U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Council on Trade Enforcement and Compliance, 2953-2954 [2017-00254]

Download as PDF pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), an interested party as defined by section 771(9) of the Act may request in writing that the Secretary conduct an administrative review. For both antidumping and countervailing duty reviews, the interested party must specify the individual producers or exporters covered by an antidumping finding or an antidumping or countervailing duty order or suspension agreement for which it is requesting a review. In addition, a domestic interested party or an interested party described in section 771(9)(B) of the Act must state why it desires the Secretary to review those particular producers or exporters. If the interested party intends for the Secretary to review sales of merchandise by an exporter (or a producer if that producer also exports merchandise from other suppliers) which was produced in more than one country of origin and each country of origin is subject to a separate order, then the interested party must state specifically, on an order-by-order basis, which exporter(s) the request is intended to cover. Note that, for any party the Department was unable to locate in prior segments, the Department will not accept a request for an administrative review of that party absent new information as to the party’s location. Moreover, if the interested party who files a request for review is unable to locate the producer or exporter for which it requested the review, the interested party must provide an explanation of the attempts it made to locate the producer or exporter at the same time it files its request for review, in order for the Secretary to determine if the interested party’s attempts were reasonable, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.303(f)(3)(ii). As explained in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003), and NonMarket Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 76 FR 65694 (October 24, 2011), the Department clarified its practice with respect to the collection of final antidumping duties on imports of merchandise where intermediate firms are involved. The public should be aware of this clarification in determining whether to request an administrative review of merchandise subject to antidumping findings and orders.2 Further, as explained in Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change 2 See also the Enforcement and Compliance Web site at http://trade.gov/enforcement/. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963 (November 4, 2013), the Department clarified its practice with regard to the conditional review of the non-market economy (NME) entity in administrative reviews of antidumping duty orders. The Department will no longer consider the NME entity as an exporter conditionally subject to administrative reviews. Accordingly, the NME entity will not be under review unless the Department specifically receives a request for, or self-initiates, a review of the NME entity.3 In administrative reviews of antidumping duty orders on merchandise from NME countries where a review of the NME entity has not been initiated, but where an individual exporter for which a review was initiated does not qualify for a separate rate, the Department will issue a final decision indicating that the company in question is part of the NME entity. However, in that situation, because no review of the NME entity was conducted, the NME entity’s entries were not subject to the review and the rate for the NME entity is not subject to change as a result of that review (although the rate for the individual exporter may change as a function of the finding that the exporter is part of the NME entity). Following initiation of an antidumping administrative review when there is no review requested of the NME entity, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate entries for all exporters not named in the initiation notice, including those that were suspended at the NME entity rate. All requests must be filed electronically in Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (‘‘ACCESS’’) on Enforcement and Compliance’s ACCESS Web site at http:// access.trade.gov.4 Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(l)(i), a copy of each request must be served on the petitioner and each exporter or producer specified in the request. The Department will publish in the Federal Register a notice of ‘‘Initiation of Administrative Review of 3 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), parties should specify that they are requesting a review of entries from exporters comprising the entity, and to the extent possible, include the names of such exporters in their request. 4 See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Electronic Filing Procedures; Administrative Protective Order Procedures, 76 FR 39263 (July 6, 2011). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2953 Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation’’ for requests received by the last day of January 2017. If the Department does not receive, by the last day of January 2017, a request for review of entries covered by an order, finding, or suspended investigation listed in this notice and for the period identified above, the Department will instruct CBP to assess antidumping or countervailing duties on those entries at a rate equal to the cash deposit of (or bond for) estimated antidumping or countervailing duties required on those entries at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption and to continue to collect the cash deposit previously ordered. For the first administrative review of any order, there will be no assessment of antidumping or countervailing duties on entries of subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption during the relevant provisional-measures ‘‘gap’’ period of the order, if such a gap period is applicable to the period of review. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: January 3, 2017. Gary Taverman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2017–00252 Filed 1–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Council on Trade Enforcement and Compliance International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of establishment of the U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Council on Trade Enforcement and Compliance. AGENCY: The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), having determined that it is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of Commerce by law, and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, announces establishment of the U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Council on Trade Enforcement and Compliance (ACTEC). The ACTEC shall advise the Secretary on laws and government policies that deal with trade enforcement; identify SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\10JAN1.SGM 10JAN1 2954 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 10, 2017 / Notices and recommend programs, policies, and actions to help the Department in its efforts to ensure that U.S. trading partners comply with their trade agreement commitments; and recommend ways that the Department’s trade enforcement and compliance policies and programs can better support a strong trade and manufacturing agenda and enhance the commercial competitiveness of the United States. The ACTEC shall act as a liaison with the stakeholders represented by the membership, and shall provide a forum for stakeholder input regarding current and emerging issues in trade enforcement and compliance matters. The Department of Commerce will publish a notice in January soliciting nominations for membership on the ACTEC. DATES: Effective January 10, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meredith Rutherford, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 3089, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202 482 6199; email: meredith.rutherford@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pmangrum on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES I. Background and Authority The ACTEC is established 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 relating to the Department’s statutory missions to enforce U.S. trade remedy laws and seek foreign government compliance with trade agreements. The Department affirms that the creation of the ACTEC is necessary and in the public interest. The Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, shall serve as the Executive Director of the ACTEC. The Executive Director shall designate both the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) and a Secondary DFO from among the employees of the International Trade Administration’s Enforcement and Compliance unit. The DFO serves as the ACTEC Executive Secretary. The ACTEC shall advise the Secretary on laws and government policies that deal with trade enforcement; identify and recommend programs, policies, and actions to help the Department in its efforts to ensure that U.S. trading partners comply with their trade agreement commitments; and recommend ways that the Department’s enforcement and compliance activities can better support a strong trade and manufacturing agenda and advance the commercial competitiveness of U.S. firms and workers. VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:59 Jan 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 The ACTEC shall act as a liaison with the stakeholders represented by the membership, and shall provide a forum for stakeholders on current and emerging issues concerning trade enforcement and compliance matters. The ACTEC shall report to the Secretary on its activities and recommendations regarding the Department’s trade enforcement and compliance efforts. In creating its reports, the ACTEC should survey and evaluate the trade enforcement and compliance concerns of its stakeholders, should identify and examine specific trade problems that require attention, and should examine the needs in this area to inform the ACTEC’s efforts. The ACTEC should recommend specific solutions to the problems and needs it identifies. II. Structure, Membership, and Operation The ACTEC shall consist of no more than twenty members appointed by the Secretary. Members shall represent U.S. entities involved in and significantly affected by imports and/or those that heavily export to, or operate in, countries with which the United States has trade agreements. All members must be U.S. Nationals and shall be selected based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the ACTEC, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines, in a manner that ensures the ACTEC is balanced in terms of points of view, demographics, industry sector, geography of both production infrastructure and product inputs, and company size. Members shall also represent a broad range of products and services and shall be drawn from large, medium, and small enterprises, private sector organizations, and other entities, such as, non-governmental organizations, associations, and economic development organizations. Members shall serve in a representative capacity, representing the views and interests of their sponsoring entities and those of their particular industrial and regional sector (as applicable); they are, therefore, not Special Government Employees. Appointments to the ACTEC shall be made without regard to political affiliation. Members serve 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 ACTEC and his/her knowledge and advice are still needed. The Secretary shall designate the ACTEC chair and vice chair or vice PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 chairs from among the members of the ACTEC. The Executive Director may establish subcommittees from among the ACTEC members, in order to perform specific functions within the jurisdiction of the ACTEC, subject to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the FACA implementing regulations, and applicable Department of Commerce guidance. Subcommittees must report back to the parent committee and do not provide advice or work product directly to the Secretary. III. Compensation Members will not be compensated for their services or reimbursed for their travel expenses. Dated: January 4, 2017. Steven Presing, Executive Director for Trade Agreements Policy and Negotiations. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Council on Trade Enforcement 
and Compliance

