WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding: United States Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India, 22112-22113 [2018-10055]

Download as PDF 22112 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 92 / Friday, May 11, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Hainesport Industrial states that the transaction will not result in it becoming a Class I or Class II rail carrier but that its projected annual revenues will exceed $5 million. Accordingly, Hainesport Industrial is required, at least 60 days before this exemption is to become effective, to send notice of the transaction to the national office of the labor unions with employees on the affected lines, post a copy of the notice at the workplace of the employees on the affected lines, and certify to the Board that it has done so. 49 CFR 1150.42(e). Hainesport Industrial, concurrently with its notice of exemption, filed a letter requesting waiver of the 60-day advance labor notice requirement under § 1150.42(e), asserting that: (1) Hainesport Secondary will be the entity actually performing rail operations and employing personnel; and (2) no Hainesport Industrial employees will be affected because Hainesport Industrial does not have any employees. Hainesport Industrial’s waiver request will be addressed in a separate decision. The Board will establish in the decision on the waiver request the date this exemption will become effective. Hainesport Industrial also certifies that the proposed acquisition does not involve an interchange commitment or other limitation of future interchange with a third-party connecting carrier.2 If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Petitions to revoke the exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) may be filed at any time. The filing of a petition to revoke will not automatically stay the effectiveness of the exemption. Petitions for stay must be filed no later than May 18, 2018. An original and 10 copies of all pleadings, referring to Docket No. FD 36185, must be filed with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. In addition, one copy of each pleading must be served on John D. Heffner, ClarkHillStrasburger, 1025 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 717, Washington, DC 20036. According to Hainesport Industrial, this action is exempt from environmental review under 49 CFR 2 The verified notice of exemption includes conflicting information regarding the existence of interchange commitments. See Verified Notice of Exemption 7. However, in a letter filed on May 4, 2018, Hainesport Industrial certified that ‘‘there are no interchange commitments involved in this transaction.’’ The letter cites 49 CFR part 1180. The correct regulation governing disclosure of interchange agreements in this proceeding is 49 CFR 1150.43(h), but as the relevant portion of the regulations in parts 1150 and 1180 are identical, the certification is adequate. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:21 May 10, 2018 Jkt 244001 1105.6(c) and exempt from historic review under 49 CFR 1105.8(b)(1). Board decisions and notices are available on our website at WWW.STB.GOV. Decided: May 8, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Kenyatta Clay, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–10059 Filed 5–10–18; 8:45 am] United States submits or receives a request for the establishment of a WTO dispute settlement panel. Pursuant to this provision, USTR is providing notice that the United States has requested a dispute settlement panel pursuant to the WTO Understanding on Rules Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU). Once the WTO establishes a dispute settlement panel, the panel will hold its meetings in Geneva Switzerland. BILLING CODE 4915–01–P II. Major Issues Raised by India On December 19, 2014, the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) adopted OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES its recommendations and rulings in the TRADE REPRESENTATIVE dispute United States—Countervailing [Docket Number USTR–2018–0011; Dispute Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Number WT/DS436] Flat Products from India (DS436). The DSB found that certain countervailing WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding: United States Countervailing Measures duty measures imposed by the United States on certain hot-rolled steel flat on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel products imported from India (C–533– Flat Products From India 821) were inconsistent with its AGENCY: Office of the United States obligations under the Agreement on Trade Representative. Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM Agreement). The DSB ACTION: Notice with request for recommended that the United States comments. bring its measures into conformity with SUMMARY: The Office of the United its obligations under the SCM States Trade Representative (USTR) is Agreement. The U.S. Department of Commerce providing notice that India has requested the establishment of a dispute (DOC) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) subsequently issued settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the World Trade section 129 determinations. On April 28, 2016, the U.S. Trade Representative Organization (WTO Agreement). That request may be found at www.wto.org in directed DOC to implement its determinations, pursuant to section 129 a document designated as WT/DS436/ of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act 18. USTR invites written comments (19 U.S.C. 3538(b)(4)). Notice of the from the public concerning the issues completed implementation process was raised in this dispute. published in the Federal Register on DATES: Although USTR will accept any comments received during the course of May 6, 2016 as Implementation of the dispute settlement proceedings, you Determinations Under Section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (81 should submit your comment on or FR 27412). before June 11, 2018 be assured of On June 5, 2017, pursuant to an timely consideration by USTR. understanding on procedures under ADDRESSES: USTR strongly prefers Articles 21 and 22 of the DSU, India electronic submissions made through requested consultations with the United the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// States. You can find that at www.wto.org www.regulations.gov. Follow the in a document designated as WT/ instructions for submitting comments in DS436/17. The United States and India Section III below. The docket number held consultations on July 13, 2017. On USTR–2018–0011. For alternatives to March 29, 2018, the United States on-line submissions, please contact received India’s request for the Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395–9483. establishment of a panel. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: In its request for the establishment of Assistant General Counsel Amanda Lee a panel, India alleges that the DOC and at 202–395–9589 or Assistant General ITC section 129 determinations are not Counsel Ryan Majerus at 202–395–0380. consistent with the United States’ obligations under Articles 1, 2, 10, 11, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22 and 32 of the I. Background SCM Agreement, as well as Article VI of the GATT 1994. India also alleges that Section 127(b)(1) of the Uruguay the United States’ failure to amend 19 Round Agreements Act (URAA) (19 U.S.C. 1677(7)(G)(iii) is inconsistent U.S.C. 3537(b)(1)) requires notice and with Article 15 of the SCM Agreement. opportunity for comment after the PO 00000 Frm 00116 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11MYN1.SGM 11MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 92 / Friday, May 11, 2018 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES III. Public Comments: Requirements for Submissions USTR invites written comments concerning the issues raised in this dispute. All submissions must be in English and sent electronically via www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via www.regulations.gov, enter docket number USTR–2018–0011 on the home page and click ‘‘search.’’ The site will provide a search-results page listing all documents associated with this docket. 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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket Number USTR-2018-0011; Dispute Number WT/DS436]


