WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels, 28882-28883 [2014-11613]

Download as PDF 28882 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 97 Tuesday, May 20, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of product coverage and trigger levels for safeguard measures provided for in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Agriculture. AGENCY: This notice lists the updated quantity-based trigger levels for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on each of the listed products. DATES: May 20, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Souleymane Diaby, International Trade Specialist, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Office of Trade SUMMARY: Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1021, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–1021; by telephone (202) 720–2916; by fax (202) 720–0876; or by email Souleymane.Diaby@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture provides that additional import duties may be imposed on imports of products subject to tariffication as a result of the Uruguay Round, if certain conditions are met. The agreement permits additional duties to be charged if the price of an individual shipment of imported products falls below the average price for similar goods imported during the years 1986–88 by a specified percentage. It also permits additional duties to be imposed if the volume of imports of an article exceeds the average of the most recent 3 years for which data are available by 5, 10, or 25 percent, depending on the article. These additional duties may not be imposed on quantities for which minimum or current access commitments were made during the Uruguay Round negotiations, and only one type of safeguard, price or quantity, may be applied at any given time to an article. Section 405 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires that the President cause to be published in the Federal Register information regarding the price and quantity safeguards, including the quantity trigger levels, which must be updated annually based upon import levels during the most recent 3 years. The President delegated this duty to the Secretary of Agriculture in Presidential Proclamation No. 6763, dated December 23, 1994, 60 FR 1005 (Jan. 4, 1995). The Secretary of Agriculture further delegated this duty, which lies with the Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (7 CFR 2.43(a)(2)). The Annex to this notice contains the updated quantity trigger levels. Additional information on the products subject to safeguards and the additional duties which may apply can be found in subchapter IV of Chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2014) and in the Secretary of Agriculture’s Notice of Uruguay Round Agricultural Safeguard Trigger Levels, published in the Federal Register at 60 FR 427 (Jan. 4, 1995). Notice: As provided in Section 405 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, consistent with Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture, the safeguard quantity trigger levels previously notified are superceded by the levels indicated in the Annex to this notice. The definitions of these products were provided in the Notice of Safeguard Action published in the Federal Register, at 60 FR 427 (Jan. 4, 1995). Issued at Washington, DC, this 25th day of April, 2014. Suzanne Palmieri, Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. ANNEX-QUANTITY-BASED SAFEGUARD TRIGGER emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Product Trigger level Beef .................................................................... Mutton ................................................................. Cream ................................................................. Evaporated or Condensed Milk .......................... Nonfat Dry Milk ................................................... Dried Whole Milk ................................................ Dried Cream ....................................................... Dried Whey/Buttermilk ........................................ Butter .................................................................. Butter Oil and Butter Substitutes ....................... Dairy Mixtures .................................................... 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NSPF Cheese .................................................... 237,876 mt ....................................................... 5,278 mt ........................................................... 129,711 liters ................................................... 952,925 kilograms ............................................ 482,615 kilograms ............................................ 3,315,900 kilograms ......................................... 10,935 kilograms .............................................. 41,537 kilograms .............................................. 6,689,056 kilograms ......................................... 5,321,260 kilograms ......................................... 12,688,511 kilograms ....................................... 4,499,916 kilograms ......................................... 8,055,448 kilograms ......................................... 201,684 kilograms ............................................ 6,927,820 kilograms ......................................... 18,259,276 kilograms ....................................... 25,055,569 kilograms ....................................... 3,293,010 kilograms ......................................... 157,337 kilograms ............................................ 46,496,622 kilograms ....................................... 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Infant Formula Containing Oligosaccharides ..... Mixes and Doughs ............................................. Mixed Condiments and Seasonings ................... Ice Cream ........................................................... Animal Feed Containing Milk ............................. Short Staple Cotton ............................................ Harsh or Rough Cotton ...................................... Medium Staple Cotton ........................................ Extra Long Staple Cotton ................................... Cotton Waste ...................................................... Cotton, Processed, Not Spun ............................ [FR Doc. 2014–11613 Filed 5–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Mendocino National Forest; Upper Lake Ranger District; California; Pine Mountain Late-Successional Reserve Habitat Protection and Enhancement Project Forest Service, USDA. Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: ACTION: The Mendocino National Forest, Upper Lake Ranger District, proposes to conduct fuels reduction and habitat enhancement treatments on approximately 7,830 acres southwest of Lake Pillsbury in the Pine Mountain vicinity. The Planning Area is 10,200 acres in size and comprises both Late Successional Reserve (LSR) and Matrix land designations. Of the approximately 7,830 acres to be treated, ∼5690 acres are within the Pine Mountain LSR and ∼2,140 acres are in Matrix lands. The emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 May 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 project emphasizes fuel reduction activities and habitat management for the protection and enhancement of latesuccessional species. The project area was chosen for treatment based on past fire history and the existing conditions that pose a threat to late-successional habitat. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

