ASEAN: Regional Trends in Economic Integration, Export Competitiveness, and Inbound Investment for Selected Industries, 64099-64100 [E9-29025]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 233 / Monday, December 7, 2009 / Notices INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–511] ASEAN: Regional Trends in Economic Integration, Export Competitiveness, and Inbound Investment for Selected Industries AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of hearing. SUMMARY: Following receipt on November 9, 2009, of a request from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. 332–511, ASEAN: Regional Trends in Economic Integration, Export Competitiveness, and Inbound Investment for Selected Industries. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES DATES: December 30, 2009: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. January 5, 2010: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements. February 3, 2010: Public hearing. February 10, 2010: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. March 10, 2010: Deadline for filing all other written submissions. August 2, 2010: Transmittal of Commission report to the USTR. 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 http://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/edis.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project leader John Fry (202–708–4157 or john.fry@usitc.gov) or deputy project leader Vincent Honnold (202–205–3314 or vincent.honnold@usitc.gov) for information specific to this investigation. For information on the legal aspects of this 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:05 Dec 04, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 (http://www.usitc.gov). 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: As requested by the USTR, the Commission will conduct an investigation and prepare a report that provides a brief overview of regional trends in economic integration, export competitiveness, and inbound investment in six industry sectors in Southeast Asia. The sectors are electronics, automotives, agro-based products, healthcare, textiles and apparel, and wood-based products. In addition, the Commission will identify ASEAN industries within these sectors that have experienced significant changes in regional economic integration, export competitiveness, and inbound investment in recent years and provide profiles of these industries in its report. To the extent possible, the report will include illustrative country information and be based on the most recent five year period for which data are available. As requested, each industry profile, to the extent possible, will include the following information: 1. A description of the selected industry(ies) within ASEAN, including the industry’s position relative to global competitors, as it relates to export competitiveness and inbound investment flows; 2. Identification of the leading ASEAN exporting countries and their key markets; 3. Identification of the leading ASEAN country recipients of inbound investment and source countries of that investment; 4. Identification of pairs or groups of countries within ASEAN that have experienced significant integration related to industry production and/or marketing; and 5. An analysis of leading competitive factors that have contributed to changes in industry regional integration, export competitiveness, and inbound investment, with a focus on how regional improvements in trade facilitation, logistics services, and ecommerce have contributed to these changes. The USTR requested that the Commission deliver its report no later than August 2, 2010. Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this investigation will be held at the U.S. International Trade PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64099 Commission Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be filed with the Secretary no later than 5:15 p.m., December 30, 2009, in accordance with the requirements in the ‘‘Submissions’’ section below. All pre-hearing briefs and statements should be filed no later than 5:15 p.m., January 5, 2010; and all post-hearing briefs and statements responding to matters raised at the hearing should be filed no later than 5:15 p.m., February 10, 2010. In the event that, as of the close of business on December 30, 2009, no witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer or nonparticipant may call the Office of the Secretary (202–205–2000) after December 30, 2009, for information concerning whether the hearing will be held. Written Submissions: In lieu of or in addition to participating in the hearing, interested parties are invited to file written submissions concerning this investigation. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, and all such submissions (other than pre- and post-hearing briefs and statements) should be received no later than 5:15 p.m., March 10, 2010. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 requires that a signed original (or a copy so designated) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the event that confidential treatment of a document is requested, at least four (4) additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential information must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information regarding confidential business information). The Commission’s rules authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means only to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the rules (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http:// www.usitc.gov/secretary/ fed_reg_notices/rules/documents/ handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Office of the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any submissions that contain confidential business information must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 64100 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 233 / Monday, December 7, 2009 / Notices marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘nonconfidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available for inspection by interested parties. In its request letter, the USTR stated that it intends to make the Commission’s report available to the public in its entirety, and asked that the Commission not include any confidential business information in the report it sends to the USTR. Any confidential business information received by the Commission in this investigation and used in preparing this report will not be published in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. Issued: December 1, 2009. By order of the Commission. William R. Bishop, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–29025 Filed 12–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–657] In the Matter of Certain Automotive Multimedia Display and Navigation Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing Same; Notice of Commission Determination To Extend Briefing Schedule erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to extend certain deadlines in the Notice of Commission Determination to Review in Part a Final Initial Determination Finding No Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on the Issues Under Review and on Remedy, the Public Interest and Bonding, 74 FR 62589 (Nov. 30, 2009). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sidney A. Rosenzweig, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708–2532. 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. VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:05 Dec 04, 2009 Jkt 220001 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 (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http:// 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. The Commission instituted Investigation No. 337–TA–657 on September 22, 2008, based on a complaint filed by Honeywell International Inc. of Morristown, New Jersey (‘‘Honeywell’’). 73 FR 54617 (Sept. 22, 2008). The complainant named eight respondents, including Pioneer Corporation of Japan and Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. of Long Beach, California (collectively ‘‘Pioneer’’). The investigation has been terminated against all respondents other than Pioneer. On September 22, 2009, the Administrative Law Judge issued his final Initial Determination (ID), finding no violation of section 337 by Pioneer. On November 23, 2009, the Commission determined to review in part the ID. The Commission’s notice requested that the parties submit briefs on remedy, public interest and bonding, as well as on specific patent-related questions. 74 FR 62589 (Nov. 30, 2009). The notice also solicited written submissions from interested government agencies, and any other interested parties on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. Id. at 62591. Opening briefing is presently due on December 7, 2009, and reply briefing is due on December 14, 2009. Id. On November 30, 2009, Honeywell and Pioneer filed a Joint Motion to Extend Briefing Schedule, requesting that the Commission extend the opening and reply briefing deadlines to December 30, 2009 and January 7, 2010, respectively. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations has consented to the motion. Upon consideration of this matter, the Commission has determined that the December 7, 2009 and December 14, 2009 deadlines for written submissions in the Notice of Commission Determination to Review in Part a Final Initial Determination Finding No Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on the Issues Under Review and on Remedy, the Public Interest and Bonding, 74 FR 62589 (Nov. 30, 2009), are hereby SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 extended to December 30, 2009 and January 7, 2010, respectively. By order of the Commission. Issued: December 2, 2009. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–29077 Filed 12–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION Sunshine Act Meeting of the Board of Directors Search Committee for Interim LSC President—Telephonic The Search Committee for Interim LSC President of the Legal Services Corporation’s Board of Directors will meet on December 9, 2009 via conference call. The meeting will begin at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time, and continue until conclusion of the committee’s agenda. LOCATION: Legal Services Corporation, 3333 K Street, NW.—3rd Flr Conference Center, Washington, DC. PUBLIC OBSERVATION: For those portions of the meeting open to public observation, members of the public who are unable to attend but wish to listen to the meeting may do so by following the telephone call-in directions provided below. Please keep your telephone muted while listening in order to eliminate background noises. Comments from the public may be solicited from time-to-time by the Committee’s Chairperson. 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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-511]


