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Adjustment of Appendices to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation for the 2013 Tariff-Rate Quota Year

Action

Final Rule.

Summary

This document sets forth the revised appendices to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation for the 2013 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 1, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

Abdelsalam El-Farra, Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 1021, Washington, DC 20250-1021; or by telephone at (202) 720-9439; or by email at: abdelsalam.el-farra@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 Policies and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, issues these licenses and, in conjunction with 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 2013 tariff-rate quota year.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 6 Back to Top

Issued at Washington, DC the 3rd day of July, 2013.

Ronald Lord,

Licensing Authority.

Accordingly, 7 CFR part 6 is amended as follows:

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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:

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:

Articles Subject To: Appendix 1, Historical Licenses; Appendix 2, Non-Historical Licenses; and Appendix 3, Designated Importers Licenses for Quota Year 2013 Back to Top
Appendix 1 Appendix 2 Sum of Appendix 1 & 2 Appendix 3 Grand total HTS
Tokyo R. Uruguay R. Chapter 4/2010
[Quantities in kilograms]
NON-CHEESE ARTICLES:              
BUTTER (NOTE 6) 4,618,233 2,358,767 6,977,000 6,977,000 6,977,000
EU-25 75,000 21,161 96,161
New Zealand 110,045 40,548 150,593
Other Countries 40,211 33,724 73,935
Any Country 4,392,977 2,263,334 6,656,311
DRIED SKIM MILK (NOTE 7) 5,261,000 5,261,000 5,261,000 5,261,000
Australia 600,076 600,076
Canada 219,565 219,565
Any Country 4,441,359 4,441,359
DRIED WHOLE MILK (NOTE 8) 3,175 3,318,125 3,321,300 3,321,300 3,321,300
New Zealand 3,175 3,175
Any Country 3,318,125 3,318,125
DRIED BUTTERMILK/WHEY (NOTE 12) 224,981 224,981 224,981 224,981
Canada 161,161 161,161
New Zealand 63,820 63,820
BUTTER SUBSTITUTES CONTAINING OVER 45 PERCENT OF BUTTERFAT AND/OR BUTTER OIL (NOTE 14) 6,080,500 6,080,500 6,080,500 6,080,500
Any Country 6,080,500 6,080,500
TOTAL: NON-CHEESE ARTICLES 4,621,408 17,243,373 21,864,781 21,864,781 21,864,781
CHEESE ARTICLES:              
CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE (EXCEPT: SOFT RIPENED COW'S MILK CHEESE; CHEESE NOT CONTAINING COW'S MILK; CHEESE (EXCEPT COTTAGE CHEESE) CONTAINING 0.5 PERCENT OR LESS BY WEIGHT OF BUTTERFAT; AND, ARTICLES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF OTHER IMPORT QUOTAS PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SUBCHAPTER) (OT—NOTE 16) 21,290,334 10,179,397 31,469,731 9,661,128 7,496,000 48,626,859 48,626,859
Argentina 7,690 0 7,690 92,310 100,000 100,000
Australia 535,628 5,542 541,170 758,830 1,750,000 3,050,000 3,050,000
Canada 977,439 163,561 1,141,000 1,141,000 1,141,000
Costa Rica 0 0 1,550,000 1,550,000 1,550,000
EU-25 15,609,021 7,658,635 23,267,656 1,132,568 3,446,000 27,846,224 27,493,224
Of which Portugal is: 65,838 63,471 129,309 223,691 353,000 353,000
Israel 79,696 0 79,696 593,304 673,000 673,000
Iceland 294,000 0 294,000 29,000 323,000 323,000
New Zealand 2,910,180 1,905,292 4,815,472 6,506,528 11,322,000 11,322,000
Norway 124,982 25,018 150,000 150,000 150,000
Switzerland 584,954 86,458 671,412 548,588 500,000 1,720,000 1,720,000
Uruguay 0 0 250,000 250,000 250,000
Other Countries 100,906 100,729 201,635 201,635 201,635
Any Country 300,000 300,000 300,000 300,000
BLUE-MOLD CHEESE (EXCEPT STILTON PRODUCED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM) AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM, BLUE-MOLD CHEESE (B—NOTE 17) 2,278,657 202,344 2,481,001 430,000 2,911,001 2,911,001
Argentina 2,000 0 2,000 2,000 2,000
EU-25 2,276,657 202,343 2,479,000 350,000 2,829,000 2,829,000
Chile 0 80,000 80,000 80,000
