Request for Public Comment on a Commercial Availability Request Under the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement, 16243-16244 [2019-07778]

Download as PDF jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2019 / Notices techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Thomas Dickson, Rural Development Innovation Center—Regulatory Team, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 1522, Washington, DC 20250, Telephone: 202–690–4492, email: thomas.dickson@ usda.gov. Title: Seismic Safety of New Building Construction. OMB Control Number: 0572–0099. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 was enacted to reduce risks to life and property through the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is designated as the agency with the primary responsibility to plan and coordinate the NEHRP. 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[FR Doc. 2019–07813 Filed 4–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–15–P COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS Request for Public Comment on a Commercial Availability Request Under the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA). ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a request for modification of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (USMFTA) rules of origin for women’s or girls’ swimwear made from certain knit fabric. AGENCY: The Government of the United States received a request from the Government of Morocco dated March 14, 2019, on behalf of GOTTEX SWIMWEAR BRANDS LTD to initiate consultations under Article 4.3.3 of the USMFTA. The Government of Morocco is requesting that the United States and Morocco (‘‘the Parties’’) consider revising the rules of origin for women’s or girls’ swimwear to address availability of supply of certain knit fabric in the territories of the Parties. The President of the United States may proclaim a modification to the USMFTA rules of origin for textile and apparel products after the United States reaches an agreement with the Government of Morocco on a modification under Article 4.3.6 of the USMFTA to address issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the territories of the Parties. CITA hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with regard to whether certain knit fabric can be supplied by the U.S. domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. DATES: Comments must be submitted by May 20, 2019 to the Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 30003, United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Martinich, Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482–3588. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16243 Authority: Section 203 (j)(2)(B)(i) of the United States—Morocco Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 note) (USMFTA Implementation Act); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended. Background: Article 4.3.3 of the USMFTA provides that, on the request of either Party, the Parties shall consult to consider whether the rules of origin applicable to a particular textile or apparel good should be revised to address issues of availability of supply of fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the territories of the Parties. In the consultations, pursuant to Article 4.3.4 of the USMFTA, each Party shall consider all data presented by the other Party that demonstrate substantial production in its territory of a particular fiber, yarn, or fabric. The Parties shall consider that there is substantial production if a Party demonstrates that its domestic producers are capable of supplying commercial quantities of the fiber, yarn, or fabric in a timely manner. The USMFTA Implementation Act provides the President with the authority to proclaim as part of the HTSUS, modifications to the USMFTA rules of origin set out in Annex 4–A of the USMFTA as are necessary to implement an agreement with Morocco under Article 4.3.6 of the USMFTA, subject to the consultation and layover requirements of Section 104 of the USMFTA Implementation Act. See Section 203(j)(2)(B)(i) of the USMFTA Implementation Act. Executive Order 11651 established CITA to supervise the implementation of textile trade agreements and authorizes the Chairman of CITA to take actions or recommend that appropriate officials or agencies of the United States take actions necessary to implement textile trade agreements. 37 FR 4699 (March 4, 1972). The Government of the United States received a request from the Government of Morocco dated March 14, 2019, on behalf of GOTTEX SWIMWEAR BRANDS LTD, requesting that the United States consider whether the USMFTA rule of origin for women’s or girls’ swimwear classified under HTSUS 6112.41 should be modified to allow the use of printed and piece-dyed warp knit fabrics of polyester or nylon fibers, containing between 6% and 41% elastomeric yarns classified under subheading 6004.10 of the HTSUS that is not originating under the USMFTA. CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, particularly with respect to whether the fabric described above can be supplied by the U.S. domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner. E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 16244 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 75 / Thursday, April 18, 2019 / Notices Comments must be received no later than May 20, 2019. Interested persons are invited to submit such comments