[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 148 (Thursday, August 1, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-18568]



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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary

7 CFR Part 6


Adjustment of Appendices to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota 
Licensing Regulation for the 2013 Tariff-Rate Quota Year

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document sets forth the revised appendices to the Dairy 
Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation for the 2013 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.

DATES: Effective Date: August 1, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, Dairy Import 
Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Stop 1021, 
Washington, DC 20250-1021; or by telephone at (202) 720-9439; or by 
email at: abdelsalam.el-farra@fas.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Foreign Agricultural Service, under a 
delegation of authority from the Secretary of Agriculture, administers 
the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation codified at 7 
CFR 6.20-6.37 that provides for the issuance of licenses to import 
certain dairy articles under tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) as set forth in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. These dairy 
articles may only be entered into the United States at the low-tier 
tariff by or for the account of a person or firm to whom such licenses 
have been issued and only in accordance with the terms and conditions 
of the regulation.
    Licenses are issued on a calendar year basis, and each license 
authorizes the license holder to import a specified quantity and type 
of dairy article from a specified country of origin. The Import 
Policies and Export Reporting Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, 
U.S. Department of Agriculture, issues these licenses and, in 
conjunction with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of 
Homeland Security, monitors their use.
    The regulation at 7 CFR 6.34(a) states: ``Whenever a historical 
license (Appendix 1) is not issued to an applicant pursuant to the 
provisions of Sec.  6.23, is permanently surrendered or is revoked by 
the Licensing Authority, the amount of such license will be transferred 
to Appendix 2.'' Section 6.34(b) provides that the cumulative annual 
transfers will be published in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this 
document sets forth the revised Appendices for the 2013 tariff-rate 
quota year.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 6

    Agricultural commodities, Cheese, Dairy products, Imports, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

    Issued at Washington, DC the 3rd day of July, 2013.
Ronald Lord,
Licensing Authority.

    Accordingly, 7 CFR part 6 is amended as follows:

PART 6--IMPORT QUOTAS AND FEES

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1. The authority citation for Part 6, Subpart--Dairy Tariff-Rate Import 
Quota Licensing continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Additional U.S. Notes 6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 16-23 and 25 
to Chapter 4 and General Note 15 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States (19 U.S.C. 1202), Pub. L. 97-258, 96 Stat. 
1051, as amended (31 U.S.C. 9701), and secs. 103 and 404, Pub. L. 
103-465, 108 Stat. 4819 (19 U.S.C. 3513 and 3601).


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2. Appendices 1, 2 and 3 to Subpart--Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota 
Licensing are revised to read as follows:

 Articles Subject To: Appendix 1, Historical Licenses; Appendix 2, Non-Historical Licenses; and Appendix 3, Designated Importers Licenses for Quota Year
                                                                          2013
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                                                                                                             Appendix 3                          HTS
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                                                             Appendix 1   Appendix 2   Appendix  1 &                            Grand total  Chapter  4/
                                                                                             2          Tokyo R.    Uruguay R.                   2010
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NON-CHEESE ARTICLES:
    BUTTER (NOTE 6).......................................    4,618,233    2,358,767       6,977,000  ...........  ...........    6,977,000    6,977,000
 
        EU-25.............................................       75,000       21,161          96,161  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
        New Zealand.......................................      110,045       40,548         150,593  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
        Other Countries...................................       40,211       33,724          73,935  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
        Any Country.......................................    4,392,977    2,263,334       6,656,311  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
    DRIED SKIM MILK (NOTE 7)..............................  ...........    5,261,000       5,261,000  ...........  ...........    5,261,000    5,261,000
        Australia.........................................  ...........      600,076         600,076  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
        Canada............................................  ...........      219,565         219,565  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
        Any Country.......................................  ...........    4,441,359       4,441,359  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
    DRIED WHOLE MILK (NOTE 8).............................        3,175    3,318,125       3,321,300  ...........  ...........    3,321,300    3,321,300
        New Zealand.......................................        3,175  ...........           3,175  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
        Any Country.......................................  ...........    3,318,125       3,318,125  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........

