Decreased Assessment Rate: Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order

Docket Number: AMS-LP-22-0032
Comments Due: August 19, 2022

Summary

Pursuant to the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act of 1985 (Act) and the Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order (Order) thereunder, this proposed rule would decrease the current rate of assessment of the market value of live porcine animals and decrease the amount of assessment per pound due on imported pork and pork products. These reductions in assessment rates are made in response to the increase in the average prices of live hogs and reflect the National Pork Producers Delegate Body's (Delegate Body) desire to lessen the assessment burden on producers and make such funds available to pork producers and the industry. The adjustment in importer assessments also would bring the equivalent market value of live animals from which imported pork and pork products are derived in line with the market value of domestic porcine animals. A Harmonized Tariff Schedule number for prepared or preserved pork also would be updated in the regulation.

Submit Comments

Submit comments identified by docket number AMS-LP-22-0032 online at https://www.regulations.gov or mail to Maribel Reyna, Agricultural Marketing Specialist; Research and Promotion Division; Livestock and Poultry Program, AMS, USDA; Room 2625-S, STOP 0251, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-0251. All comments will be made available for public inspection, including name and address, if provided, via internet at https://www.regulations.gov.

Contact

Maribel Reyna; Agricultural Marketing Specialist; Research and Promotion Division; Telephone: (202) 302-1139; or email to Maribel.Reyna@usda.gov.

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