Public Comments and Hearing Regarding Request To Reinstate Action Taken in Connection With the European Union's Measures Concerning Meat and Meat Products, 95724-95729 [2016-31352]

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[FR Doc. 2016–31379 Filed 12–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F7–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. USTR–2016–0025] Public Comments and Hearing Regarding Request To Reinstate Action Taken in Connection With the European Union’s Measures Concerning Meat and Meat Products Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of public hearing and request for comments. AGENCY: The interagency Section 301 Committee is holding a public hearing and seeking public comments to assist the United States Trade Representative (Trade Representative) in connection with the request of representatives of the U.S. beef industry to reinstate action against the European Union (EU) pursuant to Section 306(c) of the 1974 Trade Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2416(c)). Prior to reinstating trade action, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will conduct a review of the effectiveness of such an action, and of other actions that could be taken (including actions against other products), in achieving the objectives of Section 301 of this title (19 U.S.C. 2411); and the effects of such actions on the United States economy, including consumers. DATES: The schedule and deadlines are as follows: Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.: Deadline for interested persons to SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00170 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 submit written comments and requests to appear at the hearing, which must include a summary of testimony. Wednesday, February 15, 2017: The Section 301 Committee will convene a public hearing in Rooms 1 and 2, 1724 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20508, beginning at 9:30 a.m. If necessary, the hearing may continue on the next business day. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.: Deadline for submission of post-hearing rebuttal comments. ADDRESSES: All written comments, requests to appear at the hearing, hearing summaries, and rebuttal comments must be in English and submitted electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments in section E below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning written comments or participating in the public hearing, contact Gwendolyn Diggs at (202) 395–3150. For questions on the EU-Beef matter, contact Roger Wentzel, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs, (202) 395–6127, or David Weiner, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Europe, (202) 395– 3320. Direct all other questions regarding this notice to William Busis, Associate General Counsel and Chair of the Section 301 Committee, (202) 395– 3150, or Katherine Linton, Assistant General Counsel, at (202) 395–3150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. The EU-Beef Matter The EU bans the import of beef and beef products produced from animals to which any of six hormones have been administered for growth-promotion purposes. The six hormones at issue are estradiol 17–b, testosterone, progesterone, zeranol, trenbolone acetate (TBA) and melengestrol acetate (MGA). The effect of the EU ban is to prohibit the import of all but speciallyproduced U.S. beef and beef products. In February 1998, the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in the EU-Beef case found that the ban was inconsistent with the obligations of the European Communities (now the EU) under the WTO Agreement. In July 1999, a WTO arbitrator determined that the EU import ban on U.S. beef and beef products had nullified or impaired U.S. benefits under the WTO Agreement in the amount of $116.8 million each year. On July 26, 1999, the DSB authorized the United States to suspend the application to the EU, and member States thereof, of WTO tariff concessions and related E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices obligations covering trade in an amount of $116.8 million per year. Pursuant to that authorization, USTR announced a list of EU products that would be subject to a 100 percent rate of duty effective with respect to products entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after July 29, 1999. See 64 FR 40638. On November 6, 2008, the interagency Section 301 committee requested public comments on a list of alternative products under consideration for the imposition of increased duties. On January 23, 2009, USTR announced a determination to modify the list of products subject to additional duties by removing some products from the list and adding replacement products, consistent with the WTO’s authorization. See 74 FR 4265. USTR subsequently delayed the additional duties on the replacement products to facilitate negotiations with the EU. On May 13, 2009, the United States and the European Commission announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the EU-Beef case. See 74 FR 40864. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES B. The MOU The MOU provided for the EU to make phased increases in market access by adopting a tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for beef produced without growthpromoting hormones (termed HQB products), in return for the United States making phased reductions in additional duties the United States had imposed consistent with WTO authorization. See 74 FR 40864. Both in accordance with the MOU and as a result of a decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, USTR terminated all additional duties on EU products, effective May 2011. See 76 FR 30987. Under the second phase of the MOU, starting in August 2012, the EU increased the TRQ to 45,000 metric tons (MT). Although the EU has maintained this 45,000 MT TRQ for HQB products, it has not in practice provided benefits to the U.S. beef industry sufficient to compensate for the economic harm resulting from the EU ban on all but specially-produced U.S. beef. In particular, non-U.S. exporters of HQB products have been able to fill a substantial part of the 45,000 MT TRQ. C. Sections 306 and 307 of the 1974 Trade Act, as Amended In February 2016, Congress passed and the President signed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. Among other things, the Act amended relevant provisions of the 1974 Trade Act to confirm that the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 Trade Representative may reinstate a previously terminated Section 301 action in order to exercise a WTO authorization to suspend trade concessions. In particular, the new Section 306(c) of the 1974 Trade Act permits the Trade Representative to reinstate a Section 301 action following (1) a request from the petitioner or any representative of the domestic industry that would benefit from reinstatement of action, (2) consultations under Section 306(d) of the Trade Act, and (3) a review under section 307(c) of the Trade Act. Section 306(d) of the 1974 Trade Act requires the Trade Representative to consult with the petitioner, if any, involved in the initial investigation and with representatives of the domestic industry concerned, and provide an opportunity for the presentation of views by interested parties. Section 307(c) requires the Trade Representative to conduct a review of the effectiveness of such an action, and of other actions that could be taken (including actions against other products), in achieving the objectives of Section 301 of this title (19 U.S.C. 2411); and the effects of such actions on the United States economy, including consumers. On December 9, 2016, representatives of the U.S. beef industry invoked the new Section 306(c) of the 1974 Trade Act by filing a written request for reinstatement of action. D. Request for Public Comments and To Testify at the Hearing In order to assist in a possible reinstatement of the action in accordance with Section 306(c) of the 1974 Trade Act, and to provide information in connection with a review under Section 307(c) of the Act, the Section 301 Committee seeks public comments with respect to the specific EU products on the lists in the annexes to this notice. Annex I contains the full list of EU products covered by the ongoing WTO authorization for the United States to suspend tariff concessions and related obligations with respect to the EU. In addition, for convenience, Annex II contains the list of EU products initially subject