Notice of Health and Safety Guidelines for Official ITA Trade Missions, 7997-7998 [2022-02936]

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AGENCY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, intends to resume inperson trade missions, where possible, beginning March 2022. These trade missions will be organized and carried out with basic health and safety precautions in place for attendees in response to COVID–19. SUMMARY: Background The International Trade Administration (ITA) intends to resume in-person trade missions, where possible, beginning March 2022. Since the beginning of the global pandemic, ITA has been closely monitoring COVID–19 developments and continues to plan in-person trade missions for future dates. As those mission dates approach, ITA will decide on each mission on a case-by-case basis to allow mission teams to evaluate the health and safety circumstances of the event and determine whether to move forward as-is, postpone, convert to virtual or hybrid, or cancel the mission. In the event that the mission is able to move forward in-person, the health and safety of all attendees remains ITA’s top priority, and with any resumption of inperson events, ITA is announcing basic health and safety precautions that will highlight existing guidelines applicable to all trade mission attendees. In addition to the guidelines set forth herein, ITA is closely monitoring government mandates and policy changes, CDC guidelines, and public health announcements. As information pertaining to COVID–19 continues to develop, we will adjust our approach as needed. In-person trade missions will be organized and carried out with precautions in place for the health and safety of all attendees in response to COVID–19, and with due regard to and, PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7997 as appropriate, in alignment with thencurrent: Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) https:// www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ your-health/ Guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force https:// www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/ For Commerce employees, the workplace safety plan found at https://www.commerce.gov/covid-19information-hub Recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) https:// www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/ novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-forpublic At a minimum, ITA will continue to follow CDC Guidelines, as updated, including mask requirements and travel rules. Requirements for Mission Participants Before departure and/or upon arrival, including at each mission stop, ITA will brief trade mission participants (i.e., private sector participants) on its current COVID–19 policies, as well as the relevant policies of local authorities. Mission participants are responsible for compliance with all COVID–19related requirements pertaining to travel to, within, and from trade mission destination(s), including vaccinations, and, when appropriate, testing, masking, and physical distancing. All mission participants will be expected to comply with regulations and guidelines in effect at the time of the event in the country, market, and facilities where mission events are being held. Note that federal regulations and guidelines may be applicable for events held in federally owned or federally leased facilities outside the United States. Mission participants must present a photo ID and proof that they meet the then-current CDC definition of being fully vaccinated at the time of entry to a mission event. Individuals who are not able to be fully vaccinated due to certain medical conditions, age, or closely held religious beliefs, or who elect not to provide this information, will be expected to follow all relevant protocols for individuals who are not fully vaccinated and must provide proof of a negative COVID–19 test at the time of entry to a mission event, administered by an authorized health or medical provider, taken within the past three days prior to entry.1 Physical distancing practices will be implemented according to all venue and 1 ITA may require attestation of negative test at other times throughout the course of a trade mission, as appropriate. E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 7998 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 29 / Friday, February 11, 2022 / Notices lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 local requirements. Where possible, there will be hand sanitizer stations. To create a safe environment for all attendees, participants who test positive for COVID–19 in transit to or during a trade mission are responsible for following the relevant regulations and guidelines, including any quarantine protocols, and are expected to cease participation in in-person events until a negative test is received or quarantine protocols are fulfilled. If a participant who has tested positive is deemed by ITA to pose a health risk to other participants, ITA may terminate their participation without refund. Any unused financial contributions made to the Department of Commerce for a trade mission that is cancelled will be refunded promptly. Financial contributions that have already been expended in anticipation of the mission and cannot be recouped by the Department of Commerce may not be refunded to the participants when a trade mission is cancelled. Given the unique circumstances presented by COVID–19, the same considerations apply in the event a participant must withdraw from a trade mission after testing positive for COVID–19. No personal expenses paid by the participants in anticipation of the trade mission will be reimbursed. Participants are responsible for all costs related to COVID–19 if contracted during or in transit to or from a trade mission. Note on Federal Employees and Contractors On-site federal employees and contractors will be expected to comply with current local regulations and guidelines in the country, market, or facilities, publicly- or privately-owned or operated, where mission events