2016 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Request for Comments, 58545-58547 [2016-20325]

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AGENCY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments identifying Internet and physical markets based outside the United States that should be included in the 2016 Notorious Markets List (List). In 2010, USTR began publishing the Notorious Markets List separately from the annual Special 301 Report as an ‘‘Out-of-Cycle Review.’’ The List identifies online and physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58545 Written comments are due by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on October 7, 2016. Rebuttal or other information to be considered during the review is due by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on October 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: You should submit written comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments in section II below. For alternatives to online submissions, please contact USTR at Special301@ustr.eop.gov before transmitting a comment and in advance of the relevant deadline. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Peterson, Director for Intellectual Property and Innovation, Office of the United States Trade Representative, at special301@ ustr.eop.gov. You can find information about the Special 301 Review, including the Notorious Markets List, at www.ustr.gov. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The United States is concerned with trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy on a commercial scale because they cause significant financial losses for rights holders, legitimate businesses and governments, undermine critical U.S. comparative advantages in innovation and creativity to the detriment of American workers, and potentially pose significant risks to consumer health and safety as well as privacy and security. The Notorious Markets List identifies select online and physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in or facilitate substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting. Beginning in 2006, USTR identified notorious markets in the annual Special 301 Report. In 2010, pursuant to the Administration’s 2010 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement, USTR announced that it would begin publishing the List as an Out-of-Cycle Review, separately from the annual Special 301 Report. USTR published the first List in February 2011. USTR develops the annual List based upon public comments solicited through the Federal Register and in consultation with other Federal agencies that serve on the Special 301 Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee. The United States encourages owners and operators of markets reportedly involved in piracy and counterfeiting to adopt business models that rely on the licensed distribution of legitimate content and products and to work with rights holders and enforcement officials E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 58546 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 165 / Thursday, August 25, 2016 / Notices to address infringement. USTR also encourages responsible government authorities to intensify their efforts to investigate reports of piracy and counterfeiting in such markets, and to pursue appropriate enforcement actions. The List does not purport to reflect findings of legal violations, nor does it reflect the United States Government’s analysis of the general intellectual property rights (IPR) protection and enforcement climate in the country or countries concerned. For an analysis of the IPR climate in particular countries, please refer to the annual Special 301 Report, published each spring no later than 30 days after USTR submits the National Trade Estimate to Congress. II. Public Comments asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. Content of Comments USTR invites written comments concerning examples of Internet and physical notorious markets, including foreign trade zones that allegedly facilitate substantial trademark counterfeiting and copyright piracy. To receive full consideration, written comments should be as detailed as possible. Comments must clearly identify the market and the reasons why the commenter believes that the market should be included in the List. Commenters should include the following information, as applicable: • If a physical market, the market’s name and location, e.g., common name, street address, neighborhood, shopping district, city, etc., and the identity of the principal owners/operators. • if an online market: Æ The domain name(s) past and present, available registration information, and name(s) and location(s) of the hosting provider(s) and operator(s). Æ information on the volume of Internet traffic associated with the Web site, including number of visitors and page views, average time spent on the site, estimate of the number of infringing goods offered, sold or traded and number of infringing files streamed, shared, seeded, leeched, downloaded, uploaded or otherwise distributed or reproduced, and global or country popularity rating (e.g., Alexa rank). Æ revenue sources such as sales, subscriptions, donations, upload incentives, or advertising and the methods by which that revenue is collected. • whether the market is owned, operated or otherwise affiliated with a government entity. • types of counterfeit or pirated products or services sold, traded, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Aug 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 distributed or otherwise made available at that market. • volume of counterfeit or pirated goods or services or other indicia of a market’s scale, reach or relative significance in a given geographic area or with respect to a category of goods or services. • estimates of economic harm to the rights holder resulting from the piracy or counterfeiting and a description of the methodology used to calculate the harm. • whether the infringing goods or services sold, traded, distributed or made available pose a risk to public health or safety. • any known contractual, civil, administrative or criminal enforcement activity against the market and the outcome of that enforcement activity. • additional actions taken by the market owners or operators to remove, limit or discourage the availability of counterfeit or pirated goods or services, including policies to prevent or remove access to such goods or services, or to disable seller or user accounts; the effectiveness of market policies and guidelines in addressing counterfeiting and piracy; and the level of cooperation with right holders and law enforcement. • any additional information relevant to the review. B. Instructions for Submitting Comments Comments must be in English. To ensure the timely receipt and consideration of comments, USTR strongly encourages commenters to submit comments electronically, using the www.regulations.gov Web site. To submit comments via www.regulations.gov, enter Docket Number USTR–2016–2013 on the home page and click ‘‘Search.’’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find the reference to this notice and click on the button labeled ‘‘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 Regulations.gov’’ on the bottom of the home page. The www.regulations.gov Web site allows users to provide comments by filling in a ‘‘Comment’’ field, or by attaching a document using an ‘‘Upload File’’ field. USTR prefers that comments be provided as an attached document. If a document is attached, please type ‘‘2016 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets’’ in the ‘‘Comment’’ field. USTR prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. If PO 00000 Frm 00079 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the submission is in another file format, please indicate the name of the software application in the ‘‘Comment’’ field. File names should reflect 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 comment itself, rather than submitting them as separate files. For any comments submitted that contains business confidential information, the file name of the business confidential version should begin with the characters ‘‘BC’’. 