Office of Agricultural Affairs; Fiscal Year 2016 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar, 33728-33729 [2016-12496]

Download as PDF 33728 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 103 / Friday, May 27, 2016 / Notices sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES any U.S. District Court or has been decided in favor of a complainant within the two-year period; and (4) the requirements at 49 CFR 1105.7(c) (environmental report), 49 CFR 1105.11 (transmittal letter), 49 CFR 1105.12 (newspaper publication), and 49 CFR 1152.50(d)(1) (notice to governmental agencies) have been met. As a condition to this exemption, any employee adversely affected by the abandonment shall be protected under Oregon Short Line Railroad— Abandonment Portion Goshen Branch Between Firth & Ammon, in Bingham & Bonneville Counties, Idaho, 360 I.C.C. 91 (1979). To address whether this condition adequately protects affected employees, a petition for partial revocation under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) must be filed. 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NSR has filed a combined environmental and historic report that addresses the effects, if any, of the abandonment on the environment and historic resources. OEA will issue an environmental assessment (EA) by June 3, 2016. Interested persons may obtain a copy of the EA by writing to OEA (Room 1100, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC 20423–0001) or 1 The Board will grant a stay if an informed decision on environmental issues (whether raised by a party or by the Board’s Office of Environmental Analysis (OEA) in its independent investigation) cannot be made before the exemption’s effective date. See Exemption of Out-of-Serv. Rail Lines, 5 I.C.C. 2d 377 (1989). Any request for a stay should be filed as soon as possible so that the Board may take appropriate action before the exemption’s effective date. 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which is currently set at $1,600. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 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By the Board, Rachel D. Campbell, Director, Office of Proceedings. Raina S. Contee, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2016–12610 Filed 5–26–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Office of Agricultural Affairs; Fiscal Year 2016 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar 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 additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 in-quota quantity of the tariffrate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar as announced by Secretary of Agriculture on May 18, 2016. DATES: Effective Date: May 27, 2016. 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 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)) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 May 18, 2016, the Secretary of Agriculture announced an additional inquota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for the remainder of FY 2016 (ending September 30, 2016) in the amount of 127,006 metric tons, raw value (MTRV). This quantity is in addition to the minimum amount to which the United States has already committed to pursuant to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements (1,117,195 MTRV, as announced by Federal Register notice on June 15, 2015, 80 FR 34129). USTR is allocating this total quantity of 127,006 MTRV to the following countries in the amounts specified below: Country Argentina .............................. Australia ................................ Belize .................................... Brazil ..................................... Colombia ............................... Costa Rica ............................ Dominican Republic .............. Ecuador ................................ El Salvador ........................... Fiji ......................................... Guatemala ............................ Guyana ................................. Honduras .............................. India ...................................... Jamaica ................................ Malawi ................................... Mauritius ............................... Mozambique ......................... Nicaragua ............................. Panama ................................ Peru ...................................... Philippines ............................ South Africa .......................... Swaziland ............................. Thailand ................................ Zimbabwe ............................. FY 2016 raw cane sugar increase (MTRV) 6,159 11,888 1,576 20,768 3,437 2,148 15,000 1,576 3,724 1,289 6,875 1,719 1,432 1,146 1,576 1,432 1,719 1,862 3,008 4,154 5,872 19,336 3,294 2,292 2,005 1,719 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. E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 103 / Friday, May 27, 2016 / Notices Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements. USTR is allocating this quantity (1,117,195 MTRV) to the following countries in the amounts specified below: Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2016–12496 Filed 5–26–16; 8:45 am] FY 2017 raw cane sugar allocations (MTRV) BILLING CODE 3290–F6–P Country OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Office of Agricultural Affairs: Fiscal Year 2017 Tariff-Rate Quota Allocations for Raw Cane Sugar, Refined and Specialty Sugar and Sugar-Containing Products 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) 2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 through Sept. 30, 2017) 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: May 27, 2016. 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 May 6, 2016 (81 FR 27390), the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) announced the sugar program provisions for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The Secretary announced an in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for FY 2017 of 1,117,195 metric tons * raw value (MTRV), which is the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the World sradovich on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:00 May 26, 2016 Jkt 238001 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 ............................. 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 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 May 6, 2016, the Secretary also announced the establishment of the inquota quantity of the FY 2017 refined sugar TRQ at 162,000 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 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 33729 1,656 MTRV is reserved for specialty sugar) and an additional 140,000 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 140,000 MTRV. The first tranche of 1,656 MTRV will open October 3, 2016. All types of specialty sugars are eligible for entry under this tranche. The second tranche of 40,000 MTRV will open on October 26, 2016. The third tranche of 40,000 MTRV will open on January 6, 2017. The fourth and fifth tranches of 30,000 MTRV each will open on April 7, 2017 and July 7, 2017, 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 MTRV 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 MTRV to Canada. The remainder, 5,459 MTRV, 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 2017 TRQs may enter the United States as of October 1, 2016. * Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons. Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 103 (Friday, May 27, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 33728-33729]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-12496]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Office of Agricultural Affairs; Fiscal Year 2016 Allocation of 
Additional Tariff-Rate 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 additional Fiscal 
Year (FY) 2016 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for 
imported raw cane sugar as announced by Secretary of Agriculture on May 
18, 2016.

DATES: Effective Date: May 27, 2016.

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 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 May 18, 2016, the Secretary of Agriculture announced an 
additional in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for the 
remainder of FY 2016 (ending September 30, 2016) in the amount of 
127,006 metric tons, raw value (MTRV). This quantity is in addition to 
the minimum amount to which the United States has already committed to 
pursuant to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements 
(1,117,195 MTRV, as announced by Federal Register notice on June 15, 
2015, 80 FR 34129). USTR is allocating this total quantity of 127,006 
MTRV to the following countries in the amounts specified below:

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                                                            FY 2016 raw
                                                            cane sugar
                         Country                             increase
                                                              (MTRV)
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Argentina...............................................           6,159
Australia...............................................          11,888
Belize..................................................           1,576
Brazil..................................................          20,768
Colombia................................................           3,437
Costa Rica..............................................           2,148
Dominican Republic......................................          15,000
Ecuador.................................................           1,576
El Salvador.............................................           3,724
Fiji....................................................           1,289
Guatemala...............................................           6,875
Guyana..................................................           1,719
Honduras................................................           1,432
India...................................................           1,146
Jamaica.................................................           1,576
Malawi..................................................           1,432
Mauritius...............................................           1,719
Mozambique..............................................           1,862
Nicaragua...............................................           3,008
Panama..................................................           4,154
Peru....................................................           5,872
Philippines.............................................          19,336
South Africa............................................           3,294
Swaziland...............................................           2,292
Thailand................................................           2,005
Zimbabwe................................................           1,719
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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.

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    Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons.

Michael Froman,
United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2016-12496 Filed 5-26-16; 8:45 am]
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