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The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of country-by-country allocations of a second additional fiscal year (FY) 2010 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar. DATES: Effective Date: July 9, 2010. ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be mailed or delivered to Leslie O’Connor, 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: Leslie O’Connor, Office of Agricultural Affairs, 202–395–6127. 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 July 6, 2010, the Secretary of Agriculture announced a second additional in-quota quantity of the FY 2010 TRQ for imported raw cane sugar for the remainder of FY 2010 (ending September 30, 2010) in the amount of 272,155 metric tons* raw value (MTRV). This quantity is in addition to the minimum amount to which the United States is committed pursuant to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements (1,117,195 MTRV) and the previous additional inquota quantity announced by the Secretary of Agriculture on April 23, 2010. The total amount of in-quota quantity raw cane sugar authorized thus far in FY 2010 is 1,570,787 MTRV. Based on additional consultations with quota holders, USTR is allocating the 272,155 MTRV to the following countries in the amounts specified below: Country SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Argentina .................................. Australia .................................... Belize ........................................ Bolivia ....................................... Brazil ......................................... Colombia ................................... Costa Rica ................................ Dominican Republic .................. Ecuador .................................... El Salvador ............................... Guatemala ................................ Guyana ..................................... Honduras .................................. India .......................................... Jamaica .................................... Malawi ....................................... Mauritius ................................... Mozambique ............................. Nicaragua ................................. Panama .................................... Peru .......................................... South Africa .............................. Swaziland ................................. Second additional FY 2010 allocation 16,953 32,723 4,337 3,154 57,166 9,462 5,914 21,200 4,337 10,251 18,924 4,731 3,943 3,154 4,337 3,943 1,000 5,125 8,279 11,433 16,164 9,068 6,308 * Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons. E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 131 / Friday, July 9, 2010 / Notices Room 523, Washington, DC 20508. His telephone number is (202) 395–3412. Country SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 3.3(4) of the USCFTA provides that the Thailand .................................... 5,520 United States and Chile may agree to Zimbabwe ................................. 4,731 accelerate the elimination of customs duties set out in their respective tariff These allocations are based on the schedules. Section 201(b) of the United countries’ historical shipments to the States-Chile Free Trade Agreement United States. The allocations of the raw Implementation Act (‘‘the FTA Act’’ or cane sugar TRQ to countries that are net ‘‘the Act’’) authorizes the President to importers of sugar are conditioned on proclaim modifications in the staging of receipt of the appropriate verifications duty treatment set out in the Agreement, of origin and certificates for quota subject to the Act’s consultation and eligibility must accompany imports layover requirements. from any country for which an The USCFTA requires each allocation has been provided. government to provide preferential tariff treatment to goods that meet the Ronald Kirk, Agreement’s origin rules. In the United United States Trade Representative. States, those rules are implemented [FR Doc. 2010–16823 Filed 7–8–10; 8:45 am] through the FTA Act. Under the Act, BILLING CODE 3190–W0–P goods imported into the United States qualify for preferential treatment if they meet the requirements of the general OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES USCFTA rules of origin set out in TRADE REPRESENTATIVE section 202 of the Act, and the USCFTA product-specific rules set out in the Request for Proposals To Accelerate Tariff Elimination and Modify the Rules HTS. The Agreement allows the Parties of Origin Under the United States-Chile to amend the Agreement’s rules of origin. Section 202(o)(2) of the USCFTA Free Trade Agreement Act authorizes the President to proclaim AGENCY: Office of the United States modifications to the USCFTA’s productTrade Representative. specific origin rules, subject to the ACTION: Notice of opportunity to file consultation and layover provisions of proposals requesting accelerated tariff section 103(a) of the Act. In 2008, the elimination and changes to the rules of United States and Chile agreed on a set origin under the United States-Chile of goods for which the parties would Free Trade Agreement (‘‘the Agreement’’ eliminate tariffs ahead of schedule. or ‘‘USCFTA’’). Those tariffs were eliminated on January 1, 2009. In 2010, the United States and SUMMARY: This notice requests that Chile reached agreement on proposed interested persons submit proposals changes to the rules of origin, but have seeking accelerated tariff elimination not yet implemented these changes. The under the USCFTA and describes the United States and Chile have now procedures for filing proposals. This agreed to consider further acceleration notice also requests proposals on of the elimination of USCFTA tariffs appropriate changes that the Office of and further liberalization of the the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) agreement’s rules of origin. should consider for liberalizing the USCFTA’s rules of origin. Additional Information DATES: Proposals must be submitted to In considering whether to accelerate USTR no later than 5 p.m., August 6, the elimination of tariffs or to make 2010. further changes to the agreement’s rules ADDRESSES: Proposals should be of origin and, if such changes were submitted electronically via the Internet made, the scope or extent of such at http://www.regulations.gov. For changes, the United States and Chile alternatives to on-line submissions expect to take into account several please contact Gloria Blue, Executive factors in considering whether to make Secretary, Trade Policy Staff Committee, such changes, including: (1) The extent at (202) 395–3475. that any such changes may reduce FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For transaction and manufacturing costs or procedural questions, contact Gloria increase trade between Chile and the Blue, Executive Secretary, Trade Policy United States; (2) the feasibility of Staff Committee, at (202) 395–3475. All devising, implementing, and monitoring other questions should be directed to modified rules of origin; and (3) the Kent Shigetomi, Office of the Americas, level and breadth of interest that Office of the United States Trade manufacturers, processors, traders, and Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., consumers in the United States and wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 Second additional FY 2010 allocation VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:17 Jul 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39613 Chile express for making particular changes. The United States and Chile expect to make only those changes that are broadly supported by stakeholders in both countries. Requirements for Proposals Submissions should indicate whether the subject of the proposal has been discussed with representatives of the relevant sector in Chile and, if such discussions have taken place, the result of those discussions. Submissions should indicate if representatives of the relevant sector in Chile do not support the proposal. USTR encourages interested parties to consider submitting proposals jointly with interested parties in Chile. Scope and Coverage of Proposals: USTR encourages interested parties to review the broadest appropriate range of items and to submit proposals that reflect a consensus reached after such a broad-based review. A single proposal can thus include requests covering multiple tariff headings. Entire 8-digit tariff subheadings should be covered, but proposals may also be submitted at the 6, 4, or 2 digit level where the intent is to cover all subsidiary duties. Requirements for Submissions. Persons submitting proposals must do so in English and must specify (on the first page of the submission) the ‘‘Chile FTA Tariff Acceleration,’’ ‘‘Chile FTA Rules of Origin Liberalization,’’ or both. Proposals must be received by August 6, 2010. In order to ensure the most timely and expeditious receipt and consideration of proposals, USTR has arranged to accept on-line submissions via http:// www.regulations.gov. To submit proposals via http:// www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2010–0016 on the home page and click ‘‘search’’. The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice by selecting ‘‘Notice’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on the left side of the searchresults page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Submit Comment.’’ (For further information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on the ‘‘Help’’ link at the top of the home page.) The http://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of providing comments by filling in a ‘‘Type Comment and Upload File’’ field, or by attaching a document. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 131 (Friday, July 9, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39612-39613]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-16823]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Allocation of Second Additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 In-Quota 
Volume for Raw Cane Sugar