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Filers submitting comments containing no business confidential information should name their file using the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. The non-business confidential version will be placed in the docket at www.regulations.gov and be available for public inspection. As noted, USTR strongly urges commenters to submit comments through www.regulations.gov. Any alternative arrangements must be made before transmitting a comment and in advance of the relevant deadline by contacting USTR at Special301@ ustr.eop.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 Docket Number USTR–2016– E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 165 / Thursday, August 25, 2016 / Notices 2013 in the ‘‘Search’’ field on the home page. Probir Mehta, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Innovation and Intellectual Property Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2016–20325 Filed 8–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F6–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Notice of Initiation of the 2016/ 2017 Annual GSP Product and Country Practices Review; Travel Goods Supplemental Comment Period and Hearing; Deadlines for Filing Petitions Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of public hearing and request for petitions and comments. AGENCY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is prepared to receive petitions to modify the list of articles that are eligible for duty-free treatment under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program and to modify the GSP status of certain GSP beneficiary developing countries because of country practices. USTR also is prepared to receive petitions requesting waivers of competitive need limitations (CNLs). In addition, USTR is seeking public comments and will convene a public hearing to receive additional information and stakeholder views regarding the potential addition of travel and luggage goods products for more economically advanced GSP beneficiary countries. DATES: In order to be considered in the 2016/2017 Annual GSP Review, the GSP Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) must receive petitions by the following deadlines: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 5:00 p.m.: Petitions to modify the list of articles eligible for duty-free treatment under GSP. Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 5:00 p.m.: Petitions to review the GSP status of any beneficiary developing country. Friday, December 2, 2016, 5:00 p.m.: Petitions requesting waivers of CNLs. USTR will not consider petitions submitted after these deadlines. Decisions on which petitions are accepted for review, along with a schedule for any related public hearings and the opportunity for the public to provide comments, will be announced at a later date. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:54 Aug 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 Travel Goods Supplemental Comment Period and Hearing A supplemental comment period and hearing will be held to give stakeholders the opportunity to submit further information with respect to the possible addition of travel and luggage goods items as eligible articles for more advanced Beneficiary Developing Countries (BDCs). This will supplement information collected during the 2015/ 2016 Annual Review. The schedule for the hearing and public comments is as follows: Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for submission of comments, pre-hearing briefs and requests to appear at the hearing. Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:30 a.m.: The GSP Subcommittee of the TPSC will convene a public hearing on travel and luggage goods in Rooms 1 and 2, 1724 F Street NW., Washington DC 20508. Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 5:00 p.m.: Deadline for submission of posthearing comments or briefs. ADDRESSES: You should submit written comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. The docket number for the 2016/2017 Annual GSP Review is USTR–2016–0009. The docket number for the Travel Goods Supplemental Comment Period and Hearing is USTR–2015–0013. Follow the instructions for submitting comments in section III below. If an interested party is unable to provide submissions as requested, please contact Naomi Freeman at (202) 395–2974 to arrange for an alternative method of transmission. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Naomi Freeman at (202) 395–2974 or GSP@ustr.eop.gov. 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The 2016/2017 Annual GSP Review GSP Product Review Petitions: Any interested party, including foreign governments, may submit petitions to: (1) Designate additional articles as eligible for GSP benefits, including to designate articles as eligible for GSP benefits only if imported from countries PO 00000 Frm 00080 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58547 designated as least-developed beneficiary developing countries, or only from countries designated as beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA); (2) Withdraw, suspend or limit the application of duty-free treatment accorded under the GSP with respect to any article; and (3) Otherwise modify GSP coverage. Petitioners seeking to add products to eligibility for GSP benefits should note that, as provided in section 503(b) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2463(b)), certain articles may not be designated as eligible articles under GSP. As specified in 15 CFR 2007.1, all petitions must include a detailed description of the product and the eightdigit subheading of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under which the product is classified. Country Practices Review Petitions: Any interested party may submit a petition to review the GSP eligibility of any beneficiary developing country with respect to any of the designation criteria listed in sections 502(b) and 502(c) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2462(b) and (c)). Competitive Need Limitations: Any interested party may submit a petition seeking a waiver of the 2016 CNL for individual beneficiary developing countries with respect to specific GSPeligible articles (these limits do not apply to least-developed beneficiary developing countries or AGOA beneficiary countries). Before submitting petitions for CNL waivers, prospective petitioners may wish to review the 2016 year-to-date import trade data for products of interest. This data is available via the U.S. International Trade Commission’s ‘‘Dataweb’’ database at http:// dataweb.usitc.gov/. For more information on CNLs and how they apply to the GSP program, please visit the GSP page of the USTR Web site at https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/tradedevelopment/preference-programs/ generalized-system-preference-gsp. II. Travel Goods Supplemental Comment Period and Hearing On June 30, 2016, the President designated certain travel and luggage goods articles as eligible for duty-free treatment to least-developed beneficiary developing counties (LDBDCs) and AGOA beneficiary countries. A decision regarding other, generally more advanced, beneficiary countries was deferred. In making any decision with regard to the provision of duty-free treatment for any eligible article from E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket No. USTR-2016-2013]


