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from public inspection business information submitted orally at an informal conference shall ask that such information be marked "For Oficial Use Only” on the stenographic record.

(c) The Committee may deny a request that it exempt from public inspection any particular business information if it determines that such information is not entitled to exemption. In the event of such denial, the party submitting the particular business information will be notified of the reasons for the denial and will be permitted to withdraw his submission. § 1111.9 Information available to United

States Government agencies. All information received by the Committee shall be available to the agencies of the United States Government represented on the Committee, and to such other agencies of the United States Government as the Committee may designate. APPENDIX ANOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

RELATING TO ARTICLES TO BE CONSID-
ERED FOR TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATION

Timetable 1. Requests to present oral testimony must be received by Wednesday, November 20, 1963.

2. For due dates for written briefs, see section 5 of this notice.

3. Hearings begin December 2, 1963.

1. Notice of public hearing. Pursuant to section 223 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 872, 19 U.S.C. 1843), section 3(g) of Executive Order No. 11075 of January 15, 1963, as amended (28 F.R. 473), section 202.3 of Directive No. 1 of the Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations (48 CFR, Part 201, 28 F.R. 3974), and § 1111.2(a) of its Regulations (48 CFR, Part 211, 28 F.R. 7947), the Trade Information Committee in the Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations has ordered public hearings to be held concerning the notice of proposed trade agreement negotiations and articles to be considered for negotiation published this day by the President in the FEDERAL REGISTER."

NOTE: See also F.R. Doc. 63-11132, Tariff Commission, in Notices section, 28 F.R. 11290, Oct. 22, 1963.

2. Subject matter of public hearings. The subject matter of the public hearing will include any matter pertaining to the proposed trade agreements announced in the notice of proposed trade agreement negotiations required to be heard by section 223 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. That section provides, in pertinent part, that any interested person may present his views “concerning any article on a list published pursuant to section 221, any article which should be so listed, any concession which should be sought by the United States, or any other matter relevant to such proposed trade agreement”.

In view of the fact that briefs and testimony presented to the Tariff Commission concerning the subject matter set forth in section 221 of the Act will be made available to the Trade Information Committee, the same material need not be submitted to the Committee. It is suggested that persons appearing before the Committee devote particular attention to the following subjects comprised within section 223 of the Act:

(1) Reductions in rates of duty which the United States should seek to obtain from other nations.

(2) Restrictions and barriers to trade other than rates of duty imposed by other nations which the United States should seek to have removed or modified.

(3) Articles upon which elimination, reduction, or continuance of the United States rate of duty should be offered.

(4) Other United States import restrictions which should be offered for modification or continuance under the authority of section 201(a) of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.

3. Time and place of public hearing. The public hearing will commence on Monday, December 2, 1963. Hearings held before January 1, 1964, will be held in Room 105, 722 Jackson Place NW., Washington, D.C. Hearings held after January 1, 1964, will be held in conference Room B of the Interdepartmental Auditorium, Labor Department Building, Constitution Avenue and 14th Street NW., Washington, D.C.

The sequence of the hearings will follow Schedules 1 through 8 of the Tariff Schedules of the United States (TSUS). Each Schedule will be treated as a unit for the purpose of conducting the hear. ing. Matters not specially related to any commodity will be scheduled as the Com. mittee deems appropriate.

1 See Part 180 of Subchapter C.

Hearings on Schedules 1 and 2 will commence on December 2, 1963. The opening date for hearings concerning Schedules 3 through 8 and any other matters will be announced in the FEDERAL REGISTER on Tuesday, December 10, 1963.

4. Re ests to present oral tes All requests to present oral testimony, regardless of subject matter, must be received by the Executive Secretary of the Trade Information Committee not later than Wednesday, November 20, 1963. The entire schedule for the proposed hearing will be formulated on the basis of requests to appear received as of that date.

Requests to present oral testimony must conform with the regulations of the Committee, 15 CFR Part 1111, 28 F.R. 7947. Requests shall be submitted in an original and three copies. Requests must include the following information:

(a) The name, address, and telephone Qumber of the party submitting the request;

(b) The name, address, telephone number, and official position of the person submitting the request;

(c) The description and TSUS item number (to the extent practicable) of the commodity or commodities in which the party has an interest;

(d) The subject or subjects to be dealt with in the proposed testimony, listed individually and, in the case of import restrictions other than duties, with sufficient particularity to identify the restriction to be discussed;

(e) A brief indication of the position to be taken by the party;

(f) The name, address, and telephone number of the person (or persons) who will present oral testimony; and

(g) The amount of time requested for the presentation of oral testimony, and if more than 15 minutes is requested, the reasons therefor.