to increased duties starting in 1999, and in effect in whole or in part until 2011. Annex II is a subset of the full product list in Annex I. In considering a possible reinstatement of the action, the Trade Representative will consider including any product listed in Annex I, regardless of whether that product was covered by the 1999 action. The Section 301 Committee invites comments with respect to whether particular products should be included on a new list that would be subject to PO 00000 Frm 00171 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 95725 increased duties, as well as the rate of duty that would be best suited to the objective of encouraging a satisfactory resolution of the dispute. The comments should address: (i) Whether imposing increased duties on a particular product would be practicable or effective in terms of encouraging a favorable resolution of the dispute, and (ii) whether imposing increased duties on a particular product would cause disproportionate economic harm to U.S. interests, including small- or mediumsize businesses and consumers. In addition, the Section 301 Committee requests comments on whether actions on particular products should be taken with respect to products of all members of the EU, or whether action should be taken with respect to products of one or more particular EU members. The EU currently has 28 member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. To be assured of consideration, you must submit written comments by 11:59 p.m. on January 30, 2017 in accordance with the instructions in section E below. The Section 301 Committee will convene a public hearing in Rooms 1 and 2, 1724 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20508, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on February 15, 2017. Persons wishing to appear at the hearing must provide written notification of their intention and a summary of the proposed testimony by 11:59 p.m. on January 30, 2017 in accordance with the instructions in section E below. Remarks at the hearing may be no more than five minutes to allow for possible questions from the Section 301 Committee. The deadline for submission of post-hearing rebuttal comments is 11:59 p.m. February 22, 2017. Indicate in the ‘‘Type Comment’’ field if you are submitting a request to appear at the hearing, and include the name, address and telephone number of the person presenting the testimony. 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ANNEX I EU-Beef: List of Products Under Consideration for the Imposition of Increased Duties The products listed below are under consideration for the imposition of increased duties in accordance with the WTO DSB authorization in the EU-Beef dispute. In particular, increased tariffs may be applied to articles that are: (i) classified in the numerical headings and subheadings of the HTS listed below; and, (ii) products of one or more of the member States of the EU. In the instances where a 4-digit HTS heading appears in the left column of this list, products classified in any of the 8-digit subheadings in the HTS under those 4-digit headings may be subject to increased duties. In all cases, the tariff nomenclatures in the HTS for the headings and subheadings listed below are definitive; the product descriptions in this list are for information purposes only. The descriptions below are not intended to delimit in any way the scope of the products that would be subject to increased duties. An asterisk (*) indicates a change in the HTS number and/or product description since the previous publication of this list. See 73 FR 66071–66074. Description 0201 ................... 0202 ................... 0203 ................... 0206 ................... 0207 ................... 02101100 ........... 02101200 ........... 02102000 ........... 02109920 ........... sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES HTS Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled. Meat of bovine animals, frozen. Meat of swine (pork), fresh, chilled or frozen. Edible offal of bovine animals, swine, sheep, goats, horses, or mules, fresh, chilled or frozen. Meat and edible offal of poultry (chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and guineas), fresh, chilled or frozen. Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof with bone in, salted, in brine, dried or smoked. Bellies (streaky) and cuts thereof of swine, salted, in brine, dried or smoked. Meat of bovine animals, salted, in brine, dried or smoked. Meat and edible offal of poultry (chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and guineas), salted, in brine, dried or smoked; flour and meal of these animals. Meat and edible offal nesoi, salted, in brine, dried or smoked; flour and meal thereof. Roquefort cheese in original loaves. Roquefort cheese, other than in original loaves, not grated or powdered, not processed. Guts, bladders and stomachs of animals (other than fish), whole and pieces thereof, fresh, chilled, frozen, salted, in brine, dried or smoked. Cut flowers and flower buds, suitable for bouquets or ornamental purposes, dried, dyed, bleached impregnated or otherwise prepared. Foliage, branches and other parts of plants without flowers or flower buds, and grasses, suitable for bouquets or ornamental purposes, fresh. 021099991 * ....... 04064020 ........... 04064040 ........... 05040000 ........... 06039000 ........... 06042000 * ......... VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00172 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices 95727 HTS Description 06049030 * ......... Foliage, branches, parts of plants without flowers or buds, and grasses, suitable for bouquets or ornamental purposes, dried or bleached. Tomatoes, fresh or chilled, entered during March l to July 14, inclusive, or during September 1 to November 14, inclusive, in any year. Tomatoes, fresh or chilled, entered from July 15 through August 31 in any year. Tomatoes, fresh or chilled, entered from November 15 to the last day of February, inclusive, of the following year. Onions, other than onion sets or pearl onions not over 16 mm in diameter, and shallots, fresh or chilled. Truffles, fresh or chilled. Dried carrots, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared. Dried tomatoes, in powder. Dried tomatoes, whole, cut, sliced or broken, but not further prepared. Chestnuts, fresh or dried, in shell.* Chestnuts, fresh or dried, shelled.* Paprika, dried, neither crushed nor ground.* Paprika, crushed or ground.* Oats, seed.* Oats, other than seed.* Rolled or flaked grains of oats. Grains of oats, hulled, pearled, clipped, sliced, kibbled or otherwise worked, but not rolled or flaked. Fatty substances derived from wool grease (including lanolin). Sausages and similar products, of meat, meat offal or blood; food preparations based on these products. Homogenized preparations of meat, meat offal or blood, other than sausages and similar products. Prepared or preserved liver of goose. Prepared or preserved liver of any animal other than of goose. Prepared or preserved meat or meat offal of turkeys, other than sausages and similar products. Prepared or preserved meat or meat offal of chickens, other than sausages and similar products. Prepared or preserved meat or meat offal of ducks, geese or guineas, other than sausages and similar products. Prepared or preserved pork ham and cuts thereof, containing cereals or vegetables. Pork hams and cuts thereof, not containing cereals or vegetables, boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers. Prepared or preserved pork hams and cuts thereof, not containing cereals or vegetables, other than boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers. Pork shoulders and cuts thereof, boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers. Prepared or preserved pork shoulders and cuts thereof, other than boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers. Prepared or preserved pork offal, including mixtures. Pork other than hams, shoulders or cuts thereof, not containing cereals or vegetables, boned and cooked and packed in airtight containers. Prepared or preserved pork, not containing cereals or vegetables, nesoi. Prepared or preserved pork mixed with beef. Prepared or preserved pork, nesoi. Prepared or preserved offal of bovine animals. Prepared or preserved meat of bovine animals, cured or pickled, not containing cereals or vegetables. Corned beef in airtight containers. Prepared or preserved beef in airtight containers, other than corned beef, not containing