Advice Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences, 2007 Review of Competitive Need Limit Waivers, 16909 [E8-6498]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 62 / Monday, March 31, 2008 / Notices Dated: March 24, 2008. John R. Craynon, Chief, Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. E8–6373 Filed 3–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–05–M INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–497] Advice Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences, 2007 Review of Competitive Need Limit Waivers United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Change in scope of investigation. mmaher on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Following receipt of a letter on March 13, 2008, from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) advising of the withdrawal of petitions requesting the waiver of the competitive need limit for the following two articles under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program, the Commission has terminated its investigation with respect to those two articles and will not provide probable economic effect advice with respect to those articles: Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin (HTS subheading 3907.60.00) from Indonesia, USTR accepted case 2007– 13); and Full grain, unsplit, fancy leather (HTS subheading 4107.91.80) from Argentina, USTR accepted case 2007– 15). The Commission expects to transmit its report to the USTR providing its advice with respect to the remaining articles that are the subject of the USTR’s request for advice by April 17, 2008. 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 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 https://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/edis.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information may be obtained from Cynthia B. Foreso, Project Leader, Office of Industries (202–205–3348 or cynthia.foreso@usitc.gov) or Eric Land, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Mar 28, 2008 Jkt 214001 Deputy Project Leader, Office of Industries (202–205–3349 or eric.land@usitc.gov). For more information on legal aspects of the investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202–205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS–ONLINE) at https://www.usitc.gov/secretary/ edis.htm. 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. Background: The Commission instituted the investigation on January 29, 2008, following receipt of a letter from the USTR on January 18, 2008. Notice of institution of the investigation and the scheduling of a public hearing was published in the Federal Register of February 4, 2008 (73 FR 6526); notice of cancellation of the public hearing, following the withdrawal of requests to appear by all scheduled witnesses, was published in the Federal Register of February 28, 2008 (73 FR10807). The deadline for filing written submissions in this investigation was March 7, 2008. By order of the Commission. Issued: March 25, 2008. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–6498 Filed 3–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–620] In the Matter of Certain Low Antimony Phosphoric Acid; Notice of Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation on the Basis of a Settlement Agreement U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to not to PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16909 review the initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 3) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) terminating the above-captioned investigation on the basis of a settlement agreement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James A. Worth, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3065. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https:// edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 18, 2007, the Commission instituted an investigation titled Certain Low Antimony Phosphoric Acid, Inv. No. 337–TA–620, based upon a complaint filed November 8, 2007 on behalf of ICL Performance Products, LP (St. Louis, Missouri) (‘‘ICL’’). 72 FR 71,698 (December 18, 2007). The complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain low antimony phosphoric acid by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,989,509. The complaint named as respondents Maruzen Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) (‘‘Maruzen’’) and Rasa Industries, Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) (‘‘Rasa’’). The complaint was accompanied by a motion for temporary relief, which was later withdrawn. ICL, Maruzen, and Rasa subsequently filed a joint motion, dated January 16, 2008, to terminate the above-captioned investigation on the basis of a settlement agreement. The Commission investigative attorney filed a response in support of the joint motion. The ALJ issued the subject ID on February 25, 2008, granting the joint motion to terminate the investigation. No petitions for review have been filed. The Commission has determined not to E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-497]


Advice Concerning Possible Modifications to the U.S. Generalized 
System of Preferences, 2007 Review of Competitive Need Limit Waivers

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Change in scope of investigation.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt of a letter on March 13, 2008, from the 
United States Trade Representative (USTR) advising of the withdrawal of 
petitions requesting the waiver of the competitive need limit for the 
following two articles under the Generalized System of Preferences 
(GSP) program, the Commission has terminated its investigation with 
respect to those two articles and will not provide probable economic 
effect advice with respect to those articles:

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin (HTS subheading 3907.60.00) from 
Indonesia, USTR accepted case 2007-13); and
Full grain, unsplit, fancy leather (HTS subheading 4107.91.80) from 
Argentina, USTR accepted case 2007-15).

    The Commission expects to transmit its report to the USTR providing 
its advice with respect to the remaining articles that are the subject 
of the USTR's request for advice by April 17, 2008.

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 
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 https://www.usitc.gov/secretary/edis.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information may be obtained from 
Cynthia B. Foreso, Project Leader, Office of Industries (202-205-3348 
or cynthia.foreso@usitc.gov) or Eric Land, Deputy Project Leader, 
Office of Industries (202-205-3349 or eric.land@usitc.gov). For more 
information on legal aspects of the investigation, contact William 
Gearhart of the Commission's Office of the General Counsel (202-205-
3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202-205-1819 or 
margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain 
information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal 
at 202-205-1810. General information concerning the Commission may also 
be obtained by accessing its Internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). 
The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the 
Commission's electronic docket (EDIS-ONLINE) at https://www.usitc.gov/
secretary/edis.htm. 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.
    Background: The Commission instituted the investigation on January 
29, 2008, following receipt of a letter from the USTR on January 18, 
2008. Notice of institution of the investigation and the scheduling of 
a public hearing was published in the Federal Register of February 4, 
2008 (73 FR 6526); notice of cancellation of the public hearing, 
following the withdrawal of requests to appear by all scheduled 
witnesses, was published in the Federal Register of February 28, 2008 
(73 FR10807). The deadline for filing written submissions in this 
investigation was March 7, 2008.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: March 25, 2008.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. E8-6498 Filed 3-28-08; 8:45 am]
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