United States Investment Advisory Council; Solicitation of Applications, 26696-26697 [2021-10358]

Download as PDF 26696 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 93 / Monday, May 17, 2021 / Notices will issue an AD order directing CBP to assess, upon further instructions by Commerce, antidumping duties on all imports of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the effective date of the suspension of liquidation, as discussed above in the ‘‘Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation’’ section of this notice. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order (APO) This notice will serve as a final reminder to parties subject to an APO of their responsibility concerning the destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. Notification to Interested Parties This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(c). Dated: May 11, 2021. Christian Marsh, Acting Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix I Scope of the Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation consists of chassis and subassemblies thereof, whether finished or unfinished, whether assembled or unassembled, whether coated or uncoated, regardless of the number of axles, for carriage of containers, or other payloads (including self-supporting payloads) for road, marine roll-on/roll-off (RORO) and/or rail transport. Chassis are typically, but are not limited to, rectangular framed trailers with a suspension and axle system, wheels and tires, brakes, a lighting and electrical system, a coupling for towing behind a truck tractor, and a locking system or systems to secure the shipping container or containers to the chassis using twistlocks, slide pins or similar attachment devices to engage the corner fittings on the container or other payload. Subject merchandise includes, but is not limited to, the following subassemblies: • Chassis frames, or sections of chassis frames, including kingpin assemblies, bolsters consisting of transverse beams with locking or support mechanisms, goosenecks, drop assemblies, extension mechanisms and/ or rear impact guards; • Running gear assemblies or axle assemblies for connection to the chassis frame, whether fixed in nature or capable of sliding fore and aft or lifting up and lowering down, which may or may not include suspension(s) (mechanical or pneumatic), wheel end components, slack adjusters, VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:47 May 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 axles, brake chambers, locking pins, and tires and wheels; • Landing gear assemblies, for connection to the chassis frame, capable of supporting the chassis when it is not engaged to a tractor; and • Assemblies that connect to the chassis frame or a section of the chassis frame, such as, but not limited to, pintle hooks or B-trains (which include a fifth wheel), which are capable of connecting a chassis to a converter dolly or another chassis. Importation of any of these subassemblies, whether assembled or unassembled, constitutes an unfinished chassis for purposes of this investigation. Subject merchandise also includes chassis, whether finished or unfinished, entered with or for further assembly with components such as, but not limited to: hub and drum assemblies, brake assemblies (either drum or disc), axles, brake chambers, suspensions and suspension components, wheel end components, landing gear legs, spoke or disc wheels, tires, brake control systems, electrical harnesses and lighting systems. Processing of finished and unfinished chassis and components such as trimming, cutting, grinding, notching, punching, drilling, painting, coating, staining, finishing, assembly, or any other processing either in the country of manufacture of the in-scope product or in a third country does not remove the product from the scope. Inclusion of other components not identified as comprising the finished or unfinished chassis does not remove the product from the scope. Individual components entered and sold by themselves are not subject to the investigation, but components entered with or for further assembly with a finished or unfinished chassis are subject merchandise. A finished chassis is ultimately comprised of several different types of subassemblies. Within each subassembly there are numerous components that comprise a given subassembly. This scope excludes dry van trailers, refrigerated van trailers and flatbed trailers. Dry van trailers are trailers with a wholly enclosed cargo space comprised of fixed sides, nose, floor and roof, with articulated panels (doors) across the rear and occasionally at selected places on the sides, with the cargo space being permanently incorporated in the trailer itself. Refrigerated van trailers are trailers with a wholly enclosed cargo space comprised of fixed sides, nose, floor and roof, with articulated panels (doors) across the rear and occasionally at selected places on the sides, with the cargo space being permanently incorporated in the trailer and being insulated, possessing specific thermal properties intended for use with selfcontained refrigeration systems. Flatbed (or platform) trailers consist of load-carrying main frames and a solid, flat or stepped loading deck or floor permanently incorporated with and supported by frame rails and cross members. The finished and unfinished chassis subject to this investigation are typically classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings: 8716.39.0090 and 8716.90.5060. Imports of PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 finished and unfinished chassis may also enter under HTSUS subheading 8716.90.5010. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise under investigation is dispositive. Appendix II List of Topics Discussed in the Final Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Period of Investigation IV. Scope of Investigation V. Adjustment under Section 777A(f) of the Act VI. Adjustment to Cash Deposit Rate for Export Subsidies VII. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences VIII. Discussion of the Issues Comment 1: Whether Total AFA is Warranted for CIMC Comment 2: Whether CIMC is Eligible for a Separate Rate IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2021–10346 Filed 5–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration United States Investment Advisory Council; Solicitation of Applications SelectUSA, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to apply for membership on the United States Investment Advisory Council. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications for membership on the United States Investment Advisory Council. The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on strategies to attract and retain foreign direct investment to the United States. DATES: Applications for immediate consideration for membership must be received by the Office of SelectUSA by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Friday, June 30, 2021. The International Trade Administration (ITA) will continue to accept applications under this notice for two years from the deadline to fill any vacancies. ADDRESSES: Please submit application information by email to IAC@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel David, SelectUSA, U.S. Department of Commerce; telephone: (202) 302–6858; email: IAC@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Investment Advisory SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 93 / Monday, May 17, 2021 / Notices Council (IAC) is established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., to advise the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on matters relating to the promotion and retention of foreign direct investment in the United States (FDI). SelectUSA is accepting applications for membership on the IAC. The IAC functions solely as an advisory committee. The IAC shall advise the Secretary on U.S. government policies and programs that affect FDI; identify and recommend programs and policies to help the United States attract and retain FDI; and recommend ways to support the position of the United States as the world’s preeminent destination for FDI. The IAC shall act as a liaison among the stakeholders represented by the membership and shall provide a forum for the stakeholders on current and emerging issues regarding FDI. The IAC shall report to the Secretary on its activities and recommendations regarding FDI. In creating its reports, the IAC should survey and evaluate the investment and investment-facilitating activities of stakeholders, should identify and examine specific problems facing potential foreign investors, and should examine the needs of stakeholders to inform the IAC’s efforts. The IAC should recommend specific solutions to the problems and needs that it identifies. The IAC shall consist of no more than twenty members appointed by the Secretary. Members shall represent companies and organizations investing, seeking to invest, seeking foreign investors, or facilitating investment across many sectors, including but not limited to: U.S.-incorporated companies that are majority-owned by foreign companies or by a foreign individual or individuals, or that generate significant foreign direct investment (e.g., through their supply chains); U.S. companies or entities whose business includes FDI-related activities or the facilitation of FDI; and Economic development organizations and other U.S. governmental and nongovernmental organizations and associations whose missions or activities include the promotion or facilitation of FDI. Members shall be selected based on their ability to carry out the objectives of the IAC, in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidelines, in a manner that ensures that the IAC is balanced in terms of points of view, demographics, industry subsector, geography of the source and the destination of the FDI, and company size. Members shall represent a broad VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 May 14, 2021 Jkt 253001 range of products and services and shall be drawn from large, medium, and small enterprises, private-sector organizations involved in investment, and other investment-related entities including non-governmental organizations, associations, and economic development organizations. Priority may be given to executives (Chief Executive Officer, Executive Chairman, President, or comparable level of responsibility). Members shall serve in a representative capacity, representing the views and interests of their sponsoring entity and those of their particular sector (if applicable). Members are not special government employees and will receive no compensation for their participation in IAC activities. Members will not be reimbursed for travel expenses related to IAC activities. Appointments to the IAC shall be made without regard to political affiliation. Because the IAC will advise the Secretary on U.S. international competitiveness in attracting and retaining FDI, each member must be a U.S. national. Each member shall be appointed for a term of two years and will serve at the pleasure of the Secretary. The Secretary may at his/her discretion reappoint any member to an additional term or terms, provided that the member proves to work effectively on the IAC and that his/her knowledge and advice is still needed. The Secretary shall designate a Chair and Vice Chair from among the members. The IAC will meet a minimum of two times a year with, to the extent practical, additional meetings called at the discretion of the Secretary or his/her designee. Meetings will be held in Washington, DC or elsewhere in the United States, or by teleconference, as feasible. Members are expected to attend a majority of IAC meetings. To be considered for membership, submit the following information by 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2021 to the email address listed in the ADDRESSES section: 1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration. 2. A sponsor letter from the applicant on the sponsoring entity’s letterhead containing a brief statement of why the applicant should be considered for membership on the IAC. This sponsor letter should also address the applicant’s experience and leadership related to foreign direct investment. 3. The applicant’s personal resume and short bio (less than 300 words). 4. An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all eligibility criteria, PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26697 including an affirmative statement that the applicant is not required to register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended. 5. Information regarding the ownership and control of the sponsoring entity, including the stock holdings as appropriate. 6. The sponsoring entity’s size, place of incorporation, product or service line, major markets in which the entity operates, and the entity’s export or import experience. 7. A profile of the entity’s foreign direct investment activities, including investment activities, investment plans, investment-facilitation activities, or other foreign direct investment activities. 8. Brief statement describing how the applicant will contribute to the work of the IAC based on his or her unique experience and perspective (not to exceed 100 words). 9. All relevant contact information, including mailing address, fax, email, phone number, and support staff information where relevant. Bill Burwell, Deputy Executive Director, Select USA. [FR Doc. 2021–10358 Filed 5–14–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–427–831] Methionine From France: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Final Partial Determination of Critical Circumstances Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of methionine from France are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020. Further, Commerce determines that critical circumstances exist for Adisseo France SAS and Commentary. DATES: Applicable May 17, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zachary Shaykin, 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) 482–2638. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\17MYN1.SGM 17MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 93 (Monday, May 17, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26696-26697]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-10358]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


