(1) Definitions In this subsection: (A) Supply The term “supply” means, using the latest official data of the Bureau of the Census, the Department of Agriculture, and the Department of the Treasury— (i) the carry-over of upland cotton at the beginning of the marketing year (adjusted to 480-pound bales) in which the quota is established; (ii) production of the current crop; and (iii) imports to the latest date available during the marketing year. (B) Demand The term “demand” means— (i) the average seasonally adjusted annual rate of domestic mill consumption of cotton during the most recent 3 months for which data are available; and (ii) the larger of— (I) average exports of upland cotton during the preceding 6 marketing years; or (II) cumulative exports of upland cotton plus outstanding export sales for the marketing year in which the quota is established. (C) Limited global import quota The term “limited global import quota” means a quantity of imports that is not subject to the over-quota tariff rate of a tariff-rate quota.


7 USC § 8737(b)(1)

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