United States Trade Finance Advisory Council, 55444-55446 [2016-19981]

Download as PDF 55444 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2016 / Notices rubbers and oil-extended non-pigmented rubbers, both of which contain at least one percent of organic acids from the emulsion polymerization process. ESB rubber is produced and sold in accordance with a generally accepted set of product specifications issued by the International Institute of Synthetic Rubber Producers (IISRP). The scope of the investigations covers grades of ESB rubber included in the IISRP 1500 and 1700 series of synthetic rubbers. The 1500 grades are light in color and are often described as ‘‘Clear’’ or ‘‘White Rubber.’’ The 1700 grades are oil-extended and thus darker in color, and are often called ‘‘Brown Rubber.’’ Specifically excluded from the scope of these investigations are products which are manufactured by blending ESB rubber with other polymers, high styrene resin master batch, carbon black master batch (i.e., IISRP 1600 series and 1800 series) and latex (an intermediate product). The products subject to these investigations are currently classifiable under subheadings 4002.19.0015 and 4002.19.0019 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). ESB rubber is described by Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) Registry No. 9003–55–8. This CAS number also refers to other types of styrene butadiene rubber. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS registry number are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive. [FR Doc. 2016–19769 Filed 8–18–16; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an InQuota Rate of Duty Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective August 19, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Moore, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–3692. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (as amended) (the Act) requires the Department of Commerce (the Department) to determine, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish quarterly updates to the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide the Department’s quarterly update of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the AGENCY: periods January 1, 2016, through March 31, 2016. The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, information on subsidies, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign governments on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. The Department will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed. The Department encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20230. This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. Dated: August 11, 2016. Ronald Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. APPENDIX—SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN-QUOTA RATE OF DUTY Gross 1 subsidy ($/lb) Net 2 subsidy ($/lb) Country Program(s) 28 European Union Member States 3 .......................... European Union Restitution Payments ......................... $0.00 $0.00 Canada ......................................................................... Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese .......... 0.48 0.48 Norway ......................................................................... Indirect (Milk) Subsidy .................................................. Consumer Subsidy ........................................................ 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Total ....................................................................... 0.00 0.00 Deficiency Payments .................................................... 0.00 0.00 Switzerland ................................................................... 1 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5). in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6). 3 The 28 member states of the European Union are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. 2 Defined [FR Doc. 2016–19767 Filed 8–18–16; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P International Trade Administration United States Trade Finance Advisory Council International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Aug 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of an Opportunity To Apply for Membership on the U.S. Trade Finance Advisory Council. ACTION: The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) has established the U.S. Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC) to solicit input regarding the challenges faced by U.S. exporters in accessing capital, innovative solutions that can SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES address these challenges, and recommendations on strategies that can expand access to finance and educate U.S. exporters on available resources. This federal advisory committee is necessary to provide input to the Secretary on the development of strategies and programs that would help expand access to trade finance for U.S. exporters. The Department of Commerce is seeking applications for membership on the TFAC. In order to accommodate requests for extensions, we are now extending the deadline to receive applications until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 29, 2016. DATES: All applications for immediate consideration must be received by the Office of Finance and Insurance Industries by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Monday, August 29 2016. After that date, ITA will continue to accept applications under this notice for a period of up to two years from the deadline to fill any vacancies that may arise. ADDRESSES: Please submit applications by email to TFAC@trade.gov, attention: Ericka Ukrow, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council Executive Secretariat, or by mail to Ericka Ukrow, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council, Room 18002, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Finance and Insurance Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council Executive Secretariat, Ericka Ukrow, Room 18002, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0405, email: Ericka.Ukrow@trade.gov. Please visit http://trade.gov/TFAC for additional information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background and Authority On July 25, 2016 (81 FR 48386), the Secretary of Commerce announced the establishment of the United States Trade Finance Advisory Council (the Council) in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., to advise the Secretary on matters relating to private sector trade financing for U.S. exporters. As indicated in that notice, the Department of Commerce, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries, is accepting applications for membership on the TFAC. The TFAC functions solely as an advisory committee. The TFAC shall advise the Secretary in VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Aug 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 identifying effective ways to help expand access to finance for U.S. exporters, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and their foreign buyers. The TFAC shall provide a necessary forum to facilitate the discussion between a diverse group of stakeholders such as banks, non-bank financial institutions, other trade finance related organizations, and exporters to gain a better understanding regarding current challenges facing U.S. exporters in accessing finance. The TFAC shall draw upon the experience of its members in order to obtain ideas and suggestions for innovative solutions to these challenges. The TFAC shall develop recommendations on programs or activities that the Department of Commerce could incorporate as part of its export promotion and trade finance education efforts. The TFAC shall report to the Secretary on its activities and recommendations. In creating its reports, the TFAC should: (1) Evaluate current credit conditions and specific financing challenges faced by U.S. exporters, especially SMEs, and their foreign buyers, (2) examine other noteworthy issues raised by stakeholders represented by the membership, (3) identify emerging financing sources that would address these gaps, and (4) recommend specific activities by which these recommendations could be incorporated and implemented. II. Structure, Membership, and Operation The TFAC shall consist of no more than twenty members appointed by the Secretary. Members may be drawn from: • U.S. companies that are exporters of goods and services; • U.S. commercial banks that provide trade finance products, cross-border payment services, or foreign exchange solutions; • Non-bank U.S. financial institutions that provide trade finance products, cross-border payment services, or foreign exchange solutions; • Associations that represent: (a) U.S. exporters and SMEs; and (b) U.S. commercial banks or non-bank financial institutions or other professionals that facilitate international trade transactions; • U.S. companies or entities whose business includes trade-finance-related activities or services; • U.S. scholars, academic institutions, or public policy organizations with expertise in global business, trade finance, and international banking related subjects; and • Economic development organizations and other U.S. regional, state and local governmental and non-governmental organizations whose missions or activities PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55445 include the analysis, provision, or facilitation of trade finance products/services. Membership shall include a broad range of companies and organizations in terms of products and services, company size, and geographic location of both the source and destination of trade finance. Members will be selected based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the TFAC, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines, in a manner that ensures that the TFAC is balanced in terms of points of view and demographics. Priority may be given to candidates who have executive-level (Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman, President, or comparable level of responsibility) experience. Members, with the exception of those from academia and public policy organizations, serve in a representative capacity, representing their own views and interests or those of their sponsoring entities, not as Special Government Employees. The members from academia and public policy organizations serve as experts and therefore are Special Government Employees (SGEs), pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 202, and will be required to comply with certain ethics laws and rules, including filing a Confidential Financial Disclosure form. Additionally, a member serving as an expert must not be a Federally Registered Lobbyist. Prospective nominees should designate the capacity in which they are applying to serve and identify either their area of expertise or the U.S. industry sector they wish to represent. Members of the TFAC will not be compensated for their services or reimbursed for their travel expenses. Appointments to the TFAC shall be made without regard to political affiliation. Each member shall be appointed for a term of two years and will serve at the pleasure of the Secretary. The Secretary may at his/her discretion reappoint any member to an additional term or terms, provided that the member proves to work effectively on the TFAC and his/ her knowledge and advice are still needed. The TFAC chair and vice chair or vice chairs shall be selected from the members of the TFAC by the Assistant Secretary for Industry & Analysis after consulting with the members. Their term of service will not exceed the duration of the current charter term and they may be reselected for additional periods should the charter be renewed and should they remain on the TFAC. E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1 55446 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 161 / Friday, August 19, 2016 / Notices III. Meetings The TFAC shall, to the extent practical, meet a minimum of two times a year. Additional meetings may be called at the discretion of the Secretary or his/her designee. The meetings will take place in Washington, DC, or elsewhere in the United States, or be held via teleconference. Members are required to attend a majority of the TFAC’s meetings. Dated: August 15, 2016. Paul Thanos, Director, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries. [FR Doc. 2016–19981 Filed 8–17–16; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration IV. Application mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES To be considered for membership, submit the following information to the email address listed in the ADDRESSES section above. In order to accommodate requests for extensions, we are now extending the deadline to receive applications until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 29, 2016. Applications for immediate consideration must be received by this deadline. For all applicants, submit: 1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration. 