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CORRECTION: FISCAL YEAR 2007 SPECIALTY SUGAR TARIFF-RATE QUOTA INCREASED

FAS program announcement PR 0033-07 issued on March 23, 2007, is corrected as follows:

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2007—The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service today announced an increase in the fiscal year 2007 specialty sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) of 20,000 short tons raw value (STRV), raising the total to 60,406 STRV. The increase is needed to accommodate a rapidly expanding market for organic sugar.

With the increase in the specialty sugar TRQ, the overall fiscal year 2007 refined sugar TRQ, previously established at a level of 62,832 STRV, is now at 82,832 STRV. Of the total increase announced today, 16,000 STRV will be eligible for entry beginning May 1, 2007. The remaining 4,000 STRV will be added to the previously announced tranche, which opens July 24, 2007, bringing the total of that tranche to 16,861 STRV. This additional access will be reserved for organic sugar and other specialty sugars not currently commercially produced in the United States or reasonably available from domestic sources.

For further information, contact Ron Lord at (202) 720-2916, or by email at Ronald.lord@usda.gov. More information on the U.S. sugar import program can be found on the Web at http://www.fas.usda.gov/itp/imports/ussugar.asp

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