Beef Promotion and Research Rules and Regulations

Docket Number: AMS-LP-19-0054
Dates: This direct final rule is effective February 7, 2020, without further action or notice, unless significant adverse comment is received by January 23, 2020. If significant adverse comment is received, AMS will publish a timely withdrawal of the amendment in the Federal Register. 


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is amending the Beef Promotion and Research Order (Order) by updating the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) codes for imported cattle, beef, veal, and beef product to conform with recent updates by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) and used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assist in the collection of beef checkoff assessments.

Submit Comments

Comments should be posted online at Comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided. All comments should reference the docket number AMS-LP-19-0054, the date of submission, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register. Comments may also be sent to Kahl Sesker, Agricultural Marketing Specialist; Research and Promotion Division; Livestock and Poultry Program, AMS, USDA; Room 2610-S, STOP 0251, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-0251; or via fax to (202) 720-1125. Comments will be made available for public inspection at the above address during regular business hours or via the internet at


Kahl Sesker, Agricultural Marketing Specialist
Research and Promotion Division, Livestock and Poultry Program; AMS, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Room 2610-S, STOP 0251
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250-0251
fax (202) 720-1125
telephone (202) 253-8253

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