Request for Comments on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, 13971-13972 [2022-05206]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2022 / Notices by Agro Sevilla and Camacho.5 This methodology to establish the all-others subsidy rate is consistent with our practice and section 705(c)(5)(A) of the Act. Final Results of Review We determine the following net countervailable subsidy rates for the POR January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019: earlier than 35 days after the date of this publication of the final results of this review in the Federal Register. If a timely summons is filed at the U.S. Court of International Trade, the assessment instructions will direct CBP not to liquidate relevant entries until the time for parties to file a request for a statutory injunction has expired (i.e., within 90 days of publication). Cash Deposit Requirements In accordance with section 751(a)(1) Exporter/producer of the Act, Commerce also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the Agro Sevilla Aceitunas S.Coop And ....................... 4.98 amounts shown above for the aboveAngel Camacho listed companies with regard to Alimentacion S.L. and its shipments of subject merchandise cross-owned affiliates 6 ..... 2.43 entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of Review-Specific Average Rate Applicable publication of these final results of to the Following Companies 7 review. For all non-reviewed firms, CBP Aceitunas Guadalquivir, S.L 3.76 will continue to collect cash deposits of Alimentary Group Dcoop S. estimated countervailing duties at the Coop. And ......................... 3.76 most recent company-specific or allInternacional Olivarera, S.A 3.76 others rate applicable to the company, as appropriate. These cash deposit Disclosure requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. We intend to disclose to interested parties the calculations and analysis Administrative Protective Order performed in the final results of this This notice serves as a final reminder review within five days of the date of publication of this notice in accordance to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their with 19 CFR 351.224(b). responsibility concerning the Assessment destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance In accordance with section with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act and 19 CFR written notification of return or 351.212(b)(2), Commerce shall destruction of APO materials or determine, and CBP shall assess, countervailing duties on all appropriate conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply entries covered by this review. with the regulations and the terms of an Commerce intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP no APO is sanctionable violation. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Subsidy rate (percent ad valorem) 5 With two respondents under examination, Commerce normally calculates (A) a weightedaverage of the estimated subsidy rates calculated for the examined respondents; (B) a simple average of the estimated subsidy rates calculated for the examined respondents; and (C) a weighted-average of the estimated subsidy rates calculated for the examined respondents using each company’s publicly-ranged U.S. sale quantities for the merchandise under consideration. Commerce then compares (B) and (C) to (A) and selects the rate closest to (A) as the most appropriate rate for all other producers and exporters. See, e.g., Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, Final Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, and Revocation of an Order in Part, 75 FR 53661, 53663 (September 1, 2010). 6 Commerce found the following companies to be cross-owned with Angel Camacho Alimentacio´n, S.L.: Grupo Angel Camacho, S.L., Cuarterola S.L., and Cucanoche S.L. 7 This rate is based on the rates for the respondents that were selected for individual review, excluding rates that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on facts available. See section 735(c)(5)(A) of the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Mar 10, 2022 Jkt 256001 Notification to Interested Parties These final results are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: March 4, 2022. Lisa W. Wang, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix—List of Topics Discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum I. Summary II. Background III. Scope of the Order IV. Non-Selected Companies Under Review V. Subsidies Valuation VI. Use of Facts Otherwise Available and Adverse Inferences VII. Analysis of Programs VIII. Analysis of Comments Comment 1: Whether Commerce Properly Interpreted and Applied the Standard Established by Section 771B(1) of