WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels, 25028-25029 [2019-11281]

Download as PDF 25028 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 104 Thursday, May 30, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of product coverage and trigger levels for safeguard measures provided for in the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Agriculture. AGENCY: This notice lists the updated quantity-based trigger levels for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on each of the listed products. DATES: May 30, 2019. ADDRESSES: Safeguard Staff, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, Office of Trade Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1020, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–1020. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Souleymane Diaby, (202) 720–2916, Souleymane.Diaby@fas.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture provides that additional import duties may be imposed on imports of products subject to tarification as a result of the Uruguay Round, if certain conditions are met. The agreement permits additional duties to be charged if the price of an individual shipment of imported products falls below the average price for similar goods imported during the years 1986–88 by a specified percentage. It also permits additional duties when the volume of imports of that product exceeds the sum of (1) a base trigger level multiplied by the average of the last three years of available import data and (2) the change in yearly consumption in the most recent year for which data are available (provided that the final trigger level is not less than 105 percent of the threeyear import average). The base trigger level is set at 105, 110, or 125 percent of the three-year import average, depending on the percentage of domestic consumption that is represented by imports. These additional duties may not be imposed on quantities for which minimum or current access commitments were made during the Uruguay Round negotiations, and only one type of safeguard, price or quantity, may be applied at any given time to an article. Section 405 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires that the President cause to be published in the Federal Register information regarding the price and quantity safeguards, including the quantity trigger levels, which must be updated annually based upon import levels during the most recent 3 years. The President delegated this duty to the Secretary of Agriculture in Presidential Proclamation No. 6763, dated December 23, 1994, 60 FR 1007 (Jan. 4, 1995). The Secretary of Agriculture further delegated this duty, which lies with the Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (7 CFR 2.601(a)(42)). The Annex to this notice contains the updated quantity trigger levels, consistent with the provisions of Article 5. Additional information on the products subject to safeguards and the additional duties which may apply can be found in subchapter IV of Chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2019) and in the Secretary of Agriculture’s Notice of Uruguay Round Agricultural Safeguard Trigger Levels, published in the Federal Register at 60 FR 427 (Jan. 4, 1995). Notice: As provided in Section 405 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, consistent with Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture, the safeguard quantity trigger levels previously notified are superseded by the levels indicated in the Annex to this notice. The definitions of these products were provided in the Notice of Safeguard Action published in the Federal Register, at 60 FR 427 (Jan. 4, 1995). Issued at Washington, DC, this 14th day of May 2019. 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Sweetened Cocoa Powder ....................................................... Mixes and Doughs .................................................................... Mixed Condiments and Seasonings ......................................... Short Staple Cotton 2 ................................................................ Harsh or Rough Cotton ............................................................. Medium Staple Cotton .............................................................. Extra Long Staple Cotton ......................................................... Cotton Waste 2 .......................................................................... 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[FR Doc. 2019–11281 Filed 5–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Lincoln National Forest; Lincoln, Otero, Eddy and Chaves Counties, New Mexico; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Lincoln National Forest The USDA Forest Service is revising the Land Management Plan (Forest Plan) for the Lincoln National Forest and preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS). This notice describes the documents available for review and how to obtain them; summarizes the needs for change to the jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 May 29, 2019 Jkt 247001 Comments concerning the needs for change and the Proposed Action provided in this notice will be most useful in the development of the revised plan and draft EIS if received by July 31, 2019. The draft revised Forest Plan and draft EIS are expected summer 2020, and the final revised Forest Plan and final EIS are expected late 2021. DATES: Forest Service, USDA. 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2019 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels

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

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

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

DATES: May 30, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Safeguard Staff, Import Policies and Export Reporting 
Division, Office of Trade Programs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Stop 1020, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, 
Washington, DC 20250-1020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Souleymane Diaby, (202) 720-2916, 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on 
Agriculture provides that additional import duties may be imposed on 
imports of products subject to tarification as a result of the Uruguay 
Round, if certain conditions are met. The agreement permits additional 
duties to be charged if the price of an individual shipment of imported 
products falls below the average price for similar goods imported 
during the years 1986-88 by a specified percentage. It also permits 
additional duties when the volume of imports of that product exceeds 
the sum of (1) a base trigger level multiplied by the average of the 
last three years of available import data and (2) the change in yearly 
consumption in the most recent year for which data are available 
(provided that the final trigger level is not less than 105 percent of 
the three-year import average). The base trigger level is set at 105, 
110, or 125 percent of the three-year import average, depending on the 
percentage of domestic consumption that is represented by imports. 
These additional duties may not be imposed on quantities for which 
minimum or current access commitments were made during the Uruguay 
Round negotiations, and only one type of safeguard, price or quantity, 
may be applied at any given time to an article.
    Section 405 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires that the 
President cause to be published in the Federal Register information 
regarding the price and quantity safeguards, including the quantity 
trigger levels, which must be updated annually based upon import levels 
during the most recent 3 years. The President delegated this duty to 
the Secretary of Agriculture in Presidential Proclamation No. 6763, 
dated December 23, 1994, 60 FR 1007 (Jan. 4, 1995). The Secretary of 
Agriculture further delegated this duty, which lies with the 
Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (7 CFR 2.601(a)(42)). 
The Annex to this notice contains the updated quantity trigger levels, 
consistent with the provisions of Article 5.
    Additional information on the products subject to safeguards and 
the additional duties which may apply can be found in subchapter IV of 
Chapter 99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(2019) and in the Secretary of Agriculture's Notice of Uruguay Round 
Agricultural Safeguard Trigger Levels, published in the Federal 
Register at 60 FR 427 (Jan. 4, 1995).
    Notice: As provided in Section 405 of the Uruguay Round Agreements 
Act, consistent with Article 5 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture, the 
safeguard quantity trigger levels previously notified are superseded by 
the levels indicated in the Annex to this notice. The definitions of 
these products were provided in the Notice of Safeguard Action 
published in the Federal Register, at 60 FR 427 (Jan. 4, 1995).

