WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding China-Subsidies on Wind Power Equipment, 82130-82132 [2010-32868]

Download as PDF 82130 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Notices 2011, 7 days prior to the meeting. Requests made after February 8, 2011 might not be able to be accommodated. Please note that due to security considerations, two valid, government issued photo identifications must be presented to gain entrance to the Headquarters building. The Headquarters building is accessible by taxi and privately owned conveyance (public transportation is not generally available). However, parking in the vicinity of the building is extremely limited. Additional information regarding this and other IMO SHC public meetings may be found at: http:// www.uscg.mil/imo. Dated: December 22, 2010. Jon Trent Warner, Executive Secretary, Shipping Coordinating Committee, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2010–32887 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–09–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice Regarding the Acceptance of Petitions To Grant a Competitive Need Limitation (CNL) Waiver Office of the United States Trade Representative. SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), in connection with the 2010 GSP Annual Review, has received petitions to waive the competitive need limitations (CNLs) on imports of certain products that are eligible for duty-free treatment under the GSP program. This notice announces those petitions that have been accepted for further review. All other petitions have been rejected. Authorization of the GSP program expires on December 31, 2010. If and when the program is reauthorized, a schedule for submission of public comments and for a public hearing on the petitions will be announced in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tameka Cooper, GSP Program, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20508. The telephone number is (202) 395–6971, the fax number is (202) 395– 9674, and the e-mail address is Tameka_Cooper@ustr.eop.gov. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: The GSP program provides for the duty-free importation of eligible articles when SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 02:10 Dec 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 imported from designated beneficiary developing countries. The GSP program is authorized by Title V of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2461, et seq.), as amended (the ‘‘1974 Act’’), and is implemented in accordance with Executive Order 11888 of November 24, 1975, as modified by subsequent Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations. In a Federal Register notice dated July 15, 2010, USTR announced that the deadline for the filing of petitions requesting CNL waivers for the 2010 GSP Annual Review was November 16, 2010 (75 FR 41274). Of the petitions submitted in response to this notice, the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee has accepted for review petitions on the following four products: (1) Lysine and its esters from Brazil (HTS 2922.41.00); (2) pneumatic tires from Sri Lanka (HTS 4011.93.80); (3) certain rubber gloves from Thailand (HTS 4015.19.10); and (4) calcium silicon ferroalloys from Argentina (HTS 7202.99.20). Additional information regarding the petitions with respect to these articles is provided in the ‘‘List of CNL Waiver Submissions Accepted in the 2010 GSP Annual Review’’ that is posted on the USTR Web site (http://www.ustr.gov). Acceptance of a petition for review does not indicate any opinion with respect to the disposition on the merits of the petition. Acceptance indicates only that the listed petitions have been found eligible for review and that such review will take place. Section 505 of the Trade Act states that duty-free treatment provided under the GSP shall not remain in effect after December 31, 2010. If and when the program is reauthorized, a schedule for submission of public comments and for a public hearing on the petitions will be announced in the Federal Register. Receipt of Advice From the USITC In accordance with authority delegated to the U.S. Trade Representative by the President, the U.S. Trade Representative has requested, pursuant to section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 and in accordance with section 503(c)(2)(A) of the 1974 Act, that the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) provide its advice on whether any industry in the United States is likely to be adversely affected by a waiver of the CNL specified in section 503(c)(2)(A) of the 1974 Act for the country specified with respect to the products cited above. The USITC has also been requested to provide advice as to the probable economic effect on U.S. industries producing like or directly PO 00000 Frm 00166 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 competitive articles, on total U.S. imports, and on U.S. consumers. William D. Jackson, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Generalized System of Preferences, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2010–32859 