Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
Publication of quarterly update to annual listing of foreign government subsidies on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty.
The Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, has prepared its quarterly update to the annual list of foreign government subsidies on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty during the period October 1, 1999 through December 31, 1999. We are publishing the current listing of those subsidies that we have determined exist.
April 3, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Russell Morris or Tipten Troidl, Officer of AD/CVD Enforcement VI, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230, telephone: (202) 482-2786.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Section 702(a) of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (as amended) (the Act) requires the Department of Commerce (the Department) to determine, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty, as defined in section 702(g)(b)(4) of the Act, and to publish an annual list and quarterly updates of the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide the Start Printed Page 17486Department's quarterly update of subsidies on cheeses that were imported during the period October 1, 1999 through December 31, 1999.
The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(g)(b)(2) of the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign governments on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available.
The Department will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed.
The Department encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230.
This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act.Start Signature
Dated: March 27, 2000.
Robert S. LaRussa,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
|Country||Program(s)||Gross 1 subsidy ($/lb)||Net 2 subsidy ($/lb)|
|Austria||European Union Restitution Payments||$0.21||$0.21|
|Belgium||EU Restitution Payments||0.06||0.06|
|Canada||Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese||0.24||0.24|
|Denmark||EU Restitution Payments||0.16||0.16|
|Finland||EU Restitution Payments||0.24||0.24|
|France||EU Restitution Payments||0.14||0.14|
|Germany||EU Restitution Payments||0.15||0.15|
|Greece||EU Restitution Payments||0.00||0.00|
|Ireland||EU Restitution Payments||0.16||0.16|
|Italy||EU Restitution Payments||0.12||0.12|
|Luxembourg||EU Restitution Payments||0.07||0.07|
|Netherlands||EU Restitution Payments||0.10||0.10|
|Norway||Indirect (Milk) Subsidy Consumer Subsidy||0.32 0.14||0.32 0.14|
|Portugal||EU Restitution Payments||0.09||0.09|
|Spain||EU Restitution Payments||0.09||0.09|
|U.K.||EU Restitution Payments||0.11||0.11|
|1 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5).|
|2 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6).|
[FR Doc. 00-8158 Filed 3-31-00; 8:45 am]
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