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Federal Register: July 6, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 128)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Office of the Secretary
USDA Reassigns Domestic Cane Sugar Allotments and Increases the Fiscal Year 2010 Raw Sugar
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, USDA.
SUMMARY: The Secretary of Agriculture today
announced a reassignment of surplus sugar under
domestic cane sugar allotments of 300,000 short
tons raw value (STRV) to imports, and increased
the fiscal year (FY) 2010 raw sugar tariff-rate
quota (TRQ) by the same amount.
DATES: Effective Date: July 6, 2010.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angel F.
Gonzalez, Import Policies and Export Reporting
Division, Foreign Agricultural Service, AgStop
1021, U.S. Department of Agriculture,
Washington, DC 20250-1021; or by telephone (202)
720-2916; or by fax to (202) 720-0876; or by
USDA's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)
today announced the reassignment of projected
surplus cane sugar marketing allotments and
allocations under the FY 2010 (October 1,
2009-September 30, 2010) Sugar Marketing
Allotment Program. The FY 2010 cane sector
allotment and cane State allotments are larger
than can be fulfilled by domestically produced
cane sugar. This surplus was reassigned to raw
sugar imports as required by law. Upon review of
the domestic sugarcane processors' sugar
marketing allocations relative to their FY 2010
expected raw sugar supplies, CCC determined that
all sugarcane processors had surplus allocation.
Therefore, all sugarcane States' sugar marketing
allotments are reduced with this reassignment.
The new cane State allotments are Florida,
1,796,451 STRV; Louisiana, 1,575,563 STRV;
Texas, 142,777 STRV; and Hawaii, 201,101 STRV.
The FY 2010 Sugar Marketing Allotment Program
will not prevent any domestic sugarcane
processors from marketing all of their FY 2010
On September 25, 2009, USDA established the FY
2010 TRQ for raw cane sugar at 1,231,497 STRV
(1,117,195 metric tons raw value, MTRV*), the
minimum to which the United States is committed
under the World Trade Organization Uruguay Round
Agreements. On April 27, 2010, the Secretary
increased the FY 2010 TRQ for raw cane sugar by
200,000 STRV (181,437 MTRV) to a total of
1,431,497 STRV (1,298,632 MTRV). Pursuant to
Additional U.S. Note 5 to Chapter 17 of the U.S.
Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) and Section
359(k) of the Agricultural Adjustment Act of
1938, as amended, the Secretary of Agriculture
today increased the quantity of raw cane sugar
imports of the HTS subject to the lower tier of
duties during FY 2010 by 300,000 STRV (272,155
MTRV). With this increase, the overall FY 2010
raw sugar TRQ is now 1,731,497 STRV (1,570,787
MTRV). Raw cane sugar under this quota must be
accompanied by a certificate for quota
eligibility and may be entered under subheading
1701.11.10 of the HTS until September 30, 2010.
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will
allocate this increase among supplying countries
and customs areas.
This action is being taken after a determination
that additional supplies of raw cane sugar are
required in the U.S. market. USDA will closely
monitor stocks, consumption, imports and all
sugar market and program variables on an ongoing
basis, and may make further program adjustments
during FY 2010 if needed.
* Conversion factor: 1 metric ton = 1.10231125
Dated: June 29, 2010.
Secretary of Agriculture.
[FR Doc. 2010-16348 Filed 7-2-10; 8:45 am]
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