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Quarterly Update To Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject To an In-Quota Rate of Duty

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

September 27, 2006.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Maura Jeffords or Eric Greynolds, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-3146 or 6071, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 702 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(h) of the Act, and to publish an annual list and quarterly updates of the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide the Department's quarterly update of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the period April 1, 2006, through June 30, 2006.

The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) 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, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act.

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Dated: September 20, 2006.

David M. Spooner,

Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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Appendix

Subsidy Programs on Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty 1

CountryProgram(s)Gross 2 subsidy ($/lb)Net 3 subsidy ($/lb)
AustriaEuropean Union Restitution Payments$0.00$0.00
BelgiumEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
CanadaExport Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese0.300.30
CyprusEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
DenmarkEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
FinlandEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
FranceEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
GermanyEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
GreeceEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
HungaryEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
IrelandEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
ItalyEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
LatviaEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
LithuaniaEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
NetherlandsEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
NorwayIndirect (Milk) Subsidy0.000.00
Consumer Subsidy0.000.00
  Total0.000.00
PolandEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
PortugalEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
SpainEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
SwedenEU Restitution Payments0.000.00
SwitzerlandDeficiency Payments0.000.00
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U.K.EU Restitution Payments0.000.00
1 This chart includes only those countries which exported articles of cheese to the United States during the 2nd Quarter, 2006. Luxembourg and Slovenia did not export articles of cheese to the United States during the 2nd Quarter, 2006.
2 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5).
3 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6).
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[FR Doc. E6-15860 Filed 9-26-06; 8:45 am]

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