cereals or vegetables, not cured or pickled. Prepared or preserved meat of bovine animals, not containing cereals or vegetables, not in airtight containers. Prepared or preserved meat of bovine animals, containing cereals or vegetables. Chewing gum, whether or not sugar-coated. Sugar confectionary cough drops. Chocolate and other cocoa preparations, in blocks, slabs or bars, filled, weighing not more than 2 kg. Rusks, toasted bread and similar toasted products. Tomatoes, whole or in pieces, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid. Tomatoes, in powder. Tomatoes, other than whole or in pieces and other than in powder (including paste and puree), prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid. Lingonberry and raspberry jams obtained by cooking. Satsumas, prepared or preserved, in airtight containers, aggregate quantity not over 40,000 metric tons/calendar year. Satsumas, prepared or preserved, in airtight containers, aggregate quantity over 40,000 metric tons/calendar year. Pears, otherwise prepared or preserved, nesoi. Peaches (excluding nectarines), otherwise prepared or preserved, nesoi. Grape juice (including grape must), of a Brix value not exceeding 30. Grape juice (including grape must), of a Brix value exceeding 30. Cranberry juice, concentrated or not concentrated.* Juice of any single fruit, nesi, (including cherries and berries), concentrated or not concentrated.* Mixtures of fruit juices, or mixtures of vegetable and fruit juices. Roasted chicory and other roasted coffee substitutes and extracts, essences and concentrates thereof. Prepared mustard. Soups and broths and preparations therefor. Mineral waters and aerated waters, not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter nor flavored. Mixed feed or mixed feed ingredients of a kind used in animal feeding. Products suitable for use as glues or adhesives, put up for retail sale, not exceeding l kg, including fish glue but not other animal glue. Viscose rayon staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning. Single yarn (other than sewing thread) containing 85% or more by weight of artificial staple fibers, not put up for retail sale. 07020020. .......... 07020040 ........... 07020060 ........... 07031040 ........... 07095910 ........... 07129010 ........... 07129074 ........... 07129078 ........... 08024100 * ......... 08024200 * ......... 09042120 * ......... 09042220 * ......... 10041000 * ......... 10049000 * ......... 11041200 ........... 11042200 ........... 15050090 ........... 1601 ................... 16021000 ........... 16022020 ........... 16022040 ........... 16023100 ........... 16023200 ........... 16023900 ........... 16024110 ........... 16024120 ........... 16024190 ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... 16024940 16024960 16024990 16025005 16025009 16025010 16025020 ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... 16025060 16025090 17041000 17049025 18063100 19054000 20021000 20029040 20029080 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 16024220 16024240 16024910 16024920 ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... ........... 20079905 ........... 20083042 ........... 20083046 ........... 20084000 ........... 20087020 ........... 20096100 ........... 20096900 ........... 20098100 * ......... 20098960 * ......... 20099040 ........... 21013000 ........... 21033040 ........... 21041000 ........... 22011000 ........... 23099010 ........... 35061050 ........... 55041000 ........... 55101100 ........... VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:11 Dec 27, 2016 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00173 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 95728 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 28, 2016 / Notices HTS Description 85102010 ........... 85102090 ........... 87112000 ........... 87113000 ........... Hair clippers, with self-contained electric Hair clippers, with self-contained electric Motorcycles (incl. mopeds) and cycles, over 50 cc but not over 250 cc. Motorcycles (incl. mopeds) and cycles, over 250 cc but not over 500 cc. ANNEX II EU-Beef: List of Products Initially Subject to Increased Duties motor, to be used for agricultural or horticultural purposes. motor, other than those to be used for agricultural or horticultural purposes. fitted with reciprocating internal-combustion piston engine with cylinder capacity of fitted with reciprocating internal-combustion piston engine with cylinder capacity of in 1999, and in effect in whole or in part until 2011. Annex II is a subset of the full product list in Annex I. Annex II contains the list of EU products initially subject to increased duties starting HTS Description Products of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, or Sweden 0201 .................................... 0202 .................................... 02031100 ............................ 02031210 ............................ 02031290 ............................ 02031920 ............................ 02031940 ............................ 02032100 ............................ 02032210 ............................ 02032290 ............................ 02061000 ............................ 02062100 ............................ 02062200 ............................ 02062900 ............................ 04064020 ............................ 04064040 ............................ 07031040 ............................ 07095910 ............................ 07129010 ............................ 16022020 ............................ 16022040 ............................ 19054000 ............................ 20098060 ............................ 21013000 ............................ 21033040 ............................ Meat of bovine animals, fresh or chilled. Meat of bovine animals, frozen. Pork carcasses and half-carcasses, fresh or chilled. Pork hams and shoulders and cuts thereof, fresh or chilled, with bone in, processed. Pork hams and shoulders and cuts thereof, fresh or chilled, with bone in, not processed. Meat of swine (pork), fresh or chilled, other, processed. Meat of swine (pork), fresh or chilled, other. Pork carcasses and half-carcasses, frozen. Pork hams and shoulders and cuts thereof, frozen, with bone in, processed. Pork hams and shoulders and cuts thereof, frozen, with bone in, not processed. Bovine tongues, fresh or chilled. Bovine tongues, frozen. Bovine livers, frozen. Edible offal of bovine animals, frozen, other than tongues or livers. Roquefort cheese in original loaves. Roquefort cheese, other than in original loaves, not grated or powdered, not processed. Onions, other than onion sets or pearl onions not over 16 mm in diameter, and shallots, fresh or chilled. Truffles, fresh or chilled. Dried carrots, whole, cut, sliced, broken or in powder, but not further prepared. Prepared or preserved liver of goose. Prepared or preserved liver of any animal other than of goose. Rusks, toasted bread and similar toasted products. Juice of any single fruit, (including cherries and berries), concentrated or not concentrated, other than citrus, pineapple, tomato, grape, apple, pear, or prune juices. Roasted chicory and other roasted coffee substitutes and extracts, essences and concentrates thereof. Prepared mustard. Products of France, the Federal Republic of Germany, or Italy 20021000 ............................ Tomatoes, whole or in pieces, prepared or preserved otherwise than by vinegar or acetic acid Products of France or the Federal Republic of Germany 05040000 ............................ 21041000 ............................ 55101100 ............................ Guts, bladders and stomachs of animals (other than fish), whole and pieces thereof, fresh, chilled, frozen, salted, in brine, dried or smoked Soups and broths and preparations therefor. Yarn (other than sewing thread) containing 85% or more by weight of artificial staple fibers, singles, not put up for retail sale. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Products of France 02101100 15050090 18063100 20079905 35061050 ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ ............................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof with bone in, salted, in brine, dried or smoked. Fatty substances derived from wool grease (including lanolin). Chocolate and other cocoa preparations, in blocks, slabs or bars, filled, weighing not more than 2 kg. Lingonberry and raspberry jams obtained by cooking. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket No. USTR-2016-0025]


