Request for Public Comments To Compile the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers, 48292-48294 [2014-19313]

Download as PDF 48292 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 158 / Friday, August 15, 2014 / Notices emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Street NW., Washington, DC 20508. If necessary, the hearing will continue on the next business day. Persons wishing to testify orally at the hearing must provide written notification of their intention by Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The intent to testify notification must be made in the ‘‘Type Comment’’ field under docket number USTR–2014– 0015 on the regulations.gov Web site and should include the name, address and telephone number of the person presenting the testimony. A summary of the testimony should be attached by using the ‘‘Upload File’’ field. The name of the file should also include who will be presenting the testimony. Remarks at the hearing should be limited to no more than five minutes to allow for possible questions from the TPSC. All documents should be submitted in accordance with the instructions in section 3 below. 3. 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Filers of submissions containing business confidential information must also submit a public version of their comments. The file name of the public version should begin with the character ‘‘P.’’ The ‘‘BC’’ and ‘‘P’’ should be followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. Filers submitting comments containing no business confidential information should name their file using 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. As noted above, USTR strongly urges submitters to file comments through www.regulations.gov, if at all possible. Any alternative arrangements must be made with Yvonne Jamison in advance of transmitting the comments. Ms. Jamison should be contacted at (202) 395–3475. General information concerning USTR is available at www.ustr.gov. Comments will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection, except business confidential information. Comments may be viewed on the www.regulations.gov Web site by entering the relevant docket number in the search field on the home page. Douglas M. Bell, Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. 2014–19310 Filed 8–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F4–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Request for Public Comments To Compile the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. 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) is required to publish annually the National Trade Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE). With this notice, the Trade Policy Staff Committee SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00181 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (TPSC) is requesting interested persons to submit comments to assist it in identifying significant barriers to U.S. exports of goods, services, and U.S. foreign direct investment for inclusion in the NTE. The TPSC invites written comments from the public on issues that USTR should examine in preparing the NTE. In recent years in conjunction with the NTE report, USTR has released two additional reports dealing with specific trade barriers—one on sanitary and phytosanitary measures and one on standards-related measures. In 2015, USTR will continue to emphasize these two important areas, but is inviting comments on those barriers through this notice. DATES: Public comments are due not later than 11:59 p.m., October 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submissions should be made via the Internet at www.regulations.gov docket number USTR–2014–0014. For alternatives to on-line submissions please contact Yvonne Jamison (202–395–3475). The public is strongly encouraged to file submissions electronically rather than by facsimile or mail. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the NTE or on submitting comments in response to this notice should be directed to Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395–3475. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NTE sets out an inventory of the most important foreign barriers affecting U.S. exports of goods and services, U.S. foreign direct investment, and protection of intellectual property rights. The inventory facilitates U.S. negotiations aimed at reducing or eliminating these barriers. The report also provides a valuable tool in enforcing U.S. trade laws and strengthening the rules-based trading system. The 2014 NTE Report may be found on USTR’s Internet Home Page (http://www.ustr.gov) under the tab ‘‘Reports’’. To ensure compliance with the NTE’s 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 restrictions to include in the NTE. Topics on which the TPSC Seeks Information: To assist USTR in preparing the NTE, commenters should submit information related to one or more of the following categories of foreign trade barriers: (1) Import policies (e.g., tariffs and other import charges, quantitative restrictions, import licensing, and customs barriers); E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 158 / Friday, August 15, 2014 / Notices (2) Government procurement restrictions (e.g., ‘‘buy national policies’’ and closed bidding); (3) Export subsidies (e.g., export financing on preferential terms and agricultural export subsidies that displace U.S. exports in third country markets); (4) Lack of intellectual property protection (e.g., inadequate patent, copyright, and trademark regimes); (5) Services barriers (e.g., limits on the range of financial services offered by foreign financial institutions, regulation of international data flows, restrictions on the use of data processing, quotas on imports of foreign films, and barriers to the provision of services by professionals); (6) Investment barriers (e.g., limitations on foreign equity participation and on access to foreign government-funded R&D consortia, local content, technology transfer and export performance requirements, and restrictions on repatriation of earnings, capital, fees, and royalties); (7) Government-tolerated anticompetitive conduct of state-owned or private firms that restrict the sale or purchase of U.S. goods or services in the foreign country’s markets; (8) Trade restrictions affecting electronic commerce (e.g., tariff and non-tariff measures, burdensome and discriminatory regulations and standards, and discriminatory taxation); (9) Trade restrictions implemented through unwarranted Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures, including unwarranted measures justified for purposes of protecting food safety, and animal and plant life or health; (10) Trade restrictions implemented through unwarranted standards, conformity assessment procedures, or technical regulations (Technical Barriers to Trade) that may have as their objective protecting national security requirements, preventing deceptive practices, or protecting human health or safety, animal or plant life or health, or the environment, but that can be formulated or implemented in ways that create significant barriers to trade; and (11) Other barriers (e.g., barriers that encompass more than one category, such as bribery and corruption, or that affect a single sector). In recent years in conjunction with the NTE report, USTR has released two additional reports dealing with specific trade barriers—one on sanitary and phytosanitary measures and one on standards-related measures. In 2015 USTR will continue to emphasize these two important areas, but is inviting comments on those barriers through this notice set out in items 9 and 10 above. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:31 Aug 14, 2014 Jkt 232001 In addition, commenters are invited to identify those barriers covered in submissions that may operate as ‘‘localization barriers to trade’’. Localization barriers are measures designed to protect, favor, or stimulate domestic industries, services providers, and or intellectual property at the expense of goods services or intellectual property from other countries. For more information on localization barriers, please go to http://www.ustr.gov/tradetopics/localization-barriers. In responding to this notice, commenters should place particular emphasis on any practices that may violate U.S. trade agreements. The TPSC is also interested in receiving new or updated information pertinent to the barriers covered in the 2014 NTE as well as information on new barriers. If USTR does not include in the NTE information that it receives pursuant to this notice, it 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 foreign trade 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 foreign trade barriers in more than one country should, whenever possible, provide a separate submission for each country. As indicated above comments addressing SPS measures or technical barriers to trade should be submitted in response to this request. 