NAFTA Dispute Settlement Proceeding by Mexico Regarding U.S. Measures Affecting Sweetener Trade With Mexico and Related NAFTA Dispute Settlement, 28729 [07-2554]

Download as PDF 28729 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 98 / Tuesday, May 22, 2007 / Notices Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 16th day of May 2007. For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Nancy L. Salgado, Chief, Operator Licensing and Human Performance Branch, Division of Inspection and Regional Support, Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. [FR Doc. E7–9848 Filed 5–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. NAFTA/DS–USA–Mex–2007– 2008–01] NAFTA Dispute Settlement Proceeding by Mexico Regarding U.S. Measures Affecting Sweetener Trade With Mexico and Related NAFTA Dispute Settlement Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice that on March 15, 2007, Mexico requested consultations, under Article 2006 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (‘‘NAFTA’’), regarding certain U.S. measures, proposed measures, and actions alleged to be affecting the markets for sugar, syrup goods and high fructose corn syrup or alleged to be inconsistent with NAFTA dispute settlement obligations. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute. Although USTR will accept any comments received during the course of the consultations, comments should be submitted on or before June 4, 2007 to be assured of timely consideration by USTR. DATES: Comments should be submitted (i) electronically, to FR0710@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘U.S. Sugar Measures (USA–Mex–2007–2008–01)’’ 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, in accordance with the requirements for submission set out below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Karpel, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC (202) 395–3150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USTR is providing notice that Mexico has requested consultations pursuant to jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:21 May 21, 2007 Jkt 211001 Chapter Twenty of the NAFTA ‘‘Institutional Arrangements and Dispute Settlement Procedures’’ (Chapter Twenty). Major Issues Raised by Mexico On March 15, 2007, Mexico requested consultations with the United States regarding certain U.S. measures, proposed measures, and actions alleged to be affecting the markets for sugar, syrup goods and high fructose corn syrup or alleged to be inconsistent with NAFTA dispute settlement obligations. The measures at issue include, but are not limited to: (i) The alleged refusal of the United States to grant Mexican origin sugar access to the U.S. market in accordance with the provisions of Annex 703.2 and (ii) the alleged U.S. declining to appoint panelists and otherwise refusing to cooperate in the establishment of a panel and the operation of the dispute settlement mechanism of Chapter Twenty. Mexico cites to the provisions of Chapters Three, Seven and Twenty of the NAFTA relating to trade in sugar, syrup goods and high fructose corn syrup. 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 FR0710@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘U.S. Sugar Measures (USA–Mex– 2007–2008–01)’’ 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. Comments must be in English. A person requesting that information contained in a comment submitted by that person be treated as confidential business information must certify that such information is business confidential and would not customarily be released to the public by the submitter. Confidential business information must be clearly designated as such and ‘‘Business Confidential’’ must be marked at the top and bottom PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the cover page and each succeeding page. Persons who submit confidential business information are encouraged also to provide a non-confidential summary of the information. Information or advice contained in a comment submitted, other than business confidential information, may be determined by USTR to be confidential in accordance with section 135(g)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2155(g)(2)). If the submitter believes that information or advice may qualify as such, the submitter— (1) Must clearly so designate the information or advice; (2) Must clearly mark the material as ‘‘SUBMITTED IN CONFIDENCE’’ at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page; and (3) Is encouraged to provide a nonconfidential summary of the information or advice. USTR will maintain a file on this dispute settlement proceeding, accessible to the public, in the USTR Reading Room, which is located at 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. The public file will include nonconfidential comments received by USTR from the public with respect to the dispute; if an arbitral panel is convened, the U.S. submissions, the submissions or non-confidential summaries of submissions received from other participants in the dispute; and the report of the panel. The USTR Reading Room is open to the public, by appointment only, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. An appointment to review the public file (Docket NAFTA/DS–USA– Mex–2007–2008–01 U.S. Sugar Measures Dispute) may be made by calling the USTR Reading Room at (202) 395–6186. Daniel Brinza, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and Enforcement. [FR Doc. 07–2554 Filed 5–21–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W7–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION Sunshine Act Meetings NAME OF AGENCY: Postal Regulatory Commission Tuesday, May 22, 2007 at 10 a.m. PLACE: Commission conference room, 901 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20268–0001. STATUS: Closed. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Personnel matters—selection of Inspector General. TIME AND DATE: E:\FR\FM\22MYN1.SGM 22MYN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket No. NAFTA/DS-USA-Mex-2007-2008-01]


