Notice of Meeting: Summit on Trade-Related Standards Issues, 54321-54322 [2017-24605]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices Notification to Importers This notice serves as the only reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of the countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled countervailing duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under an APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751 of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: November 13, 2017. James Maeder, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping/Countervailing Duty Operations Enforcement and Compliance (E&C). [FR Doc. 2017–24967 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE trends to take advantage of export opportunities. ITA will use this input in reviewing how to improve services and programs to best meet the needs of U.S. stakeholders in the standards area. In addition, ITA will convene an internal summit on how to improve such services and programs on March 6–7, 2018 in Washington, DC, and is soliciting private sector requests for limited opportunities to participate in portions of the summit. DATES: Although input is always welcome, for consideration as part of the immediate review, submit comments by December 18, 2017. Requests to participate in the March 6– 7, 2018 ITA internal summit also must be received by COB on December 18, 2017. Comments can be submitted online or in writing. Written submissions should be directed to Renee Hancher, Office of Standards and Investment Policy, Industry and Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 28019, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230. Online submissions should be submitted using http:// www.regulations.gov. To ensure the timely receipt and consideration of comments, ITA strongly encourages commenters to make online submissions using http://www.regulations.gov. Comments should be submitted under docket ITA–2017–0007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Renee Hancher in the Office of Standards and Investment Policy, Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482–3493 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at Renee.Hancher@ trade.gov. ADDRESSES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: International Trade Administration Notice of Meeting: Summit on TradeRelated Standards Issues Request for public comments and notice of opportunity to apply to participate in an internal International Trade Administration summit on traderelated standards issues. ACTION: The Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA) is seeking input from U.S. stakeholders (companies, private sector organizations and trade associations active in trade-related standards work) on standards, conformity assessment and regulatory trends and challenges in foreign markets and the assistance they require from ITA to effectively address standards-related trade barriers and sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 Background: The International Trade Administration (ITA) is the premier resource for American companies competing in the global marketplace. ITA has more than 2,200 employees assisting U.S. exporters in more than 100 U.S. cities and 75 markets worldwide. For more information on ITA visit www.trade.gov. Additional information about ITA’s standards activities is available at http:// www.trade.gov/td/standards/ index.html. Request for Input: ITA is currently reviewing its trade-related standards services and programs in support of U.S. stakeholders to ensure that the services and assistance provided best meet the needs of U.S. stakeholders and support the expansion of the U.S. economy and creation of U.S. jobs. Trade-related PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54321 standards work includes work related to the adoption and recognition of standards; standards dialogues and other bilateral and regional engagements with trading partners; preparation of standards information in ITA publications such as Top Market reports and Country Commercial Guides; and work to address adoption, implementation, and enforcement of technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures inconsistent with World Trade Organization and free trade agreement obligations. ITA is specifically seeking information on trade-related standards trends in foreign markets, the challenges U.S. exporters are encountering in those markets, and the assistance needed from the U.S. Government, and specifically ITA, to address those challenges and take advantage of export opportunities. ITA will use this input in reviewing how to improve ITA standards-related services and programs to best meet the needs of U.S. stakeholders, including during an internal summit of ITA staff working on trade-related standards issues on March 6–7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Comments submitted may include information about key standards trends affecting the global competitiveness of U.S. industry; stakeholder experiences, if any, with ITA services that aid stakeholders in understanding and acting on standards-related trade and regulatory issues; and suggestions for improving ITA services in the standards area. Respondents do not need to have detailed knowledge of or experience with ITA standards-related services, but those that do may note this in their submissions. Submitting Comments Using http:// www.regulations.gov: To find the correct docket, enter ITA–2017–0007 in the ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID’’ window at the http://www.regulations.gov home page and click ‘‘Search.’’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with the docket number. Find a reference to this notice by selecting ‘‘Notice’’ under ‘‘Document Type’’ on the search-results page, and click on the link entitled ‘‘Comment now!’’ The http://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making submissions by filling in a comment field, or by attaching a document. ITA prefers submissions to be provided in an attached document. (For further information on using http:// www.regulations.gov, please consult the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on the ‘‘Help’’ tab.) Do not include any privileged or confidential business information in comments submitted. The file name should begin with the character ‘‘P’’ E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1 sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 54322 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 221 / Friday, November 17, 2017 / Notices (signifying that the comments contain no privileged or confidential business information and can be posted publicly), followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. Written submissions should include an original and five (5) copies. Please do not attach separate cover letters to electronic submissions; rather, include any information that might appear