ASEAN: Regional Trends in Economic Integration, Export 
Competitiveness, and Inbound Investment for Selected Industries

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of hearing.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt on November 9, 2009, of a request from the 
United States Trade Representative (USTR) under section 332(g) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)), the U.S. International Trade 
Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. 332-511, ASEAN: 
Regional Trends in Economic Integration, Export Competitiveness, and 
Inbound Investment for Selected Industries.

DATES: 
    December 30, 2009: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the 
public hearing.
    January 5, 2010: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    February 3, 2010: Public hearing.
    February 10, 2010: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and 
statements.
    March 10, 2010: Deadline for filing all other written submissions.
    August 2, 2010: Transmittal of Commission report to the USTR.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project leader John Fry (202-708-4157 
or john.fry@usitc.gov) or deputy project leader Vincent Honnold (202-
205-3314 or vincent.honnold@usitc.gov) for information specific to this 
investigation. For information on the legal aspects of this 
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 (http://www.usitc.gov). 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: As requested by the USTR, the Commission will conduct 
an investigation and prepare a report that provides a brief overview of 
regional trends in economic integration, export competitiveness, and 
inbound investment in six industry sectors in Southeast Asia. The 
sectors are electronics, automotives, agro-based products, healthcare, 
textiles and apparel, and wood-based products. In addition, the 
Commission will identify ASEAN industries within these sectors that 
have experienced significant changes in regional economic integration, 
export competitiveness, and inbound investment in recent years and 
provide profiles of these industries in its report. To the extent 
possible, the report will include illustrative country information and 
be based on the most recent five year period for which data are 
available. As requested, each industry profile, to the extent possible, 
will include the following information:
    1. A description of the selected industry(ies) within ASEAN, 
including the industry's position relative to global competitors, as it 
relates to export competitiveness and inbound investment flows;
    2. Identification of the leading ASEAN exporting countries and 
their key markets;
    3. Identification of the leading ASEAN country recipients of 
inbound investment and source countries of that investment;
    4. Identification of pairs or groups of countries within ASEAN that 
have experienced significant integration related to industry production 
and/or marketing; and
    5. An analysis of leading competitive factors that have contributed 
to changes in industry regional integration, export competitiveness, 
and inbound investment, with a focus on how regional improvements in 
trade facilitation, logistics services, and e-commerce have contributed 
to these changes.
    The USTR requested that the Commission deliver its report no later 
than August 2, 2010.
    Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with this 
investigation will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on 
Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Requests to appear at the public hearing 
should be filed with the Secretary no later than 5:15 p.m., December 
30, 2009, in accordance with the requirements in the ``Submissions'' 
section below. All pre-hearing briefs and statements should be filed no 
later than 5:15 p.m., January 5, 2010; and all post-hearing briefs and 
statements responding to matters raised at the hearing should be filed 
no later than 5:15 p.m., February 10, 2010. In the event that, as of 
the close of business on December 30, 2009, no witnesses are scheduled 
to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be canceled. Any person 
interested in attending the hearing as an observer or nonparticipant 
may call the Office of the Secretary (202-205-2000) after December 30, 
2009, for information concerning whether the hearing will be held.
    Written Submissions: In lieu of or in addition to participating in 
the hearing, interested parties are invited to file written submissions 
concerning this investigation. All written submissions should be 
addressed to the Secretary, and all such submissions (other than pre- 
and post-hearing briefs and statements) should be received no later 
than 5:15 p.m., March 10, 2010. All written submissions must conform 
with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 requires that a 
signed original (or a copy so designated) and fourteen (14) copies of 
each document be filed. In the event that confidential treatment of a 
document is requested, at least four (4) additional copies must be 
filed, in which the confidential information must be deleted (see the 
following paragraph for further information regarding confidential 
business information). The Commission's rules authorize filing 
submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means only to 
the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the rules (see Handbook for 
Electronic Filing Procedures, http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/documents/handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons 
with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Office of 
the Secretary (202-205-2000).
    Any submissions that contain confidential business information must 
also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the 
rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages 
be clearly

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marked as to whether they are the ``confidential'' or 
``nonconfidential'' version, and that the confidential business 
information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written 
submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made 
available for inspection by interested parties.
    In its request letter, the USTR stated that it intends to make the 
Commission's report available to the public in its entirety, and asked 
that the Commission not include any confidential business information 
in the report it sends to the USTR. Any confidential business 
information received by the Commission in this investigation and used 
in preparing this report will not be published in a manner that would 
reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information.

    Issued: December 1, 2009.

    By order of the Commission.
William R. Bishop,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. E9-29025 Filed 12-4-09; 8:45 am]
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