Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Solicitation of Nominations for Membership, 7281-7282 [2020-02455]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 26 / Friday, February 7, 2020 / Notices therefore, de minimis within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1), in which case the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not participating in this review, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recently-completed segment of this proceeding in which the company was reviewed; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-fair value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, then the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recentlycompleted segment of this proceeding for the manufacturer of subject merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 5.95 percent, the all-others rate made effective by the LTFV investigation.19 These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in Commerce’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: January 31, 2020. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Appendix List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Allegation of a Particular Market Situation V. Companies Not Selected for Individual Examination VI. Discussion of the Methodology VII. Currency Conversion 19 See Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe from the Sultanate of Oman, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Duty Determination and Antidumping Duty Orders, 81 FR 91906 (December 19, 2016). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Feb 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 VIII. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2020–02467 Filed 2–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Solicitation of Nominations for Membership International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to apply for membership on the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), requests nominations for the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (‘‘The Committee’’). The Committee was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Committee was first chartered on November 21, 2011, and subsequently renewed on November 20, 2013, November 17, 2015, and November 16, 2017. The Department of Commerce most recently renewed the Committee for another two-year term beginning on November 14, 2019. The Committee has functioned effectively, and the Department has an on-going need for consensus advice regarding U.S. supply chain competitiveness. The Committee advises the Secretary on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach to supply chain competitiveness designed to support U.S. export growth and national economic competitiveness, encourage innovation, facilitate the movement of goods, and improve the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains for goods and services in the domestic and global economy; and provides advice to the Secretary on regulatory policies and programs and investment priorities that affect the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains. The Department is seeking nominations for the rechartered Committee. DATES: Applications for immediate consideration for appointment must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. EDT on February 28, 2020. After that date, the Department of Commerce will continue to accept applications to fill any vacancies that may arise during the charter period. ADDRESSES: Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, Room 11004, U.S. Department SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7281 of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; phone 202–482–1135; email: richard.boll@ trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, Room 11004, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; phone 202–482– 1135; email: richard.boll@trade.gov. Please visit the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness website at: https://www.trade.gov/meetingsummaries. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee has a maximum of 45 members. The Department of Commerce seeks nominations for immediate consideration to fill positions on the Committee for the 2019–2021 charter term, and will continue to accept nominations under this notice on an ongoing basis for two-years for consideration to fill vacancies that may arise during the charter term. Member appointment terms run for two-years concurrently with the Committee charter. Members will be selected based upon their ability to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach to supply chain competitiveness designed to support U.S. export growth and national economic competitiveness, encourage innovation, facilitate the movement of goods, and improve the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains for goods and services in the domestic and global economy; and to provide advice to the Secretary on regulatory policies and programs and investment priorities that affect the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains. The Committee provides detailed policy and technical advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding: (1) National, state, or local factors in trade programs and policies that affect the efficient domestic and international operation and competitiveness of U.S. global supply chains from point of origin to destination; (2) elements of national policies affecting the movement of goods, infrastructure, investment, and regulatory factors that affect supply chain competitiveness and sustainability; and (3) information and data systems to generate metrics that can be used to quantify and improve supply chain performance. Members shall be selected in a manner that ensures that the Committee remains balanced in terms of product and service lines and reflects the E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 7282 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 26 / Friday, February 7, 2020 / Notices diversity of the supply chain sector, including with regard to geographic location and company size. Members of the Committee shall represent companies, organizations, and stakeholders involved in the U.S. supply