Public Comments and Hearing Regarding Request To Reinstate Action 
Taken in Connection With the European Union's Measures Concerning Meat 
and Meat Products

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice of public hearing and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The interagency Section 301 Committee is holding a public 
hearing and seeking public comments to assist the United States Trade 
Representative (Trade Representative) in connection with the request of 
representatives of the U.S. beef industry to reinstate action against 
the European Union (EU) pursuant to Section 306(c) of the 1974 Trade 
Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2416(c)). Prior to reinstating trade action, 
the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will 
conduct a review of the effectiveness of such an action, and of other 
actions that could be taken (including actions against other products), 
in achieving the objectives of Section 301 of this title (19 U.S.C. 
2411); and the effects of such actions on the United States economy, 
including consumers.

DATES: The schedule and deadlines are as follows:
    Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.: Deadline for interested 
persons to submit written comments and requests to appear at the 
hearing, which must include a summary of testimony.
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017: The Section 301 Committee will 
convene a public hearing in Rooms 1 and 2, 1724 F Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20508, beginning at 9:30 a.m. If necessary, the hearing 
may continue on the next business day.
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.: Deadline for submission 
of post-hearing rebuttal comments.

ADDRESSES: All written comments, requests to appear at the hearing, 
hearing summaries, and rebuttal comments must be in English and 
submitted electronically via the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments in 
section E below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning 
written comments or participating in the public hearing, contact 
Gwendolyn Diggs at (202) 395-3150. For questions on the EU-Beef matter, 
contact Roger Wentzel, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for 
Agricultural Affairs, (202) 395-6127, or David Weiner, Deputy Assistant 
U.S. Trade Representative for Europe, (202) 395-3320. Direct all other 
questions regarding this notice to William Busis, Associate General 
Counsel and Chair of the Section 301 Committee, (202) 395-3150, or 
Katherine Linton, Assistant General Counsel, at (202) 395-3150.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

A. The EU-Beef Matter

    The EU bans the import of beef and beef products produced from 
animals to which any of six hormones have been administered for growth-
promotion purposes. The six hormones at issue are estradiol 17-b, 
testosterone, progesterone, zeranol, trenbolone acetate (TBA) and 
melengestrol acetate (MGA). The effect of the EU ban is to prohibit the 
import of all but specially-produced U.S. beef and beef products. In 
February 1998, the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in the EU-Beef 
case found that the ban was inconsistent with the obligations of the 
European Communities (now the EU) under the WTO Agreement. In July 
1999, a WTO arbitrator determined that the EU import ban on U.S. beef 
and beef products had nullified or impaired U.S. benefits under the WTO 
Agreement in the amount of $116.8 million each year. On July 26, 1999, 
the DSB authorized the United States to suspend the application to the 
EU, and member States thereof, of WTO tariff concessions and related

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obligations covering trade in an amount of $116.8 million per year. 
Pursuant to that authorization, USTR announced a list of EU products 
that would be subject to a 100 percent rate of duty effective with 
respect to products entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after July 29, 1999. See 64 FR 40638.
    On November 6, 2008, the inter-agency Section 301 committee 
requested public comments on a list of alternative products under 
consideration for the imposition of increased duties. On January 23, 
2009, USTR announced a determination to modify the list of products 
subject to additional duties by removing some products from the list 
and adding replacement products, consistent with the WTO's 
authorization. See 74 FR 4265. USTR subsequently delayed the additional 
duties on the replacement products to facilitate negotiations with the 
EU. On May 13, 2009, the United States and the European Commission 
announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the EU-
Beef case. See 74 FR 40864.

