Request for Public Comments to Compile the Report on Technical Barriers to Trade, 63271-63273 [2013-24720]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 23, 2013 / Notices bring greater attention and focus to addressing SPS measures that may be inconsistent with international trade agreements to which the United States is a party or that otherwise act as significant barriers to U.S. exports. USTR plans to use comments on SPS submitted pursuant to this notice in producing the report. The following information describing SPS measures may help commenters to file submissions on particular foreign trade barriers under the SPS docket. SPS Measures: Generally, SPS measures are measures applied to protect the life or health of humans, animals, and plants from risks arising from additives, contaminants, pests, toxins, diseases, or disease-carrying and causing organisms. SPS measures can take such forms as specific product or processing standards, requirements for products to be produced in disease-free areas, quarantine regulations, certification or inspection procedures, sampling and testing requirements, health-related labeling measures, maximum permissible pesticide residue levels, and prohibitions on certain food additives. For further information on SPS measures and additional detail on the types of comments that would assist USTR in identifying and addressing significant trade-restrictive SPS measures, please see ‘‘Supporting & Related Materials’’ under dockets USTR–2013–0033 at www.regulations.gov. The previously released SPS Reports also contain extensive information on SPS measures that commenters may find useful in preparing comments in response to this notice. In responding to this notice with respect to the report, commenters should place particular emphasis on any practices that the commenter believes may violate U.S. trade agreements. The TPSC is also interested in receiving new or updated information pertinent to the barriers covered in the 2013 SPS Report as well as information on new barriers. If USTR does not include in the 2014 SPS Report information that USTR receives pursuant to this notice, USTR will maintain the information for potential use in future discussions or negotiations with trading partners. Estimate of Increase in Exports: Each comment should include an estimate of the potential increase in U.S. exports that would result from removing any SPS barrier the comment identifies, as well as a description of the methodology the commenter used to derive the estimate. Estimates should be expressed within the following value ranges: Less than $5 million; $5 to $25 million; $25 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Oct 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 million to $50 million; $50 million to $100 million; $100 million to $500 million; or over $500 million. These estimates will help USTR conduct comparative analyses of a barrier’s effect over a range of industries. Requirements for Submissions: Commenters providing information on SPS measures in more than one country should, whenever possible, provide a separate submission for each country. In order to ensure the timely receipt and consideration of comments, USTR strongly encourages commenters to make on-line submissions, using the https://www.regulations.gov Web site. Comments should be submitted under docket number: USTR–2013–0033 To make a submission, enter the docket number in the ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ window at the https:// www.regulations.gov home page and click ‘‘Search.’’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with that docket number. Find a reference to this notice on the search-results page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Comment Now!’’ (For further information on using the www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on the ‘‘Help’’ tab.) The https://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making submissions by filling in a comments field, or by attaching a document. USTR prefers submissions to be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, please identify the name of the country to which the submission pertains in the ‘‘Type Comment’’ field. For example: ‘‘See attached comment on SPS measures for (name of country)’’ USTR prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). For any comments submitted electronically containing business confidential information, the file name of the business confidential version should begin with the characters ‘‘BC’’. The top of any page containing business confidential information must be clearly marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’. Any person filing comments that contain business confidential information must also file in a separate submission a public version of the comments. The file name of the public version of the comments should begin with the character ‘‘P’’. The ‘‘BC’’ and ‘‘P’’ should be followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. If a comment contains no business confidential information, the file name should begin with the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. Please do not attach separate cover letters to electronic submissions; rather, PO 00000 Frm 00114 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63271 include any information that might appear in a cover letter in the comments themselves. Similarly, to the extent possible, please include any exhibits, annexes, or other attachments in the same file as the submission itself, not as separate files. Public Inspection of Submissions Comments will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection except confidential business information exempt from public inspection. Comments may be viewed on the https://www.regulations.gov Web site by entering the relevant docket number in the search field on the home page. William Shpiece, Acting Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. 