U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council, 25997-25998 [2018-12062]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Notices Security provides administrative support for these Committees. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On Occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. This information collection request may be viewed at reginfo.gov, http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/. Follow the instructions to view Department of Commerce collections currently under review by OMB. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@ omb.eop.gov. Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–12056 Filed 6–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Licensing Responsibilities and Enforcement Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before August 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Mark Crace, BIS ICB Liaison, (202) 482–8093, mark.crace@ bis.doc.gov. amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: are needed by the Office of Export Enforcement and Customs to enforce the Export Administration Regulations and maintain the national security of the United States. II. Method of Collection Submitted electronically or on paper. DATES: IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheleen Dumas, Departmental Lead PRA Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–12057 Filed 6–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council I. Abstract AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 241001 The U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC or Council) will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at the U.S. Department of Commerce, in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below. SUMMARY: III. Data OMB Control Number: 0694–0122. Form Number(s): N/A. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,821,891. Estimated Time per Response: 5 seconds to 2 hours per response. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 78,576 hours. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. Legal Authority: Section 758 of the Export Administration Regulations. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This information collection supports the various collections, notifications, reports, and information exchanges that 25997 International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Thursday, June 21, 2018, from approximately 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The deadline for members of the public to register, including requests to make comments during the meeting and for auxiliary aids, or to submit written comments for dissemination prior to the meeting, is 5:00 p.m. EST on June 14, 2018. Members of the public are encouraged to submit registration requests and written comments via email to ensure timely receipt. U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. ADDRESSES: Ericka Ukrow, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries (OFII), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482–0405; email: Ericka.Ukrow@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On July 25, 2016, the Secretary of Commerce established the TFAC pursuant to discretionary authority and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The TFAC advises the Secretary of Commerce in identifying effective ways to expand access to finance for U.S. exporters, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their foreign buyers. The TFAC also provides a forum to facilitate the discussion between a diverse group of stakeholders such as banks, non-bank financial institutions, other trade finance related organizations, and exporters, to gain a better understanding regarding current challenges facing U.S. exporters in accessing finance. On June 21, 2018, the TFAC will hold the fifth and last meeting of its current charter term. During this meeting, members are expected to discuss possible recommendations on policies and programs that can increase awareness of, and expand access to, private export financing resources for U.S. exporters. They will also hear from officials from the Department of Commerce and other agencies on issues impacting the scope of their work and mission. E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 25998 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 108 / Tuesday, June 5, 2018 / Notices Public Participation The meeting will be open to the public and will be accessible to people with disabilities. All guests are required to register in advance by the deadline identified under the DATE caption. Requests to register (including to speak or for auxiliary aids) and any written comments should be submitted by either of the following methods: (a) Electronic Submission: Submit statements electronically to Ericka Ukrow, U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council Designated Federal Officer, via email to TFAC@trade.gov; or (b) Paper Submissions: Send paper statements to Ericka Ukrow, U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council Designated Federal Officer, Room 18002, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. There will be fifteen (15) minutes allotted for oral comments from members of the public joining the meeting. To accommodate as many speakers as possible, the time for public comments may be limited to three (3) minutes per person. Individuals wishing to reserve speaking time during the meeting must submit a request at the time of registration, as well as the name and address of the proposed speaker. If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the International Trade Administration may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers. Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their prepared remarks by 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 14, 2018, for inclusion in the meeting records and for circulation to the members of the Council. In addition, any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments concerning matters relevant to the TFAC’s responsibilities at any time before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to Ericka Ukrow, at the contact information indicated above. To be considered during the meeting, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 14, 2018, to ensure transmission to the Council members prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date and time will be distributed to the members but may not be considered during the meeting. Comments and statements will be posted on the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council website (http:// trade.gov/TFAC) without change, including any business or personal VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:19 Jun 04, 2018 Jkt 241001 information provided such as names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers. All comments and statements received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should submit only information that you are prepared to have made publicly available. II. Meeting Minutes Copies of TFAC meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting. Dated: May 30, 2018. Michael Fuchs, Trade and Project Finance Team Lead, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries. [FR Doc. 2018–12062 Filed 6–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Thailand: Affirmative Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances in Part Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Thailand are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI) April 1, 2016, through March 31, 2017. In addition, we determine that critical circumstances exist with respect to certain imports of the subject merchandise. DATES: Applicable June 5, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Zhang (COFCO), George McMahon (Niran), or Cindy Robinson (Sunshine), AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1168, (202) 482–1167, or (202) 482–3797, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of citric acid from Thailand on January 8, 2018, in which we also postponed the final Frm 00004 Scope of the Investigation The product covered by this investigation is citric acid from Thailand. For a full description of the scope of this investigation, see the ‘‘Scope of the Investigation’’ in Appendix I of this notice. Scope Comments [A–549–833] PO 00000 determination until May 26, 2018.1 We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the closure of the Federal Government from January 20 through 22, 2018. The revised deadline for the final determination of this investigation is now May 29, 2018.2 A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is adopted by this notice.3 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Prior to the Preliminary Determination, we issued a Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum.4 We subsequently invited parties to submit additional scope comments in their case briefs, but received none. Therefore, for the final determination, we continue to find that the scope of the investigation as defined in the Initiation Notice 5 and the Preliminary Determination 6 remains applicable. See Appendix I. 1 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Preliminary Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, in Part, and Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures, 83 FR 784 (January 8, 2018) (Preliminary Determination), and accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. 2 See Memorandum for The Record from Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, performing the nonexclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, ‘‘Deadlines Affected by the Shutdown of the Federal Government’’ (Tolling Memorandum), dated January 23, 2018. All deadlines in this segment of the proceeding have been extended by 3 days. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Affirmative Determination in the Less-Than- Fair-Value Investigation of Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Thailand,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Issues and Decision Memorandum). 4 See Memorandum ‘‘Scope Comments Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determinations,’’ dated December 1, 2017 (Preliminary Scope Decision Memorandum). 5 See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Belgium, Colombia, and Thailand: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 82 FR 29828 (June 30, 2017) (Initiation Notice) and accompanying Initiation Checklist. 6 See Preliminary Determination, 83 FR at 786. E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 108 (Tuesday, June 5, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25997-25998]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12062]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of an open meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council 
(TFAC or Council) will hold a meeting on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at 
the U.S. Department of Commerce, in Washington, DC. The meeting is open 
to the public with registration instructions provided below.

