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USDA Info Collections on Imports of Logs, Shrubs, Clementines, Sugar

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
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The Department of Agriculture is accepting through April 16 comments on information collections associated with imports of the following.

Gypsy moth host materials from Canada – USDA collects information from individuals both within and outside the United States using phytosanitary certificates, certificates of origin, a written statement and a compliance agreement. Information collected will ensure that imported foreign logs, trees, shrubs and other articles do not harbor plant or insect pests such as the gypsy moth.

Clementines from Spain – USDA uses the following information collection activities to allow such imports: trapping and control records, phytosanitary certificates, labeling and traceback, cold treatment data for consignments, trust fund, and grower registration and agreement.

Sugar Imported for Exports – USDA issues import licenses to enter raw cane sugar exempt from the tariff-rate quota and related requirements on the condition that an equivalent quantity of refined sugar be exported as refined sugar, exported as an ingredient in sugar-containing products or used in the production of certain polyhydric alcohols. USDA collects information to verify that the world-priced sugar is actually exported and not diverted onto the domestic market in circumvention of the TRQ.

Specialty Sugars – USDA issues certificates allowing importers to enter specialty sugars under the TRQ for refined sugar. The information collected is used to determine whether applicants for the program meet the eligibility criteria, ensure that sugar to be imported is specialty sugar and meets the requirements of the regulation, audit participants’ compliance and prevent world-priced program sugar from entering the domestic commercial market instead of the domestic specialty sugar market.

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