B. The MOU

    The MOU provided for the EU to make phased increases in market 
access by adopting a tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for beef produced without 
growth-promoting hormones (termed HQB products), in return for the 
United States making phased reductions in additional duties the United 
States had imposed consistent with WTO authorization. See 74 FR 40864. 
Both in accordance with the MOU and as a result of a decision of the 
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, USTR terminated 
all additional duties on EU products, effective May 2011. See 76 FR 
30987.
    Under the second phase of the MOU, starting in August 2012, the EU 
increased the TRQ to 45,000 metric tons (MT). Although the EU has 
maintained this 45,000 MT TRQ for HQB products, it has not in practice 
provided benefits to the U.S. beef industry sufficient to compensate 
for the economic harm resulting from the EU ban on all but specially-
produced U.S. beef. In particular, non-U.S. exporters of HQB products 
have been able to fill a substantial part of the 45,000 MT TRQ.

C. Sections 306 and 307 of the 1974 Trade Act, as Amended

    In February 2016, Congress passed and the President signed the 
Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015. Among other 
things, the Act amended relevant provisions of the 1974 Trade Act to 
confirm that the Trade Representative may reinstate a previously 
terminated Section 301 action in order to exercise a WTO authorization 
to suspend trade concessions. In particular, the new Section 306(c) of 
the 1974 Trade Act permits the Trade Representative to reinstate a 
Section 301 action following (1) a request from the petitioner or any 
representative of the domestic industry that would benefit from 
reinstatement of action, (2) consultations under Section 306(d) of the 
Trade Act, and (3) a review under section 307(c) of the Trade Act.
    Section 306(d) of the 1974 Trade Act requires the Trade 
Representative to consult with the petitioner, if any, involved in the 
initial investigation and with representatives of the domestic industry 
concerned, and provide an opportunity for the presentation of views by 
interested parties. Section 307(c) requires the Trade Representative to 
conduct a review of the effectiveness of such an action, and of other 
actions that could be taken (including actions against other products), 
in achieving the objectives of Section 301 of this title (19 U.S.C. 
2411); and the effects of such actions on the United States economy, 
including consumers.
    On December 9, 2016, representatives of the U.S. beef industry 
invoked the new Section 306(c) of the 1974 Trade Act by filing a 
written request for reinstatement of action.

D. Request for Public Comments and To Testify at the Hearing

    In order to assist in a possible reinstatement of the action in 
accordance with Section 306(c) of the 1974 Trade Act, and to provide 
information in connection with a review under Section 307(c) of the 
Act, the Section 301 Committee seeks public comments with respect to 
the specific EU products on the lists in the annexes to this notice. 
Annex I contains the full list of EU products covered by the ongoing 
WTO authorization for the United States to suspend tariff concessions 
and related obligations with respect to the EU. In addition, for 
convenience, Annex II contains the list of EU products initially 
subject to increased duties starting in 1999, and in effect in whole or 
in part until 2011. Annex II is a subset of the full product list in 
Annex I. In considering a possible reinstatement of the action, the 
Trade Representative will consider including any product listed in 
Annex I, regardless of whether that product was covered by the 1999 
action.
    The Section 301 Committee invites comments with respect to whether 
particular products should be included on a new list that would be 
subject to increased duties, as well as the rate of duty that would be 
best suited to the objective of encouraging a satisfactory resolution 
of the dispute. The comments should address: (i) Whether imposing 
increased duties on a particular product would be practicable or 
effective in terms of encouraging a favorable resolution of the 
dispute, and (ii) whether imposing increased duties on a particular 
product would cause disproportionate economic harm to U.S. interests, 
including small- or medium-size businesses and consumers.
    In addition, the Section 301 Committee requests comments on whether 
actions on particular products should be taken with respect to products 
of all members of the EU, or whether action should be taken with 
respect to products of one or more particular EU members. The EU 
currently has 28 member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, 
Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, 
Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, 
the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, 
Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
    To be assured of consideration, you must submit written comments by 
11:59 p.m. on January 30, 2017 in accordance with the instructions in 
section E below.
    The Section 301 Committee will convene a public hearing in Rooms 1 
and 2, 1724 F Street NW., Washington, DC 20508, beginning at 9:30 a.m. 
on February 15, 2017. Persons wishing to appear at the hearing must 
provide written notification of their intention and a summary of the 
proposed testimony by 11:59 p.m. on January 30, 2017 in accordance with 
the instructions in section E below. Remarks at the hearing may be no 
more than five minutes to allow for possible questions from the Section 
301 Committee. The deadline for submission of post-hearing rebuttal 
comments is 11:59 p.m. February 22, 2017.
    Indicate in the ``Type Comment'' field if you are submitting a 
request to appear at the hearing, and include the name, address and 
telephone number of the person presenting the testimony. A summary of 
the testimony should be attached by using the ``Upload File'' field. 
The file name should include who will be presenting the testimony. 
Remarks at the hearing should be limited to no more than five minutes 
to allow for possible questions from the section 301 Committee.

