Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, 39563-39564 [2017-17555]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 160 / Monday, August 21, 2017 / Notices 5. What is the average U.S. content of goods that your company supplies to foreign governments? 6. What are the three principal barriers to having 100% domestic content in the goods that you produce for U.S. federal or foreign governments? 7. Please describe in a few sentences how trade agreements with government procurement obligations affect strategic decisions your company makes about production and supply chains for government procurements as well as for commercial (private sector) customers. 8. Please describe in a few sentences any experience your company has had with conflict between Buy American or similar foreign requirements and U.S. free trade agreement or WTO GPA requirements, including whether and how the conflict was resolved. 9. Please describe in a few sentences whether the presence of Buy American or similar foreign requirements affected positively or negatively your company’s ability to bid and/or win contracts for U.S. or foreign government procurement. Dated: August 14, 2017. John Liuzzi, Director, Office of Trade Agreements Negotiations and Compliance, International Trade Administration. Dawn Shackleford, Assistant USTR for WTO and Multilateral Affairs, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2017–17553 Filed 8–17–17; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–056, A–552–821] Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Postponements of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable August 21, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun (People’s Republic of China) or Dmitry Vladimirov (Socialist Republic of Vietnam), AD/CVD Operations Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5760 and (202) 482–0665, respectively. asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Aug 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 1, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the antidumping duty investigations on certain tool chests and cabinets from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.1 The Initiation Notice stated that the Department would issue its preliminary determinations for these investigations no later than 140 days after the date of the initiation in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1), unless postponed.2 Currently, the preliminary determinations of these investigations are due no later than September 18, 2017. Period of Investigation The period of investigation is October 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017. Postponements of Preliminary Determinations Section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act permits the Department to postpone the time limit for the preliminary determination if it receives a timely request from the petitioner for postponement. The Department may postpone the preliminary determination under section 733(c)(1) of the Act to no later than 190 days after the date on which the administering authority initiates an investigation. On August 9, 2017, the petitioner, Waterloo Industries Inc., made a timely request under 19 CFR 351.205(e) for a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determinations of these investigations.3 The petitioner states that the postponements are necessary given the need for additional time to analyze responses from the selected respondents in these investigations.4 For the reasons stated above, and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the petitioner’s request, the Department is postponing the preliminary determinations of these investigations in accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of 1 See Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Less-Than-FairValue Investigations, 82 FR 21523 (May 9, 2017) (Initiation Notice). 2 Id. at 21527. 3 See the Letters, ‘‘Antidumping Investigation of Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People’s Republic of China—Petitioner’s Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination’’ dated August 9, 2017, and ‘‘Antidumping Investigation of Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam— Petitioner’s Request for Postponement of the Preliminary Determination’’ dated August 9, 2017. 4 Id. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39563 the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2) and (e) to November 7, 2017. In accordance with section 735(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless postponed. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: August 15, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2017–17628 Filed 8–18–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce is currently in the process of renewing the charter of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board or TTAB) for an addition two-year term. In anticipation of and conditioned upon the renewed charter taking effect on or before September 6, 2017, the Department is announcing the intent to hold a meeting of the Board on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Board members to discuss their recent recommendations adopted at the June 28, 2017 meeting with the Secretary of Commerce and receive direction for next steps. The recommendations address how to confer a competitive advantage to U.S. tourism interests in the areas of international travel and tourism; global competitiveness; and public-private partnerships that foster a welcoming destination. The full recommendations are available on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Board at http://trade.gov/ttab. The final agenda will be posted on that Web site at least one week in advance of the meeting. DATES: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. EDT. The deadline for members of the public to register, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES 39564 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 160 / Monday, August 21, 2017 / Notices including requests to make comments during the meeting and for auxiliary aids, or to submit written comments for dissemination prior to the meeting, is 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 30, 2017. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Washington, DC. The exact location will be provided by email to registrants. Requests to register (including to speak or for auxiliary aids) and any written comments should be submitted to: National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 10003, Washington, DC 20230 or by email to TTAB@trade.gov. Members of the public are encouraged to submit registration requests and written comments via email to ensure timely receipt. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Beall, the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 10003, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202– 482–5634; email: TTAB@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. Public Participation: The meeting will be open to the public and will be accessible to people with disabilities. Any member of the public requesting to join the meeting is asked to register in advance by the deadline identified under the DATES caption. Requests for auxiliary aids must be submitted by the registration deadline. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill. There will be fifteen (15) minutes allotted for oral comments from members of the public joining the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments may be limited to three (3) minutes per person. Members of the public wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name and address of the proposed speaker. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the International Trade Administration may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their prepared remarks by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, for inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to the members of the Board. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:37 Aug 18, 2017 Jkt 241001 In addition, any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning the Board’s affairs at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to Brian Beall at the contact information indicated above. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, to ensure transmission to the Board prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date and time will be distributed to the members but may not be considered during the meeting. Copies of Board meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting. alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Italy, Korea, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, and the UK.1 Currently, the preliminary determinations are due no later than September 5, 2017.2 Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary determination in a LTFV investigation within 140 days after the date on which the Department initiated the investigation. However, section 733(c)(1)(A)(b)(1) of the Act permits the Department to postpone the preliminary Dated: August 14, 2017. determination until no later than 190 Brian Beall, days after the date on which the Designated Federal Officer, United States Department initiated the investigation Travel and Tourism Advisory Board. if: (A) The petitioner makes a timely [FR Doc. 2017–17555 Filed 8–18–17; 8:45 am] request for a postponement; or (B) the Department concludes that the parties BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary International Trade Administration determination. Under 19 CFR [A–475–836, A–580–891, A–412–826, A–469– 351.205(e), the petitioner must submit a request for postponement 25 days or 816, A–791–823, A–489–831, A–823–816] more before the scheduled date of the Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From preliminary determination and must Italy, the Republic of Korea, the state the reasons for the request. The Republic of South Africa, Spain, the Department will grant the request unless Republic of Turkey, Ukraine and the it finds compelling reasons to deny the United Kingdom: Postponement of request. Preliminary Determinations in the On August 11, 2017, the petitioners 3 Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations submitted a timely request that the Department postpone the preliminary AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, determinations in these LTFV International Trade Administration, investigations.4 The petitioners stated Department of Commerce. that they request postponement because DATES: Applicable August 21, 2017. the Department is still gathering data FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: and questionnaire responses from the Victoria Cho at (202) 482–5075 (Italy); foreign producers in these Lingjun Wang at (202) 482–2316 (the investigations, and that additional time Republic of Korea (Korea)); Alice is necessary for the Department and Maldonado at (202) 482–4682 (the interested parties to fully and properly United Kindgom (UK)); Davina analyze all questionnaire responses, and Friedmann at (202) 482–0698 (Spain); 1 See Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Moses Song at (202) 482–5041 (the Belarus, Italy, the Republic of Korea, the Russian Republic of South Africa (South Africa, Spain, the Republic of Africa)); Ryan Mullen at (202) 482–5260 Federation, SouthUnited Arab Emirates, and United Turkey, Ukraine, (the Republic of Turkey (Turkey)); and Kingdom: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 82 FR19207 (April 20, 2017) Julia Hancock at (202) 482–1394 (Initiation Notice). (Ukraine), AD/CVD Operations, 2 The statutory deadline is actually September 4, Enforcement and Compliance, 2017, which is a federal holiday. It is the International Trade Administration, Department’s practice that where a deadline falls on U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ DC 20230. Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 Background On April 17, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of imports of carbon and PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). 3 The petitioners are Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Keystone Consolidated Industries Inc., Charter Steel, and Nucor Corporation. 4 See Kelley, Drye, and Warren, LLP’s August 11, 2017, submission; see also Wiley Rein, LLP’s August 11, 2017, submissions. E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 160 (Monday, August 21, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39563-39564]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-17555]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board