chain, with at least one individual representing each of the following: Supply chain firms or their associations; users of supply chains (e.g., retailers, distributors, manufacturers or other sectors); freight transportation providers; ports; and academia. Based on the balance of viewpoints currently represented on the Committee, representatives from the trucking, air transport, energy, logistics, supply chain financing, warehousing, terminal operators, retailers, and supply chain compliance sectors are encouraged to apply. Other than the experts from academia, all members shall serve in a representative capacity, expressing the views and interests of a U.S. company or U.S. organization, as well as its particular sector. Members serving in such a representative capacity are not Special Government Employees. The members from academia serve as experts and therefore are Special Government Employees (SGEs) and shall be subject to the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. Members who serve as SGEs must certify that they are not Federally registered lobbyists. Each member of the Committee must be a U.S. citizen and not registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. All appointments are made without regard to political affiliation. Self-nominations will be accepted. Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their services or reimbursed for their travel expenses. The Committee shall meet approximately quarterly, or as determined by the DFO. Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary. All nominations for membership on the Committee should provide the following information: (1) Name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone, fax, and email address) of the individual requesting consideration; and (2) An affirmative statement that the applicant is not required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938. In addition to the above requirements for all nominations, nominations for representatives of companies, organizations, and stakeholders involved in the U.S. supply chain, including supply chain firms or their associations; users of supply chains VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Feb 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 (e.g., retailers, distributors, manufacturers, or other sectors); freight transportation providers; and ports, should also provide the following information: (1) A sponsor letter on the letterhead of the sponsoring U.S. company or U.S. organization to be represented, containing a brief description why the nominee should be considered for membership; (2) Short biography of nominee including credentials; (3) Brief description of the U.S. company or U.S. organization to be represented and its activities and size (number of employees or members and annual sales, if applicable); and (4) An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all Committee eligibility requirements for representative members, including that the applicant represents a U.S. company or U.S. organization. a. For purposes of Committee eligibility, a U.S. company is at least 51 percent owned by U.S. persons. b. For purposes of Committee eligibility, a U.S. organization is controlled by U.S. persons, as determined based on its board of directors (or comparable governing body), membership, and funding sources, as applicable. In addition to the above requirements for all nominations, nominations for experts from academia should also provide the following information: (1) A description of the nominee’s area(s) of expertise; (2) A concise Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume that covers education, experience, and relevant publications and summarizes how this expertise addresses supply chain competitiveness; (3) An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all Committee eligibility requirements. Please do not send company or organization brochures. Nominations may be emailed to richard.boll@trade.gov, faxed to the attention of Richard Boll at 202–482– 2669, or mailed to Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, Room 11004, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, and must be received on or before February 28, 2020. Nominees selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified. Dated: February 4, 2020. Maureen Smith, Director, Office of Supply Chain and Professional & Business Services. [FR Doc. 2020–02455 Filed 2–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–122–857] Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017–2018 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain softwood lumber products (softwood lumber) from Canada. The period of review (POR) is June 30, 2017 through December 31, 2018. Commerce preliminarily determines that the producers/exporters subject to this review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable February 7, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Jeff Pederson (Canfor), Stephen Bailey (Resolute), and Thomas Martin (West Fraser), AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2769, (202) 482–0193, and (202) 482–3936, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On April 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of an antidumping duty administrative review on softwood lumber from Canada.1 On April 1, 2019, based on timely requests for administrative reviews, Commerce initiated an AD administrative review covering 1,224 companies.2 As discussed below, we have rescinded on all but 257 companies. Thus, the review covers 257 producers/exporters of the subject merchandise, including mandatory respondents Canfor,3 1 See Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 12209 (April 1, 2019) (Initiation Notice). 2 Id. 3 As described in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum, we have treated Canfor Corporation, Canadian Forest Products Ltd., and Canfor Wood Products Marketing Ltd. (collectively, Canfor) as a single entity. See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada; 2017– E:\FR\FM\07FEN1.SGM 07FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 26 (Friday, February 7, 2020)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness Solicitation 
of Nominations for Membership