2013–24722 Filed 10–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F3–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Request for Public Comments to Compile the Report on Technical Barriers to Trade Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: Pursuant to section 181 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2241), the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) will be publishing in 2014 a Report on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Report) identifying and analyzing significant standards-related barriers to U.S. exports. With this notice, the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) is requesting interested persons to submit written comments to assist it in identifying significant standards-related barriers to U.S. exports of goods for inclusion in the report. DATES: Public comments are due not later than November 15, 2013. ADDRESSES: Submissions should be made via the Internet at www.regulations.gov under the docket number USTR–2013–0034. For alternatives to on-line submissions please contact Yvonne Jamison at (202– 395–3475) or Yvonne_D_Jamison@ ustr.eop.gov. The public is strongly encouraged to file submissions electronically rather than by facsimile or mail. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the TBT Report or substantive questions or comments concerning standards-related measures SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 63272 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 23, 2013 / Notices should be directed to Jennifer Stradtman, Director, Technical Barriers to Trade, USTR (202–395–4498). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TBT Report sets out an inventory of standards-related non-tariff barriers to U.S. exports. This inventory facilitates U.S. efforts to reduce or eliminate these barriers. The report also provides a valuable tool in enforcing U.S. trade laws and strengthening the rules-based trading system. The 2013 and earlier TBT Reports may be found on USTR’s Internet Home Page (https:// www.ustr.gov) under ‘‘USTR News’’ under the tab ‘‘Reports’’. To ensure compliance with the applicable statutory mandate and the Obama Administration’s commitment to focus on the most significant foreign trade barriers, USTR will be guided by the existence of active private sector interest in deciding which issues to include in the Report. Topics on which the TPSC Seeks Information: To assist USTR in the preparation of the 2014 TBT Report, commenters should submit information related to standards-related measures (including standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures). Such measures should constitute significant foreign trade barriers to U.S. exports. TBT Report: On April 1, 2013, USTR released the fourth annual TBT report. This report serves as a tool to bring greater attention and focus to resolving standards-related issues that may be inconsistent with international trade agreements to which the United States is a party or that otherwise act as significant foreign barriers to U.S. exports. USTR plans to use comments on standards-related measures submitted pursuant to this notice in producing this report. The following information describing standards-related measures may help commenters to file submissions on particular foreign trade barriers under the TBT docket. Standards-related Measures: Broadly, standards-related measures are documents and procedures that set out specific technical or other requirements for products or processes as well as procedures to ensure that these requirements are met. Standards-related measures comprise standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures, such as mandatory process or design standards, labeling or registration requirements, and testing or certification procedures. The World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade includes the following definitions for (i) VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Oct 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 standards, (ii) technical regulation, and (iii) conformity assessment procedure. Standard: Document approved by a recognized body, that provides, for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines, or characteristics for products or related processes and production methods, with which compliance is not mandatory. It may also include or deal exclusively with terminology, symbols, packaging, marking, or labeling requirements as they apply to a product, process, or production method. Technical regulation: Document which lays down product characteristics or their related processes and production methods, including the applicable administrative provisions, with which compliance is mandatory. It may also include or deal exclusively with terminology, symbols, packaging, marking, or labeling requirements as they apply to a product, process, or production method. Conformity assessment procedures: Any procedure used, directly or indirectly, to determine that relevant requirements in technical regulations or standards are fulfilled. Standardsrelated measures can be applied not only to industrial products, such as machinery or toys, but to agricultural products as well, such as food nutrition labeling schemes and food quality or identity requirements. For further information on standardsrelated measures and additional detail on the types of comments that would assist USTR in identifying and addressing significant trade-restrictive standards-related measures, please see ‘‘Supporting & Related Materials’’ under dockets USTR—2013–0034 at www.regulations.gov. The previously released TBT Reports also contain extensive information on standardsrelated measures that commenters may find useful in preparing comments in response to this notice. Those reports are available at https://www.ustr.gov/ about-us/press-office/reports-andpublications/2012/technical-barrierstrade-tbt-report. In responding to this notice, commenters should place particular emphasis on any practices that raise issues with respect to U.S. trade agreements, including the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade. The TPSC is also interested in receiving new or updated information pertinent to the barriers covered in the 2013 TBT Report as well as information on new barriers. If USTR does not include in the 2014 TBT Report information that USTR receives pursuant to this notice, USTR will maintain the information for potential PO 00000 Frm 00115 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 use in future discussions or negotiations with trading partners. Estimate of Increase in Exports: Each comment should include an estimate of the potential increase in U.S. exports that would result from removing any standards-related barrier the comment identifies, as well as a description of the methodology the commenter used to derive the estimate. Estimates should be expressed within the following value ranges: Less than $5 million; $5 to $25 million; $25 million to $50 million; $50 million to $100 million; $100 million to $500 million; or over $500 million. These estimates will help USTR conduct comparative analyses of a barrier’s effect over a range of industries. Requirements for Submissions: Commenters providing information on standards-related measures in more than one country should, whenever possible, provide a separate submission for each country. In order to ensure the timely receipt and consideration of comments, USTR strongly encourages commenters to make on-line submissions, using the https://www.regulations.gov Web site, docket number: USTR–2013–0034 To make a submission, enter this docket number in the ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ window at the https:// www.regulations.gov home page and click ‘‘Search.’’