Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade, 2016 Annual Report, 6040-6041 [2016-02012]
[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 23 (Thursday, February 4, 2016)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-02012]
INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
[Investigation No. 332-345]
Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade, 2016 Annual Report
AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.
ACTION: Schedule for 2016 report and opportunity to submit information.
SUMMARY: The Commission has prepared and published annual reports in
this series under investigation No. 332-345, Recent Trends in U.S.
Services Trade, since 1996. The 2016 report, which the Commission plans
to publish in September 2016, will provide aggregate data on cross-
border trade in services for the period ending in 2014, and
transactions by affiliates based outside the country of their parent
firm for the period ending in 2013. The report's analysis will focus on
financial services (banking, insurance, and securities services). The
Commission is inviting interested members of the public to furnish
information and views in connection with the 2016 report.
DATES: March 30, 2016: Deadline for filing written submissions.
September 30, 2016: Anticipated date for publishing the report.
ADDRESSES: All Commission offices are located in the United States
International Trade Commission Building, 500 E St. SW., Washington, DC.
All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United
States International Trade Commission, 500 E St. SW., Washington, DC
20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the
Commission's electronic docket information system (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov/edis3-internal/app.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader George Serletis (202-
205-3315 or email@example.com) or Services Division Chief
Martha Lawless (202-205-3497 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for
information specific to this investigation. For information on the
legal aspects of these investigations, contact William Gearhart of the
Commission's Office of the General Counsel (202-205-3091 or
email@example.com). The media should contact Margaret
O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202-205-1819 or
firstname.lastname@example.org). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain
information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal
at 202-205-1810. General information concerning the Commission may also
be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov).
Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in
gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the
Secretary at 202-205-2000.
Background: The 2016 annual services trade report will provide
aggregate data on cross-border trade and affiliate transactions in
services, and more specific data and information on trade in financial
services (banking, insurance, and securities services). Under
Commission investigation No. 332-345, the Commission publishes two
annual reports, one on services trade (Recent Trends in U.S. Services
Trade), and a second on merchandise trade (Shifts in U.S. Merchandise
Trade). The Commission's 2015 annual report in the series of reports on
Recent Trends in
U.S. Services Trade is now available online at http://www.usitc.gov.
The initial notice of institution of this investigation was
published in the Federal Register on September 8, 1993 (58 FR 47287)
and provided for what is now the report on merchandise trade. The
Commission expanded the scope of the investigation to cover services
trade in a separate report, which it announced in a notice published in
the Federal Register on December 28, 1994 (59 FR 66974). The separate
report on services trade has been published annually since 1996, except
in 2005. As in past years, the report will summarize trade in services
in the aggregate and provide analyses of trends and developments in
selected services industries during the latest period for which data
are published by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic
Analysis. As indicated above, the 2016 report will focus on trade in
financial services (banking, insurance, and securities services).
Written Submissions: Interested parties are invited to file written
submissions and other information concerning the matters to be
addressed by the Commission in its 2016 report. For the 2016 report,
the Commission is particularly interested in receiving information
relating to trade in financial services (banking, insurance, and
securities services). Submissions should be addressed to the Secretary.
To be assured of consideration by the Commission, written submissions
related to the Commission's report should be submitted at the earliest
practical date and should be received not later than 5:15 p.m., March
30, 2016. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of
section 201.8 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19
CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 and the Commission's Handbook on Filing
Procedures require that interested parties file documents
electronically on or before the filing deadline and submit eight (8)
true paper copies by 12:00 p.m. eastern time on the next business day.
In the event that confidential treatment of a document is requested,
interested parties must file, at the same time as the eight paper
copies, at least four (4) additional true paper copies in which the
confidential information must be deleted (see the paragraph below for
further information regarding confidential business information).
Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the
Office of the Secretary, Docket Services Division (202-205-1802).
Any submissions that contain confidential business information
(CBI) must also conform with the requirements in section 201.6 of the
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section
201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the
individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are confidential
or non-confidential, and that the confidential business information be
clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions,
except for confidential business information, will be made available
for inspection by interested parties.
The Commission intends to prepare only a public report in this
investigation. The report that the Commission makes available to the
public will not contain confidential business information. However, all
information, including confidential business information, submitted in
this investigation may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission,
its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or
maintaining the records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in
internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to
the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including
under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and
contract personnel solely for cybersecurity purposes. The Commission
will not otherwise disclose any confidential business information in a
manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the
Summaries of Written Submissions: The Commission intends to publish
summaries of the positions of interested persons in this report. If you
wish to have a summary of your position included in an appendix of the
report, please include a summary with your written submission. The
summary may not exceed 500 words, should be in MSWord format or a
format that can be easily converted to MSWord, and should not include
any confidential business information. The summary will be published as
provided if it meets these requirements and is germane to the subject
matter of the investigation. In the report the Commission will identify
the name of the organization furnishing the summary, and will include a
link to the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS)
where the full written submission can be found.
By order of the Commission.
Issued: January 29, 2016.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-02012 Filed 2-3-16; 8:45 am]
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