On April 22, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced special import quota #1 for upland cotton. This permits the importation of upland cotton equal to one week’s domestic mill use or 8,126,524 kilograms.
The quota will be established on April 29, 2021. It will apply to upland cotton purchased by July 27, 2021 and entered into the U.S. by October 25, 2021. Entries under this quota can be entered under 9903.52.1. USDA’s announcement notes that “The quota is not divided by staple length or by country of origin and does not apply to Extra Long Staple (ELS) cotton.”
USDA’S announcement can be found here:
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