Fiscal Year 2011 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products, 50796-50797 [2010-20234]

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[FR Doc. 2010–20301 Filed 8–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P the HTS, the United States maintains a TRQ for imports of sugar-containing products. 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 30, 2010, the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) announced the sugar program provisions for fiscal year (FY) 2011 (Oct. 1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011). The Secretary announced an in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for FY 2011 of 1,117,195 metric tons * raw value (MTRV), which is the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements. USTR is allocating this quantity (1,117,195 MTRV) to the following countries in the amounts specified below: OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Fiscal Year 2011 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of country-by-country allocations of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quotas for imported raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar, and sugarcontaining products. DATES: Effective Date: October 1, 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, telephone: 202–395–6127 or facsimile: 202–395–4579. 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 tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for imports of raw cane sugar and refined sugar. Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 8 to Chapter 17 of jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:16 Aug 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 FY 2011 Raw cane sugar allocations (MTRV) Country Argentina .............................. Australia ................................ Barbados .............................. Belize .................................... Bolivia ................................... Brazil ..................................... Colombia ............................... Congo ................................... Costa Rica ............................ Cote d’Ivoire ......................... Dominican Republic .............. Ecuador ................................ El Salvador ........................... Fiji ......................................... Gabon ................................... Guatemala ............................ Guyana ................................. Haiti ....................................... Honduras .............................. India ...................................... Jamaica ................................ Madagascar .......................... Malawi ................................... Mauritius ............................... Mexico .................................. Mozambique ......................... Nicaragua ............................. Panama ................................ Papua New Guinea .............. Paraguay .............................. Peru ...................................... Philippines ............................ South Africa .......................... St. Kitts & Nevis ................... Swaziland ............................. Taiwan .................................. Thailand ................................ Trinidad & Tobago ................ Uruguay ................................ PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45,281 87,402 7,371 11,583 8,424 152,691 25,273 7,258 15,796 7,258 185,335 11,583 27,379 9,477 7,258 50,546 12,636 7,258 10,530 8,424 11,583 7,258 10,530 12,636 7,258 13,690 22,114 30,538 7,258 7,258 43,175 142,160 24,220 7,258 16,849 12,636 14,743 7,371 7,258 Country Zimbabwe ............................. FY 2011 Raw cane sugar allocations (MTRV) 12,636 These allocations are based on the countries’ historical shipments to the United States. The allocations of the inquota quantities 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. On July 30, 2010, the Secretary announced the establishment of the inquota quantity of the FY 2011 refined sugar TRQ at 99,111 MTRV for which the sucrose content, by weight in the dry state, must have a polarimeter reading of 99.5 degrees or more. This amount includes the minimum level to which the United States is committed under the WTO Uruguay Round Agreements (22,000 MTRV of which 1,656 MTRV is reserved for specialty sugar) and an additional 77,111 MTRV for specialty sugars. USTR is allocating a total of 10,300 MTRV of refined sugar to Canada, 2,954 MTRV of refined sugar to Mexico, and 7,090 MTRV of refined sugar to be administered on a first-come, first-served basis. Imports of all specialty sugar will be administered on a first-come, firstserved basis in five tranches. The Secretary has announced that the total in-quota quantity of specialty sugar will be the 1,656 MTRV included in the WTO minimum plus an additional 77,111 MTRV. The first tranche of 1,656 MTRV will open October 20, 2010. All types of specialty sugars are eligible for entry under this tranche. The second tranche of 27,500 MTRV will open on November 10, 2010. The third, fourth, and fifth tranches of 16,537 MTRV each will open on January 12, 2011, May 18, 2011 and August 24, 2011, respectively. The second, third, fourth and fifth tranches will be reserved for organic sugar and other specialty sugars not currently produced commercially in the United States or reasonably available from domestic sources. With respect to the in-quota quantity of 64,709 metric tons (MT) of the TRQ for imports of certain sugar-containing products maintained under Additional U.S. Note 8 to Chapter 17 of the HTS, USTR is allocating 59,250 MT to Canada. The remainder, 5,459 MT, of the in-quota quantity is available for other countries on a first-come, firstserved basis. E:\FR\FM\17AUN1.SGM 17AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 158 / Tuesday, August 17, 2010 / Notices Raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar and sugar-containing products volumes for FY 2011 TRQs may enter the United States as of October 1, 2010. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration * Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons. [Docket No. FMCSA–2010–0143] Ronald Kirk, United States Trade Representative. Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Public Meeting [FR Doc. 2010–20234 Filed 8–16–10; 8:45 am] AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee Meeting. BILLING CODE 3190–W0–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [FR Doc. 2010–20230 Filed 8–16–10; 8:45 am] FMCSA announces that its Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee (MCSAC) will hold a threeday committee meeting concerning fatigue management of commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators, from August 30 through September 1, 2010. This meeting is open to the public. DATES: Meeting dates: The meeting will be held on the following dates: Monday, August 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, August 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Wednesday, September 1, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Location: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, Washington and Jefferson Rooms, 2nd Floor, 1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (located across the street from the King Street Metrorail Station). Subject: FMCSA will request that MCSAC provide information, concepts, and ideas on ways to develop a safe and efficient fatigue management system for commercial motor vehicle operators in the United States. For this meeting, the MCSAC will hear presentations from fatigue management experts and government officials from Australia, Canada, Mexico, and the United States, on efforts to manage how fatigue affects operators of CMVs on their roadways. The MCSAC will draw on the experiences of these other nations and studies performed by the United States and Canada to recommend tenets of fatigue management for the United States. The MCSAC will present a report on its findings and recommendations to Anne Ferro, FMCSA Administrator, at its December 2010 meeting. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shannon L. Watson, Senior Management Analyst, Strategic Planning and Program Evaluation Division, Office of Policy Plans and Regulation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, (202) 385–2395, or e-mail mcsac@dot.gov. 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The committee provides advice and recommendations to the FMCSA Administrator on motor carrier safety programs and regulations and operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App 2). II. Meeting Participation For information on services for individuals with disabilities or to request special assistance, please e-mail your request to mcsac@dot.gov by Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Comments from the public will be heard orally during the last hour of each day’s meeting. To be assured of timely consideration, interested parties may submit written comments on the subject topic by Wednesday, August 18, 2010, to the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) in Docket Number FMCSA–2010–0143 using either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: 202–493–2251. Issued on: August 11, 2010. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy and Program Development. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Fiscal Year 2011 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane 
Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar, and Sugar-Containing Products

