President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, 54266-54268 [2014-21701]

Download as PDF 54266 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 176 / Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Notices 2013. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. We received no comments. The Department conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is PSF. PSF is defined as synthetic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, of polyesters measuring 3.3 decitex (3 denier, inclusive) or more in diameter. This merchandise is cut to lengths varying from one inch (25 mm) to five inches (127 mm). The merchandise subject to the order may be coated, usually with a silicon or other finish, or not coated. PSF is generally used as stuffing in sleeping bags, mattresses, ski jackets, comforters, cushions, pillows, and furniture. Merchandise of less than 3.3 decitex (less than 3 denier) currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 5503.20.00.20 is specifically excluded from the order. Also specifically excluded from the order are PSF of 10 to 18 denier that are cut to lengths of 6 to 8 inches (fibers used in the manufacture of carpeting). In addition, low-melt PSF is excluded from the order. Low-melt PSF is defined as a bi-component fiber with an outer sheath that melts at a significantly lower temperature than its inner core. The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable in the HTSUS at subheadings 5503.20.00.40, 5503.20.00.45, 5503.20.00.60, and 5503.20.00.65. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive. Final Determination of No Shipments For the final results of this review, we determine that Nan Ya had no shipments during the POR. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Final Results of the Review The Department made no changes to its calculations announced in the Preliminary Results. As a result of our review, we determine that a weightedaverage dumping margin of 0.00 percent exists for FENC for the POR. Assessment Rates In accordance with the Final Modification,2 the Department will 18:29 Sep 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 Cash Deposit Requirements shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of PSF from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication as provided by section 751(a)(2) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for FENC will be 0.00 percent, the weighted average dumping margin established in the final results of this administrative review; (2) for Nan Ya and previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the manufacturer of the merchandise for the most recently completed segment of this proceeding; (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 7.31 percent.3 These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, The Department is issuing and publishing these final results of administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 5, 2014. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary, for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2014–21707 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of establishment of and an opportunity to apply for membership on the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as directed by the President in Executive Order No. 13675 Establishing the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa of August 5, 2014, has recently established the President’s Advisory Council SUMMARY: 3 The 2 See Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted-Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings; Final Modification, 77 FR 8101, 8102 (February 14, 2012) (Final Modification). VerDate Mar<15>2010 instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate all appropriate entries for FENC without regard to antidumping duties. For entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by FENC for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. For a full discussion, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) (Assessment Policy Notice). Consistent with the Assessment Policy Notice, because we continue to find that Nan Ya had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States, we will instruct CBP to liquidate any applicable entries of subject merchandise at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. We intend to issue instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. all-others rate established in the Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, 65 FR 33807 (May 25, 2000). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 176 / Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Notices (Advisory Council) on Doing Business in Africa and is seeking applications for membership. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to advise the President through Secretary of Commerce on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa, with a focus on advancing the President’s Doing Business in Africa Campaign as described in the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa of June 14, 2012. DATES: All applications must be received by the Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Tuesday, September 30, 2014. ADDRESSES: Please submit applications by email to DBIA@trade.gov, attention: Tricia Van Orden, Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa Executive Secretariat or by mail to Tricia Van Orden, Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 4043, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa Executive Secretariat, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: 202– 482–4501, email: DBIA@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (Advisory Council) is established pursuant to Executive Order No. 13675 dated August 5, 2014, for a two-year period ending August 5, 2016. This Advisory Council has been established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., to advise the President through the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on strengthening commercial engagement between the United States and Africa, with a focus on advancing the President’s Doing Business in Africa Campaign as described in the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa of June 14, 2012 (http://www.whitehouse. gov/sites/default/files/docs/africa_ strategy_2.pdf). The Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach, is accepting applications for Advisory Council members. The Advisory Council shall provide information, analysis, and recommendations to the President that address the following, in addition to other topics deemed relevant by the President, the Secretary, or the Advisory Council: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Sep 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 (i) Creating jobs in the United States and Africa through trade and investment; (ii) developing strategies by which the U.S. private sector can identify and take advantage of trade and investment opportunities in Africa; (iii) building