Results of the 2020 Annual Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Review, 71391-71392 [2020-24824]

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[FR Doc. 2020–24775 Filed 11–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4710–37–P OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE [Docket Number USTR–2020–0019] Results of the 2020 Annual Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) Review Office of the United States Trade Representative. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is announcing the results of the 2020 Annual GSP Review with respect to: Products considered for the addition to, and removal from, the list of eligible products for certain beneficiary countries; and decisions related to competitive need limitations (CNLs), including petitions for waivers of CNLs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claudia Chlebek, Director for GSP at (202) 395–2974 or claudia.m.chlebek@ ustr.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: A. Background The GSP program provides for the duty-free treatment of designated PO 00000 Frm 00089 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71391 articles when imported from beneficiary developing countries. The GSP program is authorized by Title V of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2461 et seq.), as amended, and is implemented in accordance with Executive Order 11888 of November 24, 1975, as modified by subsequent Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations. Each year, USTR leads the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee (TPSC) GSP Subcommittee in reviewing the list of products eligible for GSP benefits and, after the completion of this process, which includes public hearings, provides recommendations to the President on appropriate actions based on statutory criteria, including exclusions from dutyfree treatment of products from certain countries when they have reached the statutory CNL thresholds. The GSP statute (19 U.S.C. 2463(c)(2)) establishes CNLs as a basis for withdrawing duty-free treatment. The statute provides that, when the President determines that a GSP beneficiary has exported to the United States during any calendar year a quantity of an eligible article that is either (1) greater than a specified amount ($190 million for 2019), or (2) exceeds 50 percent of the appraised value of the total U.S. imports of that article, the President ‘‘shall, not later than November 1 of the next calendar year, terminate the duty-free treatment for that article’’ from that beneficiary, unless a waiver is granted. Under 19 U.S.C. 2463(d), the President may waive either CNL if, before November 1 of the calendar year following the year in which imports exceeded CNLs, the President (1) receives advice from the U.S. International Trade Commission on whether any industry in the United States is ‘‘likely to be adversely affected by such waiver,’’ (2) determines, based on certain statutory considerations, that such a waiver is in the national economic interest, and (3) publishes that determination in the Federal Register. The statute further provides in 19 U.S.C. 2363(c)(2)(F) that the President may disregard the 50 percent CNL if total imports of an article did not exceed a de minimis amount ($24.5 million in 2019), or if the product was not produced in the United States in any of the three preceding calendar years. B. Results of the 2020 Annual GSP Review In the 2020 Annual GSP Review, the TPSC reviewed (1) petitions to add fresh-cut roses to the list of products eligible for GSP, (2) a petition to remove E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 71392 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 217 / Monday, November 9, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES the GSP eligibility of 6 rice products, and (3) 24 products eligible for one-year de minimis waivers of CNLs. Presidential Proclamation 10107 of October 30, 2020, implements the President’s decisions regarding the 2020 Annual GSP Review, including product addition, product removal, and de minimis CNL waivers. These modifications to the GSP program became effective on November 1, 2020. This notice provides a summary of the results of the 2020 Annual GSP Review. You also can view the results, comprising four lists, at https:// www.regulations.gov using docket number USTR–2020–0019, under ‘‘Supporting and Related Materials’’ and on the USTR website at https://ustr.gov/ sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/ GSP%20Annual%20Product%20 Review%20-%20Final %20Decisions.pdf. As described in List I, the President granted the petitions to add fresh-cut roses (HTS 0603.11.00) to the list of GSP eligible products for all Beneficiary Developing Countries (BDCs). Therefore, qualifying products now enter the United States duty-free. As described in List II, the President granted the petition to remove rice, semi-milled or wholly milled, whether or not polished or glazed, parboiled (HTS 1006.30.10) from GSP eligibility for all BDCs. Therefore, this product now is subject to the U.S. normal trade relations (NTR) duty rate. As described in List III, the President granted one-year de minimis waivers to 24 products that exceeded the 50 percent import-share CNL but for which the aggregate value of all