Fiscal Year 2016 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar and Sugar-Containing Products, 41545-41546 [2015-17337]

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The Secretary announced an in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for FY 2016 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: BILLING CODE 4710–05–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Office of Agricultural Affairs, 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) 2016 (Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept. 30, 2016) inquota quantity of the tariff-rate quotas for imported raw cane sugar, certain sugars, syrups and molasses (also known as refined sugar), specialty sugar, and sugar-containing products. DATES: Effective date: July 15, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Baumgarten, Office of Agricultural Affairs, telephone: 202– 395–9583 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41545 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 ................................ Zimbabwe ............................. FY 2016 raw cane sugar allocations (MTRV) 45,281 87,402 7,371 11,584 8,424 152,691 25,273 7,258 15,796 7,258 185,335 11,584 27,379 9,477 7,258 50,546 12,636 7,258 10,530 8,424 11,584 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 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 E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 41546 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 135 / Wednesday, July 15, 2015 / Notices 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 June 15, 2015, the Secretary also announced the establishment of the inquota quantity of the FY 2016 refined sugar TRQ at 132,000 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 110,000 MTRV for specialty sugars. USTR is allocating the refined sugar TRQ as follows: 10,300 MTRV of refined sugar to Canada, 2,954 MTRV to Mexico, and 7,090 MTRV to be administered on a first-come, firstserved 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 110,000 MTRV. The first tranche of 1,656 MTRV will open October 9, 2015. All types of specialty sugars are eligible for entry under this tranche. The second tranche of 27,500 MTRV will open on October 23, 2015. The third, fourth, and fifth tranches of 27,500 MTRV each will open on January 8, 2016, April 8, 2016 and July 8, 2016, 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. Raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar and sugar-containing products for FY 2016 TRQs may enter the United States as of October 1, 2015. * Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:52 Jul 14, 2015 Jkt 235001 Dated: July 7, 2015. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2015–17337 Filed 7–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F5–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Membership in the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group Aviation Rulemaking Committee Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: By Federal Register notice (See 80 FR 21294, April 17, 2015) the National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invited interested persons to apply to fill three upcoming openings on the National Parks Overflights Advisory Group (NPOAG) Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC). The notice invited interested persons to apply to fill future openings to represent general aviation concerns, air tour operator concerns, and Native American interests. This notice informs the public of the persons selected to fill two of the general aviation and air tour operator future vacancies. No selection has been made for the vacancy representing Native American interests. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Lusk, Special Programs Staff, Federal Aviation Administration, Western-Pacific Region Headquarters, P.O. Box 92007, Los Angeles, CA 90009–2007, telephone: (310) 725–3808, email: Keith.Lusk@faa.gov., SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The National Parks Air Tour Management Act of 2000 (the Act) was enacted on April 5, 2000, as Public Law 106–181, and subsequently amended in the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012. The Act required the establishment of the advisory group within 1 year after its enactment. The NPOAG was established in March 2001. The advisory group is comprised of a balanced group of representatives of general aviation, commercial air tour operations, environmental concerns, and Native American tribes. The Administrator of the FAA and the Director of NPS (or their designees) serve as ex officio members of the group. Representatives of the Administrator and Director serve alternating 1-year terms as chairman of the advisory group. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 In accordance with the Act, the advisory group provides ‘‘advice, information, and recommendations to the Administrator and the Director— (1) On the implementation of this title [the Act] and the amendments made by this title; (2) On commonly accepted quiet aircraft technology for use in commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands, which will receive preferential treatment in a given air tour management plan; (3) On other measures that might be taken to accommodate the interests of visitors to national parks; and (4) At the request of the Administrator and the Director, safety, environmental, and other issues related to commercial air tour operations over a national park or tribal lands.’’ Membership The current NPOAG ARC is made up of one member representing general aviation, three members representing the commercial air tour industry, four members representing environmental concerns, and two members representing Native American interests. Current members of the NPOAG ARC are as follows: Heidi Williams representing general aviation; Alan Stephen, Matt Zuccaro, and Mark Francis representing commercial air tour operators; Mark Belles, Nicholas Miller, Michael Sutton, and Dick Hingson representing environmental interests; and Leigh Kuwanwisiwma and Martin Begaye representing Native American tribes. The 3-year membership terms of Ms. Williams, Mr. Stephen, and Mr. Begaye expire on October 9, 2015. Selection The person selected to fill the upcoming open seat representing general aviation concerns is Melissa Rudinger and the person selected to fill the upcoming open seat representing air tour operator concerns is Alan Stephen. Mr. Stephen is a current member and will serve another term. Their 3-year terms will begin on October 10, 2015. No persons expressed interest in filling the upcoming opening to represent Native American interests. The FAA and NPS will solicit interest for this opening in another Federal Register notice in the near future. Issued in Hawthorne, CA, on July 9, 2015. Keith Lusk, Program Manager, Special Programs Staff, Western-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. 2015–17383 Filed 7–14–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P E:\FR\FM\15JYN1.SGM 15JYN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Fiscal Year 2016 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane 
Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar and Sugar-Containing Products

AGENCY: Office of Agricultural Affairs, 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) 2016 (Oct. 1, 2015 through Sept. 30, 2016) in-quota quantity of 
the tariff-rate quotas for imported raw cane sugar, certain sugars, 
syrups and molasses (also known as refined sugar), specialty sugar, and 
sugar-containing products.

DATES: Effective date: July 15, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Baumgarten, Office of 
Agricultural Affairs, telephone: 202-395-9583 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 June 15, 2015 (80 FR 34129), the Secretary of Agriculture 
(Secretary) announced the sugar program provisions for Fiscal Year (FY) 
2016. The Secretary announced an in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw 
cane sugar for FY 2016 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 2016 raw
                                                            cane sugar
                         Country                            allocations
                                                              (MTRV)
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Argentina...............................................          45,281
Australia...............................................          87,402
Barbados................................................           7,371
Belize..................................................          11,584
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.................................................          11,584
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.................................................          11,584
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

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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 June 15, 2015, the Secretary also announced the establishment of 
the in-quota quantity of the FY 2016 refined sugar TRQ at 132,000 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 110,000 MTRV for specialty 
sugars. USTR is allocating the refined sugar TRQ as follows: 10,300 
MTRV of refined sugar to Canada, 2,954 MTRV to Mexico, and 7,090 MTRV 
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 110,000 MTRV. The 
first tranche of 1,656 MTRV will open October 9, 2015. All types of 
specialty sugars are eligible for entry under this tranche. The second 
tranche of 27,500 MTRV will open on October 23, 2015. The third, 
fourth, and fifth tranches of 27,500 MTRV each will open on January 8, 
2016, April 8, 2016 and July 8, 2016, 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.
    Raw cane sugar, refined and specialty sugar and sugar-containing 
products for FY 2016 TRQs may enter the United States as of October 1, 
2015.
    * Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons.

    Dated: July 7, 2015.
Michael Froman,
United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2015-17337 Filed 7-14-15; 8:45 am]
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