are being held. All on-site federal employees and contractors will be expected to comply with applicable federal and departmental rules, requirements, and guidance relating to COVID–19 safety as issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (https://www.saferfederal workforce.gov/) and in effect at the time of the event, including any quarantining or other protocols in the event that they test positive for COVID–19. ITA and other Department of Commerce employees will additionally be expected to adhere to the Department of Commerce Workplace Safety Plan as appropriate, including indoor mask requirements in areas of high or substantial COVID–19 transmission (https://www.commerce.gov/covid-19information-hub). Federal employees and contractors participating in on-site events will be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Feb 10, 2022 Jkt 256001 required to complete and maintain on their persons at all times a Certification of Vaccination. (Certification available at: https://www.saferfederalworkforce. gov/downloads/CertificationVaccination PRAv7.pdf.) Federal employees and contractors who are not fully vaccinated or decline to provide information about their vaccination status must follow all relevant protocols for individuals who are not fully vaccinated and must provide proof of a negative COVID–19 test administered by an authorized health or medical provider taken within the past three days. Brazil and Taiwan. On February 10, 1987, Commerce published the AD order on CSBW pipe fittings from Japan and on July 6, 1992, the AD orders on CSBW from Thailand and China.1 On July 1, 2021, Commerce initiated,2 and the ITC instituted,3 the sunset reviews of the Orders, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of its reviews, Commerce determined, pursuant to sections 751(c)(1) and 752(c) of the Act, that revocation of the Orders on CSBW pipe fittings from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and China would likely lead Gemal Brangman, to continuation or recurrence of Director, ITA Events Management Task Force. dumping. Commerce, therefore, notified [FR Doc. 2022–02936 Filed 2–10–22; 8:45 am] the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail should the BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P Orders be revoked.4 On February 7, 2022, the ITC DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE published its determination that revocation of the Orders would likely International Trade Administration lead to a continuation or recurrence of [A–351–602, A–588–602, A–583–605, A–549– material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 807, A–570–814] foreseeable time, pursuant to sections Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe 751(c) and 752(a) of the Act.5 Fittings From Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Scope of the Orders Thailand, and the People’s Republic of Brazil: The merchandise covered by China: Continuation of the the Brazil Order consists of certain Antidumping Duty Orders carbon steel butt-weld type fittings, AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, other than couplings, under 14 inches in International Trade Administration, diameter, whether finished or Department of Commerce. unfinished, that have been formed in the shape of elbows, tees, reducers, SUMMARY: As a result of the caps, etc., and, if forged, have been determinations by the Department of advanced after forging. These Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. advancements may include any one or International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty 1 See Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Carbon (AD) orders on certain carbon steel buttSteel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, 51 FR weld pipe fittings (CSBW pipe fittings) 45152 (December 17, 1986) (Brazil Order); from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Carbon Steel and the People’s Republic of China Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan, 51 FR 45152 (December 17, 1986) (Taiwan Order); Antidumping (China) would likely lead to a Duty Order: Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe continuation or recurrence of dumping, Fittings from Japan, 52 FR 4167 (February 10, 1987) and material injury to an industry in the (Japan Order); Antidumping Duty Order; Certain United States, Commerce is publishing Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Thailand, 57 FR 29702 (July 6, 1992) (Thailand a notice of continuation of the AD Order); Antidumping Duty Order and Amendment orders. Applicable February 11, 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Claudia Cott or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4270 or (202) 482–1690, respectively. DATES: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 17, 1986, Commerce published in the Federal Register the AD orders on CSBW pipe fittings from PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value; Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China, 57 FR 29702 (July 6, 1992) (China Order) (collectively, Orders). 2 See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 86 FR 35071 (July 1, 2021). 3 See Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand; Institution of Five-Year Reviews, 86 FR 35133 (July 1, 2021). 4 See Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, and the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 86 FR 51869 (September 17, 2021), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. 5 See Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, China, Japan, Taiwan, Thailand; Determination, Inv. Nos. 731–TA–308–310 and 520– 521 (Fifth Review), 87 FR 6893 (February 7, 2022), see also USITC Pub. 5276 (February 2022). E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 29 (Friday, February 11, 2022)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7997-7998]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-02936]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Notice of Health and Safety Guidelines for Official ITA Trade 
Missions

