Office of the United States Trade Representative.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of additional country-by-country allocations of the in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota for imported raw cane sugar beginning on October 1, 2005 and ending on September 30, 2006.
December 19, 2005.
Inquiries may be mailed or delivered to Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Office of Agricultural Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sharon Bomer Lauritsen, Office of Agricultural Affairs, 202-395-6127.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), the United States maintains a tariff-rate quota for imports of raw cane sugar.
Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3601(d)(3)) authorizes the President to allocate the in-quota quantity of a tariff-rate quota for any agricultural product among supplying countries or customs areas. The President delegated this authority to the United States Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamation 6763 (60 FR 1007).
The in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota for raw cane sugar for the period October 1, 2005-September 30, 2006, was increased by the Secretary of Agriculture by 300,000 short tons, raw value (272,155 metric tons). This quantity is being allocated to the following countries:
|Country||FY 2006 Additional Allocation (metric tons)|
These allocations are based on the countries' historical shipments to the United States. The allocations of the raw cane sugar tariff-rate quota to countries that are net importers of sugar are conditioned on receipt of the appropriate verifications of origin.
Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons.Start Signature
United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. E5-7479 Filed 12-16-05; 8:45 am]
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