Federal Register: October 26, 2000 (Volume 65, Number 208)
DOCID: FR Doc 00-27575
OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
Trade Representative, Office of United States
ACTION: Tariff-rate quota amount determinations:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice.
Implementation of Tariff-Rate Quota for Imports of Beef
DATES: The action is effective January 1, 2001.
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice that USTR has determined that New Zealand, pursuant to its request, is a participating country for purposes of the export certification program for imports of beef under the tariffrate quota.
Beef from New Zealand,
The United States maintains a tariff-rate quota on imports of beef as part of its implementation of the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization. The inquota quantity of that tariffrate quota is allocated in part among a number of countries. As part of the administration of that tariffrate quota, USTR provided, in 15 CFR part 2012, for the use of export certificates with respect to imports of beef from countries that have an allocation of the inquota quantity. The export certificates apply only to those countries that USTR determines are participating countries for purposes of 15 CFR part 2012.
On September 26, 2000, USTR received a request and the necessary
supporting information from the government of New Zealand to be
considered as a participating country for purposes of the export
certification program. Accordingly, USTR has determined that, effective
January 1, 2001, New Zealand is a participating country for purposes of
15 CFR part 2012. As a result, effective on and after January 1, 2001,
imports of beef from New Zealand will need to be accompanied by an
export certificate in order to qualify for the inquota tariff rate.
However, imports exported from New Zealand prior to January 1, 2001,
including exports currently warehoused, will not require an export
certificate. In order for the export certificate to be valid, it has to be used
in the calendar year for which it is in effect.
United States Trade Representative.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Suchada Langley, Senior Economist for Agricultural Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20508; telephone: (202) 3956127.