    Issued at Washington, DC, this 14th day of May 2019.
Ken Isley,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.

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Beef.............................         283,562  MT.................  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Mutton...........................           5,173  MT.................  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Cream............................       1,775,302  Liters.............  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Evaporated or Condensed Milk.....       5,107,390  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Nonfat Dry Milk..................       1,338,088  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Dried Whole Milk.................      11,375,584  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Dried Cream......................          15,550  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Dried Whey/Buttermilk............         190,021  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Butter \1\.......................      52,867,302  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Butteroil........................      11,186,023  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Chocolate Crumb..................      10,418,615  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Lowfat Chocolate Crumb...........         111,129  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Animal Feed Containing Milk......       1,203,666  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Ice Cream........................       8,729,991  Liters.............  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Dairy Mixtures...................      15,957,596  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Infant Formula Containing               4,277,333  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
 Oligosaccharides.
Blue Cheese......................       4,187,603  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.

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Cheddar Cheese...................      10,185,298  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
American-Type Cheese.............         457,283  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Edam/Gouda Cheese................       9,108,231  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Italian-Type Cheese..............      21,377,716  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Swiss Cheese with Eye Formation..      28,612,344  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Gruyere Process Cheese...........       3,808,613  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
NSPF Cheese......................      49,699,313  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Lowfat Cheese....................         417,180  Kilograms..........  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Peanut Butter/Paste..............           4,327  MT.................  Jan 1, 2019-Dec 31, 2019.
Peanuts \1\......................          40,078  MT.................  April 1, 2018-Mar 31, 2019.
                                           29,060  MT.................  April 1, 2019-Mar 31, 2020.
Raw Cane Sugar \1\...............         574,933  MT.................  Oct 1, 2018-Sept 30, 2019.
                                          891,834  MT.................  Oct 1, 2019-Sept 30, 2020.
Refined Sugars and Syrups \1\....         396,386  MT.................  Oct 1, 2018-Sept 30, 2019.
                                          185,800  MT.................  Oct 1, 2019-Sept 30, 2020.
Articles over 65% Sugar..........             405  MT.................  Oct 1, 2018-Sept 30, 2019.
                                              429  MT.................  Oct 1, 2019-Sept 30, 2020.
Articles over 10% Sugar..........           8,028  MT.................  Oct 1, 2018-Sept 30, 2019.
                                            9,189  MT.................  Oct 1, 2019-Sept 30, 2020.
Blended Syrups...................             362  MT.................  Oct 1, 2018-Sept 30, 2019.
                                              403  MT.................  Oct 1, 2019-Sept 30, 2020.
Sweetened Cocoa Powder...........             111  MT.................  Oct 1, 2019-Sept 30, 2020.
                                              261  MT.................  Oct 1, 2018-Sept 30, 2019.
Mixes and Doughs.................             243  MT.................  Oct 1, 2018-Sept 30, 2019.
                                              436  MT.................  Oct 1, 2019-Sept 30, 2020.
Mixed Condiments and Seasonings..             473  MT.................  Oct 1, 2018-Sept 30, 2019.
                                              353  MT.................  Oct 1, 2019-Sept 30, 2020.
Short Staple Cotton \2\..........       2,592,880  Kilograms..........  Sep 20, 2018-Sep 19, 2019.
                                        2,210,629  Kilograms..........  Sep 20, 2019-Sep 19, 2020.
Harsh or Rough Cotton............          32,958  Kilograms..........  Aug 1, 2018-July 31, 2019.
                                           32,968  Kilograms..........  Aug 1, 2019-July 31, 2020.
Medium Staple Cotton.............           8,333  Kilograms..........  Aug 1, 2018-July 31, 2019.
                                            8,404  Kilograms..........  Aug 1, 2019-July 31, 2020.
Extra Long Staple Cotton.........         722,750  Kilograms..........  Aug 1, 2018-July 31, 2019.
                                          700,495  Kilograms..........  Aug 1, 2019-July 31, 2020.
Cotton Waste \2\.................       1,019,017  Kilograms..........  Sep 20, 2018-Sep 19, 2019.
                                        1,050,003  Kilograms..........  Sep 20, 2019-Sep 19, 2020.
Cotton Processed but not Spun \2\         198,226  Kilograms..........  Sep 11, 2018-Sep 10, 2019.
                                          211,509  Kilograms..........  Sep 11, 2019-Sep 10, 2020.
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\1\ Includes change in U.S. consumption.
\2\ 12-month period from October to September.

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