Federal Register Notices
[Federal Register: April 12, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 70)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Foreign Agricultural Service
Trade Adjustment Assistance
AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.
The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), today terminated the
certification of a petition for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) that was by
the Tropical Fruit Growers of South
Florida, Inc, representing Florida lychee producers. Florida lychee producers
are no longer eligible for TAA benefits in fiscal year 2006.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Upon investigation, the Administrator determined that
U.S. imports of fresh lychees declined 3 percent between 2004 and 2005.
Therefore, imports were no longer a contributing factor for program
eligibility--a requirement for TAA program eligibility and therefore
insufficient grounds to re-certify this petition.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade
Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720-2916, e-mail:
Dated: March 29, 2006.
Michael W. Yost,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service