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AGENCY: Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provides for the establishment of a roster of individuals to serve on binational panels convened to review final determinations in antidumping or countervailing duty (AD/CV’’) proceedings and amendments to AD/ CVD statutes of a NAFTA Party. The United States annually renews its selections for the Chapter 19 roster. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) invites applications from eligible individuals wishing to be included on the roster for the period April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018. DATES: USTR must receive your application by November 17, 2016. ADDRESSES: You should submit your application through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2016–0020. Follow the instructions for submitting comments below. While USTR strongly prefers SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 74487 electronic submissions, you also may submit your application by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–3640. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Wang, Assistant General Counsel, Katherine_E_Wang@ ustr.eop.gov, (202) 395–6214. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Binational Panel Reviews Under NAFTA Chapter 19 Article 1904 of the NAFTA provides that a party involved in an AD/CVD proceeding may obtain review by a binational panel of a final AD/CVD determination of one NAFTA Party with respect to the products of another NAFTA Party. Binational panels decide whether AD/CVD determinations are in accordance with the domestic laws of the importing NAFTA Party using the standard of review that would have been applied by a domestic court of the importing NAFTA Party. A panel may uphold the AD/CVD determination, or may remand it to the national administering authority for action not inconsistent with the panel’s decision. Panel decisions may be reviewed in specific circumstances by a threemember extraordinary challenge committee, selected from a separate roster composed of 15 current or former judges. Article 1903 of the NAFTA provides that a NAFTA Party may refer an amendment to the AD/CVD statutes of another NAFTA Party to a binational panel for a declaratory opinion as to whether the amendment is inconsistent with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), the GATT Antidumping or Subsidies Codes, successor agreements, or the object and purpose of the NAFTA with regard to the establishment of fair and predictable conditions for the liberalization of trade. If the panel finds that the amendment is inconsistent, the two NAFTA Parties must consult and seek to achieve a mutually satisfactory solution. Chapter 19 Roster and Composition of Binational Panels Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA provides for the maintenance of a roster of at least 75 individuals for service on Chapter 19 binational panels, with each NAFTA Party selecting at least 25 individuals. A separate five-person panel is formed for each review of a final AD/CVD determination or statutory amendment. To form a panel, the two NAFTA Parties involved each appoint two panelists, normally by drawing upon individuals from the roster. If the Parties cannot agree upon the fifth panelist, one of the Parties, decided by lot, selects the fifth E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 74488 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices panelist from the roster. The majority of individuals on each panel must consist of lawyers in good standing, and the chair of the panel must be a lawyer. When there is a request to establish a panel, roster members from the two involved NAFTA Parties will complete a disclosure form that is used to identify possible conflicts of interest or appearances thereof. The disclosure form requests information regarding financial interests and affiliations, including information regarding the identity of clients of the roster member and, if applicable, clients of the roster member’s firm. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Criteria for Eligibility for Inclusion on Chapter 19 Roster Section 402 of the NAFTA Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103–182, as amended (19 U.S.C. 3432)) (Section 402) provides that selections by the United States of individuals for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster are to be based on the eligibility criteria set out in Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA, and without regard to political affiliation. Annex 1901.2 provides that Chapter 19 roster members must be citizens of a NAFTA Party, must be of good character and of high standing and repute, and are to be chosen strictly on the basis of their objectivity, reliability, sound judgment, and general familiarity with international trade law. Aside from judges, roster members may not be affiliated with any of the three NAFTA Parties. Section 402 also provides that, to the fullest extent practicable, judges and former judges who meet the eligibility requirements should be selected. Adherence to the NAFTA Code of Conduct for Binational Panelists The ‘‘Code of Conduct for Dispute Settlement Procedures Under Chapters 19 and 20’’ (see https://www.nafta-secalena.org/ Default.aspx?tabid=99&language=enUS), which was established pursuant to Article 1909 of the NAFTA, provides that current and former Chapter 19 roster members ‘‘shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety and shall observe high standards of conduct so that the integrity and impartiality of the dispute settlement process is preserved.’’ The Code of Conduct also provides that candidates to serve on chapter 19 panels, as well as those who are ultimately selected to serve as panelists, have an obligation to ‘‘disclose any interest, relationship or matter that is likely to affect [their] impartiality or independence, or that might reasonably create an appearance of impropriety or VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:25 Oct 25, 2016 Jkt 241001 an apprehension of bias.’’ Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA provides that roster members may engage in other business while serving as panelists, subject to the Code of Conduct and provided that such business does not interfere with the performance of the panelist’s duties. In particular, Annex 1901.2 states that ‘‘[w]hile acting as a panelist, a panelist may not appear as counsel before another panel.’’ Procedures for Selection of Chapter 19 Roster Members Section 402 establishes procedures for the selection by USTR of the individuals chosen by the United States for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster. The roster is renewed annually, and applies during the one-year period beginning April 1st of each calendar year. Under Section 402, an interagency committee chaired by USTR prepares a preliminary list of candidates eligible for inclusion on the Chapter 19 Roster. After consultation with the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means, the United States Trade Representative selects the final list of individuals chosen by the United States for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster. Remuneration Roster members selected for service on a Chapter 19 binational panel will be remunerated at the rate of 800 Canadian dollars per day. Applications Eligible individuals who wish to be included on the Chapter 19 roster for the period April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018, are invited to submit applications. In order to be assured of consideration, USTR must receive your application November 17, 2016. Applications may be submitted electronically to www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR–2016–0020, or by fax to Sandy McKinzy at 202–395–3640. In order to ensure the timely receipt and consideration of applications, USTR strongly encourages applicants to make on-line submissions, using the www.regulations.gov Web site. To submit an application via regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2016–0020 on the home page and click ‘‘search.’’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice by selecting ‘‘Notice’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on the left side of the search-results page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Comment Now!’’. For further information on using the www.regulations.gov Web site, please consult the resources provided PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on the Web site by clicking on the ‘‘How to Use Regulations.gov’’ on the bottom of the page. The www.regulations.gov Web site allows users to provide comments by filling in a ‘‘Type Comment’’ field, or by attaching a document using an ‘‘Upload File’’ field. USTR prefers that applications be provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, please type ‘‘Application for Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster’’ in the ‘‘Upload File’’ field. USTR prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). If the submission is in an application other than those two, please indicate the name of the application in the ‘‘Type Comment’’ field. Applications must be typewritten, and should be headed ‘‘Application for Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster.’’ Applications should include the following information, and each section of the application should be numbered as indicated: 1. Name of the applicant. 2. Business address, telephone number, fax number, and email address. 3. Citizenship(s). 4. Current employment, including title, description of responsibility, and name and address of employer. 5. Relevant education and professional training. 6. Spanish language fluency, written and spoken. 7. Post-education employment history, including the dates and addresses of each prior position and a summary of responsibilities. 8. Relevant professional affiliations and certifications, including, if any, current bar memberships in good standing. 9. A list and copies of publications, testimony, and speeches, if any, concerning AD/CVD law. Judges or former judges should list relevant judicial decisions. Only one copy of publications, testimony, speeches, and decisions need be submitted. 10. Summary of any current and past employment by, or consulting or other work for, the Governments of the United States, Canada, or Mexico. 11. The names and nationalities of all foreign principals for whom the applicant is currently or has previously been registered pursuant to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq., and the dates of all registration periods. 12. List of proceedings brought under U.S., Canadian, or Mexican AD/CVD law regarding imports of U.S., Canadian, or Mexican products in which the applicant advised or represented (for example, as consultant or attorney) any E:\FR\FM\26OCN1.SGM 26OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 207 / Wednesday, October 26, 2016 / Notices U.S., Canadian, or Mexican party to such proceeding and, for each such proceeding listed, the name and country of incorporation of such party. 13. A short statement of qualifications and availability for service on Chapter 19 panels, including information relevant to the applicant’s familiarity with international trade law and willingness and ability to make time commitments necessary for service on panels. 14. On a separate page, the names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers of three individuals willing to provide information concerning the applicant’s qualifications for service, including the applicant’s character, reputation, reliability, judgment, and familiarity with international trade law. Current Roster Members and Prior Applicants Current members of the Chapter 19 roster who remain interested in inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster only need to indicate that they are reapplying and submit updates (if any) to their applications on file. Current members do not need to resubmit their applications. Individuals who have previously applied but have not been selected must submit new applications to reapply. If an applicant, including a current or former roster member, has previously submitted materials referred to in item 9, such materials need not be resubmitted. Public Disclosure Applications are covered by a Privacy Act System of Records Notice and are not subject to public disclosure and will not be posted publicly on www.regulations.gov. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket Number USTR-2016-0020]