or information electronically to OTEXA_ MoroccoFTA@trade.gov, and/or in hard copy to: Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 30003, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. If comments include business confidential information, commenters must submit a business confidential version in hard copy to the Chairman of CITA, and also provide a public version, either in hard copy or electronically. CITA will protect any information that is marked business confidential from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. All public versions of the comments will be posted on OTEXA’s website for Commercial Availability proceedings under the USMFTA: http:// otexa.trade.gov/Morocco_CA.htm. Lloyd Wood, Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements. [FR Doc. 2019–07778 Filed 4–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–21–2019] jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Approval of Subzone Expansion; Swagelok Company Ravenna, Ohio On February 19, 2019, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board docketed an application submitted by the Cleveland Cuyahoga County Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 40, requesting an expansion of Subzone 40I subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 40, on behalf of Swagelok Company, in Ravenna, Ohio. The application was processed in accordance with the FTZ Act and Regulations, including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (84 FR 6129, February 16, 2019). The FTZ staff examiner reviewed the application and determined that it meets the criteria for approval. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board Executive Secretary (15 CFR Sec. 400.36(f)), the application to expand Subzone 40I was approved on April 15, 2019, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and further subject to FTZ 40’s 2,000-acre activation limit. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:37 Apr 17, 2019 Jkt 247001 Dated: April 15, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. Dated: April 15, 2019. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2019–07799 Filed 4–17–19; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2019–07803 Filed 4–17–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–26–2019] [B–27–2019] Foreign-Trade Zone 124—Gramercy, Louisiana; Application for Subzone, Offshore Energy Services, Inc.; Broussard, Louisiana An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Port of South Louisiana, grantee of FTZ 124, requesting subzone status for the facility of Offshore Energy Services, Inc., located in Broussard, Louisiana. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on April 15, 2019. The proposed subzone (58.2 acres) is located at 5900 Highway 90 in Broussard (Lafayette Parish), Louisiana. A notification of proposed production activity has been submitted and is being processed under 15 CFR 400.37 (Doc. B– 14–2019). In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Camille Evans of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to review the application and make recommendations to the FTZ Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is May 28, 2019. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to June 12, 2019. 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 Camille Evans at Camille.Evans@ trade.gov or (202) 482–2350. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 167—Green Bay, Wisconsin; Notification of Proposed Production Activity ProAmpac Holdings, Inc.; (Flexible Packaging Applications) Neenah and Appleton, Wisconsin ProAmpac Holdings, Inc. (ProAmpac) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Neenah and Appleton, Wisconsin. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on April 5, 2019. The applicant indicates that it will be submitting a separate application for FTZ designation at ProAmpac’s facilities under FTZ 167. The facilities are used for the production of flexible packaging for food, medical, pharmaceutical, and other consumer and industrial applications. Pursuant to 15 CFR 400.14(b), FTZ activity would be limited to the specific foreign-status material/component and specific finished products described in the submitted notification (as described below) and subsequently authorized by the FTZ Board. Production under FTZ procedures could exempt ProAmpac from customs duty payments on the foreign-status material/component used in export production (estimated 5% percent of production). On its domestic sales, for the foreign-status material/component noted below, ProAmpac would be able to choose the duty rates during customs entry procedures that apply to plastic pouch stock, paper can liner and pouch stock, and aluminum laminated packaging stock (duty rate ranges from duty-free to 4.2%). ProAmpac would be able to avoid duty on foreign-status material which becomes scrap/waste. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign-status production equipment. The material/component sourced from abroad is aluminum foil (with gauges not exceeding 0.051mm) (duty rate ranges from 5.3 to 5.8%). The request indicates that aluminum foil is subject to an antidumping/ countervailing duty (AD/CVD) order if imported from China. The FTZ Board’s E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 75 (Thursday, April 18, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16243-16244]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-07778]


