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E8–18883 Filed 8–12–08; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 7050–01–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA); Notice Regarding the 2008 Annual Review Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and request for petitions. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces the 2008 Annual Review of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA). Under this process petitions may be filed calling for the limitation, withdrawal or suspension of ATPA or ATPDEA benefits by presenting evidence that the eligibility criteria of the program are not being met. USTR will publish a list of petitions filed in response to this announcement in the Federal Register. DATES: The deadline for the submission of petitions for the 2008 Annual ATPA Review is September 15, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit petitions by electronic mail (e-mail) to FR0716@ustr.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bennett M. Harman, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Latin America, Office of the Americas, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th St., NW., Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395–9446 and the facsimile number is (202) 395–9675. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ATPA (19 U.S.C. 3201–06), as renewed and amended by the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) in the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–210) and extended until December 31, 2008 by the Andean Trade Preference Act, (Pub L. 110–42), provides for trade benefits for eligible Andean countries. Consistent with PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47633 Section 3103(d) of the ATPDEA, USTR promulgated regulations (15 CFR part 2016) (68 FR 43922) regarding the review of eligibility of articles and countries for the benefits of the ATPA, as amended. The 2008 Annual ATPA Review is the fifth such review to be conducted pursuant to the ATPA review regulations. To qualify for the benefits of the ATPA and ATPDEA, each country must meet several eligibility criteria, as set forth in sections 203(c) and (d), and section 204(b)(6)(B) of the ATPA, as amended (19 U.S.C. 3202(c), (d); 19 U.S.C. 3203(b)(6)(B)), and as outlined in the Federal Register notice USTR published to request public comments regarding the designation of eligible countries as ATPDEA beneficiary countries (67 FR 53379). Under section 203(e) of the ATPA, as amended (19 U.S.C. 3202(e)), the President may withdraw or suspend the designation of any country as an ATPA or ATPDEA beneficiary country, and may also withdraw, suspend, or limit preferential treatment for any product of any such beneficiary country, if the President determines that, as a result of changed circumstances, the country is not meeting the eligibility criteria. The ATPA regulations provide the schedule of dates for conducting an annual review, unless otherwise specified by Federal Register notice. Notice is hereby given that, in order to be considered in the 2008 Annual ATPA Review, all petitions to withdraw or suspend the designation of a country as an ATPA or ATPDEA beneficiary country, or to withdraw, suspend, or limit application of preferential treatment to any article of any ATPA beneficiary country under the ATPA, or to any article of any ATPDEA beneficiary country under section 204(b)(1), (3), or (4) (19 U.S.C. 3202(b)(1), (3), (4)) of the ATPA, must be received by the Andean Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee no later than 5 p.m. EDT on September 15, 2008. Petitioners should consult 15 CFR 2016.0 regarding the content of such petitions. E-mail submissions should be single copy transmissions in English, and the total submission including attachments should not exceed 50 pages. Submissions should use the following subject line: ‘‘2008 Annual ATPA Review—Petition.’’ Documents must be submitted as either WordPerfect (‘‘.WPD’’), MSWord (‘‘.DOC’’), Adobe (‘‘PDF’’), or text (‘‘.TXT’’) files. Supporting documentation submitted as spreadsheets are acceptable as Quattro Pro or Excel, pre-formatted for printing on 8 1⁄2 x 11-inch paper. Submissions by e-mail should not include separate E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 47634 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 158 / Thursday, August 14, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES cover letters or messages in the message area of the e-mail; information that might appear in any cover letter should be included directly in the submission. To the extent possible, any data attachments to the submission should be included in the same file as the submission itself, and not as separate files. Petitions will be available for public inspection by appointment with the staff of the USTR Public Reading Room, except for information granted ‘‘business confidential’’ status pursuant to 15 CFR 2003.6. If the submission contains business confidential information that the submitter wishes to protect from public disclosure, the confidential submission must be marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ at the top and bottom of every page of the document. In addition, the submission must be accompanied by a nonconfidential version that indicates, with asterisks, where confidential information was redacted or deleted. The top and bottom of each page of the non-confidential version must be marked either ‘‘PUBLIC VERSION’’ or ‘‘NON-CONFIDENTIAL’’. Business confidential comments that are submitted without the required markings or that are not accompanied by a properly marked non-confidential version as set forth above may not be accepted or may be treated as public documents. The file name of any document containing business confidential information attached to an e-mail transmission should begin with the characters ‘‘BC-’’, and the file name of the public version should begin with the characters ‘‘P-’’. The ‘‘P-’’ or ‘‘BC-’’ should be followed by the name of the person or party submitting the petition. The e-mail address for submissions is FR0716@ustr.eop.gov. Public versions of all documents relating to this review will be available for review shortly after the due date by appointment in the USTR Public Reading Room, 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC. Availability of documents may be ascertained, and appointments may be made from 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling (202) 395–6186. Carmen Suro-Bredie, Chairman, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. E8–18861 Filed 8–13–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W8–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:57 Aug 13, 2008 Jkt 214001 SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION [Investment Company Act Release No. 28355; 812–13537] Advanced Series Trust, et al.; Notice of Application August 8, 2008. Securities and Exchange Commission (‘‘Commission’’). ACTION: Notice of an application under section 6(c) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (the ‘‘Act’’) for an exemption from rule 12d1–2(a) under the Act. AGENCY: Applicants request an order to permit registered open-end management investment companies relying on rule 12d1–2 under the Act to invest in certain financial instruments. APPLICANTS: Advanced Series Trust (the ‘‘AST Trust’’), The Prudential Series Fund (the ‘‘PSF Trust’’ and, together with the AST Trust, the ‘‘Trusts’’), AST Investment Services, Inc. (‘‘AST’’), Prudential Investments LLC (‘‘PI’’), Prudential Annuities Distributors, Inc. (‘‘PAD’’), and Prudential Investment Management Services LLC (‘‘PIMS’’). FILING DATES: The application was filed on June 2, 2008. Applicants have agreed to file an amendment during the notice period, the substance of which is reflected in this notice. HEARING OR NOTIFICATION OF HEARING: An order granting the application will be issued unless the Commission orders a hearing. Interested persons may request a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary and serving applicants with a copy of the request, personally or by mail. Hearing requests should be received by the Commission by 5:30 p.m. on September 2, 2008 and should be accompanied by proof of service on applicants, in the form of an affidavit or, for lawyers, a certificate of service. Hearing requests should state the nature of the writer’s interest, the reason for the request, and the issues contested. Persons may request notification of a hearing by writing to the Commission’s Secretary. ADDRESSES: Secretary, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549– 1090; Applicants, c/o John P. Schwartz, Prudential Investments LLC, Gateway Center Three, 100 Mulberry Street, Fourth Floor, Newark, New Jersey 07102–4061. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen P. Smith, Research Specialist, at (202) 551–6819 or Julia Kim Gilmer, SUMMARY OF APPLICATION: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Branch Chief, at (202) 551–6871 (Division of Investment Management, Office of Investment Company Regulation). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the application. The complete application may be obtained for a fee at the Commission’s Public Reference Room, 100 F Street, NE., Washington, DC 20549–1520 (telephone (202) 551–5850). Applicants’ Representations 1. The AST Trust is organized as a Massachusetts business trust and the PSF Trust is organized as a Delaware statutory trust. The Trusts are registered under the Act as open-end management investment companies. Applicants request the exemption to the extent necessary to permit any existing or future registered open-end management investment company or series thereof advised by AST or PI or an entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with AST or PI and which invests in other registered openend management investment companies in reliance on section 12(d)(1)(G) of the Act, and which is also eligible to invest in securities (as defined in section 2(a)(36) of the Act) in reliance on rule 12d1–2 under the Act (together with the Trusts and their series, the ‘‘Applicant Funds’’), to also invest, to the extent consistent with its investment objective, policies, strategies and limitations, in financial instruments that may not be securities within the meaning of section 2(a)(36) of the Act (‘‘Other Investments’’). 2. AST and PI serve as the investment advisers for the Applicant Funds that are organized as series of the AST Trust, while PI serves as the sole investment adviser for the Applicant Funds that are organized as series of the PSF Trust. AST is organized as a Connecticut corporation while PI is organized as a New York limited liability company. Each of AST and PI is a wholly owned, indirect subsidiary of Prudential Financial Inc. and a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended. PAD, a Delaware corporation, and PIMS, a Delaware limited liability company, each a registered brokerdealer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the ‘‘Exchange Act’’), serve as co-distributors for the AST Trust. PIMS serves as the sole distributor for the PSF Trust. 3. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA); Notice Regarding the 2008 
Annual Review

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice and request for petitions.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the 2008 Annual Review of the Andean 
Trade Preference Act (ATPA). Under this process petitions may be filed 
calling for the limitation, withdrawal or suspension of ATPA or ATPDEA 
benefits by presenting evidence that the eligibility criteria of the 
program are not being met. USTR will publish a list of petitions filed 
in response to this announcement in the Federal Register.