the Act PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13971 for Determining ‘‘Substantially Dependent’’ Demand Comment 2: Whether the EU CAP Pillar I— BPS is De Jure Specific Comment 3: Whether Loans From the European Investment Bank (EIB) are Countervailable Comment 4: Whether Loans From the European Investment Fund (EIF) are Countervailable Comment 5: Whether Commerce Should Adjust its Calculations for Purchases of Molinos Comment 6: Whether Commerce Should Base its Final Subsidy Rates for Camacho and Agro Sevilla on Adverse Facts Available (AFA) Comment 7: Whether Commerce Should Use Partial AFA in the Per-Kilogram (KG) Benefit Calculation of Certain Growers Comment 8: Whether Commerce Should Assign Dcoop its Company-Specific Rate From the First Administrative Review as the Rate for This Administrative Review Comment 9: Whether Commerce Should Correct Certain Errors in its Calculations IX. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2022–05212 Filed 3–10–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [Docket No. ITA–2022–0001] RIN 0605–XC047 Request for Comments on the IndoPacific Economic Framework Department of Commerce. Request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: On October 27, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden announced that the United States would explore the development of an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework to deepen economic relations in the Indo-Pacific region and coordinate approaches to addressing global economic challenges. The Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative will co-chair the U.S. team leading the negotiations of the framework. The United States Trade Representative will lead the Framework’s pillar on fair and resilient trade, and the Department of Commerce will lead the Framework’s pillars on: (1) Supply chain resilience; (2) infrastructure, clean energy, and decarbonization; and (3) tax and anticorruption. Accordingly, the Department of Commerce is seeking public comments on key areas of interest, including: Digital and emerging technologies; supply chain resilience; infrastructure, decarbonization, and clean energy; and tax and anticorruption. This notice requests comments and information from the public to assist the Secretary of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 13972 Federal Register / Vol. 87, No. 48 / Friday, March 11, 2022 / Notices Commerce in developing the U.S. position in these negotiations. To provide comments on the fair and resilient trade pillar on elements unrelated to the digital and emerging technologies, please see the relevant USTR request for comment. DATES: Comments and supporting documents must be submitted on or before April 11, 2022. ADDRESSES: Address all written comments in response to this notice to ‘‘Indo-Pacific Economic Framework’’ and file through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via https:// www.regulations.gov, enter docket number ITA–2022–0001 on the home page and click ‘‘search.’’ The site will provide a search results page listing all documents associated with this docket. Once you find this notice, click into it and click on the ‘‘Comment’’ icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. (For further information on using https:// www.regulations.gov, please consult the resources provided on the website by clicking on ‘‘How to Use This Site.’’) Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered by the Department of Commerce. Commenters should include which of the nine topics they are addressing or indicate ‘‘other issues of consideration.’’ Commentors that selfidentify as a small business (generally defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration as firms with fewer than 500 employees) or organizations representing small business members should indicate this. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct general questions or questions concerning written comments to Eric Holloway, Deputy Director for the Office of East Asia, Oceania, and APEC, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce at IndoPacific.Economic.Framework@trade.gov or at 202–482–3152. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background: On October 27, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden announced that the United States would explore the development of an Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). The United States is seeking to include multiple pillars covering key areas of interest within the IPEF, including digital and emerging technologies; supply chain resilience; infrastructure, clean energy, and decarbonization; and tax and anti-corruption. Launching VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Mar 10, 2022 Jkt 256001 negotiations on these topics under the IPEF is an important step towards strengthening U.S. economic engagement in the Indo-Pacific region and presents a novel approach to promoting durable, broad-based economic growth. Requirements for Written Content: The Department of Commerce is developing negotiating objectives and positions to shape cooperation with potential IPEF partners which could include various types of commitments, cooperative actions, and other measures. To that end, via this general solicitation, the Department of Commerce invites interested parties to comment on issues that the Department of Commerce should address in the negotiations, including whether those issues have particular relevance for any of the economies in the Indo-Pacific region. The Department of Commerce seeks broad input from all interested stakeholders—including industry, researchers, academia, labor, and civil society. To the extent commenters choose to respond to particular matters related to the negotiations, they may comment on any of the following: 1. General negotiating objectives for the IPEF. 2. Digital and emerging technologiesrelated issues. 3. Supply chain resilience-related issues. 4. Infrastructure-related issues. 5. Clean energy-related issues. 6. Decarbonization-related issues. 7. Tax-related issues. 8. Anti-corruption-related issues. 9. Issues of particular relevance to small and medium-sized businesses that should be addressed in the negotiations. 10. Other issues for consideration. The Department of Commerce requests that small businesses (generally defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration as firms with fewer than 500 employees) or organizations representing small business members that submit comments to self-identify as such so that we may be aware of issues of particular interest to small businesses. Request for Written Comments: The https://www.regulations.gov website allows users to provide comments by filling in a ‘‘Type Comment’’ field, or by attaching a document using an ‘‘Upload File’’ field. Commerce prefers comments be provided in an attached document. Commerce prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc files) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf files). If the submission is in an application format other than Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat, please indicate the name of the application in the ‘‘Type Comment’’ field. Please do not attach separate cover PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 letters to electronic submissions; rather, include any information that might appear in a cover letter within the comments. Similarly, to the extent possible, please include any exhibits, annexes, or other attachments in the same file, so that the submission consists of one file instead of multiple files. Comments (both public comments and non-confidential versions of comments containing business confidential information) will be placed in the docket and open to public inspection. Comments may be viewed on https://www.regulations.gov by entering docket number ITA–2022–0001 in the search field on the home page. All filers should name their files using the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. Anonymous comments also will be accepted. Communications from agencies of the United States Government will not be made available for public inspection. Anyone submitting business confidential information should clearly identify the business confidential portion at the time of submission, file a statement justifying nondisclosure and referring to the specific legal authority claimed, and provide a non-confidential version of the submission. The nonconfidential version of the submission will be placed in the public file on https://www.regulations.gov. For comments submitted electronically containing business confidential information, the file name of the business confidential version should begin with the characters ‘‘BC’’. Any page containing business confidential information must be clearly marked ‘‘BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL’’ on the top of that page. The non-confidential version must be clearly marked ‘‘PUBLIC’’. The file name of the nonconfidential version should begin with the character ‘‘P’’. The ‘‘BC’’ and ‘‘P’’ should be followed by the name of the person or entity submitting the comments or rebuttal comments. Dated: March 8, 2022. Diane Farrell, Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, Department of Commerce. [FR Doc. 2022–05206 Filed 3–10–22; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P E:\FR\FM\11MRN1.SGM 11MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 48 (Friday, March 11, 2022)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