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 docket number USTR–2014–0014. Persons submitting comments must do so in English and must identify (on the first page of the submission) ‘‘Comments Regarding Foreign Trade Barriers To U.S. Exports for 2015 Reporting.’’ In order to be assured of consideration, comments should be submitted by 11:59 p.m., October 29, 2014. In order to ensure the timely receipt and consideration of comments, PO 00000 Frm 00182 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48293 USTR strongly encourages commenters to make on-line submissions, using the www.regulations.gov Web site. To submit comments via www.regulations.gov enter docket number USTR–2014–0014 on the home page and click ‘‘search.’’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice 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 ‘‘How to Use This Site’’ on the left side of the home page). The www.regulations.gov Web site allows users to provide comments by filling in a ‘‘Type Comment’’ field, or by attaching a document using an ‘‘Upload File’’ field. USTR prefers that comments 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 comments with respect to (name of country)’’. USTR prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). If the submission is in an application other than those two, please indicate the name of the application in the ‘‘Type Comment’’ field. For any comments submitted electronically containing business confidential information, the file name of the business confidential version should begin with the characters ‘‘BC’’. Any page containing business confidential must be clearly marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ on the top of that page. Filers of submissions containing business confidential information must also submit a public version of their comments. The file name of the public version should begin with the character ‘‘P’’. The ‘‘BC’’ and ‘‘P’’ should be followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments or reply comments. Filers submitting comments containing no business confidential information should name their file using 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. As noted, USTR strongly urges submitters to file comments through www.regulations.gov, if at all possible. Any alternative arrangements must be made with Ms. Jamison in advance of E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 48294 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 158 / Friday, August 15, 2014 / Notices transmitting a comment. Ms. Jamison should be contacted at (202) 395–3475. General information concerning USTR is available at www.ustr.gov. Comments will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection, except confidential business information. Comments may be viewed on the http:// www.regulations.gov Web site by entering the relevant docket number in the search field on the home page. Douglas M. Bell, Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee. [FR Doc. 2014–19313 Filed 8–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F4–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration [Summary Notice No. PE–2014–49] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of petition for exemption received. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief from specified requirements of 14 CFR. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, this aspect of FAA’s regulatory activities. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. DATES: Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before September 4, 2014. 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Using the search function of our docket Web site, anyone can find and read the comments received into any of our dockets, including the name of the individual sending the comment (or signing the comment for an association, business, labor union, etc.). You may review DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement in the Federal Register published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). Docket: To read background documents or comments received, go to http://www.regulations.gov at any time or to the Docket Management Facility in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jake Troutman, (202) 267–9521, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20951. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. Issued in Washington, DC, on August 11, 2014. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: No. FAA–2014–0474. Petitioner: Amazon.com. Section of 14 CFR: 21.191(a), 45.23(b) 91.9(b), 91.203(a) and (b). Description of Relief Sought: Petitioner seeks an exemption to conduct private, non-commercial small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) operations on its own property. Amazon.com is seeking the relief so that it can conduct additional research and development for Prime Air, which is Amazon’s new delivery system that will get packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using aerial vehicles. [FR Doc. 2014–19327 Filed 8–14–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2013–0081; Notice 2] General Motors, LLC, Grant of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, DOT. ACTION: Grant of petition. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00183 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 General Motors, LLC (GM) has determined that certain model year 2013 Cadillac XTS passenger cars do not fully comply with paragraph S9.1.1 of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 108, Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment. GM has filed an appropriate report dated May 16, 2013, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. ADDRESSES: For further information on this decision contact Mike Cole, Office of Vehicle Safety Compliance, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), telephone (202) 366–2334, facsimile (202) 366– 5930. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. GM’s Petition: Pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) (see implementing rule at 49 CFR part 556), GM submitted a petition for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential to motor vehicle safety. Notice of receipt of the petition was published, with a 30-day public comment period, on November 1, 2013 in the Federal Register (78 FR 65761). No comments were received. To view the petition and all supporting documents log onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) Web site at: http://www.regulations.gov/. Then follow the online search instructions to locate docket number ‘‘NHTSA–2013– 0081.’’ II. Vehicles Involved: Affected are approximately 24,139 model year 2013 Cadillac XTS passenger cars manufactured from February 2, 2012 to May 2, 2013. III. Noncompliance: GM has determined that the turn signal in the subject vehicles does not fully comply with paragraph S9.1.1 of FMVSS No. 108, which requires an active turn signal to cancel when the steering wheel is rotated. On some of the vehicles, the turn signal may occasionally not selfcancel by steering wheel rotation. The turn signal can be cancelled manually. IV. Rule Text: Paragraph S9.1.1 of FMVSS No. 108 specifically states: S9.1 Turn signal operating unit. S9.1.1 The turn signal operating unit installed on passenger cars, multipurpose passenger vehicles, trucks, and buses less than 2032 mm in overall width must be selfcanceling by steering wheel rotation and capable of cancellation by a manually operated control. V. Summary of GM’s Analyses: GM stated its belief that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential to E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 158 (Friday, August 15, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48292-48294]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-19313]