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W1–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding China—Subsidies on Wind Power Equipment Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) is providing notice that on December 22, 2010, in accordance with the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (‘‘WTO Agreement’’), the United States requested consultations regarding certain subsidies provided by the People’s Republic of China (China) on wind power equipment. The consultation request addresses a measure of China entitled the ‘‘Provisional Measures on Administration of Special Fund for Industrialization of Wind Power Equipment’’ (‘‘Wind Power Equipment Fund’’). The Wind Power Equipment Fund provides grants that appear to be contingent on the use of domestic over imported wind power equipment, and thus appears to be a prohibited subsidy that is inconsistent with China’s obligations under Article 3 of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (‘‘SCM Agreement’’). In addition, as it appears that China has neither made available a translation of the measure into a WTO official language nor notified it to the WTO, China appears to have failed to comply with its transparency obligations under the WTO Agreement. 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 January 31, 2011, to be assured of timely consideration by USTR. ADDRESSES: Non-confidential comments (as explained below) should be submitted electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2010–0036. If you are unable to provide submissions by www.regulations.gov, please contact SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Notices Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483 to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. If (as explained below) the comments contain confidential information, the person wishing to submit such comments should contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Garfinkel, Chief Counsel for China Trade, (202) 395–3150, Joseph Rieras, Assistant General Counsel, (202) 395– 3150, Terry McCartin, Deputy Assistant USTR for China Affairs, (202) 395–3900, or Jean Kemp, Director, Steel Trade Policy, (202) 395–5656 for questions concerning the issues in the dispute; or Sandy McKinzy, Legal Technician, (202) 395–9483, for questions concerning procedures for filing submissions in response to this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USTR is providing notice that the United States has requested consultations with the Government of China pursuant to the WTO Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (‘‘DSU’’). If the 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. The request for consultations follows from the decision of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘Trade Representative’’) to initiate an investigation under Section 302 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (‘‘Trade Act’’) in response to a petition filed by the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL–CIO CLC (‘‘USW’’). See Initiation of Section 302 Investigation and Request for Public Comment: China—Acts, Policies and Practices Affecting Trade and Investment in Green Technology, 75 FR 64776 (Oct. 20, 2010). In light of the number and diversity of the acts, policies, and practices covered by the petition, and after consulting with the petitioner, the Trade Representative decided, pursuant to Section 303(b) of the Trade Act, to delay for up to 90 days the request for consultations with the Government of China for the purpose of verifying and improving the petition. Id. at 64777. Since the initiation of the investigation on October 15, 2010, USTR has sought information and advice from the petitioner and the appropriate committees established pursuant to section 135 of the Trade VerDate Mar<15>2010 02:10 Dec 29, 2010 Jkt 223001 Act, has taken account of the public comments submitted in response to the October 20, 2010 notice, and has conducted its own research and worked with other agencies in order to verify and improve the various claims set out in the USW petition. As a result of those efforts, USTR has verified and improved claims involving subsidies provided by China on wind power equipment under its Wind Power Equipment Fund. In particular, USTR has verified that China’s Wind Power Equipment Fund provides grants that appear to be contingent on the use of domestic over imported wind power equipment, and thus appears to be a prohibited subsidy that is inconsistent with China’s obligations under Article 3 of the SCM Agreement. In addition, as it appears that China has neither made available a translation of the measure into a WTO official language nor notified it to the WTO, China appears to have failed to comply with its transparency obligations under the WTO Agreement. In particular, China appears to have failed to comply with its obligations under Article XVI:1 of the GATT 1994, Article 25 of the SCM Agreement, and Part I, Paragraph 1.2, of the Protocol on the Accession of the People’s Republic of China (to the extent that it incorporates paragraph 334 of the Report of the Working Party on the Accession of China). Accordingly, on December 22, 2010, the United States requested consultations under the DSU regarding China’s Wind Power Equipment Fund, on the bases described above. The consultation request will be published on the WTO Web site, http:// www.wto.org, under ‘‘Disputes.’’ Since the initiation of the investigation on October 15, 2010, USTR has not been able to verify and improve claims with respect to the remaining acts, policies, and practices covered in the USW petition. Those matters are not included in the request for consultations and are not being continued in the investigation under Section 302(b). However, the Trade Representative continues to have serious concerns with these acts, policies and practices and their effects on U.S. workers and businesses, and will continue to work with the petitioner and other stakeholders to develop additional information and effective means for addressing these matters. Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning the issues raised in the consultation PO 00000 Frm 00167 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 82131 request. Interested persons may submit public comments electronically to http://www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2010–0036. 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–2010–0036 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.’’ Click on the reference to this notice, and then click ‘‘Submit Comment.’’ The http:// www.regulations.gov site provides the option of submitting comments by filling in a ‘‘Type Comment & Upload File’’ field, or by attaching a document. Given the detailed nature of the comments sought by USTR, interested persons are requested to provide their comments in an attached document. If a document is attached, it is sufficient to type ‘‘See attached’’ in the ‘‘Type Comment & Upload File’’ field. A submitter requesting that information contained in a comment 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. USTR may determine that information or advice, other than business confidential information, is nonetheless confidential. 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 information that is business confidential or submitted in confidence must be submitted by fax to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640. A non-confidential summary must be submitted to http:// www.regulations.gov. The nonconfidential summary will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection. E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 82132 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 249 / Wednesday, December 29, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IntelliDrive (HFID), a program aimed at understanding the effects of providing drivers with critical safety warning messages. The vision of the HFID research is to address the number of new, competing visual and audible stimuli that put demands on a driver’s attention. The goal of the program is to develop guidelines to ensure future IntelliDrive interfaces are effective without increasing distraction. The HFID program will support all of the IntelliDrive applications—safety, mobility, and sustainability—for multiple vehicle types to include: passenger vehicles, passenger transit vehicles, and heavy trucks. At this meeting, ITS JPO and NHTSA will provide an overview of the entire Human Factors for IntelliDrive program, including Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) communication and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communication, heavy truck-related research, and environmental research related IntelliDrive. The presenters will also cover each of the five HFID research tracks and then lead a discussion to facilitate the exchange of ideas with stakeholders. The feedback obtained during the meeting will be considered for the current program and future HFID projects. Registration will be available on-site. For additional questions, please contact Nicole Oliphant at noliphant@itsa.org or 202–721–4215. ITS Joint Program Office; Human Factors for IntelliDrive SM (HFID); Public Meeting; Notice of Public Meeting Issued in Washington, DC, on the 22nd day of December 2010. John Augustine, Managing Director, ITS Joint Program Office. USTR will maintain a docket on this dispute settlement proceeding accessible to the public. Comments submitted in response to this notice 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 15 CFR 2006.15 or information that USTR determines to be confidential. Comments open to public inspection may be viewed on http:// www.regulations.gov, under Docket No. USTR–2010–0036. If a dispute settlement panel is convened and in the event of an appeal from such a panel, the U.S. submissions, as well as 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. 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. Bradford Ward, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2010–32868 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W1–P [FR Doc. 2010–32875 Filed 12–28–10; 8:45 am] Research and Innovative Technology Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding China--Subsidies on 
Wind Power Equipment