DATES: Thursday, June 21, 2018, from approximately 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 
p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The deadline for members of the 
public to register, including requests to make comments during the 
meeting and for auxiliary aids, or to submit written comments for 
dissemination prior to the meeting, is 5:00 p.m. EST on June 14, 2018. 
Members of the public are encouraged to submit registration requests 
and written comments via email to ensure timely receipt.

ADDRESSES: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ericka Ukrow, Designated Federal 
Officer, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries (OFII), 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at 
(202) 482-0405; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Background

    On July 25, 2016, the Secretary of Commerce established the TFAC 
pursuant to discretionary authority and in accordance with the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App. The TFAC advises the 
Secretary of Commerce in identifying effective ways to expand access to 
finance for U.S. exporters, especially small- and medium-sized 
enterprises (SMEs) and their foreign buyers. The TFAC also provides a 
forum to facilitate the discussion between a diverse group of 
stakeholders such as banks, non-bank financial institutions, other 
trade finance related organizations, and exporters, to gain a better 
understanding regarding current challenges facing U.S. exporters in 
accessing finance.
    On June 21, 2018, the TFAC will hold the fifth and last meeting of 
its current charter term. During this meeting, members are expected to 
discuss possible recommendations on policies and programs that can 
increase awareness of, and expand access to, private export financing 
resources for U.S. exporters. They will also hear from officials from 
the Department of Commerce and other agencies on issues impacting the 
scope of their work and mission.

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Public Participation

    The meeting will be open to the public and will be accessible to 
people with disabilities.
    All guests are required to register in advance by the deadline 
identified under the DATE caption. Requests to register (including to 
speak or for auxiliary aids) and any written comments should be 
submitted by either of the following methods: (a) Electronic 
Submission: Submit statements electronically to Ericka Ukrow, U.S. 
Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council Designated 
Federal Officer, via email to [email protected]; or (b) Paper Submissions: 
Send paper statements to Ericka Ukrow, U.S. Department of Commerce 
Trade Finance Advisory Council Designated Federal Officer, Room 18002, 
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. Last minute requests 
will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.
    There will be fifteen (15) minutes allotted for oral comments from 
members of the public joining the meeting. To accommodate as many 
speakers as possible, the time for public comments may be limited to 
three (3) minutes per person. Individuals wishing to reserve speaking 
time during the meeting must submit a request at the time of 
registration, as well as the name and address of the proposed speaker. 
If the number of registrants requesting to make statements is greater 
than can be reasonably accommodated during the meeting, the 
International Trade Administration may conduct a lottery to determine 
the speakers.
    Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their prepared 
remarks by 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 14, 2018, for inclusion in the meeting 
records and for circulation to the members of the Council. In addition, 
any member of the public may submit pertinent written comments 
concerning matters relevant to the TFAC's responsibilities at any time 
before or after the meeting. Comments may be submitted to Ericka Ukrow, 
at the contact information indicated above. To be considered during the 
meeting, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. EDT on June 14, 
2018, to ensure transmission to the Council members prior to the 
meeting. Comments received after that date and time will be distributed 
to the members but may not be considered during the meeting. Comments 
and statements will be posted on the U.S. Department of Commerce Trade 
Finance Advisory Council website (http://trade.gov/TFAC) without 
change, including any business or personal information provided such as 
names, addresses, email addresses, or telephone numbers.
    All comments and statements received, including attachments and 
other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject 
to public disclosure. You should submit only information that you are 
prepared to have made publicly available.

II. Meeting Minutes

    Copies of TFAC meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of 
the meeting.

    Dated: May 30, 2018.
Michael Fuchs,
Trade and Project Finance Team Lead, Office of Finance and Insurance 
Industries.
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