Certification Pursuant to the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 25895 [2019-11612]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 4, 2019 / Notices Dated: May 30, 2019. Naomi Sipple, Reports Clearance Officer, Social Security Administration. [FR Doc. 2019–11629 Filed 6–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4191–02–P DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice: 10782] Certification Pursuant to the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act By virtue of the authority vested in me as Secretary of State pursuant to section 7041(a)(1)(2)(B) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019 (Div. K, Pub. L. 116–6) and similar provisions in prior year appropriations acts, I hereby certify that the Government of Egypt has dismissed the convictions issued by the Cairo Criminal Court on June 4, 2013, in ‘‘Public Prosecution Case No. 1110 for the Year 2012’’ and has not subjected the defendants to further prosecution. This certification shall be published in the Federal Register and shall be reported to Congress, along with the accompanying Memorandum of Justification. Dated: April 22, 2019. Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State. [FR Doc. 2019–11612 Filed 6–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–31–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE Notice of Product Exclusions: China’s Acts, Policies, and Practices Related to Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property, and Innovation Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice of product exclusions. AGENCY: Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion (the $34 billion action) as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The Trade Representative’s determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process. The Trade Representative initiated the khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:16 Jun 03, 2019 Jkt 247001 exclusion process in July 2018, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. In December 2018, March 2019, April 2019, and May 2019, the Trade Representative granted exclusion requests. This notice announces the Trade Representative’s determination to grant additional exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice. The Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions on pending requests on a periodic basis. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of the July 6, 2018 effective date of the $34 billion action, and will extend for one year after the publication of this notice. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Assistant General Counsels Philip Butler or Megan Grimball, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395–5725. For specific questions on customs classification or implementation of the product exclusions identified in the Annex to this notice, contact traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background For background on the proceedings in this investigation, please see the prior notices issued in the investigation, including 82 FR 40213 (August 24, 2017), 83 FR 14906 (April 6, 2018), 83 FR 28710 (June 20, 2018), 83 FR 33608 (July 17, 2018), 83 FR 38760 (August 7, 2018), 83 FR 40823 (August 16, 2018), 83 FR 47974 (September 21, 2018), 83 FR 65198 (December 19, 2018), 83 FR 67463 (December 28, 2018), 84 FR 7966 (March 5, 2019), 84 FR 11152 (March 25, 2019), 84 FR 16310 (April 18, 2019), and 84 FR 21389 (May 14, 2019). Effective July 6, 2018, the Trade Representative imposed additional 25 percent duties on goods of China classified in 818 8-digit subheadings of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), with an approximate annual trade value of $34 billion. See 83 FR 28710. The Trade Representative’s determination included a decision to establish a process by which U.S. stakeholders may request exclusion of particular products classified within an 8-digit HTSUS subheading covered by the $34 billion action from the additional duties. The Trade Representative issued a notice setting out the process for the product exclusions, and opened a public docket. See 83 FR 32181 (the July 11 notice). PO 00000 Frm 00166 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25895 Under the July 11 notice, requests for exclusion had to identify the product subject to the request in terms of the physical characteristics that distinguish the product from other products within the relevant 8-digit subheading covered by the $34 billion action. Requestors also had to provide the 10-digit subheading of the HTSUS most applicable to the particular product requested for exclusion, and could submit information on the ability of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to administer the requested exclusion. Requestors were asked to provide the quantity and value of the Chinese-origin product that the requestor purchased in the last three years. With regard to the rationale for the requested exclusion, requests had to address the following factors: • Whether the particular product is available only from China and specifically whether the particular product and/or a comparable product is available from sources in the United States and/or third countries. • Whether the imposition of additional duties on the particular product would cause severe economic harm to the requestor or other U.S. interests. • Whether the particular product is strategically important or related to ‘‘Made in China 2025’’ or other Chinese industrial programs. The July 11 notice stated that the Trade Representative would take into account whether an exclusion would undermine the objective of the Section 301 investigation. The July 11 notice required submission of requests for exclusion from the $34 billion action no later than October 9, 2018, and noted that the Trade Representative would periodically announce decisions. In December 2018, the Trade Representative granted an initial set of exclusion requests. See 83 FR 67463. The Trade Representative granted a second, third, and fourth set of exclusions in March 2019, April 2019, and May 2019. See 84 FR 11152, 84 FR 16310, and 84 FR 21389. The Office of the United States Trade Representative regularly updates the status of each pending request and posts the status at https://ustr.gov/issue-areas/ enforcement/section-301-investigations/ section-301-china/section-301exclusion-process. B. Determination To Grant Certain Exclusions Based on the evaluation of the factors set out in the July 11 notice, which are summarized above, pursuant to sections 301(b), 301(c), and 307(a) of the Trade E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice: 10782]


Certification Pursuant to the Department of State, Foreign 
Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act

    By virtue of the authority vested in me as Secretary of State 
pursuant to section 7041(a)(1)(2)(B) of the Department of State, 
Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2019 (Div. 
K, Pub. L. 116-6) and similar provisions in prior year appropriations 
acts, I hereby certify that the Government of Egypt has dismissed the 
convictions issued by the Cairo Criminal Court on June 4, 2013, in 
``Public Prosecution Case No. 1110 for the Year 2012'' and has not 
subjected the defendants to further prosecution.
    This certification shall be published in the Federal Register and 
shall be reported to Congress, along with the accompanying Memorandum 
of Justification.

    Dated: April 22, 2019.
Michael R. Pompeo,
Secretary of State.
[FR Doc. 2019-11612 Filed 6-3-19; 8:45 am]
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