USDA announced a public comment period on proposed changes to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Program.
USDA uses import licensing to administer the tariff-rate quota system for U.S. imports of dairy products.
The three most significant changes to the rule would be to:
• suspend the historical license reduction provision for an additional seven years. It currently expires with the beginning of quota year 2016.
• modify procedures for collecting licensing fees