Determination of Chile's Trade Surplus in Sugar and Certain Sugar Containing Products, 35493-35494 [05-12093]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 117 / Monday, June 20, 2005 / Notices Public comments, or requests for additional information, regarding the collection listed in this notice should be directed to Angelo Chang, Acting Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Management, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, SA– 1, Room H1200, 2401 E. Street, NW., Washington, DC 20522–0112, (202) 663– 2700. E-mail: ChangAA@state.gov. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Dated: May 5, 2005. Gregory M. Suchan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Trade Controls, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–12091 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P the exhibit objects, contact Wolodymyr R. Sulzynsky, the Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State, (telephone: (202) 453–8050). The address is Department of State, SA–44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547–0001. Dated: June 14, 2005. C. Miller Crouch, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–12089 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–08–P SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Daughter of Re: Hatshepsut, King of Egypt,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, from on or about October 15, 2005 to on or about February 5, 2006, and at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, from on or about March 21, 2006 to on or about July 9, 2006, and at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, from on or about August 26, 2006 to on or about December 31, 2006, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of VerDate jul<14>2003 17:24 Jun 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 BILLING CODE 4710–08–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Determination of Chile’s Trade Surplus in Sugar and Certain Sugar Containing Products Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5113] Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Daughter of Re: Hatshepsut, King of Egypt’’ Dated: June 14, 2005. C. Miller Crouch, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–12090 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 5112] 35493 Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Prague, the Crown of Bohemia, 1347– 1437’’ SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, and Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Prague, the Crown of Bohemia, 1347– 1437,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owners. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY from on or about September 19, 2005 to on or about January 3, 2006, and at possible additional venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these determinations is ordered to be published in the Federal Register. For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Carol B. Epstein, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State, (telephone: 202/453–8048). The address is Department of State, SA–44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547–0001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00101 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: Pursuant to U.S. Note 12(a) to subchapter XI of chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of its determination that Chile does not have a trade surplus in sugar, sugarcontaining products, and high fructose corn syrup. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 20, 2005. ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be mailed or delivered to Beth Leier, Deputy Director of Agricultural Affairs, Office of Agricultural Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Leier, Office of Agricultural Affairs, 202–395–6127. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 201 of the United States— Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 108–77; 117 Stat. 909, 913; 19 USC 3805 note), Presidential Proclamation No. 7746 of December 30, 2003 (68 FR 75789), implemented on behalf of the United States the United States—Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and modified the HTS to reflect the tariff and rules of origin treatment provided for in the FTA. Pursuant to U.S. Note 12(a) to subchapter XI of HTS chapter 99, beginning in 2004 and annually thereafter, USTR is required to publish in the Federal Register a determination of the amount of Chile’s trade surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in Harmonized System (HS) subheadings 1701.11, 1701.12, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.20, 1702.30, 1702.40, 1702.60, 1702.90, 1806.10, 2101.12, 2101.20, and 2106.90, except that Chile’s imports of U.S. goods under HS subheadings 1702.40 and 1702.60 that qualify for preferential treatment under the FTA E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 35494 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 117 / Monday, June 20, 2005 / Notices may not be included in the calculation of Chile’s trade surplus. During calendar year 2004, the most recent year for which data is available, Chile’s imports of the foregoing goods exceeded its exports by 299,120 metric tons according to data published by its customs authority, the Servicio Nacional de Aduana. Accordingly, based on this data, USTR determines that Chile’s trade surplus for 2004 is negative and sugar exports from Chile are not eligible to enter the United States in 2005. Allen F. Johnson, Chief Agricultural Negotiator. [FR Doc. 05–12093 Filed 6–17–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W5–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Technical Corrections to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Technical corrections to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Trade Representative (‘‘the USTR’’) is modifying the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) as set forth in the Annex to this notice, pursuant to authority granted to the President in section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974 (‘‘Trade Act’’) and delegated to the USTR in Presidential Proclamation No. 6969 of January 27, 1997 (62 FR 4415). These modifications will correct errors in the tariff rates that are being applied to a small number of products that are originating goods of Chile under the United States—Chile Free Trade Agreement. The modifications will ensure that the intended tariff treatment is accorded to the products at issue. ADDRESSES: Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie Yang, Director for Mercosur, (202) 395–5190. Explanation of Technical Corrections This notice makes technical corrections to the HTS to remedy errors included in Presidential Proclamation No. 7746 of December 30, 2003 (68 FR 75789) implementing the United States—(Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA). The corrections pertain to the tariff rates that are being applied to a small number of originating goods of Chile under the FTA. The modifications will ensure that the intended tariff treatment is accorded to the products at issue. Paragraph 2 of the General Notes of the United States to Annex 3.3 of the FTA states that the base rates of duty set forth in the U.S. Schedule to the FTA reflect the lower of the HTSUS Column 1 General rates of duty in effect January 1, 2002 or the rate scheduled for January 1, 2004 under existing WTO dutyelimination commitments. For a small number of originating goods of Chile, the January 1, 2002 rates were set forth in the schedule, although the rates scheduled for January 1, 2004 were lower. As a consequence of this error, the tariff rates being applied to these products are higher than the intended rates under the FTA. The Annex to this HTS Subheading Base Rate 2004 2005 2006 6503.00.90 13.5¢/kg + 6.3% + 1.9¢/article 7.5% 25.4¢/kg + 7.7% 20¢/kg + 7% 20.7¢/kg + 7.5% 10% 10% 10% 8.5% 8.5% 20.8% 28% 15% 28.5% 22.5% 7.5% 15% 22.5% 11.3% 22.5% 10.1¢/kg + 4.7% + 1.4¢/article 5.6% 19¢/kg + 5.7% 15¢/kg + 5.2% 15.5¢/kg + 5.6% 9% 9% 9% 7.6% 7.6% 18.7% 25.2% 13.1% 25.6% 20.2% 6.5% 13.1% 20.2% 9.8% 20.2% 6.7¢/kg + 3.1% + 0.9¢/article 3.7% 12.7¢/kg + 3.8% 10¢/kg + 3.5% 10.3¢/kg + 3.7% 8% 8% 8% 6.8% 6.8% 16.6% 22.4% 11.2% 22.8% 18% 5.6% 11.2% 18% 8.4% 18% 3.3¢/kg + 1.5% + 0.4¢/article 1.8% 6.3¢/kg + 1.9% 5¢/kg + 1.7% 5.1¢/kg + 1.8% 7% 7% 7% 5.9% 5.9% 14.5% 19.6% 9.3% 19.9% 15.7% 4.6% 9.3% 15.7% 7% 15.7% 6505.90.25 6505.90.30 6505.90.60 6505.90.90 6907.10.00 6907.90.00 6908.10.10 6908.10.50 6908.90.00 6911.10.80 6912.00.20 7013.21.10 7013.29.10 7013.29.20 7013.29.50 7013.31.10 7013.32.20 7013.32.30 7013.39.20 VerDate jul<14>2003 18:04 Jun 17, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00102 2007 2008 notice modifies the HTS to apply the proper tariff rates to the products at issue. The modifications shall apply with respect to originating goods of Chile, under the terms of general note 26 to the HTS, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2004. Requests for application of the tariff modification and duty treatment provided for herein must be filed with the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and contain sufficient information to enable CBP to identify each relevant entry (including but not limited to the entry number for the shipment concerned). Rob Portman, Ambassador, United States Trade Representative. Annex Effective with respect to goods of Chile, under the terms of general note 26 to the tariff schedule, entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2004, and on January 1 of each of the successive years, for each of the enumerated subheadings in the following table, the Rates of Duty 1 Special subcolumn in the HTS is modified (i) by inserting in such subcolumn for each subheading the rate of duty specified for such subheading in the January 1, 2004 column followed by the symbol ‘‘CL’’ in parentheses, and (ii) for each of the subsequent dated columns the rates of duty that are followed by the symbol ‘‘CL’’ in parentheses are deleted and the rates of duty for such dated column are inserted in such subheadings in lieu thereof. 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Free Free Free Free Free Free Free. Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free Free. Free. Free Free Free Free Free Free Free. Free Free Free Free Free Free Free. 6% 6% 6% 5.1% 5.1% 12.4% 16.8% 7.5% 17.1% 13.5% 3.7% 7.5% 13.5% 5.6% 13.5% 5% 5% 5% 4.2% 4.2% 10.4% 14% 5.6% 14.2% 11.2% 2.8% 5.6% 11.2% 4.2% 11.2% 4% 4% 4% 3.4% 3.4% 8.3% 11.2% 3.7% 11.4% 9% 1.8% 3.7% 9% 2.8% 9% 3% 3% 3% 2.5% 2.5% 6.2% 8.4% 1.8% 8.5% 6.7% 0.9% 1.8% 6.7% 1.4% 6.7% 2% 2% 2% 1.7% 1.7% 4.1% 5.6% Free 5.7% 4.5% Free Free 4.5% Free 4.5% 1% 1% 1% 0.8% 0.8% 2% 2.8% Free 2.8% 2.2% Free Free 2.2% Free 2.2% Free. Free. Free. Free. Free. Free. Free. Free. Free. Free. Free. Free. Free. Free. Free. Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determination of Chile's Trade Surplus in Sugar and Certain Sugar 
Containing Products

