Request for Applicants for the Appointment to the United States-India CEO Forum, 15360-15361 [2018-07236]

Download as PDF 15360 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–20–2018] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 158—Vicksburg, Mississippi; Application for Production Authority; MTD Consumer Group Inc., (Textile Grass-Catcher Bags), Verona, Mississippi An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Greater Mississippi Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 158, requesting production authority on behalf of MTD Consumer Group Inc. (MTD) located in Verona, Mississippi. The application conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.23) was docketed on April 4, 2018. The MTD facility (over 1,000 employees) is located within Site 17 of FTZ 158. The facility is used for the production of walk-behind lawn mowers using textile grass-catcher bags. In 2016, MTD requested FTZ production authority in a notification proceeding (15 CFR 400.22 and 400.37). After an initial review, the requested production authority was approved subject to a restriction requiring that textile grasscatcher bags be admitted in domestic/ duty-paid status (Doc. B–65–2016, 82 FR 6489, January 19, 2017). This pending application seeks authority to use foreign-status textile grass-catcher bags in the production of walk-behind mowers. As requested, production under FTZ procedures could exempt MTD from customs duty payments on the textile grass-catcher bags used in export production. The company estimates that less than ten percent of MTD’s walk-behind lawn mowers are exported. On its domestic sales, MTD would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to walk-behind lawn mowers (duty-free) for the textile grass-catcher bags (duty rate 3.8%). MTD would be able to avoid duty on textile grasscatcher bags which become scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The request indicates that the savings from FTZ procedures would help improve the plant’s international competitiveness. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Elizabeth Whiteman of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the FTZ Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is June 11, 2018. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to June 25, 2018. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Elizabeth Whiteman at elizabeth.whiteman@trade.gov or 202– 482–0473. Dated: April 4, 2018. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–07324 Filed 4–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Request for Applicants for the Appointment to the United States-India CEO Forum International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces membership opportunities for appointment, or reappointment, as U.S. representatives to the U.S.-India CEO Forum. SUMMARY: Applications should be received no later than May 25, 2018. ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Noor Sclafani at the Office of South Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce, either by email at noor.sclafani@trade.gov or by mail to U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 2310, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Noor Sclafani, International Trade Specialist, Office of South Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce, telephone: (202) 482–1421. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established in 2005, the U.S.-India CEO Forum, brings together leaders of the respective business communities of the United States and India to discuss issues of mutual interest, particularly DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 ways to strengthen the economic and commercial ties between the two countries, and to communicate their joint recommendations to the U.S. and Indian governments. The Forum will have U.S. and Indian private and public sector co-chairs. The Secretary of Commerce will serve as the U.S. Government chair. Other senior U.S. Government officials may also participate in the Forum. The Forum will also include U.S. and Indian private sector members, who will be divided into two sections. The U.S. Section will consist of up to 20 members representing the views and interests of the private sector business community in the United States. Each government will appoint the members to its respective Section. The Secretary of Commerce will appoint the U.S. Section and the U.S. Section’s private sector co-chair. The Forum will allow private sector members to develop and provide recommendations to the two governments and their senior officials that reflect private sector views, needs, concerns, and suggestions about the creation of an environment in which their respective private sectors can partner, thrive, and enhance bilateral commercial ties to expand trade and economic links between the United States and India. The Forum will work in tandem with, and provide input to, the government-to-government U.S.India Commercial Dialogue. U.S. industry candidates are currently being sought for membership. Each candidate must be the Chief Executive Officer or President (or have a comparable level of responsibility) of a U.S.-owned or controlled company that is incorporated in and has its main headquarters located in the United States and is currently conducting business in both countries. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or otherwise legally authorized to work in the United States and be able to travel to India and locations in the United States to attend Forum meetings as well as U.S. Section meetings. The candidate may not be a registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. Applications for membership in the U.S. Section by eligible individuals will be evaluated based on the following criteria: • A demonstrated commitment by the individual’s company to the Indian market either through exports or investment. • A demonstrated strong interest in India and its economic development. • The ability to offer a broad perspective and business experience to the discussions. E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 10, 2018 / Notices • The ability to address cross-cutting issues that affect the entire business community. • The ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Forum will be active. • If applicable, prior work by the applicant on the U.S. Section of the Forum. The evaluation of applications for membership in the U.S. Section will be undertaken by a committee of staff from multiple U.S. Government agencies. The U.S. Section of the Forum should include members who represent a diversity of business sectors and geographic locations. To the extent possible, the U.S. Section should include members from small, medium, and large firms. The Secretary will consider the same criteria when appointing the U.S. private sector cochair. U.S. Section members will receive no compensation for their participation in Forum-related activities. Individual members will be responsible for all travel and related expenses associated with their participation, including attendance at Forum and Section meetings. The next Forum meeting will be held in 2018. At that time, the U.S. and Indian Sections will be expected to offer recommendations to the U.S. and Indian governments. Only appointed members may participate in official Forum meetings; substitutes and alternates may not participate. U.S. Section members will serve for two-year terms but may be reappointed. To be considered for membership in the U.S. Section, please submit the following information as instructed in the ADDRESSES and DATES captions above: Name and title of the individual requesting consideration; name and address of company’s headquarters; location of incorporation; size of the company; size of company’s export trade, investment, and nature of operations or interest in India; and a brief statement describing the candidate’s qualifications that should be considered, including information about the candidate’s ability to initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Forum will be active. Candidates that have previously been members of the U.S. Section need only provide a letter expressing their interest in re-applying and indicating any changes to the application materials previously supplied. All candidates will be notified once selections have been made. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Apr 09, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: April 3, 2018. Valerie Dees, Director of the Office of South Asia. [FR Doc. 2018–07236 Filed 4–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–HE–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–552–821] Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of certain tool chests and cabinets (tool chests) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The final dumping margin of sales at LTFV is listed in the ‘‘Final Determination’’ section of this notice. DATES: Applicable April 10, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov, 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) 482–0665. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Determination in the LTFV investigation of tool chests from Vietnam on November 16, 2017.1 We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. For a complete description of the events that followed the Preliminary Determination, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice.2 1 See Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures, 82 FR 53452 (November 16, 2017) (Preliminary Determination). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value,’’ dated concurrently with and hereby adopted by this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15361 Period of Investigation The period of investigation is October 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are tool chests from Vietnam. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ in Appendix I of this notice. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs that were submitted by parties in this investigation are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. A list of issues raised is attached to this notice as Appendix II. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is made available to the public via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and to all parties in Commerce’s Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the internet at http://enforcement.trade.gov/frn/. Verification Because the sole mandatory respondent in this investigation, Clearwater Metal Single Entity 3 withdrew from the scheduled verification, Commerce was unable to conduct verification under section 782(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Vietnam-Wide Entity and Use of Adverse Facts Available Because Clearwater Metal Single Entity prevented us from conducting verification of its questionnaire responses, including its claim that it is a wholly foreign-owned company, we find that Clearwater Metal Single Entity is considered part of the Vietnam-wide entity. We continue to find that the use of facts available is warranted in determining the dumping margin of the Vietnam-wide entity, pursuant to section 776(a)(1) and (a)(2)(A)–(C) of the 3 Commerce preliminarily determined that Clearwater Metal VN JSC, Rabat Corporation, and CSPS Co., Ltd., are a single entity (hereinafter, Clearwater Metal Single Entity). See Preliminary Determination, 82 FR at 53453 n.10; see also Memorandum, ‘‘Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Collapsing and Single Entity Treatment,’’ dated November 14, 2017. Nothing has changed for this final determination, and therefore, we continue to treat these companies as a single entity. E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 69 (Tuesday, April 10, 2018)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Request for Applicants for the Appointment to the United States-
India CEO Forum

