Adjustment to Specialty Sugar Tariff-Rate Quota Tranches and Opening Dates, 17158 [2020-06284]

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Because there will be an environmental review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require an environmental review. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:20 Mar 25, 2020 Jkt 250001 OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Adjustment to Specialty Sugar TariffRate Quota Tranches and Opening Dates Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of a change in the quantity, and opening dates, for the fourth and fifth tranches of the specialty sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ). DATES: This notice is applicable on March 30, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dylan Daniels, Office of Agricultural Affairs, at (202) 395–9583 or Dylan.Daniels@ustr.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to Chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), 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 U.S. Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamations 6763 and 7235 (60 FR 1007 and 64 FR 197). On July 15, 2019, USTR announced that the FY2020 specialty sugar TRQ of 171,656 MTRV would be administered in the following way. See 84 FR 33798. The first tranche of 1,656 MTRV was to open October 1, 2019, and all types of specialty sugars would be eligible for entry under this tranche. The second tranche of 50,000 MTRV was to open on October 9, 2019. The third tranche of 50,000 MTRV was to open on January 22, 2020. The fourth tranche of 35,000 MTRV was to open on April 15, 2020. The fifth tranche of 35,000 MTRV was to open on July 15, 2020. When the third tranche opened on January 22, 2020, U.S. Customs and Border Protection allowed the tranche to be filled in the quantity of 55,000 MTRV, rather than the 50,000 MTRV intended, based on a typo in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s announcement of June 27, 2019. See 84 FR 30691. To correct this quantity in order to limit entries to the total amount established at 171,656 MTRV, USTR is reducing the quantity of the fifth tranche by 5,000 MTRV to 30,000 MTRV. USTR is combining the fourth tranche of 35,000 MTRV, and the fifth PO 00000 Frm 00118 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 tranche of 30,000 MTRV, into a combined special tranche of 65,000 MTRV, which will open on March 30, 2020. Gregory Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2020–06284 Filed 3–25–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of Product Exclusions: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of product exclusions. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In September of 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in June 2019, and interested persons have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to grant certain exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice, and corrects technical errors in previously announced exclusions. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of September 24, 2018, the effective date of the $200 billion action, to August 7, 2020. The amendments announced in this notice are retroactive to the date the original exclusions were published. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Assistant General Counsels Philip Butler or Megan Grimball, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395–5725. For specific questions on customs classification or implementation of the product exclusions identified in the Annex to this notice, contact traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Adjustment to Specialty Sugar Tariff-Rate Quota Tranches and 
Opening Dates

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 a change in the quantity, and opening dates, for 
the fourth and fifth tranches of the specialty sugar tariff-rate quota 
(TRQ).

DATES: This notice is applicable on March 30, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dylan Daniels, Office of Agricultural 
Affairs, at (202) 395-9583 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to 
Chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS), 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 U.S. Trade 
Representative under Presidential Proclamations 6763 and 7235 (60 FR 
1007 and 64 FR 197).
    On July 15, 2019, USTR announced that the FY2020 specialty sugar 
TRQ of 171,656 MTRV would be administered in the following way. See 84 
FR 33798. The first tranche of 1,656 MTRV was to open October 1, 2019, 
and all types of specialty sugars would be eligible for entry under 
this tranche. The second tranche of 50,000 MTRV was to open on October 
9, 2019. The third tranche of 50,000 MTRV was to open on January 22, 
2020. The fourth tranche of 35,000 MTRV was to open on April 15, 2020. 
The fifth tranche of 35,000 MTRV was to open on July 15, 2020.
    When the third tranche opened on January 22, 2020, U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection allowed the tranche to be filled in the quantity of 
55,000 MTRV, rather than the 50,000 MTRV intended, based on a typo in 
the U.S. Department of Agriculture's announcement of June 27, 2019. See 
84 FR 30691. To correct this quantity in order to limit entries to the 
total amount established at 171,656 MTRV, USTR is reducing the quantity 
of the fifth tranche by 5,000 MTRV to 30,000 MTRV. USTR is combining 
the fourth tranche of 35,000 MTRV, and the fifth tranche of 30,000 
MTRV, into a combined special tranche of 65,000 MTRV, which will open 
on March 30, 2020.

Gregory Doud,
Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade 
Representative.
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