Office of the Secretary, USDA.
This document sets forth the revised appendices to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation for the 2008 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.
Effective Date: August 29, 2008.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jorge Martinez, Dairy Import Licensing Program, Import and Trade Support Programs Division, STOP 1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-1021 or telephone at (202) 720-9439 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.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 and Trade Support Programs Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, issues these licenses and, in conjunction with the 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 2008 tariff-rate quota year.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 6End List of Subjects Start Signature
Issued at Washington, DC, the 20th day of June 2008.
Accordingly,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
Appendices 1, 2 and 3 to Subpart—Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing
|Article by Additional U.S. Note Number and Country of Origin||Appendix 1||Appendix 2||Appendix 3|
|Tokyo round||Uruguay round|
|BUTTER (NOTE 6)||5,361,732||1,615,268|
|DRIED SKIM MILK (NOTE 7)||5,261,000|
|DRIED WHOLE MILK (NOTE 8)||3,175||3,318,125|
|DRIED BUTTERMILK/WHEY (NOTE 12)||12,760||212,221|
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|BUTTER SUBSTITUTES CONTAINING OVER PERCENT OF BUTTERFAT AND/OR BUTTER OIL (NOTE 14)||6,080,500|
|TOTAL: NON-CHEESE ARTICLES||5,377,667||16,487,114|
|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) (NOTE 16)||23,345,203||8,124,528||9,661,128||7,496,000|
|Of which Portugal is:||65,838||63,471||223,691|
|BLUE-MOLD CHEESE (EXCEPT STILTON PRODUCED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM) AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM, BLUE-MOLD CHEESE (NOTE 17)||2,285,947||195,054||430,000|
|CHEDDAR CHEESE, AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM, CHEDDAR CHEESE (NOTE 18)||3,619,547||664,309||519,033||7,620,000|
|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 (NOTE 19)||2,744,970||420,583||357,003|
|EDAM AND GOUDA CHEESE, AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM, EDAM AND GOUDA CHEESE (NOTE 20)||5,230,565||375,837||1,210,000|
|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 (NOTE 21)||6,467,087||1,053,460||795,517||5,165,000|
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|SWISS OR EMMENTHALER CHEESE OTHER THAN WITH EYE FORMATION, GRUYERE-PROCESS CHEESE AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM, SUCH CHEESES (NOTE 22)||5,371,777||1,279,537||823,519||380,000|
|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 (NOTE 23)||1,879,481||2,545,437||1,050,000|
|SWISS OR EMMENTHALER CHEESE WITH EYE FORMATION (NOTE 25)||16,078,683||6,218,648||9,557,945||2,620,000|
|TOTAL: CHEESE ARTICLES||67,023,260||20,877,393||22,764,145||24,921,000|
[FR Doc. E8-19976 Filed 8-28-08; 8:45 am]
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