2. The applicant’s personal resume and short biography (less than 300 words). 3. A brief statement describing how the applicant will contribute to the work of the TFAC based on his/her unique experience and perspective (not to exceed 100 words). 4. All relevant contact information, including mailing address, fax, email, phone number, and support staff information where relevant. 5. 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. 6. For applicants to serve in a representative capacity, also submit: a. A sponsor letter on the sponsoring entity’s letterhead containing a brief statement of why the applicant should be considered for membership on the TFAC. This sponsor letter should also address the applicant’s experience and leadership related to trade finance; b. A brief description of the company, institution, trade association, or organization to be represented and its business activities and export market(s) served, if applicable; c. Information regarding the ownership and control of the sponsoring entity, including the stock holdings as appropriate; and d. The sponsoring entity’s size (number of employees and annual sales), place of incorporation, product or service line, major markets in which the entity operates, and the entity’s export or import experience. 7. For applicants to serve as experts (i.e., not in a representative capacity), also submit: a. A statement that the applicant is not a Federally registered lobbyist and that the applicant understands that, if appointed, the applicant will not be allowed to continue to serve as a Committee member if the applicant becomes a Federally registered lobbyist. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Aug 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 RIN 0648–XE818 Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; public meeting. AGENCY: The Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Pacific Council) Highly Migratory Species Management Team (HMSMT) will hold a webinar, which is open to the public. DATES: The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Webinar information: To join the meeting, visit this link: http:// www.joinwebinar.com; enter the Webinar ID: 157–057–235 and your name and email address (required). After logging in to the webinar, please select ‘‘Use Telephone’’ and dial this TOLL number +1 (213) 929–4232; enter the attendee phone audio access code 832–921–033 and enter your audio phone PIN (shown after joining the webinar). (Participants are required to use their telephone, as this is the best practice to avoid technical issues and excessive feedback, see the PFMC GoToMeeting Audio Diagram for best practices.) Council address: Pacific Council, 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 101, Portland, OR 97220–1384. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kit Dahl, Pacific Council; telephone: (503) 820–2422; email: kit.dahl@ noaa.gov. SUMMARY: The HMSMT will discuss preparation of reports for the September 12–20, 2016, Council meeting. HMS items on the Council agenda are: (1) Update on International Issues, (2) Exempted Fishing Permits, (3) Biennial Harvest Specifications and Management Measures, (4) Deep-Set Buoy Gear Exempted Fishing Permit Criteria to Advance Gear Authorization, and (5) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Federal Drift Gillnet Permit Amendment. There will be a public listening station at the Council office (see ADDRESSES). Although non-emergency issues not contained in the meeting agenda may be discussed, those issues may not be the subject of formal action during these meetings. Action will be restricted to those issues specifically listed in this document and any issues arising after publication of this document that require emergency action under section 305(c) of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, provided the public has been notified of the intent to take final action to address the emergency. Special Accommodations The meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to Mr. Kris Kleinschmidt at (503) 820–2425 at least 5 days prior to the meeting date. Dated: August 16, 2016. Tracey L. Thompson, Acting Deputy Director, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. 2016–19813 Filed 8–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XE801 Fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico; Southeast Data, Assessment, and Review (SEDAR); Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of SEDAR 49 Assessment webinar III for Gulf of Mexico Datalimited Species. AGENCY: The SEDAR 49 assessment of the Gulf of Mexico Data-limited Species will consist of a data workshop, a review workshop, and a series of assessment webinars. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. DATES: The SEDAR 49 Assessment webinar III will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on September 14, 2016. ADDRESSES: Meeting address: The meeting will be held via webinar. The webinar is open to members of the public. Those interested in participating should contact Julie A. Neer at SEDAR SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19AUN1.SGM 19AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 161 (Friday, August 19, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55444-55446]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


