Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974: Request for Public Comment, 54436-54437 [05-18280]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2005 / Notices arrange for an alternative method of transmission. Public versions of all documents relating to this review will be available for review approximately two weeks after the relevant due date by appointment in the USTR public reading room, 1724 F Street NW., Washington, DC. Appointments may be made from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. [FR Doc. 05–18228 Filed 9–13–05; 8:45 am] USTR is required to determine which of those countries should be identified as Priority Foreign Countries. On April 30, 2005, USTR announced the results of the 2005 Special 301 review and stated that Out-of-Cycle Reviews (OCRs) would be conducted for Ukraine and Saudi Arabia. USTR will conduct these OCRs in the fall of 2005. USTR requests written comments from the public concerning the acts, policies, and practices relevant for this review under Section 182 of the Trade Act. BILLING CODE 3901–W5–C OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974: Request for Public Comment Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for written submissions from the public. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 2242), requires the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. Section 182 is commonly referred to as the ‘‘Special 301’’ provision of the Trade Act. In addition, VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:17 Sep 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling (202) 395–6186. Marideth J. Sandler, Executive Director, Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Program, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. BILLING CODE 3901–W5–P Submissions must be received on or before 5 p.m. on Friday, October 14, 2005. DATES: Comments should be addressed to Sybia Harrison, Special Assistant to the Section 301 Committee, and sent (i) electronically, to FR0526@ustr.gov, with ‘‘Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review: Ukraine and Saudi Arabia’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to (202) 395–9458, with a confirmation copy sent electronically to the e-mail address above. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Choe Groves, Director for Intellectual Property and Chair of the Special 301 Committee, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–4510. Pursuant to Section 182 of the Trade Act, USTR must identify those countries that deny adequate and effective protection for intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. Those countries that have the most onerous or egregious acts, policies, or practices and whose acts, policies, or practices have the greatest adverse impact (actual or potential) on relevant U.S. products may be identified as Priority Foreign Countries. Acts, policies, or practices that are the basis of a country’s designation as a Priority Foreign Country are normally the subject of an investigation under the Section 301 provisions of the Trade Act. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 EN14SE05.002</GPH> 54436 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 177 / Wednesday, September 14, 2005 / Notices On April 30, 2005, USTR announced the results of the 2005 Special 301 review, including an announcement that Out-of-Cycle Reviews (OCRs) would be conducted for Ukraine and Saudi Arabia. Additional countries may also be reviewed as a result of the comments received pursuant to this notice, or as warranted by events. Requirements for Comments: Comments should include a description of the problems experienced, and the effect of the acts, policies, and practices on U.S. industry. Comments should be as detailed as possible and should provide all necessary information for assessing the effect of the acts, policies, and practices. Any comments that include quantitative loss claims should be accompanied by the methodology used in calculating such estimated losses. Comments must be in English. No submissions will be accepted via postal service mail. Documents should be submitted as either WordPerfect, MS Word, or text (.TXT) files. Supporting documentation submitted as spreadsheets are acceptable as Quattro Pro or Excel files. A submitter requesting that information contained in a comment be treated as confidential business information must certify that such information is business confidential and would not customarily be released to the public by the submitter. A non-confidential version of the comment must also be provided. For any document containing business confidential information, the file name of the business confidential version should begin with the characters ‘‘BC-’’, and the file name of the public version should begin with the character ‘‘P-’’. The ‘‘P-’’ or ‘‘BC-’’ should be followed by the name of the submitter. Submissions should not include separate cover letters; information that might appear in a cover letter should be included in the submission itself. To the extent possible, any attachments to the submission should be included in the same file as the submission itself, and not as separate files. All comments should be addressed to Sybia Harrison, Special Assistant to the Section 301 Committee, and sent (i) electronically, to FR0526@ustr.gov, with ‘‘Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review: Ukraine and Saudi Arabia’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to (202) 395– 9458, with a confirmation copy sent electronically to the e-mail address above. Public Inspection of Submissions: Within one business day of receipt, nonconfidential submissions will be placed in a public file open for inspection at the USTR reading room, Office of the VerDate Aug<18>2005 16:17 Sep 13, 2005 Jkt 205001 United States Trade Representative, Annex Building, 1724 F Street, NW., Room 1, Washington, DC. An appointment to review the file must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance and may be made by calling Jacqueline Caldwell at (202) 395–6186. The USTR reading room is open to the public from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 177 (Wednesday, September 14, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54436-54437]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18280]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Identification of Countries Under Section 182 of the Trade Act of 
1974: Request for Public Comment

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Request for written submissions from the public.