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    DRIED BUTTERMILK/WHEY (NOTE 12).......................  ...........      224,981         224,981  ...........  ...........      224,981      224,981
        Canada............................................  ...........      161,161         161,161  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
        New Zealand.......................................  ...........       63,820          63,820  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
    BUTTER SUBSTITUTES CONTAINING OVER 45 PERCENT OF        ...........    6,080,500       6,080,500  ...........  ...........    6,080,500    6,080,500
     BUTTERFAT AND/OR BUTTER OIL (NOTE 14)................
        Any Country.......................................  ...........    6,080,500       6,080,500  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
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    TOTAL: NON-CHEESE ARTICLES............................    4,621,408   17,243,373      21,864,781  ...........  ...........   21,864,781   21,864,781
CHEESE ARTICLES:
    CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE (EXCEPT: SOFT          21,290,334   10,179,397      31,469,731    9,661,128    7,496,000   48,626,859   48,626,859
     RIPENED COW'S MILK CHEESE; CHEESE NOT CONTAINING
     COW'S MILK; CHEESE (EXCEPT COTTAGE CHEESE) CONTAINING
     0.5 PERCENT OR LESS BY WEIGHT OF BUTTERFAT; AND,
     ARTICLES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF OTHER IMPORT QUOTAS
     PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SUBCHAPTER) (OT--NOTE 16).......
        Argentina.........................................        7,690            0           7,690       92,310  ...........      100,000      100,000
        Australia.........................................      535,628        5,542         541,170      758,830    1,750,000    3,050,000    3,050,000
        Canada............................................      977,439      163,561       1,141,000  ...........  ...........    1,141,000    1,141,000
        Costa Rica........................................  ...........            0               0  ...........    1,550,000    1,550,000    1,550,000
        EU-25.............................................   15,609,021    7,658,635      23,267,656    1,132,568    3,446,000   27,846,224   27,493,224
            Of which Portugal is:.........................       65,838       63,471         129,309      223,691  ...........      353,000      353,000
        Israel............................................       79,696            0          79,696      593,304  ...........      673,000      673,000
        Iceland...........................................      294,000            0         294,000       29,000  ...........      323,000      323,000
        New Zealand.......................................    2,910,180    1,905,292       4,815,472    6,506,528  ...........   11,322,000   11,322,000
        Norway............................................      124,982       25,018         150,000  ...........  ...........      150,000      150,000
        Switzerland.......................................      584,954       86,458         671,412      548,588      500,000    1,720,000    1,720,000
        Uruguay...........................................  ...........            0               0  ...........      250,000      250,000      250,000
        Other Countries...................................      100,906      100,729         201,635  ...........  ...........      201,635      201,635
        Any Country.......................................  ...........      300,000         300,000  ...........  ...........      300,000      300,000
    BLUE-MOLD CHEESE (EXCEPT STILTON PRODUCED IN THE          2,278,657      202,344       2,481,001  ...........      430,000    2,911,001    2,911,001
     UNITED KINGDOM) AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE
     CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM, BLUE-MOLD CHEESE (B--
     NOTE 17).............................................
        Argentina.........................................        2,000            0           2,000  ...........  ...........        2,000        2,000
        EU-25.............................................    2,276,657      202,343       2,479,000  ...........      350,000    2,829,000    2,829,000
        Chile.............................................  ...........  ...........               0  ...........       80,000       80,000       80,000
        Other Countries...................................  ...........            1               1  ...........  ...........            1            1
    CHEDDAR CHEESE, AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE     2,775,728    1,508,128       4,283,856      519,033    7,620,000   12,422,889   12,422,889
     CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM, CHEDDAR CHEESE (C--
     NOTE 18).............................................
        Australia.........................................      897,786       86,713         984,499      215,501    1,250,000    2,450,000    2,450,000
        Chile.............................................  ...........            0               0  ...........      220,000      220,000      220,000
        EU-25.............................................       52,404      210,596         263,000  ...........    1,050,000    1,313,000    1,313,000
        New Zealand.......................................    1,723,925    1,072,543       2,796,468      303,532    5,100,000    8,200,000    8,200,000
        Other Countries...................................      101,613       38,276         139,889  ...........  ...........      139,889      139,889
        Any Country.......................................  ...........      100,000         100,000  ...........  ...........      100,000      100,000

