Canned Peaches, Pears, and Fruit Mixtures: Conditions of Competition Between U.S. and Principal Foreign Supplier Industries, 6744-6745 [E7-2363]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 6744 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 13, 2007 / Notices the Commission initiates analysis. Interested parties may be added to this list by notifying Jackie W. Jones (202– 205–3466, jackie.jones@usitc.gov) or Heidi Colby-Oizumi (202–205–3391, heidi.colby@usitc.gov). The notification letter will specify the article(s) under consideration, the deadline for submission of public comments on the proposed preferential treatment, and the name, telephone number, and Internet e-mail address of a staff contact for additional information. The Commission has a special area on its web site (http://www.usitc.gov/ ind_econ_ana/research_ana/pres_cong/ 332/short_supply/shortsupintro.htm) to provide the public with information on the status of each request for which the Commission initiated analysis. 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The Commission rules do not authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means except to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Feb 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 the Commission’s rules (19 CFR 201.8) (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/ documents/ handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000 or edis@usitc.gov). Any submissions that contain confidential business information must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘non-confidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available in the Office of the Secretary to the Commission for inspection by interested parties. Some or all of the confidential business information provided may be included in the reviews that the Commission sends to the USTR. The Commission plans to publish a public version of each review shortly after the review is sent to the USTR. However, in the public version the Commission will not publish confidential business information in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. By order of the Commission. Issued: February 6, 2007. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–2366 Filed 2–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–485] Canned Peaches, Pears, and Fruit Mixtures: Conditions of Competition Between U.S. and Principal Foreign Supplier Industries United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of public hearing. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Following receipt of a request on December 12, 2006, from the House Committee on Ways and Means, the Commission instituted investigation No. 332–485, Canned Peaches, Pears, and Fruit Mixtures: Conditions of PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Competition between U.S. and Principal Foreign Supplier Industries, under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1939 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)). DATES: February 6, 2007: Date of institution. June 28, 2007: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. July 2, 2007: Deadline for filing prehearing briefs and statements. July 12, 2007, 9:30 am: Public hearing. July 26, 2007: Deadline for written statements, including any posthearing briefs. December 12, 2007: Transmittal of report to the Committee on Ways and Means. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions, including requests to appear at the hearing, statements, and briefs, should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Industry-specific information may be obtained from Douglas Newman, CoProject Leader (202–205–3328; douglas.newman@usitc.gov), or Timothy McCarty, Co-Project Leader (202–205– 3324; timothy.mccarty@usitc.gov), Office of Industries, United States International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, 20436. For information on the legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Office of General Counsel (202–205–3091; wgearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Public Affairs Office (202–205–1819; margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the TDD terminal on (202–205–1810). General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As requested by the Committee, the Commission will conduct an investigation and provide a report on competitive conditions for certain canned fruit between U.S. and principal E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 13, 2007 / Notices foreign supplier industries during the period 2003–05. Data and analysis will be provided for (1) Canned peaches, (2) canned pears, and (3) canned fruit mixtures, with any overlap among the industries clearly identified. In its report, the Commission will provide, to the extent possible, the following: • An overview of the canned peach, canned pear, and canned fruit mixtures industries in the United States and major supplier countries (such as China, Greece, Spain, and Thailand), including production of fresh peaches and pears for processing, planted acreage and new plantings, processing volumes, processing capacity, and consumption; • Information on U.S. and foreign supplier imports and exports of canned peaches, canned pears, and canned fruit mixtures, as well as the market segments in which U.S. imports are being sold (e.g., retail, food service sector, or other); • A description of principal trade practices and government programs and measures affecting production of the products (especially in China, Greece, and Spain); and, • A comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of these foreign competitor canned fruit industries and the U.S. industries (including industry structure, input cost and availability, processing technology, product innovation, government programs, exchange rates, and pricing and marketing regimes), and steps the respective industries are taking to increase their competitiveness. As requested, the Commission will transmit its report to the Committee by December 12, 2007. Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with the investigation is scheduled to be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC beginning at 9:30 a.m. on July 12, 2007. All persons shall have the right to appear, by counsel or in person, to present information and to be heard. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be filed with the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, no later than 5:15 p.m., June 28, 2007. Any prehearing briefs (original and 14 copies) should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., July 2, 2007. The deadline for filing post-hearing briefs or statements is 5:15 p.m., July 26, 2007. In the event that, as of the close of business on June 28, 2007, no witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer or non-participant may call the Secretary (202–205–2000) after June 28, 2007, to VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Feb 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 determine whether the hearing will be held. Written Statements: In lieu of or in addition to participating in the hearing, interested persons are invited to submit written statements concerning the investigation. All submissions should be addressed to Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, and should be received no later than the close of business on July 26, 2007. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 of the rules require that a signed original (or a copy designated as an original) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the event that confidential treatment of the document is requested, at least four (4) additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential information must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information regarding confidential business information). The Commission’s rules do not authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except as permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules (19 C.F.R. 201.8) (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/ documents/ handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf. Any submissions that contain confidential business information must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘nonconfidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available in the Office of the Secretary to the Commission for inspection by interested parties. The Committee has asked that the report that the Commission transmits not contain any confidential business information. Any confidential business information received by the Commission in this investigation and used in preparing the report will not be published in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. By order of the Commission. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6745 Issued: February 7, 2007. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–2363 Filed 2–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–402 and 731– TA–892 and 893 (Review)] Honey From Argentina and China United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Scheduling of expedited fiveyear reviews concerning the countervailing duty order on honey from Argentina and the antidumping duty orders on honey from Argentina and China. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(3) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(3)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on honey from Argentina and the antidumping duty orders on honey from Argentina and China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207). EFFECTIVE DATE: February 5, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. On February 5, 2007, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group E:\FR\FM\13FEN1.SGM 13FEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-485]


Canned Peaches, Pears, and Fruit Mixtures: Conditions of 
Competition Between U.S. and Principal Foreign Supplier Industries

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt of a request on December 12, 2006, from the 
House Committee on Ways and Means, the Commission instituted 
investigation No. 332-485, Canned Peaches, Pears, and Fruit Mixtures: 
Conditions of Competition between U.S. and Principal Foreign Supplier 
Industries, under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1939 (19 U.S.C. 
1332(g)).

