Notice of a Roundtable on Capturing the Value of Digital Services in Industrial Machinery, 7726-7727 [2020-02601]

Download as PDF 7726 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2020 / Notices by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the due dates established above.16 ITC Notification In accordance with section 703(f) of the Act, we will notify the ITC of our determinations. Suspension of Liquidation In accordance with section 703(e)(2)(A) of the Act, for PT Kenertec Power System and all other exporters/ producers in Indonesia, we will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to suspend liquidation of any unliquidated entries of subject merchandise from Indonesia entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after September 14, 2019, which is 90 days prior to the date of publication of the Indonesia CVD Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register. For such entries, CBP shall require a cash deposit equal to the estimated preliminary countervailable subsidy rates established in the Indonesia CVD Preliminary Determination. This suspension of liquidation will remain in effect until further notice. This determination is issued and published pursuant to section 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.206. Dated: February 4, 2020. Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2020–02696 Filed 2–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Notice of a Roundtable on Capturing the Value of Digital Services in Industrial Machinery Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of a roundtable discussion on capturing the value of digital services in industrial machinery. AGENCY: The Industry and Analysis (I&A) unit of the International Trade Administration (ITA) of the Department of Commerce is leading an effort to develop a methodology to calculate the value of machinery-based digital services in international trade. Better understanding of the true value of digital services in the machinery sector will allow the United States Government to more effectively khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 16 See 19 CFR 351.303(b)(1). VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Feb 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 advocate for U.S. industry in trade negotiations and international dialogues. Through this notice, I&A announces a roundtable to facilitate a discussion with industry stakeholders and experts as an important step in improving the Department’s understanding of the value of digital services in industrial machinery. DATES: Event: The roundtable will be held on March 11, 2020, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Eastern Standard Time. Event Registration: I&A will evaluate registrations based on the submitted information and selection criteria (see below). Selection decisions will be made on a rolling basis until 10 participants have been selected for the roundtable, or until February 28, 2020, whichever occurs first. ADDRESSES: Event: The roundtable will be held at the Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DigitalServicesRoundtable@trade.gov; Jaron Bass, International Trade Specialist, ITA, at (202) 482–2625; or Jessica Huang, Economist, ITA, at (202) 482–6387. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I&A recognizes that data and knowledge gaps exist in assessing the value of digital services as it relates to industrial machinery, a $430 billion segment of the economy, and international trade in this sector. As emerging technologies increasingly become integrated into industrial machinery and manufacturing, the machinery itself becomes a platform for a host of digital services. In many cases, a U.S. machinery manufacturer’s competitive advantage lies in its ability to deliver these services, which has begun to alter global supply chains. Currently, there are no reliable sources of data to track the value and trade of digital services associated with industrial machinery. Therefore, I&A is working to develop a methodology to both categorize and value trade of these services. As an important step in developing a data-collection methodology, I&A is hosting an exploratory roundtable designed for industry stakeholder input. The goal of this roundtable is to receive guidance from stakeholders on what categories compose the most impactful digital services for automation equipment, as well as effective survey methodology that can be used to collect information from U.S. companies regarding digital services in the future. The roundtable is intended for individuals involved in their companies’ digital services business PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 development and/or production and performance metrics, including technical experts, services product managers, or individuals serving in a similar capacity. Representatives from U.S. companies or companies with a substantial manufacturing presence in the United States are encouraged to apply to participate. As a result, we are not encouraging attendance by trade associations, consulting organizations, or academic institutions. The roundtable is designed to gather information to improve data collection and will not be utilized to seek consensus on any policy items. The sharing of confidential business information will not be permitted during the roundtable. I&A is seeking applications from companies that meet the selection criteria outlined below to participate in the March 11 roundtable, which will be led by I&A. Event: The March 11, 2020 roundtable, which will be hosted by I&A in Washington, DC will consist of three discussions: (1) Identifying the most important digital services related to specific sub-sectors of industrial machinery industry, (2) categorizing the types of digital services associated with industrial machinery to winnow duplicative terminology, and (3) discussing how the U.S. government can collect data on these services. Agenda topics and format are subject to change. Due to limited space, the event is not open to the public. Industry participation is limited to 10 qualifying industry representatives. Selection Process Participation Persons seeking to participate in the roundtable will be evaluated based on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria outlined below. A maximum of 10 participants will be selected. Interested parties must submit their applications for participation in the roundtable by email to DigitalServicesMachinery@ trade.gov. Interested parties will be reviewed on a rolling basis in the order that they are received. Views of any interested person and other information regarding this topic are welcome, and can be submitted by email to Digital ServicesMachinery@trade.gov. Timeline for Recruitment Applications for the March 11 roundtable must be received by February 28, 2020. I&A will evaluate registrations based on the submitted information and selection criteria (see E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2020 / Notices below) and inform applicants of selection decisions. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Conditions for Participation [C–570–980] Interested parties must send an email to DigitalServicesRoundtable@trade.gov addressing how they satisfy the selection criteria listed below. Applicants should be capable of identifying and discussing digital services’ impact on U.S. firms, industry and/or the manufacturing sector. Company representatives attending the roundtable should be technical experts, services product managers, or individuals serving in a similar capacity. Diversity of company size, location, and industry will also be considered during the selection process. Selection will be made without regard to political affiliation. Applicants should include the following information in their application email: • Name of applicant and a short biography, including the applicant’s ability to speak to the impact of digital services on the U.S. industrial machinery sector or a specific U.S. firm. • Name of company and brief description of company size, location, and industry. • A statement describing whether the applicant represents a U.S. company that fits one or both of the following profiles: (1) U.S. manufacturers utilizing digital services in their daily operations or bundling digital services in their finished goods sales, (2) digital service providers with clients in industrial machinery industries. Selection will be based on the following criteria: • Importance of the company’s existing manufacturing process, products, and/or services to the industrial machinery sector. • The degree to which the company represents the broader diversity of the industrial machinery sector, with respect to company size, location, and industry. • Suitability of the representative’s position, biography, and ability to meaningfully contribute to the conversation. Dated: February 5, 2020. Scott Kennedy, Office Director, Office of Transportation and Machinery. [FR Doc. 2020–02601 Filed 2–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Feb 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review, in Part; 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers/exporters subject to this administrative review received countervailable subsidies. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable February 11, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene H. Calvert AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3586. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On March 14, 2019, Commerce initiated an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from the People’s Republic of China (China).1 The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. On October 1, 2019, Commerce extended the deadline for these preliminary results until no later than January 31, 2020.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this review, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as the appendix to this notice. The Preliminary 1 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 9297 (March 14, 2019). 2 See Memorandum, ‘‘Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Deadline for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review,’’ dated October 1, 2019. 3 See Memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Results of the Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People’s Republic of China; 2017,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7727 Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at http:// access.trade.gov, and to all parties 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/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Order The products covered by the countervailing duty order are crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, and modules, laminates, and panels, consisting of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not partially or fully assembled into other products, including, but not limited to, modules, laminates, panels, and building integrated materials. For a complete description of the scope of this order, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Methodology Commerce is conducting this administrative review in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). For each of the subsidy programs found countervailable, Commerce preliminarily finds that there is a subsidy, (i.e., a financial contribution from an authority that gives rise to a benefit to the recipient) and that the subsidy is specific.4 In making this preliminary determination, Commerce relied, in part, on facts otherwise available, with the application of adverse inferences.5 For further information, see ‘‘Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Application of Adverse Inferences’’ in the accompanying Preliminary Decision Memorandum. Rescission of Administrative Review, in Part Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), Commerce will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the parties that requested a review withdraw the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested 4 See sections 771(5)(B) and (D) of the Act regarding financial contribution; section 771(5)(E) of the Act regarding benefit; and section 771(5A) of the Act regarding specificity. 5 See section 776(a) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 28 (Tuesday, February 11, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02601]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of a Roundtable on Capturing the Value of Digital Services 
in Industrial Machinery

