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teams and performed through trade fairs rather than activities of a more general promotional nature. This paragraph does not apply to checkoffs or membership dues based on commodity sales, when such assessments are a condition of membership in the participating organization.

(3) Participants in approved program activities shall not use the activities to promote private self-interests or conduct private business, except as members of sales teams or as part of a U.S. brand-identified promotion when such activities are specifically approved by FAS.

sector as feasible and, particularly, that no program participant derive an unfair advantage or benefit from activities conducted pursuant to the agreement, whether funded with project funds or industry contributions.

(c) Industry Participation. When required by FAS, program participants shall promptly furnish to FAS for approval its criteria for the selection of U.S. agricultural industry representatives to participate in activities conducted pursuant to the agreement such as trade teams, sales teams, and trade fairs, and its criteria for the selection of firms to participate in U.S. brandidentified promotions. Such criteria must ensure participation on an equitable basis by a representative cross section of the relevant U.S. agricultural industry. If FAS requests submission of criteria for approval, the program participant shall not use criteria disapproved by FAS after the program participant has been notified of FAS's disapproval.

(d) Distribution of Information. All program participants shall provide, on a timely basis, upon request of any entity in the United States, other than a representative of a foreign government, any and all data developed and produced with project funds or contributions. Any fee charged in connection therewith may not exceed the costs incurred in assembling, duplicating and distributing the requested material.

(e) Export Activities and Related Services. (1) Neither program participants nor their affiliated organizations shall, during the term of the agreement, make export sales of agricultural commodities of the kind which are promoted, in whole or in part, with project funds.

(2) Neither the program participants nor affiliated organizations may assess fees for services provided to exporters in facilitating an export sale if the promotional activities intended to directly result in that specific export sale are supported, in whole or in part, by project funds. This paragraph applies to activities such as those involving discussions with potential buyers or the solicitation of specific sales including activities performed by sales

8 1550.6 Compliance with program re

quirements. (a) Within 30 days after the effective date of these regulations, program participants shall submit a written statement to the Administrator, FAS, that neither they, nor their affiliated organizations, will make export sales of ag. ricultural commodities promoted, in whole or in part, with project funds during the term of any agreement between the program participant and FAS within the scope of $ 1550.5. FAS may from time to time require program participants to submit certifications as to export sales for purposes of this part.

(b) In the event of noncompliance with any provision of these regulations, FAS may disallow a claim submitted under an agreement for expenses incurred after the effective date of these regulations or terminate the agreement in addition to any other remedy available to FAS.

8 1550.7 Paperwork Reduction Act as

signed number. Information collection requirements contained in these regulations have been submitted to OMB for approval under control number 0551-0026. However, these requirements are not effective until final clearance is received from OMB.

PART 1560-PROCEDURES TO

MONITOR CANADIAN FRESH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE IMPORTS

Sec. 1560.1 Scope.

1560.2 Definitions. 1560.3 Determination of fresh fruit or vege

table. 1560.4 Calculation of Data to Support Impo

sition of Temporary Duty. 1560.5 Calculation of Data to Support Re

moval of Temporary Duty. AUTHORITY: Secs. 105 and 301(a) of the United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement Implementation Act of 1988, Pub. L. 100-449 (102 Stat. 1855 and 1865-67).

SOURCE: 54 FR 1327, Jan. 13, 1989, unless otherwise noted.

(e) Corresponding Five-Year Average Monthly Import Price for a particular day means the average import price of a Canadian fresh fruit or vegetable imported into the United States from Canada, for the calendar month in which that day occurs, for that month in each of the preceding 5 years, excluding the years with the highest and lowest monthly averages.

(f) F.O.B. Point of Shipment Price in Canada means the daily average of prices of a particular Canadian fresh fruit or vegetable imported into the United States from Canada that are reported to the U.S. Customs Service at the U.S. border as part of the official documentation accompanying such shipments less freight costs where applicable.

(g) Fresh Fruit or Vegetable means a fruit or vegetable determined in accordance with $ 1560.3 within one of the HS headings.

(h) HS heading means any of the following tariff headings of the Harmonized System (HS) as modified by the description for each heading:

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$ 1560.1 Scope.

This part outlines the procedures that will be used by the Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service to monitor and inform the Secretary of Agriculture of data regarding the importation of fresh fruits and vegetables from Canada. $ 1560.2 Definitions.

The following definitions shall be applicable to this part:

(a) Administrator means the Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service, United States Department of Agriculture.

(b) Average Monthly Import Price means the average unit value for all shipments of a particular Canadian fresh fruit or vegetable imported into the United States from Canada during a particular calendar month based on official data from the U.S. Customs Service and/or the Bureau of Census, and shall be calculated by dividing the total value of the fresh fruit or vegetable imported in that month by the total quantity of the fresh fruit or vegetable imported in that month.

(c) Average Planted Acreage means the average of the annual planted acreage in the U.S. for a particular fresh fruit or vegetable for the preceding five years excluding the years with the highest and lowest acreages based on available data from agencies within the United States Department of Agriculture and data from appropriate state agencies, as required.

(d) Canadian fresh fruit of vegetable means a fresh fruit or vegetable that is a product of Canada as determined in accordance with the rules of origin set forth in section 202 of the U.S.-Canada Free-Trade Agreement Implementation Act of 1988.