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 December 22, 2010, in accordance 
with the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization 
(``WTO Agreement''), the United States requested consultations 
regarding certain subsidies provided by the People's Republic of China 
(China) on wind power equipment. The consultation request addresses a 
measure of China entitled the ``Provisional Measures on Administration 
of Special Fund for Industrialization of Wind Power Equipment'' (``Wind 
Power Equipment Fund''). The Wind Power Equipment Fund provides grants 
that appear to be contingent on the use of domestic over imported wind 
power equipment, and thus appears to be a prohibited subsidy that is 
inconsistent with China's obligations under Article 3 of the Agreement 
on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (``SCM Agreement''). In 
addition, as it appears that China has neither made available a 
translation of the measure into a WTO official language nor notified it 
to the WTO, China appears to have failed to comply with its 
transparency obligations under the WTO Agreement. 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 January 31, 2011, to be assured of timely 
consideration by USTR.

ADDRESSES: Non-confidential comments (as explained below) should be 
submitted electronically via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR-2010-0036. If you are unable to 
provide submissions by www.regulations.gov, please contact

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Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-9483 to arrange for an alternative method of 
transmission. If (as explained below) the comments contain confidential 
information, the person wishing to submit such comments should contact 
Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-9483.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Garfinkel, Chief Counsel for 
China Trade, (202) 395-3150, Joseph Rieras, Assistant General Counsel, 
(202) 395-3150, Terry McCartin, Deputy Assistant USTR for China 
Affairs, (202) 395-3900, or Jean Kemp, Director, Steel Trade Policy, 
(202) 395-5656 for questions concerning the issues in the dispute; or 
Sandy McKinzy, Legal Technician, (202) 395-9483, for questions 
concerning procedures for filing submissions in response to this 
notice.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: USTR is providing notice that the United 
States has requested consultations with the Government of China 
pursuant to the WTO Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the 
Settlement of Disputes (``DSU''). If the 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.
    The request for consultations follows from the decision of the 
United States Trade Representative (``Trade Representative'') to 
initiate an investigation under Section 302 of the Trade Act of 1974, 
as amended (``Trade Act'') in response to a petition filed by the 
United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied 
Industrial and Service Workers International Union, AFL-CIO CLC 
(``USW''). See Initiation of Section 302 Investigation and Request for 
Public Comment: China--Acts, Policies and Practices Affecting Trade and 
Investment in Green Technology, 75 FR 64776 (Oct. 20, 2010). In light 
of the number and diversity of the acts, policies, and practices 
covered by the petition, and after consulting with the petitioner, the 
Trade Representative decided, pursuant to Section 303(b) of the Trade 
Act, to delay for up to 90 days the request for consultations with the 
Government of China for the purpose of verifying and improving the 
petition. Id. at 64777.
    Since the initiation of the investigation on October 15, 2010, USTR 
has sought information and advice from the petitioner and the 
appropriate committees established pursuant to section 135 of the Trade 
Act, has taken account of the public comments submitted in response to 
the October 20, 2010 notice, and has conducted its own research and 
worked with other agencies in order to verify and improve the various 
claims set out in the USW petition. As a result of those efforts, USTR 
has verified and improved claims involving subsidies provided by China 
on wind power equipment under its Wind Power Equipment Fund. In 
particular, USTR has verified that China's Wind Power Equipment Fund 
provides grants that appear to be contingent on the use of domestic 
over imported wind power equipment, and thus appears to be a prohibited 
subsidy that is inconsistent with China's obligations under Article 3 
of the SCM Agreement. In addition, as it appears that China has neither 
made available a translation of the measure into a WTO official 
language nor notified it to the WTO, China appears to have failed to 
comply with its transparency obligations under the WTO Agreement. In 
particular, China appears to have failed to comply with its obligations 
under Article XVI:1 of the GATT 1994, Article 25 of the SCM Agreement, 
and Part I, Paragraph 1.2, of the Protocol on the Accession of the 
People's Republic of China (to the extent that it incorporates 
paragraph 334 of the Report of the Working Party on the Accession of 
China).
    Accordingly, on December 22, 2010, the United States requested 
consultations under the DSU regarding China's Wind Power Equipment 
Fund, on the bases described above. The consultation request will be 
published on the WTO Web site, http://www.wto.org, under ``Disputes.''
    Since the initiation of the investigation on October 15, 2010, USTR 
has not been able to verify and improve claims with respect to the 
remaining acts, policies, and practices covered in the USW petition. 
Those matters are not included in the request for consultations and are 
not being continued in the investigation under Section 302(b). However, 
the Trade Representative continues to have serious concerns with these 
acts, policies and practices and their effects on U.S. workers and 
businesses, and will continue to work with the petitioner and other 
stakeholders to develop additional information and effective means for 
addressing these matters.

Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions

    Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning the issues raised in the consultation request. Interested 
persons may submit public comments electronically to http://www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR-2010-0036. 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-2010-0036 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.'' Click on the reference to this 
notice, and then click ``Submit Comment.'' The http://www.regulations.gov site provides the option of submitting comments by 
filling in a ``Type Comment & Upload File'' field, or by attaching a 
document. Given the detailed nature of the comments sought by USTR, 
interested persons are requested to provide their comments in an 
attached document. If a document is attached, it is sufficient to type 
``See attached'' in the ``Type Comment & Upload File'' field.
    A submitter requesting that information contained in a comment 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.
    USTR may determine that information or advice, other than business 
confidential information, is nonetheless confidential. 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 information that is business confidential or 
submitted in confidence must be submitted by fax to Sandy McKinzy at 
(202) 395-3640. A non-confidential summary must be submitted to http://www.regulations.gov. The non-confidential summary will be placed in the 
docket and open to public inspection.

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    USTR will maintain a docket on this dispute settlement proceeding 
accessible to the public. Comments submitted in response to this notice 
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 15 CFR 2006.15 or information that 
USTR determines to be confidential. Comments open to public inspection 
may be viewed on http://www.regulations.gov, under Docket No. USTR-
2010-0036.
    If a dispute settlement panel is convened and in the event of an 
appeal from such a panel, the U.S. submissions, as well as 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. 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.

 Bradford Ward,
Deputy General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2010-32868 Filed 12-28-10; 8:45 am]
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