Modification of U.S. Tariff-Rate Quotas and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 35560-35561 [2021-14344]

Download as PDF 35560 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 126 / Tuesday, July 6, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Economic Injury Disaster Loans to provide working capital for small businesses, private nonprofits, and small agricultural enterprises who suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to help small businesses retain their employees during the economic downturn caused by the pandemic as well as to help businesses cover a portion of their standard operating expenses during the pandemic. SBA has received more than 18 million loan applications and more than 10 million PPP loan applications, and a small percentage of those applications may be a result of identity theft. In an effort to ensure SBA is taking the appropriate action for individuals who have indicated they have been the victim of identity theft, the individual will need to provide an affidavit to SBA indicating no involvement in the filing of the loan application, and that they did not receive or have knowledge of who received the loan funds. The information will be collected from those individuals (or their representative) who, without their knowledge or authorization, had an application submitted to SBA utilizing their personal information. SBA will review the information contained in the affidavit to determine whether there was identity theft involved, and if so, SBA will take the necessary steps to stop all billing statements, release any UCC Security filings, and to ensure that loan information will not be publicly reported in the name of the identity theft victim. In addition, this affidavit will be provided to the Office of Inspector General and other enforcement agencies in any legal action going forward. The SBA requested and received emergency approval under 5 CFR 1320.13 for this information collection. Solicitation of Public Comments Comments may be submitted on (a) whether the collection of information is necessary for the agency to properly perform its functions; (b) whether the burden estimates are accurate; (c) whether there are ways to minimize the burden, including through the use of automated techniques or other forms of information technology; and (d) whether there are ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information. OMB Control Number: 3245–0418. Title: Declaration of Identify Theft. SBA Form Number: SBA Form 3513. Description of Respondents: SBA Loan Applicants. Estimated Number of Respondents: 60,000. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Jul 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 Estimated Annual Responses: 60,000. Estimated Annual Hour Burden: 15,000. Curtis Rich, Management Analyst. [FR Doc. 2021–14307 Filed 7–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Modification of U.S. Tariff-Rate Quotas and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Trade Representative is modifying the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) to divide certain U.S. tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) currently allocated to the European Union (EU), between the EU and the United Kingdom (UK). DATES: The changes made by this notice are applicable as of January 1, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger A. Wentzel, Office of Agricultural Affairs, at 202–395–5124, or Roger_ Wentzel@ustr.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 17, 2019, the UK and EU agreed to the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and the European Atomic Energy Community (Withdrawal Agreement). As part of the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK and EU agreed to a transition period, which ended on December 31, 2020. For 2021, the U.S. Trade Representative determined that the UK would continue to be eligible to export under U.S. TRQs allocated to the EU under Additional U.S. Notes 6, 16 to 23, and 25 to Chapter 4 and Additional U.S. Note 5(a) to Chapter 24 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). See Information on 2021 Tariff-Rate Quotas for Exports From the United Kingdom (86 FR 8676). Beginning in 2022, the U.S. Trade Representative has decided to divide the TRQs allocated to the EU under Additional U.S. Notes 6 and 16 to 18 to Chapter 4 and Additional U.S. Note 5(a) to Chapter 24 of the HTSUS between the EU and the UK according to the average percentage of in-quota imports for the 2013–2015 period and has determined that the UK will have access to a specific in-quota quantity under these notes. The UK otherwise will be eligible to export under U.S. TRQs for Additional U.S. Notes 19 to 23 and 25 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to Chapter 4 under the quantities allocated to ‘other countries or areas.’ Further, to recognize the departure of the UK from the EU, as well as the 2013 accession of Croatia to the EU, the U.S. Trade Representative has modified the definition of the ‘EU 27’ as set out in Note 2 to Chapter 4 to exclude the UK and to include Croatia. The U.S. Trade Representative also has modified the countries listed in the parenthetical definition as part of the European Community in Note 5(a) of Chapter 24 to exclude the UK and listed the UK as a separate country in this note. Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA) (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 and to modify any allocation as determined appropriate by the President. Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 2483), authorizes the President to embody in the HTSUS the substance of the relevant provisions of that Act, and of other acts affecting import treatment, and actions thereunder, including the removal, modification, continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or other import restriction. In paragraph (3) of Proclamation 6763 of December 23, 1994, the President delegated this authority under section 404(d)(3) of the URAA to the U.S. Trade Representative. In paragraph (2) of Proclamation 6914 of August 26, 1996, the President determined that it is appropriate to authorize the U.S. Trade Representative to exercise the authority under section 604 of the Trade Act to embody in the HTSUS the substance of any action taken by the USTR under section 404(d)(3) of the URAA. Modification of the HTSUS Effective with respect to articles entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2022: 1. Additional U.S. Note 2 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified by: (a) Inserting ‘‘Croatia,’’ into the list of countries in alphabetical order; and (b) deleting ‘‘the Slovak Republic, Sweden or the United Kingdom’’ and inserting ‘‘the Slovak Republic or Sweden’’ in lieu thereof. 2. Additional U.S. Note 16 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified by: (a) Inserting ‘‘United Kingdom’’ into the list of countries in alphabetical order; (b) inserting a quota quantity of ‘‘2,213,374’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the United Kingdom; (c) deleting the quantity ‘‘27,846,224’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27; and (d) E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 35561 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 126 / Tuesday, July 6, 2021 / Notices inserting ‘‘25,632,850’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27 in lieu thereof. 3. Additional U.S. Note 17 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified by: (a) Inserting ‘‘United Kingdom’’ into the list of countries in alphabetical order; (b) inserting a quota quantity of ‘‘23,617’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the United Kingdom; (c) deleting the quantity ‘‘2,829,000’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27; and (d) inserting ‘‘2,805,383’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27 in lieu thereof. 4. Additional U.S. Note 18 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified by: (a) Inserting ‘‘United Kingdom’’ into the list of countries in alphabetical order; (b) inserting a quota quantity of ‘‘895,948’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the United Kingdom; (c) deleting the quantity ‘‘1,313,000’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27; and (d) inserting ‘‘417,052’’ in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27 in lieu thereof. 5. Additional U.S. Note 5(a) to Chapter 24 of the HTSUS is modified by: (a) Deleting ‘‘Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom’’ and inserting ‘‘Spain, and Sweden’’ in lieu thereof; (b) inserting ‘‘United Kingdom’’ in the list of countries in alphabetical order; (c) inserting a quota quantity of ‘‘44’’ in the Quantity (metric tons) column for the United Kingdom; (d) deleting the quantity ‘‘10,000’’ in the Quantity (metric tons) column for the EU27; and (e) inserting the quantity ‘‘9,956’’ in the Quantity (metric tons) column for the EU27 in lieu thereof. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Modification of the TRQ Allocation for Butter and Fresh or Sour Cream Containing Over 45 Percent by Weight of Butterfat The U.S. Department of Agriculture annually publishes in the Federal Register the country allocations for Additional U.S. Note 6 to Chapter 4 in Appendices 1 and 2, pursuant to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing Regulation, 7 CFR part 6. With respect to the published in-quota quantity of 96,161 kilograms allocated to the EU 27 for the TRQ in Additional U.S. Note 6 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that, effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2022, the UK shall have access to a quantity of not less than 14,062 kilograms and the EU 27 shall VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Jul 02, 2021 Jkt 253001 have access to a quantity of not less than 82,099 kilograms. Nora Todd, Chief of Staff, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2021–14344 Filed 7–2–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F1–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. MARAD–2021–0124] Request for Comments of a Previously Approved Information Collection: Application and Reporting Elements for Participation in the Maritime Security Program Maritime Administration, DOT. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below is being forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comments. A Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following information collection was published on April 7, 2021. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before August 5, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rhonda Davis, 202–366–6379, Office of Sealift Support, Maritime Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Room W23–343, Washington, DC 20590. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Application and Reporting Elements for Participation in the Maritime Security Program. OMB Control Number: 2133–0525. Type of Request: Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection. Background: The Maritime Security Act of 2003 extended under Section 3508 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, Public Law 112–239 provides for the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 enrollment of qualified vessels in the Maritime Security Program Fleet. Applications and amendments are used to select vessels for the fleet. Periodic reporting is used to monitor adherence of contractors to program parameters. Respondents: Vessel Operators. Affected Public: Business or other for profit. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 212. Frequency of Collection: Monthly/ Annually. Estimated Time per Respondent: 1–6 hours. Total Estimated Number of Annual Burden Hours: 308. Public Comments Invited: Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Department, including whether the information will have practical utility; the accuracy of the Department’s estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. (Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995; 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended; and 49 CFR 1.93) * * * * * By Order of the Acting Maritime Administrator. T. Mitchell Hudson, Jr., Secretary, Maritime Administration. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 126 (Tuesday, July 6, 2021)]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Modification of U.S. Tariff-Rate Quotas and the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Trade Representative is modifying the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) to divide certain U.S. 
tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) currently allocated to the European Union 
(EU), between the EU and the United Kingdom (UK).

