Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 39940-39941 [2017-17705]

Download as PDF 39940 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / Notices unclassified, contains business information submitted to the Department of State by the applicant, publication of which could cause competitive harm to the United States firm concerned. Sincerely, Charles S. Faulkner, Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of Legislative Affairs. Enclosure: Transmittal No. DDTC 17–036. June 28, 2017 The Honorable Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Dear Mr. Speaker: Pursuant to Section 36(d) of the Arms Export Control Act, I am transmitting certification of a proposed license for the export of defense articles, including technical data, and defense in the amount of $14,000,000 or more. The transaction contained in the attached certification involves the export of defense articles, including technical data, and defense services to Taiwan for the MK 41 Vertical Launching System. 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Francisco, de Young Museum, San Francisco, California, from on or about September 30, 2017, until on or about February 11, 2018, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about March 25, 2018, until on or about July 15, 2018, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the imported objects, contact Elliot Chiu in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202– 632–6471; email: section2459@ state.gov). The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA–5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522–0505. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The foregoing determinations were made pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236–3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257–1 of December 11, 2015). I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register. Alyson Grunder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–17716 Filed 8–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–05–P [FR Doc. 2017–17770 Filed 8–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–25–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10092] DEPARTMENT OF STATE Renewal of International Security Advisory Board Charter [Public Notice: 10093] Notice of Determinations; Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ‘‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire’’ Exhibition Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: I hereby determine that certain objects to be included in the exhibition ‘‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire,’’ imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to a loan agreement with the foreign owner or custodian. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the Fine Arts Museums of San sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:25 Aug 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 The Department of State announces the renewal of the Charter of the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB). The purpose of the ISAB is to provide the Department with a continuing source of independent insight, advice, and innovation on all aspects of arms control, disarmament, nonproliferation, and international security, and related aspects of public diplomacy. The ISAB will remain in existence for two years after the filing date of the Charter unless terminated. For more information, please contact Christopher M. Herrick, Executive Director of the International Security Advisory Board, Department of State, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00192 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Washington, DC 20520, telephone: (202) 647–9683. Christopher M. Herrick, Executive Director, International Security Advisory Board, Department of State. [FR Doc. 2017–17612 Filed 8–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–35–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined that Togo has adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent the unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with the shipment of such articles, and has implemented and follows, or is making substantial progress towards implementing and following, the custom procedures required by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Therefore, imports of eligible products from Togo qualify for the textile and apparel benefits provided under the AGOA. DATES: This notice is applicable on August 22, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Constance Hamilton, Acting Assistant United States Trade Representative for African Affairs, (202) 395–9514 or Constance_Hamilton@ustr.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AGOA (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106– 200, as amended) provides preferential tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and apparel products of beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries. The textile and apparel trade benefits under AGOA are available to imports of eligible products from countries that the President designates as ‘‘beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries,’’ provided that these countries: (1) Have adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent the unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with shipment of such articles; and (2) have implemented and follow, or are making substantial progress towards implementing and following, certain customs procedures that assist the U.S. Customs and Border Protection in verifying the origin of the products. In SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22AUN1.SGM 22AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 161 / Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / Notices Proclamation 8240 dated April 17, 2008 (73 FR 21513), the President designated Togo as a ‘‘beneficiary sub-Saharan African country’’ and proclaimed, for the purposes of section 112(c) of AGOA, that Togo should be considered a lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African country. In Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000, the President authorized the United States Trade Representative to perform the function of determining whether eligible sub-Saharan countries have met the two requirements described above. The President directed the United States Trade Representative to announce any such determinations in the Federal Register and to implement them through modifications in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). Based on the actions Togo has taken, the United States Trade Representative has determined that Togo has satisfied these two requirements. Accordingly, pursuant to the authority vested in the United States Trade Representative by Proclamation 7350, U.S. note 7(a) to subchapter II of chapter 98 of the HTS, and U.S. notes 1 and 2(d) to subchapter XIX of the HTS, are modified by inserting ‘‘Togo’’ in alphabetical sequence in the list of countries. The foregoing modifications to the HTS are effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the effective date of this notice. Imports claiming preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA for entries of textile and apparel articles should ensure that those entries meet the applicable visa requirements. See 66 FR 7837 (January 25, 2001). Constance Hamilton, Acting Assistant United States Trade Representative for African Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2017–17705 Filed 8–21–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F7–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [Summary Notice No. 2017–58] Petition for Exemption; Summary of Petition Received; American Airlines, Inc. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice contains a summary of a petition seeking relief SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:25 Aug 21, 2017 Jkt 241001 from specified requirements of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The purpose of this notice is to improve the public’s awareness of, and participation in, the FAA’s exemption process. Neither publication of this notice nor the inclusion or omission of information in the summary is intended to affect the legal status of the petition or its final disposition. Comments on this petition must identify the petition docket number and must be received on or before September 11, 2017. 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DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. Docket: Background documents or comments received may be read at http://www.regulations.gov at any time. Follow the online instructions for accessing the docket or go to the Docket Operations in Room W12–140 of the West Building Ground Floor at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clarence Garden (202) 267–7489, Office of Rulemaking, Federal Aviation Administration, 800 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20591. This notice is published pursuant to 14 CFR 11.85. PO 00000 Frm 00193 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39941 Issued in Washington, DC, on August 14, 2017. Lirio Liu, Director, Office of Rulemaking. Petition for Exemption Docket No.: FAA–2017–0662. Petitioner: American Airlines, Inc. Section(s) of 14 CFR Affected: 121.407(a)(1)(ii) and 121.439(a). Description of Relief Sought: American Airlines, Inc. is seeking relief from 14 CFR 121.407(a)(1)(ii) to allow the use of a modified full flight simulator representing an Embraer 170 type airplane in conjunction with an Embraer 190 Integrated Procedures Trainer to provide training, checking and currency for pilots operating Embraer 190 type airplanes. American Airlines, Inc. is also seeking relief from 14 CFR 121.439(a) to allow a modified full flight simulator representing an Embraer 170 type airplane to be used to meet the recency of experience requirements for an Embraer 190 type airplane. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Trade Representative (USTR) has determined 
that Togo has adopted an effective visa system and related procedures 
to prevent the unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel articles 
and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with the shipment of 
such articles, and has implemented and follows, or is making 
substantial progress towards implementing and following, the custom 
procedures required by the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). 
Therefore, imports of eligible products from Togo qualify for the 
textile and apparel benefits provided under the AGOA.

