Consolidated TPP Text – Appendix B – Agricultural Safeguard Measures of the United States

1. This Appendix sets out certain country-specific safeguard measures that the United States may apply, notwithstanding Article 2.4 (Elimination of Customs Duties). For the purposes of this Appendix, the term “metric tonnes” shall be abbreviated as “MT”.

2. The United States shall implement any agricultural safeguard measure under this Appendix in a transparent manner, taking reasonable steps to publicly disclose the volume entering under the safeguard. As soon as practicable after commencing application of an agricultural safeguard measure under this Appendix, the United States shall notify in writing the other Party identified in the chapeau of the paragraph below setting out that safeguard and shall provide that other Party with relevant data concerning the measure. On request, the United States shall consult with that other Party regarding the application of the measure.

3. For the purposes of this Appendix, an originating good shall be deemed to be of the Party identified in the chapeau of the paragraph setting out the safeguard if the United States would apply for that good the rate of customs duty for the originating good of that Party pursuant to:

SG-US1: Country-Specific Safeguard Measure for Australia for Swiss Cheese

4. This paragraph sets out a country-specific safeguard measure for the originating goods of Australia described in subparagraph (f). The safeguard measure is designated in the Schedule of the United States to Annex 2-D with the designation SG-US1.

Trigger Quantity
Year(MT)
1800
YearsSafeguard duty
1-7MFN rate
8-1475 per cent of prevailing MFN rate
15-2050 per cent of prevailing MFN rate
21-2425 per cent of prevailing MFN rate

SG-US2: Country-Specific Safeguard Measure for Australia for Milk Powders

5. This paragraph sets out a country-specific safeguard measure for the originating goods of Australia described in subparagraph (f). The safeguard measure is designated in the Schedule of the United States to Annex 2-D with the designation SG-US2.

YearsSafeguard duty
1-8MFN rate
9-1775 per cent of prevailing MFN rate
18-2450 per cent of prevailing MFN rate
25-3425 per cent of prevailing MFN rate

SG-US3: Country-Specific Safeguard Measure for New Zealand for Other Cheese

6. This paragraph sets out a country-specific safeguard measure for the originating goods of New Zealand described in subparagraph (f). The safeguard measure is designated in the Schedule of the United States to Annex 2-D with the designation SG-US3.

Trigger Quantity
Year(MT)
14,000
24,545
35,091
45,636
56,182
66,727
77,273
87,818
98,364
108,909
119,455
1210,000
YearsSafeguard duty
1-7MFN rate
8-1475 per cent of prevailing MFN rate
15-2050 per cent of prevailing MFN rate
21-2425 per cent of prevailing MFN rate

SG-US4: Country-Specific Safeguard Measure for New Zealand for Whole Milk Powder

7. This paragraph sets out a country-specific safeguard measure for the originating goods of New Zealand described in subparagraph (f). The safeguard measure is designated in the Schedule of the United States to Annex 2-D with the designation SG-US4.

Trigger Quantity
Year(MT)
13,000
23,364
33,727
44,091
54,455
64,818
75,182
85,545
95,909
106,273
116,636
127,000
YearsSafeguard duty
1-8MFN rate
9-1775 per cent of prevailing MFN rate
18-2450 per cent of prevailing MFN rate
25-3425 per cent of prevailing MFN rate

SG-US5: Country-Specific Safeguard Measure for Peru for Condensed and Evaporated Milk

8. This paragraph sets out a country-specific safeguard measure for the originating goods of Peru described in subparagraph (g). The safeguard measure is designated in the Schedule of the United States to Annex 2-D with the designation SG-US5.

SG-US6: Country-Specific Safeguard Measure for Peru for Cheese

9. This paragraph sets out a country-specific safeguard measure for the originating goods of Peru described in subparagraph (g). The safeguard measure is designated in the Schedule of the United States to Annex 2-D with the designation SG-US6.

Table 2
HeadingArticle Description
AG04021050Provided for in tariff item 04021050
AG04022125Provided for in tariff item 04022125
AG04022150Provided for in tariff item 04022150
AG04029170Provided for in tariff item 04029170
AG04029190Provided for in tariff item 04029190
AG04029945Provided for in tariff item 04029945
AG04029955Provided for in tariff item 04029955
AG04039045Provided for in tariff item 04039045
AG04039055Provided for in tariff item 04039055
AG04041090Provided for in tariff item 04041090
AG04061008Provided for in tariff item 04061008
AG04061018Provided for in tariff item 04061018
AG04061028Provided for in tariff item 04061028
AG04061038Provided for in tariff item 04061038
AG04061048Provided for in tariff item 04061048
AG04061058Provided for in tariff item 04061058
AG04061068Provided for in tariff item 04061068
AG04061078Provided for in tariff item 04061078
AG04061088Provided for in tariff item 04061088
AG04062028Provided for in tariff item 04062028
AG04062033Provided for in tariff item 04062033
AG04062039Provided for in tariff item 04062039
AG04062048Provided for in tariff item 04062048
AG04062053Provided for in tariff item 04062053
AG04062063Provided for in tariff item 04062063
AG04062067Provided for in tariff item 04062067
AG04062071Provided for in tariff item 04062071
AG04062075Provided for in tariff item 04062075
AG04062079Provided for in tariff item 04062079
AG04062083Provided for in tariff item 04062083
AG04062087Provided for in tariff item 04062087
AG04062091Provided for in tariff item 04062091
AG04063018Provided for in tariff item 04063018
AG04063028,Provided for in tariff item 04063028
AG04063038Provided for in tariff item 04063038
AG04063048Provided for in tariff item 04063048
AG04063053Provided for in tariff item 04063053
AG04063063Provided for in tariff item 04063063
AG04063067Provided for in tariff item 04063067
AG04063071Provided for in tariff item 04063071
AG04063075Provided for in tariff item 04063075
AG04063079Provided for in tariff item 04063079
AG04063083Provided for in tariff item 04063083
AG04063087Provided for in tariff item 04063087
AG04063091Provided for in tariff item 04063091
AG04064070Provided for in tariff item 04064070
AG04069012Provided for in tariff item 04069012
AG04069018Provided for in tariff item 04069018
AG04069032Provided for in tariff item 04069032
AG04069037Provided for in tariff item 04069037
AG04069042Provided for in tariff item 04069042
AG04069048Provided for in tariff item 04069048
AG04069054Provided for in tariff item 04069054
AG04069068Provided for in tariff item 04069068
AG04069074Provided for in tariff item 04069074
AG04069078Provided for in tariff item 04069078
AG04069084Provided for in tariff item 04069084
AG04069088Provided for in tariff item 04069088
AG04069092Provided for in tariff item 04069092
AG04069094Provided for in tariff item 04069094
AG04069097Provided for in tariff item 04069097
AG19019036Provided for in tariff item 19019036
AG23099028Provided for in tariff item 23099028
AG23099048Provided for in tariff item 23099048
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