DATES: The deadline for the submission of petitions for the 2008 Annual 
ATPA Review is September 15, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit petitions by electronic mail (e-mail) to 
FR0716@ustr.eop.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bennett M. Harman, Deputy Assistant 
U.S. Trade Representative for Latin America, Office of the Americas, 
Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th St., NW., 
Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395-9446 and the 
facsimile number is (202) 395-9675.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ATPA (19 U.S.C. 3201-06), as renewed and 
amended by the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA) 
in the Trade Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-210) and extended until December 
31, 2008 by the Andean Trade Preference Act, (Pub L. 110-42), provides 
for trade benefits for eligible Andean countries. Consistent with 
Section 3103(d) of the ATPDEA, USTR promulgated regulations (15 CFR 
part 2016) (68 FR 43922) regarding the review of eligibility of 
articles and countries for the benefits of the ATPA, as amended. The 
2008 Annual ATPA Review is the fifth such review to be conducted 
pursuant to the ATPA review regulations. To qualify for the benefits of 
the ATPA and ATPDEA, each country must meet several eligibility 
criteria, as set forth in sections 203(c) and (d), and section 
204(b)(6)(B) of the ATPA, as amended (19 U.S.C. 3202(c), (d); 19 U.S.C. 
3203(b)(6)(B)), and as outlined in the Federal Register notice USTR 
published to request public comments regarding the designation of 
eligible countries as ATPDEA beneficiary countries (67 FR 53379). Under 
section 203(e) of the ATPA, as amended (19 U.S.C. 3202(e)), the 
President may withdraw or suspend the designation of any country as an 
ATPA or ATPDEA beneficiary country, and may also withdraw, suspend, or 
limit preferential treatment for any product of any such beneficiary 
country, if the President determines that, as a result of changed 
circumstances, the country is not meeting the eligibility criteria.
    The ATPA regulations provide the schedule of dates for conducting 
an annual review, unless otherwise specified by Federal Register 
notice. Notice is hereby given that, in order to be considered in the 
2008 Annual ATPA Review, all petitions to withdraw or suspend the 
designation of a country as an ATPA or ATPDEA beneficiary country, or 
to withdraw, suspend, or limit application of preferential treatment to 
any article of any ATPA beneficiary country under the ATPA, or to any 
article of any ATPDEA beneficiary country under section 204(b)(1), (3), 
or (4) (19 U.S.C. 3202(b)(1), (3), (4)) of the ATPA, must be received 
by the Andean Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee no later 
than 5 p.m. EDT on September 15, 2008. Petitioners should consult 15 
CFR 2016.0 regarding the content of such petitions.
    E-mail submissions should be single copy transmissions in English, 
and the total submission including attachments should not exceed 50 
pages. Submissions should use the following subject line: ``2008 Annual 
ATPA Review--Petition.'' Documents must be submitted as either 
WordPerfect (``.WPD''), MSWord (``.DOC''), Adobe (``PDF''), or text 
(``.TXT'') files. Supporting documentation submitted as spreadsheets 
are acceptable as Quattro Pro or Excel, pre-formatted for printing on 8 
\1/2\ x 11-inch paper. Submissions by e-mail should not include 
separate

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cover letters or messages in the message area of the e-mail; 
information that might appear in any cover letter should be included 
directly in the submission. To the extent possible, any data 
attachments to the submission should be included in the same file as 
the submission itself, and not as separate files.
    Petitions will be available for public inspection by appointment 
with the staff of the USTR Public Reading Room, except for information 
granted ``business confidential'' status pursuant to 15 CFR 2003.6. If 
the submission contains business confidential information that the 
submitter wishes to protect from public disclosure, the confidential 
submission must be marked ``BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL'' at the top and 
bottom of every page of the document. In addition, the submission must 
be accompanied by a non-confidential version that indicates, with 
asterisks, where confidential information was redacted or deleted. The 
top and bottom of each page of the non-confidential version must be 
marked either ``PUBLIC VERSION'' or ``NON-CONFIDENTIAL''. Business 
confidential comments that are submitted without the required markings 
or that are not accompanied by a properly marked non-confidential 
version as set forth above may not be accepted or may be treated as 
public documents.
    The file name of any document containing business confidential 
information attached to an e-mail transmission should begin with the 
characters ``BC-'', and the file name of the public version should 
begin with the characters ``P-''. The ``P-'' or ``BC-'' should be 
followed by the name of the person or party submitting the petition. 
The e-mail address for submissions is FR0716@ustr.eop.gov. Public 
versions of all documents relating to this review will be available for 
review shortly after the due date by appointment in the USTR Public 
Reading Room, 1724 F Street, NW., Washington, DC. Availability of 
documents may be ascertained, and appointments may be made from 9:30 
a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, by calling 
(202) 395-6186.

Carmen Suro-Bredie,
Chairman, Trade Policy Staff Committee.
[FR Doc. E8-18861 Filed 8-13-08; 8:45 am]
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