Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

 
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estimates of Puerto Rico Gross Domestic
Product (GDP), which includes statistics
for consumer spending, private fixed
investment, inventory investment, net
exports of goods and services, and
government spending for Puerto Rico.
BEA seeks comments on the statistics’
data sources, presentation, level of
detail, and scope. Following the public
comment period, BEA will incorporate
feedback, updating the statistics and
related materials for Puerto Rico GDP.
DATES
: Comments must be received no
later than November 2, 2020.
ADDRESSES
: You may submit comments
by the following methods:
Email: territories@bea.gov.
Mail: Sabrina Montes, Office of the
Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis,
Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver
Hill Road (BE–40), Washington, DC
20233.
Comments sent by any other method
or after the comment period may not be
considered. All comments are a part of
the public record.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Sabrina Montes, Office of the Director,
Bureau of Economic Analysis,
Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver
Hill Road (BE–40), Washington, DC
20233; phone: (301) 278–9268 or email
Sabrina.Montes@bea.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: In 2018,
BEA initiated a project to calculate GDP
for Puerto Rico in order to support
Puerto Rico’s economic recovery
following devastating hurricanes in
2017. This project follows technical
collaborations between BEA and the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico dating
back to 2010. The project also addresses
recommendations from the
Congressional Task Force on Economic
Growth in Puerto Rico and Government
Accountability Office that BEA calculate
GDP for Puerto Rico.
The present project—a collaborative
effort between the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico and BEA—combines the
best available Puerto Rico economic
data with BEA’s current national
economic accounting methodologies.
The project seeks to produce accurate
and objective economic statistics for
Puerto Rico comparable to data for other
U.S. territories, states, and the nation.
Prototype statistics of GDP and its
components for 2012–2018 were
published on September 28, 2020.
Methodologies incorporated in the
statistics included:
Using chain-type Fisher indexes to
calculate changes in aggregate output
and prices;
expanding the use of economic
census data from the U.S. Census
Bureau;
treating expenditures on intangible
assets as investment to allow users to
understand how these intangible assets
drive economic growth; and
adjusting for inflation at a high
level of detail to ensure that the selected
price indexes reflect the mix of goods
and services produced by the Puerto
Rico economy.
BEA is now seeking feedback on these
new statistics. BEA will consider this
feedback as it continues to refine source
data, methodology, and data
presentations in preparation for routine
production of these data.
BEA invites all comments from the
public; private industry; state, local, and
territorial governments; non-profit
organizations; and other interested
parties to assist in improving the
prototype statistics. In particular, BEA is
interested in feedback regarding the
following (with the understanding that
BEA will accept and consider all
feedback on its new Puerto Rico GDP
statistics):
1. How will the statistics on Puerto
Rico GDP and its components be used?
2. Given that the statistics are on a
calendar year basis, what time of the
year should they be published to
maximize their usefulness in planning
and for other uses?
3. Are the components in the
prototype GDP statistics consistent with
the data and local information that are
available elsewhere on Puerto Rico? If
not, please describe the differences.
4. Do you have any feedback about the
methodology used to create the
prototype Puerto Rico GDP statistics
described in the Summary of
Methodologies: Puerto Rico Gross
Domestic Product (September 2020)
(available at BEA.gov)?
5. Are there additional or alternative
data sources that you believe could be
used to generate and corroborate these
statistics beyond those described in the
Summary of Methodologies: Puerto Rico
Gross Domestic Product (September
2020) (available at BEA.gov)?
6. Which would be more useful: Less-
detailed product breakdowns, which
will result in fewer data suppressions to
protect confidentiality, or more-detailed
product breakdowns, with the necessary
suppressions?
7. BEA is aware that stakeholders may
be interested in statistics not included
in the present release, such as quarterly
measures, GDP by industry, and GNP.
What extensions to BEA’s Puerto Rico
GDP statistics would be useful and
why?
Sabrina Montes,
Economist, Bureau of Economic Analysis.
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BILLING CODE 3510–06–P
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Economic Development Administration
Notice of Petitions by Firms for
Determination of Eligibility To Apply
for Trade Adjustment Assistance
AGENCY
: Economic Development
Administration, U.S. Department of
Commerce.
ACTION
: Notice and opportunity for
public comment.
SUMMARY
: The Economic Development
Administration (EDA) has received
petitions for certification of eligibility to
apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance
from the firms listed below.
Accordingly, EDA has initiated
investigations to determine whether
increased imports into the United States
of articles like or directly competitive
with those produced by each of the
firms contributed importantly to the
total or partial separation of the firms’
workers, or threat thereof, and to a
decrease in sales or production of each
petitioning firm.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
L
IST OF
P
ETITIONS
R
ECEIVED BY
EDA
FOR
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ERTIFICATION OF
E
LIGIBILITY
T
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PPLY FOR
T
RADE
A
DJUSTMENT
A
SSISTANCE
[9/19/2020 through 9/24/2020]
Firm name Firm address Date accepted for investigation Product(s)
George B. Woodcock & Company,
Inc. 9667 Canoga Avenue,
Chatsworth, CA 91311. 9/21/2020 ...................................... The firm manufactures shipping
containers and packaging sup-
plies.
