Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
Section 321(f) of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act requires the Secretary of Agriculture to:
(1) Establish end-use certificates for imports of wheat and barley from a foreign country that requires end-use certificates for imports of U.S. produced wheat or barley; and
(2) Suspend end-use certificate requirements if the foreign countries that have similar requirements terminate such requirements. Canada was the only country requiring end-use certificates, and wheat was the only commodity subject to end-use certificate requirements.
FSA regulations regarding the U.S. end-use certificate program were implemented in 7 CFR part 782, End Use Certificate Program. These regulations provide, in part, that the provisions of the regulations will be suspended 30 calendar days following the date Canada eliminates its end-use certificate requirement.
Canada announced that effective August 1, 2012, it will no longer require end-use certificates on U.S. produced wheat entering Canada. Therefore, by the statutory and regulatory authorities mentioned above, effective August 31, 2012, FSA is suspending the End-Use Certificate filing requirements in 7 CFR part 782. Accordingly, beginning August 31, 2012, importers and end-users of Canadian wheat will no longer be required to file either the End-Use Certificate for Wheat (FSA-750) or the End-Use Certificate Program Canadian Wheat Consumption and Resale Report (FSA-751).
Administrative practice and procedure, Barley, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Wheat.