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Rice Quota Application Window 17 - 23 November 2023

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) have announced within statutory notice Notice to Traders 105/23 - Imports of Rice under Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432 that the next round of Rice quotas for the period of 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2024 is currently open for applications. Alinea Customs provide consultancy assistance with the application process and advising on what quotas are relevant to apply for as determined by the trader's rice product and the exporting country of origin.



Proof of Trade


As this is your first application of the quota year you must provide evidence to prove that you have imported at least 25 tonnes of rice during:

  • the 12-month period ending two months before the first application can be submitted for the 2024 quota year (17 September 2022 to 16 September 2023); and

  • the 12-month period immediately before that (17 September 2021 to 16 September 2022).


Proof of trade can be submitted on a spreadsheet detailing the following:

  • the entry number;

  • the date of entry;

  • the CN code of the product imported; and

  • the quantity imported;

  • the licence number (if applicable).

You must also be established, and registered for VAT, in the UK.


Licence applications


You may submit your application between 17 November and 5pm on 23 November 2023.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your application and all supporting documentation is correct at the time of submission.

Note: We will reject any applications, securities or proof of trade received after 5pm on 23 November 2023.

You must submit your licence applications using an AGRIM import licence application form. We advise you to use the latest version of the application form. You can submit your licence application by either post or email. The email address for licence applications is trader@rpa.gov.uk .


Your application must include:


  • in box 20, Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432’ and the relevant Quota Order number.


Licence security


Your licence application must be accompanied by a security, as follows:


  • £40 per tonne for applications under CN codes 1006 30;

  • £40 per tonne for applications under CN codes 1006 20;

  • £5 per tonne for applications under CN codes 1006 4000.


Licence validity


Your licence will be valid from 1 January 2024 until 31 December 2024.


Using Licences


When making your import entry to HMRC, you must state whether your rice is in packages of:

  • 5 kg or less; or

  • Over 5 kg.

Authority


You can find details of the arrangements in Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1432.

You can access Statutory Instruments electronically by visiting the UK’s Legislation website. The RPA is not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of the Legislation website. Whilst every care has been taken in producing this guidance, the Statutory Instrument as published is definitive.


Questions


If you have any questions about this notice, please contact the Trader team as follows:




Import licencing Team

Rural Payments Agency

Lancaster House

Hampshire Court

Newcastle Business Park

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE4 7YH


There are currently 138 different types listed in the UK Trade Tariff: https://www.trade-tariff.service.gov.uk/headings/1006 


Annex 1


Semi-milled or wholly milled rice under CN Code 1006 30 imported at zero duty as follows:

Country of Origin

Order Number

Annual Quota Quantity (kgs)

January (kgs)

United States

05.4127

12,949,000

3,237,250

Thailand

05.4128

3,727,000

931,750

Australia

05.4129

779,000

779,000

Countries other than USA, Thailand, Australia and EU

05.4130

273,000

273,000

Quantities not allocated in January will be rolled over to subsequent months.


For this quota (CN Code 1006 30):


  • You must lodge security of £40 per tonne.

  • Where export licences are provided, box 8 of your application must show the country of origin of the product and you must select this as ‘Yes’. Licences will carry an obligation to import from the country stated.

  • Box 20 of your application must contain:

‘Order Number 05.412*’

  • Box 24 (comments box) of your application must contain:

‘Exemption from customs duty up to the quantity indicated in boxes 17 and 18 of this licence (Statutory Instrument 2020/1432).


  • Applications from Thailand, Australia and the United States must be accompanied by the original export certificate and a copy of the original certificate.

  • To clear your goods under the quantities from Other Countries you must present a certificate of origin to H M Revenue & Customs


Husked rice under CN Code 1006 20 imported at an ad valorem duty rate fixed at 15% as follows:

Country of Origin

Order number

Quantity (kgs)

All Countries except EU

05.4148

218,000

For this quota (CN Code 1006 20):

  • You must lodge security of £40 tonne.

  • Box 20 of your application must contain:

‘Order Number 05.4148’.

  • Box 24 (comments box) of your application must contain:

‘Customs duties limited to 15% ad valorem up to the quantity indicated in boxes 17 and 18 of this licence (Statutory Instrument 2020/1432)’.


Broken rice under CN Code 1006 4000 imported with a reduced rate of duty as follows:

Country of Origin

Order number

Quantity (kgs)

Thailand

05.4149

3,271,000

Australia

05.4150

1,007,000

Guyana

05.4152

692,000

United States

05.4153

566,000

Countries other than Thailand, Australia, Guyana, USA and EU

05.4154

755,000

For this quota (CN Code 1006 4000):


  • You must lodge security of £5 tonne.

  • For Thailand, Australia or the United States, box 8 of your application must state the country of origin of the product and you must select this as ‘Yes’. Licences will carry an obligation to import from the exact country stated.

  • Box 20 of your application must contain:

‘Order Number 05.41**’


  • Box 24 (comments box) of your application must contain:

‘Reduced rate of duty up to the quantity indicated in boxes 17 and 18 of this licence (Statutory Instrument 2020/1432).


  • To clear your goods under the quantities from Thailand, Australia, Guyana and Other Countries you must present a certificate of origin to H M Revenue & Customs.

