WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States-Measures Affecting the Production and Sale of Clove Cigarettes, 27614-27615 [2010-11614]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 27614 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 94 / Monday, May 17, 2010 / Notices 2010, in Room 1303 of the United States Coast Guard Headquarters Building, 2100 Second Street, SW., Washington, DC 20593–0001. The primary purpose of the meeting is to prepare for the sixtieth Session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Technical Cooperation Committee to be held at the IMO headquarters in London, United Kingdom, from June 1–3, 2010. 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This announcement might appear in the Federal Register less than 15 days prior to the meeting. The Department of State finds that there is an exceptional circumstance in that this advisory committee meeting must be held on May 28, in order to prepare for the IMO Council, convening in London on June 7. Dated: May 11, 2010. Jon Trent Warner, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2010–11721 Filed 5–14–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket No. USTR–2010–0013] WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States—Measures Affecting the Production and Sale of Clove Cigarettes AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) is providing notice that on April 8, 2010, the United States received from Indonesia a letter requesting consultations under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (‘‘WTO Agreement’’) regarding a provision of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Pub. L. 111–31) that prohibits the production or sale in the United States of cigarettes containing certain additives, including clove. This E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 94 / Monday, May 17, 2010 / Notices srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES request may be found at http:// www.wto.org in a document designated as WT/DS406/1. 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 dispute settlement proceedings, comments should be submitted on or before June 16, 2010 to be assured of timely consideration by USTR. ADDRESSES: Public comments should be submitted electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2010–0013. If you are unable to provide submissions to http:// www.regulations.gov, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483 to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. If (as explained below), the comment contains confidential information, then the comment should be submitted by fax only to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Chriss, Chief Agriculture Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, (202) 395– 3150. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USTR is providing notice that consultations have been requested pursuant to the WTO Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (‘‘DSU’’). If such consultations should fail to resolve the matter and a dispute settlement 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 nine months after it is established. Major Issues Raised by Indonesia On April 8, 2010, USTR received a letter from Indonesia requesting consultations regarding a provision of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Pub. L. 111–31) (the ‘‘Act’’), which was signed into law June 22, 2009. Indonesia alleges that, among other things, the Act bans the production or sale in the United States of cigarettes containing certain additives, including clove, but would continue to permit the production and sale of other cigarettes, including cigarettes containing menthol, beginning 90 days after the legislation was signed into law. Indonesia appears to allege that this provision of the Act are inconsistent with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994, Articles III:4 and XX; the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Articles 2, 3, 5 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:36 May 14, 2010 Jkt 220001 and 7; and the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, Articles 2 and 12. Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning the issues raised in this dispute. Persons may submit public comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov docket number USTR–2010–0013. If you are unable to provide submissions by http:// www.regulations.gov, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483 to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. To submit comments via http:// www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2010–0013 on the home page and click ‘‘search’’. The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice by selecting ‘‘Notice’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on the left side of the searchresults page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Submit a Comment.’’ (For further information on using the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on ‘‘How to Use This Site’’ on the left side of the home page.) The http://www.regulations.gov site provides the option of providing comments by filing in a ‘‘Type Comment and Upload File’’ field, or by attaching a document. It is expected that most comments will be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, it is necessary and sufficient to type ‘‘See attached’’ in the ‘‘Type Comment and Upload File’’ field. A person requesting that information contained in a document 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. Any comment containing business confidential information must be submitted by fax to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640. A non-confidential summary of the confidential information must be submitted to http:// www.regulations.gov. The nonconfidential summary will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection. Information or advice contained in a comment submitted, other than business PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27615 confidential information, must 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) Must provide a non-confidential summary of the information or advice. Any comment containing confidential information must be submitted by fax to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640. A non-confidential summary of the confidential information must be submitted to http:// www.regulations.gov. The nonconfidential summary will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection. USTR will maintain a docket on this dispute settlement proceeding, accessible to the public. 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, any nonconfidential submissions, or nonconfidential summaries of submissions, received from other participants in the dispute, will be made available to the public on USTR’s Web site at http:// www.ustr.gov, and the report of the panel, and, if applicable, the report of the Appellate Body, will be available on the Web site of the World Trade Organization, http://www.wto.org. Comments will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection pursuant to 15 CFR 2006.13, except confidential business information exempt from public inspection in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 2155(g)(2). 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket No. USTR-2010-0013]


WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States--
Measures Affecting the Production and Sale of Clove Cigarettes

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 April 8, 2010, the United States 
received from Indonesia a letter requesting consultations under the 
Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (``WTO 
Agreement'') regarding a provision of the Family Smoking Prevention and 
Tobacco Control Act (Pub. L. 111-31) that prohibits the production or 
sale in the United States of cigarettes containing certain additives, 
including clove. This

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request may be found at http://www.wto.org in a document designated as 
WT/DS406/1. 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 dispute settlement proceedings, comments should be 
submitted on or before June 16, 2010 to be assured of timely 
consideration by USTR.