U.S. imports of that article was below the 2019 de minimis level of $24.5 million. Qualifying products will continue to enter the United States duty-free. As described in List IV, six products exceeded the CNLs. For more information regarding petitions concerning CNLs, see 85 FR 27261 at https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/ FR-2020-05-07/pdf/2020-09781.pdf. These products now enter the United States at the NTR duty rate. Laura Buffo, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Generalized System of Preferences, Office of the United States Trade Representative. [FR Doc. 2020–24824 Filed 11–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3290–F0–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:35 Nov 06, 2020 Jkt 253001 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION National Highway Traffic Safety Administration [Docket No. NHTSA–2020–0084; Notice 1] Daimler Coaches North America, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential Noncompliance National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Department of Transportation (DOT). ACTION: Receipt of petition. AGENCY: Daimler Coaches North America, LLC (DCNA), a subsidiary of Daimler AG, has determined that certain model year (MY) 2012–2019 Setra S407 and MY 2009–2020 Setra S417 buses do not fully comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 101, Controls and Displays. DCNA filed a noncompliance report dated July 16, 2020. DCNA subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 4, 2020, and later amended it on October 1, 2020, for a decision that the subject noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety. This notice announces receipt of DCNA’s petition. DATES: Send comments on or before December 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, and arguments on this petition. Comments must refer to the docket and notice number cited in the title of this notice and submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Send comments by mail addressed to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: Deliver comments by hand to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– 30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. The Docket Section is open on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Federal holidays. • Electronically: Submit comments electronically by logging onto the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) website at https:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Comments may also be faxed to (202) 493–2251. Comments must be written in the English language, and be no greater than 15 pages in length, although there is no limit to the length of necessary attachments to the comments. If SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00090 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments are submitted in hard copy form, please ensure that two copies are provided. If you wish to receive confirmation that comments you have submitted by mail were received, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard with the comments. Note that all comments received will be posted without change to https:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. All comments and supporting materials received before the close of business on the closing date indicated above will be filed in the docket and will be considered. All comments and supporting materials received after the closing date will also be filed and will be considered to the fullest extent possible. When the petition is granted or denied, notice of the decision will also be published in the Federal Register pursuant to the authority indicated at the end of this notice. All comments, background documentation, and supporting materials submitted to the docket may be viewed by anyone at the address and times given above. The documents may also be viewed on the internet at https:// www.regulations.gov by following the online instructions for accessing the docket. The docket ID number for this petition is shown in the heading of this notice. DOT’s complete Privacy Act Statement is available for review in a Federal Register notice published on April 11, 2000 (65 FR 19477–78). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Overview DCNA has determined that certain MY 2012–2019 S407 and 2009–2020 Setra S417 buses do not fully comply with the requirements of paragraphs S.5.3.2.1 and S5.3.2.2 of Table 1 of FMVSS No. 101, Controls and Displays (49 CFR 571.101). DCNA filed a noncompliance report dated July 16, 2020, pursuant to 49 CFR part 573, Defect and Noncompliance Responsibility and Reports. DCNA subsequently petitioned NHTSA on August 4, 2020, and later amended it petition on October 1, 2020, for an exemption from the notification and remedy requirements of 49 U.S.C. Chapter 301 on the basis that this noncompliance is inconsequential as it relates to motor vehicle safety, pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 30118(d) and 30120(h) and 49 CFR part 556, Exemption for Inconsequential Defect or Noncompliance. This notice of receipt of DCNA’s petition is published under 49 U.S.C. 30118 and 30120 and does not represent E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 217 (Monday, November 9, 2020)]
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

