Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2016 Review, 15237-15238 [2017-05935]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 57 / Monday, March 27, 2017 / Notices Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: March 22, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–05999 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1014] Certain Composite Intermediate Bulk Containers; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation Based on the Withdrawal of the Complaint; Termination of the Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (the ‘‘Commission’’) has determined not to review a February 22, 2017, initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 13) granting an unopposed motion to terminate the investigation based on the withdrawal of the complaint. This investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Traud, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3427. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Docket Information System (‘‘EDIS’’) (https://edis.usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal, telephone (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 27, 2016, the Commission instituted this investigation based on a complaint filed ¨ by Schutz Container Systems Inc. ¨ (‘‘Schutz’’) of North Branch, New Jersey. 81 FR 49265. The complaint alleges asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:02 Mar 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’) based upon the importation into the United States or sale of certain composite intermediate bulk containers by reason of infringement of certain trade dress, the threat or effect of which is to substantially destroy or injure a domestic industry. Id. The Commission’s Notice of Investigation named as the sole respondent Zhenjiang Runzhou Jinshan Packaging Factory (‘‘Zhenjiang’’) of Hengshun Zhenjiang, China. Id. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations was also named as a party to this investigation. Id. On February 22, 2017, the administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) issued Order No. 13, the subject ID, which granted an unopposed motion filed by ¨ Schutz to terminate the investigation based on the withdrawal of the complaint. The ALJ found that the motion complied with the Commission’s rules for the termination of investigations, that no extraordinary circumstances prevented the termination of the investigation, and that termination of the investigation is in the public interest. No party filed a petition seeking review of the subject ID. The Commission has determined not to review the subject ID. This investigation is terminated. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: March 22, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–05955 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–560] Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2016 Review United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Change in scope of investigation following withdrawal of several requests for competitive need waivers. AGENCY: Following receipt of a letter on behalf of the Acting United States Trade Representative (USTR) dated February 17, 2017, advising that several SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15237 petitioners have withdrawn requests for waivers of the competitive need limitation under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program and that USTR accordingly was withdrawing its request for advice regarding such petitions, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) has amended the scope of its investigation and will not provide advice regarding the withdrawn petitions. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information specific to this investigation may be obtained from Renee Berry, Project Leader, Office of Industries (202–205–3498 or renee.berry@ usitc.gov), Sabina Neumann, Deputy Project Leader, Office of Industries (202–205–3000 or sabina.neuman@ usitc.gov), or Marin Weaver, Technical Advisor, Office of Industries (202–205– 3461 or marin.weaver@usitc.gov). For information on the legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202–205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Web site (http://www.usitc.gov). Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The February 17, 2017, letter from USTR advised the Commission that several petitioners have withdrawn requests for waivers of the competitive need limitation (CNL) under the GSP program, and that in view of the withdrawals, USTR was withdrawing its request for Commission advice as to whether any industry in the United States is likely to be adversely affected by the waiver of the CNLs, whether like or directly competitive products were being produced in the E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 15238 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 57 / Monday, March 27, 2017 / Notices United States on January 1, 1995, and what the probable economic effect would be on total U.S. imports, as well as on consumers, of the subject CNL waivers. The letter asked that the Commission continue with its analysis HTS subheading 0410.00.00 0714.90.00 4011.20.10 6802.99.00 ............ ............ ............ ............ 8525.80.30 ............ 9001.50.00 ............ Country Petitioner Edible products of animal origin, nesi ....................................................................... Fresh or chilled dasheens, whether or not sliced or in the form of pellets .............. New pneumatic radial tires, of rubber, of a kind used on buses or trucks ............... Monumental or building stone & arts thereof, nesoi, further worked than simply cut/sawn, nesoi. Television cameras, nesi ........................................................................................... Spectacle lenses of materials other than glass, unmounted .................................... Indonesia .............. Ecuador ................ Indonesia .............. Brazil .................... Government of Indonesia. Government of Ecuador. Government of Indonesia. Government of Brazil and several stone exporters. Government of Thailand. Government of Thailand and Thai Optical Group. By order of the Commission. Issued: March 21, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–05935 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Members of Sgip 2.0, Inc. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES provide advice regarding them. The withdrawn petitions concern the following articles, HTS subheadings, countries, and petitioners: Brief description In response to the USTR’s letter of January 5, 2017, the Commission published its notice of institution of this investigation and the scheduling of a public hearing in connection therewith in the Federal Register on January 23, 2017 (82 FR 7857). The public hearing in this investigation (concerning the remaining articles) was held on February 21, 2017. As previously announced, the Commission expects to transmit its report in this investigation to the USTR by May 5, 2017. Notice is hereby given that, on February 24, 2017, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Members of SGIP 2.0, Inc. (‘‘MSGIP 2.0’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Twin Oaks Computing, Castle Rock, CO; Spirae, LLC, Fort Collins, CO; Siemens, Minnetonka, MN; and Intel, Hillsboro, OR, have been added as parties to this venture. VerDate Sep<11>2014 of all other petitions cited in the January 5, 2017 letter from the USTR. As a result, the Commission is terminating the portion of its investigation that concerns the waivers that are the subject of the withdrawn petitions and will not 18:02 Mar 24, 2017 Jkt 241001 Thailand ................ Thailand ................ Also, Utility Integration Solutions Organization, Fort Washington, PA; NovaTech, LLC, Quakertown, PA; Portland General Electric Company, Portland, OR; Upperbay Systems, Franklin, MA; Aclara, Hazelwood, MO; Energy Alternative Solutions LLC, Bel Air, MD; Energy Surety Partners LLC, Phoenix, AZ; GridWise Alliance, Washington, DC; KALKITECH, Houston, TX; Reef Energy Systems, LLC, Danville, CA; and ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, CA, have withdrawn as parties to this venture. No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and MSGIP 2.0 intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership. On February 5, 2013, MSGIP 2.0 filed its original notification pursuant to Section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on March 7, 2013 (78 FR 14836). The last notification was filed with the Department on November 9, 2016. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on December 13, 2016 (81 FR 89991). Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division. [FR Doc. 2017–05923 Filed 3–24–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Cooperative Research Group on Hedge IV 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Southwest Research Institute— Cooperative Research Group on HEDGE IV (‘‘HEDGE IV’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing (1) the identities of the parties to the venture and (2) the nature and objectives of the venture. The notifications were filed for the purpose of invoking the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act, the identities of the parties to the venture are: FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills, MI; IHI Corporation, Yokohama, JAPAN; Borgwarner, Inc., Auburn Hills, MI; Eaton Corporation, Southfield, MI; Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI; GM Global Technology Operations, LLC, Detroit, MI; Hanon Systems USA, LLC, Van Buren Twp., MI; Peugeot Citroen Automobiles (PCA), Velizy-Villacoublay Cedex, FRANCE; Tenneco Automotive Operating Company, Inc., Grass Lake, MI; and Cummins, Inc., Columbus, IN. The general area of HEDGE IV’s planned activity is to develop the most cost effective solutions for future gasoline engine applications. The emissions goals include the most stringent regulations in each of the three developed markets, Asia, Europe, and North America. HEDGE IV will target the LEV III emission standards, consider RDE requirements and monitor PM/PN emissions on a regular basis. The efficiency goals include both practical thermal efficiency and performance targets, in terms of BSFC goals and power densities on specific platforms, as well as overall thermal efficiency Notice is hereby given that, on February 14, 2017, pursuant to Section PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 57 (Monday, March 27, 2017)]
[Notices]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-560]


Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2016 
Review

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Change in scope of investigation following withdrawal of 
several requests for competitive need waivers.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt of a letter on behalf of the Acting United 
States Trade Representative (USTR) dated February 17, 2017, advising 
that several petitioners have withdrawn requests for waivers of the 
competitive need limitation under the Generalized System of Preferences 
(GSP) program and that USTR accordingly was withdrawing its request for 
advice regarding such petitions, the U.S. International Trade 
Commission (Commission) has amended the scope of its investigation and 
will not provide advice regarding the withdrawn petitions.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing 
rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions 
should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade 
Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record 
for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic 
docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information specific to this 
investigation may be obtained from Renee Berry, Project Leader, Office 
of Industries (202-205-3498 or renee.berry@usitc.gov), Sabina Neumann, 
Deputy Project Leader, Office of Industries (202-205-3000 or 
sabina.neuman@usitc.gov), or Marin Weaver, Technical Advisor, Office of 
Industries (202-205-3461 or marin.weaver@usitc.gov). For information on 
the legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of 
the Commission's Office of the General Counsel (202-205-3091 or 
william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret 
O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202-205-1819 or 
margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain 
information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal 
at 202-205-1810. General information concerning the Commission may also 
be obtained by accessing its Web site (http://www.usitc.gov). Persons 
with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining 
access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 
202-205-2000.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The February 17, 2017, letter 
from USTR advised the Commission that several petitioners have 
withdrawn requests for waivers of the competitive need limitation (CNL) 
under the GSP program, and that in view of the withdrawals, USTR was 
withdrawing its request for Commission advice as to whether any 
industry in the United States is likely to be adversely affected by the 
waiver of the CNLs, whether like or directly competitive products were 
being produced in the

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United States on January 1, 1995, and what the probable economic effect 
would be on total U.S. imports, as well as on consumers, of the subject 
CNL waivers. The letter asked that the Commission continue with its 
analysis of all other petitions cited in the January 5, 2017 letter 
from the USTR. As a result, the Commission is terminating the portion 
of its investigation that concerns the waivers that are the subject of 
the withdrawn petitions and will not provide advice regarding them. The 
withdrawn petitions concern the following articles, HTS subheadings, 
countries, and petitioners:

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     HTS subheading       Brief description          Country                          Petitioner
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0410.00.00.............  Edible products of  Indonesia..............  Government of Indonesia.
                          animal origin,
                          nesi.
0714.90.00.............  Fresh or chilled    Ecuador................  Government of Ecuador.
                          dasheens, whether
                          or not sliced or
                          in the form of
                          pellets.
4011.20.10.............  New pneumatic       Indonesia..............  Government of Indonesia.
                          radial tires, of
                          rubber, of a kind
                          used on buses or
                          trucks.
6802.99.00.............  Monumental or       Brazil.................  Government of Brazil and several stone
                          building stone &                             exporters.
                          arts thereof,
                          nesoi, further
                          worked than
                          simply cut/sawn,
                          nesoi.
8525.80.30.............  Television          Thailand...............  Government of Thailand.
                          cameras, nesi.
9001.50.00.............  Spectacle lenses    Thailand...............  Government of Thailand and Thai Optical
                          of materials                                 Group.
                          other than glass,
                          unmounted.
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    In response to the USTR's letter of January 5, 2017, the Commission 
published its notice of institution of this investigation and the 
scheduling of a public hearing in connection therewith in the Federal 
Register on January 23, 2017 (82 FR 7857). The public hearing in this 
investigation (concerning the remaining articles) was held on February 
21, 2017.
    As previously announced, the Commission expects to transmit its 
report in this investigation to the USTR by May 5, 2017.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: March 21, 2017.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-05935 Filed 3-24-17; 8:45 am]
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