Semi-milled or wholly milled rice under CN Code 1006 30 imported at zero duty as follows:

Country of Origin

Order number

Quantity (kgs)

Thailand

05.4112

831,000

United States

05.4116

478,000

India

05.4117

311,000

Pakistan

05.4118

225,000

Countries other than Thailand, USA, India, Pakistan and EU

05.4119

394,000

Countries other than EU

05.4166

3,074,000

For this quota (CN Code 1006 30):


  • You must lodge security of £40 tonne.

  • Box 8 of your application must state the country of origin of the product and you must select this as ‘Yes’. Licences will carry an obligation to import from the country stated.

  • Box 20 of your application must contain:

‘Order Number 05.41**’

  • Box 24 of your application must contain:

‘Exemption from Customs duty up to the quantity indicated in boxes 17 and 18 of this licence (Statutory Instrument 2020/1432)’.


  • To clear your goods under the quantities from Thailand, USA, India, Pakistan and Other Countries you must present a certificate of origin to HM Revenue and Customs.

Broken rice under CN Code 1006 4000 at zero duty as follows:

Country of Origin

Order number

Quantity (kgs)

Countries other EU

05.4168

3,428,000


For this quota (CN Code 1006 4000):


  • You must lodge security of £5 tonne.

  • Box 20 of your application must contain:

‘Order Number 05.4168’


  • Box 24 (comments box) of your application must contain:

‘Exemption from customs duty up to the quantity indicated in boxes 17 and 18 of this licence (Statutory Instrument 2020/1432)’


Husked rice under CN Code 1006 10 and 1006 20

Country of Origin

Order Number

Quantity available (kgs)

Vietnam

05.4729

3,356,000

Valid CN codes are:


10061030, 10061050, 10061071, 10061079, 10061090;

10062011, 10062013, 10062015, 10062017, 10062019, 10062092, 10062094, 10062096, 10062098, 10062099.


For this quota:


  • You must lodge security of £25 per tonne.

  • Box 8 of your application must state the country of origin of the product and you must select this as ‘Yes’. Licences will carry an obligation to import from the country stated.

  • Box 20 of your application must contain:

‘Order Number 05.4729’.


  • Box 24 (comments box) of your application must contain:

‘Exemption from Customs duty up to the quantity indicated in boxes 17 and 18 of this licence (Statutory Instrument 2020/1432)’.


  • To clear your goods, you must present a certificate of origin to H M Revenue and Customs.

Milled rice under CN Code 1006 30

Country of Origin

Order Number

Quantity available (kgs)

Vietnam

05.4730

5,001,000

Valid CN codes are:


10063021, 10063023, 10063025, 10063027, 10063029, 10063042, 10063044, 10063046, 10063048, 10063049, 10063061, 10063063, 10063065, 10063067, 10063069, 10063092, 10063094, 10063096, 10063098, 10063099.


For this quota:


  • You must lodge security of £25 per tonne.

  • Box 8 of your application must state the country of origin of the product and you must select this as ‘Yes’. Licences will carry an obligation to import from the country stated.

  • Box 20 of your application must contain:

‘Order Number 05.4730’.


  • Box 24 (comments box) of your application must contain:

‘Exemption from Customs duty up to the quantity indicated in boxes 17 and 18 of this licence (Statutory Instrument 2020/1432)’.


  • To clear your goods, you must present a certificate of origin to H M Revenue and Customs.

Fragrant rice under CN Code ex1006 10, 1006 20 and 1006 30

Country of Origin

Order Number

Quantity available (kgs)

Vietnam

05.4731

5,001,000

Valid CN codes are:


10061030, 10061050, 10061071, 10061079;

10062011, 10062013, 10062015, 10062017, 10062019, 10062092, 10062094, 10062096, 10062098, 10062099;

10063021, 10063023, 10063025, 10063027, 10063029, 10063042, 10063044, 10063046, 10063048, 10063049, 10063061, 10063063, 10063065, 10063067, 10063069, 10063092, 10063094, 10063096, 10063098, 10063099.


Varieties of fragrant rice originating in Vietnam


Jasmine 85, ST 5, ST 20;

Nang Hoa 9 (NàngHoa 9), VD 20;

RVT, OM 4900, OM 5451;

Tai nguyen Cho Dao (Tàinguyên Cho Dào)


Successful licence applications are valid from the start of the month following the month of application until 31 December.


For this quota:


  • You must lodge security of £25 per tonne.

  • Box 8 of your application must state the country of origin of the product and you must select this as ‘Yes’. Licences will carry an obligation to import from the country stated.

  • Box 20 of your application must contain:

‘Order Number 05.4731’.

  • Box 24 (comments box) of your application must contain:

‘Exemption from Customs duty up to the quantity indicated in boxes 17 and 18 of this licence (Statutory Instrument 2020/1432)’.


  • To clear your goods, you must present a Certificate of Authenticity (issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Viet Nam) to H M Revenue and Customs.


Annex 2


Checklist for your reference prior to submission of a rice quota import licence application

Presenting a correct application will assist us in processing your quota import licence.

Before submitting your application, check that the following details are correct:

  • Is the quota order number correct for the commodity code and country, which you have applied for?

  • Check the rate of security used is correct, i.e. £40, £30 or £5 per tonne.

  • Does the security amount calculated cover the quantity applied for?

  • Is it the correct description against the required commodity (CN) code?

  • Has your proof of trade and a valid VAT certificate been supplied / submitted for the current quota year?

  • Is the form signed and dated by an authorised individual?



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