Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Refined Sugar From Canada Under the USMCA, 39660-39661 [2020-14173]

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[FR Doc. 2020–14144 Filed 6–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Implementation of the USMCA Tariff Rate Quota for Imports of Sugar Containing Products of Canada Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The tariff rate quota (TRQ) for sugar containing products (SCPs) of SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 01:53 Jul 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 Canada established by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA or the Agreement) will be administered using export certificates. DATES: The changes made by this notice are applicable as of July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Nicholson, Office of Agricultural Affairs, at erin.h.nicholson@ustr.eop.gov or at (202) 395–9419. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 12, 2017 (82 FR 23699), the President announced his intention to commence negotiations with Canada and Mexico to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On November 30, 2018, the Governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada (the Parties) signed the protocol replacing NAFTA with the USMCA. On December 10, 2019, the Parties signed the protocol of amendment to the USMCA. On January 29, 2020, the President signed into law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 116–113) (Implementation Act), through which Congress approved the USMCA. Section 103(c)(4) of the Implementation Act authorizes the President to take necessary actions to implement the TRQs in the Schedule of the United States to Annex 2–B of the Agreement, to ensure the orderly marketing of commodities in the United States. Under a TRQ, the United States applies a tariff rate, known as the ‘‘inquota tariff rate,’’ to imports of a product up to a particular amount, known as the ‘‘in-quota quantity,’’ and a different higher tariff rate, known as the ‘‘over-quota tariff rate,’’ to imports of the product in excess of that amount. The Schedule of the United States to Annex 2–B of the Agreement establishes a TRQ for imports of SCPs from Canada, as set forth in paragraph 15 of Appendix 2. Canada has notified the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) that it intends to require export certificates for the exportation of SCPs under the TRQ for these products. Consistent with paragraph 15(c) of Appendix 2, the United States will administer the TRQ for SCPs through a certificate system substantially similar to that described in 15 CFR 2015.3. Beginning July 1, 2020, and in any subsequent calendar year unless USTR issues a determination that export certificates will not be required for that year, consistent with 15 CFR 2015.3, no SCP that is the product of Canada will be permitted entry under the in-quota tariff rate established for imports of SCPs from Canada, unless at the time of entry the person entering the SCP makes a declaration to U.S. Customs and PO 00000 Frm 00142 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Border Protection (CBP), in the form and manner prescribed by CBP, that a valid export certificate is in effect for the SCP. The Government of Canada will issue the export certificates. A certificate that meets the requirements of 15 CFR 2015.3(b), will authorize entry into the United States, subject to the applicable in-quota quantity, at the in-quota tariffrate established under the Agreement. Daniel Watson, Acting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2020–14172 Filed 6–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Refined Sugar From Canada Under the USMCA Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The calendar year 2020 inquota quantity of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported refined sugar from Canada is increasing pursuant to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA or Agreement) and the April 3, 2020 announcement by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to permit, at in-quota tariff rates, imports of refined sugar, other than specialty sugar, above the quantities made available at those rates pursuant to U.S. commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and other trade agreements. DATES: The changes made by this notice are applicable as of July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Nicholson, Office of Agricultural Affairs, at erin.h.nicholson@ustr.eop.gov or at (202) 395–9419. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 12, 2017 (82 FR 23699), the President announced his intention to commence negotiations with Canada and Mexico to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On November 30, 2018, the Governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada (the Parties) signed the protocol replacing NAFTA with the USMCA. On December 10, 2019, the Parties signed the protocol of amendment to the USMCA. On January 29, 2020, the President signed into law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 116–113) (Implementation Act), through which Congress approved the USMCA. On July SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 127 / Wednesday, July 1, 2020 / Notices 1, 2020, the USMCA will enter into force. The Schedule of the United States to Annex 2–B of the Agreement establishes a TRQ for imports of refined sugar from Canada, set forth in paragraph 14 of Appendix 2. Paragraph 14(c) provides for an increase in the in-quota quantity of the TRQ for refined sugar in any year in which the Secretary makes a determination to permit the importation into the United States at in-quota tariff rates of additional quantities of refined sugar, other than specialty sugar, above the quantities made available at those rates pursuant to its commitments under the WTO Agreement and other trade agreements. According to paragraph 14(c), this increase for the refined sugar TRQ for Canada is equal to 20 percent of the additional quantities determined by the Secretary. Pursuant to Note 9 to Subchapter XXIII of Chapter 98 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) publishes a determination in the Federal Register of this additional quantity for any such year. On April 3, 2020 (85 FR 18913), the Secretary announced an additional inquota quantity of the TRQ for refined sugar for the remainder of fiscal year 2020 (ending September 30, 2020) in the amount of 181,437 metric tons raw value (MTRV). This quantity is in addition to the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the WTO Uruguay Round Agreements and other trade agreements. USTR is providing notice that the inquota quantity of the USMCA TRQ for imported refined sugar from Canada for calendar year 2020 is increased by 36,287 MTRV, which may be supplied on a first-come, first-served basis. Refined sugar imported from Canada pursuant to this notice may be made from non-originating raw sugar. Only refined sugar with a sucrose content, by weight in the dry state, corresponding to a reading of 99.5 degrees polarity or more will be permitted. No certificate for quota eligibility is required for sugar entering under this additional in-quota quantity. Daniel Watson, Acting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere, Office of the United States Trade Representative. OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [Docket No. USTR–2020–0023] [Docket No. FRA–2012–0033] Amendment To Review of Action: Enforcement of U.S. WTO Rights in Large Civil Aircraft Dispute Notice of Intent To Grant a Buy America Exemption to Amtrak To Purchase Certain Non-Domestic Track Maintenance Equipment Office of the United States Trade Representative. AGENCY: ACTION: Amendment. This notice amends an annex to the notice published on June 26, 2020, which requested public comments in connection with a review of the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation involving the enforcement of U.S. World Trade Organization (WTO) rights in the Large Civil Aircraft dispute. The amendment adds two products to Annex III that were inadvertently omitted. SUMMARY: For questions about the investigation, contact Associate General Counsel Megan Grimball at (202) 395–5725, or Director for Europe Michael Rogers at (202) 395–3320. For questions on customs classification of products identified in the annexes to this notice, contact Traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In a notice published on June 26, 2020 (85 FR 38488), the Office of United States Trade Representative invited comments with respect to the maintenance or imposition of additional duties on specific products of specific current or former EU member States. Annex III to the June 26 notice includes a list of 30 products of France, Germany, Spain, or the United Kingdom under consideration for increased duties. Two products were inadvertently omitted. This notice amends Annex III by adding the following two products of France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 2007.99.05 jams 2007.99.10 Lingonberry and raspberry Strawberry Jam Joseph Barloon, General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2020–14209 Filed 6–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F8–P [FR Doc. 2020–14173 Filed 6–30–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 01:53 Jul 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 39661 PO 00000 Frm 00143 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Railroad Administration Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), United States Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice of intent to grant Amtrak Buy America exemption. AGENCY: FRA is issuing this notice to provide information to the public regarding its finding that it is appropriate to grant the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) an exemption from Amtrak’s Buy America requirement for procurement of the following nondomestic track maintenance equipment as part of its state-of-good-repair (SOGR) program: One tunnel crane; one track laying machine; and eight two-man rail car movers. DATES: Written comments on FRA’s determination to grant a Buy America exemption to Amtrak should be provided to FRA on or before July 8, 2020. SUMMARY: Please submit your comments to the U.S. Government electronic docket site at http:// www.regulations.gov, in docket number: FRA–2012–0033. Note: All submissions received, including any personal information therein, will be posted without change or alteration to http:// www.regulations.gov. For more information, you may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement published in the Federal Register on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Johnson, Attorney-Advisor, FRA Office of the Chief Counsel, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 493–0078, John.Johnson@ dot.gov. ADDRESSES: The purpose of this notice is to provide information to the public regarding FRA’s finding that it is appropriate to grant Amtrak an exemption from Amtrak’s Buy America requirement, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 24305(f)(4)(A)(iii), to purchase the following non-domestic equipment as part of its SOGR program: Railbound Tunnel Crane; Track Laying Machine; and eight Two-Man Rail Car Movers with Heavy Duty Crane, Railgear, and Rail Car Couplers. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01JYN1.SGM 01JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 1, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Additional Tariff-Rate Quota Volume for Refined Sugar From Canada 
Under the USMCA