United States Trade Finance Advisory Council

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

ACTION: Notice of an Opportunity To Apply for Membership on the U.S. 
Trade Finance Advisory Council.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) has established the U.S. 
Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC) to solicit input regarding the 
challenges faced by U.S. exporters in accessing capital, innovative 
solutions that can

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address these challenges, and recommendations on strategies that can 
expand access to finance and educate U.S. exporters on available 
resources. This federal advisory committee is necessary to provide 
input to the Secretary on the development of strategies and programs 
that would help expand access to trade finance for U.S. exporters. The 
Department of Commerce is seeking applications for membership on the 
TFAC. In order to accommodate requests for extensions, we are now 
extending the deadline to receive applications until 5:00 p.m. EDT on 
Monday, August 29, 2016.

DATES: All applications for immediate consideration must be received by 
the Office of Finance and Insurance Industries by 5:00 p.m. Eastern 
Daylight Time (EDT) on Monday, August 29 2016. After that date, ITA 
will continue to accept applications under this notice for a period of 
up to two years from the deadline to fill any vacancies that may arise.

ADDRESSES: Please submit applications by email to TFAC@trade.gov, 
attention: Ericka Ukrow, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries, 
U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council Executive 
Secretariat, or by mail to Ericka Ukrow, Office of Finance and 
Insurance Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance 
Advisory Council, Room 18002, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, 
DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Finance and Insurance 
Industries, U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council 
Executive Secretariat, Ericka Ukrow, Room 18002, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0405, email: 
Ericka.Ukrow@trade.gov. Please visit http://trade.gov/TFAC for 
additional information.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background and Authority

    On July 25, 2016 (81 FR 48386), the Secretary of Commerce announced 
the establishment of the United States Trade Finance Advisory Council 
(the Council) in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., to advise the Secretary on 
matters relating to private sector trade financing for U.S. exporters. 
As indicated in that notice, the Department of Commerce, Office of 
Finance and Insurance Industries, is accepting applications for 
membership on the TFAC. The TFAC functions solely as an advisory 
committee. The TFAC shall advise the Secretary in identifying effective 
ways to help expand access to finance for U.S. exporters, especially 
small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and their foreign buyers.
    The TFAC shall provide a necessary forum to facilitate the 
discussion between a diverse group of stakeholders such as banks, non-
bank financial institutions, other trade finance related organizations, 
and exporters to gain a better understanding regarding current 
challenges facing U.S. exporters in accessing finance.
    The TFAC shall draw upon the experience of its members in order to 
obtain ideas and suggestions for innovative solutions to these 
challenges.
    The TFAC shall develop recommendations on programs or activities 
that the Department of Commerce could incorporate as part of its export 
promotion and trade finance education efforts.
    The TFAC shall report to the Secretary on its activities and 
recommendations. In creating its reports, the TFAC should: (1) Evaluate 
current credit conditions and specific financing challenges faced by 
U.S. exporters, especially SMEs, and their foreign buyers, (2) examine 
other noteworthy issues raised by stakeholders represented by the 
membership, (3) identify emerging financing sources that would address 
these gaps, and (4) recommend specific activities by which these 
recommendations could be incorporated and implemented.

II. Structure, Membership, and Operation

    The TFAC shall consist of no more than twenty members appointed by 
the Secretary. Members may be drawn from:

     U.S. companies that are exporters of goods and 
services;
     U.S. commercial banks that provide trade finance 
products, cross-border payment services, or foreign exchange 
solutions;
     Non-bank U.S. financial institutions that provide trade 
finance products, cross-border payment services, or foreign exchange 
solutions;
     Associations that represent: (a) U.S. exporters and 
SMEs; and (b) U.S. commercial banks or non-bank financial 
institutions or other professionals that facilitate international 
trade transactions;
     U.S. companies or entities whose business includes 
trade-finance-related activities or services;
     U.S. scholars, academic institutions, or public policy 
organizations with expertise in global business, trade finance, and 
international banking related subjects; and
     Economic development organizations and other U.S. 
regional, state and local governmental and non-governmental 
organizations whose missions or activities include the analysis, 
provision, or facilitation of trade finance products/services.

