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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 131 / Monday, July 11, 2005 / Notices III. Date of Effectiveness of the Proposed Rule Change and Timing for Commission Action The Exchange asserts that the foregoing rule change has become effective pursuant to Section 19(b)(3)(A) of the Act 14 and Rule 19b–4(f)(6) thereunder 15 because the rule change does not: (i) Significantly affect the protection of investors or the public interest; (ii) Impose any significant burden on competition; and (iii) Become operative for 30 days from the date on which it was filed, or such shorter time as the Commission may designate, if consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest.16 The Exchange has requested that the Commission waive the 30-day operative delay and designate the proposed rule change effective immediately. The Commission hereby grants the request.17 The Commission believes that such waiver is consistent with the protection of investors and the public interest because the sole purpose of the rule change to accurately reflect the new expiration date of a Commission exemption. At any time within 60 days of the filing of the proposed rule change, the Commission may summarily abrogate such rule change if it appears to the Commission that such action is necessary or appropriate in the public interest, for the protection of investors, or otherwise in furtherance of the purposes of the Act. IV. Solicitation of Comments Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments concerning the foregoing, including whether the proposed rule change is consistent with the Act. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments • Use the Commission’s Internet comment form (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml); or • Send an e-mail to rulecomments@sec.gov. Please include File No. SR–PCX–2005–84 on the subject line. Paper Comments • Send paper comments in triplicate to Jonathan G. Katz, Secretary, Securities and Exchange Commission, 14 15 U.S.C. 78s(b)(3)(A). CFR 240.19b–4(f)(6). 16 In addition, Rule 19b–4(f)(6)(iii) states that the Exchange must provide the Commission with written notice of its intent to file the proposed rule 15 17 VerDate jul<14>2003 16:03 Jul 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–9303. All submissions should refer to File No. SR–PCX–2005–84. This file number should be included on the subject line if e-mail is used. To help the Commission process and review your comments more efficiently, please use only one method. The Commission will post all comments on the Commission’s Internet Web site (http://www.sec.gov/ rules/sro.shtml). Copies of the submission, all subsequent amendments, all written statements with respect to the proposed rule change that are filed with the Commission, and all written communications relating to the proposed rule changes between the Commission and any person, other than those that may be withheld from the public in accordance with the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 552, will be available for inspection and copying in the Commission’s Public Reference Room. Copies of such filing will also be available for inspection and copying at the principal office of PCX. All comments received will be posted without change; the Commission does not edit personal identifying information from submissions. You should submit only information that you wish to make available publicly. All submissions should refer to File No. SR–PCX–2005–84 and should be submitted on or before August 1, 2005. For the Commission, by the Division of Market Regulation, pursuant to delegated authority.18 Jill M. Peterson, Assistant Secretary. [FR Doc. 05–13546 Filed 7–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8010–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of the Results of the 2004 Annual Product Review Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 39843 the 2004 Redesignation, and the 2004 Competitive Need Limitation Reviews. The GSP Subcommittee, Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), Room F–220, 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395–6971 and the facsimile number is (202) 395–9481. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The GSP program provides for the duty-free importation of designated articles when imported from beneficiary developing countries. The GSP program is authorized by Title V of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2461, et seq.), as amended (the ‘‘Trade Act’’), and is implemented in accordance with Executive Order 11888 of November 24, 1975, as modified by subsequent Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations. In the 2004 Annual Review, the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee reviewed petitions to change the product coverage of the GSP. The disposition of those petitions is described in Annex I of this notice. In the 2004 De Minimis Waiver and Redesignation Review, the GSP Subcommittee evaluated the appraised import values of each GSP-eligible article in 2004 to determine whether an article from a GSP beneficiary developing country exceeded the GSP Competitive Need Limitations (CNLs). Articles that exceeded one of the GSP CNLs in 2004, and that are newly excluded from GSP eligibility for a specific country, are listed in Annex II. Certain articles from GSP-eligible countries that had previously exceeded one of the CNLs, but had fallen below the CNLs in 2004 ($115 million and 50 percent of U.S. imports of the article), were redesignated for GSP eligibility. These articles and countries are listed in Annex III. De minimis waivers were granted to certain articles that exceeded the 50 percent import share CNL but for which the aggregate value of the imports of that article was below the 2004 de minimis level of $17.0 million. Annex IV to this notice contains a list of the articles and the associated countries granted de minimis waivers. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: This notice announces the disposition of the product petitions accepted for review in the 2004 GSP Annual Product Review (including selfinitiated product reviews) and the results of the 2004 De Minimis Waiver, Marideth J. Sandler, Executive Director, Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program, Chairman, GSP Subcommittee. change at least five days prior to the date of filing of the proposed rule change. The Commission has determined to waive the requirement in this case. 17 For purposes only of accelerating the operative date of the proposal, the Commission has considered the proposed rule’s impact on efficiency, competition, and capital formation. See 15 U.S.C. 78c(f). 18 17 CFR 200.30–3(a)(12). 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of the Results of 
the 2004 Annual Product Review

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the disposition of the product petitions 
accepted for review in the 2004 GSP Annual Product Review (including 
self-initiated product reviews) and the results of the 2004 De Minimis 
Waiver, the 2004 Redesignation, and the 2004 Competitive Need 
Limitation Reviews.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The GSP Subcommittee, Office of the 
United States Trade Representative (USTR), Room F-220, 1724 F Street, 
NW., Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395-6971 and 
the facsimile number is (202) 395-9481.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GSP program provides for the duty-free 
importation of designated articles when imported from beneficiary 
developing countries. The GSP program is authorized by Title V of the 
Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2461, et seq.), as amended (the ``Trade 
Act''), and is implemented in accordance with Executive Order 11888 of 
November 24, 1975, as modified by subsequent Executive Orders and 
Presidential Proclamations.
    In the 2004 Annual Review, the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy 
Staff Committee reviewed petitions to change the product coverage of 
the GSP. The disposition of those petitions is described in Annex I of 
this notice.
    In the 2004 De Minimis Waiver and Redesignation Review, the GSP 
Subcommittee evaluated the appraised import values of each GSP-eligible 
article in 2004 to determine whether an article from a GSP beneficiary 
developing country exceeded the GSP Competitive Need Limitations 
(CNLs). Articles that exceeded one of the GSP CNLs in 2004, and that 
are newly excluded from GSP eligibility for a specific country, are 
listed in Annex II. Certain articles from GSP-eligible countries that 
had previously exceeded one of the CNLs, but had fallen below the CNLs 
in 2004 ($115 million and 50 percent of U.S. imports of the article), 
were redesignated for GSP eligibility. These articles and countries are 
listed in Annex III. De minimis waivers were granted to certain 
articles that exceeded the 50 percent import share CNL but for which 
the aggregate value of the imports of that article was below the 2004 
de minimis level of $17.0 million. Annex IV to this notice contains a 
list of the articles and the associated countries granted de minimis 
waivers.

Marideth J. Sandler,
Executive Director, Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program, 
Chairman, GSP Subcommittee.
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