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with that docket number. Find a reference to this notice and click on the link entitled ‘‘Submit a Comment.’’ (For further information on using the www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on the ‘‘Help’’ tab.) The https:// www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making submissions by filling in a comments field, or by attaching a document. USTR prefers submissions to be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, please identify the name of the country to which the submission pertains in the ‘‘Comments’’ field. For example: ‘‘See attached comment on standards-related measures for (name of country)’’. USTR prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). For any comments submitted electronically containing business confidential information, the file name of the business confidential version should begin with the characters ‘‘BC’’. The top of any page containing business confidential information must be clearly marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’. Any person filing comments that contain business confidential E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 23, 2013 / Notices information must also file in a separate submission a public version of the comments. The file name of the public version of the comments should begin with the character ‘‘P’’. The ‘‘BC’’ and ‘‘P’’ should be followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. If a comment contains no business confidential information, the file name should begin with the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. Please do not attach separate cover letters to electronic submissions; rather, include any information that might appear in a cover letter in the comments themselves. Similarly, to the extent possible, please include any exhibits, annexes, or other attachments in the same file as the submission itself, not as separate files. Public Inspection of Submissions Comments will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection except confidential business information exempt from public inspection. Comments may be viewed on the https://www.regulations.gov Web site by entering the relevant docket number in the search field on the home page. William Shpiece, Acting Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. 2013–24720 Filed 10–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3190–F3–P or in appropriate cases a final order without further proceedings. Docket Number: DOT–OST–2013– 0174. Date Filed: September 16, 2013. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: October 7, 2013. Description: Application of Hi Fly Limited (‘‘Hi Fly Ltd’’) requesting a foreign air carrier permit and an exemption to provide scheduled and charter foreign air transportation of persons, property and mail from any point or points behind any Member State of the European Union, via any point or points in any Member State, and via intermediate points, to any point or points in the United States and beyond. Docket Number: DOT–OST–2008– 0127. Date Filed: September 18, 2013. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: October 9, 2013. Description: Application of Evergreen International Airlines, Inc. requesting renewal of its experimental certificate of public convenience and necessity for Route 888 authorizing scheduled foreign air transportation of property and mail between a point or points in the United States and a point or points in the People’s Republic of China, via intermediate points and beyond China. Barbara J. Hairston, Supervisory Dockets Officer, Docket Operations, Federal Register Liaison. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [FR Doc. 2013–24809 Filed 10–22–13; 8:45 am] Office of the Secretary BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Notice of Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits Filed Under Subpart B (Formerly Subpart Q) Notice of Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits Filed Under Subpart B (formerly Subpart Q) during the Week Ending September 21, 2013. The following Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits were filed under Subpart B (formerly Subpart Q) of the Department of Transportation’s Procedural Regulations (See 14 CFR 301.201 et. seq.). The due date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motions to Modify Scope are set forth below for each application. Following the Answer period DOT may process the application by expedited procedures. Such procedures may consist of the adoption of a show-cause order, a tentative order, VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:13 Oct 22, 2013 Jkt 232001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary Notice of Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits Filed Under Subpart B (Formerly Subpart Q) During the Week Ending October 5, 2013 The following Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits were filed under Subpart B (formerly Subpart Q) of the Department of Transportation’s Procedural Regulations (See 14 CFR 301.201 et. seq.). The due date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motions to Modify Scope are set forth below for each application. Following the Answer period DOT may process the application by expedited procedures. Such procedures may consist of the adoption of a show-cause order, a tentative order, PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63273 or in appropriate cases a final order without further proceedings. Docket Number: DOT–OST–2013– 0185. Date Filed: October 3, 2013. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: October 24, 2013. Description: Application of Ukraine International Airlines requesting a foreign air carrier permit to engage in scheduled air transportation of passengers, property and mail between any point or points in Ukraine, via intermediate points, and any point or points in the United States, and beyond; and on-demand charter air transportation of passengers, property and mail between any point or points in Ukraine and any point or points in the United States, as well as any point or points in the United States and any point or points in a third country or countries subject to pertinent national, bilateral and international rules and regulations. Barbara J. Hairston, Supervisory Dockets Officer, Docket Operations, Federal Register Liaison. [FR Doc. 2013–24810 Filed 10–22–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–9X–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Office of the Secretary Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits Notice of Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits Filed Under Subpart B (formerly Subpart Q) during the Week Ending September 28, 2013. The following Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity and Foreign Air Carrier Permits were filed under Subpart B (formerly Subpart Q) of the Department of Transportation’s Procedural Regulations (See 14 CFR 301.201 et seq.). The due date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motions to Modify Scope are set forth below for each application. Following the Answer period DOT may process the application by expedited procedures. Such procedures may consist of the adoption of a show-cause order, a tentative order, or in appropriate cases a final order without further proceedings. Docket Number: DOT–OST–2007– 28567. Date Filed: September 26, 2013. Due Date for Answers, Conforming Applications, or Motion to Modify Scope: October 17, 2013. E:\FR\FM\23OCN1.SGM 23OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 205 (Wednesday, October 23, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 63271-63273]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24720]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Request for Public Comments to Compile the Report on Technical 
Barriers to Trade

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 181 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended 
(19 U.S.C. 2241), the Office of the United States Trade Representative 
(USTR) will be publishing in 2014 a Report on Technical Barriers to 
Trade (TBT Report) identifying and analyzing significant standards-
related barriers to U.S. exports. With this notice, the Trade Policy 
Staff Committee (TPSC) is requesting interested persons to submit 
written comments to assist it in identifying significant standards-
related barriers to U.S. exports of goods for inclusion in the report.

DATES: Public comments are due not later than November 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submissions should be made via the Internet at 
www.regulations.gov under the docket number USTR-2013-0034. For 
alternatives to on-line submissions please contact Yvonne Jamison at 
(202-395-3475) or Yvonne_D_Jamison@ustr.eop.gov. The public is 
strongly encouraged to file submissions electronically rather than by 
facsimile or mail.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the TBT Report or 
substantive questions or comments concerning standards-related measures

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should be directed to Jennifer Stradtman, Director, Technical Barriers 
to Trade, USTR (202-395-4498).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The TBT Report sets out an inventory of 
standards-related non-tariff barriers to U.S. exports. This inventory 
facilitates U.S. efforts to reduce or eliminate these barriers. The 
report also provides a valuable tool in enforcing U.S. trade laws and 
strengthening the rules-based trading system. The 2013 and earlier TBT 
Reports may be found on USTR's Internet Home Page (https://www.ustr.gov) 
under ``USTR News'' under the tab ``Reports''.
    To ensure compliance with the applicable statutory mandate and the 
Obama Administration's commitment to focus on the most significant 
foreign trade barriers, USTR will be guided by the existence of active 
private sector interest in deciding which issues to include in the 
Report.
    Topics on which the TPSC Seeks Information: To assist USTR in the 
preparation of the 2014 TBT Report, commenters should submit 
information related to standards-related measures (including standards, 
technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures). Such 
measures should constitute significant foreign trade barriers to U.S. 
exports.
    TBT Report: On April 1, 2013, USTR released the fourth annual TBT 
report. This report serves as a tool to bring greater attention and 
focus to resolving standards-related issues that may be inconsistent 
with international trade agreements to which the United States is a 
party or that otherwise act as significant foreign barriers to U.S. 
exports. USTR plans to use comments on standards-related measures 
submitted pursuant to this notice in producing this report.
    The following information describing standards-related measures may 
help commenters to file submissions on particular foreign trade 
barriers under the TBT docket.
    Standards-related Measures: Broadly, standards-related measures are 
documents and procedures that set out specific technical or other 
requirements for products or processes as well as procedures to ensure 
that these requirements are met. Standards-related measures comprise 
standards, technical regulations, and conformity assessment procedures, 
such as mandatory process or design standards, labeling or registration 
requirements, and testing or certification procedures. The World Trade 
Organization (WTO) Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade includes 
the following definitions for (i) standards, (ii) technical regulation, 
and (iii) conformity assessment procedure.
    Standard: Document approved by a recognized body, that provides, 
for common and repeated use, rules, guidelines, or characteristics for 
products or related processes and production methods, with which 
compliance is not mandatory. It may also include or deal exclusively 
with terminology, symbols, packaging, marking, or labeling requirements 
as they apply to a product, process, or production method.
