Fiscal Year 2017 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar, 36071 [2017-16288]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 147 / Wednesday, August 2, 2017 / Notices On July 25, 2017 (82 FR 34472), the Secretary of Agriculture announced an Country additional in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for the remainder of FY2017 (ending September 30, 2017) in Thailand ............................ 1,548 the amount of 244,690 metric tons raw Zimbabwe ......................... 1,327 value (MTRV). The conversion factor is 1 metric ton equals1.10231125 short USTR based these allocations on the tons. This quantity is in addition to the countries’ historical shipments to the minimum amount to which the United United States. The allocations of the raw States is committed under the World cane sugar WTO TRQ to countries that Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay are net importers of sugar are Round Agreements (1,117,195 MTRV). conditioned on receipt of the The Department of Agriculture also has appropriate verifications of origin. determined that all sugar entering the Certificates for quota eligibility must United States under the FY2017 raw accompany imports from any country sugar TRQ will be permitted to enter for which an allocation has been U.S. Customs territory through October provided. 31, 2017, a month later than the typical entry date deadline. USTR is allocating Sharon E. Bomer Lauritsen, this total quantity of 244,690 MTRV to Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, the following countries in the amounts Agricultural Affairs and Commodity Policy. specified below: FY 2017 raw cane sugar unused reallocation (MTRV) [FR Doc. 2017–16289 Filed 7–31–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F7–P FY2017 raw cane sugar increase (MTRV) Country OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Fiscal Year 2017 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) 2017 in-quota quantity of the tariffrate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar as announced by Secretary of Agriculture on July 25, 2017. DATES: This notice is applicable on August 2, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Baumgarten, Office of Agricultural Affairs, (202) 395–9583 or Ronald_Baumgarten@ustr.eop.gov. 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, January 4, 1995). sradovich on DSKBCFCHB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:43 Aug 01, 2017 Jkt 241001 Argentina .............................. Australia ................................ Belize .................................... Brazil ..................................... Colombia ............................... Costa Rica ............................ Ecuador ................................ El Salvador ........................... Fiji ......................................... Guatemala ............................ Guyana ................................. Honduras .............................. India ...................................... Jamaica ................................ Malawi ................................... Mauritius ............................... Mozambique ......................... Nicaragua ............................. Panama ................................ Peru ...................................... Philippines ............................ South Africa .......................... Swaziland ............................. Thailand ................................ Zimbabwe ............................. 15,575 30,064 3,984 13,962 8,693 5,433 3,984 9,417 3,260 17,386 4,347 3,622 2,898 3,984 3,622 4,347 4,709 7,606 10,504 14,851 48,898 8,331 5,795 5,071 4,347 USTR based these allocations 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. Sharon E. Bomer Lauritsen, Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Agricultural Affairs and Commodity Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–16288 Filed 7–31–17; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F7–P PO 00000 Frm 00146 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36071 OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket Number USTR–2017–0011] Request for Comments and Notice of Public Hearing Concerning China’s Compliance With WTO Commitments Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for comments and notice of public hearing. AGENCY: The interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) is seeking comments and will convene a public hearing to assist the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to prepare its annual report to Congress on China’s compliance with the commitments made in connection with its accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). DATES: September 20, 2017: Deadline for filing requests to appear and a summary of expected testimony at the October 4, 2017 public hearing, and for filing prehearing briefs, statements, or comments concerning China’s compliance with WTO commitments. October 4, 2017: The TPSC will convene a public hearing in Washington, DC concerning China’s compliance with WTO commitments. ADDRESSES: USTR strongly prefers electronic submissions made through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments in section 3 below. The docket number is USTR–2017–0011. For alternatives to on-line submissions, please contact Yvonne Jamison, Trade Policy Staff Committee, at (202) 395–3475. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For procedural questions concerning written comments or participation in the public hearing, contact Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395–3475. Direct all other questions to Terrence J. McCartin, Acting Assistant United States Trade Representative for China Affairs, at (202) 395–3900, or Philip D. Chen, Chief Counsel for China Enforcement, at (202) 395–3150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 1. Background China became a Member of the WTO on December 11, 2001. In accordance with section 421 of the U.S.-China Relations Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–286), by December 11th of each year USTR has to submit a report to Congress on China’s compliance with commitments made in connection with its accession to the WTO, including both multilateral commitments and any bilateral E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 147 (Wednesday, August 2, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Page 36071]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16288]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Fiscal Year 2017 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) 2017 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for 
imported raw cane sugar as announced by Secretary of Agriculture on 
July 25, 2017.

DATES: This notice is applicable on August 2, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ronald Baumgarten, Office of 
Agricultural Affairs, (202) 395-9583 or Ronald_Baumgarten@ustr.eop.gov.

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, January 4, 1995).
    On July 25, 2017 (82 FR 34472), the Secretary of Agriculture 
announced an additional in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar 
for the remainder of FY2017 (ending September 30, 2017) in the amount 
of 244,690 metric tons raw value (MTRV). The conversion factor is 1 
metric ton equals1.10231125 short tons. This quantity is in addition to 
the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the 
World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round Agreements (1,117,195 
MTRV). The Department of Agriculture also has determined that all sugar 
entering the United States under the FY2017 raw sugar TRQ will be 
permitted to enter U.S. Customs territory through October 31, 2017, a 
month later than the typical entry date deadline. USTR is allocating 
this total quantity of 244,690 MTRV to the following countries in the 
amounts specified below:

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                                                            FY2017 raw
                                                            cane sugar
                         Country                             increase
                                                              (MTRV)
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Argentina...............................................          15,575
Australia...............................................          30,064
Belize..................................................           3,984
Brazil..................................................          13,962
Colombia................................................           8,693
Costa Rica..............................................           5,433
Ecuador.................................................           3,984
El Salvador.............................................           9,417
Fiji....................................................           3,260
Guatemala...............................................          17,386
Guyana..................................................           4,347
Honduras................................................           3,622
India...................................................           2,898
Jamaica.................................................           3,984
Malawi..................................................           3,622
Mauritius...............................................           4,347
Mozambique..............................................           4,709
Nicaragua...............................................           7,606
Panama..................................................          10,504
Peru....................................................          14,851
Philippines.............................................          48,898
South Africa............................................           8,331
Swaziland...............................................           5,795
Thailand................................................           5,071
Zimbabwe................................................           4,347
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    USTR based these allocations 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.

Sharon E. Bomer Lauritsen,
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Agricultural Affairs and Commodity 
Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-16288 Filed 7-31-17; 11:15 am]
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