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

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is currently in the process of 
renewing the charter of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory 
Board (Board or TTAB) for an addition two-year term. In anticipation of 
and conditioned upon the renewed charter taking effect on or before 
September 6, 2017, the Department is announcing the intent to hold a 
meeting of the Board on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. The Board advises 
the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and 
tourism industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Board members to 
discuss their recent recommendations adopted at the June 28, 2017 
meeting with the Secretary of Commerce and receive direction for next 
steps. The recommendations address how to confer a competitive 
advantage to U.S. tourism interests in the areas of international 
travel and tourism; global competitiveness; and public-private 
partnerships that foster a welcoming destination. The full 
recommendations are available on the Department of Commerce Web site 
for the Board at http://trade.gov/ttab. The final agenda will be posted 
on that Web site at least one week in advance of the meeting.

DATES: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. EDT. The 
deadline for members of the public to register,

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including requests to make comments during the meeting and for 
auxiliary aids, or to submit written comments for dissemination prior 
to the meeting, is 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in Washington, DC. The exact 
location will be provided by email to registrants.
    Requests to register (including to speak or for auxiliary aids) and 
any written comments should be submitted to: National Travel and 
Tourism Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. 
NW., Room 10003, Washington, DC 20230 or by email to TTAB@trade.gov. 
Members of the public are encouraged to submit registration requests 
and written comments via email to ensure timely receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Beall, the United States Travel 
and Tourism Advisory Board, National Travel and Tourism Office, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW., Room 10003, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-5634; email: TTAB@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters 
relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry.
    Public Participation: The meeting will be open to the public and 
will be accessible to people with disabilities. Any member of the 
public requesting to join the meeting is asked to register in advance 
by the deadline identified under the DATES caption. Requests for 
auxiliary aids must be submitted by the registration deadline. Last 
minute requests will be accepted, but may not be possible to fill. 
There will be fifteen (15) minutes allotted for oral comments from 
members of the public joining the meeting. To accommodate as many 
speakers as possible, the time for public comments may be limited to 
three (3) minutes per person. Members of the public wishing to reserve 
speaking time during the meeting must submit a request at the time of 
registration, as well as the name and address of the proposed speaker. 
If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater 
than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the 
International Trade Administration may conduct a lottery to determine 
the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their 
prepared remarks by 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, for 
inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to the members of 
the Board.
    In addition, any member of the public may submit pertinent written 
comments concerning the Board's affairs at any time before or after the 
meeting. Comments may be submitted to Brian Beall at the contact 
information indicated above. To be considered during the meeting, 
comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, 
August 30, 2017, to ensure transmission to the Board prior to the 
meeting. Comments received after that date and time will be distributed 
to the members but may not be considered during the meeting. Copies of 
Board meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting.

    Dated: August 14, 2017.
Brian Beall,
Designated Federal Officer, United States Travel and Tourism Advisory 
Board.
[FR Doc. 2017-17555 Filed 8-18-17; 8:45 am]
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