DATES: February 6, 2007: Date of institution.
June 28, 2007: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public 
hearing.
July 2, 2007: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements.
July 12, 2007, 9:30 am: Public hearing.
July 26, 2007: Deadline for written statements, including any post-
hearing briefs.
December 12, 2007: Transmittal of report to the Committee on Ways and 
Means.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing 
rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions, 
including requests to appear at the hearing, statements, and briefs, 
should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade 
Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record 
for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic 
docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Industry-specific information may be 
obtained from Douglas Newman, Co-Project Leader (202-205-3328; 
douglas.newman@usitc.gov), or Timothy McCarty, Co-Project Leader (202-
205-3324; timothy.mccarty@usitc.gov), Office of Industries, United 
States International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, 20436. For 
information on the legal aspects of this investigation, contact William 
Gearhart of the Office of General Counsel (202-205-3091; 
wgearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O'Laughlin, 
Public Affairs Office (202-205-1819; margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). 
Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this 
matter can be obtained by contacting the TDD terminal on (202-205-
1810). General information concerning the Commission may also be 
obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). 
Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in 
gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the 
Secretary at 202-205-2000.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As requested by the Committee, the 
Commission will conduct an investigation and provide a report on 
competitive conditions for certain canned fruit between U.S. and 
principal

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foreign supplier industries during the period 2003-05. Data and 
analysis will be provided for (1) Canned peaches, (2) canned pears, and 
(3) canned fruit mixtures, with any overlap among the industries 
clearly identified. In its report, the Commission will provide, to the 
extent possible, the following:
     An overview of the canned peach, canned pear, and canned 
fruit mixtures industries in the United States and major supplier 
countries (such as China, Greece, Spain, and Thailand), including 
production of fresh peaches and pears for processing, planted acreage 
and new plantings, processing volumes, processing capacity, and 
consumption;
     Information on U.S. and foreign supplier imports and 
exports of canned peaches, canned pears, and canned fruit mixtures, as 
well as the market segments in which U.S. imports are being sold (e.g., 
retail, food service sector, or other);
     A description of principal trade practices and government 
programs and measures affecting production of the products (especially 
in China, Greece, and Spain); and,
     A comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of these 
foreign competitor canned fruit industries and the U.S. industries 
(including industry structure, input cost and availability, processing 
technology, product innovation, government programs, exchange rates, 
and pricing and marketing regimes), and steps the respective industries 
are taking to increase their competitiveness.
    As requested, the Commission will transmit its report to the 
Committee by December 12, 2007.
    Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with the 
investigation is scheduled to be held at the U.S. International Trade 
Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC beginning at 9:30 
a.m. on July 12, 2007. All persons shall have the right to appear, by 
counsel or in person, to present information and to be heard. Requests 
to appear at the public hearing should be filed with the Secretary, 
United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20436, no later than 5:15 p.m., June 28, 2007. Any pre-
hearing briefs (original and 14 copies) should be filed not later than 
5:15 p.m., July 2, 2007. The deadline for filing post-hearing briefs or 
statements is 5:15 p.m., July 26, 2007. In the event that, as of the 
close of business on June 28, 2007, no witnesses are scheduled to 
appear at the hearing, the hearing will be canceled. Any person 
interested in attending the hearing as an observer or non-participant 
may call the Secretary (202-205-2000) after June 28, 2007, to determine 
whether the hearing will be held.
    Written Statements: In lieu of or in addition to participating in 
the hearing, interested persons are invited to submit written 
statements concerning the investigation. All submissions should be 
addressed to Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 
500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, and should be received no later 
than the close of business on July 26, 2007. All written submissions 
must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 of the 
rules require that a signed original (or a copy designated as an 
original) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the 
event that confidential treatment of the document is requested, at 
least four (4) additional copies must be filed, in which the 
confidential information must be deleted (see the following paragraph 
for further information regarding confidential business information). 
The Commission's rules do not authorize filing submissions with the 
Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except as permitted by 
section 201.8 of the Commission's Rules (19 C.F.R. 201.8) (see Handbook 
for Electronic Filing Procedures, http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_
reg_notices/rules/documents/handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf.
    Any submissions that contain confidential business information must 
also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the 
rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages 
be clearly marked as to whether they are the ``confidential'' or 
``nonconfidential'' version, and that the confidential business 
information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written 
submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made 
available in the Office of the Secretary to the Commission for 
inspection by interested parties. The Committee has asked that the 
report that the Commission transmits not contain any confidential 
business information. Any confidential business information received by 
the Commission in this investigation and used in preparing the report 
will not be published in a manner that would reveal the operations of 
the firm supplying the information.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: February 7, 2007.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
 [FR Doc. E7-2363 Filed 2-12-07; 8:45 am]
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