    Technical regulation: Document which lays down product 
characteristics or their related processes and production methods, 
including the applicable administrative provisions, with which 
compliance is mandatory. It may also include or deal exclusively with 
terminology, symbols, packaging, marking, or labeling requirements as 
they apply to a product, process, or production method.
    Conformity assessment procedures: Any procedure used, directly or 
indirectly, to determine that relevant requirements in technical 
regulations or standards are fulfilled. Standards-related measures can 
be applied not only to industrial products, such as machinery or toys, 
but to agricultural products as well, such as food nutrition labeling 
schemes and food quality or identity requirements.
    For further information on standards-related measures and 
additional detail on the types of comments that would assist USTR in 
identifying and addressing significant trade-restrictive standards-
related measures, please see ``Supporting & Related Materials'' under 
dockets USTR--2013-0034 at www.regulations.gov. The previously released 
TBT Reports also contain extensive information on standards-related 
measures that commenters may find useful in preparing comments in 
response to this notice. Those reports are available at https://www.ustr.gov/about-us/press-office/reports-and-publications/2012/technical-barriers-trade-tbt-report.
    In responding to this notice, commenters should place particular 
emphasis on any practices that raise issues with respect to U.S. trade 
agreements, including the WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade. 
The TPSC is also interested in receiving new or updated information 
pertinent to the barriers covered in the 2013 TBT Report as well as 
information on new barriers. If USTR does not include in the 2014 TBT 
Report information that USTR receives pursuant to this notice, USTR 
will maintain the information for potential use in future discussions 
or negotiations with trading partners.
    Estimate of Increase in Exports: Each comment should include an 
estimate of the potential increase in U.S. exports that would result 
from removing any standards-related barrier the comment identifies, as 
well as a description of the methodology the commenter used to derive 
the estimate. Estimates should be expressed within the following value 
ranges: Less than $5 million; $5 to $25 million; $25 million to $50 
million; $50 million to $100 million; $100 million to $500 million; or 
over $500 million. These estimates will help USTR conduct comparative 
analyses of a barrier's effect over a range of industries.
    Requirements for Submissions: Commenters providing information on 
standards-related measures in more than one country should, whenever 
possible, provide a separate submission for each country.
    In order to ensure the timely receipt and consideration of 
comments, USTR strongly encourages commenters to make on-line 
submissions, using the https://www.regulations.gov Web site, docket 
number: USTR-2013-0034
    To make a submission, enter this docket number in the ``Enter 
Keyword or ID'' window at the https://www.regulations.gov home page and 
click ``Search.'' The site will provide a search-results page listing 
all documents associated with that docket number. Find a reference to 
this notice and click on the link entitled ``Submit a Comment.'' (For 
further information on using the www.regulations.gov Web site, please 
consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on the 
``Help'' tab.) The https://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the 
option of making submissions by filling in a comments field, or by 
attaching a document. USTR prefers submissions to be provided in an 
attached document. If a document is attached, please identify the name 
of the country to which the submission pertains in the ``Comments'' 
field. For example: ``See attached comment on standards-related 
measures for (name of country)''. USTR prefers submissions in Microsoft 
Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf).
    For any comments submitted electronically containing business 
confidential information, the file name of the business confidential 
version should begin with the characters ``BC''. The top of any page 
containing business confidential information must be clearly marked 
``BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL''. Any person filing comments that contain 
business confidential

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information must also file in a separate submission a public version of 
the comments. The file name of the public version of the comments 
should begin with the character ``P''. The ``BC'' and ``P'' should be 
followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. 
If a comment contains no business confidential information, the file 
name should begin with the name of the person or entity submitting the 
comments.
    Please do not attach separate cover letters to electronic 
submissions; rather, include any information that might appear in a 
cover letter in the comments themselves. Similarly, to the extent 
possible, please include any exhibits, annexes, or other attachments in 
the same file as the submission itself, not as separate files.

Public Inspection of Submissions

    Comments will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection 
except confidential business information exempt from public inspection. 
Comments may be viewed on the https://www.regulations.gov Web site by 
entering the relevant docket number in the search field on the home 
page.

William Shpiece,
Acting Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee.
[FR Doc. 2013-24720 Filed 10-22-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3190-F3-P