2016 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: 
Request for Comments

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) 
requests written comments identifying Internet and physical markets 
based outside the United States that should be included in the 2016 
Notorious Markets List (List). In 2010, USTR began publishing the 
Notorious Markets List separately from the annual Special 301 Report as 
an ``Out-of-Cycle Review.'' The List identifies online and physical 
marketplaces that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial 
copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting.

DATES: Written comments are due by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on October 7, 2016. 
Rebuttal or other information to be considered during the review is due 
by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on October 21, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You should submit written comments through the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions 
for submitting comments in section II below. For alternatives to on-
line submissions, please contact USTR at Special301@ustr.eop.gov before 
transmitting a comment and in advance of the relevant deadline.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Peterson, Director for 
Intellectual Property and Innovation, Office of the United States Trade 
Representative, at special301@ustr.eop.gov. You can find information 
about the Special 301 Review, including the Notorious Markets List, at 
www.ustr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The United States is concerned with trademark counterfeiting and 
copyright piracy on a commercial scale because they cause significant 
financial losses for rights holders, legitimate businesses and 
governments, undermine critical U.S. comparative advantages in 
innovation and creativity to the detriment of American workers, and 
potentially pose significant risks to consumer health and safety as 
well as privacy and security. The Notorious Markets List identifies 
select online and physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in or 
facilitate substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting.
    Beginning in 2006, USTR identified notorious markets in the annual 
Special 301 Report. In 2010, pursuant to the Administration's 2010 
Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement, USTR 
announced that it would begin publishing the List as an Out-of-Cycle 
Review, separately from the annual Special 301 Report. USTR published 
the first List in February 2011. USTR develops the annual List based 
upon public comments solicited through the Federal Register and in 
consultation with other Federal agencies that serve on the Special 301 
Subcommittee of the Trade Policy Staff Committee.
    The United States encourages owners and operators of markets 
reportedly involved in piracy and counterfeiting to adopt business 
models that rely on the licensed distribution of legitimate content and 
products and to work with rights holders and enforcement officials

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to address infringement. USTR also encourages responsible government 
authorities to intensify their efforts to investigate reports of piracy 
and counterfeiting in such markets, and to pursue appropriate 
enforcement actions. The List does not purport to reflect findings of 
legal violations, nor does it reflect the United States Government's 
analysis of the general intellectual property rights (IPR) protection 
and enforcement climate in the country or countries concerned. For an 
analysis of the IPR climate in particular countries, please refer to 
the annual Special 301 Report, published each spring no later than 30 
days after USTR submits the National Trade Estimate to Congress.

