Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Review of Finding of Reciprocity (Bolivia), 26 U.S.C. 4221, 37764 [E5-3436]

Download as PDF 37764 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 125 / Thursday, June 30, 2005 / Notices changes to its practice. All comments responding to this notice will be a matter of public record and will be available for public inspection and copying at Import Administration’s Central Records Unit, Room B–099, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days. The Department requires that comments be submitted in written form. The Department recommends submission of comments in electronic form to accompany the required paper copies. Comments filed in electronic form should be submitted either by e–mail to the Webmaster below, or on CD–ROM, as comments submitted on diskettes are likely to be damaged by postal radiation treatment. Comments received in electronic form will be made available to the public in Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at the Import Administration website at the following address: http:/ /ia.ita.doc.gov/. Any questions concerning file formatting, document conversion, access on the Internet, or other electronic filing issues should be addressed to Andrew Lee Beller, Import Administration Webmaster, at (202) 482–0866, e–mail address: webmaster– support@ita.doc.gov. Dated: June 23, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 05–12862 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Review of Finding of Reciprocity (Bolivia), 26 U.S.C. 4221 International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Solicitation of public comments concerning a review of the existing exemption for aircraft registered in the Republic of Bolivia from certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with their international commercial operations. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce is conducting a review to determine, pursuant to Section 4221 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221), whether the Government of Bolivia has discontinued allowing substantially reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry in connection SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:26 Jun 29, 2005 Jkt 205001 with international commercial operations similar to those exemptions currently granted to aircraft of Bolivian registry by the United States under the aforementioned statute. The above-cited statute provides exemptions for aircraft of foreign registry from payment of certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with their international commercial operations. These exemptions apply upon a finding by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, and communicated to the Department of the Treasury, that such country allows, or will allow, ‘‘substantially reciprocal privileges’’ to aircraft of U.S. registry with respect to purchases of such supplies in that country. If a foreign country discontinues the allowance of such substantially reciprocal exemption, the exemption allowed by the United States will not apply after the Secretary of the Treasury is notified by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, of the discontinuance. Interested parties are invited to submit their views, comments and supporting documentation in writing concerning this matter to Mr. Douglas B. Baker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, Room 1128, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, 20230. Submissions should be sent electronically to OSImail@ita.doc.gov. All submissions should be received no later than forty-five days from the date of this notice. Comments received, with the exception of information marked ‘‘business confidential,’’ will be available for public inspection between Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Trade Reference and Assistance Center Help Desk, Suite 800M, USA Trade Information Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. Information marked ‘‘business confidential’’ shall be protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. It is suggested that those desiring additional information contact Mr. Eugene Alford, Office of Service Industries, Room 1124, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, or telephone 202–482–5071. Dated: June 27, 2005. David F. Long, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services. [FR Doc. E5–3436 Filed 6–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Duty Drawback Practice in Antidumping Proceedings Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has a long–standing policy in antidumping proceedings, based on section 772(c)(1)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), of granting a duty drawback adjustment to export price where a respondent party establishes that: (1) the import duty paid and the rebate payment are directly linked to, and dependent upon, one another (or the exemption from import duties is linked to exportation); and (2) there were sufficient imports of the imported raw material to account for the drawback received upon the exports of the manufactured product. In a number of recent proceedings, the Department has received comments expressing concerns about its current duty drawback adjustment policy and practice. This notice describes various issues that have been raised concerning the Department’s practice and provides the public with an opportunity to comment on whether any changes to the Department’s current practice would be warranted and specifically what such changes would entail. DATES: Comments must be submitted by July 25, 2005. ADDRESSES: Written comments (original and six copies) should be sent to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Central Records Unit, Room 1870, Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John C. Kalitka, Office of Policy, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3712, Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–2730. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background With respect to the duty drawback adjustment, the Department is directed by section 772(c)(1)(B) of the Act, which states that ‘‘[t]he price used to establish export price and constructed export price shall be -- (1) increased by (B) the amount of any import duties imposed by the country of exportation which have been rebated, or which have not been collected, by reason of the E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 125 (Thursday, June 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-3436]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Review of 
Finding of Reciprocity (Bolivia), 26 U.S.C. 4221

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Solicitation of public comments concerning a review of the 
existing exemption for aircraft registered in the Republic of Bolivia 
from certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the 
United States for such aircraft in connection with their international 
commercial operations.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce is 
conducting a review to determine, pursuant to Section 4221 of the 
Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221), whether the 
Government of Bolivia has discontinued allowing substantially 
reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry in connection 
with international commercial operations similar to those exemptions 
currently granted to aircraft of Bolivian registry by the United States 
under the aforementioned statute.
    The above-cited statute provides exemptions for aircraft of foreign 
registry from payment of certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase 
of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with 
their international commercial operations. These exemptions apply upon 
a finding by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, and 
communicated to the Department of the Treasury, that such country 
allows, or will allow, ``substantially reciprocal privileges'' to 
aircraft of U.S. registry with respect to purchases of such supplies in 
that country. If a foreign country discontinues the allowance of such 
substantially reciprocal exemption, the exemption allowed by the United 
States will not apply after the Secretary of the Treasury is notified 
by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, of the discontinuance.
    Interested parties are invited to submit their views, comments and 
supporting documentation in writing concerning this matter to Mr. 
Douglas B. Baker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, Room 1128, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC, 20230. Submissions should 
be sent electronically to OSImail@ita.doc.gov. All submissions should 
be received no later than forty-five days from the date of this notice.
    Comments received, with the exception of information marked 
``business confidential,'' will be available for public inspection 
between Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in the Trade Reference 
and Assistance Center Help Desk, Suite 800M, USA Trade Information 
Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC. Information marked ``business confidential'' shall be 
protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law.
    It is suggested that those desiring additional information contact 
Mr. Eugene Alford, Office of Service Industries, Room 1124, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, or telephone 202-482-
5071.

     Dated: June 27, 2005.
David F. Long,
 Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services.
[FR Doc. E5-3436 Filed 6-29-05; 8:45 am]
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