ACTION: Notice of product coverage and trigger levels for safeguard 
measures provided for in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement 
on Agriculture.

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SUMMARY: This notice lists the updated quantity-based trigger levels 
for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the 
safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice 
also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on 
each of the listed products.

DATES: May 20, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Souleymane Diaby, International Trade 
Specialist, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Office of 
Trade Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, Stop 1021, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 
20250-1021; by telephone (202) 720-2916; by fax (202) 720-0876; or by 
email Souleymane.Diaby@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on 
Agriculture provides that additional import duties may be imposed on 
imports of products subject to tariffication as a result of the Uruguay 
Round, if certain conditions are met. The agreement permits additional 
duties to be charged if the price of an individual shipment of imported 
products falls below the average price for similar goods imported 
during the years 1986-88 by a specified percentage. It also permits 
additional duties to be imposed if the volume of imports of an article 
exceeds the average of the most recent 3 years for which data are 
available by 5, 10, or 25 percent, depending on the article. These 
additional duties may not be imposed on quantities for which minimum or 
current access commitments were made during the Uruguay Round 
negotiations, and only one type of safeguard, price or quantity, may be 
applied at any given time to an article.
    Section 405 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires that the 
President cause to be published in the Federal Register information 
regarding the price and quantity safeguards, including the quantity 
trigger levels, which must be updated annually based upon import levels 
during the most recent 3 years. The President delegated this duty to 
the Secretary of Agriculture in Presidential Proclamation No. 6763, 
dated December 23, 1994, 60 FR 1005 (Jan. 4, 1995). The Secretary of 
Agriculture further delegated this duty, which lies with the 
Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (7 CFR 2.43(a)(2)). 
The Annex to this notice contains the updated quantity trigger levels.
    Additional information on the products subject to safeguards and 
the additional duties which may apply can be found in subchapter IV of 
Chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(2014) and in the Secretary of Agriculture's Notice of Uruguay Round 
Agricultural Safeguard Trigger Levels, published in the Federal 
Register at 60 FR 427 (Jan. 4, 1995).
    Notice: As provided in Section 405 of the Uruguay Round Agreements 
Act, consistent with Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture, the 
safeguard quantity trigger levels previously notified are superceded by 
the levels indicated in the Annex to this notice. The definitions of 
these products were provided in the Notice of Safeguard Action 
published in the Federal Register, at 60 FR 427 (Jan. 4, 1995).

    Issued at Washington, DC, this 25th day of April, 2014.
Suzanne Palmieri,
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.

                 Annex-Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger
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           Product                Trigger level            Period
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Beef........................  237,876 mt..........  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Mutton......................  5,278 mt............  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Cream.......................  129,711 liters......  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Evaporated or Condensed Milk  952,925 kilograms...  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Nonfat Dry Milk.............  482,615 kilograms...  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Dried Whole Milk............  3,315,900 kilograms.  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Dried Cream.................  10,935 kilograms....  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Dried Whey/Buttermilk.......  41,537 kilograms....  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Butter......................  6,689,056 kilograms.  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Butter Oil and Butter         5,321,260 kilograms.  January 1, 2014 to
 Substitutes.                                        December 31, 2014.
Dairy Mixtures..............  12,688,511 kilograms  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Blue Cheese.................  4,499,916 kilograms.  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Cheddar Cheese..............  8,055,448 kilograms.  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
American-Type Cheese........  201,684 kilograms...  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Edam/Gouda Cheese...........  6,927,820 kilograms.  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Italian-Type Cheese.........  18,259,276 kilograms  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Swiss Cheese with Eye         25,055,569 kilograms  January 1, 2014 to
 Formation.                                          December 31, 2014.
Gruyere Process Cheese......  3,293,010 kilograms.  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Lowfat Cheese...............  157,337 kilograms...  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
NSPF Cheese.................  46,496,622 kilograms  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.

