Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With Respect to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter 9 of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement for Honduras and Nicaragua, 28393 [E6-7442]

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 533 of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended (49 U.S.C. 50104), the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined not to include any countries on the list of countries that deny fair market opportunities for U.S. products, suppliers, or bidders in foreign government-funded airport construction projects. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 533 of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982, as amended by section 115 of the Airport and Airway Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1987, Public Law 100–223 (codified at 49 U.S.C. 50104) (‘‘the Act’’), requires USTR to decide whether any foreign countries have denied fair VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:06 May 15, 2006 Jkt 208001 market opportunities to U.S. products, suppliers, or bidders in connection with airport construction projects of $500,000 or more that are funded in whole or in part by the governments of such countries. The list of such countries must be published in the Federal Register. For the purposes of the Act, USTR has decided not to include any countries on the list of countries that deny fair market opportunities for U.S. products, suppliers, or bidders in foreign government-funded airport construction projects. Rob Portman, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. E6–7437 Filed 5–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W6–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With Respect to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter 9 of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement for Honduras and Nicaragua Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Determination under Trade Agreements Act of 1979. AGENCY: DATES: Effective Date: May 16, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dawn Shackleford, Director for International Procurement, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9461, or Jason Kearns, Associate General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9439. On August 5, 2004, the United States, Honduras and Nicaragua entered into the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (‘‘the CAFTA–DR’’). Chapter 9 of the CAFTA–DR sets forth certain obligations with respect to government procurement of goods and services, as specified in Annex 9.1.2(b)(i) of the CAFTA–DR. On August 2, 2005, the President signed into law the Dominican Republic-Central AmericaUnited States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘the CAFTA-DR Act’’) (Pub. L. 109–53, 119 Stat. 462) (19 U.S.C. 4001 note). In section 101(a) of the CAFTA–DR Act, the Congress approved the CAFTA–DR. The CAFTA– DR entered into force on April 1, 2006, for Honduras and Nicaragua. Section 1–201 of Executive Order 12260 of December 31, 1980 (46 FR PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 28393 1653) delegates the functions of the President under Sections 301 and 302 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (‘‘the Trade Agreements Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 2511, 2512) to the United States Trade Representative. Now, therefore, I, Rob Portman, United States Trade Representative, in conformity with the provisions of Sections 301 and 302 of the Trade Agreements Act, and Executive Order 12260, and in order to carry out U.S. obligations under Chapter 9 of the CAFTA–DR, do hereby determine that: 1. Honduras and Nicaragua are countries, other than major industrialized countries, which, pursuant to the CAFTA–DR, will provide appropriate reciprocal competitive government procurement opportunities to United States products and suppliers of such products. In accordance with Section 301(b)(3) of the Trade Agreements Act, Honduras and Nicaragua are so designated for purposes of Section 301(a) of the Trade Agreements Act. 2. With respect to eligible products of Honduras and Nicaragua (i.e., goods and services covered by the Schedules of the United States in Annex 9.1.2(b)(i) of the CAFTA–DR) and suppliers of such products, the application of any law, regulation, procedure, or practice regarding government procurement that would, if applied to such products and suppliers, result in treatment less favorable than accorded— (A) To United States products and suppliers of such products; or (B) To eligible products of another foreign country or instrumentality which is a party to the Agreement on Government Procurement referred to in section 101(d)(17) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(d)(17)) and suppliers of such products, shall be waived. With respect to Honduras and Nicaragua, this waiver shall be applied by all entities listed in the Schedule of the United States to Section A of Annex 9.1.2(b)(i) and in List A of Section C of Annex 9.1.2(b)(i) of the CAFTA–DR. 3. The designation in paragraph 1 and the waiver in paragraph 2 are subject to modification or withdrawal by the United States Trade Representative. Dated: May 8, 2006. Rob Portman, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. E6–7442 Filed 5–15–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W6–P E:\FR\FM\16MYN1.SGM 16MYN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing 
Requirements With Respect to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter 9 of 
the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade 
Agreement for Honduras and Nicaragua

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Determination under Trade Agreements Act of 1979.

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DATES: Effective Date: May 16, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dawn Shackleford, Director for 
International Procurement, Office of the United States Trade 
Representative, (202) 395-9461, or Jason Kearns, Associate General 
Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395-
9439.
    On August 5, 2004, the United States, Honduras and Nicaragua 
entered into the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free 
Trade Agreement (``the CAFTA-DR''). Chapter 9 of the CAFTA-DR sets 
forth certain obligations with respect to government procurement of 
goods and services, as specified in Annex 9.1.2(b)(i) of the CAFTA-DR. 
On August 2, 2005, the President signed into law the Dominican 
Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement 
Implementation Act (``the CAFTA-DR Act'') (Pub. L. 109-53, 119 Stat. 
462) (19 U.S.C. 4001 note). In section 101(a) of the CAFTA-DR Act, the 
Congress approved the CAFTA-DR. The CAFTA-DR entered into force on 
April 1, 2006, for Honduras and Nicaragua.
    Section 1-201 of Executive Order 12260 of December 31, 1980 (46 FR 
1653) delegates the functions of the President under Sections 301 and 
302 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (``the Trade Agreements Act'') 
(19 U.S.C. 2511, 2512) to the United States Trade Representative.
    Now, therefore, I, Rob Portman, United States Trade Representative, 
in conformity with the provisions of Sections 301 and 302 of the Trade 
Agreements Act, and Executive Order 12260, and in order to carry out 
U.S. obligations under Chapter 9 of the CAFTA-DR, do hereby determine 
that:
    1. Honduras and Nicaragua are countries, other than major 
industrialized countries, which, pursuant to the CAFTA-DR, will provide 
appropriate reciprocal competitive government procurement opportunities 
to United States products and suppliers of such products. In accordance 
with Section 301(b)(3) of the Trade Agreements Act, Honduras and 
Nicaragua are so designated for purposes of Section 301(a) of the Trade 
Agreements Act.
    2. With respect to eligible products of Honduras and Nicaragua 
(i.e., goods and services covered by the Schedules of the United States 
in Annex 9.1.2(b)(i) of the CAFTA-DR) and suppliers of such products, 
the application of any law, regulation, procedure, or practice 
regarding government procurement that would, if applied to such 
products and suppliers, result in treatment less favorable than 
accorded--
    (A) To United States products and suppliers of such products; or
    (B) To eligible products of another foreign country or 
instrumentality which is a party to the Agreement on Government 
Procurement referred to in section 101(d)(17) of the Uruguay Round 
Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(d)(17)) and suppliers of such products, 
shall be waived.
    With respect to Honduras and Nicaragua, this waiver shall be 
applied by all entities listed in the Schedule of the United States to 
Section A of Annex 9.1.2(b)(i) and in List A of Section C of Annex 
9.1.2(b)(i) of the CAFTA-DR.
    3. The designation in paragraph 1 and the waiver in paragraph 2 are 
subject to modification or withdrawal by the United States Trade 
Representative.

    Dated: May 8, 2006.
Rob Portman,
United States Trade Representative.
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