Office of the Secretary, USDA.
This document sets forth the revised appendices to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation for the 2003 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.
May 13, 2003.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Michael I. Hankin, Dairy Import Quota Manager, Import Policies and Programs Division, STOP 1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-1021 or telephone at (202) 720-9439.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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 Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, issues these licenses and, in conjunction with the U.S. Customs Service, 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 2003 tariff-rate quota year.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 6
- Agricultural commodities
- Dairy products
- Reporting and record keeping requirements
Michael I. Hankin,
Accordingly, 7 CFR Part 6 is amended as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 6—IMPORT QUOTAS AND FEESEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for Part 6, Subpart—Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
2. Appendices 1, 2 and 3 to Subpart—Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing are revised to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Printed Page 25480 Start Printed Page 25481 Start Printed Page 25482 Start Printed Page 25483 Start Printed Page 25484 End Supplemental Information
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