Metric tons) 

 

1    100

2    105

3    110

4    116

5    122

6    128

7    134

8    141

9    148

10    155

11    163

12    171

13    180

14    189

15    198

16    208

17    218

18    229

19    241

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 SAC provisions: 04051000,

04052000, and 04059090.

 

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Cheese

 

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      

(5% compounded growth) (Metric tons) 

 

1    410

2    431

3    452

4    475

5    498

6    523

7    549

8    577

9    606

10    636

11    668

12    701

13    736

14    773

15    812

16    852

17    895

18    940

19    987

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 SAC provisions: 04061000,

04062090, 04063000, 04069010, 04069020 and 04069090.

 

 

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Ice Cream

 

11. (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      

(5% compounded growth) (Metric tons) 

 

1    120

2    126

3    132

4    139

5    146

6    153

7    161

8    169

9    177

10    186

11    195

12    205

13    216

14    226

15    238

16    249

17    262

18    275

19    289

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 SAC provision: 21050000.

 

Other Dairy Products

 

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:

 

 

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  Year    Quantity   

(5% compounded growth) (Metric tons) 

 

1    120

2    126

3    132

4    139

5    146

6    153

7    161

8    169

9    177

10    186

11    195

12    205

13    216

14    226

15    238

16    249

17    262

18    275

19    289

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 SAC provision: 21069020.

 

Yellow Corn 

 

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 

(5 % simple growth) (Metric tons)

 

1    367,500

2    385,000

3    402,500

4    420,000

 

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5    437,500

6    455,000

7    472,500

8    490,000

9    507,500

10    525,000

11    542,500

12    560,000

13    577,500

14    595,000

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 El Salvador to Annex 3.3. 

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following SAC provision: 10059020.

 

(d) El Salvador may maintain performance requirements as set out in paragraph 3 of

this Appendix on the in-quota quantities specified below:

 

 

Years Amount Subject to

Performance Requirements Amount Not Subject to

Performance Requirements

 (Metric tons) (Metric tons)

 

 1 100,000 267,500

 2 100,000 285,000

 3 100,000 302,500

 4 100,000 320,000

 5 100,000 337,500

 6 100,000 355,000

 7 100,000 372,500

 8 100,000 390,000

 9 100,000 407,500

 10 100,000 425,000

 11 100,000 442,500

 12 100,000 460,000

 13 100,000 477,500

 14 100,000 495,000

 

El Salvador shall allocate the in-quota quantities pursuant to paragraph 2, except

for in-quota quantities that are subject to performance requirements, which shall

be allocated to persons that satisfy those requirements.

 

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El Salvador shall cease to maintain performance requirements on the goods listed

in subparagraph (c) by year 15.

 

White Corn

 

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 

(2 % simple growth) (Metric tons)

 

1    35,700

2    36,400

3    37,100

4    37,800

5    38,500

6    39,200

7    39,900

8    40,600

9    41,300

10    42,000

11    42,700

12    43,400

13    44,100

14    44,800

15    45,500

 

After year 15, the in-quota quantity grows at 700 MT per year.

 

(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 H in Annex 3.3, paragraph 1(h).

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following SAC provision: 10059030.

 

(d) El Salvador may maintain performance requirements as set out in paragraph 3 of

this Appendix on the in-quota quantities specified below:

 

 

       

Years Amount with

Performance Requirements Amount without

Performance Requirements

 

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 (Metric tons) (Metric tons)

 

1 15,000 20,700

2 15,000 21,400

3 15,000 22,100

4 15,000 22,800

5 15,000 23,500

6 15,000 24,200

7 15,000 24,900

8 15,000 25,600

9 15,000 26,300

10 15,000 27,000

11 15,000 27,700

12 15,000 28,400

13 15,000 29,100

14 15,000 29,800

15 15,000 30,500

 

El Salvador shall allocate the in-quota quantities pursuant to paragraph 2, except

for in-quota quantities that are subject to performance requirements, which shall

be allocated to persons that satisfy those requirements.

 

El Salvador shall cease to maintain performance requirements on goods listed in

subparagraph (c) by year 16.

