U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council, 76561 [2016-26572]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 213 / Thursday, November 3, 2016 / Notices sufficient indication that CTP is not subject to either de jure or de facto government control with respect to its exports of subject merchandise. On February 24, 2016, the President signed into law the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, H.R. 644, which made several amendments to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act. We will conduct this NSR in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, as amended by the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.16 Interested parties requiring access to proprietary information in this NSR should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 19 CFR 351.306. This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.214, and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i). Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2016–26587 Filed 11–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC) will hold its inaugural meeting on Friday, November 18, 2016, at the U.S. Department of Commerce Library, in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below. The TFAC was chartered on August 11, 2016, to advise the Secretary in identifying effective ways to help expand access to finance for U.S. exporters, especially small and mediumsized enterprises, and their foreign buyers. 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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ericka Ukrow, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries (OFII), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–0405; email: Ericka.Ukrow@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On July 25, 2016, the Secretary of Commerce established the TFAC pursuant to discretionary authority and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The TFAC advises the Secretary of Commerce 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 also provides a 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 capital. On November 18, 2016, the TFAC will hold its inaugural meeting. Members will be sworn-in, discuss the Council’s operational structure, major challenges impacting the provision of trade finance as well as prospects to foster greater access to private sector financing for U.S. exporters, and key priorities to focus on during their term. Members will also hear from officials from the Department of Commerce and other agencies on the resources available to support our exporters in the trade finance area. The agenda may change to accommodate TFAC requirements. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Council http://trade.gov/tfac/ at least a week prior to the meeting. II. Public Participation The public is invited to submit written statements for the TFAC’s meeting. Statements must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST, November 11, 2016 by either of the following methods: (a) Electronic Submission: Submit statements electronically to Ericka Ukrow, U.S. Department of Commerce PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76561 Trade Finance Advisory Council Designated Federal Officer, via email to TFAC@trade.gov ; or (b) Paper Submissions: Send paper statements to Ericka Ukrow, U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council Designated Federal Officer, Room 18002, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Statements will be posted on the TFAC Web site without change, including any business or personal information provided such as names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers. All statements received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and are subject to public disclosure. You should submit only information that you wish to make publicly available. III. Meeting Minutes Copies of TFAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days following the meeting. Dated: October 27, 2016. Paul Thanos Director, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries. [FR Doc. 2016–26572 Filed 11–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–979] Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) is simultaneously initiating, and issuing the preliminary results, of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, (‘‘solar cells’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) regarding whether Zhejiang ERA Solar Technology Co., Ltd (‘‘Zhejiang ERA’’) is the successor-in-interest to Era Solar Co., Ltd (‘‘Era Solar’’). Based on the information on the record, we preliminarily determine that Zhejiang ERA is the successor-in-interest to Era Solar for purposes of the AD order on solar cells from the PRC and, as such, is entitled to Zhejiang ERA’s cash AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 213 (Thursday, November 3, 2016)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 2016-26572]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council

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

ACTION: Notice of an Open Meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council 
(TFAC) will hold its inaugural meeting on Friday, November 18, 2016, at 
the U.S. Department of Commerce Library, in Washington, DC. The meeting 
is open to the public with registration instructions provided below.
    The TFAC was chartered on August 11, 2016, to advise the Secretary 
in identifying effective ways to help expand access to finance for U.S. 
exporters, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, and their 
foreign buyers. At the meeting, members will be sworn-in and will begin 
a discussion of the work they will undertake during their term. They 
will also be briefed by officials from the Department of Commerce and 
other agencies on major issues impacting this area. The final agenda 
will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Council 
at http://trade.gov/tfac/, at least one week in advance of the meeting.

DATES: Friday, November 18, 2016, from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 
p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ericka Ukrow, Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries (OFII), 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at 
(202) 482-0405; email: Ericka.Ukrow@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    On July 25, 2016, the Secretary of Commerce established the TFAC 
pursuant to discretionary authority and in accordance with the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The TFAC advises the 
Secretary of Commerce 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 also 
provides a 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 capital.
    On November 18, 2016, the TFAC will hold its inaugural meeting. 
Members will be sworn-in, discuss the Council's operational structure, 
major challenges impacting the provision of trade finance as well as 
prospects to foster greater access to private sector financing for U.S. 
exporters, and key priorities to focus on during their term. Members 
will also hear from officials from the Department of Commerce and other 
agencies on the resources available to support our exporters in the 
trade finance area. The agenda may change to accommodate TFAC 
requirements. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of 
Commerce Web site for the Council http://trade.gov/tfac/ at least a 
week prior to the meeting.

II. Public Participation

    The public is invited to submit written statements for the TFAC's 
meeting. Statements must be received by 5:00 p.m. EST, November 11, 
2016 by either of the following methods: (a) Electronic Submission: 
Submit statements electronically to Ericka Ukrow, U.S. Department of 
Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council Designated Federal Officer, via 
email to TFAC@trade.gov ; or (b) Paper Submissions: Send paper 
statements to Ericka Ukrow, U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance 
Advisory Council Designated Federal Officer, Room 18002, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Statements will be 
posted on the TFAC Web site without change, including any business or 
personal information provided such as names, addresses, email 
addresses, or telephone numbers. All statements received, including 
attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public 
record and are subject to public disclosure. You should submit only 
information that you wish to make publicly available.

III. Meeting Minutes

    Copies of TFAC meeting minutes will be available within 30 days 
following the meeting.

    Dated: October 27, 2016.
Paul Thanos
Director, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries.
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