Determination on Imposition and Waiver of Sanctions Under Sections 603 and 604 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Pub. L. 107-228), 52045 [2011-21270]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2011 / Notices be provided to any person subject to this determination who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, because to do so would render ineffectual the measures authorized in the Order. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: August 3, 2011. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State. OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Dispute No. WTO/DS422] WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States—AntiDumping Measures on Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From China Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2011–21268 Filed 8–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–10–P The Office of the United States Trade Representative (‘‘USTR’’) is providing notice that on July 22, 2011, the People’s Republic of China requested consultations with the United States under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (‘‘WTO Agreement’’) concerning anti-dumping measures regarding diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China. That request may be found at http://www.wto.org contained in a document designated as WT/ DS422/1/Add.1. USTR invites written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in China’s July 22, 2011 consultation request. DATES: Although USTR will accept any comments received during the course of the dispute settlement proceedings, comments should be submitted on or before September 19, 2011, to be assured of timely consideration by USTR. ADDRESSES: Public comments should be submitted electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2011–0002. 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. 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: Jared Wessel, Assistant General 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, SUMMARY: DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 7561] jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Determination on Imposition and Waiver of Sanctions Under Sections 603 and 604 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Pub. L. 107–228) Consistent with the authority contained in section 604 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Pub. L. 107–228) (the ‘‘Act’’), the Delegation of Authority in the April 30, 2009, Memorandum for the Secretary of State, and Department of State Delegation of Authority No. 245–1, and with reference to the determinations set out in the Report to the Congress transmitted pursuant to section 603 of that Act, regarding the extent of noncompliance by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) or Palestinian Authority with certain commitments, I hereby impose the sanction set out in section 604(a)(2), ‘‘Downgrade in Status of the PLO Office in the United States.’’ This sanction is imposed for a period of 180 days from the date that the report under section 603 of the Act is transmitted to the Congress or until such time as the next report under section 603 is required to be transmitted to the Congress, whichever is later. Furthermore, I hereby determine that it is in the national security interest of the United States to waive that sanction, pursuant to section 604(c) of the Act. This waiver shall be effective for a period of 180 days from the date hereof or until such time as the next report under section 603 of the Act is required to be transmitted to Congress, whichever is later. This determination shall be reported to Congress promptly and published in the Federal Register. Dated: August 10, 2011. William J. Burns, Deputy Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2011–21270 Filed 8–18–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–31–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:32 Aug 18, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52045 Switzerland, would be expected to issue a report on its findings and recommendations within nine months after it is established. Major Issues Raised by China On July 22, 2011, China requested consultations regarding the antidumping duty investigation conducted by the Department of Commerce on diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China, referring in particular to the use of what it calls ‘‘zeroing’’ in that proceeding. Specifically, China requested consultations regarding the determination by the Department of Commerce in (1) Final Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value and Final Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances: Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China, 71 FR 29303 (May 22, 2006) and the accompanying May 15, 2006, Issues and Decision Memorandum, as well as any amendments, replacements and/or implementing measures issued pursuant thereto; and (2) Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China and Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders, 74 FR 57145 (November 4, 2009), as well as any amendments, replacements and/or implementing measures issued pursuant thereto. China asserts that the present request for consultations constitutes an addendum to, and must be read together with, its consultation request dated February 28, 2001 regarding antidumping measures on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from China, WTO/ DS422/1. (See WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding Regarding United States— Anti-Dumping Measures on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From China, 76 FR 17985 (March 31, 2011)). China alleges that so-called zeroing is inconsistent with Articles VI:1 and VI:2 of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 and Articles 1, 2.1, 2.4, 2.4.2, 5.8, 9.2, 9.3, and 9.4 of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994. 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–2011–0002. If you are unable to provide submissions by http:// www.regulations.gov, please contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483 to E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 7561]


Determination on Imposition and Waiver of Sanctions Under 
Sections 603 and 604 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal 
Year 2003 (Pub. L. 107-228)

    Consistent with the authority contained in section 604 of the 
Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Pub. L. 107-228) 
(the ``Act''), the Delegation of Authority in the April 30, 2009, 
Memorandum for the Secretary of State, and Department of State 
Delegation of Authority No. 245-1, and with reference to the 
determinations set out in the Report to the Congress transmitted 
pursuant to section 603 of that Act, regarding the extent of 
noncompliance by the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) or 
Palestinian Authority with certain commitments, I hereby impose the 
sanction set out in section 604(a)(2), ``Downgrade in Status of the PLO 
Office in the United States.'' This sanction is imposed for a period of 
180 days from the date that the report under section 603 of the Act is 
transmitted to the Congress or until such time as the next report under 
section 603 is required to be transmitted to the Congress, whichever is 
later.
    Furthermore, I hereby determine that it is in the national security 
interest of the United States to waive that sanction, pursuant to 
section 604(c) of the Act. This waiver shall be effective for a period 
of 180 days from the date hereof or until such time as the next report 
under section 603 of the Act is required to be transmitted to Congress, 
whichever is later.
    This determination shall be reported to Congress promptly and 
published in the Federal Register.

    Dated: August 10, 2011.
William J. Burns,
Deputy Secretary of State.
[FR Doc. 2011-21270 Filed 8-18-11; 8:45 am]
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