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

ACTION: Notice of a roundtable discussion on capturing the value of 
digital services in industrial machinery.

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SUMMARY: The Industry and Analysis (I&A) unit of the International 
Trade Administration (ITA) of the Department of Commerce is leading an 
effort to develop a methodology to calculate the value of machinery-
based digital services in international trade. Better understanding of 
the true value of digital services in the machinery sector will allow 
the United States Government to more effectively advocate for U.S. 
industry in trade negotiations and international dialogues. Through 
this notice, I&A announces a roundtable to facilitate a discussion with 
industry stakeholders and experts as an important step in improving the 
Department's understanding of the value of digital services in 
industrial machinery.

DATES: 
    Event: The roundtable will be held on March 11, 2020, from 9:30 
a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Eastern Standard Time.
    Event Registration: I&A will evaluate registrations based on the 
submitted information and selection criteria (see below). Selection 
decisions will be made on a rolling basis until 10 participants have 
been selected for the roundtable, or until February 28, 2020, whichever 
occurs first.

ADDRESSES: Event: The roundtable will be held at the Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [email protected]; 
Jaron Bass, International Trade Specialist, ITA, at (202) 482-2625; or 
Jessica Huang, Economist, ITA, at (202) 482-6387.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I&A recognizes that data and knowledge gaps 
exist in assessing the value of digital services as it relates to 
industrial machinery, a $430 billion segment of the economy, and 
international trade in this sector. As emerging technologies 
increasingly become integrated into industrial machinery and 
manufacturing, the machinery itself becomes a platform for a host of 
digital services. In many cases, a U.S. machinery manufacturer's 
competitive advantage lies in its ability to deliver these services, 
which has begun to alter global supply chains. Currently, there are no 
reliable sources of data to track the value and trade of digital 
services associated with industrial machinery. Therefore, I&A is 
working to develop a methodology to both categorize and value trade of 
these services.
    As an important step in developing a data-collection methodology, 
I&A is hosting an exploratory roundtable designed for industry 
stakeholder input. The goal of this roundtable is to receive guidance 
from stakeholders on what categories compose the most impactful digital 
services for automation equipment, as well as effective survey 
methodology that can be used to collect information from U.S. companies 
regarding digital services in the future.
    The roundtable is intended for individuals involved in their 
companies' digital services business development and/or production and 
performance metrics, including technical experts, services product 
managers, or individuals serving in a similar capacity. Representatives 
from U.S. companies or companies with a substantial manufacturing 
presence in the United States are encouraged to apply to participate. 
As a result, we are not encouraging attendance by trade associations, 
consulting organizations, or academic institutions. The roundtable is 
designed to gather information to improve data collection and will not 
be utilized to seek consensus on any policy items. The sharing of 
confidential business information will not be permitted during the 
roundtable.
    I&A is seeking applications from companies that meet the selection 
criteria outlined below to participate in the March 11 roundtable, 
which will be led by I&A.
    Event: The March 11, 2020 roundtable, which will be hosted by I&A 
in Washington, DC will consist of three discussions: (1) Identifying 
the most important digital services related to specific sub-sectors of 
industrial machinery industry, (2) categorizing the types of digital 
services associated with industrial machinery to winnow duplicative 
terminology, and (3) discussing how the U.S. government can collect 
data on these services. Agenda topics and format are subject to change. 
Due to limited space, the event is not open to the public. Industry 
participation is limited to 10 qualifying industry representatives.

Selection Process

Participation

    Persons seeking to participate in the roundtable will be evaluated 
based on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the 
selection criteria outlined below. A maximum of 10 participants will be 
selected. Interested parties must submit their applications for 
participation in the roundtable by email to 
[email protected]. Interested parties will be reviewed 
on a rolling basis in the order that they are received. Views of any 
interested person and other information regarding this topic are 
welcome, and can be submitted by email to 
[email protected].

Timeline for Recruitment

    Applications for the March 11 roundtable must be received by 
February 28, 2020. I&A will evaluate registrations based on the 
submitted information and selection criteria (see

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below) and inform applicants of selection decisions.

Conditions for Participation

    Interested parties must send an email to 
[email protected] addressing how they satisfy the 
selection criteria listed below.
    Applicants should be capable of identifying and discussing digital 
services' impact on U.S. firms, industry and/or the manufacturing 
sector. Company representatives attending the roundtable should be 
technical experts, services product managers, or individuals serving in 
a similar capacity.
    Diversity of company size, location, and industry will also be 
considered during the selection process. Selection will be made without 
regard to political affiliation.
    Applicants should include the following information in their 
application email:
     Name of applicant and a short biography, including the 
applicant's ability to speak to the impact of digital services on the 
U.S. industrial machinery sector or a specific U.S. firm.
     Name of company and brief description of company size, 
location, and industry.
     A statement describing whether the applicant represents a 
U.S. company that fits one or both of the following profiles: (1) U.S. 
manufacturers utilizing digital services in their daily operations or 
bundling digital services in their finished goods sales, (2) digital 
service providers with clients in industrial machinery industries.
    Selection will be based on the following criteria:
     Importance of the company's existing manufacturing 
process, products, and/or services to the industrial machinery sector.
     The degree to which the company represents the broader 
diversity of the industrial machinery sector, with respect to company 
size, location, and industry.
     Suitability of the representative's position, biography, 
and ability to meaningfully contribute to the conversation.

    Dated: February 5, 2020.
Scott Kennedy,
Office Director, Office of Transportation and Machinery.
[FR Doc. 2020-02601 Filed 2-10-20; 8:45 am]
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