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to U.S. Note 12(a) to subchapter XI of chapter 99 of 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), the Office 
of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of 
its determination that Chile does not have a trade surplus in sugar, 
sugar-containing products, and high fructose corn syrup.

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 20, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be mailed or delivered to Beth Leier, Deputy 
Director of Agricultural Affairs, Office of Agricultural Affairs, 
Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20508.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beth Leier, Office of Agricultural 
Affairs, 202-395-6127.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 201 of the United 
States--Chile Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 108-77; 
117 Stat. 909, 913; 19 USC 3805 note), Presidential Proclamation No. 
7746 of December 30, 2003 (68 FR 75789), implemented on behalf of the 
United States the United States--Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and 
modified the HTS to reflect the tariff and rules of origin treatment 
provided for in the FTA.
    Pursuant to U.S. Note 12(a) to subchapter XI of HTS chapter 99, 
beginning in 2004 and annually thereafter, USTR is required to publish 
in the Federal Register a determination of the amount of Chile's trade 
surplus, by volume, with all sources for goods in Harmonized System 
(HS) subheadings 1701.11, 1701.12, 1701.91, 1701.99, 1702.20, 1702.30, 
1702.40, 1702.60, 1702.90, 1806.10, 2101.12, 2101.20, and 2106.90, 
except that Chile's imports of U.S. goods under HS subheadings 1702.40 
and 1702.60 that qualify for preferential treatment under the FTA

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may not be included in the calculation of Chile's trade surplus. During 
calendar year 2004, the most recent year for which data is available, 
Chile's imports of the foregoing goods exceeded its exports by 299,120 
metric tons according to data published by its customs authority, the 
Servicio Nacional de Aduana. Accordingly, based on this data, USTR 
determines that Chile's trade surplus for 2004 is negative and sugar 
exports from Chile are not eligible to enter the United States in 2005.

Allen F. Johnson,
Chief Agricultural Negotiator.
[FR Doc. 05-12093 Filed 6-17-05; 8:45 am]
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