Global Digital Trade 2: The Business-to-Business Market, Key Foreign Trade Restrictions, and U.S. Competitiveness; and Global Digital Trade 3: The Business-to-Consumer Market, Key Foreign Trade Restrictions, and U.S. Competitiveness; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Global Digital Trade Questionnaire, 53521-53522 [2017-24757]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices industry in the United States exists as required by 19 U.S.C. 1337(a)(2). The notice of investigation named DTS, Inc. of Calabasas, California; Phorus, Inc. of Calabasas, California; MartinLogan, Ltd. of Lawrence, Kansas; Paradigm Electronics Inc. of Ontario, Canada; Anthem Electronics, Inc. of Ontario, Canada; Wren Sound Systems, LLC of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania; McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. of Binghamton, New York; Definitive Technology of Owings Mills, Maryland; and Polk Audio Inc. of Vista, California, as respondents. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations is also a party in this investigation. On September 20, 2017, Broadcom filed a motion for leave to file a second amended complaint. Broadcom sought to amend the complaint to: (1) Incorporate additional information that was set forth in a pre-institution letter to the Commission on August 29, 2017; (2) correct the names for certain respondents; and (3) add an additional domestic industry claim related to another licensee of the asserted patent. On October 2, 2017, Respondents filed a response opposing only the addition of a new domestic industry claim. The ALJ issued the subject ID granting the motion on October 24, 2017. The ALJ found that Broadcom has shown good cause to amend the complaint under Commission Rule 210.14(b)(1). See Order No. 9 at 2–3 (Oct. 24, 2017). No petitions for review were filed. The Commission has determined not to review the ID. 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: November 13, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–24824 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–588 and 731– TA–1392–1393 (Preliminary)] Polytetrafluoroethylene (‘‘PTFE’’) Resin From China and India Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of PTFE resin from China and India, provided for in statistical reporting numbers 3904.61.0010 and 3904.61.0090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’) and by reason of imports of PTFE resin from India that are alleged to be subsidized by the government of India. Commencement of Final Phase Investigations Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) of affirmative preliminary determinations in the investigations under sections 703(b) or 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations under sections 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Background On September 28, 2017, The Chemours Company FC LLC, Wilmington, Delaware, filed petitions with the Commission and Commerce, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV and subsidized imports of PTFE resin from India and LTFV imports of PTFE resin from China. Accordingly, effective September 28, 2017, the Commission, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)), instituted countervailing duty investigation No. PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53521 701–TA–588 and antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731–TA–1392 and 1393 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigations and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of October 4, 2017 (82 FR 46284). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on October 19, 2017, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on November 13, 2017. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4741 (November 2017), entitled Polytetrafluoroethylene (‘‘PTFE’’) Resin from China and India: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–588 and 731–TA–1392– 1393 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. Issued: November 13, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–24875 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 332–562 and 332–563] Global Digital Trade 2: The Businessto-Business Market, Key Foreign Trade Restrictions, and U.S. Competitiveness; and Global Digital Trade 3: The Business-to-Consumer Market, Key Foreign Trade Restrictions, and U.S. Competitiveness; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Global Digital Trade Questionnaire United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice that it plans to submit a request for approval of a questionnaire to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and requests public comment on its draft proposed collection. