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Download as PDF 24762 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 26, 2006 / Notices Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20044–7611, and should refer to United States and the State of Wisconsin v. NCR Corporation and Sonoco-U.S. Mills, Inc., Civil Action No. 06–CV– 00484 (E.D. Wis.) and D.J. Ref. No. 90– 11–2–1045/5. The Consent Decree may be examined at: (1) The offices of the United States Attorney, 517 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Room 530, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and (2) the offices of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, 77 West Jackson Boulevard, 14th Floor, Chicago, Illinois. During the public comment period, the Consent Decree may also be examined on the following Department of Justice Web site, http:// www.usdoj.gov/enrd/open.html. A copy of the Consent Decree may also be obtained by mail from the Consent Decree Library, P.O. 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AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined that the Republic of Chad has adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent unlawful transshipment and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with shipments of textile and apparel articles and has implemented and follows, or is making substantial progress toward implementing and following, the customs procedures required by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Therefore, imports of eligible products from Chad qualify for the textile and apparel benefits provided under the AGOA. DATES: Effective April 26, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Jackson, Director for African Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9514. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AGOA (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. No. 106–200) provides preferential tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and apparel products of beneficiary subSaharan African countries. The textile and apparel trade benefits under the AGOA are available to imports of eligible products from countries that the President designates as beneficiary subSaharan African countries, provided that these countries: (1) Have adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent unlawful transshipment and the use of counterfeit documents; and (2) have implemented and follow, or are making substantial progress toward implementing and following, certain customs procedures that assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection in verifying the origin of the products. In Proclamation 7350 (Oct. 2, 2000), the President designated Chad a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country. Proclamation 7350 delegated to the USTR the authority to determine whether designated countries have met the two requirements described above. The President directed the USTR to announce any such determinations in the Federal Register and to implement them through modifications of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). Based on actions that the Government of Chad has taken, E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 80 / Wednesday, April 26, 2006 / Notices I have determined that Chad has satisfied these two requirements. Accordingly, pursuant to the authority vested in the USTR by Proclamation 7350, U.S. note 7(a) to subchapter II of chapter 98 of the HTS and U.S. note 1 to subchapter XIX of chapter 98 of the HTS are each modified by inserting Chad in alphabetical sequence in the list of countries. The foregoing modifications to the HTS are effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the date of publication of this notice. Importers claiming preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA for entries of textile and apparel articles should ensure that those entries meet the applicable visa requirements. See Visa Requirements Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 66 FR 7837 (2001). Rob Portman, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. E6–6224 Filed 4–25–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W6–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. WTO/DS–338] WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding Canada—Provisional Antidumping and Countervailing Duties on Grain Corn From the United States subject line, or (ii) by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640, with a confirmation copy sent electronically to the electronic mail address above, in accordance with the requirements for submission set out below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Yocis, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, (202) 395–6150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 127(b) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA) (19 U.S.C. 3537(b)(1)) requires that notice and opportunity for comment be provided after the United States submits or receives a request for the establishment of a WTO dispute settlement panel. In an effort to provide additional opportunity for comment, USTR is providing notice that consultations have been requested pursuant to the WTO Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (‘‘DSU’’). If such consultations should fail to resolve the matter and a dispute settlement panel is established pursuant to the DSU, such panel, which would hold its meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, would be expected to issue a report on its findings and recommendations within nine months after it is established. Major Issues Raised by the United States On March 17, 2006, the United States requested consultations regarding Canada’s provisional antidumping and countervailing duties on unprocessed grain corn from the United States and SUMMARY: The Office of the United certain related measures. Those States Trade Representative (USTR) is measures include: providing notice that on March 17, • The imposition of provisional 2006, in accordance with the Marrakesh antidumping and countervailing duties Agreement Establishing the World Trade on imports of unprocessed grain corn Organization (‘‘WTO Agreement’’), the from the United States on December 15, United States requested consultations 2005 (Canada Gazette, Part I, Vol. 153, regarding Canada’s provisional No. 53, p. 4321, published December 31, antidumping and countervailing duties 2005), including the preliminary on imports of unprocessed grain corn determination of injury by the Canadian from the United States. That request International Trade Tribunal (CITT) on may be found at http://www.wto.org November 15, 2005 (Canada Gazette, contained in a document designated as Part I, Vol. 153, No. 48, p. 3891, WT/DS338/1. USTR invites written published November 26, 2005) and the comments from the public concerning accompanying Statement of Reasons, the issues raised in this dispute. released on November 30, 2005 and DATES: Although USTR will accept any available on the CITT’s Web site at comments received during the course of ftp://ftp.citt-tcce.gc.ca/doc/english/ the consultations, comments should be Dumping/PreInq/determin/ submitted on or before May 12, 2006 to pi2f001_e.pdf; and be assured of timely consideration by • The Special Import Measures Act, USTR. R.S. 1985, c. S–15, and any ADDRESSES: Comments should be amendments, implementing measures, submitted (i) electronically, to and related measures. In its preliminary injury FR0614@ustr.gov, with ‘‘Canada Corn determination, the CITT did not address Preliminary Injury (DS338)’’ in the Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Apr 25, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00127 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24763 or otherwise refer to certain factors mandated by the WTO agreements, such as the volume of imports, the price of imports, and the impact of imports on the domestic industry. In addition, the CITT expressly decided not to analyze the evidence before it with respect to causation, including the causal link between imports and injury and injury caused by factors other than imports. Instead, the CITT decision is based entirely on a supposed correlation between past injury to the Canadian domestic industry with past and projected future declines in the U.S. domestic price of grain corn, rather than the mandatory factors in the agreements. Further, the Special Import Measures Act would appear to require the imposition of antidumping and countervailing duties upon a CITT finding that the ‘‘dumping and subsidizing’’ of subject goods, including alleged effects of subsidies on the domestic prices of those goods in the market of the dumping or subsidizing country, have injured Canada’s domestic industry, even in the absence of any finding of injury caused by dumped or subsidized imports as provided for in the WTO agreements. USTR believes these measures are inconsistent with Canada’s obligations under Articles 1, 3, and 7 of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (‘‘AD Agreement’’), Articles 10, 15, and 17 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (‘‘SCM Agreement’’), and Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994. Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning the issues raised in the dispute. Comments should be submitted (i) electronically, to FR0614@ustr.gov, with ‘‘Canada Corn Preliminary Injury (DS338)’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395– 3640, with a confirmation copy sent electronically to the electronic mail address above. USTR encourages the submission of documents in Adobe PDF format as attachments to an electronic mail. Interested persons who make submissions by electronic mail should not provide separate cover letters; information that might appear in a cover letter should be included in the submission itself. Similarly, 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. E:\FR\FM\26APN1.SGM 26APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 80 (Wednesday, April 26, 2006)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determinations Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined 
that the Republic of Chad has adopted an effective visa system and 
related procedures to prevent unlawful transshipment and the use of 
counterfeit documents in connection with shipments of textile and 
apparel articles and has implemented and follows, or is making 
substantial progress toward implementing and following, the customs 
procedures required by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). 
Therefore, imports of eligible products from Chad qualify for the 
textile and apparel benefits provided under the AGOA.

