73 FR 50875 E8-19976. Adjustment of Appendices to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation for the 2008 Tariff-Rate Quota Year  

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    This document sets forth the revised appendices to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation for the 2008 quota year reflecting the cumulative annual transfers from Appendix 1 to Appendix 2 for certain dairy product import licenses permanently surrendered by licensees or revoked by the Licensing Authority.

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    DATES: Back to Top

    Effective Date: August 29, 2008.

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

    Jorge Martinez, Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import and Trade Support Programs Division, STOP 1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-1021 or telephone at (202) 720-9439 or e-mail at jorge.martinez@fas.usda.gov.

    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

    The Foreign Agricultural Service, under a delegation of authority from the Secretary of Agriculture, administers the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation codified at 7 CFR 6.20-6.37 that provides for the issuance of licenses to import certain dairy articles under tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) as set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. These dairy articles may only be entered into the United States at the low-tier tariff by or for the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions of the regulation.

    Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The Import and Trade Support Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, issues these licenses and, in conjunction with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, monitors their use.

    The regulation at 7 CFR 6.34(a) states: “Whenever a historical license (Appendix 1) is not issued to an applicant pursuant to the provisions of § 6.23, is permanently surrendered or is revoked by the Licensing Authority, the amount of such license will be transferred to Appendix 2.” Section 6.34(b) provides that the cumulative annual transfers will be published in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this document sets forth the revised Appendices for the 2008 tariff-rate quota year.

    List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 6 Back to Top

    Agricultural commodities, Cheese, Dairy products, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Issued at Washington, DC, the 20th day of June 2008.

    Ronald Lord,

    Licensing Authority.

    Accordingly, 7 CFR Part 6 is amended as follows:

    PART 6—IMPORT QUOTAS AND FEES Back to Top

    1. The authority citation for Part 6, Subpart—Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Back to Top

    Additional U.S. Notes 6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 16-23 and 25 to Chapter 4 and General Note 15 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (19 U.S.C. 1202), 97, 96 Stat. 1051, as amended (31 U.S.C. 9701), and secs. 103 and 404, 103, 108 Stat. 4819 (19 U.S.C. 3513 and 3601).

    2. Appendices 1, 2 and 3 to Subpart—Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing are revised to read as follows:

    Appendices 1, 2 and 3 to Subpart—Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Back to Top