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is 
providing notice of country-by-country allocations of a second 
additional fiscal year (FY) 2010 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate 
quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar.

DATES: Effective Date: July 9, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be mailed or delivered to Leslie O'Connor, 
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: Leslie O'Connor, Office of 
Agricultural Affairs, 202-395-6127.

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 July 6, 2010, the Secretary of Agriculture announced a second 
additional in-quota quantity of the FY 2010 TRQ for imported raw cane 
sugar for the remainder of FY 2010 (ending September 30, 2010) in the 
amount of 272,155 metric tons\*\ raw value (MTRV). This quantity is in 
addition to the minimum amount to which the United States is committed 
pursuant to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements 
(1,117,195 MTRV) and the previous additional in-quota quantity 
announced by the Secretary of Agriculture on April 23, 2010. The total 
amount of in-quota quantity raw cane sugar authorized thus far in FY 
2010 is 1,570,787 MTRV. Based on additional consultations with quota 
holders, USTR is allocating the 272,155 MTRV to the following countries 
in the amounts specified below:
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    * Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons.

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                                                              additional
                          Country                              FY 2010
                                                              allocation
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Argentina..................................................       16,953
Australia..................................................       32,723
Belize.....................................................        4,337
Bolivia....................................................        3,154
Brazil.....................................................       57,166
Colombia...................................................        9,462
Costa Rica.................................................        5,914
Dominican Republic.........................................       21,200
Ecuador....................................................        4,337
El Salvador................................................       10,251
Guatemala..................................................       18,924
Guyana.....................................................        4,731
Honduras...................................................        3,943
India......................................................        3,154
Jamaica....................................................        4,337
Malawi.....................................................        3,943
Mauritius..................................................        1,000
Mozambique.................................................        5,125
Nicaragua..................................................        8,279
Panama.....................................................       11,433
Peru.......................................................       16,164
South Africa...............................................        9,068
Swaziland..................................................        6,308

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Thailand...................................................        5,520
Zimbabwe...................................................        4,731
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    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.

Ronald Kirk,
United States Trade Representative.
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