Waiver of Restriction on Assistance to the Central Government of Tajikistan, 55135 [2013-21878]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 174 / Monday, September 9, 2013 / Notices United States to waive the requirements of Section 7031(b)(1) of the Act with respect to the Kyrgyz Republic, and I hereby waive this restriction. This determination and accompanying Memorandum of Justification shall be reported to the Congress, and the determination shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: April 11, 2012. Thomas R. Nides, Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources. Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register September 4, 2013. respect to Tajikistan and I hereby waive this restriction. This determination and accompanying Memorandum of justification shall be reported to the Congress, and the determination shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: June 13, 2012. Thomas R. Nides, Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources. Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register September 4, 2013. [FR Doc. 2013–21878 Filed 9–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–03–P [FR Doc. 2013–21881 Filed 9–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–03–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8454] Waiver of Restriction on Assistance to the Central Government of Turkmenistan Pursuant to Section 7031 (b)(3) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 (Div. I, Pub. L. 112–74) (‘‘the Act’’), and Department of State Delegation of Authority Number 245–1, I hereby determine that it is important to the national interest of the United States to waive the requirements of Section 7031 (b)(1) of the Act with respect to Turkmenistan, and I hereby waive this restriction. This determination and accompanying Memorandum of Justification shall be reported to the Congress, and the determination shall be published in the Federal Register. Dated: April 23, 2013. Thomas R. Nides, Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources. [FR Doc. 2013–21872 Filed 9–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–03–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8455] tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Waiver of Restriction on Assistance to the Central Government of Tajikistan Pursuant to Section 7031 (b)(3) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 (Div. I, Pub. L. 112–74) (‘‘the Act’’), and Department of State Delegation of Authority Number 245–1, I hereby determine that it is important to the national interest of the United States to waive the requirements of Section 7031 (b)(1) of the Act with VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Sep 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 Request for Comments on Additional Participants in Trade in Services Agreement Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Request for comments. AGENCY: On January 15, 2013, the United States Trade Representative notified Congress of the Administration’s intention to enter into negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) with an initial group of 20 trading partners. The January 15 notification states that the group negotiating TISA ‘‘will expand as negotiations progress to include others who share our ambitious goals. This expansion will help further U.S. objectives for this agreement rather than change them.’’ The TISA negotiating countries agree that two additional trading partners, Paraguay and Liechtenstein, are willing and able to meet the high standards envisioned for the agreement. The negotiating countries have formed a consensus to allow these new participants to join the negotiations. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is seeking public comments regarding particular priorities with respect to the participation of these two countries in the negotiations. DATES: Written comments are due by October 4, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submissions via on-line: http://www.regulations.gov. For alternatives to on-line submissions please contact Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395–3475. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions concerning requirements for written comments, please contact Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395–3475. All other questions regarding this notice SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55135 should be directed to Thomas Fine at (202) 395–6875. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 15, 2013, Ambassador Kirk notified Congress of the Administration’s intention to enter into the TISA negotiations. The TISA negotiations will be compatible with and will build upon the WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services, because TISA partners are aiming for a high-standard agreement, which, at some point in the future, may be brought under the auspices of the WTO Agreement. The following 20 trading partners constituted the initial group of TISA participants: Australia, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Costa Rica, European Union on behalf of its member states, Hong Kong China, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Switzerland, and Turkey. USTR solicited public comments on the agreement through a notification published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2013 (Document number: 2013–01497). Comments received through that process may be reviewed at http://www.regulations.gov under docket number USTR–2013–0001. With the addition of Paraguay and Liechtenstein to the negotiating group, the Chair of the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) now invites interested persons to provide written comments that will assist USTR in assessing U.S. objectives with regard to their participation. The TPSC Chair invites comments on all relevant matters, and, in particular, with regard to the nature of any existing barriers to trade in services with these markets or issues affecting the supply of services to these markets through various modes of supply and technologies. Public Comment: Requirements for Submissions Persons submitting written comments must do so in English and must identify (on the first page of the submission) ‘‘Trade in Services Agreement: New Participants—Paraguay and Liechtenstein.’’ In order to be assured of consideration, comments should be submitted by October 4, 2013. In order to ensure the timely receipt and consideration of comments, USTR strongly encourages commenters to make on-line submissions, using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site. Comments should be submitted under the following docket: USTR–2013–0029. To find the docket, enter the docket number in the ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ window at the http:// www.regulations.gov home page and E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 174 (Monday, September 9, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-21878]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8455]


Waiver of Restriction on Assistance to the Central Government of 
Tajikistan

    Pursuant to Section 7031 (b)(3) of the Department of State, Foreign 
Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2012 (Div. I, Pub. 
L. 112-74) (``the Act''), and Department of State Delegation of 
Authority Number 245-1, I hereby determine that it is important to the 
national interest of the United States to waive the requirements of 
Section 7031 (b)(1) of the Act with respect to Tajikistan and I hereby 
waive this restriction.
    This determination and accompanying Memorandum of justification 
shall be reported to the Congress, and the determination shall be 
published in the Federal Register.

    Dated: June 13, 2012.
Thomas R. Nides,
Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources.

    Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the 
Federal Register September 4, 2013.
[FR Doc. 2013-21878 Filed 9-6-13; 8:45 am]
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