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Peanuts.....................  21,598 mt...........  April 1, 2013 to
                              20,493 mt...........   March 31, 2014.
                                                    April 1, 2014 to
                                                     March 31, 2015.
Peanut Butter/Paste.........  3,789 mt............  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Raw Cane Sugar..............  1,033,635 mt........  October 1, 2013 to
                              599,416 mt..........   September 30, 2014.
                                                    October 1, 2014 to
                                                     September 30, 2015.
Refined Sugar and Syrups....  215,423 mt..........  October 1, 2013 to
                              198,613 mt..........   September 30, 2014.
                                                    October 1, 2014 to
                                                     September 30, 2015.
Blended Syrups..............  145 mt..............  October 1, 2013 to
                              60 mt...............   September 30, 2014.
                                                    October 1, 2014 to
                                                     September 30, 2015.
Articles Over 65% Sugar.....  238 mt..............  October 1, 2013 to
                              269 mt..............   September 30, 2014.
                                                    October 1, 2014 to
                                                     September 30, 2015.
Articles Over 10% Sugar.....  14,942 mt...........  October 1, 2013 to
                              15,471 mt...........   September 30, 2014.
                                                    October 1, 2014 to
                                                     September 30, 2015.
Sweetened Cocoa Powder......  124 mt..............  October 1, 2013 to
                              84 mt...............   September 30, 2014.
                                                    October 1, 2014 to
                                                     September 30, 2015.
Chocolate Crumb.............  8,996,737 kilograms.  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Lowfat Chocolate Crumb......  173,391 kilograms...  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Infant Formula Containing     380,061 kilograms...  January 1, 2014 to
 Oligosaccharides.                                   December 31, 2014.
Mixes and Doughs............  178 mt..............  October 1, 2013 to
                              170 mt..............   September 30, 2014.
                                                    October 1, 2014 to
                                                     September 30, 2015.
Mixed Condiments and          593 mt..............  October 1, 2013 to
 Seasonings.                  653 mt..............   September 30, 2014.
                                                    October 1, 2014 to
                                                     September 30, 2015.
Ice Cream...................  2,241,098 liters....  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Animal Feed Containing Milk.  74,236 kilograms....  January 1, 2014 to
                                                     December 31, 2014.
Short Staple Cotton.........  2,385,410 kilograms.  September 20, 2013
                              2,899,397 kilograms.   to September 19,
                                                     2014.
                                                    September 20, 2014
                                                     to September 19,
                                                     2015.
Harsh or Rough Cotton.......  60 kilograms........  August 1, 2013 to
                              0 kilograms.........   July 31, 2014.
                                                    August 1, 2014 to
                                                     July 31, 2015.
Medium Staple Cotton........  57,587 kilograms....  August 1, 2013 to
                              57,587 kilograms....   July 31, 2014.
                                                    August 1, 2014 to
                                                     July 31, 2015.
Extra Long Staple Cotton....  505,834 kilograms...  August 1, 2013 to
                              860,694 kilograms...   July 31, 2014.
                                                    August 1, 2014 to
                                                     July 31, 2015.
Cotton Waste................  589,849 kilograms...  September 20, 2013
                              443,246 kilograms...   to September 19,
                                                     2014.
                                                    September 20, 2014
                                                     to September 19,
                                                     2015.
Cotton, Processed, Not Spun.  50,873 kilograms....  September 20, 2013
                              4,035 kilograms.....   to September 19,
                                                     2014.
                                                    September 20, 2014
                                                     to September 19,
                                                     2015.
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