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

ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to apply for membership on the 
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration 
(ITA), requests nominations for the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain 
Competitiveness (``The Committee''). The Committee was established 
under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The Committee was first 
chartered on November 21, 2011, and subsequently renewed on November 
20, 2013, November 17, 2015, and November 16, 2017. The Department of 
Commerce most recently renewed the Committee for another two-year term 
beginning on November 14, 2019. The Committee has functioned 
effectively, and the Department has an on-going need for consensus 
advice regarding U.S. supply chain competitiveness. The Committee 
advises the Secretary on the necessary elements of a comprehensive 
policy approach to supply chain competitiveness designed to support 
U.S. export growth and national economic competitiveness, encourage 
innovation, facilitate the movement of goods, and improve the 
competitiveness of U.S. supply chains for goods and services in the 
domestic and global economy; and provides advice to the Secretary on 
regulatory policies and programs and investment priorities that affect 
the competitiveness of U.S. supply chains. The Department is seeking 
nominations for the rechartered Committee.

DATES: Applications for immediate consideration for appointment must be 
received on or before 5:00 p.m. EDT on February 28, 2020. After that 
date, the Department of Commerce will continue to accept applications 
to fill any vacancies that may arise during the charter period.

ADDRESSES: Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, Professional & 
Business Services, Room 11004, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; phone 202-482-1135; 
email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Boll, Office of Supply Chain, 
Professional & Business Services, Room 11004, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; phone 202-
482-1135; email: [email protected]. Please visit the Advisory 
Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness website at: https://www.trade.gov/meeting-summaries.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Committee has a maximum of 45 members. 
The Department of Commerce seeks nominations for immediate 
consideration to fill positions on the Committee for the 2019-2021 
charter term, and will continue to accept nominations under this notice 
on an on-going basis for two-years for consideration to fill vacancies 
that may arise during the charter term. Member appointment terms run 
for two-years concurrently with the Committee charter. Members will be 
selected based upon their ability to advise the Secretary of Commerce 
on the necessary elements of a comprehensive policy approach to supply 
chain competitiveness designed to support U.S. export growth and 
national economic competitiveness, encourage innovation, facilitate the 
movement of goods, and improve the competitiveness of U.S. supply 
chains for goods and services in the domestic and global economy; and 
to provide advice to the Secretary on regulatory policies and programs 
and investment priorities that affect the competitiveness of U.S. 
supply chains. The Committee provides detailed policy and technical 
advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary regarding:
    (1) National, state, or local factors in trade programs and 
policies that affect the efficient domestic and international operation 
and competitiveness of U.S. global supply chains from point of origin 
to destination;
    (2) elements of national policies affecting the movement of goods, 
infrastructure, investment, and regulatory factors that affect supply 
chain competitiveness and sustainability; and
    (3) information and data systems to generate metrics that can be 
used to quantify and improve supply chain performance.
    Members shall be selected in a manner that ensures that the 
Committee remains balanced in terms of product and service lines and 
reflects the

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diversity of the supply chain sector, including with regard to 
geographic location and company size.
    Members of the Committee shall represent companies, organizations, 
and stakeholders involved in the U.S. supply chain, with at least one 
individual representing each of the following: Supply chain firms or 
their associations; users of supply chains (e.g., retailers, 
distributors, manufacturers or other sectors); freight transportation 
providers; ports; and academia. Based on the balance of viewpoints 
currently represented on the Committee, representatives from the 
trucking, air transport, energy, logistics, supply chain financing, 
warehousing, terminal operators, retailers, and supply chain compliance 
sectors are encouraged to apply.
    Other than the experts from academia, all members shall serve in a 
representative capacity, expressing the views and interests of a U.S. 
company or U.S. organization, as well as its particular sector. Members 
serving in such a representative capacity are not Special Government 
Employees. The members from academia serve as experts and therefore are 
Special Government Employees (SGEs) and shall be subject to the ethical 
standards applicable to SGEs. Members who serve as SGEs must certify 
that they are not Federally registered lobbyists.
    Each member of the Committee must be a U.S. citizen and not 
registered as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration 
Act. All appointments are made without regard to political affiliation. 
Self-nominations will be accepted.
    Members of the Committee will not be compensated for their services 
or reimbursed for their travel expenses. The Committee shall meet 
approximately quarterly, or as determined by the DFO.
    Members shall serve at the pleasure of the Secretary.
    All nominations for membership on the Committee should provide the 
following information:
    (1) Name, title, and relevant contact information (including phone, 
fax, and email address) of the individual requesting consideration; and
    (2) An affirmative statement that the applicant is not required to 
register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act 
of 1938.
    In addition to the above requirements for all nominations, 
nominations for representatives of companies, organizations, and 
stakeholders involved in the U.S. supply chain, including supply chain 
firms or their associations; users of supply chains (e.g., retailers, 
distributors, manufacturers, or other sectors); freight transportation 
providers; and ports, should also provide the following information:
    (1) A sponsor letter on the letterhead of the sponsoring U.S. 
company or U.S. organization to be represented, containing a brief 
description why the nominee should be considered for membership;
    (2) Short biography of nominee including credentials;
    (3) Brief description of the U.S. company or U.S. organization to 
be represented and its activities and size (number of employees or 
members and annual sales, if applicable); and
    (4) An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all Committee 
eligibility requirements for representative members, including that the 
applicant represents a U.S. company or U.S. organization.
    a. For purposes of Committee eligibility, a U.S. company is at 
least 51 percent owned by U.S. persons.
    b. For purposes of Committee eligibility, a U.S. organization is 
controlled by U.S. persons, as determined based on its board of 
directors (or comparable governing body), membership, and funding 
sources, as applicable.
    In addition to the above requirements for all nominations, 
nominations for experts from academia should also provide the following 
information:
    (1) A description of the nominee's area(s) of expertise;
    (2) A concise Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume that covers 
education, experience, and relevant publications and summarizes how 
this expertise addresses supply chain competitiveness;
    (3) An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all Committee 
eligibility requirements.
    Please do not send company or organization brochures.
    Nominations may be emailed to [email protected], faxed to the 
attention of Richard Boll at 202-482-2669, or mailed to Richard Boll, 
Office of Supply Chain, Professional & Business Services, Room 11004, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, 
DC 20230, and must be received on or before February 28, 2020. Nominees 
selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified.

    Dated: February 4, 2020.
Maureen Smith,
Director, Office of Supply Chain and Professional & Business Services.
[FR Doc. 2020-02455 Filed 2-6-20; 8:45 am]
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