Textile and Apparel Products from Vietnam: Import Monitoring Program; Public Hearing, 14083-14084 [E7-5569]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 57 / Monday, March 26, 2007 / Notices Crystals Corporation, Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company, Imperial Sugar Company, Michigan Sugar Company, Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative, Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative and Spreckels Sugar Company (a subsidiary of Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative), U.S. Sugar Corporation, Western Sugar Cooperative and Wyoming Sugar Company LLC). cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Protection Provided by Certificate of Review This Certificate protects the ASA, its Executive Committee, the Producers and the directors, officers, employees and representatives acting on behalf of the ASA, the ASA Executive Committee and the Producers from private treble damage actions and government criminal and civil suits under U.S. federal and state antitrust laws for the export conduct specified in the Certificate of Review and carried out during its effective period in compliance with its terms and conditions. Terms and Conditions of Certificate 1. In engaging in Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation, neither ASA, the ASA Executive Committee, any Producer nor any neutral third-party shall intentionally disclose, directly or indirectly, to any Member (including parent companies, subsidiaries, or other entities related to any Member) any information regarding any other Member’s costs, production, inventories, domestic prices, domestic sales, domestic customers, domestic production capacity, domestic orders, terms of domestic marketing or sale, or U.S. business plans, strategies, or methods, unless such information is already generally available to the trade or public. 2. If ASA determines that the collection or disclosure of any nonpublic, company-specific information is necessary for the allocation of CPAs to Producers, ASA must seek an amendment of this Certificate to add such export conduct to this Certificate. 3. ASA, the ASA Executive Committee and the Producers will comply with requests made by the Secretary of Commerce on behalf of the Secretary or the Attorney General for information or documents relevant to conduct under the Certificate. The Secretary of Commerce will request such information or documents when either the Attorney General or the Secretary of Commerce believes that the information or documents are required to determine that the Export Trade, Export Trade Activities and Methods of VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:30 Mar 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 14083 Operation of a person protected by this Certificate continue to comply with the standards of section 303(a) of the Act. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Effective Period of Certificate Textile and Apparel Products from Vietnam: Import Monitoring Program; Public Hearing This Certificate continues in effect from the effective date indicated below until it is relinquished, modified, or revoked, as provided in the Act and the Regulations. Other Conduct Disclaimer The issuance of this Certificate of Review to ASA by the Secretary of Commerce with the concurrence of the Attorney General under the provisions of the Act does not constitute, explicitly or implicitly, an endorsement or opinion by the Secretary of Commerce or by the Attorney General concerning either (a) the viability or quality of the business plans of ASA, the ASA Executive Committee or the Producers or (b) the legality of such business plans of ASA, the ASA Executive Committee or the Producers under the laws of the United States (other than as provided in the Act) or under the laws of any foreign country. The application of this Certificate to conduct in export trade where the United States Government is the buyer or where the United States Government bears more than half the cost of the transaction is subject to the limitations set forth in Section V.(D.) of the ‘‘Guidelines for the Issuance of Export Trade Certificates of Review (Second Edition),’’ 50 FR 1786 (January 11, 1985). In accordance with the authority granted under the Act and the Regulations, this Certificate of Review is hereby issued to the American Sugar Alliance. The effective date of the Certificate is March 16, 2007. A copy of the Certificate will be kept in the International Trade Administration’s Freedom of Information Records Inspection Facility, Room 4100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Dated: March 20, 2007. Jeffrey C. Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–5498 Filed 3–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Public Hearing – Import Monitoring of Textile and Apparel Products from Vietnam. ACTION: Nothing in this Certificate prohibits the ASA, the ASA Executive Committee and the Producers from engaging in conduct not specified in this Certificate, but such conduct is subject to the normal application of the antitrust laws. PO 00000 International Trade Administration Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: As stated in its January 23, 2007 Federal Register notice requesting public comment (72 FR 2860), the Department of Commerce (the Department) will hold a public hearing on its import monitoring program covering textile and apparel products from Vietnam. The hearing will be held on April 24, 2007 in Washington, D.C. Further details regarding the location, time and requirements for speaking at the hearing are provided below. DATES: The hearing will be held on April 24, 2007 starting at 9 AM in the auditorium at the Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC. Participation: The hearing is open to the public. There are no prerequisites or conditions on participating at the hearing. All are welcome to speak at the hearing subject to the guidelines outlined in this notice. If you plan to attend the hearing, please notify the Department by no later than April 9, 2007, and if you wish to speak at the hearing, please indicate that as well. This can be done in writing or electronically at vietnam–texapphearing@mail.doc.gov. There are no constraints on subject matter relating to the Department’s Vietnam textile and apparel import monitoring program; however, speakers should be aware that these hearings will be open to the public and may be videotaped for later viewing on the Vietnam textile and apparel import monitoring website; there will be no provisions for handling or protecting business proprietary information. In preparing their comments, parties may wish to review the Department’s December 4, 2006, and January 23, 2007, Federal Register notices requesting public comment on the monitoring program and the comments received. This information and the monitored Vietnamese textile and apparel import data is available on the Vietnam textile and apparel import monitoring website at the following address: http:// E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1 14084 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 57 / Monday, March 26, 2007 / Notices ia.ita.doc.gov/download/vietnam– textile-monitoring/vtm–index.html. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Oral Comments: Individual presentations will be limited to five minutes to allow for possible questions from the Chair and the panel. Anyone requiring additional time for their presentation must seek an extension of the time limit at the time of their notification to the Department. Additional time may be granted as time and the number of participants permits. Should an extension of the time limit be granted, speakers must submit a copy of their comments in writing or electronically by April 20, 2007. Written Comments: Written comments, though strongly encouraged, are not required for those making presentations within the five minute time limit. For those seeking an extension of the five minute time limit, a copy of their comments must be submitted in writing or electronically by April 20, 2007. Written comments are limited to 15 pages. Written comments will be made available on the Vietnam textile and apparel import monitoring website at the following address: http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/download/vietnam– textile-monitoring/vtm–index.html. ADDRESSES: Comments can either be submitted in writing or electronically. Persons wishing to comment in writing should file, by the date specified above, a signed original, and four copies of each set of comments. Written comments should be addressed to David Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Room 1870, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. 20230. Electronic comments should be submitted to vietnam–texapp-hearing@mail.doc.gov. All comments will be available for public inspection at Import Administration’s Central Records Unit, Room B–099, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days. The Department will not accept nor consider comments accompanied by a request that a part or all of the material be treated confidentially because of its business proprietary nature or for any other reason. In addition, all comments will be made available to the public in Portable Document Format (PDF) on the Internet at Import Administration’s Vietnam import monitoring webpage: http://ia.ita.doc.gov/download/vietnam– textile-monitoring/vtm–index.html. To the extent possible, all comments will be posted within 48 hours. Any questions concerning file formatting, document conversion, access on the Internet, or other electronic filing issues VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:30 Mar 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 should be addressed to Andrew Lee Beller, Import Administration Webmaster, at (202) 482–0866, e–mail address: webmaster– support@ita.doc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Parkhill at (202) 482–3791. Dated: March 21, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–5569 Filed 3–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Limitation of Duty-free Imports of Apparel Articles Assembled in Haiti under the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity Through Partnership for Encouragement Act (HOPE) March 22, 2007. Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Publishing the 12-Month Cap on Duty-Free Benefits. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: March 26, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Stetson, International Trade Specialist, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-2582. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: The Caribbean Basin Recovery Act (CBERA), as amended by the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity Through Partnership for Encouragement Act of 2006 (collectively HOPE), Title V of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006. HOPE provides for duty-free treatment for certain apparel articles imported directly from Haiti. Section 213A (b)(2) of HOPE provides duty- free treatment for apparel articles wholly assembled, or knit-to-shape, in Haiti from any combination of fabrics, fabric components, components knit-to-shape, and yarns, if the sum of the cost or value of materials produced in Haiti or one or more countries, as described in HOPE, or any combination thereof, plus the direct costs of processing operations performed in Haiti or one or more countries, as described in HOPE, or any combination thereof, is not less than an applicable percentage of the declared customs value of such apparel articles, subject to quantitative limitation. Section 213A (a)(1)(B) of HOPE provides that the initial applicable oneyear period of quantitative limitation means the one-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of HOPE, PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 beginning on December 20, 2006. Section 213A (b)(3) of HOPE provides that the quantitative limitations for qualifying apparel imported from Haiti under this provision for the twelvemonth period beginning on December 20, 2006 will be an amount not to exceed 1 percent of the aggregate square meter equivalent of all apparel articles imported into the United States in the most recent 12-month period for which data are available. For purposes of this notice, the most recent 12-month period for which data are available as of December 20, 2006 was the 12-month period ending on October 31, 2006. For the initial applicable one-year period, beginning on December 20, 2006 and extending through December 19, 2007, the quantity of imports eligible for preferential treatment under this provision is 238,785,275 square meters equivalent. Section 213A (b)(3) of HOPE provides that these quantities will be recalculated for each subsequent 12month period. Apparel articles entered in excess of these quantities will be subject to otherwise applicable tariffs. These quantities are calculated using the aggregate square meters equivalent of all apparel articles imported into the United States, derived from the set of Harmonized System lines listed in the Annex to the World Trade Organization Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC), and the conversion factors for units of measure into square meter equivalents used by the United States in implementing the ATC. R. Matthew Priest, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. E7–5566 Filed 3–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Office of the Secretary of Defense Privacy Act of 1974; Systems of Records Defense Logistics Agency, DoD. Notice to alter a system of AGENCY: ACTION: records. SUMMARY: The Defense Logistics Agency proposes to alter a system of records notice in its existing inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, (5 U.S.C. 552a), as amended. This proposed action will be effective without further notice on April 25, 2007 unless comments are received which result in a contrary determination. DATES: E:\FR\FM\26MRN1.SGM 26MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 57 (Monday, March 26, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14083-14084]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-5569]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Textile and Apparel Products from Vietnam: Import Monitoring 
Program; Public Hearing

