WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Subsidies and Other Domestic Support for Corn and Other Agricultural Products, 39467-39468 [E7-13941]

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E7–13934 Filed 7–17–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7590–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. WTO/DS–357] WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States—Subsidies and Other Domestic Support for Corn and Other Agricultural Products 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 June 7, 2007, Canada requested the establishment of a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (‘‘WTO Agreement’’) regarding U.S. domestic support measures for corn and other agricultural products. That request may be found at: http://www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/DS357/11. 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 August 17, 2007 to be assured of timely consideration by USTR. E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 39468 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 18, 2007 / Notices Comments should be submitted (i) electronically, to: FR0705@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘Agricultural Subsidies (Canada) (DS357)’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395– 3640. For documents sent by fax, USTR requests that the submitter provide a confirmation copy to the electronic mail address listed above. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Yocis, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC, (202) 395–6150. Section 127(b) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA) (19 U.S.C. 3537(b)(1)) requires that notice and opportunity for comment be provided after the United States submits or receives a request for the establishment of a WTO dispute settlement panel. Consistent with this obligation, USTR is providing notice that the establishment of a dispute settlement panel has been requested pursuant to the WTO Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (‘‘DSU’’). If such a panel is established pursuant to the DSU, such panel, which would hold its meetings in Geneva, Switzerland, would be expected to issue a report on its findings and recommendations within six to nine months after it is established. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Major Issues Raised by Canada In its request for the establishment of a panel, Canada alleges that the United States has provided support to domestic agricultural producers in excess of U.S. commitments with respect to the Aggregate Measurement of Support (‘‘AMS’’) as described in Article 6.2 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture and the U.S. WTO schedule of commitments. According to Canada, the United States has provided domestic support in excess of its AMS commitments in each of the years 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005, in breach of Article 3.2 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. In addition, Canada alleges that U.S. export credit guarantees under the GSM–102 program in respect of agricultural products not included in the U.S. WTO schedule of agricultural export subsidy commitments are export subsidies prohibited under Articles 3.1(a) and 3.2 of the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures and provided in violation of Articles 8 and 10.1 of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:02 Jul 17, 2007 Jkt 211001 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: FR0705@ustr.eop.gov, with ‘‘Agricultural Subsidies (Canada) (DS357)’’ in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395– 3640. For documents sent by fax, USTR requests that the submitter provide a confirmation copy to the electronic mail address listed 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 the submission must be marked ‘‘Business Confidential’’ at the top and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page. 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. Pursuant to section 127(e) of the URAA (19 U.S.C. 3537(e)), 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 137 (Wednesday, July 18, 2007)]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket No. WTO/DS-357]


WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States--
Subsidies and Other Domestic Support for Corn and Other Agricultural 
Products

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 June 7, 2007, Canada requested 
the establishment of a dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh 
Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO Agreement'') 
regarding U.S. domestic support measures for corn and other 
agricultural products. That request may be found at: http://www.wto.org 
contained in a document designated as WT/DS357/11. 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 
August 17, 2007 to be assured of timely consideration by USTR.

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ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted (i) electronically, to: 
FR0705@ustr.eop.gov, with ``Agricultural Subsidies (Canada) (DS357)'' 
in the subject line, or (ii) by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-
3640. For documents sent by fax, USTR requests that the submitter 
provide a confirmation copy to the electronic mail address listed 
above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Yocis, Assistant General 
Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th 
Street, NW., Washington, DC, (202) 395-6150.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 127(b) of the Uruguay Round 
Agreements Act (URAA) (19 U.S.C. 3537(b)(1)) requires that notice and 
opportunity for comment be provided after the United States submits or 
receives a request for the establishment of a WTO dispute settlement 
panel. Consistent with this obligation, USTR is providing notice that 
the establishment of a dispute settlement panel has been requested 
pursuant to the WTO Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the 
Settlement of Disputes (``DSU''). If such a panel is established 
pursuant to the DSU, such panel, which would hold its meetings in 
Geneva, Switzerland, would be expected to issue a report on its 
findings and recommendations within six to nine months after it is 
established.

Major Issues Raised by Canada

    In its request for the establishment of a panel, Canada alleges 
that the United States has provided support to domestic agricultural 
producers in excess of U.S. commitments with respect to the Aggregate 
Measurement of Support (``AMS'') as described in Article 6.2 of the WTO 
Agreement on Agriculture and the U.S. WTO schedule of commitments. 
According to Canada, the United States has provided domestic support in 
excess of its AMS commitments in each of the years 1999, 2000, 2001, 
2002, 2004, and 2005, in breach of Article 3.2 of the WTO Agreement on 
Agriculture. In addition, Canada alleges that U.S. export credit 
guarantees under the GSM-102 program in respect of agricultural 
products not included in the U.S. WTO schedule of agricultural export 
subsidy commitments are export subsidies prohibited under Articles 
3.1(a) and 3.2 of the WTO Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing 
Measures and provided in violation of Articles 8 and 10.1 of the WTO 
Agreement on Agriculture.

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: FR0705@ustr.eop.gov, with 
``Agricultural Subsidies (Canada) (DS357)'' in the subject line, or 
(ii) by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-3640. For documents sent by 
fax, USTR requests that the submitter provide a confirmation copy to 
the electronic mail address listed 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 the submission must be marked ``Business 
Confidential'' at the top and bottom of the cover page and each 
succeeding page.
    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.
    Pursuant to section 127(e) of the URAA (19 U.S.C. 3537(e)), 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 a dispute settlement panel is convened or in the event 
of an appeal from such a panel, the U.S. submissions, the submissions, 
or non-confidential summaries of submissions, received from other 
participants in the dispute; the report of the panel; and, if 
applicable, the report of the Appellate Body. An appointment to review 
the public file (Docket WTO/DS-357, Canada Corn-AMS Dispute) may be 
made by calling the USTR Reading Room at (202) 395-6186. The USTR 
Reading Room is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 
4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Daniel Brinza,
Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and 
Enforcement.
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