Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With Respect to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter Nine of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement, 26599-26600 [2012-10821]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2012 / Notices Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: January 28, 2013. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘The Artist in the Garden’’ ADDRESSES: 4.000 3.000 [Public Notice 7868 ] SUMMARY: Dated: April 27, 2012. J. Adam Ereli, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2012–10830 Filed 5–3–12; 8:45 am] erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 13069B and for economic injury is 130700. The State which received an EIDL Declaration # is Oklahoma. BILLING CODE 4710–05–P (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers 59002 and 59008) Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements With Respect to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter Nine of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Dated: April 26, 2012. Karen G. Mills, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2012–10795 Filed 5–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8025–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:20 May 03, 2012 Jkt 226001 OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Office of the United States Trade Representative. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing Requirements Under Trade Agreements Act of 1979. ACTION: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 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The objects are imported Primary Counties: Woodward. pursuant to loan agreements with the Contiguous Counties: Oklahoma: foreign owners or custodians. I also Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Major, Woods. determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at The New York The Interest Rates are: Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY, from on or about May 19, 2012, until on or about Percent October 21, 2012; and at possible For Physical Damage: additional exhibitions or venues yet to Homeowners With Credit Availbe determined, is in the national able Elsewhere ...................... 3.750 interest. I have ordered that Public Homeowners Without Credit Notice of these Determinations be Available Elsewhere .............. 1.875 published in the Federal Register. Businesses With Credit Available Elsewhere ...................... 6.000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of Businesses Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. 4.000 the exhibit objects, contact Julie Simpson, Attorney-Adviser, Office of Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere ... 3.125 the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202–632–6467). The Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsemailing address is U.S. Department of where ..................................... 3.000 State, SA–5, L/PD, Fifth Floor (Suite For Economic Injury: 5H03), Washington, DC 20522–0505. Businesses & Small Agricultural Cooperatives Without Credit Available Elsewhere .............. Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... 26599 Effective Date: May 15, 2012. Jean Heilman Grier, Senior Procurement Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9476, or Daniel Stirk, Associate General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 395–9617. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 22, 2006, the United States and Colombia entered into the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (‘‘Colombia TPA’’). Chapter Nine of the Colombia TPA sets forth certain obligations with respect to government procurement of goods and services, as specified in Annex 9.1 of the Colombia TPA. On October 21, 2011, the President signed into law the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (‘‘the Colombia TPA Act’’) (Pub. L. 112–42, 125 Stat. 462 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note). In section 101(a) of the Colombia TPA Act, the Congress approved the Colombia TPA. The Colombia TPA will enter into force on May 15, 2012. Section 1–201 of Executive Order 12260 of December 31, 1980 (46 FR 1653) delegates the functions of the President under Sections 301 and 302 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (‘‘the Trade Agreements Act’’) (19 U.S.C. 2511, 2512) to the United States Trade Representative. Determination: In conformity with sections 301 and 302 of the Trade Agreements Act and Executive Order 12260, and in order to carry out U.S. obligations under Chapter Nine of the Colombia TPA, I hereby determine that: 1. Colombia is a country, other than a major industrialized country, which, pursuant to the Colombia TPA, will provide appropriate reciprocal competitive government procurement opportunities to United States products and suppliers of such products. In accordance with Section 301(b)(3) of the Trade Agreements Act, Colombia is so designated for purposes of Section 301(a) of the Trade Agreements Act. 2. With respect to eligible products of Colombia (i.e., goods and services covered by the Schedule of the United States in Annex 9.1 of the Colombia TPA) and suppliers of such products, the application of any law, regulation, procedure, or practice regarding government procurement that would, if applied to such products and suppliers, result in treatment less favorable than accorded— DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 26600 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 87 / Friday, May 4, 2012 / Notices (A) To United States products and suppliers of such products; or (B) To eligible products of another foreign country or instrumentality which is a party to the Agreement on Government Procurement referred to in section 101(d)(17) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(d)(17)) and suppliers of such products, shall be waived. With respect to Colombia, this waiver shall be applied by all entities listed in the Schedule of the United States in Annex 9.1 of the Colombia TPA. 3. The designation in paragraph 1 and the waiver in paragraph 2 are subject to modification or withdrawal by the United States Trade Representative. Ronald Kirk, United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2012–10821 Filed 5–3–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–W2–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE 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: Greta Milligan, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative, 600 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20508, (202) 395– 3150. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing 
Requirements With Respect to Goods and Services Covered by Chapter Nine 
of the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Determination Regarding Waiver of Discriminatory Purchasing 
Requirements Under Trade Agreements Act of 1979.

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DATES: Effective Date: May 15, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean Heilman Grier, Senior Procurement 
Negotiator, Office of the United States Trade Representative, (202) 
395-9476, or Daniel Stirk, Associate General Counsel, Office of the 
United States Trade Representative, (202) 395-9617.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 22, 2006, the United States and 
Colombia entered into the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion 
Agreement (``Colombia TPA''). Chapter Nine of the Colombia TPA sets 
forth certain obligations with respect to government procurement of 
goods and services, as specified in Annex 9.1 of the Colombia TPA. On 
October 21, 2011, the President signed into law the United States-
Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act (``the Colombia 
TPA Act'') (Pub. L. 112-42, 125 Stat. 462 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note). In 
section 101(a) of the Colombia TPA Act, the Congress approved the 
Colombia TPA. The Colombia TPA will enter into force on May 15, 2012.
    Section 1-201 of Executive Order 12260 of December 31, 1980 (46 FR 
1653) delegates the functions of the President under Sections 301 and 
302 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (``the Trade Agreements Act'') 
(19 U.S.C. 2511, 2512) to the United States Trade Representative.
    Determination: In conformity with sections 301 and 302 of the Trade 
Agreements Act and Executive Order 12260, and in order to carry out 
U.S. obligations under Chapter Nine of the Colombia TPA, I hereby 
determine that:
    1. Colombia is a country, other than a major industrialized 
country, which, pursuant to the Colombia TPA, will provide appropriate 
reciprocal competitive government procurement opportunities to United 
States products and suppliers of such products. In accordance with 
Section 301(b)(3) of the Trade Agreements Act, Colombia is so 
designated for purposes of Section 301(a) of the Trade Agreements Act.
    2. With respect to eligible products of Colombia (i.e., goods and 
services covered by the Schedule of the United States in Annex 9.1 of 
the Colombia TPA) and suppliers of such products, the application of 
any law, regulation, procedure, or practice regarding government 
procurement that would, if applied to such products and suppliers, 
result in treatment less favorable than accorded--

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    (A) To United States products and suppliers of such products; or
    (B) To eligible products of another foreign country or 
instrumentality which is a party to the Agreement on Government 
Procurement referred to in section 101(d)(17) of the Uruguay Round 
Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3511(d)(17)) and suppliers of such products, 
shall be waived.
    With respect to Colombia, this waiver shall be applied by all 
entities listed in the Schedule of the United States in Annex 9.1 of 
the Colombia TPA.
    3. The designation in paragraph 1 and the waiver in paragraph 2 are 
subject to modification or withdrawal by the United States Trade 
Representative.

Ronald Kirk,
United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2012-10821 Filed 5-3-12; 8:45 am]
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