Notice of Termination of United States-Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty, 23327 [2018-10659]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 97 / Friday, May 18, 2018 / Notices continued rail service has been received, this exemption will be effective on June 17, 2018, unless stayed pending reconsideration. Petitions to stay that do not involve environmental issues and formal expressions of intent to file an OFA to subsidize continued rail service under 49 CFR 1152.27(c)(2) 2 must be filed by May 28, 2018.3 Petitions for reconsideration must be filed by June 7, 2018, with the Surface Transportation Board, 395 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20423–0001. A copy of any petition filed with Board should be sent to CSXT’s representative, Louis E. Gitomer, Law Offices of Louis E. Gitomer, LLC, 600 Baltimore Avenue, Suite 301, Towson, MD 21204. If the verified notice contains false or misleading information, the exemption is void ab initio. Board decisions and notices are available on our website at ‘‘WWW.STB.GOV.’’ Decided: May 10, 2018. By the Board, Scott M. Zimmerman, Acting Director, Office of Proceedings. Jeffrey Herzig, Clearance Clerk. [FR Doc. 2018–10348 Filed 5–17–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4915–01–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Public Notice 10418] Notice of Termination of United StatesEcuador Bilateral Investment Treaty ACTION: Notice of termination. The Government of Ecuador has delivered to the United States a notice of termination for the bilateral investment treaty between the two countries. As a result, the treaty terminates as of May 18, 2018, except that it will continue to apply for another 10 years to investments made or acquired prior to the date of termination daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: OFA process now requires potential offerors, in their formal expression of intent, to make a preliminary financial responsibility showing based on a calculation using information contained in the carrier’s filing and publicly-available information. See Offers of Financial Assistance, EP 729 (STB served June 29, 2017); 82 FR 30,997 (July 5, 2017). 2 Each OFA must be accompanied by the filing fee, which currently is set at $1,800. See 49 CFR 1002.2(f)(25). 3 Because this is a discontinuance proceeding and not an abandonment, trail use/rail banking and public use conditions are not appropriate. Because there will be an environmental review during abandonment, this discontinuance does not require environmental review. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:38 May 17, 2018 Jkt 244001 (May 18, 2018) and to which the treaty otherwise applies. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Phan, Senior Treaty Negotiator, Office of Investment Affairs at the Department of State, at PhanPN@ state.gov or (202) 736–4246, or Lauren Mandell, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Investment at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, at Lauren_A_Mandell@ustr.eop.gov or (202) 395–9444. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ecuador delivered a notice dated May 18, 2017, that it was terminating the ‘‘Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment’’ (‘‘the Treaty’’). Pursuant to the terms of the Treaty, termination takes effect one year from the date of that notice. The Treaty was signed at Washington on August 27, 1993, and entered into force on May 11, 1997. Under the terms of the Treaty, either Party may terminate the Treaty at the end of the initial tenyear period, or any time thereafter, by giving one year’s written notice to the other Party. The provisions of the Treaty will continue to apply for an additional 10 years to all investments made or acquired prior to the date of termination and to which the Treaty otherwise applies. The Treaty provides protections to cross-border investment between the two countries and the option to resolve investment disputes through international arbitration. The Department of State and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, which co-lead the U.S. bilateral investment treaty program, are providing this notice so that existing or potential U.S. investors in Ecuador can factor the termination of the Treaty into their business planning, as appropriate. Pamela Phan, Senior Treaty Negotiator and Advisor, Office of Investment Affairs, Department of State. Lauren Mandell, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 97 (Friday, May 18, 2018)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-10659]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Public Notice 10418]


Notice of Termination of United States-Ecuador Bilateral 
Investment Treaty

ACTION: Notice of termination.

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SUMMARY: The Government of Ecuador has delivered to the United States a 
notice of termination for the bilateral investment treaty between the 
two countries. As a result, the treaty terminates as of May 18, 2018, 
except that it will continue to apply for another 10 years to 
investments made or acquired prior to the date of termination (May 18, 
2018) and to which the treaty otherwise applies.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pamela Phan, Senior Treaty Negotiator, 
Office of Investment Affairs at the Department of State, at 
[email protected] or (202) 736-4246, or Lauren Mandell, Deputy Assistant 
U.S. Trade Representative for Investment at the Office of the U.S. 
Trade Representative, at [email protected] or (202) 395-
9444.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ecuador delivered a notice dated May 18, 
2017, that it was terminating the ``Treaty between the United States of 
America and the Republic of Ecuador Concerning the Encouragement and 
Reciprocal Protection of Investment'' (``the Treaty''). Pursuant to the 
terms of the Treaty, termination takes effect one year from the date of 
that notice.
    The Treaty was signed at Washington on August 27, 1993, and entered 
into force on May 11, 1997. Under the terms of the Treaty, either Party 
may terminate the Treaty at the end of the initial ten-year period, or 
any time thereafter, by giving one year's written notice to the other 
Party. The provisions of the Treaty will continue to apply for an 
additional 10 years to all investments made or acquired prior to the 
date of termination and to which the Treaty otherwise applies. The 
Treaty provides protections to cross-border investment between the two 
countries and the option to resolve investment disputes through 
international arbitration. The Department of State and the Office of 
the U.S. Trade Representative, which co-lead the U.S. bilateral 
investment treaty program, are providing this notice so that existing 
or potential U.S. investors in Ecuador can factor the termination of 
the Treaty into their business planning, as appropriate.

Pamela Phan,
Senior Treaty Negotiator and Advisor, Office of Investment Affairs, 
Department of State.
Lauren Mandell,
Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Office of the U.S. Trade 
Representative.
[FR Doc. 2018-10659 Filed 5-17-18; 8:45 am]
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