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 53522 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 220 / Thursday, November 16, 2017 / Notices To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before January 15, 2018. ADDRESSES: The project leaders for these investigations are Dan Kim and Alissa Tafti (Inv. No. 332–562) and Ricky Ubee and Christopher Robinson (Inv. No. 332–563). Please direct all written comments to the project leaders via email at globaldigitaltrade@usitc.gov or via U.S. mail at U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Additional Information: Copies of the draft questionnaire and other supplementary documents may be downloaded from the USITC Web site at https://www.usitc.gov/ globaldigitaltrade. For any questions about these investigations, email globaldigitaltrade@usitc.gov or call 202– 205–3225 or 202–205–3342. Hearingimpaired 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). Purpose of Information Collection: The information requested by the questionnaire is for use by the Commission in connection with Investigation No. 332–562, Global Digital Trade 2: The Business-toBusiness Market, Key Foreign Trade Restrictions, and U.S. Competitiveness, and Investigation No. 332–563, Global Digital Trade 3: The Business-toConsumer Market, Key Foreign Trade Restrictions, and U.S. Competitiveness, instituted under the authority of section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)). These investigations were requested by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on January 13, 2017. These investigations were initiated on May 1, 2017 and notice was published on May 8, 2017 (82 FR 21404). USTR’s request includes a component that requires a survey of U.S. firms to gather detailed information on the impact of foreign regulatory and policy measures on their ability to develop and/or supply business-tobusiness and business-to-consumer digital products and services abroad. This questionnaire is therefore necessary to analyze regulatory and policy measures in key foreign markets that impact (1) the ability of U.S. firms to develop and/or supply digital products and services abroad, and (2) the competitiveness of U.S. firms as well as international trade and investment flows associated with digital products and services. The Commission will deliver the results of its asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:52 Nov 15, 2017 Jkt 244001 investigation into the business-tobusiness market to the U.S. Trade Representative by October 29, 2018 and its investigation of the business-toconsumer market to the U.S. Trade Representative by March 29, 2019. Summary of Proposal: The Commission intends to submit the following draft information collection plan to OMB and invites public comment. (1) Number of forms submitted: 1. (2) Title of form: Global Digital Trade Questionnaire. (3) Type of request: New. (4) Frequency of use: Industry questionnaire, single data gathering, scheduled for 2018. (5) Description of respondents: U.S. firms in industries involved in global digital trade. (6) Estimated number of respondents: 13,000. (7) Estimated total number of hours to complete the questionnaire per respondent: 15 hours. (8) Information obtained from the questionnaire that qualifies as confidential business information will be so treated by the Commission and not disclosed in a manner that would reveal the individual operations of a firm. Aggregate responses will be considered NSI as requested by USTR. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: III. Request for Comments I. Abstract INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has directed the Commission to produce two reports that analyze the regulatory and policy measures in key foreign markets that impact (1) the ability of U.S. firms to develop and/or supply digital products and services abroad, and (2) the competitiveness of U.S. firms as well as international trade and investment flows associated with digital products and services. There will be a single questionnaire used for both investigation 332–562, which will focus on business-to-business digital products and services, and investigation 332–563, which will focus on business-toconsumer digital products and services. II. Method of Collection Respondents will be mailed a letter with a link and individual code for accessing the online form. Respondents may also request a fillable form. Once the online form is complete, respondents will be directed to submit the form by selecting a submit button. When respondents complete a fillable form, they may submit it by uploading it to a secure webserver, emailing it to the study team, faxing it, or mailing a hard copy to the Commission. PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Comments are invited on (1) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The draft questionnaire and other supplementary documents may be downloaded from the USITC Web site at https://www.usitc.gov/ globaldigitaltrade. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they will also become a matter of public record. Issued: November 9, 2017. By order of the Commission. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–24757 Filed 11–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P [USITC SE–17–053] Sunshine Act Meetings United States International Trade Commission. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: TIME AND DATE: November 21, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. Room 101, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436; Telephone: (202) 205–2000. PLACE: STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agendas for future meetings: None. 2. Minutes. 3. Ratification List. 4. Remedy recommendations in Inv. No. TA–201–76 (Remedy) (Large Residential Washers). 5. Outstanding action jackets: None. In accordance with Commission policy, subject matter listed above, not disposed of at the scheduled meeting, may be carried over to the agenda of the following meeting. By order of the Commission. E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 332-562 and 332-563]


