Foreign Agricultural Service – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: 2018-14312
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice lists the updated quantity-based trigger levels for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on each of the listed products.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-13910
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request a revision of a currently approved information collection for the Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund.
Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access Program
Document Number: 2018-09871
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting applications for the 2019 Market Access Program (MAP). The MAP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of CCC. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit proposals from eligible applicants for fiscal year 2019 and to set out the criteria for the awarding of funds under the program.
Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program
Document Number: 2018-09869
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2019 Quality Samples Program (QSP). The QSP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of CCC. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit proposals from eligible applicants for fiscal year 2019 and to set out the criteria for the awarding of funds under the program. Future announcements of funding availability for the QSP program will be made through the Grants.gov website.
Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program
Document Number: 2018-09868
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2019 Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) program. The TASC program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of CCC. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit proposals from the U.S. private sector and government agencies for fiscal year 2019 and to set out the criteria for the awarding of funds under the program. Future announcements of funding availability for the TASC program will be made through the Grants.gov website.
Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program
Document Number: 2018-09867
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2019 Foreign Market Development Cooperator (Cooperator) program. The Cooperator program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of CCC. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants for fiscal year 2019 and to set out criteria for the awarding of funds under the program.
Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the Emerging Markets Program
Document Number: 2018-09866
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2019 Emerging Markets Program (EMP). The EMP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) on behalf of CCC. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit proposals from the private sector and from government agencies for fiscal year 2019 and to set out the criteria for the awarding of funds under the program. Future announcements of funding availability for the EMP will be made through the Grants.gov website.
Request for Stakeholder Input Relevant to the North American Regional Priorities for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations
Document Number: 2018-08350
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Department of State will host for the U.S. government the 2018 Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Informal North American Regional Conference (INARC).
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-02267
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request a revision for a currently approved information collection procedure for Sugar Import Licensing Programs.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2018-02266
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request a revision for a currently approved information collection procedure for entry of specialty sugars into the United States.
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2018 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
Document Number: 2017-19410
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces a fee of $300 to be charged for the 2018 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States.
Adjustment of Appendices Under the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing Regulation for the 2017 Tariff-Rate Quota Year
Document Number: 2017-19351
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces the revised appendices under the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation for the 2017 quota year reflecting the cumulative annual transfers from Appendix 1 to Appendix 2 for certain dairy product import licenses permanently surrendered by licensees or revoked by the Licensing Authority.
Notice To Request an Extension for a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-16788
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request an extension for a currently approved information collection for the Pima Agricultural Cotton Trust Fund.
Notice of Request for Revision of Currently Approved Information Collections
Document Number: 2017-14045
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) intention to request a revision for currently approved information collections in support of the foreign donation of agricultural commodities under the section 416(b) program, the Food for Progress Program, and the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.
WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: 2017-12648
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice lists the updated quantity-based trigger levels for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on each of the listed products.
Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-03429
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request approval for a new information collection for the USDA's Quality Samples Program.
Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-03428
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request approval for a new information collection for the USDA's Emerging Markets Program.
McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program
Document Number: 2016-21347
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) revises the regulations governing the award of agricultural commodities and financial and technical assistance to recipients under the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) Program. This revision is necessary to clarify requirements for applicants for, and recipients of, awards under the McGovern-Dole Program and to inform interested parties that the OMB guidance on Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, as supplemented by USDA regulations, applies to awards under the McGovern-Dole Program other than awards to foreign public entities. The revised regulations will enable applicants and recipients to better understand program requirements and FAS to more effectively implement the McGovern-Dole Program.
Adjustment of Appendices for Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing for the 2016 Tariff-Rate Quota Year
Document Number: 2016-20248
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces the revised appendices for Dairy Tariff- Rate Import Quota Licensing for the 2016 quota year reflecting the cumulative annual transfers from Appendix 1 to Appendix 2 for certain dairy product import licenses permanently surrendered by licensees or revoked by the Licensing Authority.
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2017 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
Document Number: 2016-20243
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces a fee of $250 to be charged for the 2017 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States.
Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-18337
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Department's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Dairy Tariff-rate Import Quota Licensing program.
Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-16048
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Department's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Export Sales Reporting program.
Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-16047
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the regulation providing for the issuance of certificates of quota eligibility (CQEs) required to enter sugar and sugar-containing products under the tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) into the United States.
Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program
Document Number: 2016-15537
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This document establishes rules to govern the award of funds by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to recipients under the USDA Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program (USDA LRP Program). Section 3206 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, as amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014, provides that the Secretary of Agriculture will provide grants to, or enter into cooperative agreements with, eligible organizations to implement field-based projects that consist of local or regional procurements of eligible commodities in developing countries to provide development assistance and respond to food crises and disasters. The intended effects of the USDA LRP Program are to support development activities aimed at strengthening the trade capacity of food-insecure developing countries and to address the cause of chronic food insecurity. The regulation also addresses how emergency programming will be addressed.
WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: 2016-12321
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice lists the updated quantity-based trigger levels for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on each of the listed products.
Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-03087
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request approval for a new information collection for the USDA's Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-02208
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Special Agricultural Safeguard Measures Pursuant to the Uruguay Round Agreements Act
Document Number: 2015-25235
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-10-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
After reviewing the volume of butter imports (including fresh or sour cream containing over 45 percent by weight of butterfat), the Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service has determined that the yearly special safeguard trigger level has been met and a special safeguard duty on certain imports of butter and fresh or sour cream will be imposed effective from the date of this notification through December 31, 2015. This additional duty, as described in subheadings 9904.04.20 and 9904.04.21 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), will be applicable to butter and fresh or sour cream imported under HTS subheadings 0401.50.75, 0403.90.78, and 0405.10.20.
WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: 2015-15880
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-06-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice lists the updated quantity-based trigger levels for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on each of the listed products.
Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee; and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade; Renewal and Nominations; Correction
Document Number: 2015-08158
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service published a notice on April 6, 2015 that gave notice of the intent to renew the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade and the six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade. Nominations for persons to serve on these seven committees were requested. The document contained four minor errors.
Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee; and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade; Renewal and Nominations
Document Number: 2015-07499
Type: Notice
Date: 2015-04-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Pursuant to Section 135 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C 2155(c)(1)) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary), in coordination with the United States Trade Representative (USTR), intends to renew the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) for Trade and the six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs) for Trade. In addition, the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is requesting nominations for persons to serve on these seven committees for a term of 4 years. The APAC provides advice on the operation of various existing U.S. trade agreements and on negotiating objectives for new trade agreements, as well as other matters arising from the administration of U.S. trade policy. The ATACs provide advice and information regarding trade issues that affect both domestic and foreign production in the commodities of the respective sector, drawing upon the technical competence and experience of the members.
Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-30183
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request approval for a new information collection for the Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-25634
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request an extension for a currently approved information collection procedure for Sugar Import Licensing Programs described in 7 CFR part 1530.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-25632
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request an extension for a currently approved information collection procedure for entry of specialty sugars into the United States as described in 7 CFR part 2011.
Notice of Request for New Approval of Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-22124
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request a new approval of an information collection process for the Trade Show Evaluation form that is used in support of FAS' Exporter Assistance Programs.
Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-21891
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request approval for a new information collection for General Administrative Policy for Cost-Reimbursable Agreements.
Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-21890
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request approval for a new information collection for General Administrative Policy for Agreements to Conduct International Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching Activities.
Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-21887
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request approval for a new information collection for General Administrative Policy for Joint Venture Agreements.
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2015 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
Document Number: 2014-13898
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces a fee of $250 to be charged for the 2015 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States.
WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: 2014-11613
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice lists the updated quantity-based trigger levels for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on each of the listed products.
Pima Agricultural Cotton Trust Fund
Document Number: 2014-09996
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) announces that it will accept claims from eligible individuals or firms regarding distributions from the Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund (Trust Fund) authorized under Section 12314 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113-79) (the Act). FAS is also requesting comment on the burden of collecting this information.
Notice of Request for Revision of Currently Approved Information Collections
Document Number: 2014-02343
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) intention to request a revision for currently approved information collections in support of the foreign donation of agricultural commodities under the section 416(b) program, the Food for Progress Program, and the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.
Notice of a Request for a Reinstatement of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-22375
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to reinstate a currently approved information collection procedure for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers program as described in 7 CFR Part 1580.
Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-21999
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Department's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Dairy Tariff-rate Import Quota Licensing program.
Notice of Request for New Approval of Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-21997
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request the approval of a new information collection process involving the Trade Show Evaluation forms used in support of FAS' Exporter Assistance Programs.
Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-20555
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Department's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Export Sales Reporting program.
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2014 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
Document Number: 2013-18581
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces a fee of $200 to be charged for the 2014 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States.
WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: 2013-14858
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice lists the updated quantity-based trigger levels for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on each of the listed products.
Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-14470
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the regulation providing for the issuance of certificates of quota eligibility (CQEs) required to enter sugar and sugar-containing products under tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) into the United States.
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2013 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
Document Number: 2012-20941
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces a fee of $170 to be charged for the 2013 tariff- rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States.