Economywide Simulation Modeling: Technical Analysis of the Doha Round, 38980-38981 [05-13234]

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[FR Doc. 05–13235 Filed 7–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–468] Economywide Simulation Modeling: Technical Analysis of the Doha Round United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: June 24, 2005. SUMMARY: Following receipt on May 25, 2005 of a request from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332 (g)), the Commission instituted investigation No. 332–468, Economywide Simulation Modeling: Technical Analysis of the Doha Round. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project manager William Donnelly (202– 205–3225 or william.donnelly@usitc.gov) Office of Economics, or deputy project manager David Ingersoll (202–205–2218 or dave.ingersoll@usitc.gov) Office of PO 00000 Frm 00119 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Industries, U.S. United International Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20436. General information concerning the Commission may be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). For information on legal aspects of the investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205– 3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of Public Affairs (202–205–1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Background: As requested by the USTR, the Commission will provide an economy-wide analysis of the economic effects of selected prospective results of the World Trade Organizations (WTO) Doha Round of trade negotiations. Specifically, the Commission will provide the following in its report: (1) Changes in production, consumption, trade, and prices that may be associated with the Doha Round, with regional and sectoral aggregations appropriate to illustrate those changes; and (2) The trade liberalization scenarios associated with those regional and sectoral aggregations. As requested, the Commission will provide those estimates, to the extent possible, for scenarios that reflect a range of possible outcomes with respect to market access for all products and trade-distorting domestic assistance programs and export subsidies related to agriculture, to be informed by the ‘‘July package’’ agreed to by the WTO’s General Council on August 1, 2004. The USTR stated that the Administration is conducting an environmental review of WTO multilateral trade negotiations known as the Doha Round and that the Commission’s report would assist the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) in conducting an environmental review. For information and background on USTR environmental reviews, see http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Sectors/ Environment/Section_Index.html. As requested, the Commission will provide its report not later than 10 months after receipt of the request, or by March 27, 2006. The USTR has directed that the Commission mark or identify as ‘‘confidential’’ the Commission’s analytical products, as well as associated working papers in this investigation. The letter also stated that USTR considers the Commission’s analytical products to be inter-agency memoranda that will contain predecisional advice subject to the deliberative process privilege. Accordingly, the Commission does not plan to issue a public report. E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 128 / Wednesday, July 6, 2005 / Notices Written Submissions: The Commission does not plan to hold a public hearing in connection with the preparation of this report. However, interested persons are invited to submit written statements concerning the matters to be addressed in the report. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. To be assured of consideration by the Commission, written statements relating to the Commission’s report should be submitted to the Commission at the earliest practical date and should be received no later than the close of business on November 30, 2005. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 of the rules requires that a signed original (or a copy designated as an original) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the event that confidential treatment of the document is requested, at least four (4) additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential business information (CBI) must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information regarding CBI). The Commission’s rules do not authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, ftp://ftp.usitc.gov/ pub/reports/ electronic_filing_handbook.pdf). Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000 or edis@usitc.gov). Any submissions that contain CBI must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s rules (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages clearly be marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘nonconfidential’’ version, and that the CBI be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for CBI, will be made available for inspection by interested parties. The Commission may include any CBI received in the confidential report it sends to the USTR. Should the Commission at a later date make its report available to the public, any CBI received by the Commission in this investigation will not be published in that report in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:35 Jul 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. Hearingimpaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. Issued: June 29, 2005. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 05–13234 Filed 7–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. Nos. 701–TA–430B and 731–TA–1019B] Hard Red Spring Wheat From Canada; Notice and Scheduling of Remand Proceeding U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The U.S. International Trade Commission (the Commission) hereby gives notice of proceedings in the remand investigation ordered by a binational panel established under Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Hard Red Spring Wheat from Canada, Inv. Nos. 701–TA–430B and 731–TA–1019B (Final). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher J. Cassise, Office of Investigations, telephone 202–708–5408 or Michael Diehl, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, telephone (202) 205– 3095, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In October 2003, the Commission determined, by a two-to-two vote, that an industry in the United States was PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38981 materially injured by reason of subject imports of hard red spring wheat from Canada. On June 7, 2005, a binational panel formed under Article 1904 of the NAFTA issued a decision in its review of the Commission’s determination. The panel remanded the determination to the Commission with an order to take further action consistent with its instructions. The Commission is directed to issue its remand determination within 90 days of the issuance of the Panel’s decision, i.e., by September 6, 2005. Reopening the Record In order to assist it in making its determination on remand, the Commission is reopening the record in this investigation to seek additional information with respect to certain of the instructions provided by the panel. Participation in the Remand Proceedings Only those interested parties who were parties to the original investigations (i.e., persons listed on the Commission Secretary’s service list) may participate in this remand proceeding. No additional filings with the Commission will be necessary for these parties to participate in the remand proceeding. Business proprietary information (BPI) obtained during the remand proceeding will be governed, as appropriate, by the administrative protective order (APO) issued in the original investigations. (Parties who participated in the original investigation, if no longer covered by the APO, are directed to contact the Commission Secretary.) Written Submissions Information obtained during the remand investigation will be released to the parties under the administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) issued in the original investigations on or about July 19, 2005. The remand staff report will be placed in the nonpublic record on August 1, 2005, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.22 of the Commission’s rules. Parties that are participating in the remand proceedings may file comments on or before August 8, 2005 with respect to how the record, as supplemented, bears on the issues presented by the panel’s remand instructions. No additional factual information may be included in such comments. Comments shall not exceed 30 pages of textual material, double-spaced and single-sided, on stationery measuring 81⁄2 x 11 inches. E:\FR\FM\06JYN1.SGM 06JYN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-468]