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade 
Administration, intends to resume in-person trade missions, where 
possible, beginning March 2022. These trade missions will be organized 
and carried out with basic health and safety precautions in place for 
attendees in response to COVID-19.

Background

    The International Trade Administration (ITA) intends to resume in-
person trade missions, where possible, beginning March 2022. Since the 
beginning of the global pandemic, ITA has been closely monitoring 
COVID-19 developments and continues to plan in-person trade missions 
for future dates. As those mission dates approach, ITA will decide on 
each mission on a case-by-case basis to allow mission teams to evaluate 
the health and safety circumstances of the event and determine whether 
to move forward as-is, postpone, convert to virtual or hybrid, or 
cancel the mission. In the event that the mission is able to move 
forward in-person, the health and safety of all attendees remains ITA's 
top priority, and with any resumption of in-person events, ITA is 
announcing basic health and safety precautions that will highlight 
existing guidelines applicable to all trade mission attendees.
    In addition to the guidelines set forth herein, ITA is closely 
monitoring government mandates and policy changes, CDC guidelines, and 
public health announcements. As information pertaining to COVID-19 
continues to develop, we will adjust our approach as needed.
    In-person trade missions will be organized and carried out with 
precautions in place for the health and safety of all attendees in 
response to COVID-19, and with due regard to and, as appropriate, in 
alignment with then-current:

Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/
Guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force https://
www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/
For Commerce employees, the workplace safety plan found at https://www.commerce.gov/covid-19-information-hub
Recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

    At a minimum, ITA will continue to follow CDC Guidelines, as 
updated, including mask requirements and travel rules.

Requirements for Mission Participants

    Before departure and/or upon arrival, including at each mission 
stop, ITA will brief trade mission participants (i.e., private sector 
participants) on its current COVID-19 policies, as well as the relevant 
policies of local authorities.
    Mission participants are responsible for compliance with all COVID-
19-related requirements pertaining to travel to, within, and from trade 
mission destination(s), including vaccinations, and, when appropriate, 
testing, masking, and physical distancing. All mission participants 
will be expected to comply with regulations and guidelines in effect at 
the time of the event in the country, market, and facilities where 
mission events are being held. Note that federal regulations and 
guidelines may be applicable for events held in federally owned or 
federally leased facilities outside the United States.
    Mission participants must present a photo ID and proof that they 
meet the then-current CDC definition of being fully vaccinated at the 
time of entry to a mission event. Individuals who are not able to be 
fully vaccinated due to certain medical conditions, age, or closely 
held religious beliefs, or who elect not to provide this information, 
will be expected to follow all relevant protocols for individuals who 
are not fully vaccinated and must provide proof of a negative COVID-19 
test at the time of entry to a mission event, administered by an 
authorized health or medical provider, taken within the past three days 
prior to entry.\1\
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    \1\ ITA may require attestation of negative test at other times 
throughout the course of a trade mission, as appropriate.
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    Physical distancing practices will be implemented according to all 
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local requirements. Where possible, there will be hand sanitizer 
stations.
    To create a safe environment for all attendees, participants who 
test positive for COVID-19 in transit to or during a trade mission are 
responsible for following the relevant regulations and guidelines, 
including any quarantine protocols, and are expected to cease 
participation in in-person events until a negative test is received or 
quarantine protocols are fulfilled. If a participant who has tested 
positive is deemed by ITA to pose a health risk to other participants, 
ITA may terminate their participation without refund.
    Any unused financial contributions made to the Department of 
Commerce for a trade mission that is cancelled will be refunded 
promptly. Financial contributions that have already been expended in 
anticipation of the mission and cannot be recouped by the Department of 
Commerce may not be refunded to the participants when a trade mission 
is cancelled. Given the unique circumstances presented by COVID-19, the 
same considerations apply in the event a participant must withdraw from 
a trade mission after testing positive for COVID-19. No personal 
expenses paid by the participants in anticipation of the trade mission 
will be reimbursed. Participants are responsible for all costs related 
to COVID-19 if contracted during or in transit to or from a trade 
mission.

Note on Federal Employees and Contractors

    On-site federal employees and contractors will be expected to 
comply with current local regulations and guidelines in the country, 
market, or facilities, publicly- or privately-owned or operated, where 
mission events are being held.
    All on-site federal employees and contractors will be expected to 
comply with applicable federal and departmental rules, requirements, 
and guidance relating to COVID-19 safety as issued by the Safer Federal 
Workforce Task Force (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/) and in 
effect at the time of the event, including any quarantining or other 
protocols in the event that they test positive for COVID-19. ITA and 
other Department of Commerce employees will additionally be expected to 
adhere to the Department of Commerce Workplace Safety Plan as 
appropriate, including indoor mask requirements in areas of high or 
substantial COVID-19 transmission (https://www.commerce.gov/covid-19-information-hub).
    Federal employees and contractors participating in on-site events 
will be required to complete and maintain on their persons at all times 
a Certification of Vaccination. (Certification available at: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/downloads/CertificationVaccinationPRAv7.pdf.) Federal employees and contractors 
who are not fully vaccinated or decline to provide information about 
their vaccination status must follow all relevant protocols for 
individuals who are not fully vaccinated and must provide proof of a 
negative COVID-19 test administered by an authorized health or medical 
provider taken within the past three days.

Gemal Brangman,
Director, ITA Events Management Task Force.
[FR Doc. 2022-02936 Filed 2-10-22; 8:45 am]
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