Other Countries 1 1 1 1
CHEDDAR CHEESE, AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM, CHEDDAR CHEESE (C—NOTE 18) 2,775,728 1,508,128 4,283,856 519,033 7,620,000 12,422,889 12,422,889
Australia 897,786 86,713 984,499 215,501 1,250,000 2,450,000 2,450,000
Chile 0 0 220,000 220,000 220,000
EU-25 52,404 210,596 263,000 1,050,000 1,313,000 1,313,000
New Zealand 1,723,925 1,072,543 2,796,468 303,532 5,100,000 8,200,000 8,200,000
Other Countries 101,613 38,276 139,889 139,889 139,889
Any Country 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
AMERICAN-TYPE CHEESE, INCLUDING COLBY, WASHED CURD AND GRANULAR CHEESE (BUT NOT INCLUDING CHEDDAR) AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING OR PROCESSED FROM SUCH AMERICAN-TYPE CHEESE (A—NOTE 19) 2,665,482 500,071 3,165,553 357,003 0 3,522,556 3,522,556
Australia 761,890 119,108 880,998 119,002 1,000,000 1,000,000
EU-25 145,147 208,853 354,000 354,000 354,000
New Zealand 1,607,804 154,195 1,761,999 238,001 2,000,000 2,000,000
Other Countries 150,641 17,915 168,556 168,556 168,556
EDAM AND GOUDA CHEESE, AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM, EDAM AND GOUDA CHEESE (E—NOTE 20) 4,795,823 810,579 5,606,402 0 1,210,000 6,816,402 6,816,402
Argentina 110,495 14,505 125,000 110,000 235,000 235,000
EU-25 4,569,520 719,480 5,289,000 1,100,000 6,389,000 6,389,000
Norway 111,046 55,954 167,000 167,000 167,000
Other Countries 4,762 20,640 25,402 25,402 25,402
ITALIAN-TYPE CHEESES, MADE FROM COW'S MILK, (ROMANO MADE FROM COW'S MILK, REGGIANO, PARMESAN, PROVOLONE, PROVOLETTI, SBRINZ, AND GOYA—NOT IN ORIGINAL LOAVES) AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM, SUCH ITALIAN-TYPE CHEESES, WHETHER OR NOT IN ORIGINAL LOAVES (D—NOTE 21) 6,386,711 1,133,836 7,520,547 795,517 5,165,000 13,481,064 13,481,064
Argentina 3,899,395 226,088 4,125,483 367,517 1,890,000 6,383,000 6,383,000
EU-25 2,487,316 894,684 3,382,000 2,025,000 5,407,000 5,407,000
Romania 0 0 500,000 500,000 500,000
Uruguay 0 0 428,000 750,000 1,178,000 1,178,000
Other Countries 13,064 13,064 13,064 13,064
SWISS OR EMMENTHALER CHEESE OTHER THAN WITH EYE FORMATION, GRUYERE-PROCESS CHEESE AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM, SUCH CHEESES (GR—NOTE 22) 5,254,360 1,396,954 6,651,314 823,519 380,000 7,854,833 7,854,833
EU-25 3,986,207 1,165,787 5,151,994 393,006 380,000 5,925,000 5,925,000
Switzerland 1,234,655 184,832 1,419,487 430,513 1,850,000 1,850,000
Other Countries 33,498 46,335 79,833 79,833 79,833
CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE, CONTAINING 0.5 PERCENT OR LESS BY WEIGHT OF BUTTERFAT (EXCEPT ARTICLES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF OTHER TARIFF-RATE QUOTAS PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SUBCHAPTER), AND MARGARINE CHEESE (LF—NOTE 23) 1,840,852 2,584,056 4,424,918 1,050,000 0 5,474,908 5,474,908
EU-25 1,840,852 2,584,055 4,424,907 4,424,907 4,424,907
Israel 0 0 50,000 50,000 50,000
New Zealand 0 0 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000
Other Countries 1 1 1 1
SWISS OR EMMENTHALER CHEESE WITH EYE FORMATION (SW—NOTE 25) 15,337,670 6,959,661 22,297,331 9,557,945 2,620,000 34,475,276 34,475,276
Argentina 9,115 9,115 70,885 80,000 80,000
Australia 209,698 0 209,698 290,302 500,000 500,000
Canada 0 0 70,000 70,000 70,000
EU-25 10,979,785 5,497,043 16,476,828 4,003,172 2,420,000 22,900,000 22,900,000
Iceland 149,999 0 149,999 150,001 300,000 300,000
Israel 27,000 0 27,000 27,000 27,000
Norway 3,159,885 495,425 3,655,310 3,227,690 6,883,000 6,883,000
Switzerland 763,050 921,055 1,684,105 1,745,895 200,000 3,630,000 3,630,000
Other Countries 48,253 37,023 85,276 85,276 85,276
TOTAL: CHEESE ARTICLES 62,625,617 25,275,026 87,900,653 22,764,145 24,921,000 135,585,788 135,585,788
TOTAL: CHEESE & NON-CHEESE 67,247,025 42,518,399 109,765,434 22,764,145 24,921,000 157,450,569 157,450,569
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[FR Doc. 2013-18568 Filed 7-31-13; 8:45 am]

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