 

Sorghum 

 

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 

(5 % simple growth) (Metric tons)

 

1    263

2    275

3    288

4    300

5    313

6    325 

7    338

8    350

9    363

10    375

 

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11    388

12    400

13    413

14    425

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 SAC provision: 10070090.

 

Chicken Leg Quarters

 

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          0

2          0

3                 464

4      928

5    1,391

6    1,855

7    2,319

8    2,783

9    3,247

10    3,711

11    4,174

12    4,638

13    To Be Determined

14    To Be Determined

15    To Be Determined

16    To Be Determined

17    To Be Determined

18    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 P in paragraph 3(d) of the General Notes of El Salvador to Annex 3.3. 

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following SAC provisions: 02071399B,

02071499B, and 16023200A.

 

(d) The aggregate quantity of goods entered under subparagraph (a) in years 13 to 17

shall be determined through consultations between the United States and El

Salvador.  In the event that the United States and El Salvador fail to reach an

agreement, the aggregate quantity of goods entered under subparagraph (a) in any

such year shall be equal to five percent of the national chicken production of El

Salvador.

 

(e) If an Export Trade Certificate (“ETC”) is approved pursuant to the Export

Trading Company Act of 1982, 15 U.S.C. Sec. 4011-4021 (2000), and if El

Salvador and the United States agree that the in-quota quantities should be

allocated pursuant to that ETC, El Salvador shall adopt or maintain appropriate

procedures to allocate the in-quota quantities under subparagraph (a) pursuant to

the terms of the ETC.  There shall be no separate import licensing requirement for

quantities allocated pursuant to the ETC.  

 

(f) If El Salvador and the United States do not agree that the in-quota quantities

should be allocated pursuant to the ETC, or the ETC is not approved, the in-quota

quantities shall be allocated pursuant to an open and public auction system, the

terms of which are to be established by mutual agreement of El Salvador and the

United States.

  

Rough Rice

 

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

(2% simple growth) (Metric tons)

 

1 62,220

2 63,440

3 64,660

4 65,880

5 67,100

6 71,320

 

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7 72,540

8 73,760

9 74,980

10 76,200

11 77,420

12 78,640

13 79,860

14 81,080

15 82,300

16 83,520

17 84,740

18 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 P in paragraph 3(d) of the General Notes of El Salvador to Annex 3.3.

 

(c) Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to the following SAC provision: 10061090.

 

(d) The aggregate quantity of goods entered from the United States under the

provisions listed in subparagraph (f) shall be free of duty in any calendar year

specified herein, and shall not exceed 3,000 MT for “parboiled rough” rice or its

equivalent “parboiled milled” rice quantity in any such year.  Parboiled milled

equivalency shall be calculated according to a 0.7 conversion factor, where 1 MT

of parboiled rough rice is equivalent to 0.7 MT of parboiled milled rice.

 

(e) Duties on goods entered from the United States in aggregate quantities in excess

of the quantities provided in subparagraph (d) shall be removed in accordance

with the provisions of staging category P in paragraph 3(d) of the General Notes

of El Salvador to Annex 3.3.

 

(f) Subparagraphs (d) and (e) apply to “parboiled” rice entered under the following

SAC provision: 1006. 

 

(g) El Salvador may maintain performance requirements as set out in paragraph 3 of

this Appendix on the in-quota quantities set out in subparagraphs (a) and (d).  El

Salvador shall cease to maintain performance requirements on good listed in

subparagraphs (c) and (f) by year 18. 

 

El Salvador shall allocate the in-quota quantities that are subject to performance

requirements to persons that satisfy those requirements.

 

 

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Milled 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 5,625

2 6,000

3 6,375

4 6,750

5 7,125

6 8,125

7 8,445

8 8,765

9 9,085

10 9,405

11 9,725

12 10,045

13 10,365

14 10,685

15 11,005

16 11,325

17 11,645

18 unlimited

 

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

Agreement, El Salvador’s Ministerio de Economía shall allocate the in-quota

quantities on an objective basis consistent with Article 3.13.  Thereafter, the

Ministerio de Economía 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 Ministerio de Economía 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 staging

category P in paragraph 3(d) of the General Notes of El Salvador to Annex 3.3.

 

(c)  Subparagraphs (a) and (b) apply to white milled rice of the following SAC

provisions: 10062000, 10063010, 10063090, and 10064000. 

 

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