lasting commercial partnerships between the U.S. and African private sectors; (iv) facilitating U.S. business participation in Africa’s infrastructure development; (v) contributing to the growth and improvement of Africa’s agricultural sector by encouraging partnerships between U.S. and African companies to bring innovative agricultural technologies to Africa; (vi) making available to the U.S. private sector an accurate understanding of the opportunities presented for increasing trade with and investment in Africa; (vii) developing and strengthening partnerships and other mechanisms to increase U.S. public and private sector financing of trade with and investment in Africa; (viii) analyzing the effect of policies in the United States and Africa on U.S. trade and investment interests in Africa; (ix) identifying other means to expand commercial ties between the United States and Africa; and (x) building the capacity of Africa’s young entrepreneurs to develop trade and investment ties with U.S. partners. The Advisory Council shall consist of not more than 15 private-sector corporate members representing U.S. companies, including small businesses and representatives from infrastructure, agriculture, consumer goods, banking, services, and other industries. The Advisory Council shall be broadly representative of the key industries with business interests in the functions of the Advisory Council as set forth above. Each Advisory Council member shall serve as the representative of a U.S. company engaged in activities involving trade, investment, development or finance with African markets. The Department particularly seeks applicants who are active executives (Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman, President or comparable level of responsibility); however, for very large companies, a person having substantial responsibility for the company’s commercial activities in Africa may be considered. For eligibility purposes, a ‘‘U.S. company’’ is a for-profit firm incorporated in the United States or with its principal place of business in the United States that is (a) majority controlled (more than 50 percent PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54267 ownership interest and/or voting stock) by U.S. citizens or by another U.S. entity or (b) majority controlled (more than 50 percent ownership interest and/ or voting stock) directly or indirectly by a foreign parent company. Members are not required to be a U.S. citizen; however, members may not be registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Additionally, no member shall represent a company that is majority owned or controlled by a foreign government entity or entities. Members of the Advisory Council will be selected, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines, based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the Advisory Council as set forth above. Members shall be selected in a manner that ensures that the Advisory Council is balanced in terms of points of view, industry subsector, activities in and with African markets, range of products and services, demographics, geography, and company size. Additional factors which will be considered in the selection of Advisory Council members include candidates’ proven leadership and experience in the trade, investment, financing, development, or other commercial activities between the United States and Africa. Priority may be given to active executives (Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman, President or comparable level of responsibility). Appointments to the Advisory Council shall be made without regard to political affiliation. The Secretary appoints the members of the Advisory Council in consultation with the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), a Federal interagency group led by the Secretary of Commerce tasked with coordinating export promotion and export financing activities of the U.S. Government and development of a government-wide strategic plan to carry out such activities. Members shall serve a term of two years, at the pleasure of the Secretary. Members shall serve in a representative capacity, representing the views and interests of their particular industry sector. Advisory Council members are not special government employees, and will receive no compensation for their participation in Advisory Council activities. Members participating in Advisory Council meetings and events will be responsible for their travel, living and other personal expenses. Meetings will be held regularly and, to the extent practical, not less than twice annually, in Washington, DC, or other locations as E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 54268 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 176 / Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Notices feasible. Teleconference meetings may also be held as needed. To be considered for membership, submit the following information by 5:00 p.m. EDT on September 30 to the email or mailing address listed in the ADDRESSES section: 1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration. 2. A sponsor letter from the applicant on his or her company letterhead containing a brief statement of why the applicant should be considered for membership on the Advisory Council. This sponsor letter should also address the applicant’s experience and leadership related to trade, investment, financing, development, or other commercial activities between the United States and Africa. 3. The applicant’s personal resume and short bio (less than 300 words). 4. An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all eligibility criteria, including an affirmative statement that the applicant is not required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. 5. Information regarding the ownership and control of the company, including the stock holdings as appropriate, signifying compliance with the criteria set forth above. 6. The company’s size, product or service line, and major markets in which the company operates. 7. A profile of the company’s trade, investment, development, finance, partnership, or other commercial activities in or with African markets. 8. Brief statement describing how the applicant will contribute to the work of the Advisory Council based on his or her unique experience and perspective (not to exceed 100 words). SUMMARY: The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Spiny Dogfish Advisory Panel will meet to develop comments relative to the 2015 spiny dogfish fishing year. Comments will be reviewed by the Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee and the Council in their consideration of alternative management measures for the 2015 fishing year. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a listening station also available at the Council address below. Webinar link: http://mafmc. adobeconnect.com/dogfish/. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Spiny dogfish management measures for the 2015 fishing year were established via rulemaking effective August 8, 2014. Currently specified management measures for spiny dogfish are available via the Council’s Web site (www.mafmc.org). Dated: September 8, 2014. Jennifer Pilat, Director, Office of Advisory Committees & Industry Outreach. Dated: September 8, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–21701 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2014–21691 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s Spiny Dogfish Monitoring Committee will meet to consider developing alternative management measures for the 2015 fishing year based on existing or revised acceptable biological catch (ABC) as determined by the Council’s Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC). DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via webinar with a listening station also available at the Council address below. Webinar link: http://mafmc. adobeconnect.com/dogfish/. Council address: Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 674–2331. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher M. Moore Ph.D., Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council, 800 N. State Street, Suite 201, Dover, DE 19901; telephone: (302) 526–5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Spiny dogfish management measures for the 2015 fishing year were established via rulemaking effective August 8, 2014. The Monitoring Committee will review and recommend existing or new management measures for the 2015 fishing year that will ensure that ABC for 2015 will not be exceeded. Currently specified management measures for spiny dogfish are available via the Council’s Web site (www.mafmc.org). SUMMARY: Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to M. Jan Saunders at the Mid-Atlantic Council Office, (302) 526–5251, at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: September 8, 2014. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2014–21690 Filed 9–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RIN 0648–XD498 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RIN 0648–XD497 Office of the Secretary Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council (MAFMC); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. AGENCY: Department of Defense Military Family Readiness Council (MFRC); Notice of Federal Advisory Committee Meeting AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:29 Sep 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a public meeting. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department of Defense. Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of establishment of and an opportunity to apply for 
membership on the President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in 
Africa.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as directed by the President in 
Executive Order No. 13675 Establishing the President's Advisory Council 
on Doing Business in Africa of August 5, 2014, has recently established 
the President's Advisory Council

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(Advisory Council) on Doing Business in Africa and is seeking 
applications for membership. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to 
advise the President through Secretary of Commerce on strengthening 
commercial engagement between the United States and Africa, with a 
focus on advancing the President's Doing Business in Africa Campaign as 
described in the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa of June 14, 
2012.

DATES: All applications must be received by the Office of Advisory 
Committees and Industry Outreach by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
(EDT) on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

ADDRESSES: Please submit applications by email to DBIA@trade.gov, 
attention: Tricia Van Orden, Office of Advisory Committees and Industry 
Outreach, President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa 
Executive Secretariat or by mail to Tricia Van Orden, Office of 
Advisory Committees and Industry Outreach, President's Advisory Council 
on Doing Business in Africa, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Suite 4043, 
Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: President's Advisory Council on Doing 
Business in Africa Executive Secretariat, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
Room 4043, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, 
telephone: 202-482-4501, email: DBIA@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The President's Advisory Council on Doing 
Business in Africa (Advisory Council) is established pursuant to 
Executive Order No. 13675 dated August 5, 2014, for a two-year period 
ending August 5, 2016. This Advisory Council has been established in 
accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act 
(FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., to advise the President through the 
Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on strengthening commercial 
engagement between the United States and Africa, with a focus on 
advancing the President's Doing Business in Africa Campaign as 
described in the U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa of June 14, 
2012 (http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/
africastrategy2.pdf). The Department of Commerce, 
International Trade Administration, Office of Advisory Committees and 
Industry Outreach, is accepting applications for Advisory Council 
members. The Advisory Council shall provide information, analysis, and 
recommendations to the President that address the following, in 
addition to other topics deemed relevant by the President, the 
Secretary, or the Advisory Council:
    (i) Creating jobs in the United States and Africa through trade and 
investment;
    (ii) developing strategies by which the U.S. private sector can 
identify and take advantage of trade and investment opportunities in 
Africa;
    (iii) building lasting commercial partnerships between the U.S. and 
African private sectors;
    (iv) facilitating U.S. business participation in Africa's 
infrastructure development;
    (v) contributing to the growth and improvement of Africa's 
agricultural sector by encouraging partnerships between U.S. and 
African companies to bring innovative agricultural technologies to 
Africa;
    (vi) making available to the U.S. private sector an accurate 
understanding of the opportunities presented for increasing trade with 
and investment in Africa;
    (vii) developing and strengthening partnerships and other 
mechanisms to increase U.S. public and private sector financing of 
trade with and investment in Africa;
    (viii) analyzing the effect of policies in the United States and 
Africa on U.S. trade and investment interests in Africa;
    (ix) identifying other means to expand commercial ties between the 
United States and Africa; and
    (x) building the capacity of Africa's young entrepreneurs to 
develop trade and investment ties with U.S. partners.
