Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade, 2014 Annual Report, 57884 [2013-22897]

Download as PDF 57884 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 183 / Friday, September 20, 2013 / Notices INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–345] Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade, 2014 Annual Report United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Schedule for 2014 report and opportunity to submit information. AGENCY: The Commission has prepared and published annual reports in this series under investigation No. 332–345, Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade, since 1996. The 2014 report, which the Commission plans to publish in April 2014, will provide aggregate data on cross-border trade in services for the period ending in 2012, and transactions by affiliates based outside the country of their parent firm for the period ending in 2011. The report’s analysis will focus on electronic services (audiovisual, computer, and telecommunication services). The Commission is inviting interested members of the public to furnish information in connection with the 2014 report. DATES: October 25, 2013: Deadline for filing written submissions. April 30, 2014: Anticipated date for publishing the report. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E St. SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E St. SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket information system (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov/edis3internal/app. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Joann Peterson (202– 205–3032 or joann.peterson@usitc.gov) or Services Division Chief Richard Brown (202–205–3438 or richard.brown@usitc.gov) for information specific to this investigation. For information on the legal aspects of these investigations, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202–205–1810. General mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Sep 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. Background: The 2014 annual services trade report will provide aggregate data on cross-border trade and affiliate transactions in services, and more specific data and information on trade in electronic services (audiovisual, computer, and telecommunication services). Under Commission investigation No. 332–345, the Commission publishes two annual reports, one on services trade (Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade), and a second on merchandise trade (Shifts in U.S. Merchandise Trade). The Commission’s 2013 annual report in the series of reports on Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade is now available online at http://www.usitc.gov; it is also available in CD and printed form from the Office of the Secretary at 202–205– 2000 or by fax at 202–205–2104. The initial notice of institution of this investigation was published in the Federal Register on September 8, 1993 (58 FR 47287) and provided for what is now the report on merchandise trade. The Commission expanded the scope of the investigation to cover services trade in a separate report, which it announced in a notice published in the Federal Register on December 28, 1994 (59 FR 66974). The separate report on services trade has been published annually since 1996, except in 2005. As in past years, the report will summarize trade in services in the aggregate and provide analyses of trends and developments in selected services industries during the latest period for which data are published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis. As indicated above, the 2014 report will focus on trade in electronic services (audiovisual, computer, and telecommunication services). Written Submissions: Interested parties are invited to submit written statements and other information concerning the matters to be addressed by the Commission in its report on this investigation. For the upcoming 2014 annual report, the Commission is particularly interested in receiving information relating to trade in electronic services (audiovisual, computer, and telecommunication services). Submissions should be addressed to the Secretary. To be assured of consideration by the Commission, written submissions PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 related to the Commission’s report should be submitted at the earliest practical date and should be received not later than 5:15 p.m., October 25, 2013. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 and the Commission’s Handbook on Filing Procedures require that interested parties file documents electronically on or before the filing deadline and submit eight (8) true paper copies by 12:00 p.m. eastern time on the next business day. In the event that confidential treatment of a document is requested, interested parties must file, at the same time as the eight paper copies, at least four (4) additional true paper copies in which the confidential information must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information regarding confidential business information). Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202–205– 2000). Any submissions that contain confidential business information (CBI) must also conform with the requirements in section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘non-confidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available for inspection by interested parties. The Commission intends to prepare only a public report in this investigation. The report that the Commission makes available to the public will not contain confidential business information. Any confidential business information received by the Commission in this investigation and used in preparing the report will not be published in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. Issued: September 16, 2013. By order of the Commission. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–22897 Filed 9–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-345]


Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade, 2014 Annual Report

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Schedule for 2014 report and opportunity to submit information.

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SUMMARY: The Commission has prepared and published annual reports in 
this series under investigation No. 332-345, Recent Trends in U.S. 
Services Trade, since 1996. The 2014 report, which the Commission plans 
to publish in April 2014, will provide aggregate data on cross-border 
trade in services for the period ending in 2012, and transactions by 
affiliates based outside the country of their parent firm for the 
period ending in 2011. The report's analysis will focus on electronic 
services (audiovisual, computer, and telecommunication services). The 
Commission is inviting interested members of the public to furnish 
information in connection with the 2014 report.