E. Requirements for Submissions

    Persons submitting a notification of intent to testify and/or 
written

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comments must do so in English and must identify (on the reference line 
of the first page of the submission) ``Request to Reinstate Action 
Taken in Connection with European Union Measures Concerning Meat and 
Meat Products.'' In addition, if the submission covers one or more 
particular products, those products (both tariff number and 
description) should be listed on the reference line. To be assured of 
consideration, you must submit written comments, requests to testify 
and summaries of testimony by 11:59 p.m. on January 30, 2017. Rebuttal 
comments are due by 11:59 p.m. on February 22, 2017.
    All submissions must be in English and must be submitted 
electronically via http://www.regulations.gov, using docket number 
USTR-2016-0025. Hand-delivered submissions will not be accepted.
    To make a submission via www.regulations.gov, enter Docket Number 
USTR-2016-0025 on the home page and click ``Search.'' The site will 
provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with 
this docket. Find the reference to this notice and click on the button 
labeled ``Comment Now.'' For further information on using the 
www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on 
the Web site by clicking on ``How to Use Regulations.gov'' on the 
bottom of the home page.
    The www.regulations.gov Web site allows users to provide comments 
by filling in a ``Type Comment'' field, or by attaching a document 
using an ``Upload File'' field. USTR prefers that submissions be 
provided as an attached document. If a document is attached, it is 
sufficient to type ``see attached'' in the ``Type Comment'' field. USTR 
prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) 
format. If the submission is in another file format, please indicate 
the name of the software application in the ``Type Comment'' field. 
File names should reflect the name of the person or entity submitting 
the comments.
    Indicate in the ``Type Comment'' field if you are submitting a 
request to appear at the hearing, and include the name, address and 
telephone number of the person presenting the testimony. The file name 
should include who will be presenting the testimony.
    Please do not attach separate cover letters to electronic 
submissions; rather, include any information that might appear in a 
cover letter in the comments themselves. Similarly, to the extent 
possible, please include any exhibits, annexes, or other attachments in 
the same file as the comment itself, rather than submitting them as 
separate files.
    For any comments submitted electronically containing business 
confidential information, the file name of the business confidential 
version should begin with the characters ``BC''. Any page containing 
business confidential information must be clearly marked ``BUSINESS 
CONFIDENTIAL'' on the top of that page and the submission should 
clearly indicate, via brackets, highlighting, or other means, the 
specific information that is business confidential. A filer requesting 
business confidential treatment must certify that the information is 
business confidential and would not customarily be released to the 
public by the submitter. Filers of submissions containing business 
confidential information also must submit a public version of their 
comments. The file name of the public version should begin with the 
character ``P''. The ``BC'' and ``P'' should be followed by the name of 
the person or entity submitting the comments or reply comments.
    As noted, USTR strongly urges submitters to file comments through 
www.regulations.gov. Any alternative arrangements must be made in 
advance of submission with Gwendolyn Diggs at (202) 395-3150. General 
information concerning USTR is available at www.ustr.gov.
    Comments will be placed in the docket and open to public 
inspection, except information granted business confidential status. 
Comments may be viewed on the www.regulations.gov Web site by entering 
the relevant docket number in the search field on the home page.

William L. Busis,
Chair, Section 301 Committee.

ANNEX I

EU-Beef: List of Products Under Consideration for the Imposition of 
Increased Duties

    The products listed below are under consideration for the 
imposition of increased duties in accordance with the WTO DSB 
authorization in the EU-Beef dispute. In particular, increased 
tariffs may be applied to articles that are: (i) classified in the 
numerical headings and subheadings of the HTS listed below; and, 
(ii) products of one or more of the member States of the EU. In the 
instances where a 4-digit HTS heading appears in the left column of 
this list, products classified in any of the 8-digit subheadings in 
the HTS under those 4-digit headings may be subject to increased 
duties. In all cases, the tariff nomenclatures in the HTS for the 
headings and subheadings listed below are definitive; the product 
descriptions in this list are for information purposes only. The 
descriptions below are not intended to delimit in any way the scope 
of the products that would be subject to increased duties. An 
asterisk (*) indicates a change in the HTS number and/or product 
description since the previous publication of this list. See 73 FR 
66071-66074.

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              HTS                              Description
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0201..........................  Meat of bovine animals, fresh or
                                 chilled.
0202..........................  Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
0203..........................  Meat of swine (pork), fresh, chilled or
                                 frozen.
0206..........................  Edible offal of bovine animals, swine,
                                 sheep, goats, horses, or mules, fresh,
                                 chilled or frozen.
0207..........................  Meat and edible offal of poultry
                                 (chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and
                                 guineas), fresh, chilled or frozen.
02101100......................  Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof with
                                 bone in, salted, in brine, dried or
                                 smoked.
02101200......................  Bellies (streaky) and cuts thereof of
                                 swine, salted, in brine, dried or
                                 smoked.
02102000......................  Meat of bovine animals, salted, in
                                 brine, dried or smoked.
02109920......................  Meat and edible offal of poultry
                                 (chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and
                                 guineas), salted, in brine, dried or
                                 smoked; flour and meal of these
                                 animals.
021099991 *...................  Meat and edible offal nesoi, salted, in
                                 brine, dried or smoked; flour and meal
                                 thereof.
04064020......................  Roquefort cheese in original loaves.
04064040......................  Roquefort cheese, other than in original
                                 loaves, not grated or powdered, not
                                 processed.
05040000......................  Guts, bladders and stomachs of animals
                                 (other than fish), whole and pieces
                                 thereof, fresh, chilled, frozen,
                                 salted, in brine, dried or smoked.
06039000......................  Cut flowers and flower buds, suitable
                                 for bouquets or ornamental purposes,
                                 dried, dyed, bleached impregnated or
                                 otherwise prepared.
06042000 *....................  Foliage, branches and other parts of
                                 plants without flowers or flower buds,
                                 and grasses, suitable for bouquets or
                                 ornamental purposes, fresh.