Each party submitting a request will be notified of the Committee's disposition thereof. Each person whose request is granted will also be notified of the date on which he is scheduled to appear and the amount of time allotted for his presentation. The Committee reserves the right to restrict the time allotted for oral presentation. Any person whose request is denied will be notified of the reasons therefor.

5. Submission of written briefs. Any interested party may submit a written brief to the Committee concerning the

subject matter of this hearing. Each party presenting oral testimony must file a brief. All briefs must be filed within the time specified in the following paragraph.

Written briefs concerning commodities contained in Schedule 1 of the TSUS must be received by the Executive Secretary by November 25, 1963, and briefs concerning commodities contained in Schedule 2 must be received by December 2, 1963. Written briefs concerning commodities contained in other Schedules of the TSUS must be filed fifteen calendar days before the date on which hearings concerning that Schedule are to begin. Hearing dates for subsequent Schedules will be announced in the FEDERAL REGISTER on December 10, 1963.

Briefs must conform to the Committee's Regulations, 15 CFR, Part 1111, 28 F.R. 7927. Briefs must be submitted in twenty (20) copies, one of which must be made under oath or afirmation. In addition, each brief shall clearly designate on the first page the name and address of the party submitting the brief, the description and TSUS item number of the commodities to which the brief pertains, and the subject matter of the brief.

Suggestions for the preparation of written briefs will be sent to all parties requesting to present oral testimony, and will otherwise be furnished upon request to the Executive Secretary.

In order to aid preparation for the hearings, statistics of United States imports on a world-wide basis, according to TSUS item numbers, will be available shortly from the Government Printing Office in a Census Bureau publication entitled “United States Imports of Merchandise for Consumption: TSUS Schedule by Part by Item, 1961". A breakdown of United States imports by country will be published later in the year.

6. Rebuttal briefs. In order to assure each party equal opportunity to contest the information provided by other interested parties, the Committee will entertain rebuttal briefs filed by any party within one week after the close of hearings on a particular schedule. Rebuttal briefs shall conform, in form and number, to the Regulations of the Committee and the provisions of this notice applicable to written briefs. Rebuttal briefs should be strictly limited to demonstrating errors of fact or analysis not

pointed out in the briefs or hearing, and through 8 of the Tariff Schedules of the should be as concise as possible.

United States: 7. Information exempt from public in

Schedule, opening dates for hearings, spection. Parties are referred to $$ 1111.7

and final dates for filing briefs and 1111.8 of the Committee's Regulations, 15 CFR Part 1111, 28 F.R. 7947, for 3; January 10, 1964; December 27, 1963. the regulations concerning information 4; January 29, 1964; January 14, 1964. exempt from public inspection. In addi 5; February 7, 1964; January 23, 1964. tion, the following should be noted: (1) 6; February 18, 1964; February 3, 1964. Requests to present oral testimony 7; March 10, 1964; February 24, 1964. should contain no confidential informa 8; March 26, 1964; March 11, 1964. tion, and any requests marked "For

The public hearings for Schedules 3 Oficial Use Only” will not be accepted.

through 8, inclusive, will be held in Con(2) Every written brief must present in ference Room B of the Interdepartnonconfidential form, on separate pages, mental Auditorium, Labor Department a statement of the party's position and

Building, Constitution Avenue and 14th supporting arguments sufficient to in

Street NW., Washington, D.C. form any other party of the arguments

For further particulars reference is he must meet in order to oppose the posi made to Appendix A supra. tion taken in the brief.

All communications with regard to 8. Public inspection of written ma

these hearings should be addressed to: terials. Subject to the regulations of the

Executive Secretary, Trade Information Committee, and in particular $$ 1111.7

Committee, Office of the Special Repreand 1111.8, all written materials filed with sentative for Trade Negotiations, Executhe Committee in connection with this

tive Office Building, 17th Street and hearing will be open to public inspection,

Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, by appointment, at the ofice of the Ex

D.C., 20506. ecutive Secretary, Executive Office Build

[28 F.R. 13378, Dec. 10, 1963) ing, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, D.C., 20506. APPENDIX C-SUPPLEMENTAL NOTICE OF Transcripts of the hearing will also be

ARTICLES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR TRADE available for inspection, but not for re

AGREEMENT CONCESSIONS production. Transcripts may be pur

Timetable: chased from the official reporter.