United States Investment Advisory Council; Solicitation of 
Applications

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

ACTION: Notice of an opportunity to apply for membership on the United 
States Investment Advisory Council.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications 
for membership on the United States Investment Advisory Council. The 
purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on 
strategies to attract and retain foreign direct investment to the 
United States.

DATES: Applications for immediate consideration for membership must be 
received by the Office of SelectUSA by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time 
(EDT) on Friday, June 30, 2021. The International Trade Administration 
(ITA) will continue to accept applications under this notice for two 
years from the deadline to fill any vacancies.

ADDRESSES: Please submit application information by email to 
[email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel David, SelectUSA, U.S. 
Department of Commerce; telephone: (202) 302-6858; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Investment Advisory

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Council (IAC) is established in accordance with the provisions of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., to advise 
the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) on matters relating to the 
promotion and retention of foreign direct investment in the United 
States (FDI).
    SelectUSA is accepting applications for membership on the IAC. The 
IAC functions solely as an advisory committee. The IAC shall advise the 
Secretary on U.S. government policies and programs that affect FDI; 
identify and recommend programs and policies to help the United States 
attract and retain FDI; and recommend ways to support the position of 
the United States as the world's preeminent destination for FDI. The 
IAC shall act as a liaison among the stakeholders represented by the 
membership and shall provide a forum for the stakeholders on current 
and emerging issues regarding FDI. The IAC shall report to the 
Secretary on its activities and recommendations regarding FDI. In 
creating its reports, the IAC should survey and evaluate the investment 
and investment-facilitating activities of stakeholders, should identify 
and examine specific problems facing potential foreign investors, and 
should examine the needs of stakeholders to inform the IAC's efforts. 
The IAC should recommend specific solutions to the problems and needs 
that it identifies.
    The IAC shall consist of no more than twenty members appointed by 
the Secretary. Members shall represent companies and organizations 
investing, seeking to invest, seeking foreign investors, or 
facilitating investment across many sectors, including but not limited 
to:
    U.S.-incorporated companies that are majority-owned by foreign 
companies or by a foreign individual or individuals, or that generate 
significant foreign direct investment (e.g., through their supply 
chains); U.S. companies or entities whose business includes FDI-related 
activities or the facilitation of FDI; and Economic development 
organizations and other U.S. governmental and non-governmental 
organizations and associations whose missions or activities include the 
promotion or facilitation of FDI.
    Members shall be selected based on their ability to carry out the 
objectives of the IAC, in accordance with applicable Department of 
Commerce guidelines, in a manner that ensures that the IAC is balanced 
in terms of points of view, demographics, industry subsector, geography 
of the source and the destination of the FDI, and company size. Members 
shall represent a broad range of products and services and shall be 
drawn from large, medium, and small enterprises, private-sector 
organizations involved in investment, and other investment-related 
entities including non-governmental organizations, associations, and 
economic development organizations.
    Priority may be given to executives (Chief Executive Officer, 
Executive Chairman, President, or comparable level of responsibility).
    Members shall serve in a representative capacity, representing the 
views and interests of their sponsoring entity and those of their 
particular sector (if applicable). Members are not special government 
employees and will receive no compensation for their participation in 
IAC activities. Members will not be reimbursed for travel expenses 
related to IAC activities. Appointments to the IAC shall be made 
without regard to political affiliation. Because the IAC will advise 
the Secretary on U.S. international competitiveness in attracting and 
retaining FDI, each member must be a U.S. national.
    Each member shall be appointed for a term of two years and will 
serve at the pleasure of the Secretary. The Secretary may at his/her 
discretion reappoint any member to an additional term or terms, 
provided that the member proves to work effectively on the IAC and that 
his/her knowledge and advice is still needed.
    The Secretary shall designate a Chair and Vice Chair from among the 
members.
    The IAC will meet a minimum of two times a year with, to the extent 
practical, additional meetings called at the discretion of the 
Secretary or his/her designee. Meetings will be held in Washington, DC 
or elsewhere in the United States, or by teleconference, as feasible. 
Members are expected to attend a majority of IAC meetings.
    To be considered for membership, submit the following information 
by 5:00 p.m. EDT on June 30, 2021 to the email address listed in the 
ADDRESSES section:
    1. Name and title of the individual requesting consideration.
    2. A sponsor letter from the applicant on the sponsoring entity's 
letterhead containing a brief statement of why the applicant should be 
considered for membership on the IAC. This sponsor letter should also 
address the applicant's experience and leadership related to foreign 
direct investment.
    3. The applicant's personal resume and short bio (less than 300 
words).
    4. An affirmative statement that the applicant meets all 
eligibility criteria, including an affirmative statement that the 
applicant is not required to register as a foreign agent under the 
Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended.
    5. Information regarding the ownership and control of the 
sponsoring entity, including the stock holdings as appropriate.
    6. The sponsoring entity's size, place of incorporation, product or 
service line, major markets in which the entity operates, and the 
entity's export or import experience.
    7. A profile of the entity's foreign direct investment activities, 
including investment activities, investment plans, investment-
facilitation activities, or other foreign direct investment activities.
    8. Brief statement describing how the applicant will contribute to 
the work of the IAC based on his or her unique experience and 
perspective (not to exceed 100 words).
    9. All relevant contact information, including mailing address, 
fax, email, phone number, and support staff information where relevant.

Bill Burwell,
Deputy Executive Director, Select USA.
[FR Doc. 2021-10358 Filed 5-14-21; 8:45 am]
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