[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 90 (Tuesday, May 11, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26316-26317]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-11210]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Allocation of Additional Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 In-Quota Volume 
for Raw Cane Sugar

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is 
providing notice of country-by-country allocations of additional fiscal 
year (FY) 2010 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for 
imported raw cane sugar.

DATES: Effective Date: May 11, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Inquiries may be mailed or delivered to Leslie O'Connor, 
Director of Agricultural Affairs, Office of Agricultural Affairs, 
Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., 
Washington, DC 20508.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leslie O'Connor, Office of 
Agricultural Affairs, 202-395-6127.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to 
chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTS), the United States maintains TRQs for imports of raw cane and 
refined sugar.
    Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (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. The President delegated this authority to the United 
States Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamation 6763 (60 FR 
1007).
    On April 23, 2010, the Secretary of Agriculture announced an 
additional in-quota quantity of the FY 2010 TRQ for imported raw cane 
sugar for the remainder of FY 2010 (ending September 30, 2010) in the 
amount of 181,437 metric tones \*\ raw value (MTRV). This quantity is 
in addition to the minimum amount to which the United States is 
committed pursuant to the World Trade Organization (WTO) Uruguay Round 
Agreements (1,117,195 MTRV). Based on consultations with quota holders, 
USTR is allocating the 181,437 MTRV to the following countries in the 
amounts specified below:
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    * Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125 short tons.

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                                                          Additional  FY
                         Country                               2010
                                                            allocation
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Argentina...............................................           7,826

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Australia...............................................          15,106
Belize..................................................           2,002
Bolivia.................................................           1,456
Brazil..................................................          26,391
Colombia................................................           4,368
Congo...................................................           7,258
Costa Rica..............................................           2,730
Dominican Republic......................................          32,033
Ecuador.................................................           2,002
El Salvador.............................................           4,732
Guatemala...............................................           8,736
Guyana..................................................           2,184
Honduras................................................           1,820
India...................................................           1,456
Jamaica.................................................           2,002
Malawi..................................................           1,820
Mauritius...............................................           2,185
Mozambique..............................................           2,366
Nicaragua...............................................           3,822
Panama..................................................           5,278
Peru....................................................           7,462
Philippines.............................................          24,571
South Africa............................................           4,186
Swaziland...............................................           2,912
Thailand................................................           2,548
Zimbabwe................................................           2,185
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    These allocations are based on the countries' historical shipments 
to the United States. The allocations of the raw cane sugar TRQ to 
countries that are net importers of sugar are conditioned on receipt of 
the appropriate verifications of origin and certificates for quota 
eligibility must accompany imports from any country for which an 
allocation has been provided.

Ronald Kirk,
United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2010-11210 Filed 5-10-10; 8:45 am]
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