NAFTA Dispute Settlement Proceeding by Mexico Regarding U.S. 
Measures Affecting Sweetener Trade With Mexico and Related NAFTA 
Dispute Settlement

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is 
providing notice that on March 15, 2007, Mexico requested 
consultations, under Article 2006 of the North American Free Trade 
Agreement (``NAFTA''), regarding certain U.S. measures, proposed 
measures, and actions alleged to be affecting the markets for sugar, 
syrup goods and high fructose corn syrup or alleged to be inconsistent 
with NAFTA dispute settlement obligations. USTR invites written 
comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this dispute.

DATES: Although USTR will accept any comments received during the 
course of the consultations, comments should be submitted on or before 
June 4, 2007 to be assured of timely consideration by USTR.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted (i) electronically, to 
FR0710@ustr.eop.gov, with ``U.S. Sugar Measures (USA-Mex-2007-2008-
01)'' 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, in accordance with the requirements for 
submission set out below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amy A. Karpel, Assistant General 
Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th 
Street, NW., Washington, DC (202) 395-3150.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USTR is providing notice that Mexico has 
requested consultations pursuant to Chapter Twenty of the NAFTA 
``Institutional Arrangements and Dispute Settlement Procedures'' 
(Chapter Twenty).

Major Issues Raised by Mexico

    On March 15, 2007, Mexico requested consultations with the United 
States regarding certain U.S. measures, proposed measures, and actions 
alleged to be affecting the markets for sugar, syrup goods and high 
fructose corn syrup or alleged to be inconsistent with NAFTA dispute 
settlement obligations. The measures at issue include, but are not 
limited to: (i) The alleged refusal of the United States to grant 
Mexican origin sugar access to the U.S. market in accordance with the 
provisions of Annex 703.2 and (ii) the alleged U.S. declining to 
appoint panelists and otherwise refusing to cooperate in the 
establishment of a panel and the operation of the dispute settlement 
mechanism of Chapter Twenty.
    Mexico cites to the provisions of Chapters Three, Seven and Twenty 
of the NAFTA relating to trade in sugar, syrup goods and high fructose 
corn syrup.

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 FR0710@ustr.eop.gov, with ``U.S. Sugar 
Measures (USA-Mex-2007-2008-01)'' 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.
    Comments must be in English. A person requesting that information 
contained in a comment submitted by that person be treated as 
confidential business information must certify that such information is 
business confidential and would not customarily be released to the 
public by the submitter. Confidential business information must be 
clearly designated as such and ``Business Confidential'' must be marked 
at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page. 
Persons who submit confidential business information are encouraged 
also to provide a non-confidential summary of the information.
    Information or advice contained in a comment submitted, other than 
business confidential information, may be determined by USTR to be 
confidential in accordance with section 135(g)(2) of the Trade Act of 
1974 (19 U.S.C. 2155(g)(2)). If the submitter believes that information 
or advice may qualify as such, the submitter--
    (1) Must clearly so designate the information or advice;
    (2) Must clearly mark the material as ``SUBMITTED IN CONFIDENCE'' 
at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page; and
    (3) Is encouraged to provide a non-confidential summary of the 
information or advice.
    USTR will maintain a file on this dispute settlement proceeding, 
accessible to the public, in the USTR Reading Room, which is located at 
1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. The public file will include 
non-confidential comments received by USTR from the public with respect 
to the dispute; if an arbitral panel is convened, the U.S. submissions, 
the submissions or non-confidential summaries of submissions received 
from other participants in the dispute; and the report of the panel. 
The USTR Reading Room is open to the public, by appointment only, from 
10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. An 
appointment to review the public file (Docket NAFTA/DS-USA-Mex-2007-
2008-01 U.S. Sugar Measures Dispute) may be made by calling the USTR 
Reading Room at (202) 395-6186.

Daniel Brinza,
Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and 
Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 07-2554 Filed 5-21-07; 8:45 am]
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