Cheese quota; foreign government subsidies: Quarterly update, 34228 [E7-12047]

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[Federal Register: June 21, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 119)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


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

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration,
Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 21, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maura Jeffords, AD/CVD Operations,
Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW,
Washington, D.C. 20230, telephone: (202) 482-3146.

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 January 1, 2007
through March 31, 2007.
    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 Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
20230.
    This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a)
of the Act.

    Dated: June 12, 2007.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix

                                             Subsidy Programs On Cheese Subject To An In-Quota Rate Of Duty
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                                                                                                                Gross\1\ Subsidy ($/  Net\2\ Subsidy ($/
                            Country                                               Program(s)                             lb)                  lb)
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27 European Union Member States\3\............................             European Union Restitution Payments                $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Canada........................................................    Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese                $ 0.30              $ 0.30
Norway........................................................                         Indirect (Milk) Subsidy                $ 0.00              $ 0.00
                                                                                              Consumer Subsidy                $ 0.00              $ 0.00
                                                                                                         Total                $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Switzerland...................................................                             Deficiency Payments                $ 0.00             $ 0.00
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\1\ Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5).
\2\ Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6).
\3\ The 27 member states of the European Union are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
  Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom;
  and Bulgaria and Romania that completed accession to European Union on January 1, 2007.

[FR Doc. E7-12047 Filed 6-20-07; 8:45 am]

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