    Membership shall include a broad range of companies and 
organizations in terms of products and services, company size, and 
geographic location of both the source and destination of trade 
finance. Members will be selected based on their ability to carry out 
the objectives of the TFAC, in accordance with applicable Department of 
Commerce guidelines, in a manner that ensures that the TFAC is balanced 
in terms of points of view and demographics. Priority may be given to 
candidates who have executive-level (Chief Executive Officer, Executive 
Chairman, President, or comparable level of responsibility) experience.
    Members, with the exception of those from academia and public 
policy organizations, serve in a representative capacity, representing 
their own views and interests or those of their sponsoring entities, 
not as Special Government Employees. The members from academia and 
public policy organizations serve as experts and therefore are Special 
Government Employees (SGEs), pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 202, and will be 
required to comply with certain ethics laws and rules, including filing 
a Confidential Financial Disclosure form. Additionally, a member 
serving as an expert must not be a Federally Registered Lobbyist.
    Prospective nominees should designate the capacity in which they 
are applying to serve and identify either their area of expertise or 
the U.S. industry sector they wish to represent.
    Members of the TFAC will not be compensated for their services or 
reimbursed for their travel expenses. Appointments to the TFAC shall be 
made without regard to political affiliation.
    Each member shall be appointed for a term of two years and will 
serve at the pleasure of the Secretary. The Secretary may at his/her 
discretion reappoint any member to an additional term or terms, 
provided that the member proves to work effectively on the TFAC and 
his/her knowledge and advice are still needed.
    The TFAC chair and vice chair or vice chairs shall be selected from 
the members of the TFAC by the Assistant Secretary for Industry & 
Analysis after consulting with the members. Their term of service will 
not exceed the duration of the current charter term and they may be 
reselected for additional periods should the charter be renewed and 
should they remain on the TFAC.

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III. Meetings

    The TFAC shall, to the extent practical, meet a minimum of two 
times a year. Additional meetings may be called at the discretion of 
the Secretary or his/her designee. The meetings will take place in 
Washington, DC, or elsewhere in the United States, or be held via 
teleconference. Members are required to attend a majority of the TFAC's 
meetings.

IV. Application

    To be considered for membership, submit the following information 
to the email address listed in the ADDRESSES section above. In order to 
accommodate requests for extensions, we are now extending the deadline 
to receive applications until 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 29, 2016.
    Applications for immediate consideration must be received by this 
deadline.
    For all applicants, submit:

    1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration.
    2. The applicant's personal resume and short biography (less 
than 300 words).
    3. A brief statement describing how the applicant will 
contribute to the work of the TFAC based on his/her unique 
experience and perspective (not to exceed 100 words).
    4. All relevant contact information, including mailing address, 
fax, email, phone number, and support staff information where 
relevant.
    5. 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.
    6. For applicants to serve in a representative capacity, also 
submit:
    a. A sponsor letter on the sponsoring entity's letterhead 
containing a brief statement of why the applicant should be 
considered for membership on the TFAC. This sponsor letter should 
also address the applicant's experience and leadership related to 
trade finance;
    b. A brief description of the company, institution, trade 
association, or organization to be represented and its business 
activities and export market(s) served, if applicable;
    c. Information regarding the ownership and control of the 
sponsoring entity, including the stock holdings as appropriate; and
    d. The sponsoring entity's size (number of employees and annual 
sales), place of incorporation, product or service line, major 
markets in which the entity operates, and the entity's export or 
import experience.
    7. For applicants to serve as experts (i.e., not in a 
representative capacity), also submit:
    a. A statement that the applicant is not a Federally registered 
lobbyist and that the applicant understands that, if appointed, the 
applicant will not be allowed to continue to serve as a Committee 
member if the applicant becomes a Federally registered lobbyist.

    Dated: August 15, 2016.
Paul Thanos,
Director, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries.
[FR Doc. 2016-19981 Filed 8-17-16; 4:15 pm]
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