Quarterly Update on Foreign Cheese Subsidies
The International Trade Administration has issued its quarterly update to the list of foreign government subsidies on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty. This list, which covers articles of cheese imported during the periods July 1 through Sept. 30, 2012, and Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2012, lists the subsidy program(s) and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. The current list includes subsidy programs implemented by the governments of Canada, Norway, Switzerland and the 27 member countries of the European Union but indicates that during the periods at issue the only program actually in effect was a $0.35/lb. subsidy offered by Canada for export assistance for certain types of cheese.