Petition Under Section 302 on China's Currency Valuation; Decision Not To Initiate Investigation, 46259 [05-15674]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 152 / Tuesday, August 9, 2005 / Notices As noted above, at the end of the three-year period, the above named persons/entities remain debarred unless licensing privileges are reinstated. Debarred persons are generally ineligible to participate in activity regulated under the ITAR (see e.g., sections 120.1(c) and (d), and 127.11(a)). The Department of State will not consider applications for licenses or requests for approvals that involve any person who has been convicted of violating or of conspiring to violate the AECA during the period of statutory debarment. Persons who have been statutorily debarred may appeal to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security for reconsideration of the ineligibility determination. A request for reconsideration must be submitted in writing within 30 days after a person has been informed of the adverse decision, in accordance with 22 CFR 127.7(d) and 128.13(a). This notice is provided for purposes of making the public aware that the persons listed above are prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in any brokering activities and in any export from or temporary import into the United States of defense articles, related technical data, or defense services in all situations covered by the ITAR. Specific case information may be obtained from the Office of the Clerk for the U.S. District Court, Central District of California (Los Angeles) citing the court case number where provided. This notice involves a foreign affairs function of the United States encompassed within the meaning of the military and foreign affairs exclusion of the Administrative Procedure Act. Because the exercise of this foreign affairs function is discretionary, it is excluded from review under the Administrative Procedure Act. Rose M. Likins, Acting Assistant Secretary for PoliticalMilitary Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 05–15721 Filed 8–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Petition Under Section 302 on China’s Currency Valuation; Decision Not To Initiate Investigation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Decision not to initiate investigation. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined VerDate jul<14>2003 15:52 Aug 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 not to initiate an investigation under section 302 of the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to a petition addressed to China’s currency valuation policies because initiation of an investigation would not be effective in addressing the issues raised in the petition. DATES: Effective May 27, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terrence McCartin, Senior Director of Monitoring and Enforcement for China, (202) 395–3900; or William Busis, Associate General Counsel and Chairman of the Section 301 Committee, (202) 395–3150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 20, 2005, the Congressional China Currency Action Coalition filed a petition pursuant to section 302(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the Trade Act), alleging that certain acts, policies and practices of the Government of China with respect to the valuation of China’s currency deny and violate international legal rights of the United States, are unjustifiable, and burden or restrict U.S. commerce. In particular, the petition alleged that China’s acts, policies and practices that maintain a fixed exchange rate vis a vis the U.S. dollar have resulted in a significant undervaluation of China’s currency. The petition alleged that these acts, policies and practices amount: To a prohibited export subsidy under the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and articles VI and XVI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994); to exchange action under article XV of the GATT 1994 that frustrates the intent of articles I, II, III, and XI of the GATT 1994; and to subsidies that are inconsistent with China’s obligations under articles 3, 9, and 10 of the Agreement on Agriculture. The petition also alleged that these acts, policies and practices of China violate international legal rights of the United States under articles IV and VIII of the Articles of Agreement of the International Monetary Fund, and that they burden or restrict U.S. commerce by, among other things, suppressing U.S. manufacturing for domestic consumption and the growth in U.S. exports. On May 27, 2005, the USTR determined not to initiate an investigation under section 302 of the Trade Act because, among other reasons, an investigation would not be effective in addressing the acts, policies, and practices covered in the petition. The Administration is currently involved in efforts to address with the Government of China the currency valuation issues raised in the petition. The USTR believes that initiation of an PO 00000 Frm 00128 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46259 investigation under section 302 would hamper, rather than advance, Administration efforts to address China’s currency valuation policies. William Busis, Chairman, Section 301 Committee. [FR Doc. 05–15674 Filed 8–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W5–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this notice announces that the Information Collection Request (ICR) abstracted below has been forwarded to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval of the new collection. The ICR describes the nature of the information collection and the expected burden. The Federal Register notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on the following collection of information was published on April 20, 2004 on page 21179. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 8, 2005. A comment to OMB is most effective if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy Street on (202) 267–9895. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 1. Title: Survey of Airman Satisfaction with Aeromedical Certification Services. Type of Request: Approval of a new collection. OMB Control Number: 2120–xxxx. Form(s): FAA Pilot Medical Certification Survey. Affected Public: A total of 4,800 airmen. Abstract: This survey assesses airman opinion of key dimensions of service quality. These dimensions, identified by the OMB Statistical Policy Office, are courtesy, competence, reliability, and communication. Estimated Annual Burden Hours: An estimated 1,200 hours annually. ADDRESSES: Send comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street, NW., E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 152 (Tuesday, August 9, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Page 46259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-15674]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Petition Under Section 302 on China's Currency Valuation; 
Decision Not To Initiate Investigation

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Decision not to initiate investigation.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined 
not to initiate an investigation under section 302 of the Trade Act of 
1974 with respect to a petition addressed to China's currency valuation 
policies because initiation of an investigation would not be effective 
in addressing the issues raised in the petition.

DATES: Effective May 27, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terrence McCartin, Senior Director of 
Monitoring and Enforcement for China, (202) 395-3900; or William Busis, 
Associate General Counsel and Chairman of the Section 301 Committee, 
(202) 395-3150.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 20, 2005, the Congressional China 
Currency Action Coalition filed a petition pursuant to section 
302(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the Trade Act), 
alleging that certain acts, policies and practices of the Government of 
China with respect to the valuation of China's currency deny and 
violate international legal rights of the United States, are 
unjustifiable, and burden or restrict U.S. commerce. In particular, the 
petition alleged that China's acts, policies and practices that 
maintain a fixed exchange rate vis a vis the U.S. dollar have resulted 
in a significant undervaluation of China's currency. The petition 
alleged that these acts, policies and practices amount: To a prohibited 
export subsidy under the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing 
Measures and articles VI and XVI of the General Agreement on Tariffs 
and Trade 1994 (GATT 1994); to exchange action under article XV of the 
GATT 1994 that frustrates the intent of articles I, II, III, and XI of 
the GATT 1994; and to subsidies that are inconsistent with China's 
obligations under articles 3, 9, and 10 of the Agreement on 
Agriculture. The petition also alleged that these acts, policies and 
practices of China violate international legal rights of the United 
States under articles IV and VIII of the Articles of Agreement of the 
International Monetary Fund, and that they burden or restrict U.S. 
commerce by, among other things, suppressing U.S. manufacturing for 
domestic consumption and the growth in U.S. exports.
    On May 27, 2005, the USTR determined not to initiate an 
investigation under section 302 of the Trade Act because, among other 
reasons, an investigation would not be effective in addressing the 
acts, policies, and practices covered in the petition. The 
Administration is currently involved in efforts to address with the 
Government of China the currency valuation issues raised in the 
petition. The USTR believes that initiation of an investigation under 
section 302 would hamper, rather than advance, Administration efforts 
to address China's currency valuation policies.

William Busis,
Chairman, Section 301 Committee.
[FR Doc. 05-15674 Filed 8-8-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3190-W5-P