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Public Hearing - Import Monitoring of Textile and Apparel 
Products from Vietnam.

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SUMMARY: As stated in its January 23, 2007 Federal Register notice 
requesting public comment (72 FR 2860), the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) will hold a public hearing on its import monitoring program 
covering textile and apparel products from Vietnam. The hearing will be 
held on April 24, 2007 in Washington, D.C. Further details regarding 
the location, time and requirements for speaking at the hearing are 
provided below.

DATES: The hearing will be held on April 24, 2007 starting at 9 AM in 
the auditorium at the Department of Commerce, 14\th\ Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington DC.

Participation:

    The hearing is open to the public. There are no prerequisites or 
conditions on participating at the hearing. All are welcome to speak at 
the hearing subject to the guidelines outlined in this notice. If you 
plan to attend the hearing, please notify the Department by no later 
than April 9, 2007, and if you wish to speak at the hearing, please 
indicate that as well. This can be done in writing or electronically at 
vietnam-texapp-hearing@mail.doc.gov.
    There are no constraints on subject matter relating to the 
Department's Vietnam textile and apparel import monitoring program; 
however, speakers should be aware that these hearings will be open to 
the public and may be videotaped for later viewing on the Vietnam 
textile and apparel import monitoring website; there will be no 
provisions for handling or protecting business proprietary information. 
In preparing their comments, parties may wish to review the 
Department's December 4, 2006, and January 23, 2007, Federal Register 
notices requesting public comment on the monitoring program and the 
comments received. This information and the monitored Vietnamese 
textile and apparel import data is available on the Vietnam textile and 
apparel import monitoring website at the following address: http://

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ia.ita.doc.gov/download/vietnam-textile-monitoring/vtm-index.html.

Oral Comments:

    Individual presentations will be limited to five minutes to allow 
for possible questions from the Chair and the panel. Anyone requiring 
additional time for their presentation must seek an extension of the 
time limit at the time of their notification to the Department. 
Additional time may be granted as time and the number of participants 
permits. Should an extension of the time limit be granted, speakers 
must submit a copy of their comments in writing or electronically by 
April 20, 2007.

Written Comments:

    Written comments, though strongly encouraged, are not required for 
those making presentations within the five minute time limit. For those 
seeking an extension of the five minute time limit, a copy of their 
comments must be submitted in writing or electronically by April 20, 
2007. Written comments are limited to 15 pages. Written comments will 
be made available on the Vietnam textile and apparel import monitoring 
website at the following address: http://ia.ita.doc.gov/download/
vietnam-textile-monitoring/vtm-index.html.

ADDRESSES: Comments can either be submitted in writing or 
electronically. Persons wishing to comment in writing should file, by 
the date specified above, a signed original, and four copies of each 
set of comments. Written comments should be addressed to David Spooner, 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Room 1870, Department of 
Commerce, 14\th\ Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. 
20230. Electronic comments should be submitted to vietnam-texapp-
hearing@mail.doc.gov.
    All comments will be available for public inspection at Import 
Administration's Central Records Unit, Room B-099, between the hours of 
8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on business days. The Department will not accept 
nor consider comments accompanied by a request that a part or all of 
the material be treated confidentially because of its business 
proprietary nature or for any other reason. In addition, all comments 
will be made available to the public in Portable Document Format (PDF) 
on the Internet at Import Administration's Vietnam import monitoring 
webpage: http://ia.ita.doc.gov/download/vietnam-textile-monitoring/vtm-
index.html. To the extent possible, all comments will be posted within 
48 hours. Any questions concerning file formatting, document 
conversion, access on the Internet, or other electronic filing issues 
should be addressed to Andrew Lee Beller, Import Administration 
Webmaster, at (202) 482-0866, e-mail address: webmaster-
support@ita.doc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelly Parkhill at (202) 482-3791.

    Dated: March 21, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-5569 Filed 3-23-07; 8:45 am]
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