Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), 44140-44141 [2020-15730]

Download as PDF 44140 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 140 / Tuesday, July 21, 2020 / Notices Primary Counties: Blount, Cullman, De Kalb, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall, Walker. The Interest Rates are: Percent For Physical Damage: Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... 2.750 2.750 07/10/2020, Private Non-Profit organizations that provide essential services of a governmental nature may file disaster loan applications at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Arkansas, Bradley, Cleveland, Dallas, Desha, Drew, Grant, Jefferson, Lincoln, Ouachita. The Interest Rates are: Percent 2.750 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 16551C and for economic injury is 165520. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Cynthia Pitts, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2020–15709 Filed 7–20–20; 8:45 am] For Physical Damage: Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere ... Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... For Economic Injury: Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ..................................... 2.750 2.750 The Interest Rates are: SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION [Disaster Declaration #16553 and #16554; Arkansas Disaster Number AR–00115] Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Arkansas (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) Cynthia Pitts, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. [FR Doc. 2020–15710 Filed 7–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Arkansas (FEMA–4556–DR), dated 07/10/2020. Incident: Severe Storms and Straightline Winds. Incident Period: 04/12/2020. DATES: Issued on 07/10/2020. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/08/2020. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/12/2021. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street, SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the President’s major disaster declaration on VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Jul 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 For Physical Damage: Non-Profit Organizations With Credit Available Elsewhere ....... Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ....... For Economic Injury: Non-Profit Organizations Without Credit Available Elsewhere ....... 2.750 2.750 2.750 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 16549B and for economic injury is 165500. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 59008) U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Percent 2.750 The number assigned to this disaster for physical damage is 16553B and for economic injury is 165540. BILLING CODE 8026–03–P A. Escobar, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration, 409 3rd Street SW, Suite 6050, Washington, DC 20416, (202) 205–6734. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that as a result of the President’s major disaster declaration on 07/10/2020, Private Non-Profit organizations that provide essential services of a governmental nature may file disaster loan applications at the address listed above or other locally announced locations. The following areas have been determined to be adversely affected by the disaster: Primary Counties: Barbour, Chilton, Coffee, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Henry, Pike, Tallapoosa FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [Disaster Declaration #16549 and #16550; Alabama Disaster Number AL–00108] Presidential Declaration of a Major Disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Alabama U.S. Small Business Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2020–15708 Filed 7–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8026–03–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE This is a Notice of the Presidential declaration of a major disaster for Public Assistance Only for the State of Alabama (FEMA–4554–DR), dated 07/10/2020. Incident: Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes. Incident Period: 04/19/2020. DATES: Issued on 07/10/2020. Physical Loan Application Deadline Date: 09/08/2020. Economic Injury (EIDL) Loan Application Deadline Date: 04/12/2021. ADDRESSES: Submit completed loan applications to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. SUMMARY: Cynthia Pitts, Acting Associate Administrator for Disaster Assistance. Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that Mali has adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent the unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with the shipment of such articles, and has implemented and follows, or is making substantial progress towards implementing and following, the custom procedures required by the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 140 / Tuesday, July 21, 2020 / Notices African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Therefore, imports of eligible products from Mali qualify for the textile and apparel benefits provided under the AGOA. DATES: This notice is applicable August 4, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Constance Hamilton, Assistant United States Trade Representative for Africa at Constance_Hamilton@ustr.eop.gov or (202) 395–9514. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AGOA (Title I of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106– 200, as amended) provides preferential tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and apparel products of beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries. The textile and apparel trade benefits under the AGOA are available to imports of eligible products from countries that the President designates as beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries, provided that these countries: (1) Have adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent the unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with shipment of such articles, and (2) have implemented and follow, or are making substantial progress towards implementing and following, certain customs procedures that assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection in verifying the origin of the products. In Proclamation 9072 dated December 23, 2013, the President designated Mali as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country and in Proclamation 9555 of October 25, 2019, proclaimed, for the purposes of section 112(c) of the AGOA, that Mali should be considered a lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African country. In Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000, the President authorized the U.S. Trade Representative to perform the function of determining whether eligible sub-Saharan countries have met the two requirements described above. The President directed the U.S. Trade Representative to announce determinations in the Federal Register and to implement them through modifications in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Based on the actions Mali has taken, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that Mali has satisfied the two requirements for eligibility for textile and apparel benefits under the AGOA. No modifications to the HTSUS are necessary in order to implement this determination. Imports claiming preferential tariff treatment under the AGOA for entries of textile and apparel VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:42 Jul 20, 2020 Jkt 250001 articles should ensure that those entries meet the applicable visa requirements. See Visa Requirements Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 66 FR 7837 (January 25, 2001). Edward Gresser, Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2020–15730 Filed 7–20–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0076] Trucking Safety Summit; Public Meeting Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: FMCSA announces a public meeting: ‘‘The FMCSA 2020 Trucking Safety Summit.’’ This meeting will be held virtually on August 5, 2020, to solicit information on improving the safe operation of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles on our Nation’s roadways. The virtual meeting will provide interested stakeholders— including motor carriers, drivers, safety technology developers and users, Federal and State partners, safety advocacy groups—as well as members of the public—an opportunity to share their ideas on improving trucking safety. The event will be hosted virtually by FMCSA from the U.S. Department of Transportation headquarters building in Washington, DC. DATES: The virtual public meeting will be held Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., EDT. A full agenda of the meeting is available online at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ safety/fmcsa-truck-safety-summit. Public Comment: The virtual public meeting will include a brief public comment period in the mid to late afternoon. For information on registering for the Summit and providing oral comments during the public comment session, refer to the web page at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/ safety/fmcsa-truck-safety-summit. Please limit oral public comments to 2 to 3 minutes. If all interested participants have had an opportunity to comment, the public comment period may conclude early. Presentations and public participation will be provided by electronic means to ensure compliance with Federal guidelines for public SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44141 events during the COVID–19 public health emergency. Due to limitations on electronic participation, advance registration by the date specified at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/ fmcsa-truck-safety-summit is required. Those wishing to submit written comments, data, or analysis on trucking safety may do so here: Docket No. FMCSA–2020–0076 at regulations.gov. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held via videoconference. Participation in the virtual public meeting is free, but advance registration is required. You may register at the web page https:// www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/fmcsa-trucksafety-summit. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Janettarose L. Greene, (202) 366–5694, FMCSA-PIO@dot.gov, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Services for Individuals with Disabilities: FMCSA is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all. For information on services for individuals with disabilities, please contact Ms. Greene at the number or email address above by July 31 at https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/safety/ fmcsa-truck-safety-summit. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Data and analysis released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that over the last several years there has been an increase in fatalities resulting from crashes involving large trucks. See, for example, Large Truck Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT HS # 812–663, available at https:// crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/#/). To respond to this trend, FMCSA continues to work with State entities, industry, and others to identify new approaches to safety. These approaches can involve technology, company management practices, enforcement, outreach and education, and other techniques— encompassing a holistic approach to truck safety. FMCSA is convening a virtual conference, ‘‘The FMCSA 2020 Trucking Safety Summit,’’ on August 5, 2020 (replacing a canceled conference scheduled for March 19), to solicit information on improving the safe operation of property-carrying commercial motor vehicles on our Nation’s roadways. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 140 (Tuesday, July 21, 2020)]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE


