Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Difficulty in Receiving Petitions for the 2006 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review, 43543 [E6-12313]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 147 / Tuesday, August 1, 2006 / Notices For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Cornelius F. Holden, Deputy Director, Division of Operating Reactor Licensing, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. 06–6597 Filed 7–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Difficulty in Receiving Petitions for the 2006 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of difficulty in receiving petitions for the 2006 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice identifies those petitions that the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) received by the deadline of July 20, 2006, for consideration in the 2006 Annual Review. Because of technical difficulties in receiving petitions, USTR requests parties who submitted petitions prior to July 20, 2006, to review the list of petitioners included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION and to notify the USTR of any petitions that were submitted to the GSP Subcommittee by 5 p.m., July 20, 2006, but not included in that list. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 1724 F Street, NW., Room F–220, Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395–6971, the facsimile number is (202) 395–9481, and the e-mail address is FR0618@USTR.EOP.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 29, 2006, USTR published a request for petitions for the 2006 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review (71 FR 37129, June 29, 2006). Because of technical problems, USTR may not have received all the petitions which were submitted. We did receive petitions from the following parties: ANFACER (Brazilian Association of Ceramic Tile Manufacturers), The Home Depot, the International Intellectual Property Association (IIPA), AFL–CIO, and R&J Trading International Company, Inc. Parties that can verify submission of a petition not included in this list should call the GSP Subcommittee at (202) 395–6971 and then resubmit the petition to FR0618@USTR.EOP.GOV. Parties must also include proof that the petition was transmitted by e-mail to the GSP VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:04 Jul 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 43543 Subcommittee by the July 20, 2006, deadline. Such documentation may include a copy of the original e-mail transmitting the petition, indicating the original date and time, from a ‘‘sent message’’ folder. The deadline for resubmitting any petitions meeting these criteria is 5 p.m., August 11, 2006. Public Review: Public versions of all documents relating to the 2006 Annual Review will be available for examination on or before August 21, 2006, 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. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling (202) 395–6186. Committee (TPSC) has initiated a review in order to make a recommendation to the President as to whether East Timor meets the eligibility criteria of the GSP statute, as set out below. After considering the eligibility criteria, the President is authorized to designate East Timor as a least developed beneficiary developing country for purposes of the GSP. Interested parties are invited to submit comments regarding the eligibility of East Timor for designation as a least developed beneficiary developing country. Documents should be submitted in accordance with the instructions below to be considered in this review. Marideth Sandler, Executive Director GSP, Chairman, GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. E6–12313 Filed 7–31–06; 8:45 am] Eligibility Criteria The trade benefits of the GSP program are available to any country that the President designates as a GSP ‘‘beneficiary developing country.’’ Additional trade benefits under the GSP are available to any country that the President designates as a GSP ‘‘leastdeveloped beneficiary developing country.’’ In designating countries as GSP beneficiary developing countries, the President must consider the criteria in sections 502(b)(2) and 502(c) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2462(b)(2), 2462(c)) (‘‘the Act’’). Section 502(b)(2) provides that a country is ineligible for designation if: 1. Such country is a Communist country, unless— (a) The products of such country receive nondiscriminatory treatment, (b) Such country is a WTO Member (as such term is defined in section 2(10) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act) (19 U.S.C. 3501(10)) and a member of the International Monetary Fund, and (c) Such country is not dominated or controlled by international communism. 2. Such country is a party to an arrangement of countries and participates in any action pursuant to such arrangement, the effect of which is— (a) To withhold supplies of vital commodity resources from international trade or to raise the price of such commodities to an unreasonable level, and (b) To cause serious disruption of the world economy. 3. Such country affords preferential treatment to the products of a developed country, other than the United States, which has, or is likely to have, a significant adverse effect on United States commerce. 4. Such country— (a) Has nationalized, expropriated, or otherwise seized ownership or control of property, including patents, trademarks, or copyrights, owned by a BILLING CODE 3190–W6–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Initiation of a Review To Consider the Designation of East Timor as a Least Developed Beneficiary Developing Country Under the GSP Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and solicitation of public comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the initiation of a review to consider the designation of East Timor as a least developed beneficiary developing country under the GSP program and solicits public comment relating to the designation criteria. Comments are due on August 25, 2006, in accordance with the requirements for submissions, explained below. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by electronic mail (e-mail) to: FR0618@ustr.eop.gov. For assistance or if unable to submit comments by e-mail, contact the GSP Subcommittee, Office of the United States Trade Representative; USTR Annex, Room F–220; 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508 (Tel. 202–395–6971). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact the GSP Subcommittee, Office of the United States Trade Representative; USTR Annex, Room F– 220; 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508 (Telephone: 202–395–6971, Facsimile: 202–395–9481). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Difficulty in 
Receiving Petitions for the 2006 Annual GSP Product and Country 
Practices Review

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice of difficulty in receiving petitions for the 2006 Annual 
GSP Product and Country Practices Review.

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SUMMARY: This notice identifies those petitions that the Office of the 
United States Trade Representative (USTR) received by the deadline of 
July 20, 2006, for consideration in the 2006 Annual Review. Because of 
technical difficulties in receiving petitions, USTR requests parties 
who submitted petitions prior to July 20, 2006, to review the list of 
petitioners included in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION and to notify the 
USTR of any petitions that were submitted to the GSP Subcommittee by 5 
p.m., July 20, 2006, but not included in that list.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The GSP Subcommittee of the Trade 
Policy Staff Committee, Office of the United States Trade 
Representative, 1724 F Street, NW., Room F-220, Washington, DC 20508. 
The telephone number is (202) 395-6971, the facsimile number is (202) 
395-9481, and the e-mail address is FR0618@USTR.EOP.GOV.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 29, 2006, USTR published a request 
for petitions for the 2006 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices 
Review (71 FR 37129, June 29, 2006). Because of technical problems, 
USTR may not have received all the petitions which were submitted. We 
did receive petitions from the following parties: ANFACER (Brazilian 
Association of Ceramic Tile Manufacturers), The Home Depot, the 
International Intellectual Property Association (IIPA), AFL-CIO, and 
R&J Trading International Company, Inc. Parties that can verify 
submission of a petition not included in this list should call the GSP 
Subcommittee at (202) 395-6971 and then resubmit the petition to 
FR0618@USTR.EOP.GOV. Parties must also include proof that the petition 
was transmitted by e-mail to the GSP Subcommittee by the July 20, 2006, 
deadline. Such documentation may include a copy of the original e-mail 
transmitting the petition, indicating the original date and time, from 
a ``sent message'' folder. The deadline for re-submitting any petitions 
meeting these criteria is 5 p.m., August 11, 2006.
    Public Review: Public versions of all documents relating to the 
2006 Annual Review will be available for examination on or before 
August 21, 2006, 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. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling (202) 
395-6186.

Marideth Sandler,
Executive Director GSP, Chairman, GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy 
Staff Committee.
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