    Articles Subject to: Appendix 1, Historical Licenses; Appendix 2, Nonhistorical Licenses; and Appendix 3, Designated Importer Licenses for Quota Year 2008 Back to Top
    Article by Additional U.S. Note Number and Country of Origin Appendix1 Appendix2 Appendix 3
    Tokyoround Uruguayround
    [Quantities in kilograms]
    NON-CHEESE ARTICLES
    BUTTER (NOTE 6) 5,361,732 1,615,268
    EU-25 75,918 20,243
    New Zealand 116,998 33,595
    Other Countries 54,504 19,431
    Any Country 5,114,312 1,541,999
    DRIED SKIM MILK (NOTE 7) 5,261,000
    Australia 600,076
    Canada 219,565
    Any Country 4,441,359
    DRIED WHOLE MILK (NOTE 8) 3,175 3,318,125
    New Zealand 3,175
    Any Country 3,318,125
    DRIED BUTTERMILK/WHEY(NOTE 12) 12,760 212,221
    Canada 161,161
    New Zealand 12,760 51,060
    BUTTER SUBSTITUTESCONTAINING OVERPERCENT OF BUTTERFATAND/OR BUTTER OIL(NOTE 14) 6,080,500
    Any Country 6,080,500
    TOTAL: NON-CHEESE ARTICLES 5,377,667 16,487,114
    CHEESE ARTICLES
    CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTESFOR CHEESE (EXCEPT:SOFT RIPENED COW'S MILKCHEESE; CHEESE NOTCONTAINING COW'S MILK; CHEESE (EXCEPT COTTAGECHEESE) CONTAINING 0.5PERCENT OR LESS BYWEIGHT OF BUTTERFAT; AND, ARTICLES WITHINTHE SCOPE OF OTHERIMPORT QUOTAS PROVIDEDFOR IN THIS SUBCHAPTER)(NOTE 16) 23,345,203 8,124,528 9,661,128 7,496,000
    Argentina 7,690 92,310
    Australia 535,628 5,542 758,830 1,750,000
    Canada 1,013,777 127,223
    Costa Rica 1,550,000
    EU-25 16,147,453 7,120,203 1,132,568 3,446,000
    Of which Portugal is: 65,838 63,471 223,691
    Israel 79,696 593,304
    Iceland 294,000 29,000
    New Zealand 4,443,558 371,914 6,506,528
    Norway 124,982 25,018
    Switzerland 597,513 73,899 548,588 500,000
    Uruguay 250,000
    Other Countries 100,906 100,729
    Any Country 300,000
    BLUE-MOLD CHEESE (EXCEPTSTILTON PRODUCED IN THEUNITED KINGDOM) ANDCHEESE AND SUBSTITUTESFOR CHEESE CONTAINING,OR PROCESSED FROM,BLUE-MOLD CHEESE(NOTE 17) 2,285,947 195,054 430,000
    Argentina 2,000
    EU-25 2,283,946 195,054 350,000
    Chile 80,000
    Other Countries 1
    CHEDDAR CHEESE, AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM, CHEDDAR CHEESE (NOTE 18) 3,619,547 664,309 519,033 7,620,000
    Australia 925,557 58,942 215,501 1,250,000
    Chile 220,000
    EU-25 52,404 210,596 1,050,000
    New Zealand 2,539,040 257,428 303,532 5,100,000
    Other Countries 102,546 37,343
    Any Country 100,000
    AMERICAN-TYPE CHEESE,INCLUDING COLBY, WASHEDCURD AND GRANULAR CHEESE(BUT NOT INCLUDINGCHEDDAR) AND CHEESE ANDSUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESECONTAINING OR PROCESSEDFROM SUCH AMERICAN-TYPECHEESE (NOTE 19) 2,744,970 420,583 357,003
    Australia 789,626 91,372 119,002
    EU-25 145,148 208,852
    New Zealand 1,657,689 104,310 238,001
    Other Countries 152,507 16,049
    EDAM AND GOUDA CHEESE,AND CHEESE ANDSUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESECONTAINING, OR PROCESSEDFROM, EDAM AND GOUDACHEESE (NOTE 20) 5,230,565 375,837 1,210,000
    Argentina 110,495 14,505 110,000
    EU-25 5,000,990 288,010 1,100,000
    Norway 114,318 52,682
    Other Countries 4,762 20,640
    ITALIAN-TYPE CHEESES,MADE FROM COW'S MILK,(ROMANO MADE FROM COW'SMILK, REGGIANO,PARMESAN, PROVOLONE,PROVOLETTI, SBRINZ, ANDGOYA—NOT IN ORIGINALLOAVES) AND CHEESE ANDSUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESECONTAINING, OR PROCESSEDFROM, SUCH ITALIAN-TYPECHEESES, WHETHER OR NOTIN ORIGINAL LOAVES(NOTE 21) 6,467,087 1,053,460 795,517 5,165,000
    Argentina 3,931,157 194,326 367,517 1,890,000
    EU-25 2,535,930 846,070 2,025,000
    Romania 500,000
    Uruguay 428,000 750,000
    Other Countries 13,064
    SWISS OR EMMENTHALERCHEESE OTHER THAN WITHEYE FORMATION, GRUYERE-PROCESS CHEESE ANDCHEESE AND SUBSTITUTESFOR CHEESE CONTAINING,OR PROCESSED FROM, SUCHCHEESES (NOTE 22) 5,371,777 1,279,537 823,519 380,000
    EU-25 4,102,587 1,049,407 393,006 380,000
    Switzerland 1,235,692 183,795 430,513
    Other Countries 33,498 46,335
    CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTESFOR CHEESE, CONTAINING 0.5 PERCENT OR LESS BYWEIGHT OF BUTTERFAT(EXCEPT ARTICLES WITHINTHE SCOPE OF OTHERTARIFF-RATE QUOTASPROVIDED FOR IN THISSUBCHAPTER), ANDMARGARINE CHEESE(NOTE 23) 1,879,481 2,545,437 1,050,000
    EU-25 1,879,480 2,545,437
    Israel 50,000
    New Zealand 1,000,000
    Other Countries 1
    SWISS OR EMMENTHALERCHEESE WITH EYEFORMATION (NOTE 25) 16,078,683 6,218,648 9,557,945 2,620,000
    Argentina 9,115 70,885
    Australia 209,698 290,302
    Canada 70,000
    EU-25 11,198,973 5,277,855 4,003,172 2,420,000
    Iceland 149,999 150,001
    Israel 27,000
    Norway 3,187,264 468,046 3,227,690
    Switzerland 1,246,164 437,941 1,745,895 200,000
    Other Countries 59,585 25,691
    TOTAL: CHEESE ARTICLES 67,023,260 20,877,393 22,764,145 24,921,000

    [FR Doc. E8-19976 Filed 8-28-08; 8:45 am]

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Comments Received:
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Published:
08/29/2008
EntryType:
Rule
Action:
Final rule.
Document Number:
E8-19976
Document Citation:
73 FR 50875
Pages:
50875-50877 (3 pages)
Topics:
Agricultural commodities, Cheese, Dairy products, Imports, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements
CFR: (1)
7 CFR 6