DATES: This notice is applicable on August 22, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Constance Hamilton, Acting Assistant 
United States Trade Representative for African Affairs, (202) 395-9514 
or Constance_Hamilton@ustr.eop.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AGOA (Title I of the Trade and 
Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106-200, as amended) provides 
preferential tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and 
apparel products of beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries. The 
textile and apparel trade benefits under AGOA are available to imports 
of eligible products from countries that the President designates as 
``beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries,'' provided that these 
countries: (1) Have adopted an effective visa system and related 
procedures to prevent the unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel 
articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with 
shipment of such articles; and (2) have implemented and follow, or are 
making substantial progress towards implementing and following, certain 
customs procedures that assist the U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
in verifying the origin of the products. In

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Proclamation 8240 dated April 17, 2008 (73 FR 21513), the President 
designated Togo as a ``beneficiary sub-Saharan African country'' and 
proclaimed, for the purposes of section 112(c) of AGOA, that Togo 
should be considered a lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African 
country.
    In Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000, the President authorized 
the United States Trade Representative to perform the function of 
determining whether eligible sub-Saharan countries have met the two 
requirements described above. The President directed the United States 
Trade Representative to announce any such determinations in the Federal 
Register and to implement them through modifications in the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). Based on the actions Togo 
has taken, the United States Trade Representative has determined that 
Togo has satisfied these two requirements.
    Accordingly, pursuant to the authority vested in the United States 
Trade Representative by Proclamation 7350, U.S. note 7(a) to subchapter 
II of chapter 98 of the HTS, and U.S. notes 1 and 2(d) to subchapter 
XIX of the HTS, are modified by inserting ``Togo'' in alphabetical 
sequence in the list of countries. The foregoing modifications to the 
HTS are effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse for consumption, on or after the effective date of this 
notice. Imports claiming preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA 
for entries of textile and apparel articles should ensure that those 
entries meet the applicable visa requirements. See 66 FR 7837 (January 
25, 2001).

Constance Hamilton,
Acting Assistant United States Trade Representative for African 
Affairs, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
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