New Dimensions Precision Ma-
chining, LLC. 6614 South Union Road, Union,
IL 60180. 9/22/2020 ...................................... The firm manufactures miscella-
neous metal parts.
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L
IST OF
P
ETITIONS
R
ECEIVED BY
EDA
FOR
C
ERTIFICATION OF
E
LIGIBILITY
T
O
A
PPLY FOR
T
RADE
A
DJUSTMENT
A
SSISTANCE
—Continued
[9/19/2020 through 9/24/2020]
Firm name Firm address Date accepted for investigation Product(s)
SylvanSport, LLC ........................... 235 Commerce Street, Brevard,
NC 28712. 9/22/2020 ...................................... The firm manufactures personal
trailers for camping and haul-
ing.
MPP Corporation ........................... 82 Airport Drive, Kimball, MI
48074. 9/24/2020 ...................................... The firm manufactures plastic in-
jection molds and tooling.
Any party having a substantial
interest in these proceedings may
request a public hearing on the matter.
A written request for a hearing must be
submitted to the Trade Adjustment
Assistance Division, Room 71030,
Economic Development Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce,
Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten
(10) calendar days following publication
of this notice. These petitions are
received pursuant to section 251 of the
Trade Act of 1974, as amended.
Please follow the requirements set
forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR
315.9 for procedures to request a public
hearing. The Catalog of Federal
Domestic Assistance official number
and title for the program under which
these petitions are submitted is 11.313,
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms.
Bryan Borlik,
Director.
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BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty
Order, Finding, or Suspended
Investigation; Opportunity To Request
Administrative Review
AGENCY
: Enforcement and Compliance,
International Trade Administration,
Department of Commerce.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD
Operations, Customs Liaison Unit,
Enforcement and Compliance,
International Trade Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401
Constitution Avenue NW, Washington,
DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Background
Each year during the anniversary
month of the publication of an
antidumping or countervailing duty
order, finding, or suspended
investigation, an interested party, as
defined in section 771(9) of the Tariff
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), may
request, in accordance with 19 CFR
351.213, that the Department of
Commerce (Commerce) conduct an
administrative review of that
antidumping or countervailing duty
order, finding, or suspended
investigation.
All deadlines for the submission of
comments or actions by Commerce
discussed below refer to the number of
calendar days from the applicable
starting date.
Respondent Selection
In the event Commerce limits the
number of respondents for individual
examination for administrative reviews
initiated pursuant to requests made for
the orders identified below, Commerce
intends to select respondents based on
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
(CBP) data for U.S. imports during the
period of review. We intend to release
the CBP data under Administrative
Protective Order (APO) to all parties
having an APO within five days of
publication of the initiation notice and
to make our decision regarding
respondent selection within 21 days of
publication of the initiation Federal
Register notice. Therefore, we
encourage all parties interested in
commenting on respondent selection to
submit their APO applications on the
date of publication of the initiation
notice, or as soon thereafter as possible.
Commerce invites comments regarding
the CBP data and respondent selection
within five days of placement of the
CBP data on the record of the review.
In the event Commerce decides it is
necessary to limit individual
examination of respondents and
conduct respondent selection under
section 777A(c)(2) of the Act:
In general, Commerce finds that
determinations concerning whether
particular companies should be
‘‘collapsed’’ (i.e., treated as a single
entity for purposes of calculating
antidumping duty rates) require a
substantial amount of detailed
information and analysis, which often
require follow-up questions and
analysis. Accordingly, Commerce will
not conduct collapsing analyses at the
respondent selection phase of a review
and will not collapse companies at the
respondent selection phase unless there
has been a determination to collapse
certain companies in a previous
segment of this antidumping proceeding
(i.e., investigation, administrative
review, new shipper review or changed
circumstances review). For any
company subject to a review, if
Commerce determined, or continued to
treat, that company as collapsed with
others, Commerce will assume that such
companies continue to operate in the
same manner and will collapse them for
respondent selection purposes.
Otherwise, Commerce will not collapse
companies for purposes of respondent
selection. Parties are requested to (a)
identify which companies subject to
review previously were collapsed, and
(b) provide a citation to the proceeding
in which they were collapsed. Further,
if companies are requested to complete
a Quantity and Value Questionnaire for
purposes of respondent selection, in
general each company must report
volume and value data separately for
itself. Parties should not include data
for any other party, even if they believe
they should be treated as a single entity
with that other party. If a company was
collapsed with another company or
companies in the most recently
completed segment of a proceeding
where Commerce considered collapsing
that entity, complete quantity and value
data for that collapsed entity must be
submitted.
Deadline for Withdrawal of Request for
Administrative Review
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), a
party that requests a review may
withdraw that request within 90 days of
the date of publication of the notice of
initiation of the requested review. The
regulation provides that Commerce may
extend this time if it is reasonable to do
so. Determinations by Commerce to
extend the 90-day deadline will be
made on a case-by-case basis.
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