[Docket No. ITA-2022-0001]
RIN 0605-XC047


Request for Comments on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

AGENCY: Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Request for comments.

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SUMMARY: On October 27, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden announced that 
the United States would explore the development of an Indo-Pacific 
Economic Framework to deepen economic relations in the Indo-Pacific 
region and coordinate approaches to addressing global economic 
challenges. The Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade 
Representative will co-chair the U.S. team leading the negotiations of 
the framework. The United States Trade Representative will lead the 
Framework's pillar on fair and resilient trade, and the Department of 
Commerce will lead the Framework's pillars on: (1) Supply chain 
resilience; (2) infrastructure, clean energy, and decarbonization; and 
(3) tax and anti-corruption. Accordingly, the Department of Commerce is 
seeking public comments on key areas of interest, including: Digital 
and emerging technologies; supply chain resilience; infrastructure, 
decarbonization, and clean energy; and tax and anti-corruption. This 
notice requests comments and information from the public to assist the 
Secretary of

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Commerce in developing the U.S. position in these negotiations. To 
provide comments on the fair and resilient trade pillar on elements 
unrelated to the digital and emerging technologies, please see the 
relevant USTR request for comment.

DATES: Comments and supporting documents must be submitted on or before 
April 11, 2022.

ADDRESSES: Address all written comments in response to this notice to 
``Indo-Pacific Economic Framework'' and file through the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. To submit comments via 
https://www.regulations.gov, enter docket number ITA-2022-0001 on the 
home page and click ``search.'' The site will provide a search results 
page listing all documents associated with this docket. Once you find 
this notice, click into it and click on the ``Comment'' icon, complete 
the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. (For further 
information on using https://www.regulations.gov, please consult the 
resources provided on the website by clicking on ``How to Use This 
Site.'')
    Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other 
address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, 
may not be considered by the Department of Commerce. Commenters should 
include which of the nine topics they are addressing or indicate 
``other issues of consideration.'' Commentors that self-identify as a 
small business (generally defined by the U.S. Small Business 
Administration as firms with fewer than 500 employees) or organizations 
representing small business members should indicate this.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Please direct general questions or 
questions concerning written comments to Eric Holloway, Deputy Director 
for the Office of East Asia, Oceania, and APEC, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce at [email protected] or at 202-482-3152.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background: On October 27, 2021, President Joseph R. Biden 
announced that the United States would explore the development of an 
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). The United States is seeking to 
include multiple pillars covering key areas of interest within the 
IPEF, including digital and emerging technologies; supply chain 
resilience; infrastructure, clean energy, and decarbonization; and tax 
and anti-corruption. Launching negotiations on these topics under the 
IPEF is an important step towards strengthening U.S. economic 
engagement in the Indo-Pacific region and presents a novel approach to 
promoting durable, broad-based economic growth.
    Requirements for Written Content: The Department of Commerce is 
developing negotiating objectives and positions to shape cooperation 
with potential IPEF partners which could include various types of 
commitments, cooperative actions, and other measures. To that end, via 
this general solicitation, the Department of Commerce invites 
interested parties to comment on issues that the Department of Commerce 
should address in the negotiations, including whether those issues have 
particular relevance for any of the economies in the Indo-Pacific 
region. The Department of Commerce seeks broad input from all 
interested stakeholders--including industry, researchers, academia, 
labor, and civil society. To the extent commenters choose to respond to 
particular matters related to the negotiations, they may comment on any 
of the following:

    1. General negotiating objectives for the IPEF.
    2. Digital and emerging technologies-related issues.
    3. Supply chain resilience-related issues.
    4. Infrastructure-related issues.
    5. Clean energy-related issues.
    6. Decarbonization-related issues.
    7. Tax-related issues.
    8. Anti-corruption-related issues.
    9. Issues of particular relevance to small and medium-sized 
businesses that should be addressed in the negotiations.
    10. Other issues for consideration.

    The Department of Commerce requests that small businesses 
(generally defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration as firms 
with fewer than 500 employees) or organizations representing small 
business members that submit comments to self-identify as such so that 
we may be aware of issues of particular interest to small businesses.
    Request for Written Comments: The https://www.regulations.gov 
website allows users to provide comments by filling in a ``Type 
Comment'' field, or by attaching a document using an ``Upload File'' 
field. Commerce prefers comments be provided in an attached document. 
Commerce prefers submissions in Microsoft Word (.doc files) or Adobe 
Acrobat (.pdf files). If the submission is in an application format 
other than Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat, please indicate the name of 
the application in the ``Type Comment'' field. Please do not attach 
separate cover letters to electronic submissions; rather, include any 
information that might appear in a cover letter within the comments. 
Similarly, to the extent possible, please include any exhibits, 
annexes, or other attachments in the same file, so that the submission 
consists of one file instead of multiple files. Comments (both public 
comments and non-confidential versions of comments containing business 
confidential information) will be placed in the docket and open to 
public inspection. Comments may be viewed on https://www.regulations.gov by entering docket number ITA-2022-0001 in the 
search field on the home page. All filers should name their files using 
the name of the person or entity submitting the comments. Anonymous 
comments also will be accepted. Communications from agencies of the 
United States Government will not be made available for public 
inspection.
    Anyone submitting business confidential information should clearly 
identify the business confidential portion at the time of submission, 
file a statement justifying nondisclosure and referring to the specific 
legal authority claimed, and provide a non-confidential version of the 
submission. The non-confidential version of the submission will be 
placed in the public file on https://www.regulations.gov. For comments 
submitted electronically containing business confidential information, 
the file name of the business confidential version should begin with 
the characters ``BC''. Any page containing business confidential 
information must be clearly marked ``BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL'' on the top 
of that page. The non-confidential version must be clearly marked 
``PUBLIC''. The file name of the non-confidential version should begin 
with the character ``P''. The ``BC'' and ``P'' should be followed by 
the name of the person or entity submitting the comments or rebuttal 
comments.

    Dated: March 8, 2022.
Diane Farrell,
Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade, Department of Commerce.
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