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Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-17336
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-15942
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-01
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.
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-12385
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
WTO Agricultural Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: 2010-10878
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice lists the updated quantity 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.
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-10439
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-10431
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Sugar Re-Export Program, the Sugar-Containing Products Re-Export Program, and the Polyhydric Alcohol Program
Document Number: 2010-10425
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is withdrawing the proposed rule published at 70 FR 3150 on January 21, 2005, to implement Chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS), Additional U.S. Note 6, which authorizes entry of raw cane sugar under subheading 1701.11.20 of the HTS for the production of polyhydric alcohols, except polyhydric alcohols for use as a substitute for sugar in human food consumption, or to be refined and re-exported in refined form or in sugar-containing products, or to be substituted for domestically produced raw cane sugar that has been or will be exported. The proposed rule would have revised the current regulation at 7 CFR part 1530.
Meetings of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade
Document Number: 2010-10273
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Notice is hereby given that the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade (APAC) and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade (ATACs) will hold closed meetings on May 6, 2010. The advisory committees are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The meetings are closed to the public in accordance with the Trade Act of 1974, 19 U.S.C. 2155(f)(2), and the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4)(6). USTR has determined that public access to the meetings would seriously compromise the development by the U.S. government of trade policy priorities, negotiating objectives, or bargaining positions with respect to the operation of trade agreements and other matters arising in connection with the development, implementation, and administration of the trade policy of the United States. Topics will include Doha Round negotiations in the World Trade Organization (WTO), WTO accession negotiations, and negotiations in bilateral and regional free trade agreements.
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-10272
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-10271
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-10269
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-10267
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-10266
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-10265
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-10263
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-10260
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-10256
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-5238
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Consultative Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products.
Document Number: 2010-5227
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be holding a public meeting of the Consultative Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products (Consultative Group) on March 29, 2010. The sole purpose of the meeting is to solicit input from the public regarding the Consultative Group's statutory mandate to develop recommendations relating to a standard set of practices for independent, third-party monitoring and verification for the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural products or commodities to reduce the likelihood that agricultural products or commodities imported into the United States are produced with the use of forced labor or child labor. The notice sets forth the process for requesting to appear at the meeting, and for submitting written statements. On June 18, 2008, the President signed into law the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Act), also known as the 2008 Farm Bill. The Act provides for the creation of the Consultative Group.
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-3984
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This interim rule immediately implements the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Farmers program as reauthorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and provides for the opening of a 30-day comment period. The ARRA modified the TAA for Farmers program as established by Subtitle C of Title I of the Trade Act of 2002, which amended the Trade Act of 1974. The rule establishes the procedures by which producers of raw agricultural commodities can petition for certification, apply for technical assistance, and receive cash benefits for the development and implementation of approved business adjustment plans. The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is issuing this interim rule and providing for the opening of an interim rule comment period to ensure that an adequate opportunity to comment is provided all interested parties. After closure of the interim rule comment period and after consideration is provided to all comments received during the interim rule comment period, this rule will be adopted as final with or without change by publication in the Federal Register.
Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-2695
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-08
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 regulations governing the entry of raw cane sugar under the tariff- rate quota (TRQ) into the United States.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E9-28502
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-30
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 to 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 Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E9-26620
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture's intention to request a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing program.
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: E9-20345
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 reauthorizes and modifies the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers program as established by Subtitle C of Title I of the Trade Act of 2002, which amended the Trade Act of 1974. Under this program, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides technical assistance and cash benefits to eligible producers of raw agricultural commodities and fishermen (jointly referred to as ``producers'') when the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Administrator determines that increased imports of raw agricultural commodities, aquaculture products, or wild- caught aquatic species (jointly referred to as ``agricultural commodities'') have contributed importantly to a greater than 15 percent decrease in the national average price, or quantity of production, or value of production, or cash receipts for the agricultural commodity specified in the certified petition compared to the average of the three preceding marketing years. The rule establishes the procedure by which a group can submit a petition for certification of eligibility and individual producers of agricultural commodities can apply for technical assistance and cash benefits for the development and implementation of approved business adjustment plans.
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2010 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
Document Number: E9-19530
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces a fee of $150 to be charged for the 2010 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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 Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: E9-11108
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice lists the updated quantity 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.
Consultative Group To Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products
Document Number: E9-9727
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the period for receiving applications from individuals to serve as a non-government member of the Consultative Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products (Consultative Group). On June 18, 2008, the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (The Act), also known as the 2008 Farm Bill, was enacted. The Act provides for the creation of the Consultative Group.
