Formal Notification of Waiver
Refined Sugar Re-Export Program
Sugar-containing Products Re-export Program
Polyhydric Alcohol Program
To permit exports of sugar and sugar-containing products by third parties under the Refined Sugar Re-export Program and the Sugar-Containing Products Re-export Program, the following provision of 7 CFR 1530 is waived immediately pursuant to the Licensing Authority's authority under Secs.1530.105(m) and 1530.113.
The requirement in paragraph (k) of Sec. 1530.105 that a licensee must retain ownership for the product until exported from the U.S. Customs Territory.
With this waiver refiners and manufacturers may sell sugar and sugar-containing products to a U.S. order party (broker, wholesaler/distributor), who has arranged for the sale and export of the merchandise to a foreign buyer, or to a foreign entity in the United States, who has purchased the merchandise for export. The U.S. order party or foreign entity shall be listed as the "principal party in interest" (exporter) on the Shippers Export Declaration or Automated Export System record. No more than one transfer of title to the merchandise shall be permitted prior to export for the program licensee to receive credit for the export of program sugar. This waiver does not relieve the licensee of responsibility for the export of the sugar and sugar containing-products pursuant to Sec. 1530.105(k) for credits to be claimed.
To use this waiver, current licensees must renegotiate their documentation agreements with the Licensing Authority. Participants currently in the process of being re-licensed, who desire to use this waiver, should advise the Licensing Authority when negotiating their initial documentation agreement.
Questions regarding the above waiver should be directed to Ronald Lord, Chief, Sugar and Dairy Branch, Import and Trade Support Programs Division, 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., Stop 1021, Washington, D.C. 20250-1021, phone: (202) 720-2916.
Lana Bennett, Director
Import and Trade Support Programs Division