Determination of Total Amounts of Fiscal Year 2021 WTO Tariff-Rate Quotas for Raw Cane Sugar and Certain Sugars, Syrups and Molasses, 41226 [2020-14851]

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AGENCY: The Office of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (the Secretary) announces the establishment of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 (October 1, 2020–September 30, 2021) in-quota aggregate quantity of raw cane sugar at 1,117,195 metric tons raw value (MTRV), and the establishment of the FY 2021 in-quota aggregate quantity of certain sugars, syrups, and molasses (also referred to as refined sugar) at 162,000 MTRV. DATES: This notice is applicable on July 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: Multilateral Affairs Division, Trade Policy and Geographic Affairs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Stop 1070, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–1070. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Souleymane Diaby, (202) 720–2916, Souleymane.Diaby@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The provisions of paragraph (a)(i) of the Additional U.S. Note 5, Chapter 17 in the U.S. Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) authorize the Secretary to establish the in-quota tariff-rate quota (TRQ) amounts (expressed in terms of raw value) for imports of raw cane sugar and certain sugars, syrups, and molasses that may be entered under the subheadings of the HTS subject to the lower tier of duties during each fiscal year. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is responsible for the allocation of these quantities among supplying countries and areas. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:58 Jul 08, 2020 Jkt 250001 Section 359(k) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, requires that at the beginning of the quota year the Secretary of Agriculture establish the TRQs for raw cane sugar and refined sugars at the minimum levels necessary to comply with obligations under international trade agreements, with the exception of specialty sugar. The Secretary’s authority under paragraph (a)(i) of the Additional U.S. Note 5, Chapter 17 in the HTS and Section 359(k) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, has been delegated to the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs (7 CFR 2.26). Notice is hereby given that I have determined, in accordance with paragraph (a)(i) of the Additional U.S. Note 5, Chapter 17 in the HTS and section 359(k) of the 1938 Act, that an aggregate quantity of up to 1,117,195 MTRV of raw cane sugar may be entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during FY 2021. This is the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the WTO Uruguay Round Agreements. The conversion factor is 1 metric ton raw value equals 1.10231125 short tons raw value. I have further determined that an aggregate quantity of 162,000 MTRV of sugars, syrups, and molasses (refined sugar) may be entered or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption during FY 2021. This quantity includes the minimum amount to which the United States is committed under the WTO Uruguay Round Agreements, 22,000 MTRV, of which 20,344 MTRV is established for any sugars, syrups and molasses, and 1,656 MTRV is reserved for specialty sugar. An additional amount of 140,000 MTRV is added to the specialty sugar TRQ for a total of 141,656 MTRV. Because the specialty sugar TRQ is first-come, first-served, tranches are needed to allow for orderly marketing throughout the year. The FY 2021 specialty sugar TRQ will be opened in five tranches. The first tranche, totaling 1,656 MTRV, will open October 1, 2020. All specialty sugars are eligible for entry under this tranche. The second tranche of 40,000 MTRV will open on October 8, 2020. The third tranche of 40,000 MTRV will open on January 21, 2021. The fourth tranche of 30,000 MTRV will open on April 15, 2021. The fifth PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 tranche of 30,000 MTRV will open on July 15, 2021. The second, third, fourth, and fifth tranches will be reserved for organic sugar and other specialty sugars not currently produced commercially in the United States or reasonably available from domestic sources. Ted A. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary


Determination of Total Amounts of Fiscal Year 2021 WTO Tariff-
Rate Quotas for Raw Cane Sugar and Certain Sugars, Syrups and Molasses

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture 
(the Secretary) announces the establishment of the Fiscal Year (FY) 
2021 (October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021) in-quota aggregate quantity 
of raw cane sugar at 1,117,195 metric tons raw value (MTRV), and the 
establishment of the FY 2021 in-quota aggregate quantity of certain 
sugars, syrups, and molasses (also referred to as refined sugar) at 
162,000 MTRV.

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

ADDRESSES: Multilateral Affairs Division, Trade Policy and Geographic 
Affairs, Foreign Agricultural Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 
Stop 1070, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-1070.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The provisions of paragraph (a)(i) of the 
Additional U.S. Note 5, Chapter 17 in the U.S. Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule (HTS) authorize the Secretary to establish the in-quota 
tariff-rate quota (TRQ) amounts (expressed in terms of raw value) for 
imports of raw cane sugar and certain sugars, syrups, and molasses that 
may be entered under the subheadings of the HTS subject to the lower 
tier of duties during each fiscal year. The Office of the U.S. Trade 
Representative (USTR) is responsible for the allocation of these 
quantities among supplying countries and areas.
    Section 359(k) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as 
amended, requires that at the beginning of the quota year the Secretary 
of Agriculture establish the TRQs for raw cane sugar and refined sugars 
at the minimum levels necessary to comply with obligations under 
international trade agreements, with the exception of specialty sugar.
    The Secretary's authority under paragraph (a)(i) of the Additional 
U.S. Note 5, Chapter 17 in the HTS and Section 359(k) of the 
Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938, as amended, has been delegated to 
the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs (7 CFR 
2.26).
    Notice is hereby given that I have determined, in accordance with 
paragraph (a)(i) of the Additional U.S. Note 5, Chapter 17 in the HTS 
and section 359(k) of the 1938 Act, that an aggregate quantity of up to 
1,117,195 MTRV of raw cane sugar may be entered or withdrawn from 
warehouse for consumption during FY 2021. This is the minimum amount to 
which the United States is committed under the WTO Uruguay Round 
Agreements. The conversion factor is 1 metric ton raw value equals 
1.10231125 short tons raw value. I have further determined that an 
aggregate quantity of 162,000 MTRV of sugars, syrups, and molasses 
(refined sugar) may be entered or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption during FY 2021. This quantity includes the minimum amount 
to which the United States is committed under the WTO Uruguay Round 
Agreements, 22,000 MTRV, of which 20,344 MTRV is established for any 
sugars, syrups and molasses, and 1,656 MTRV is reserved for specialty 
sugar. An additional amount of 140,000 MTRV is added to the specialty 
sugar TRQ for a total of 141,656 MTRV.
    Because the specialty sugar TRQ is first-come, first-served, 
tranches are needed to allow for orderly marketing throughout the year. 
The FY 2021 specialty sugar TRQ will be opened in five tranches. The 
first tranche, totaling 1,656 MTRV, will open October 1, 2020. All 
specialty sugars are eligible for entry under this tranche. The second 
tranche of 40,000 MTRV will open on October 8, 2020. The third tranche 
of 40,000 MTRV will open on January 21, 2021. The fourth tranche of 
30,000 MTRV will open on April 15, 2021. The fifth tranche of 30,000 
MTRV will open on July 15, 2021. The second, third, fourth, and fifth 
tranches will be reserved for organic sugar and other specialty sugars 
not currently produced commercially in the United States or reasonably 
available from domestic sources.

Ted A. McKinney,
Under Secretary, Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-14851 Filed 7-8-20; 8:45 am]
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