As used in this subpart and the Appendices thereto, the following terms mean:
Article. One of the products listed in Appendices 1, 2, or 3 which are the same as those described in Additional U.S. Notes 6, 7, 8, 12, 14, 16-23 and 25 to Chapter 4 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.
Customs. The United States Customs Service.
Country. Country of origin as determined in accordance with Customs rules and regulations, except that “EC 12”, “EC 15”, and “Other countries” shall each be treated as a country.
Cheese or cheese products. Articles in headings 0406, 1901.90.34, and 1901.90.36 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.
Commercial entry. Any entry except those made by or for the account of the United States Government or for a foreign government, for the personal use of the importer or for sampling, taking orders, research, or the testing of equipment.
Dairy products. Articles in headings 0401 through 0406, margarine cheese listed under headings 1901.90.34 and 1901.90.36, ice cream listed under heading 2105, and casein listed under heading 3501 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.
Department. The United States Department of Agriculture.
EC 12. Belgium, Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
EC 15. Austria, Belgium, Denmark, the Federal Republic of Germany, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Enter or Entry. To make or making entry for consumption, or withdrawal from warehouse for consumption in accordance with Customs regulations and procedures.
Harmonized Tariff Schedule or HTS. The Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.
Licensee. A person to whom a license has been issued under this subpart.
Licensing Authority. Any officer or employee of the U.S. Department of Agriculture designated to act in this position by the Director of the Division charged with managing the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing System, currently the Import Policies and Programs Division of the Foreign Agricultural Service.
Other countries. Countries not listed by name as having separate tariff-rate quota allocations for an article in the Additional U.S. Notes to Chapter 4 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.
Person. An individual, firm, corporation, partnership, association, trust, estate or other legal entity.
Postmark. The postage cancellation mark or date applied by the United States Postal Service. This does not include the date on metered postage affixed by the applicant, or on mail delivered by private entities.
Process or Processing. Any additional preparation of a dairy product, such as melting, grating, shredding, cutting and wrapping, or blending with any additional ingredient.
Quota year. The 12-month period beginning on January 1 of a given year.
Tariff-rate quota amount or TRQ amount. The amount of an article subject to the applicable in-quota rate of duty established under a tariff-rate quota.
United States. The customs territory of the United States, which is limited to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
[61 FR 53007, Oct. 9, 1996, as amended at 65 FR 1298, Jan. 10, 2000]