U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council; Meeting, 49245-49246 [2019-20304]

Download as PDF 49245 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 182 Thursday, September 19, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Board for International Food and Agricultural Development; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of a public meeting of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD). The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:20 p.m. CDT at the Hotel Downtown Marriott in Des Moines Iowa. The meeting will be livestreamed and accessible at http:// www.aplu.org/projects-and-initiatives/ international-programs/bifad/bifadmeetings.html. A morning session on Agriculture and Food Security in Conflict-Affected and Fragile Context will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CDT, with a public comment period from 12:00 to 12:25 p.m. CDT. There is an urgent need to understand the unique challenges of improving the agricultural sector and food security in conflict-affected and fragile contexts— including those in which large populations are displaced—in order to strengthen investments in evidencebased food and agriculture programming tailored for these contexts. This BIFAD public meeting begins to address this need by bringing stakeholders and sector experts together for a timely discussion on the subject. The morning session will specifically address the following questions: What is the state of knowledge on the relationship between conflict, fragility and food systems? What are the implications of this relationship for food security? How can food security and agricultural investments be most effective in preventing conflict or accelerating recovery in post-conflict settings? What are the unique needs of affected populations? From 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT, a new BIFAD-commissioned study, How VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 the United States Benefits from Agricultural and Food Security Investments in Developing Countries, will be launched, with a public comment period from 3:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT. From 3:45 to 4:20, the BIFAD Awards for Scientific Excellence in a Feed the Future Innovation Lab will be announced and presented to award recipients. BIFAD is a seven-member, presidentially appointed advisory board to USAID established in 1975 under Title XII of the Foreign Assistance Act, as amended. The provisions of Title XII concern bringing assets of U.S. universities to bear on development challenges in agriculture and food security, and the BIFAD’s role is to help carry out this function. For questions about registration, please contact Devin Furguson at dferguson@aplu.org or (202) 478–6030. For questions about BIFAD, please contact Clara Cohen, Designated Federal Officer for BIFAD in the Bureau for Food Security at USAID. Interested persons may write to her in care of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Ronald Reagan Building, Bureau for Food Security, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20523–2110, email her at ccohen@ usaid.gov, or telephone her at (202) 712–0119. Clara Cohen, Designated Federal Officer, BIFAD. [FR Doc. 2019–20311 Filed 9–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6116–02–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council; Meeting International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an open meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC or Council) will hold a meeting on Thursday, October 3, 2019 at the Milken Institute, in Santa Monica, CA. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Thursday, October 3, 2019 from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Pacific Standard Time (PST). 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. Eastern Standard Time on September 23, 2019. Registration, comments, and any auxiliary aid requests should be submitted via email to TFAC@trade.gov. ADDRESSES: Milken Institute, 1250 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401. 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: Ericka.Ukrow@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Background The TFAC was established on August 11, 2016, pursuant to discretionary authority and in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., and rechartered for a second two-year term on August 9, 2018. The TFAC serves as the principal advisory body to the Secretary of Commerce on policy matters relating to access to trade finance for U.S. exporters, including small- and medium-sized enterprises, and their foreign buyers. The TFAC is the mechanism by which the Department of Commerce (the Department) convenes private sector stakeholders to identify and develop consensus-based solutions to trade finance challenges. The Council is comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders from the trade finance industry and the U.S. exporting community, as well as experts from academia and public policy organizations. On October 3, 2019, the TFAC will hold the third meeting of its 2018–2020 charter term. During the meeting, TFAC subcommittee members will present recommendations on policies and programs that can increase awareness of, and expand access to, private export financing resources for U.S. exporters, for discussion with the broader TFAC and officials from the Department and other agencies. Meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1 49246 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 182 / Thursday, September 19, 2019 / Notices upon request or on the TFAC’s website at www.trade.gov/tfac. Public Participation The meeting will be open to the public and there will be limited time permitted for public comments. In order to be considered at the meeting, comments from members of the public must be submitted by the deadline identified under the DATES caption. Requests from members of the public to participate in the meeting, and for auxiliary aids, must be received by the same date submitted. Request should be submitted electronically to TFAC@trade.gov. Last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to accommodate. Members of the public may submit written comments concerning TFAC affairs at any time before or after a meeting. Comments may be submitted to Ericka Ukrow, at the contact information indicated above. All comments and statements received, including attachments and other supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. Ericka Ukrow, Senior International Trade Specialist, Designated Federal Officer Trade Finance Advisory Council, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries, Industry & Analysis. [FR Doc. 2019–20304 Filed 9–18–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–910] Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017– 2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to determine that none of the companies under review have demonstrated eligibility for a separate rate during the period of review (POR) July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: DATES: Applicable September 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aleksandras Nakutis, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:30 Sep 18, 2019 Jkt 247001 NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3147. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 20, 2019, Commerce published its Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon quality steel pipe from the People’s Republic of China (China) for 122 companies covering the July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 POR.1 Although invited to do so, interested parties did not comment on our Preliminary Results. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is certain welded carbon quality steel pipes and tubes, of circular crosssection, and with an outside diameter of 0.372 inches (9.45 mm) or more, but not more than 16 inches (406.4 mm), whether or not stenciled, regardless of wall thickness, surface finish (e.g., black, galvanized, or painted), end finish (e.g., plain end, beveled end, grooved, threaded, or threaded and coupled), or industry specification (e.g., ASTM, proprietary, or other), generally known as standard pipe and structural pipe (they may also be referred to as circular, structural, or mechanical tubing). The pipe products that are the subject of the order are currently classifiable in Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical reporting numbers 7306.30.10.00, 7306.30.50.25, 7306.30.50.32, 7306.30.50.40, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.85, 7306.30.50.90, 7306.50.10.00, 7306.50.50.50, 7306.50.50.70, 7306.19.10.10, 7306.19.10.50, 7306.19.51.10, and 7306.19.51.50. However, the product description, and not the HTSUS classification, is dispositive of whether merchandise imported into the United States falls within the scope of the order.2 Analysis As noted above, no parties commented on the Preliminary Results. Therefore, we are adopting the decisions in the Preliminary Decision 1 See Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission; 2017–2018, 84 FR 22817 (May 20, 2019) (Preliminary Results). 2 For a complete description of the scope of the order, see Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated May 13, 2019 (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Memorandum for these final results of review. In the Preliminary Results, Commerce determined that all 122 companies under review did not establish their eligibility for a separate rate and are part of the China-wide entity.3 For these final results of review, we have continued to treat the 122 companies under review as part of the China-wide entity. Because no party requested a review of the China-wide entity, we are not conducting a review of the China-wide entity,4 and thus, there is no change to its antidumping duty rate. The existing antidumping duty rate for the China-wide entity is 85.55 percent.5 For additional details, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, which is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http://access.trade.gov and in the Central Records Unit, room B8024 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/index.html. The signed and the electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Assessment Rates Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(C) Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.212(b), Commerce has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise in accordance with the final results of this review. Commerce intends to instruct CBP to liquidate entries of subject merchandise during this POR from the 122 companies under review at the China-wide rate. Commerce intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the publication date of the final results of this review. Cash Deposit Requirements The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this 3 See Preliminary Results, 84 FR at 22817. Antidumping Proceedings: Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings, 78 FR 65963, 65969–70 (November 4, 2013). 5 See Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 84 FR 15584 (April 16, 2019) (Second Sunset). 4 See E:\FR\FM\19SEN1.SGM 19SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 182 (Thursday, September 19, 2019)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-20304]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council; 
Meeting