    The Advisory Council shall consist of not more than 15 private-
sector corporate members representing U.S. companies, including small 
businesses and representatives from infrastructure, agriculture, 
consumer goods, banking, services, and other industries. The Advisory 
Council shall be broadly representative of the key industries with 
business interests in the functions of the Advisory Council as set 
forth above.
    Each Advisory Council member shall serve as the representative of a 
U.S. company engaged in activities involving trade, investment, 
development or finance with African markets. The Department 
particularly seeks applicants who are active executives (Chief 
Executive Officer, Executive Chairman, President or comparable level of 
responsibility); however, for very large companies, a person having 
substantial responsibility for the company's commercial activities in 
Africa may be considered.
    For eligibility purposes, a ``U.S. company'' is a for-profit firm 
incorporated in the United States or with its principal place of 
business in the United States that is (a) majority controlled (more 
than 50 percent ownership interest and/or voting stock) by U.S. 
citizens or by another U.S. entity or (b) majority controlled (more 
than 50 percent ownership interest and/or voting stock) directly or 
indirectly by a foreign parent company. Members are not required to be 
a U.S. citizen; however, members may not be registered as a foreign 
agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Additionally, no 
member shall represent a company that is majority owned or controlled 
by a foreign government entity or entities.
    Members of the Advisory Council will be selected, in accordance 
with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines, based on their 
ability to carry out the objectives of the Advisory Council as set 
forth above. Members shall be selected in a manner that ensures that 
the Advisory Council is balanced in terms of points of view, industry 
subsector, activities in and with African markets, range of products 
and services, demographics, geography, and company size. Additional 
factors which will be considered in the selection of Advisory Council 
members include candidates' proven leadership and experience in the 
trade, investment, financing, development, or other commercial 
activities between the United States and Africa. Priority may be given 
to active executives (Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman, 
President or comparable level of responsibility). Appointments to the 
Advisory Council shall be made without regard to political affiliation.
    The Secretary appoints the members of the Advisory Council in 
consultation with the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC), a 
Federal interagency group led by the Secretary of Commerce tasked with 
coordinating export promotion and export financing activities of the 
U.S. Government and development of a government-wide strategic plan to 
carry out such activities. Members shall serve a term of two years, at 
the pleasure of the Secretary.
    Members shall serve in a representative capacity, representing the 
views and interests of their particular industry sector. Advisory 
Council members are not special government employees, and will receive 
no compensation for their participation in Advisory Council activities. 
Members participating in Advisory Council meetings and events will be 
responsible for their travel, living and other personal expenses. 
Meetings will be held regularly and, to the extent practical, not less 
than twice annually, in Washington, DC, or other locations as

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feasible. Teleconference meetings may also be held as needed.
    To be considered for membership, submit the following information 
by 5:00 p.m. EDT on September 30 to the email or mailing address listed 
in the ADDRESSES section:
    1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration.
    2. A sponsor letter from the applicant on his or her company 
letterhead containing a brief statement of why the applicant should be 
considered for membership on the Advisory Council. This sponsor letter 
should also address the applicant's experience and leadership related 
to trade, investment, financing, development, or other commercial 
activities between the United States and Africa.
    3. The applicant's personal resume and short bio (less than 300 
words).
    4. An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all 
eligibility criteria, including an affirmative statement that the 
applicant is not required to register as a foreign agent under the 
Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended.
    5. Information regarding the ownership and control of the company, 
including the stock holdings as appropriate, signifying compliance with 
the criteria set forth above.
    6. The company's size, product or service line, and major markets 
in which the company operates.
    7. A profile of the company's trade, investment, development, 
finance, partnership, or other commercial activities in or with African 
markets.
    8. Brief statement describing how the applicant will contribute to 
the work of the Advisory Council based on his or her unique experience 
and perspective (not to exceed 100 words).

    Dated: September 8, 2014.
Jennifer Pilat,
Director, Office of Advisory Committees & Industry Outreach.
[FR Doc. 2014-21701 Filed 9-10-14; 8:45 am]
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