WASHINGTON, September 10, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced several actions regarding fiscal year (FY) 2020 beet and cane sugar marketing allocations and the raw sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ). They include:

  • A reassignment of surplus beet sugar marketing allocations among beet sugar processors of 130,000 short tons, raw value (STRV) to raw cane sugar imports already anticipated.
  • A reassignment of surplus cane sugar marketing allocations among cane sugar processors of 100,000 STRV to raw cane sugar imports already anticipated and 100,000 STRV (90,718 metric tons, raw value or MTRV) toward an increase in the TRQ for raw cane sugar.
  • An increase in the raw sugar TRQ of 100,000 STRV (90,718 MTRV).
  • An extension to October 31, 2020, for the final date by which raw sugar charged against the raw sugar TRQ must enter the U.S Customs Territory.

These actions are effective September 10, 2020. Read the full announcement linked here:



The Federal Register notice announcing these changes is available at: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-09-10/pdf/2020-20065.pdf and below.