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06049030 *....................  Foliage, branches, parts of plants
                                 without flowers or buds, and grasses,
                                 suitable for bouquets or ornamental
                                 purposes, dried or bleached.
07020020......................  Tomatoes, fresh or chilled, entered
                                 during March l to July 14, inclusive,
                                 or during September 1 to November 14,
                                 inclusive, in any year.
07020040......................  Tomatoes, fresh or chilled, entered from
                                 July 15 through August 31 in any year.
07020060......................  Tomatoes, fresh or chilled, entered from
                                 November 15 to the last day of
                                 February, inclusive, of the following
                                 year.
07031040......................  Onions, other than onion sets or pearl
                                 onions not over 16 mm in diameter, and
                                 shallots, fresh or chilled.
07095910......................  Truffles, fresh or chilled.
07129010......................  Dried carrots, whole, cut, sliced,
                                 broken or in powder, but not further
                                 prepared.
07129074......................  Dried tomatoes, in powder.
07129078......................  Dried tomatoes, whole, cut, sliced or
                                 broken, but not further prepared.
08024100 *....................  Chestnuts, fresh or dried, in shell.*
08024200 *....................  Chestnuts, fresh or dried, shelled.*
09042120 *....................  Paprika, dried, neither crushed nor
                                 ground.*
09042220 *....................  Paprika, crushed or ground.*
10041000 *....................  Oats, seed.*
10049000 *....................  Oats, other than seed.*
11041200......................  Rolled or flaked grains of oats.
11042200......................  Grains of oats, hulled, pearled,
                                 clipped, sliced, kibbled or otherwise
                                 worked, but not rolled or flaked.
15050090......................  Fatty substances derived from wool
                                 grease (including lanolin).
1601..........................  Sausages and similar products, of meat,
                                 meat offal or blood; food preparations
                                 based on these products.
16021000......................  Homogenized preparations of meat, meat
                                 offal or blood, other than sausages and
                                 similar products.
16022020......................  Prepared or preserved liver of goose.
16022040......................  Prepared or preserved liver of any
                                 animal other than of goose.
16023100......................  Prepared or preserved meat or meat offal
                                 of turkeys, other than sausages and
                                 similar products.
16023200......................  Prepared or preserved meat or meat offal
                                 of chickens, other than sausages and
                                 similar products.
16023900......................  Prepared or preserved meat or meat offal
                                 of ducks, geese or guineas, other than
                                 sausages and similar products.
16024110......................  Prepared or preserved pork ham and cuts
                                 thereof, containing cereals or
                                 vegetables.
16024120......................  Pork hams and cuts thereof, not
                                 containing cereals or vegetables, boned
                                 and cooked and packed in airtight
                                 containers.
16024190......................  Prepared or preserved pork hams and cuts
                                 thereof, not containing cereals or
                                 vegetables, other than boned and cooked
                                 and packed in airtight containers.
16024220......................  Pork shoulders and cuts thereof, boned
                                 and cooked and packed in airtight
                                 containers.
16024240......................  Prepared or preserved pork shoulders and
                                 cuts thereof, other than boned and
                                 cooked and packed in airtight
                                 containers.
16024910......................  Prepared or preserved pork offal,
                                 including mixtures.
16024920......................  Pork other than hams, shoulders or cuts
                                 thereof, not containing cereals or
                                 vegetables, boned and cooked and packed
                                 in airtight containers.
16024940......................  Prepared or preserved pork, not
                                 containing cereals or vegetables,
                                 nesoi.
16024960......................  Prepared or preserved pork mixed with
                                 beef.
16024990......................  Prepared or preserved pork, nesoi.
16025005......................  Prepared or preserved offal of bovine
                                 animals.
16025009......................  Prepared or preserved meat of bovine
                                 animals, cured or pickled, not
                                 containing cereals or vegetables.
16025010......................  Corned beef in airtight containers.
16025020......................  Prepared or preserved beef in airtight
                                 containers, other than corned beef, not
                                 containing cereals or vegetables, not
                                 cured or pickled.
16025060......................  Prepared or preserved meat of bovine
                                 animals, not containing cereals or
                                 vegetables, not in airtight containers.
16025090......................  Prepared or preserved meat of bovine
                                 animals, containing cereals or
                                 vegetables.
17041000......................  Chewing gum, whether or not sugar-
                                 coated.
17049025......................  Sugar confectionary cough drops.
18063100......................  Chocolate and other cocoa preparations,
                                 in blocks, slabs or bars, filled,
                                 weighing not more than 2 kg.
19054000......................  Rusks, toasted bread and similar toasted
                                 products.
20021000......................  Tomatoes, whole or in pieces, prepared
                                 or preserved otherwise than by vinegar
                                 or acetic acid.
20029040......................  Tomatoes, in powder.
20029080......................  Tomatoes, other than whole or in pieces
                                 and other than in powder (including
                                 paste and puree), prepared or preserved
                                 otherwise than by vinegar or acetic
                                 acid.
20079905......................  Lingonberry and raspberry jams obtained
                                 by cooking.
20083042......................  Satsumas, prepared or preserved, in
                                 airtight containers, aggregate quantity
                                 not over 40,000 metric tons/calendar
                                 year.
20083046......................  Satsumas, prepared or preserved, in
                                 airtight containers, aggregate quantity
                                 over 40,000 metric tons/calendar year.
20084000......................  Pears, otherwise prepared or preserved,
                                 nesoi.
20087020......................  Peaches (excluding nectarines),
                                 otherwise prepared or preserved, nesoi.
20096100......................  Grape juice (including grape must), of a
                                 Brix value not exceeding 30.
20096900......................  Grape juice (including grape must), of a
                                 Brix value exceeding 30.
20098100 *....................  Cranberry juice, concentrated or not
                                 concentrated.*
20098960 *....................  Juice of any single fruit, nesi,
                                 (including cherries and berries),
                                 concentrated or not concentrated.*
20099040......................  Mixtures of fruit juices, or mixtures of
                                 vegetable and fruit juices.
21013000......................  Roasted chicory and other roasted coffee
                                 substitutes and extracts, essences and
                                 concentrates thereof.
21033040......................  Prepared mustard.
21041000......................  Soups and broths and preparations
                                 therefor.
22011000......................  Mineral waters and aerated waters, not
                                 containing added sugar or other
                                 sweetening matter nor flavored.
23099010......................  Mixed feed or mixed feed ingredients of
                                 a kind used in animal feeding.
35061050......................  Products suitable for use as glues or
                                 adhesives, put up for retail sale, not
                                 exceeding l kg, including fish glue but
                                 not other animal glue.
55041000......................  Viscose rayon staple fibers, not carded,
                                 combed or otherwise processed for
                                 spinning.
55101100......................  Single yarn (other than sewing thread)
                                 containing 85% or more by weight of
                                 artificial staple fibers, not put up
                                 for retail sale.