ADDRESSES: Public comments should be submitted electronically to http://www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR-2010-0013. If you are unable 
to provide submissions to http://www.regulations.gov, please contact 
Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-9483 to arrange for an alternative method of 
transmission. If (as explained below), the comment contains 
confidential information, then the comment should be submitted by fax 
only to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-3640.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Chriss, Chief Agriculture 
Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508, (202) 395-3150.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USTR is providing notice that consultations 
have been requested pursuant to the WTO Understanding on Rules and 
Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (``DSU''). If such 
consultations should fail to resolve the matter and a dispute 
settlement 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 nine months 
after it is established.

Major Issues Raised by Indonesia

    On April 8, 2010, USTR received a letter from Indonesia requesting 
consultations regarding a provision of the Family Smoking Prevention 
and Tobacco Control Act (Pub. L. 111-31) (the ``Act''), which was 
signed into law June 22, 2009. Indonesia alleges that, among other 
things, the Act bans the production or sale in the United States of 
cigarettes containing certain additives, including clove, but would 
continue to permit the production and sale of other cigarettes, 
including cigarettes containing menthol, beginning 90 days after the 
legislation was signed into law. Indonesia appears to allege that this 
provision of the Act are inconsistent with the General Agreement on 
Tariffs and Trade 1994, Articles III:4 and XX; the Agreement on the 
Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, Articles 2, 3, 5 
and 7; and the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade, Articles 2 and 
12.

Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions

    Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning the issues raised in this dispute. Persons may submit public 
comments electronically to http://www.regulations.gov docket number 
USTR-2010-0013. If you are unable to provide submissions by http://www.regulations.gov, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-9483 to 
arrange for an alternative method of transmission.
    To submit comments via http://www.regulations.gov, enter docket 
number USTR-2010-0013 on the home page and click ``search''. The site 
will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated 
with this docket. Find a reference to this notice by selecting 
``Notice'' under ``Document Type'' on the left side of the search-
results page, and click on the link entitled ``Submit a Comment.'' (For 
further information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site, 
please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on 
``How to Use This Site'' on the left side of the home page.)
    The http://www.regulations.gov site provides the option of 
providing comments by filing in a ``Type Comment and Upload File'' 
field, or by attaching a document. It is expected that most comments 
will be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, it 
is necessary and sufficient to type ``See attached'' in the ``Type 
Comment and Upload File'' field.
    A person requesting that information contained in a document 
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. Any comment 
containing business confidential information must be submitted by fax 
to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-3640. A non-confidential summary of the 
confidential information must be submitted to http://www.regulations.gov. The non-confidential summary will be placed in the 
docket and open to public inspection.
    Information or advice contained in a comment submitted, other than 
business confidential information, must 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) Must provide a non-confidential summary of the information or 
advice.
    Any comment containing confidential information must be submitted 
by fax to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-3640. A non-confidential summary 
of the confidential information must be submitted to http://www.regulations.gov. The non-confidential summary will be placed in the 
docket and open to public inspection.
    USTR will maintain a docket on this dispute settlement proceeding, 
accessible to the public. 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, any non-confidential 
submissions, or non-confidential summaries of submissions, received 
from other participants in the dispute, will be made available to the 
public on USTR's Web site at http://www.ustr.gov, and the report of the 
panel, and, if applicable, the report of the Appellate Body, will be 
available on the Web site of the World Trade Organization, http://www.wto.org.
    Comments will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection 
pursuant to 15 CFR 2006.13, except confidential business information 
exempt from public inspection in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 2155(g)(2). 
Comments open to public inspection may be viewed on the http://www.regulations.gov Web site.

Steven F. Fabry,
Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and 
Enforcement.
[FR Doc. 2010-11614 Filed 5-14-10; 8:45 am]
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