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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Request for Public Comments To Compile the National Trade 
Estimate Report on Foreign Trade Barriers

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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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) is required to publish annually the National Trade Estimate 
Report on Foreign Trade Barriers (NTE). With this notice, the Trade 
Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) is requesting interested persons to 
submit comments to assist it in identifying significant barriers to 
U.S. exports of goods, services, and U.S. foreign direct investment for 
inclusion in the NTE. The TPSC invites written comments from the public 
on issues that USTR should examine in preparing the NTE.
    In recent years in conjunction with the NTE report, USTR has 
released two additional reports dealing with specific trade barriers--
one on sanitary and phytosanitary measures and one on standards-related 
measures. In 2015, USTR will continue to emphasize these two important 
areas, but is inviting comments on those barriers through this notice.

DATES: Public comments are due not later than 11:59 p.m., October 29, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Submissions should be made via the Internet at 
www.regulations.gov docket number USTR-2014-0014. For alternatives to 
on-line submissions please contact Yvonne Jamison (202-395-3475). The 
public is strongly encouraged to file submissions electronically rather 
than by facsimile or mail.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the NTE or on 
submitting comments in response to this notice should be directed to 
Yvonne Jamison at (202) 395-3475.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NTE sets out an inventory of the most 
important foreign barriers affecting U.S. exports of goods and 
services, U.S. foreign direct investment, and protection of 
intellectual property rights. The inventory facilitates U.S. 
negotiations aimed at reducing or eliminating these barriers. The 
report also provides a valuable tool in enforcing U.S. trade laws and 
strengthening the rules-based trading system. The 2014 NTE Report may 
be found on USTR's Internet Home Page (http://www.ustr.gov) under the 
tab ``Reports''. To ensure compliance with the NTE's 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 
restrictions to include in the NTE.
    Topics on which the TPSC Seeks Information: To assist USTR in 
preparing the NTE, commenters should submit information related to one 
or more of the following categories of foreign trade barriers:
    (1) Import policies (e.g., tariffs and other import charges, 
quantitative restrictions, import licensing, and customs barriers);