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85102010......................  Hair clippers, with self-contained
                                 electric motor, to be used for
                                 agricultural or horticultural purposes.
85102090......................  Hair clippers, with self-contained
                                 electric motor, other than those to be
                                 used for agricultural or horticultural
                                 purposes.
87112000......................  Motorcycles (incl. mopeds) and cycles,
                                 fitted with reciprocating internal-
                                 combustion piston engine with cylinder
                                 capacity of over 50 cc but not over 250
                                 cc.
87113000......................  Motorcycles (incl. mopeds) and cycles,
                                 fitted with reciprocating internal-
                                 combustion piston engine with cylinder
                                 capacity of over 250 cc but not over
                                 500 cc.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

ANNEX II

EU-Beef: List of Products Initially Subject to Increased Duties

    Annex II contains the list of EU products initially subject to 
increased duties starting in 1999, and in effect in whole or in part 
until 2011. Annex II is a subset of the full product list in Annex 
I.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                 HTS                              Description
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Products of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, the Federal
      Republic of Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the
                 Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, or Sweden
------------------------------------------------------------------------
0201.................................  Meat of bovine animals, fresh or
                                        chilled.
0202.................................  Meat of bovine animals, frozen.
02031100.............................  Pork carcasses and half-
                                        carcasses, fresh or chilled.
02031210.............................  Pork hams and shoulders and cuts
                                        thereof, fresh or chilled, with
                                        bone in, processed.
02031290.............................  Pork hams and shoulders and cuts
                                        thereof, fresh or chilled, with
                                        bone in, not processed.
02031920.............................  Meat of swine (pork), fresh or
                                        chilled, other, processed.
02031940.............................  Meat of swine (pork), fresh or
                                        chilled, other.
02032100.............................  Pork carcasses and half-
                                        carcasses, frozen.
02032210.............................  Pork hams and shoulders and cuts
                                        thereof, frozen, with bone in,
                                        processed.
02032290.............................  Pork hams and shoulders and cuts
                                        thereof, frozen, with bone in,
                                        not processed.
02061000.............................  Bovine tongues, fresh or chilled.
02062100.............................  Bovine tongues, frozen.
02062200.............................  Bovine livers, frozen.
02062900.............................  Edible offal of bovine animals,
                                        frozen, other than tongues or
                                        livers.
04064020.............................  Roquefort cheese in original
                                        loaves.
04064040.............................  Roquefort cheese, other than in
                                        original loaves, not grated or
                                        powdered, not processed.
07031040.............................  Onions, other than onion sets or
                                        pearl onions not over 16 mm in
                                        diameter, and shallots, fresh or
                                        chilled.
07095910.............................  Truffles, fresh or chilled.
07129010.............................  Dried carrots, whole, cut,
                                        sliced, broken or in powder, but
                                        not further prepared.
16022020.............................  Prepared or preserved liver of
                                        goose.
16022040.............................  Prepared or preserved liver of
                                        any animal other than of goose.
19054000.............................  Rusks, toasted bread and similar
                                        toasted products.
20098060.............................  Juice of any single fruit,
                                        (including cherries and
                                        berries), concentrated or not
                                        concentrated, other than citrus,
                                        pineapple, tomato, grape, apple,
                                        pear, or prune juices.
21013000.............................  Roasted chicory and other roasted
                                        coffee substitutes and extracts,
                                        essences and concentrates
                                        thereof.
21033040.............................  Prepared mustard.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Products of France, the Federal Republic of Germany, or Italy
------------------------------------------------------------------------
20021000.............................  Tomatoes, whole or in pieces,
                                        prepared or preserved otherwise
                                        than by vinegar or acetic acid
------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Products of France or the Federal Republic of Germany
------------------------------------------------------------------------
05040000.............................  Guts, bladders and stomachs of
                                        animals (other than fish), whole
                                        and pieces thereof, fresh,
                                        chilled, frozen, salted, in
                                        brine, dried or smoked
21041000.............................  Soups and broths and preparations
                                        therefor.
55101100.............................  Yarn (other than sewing thread)
                                        containing 85% or more by weight
                                        of artificial staple fibers,
                                        singles, not put up for retail
                                        sale.
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                           Products of France
------------------------------------------------------------------------
02101100.............................  Hams, shoulders and cuts thereof
                                        with bone in, salted, in brine,
                                        dried or smoked.
15050090.............................  Fatty substances derived from
                                        wool grease (including lanolin).
18063100.............................  Chocolate and other cocoa
                                        preparations, in blocks, slabs
                                        or bars, filled, weighing not
                                        more than 2 kg.
20079905.............................  Lingonberry and raspberry jams
                                        obtained by cooking.
35061050.............................  Products suitable for use as
                                        glues or adhesives, put up for
                                        retail sale, not exceeding 1 kg,
                                        including fish glue, but not
                                        other animal glue.
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