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Fiscal Year 2011 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar and Reallocation of Unused Fiscal Year 2011 Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar

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AGENCY:

Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of country-by-country allocations of additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar and of country-by-country reallocations of the FY 2011 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota for imported raw cane sugar.

DATES:

Effective Date: April 15, 2011.

ADDRESSES:

Inquiries may be mailed or delivered to Ann Heilman-Dahl, Director of Agricultural Affairs, Office of Agricultural Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Ann Heilman-Dahl, Office of Agricultural Affairs, 202-395-6127.

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SUPPLEMENTARY 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 TRQs for imports of raw cane and refined 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 TRQ 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).

On April 11, 2011, The Secretary of Agriculture announced an additional in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for the remainder of FY 2011 (ending September 30, 2011) in the amount of 294,835 metric tons, raw value (MTRV). This quantity is in addition to the minimum amount to which the United States has already committed to pursuant to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements (1,117,195 MTRV as announced by Federal Register notice on August 5, 2010). Finally, USTR has determined to reallocate 102,177 MTRV of the minimum amount of the original TRQ for raw cane sugar from countries that have stated they will be unable to fill previously allocated FY 2011 raw sugar TRQ quantities. USTR is allocating this total quantity of 397,012 MTRV to the following countries in the amounts specified below:

CountryCombined FY 2011 re-allocation and increase
Argentina21,395
Australia41,299
Belize5,474
Bolivia3,980
Brazil72,148
Colombia11,941
Costa Rica7,463
Dominican Republic20,000
Ecuador5,474
El Salvador12,937
Guatemala23,884
Guyana5,971
Honduras5,000
India3,980
Jamaica5,000
Malawi4,976
Mauritius2,000
Mozambique6,469
Nicaragua10,449
Panama14,430
Peru20,400
Philippines60,000
South Africa11,444
Swaziland7,961
Thailand6,966
Zimbabwe5,971

These allocations are based on the countries' historical shipments to the United States. The allocations of the raw cane sugar TRQ to countries that are net importers of sugar are conditioned on receipt of the appropriate verifications of origin and certificates for quota eligibility must accompany imports from any country for which an allocation has been provided.

Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons.

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Ronald Kirk,

United States Trade Representative.

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[FR Doc. 2011-9163 Filed 4-14-11; 8:45 am]

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