Economywide Simulation Modeling: Technical Analysis of the Doha 
Round

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of investigation.

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DATES: Effective Date: June 24, 2005.
SUMMARY: Following receipt on May 25, 2005 of a request from the United 
States Trade Representative (USTR) under section 332(g) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332 (g)), the Commission instituted 
investigation No. 332-468, Economywide Simulation Modeling: Technical 
Analysis of the Doha Round.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project manager William Donnelly (202-
205-3225 or william.donnelly@usitc.gov) Office of Economics, or deputy 
project manager David Ingersoll (202-205-2218 or 
dave.ingersoll@usitc.gov) Office of Industries, U.S. United 
International Trade Commission, Washington, DC 20436. General 
information concerning the Commission may be obtained by accessing its 
Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). For information on legal 
aspects of the investigation, contact William Gearhart of the 
Commission's Office of the General Counsel (202-205-3091 or 
william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Office of Public Affairs (202-205-1819 or 
margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov).
    Background: As requested by the USTR, the Commission will provide 
an economy-wide analysis of the economic effects of selected 
prospective results of the World Trade Organizations (WTO) Doha Round 
of trade negotiations. Specifically, the Commission will provide the 
following in its report:
    (1) Changes in production, consumption, trade, and prices that may 
be associated with the Doha Round, with regional and sectoral 
aggregations appropriate to illustrate those changes; and
    (2) The trade liberalization scenarios associated with those 
regional and sectoral aggregations.
    As requested, the Commission will provide those estimates, to the 
extent possible, for scenarios that reflect a range of possible 
outcomes with respect to market access for all products and trade-
distorting domestic assistance programs and export subsidies related to 
agriculture, to be informed by the ``July package'' agreed to by the 
WTO's General Council on August 1, 2004.
    The USTR stated that the Administration is conducting an 
environmental review of WTO multilateral trade negotiations known as 
the Doha Round and that the Commission's report would assist the Trade 
Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) in conducting an environmental review. 
For information and background on USTR environmental reviews, see 
http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Sectors/Environment/Section_ Index. 
html.
    As requested, the Commission will provide its report not later than 
10 months after receipt of the request, or by March 27, 2006. The USTR 
has directed that the Commission mark or identify as ``confidential'' 
the Commission's analytical products, as well as associated working 
papers in this investigation. The letter also stated that USTR 
considers the Commission's analytical products to be inter-agency 
memoranda that will contain pre-decisional advice subject to the 
deliberative process privilege. Accordingly, the Commission does not 
plan to issue a public report.

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    Written Submissions: The Commission does not plan to hold a public 
hearing in connection with the preparation of this report. However, 
interested persons are invited to submit written statements concerning 
the matters to be addressed in the report. All written submissions 
should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade 
Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. To be assured of 
consideration by the Commission, written statements relating to the 
Commission's report should be submitted to the Commission at the 
earliest practical date and should be received no later than the close 
of business on November 30, 2005. All written submissions must conform 
with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 of the rules 
requires that a signed original (or a copy designated as an original) 
and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the event that 
confidential treatment of the document is requested, at least four (4) 
additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential business 
information (CBI) must be deleted (see the following paragraph for 
further information regarding CBI). The Commission's rules do not 
authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or 
electronic means, except to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of 
the rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, ftp://
ftp.usitc.gov/pub/reports/electronic_filing_handbook.pdf). Persons 
with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Secretary 
(202-205-2000 or edis@usitc.gov).
    Any submissions that contain CBI must also conform with the 
requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission's rules (19 CFR 201.6). 
Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and 
the individual pages clearly be marked as to whether they are the 
``confidential'' or ``nonconfidential'' version, and that the CBI be 
clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, 
except for CBI, will be made available for inspection by interested 
parties.
    The Commission may include any CBI received in the confidential 
report it sends to the USTR. Should the Commission at a later date make 
its report available to the public, any CBI received by the Commission 
in this investigation will not be published in that report in a manner 
that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information.
    The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the 
Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. 
Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this 
matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 
202-205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special 
assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the 
Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000.

    Issued: June 29, 2005.

    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 05-13234 Filed 7-5-05; 8:45 am]
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