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    AMERICAN-TYPE CHEESE, INCLUDING COLBY, WASHED CURD AND    2,665,482      500,071       3,165,553      357,003            0    3,522,556    3,522,556
     GRANULAR CHEESE (BUT NOT INCLUDING CHEDDAR) AND
     CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING OR
     PROCESSED FROM SUCH AMERICAN-TYPE CHEESE (A--NOTE 19)
        Australia.........................................      761,890      119,108         880,998      119,002  ...........    1,000,000    1,000,000
        EU-25.............................................      145,147      208,853         354,000  ...........  ...........      354,000      354,000
        New Zealand.......................................    1,607,804      154,195       1,761,999      238,001  ...........    2,000,000    2,000,000
        Other Countries...................................      150,641       17,915         168,556  ...........  ...........      168,556      168,556
    EDAM AND GOUDA CHEESE, AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR     4,795,823      810,579       5,606,402            0    1,210,000    6,816,402    6,816,402
     CHEESE CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM, EDAM AND GOUDA
     CHEESE (E--NOTE 20)..................................
        Argentina.........................................      110,495       14,505         125,000  ...........      110,000      235,000      235,000
        EU-25.............................................    4,569,520      719,480       5,289,000  ...........    1,100,000    6,389,000    6,389,000
        Norway............................................      111,046       55,954         167,000  ...........  ...........      167,000      167,000
        Other Countries...................................        4,762       20,640          25,402  ...........  ...........       25,402       25,402
    ITALIAN-TYPE CHEESES, MADE FROM COW'S MILK, (ROMANO       6,386,711    1,133,836       7,520,547      795,517    5,165,000   13,481,064   13,481,064
     MADE FROM COW'S MILK, REGGIANO, PARMESAN, PROVOLONE,
     PROVOLETTI, SBRINZ, AND GOYA--NOT IN ORIGINAL LOAVES)
     AND CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING, OR
     PROCESSED FROM, SUCH ITALIAN-TYPE CHEESES, WHETHER OR
     NOT IN ORIGINAL LOAVES (D--NOTE 21)..................
        Argentina.........................................    3,899,395      226,088       4,125,483      367,517    1,890,000    6,383,000    6,383,000
        EU-25.............................................    2,487,316      894,684       3,382,000  ...........    2,025,000    5,407,000    5,407,000
        Romania...........................................  ...........            0               0  ...........      500,000      500,000      500,000
        Uruguay...........................................  ...........            0               0      428,000      750,000    1,178,000    1,178,000
        Other Countries...................................  ...........       13,064          13,064  ...........  ...........       13,064       13,064
    SWISS OR EMMENTHALER CHEESE OTHER THAN WITH EYE           5,254,360    1,396,954       6,651,314      823,519      380,000    7,854,833    7,854,833
     FORMATION, GRUYERE-PROCESS CHEESE AND CHEESE AND
     SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM,
     SUCH CHEESES (GR--NOTE 22)...........................
        EU-25.............................................    3,986,207    1,165,787       5,151,994      393,006      380,000    5,925,000    5,925,000
        Switzerland.......................................    1,234,655      184,832       1,419,487      430,513  ...........    1,850,000    1,850,000
        Other Countries...................................       33,498       46,335          79,833  ...........  ...........       79,833       79,833
    CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE, CONTAINING 0.5         1,840,852    2,584,056       4,424,918    1,050,000            0    5,474,908    5,474,908
     PERCENT OR LESS BY WEIGHT OF BUTTERFAT (EXCEPT
     ARTICLES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF OTHER TARIFF-RATE QUOTAS
     PROVIDED FOR IN THIS SUBCHAPTER), AND MARGARINE
     CHEESE (LF--NOTE 23).................................

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        EU-25.............................................    1,840,852    2,584,055       4,424,907  ...........  ...........    4,424,907    4,424,907
        Israel............................................  ...........            0               0       50,000  ...........       50,000       50,000
        New Zealand.......................................  ...........            0               0    1,000,000  ...........    1,000,000    1,000,000
        Other Countries...................................  ...........            1               1  ...........  ...........            1            1
    SWISS OR EMMENTHALER CHEESE WITH EYE FORMATION (SW--     15,337,670    6,959,661      22,297,331    9,557,945    2,620,000   34,475,276   34,475,276
     NOTE 25).............................................
        Argentina.........................................  ...........        9,115           9,115       70,885  ...........       80,000       80,000
        Australia.........................................      209,698            0         209,698      290,302  ...........      500,000      500,000
        Canada............................................  ...........            0               0       70,000  ...........       70,000       70,000
        EU-25.............................................   10,979,785    5,497,043      16,476,828    4,003,172    2,420,000   22,900,000   22,900,000
        Iceland...........................................      149,999            0         149,999      150,001  ...........      300,000      300,000
        Israel............................................       27,000            0          27,000  ...........  ...........       27,000       27,000
        Norway............................................    3,159,885      495,425       3,655,310    3,227,690  ...........    6,883,000    6,883,000
        Switzerland.......................................      763,050      921,055       1,684,105    1,745,895      200,000    3,630,000    3,630,000
        Other Countries...................................       48,253       37,023          85,276  ...........  ...........       85,276       85,276
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    TOTAL: CHEESE ARTICLES................................   62,625,617   25,275,026      87,900,653   22,764,145   24,921,000  135,585,788  135,585,788
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    TOTAL: CHEESE & NON-CHEESE............................   67,247,025   42,518,399     109,765,434   22,764,145   24,921,000  157,450,569  157,450,569
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