Renewal of the Global Markets Advisory Committee, 66641 [2016-23351]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 188 / Wednesday, September 28, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 2012; Presidential Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000 (65 FR 59321); Presidential Proclamation 7626 of November 13, 2002 (67 FR 69459); and Title I, Section 103(b)(2) and (3) of the Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015, Pub. L. 114–27, June 29, 2015. Title I of TDA 2000 provides for dutyand quota-free treatment for certain textile and apparel articles imported from designated beneficiary subSaharan African countries. Section 112(b)(3) of TDA 2000 provides dutyand quota-free treatment for apparel articles wholly assembled in one or more beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries from fabric wholly formed in one or more beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries from yarn originating in the United States or one or more beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries. This preferential treatment is also available for apparel articles assembled in one or more lesserdeveloped beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries, regardless of the country of origin of the fabric used to make such articles, subject to quantitative limitation. Public Law 114– 27 extended this special rule for lesserdeveloped countries through September 30, 2025. The AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 provides that the quantitative limitation for the twelve-month period beginning October 1, 2016 will be an amount not to exceed 7 percent of the aggregate square meter equivalents of all apparel articles imported into the United States in the preceding 12-month period for which data are available. See Section 112(b)(3)(A)(ii)(I) of TDA 2000, as amended by Section 7(b)(2)(B) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004. Of this overall amount, apparel imported under the special rule for lesser-developed countries is limited to an amount not to exceed 3.5 percent of all apparel articles imported into the United States in the preceding 12-month period. See Section 112(b)(3)(B)(ii)(II) of TDA 2000, as amended by Section 6002(a)(3) of TRHCA 2006. The Annex to Presidential Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000 directed CITA to publish the aggregate quantity of imports allowed during each 12-month period in the Federal Register. For the one-year period, beginning on October 1, 2016, and extending through September 30, 2017, the aggregate quantity of imports eligible for preferential treatment under these provisions is 1,966,511,796 square meters equivalent. Of this amount, 983,255,898 square meters equivalent is available to apparel articles imported under the special rule for lesserdeveloped countries. Apparel articles entered in excess of these quantities will VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:30 Sep 27, 2016 Jkt 238001 be subject to otherwise applicable tariffs. These quantities are calculated using the aggregate square meter equivalents of all apparel articles imported into the United States, derived from the set of Harmonized System lines listed in the Annex to the World Trade Organization Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC), and the conversion factors for units of measure into square meter equivalents used by the United States in implementing the ATC. Felicia Pullam, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 2016–23317 Filed 9–27–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION Renewal of the Global Markets Advisory Committee 66641 Additionally, the GMAC will assist the Commission in assessing the impact on U.S. markets and firms of the Commission’s international efforts and the initiatives of foreign regulators and market authorities. The GMAC will also assist with identifying methods to improve both domestic and international regulatory structures while continuing to allow U.S. markets and firms to remain competitive in the global market. The GMAC will operate for two years from the date of renewal unless the Commission directs that the GMAC terminate on an earlier date. A copy of the GMAC renewal charter has been filed with the Commission; the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the House Committee on Agriculture; the Library of Congress; and the General Services Administration’s Committee Management Secretariat. A copy of the renewal charter will be posted on the Commission’s Web site at www.cftc.gov. AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission. ACTION: Notice. Dated: September 23, 2016. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick, Secretary of the Commission. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is publishing this notice to announce the renewal of the Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC). The Commission has determined that the renewal of the GMAC is necessary and in the public’s interest, and the Commission has consulted with the General Services Administration’s Committee Management Secretariat regarding the GMAC’s renewal. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ward P. Griffin, GMAC Designated Federal Officer, at 202–418–5425 or wgriffin@cftc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GMAC’s objectives and scope of activities are to conduct public meetings, and to submit reports and recommendations on matters of public concern to the exchanges, firms, market users, and the Commission regarding the regulatory challenges of a global marketplace, which reflect the increasing interconnectedness of markets and the multinational nature of business. The GMAC will help the Commission determine how it can avoid unnecessary regulatory or operational impediments to global business while still preserving core protections for customers and other market participants. The GMAC will also make recommendations for appropriate international standards for regulating futures, swaps, options, and derivatives markets, as well as intermediaries. 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COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION


Renewal of the Global Markets Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is 
publishing this notice to announce the renewal of the Global Markets 
Advisory Committee (GMAC). The Commission has determined that the 
renewal of the GMAC is necessary and in the public's interest, and the 
Commission has consulted with the General Services Administration's 
Committee Management Secretariat regarding the GMAC's renewal.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ward P. Griffin, GMAC Designated 
Federal Officer, at 202-418-5425 or wgriffin@cftc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The GMAC's objectives and scope of 
activities are to conduct public meetings, and to submit reports and 
recommendations on matters of public concern to the exchanges, firms, 
market users, and the Commission regarding the regulatory challenges of 
a global marketplace, which reflect the increasing interconnectedness 
of markets and the multinational nature of business. The GMAC will help 
the Commission determine how it can avoid unnecessary regulatory or 
operational impediments to global business while still preserving core 
protections for customers and other market participants. The GMAC will 
also make recommendations for appropriate international standards for 
regulating futures, swaps, options, and derivatives markets, as well as 
intermediaries. Additionally, the GMAC will assist the Commission in 
assessing the impact on U.S. markets and firms of the Commission's 
international efforts and the initiatives of foreign regulators and 
market authorities. The GMAC will also assist with identifying methods 
to improve both domestic and international regulatory structures while 
continuing to allow U.S. markets and firms to remain competitive in the 
global market.
    The GMAC will operate for two years from the date of renewal unless 
the Commission directs that the GMAC terminate on an earlier date. A 
copy of the GMAC renewal charter has been filed with the Commission; 
the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the House 
Committee on Agriculture; the Library of Congress; and the General 
Services Administration's Committee Management Secretariat. A copy of 
the renewal charter will be posted on the Commission's Web site at 
www.cftc.gov.

    Dated: September 23, 2016.
Christopher J. Kirkpatrick,
Secretary of the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-23351 Filed 9-27-16; 8:45 am]
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