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Potatoes, fresh or chilled.
Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
Onions, shallots, garlic, leeks, and other alli-

aceous vegetables, fresh or chilled. Cabbages, cauliflowers, kohlrabi, kale and

similar edible brassicas, fresh or chilled. Lettuce (lactica sativa) and chicory

(cichorium spp.), fresh or chilled. Carrots, salad beets or beetroot, salsity,

celeriac, radishes and similar edible roots

(excluding turnips), fresh or chilled. Cucumbers and gherkins, fresh or chilled. Leguminous vegetables, shelled

unshelled, fresh or chilled. Other vegetables (excluding truffles), fresh

or chilled. Grapes, fresh. Pears and quinces, fresh. Apricots, cherries, peaches (including nec

tarines), plums and sloes, fresh. Other fruit (excluding cranberries and blue

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(i) Import Price means the unit value based on data available from the U.S. Customs Service of a particular Canadian fresh fruit or vegetable imported into the U.S. from Canada taking into account any other relevant data, as necessary.

(j) Secretary means the Secretary of Agriculture.

planted acreage existing on October 4, 1987 shall be excluded.

(k) United States means the United States Customs Territory which includes the fifty states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

(1) Wine Grape means grapes of labrusca, vinifera or hybrid vinifera varieties used for making wine.

(m) Working Day means a day which falls on a Monday through Friday, excluding holidays observed by the United States Government and days in which the U.S. Customs Service is not operating

8 1560.5 Calculation of data to support

removal of temporary duty. During the time a temporary duty on a particular fresh fruit or vegetable is imposed pursuant to section 301(a) of the United States-Canada Free-Trade Agreement Implementation Act of 1988, the Administrator will inform the Secretary if the F.O.B. point of shipment price in Canada of such fresh fruit or vegetable exceeds, for five consecutive working days, ninety percent of the corresponding five-year average monthly import price excluding the years with the highest and lowest average corresponding monthly import price, adjusted to an F.O.B. point of shipment price, if necessary, for that fresh fruit or vegetable.

$ 1560.3 Determination of fresh fruit or

vegetable. The specific group of articles that will be monitored as a particular fresh fruit or vegetable will be determined based on the practicability of monitoring at the eight digit subheading level of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. The determination of practicability will be made by the Administrator taking into account: (a) The availability of reliable volume and price data on imports from Canada and data on U.S. planted acreage, (b) market differentiation for the group of articles, and (c) such other factors as the Administrator determines to be appropriate.

PART 1570-EXPORT BONUS

PROGRAMS

Subpart A-Sunflowerseed Oil Assistance

Program and Cottonseed Oil Assistance Program Criteria

Sec. 1570.10 General statement. 1570.20 Criteria.

Subpart B-SOAP and COAP Drawback

Certification

1570.1100 Drawback certification.

SOURCE: 56 FR 42223, Aug. 27, 1991, unless otherwise noted.

Subpart A-Sunflowerseed Oil As

sistance Program and Cottonseed Oil Assistance Program Criteria

8 1560.4 Calculation of data to support

imposition of temporary duty. The Administrator will inform the Secretary when the following conditions are met with respect to a particular fresh fruit or vegetable imported into the United States from Canada:

(a) If for each of five consecutive working days the import price of the fresh fruit or vegetable is below ninety percent of the corresponding five-year average monthly import price for such fresh fruit or vegetable excluding the years with the highest and lowest corresponding monthly import price; and

(b) The planted acreage in the United States for such fresh fruit or vegetable based on the most recent data available is no higher than the average planted acreage over the preceding five years excluding the years with the highest and lowest planted acreages. For the purposes of calculating any planted acreage increase attributed directly to a reduction in wine grape

AUTHORITY: 7 U.S.C. 5663.

8 1570.10 General statement.

This subpart sets forth the criteria to be considered in evaluating and approving proposals for initiatives to facilitate export sales under the Sunflowerseed Oil Assistance Program (SOAP) and Cottonseed Oil Assistance Program (COAP) administered by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). These criteria are interrelated and will

(c) The likelihood that sales facilitated by initiatives would have the unintended effect of displacing normal commercial sales of sunflowerseed and/ or cottonseed oil.

Subpart B-SOAP and COAP

Drawback Certification

be considered together in order to select eligible countries for SOAP and COAP initiatives which will best meet the programs' objective. The objective of the programs is to encourage the sale of additional quantities of sunflowerseed oil and cottonseed oil in world markets at competitive prices. Under the SOAP and the COAP, bonuses are made available by FAS to enable exporters to meet prevailing world prices for sunflowerseed oil and cottonseed oil in targeted destinations. In the operation of the SOAP and the COAP, FAS will make reasonable efforts to avoid the displacement of usual marketings of U.S. agricultural commodities.

AUTHORITY: 7 U.S.C. 5676.

$ 1670.20 Criteria.

The criteria considered by FAS in reviewing proposals for SOAP and COAP initiatives will include, but not be limited to, the following:

(a) The expected contribution which initiatives will make toward realizing U.S. agricultural export goals and, in particular, in developing, expanding, or maintaining markets for U.S. sunflowerseed and/or cottonseed oil;

(b) The subsidy requirements of proposed initiatives in relation to the sums made available to operate the programs in any given fiscal year; and

8 1570.1100 Drawback certification.

An offer submitted by an exporter to FAS for an export bonus under the SOAP or the COAP must contain, in addition to any other information required by FAS, a certification stating the following: “None of the eligible commodity (sunflowerseed oil and/or cottonseed oil) has been or will be used as the basis for a claim of a refund, as drawback, pursuant to section 313 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1313) of any duty, tax, or fee imposed under Federal law on an imported commodity or product." This certification must be signed by the exporter, if the exporter is an individual, or by a partner or officer of the exporter, if the exporter is a partnership or a corporation, respectively. FAS will reject any offer that does not contain the prescribed certification.

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