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces membership opportunities for 
appointment, or reappointment, as U.S. representatives to the U.S.-
India CEO Forum.

DATES: Applications should be received no later than May 25, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Please send requests for consideration to Noor Sclafani at 
the Office of South Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce, either by email 
at [email protected] or by mail to U.S. Department of Commerce, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 2310, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: Noor Sclafani, International Trade 
Specialist, Office of South Asia, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
telephone: (202) 482-1421.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established in 2005, the U.S.-India CEO 
Forum, brings together leaders of the respective business communities 
of the United States and India to discuss issues of mutual interest, 
particularly ways to strengthen the economic and commercial ties 
between the two countries, and to communicate their joint 
recommendations to the U.S. and Indian governments.
    The Forum will have U.S. and Indian private and public sector co-
chairs. The Secretary of Commerce will serve as the U.S. Government 
chair. Other senior U.S. Government officials may also participate in 
the Forum. The Forum will also include U.S. and Indian private sector 
members, who will be divided into two sections. The U.S. Section will 
consist of up to 20 members representing the views and interests of the 
private sector business community in the United States. Each government 
will appoint the members to its respective Section. The Secretary of 
Commerce will appoint the U.S. Section and the U.S. Section's private 
sector co-chair. The Forum will allow private sector members to develop 
and provide recommendations to the two governments and their senior 
officials that reflect private sector views, needs, concerns, and 
suggestions about the creation of an environment in which their 
respective private sectors can partner, thrive, and enhance bilateral 
commercial ties to expand trade and economic links between the United 
States and India. The Forum will work in tandem with, and provide input 
to, the government-to-government U.S.-India Commercial Dialogue.
    U.S. industry candidates are currently being sought for membership. 
Each candidate must be the Chief Executive Officer or President (or 
have a comparable level of responsibility) of a U.S.-owned or 
controlled company that is incorporated in and has its main 
headquarters located in the United States and is currently conducting 
business in both countries. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or 
otherwise legally authorized to work in the United States and be able 
to travel to India and locations in the United States to attend Forum 
meetings as well as U.S. Section meetings. The candidate may not be a 
registered foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 
1938, as amended.
    Applications for membership in the U.S. Section by eligible 
individuals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
     A demonstrated commitment by the individual's company to 
the Indian market either through exports or investment.
     A demonstrated strong interest in India and its economic 
development.
     The ability to offer a broad perspective and business 
experience to the discussions.

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     The ability to address cross-cutting issues that affect 
the entire business community.
     The ability to initiate and be responsible for activities 
in which the Forum will be active.
     If applicable, prior work by the applicant on the U.S. 
Section of the Forum.
    The evaluation of applications for membership in the U.S. Section 
will be undertaken by a committee of staff from multiple U.S. 
Government agencies. The U.S. Section of the Forum should include 
members who represent a diversity of business sectors and geographic 
locations. To the extent possible, the U.S. Section should include 
members from small, medium, and large firms. The Secretary will 
consider the same criteria when appointing the U.S. private sector co-
chair.
    U.S. Section members will receive no compensation for their 
participation in Forum-related activities. Individual members will be 
responsible for all travel and related expenses associated with their 
participation, including attendance at Forum and Section meetings. The 
next Forum meeting will be held in 2018. At that time, the U.S. and 
Indian Sections will be expected to offer recommendations to the U.S. 
and Indian governments. Only appointed members may participate in 
official Forum meetings; substitutes and alternates may not 
participate. U.S. Section members will serve for two-year terms but may 
be reappointed.
    To be considered for membership in the U.S. Section, please submit 
the following information as instructed in the ADDRESSES and DATES 
captions above: Name and title of the individual requesting 
consideration; name and address of company's headquarters; location of 
incorporation; size of the company; size of company's export trade, 
investment, and nature of operations or interest in India; and a brief 
statement describing the candidate's qualifications that should be 
considered, including information about the candidate's ability to 
initiate and be responsible for activities in which the Forum will be 
active. Candidates that have previously been members of the U.S. 
Section need only provide a letter expressing their interest in re-
applying and indicating any changes to the application materials 
previously supplied. All candidates will be notified once selections 
have been made.

    Dated: April 3, 2018.
Valerie Dees,
Director of the Office of South Asia.
[FR Doc. 2018-07236 Filed 4-9-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-HE-P