Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
This notice announces the transfer of amounts for certain dairy articles from the historical license category (Appendix 1) to the lottery (nonhistorical) license category (Appendix 2) pursuant to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing regulations, 7 CFR part 6, for the 2019 quota year.
August 8, 2019.
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The Foreign Agricultural Service, under a delegation of authority from the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs, administers the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation codified at 7 CFR 6.20-6.36 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 (HTS) 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 Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, issues these licenses and, in conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, monitors their use.
The regulation at 7 CFR 6.34(a) states that whenever a historical license is permanently surrendered, revoked by the Licensing Authority, or not issued to an applicant pursuant to the provisions of 6.23, then the amount of such license will be transferred to Appendix 2. Section 6.34(b) provides that the cumulative annual transfers will be published by notice in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this document sets forth the revised Appendices for the 2019 tariff-rate quota year in the table below. Although there are no changes to the quantities for designated licenses (Appendix 3 and Appendix 4) nor to the total amount for each article, those numbers are also included in the table below for completeness.
Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this rule as not a major rule, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).
Dated: August 2, 2019.
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Articles Subject to Dairy Import Licenses for Calendar Year 2019
| ||Historical licenses
(Appendix 1) 2||Lottery licenses
(Appendix 2) 3||Sum of Appendix
1 & 2 4||Designated licenses
(Tokyo Round, Appendix 3) 4||Designated licenses
(Uruguay Round, Appendix 4) 4||Total 4|
|Non-cheese articles, notes 6, 7, 8, 12, 14 (appendix 1 reduction)|
|Butter (Note 6, Commodity Code G) (−1,773 kg)||4,301,461||2,675,539||6,977,000||6,977,000|
|Other Countries (−1,773 kg)||35,382||38,553||73,935|
|Dried Skim Milk (Note 7, Commodity Code K)||0||5,261,000||5,261,000||5,261,000|
|Dried Whole Milk (Note 8, Commodity Code H)||0||3,321,300||3,321,300||3,321,300|
|Dried Buttermilk/Whey (Note 12, Commodity Code M)||0||224,981||224,981||224,981|
|Butter Substitutes Containing Over 45 Percent of Butterfat and/or Butter Oil (Note 14, Commodity Code SU)||0||6,080,500||6,080,500||6,080,500|
|Total: Non-Cheese Articles (−1,773 kg)||4,301,461||17,563,320||21,864,781||21,864,781|
|Cheese Articles (Notes 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25):|
|Cheese and Substitutes for Cheese (Note 16, Commodity Code OT) (−2,142 kg)||17,613,583||13,856,148||31,469,731||9,661,128||7,496,000||48,626,859|
|EU-27 (−2,142 kg)||13,932,093||9,335,563||23,267,656||1,132,568||3,446,000||27,846,224|
|Of which Portugal is:||65,838||63,471||129,309||223,691||353,000|
|EU-27 not including Portugal (−2,142 kg)||13,866,255||9,272,092||23,138,347||908,877||3,466,000||27,493,224|
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|Blue-Mold Cheese (Note 17, Commodity Code B)||1,933,126||547,875||2,481,001||430,000||2,911,001|
|Cheddar Cheese (Note 18, Commodity Code C)(−4,676 kg)||2,300,995||1,982,861||4,283,856||519,033||7,620,000||12,422,889|
|Australia (−4,676 kg)||886,570||97,929||984,499||215,501||1,250,000||2,450,000|
|American-Type Cheese (Note 19, Commodity Code A) (−17,442 kg)||1,165,127||2,000,426||3,165,553||357,003||0||3,522,556|
|Australia (−3,689 kg)||758,201||122,797||880,998||119,002||1,000,000|
|New Zealand (−9,070 kg)||167,795||1,594,204||1,761,999||238,001||2,000,000|
|Other Countries (−4,683 kg)||103,056||65,500||168,556||168,556|
|Edam and Gouda Cheese (Note 20, Commodity Code E)||4,286,917||1,319,485||5,606,402||0||1,210,000||6,816,402|
|Italian-Type Cheeses (Note 21, Commodity Code D)(−2,288 kg)||6,104,896||1,415,651||7,520,547||795,517||5,165,000||13,481,064|
|EU-27 (−2,288 kg)||2,412,551||969,449||3,382,000||2,025,000||5,407,000|
|Swiss or Emmenthaler Cheese (Note 22, Commodity Code GR)||4,238,006||2,413,308||6,651,314||823,519||380,000||7,854,833|
|Lowfat Cheese (Note 23, Commodity Code LF)||1,173,766||3,251,142||4,424,908||1,050,000||0||5,474,908|
|Swiss or Emmenthaler Cheese With Eye Formation (Note 25, SW) (−13,091 kg)||13,091,848||9,205,483||22,297,331||9,557,945||2,620,000||34,475,276|
|EU-27 (−13,091 kg)||9,762,199||6,714,629||16,476,828||4,003,172||2,420,000||22,900,000|
|Total: Cheese Articles (−39,639 kg)||51,908,264||35,992,379||87,900,643||22,764,145||24,921,000||135,585,788|
|Total: Cheese & Non-Cheese (−41,412 kg)||56,209,725||53,555,699||109,765,424||22,764,145||24,921,000||157,450,569|
|1 Source of the total TRQs is the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule, Chapter 4, in the corresponding Additional U.S. Notes.|
|2 Reduced from 2018 by total of 107,200 KG.|
|3 Increased from 2018 by total of 107,200 KG.|
|4 No change.|
[FR Doc. 2019-16933 Filed 8-7-19; 8:45 am]
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