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, October 3, 2019 at 
the Milken Institute, in Santa Monica, CA. The meeting is open to the 
public with registration instructions provided below.

DATES: Thursday, October 3, 2019 from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 
noon Pacific Standard Time (PST). 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. Eastern Standard Time 
on September 23, 2019. Registration, comments, and any auxiliary aid 
requests should be submitted via email to [email protected].

ADDRESSES: Milken Institute, 1250 4th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

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: 

Background

    The TFAC was established on August 11, 2016, pursuant to 
discretionary authority and in accordance with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., and re-chartered for a second 
two-year term on August 9, 2018.
    The TFAC serves as the principal advisory body to the Secretary of 
Commerce on policy matters relating to access to trade finance for U.S. 
exporters, including small- and medium-sized enterprises, and their 
foreign buyers. The TFAC is the mechanism by which the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) convenes private sector stakeholders to 
identify and develop consensus-based solutions to trade finance 
challenges. The Council is comprised of a diverse group of stakeholders 
from the trade finance industry and the U.S. exporting community, as 
well as experts from academia and public policy organizations.
    On October 3, 2019, the TFAC will hold the third meeting of its 
2018-2020 charter term. During the meeting, TFAC subcommittee members 
will present recommendations on policies and programs that can increase 
awareness of, and expand access to, private export financing resources 
for U.S. exporters, for discussion with the broader TFAC and officials 
from the Department and other agencies. Meeting minutes will be 
available within 90 days of the meeting

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upon request or on the TFAC's website at www.trade.gov/tfac.

Public Participation

    The meeting will be open to the public and there will be limited 
time permitted for public comments.
    In order to be considered at the meeting, comments from members of 
the public must be submitted by the deadline identified under the DATES 
caption. Requests from members of the public to participate in the 
meeting, and for auxiliary aids, must be received by the same date 
submitted. Request should be submitted electronically to 
[email protected]. Last minute requests will be accepted but may not be 
possible to accommodate.
    Members of the public may submit written comments concerning TFAC 
affairs at any time before or after a meeting. Comments may be 
submitted to Ericka Ukrow, at the contact information indicated above. 
All comments and statements received, including attachments and other 
supporting materials, are part of the public record and subject to 
public disclosure.

Ericka Ukrow,
Senior International Trade Specialist, Designated Federal Officer Trade 
Finance Advisory Council, Office of Finance and Insurance Industries, 
Industry & Analysis.
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