Fiscal Year 2020 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar and Refined Sugar, 20017 [2020-07502]

Download as PDF 20017 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 69 / Thursday, April 9, 2020 / Notices The Interest Rates are: Percent Small Businesses and Small Agricultural Cooperatives ................ Non-Profit Organizations .............. 3.750 2.750 which the United States is committed under the World Trade Organization Uruguay Round Agreements (1,117,195 MTRV). USTR is allocating this additional quantity of 317,515 MTRV to the following countries in the amounts specified below: (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Country Jovita Carranza, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2020–07501 Filed 4–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Fiscal Year 2020 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Raw Cane Sugar and Refined Sugar Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of the allocations of additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 inquota quantities of the tariff-rate quotas (TRQ) for imported raw cane and refined sugars as announced by the Secretary of Agriculture on April 3, 2020. DATES: This notice is applicable on April 9, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Nicholson, Office of Agricultural Affairs, at (202) 395–9419 or Erin.H.Nicholson@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 United States Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamation 6763 (60 FR 1007, January 4, 1995). On April 3, 2020, the Secretary of Agriculture announced an additional inquota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for the remainder of FY 2020 (ending September 30, 2020) in the amount of 317,515 metric tons raw value (MTRV). See 85 FR 18913. The conversion factor is 1 metric ton equals 1.10231125 short tons. This quantity is in addition to the minimum amount to khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:28 Apr 08, 2020 FY 2020 raw sugar TRQ increase allocation (MTRV) Jkt 250001 Argentina .............................. Australia ................................ Barbados .............................. Belize .................................... Bolivia ................................... Brazil ..................................... Colombia ............................... Costa Rica ............................ DR ......................................... Ecuador ................................ El Salvador ........................... Eswatini (Swaziland) ............ Fiji ......................................... Guatemala ............................ Guyana ................................. Honduras .............................. India ...................................... Malawi ................................... Mauritius ............................... Mozambique ......................... Nicaragua ............................. Panama ................................ Peru ...................................... South Africa .......................... Thailand ................................ Zimbabwe ............................. Month FY 2020 refined sugar TRQ increased allocation (MTRV) Day May ........... June .......... June .......... June .......... 18 1 15 29 12,000 12,000 12,000 10,437 No certificate for quota eligibility is required for sugar entering under the 19,185 global TRQ for refined sugar. 37,032 3,123 4,908 3,569 64,694 10,708 6,692 30,000 4,908 11,600 7,139 4,015 21,417 5,354 4,462 3,569 4,462 5,354 5,800 9,369 10,000 18,293 10,262 6,246 5,354 Gregory Doud, Chief Agricultural Negotiator. Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2020–07502 Filed 4–8–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Railroad Administration [Docket No. FRA–2020–0014] Program Approval; Canadian National Railway Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of approval. AGENCY: FRA is issuing this notice to explain its rationale for approving a Canadian National Railway (CN) Total ............................... 317,515 petition for a Test Program designed to test track inspection technologies (i.e., an autonomous track geometry USTR based these allocations on the measurement system) and new countries’ historical shipments to the United States. The allocations of the raw operational approaches to track cane sugar TRQ to countries that are net inspections and its rationale for granting a limited, temporary suspension of a importers of sugar are conditioned on substantive FRA rule that is necessary to receipt of the appropriate verifications facilitate the conduct of the Test of origin, and certificates for quota Program. eligibility must accompany imports from any country for which an FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yuallocation has been provided. Jiang Zhang, Staff Director, Track The Secretary of Agriculture also Division, Office of Railroad Safety, FRA, announced an increase in the FY 2020 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, refined sugar TRQ of 181,437 MTRV. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Fiscal Year 2020 Allocation of Additional Tariff-Rate Quota 
Volume for Raw Cane Sugar and Refined 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 the allocations of additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 
in-quota quantities of the tariff-rate quotas (TRQ) for imported raw 
cane and refined sugars as announced by the Secretary of Agriculture on 
April 3, 2020.

DATES: This notice is applicable on April 9, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Nicholson, Office of Agricultural 
Affairs, at (202) 395-9419 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 United States Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamation 
6763 (60 FR 1007, January 4, 1995).
    On April 3, 2020, the Secretary of Agriculture announced an 
additional in-quota quantity of the TRQ for raw cane sugar for the 
remainder of FY 2020 (ending September 30, 2020) in the amount of 
317,515 metric tons raw value (MTRV). See 85 FR 18913. The conversion 
factor is 1 metric ton equals 1.10231125 short tons. This quantity is 
in addition to the minimum amount to which the United States is 
committed under the World Trade Organization Uruguay Round Agreements 
(1,117,195 MTRV). USTR is allocating this additional quantity of 
317,515 MTRV to the following countries in the amounts specified below:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            FY 2020 raw
                                                             sugar TRQ
                         Country                             increase
                                                            allocation
                                                              (MTRV)
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Argentina...............................................          19,185
Australia...............................................          37,032
Barbados................................................           3,123
Belize..................................................           4,908
Bolivia.................................................           3,569
Brazil..................................................          64,694
Colombia................................................          10,708
Costa Rica..............................................           6,692
DR......................................................          30,000
Ecuador.................................................           4,908
El Salvador.............................................          11,600
Eswatini (Swaziland)....................................           7,139
Fiji....................................................           4,015
Guatemala...............................................          21,417
Guyana..................................................           5,354
Honduras................................................           4,462
India...................................................           3,569
Malawi..................................................           4,462
Mauritius...............................................           5,354
Mozambique..............................................           5,800
Nicaragua...............................................           9,369
Panama..................................................          10,000
Peru....................................................          18,293
South Africa............................................          10,262
Thailand................................................           6,246
Zimbabwe................................................           5,354
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    Total...............................................         317,515
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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.
    The Secretary of Agriculture also announced an increase in the FY 
2020 refined sugar TRQ of 181,437 MTRV. USTR is allocating 5,000 MTRV 
of the additional quantity to Canada and the rest of the increase 
(176,437 MTRV) to the global tariff-rate quota, which may be supplied 
by any country on a first-come, first-served basis in seven tranches as 
follows:

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                                                              FY 2020
                                                           refined sugar
                  Month                         Day        TRQ increased
                                                            allocation
                                                              (MTRV)
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April...................................              13          95,000
April...................................              27          20,000
May.....................................              11          15,000
May.....................................              18          12,000
June....................................               1          12,000
June....................................              15          12,000
June....................................              29          10,437
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    No certificate for quota eligibility is required for sugar entering 
under the global TRQ for refined sugar.

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