WTO Dispute Settlement Proceeding: United States Countervailing 
Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice with request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is 
providing notice that India has requested the establishment of a 
dispute settlement panel under the Marrakesh Agreement Establishing the 
World Trade Organization (WTO Agreement). That request may be found at 
www.wto.org in a document designated as WT/DS436/18. USTR invites 
written comments from the public concerning the issues raised in this 
dispute.

DATES: Although USTR will accept any comments received during the 
course of the dispute settlement proceedings, you should submit your 
comment on or before June 11, 2018 be assured of timely consideration 
by USTR.

ADDRESSES: USTR strongly prefers electronic submissions made through 
the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the 
instructions for submitting comments in Section III below. The docket 
number USTR-2018-0011. For alternatives to on-line submissions, please 
contact Sandy McKinzy at (202) 395-9483.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Assistant General Counsel Amanda Lee 
at 202-395-9589 or Assistant General Counsel Ryan Majerus at 202-395-
0380.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    Section 127(b)(1) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA) (19 
U.S.C. 3537(b)(1)) requires notice and opportunity for comment after 
the United States submits or receives a request for the establishment 
of a WTO dispute settlement panel. Pursuant to this provision, USTR is 
providing notice that the United States has requested a dispute 
settlement panel pursuant to the WTO Understanding on Rules Procedures 
Governing the Settlement of Disputes (DSU). Once the WTO establishes a 
dispute settlement panel, the panel will hold its meetings in Geneva 
Switzerland.