Determination Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that Mali has 
adopted an effective visa system and related procedures to prevent the 
unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel articles and the use of 
counterfeit documents in connection with the shipment of such articles, 
and has implemented and follows, or is making substantial progress 
towards implementing and following, the custom procedures required by 
the

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African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). Therefore, imports of 
eligible products from Mali qualify for the textile and apparel 
benefits provided under the AGOA.

DATES: This notice is applicable August 4, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Constance Hamilton, Assistant United 
States Trade Representative for Africa at 
[email protected] or (202) 395-9514.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The AGOA (Title I of the Trade and 
Development Act of 2000, Pub. L. 106-200, as amended) provides 
preferential tariff treatment for imports of certain textile and 
apparel products of beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries. The 
textile and apparel trade benefits under the AGOA are available to 
imports of eligible products from countries that the President 
designates as beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries, provided that 
these countries: (1) Have adopted an effective visa system and related 
procedures to prevent the unlawful transshipment of textile and apparel 
articles and the use of counterfeit documents in connection with 
shipment of such articles, and (2) have implemented and follow, or are 
making substantial progress towards implementing and following, certain 
customs procedures that assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection in 
verifying the origin of the products.
    In Proclamation 9072 dated December 23, 2013, the President 
designated Mali as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country and in 
Proclamation 9555 of October 25, 2019, proclaimed, for the purposes of 
section 112(c) of the AGOA, that Mali should be considered a lesser 
developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African country.
    In Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000, the President authorized 
the U.S. Trade Representative to perform the function of determining 
whether eligible sub-Saharan countries have met the two requirements 
described above. The President directed the U.S. Trade Representative 
to announce determinations in the Federal Register and to implement 
them through modifications in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS).
    Based on the actions Mali has taken, the U.S. Trade Representative 
has determined that Mali has satisfied the two requirements for 
eligibility for textile and apparel benefits under the AGOA. No 
modifications to the HTSUS are necessary in order to implement this 
determination. Imports claiming preferential tariff treatment under the 
AGOA for entries of textile and apparel articles should ensure that 
those entries meet the applicable visa requirements. See Visa 
Requirements Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 66 FR 7837 
(January 25, 2001).

Edward Gresser,
Chair of the Trade Policy Staff Committee, Office of the United States 
Trade Representative.
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