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COMMITTEE FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF TEXTILE AGREEMENTS


Request for Public Comment on a Commercial Availability Request 
Under the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement

AGENCY: Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA).

ACTION: Request for public comments concerning a request for 
modification of the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (USMFTA) rules of 
origin for women's or girls' swimwear made from certain knit fabric.

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SUMMARY: The Government of the United States received a request from 
the Government of Morocco dated March 14, 2019, on behalf of GOTTEX 
SWIMWEAR BRANDS LTD to initiate consultations under Article 4.3.3 of 
the USMFTA. The Government of Morocco is requesting that the United 
States and Morocco (``the Parties'') consider revising the rules of 
origin for women's or girls' swimwear to address availability of supply 
of certain knit fabric in the territories of the Parties. The President 
of the United States may proclaim a modification to the USMFTA rules of 
origin for textile and apparel products after the United States reaches 
an agreement with the Government of Morocco on a modification under 
Article 4.3.6 of the USMFTA to address issues of availability of supply 
of fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the territories of the Parties. CITA 
hereby solicits public comments on this request, in particular with 
regard to whether certain knit fabric can be supplied by the U.S. 
domestic industry in commercial quantities in a timely manner.

DATES: Comments must be submitted by May 20, 2019 to the Chairman, 
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 30003, 
United States Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Martinich, Office of Textiles 
and Apparel, U.S. Department of Commerce, (202) 482-3588.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

    Authority: Section 203 (j)(2)(B)(i) of the United States--
Morocco Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3805 
note) (USMFTA Implementation Act); Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 
1972, as amended.

    Background: Article 4.3.3 of the USMFTA provides that, on the 
request of either Party, the Parties shall consult to consider whether 
the rules of origin applicable to a particular textile or apparel good 
should be revised to address issues of availability of supply of 
fibers, yarns, or fabrics in the territories of the Parties. In the 
consultations, pursuant to Article 4.3.4 of the USMFTA, each Party 
shall consider all data presented by the other Party that demonstrate 
substantial production in its territory of a particular fiber, yarn, or 
fabric. The Parties shall consider that there is substantial production 
if a Party demonstrates that its domestic producers are capable of 
supplying commercial quantities of the fiber, yarn, or fabric in a 
timely manner.
    The USMFTA Implementation Act provides the President with the 
authority to proclaim as part of the HTSUS, modifications to the USMFTA 
rules of origin set out in Annex 4-A of the USMFTA as are necessary to 
implement an agreement with Morocco under Article 4.3.6 of the USMFTA, 
subject to the consultation and layover requirements of Section 104 of 
the USMFTA Implementation Act. See Section 203(j)(2)(B)(i) of the 
USMFTA Implementation Act. Executive Order 11651 established CITA to 
supervise the implementation of textile trade agreements and authorizes 
the Chairman of CITA to take actions or recommend that appropriate 
officials or agencies of the United States take actions necessary to 
implement textile trade agreements. 37 FR 4699 (March 4, 1972).
    The Government of the United States received a request from the 
Government of Morocco dated March 14, 2019, on behalf of GOTTEX 
SWIMWEAR BRANDS LTD, requesting that the United States consider whether 
the USMFTA rule of origin for women's or girls' swimwear classified 
under HTSUS 6112.41 should be modified to allow the use of printed and 
piece-dyed warp knit fabrics of polyester or nylon fibers, containing 
between 6% and 41% elastomeric yarns classified under subheading 
6004.10 of the HTSUS that is not originating under the USMFTA.
    CITA is soliciting public comments regarding this request, 
particularly with respect to whether the fabric described above can be 
supplied by the U.S. domestic industry in commercial quantities in a 
timely manner.

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Comments must be received no later than May 20, 2019. Interested 
persons are invited to submit such comments or information 
electronically to [email protected], and/or in hard copy to: 
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, Room 
30003, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20230.
    If comments include business confidential information, commenters 
must submit a business confidential version in hard copy to the 
Chairman of CITA, and also provide a public version, either in hard 
copy or electronically. CITA will protect any information that is 
marked business confidential from disclosure to the full extent 
permitted by law. All public versions of the comments will be posted on 
OTEXA's website for Commercial Availability proceedings under the 
USMFTA: http://otexa.trade.gov/Morocco_CA.htm.

Lloyd Wood,
Chairman, Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements.
[FR Doc. 2019-07778 Filed 4-17-19; 8:45 am]
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