Global Digital Trade 2: The Business-to-Business Market, Key 
Foreign Trade Restrictions, and U.S. Competitiveness; and Global 
Digital Trade 3: The Business-to-Consumer Market, Key Foreign Trade 
Restrictions, and U.S. Competitiveness; Proposed Information 
Collection; Comment Request; Global Digital Trade Questionnaire

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) 
hereby gives notice that it plans to submit a request for approval of a 
questionnaire to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review 
and requests public comment on its draft proposed collection.

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DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before January 15, 2018.

ADDRESSES: The project leaders for these investigations are Dan Kim and 
Alissa Tafti (Inv. No. 332-562) and Ricky Ubee and Christopher Robinson 
(Inv. No. 332-563). Please direct all written comments to the project 
leaders via email at globaldigitaltrade@usitc.gov or via U.S. mail at 
U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 
20436.
    Additional Information: Copies of the draft questionnaire and other 
supplementary documents may be downloaded from the USITC Web site at 
https://www.usitc.gov/globaldigitaltrade. For any questions about these 
investigations, email globaldigitaltrade@usitc.gov or call 202-205-3225 
or 202-205-3342. 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).
    Purpose of Information Collection: The information requested by the 
questionnaire is for use by the Commission in connection with 
Investigation No. 332-562, Global Digital Trade 2: The Business-to-
Business Market, Key Foreign Trade Restrictions, and U.S. 
Competitiveness, and Investigation No. 332-563, Global Digital Trade 3: 
The Business-to-Consumer Market, Key Foreign Trade Restrictions, and 
U.S. Competitiveness, instituted under the authority of section 332(g) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)). These investigations 
were requested by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) on January 13, 
2017. These investigations were initiated on May 1, 2017 and notice was 
published on May 8, 2017 (82 FR 21404). USTR's request includes a 
component that requires a survey of U.S. firms to gather detailed 
information on the impact of foreign regulatory and policy measures on 
their ability to develop and/or supply business-to-business and 
business-to-consumer digital products and services abroad. This 
questionnaire is therefore necessary to analyze regulatory and policy 
measures in key foreign markets that impact (1) the ability of U.S. 
firms to develop and/or supply digital products and services abroad, 
and (2) the competitiveness of U.S. firms as well as international 
trade and investment flows associated with digital products and 
services. The Commission will deliver the results of its investigation 
into the business-to-business market to the U.S. Trade Representative 
by October 29, 2018 and its investigation of the business-to-consumer 
market to the U.S. Trade Representative by March 29, 2019.
    Summary of Proposal: The Commission intends to submit the following 
draft information collection plan to OMB and invites public comment.
    (1) Number of forms submitted: 1.
    (2) Title of form: Global Digital Trade Questionnaire.
    (3) Type of request: New.
    (4) Frequency of use: Industry questionnaire, single data 
gathering, scheduled for 2018.
    (5) Description of respondents: U.S. firms in industries involved 
in global digital trade.
    (6) Estimated number of respondents: 13,000.
    (7) Estimated total number of hours to complete the questionnaire 
per respondent: 15 hours.
    (8) Information obtained from the questionnaire that qualifies as 
confidential business information will be so treated by the Commission 
and not disclosed in a manner that would reveal the individual 
operations of a firm. Aggregate responses will be considered NSI as 
requested by USTR.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has directed the Commission to 
produce two reports that analyze the regulatory and policy measures in 
key foreign markets that impact (1) the ability of U.S. firms to 
develop and/or supply digital products and services abroad, and (2) the 
competitiveness of U.S. firms as well as international trade and 
investment flows associated with digital products and services. There 
will be a single questionnaire used for both investigation 332-562, 
which will focus on business-to-business digital products and services, 
and investigation 332-563, which will focus on business-to-consumer 
digital products and services.

II. Method of Collection

    Respondents will be mailed a letter with a link and individual code 
for accessing the online form. Respondents may also request a fillable 
form. Once the online form is complete, respondents will be directed to 
submit the form by selecting a submit button. When respondents complete 
a fillable form, they may submit it by uploading it to a secure 
webserver, emailing it to the study team, faxing it, or mailing a hard 
copy to the Commission.

III. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited on (1) whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary; (2) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of 
the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology.
    The draft questionnaire and other supplementary documents may be 
downloaded from the USITC Web site at https://www.usitc.gov/globaldigitaltrade.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they will also become a matter of public record.

     Issued: November 9, 2017.

    By order of the Commission.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-24757 Filed 11-15-17; 8:45 am]
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