DATES: October 25, 2013: Deadline for filing written submissions.
    April 30, 2014: Anticipated date for publishing the report.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices are located in the United States 
International Trade Commission Building, 500 E St. SW., Washington, DC. 
All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United 
States International Trade Commission, 500 E St. SW., Washington, DC 
20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the 
Commission's electronic docket information system (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov/edis3-internal/app.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Joann Peterson (202-
205-3032 or joann.peterson@usitc.gov) or Services Division Chief 
Richard Brown (202-205-3438 or richard.brown@usitc.gov) for information 
specific to this investigation. For information on the legal aspects of 
these investigations, contact William Gearhart of the Commission's 
Office of the General Counsel (202-205-3091 or 
william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202-205-1819 or 
margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain 
information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal 
at 202-205-1810. General information concerning the Commission may also 
be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). 
Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in 
gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the 
Secretary at 202-205-2000.
    Background: The 2014 annual services trade report will provide 
aggregate data on cross-border trade and affiliate transactions in 
services, and more specific data and information on trade in electronic 
services (audiovisual, computer, and telecommunication services). Under 
Commission investigation No. 332-345, the Commission publishes two 
annual reports, one on services trade (Recent Trends in U.S. Services 
Trade), and a second on merchandise trade (Shifts in U.S. Merchandise 
Trade). The Commission's 2013 annual report in the series of reports on 
Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade is now available online at http://www.usitc.gov; it is also available in CD and printed form from the 
Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000 or by fax at 202-205-2104.
    The initial notice of institution of this investigation was 
published in the Federal Register on September 8, 1993 (58 FR 47287) 
and provided for what is now the report on merchandise trade. The 
Commission expanded the scope of the investigation to cover services 
trade in a separate report, which it announced in a notice published in 
the Federal Register on December 28, 1994 (59 FR 66974). The separate 
report on services trade has been published annually since 1996, except 
in 2005. As in past years, the report will summarize trade in services 
in the aggregate and provide analyses of trends and developments in 
selected services industries during the latest period for which data 
are published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic 
Analysis. As indicated above, the 2014 report will focus on trade in 
electronic services (audiovisual, computer, and telecommunication 
services).
    Written Submissions: Interested parties are invited to submit 
written statements and other information concerning the matters to be 
addressed by the Commission in its report on this investigation. For 
the upcoming 2014 annual report, the Commission is particularly 
interested in receiving information relating to trade in electronic 
services (audiovisual, computer, and telecommunication services). 
Submissions should be addressed to the Secretary. To be assured of 
consideration by the Commission, written submissions related to the 
Commission's report should be submitted at the earliest practical date 
and should be received not later than 5:15 p.m., October 25, 2013. All 
written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 
of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). 
Section 201.8 and the Commission's Handbook on Filing Procedures 
require that interested parties file documents electronically on or 
before the filing deadline and submit eight (8) true paper copies by 
12:00 p.m. eastern time on the next business day. In the event that 
confidential treatment of a document is requested, interested parties 
must file, at the same time as the eight paper copies, at least four 
(4) additional true paper copies in which the confidential information 
must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information 
regarding confidential business information). Persons with questions 
regarding electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202-205-
2000).
    Any submissions that contain confidential business information 
(CBI) must also conform with the requirements in section 201.6 of the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 
201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the 
individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the 
``confidential'' or ``non-confidential'' version, and that the 
confidential business information be clearly identified by means of 
brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business 
information, will be made available for inspection by interested 
parties.
    The Commission intends to prepare only a public report in this 
investigation. The report that the Commission makes available to the 
public will not contain confidential business information. Any 
confidential business information received by the Commission in this 
investigation and used in preparing the report will not be published in 
a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the 
information.

    Issued: September 16, 2013.

    By order of the Commission.
Lisa R. Barton,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2013-22897 Filed 9-19-13; 8:45 am]
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