in a cover letter in the comments themselves. Similarly, to the extent possible, please include any exhibits, annexes, or other attachments in the same file as the submission itself, not as separate files. Opportunity to present during the ITA Internal Summit: The Summit will convene ITA staff from headquarters and the domestic and foreign fields to develop recommendations for improving standards-related services and programs for ITA stakeholders. It will include ‘‘open sessions’’ with private sector stakeholders where they may share their priorities and recommendations for ITA’s work on trade-related standards issues. To accommodate as many stakeholders as possible, the time per stakeholder will be limited. Stakeholders interested in presenting during a summit open session must apply by December 18, 2017, identifying the name and address of the proposed speaker and including a brief description of the stakeholder interest and intended remarks. Stakeholders are limited to one presenter per company or organization. In seeking private sector presenters, ITA will consider factors such as: (1) Frequency and type of standards-related trade barriers experienced with the goal of selecting presenters with significant experience working to overcome standards-related barriers in foreign markets, and whose experience represents the spectrum of such barriers experienced by U.S. exporters (e.g., challenges with standards development, testing and conformity assessment, and meeting standards-related regulatory requirements in foreign markets); and (2) balance of industries and roles with the goal of selecting presenters that represent a mix of industries affected by standards-related trade barriers, and who are conversant on issues affecting U.S. stakeholders/exporters (standards development, conformity assessment, and technical regulations). Chris Rosettie, Director, Office of Standards and Investment Policy. [FR Doc. 2017–24605 Filed 11–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Nov 16, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–836] Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Department) is simultaneously initiating and issuing the preliminary results of a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) from Mexico, consistent with section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3)(ii). Based on the information on the record, we preliminarily determine that Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V. (Perfiles) is the successor-in-interest to Perfiles y Herrajes LM, S.A. de C.V. (Perfiles y Herrajes). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. AGENCY: DATES: Applicable November 17, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline R. Heeren, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–9179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 5, 2008, the Department published the antidumping duty order on LWRPT from Mexico.1 On July 31, 2017, Perfiles y Herrajes informed the Department that, effective July 11, 2017, it had changed its name to ’’ Perfiles LM, S.A. de C.V.,’’ (i.e., Perfiles) and requested that the Department conduct a CCR under 19 CFR 351.216(b) to determine that Perfiles is the successorin-interest to Perfiles y Herrajes for purposes of determining Perfiles’ antidumping duty cash deposits and liabilities.2 1 See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Orders; Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 73 FR 45403 (August 5, 2008) (Order). 2 See Letter, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico—Notice of Change in Company Name,’’ dated July 31, 2017 (CCR Request). PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 On August 17, 2017, the Department declined to initiate the CCR that Perfiles y Herrajes requested, citing the need for additional information pertaining to any changes in management, production facilities, customers, and suppliers.3 Therefore, the Department issued Perfiles y Herrajes a questionnaire. On October 2, 2017, Perfiles y Herrajes filed its response, in which it provided additional information to support its request.4 We have received no comments from any other interested party. Scope of the Review The merchandise subject to this order is certain welded carbon-quality lightwalled steel pipe and tube, of rectangular (including square) cross section, having a wall thickness of less than 4 mm. The term carbon-quality steel includes both carbon steel and alloy steel which contains only small amounts of alloying elements. Specifically, the term carbon-quality includes products in which none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity by weight respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. The description of carbon-quality is intended to identify carbon-quality products within the scope. The welded carbon-quality rectangular pipe and tube subject to this order is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7306.61.50.00 and 7306.61.70.60. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is dispositive.5 3 See Letter, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review Deficiency Questionnaire,’’ dated August 17, 2017 (CCR Questionnaire). 4 See Letter, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico—Response to August 17 Questionnaire,’’ dated October 2, 2017 (CCR Questionnaire Response). 5 For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Initiation and Expedited Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, these preliminary results (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). E:\FR\FM\17NON1.SGM 17NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 221 (Friday, November 17, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54321-54322]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-24605]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Meeting: Summit on Trade-Related Standards Issues

ACTION: Request for public comments and notice of opportunity to apply 
to participate in an internal International Trade Administration summit 
on trade-related standards issues.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce International Trade Administration 
(ITA) is seeking input from U.S. stakeholders (companies, private 
sector organizations and trade associations active in trade-related 
standards work) on standards, conformity assessment and regulatory 
trends and challenges in foreign markets and the assistance they 
require from ITA to effectively address standards-related trade 
barriers and trends to take advantage of export opportunities. ITA will 
use this input in reviewing how to improve services and programs to 
best meet the needs of U.S. stakeholders in the standards area. In 
addition, ITA will convene an internal summit on how to improve such 
services and programs on March 6-7, 2018 in Washington, DC, and is 
soliciting private sector requests for limited opportunities to 
participate in portions of the summit.