II. Major Issues Raised by India

    On December 19, 2014, the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) adopted 
its recommendations and rulings in the dispute United States--
Countervailing Measures on Certain Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products from 
India (DS436). The DSB found that certain countervailing duty measures 
imposed by the United States on certain hot-rolled steel flat products 
imported from India (C-533-821) were inconsistent with its obligations 
under the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM 
Agreement). The DSB recommended that the United States bring its 
measures into conformity with its obligations under the SCM Agreement.
    The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) and the U.S. International 
Trade Commission (ITC) subsequently issued section 129 determinations. 
On April 28, 2016, the U.S. Trade Representative directed DOC to 
implement its determinations, pursuant to section 129 of the Uruguay 
Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3538(b)(4)). Notice of the completed 
implementation process was published in the Federal Register on May 6, 
2016 as Implementation of Determinations Under Section 129 of the 
Uruguay Round Agreements Act (81 FR 27412).
    On June 5, 2017, pursuant to an understanding on procedures under 
Articles 21 and 22 of the DSU, India requested consultations with the 
United States. You can find that at www.wto.org in a document 
designated as WT/DS436/17. The United States and India held 
consultations on July 13, 2017. On March 29, 2018, the United States 
received India's request for the establishment of a panel.
    In its request for the establishment of a panel, India alleges that 
the DOC and ITC section 129 determinations are not consistent with the 
United States' obligations under Articles 1, 2, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 
19, 21, 22 and 32 of the SCM Agreement, as well as Article VI of the 
GATT 1994. India also alleges that the United States' failure to amend 
19 U.S.C. 1677(7)(G)(iii) is inconsistent with Article 15 of the SCM 
Agreement.

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III. Public Comments: Requirements for Submissions

    USTR invites written comments concerning the issues raised in this 
dispute. All submissions must be in English and sent electronically via 
www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via www.regulations.gov, enter 
docket number USTR-2018-0011 on the home page and click ``search.'' The 
site will provide a search-results page listing all documents 
associated with this docket. Find a reference to this notice by 
selecting ``Notice'' under ``Document Type'' on the left side of the 
search-results page, and click on the link entitled ``Comment Now!'' 
For further information on using the www.regulations.gov website, 
please consult the resources provided on the website by clicking on 
``How to Use Regulations.gov'' on the bottom of the home page.
    The www.regulations.gov website allows users to provide comments by 
filling in a ``Type Comment'' field, or by attaching a document using 
an ``Upload File'' field. USTR prefers that comments be provided in an 
attached document. If a document is attached, it is sufficient to type 
``see attached'' in the ``Type Comment'' field. USTR prefers 
submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf). If a 
submission is in an application other than those two, please indicate 
the name of the application in the ``Type Comment'' field.
    For any comments submitted electronically containing business 
confidential information, the file name of the business confidential 
version should begin with the characters ``BC''. Any page containing 
business confidential information must be clearly marked ``BUSINESS 
CONFIDENTIAL'' on the top and bottom of that page and the submission 
should clearly indicate, via brackets, highlighting, or other means, 
the specific information that is business confidential. If you request 
business confidential treatment, you must certify in writing that 
disclosure of the information would endanger trade secrets or 
profitability, and that the information would not customarily be 
released to the public. Filers of submissions containing business 
confidential information also must submit a public version of their 
comments. The file name of the public version should begin with the 
character ``P''. The ``BC'' and ``P'' should be followed by the name of 
the person or entity submitting the comment. If this is no sufficient 
to protect business confidential information or otherwise protect 
business interests, please contact Sandy McKinzy at 202-395-9483 to 
discuss whether alternative arrangements are possible.
    USTR may determine that information or advice contained in a 
comment, other than business confidential information, is confidential 
in accordance with section 135(g)(2) of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 
U.S.C. 2155(g)(2)). If a submitter believes that information or advice 
is confidential, s/he must clearly designate the information or advice 
as confidential and mark it as ``SUBMITTED IN CONFIDENCE'' at the top 
and bottom of the cover page and each succeeding page, and provide a 
non-confidential summary of the information or advice.
    Pursuant to section 127(e) of the URAA (19 U.S.C. 3537(e)), USTR 
will maintain a docket on this dispute settlement proceeding, docket 
number USTR-2018-0011, accessible to the public at www.regulations.gov. 
The public file will include non-confidential public comments USTR 
receives regarding the dispute. If a dispute settlement panel is 
convened, or in the event of an appeal from a panel, USTR will make the 
following documents publicly available at www.ustr.gov: The U.S. 
submissions and any non-confidential summaries of submissions received 
from other participants in the dispute. If a dispute settlement panel 
is convened, or in the event of an appeal from a panel, the report of 
the panel, and, if applicable, the report of the Appellate Body, will 
also be available on the website of the World Trade Organization, at 
www.wto.org.

Juan Millan,
Assistant United States Trade Representative for Monitoring and 
Enforcement, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
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