[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 63 (Tuesday, April 1, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 17324]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-6714]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government 
Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 1, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gayle Longest, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, 
Washington, D.C. 20230, telephone: (202) 482-3338.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 
1979 (as amended) (``the Act'') requires the Department of Commerce 
(``the Department'') to determine, in consultation with the Secretary 
of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy 
with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of 
duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish an annual 
list and quarterly updates to the type and amount of those subsidies. 
We hereby provide the Department's quarterly update of subsidies on 
articles of cheese that were imported during the period October 1, 2007 
through December 31, 2007.
    The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) of 
the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign 
governments on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty. 
The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or 
programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which 
information is currently available. The Department will incorporate 
additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and 
additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the 
information is developed.
    The Department encourages any person having information on foreign 
government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to 
an in-quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 
20230.
    This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) 
of the Act.

    Dated: March 24, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

                                                                        APPENDIX
                                             SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN-QUOTA RATE OF DUTY
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                            Country                                      Program(s)              Gross\1\ Subsidy ($/lb)        Net\2\ Subsidy ($/lb)
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27 European Union Member States\3\............................    European Union Restitution                        $ 0.00                         $0.00
                                                                                    Payments
Canada........................................................  Export Assistance on Certain                        $ 0.35                        $ 0.35
                                                                             Types of Cheese
Norway........................................................       Indirect (Milk) Subsidy                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
                                                                            Consumer Subsidy                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
                                                                                       Total                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Switzerland...................................................           Deficiency Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
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\1\ Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5).
\2\ Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6).
\3\ The 27 member states of the European Union are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
  Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the
  United Kingdom.

[FR Doc. E8-6714 Filed 3-31-08; 8:45 am]
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