Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Review of Finding of Reciprocity (Ecuador), 26 U.S.C. 4221, 30776 [2010-13223]

Download as PDF 30776 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 105 / Wednesday, June 2, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Review of Finding of Reciprocity (Ecuador), 26 U.S.C. 4221 AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Solicitation of public comments concerning a review of the existing exemption for aircraft registered in Ecuador from certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with their international commercial operations. Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce is conducting a review to determine, pursuant to Section 4221 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221), whether the Government of Ecuador has discontinued allowing substantially reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry in connection with international commercial operations similar to those exemptions currently granted to aircraft of Ecuadorian registry by the United States under the aforementioned statute. The above-cited statute provides exemptions for aircraft of foreign registry from payment of certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with their international commercial operations. These exemptions apply upon a finding by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, and communicated to the Department of the Treasury, that such country allows, or will allow, ‘‘substantially reciprocal privileges’’ to aircraft of U.S. registry with respect to purchases of such supplies in that country. If a foreign country discontinues the allowance of such substantially reciprocal exemption, the exemption allowed by the United States will not apply after the Secretary of the Treasury is notified by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, of the discontinuance. Interested parties are invited to submit their views, comments and supporting documentation in writing concerning this matter to Mr. Joel Secundy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Submissions should be sent electronically to Airservices@ita.doc.gov. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Review of 
Finding of Reciprocity (Ecuador), 26 U.S.C. 4221

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Solicitation of public comments concerning a review of the 
existing exemption for aircraft registered in Ecuador from certain 
internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States 
for such aircraft in connection with their international commercial 
operations.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce is 
conducting a review to determine, pursuant to Section 4221 of the 
Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221), whether the 
Government of Ecuador has discontinued allowing substantially 
reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry in connection 
with international commercial operations similar to those exemptions 
currently granted to aircraft of Ecuadorian registry by the United 
States under the aforementioned statute.
    The above-cited statute provides exemptions for aircraft of foreign 
registry from payment of certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase 
of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with 
their international commercial operations. These exemptions apply upon 
a finding by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, and 
communicated to the Department of the Treasury, that such country 
allows, or will allow, ``substantially reciprocal privileges'' to 
aircraft of U.S. registry with respect to purchases of such supplies in 
that country. If a foreign country discontinues the allowance of such 
substantially reciprocal exemption, the exemption allowed by the United 
States will not apply after the Secretary of the Treasury is notified 
by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, of the discontinuance.
    Interested parties are invited to submit their views, comments and 
supporting documentation in writing concerning this matter to Mr. Joel 
Secundy, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Submissions should be sent 
electronically to Airservices@ita.doc.gov. All submissions should be 
received no later than thirty days from the date of this notice.
    Comments received, with the exception of information marked 
``business confidential,'' will be available for public inspection upon 
request. Information marked ``business confidential'' shall be 
protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law.
    It is suggested that those desiring additional information contact 
Mr. Eugene Alford, Office of Service Industries, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, or telephone 202-482-5071.

    Dated: May 25, 2010.
Joel D. Secundy,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, Manufacturing and Services, 
International Trade Administration.
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