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 the Fiscal Year 
(FY) 2011 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quotas for imported raw 
cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar, and sugar-containing products.

DATES: Effective Date: October 1, 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, telephone: 202-395-6127 or facsimile: 202-395-
4579.

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 tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for 
imports of raw cane sugar and refined sugar. Pursuant to Additional 
U.S. Note 8 to Chapter 17 of the HTS, the United States maintains a TRQ 
for imports of sugar-containing products.
    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 30, 2010, the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) 
announced the sugar program provisions for fiscal year (FY) 2011 (Oct. 
1, 2010, through Sept. 30, 2011). The Secretary announced an in-quota 
quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for FY 2011 of 1,117,195 metric 
tons * raw value (MTRV), which is the minimum amount to which the 
United States is committed under the World Trade Organization (WTO) 
Uruguay Round Agreements. USTR is allocating this quantity (1,117,195 
MTRV) to the following countries in the amounts specified below:

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                                                            FY 2011 Raw
                                                            cane sugar
                         Country                            allocations
                                                              (MTRV)
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Argentina...............................................          45,281
Australia...............................................          87,402
Barbados................................................           7,371
Belize..................................................          11,583
Bolivia.................................................           8,424
Brazil..................................................         152,691
Colombia................................................          25,273
Congo...................................................           7,258
Costa Rica..............................................          15,796
Cote d'Ivoire...........................................           7,258
Dominican Republic......................................         185,335
Ecuador.................................................          11,583
El Salvador.............................................          27,379
Fiji....................................................           9,477
Gabon...................................................           7,258
Guatemala...............................................          50,546
Guyana..................................................          12,636
Haiti...................................................           7,258
Honduras................................................          10,530
India...................................................           8,424
Jamaica.................................................          11,583
Madagascar..............................................           7,258
Malawi..................................................          10,530
Mauritius...............................................          12,636
Mexico..................................................           7,258
Mozambique..............................................          13,690
Nicaragua...............................................          22,114
Panama..................................................          30,538
Papua New Guinea........................................           7,258
Paraguay................................................           7,258
Peru....................................................          43,175
Philippines.............................................         142,160
South Africa............................................          24,220
St. Kitts & Nevis.......................................           7,258
Swaziland...............................................          16,849
Taiwan..................................................          12,636
Thailand................................................          14,743
Trinidad & Tobago.......................................           7,371
Uruguay.................................................           7,258
Zimbabwe................................................          12,636
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    These allocations are based on the countries' historical shipments 
to the United States. The allocations of the in-quota quantities 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.
    On July 30, 2010, the Secretary announced the establishment of the 
in-quota quantity of the FY 2011 refined sugar TRQ at 99,111 MTRV for 
which the sucrose content, by weight in the dry state, must have a 
polarimeter reading of 99.5 degrees or more. This amount includes the 
minimum level to which the United States is committed under the WTO 
Uruguay Round Agreements (22,000 MTRV of which 1,656 MTRV is reserved 
for specialty sugar) and an additional 77,111 MTRV for specialty 
sugars. USTR is allocating a total of 10,300 MTRV of refined sugar to 
Canada, 2,954 MTRV of refined sugar to Mexico, and 7,090 MTRV of 
refined sugar to be administered on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Imports of all specialty sugar will be administered on a first-
come, first-served basis in five tranches. The Secretary has announced 
that the total in-quota quantity of specialty sugar will be the 1,656 
MTRV included in the WTO minimum plus an additional 77,111 MTRV. The 
first tranche of 1,656 MTRV will open October 20, 2010. All types of 
specialty sugars are eligible for entry under this tranche. The second 
tranche of 27,500 MTRV will open on November 10, 2010. The third, 
fourth, and fifth tranches of 16,537 MTRV each will open on January 12, 
2011, May 18, 2011 and August 24, 2011, respectively. The second, 
third, fourth and fifth tranches will be reserved for organic sugar and 
other specialty sugars not currently produced commercially in the 
United States or reasonably available from domestic sources.
    With respect to the in-quota quantity of 64,709 metric tons (MT) of 
the TRQ for imports of certain sugar-containing products maintained 
under Additional U.S. Note 8 to Chapter 17 of the HTS, USTR is 
allocating 59,250 MT to Canada. The remainder, 5,459 MT, of the in-
quota quantity is available for other countries on a first-come, first-
served basis.

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    Raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar and sugar-containing 
products volumes for FY 2011 TRQs may enter the United States as of 
October 1, 2010.

    * Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons.

Ronald Kirk,
United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2010-20234 Filed 8-16-10; 8:45 am]
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