North American Free Trade Agreement; Invitation for Applications 
for Inclusion on the Chapter 19 Roster

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Invitation for applications.

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SUMMARY: Chapter 19 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 
provides for the establishment of a roster of individuals to serve on 
binational panels convened to review final determinations in 
antidumping or countervailing duty (AD/CV'') proceedings and amendments 
to AD/CVD statutes of a NAFTA Party. The United States annually renews 
its selections for the Chapter 19 roster. The Office of the United 
States Trade Representative (USTR) invites applications from eligible 
individuals wishing to be included on the roster for the period April 
1, 2017, through March 31, 2018.

DATES: USTR must receive your application by November 17, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You should submit your application through the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov, docket number USTR-
2016-0020. Follow the instructions for submitting comments below. While 
USTR strongly prefers electronic submissions, you also may submit your 
application by fax, to Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-3640.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Wang, Assistant General 
Counsel, Katherine_E_Wang@ustr.eop.gov, (202) 395-6214.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Binational Panel Reviews Under NAFTA Chapter 19

    Article 1904 of the NAFTA provides that a party involved in an AD/
CVD proceeding may obtain review by a binational panel of a final AD/
CVD determination of one NAFTA Party with respect to the products of 
another NAFTA Party. Binational panels decide whether AD/CVD 
determinations are in accordance with the domestic laws of the 
importing NAFTA Party using the standard of review that would have been 
applied by a domestic court of the importing NAFTA Party. A panel may 
uphold the AD/CVD determination, or may remand it to the national 
administering authority for action not inconsistent with the panel's 
decision. Panel decisions may be reviewed in specific circumstances by 
a three-member extraordinary challenge committee, selected from a 
separate roster composed of 15 current or former judges.
    Article 1903 of the NAFTA provides that a NAFTA Party may refer an 
amendment to the AD/CVD statutes of another NAFTA Party to a binational 
panel for a declaratory opinion as to whether the amendment is 
inconsistent with the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), 
the GATT Antidumping or Subsidies Codes, successor agreements, or the 
object and purpose of the NAFTA with regard to the establishment of 
fair and predictable conditions for the liberalization of trade. If the 
panel finds that the amendment is inconsistent, the two NAFTA Parties 
must consult and seek to achieve a mutually satisfactory solution.

Chapter 19 Roster and Composition of Binational Panels

    Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA provides for the maintenance of a roster 
of at least 75 individuals for service on Chapter 19 binational panels, 
with each NAFTA Party selecting at least 25 individuals. A separate 
five-person panel is formed for each review of a final AD/CVD 
determination or statutory amendment. To form a panel, the two NAFTA 
Parties involved each appoint two panelists, normally by drawing upon 
individuals from the roster. If the Parties cannot agree upon the fifth 
panelist, one of the Parties, decided by lot, selects the fifth

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panelist from the roster. The majority of individuals on each panel 
must consist of lawyers in good standing, and the chair of the panel 
must be a lawyer.
    When there is a request to establish a panel, roster members from 
the two involved NAFTA Parties will complete a disclosure form that is 
used to identify possible conflicts of interest or appearances thereof. 
The disclosure form requests information regarding financial interests 
and affiliations, including information regarding the identity of 
clients of the roster member and, if applicable, clients of the roster 
member's firm.

Criteria for Eligibility for Inclusion on Chapter 19 Roster

    Section 402 of the NAFTA Implementation Act (Pub. L. 103-182, as 
amended (19 U.S.C. 3432)) (Section 402) provides that selections by the 
United States of individuals for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster are 
to be based on the eligibility criteria set out in Annex 1901.2 of the 
NAFTA, and without regard to political affiliation. Annex 1901.2 
provides that Chapter 19 roster members must be citizens of a NAFTA 
Party, must be of good character and of high standing and repute, and 
are to be chosen strictly on the basis of their objectivity, 
reliability, sound judgment, and general familiarity with international 
trade law. Aside from judges, roster members may not be affiliated with 
any of the three NAFTA Parties. Section 402 also provides that, to the 
fullest extent practicable, judges and former judges who meet the 
eligibility requirements should be selected.

Adherence to the NAFTA Code of Conduct for Binational Panelists

    The ``Code of Conduct for Dispute Settlement Procedures Under 
Chapters 19 and 20'' (see https://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Default.aspx?tabid=99&language=en-US), which was established pursuant 
to Article 1909 of the NAFTA, provides that current and former Chapter 
19 roster members ``shall avoid impropriety and the appearance of 
impropriety and shall observe high standards of conduct so that the 
integrity and impartiality of the dispute settlement process is 
preserved.'' The Code of Conduct also provides that candidates to serve 
on chapter 19 panels, as well as those who are ultimately selected to 
serve as panelists, have an obligation to ``disclose any interest, 
relationship or matter that is likely to affect [their] impartiality or 
independence, or that might reasonably create an appearance of 
impropriety or an apprehension of bias.'' Annex 1901.2 of the NAFTA 
provides that roster members may engage in other business while serving 
as panelists, subject to the Code of Conduct and provided that such 
business does not interfere with the performance of the panelist's 
duties. In particular, Annex 1901.2 states that ``[w]hile acting as a 
panelist, a panelist may not appear as counsel before another panel.''

Procedures for Selection of Chapter 19 Roster Members

    Section 402 establishes procedures for the selection by USTR of the 
individuals chosen by the United States for inclusion on the Chapter 19 
roster. The roster is renewed annually, and applies during the one-year 
period beginning April 1st of each calendar year.
    Under Section 402, an interagency committee chaired by USTR 
prepares a preliminary list of candidates eligible for inclusion on the 
Chapter 19 Roster. After consultation with the Senate Committee on 
Finance and the House Committee on Ways and Means, the United States 
Trade Representative selects the final list of individuals chosen by 
the United States for inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster.