McGovern Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program and Food for Progress Program
Document Number: E9-6487
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-03-26
Agency: Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This final rule amends the regulations to administer the Food for Progress (FFPr) Program and the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (McGovern-Dole Program) by making revisions to provide greater clarity with respect to all aspects of the program, with specific emphasis on the eligibility requirements that a participant must meet and the actions that must be undertaken by a participant in order to receive assistance under these programs, including the reports that are filed by program participants with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). This final rule also amends the Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR), to specify the criteria that is used in determining whether a commodity that is procured under these programs and under domestic feeding programs administered by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is considered to be a product of the United States. The purpose of these amendments is to improve the efficiency of the programs and make it clearer to participants what they must do to meet eligibility requirements.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E9-4696
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-05
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 an extension for a currently approved information collection. This information collection is required in petitions filed with FAS for emergency relief from duty-free imports of perishable products under section 204(d) of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act.
Consultative Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products
Document Number: E9-1005
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) requests nominations of individuals to serve as a non-government member of the Consultative Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products (Consultative Group). On June 18, 2008, the President signed into law the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Act), also known as the 2008 Farm Bill. The Act provides for the creation of the Consultative Group.
McGovern Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program and Food for Progress Program
Document Number: E8-25186
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Foreign Agricultural Service
This proposed rule would amend the regulations to administer the Food for Progress (FFPr) Program and the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (McGovern- Dole Program) by making revisions to provide greater clarity with respect to all aspects of the program with specific emphasis on the eligibility requirements that a participant must meet, and the actions that must be undertaken by a participant in order to receive assistance under these programs, including the reports that are filed by program participants with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). This proposed rule would also amend the Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR), to specify the criteria that is used in determining whether a commodity that is procured under these programs and under domestic feeding programs administered by USDA is considered to be a commodity that is a product of the United States. The purpose of these amendments is to improve efficiency of the programs and make it more clear to participants what they must do to meet eligibility requirements.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets
Document Number: E8-20134
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Pursuant to the provisions of section 10(a)(2) of the FederalAdvisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets will be held on September 10-11, 2008. The role of the committee is to provide information and advice, based upon knowledge and expertise of the members, useful to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in implementing the Emerging Markets Program. The committee also advises USDA on the involvement of the U.S. private sector in cooperative work with emerging markets in food and rural business systems, and reviews proposals submitted to the Program.
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2009 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
Document Number: E8-20133
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces that the fee to be charged for the 2009 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, will be $150.00 per license.
Privacy Act of 1974: New System of Records
Document Number: E8-10006
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) proposes to add a system of records notice to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records systems maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)).
WTO Agricultural Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: E8-6640
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice lists the updated quantity 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 New Information Collection on Genetic Resources for U.S. Food and Agriculture
Document Number: E8-6506
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-01
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 Foreign Agricultural Service's intention, in collaboration with the University of Illinois, to request a new information collection for genetic resources relevant to U.S. food and agriculture.
Reestablishment of the Edward R. Madigan United States Agricultural Export Excellence Award Board of Evaluators
Document Number: 07-5607
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture has reestablished the Edward R. Madigan United States Agricultural Export Excellence Award Board of Evaluators. The Secretary of Agriculture has determined that the Board is necessary and in the public interest.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E7-21785
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service's intention to request a renewal of current information collection processes currently used in support of Exporter Assistance programs. This request to renew is based on estimates of the public burden set forth in the abstract.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 07-5351
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-29
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: 07-5350
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-10-29
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 15 CFR part 2011.
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2008 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
Document Number: 07-3944
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces that the fee to be charged for the 2008 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 of the United States (HTS), will be $150.00 per license.
Privacy Act of 1974: New System of Records
Document Number: 07-3596
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) proposes to add a system of records notice to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records systems maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)).
Privacy Act of 1974: New System of Records
Document Number: 07-3594
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) proposes to add a system of records notice to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of record systems maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)).
Notice of a Request for a Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 07-2323
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Department's intention to request a revision for a currently approved information collection in support of the Export Sales Reporting program.
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: E7-6471
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: E7-6469
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: E7-6468
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: E7-6463
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
WTO Agricultural Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: 07-1423
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice lists the updated quantity 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 for Trade and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade; Reestablishment and Nominations
Document Number: 07-1339
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary), in coordination with the United States Trade Representative (USTR), intends to reestablish the Agricultural policy advisory Committee (APAC) for Trade and the six existing Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATAC) for Trade. The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is requesting nominations for persons to serve on these seven committees for a term of four years.