DATES: Although input is always welcome, for consideration as part of 
the immediate review, submit comments by December 18, 2017. Requests to 
participate in the March 6-7, 2018 ITA internal summit also must be 
received by COB on December 18, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Comments can be submitted online or in writing. Written 
submissions should be directed to Renee Hancher, Office of Standards 
and Investment Policy, Industry and Analysis, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Room 28019, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20230. Online submissions should be submitted using http://www.regulations.gov. To ensure the timely receipt and consideration of 
comments, ITA strongly encourages commenters to make online submissions 
using http://www.regulations.gov. Comments should be submitted under 
docket ITA-2017-0007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Renee Hancher in the Office of 
Standards and Investment Policy, Industry and Analysis, International 
Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482-3493 (this is not a 
toll-free number) or email at Renee.Hancher@trade.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: The International Trade Administration (ITA) is the 
premier resource for American companies competing in the global 
marketplace. ITA has more than 2,200 employees assisting U.S. exporters 
in more than 100 U.S. cities and 75 markets worldwide. For more 
information on ITA visit www.trade.gov. Additional information about 
ITA's standards activities is available at http://www.trade.gov/td/standards/index.html.
    Request for Input: ITA is currently reviewing its trade-related 
standards services and programs in support of U.S. stakeholders to 
ensure that the services and assistance provided best meet the needs of 
U.S. stakeholders and support the expansion of the U.S. economy and 
creation of U.S. jobs. Trade-related standards work includes work 
related to the adoption and recognition of standards; standards 
dialogues and other bilateral and regional engagements with trading 
partners; preparation of standards information in ITA publications such 
as Top Market reports and Country Commercial Guides; and work to 
address adoption, implementation, and enforcement of technical 
regulations and conformity assessment procedures inconsistent with 
World Trade Organization and free trade agreement obligations. ITA is 
specifically seeking information on trade-related standards trends in 
foreign markets, the challenges U.S. exporters are encountering in 
those markets, and the assistance needed from the U.S. Government, and 
specifically ITA, to address those challenges and take advantage of 
export opportunities. ITA will use this input in reviewing how to 
improve ITA standards-related services and programs to best meet the 
needs of U.S. stakeholders, including during an internal summit of ITA 
staff working on trade-related standards issues on March 6-7, 2018 in 
Washington, DC.
    Comments submitted may include information about key standards 
trends affecting the global competitiveness of U.S. industry; 
stakeholder experiences, if any, with ITA services that aid 
stakeholders in understanding and acting on standards-related trade and 
regulatory issues; and suggestions for improving ITA services in the 
standards area. Respondents do not need to have detailed knowledge of 
or experience with ITA standards-related services, but those that do 
may note this in their submissions.
    Submitting Comments Using http://www.regulations.gov: To find the 
correct docket, enter ITA-2017-0007 in the ``Enter Keyword or ID'' 
window at the http://www.regulations.gov home page and click 
``Search.'' The site will provide a search-results page listing all 
documents associated with the docket number. Find a reference to this 
notice by selecting ``Notice'' under ``Document Type'' on the search-
results page, and click on the link entitled ``Comment now!'' The 
http://www.regulations.gov Web site provides the option of making 
submissions by filling in a comment field, or by attaching a document. 
ITA prefers submissions to be provided in an attached document. (For 
further information on using http://www.regulations.gov, please consult 
the resources provided on the Web site by clicking on the ``Help'' 
tab.)
    Do not include any privileged or confidential business information 
in comments submitted. The file name should begin with the character 
``P''

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(signifying that the comments contain no privileged or confidential 
business information and can be posted publicly), followed by the name 
of the person or entity submitting the comments. Written submissions 
should include an original and five (5) copies.
    Please do not attach separate cover letters to electronic 
submissions; rather, include any information that might appear in a 
cover letter in the comments themselves. Similarly, to the extent 
possible, please include any exhibits, annexes, or other attachments in 
the same file as the submission itself, not as separate files.
    Opportunity to present during the ITA Internal Summit: The Summit 
will convene ITA staff from headquarters and the domestic and foreign 
fields to develop recommendations for improving standards-related 
services and programs for ITA stakeholders. It will include ``open 
sessions'' with private sector stakeholders where they may share their 
priorities and recommendations for ITA's work on trade-related 
standards issues. To accommodate as many stakeholders as possible, the 
time per stakeholder will be limited. Stakeholders interested in 
presenting during a summit open session must apply by December 18, 
2017, identifying the name and address of the proposed speaker and 
including a brief description of the stakeholder interest and intended 
remarks. Stakeholders are limited to one presenter per company or 
organization.
    In seeking private sector presenters, ITA will consider factors 
such as: (1) Frequency and type of standards-related trade barriers 
experienced with the goal of selecting presenters with significant 
experience working to overcome standards-related barriers in foreign 
markets, and whose experience represents the spectrum of such barriers 
experienced by U.S. exporters (e.g., challenges with standards 
development, testing and conformity assessment, and meeting standards-
related regulatory requirements in foreign markets); and (2) balance of 
industries and roles with the goal of selecting presenters that 
represent a mix of industries affected by standards-related trade 
barriers, and who are conversant on issues affecting U.S. stakeholders/
exporters (standards development, conformity assessment, and technical 
regulations).

Chris Rosettie,
Director, Office of Standards and Investment Policy.
[FR Doc. 2017-24605 Filed 11-16-17; 8:45 am]
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