DATES: The changes made by this notice are applicable as of January 1, 
2022.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger A. Wentzel, Office of 
Agricultural Affairs, at 202-395-5124, or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 17, 2019, the UK and EU agreed to 
the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and the European Atomic Energy 
Community (Withdrawal Agreement). As part of the Withdrawal Agreement, 
the UK and EU agreed to a transition period, which ended on December 
31, 2020.
    For 2021, the U.S. Trade Representative determined that the UK 
would continue to be eligible to export under U.S. TRQs allocated to 
the EU under Additional U.S. Notes 6, 16 to 23, and 25 to Chapter 4 and 
Additional U.S. Note 5(a) to Chapter 24 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). See Information on 2021 Tariff-
Rate Quotas for Exports From the United Kingdom (86 FR 8676).
    Beginning in 2022, the U.S. Trade Representative has decided to 
divide the TRQs allocated to the EU under Additional U.S. Notes 6 and 
16 to 18 to Chapter 4 and Additional U.S. Note 5(a) to Chapter 24 of 
the HTSUS between the EU and the UK according to the average percentage 
of in-quota imports for the 2013-2015 period and has determined that 
the UK will have access to a specific in-quota quantity under these 
notes. The UK otherwise will be eligible to export under U.S. TRQs for 
Additional U.S. Notes 19 to 23 and 25 to Chapter 4 under the quantities 
allocated to `other countries or areas.'
    Further, to recognize the departure of the UK from the EU, as well 
as the 2013 accession of Croatia to the EU, the U.S. Trade 
Representative has modified the definition of the `EU 27' as set out in 
Note 2 to Chapter 4 to exclude the UK and to include Croatia. The U.S. 
Trade Representative also has modified the countries listed in the 
parenthetical definition as part of the European Community in Note 5(a) 
of Chapter 24 to exclude the UK and listed the UK as a separate country 
in this note.
    Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA) (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 and to modify any allocation as determined 
appropriate by the President. Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 2483), authorizes the President to 
embody in the HTSUS the substance of the relevant provisions of that 
Act, and of other acts affecting import treatment, and actions 
thereunder, including the removal, modification, continuance, or 
imposition of any rate of duty or other import restriction.
    In paragraph (3) of Proclamation 6763 of December 23, 1994, the 
President delegated this authority under section 404(d)(3) of the URAA 
to the U.S. Trade Representative. In paragraph (2) of Proclamation 6914 
of August 26, 1996, the President determined that it is appropriate to 
authorize the U.S. Trade Representative to exercise the authority under 
section 604 of the Trade Act to embody in the HTSUS the substance of 
any action taken by the USTR under section 404(d)(3) of the URAA.