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    (2) Government procurement restrictions (e.g., ``buy national 
policies'' and closed bidding);
    (3) Export subsidies (e.g., export financing on preferential terms 
and agricultural export subsidies that displace U.S. exports in third 
country markets);
    (4) Lack of intellectual property protection (e.g., inadequate 
patent, copyright, and trademark regimes);
    (5) Services barriers (e.g., limits on the range of financial 
services offered by foreign financial institutions, regulation of 
international data flows, restrictions on the use of data processing, 
quotas on imports of foreign films, and barriers to the provision of 
services by professionals);
    (6) Investment barriers (e.g., limitations on foreign equity 
participation and on access to foreign government-funded R&D consortia, 
local content, technology transfer and export performance requirements, 
and restrictions on repatriation of earnings, capital, fees, and 
royalties);
    (7) Government-tolerated anticompetitive conduct of state-owned or 
private firms that restrict the sale or purchase of U.S. goods or 
services in the foreign country's markets;
    (8) Trade restrictions affecting electronic commerce (e.g., tariff 
and non-tariff measures, burdensome and discriminatory regulations and 
standards, and discriminatory taxation);
    (9) Trade restrictions implemented through unwarranted Sanitary and 
Phytosanitary Measures, including unwarranted measures justified for 
purposes of protecting food safety, and animal and plant life or 
health;
    (10) Trade restrictions implemented through unwarranted standards, 
conformity assessment procedures, or technical regulations (Technical 
Barriers to Trade) that may have as their objective protecting national 
security requirements, preventing deceptive practices, or protecting 
human health or safety, animal or plant life or health, or the 
environment, but that can be formulated or implemented in ways that 
create significant barriers to trade; and
    (11) Other barriers (e.g., barriers that encompass more than one 
category, such as bribery and corruption, or that affect a single 
sector).
    In recent years in conjunction with the NTE report, USTR has 
released two additional reports dealing with specific trade barriers--
one on sanitary and phytosanitary measures and one on standards-related 
measures. In 2015 USTR will continue to emphasize these two important 
areas, but is inviting comments on those barriers through this notice 
set out in items 9 and 10 above.
    In addition, commenters are invited to identify those barriers 
covered in submissions that may operate as ``localization barriers to 
trade''. Localization barriers are measures designed to protect, favor, 
or stimulate domestic industries, services providers, and or 
intellectual property at the expense of goods services or intellectual 
property from other countries. For more information on localization 
barriers, please go to http://www.ustr.gov/trade-topics/localization-barriers.
    In responding to this notice, commenters should place particular 
emphasis on any practices that may violate U.S. trade agreements. The 
TPSC is also interested in receiving new or updated information 
pertinent to the barriers covered in the 2014 NTE as well as 
information on new barriers. If USTR does not include in the NTE 
information that it receives pursuant to this notice, it 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 foreign trade 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 
foreign trade barriers in more than one country should, whenever 
possible, provide a separate submission for each country. As indicated 
above comments addressing SPS measures or technical barriers to trade 
should be submitted in response to this request. 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 docket number USTR-2014-0014. 
Persons submitting comments must do so in English and must identify (on 
the first page of the submission) ``Comments Regarding Foreign Trade 
Barriers To U.S. Exports for 2015 Reporting.''
    In order to be assured of consideration, comments should be 
submitted by 11:59 p.m., October 29, 2014. In order to ensure the 
timely receipt and consideration of comments, USTR strongly encourages 
commenters to make on-line submissions, using the www.regulations.gov 
Web site. To submit comments via www.regulations.gov enter docket 
number USTR-2014-0014 on the home page and click ``search.'' The site 
will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated 
with this docket. Find a reference to this notice 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 ``How to Use This Site'' on the left side 
of the home page).
    The www.regulations.gov Web site allows users to provide comments 
by filling in a ``Type Comment'' field, or by attaching a document 
using an ``Upload File'' field. USTR prefers that comments 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 comments with respect to 
(name of country)''. USTR prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) 
or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). If the submission is in an application other 
than those two, please indicate the name of the application in the 
``Type Comment'' field. For any comments submitted electronically 
containing business confidential information, the file name of the 
business confidential version should begin with the characters ``BC''. 
Any page containing business confidential must be clearly marked 
``BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL'' on the top of that page. Filers of 
submissions containing business confidential information must also 
submit a public version of their comments. The file name of the public 
version should begin with the character ``P''. The ``BC'' and ``P'' 
should be followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the 
comments or reply comments. Filers submitting comments containing no 
business confidential information should name their file using 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.
    As noted, USTR strongly urges submitters to file comments through 
www.regulations.gov, if at all possible. Any alternative arrangements 
must be made with Ms. Jamison in advance of

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transmitting a comment. Ms. Jamison should be contacted at (202) 395-
3475. General information concerning USTR is available at www.ustr.gov. 
Comments will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection, 
except confidential business information. Comments may be viewed on the 
http://www.regulations.gov Web site by entering the relevant docket 
number in the search field on the home page.

Douglas M. Bell,
Chair, Trade Policy Staff Committee.
[FR Doc. 2014-19313 Filed 8-14-14; 8:45 am]
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