Determinations Under Section 1106(a) of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 69419 [05-22798]

Download as PDF 69419 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 219 Tuesday, November 15, 2005 Title 3— Memorandum of November 10, 2005 The President Determinations Under Section 1106(a) of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988—Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia) is seeking to become a Member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Saudi Arabia has concluded a bilateral agreement with the United States related to Saudi Arabia’s accession to the WTO. Saudi Arabia’s commitments under this bilateral agreement with the United States ensure: (1) that all state trading enterprises, as defined in section 1107(6) of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 (the ‘‘Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 2906(6)), will make (a) purchases that are not for government use and (b) sales in international trade, in accordance with commercial considerations, including price, quality, availability, marketability, and transportation, and (2) that such state trading enterprises will afford U.S. business firms adequate opportunity, in accordance with customary practice, to compete for such purchases and sales. In accordance with section 1106(a)(1) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2905(a)(1)), I determine that state trading enterprises account for a significant share of the exports of Saudi Arabia and the goods that compete with imports into Saudi Arabia. Further, I determine that, based on the bilateral agreement that Saudi Arabia has entered into with the United States, information provided and commitments set forth in the Report of the Working Party on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Accession to the WTO, and other information considered in connection with Saudi Arabia’s WTO accession negotiations including information in the United States National Energy Policy report, an affirmative determination under section 1106(a)(2) is not warranted. The determinations under section 1106(a) are intended solely to further the purpose of section 1106 and are not determinative for the purpose of any other statute or regulation. You are directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register. W THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, November 10, 2005. [FR Doc. 05–22798 Filed 11–14–05; 11:32 am] Billing code 3190–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:47 Nov 14, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\15NOO0.SGM 15NOO0

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Memorandum of November 10, 2005--Determinations Under Section 1106(a) 
of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988--Kingdom of Saudi 
Arabia


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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 15, 2005 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Memorandum of November 10, 2005

                
Determinations Under Section 1106(a) of the 
                Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988--Kingdom 
                of Saudi Arabia

                Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative

                The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia) is seeking 
                to become a Member of the World Trade Organization 
                (WTO). Saudi Arabia has concluded a bilateral agreement 
                with the United States related to Saudi Arabia's 
                accession to the WTO. Saudi Arabia's commitments under 
                this bilateral agreement with the United States ensure: 
                (1) that all state trading enterprises, as defined in 
                section 1107(6) of the Omnibus Trade and 
                Competitiveness Act of 1988 (the ``Act'') (19 U.S.C. 
                2906(6)), will make (a) purchases that are not for 
                government use and (b) sales in international trade, in 
                accordance with commercial considerations, including 
                price, quality, availability, marketability, and 
                transportation, and (2) that such state trading 
                enterprises will afford U.S. business firms adequate 
                opportunity, in accordance with customary practice, to 
                compete for such purchases and sales.

                In accordance with section 1106(a)(1) of the Act (19 
                U.S.C. 2905(a)(1)), I determine that state trading 
                enterprises account for a significant share of the 
                exports of Saudi Arabia and the goods that compete with 
                imports into Saudi Arabia. Further, I determine that, 
                based on the bilateral agreement that Saudi Arabia has 
                entered into with the United States, information 
                provided and commitments set forth in the Report of the 
                Working Party on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's 
                Accession to the WTO, and other information considered 
                in connection with Saudi Arabia's WTO accession 
                negotiations including information in the United States 
                National Energy Policy report, an affirmative 
                determination under section 1106(a)(2) is not 
                warranted.

                The determinations under section 1106(a) are intended 
                solely to further the purpose of section 1106 and are 
                not determinative for the purpose of any other statute 
                or regulation.

                You are directed to publish this memorandum in the 
                Federal Register.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, November 10, 2005.

[FR Doc. 05-22798
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