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SUMMARY: Section 182 of the Trade Act of 1974 (Trade Act) (19 U.S.C. 
2242), requires the United States Trade Representative (USTR) to 
identify countries that deny adequate and effective protection of 
intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable market access 
to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property protection. Section 
182 is commonly referred to as the ``Special 301'' provision of the 
Trade Act. In addition, USTR is required to determine which of those 
countries should be identified as Priority Foreign Countries. On April 
30, 2005, USTR announced the results of the 2005 Special 301 review and 
stated that Out-of-Cycle Reviews (OCRs) would be conducted for Ukraine 
and Saudi Arabia. USTR will conduct these OCRs in the fall of 2005. 
USTR requests written comments from the public concerning the acts, 
policies, and practices relevant for this review under Section 182 of 
the Trade Act.

DATES: Submissions must be received on or before 5 p.m. on Friday, 
October 14, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be addressed to Sybia Harrison, Special 
Assistant to the Section 301 Committee, and sent (i) electronically, to 
FR0526@ustr.gov, with ``Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review: Ukraine and 
Saudi Arabia'' in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to (202) 395-9458, 
with a confirmation copy sent electronically to the e-mail address 
above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Choe Groves, Director for 
Intellectual Property and Chair of the Special 301 Committee, Office of 
the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395-4510.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Section 182 of the Trade Act, 
USTR must identify those countries that deny adequate and effective 
protection for intellectual property rights or deny fair and equitable 
market access to U.S. persons who rely on intellectual property 
protection. Those countries that have the most onerous or egregious 
acts, policies, or practices and whose acts, policies, or practices 
have the greatest adverse impact (actual or potential) on relevant U.S. 
products may be identified as Priority Foreign Countries. Acts, 
policies, or practices that are the basis of a country's designation as 
a Priority Foreign Country are normally the subject of an investigation 
under the Section 301 provisions of the Trade Act.

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    On April 30, 2005, USTR announced the results of the 2005 Special 
301 review, including an announcement that Out-of-Cycle Reviews (OCRs) 
would be conducted for Ukraine and Saudi Arabia. Additional countries 
may also be reviewed as a result of the comments received pursuant to 
this notice, or as warranted by events.
    Requirements for Comments: Comments should include a description of 
the problems experienced, and the effect of the acts, policies, and 
practices on U.S. industry. Comments should be as detailed as possible 
and should provide all necessary information for assessing the effect 
of the acts, policies, and practices. Any comments that include 
quantitative loss claims should be accompanied by the methodology used 
in calculating such estimated losses.
    Comments must be in English. No submissions will be accepted via 
postal service mail. Documents should be submitted as either 
WordPerfect, MS Word, or text (.TXT) files. Supporting documentation 
submitted as spreadsheets are acceptable as Quattro Pro or Excel files. 
A submitter requesting that information contained in a comment be 
treated as confidential business information must certify that such 
information is business confidential and would not customarily be 
released to the public by the submitter. A non-confidential version of 
the comment must also be provided. For any document containing business 
confidential information, the file name of the business confidential 
version should begin with the characters ``BC-'', and the file name of 
the public version should begin with the character ``P-''. The ``P-'' 
or ``BC-'' should be followed by the name of the submitter. Submissions 
should not include separate cover letters; information that might 
appear in a cover letter should be included in the submission itself. 
To the extent possible, any attachments to the submission should be 
included in the same file as the submission itself, and not as separate 
files.
    All comments should be addressed to Sybia Harrison, Special 
Assistant to the Section 301 Committee, and sent (i) electronically, to 
FR0526@ustr.gov, with ``Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review: Ukraine and 
Saudi Arabia'' in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to (202) 395-9458, 
with a confirmation copy sent electronically to the e-mail address 
above.
    Public Inspection of Submissions: Within one business day of 
receipt, non-confidential submissions will be placed in a public file 
open for inspection at the USTR reading room, Office of the United 
States Trade Representative, Annex Building, 1724 F Street, NW., Room 
1, Washington, DC. An appointment to review the file must be scheduled 
at least 48 hours in advance and may be made by calling Jacqueline 
Caldwell at (202) 395-6186. The USTR reading room is open to the public 
from 10 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Jennifer Choe Groves,
Director for Intellectual Property and Chair of the Special 301 
Committee.
[FR Doc. 05-18280 Filed 9-13-05; 8:45 am]
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