DATES: Effective April 26, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Jackson, Director for African 
Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395-
9514.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AGOA (Title I of the Trade and 
Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. No. 106-200) provides preferential 
tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and apparel products of 
beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries. The textile and apparel 
trade benefits under the AGOA are available to imports of eligible 
products from countries that the President designates as beneficiary 
sub-Saharan African countries, provided that these countries: (1) Have 
adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent 
unlawful transshipment and the use of counterfeit documents; and (2) 
have implemented and follow, or are making substantial progress toward 
implementing and following, certain customs procedures that assist U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection in verifying the origin of the products.
    In Proclamation 7350 (Oct. 2, 2000), the President designated Chad 
a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country. Proclamation 7350 delegated 
to the USTR the authority to determine whether designated countries 
have met the two requirements described above. The President directed 
the USTR to announce any such determinations in the Federal Register 
and to implement them through modifications of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTS). Based on actions that the 
Government of Chad has taken,

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I have determined that Chad has satisfied these two requirements.
    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority vested in the USTR by 
Proclamation 7350, U.S. note 7(a) to subchapter II of chapter 98 of the 
HTS and U.S. note 1 to subchapter XIX of chapter 98 of the HTS are each 
modified by inserting Chad in alphabetical sequence in the list of 
countries. The foregoing modifications to the HTS are effective with 
respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after the date of publication of this notice. 
Importers claiming preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA for 
entries of textile and apparel articles should ensure that those 
entries meet the applicable visa requirements. See Visa Requirements 
Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 66 FR 7837 (2001).

Rob Portman,
United States Trade Representative.
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