II. Public Comments

A. Content of Comments

    USTR invites written comments concerning examples of Internet and 
physical notorious markets, including foreign trade zones that 
allegedly facilitate substantial trademark counterfeiting and copyright 
piracy.
    To receive full consideration, written comments should be as 
detailed as possible. Comments must clearly identify the market and the 
reasons why the commenter believes that the market should be included 
in the List. Commenters should include the following information, as 
applicable:
     If a physical market, the market's name and location, 
e.g., common name, street address, neighborhood, shopping district, 
city, etc., and the identity of the principal owners/operators.
     if an online market:
    [cir] The domain name(s) past and present, available registration 
information, and name(s) and location(s) of the hosting provider(s) and 
operator(s).
    [cir] information on the volume of Internet traffic associated with 
the Web site, including number of visitors and page views, average time 
spent on the site, estimate of the number of infringing goods offered, 
sold or traded and number of infringing files streamed, shared, seeded, 
leeched, downloaded, uploaded or otherwise distributed or reproduced, 
and global or country popularity rating (e.g., Alexa rank).
    [cir] revenue sources such as sales, subscriptions, donations, 
upload incentives, or advertising and the methods by which that revenue 
is collected.
     whether the market is owned, operated or otherwise 
affiliated with a government entity.
     types of counterfeit or pirated products or services sold, 
traded, distributed or otherwise made available at that market.
     volume of counterfeit or pirated goods or services or 
other indicia of a market's scale, reach or relative significance in a 
given geographic area or with respect to a category of goods or 
services.
     estimates of economic harm to the rights holder resulting 
from the piracy or counterfeiting and a description of the methodology 
used to calculate the harm.
     whether the infringing goods or services sold, traded, 
distributed or made available pose a risk to public health or safety.
     any known contractual, civil, administrative or criminal 
enforcement activity against the market and the outcome of that 
enforcement activity.
     additional actions taken by the market owners or operators 
to remove, limit or discourage the availability of counterfeit or 
pirated goods or services, including policies to prevent or remove 
access to such goods or services, or to disable seller or user 
accounts; the effectiveness of market policies and guidelines in 
addressing counterfeiting and piracy; and the level of cooperation with 
right holders and law enforcement.
     any additional information relevant to the review.

B. Instructions for Submitting Comments

    Comments must be in English. To ensure the timely receipt and 
consideration of comments, USTR strongly encourages commenters to 
submit comments electronically, using the www.regulations.gov Web site. 
To submit comments via www.regulations.gov, enter Docket Number USTR-
2016-2013 on the home page and click ``Search.'' The site will provide 
a search-results page listing all documents associated with this 
docket. Find the reference to this notice and click on the button 
labeled ``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 Regulations.gov'' on the 
bottom of the home page.
    The www.regulations.gov Web site allows users to provide comments 
by filling in a ``Comment'' field, or by attaching a document using an 
``Upload File'' field. USTR prefers that comments be provided as an 
attached document. If a document is attached, please type ``2016 Out-
of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets'' in the ``Comment'' field. USTR 
prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) 
format. If the submission is in another file format, please indicate 
the name of the software application in the ``Comment'' field. File 
names should reflect 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 comment itself, rather than submitting them as 
separate files.
    For any comments submitted that contains business confidential 
information, the file name of the business confidential version should 
begin with the characters ``BC''. Any page containing business 
confidential information must be clearly marked ``BUSINESS 
CONFIDENTIAL'' on the top of that page and the submission should 
clearly indicate, via brackets, highlighting, or other means, the 
specific information that is business confidential. A filer requesting 
business confidential treatment must certify that the information is 
business confidential and would not customarily be released to the 
public by the submitter. Additionally, the submitter should type 
``Business Confidential 2016 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets'' 
in the ``Comment'' field.
    Filers of comments containing business confidential information 
also must 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. The non-business 
confidential version will be placed in the docket at 
www.regulations.gov and be available for public inspection.
    As noted, USTR strongly urges commenters to submit comments through 
www.regulations.gov. Any alternative arrangements must be made before 
transmitting a comment and in advance of the relevant deadline by 
contacting USTR at Special301@ustr.eop.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 Docket Number 
USTR-2016-

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2013 in the ``Search'' field on the home page.

Probir Mehta,
Assistant United States Trade Representative for Innovation and 
Intellectual Property Office of the United States Trade Representative.
[FR Doc. 2016-20325 Filed 8-24-16; 8:45 am]
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