Modification of the HTSUS

    Effective with respect to articles entered for consumption, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2022:
    1. Additional U.S. Note 2 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified by: 
(a) Inserting ``Croatia,'' into the list of countries in alphabetical 
order; and (b) deleting ``the Slovak Republic, Sweden or the United 
Kingdom'' and inserting ``the Slovak Republic or Sweden'' in lieu 
thereof.
    2. Additional U.S. Note 16 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified 
by: (a) Inserting ``United Kingdom'' into the list of countries in 
alphabetical order; (b) inserting a quota quantity of ``2,213,374'' in 
the Quantity (kg) column for the United Kingdom; (c) deleting the 
quantity ``27,846,224'' in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27; and 
(d)

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inserting ``25,632,850'' in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27 in 
lieu thereof.
    3. Additional U.S. Note 17 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified 
by: (a) Inserting ``United Kingdom'' into the list of countries in 
alphabetical order; (b) inserting a quota quantity of ``23,617'' in the 
Quantity (kg) column for the United Kingdom; (c) deleting the quantity 
``2,829,000'' in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27; and (d) 
inserting ``2,805,383'' in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27 in 
lieu thereof.
    4. Additional U.S. Note 18 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS is modified 
by: (a) Inserting ``United Kingdom'' into the list of countries in 
alphabetical order; (b) inserting a quota quantity of ``895,948'' in 
the Quantity (kg) column for the United Kingdom; (c) deleting the 
quantity ``1,313,000'' in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27; and 
(d) inserting ``417,052'' in the Quantity (kg) column for the EU27 in 
lieu thereof.
    5. Additional U.S. Note 5(a) to Chapter 24 of the HTSUS is modified 
by: (a) Deleting ``Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom'' and 
inserting ``Spain, and Sweden'' in lieu thereof; (b) inserting ``United 
Kingdom'' in the list of countries in alphabetical order; (c) inserting 
a quota quantity of ``44'' in the Quantity (metric tons) column for the 
United Kingdom; (d) deleting the quantity ``10,000'' in the Quantity 
(metric tons) column for the EU27; and (e) inserting the quantity 
``9,956'' in the Quantity (metric tons) column for the EU27 in lieu 
thereof.

Modification of the TRQ Allocation for Butter and Fresh or Sour Cream 
Containing Over 45 Percent by Weight of Butterfat

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture annually publishes in the 
Federal Register the country allocations for Additional U.S. Note 6 to 
Chapter 4 in Appendices 1 and 2, pursuant to the Dairy Tariff-Rate 
Quota Import Licensing Regulation, 7 CFR part 6. With respect to the 
published in-quota quantity of 96,161 kilograms allocated to the EU 27 
for the TRQ in Additional U.S. Note 6 to Chapter 4 of the HTSUS, the 
U.S. Trade Representative has determined that, effective with respect 
to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or 
after January 1, 2022, the UK shall have access to a quantity of not 
less than 14,062 kilograms and the EU 27 shall have access to a 
quantity of not less than 82,099 kilograms.

Nora Todd,
Chief of Staff, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2021-14344 Filed 7-2-21; 8:45 am]
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