[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 115 (Monday, June 16, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 34213-34215]
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[FR Doc No: 2014-13900]



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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 2014 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 2014 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: June 16, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdelsalam El-Farra, Dairy Import 
Licensing Program, Import Policies and Export Reporting Division, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, 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 through 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 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 2014 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 16th day of May 2014.
Ronald Lord,
Licensing Authority.

    Accordingly, 7 CFR part 6 is amended as follows:

PART--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 2014
                                            [Quantities in kilograms]
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                                                                 Sum of
        Non-cheese articles          Appendix 1   Appendix 2    Appendix    Appendix 3   Appendix 4     Total
                                                                  1&2        Tokyo R.    Uruguay R.
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BUTTER (NOTE 6)...................    4,618,233    2,358,767    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
    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
    New Zealand...................        3,175  ...........        3,175  ...........  ...........  ...........
    Any Country...................  ...........    3,318,125    3,318,125  ...........  ...........  ...........
DRIED BUTTERMILK/WHEY (NOTE 12)...  ...........      224,981      224,981  ...........  ...........      224,981
    Canada........................  ...........      161,161      161,161  ...........  ...........  ...........
    New Zealand...................  ...........       63,820       63,820  ...........  ...........  ...........

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BUTTER SUBSTITUTES CONTAINING OVER  ...........    6,080,500    6,080,500  ...........  ...........    6,080,500
 45 PERCENT OF BUTTERFAT AND/OR
 BUTTER OIL (NOTE 14).............
    Any Country...................  ...........    6,080,500    6,080,500  ...........  ...........  ...........
        TOTAL: NON-CHEESE ARTICLES    4,621,408   17,243,373   21,864,781  ...........  ...........   21,864,781
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                                                                 Sum of
          Cheese articles            Appendix 1   Appendix 2    Appendix     Tokyo R.    Uruguay R.  Grand total
                                                                  1&2
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CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE    21,286,655   10,183,076   31,469,731    9,661,128    7,496,000   48,626,859
 (EXCEPT: SOFT 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.....................        2,849        4,841        7,690       92,310  ...........      100,000
    Australia.....................      535,628        5,542      541,170      758,830    1,750,000    3,050,000
    Canada........................      977,439      163,561    1,141,000  ...........  ...........    1,141,000
    Costa Rica....................  ...........            0            0  ...........    1,550,000    1,550,000
    EU-25.........................   15,618,102    7,649,554   23,267,656    1,132,568    3,446,000   27,846,224
        Of which Portugal is:.....       65,838       63,471      129,309      223,691  ...........      353,000
    Israel........................       79,696            0       79,696      593,304  ...........      673,000
    Iceland.......................      294,000            0      294,000       29,000  ...........      323,000
    New Zealand...................    2,902,261    1,913,211    4,815,472    6,506,528  ...........   11,322,000
    Norway........................      124,982       25,018      150,000  ...........  ...........      150,000
    Switzerland...................      584,954       86,458      671,412      548,588      500,000    1,720,000
    Uruguay.......................  ...........            0            0  ...........      250,000      250,000
    Other Countries...............      100,906      100,729      201,635  ...........  ...........      201,635
    Any Country...................  ...........      300,000      300,000  ...........  ...........      300,000
BLUE-MOLD CHEESE (EXCEPT STILTON      2,278,657      202,344    2,481,001  ...........      430,000    2,911,001
 PRODUCED IN THE 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
    EU-25.........................    2,276,657      202,343    2,479,000  ...........      350,000    2,829,000
    Chile.........................  ...........  ...........            0  ...........       80,000       80,000
    Other Countries...............  ...........            1            1  ...........  ...........            1
CHEDDAR CHEESE, AND CHEESE AND        2,775,728    1,508,128    4,283,856      519,033    7,620,000   12,422,889
 SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE
 CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM,
 CHEDDAR CHEESE (C-NOTE 18).......
    Australia.....................      897,786       86,713      984,499      215,501    1,250,000    2,450,000
    Chile.........................  ...........            0            0  ...........      220,000      220,000
    EU-25.........................       52,404      210,596      263,000  ...........    1,050,000    1,313,000
    New Zealand...................    1,723,925    1,072,543    2,796,468      303,532    5,100,000    8,200,000
    Other Countries...............      101,613       38,276      139,889  ...........  ...........      139,889
    Any Country...................  ...........      100,000      100,000  ...........  ...........      100,000
AMERICAN-TYPE CHEESE, INCLUDING       2,665,481      500,072    3,165,553      357,003            0    3,522,556
 COLBY, WASHED CURD AND 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
    EU-25.........................      140,611      213,389      354,000  ...........  ...........      354,000
    New Zealand...................    1,612,339      149,660    1,761,999      238,001  ...........    2,000,000
    Other Countries...............      150,641       17,915      168,556  ...........  ...........      168,556
EDAM AND GOUDA CHEESE, AND CHEESE     4,782,117      824,285    5,606,402            0    1,210,000    6,816,402
 AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE
 CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM,
 EDAM AND GOUDA CHEESE (E-NOTE 20)
    Argentina.....................      105,418       19,582      125,000  ...........      110,000      235,000
    EU-25.........................    4,560,891      728,109    5,289,000  ...........    1,100,000    6,389,000
    Norway........................      111,046       55,954      167,000  ...........  ...........      167,000
    Other Countries...............        4,762       20,640       25,402  ...........  ...........       25,402