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

ACTION: Notice of establishment of the U.S. Department of Commerce 
Advisory Council on Trade Enforcement and Compliance.

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SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary), having determined that 
it is in the public interest in connection with the performance of 
duties imposed on the Department of Commerce by law, and with the 
concurrence of the General Services Administration, announces 
establishment of the U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Council on 
Trade Enforcement and Compliance (ACTEC). The ACTEC shall advise the 
Secretary on laws and government policies that deal with trade 
enforcement; identify

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and recommend programs, policies, and actions to help the Department in 
its efforts to ensure that U.S. trading partners comply with their 
trade agreement commitments; and recommend ways that the Department's 
trade enforcement and compliance policies and programs can better 
support a strong trade and manufacturing agenda and enhance the 
commercial competitiveness of the United States. The ACTEC shall act as 
a liaison with the stakeholders represented by the membership, and 
shall provide a forum for stakeholder input regarding current and 
emerging issues in trade enforcement and compliance matters. The 
Department of Commerce will publish a notice in January soliciting 
nominations for membership on the ACTEC.

DATES: Effective January 10, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Meredith Rutherford, U.S. Department 
of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 3089, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: 202 482 6199; email: meredith.rutherford@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background and Authority

    The ACTEC is established 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 relating to the Department's 
statutory missions to enforce U.S. trade remedy laws and seek foreign 
government compliance with trade agreements. The Department affirms 
that the creation of the ACTEC is necessary and in the public interest. 
The Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department 
of Commerce, shall serve as the Executive Director of the ACTEC. The 
Executive Director shall designate both the Designated Federal Officer 
(DFO) and a Secondary DFO from among the employees of the International 
Trade Administration's Enforcement and Compliance unit. The DFO serves 
as the ACTEC Executive Secretary.
    The ACTEC shall advise the Secretary on laws and government 
policies that deal with trade enforcement; identify and recommend 
programs, policies, and actions to help the Department in its efforts 
to ensure that U.S. trading partners comply with their trade agreement 
commitments; and recommend ways that the Department's enforcement and 
compliance activities can better support a strong trade and 
manufacturing agenda and advance the commercial competitiveness of U.S. 
firms and workers.
    The ACTEC shall act as a liaison with the stakeholders represented 
by the membership, and shall provide a forum for stakeholders on 
current and emerging issues concerning trade enforcement and compliance 
matters.
    The ACTEC shall report to the Secretary on its activities and 
recommendations regarding the Department's trade enforcement and 
compliance efforts. In creating its reports, the ACTEC should survey 
and evaluate the trade enforcement and compliance concerns of its 
stakeholders, should identify and examine specific trade problems that 
require attention, and should examine the needs in this area to inform 
the ACTEC's efforts. The ACTEC should recommend specific solutions to 
the problems and needs it identifies.

II. Structure, Membership, and Operation

    The ACTEC shall consist of no more than twenty members appointed by 
the Secretary. Members shall represent U.S. entities involved in and 
significantly affected by imports and/or those that heavily export to, 
or operate in, countries with which the United States has trade 
agreements.
    All members must be U.S. Nationals and shall be selected based on 
their ability to carry out the objectives of the ACTEC, in accordance 
with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines, in a manner that 
ensures the ACTEC is balanced in terms of points of view, demographics, 
industry sector, geography of both production infrastructure and 
product inputs, and company size. Members shall also represent a broad 
range of products and services and shall be drawn from large, medium, 
and small enterprises, private sector organizations, and other 
entities, such as, non-governmental organizations, associations, and 
economic development organizations. Members shall serve in a 
representative capacity, representing the views and interests of their 
sponsoring entities and those of their particular industrial and 
regional sector (as applicable); they are, therefore, not Special 
Government Employees. Appointments to the ACTEC shall be made without 
regard to political affiliation.
    Members serve 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 ACTEC and his/her knowledge 
and advice are still needed.
    The Secretary shall designate the ACTEC chair and vice chair or 
vice chairs from among the members of the ACTEC. The Executive Director 
may establish subcommittees from among the ACTEC members, in order to 
perform specific functions within the jurisdiction of the ACTEC, 
subject to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 
the FACA implementing regulations, and applicable Department of 
Commerce guidance. Subcommittees must report back to the parent 
committee and do not provide advice or work product directly to the 
Secretary.

III. Compensation

    Members will not be compensated for their services or reimbursed 
for their travel expenses.

    Dated: January 4, 2017.
Steven Presing,
Executive Director for Trade Agreements Policy and Negotiations.
[FR Doc. 2017-00254 Filed 1-9-17; 8:45 am]
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