Agricultural Marketing Service October 15, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Cotton Board Rules and Regulations: Adjusting Supplemental Assessment on Imports (2019 Amendments)
Document Number: 2019-22364
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-10-15
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is amending the Cotton Board Rules and Regulations, increasing the value assigned to imported cotton for the purposes of calculating supplemental assessments collected for use by the Cotton Research and Promotion Program. This amendment is required each year to ensure that assessments collected on imported cotton and the cotton content of imported products will be the same as those paid on domestically produced cotton. In addition, AMS is updating the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) statistical reporting numbers that were amended since the last assessment adjustment in 2018.