Annual Wholesale Trade Survey, 63805-63806 [2010-26149]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 200 / Monday, October 18, 2010 / Notices Bureau to take surveys that are necessary to produce current data on the subjects covered by the major censuses. As part of this authorization, the Census Bureau conducts the ARTS to provide continuing and timely national statistical data on retail trade, and accommodation and food services activity for the period between economic censuses. ARTS is a continuation of similar retail trade surveys conducted each year since 1951 (except 1954). ARTS covers employer firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in the Retail Trade and/or Accommodation and Food Services sectors as defined by the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). ARTS provides, on a comparable classification basis, annual sales, annual e-commerce sales, purchases, total operating expenses, accounts receivables, and year-end inventories held inside and outside the United States for 2010. The Census Bureau has determined that the conduct of this survey is necessary because these data are not available publicly on a timely basis from non-governmental or other governmental sources. The Census Bureau will request a sample of firms operating retail, accommodation, and/or food services establishments in the United States to respond to the 2010 ARTS. Firms are selected for this survey using a stratified random sample based on industry groupings and annual sales size. We will provide report forms to the firms covered by this survey in January 2011, and will require their responses within 30 days after receipt. Firms’ responses to the ARTS survey are required by law (Title 13 U.S.C. 182, 224, and 225). The sample of firms selected will provide, with measurable reliability, statistics on annual sales, annual e-commerce sales, purchases, total operating expenses, accounts receivables, and year-end inventories held both inside and outside the United States for 2010. The data collected in this survey will be similar to that collected in the past and within the general scope and nature of those inquiries covered in the economic census. These data are collected to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various government agencies. Results will be available for use for a variety of public and business needs such as economic and market analysis, company performance, and forecasting future demand. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to the VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Oct 15, 2010 Jkt 223001 requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of information displays a current valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, OMB has approved the Annual Retail Trade Survey under OMB Control Number 0607–0013. Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that an annual survey be conducted for the purpose of collecting these data. Dated: October 12, 2010. Robert M. Groves, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 2010–26145 Filed 10–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of the Census [Docket Number 100921462–0461–01] Annual Wholesale Trade Survey Bureau of the Census, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of determination. AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce’s Bureau of the Census (Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce that the Director of the Census Bureau has determined the need to conduct the 2010 Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS). AWTS covers firms with establishments located in the United States and classified in the Wholesale Trade Sector as defined by the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Specifically, AWTS includes wholesale distributors; manufacturers’ sales branches and offices; and agents, brokers, and electronic markets. Through this survey, the Census Bureau will collect data on annual sales, ecommerce sales, purchases, total operating expenses, year-end inventories held both inside and outside the United States, commissions, total operating revenue, and gross selling value. These data are collected to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various government agencies. These data will be available for use for a variety of public and business needs such as economic and market analysis, company performance, and forecasting future demand. SUMMARY: The Census Bureau will provide report forms to businesses included in the survey. Additional copies are available upon written ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63805 request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233–0101. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Miller, Service Sector Statistics Division, on (301) 763–2758 or by email on john.p.miller@census.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sections 182, 224, and 225 of Title 13 of the United States Code authorize the Census Bureau to take surveys that are necessary to produce current data on the subjects covered by the major censuses. As part of this authorization, the Census Bureau conducts the AWTS to provide continuing and timely national statistics data on wholesale trade activity for the period between economic censuses. For 2010, the survey will, as it has in the past, consist of a sample of wholesale distributors; manufacturers’ sales branches and offices; and agent, brokers, and electronic markets. The data collected in this survey will be similar to that collected in the past and within the general scope and nature of those inquiries covered in the economic census. These data are collected to provide a sound statistical basis for the formation of policy by various government agencies. These data will be available for use for a variety of public and business needs such as economic and market analysis, company performance, and forecasting future demand. From wholesale distributors, the Census Bureau will collect data covering sales, e-commerce sales, yearend inventories held inside and outside the United States, purchases, and total operating expenses. From manufacturers’ sales branches and offices, the Census Bureau will collect data covering annual sales, e-commerce sales, year-end inventories held inside and outside the United States and total operating expenses. From agents, brokers, and electronic markets, the Census Bureau will collect data covering commissions, total operating revenue, gross selling value, and total operating expenses. For more information on the components of wholesale activity covered under this survey, please see the North American Industry Classification System Web site at http://www.census.gov/eos/www/ naics/index.html. The Census Bureau has determined that the conduct of this survey is necessary as these data are not available publicly on a timely basis from non-governmental or other government sources. The Census Bureau will request a sample of firms engaged in the three covered wholesale activities to respond to the 2010 AWTS. Firms are selected for this survey using a stratified random E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 63806 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 200 / Monday, October 18, 2010 / Notices sample based on industry groupings and annual sales size. We will provide report forms to the firms covered by this survey in January 2011 and will require their responses within 30 days after receipt. Responses to AWTS are required by law (Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 182, 224, and 225). The sample of firms selected will provide, with measurable reliability, statistics on annual sales, e-commerce sales, purchases, total operating expenses, year-end inventories held both inside and outside the Unites States, commissions, total operating revenue, and gross selling value for 2010. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with, a collection of information subject to requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of information displays a current valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, OMB approved the AWTS under OMB control number 0607–0195. Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that the annual survey be conducted for the purpose of collecting these data. Dated: October 12, 2010. Robert M. Groves, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. 2010–26149 Filed 10–15–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–894] Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the 2008–2009 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 13, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the 2008–2009 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) covering the period March 1, 2008, through February 28, 2009. This administrative review covers two exporters of the subject merchandise: Max Fortune Industrial Limited (Max Fortune) and Seaman Paper Asia Co., Ltd. (Seaman Paper Asia). We invited mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:45 Oct 15, 2010 Jkt 223001 interested parties to comment on the preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to the margin calculations. The weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of Review.’’ DATES: Effective Date: October 18, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith or Gemal Brangman, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1766 or (202) 482– 3773, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 13, 2010, the Department published the preliminary results of this administrative review. See Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2008–2009 Administrative Review, 75 FR 18812 (April 13, 2010) (Preliminary Results). In response to the interested parties’ requests, we extended the deadlines for submitting case and rebuttal briefs for consideration in the final results of this administrative review. On May 13, 2010, Max Fortune requested a hearing. On May 28, 2010, Max Fortune requested the public disclosure of certain information designated as business proprietary that was included in the petitioner’s 1 September 15, 2009, submissions and examined by the Department during verification.2 On June 8, 2010, the Department informed Max Fortune that it was unable to grant its May 28, 2010, request because doing so would reveal the source of the information for which the Department granted the petitioner business proprietary treatment. On June 25, 2010, Max Fortune submitted its case brief. Neither Seaman Paper Asia nor the petitioner submitted case briefs. On July 1, 2010, the petitioner submitted its rebuttal brief. On July 14, 2010, the Department notified the parties that as a result of the recent decision in Dorbest Limited et al. v. United States, No. 2009–1257, –1266 (Fed. Cir. May 14, 2010) (Dorbest), issued by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), 1 The petitioner is the Seaman Paper Company of Massachusetts, Inc. 2 Max Fortune also requested in its May 28, 2010, letter that the Department grant an additional extension of the deadline to submit case and rebuttal briefs and extend the final results deadline. PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the Department would be reconsidering its valuation of the labor wage rate in this review. The Department placed export data on the record of the review and gave parties a specified period of time to comment on the narrow issue of the labor wage value and the methodology proposed to value labor for margin calculation purposes in light of the CAFC’s decision in Dorbest.3 On July 15, 2010, the Department corrected certain wage rate data placed on the record on July 14, 2010.4 On July 20, 2010, Max Fortune withdrew its May 13, 2010, request for a hearing. No other party in this review requested a hearing. On July 22, 2010, Max Fortune submitted comments on the wage rate data and proposed methodology the Department placed on the record on July 14, 2010. On July 23, 2010, the Department held meetings with Max Fortune’s and the petitioner’s counsels to discuss the issues raised in Max Fortune’s case brief.5 On August 9, 2010, the Department placed on the record an additional clarification/correction of the surrogate wage rate data contained in the Department’s July 14, 2010, memorandum.6 On August 9, 2010, the Department postponed the final results of this review until October 11, 2010.7 See Notice of Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People’s Republic of China, 75 FR 49888 (August 16, 2010). On August 16, 2010, Max Fortune submitted comments and additional data regarding the wage rate issue in response to the Department’s August 9, 2010, memorandum. On September 21 and 24, 2010, the Department held additional meetings with Max Fortune’s and the petitioner’s counsels, respectively, to discuss the 3 See the Department’s memorandum to the file entitled, ‘‘Data on Labor Wage,’’ dated July 14, 2010. 4 See the Department’s memorandum to the file entitled, ‘‘Wage Rate Calculation—Error in Currency Conversion of the Hourly Wage Rate for El Salvador,’’ dated July 15, 2010. 5 See the Department’s memoranda to the file entitled, ‘‘Ex Parte Meeting with Counsel for Max Fortune Industrial Limited and Max Fortune (FZ) Paper Products Co., Ltd. (Max Fortune),’’ dated July 26, 2010, and ‘‘Ex Parte Meeting with the Petitioner’s Counsel,’’ dated July 26, 2010. 6 See the Department’s memorandum to the file entitled, ‘‘Honduras Data on Labor Wage Rate,’’ dated August 9, 2010 (August 9, 2010 memorandum). 7 Since October 11, 2010, is a federal holiday, the final results are due on the next business day, October 12, 2010. E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 200 (Monday, October 18, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63805-63806]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-26149]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 100921462-0461-01]