Remuneration

    Roster members selected for service on a Chapter 19 binational 
panel will be remunerated at the rate of 800 Canadian dollars per day.

Applications

    Eligible individuals who wish to be included on the Chapter 19 
roster for the period April 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018, are 
invited to submit applications. In order to be assured of 
consideration, USTR must receive your application November 17, 2016. 
Applications may be submitted electronically to www.regulations.gov, 
docket number USTR-2016-0020, or by fax to Sandy McKinzy at 202-395-
3640.
    In order to ensure the timely receipt and consideration of 
applications, USTR strongly encourages applicants to make on-line 
submissions, using the www.regulations.gov Web site. To submit an 
application via regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR-2016-0020 on 
the home page and click ``search.'' The site will provide a search-
results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Find a 
reference to this notice by selecting ``Notice'' under ``Document 
Type'' on the left side of the search-results page, and click on the 
link entitled ``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 the ``How to Use Regulations.gov'' on the 
bottom of the page.
    The www.regulations.gov Web site allows users to provide comments 
by filling in a ``Type Comment'' field, or by attaching a document 
using an ``Upload File'' field. USTR prefers that applications be 
provided in an attached document. If a document is attached, please 
type ``Application for Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster'' in the 
``Upload File'' field. USTR prefers submissions in Microsoft Word 
(.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). If the submission is in an application 
other than those two, please indicate the name of the application in 
the ``Type Comment'' field.
    Applications must be typewritten, and should be headed 
``Application for Inclusion on NAFTA Chapter 19 Roster.'' Applications 
should include the following information, and each section of the 
application should be numbered as indicated:
    1. Name of the applicant.
    2. Business address, telephone number, fax number, and email 
address.
    3. Citizenship(s).
    4. Current employment, including title, description of 
responsibility, and name and address of employer.
    5. Relevant education and professional training.
    6. Spanish language fluency, written and spoken.
    7. Post-education employment history, including the dates and 
addresses of each prior position and a summary of responsibilities.
    8. Relevant professional affiliations and certifications, 
including, if any, current bar memberships in good standing.
    9. A list and copies of publications, testimony, and speeches, if 
any, concerning AD/CVD law. Judges or former judges should list 
relevant judicial decisions. Only one copy of publications, testimony, 
speeches, and decisions need be submitted.
    10. Summary of any current and past employment by, or consulting or 
other work for, the Governments of the United States, Canada, or 
Mexico.
    11. The names and nationalities of all foreign principals for whom 
the applicant is currently or has previously been registered pursuant 
to the Foreign Agents Registration Act, 22 U.S.C. 611 et seq., and the 
dates of all registration periods.
    12. List of proceedings brought under U.S., Canadian, or Mexican 
AD/CVD law regarding imports of U.S., Canadian, or Mexican products in 
which the applicant advised or represented (for example, as consultant 
or attorney) any

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U.S., Canadian, or Mexican party to such proceeding and, for each such 
proceeding listed, the name and country of incorporation of such party.
    13. A short statement of qualifications and availability for 
service on Chapter 19 panels, including information relevant to the 
applicant's familiarity with international trade law and willingness 
and ability to make time commitments necessary for service on panels.
    14. On a separate page, the names, addresses, telephone and fax 
numbers of three individuals willing to provide information concerning 
the applicant's qualifications for service, including the applicant's 
character, reputation, reliability, judgment, and familiarity with 
international trade law.

Current Roster Members and Prior Applicants

    Current members of the Chapter 19 roster who remain interested in 
inclusion on the Chapter 19 roster only need to indicate that they are 
reapplying and submit updates (if any) to their applications on file. 
Current members do not need to resubmit their applications. Individuals 
who have previously applied but have not been selected must submit new 
applications to reapply. If an applicant, including a current or former 
roster member, has previously submitted materials referred to in item 
9, such materials need not be resubmitted.

Public Disclosure

    Applications are covered by a Privacy Act System of Records Notice 
and are not subject to public disclosure and will not be posted 
publicly on www.regulations.gov. They may be referred to other federal 
agencies and Congressional Committees in the course of determining 
eligibility for the roster, and shared with foreign governments and the 
NAFTA Secretariat in the course of panel selection.

False Statements

    Pursuant to section 402(c)(5) of the NAFTA Implementation Act, 
false statements by applicants regarding their personal or professional 
qualifications, or financial or other relevant interests that bear on 
the applicants' suitability for placement on the Chapter 19 roster or 
for appointment to binational panels, are subject to criminal sanctions 
under 18 U.S.C. 1001.

Juan Mill[aacute]n,
Acting Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and 
Enforcement, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
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