On November 18, 2016, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Commodity Credit published in the Federal Register (81 FR 81657) Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund and Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund.
SUMMARY: This final rule makes amendments to the final rule, with request for comments, published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2015, that established regulations for the Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund (Agriculture Pima Trust) and the Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund (Agriculture Wool Trust) programs. This final rule is amended based on comments received and to add details for the Refund of Duties Paid on Imports of Certain Wool Products (Wool Duty Refund) payment. The administration of the Wool Duty Refund payment was transferred to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) beginning in calendar year (CY) 2016 and assigned to the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). It was previously administered by the Customs and Border Protection Agency of the Department of Homeland Security.
Clients of Agathon Associates and subscribers to Agathon Associates' Trade Advisor Service can learn more about the Wool Trust Fund at www.agathonassociates.com/textile-pri/wool-program/index.htm. You will need to enter your username and password. If you do not know your username and password email David Trumbull at email@example.com.