Annual Wholesale Trade Survey

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of determination.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Commerce's Bureau of the 
Census (Census Bureau) publishes this notice to announce that the 
Director of the Census Bureau has determined the need to conduct the 
2010 Annual Wholesale Trade Survey (AWTS). AWTS covers firms with 
establishments located in the United States and classified in the 
Wholesale Trade Sector as defined by the 2002 North American Industry 
Classification System (NAICS). Specifically, AWTS includes wholesale 
distributors; manufacturers' sales branches and offices; and agents, 
brokers, and electronic markets. Through this survey, the Census Bureau 
will collect data on annual sales, e-commerce sales, purchases, total 
operating expenses, year-end inventories held both inside and outside 
the United States, commissions, total operating revenue, and gross 
selling value. These data are collected to provide a sound statistical 
basis for the formation of policy by various government agencies. These 
data will be available for use for a variety of public and business 
needs such as economic and market analysis, company performance, and 
forecasting future demand.

ADDRESSES: The Census Bureau will provide report forms to businesses 
included in the survey. Additional copies are available upon written 
request to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233-0101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Miller, Service Sector Statistics 
Division, on (301) 763-2758 or by e-mail on john.p.miller@census.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sections 182, 224, and 225 of Title 13 of 
the United States Code authorize the Census Bureau to take surveys that 
are necessary to produce current data on the subjects covered by the 
major censuses. As part of this authorization, the Census Bureau 
conducts the AWTS to provide continuing and timely national statistics 
data on wholesale trade activity for the period between economic 
censuses.
    For 2010, the survey will, as it has in the past, consist of a 
sample of wholesale distributors; manufacturers' sales branches and 
offices; and agent, brokers, and electronic markets. The data collected 
in this survey will be similar to that collected in the past and within 
the general scope and nature of those inquiries covered in the economic 
census. These data are collected to provide a sound statistical basis 
for the formation of policy by various government agencies. These data 
will be available for use for a variety of public and business needs 
such as economic and market analysis, company performance, and 
forecasting future demand.
    From wholesale distributors, the Census Bureau will collect data 
covering sales, e-commerce sales, year-end inventories held inside and 
outside the United States, purchases, and total operating expenses. 
From manufacturers' sales branches and offices, the Census Bureau will 
collect data covering annual sales, e-commerce sales, year-end 
inventories held inside and outside the United States and total 
operating expenses. From agents, brokers, and electronic markets, the 
Census Bureau will collect data covering commissions, total operating 
revenue, gross selling value, and total operating expenses. For more 
information on the components of wholesale activity covered under this 
survey, please see the North American Industry Classification System 
Web site at http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/index.html. The Census 
Bureau has determined that the conduct of this survey is necessary as 
these data are not available publicly on a timely basis from non-
governmental or other government sources.
    The Census Bureau will request a sample of firms engaged in the 
three covered wholesale activities to respond to the 2010 AWTS. Firms 
are selected for this survey using a stratified random

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sample based on industry groupings and annual sales size. We will 
provide report forms to the firms covered by this survey in January 
2011 and will require their responses within 30 days after receipt. 
Responses to AWTS are required by law (Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 182, 
224, and 225). The sample of firms selected will provide, with 
measurable reliability, statistics on annual sales, e-commerce sales, 
purchases, total operating expenses, year-end inventories held both 
inside and outside the Unites States, commissions, total operating 
revenue, and gross selling value for 2010.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person is required 
to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure 
to comply with, a collection of information subject to requirements of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of information 
displays a current valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) control 
number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, OMB approved 
the AWTS under OMB control number 0607-0195.
    Based upon the foregoing, I have directed that the annual survey be 
conducted for the purpose of collecting these data.

    Dated: October 12, 2010.
Robert M. Groves,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 2010-26149 Filed 10-15-10; 8:45 am]
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