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The calendar year 2020 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate 
quota (TRQ) for imported refined sugar from Canada is increasing 
pursuant to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA or 
Agreement) and the April 3, 2020 announcement by the U.S. Secretary of 
Agriculture (Secretary) to permit, at in-quota tariff rates, imports of 
refined sugar, other than specialty sugar, above the quantities made 
available at those rates pursuant to U.S. commitments under the World 
Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and other trade agreements.

DATES: The changes made by this notice are applicable as of July 1, 
2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Nicholson, Office of Agricultural 
Affairs, at [email protected] or at (202) 395-9419.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 12, 2017 (82 FR 23699), the 
President announced his intention to commence negotiations with Canada 
and Mexico to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement 
(NAFTA). On November 30, 2018, the Governments of the United States, 
Mexico, and Canada (the Parties) signed the protocol replacing NAFTA 
with the USMCA. On December 10, 2019, the Parties signed the protocol 
of amendment to the USMCA. On January 29, 2020, the President signed 
into law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act 
(Pub. L. 116-113) (Implementation Act), through which Congress approved 
the USMCA. On July

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1, 2020, the USMCA will enter into force.
    The Schedule of the United States to Annex 2-B of the Agreement 
establishes a TRQ for imports of refined sugar from Canada, set forth 
in paragraph 14 of Appendix 2. Paragraph 14(c) provides for an increase 
in the in-quota quantity of the TRQ for refined sugar in any year in 
which the Secretary makes a determination to permit the importation 
into the United States at in-quota tariff rates of additional 
quantities of refined sugar, other than specialty sugar, above the 
quantities made available at those rates pursuant to its commitments 
under the WTO Agreement and other trade agreements. According to 
paragraph 14(c), this increase for the refined sugar TRQ for Canada is 
equal to 20 percent of the additional quantities determined by the 
Secretary.
    Pursuant to Note 9 to Subchapter XXIII of Chapter 98 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), the Office of 
the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) publishes a determination in the 
Federal Register of this additional quantity for any such year.
    On April 3, 2020 (85 FR 18913), the Secretary announced an 
additional in-quota quantity of the TRQ for refined sugar for the 
remainder of fiscal year 2020 (ending September 30, 2020) in the amount 
of 181,437 metric tons raw value (MTRV). This quantity is in addition 
to the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the 
WTO Uruguay Round Agreements and other trade agreements.
    USTR is providing notice that the in-quota quantity of the USMCA 
TRQ for imported refined sugar from Canada for calendar year 2020 is 
increased by 36,287 MTRV, which may be supplied on a first-come, first-
served basis. Refined sugar imported from Canada pursuant to this 
notice may be made from non-originating raw sugar. Only refined sugar 
with a sucrose content, by weight in the dry state, corresponding to a 
reading of 99.5 degrees polarity or more will be permitted. No 
certificate for quota eligibility is required for sugar entering under 
this additional in-quota quantity.

Daniel Watson,
Acting Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Western Hemisphere, 
Office of the United States Trade Representative.
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