REMEDY RECOMMENDATIONS BY
CHAIRMAN LYNN M. BRAGG,
COMMISSIONER CAROL T. CRAWFORD, AND
COMMISSIONER THELMA J. ASKEY
INVESTIGATION NO. TA-201-68
LAMB MEAT

RECOMMENDATIONS

Pursuant to section 202(e) of the Trade Act of 1974, we recommend to the President that he impose a tariff-rate quota and also provide adjustment assistance that would address the threat of serious injury to the domestic lamb industry and be most effective in facilitating the efforts of the domestic industry to make a positive adjustment to import competition. More specifically--

Tariff-Rate Quota:

(1) We recommend that the President impose a tariff-rate quota, for a four-year period, on imports of lamb meat that are subject to this investigation in the following manner:

(2) Having made negative findings with respect to imports of lamb meat from Canada and Mexico under section 311 of the NAFTA Implementation Act, we recommend that such imports be excluded from the tariff-rate quota.

(3) We recommend that this import relief action not apply to imports of lamb meat from Israel, or to imports of lamb meat from beneficiary countries under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act or the Andean Trade Preference Act.

Adjustment Assistance:

We further recommend that the President implement appropriate adjustment assistance measures, drawing on authorized programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Commerce providing specialized direct payments, research, and animal health programs, in such combination as to most effectively "facilitate efforts by the domestic industry to make a positive adjustment to import competition and provide greater economic and social benefits than costs." In addition, we recommend that the President look to the industry's report by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and its recommendations when considering adjustment assistance options.