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ITALIAN-TYPE CHEESES, MADE FROM       6,377,637    1,142,910    7,520,547      795,517    5,165,000   13,481,064
 COW'S MILK, (ROMANO 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.....................    3,890,321      235,162    4,125,483      367,517    1,890,000    6,383,000
    EU-25.........................    2,487,316      894,684    3,382,000  ...........    2,025,000    5,407,000
    Romania.......................  ...........            0            0  ...........      500,000      500,000
    Uruguay.......................  ...........            0            0      428,000      750,000    1,178,000
    Other Countries...............  ...........       13,064       13,064  ...........  ...........       13,064
SWISS OR EMMENTHALER CHEESE OTHER     5,208,248    1,443,066    6,651,314      823,519      380,000    7,854,833
 THAN WITH EYE FORMATION, GRUYERE-
 PROCESS CHEESE AND CHEESE AND
 SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE
 CONTAINING, OR PROCESSED FROM,
 SUCH CHEESES (GR-NOTE 22)........
    EU-25.........................    3,944,099    1,207,895    5,151,994      393,006      380,000    5,925,000
    Switzerland...................    1,230,651      188,836    1,419,487      430,513  ...........    1,850,000
    Other Countries...............       33,498       46,335       79,833  ...........  ...........       79,833
CHEESE AND SUBSTITUTES FOR CHEESE,    1,837,206    2,587,702    4,424,918    1,050,000            0    5,474,908
 CONTAINING 0.5 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)....
    EU-25.........................    1,837,206    2,587,701    4,424,907  ...........  ...........    4,424,907
    Israel........................  ...........            0            0       50,000  ...........       50,000
    New Zealand...................  ...........            0            0    1,000,000  ...........    1,000,000
    Other Countries...............  ...........            1            1  ...........  ...........            1
SWISS OR EMMENTHALER CHEESE WITH     15,319,360    6,977,971   22,297,331    9,557,945    2,620,000   34,475,276
 EYE FORMATION (SW-NOTE 25).......
    Argentina.....................  ...........        9,115        9,115       70,885  ...........       80,000
    Australia.....................      209,698            0      209,698      290,302  ...........      500,000
    Canada........................  ...........            0            0       70,000  ...........       70,000
    EU-25.........................   10,961,475    5,515,353   16,476,828    4,003,172    2,420,000   22,900,000
    Iceland.......................      149,999            0      149,999      150,001  ...........      300,000
    Israel........................       27,000            0       27,000  ...........  ...........       27,000
    Norway........................    3,159,885      495,425    3,655,310    3,227,690  ...........    6,883,000
    Switzerland...................      763,050      921,055    1,684,105    1,745,895      200,000    3,630,000
    Other Countries...............       48,253       37,023       85,276  ...........  ...........       85,276
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        TOTAL: CHEESE ARTICLES....   62,531,089   25,369,554   87,900,653   22,764,145   24,921,000  135,585,788
        TOTAL: CHEESE & NON-CHEESE   67,152,497   42,612,927  109,765,434   22,764,145   24,921,000  157,450,569
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