[Docket Number USTR-2020-0019]


Results of the 2020 Annual Generalized System of Preferences 
(GSP) Review

AGENCY: Office of the United States Trade Representative.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is 
announcing the results of the 2020 Annual GSP Review with respect to: 
Products considered for the addition to, and removal from, the list of 
eligible products for certain beneficiary countries; and decisions 
related to competitive need limitations (CNLs), including petitions for 
waivers of CNLs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claudia Chlebek, Director for GSP at 
(202) 395-2974 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Background

    The GSP program provides for the duty-free treatment of designated 
articles when imported from beneficiary developing countries. The GSP 
program is authorized by Title V of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 
2461 et seq.), as amended, and is implemented in accordance with 
Executive Order 11888 of November 24, 1975, as modified by subsequent 
Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations.
    Each year, USTR leads the interagency Trade Policy Staff Committee 
(TPSC) GSP Subcommittee in reviewing the list of products eligible for 
GSP benefits and, after the completion of this process, which includes 
public hearings, provides recommendations to the President on 
appropriate actions based on statutory criteria, including exclusions 
from duty-free treatment of products from certain countries when they 
have reached the statutory CNL thresholds.
    The GSP statute (19 U.S.C. 2463(c)(2)) establishes CNLs as a basis 
for withdrawing duty-free treatment. The statute provides that, when 
the President determines that a GSP beneficiary has exported to the 
United States during any calendar year a quantity of an eligible 
article that is either (1) greater than a specified amount ($190 
million for 2019), or (2) exceeds 50 percent of the appraised value of 
the total U.S. imports of that article, the President ``shall, not 
later than November 1 of the next calendar year, terminate the duty-
free treatment for that article'' from that beneficiary, unless a 
waiver is granted.
    Under 19 U.S.C. 2463(d), the President may waive either CNL if, 
before November 1 of the calendar year following the year in which 
imports exceeded CNLs, the President (1) receives advice from the U.S. 
International Trade Commission on whether any industry in the United 
States is ``likely to be adversely affected by such waiver,'' (2) 
determines, based on certain statutory considerations, that such a 
waiver is in the national economic interest, and (3) publishes that 
determination in the Federal Register. The statute further provides in 
19 U.S.C. 2363(c)(2)(F) that the President may disregard the 50 percent 
CNL if total imports of an article did not exceed a de minimis amount 
($24.5 million in 2019), or if the product was not produced in the 
United States in any of the three preceding calendar years.

B. Results of the 2020 Annual GSP Review

    In the 2020 Annual GSP Review, the TPSC reviewed (1) petitions to 
add fresh-cut roses to the list of products eligible for GSP, (2) a 
petition to remove

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the GSP eligibility of 6 rice products, and (3) 24 products eligible 
for one-year de minimis waivers of CNLs.
    Presidential Proclamation 10107 of October 30, 2020, implements the 
President's decisions regarding the 2020 Annual GSP Review, including 
product addition, product removal, and de minimis CNL waivers. These 
modifications to the GSP program became effective on November 1, 2020. 
This notice provides a summary of the results of the 2020 Annual GSP 
Review. You also can view the results, comprising four lists, at 
https://www.regulations.gov using docket number USTR-2020-0019, under 
``Supporting and Related Materials'' and on the USTR website at https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/Press/Releases/GSP%20Annual%20Product%20Review%20-%20Final%20Decisions.pdf.
    As described in List I, the President granted the petitions to add 
fresh-cut roses (HTS 0603.11.00) to the list of GSP eligible products 
for all Beneficiary Developing Countries (BDCs). Therefore, qualifying 
products now enter the United States duty-free.
    As described in List II, the President granted the petition to 
remove rice, semi-milled or wholly milled, whether or not polished or 
glazed, parboiled (HTS 1006.30.10) from GSP eligibility for all BDCs. 
Therefore, this product now is subject to the U.S. normal trade 
relations (NTR) duty rate.
    As described in List III, the President granted one-year de minimis 
waivers to 24 products that exceeded the 50 percent import-share CNL 
but for which the aggregate value of all U.S. imports of that article 
was below the 2019 de minimis level of $24.5 million. Qualifying 
products will continue to enter the United States duty-free.
    As described in List IV, six products exceeded the CNLs. For more 
information regarding petitions concerning CNLs, see 85 FR 27261 at 
https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-07/pdf/2020-09781.pdf. 
These products now enter the United States at the NTR duty rate.

Laura Buffo,
Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for the Generalized System 
of Preferences, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
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