(1) Requests to present oral testimony 9. Communications. All communica

must be received by Friday, Septemtions with regard to these hearings

ber 16, 1966. should be addressed to: Executive Secre

(2) Written briefs must be received by tary, Trade Information Committee,

Friday, September 23, 1966. Office of the Special Representative for

(3) Hearing begins Monday, SeptemTrade Negotiations, Executive Office

ber 26, 1966. Building, 17th Street and Pennsylvania

1. Notice of public hearing. Pursuant Avenue NW., Washington, D.C., 20506.

to section 223 of the Trade Expansion [28 F.R. 11289, Oct. 22, 1963]

Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1843), section 3(g) APPENDIX BNOTICE OF OPENING DATES

of Executive Order No. 11075 of JanOF PUBLIC HEARINGS AND FINAL DATES uary 15, 1963, as amended (48 CFR FOR FILING BRIEFS RELATING TO ARTI

1.3(g)), section 3 of Directive No. 1 of CLES LISTED IN SCHEDULES 3 THROUGH 8 the Office of the Special Representative OF THE TARIFF SCHEDULES OF THE

for Trade Negotiations (48 CFR 202.3), UNITED STATES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR

and section 2(a) of its Regulations (15 TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATION

CFR 1111.2(a)), the Trade Information

Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Pursuant to sections 3 and 5 of the

Committee) in the Office of the Special Notice of Public Hearings Relating to

Representative for Trade Negotiations Articles To Be Considered for Trade

has ordered a public hearing to be held Agreement Negotiation published in the

concerning the supplemental notice of FEDERAL REGISTER on October 22, 1963 (28 articles to be considered for trade agreeF.R. 11289), the Trade Information

ment concessions published Thursday, Committee of the Office of the Special

August 18, 1966, by the President in the Representative for Trade Negotiations FEDERAL REGISTER (hereinafter referred hereby announces the opening dates for

to as the supplemental notice). public hearings and the final dates for 2. Subject matter of public hearing. filing briefs concerning Schedules 3 The subject matter of the public hearing

will include any matter which pertains to the supplemental notice and is required to be heard by section 223 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1843). That section provides, in pertinent part, that any interested person may present his views “concerning any article on a list published pursuant to section 221, any article which should be so listed, any concession which should be sought by the United States, or any other matter relevant to such proposed trade agreement.”

The supplemental notice provides that all articles the applicable rates of duty for which have been affected by certain specified legislation amending the Tariff Schedules of the United States (TSUS) will be considered for trade agreement concessions pursuant to the applicable provisions of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 (19 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.). Any interested person may present his views to the Committee concerning any article on the lists set out in the supplemental notice and any article the rate of duty for which he believes has been affected by legislation amending the TSUS, or any other relevant matter.

3. Time and place of public hearing. The public hearing will commence on Monday, September 26, 1966. Information concerning the place of the hearing may be obtained from the Executive Secretary of the Committee.

4. Requests to present oral testimony. Requests to present oral testimony must be received by the Executive Secretary of the Committee not later than Friday, September 16, 1966, and must conform with the Regulations of the Committee (15 CFR Part 1111).

Requests to present oral testimony shall be submitted in an original and three (3) copies and must include the following information:

(a) The name, address, and telephone number of the party submitting the request;

(b) The name, address, telephone number, and official position of the person submitting the request on behalf of the party referred to in subparagraph (a);

(c) The description and TSUS item number (to the extent practicable) of the commodity or commodities in which the party has an interest;

(d) A brief indication of the interest of, and the position to be taken by, the party;

(e) The name, address, and telephone number of the person (or persons) who will present oral testimony; and

(f) The amount of time requested for the presentation of oral testimony, and if more than 15 minutes is requested, the reasons therefor.

Each party submitting a request will be notified of the Committee's disposition thereof. Each party whose request is granted will also be notified of the date on which he is scheduled to appear and the amount of time allotted for his presentation. The Committee reserves the right to restrict the time allotted for oral presentation. Any party whose request is denied will be notified of the reasons therfor.

5. Submission of written briefs. Any interested party may submit a written brief to the Committee concerning the subject matter of this hearing. Each party presenting oral testimony must file a brief. All briefs must be filed with the Executive Secretary not later than Friday, September 23, 1966.

Briefs must conform to the Regulations of the Committee (15 CFR Part 1111). Briefs must be submitted in twenty (20) copies, one of which must be made under oath or affirmation. In addition, each brief shall clearly designate, on the first page, the name and address of the party submitting the brief, the description and TSUS item number or numbers of the commodities to which the brief pertains, and the subject matter of the brief.

6. Rebuttal briefs. In order to assure each party equal opportunity to contest the information provided by other interested parties, the Committee will entertain rebuttal briefs filed by any party within 2 weeks after the conclusion of the public hearing. Rebuttal briefs shall conform, in form and number, to the Regulations of the Committee and the provisions of this notice applicable to written briefs. Rebuttal briefs should be strictly limited to demonstrating errors of fact or analysis not pointed out in the briefs or hearing, and should be as concise as possible.

7. ormation exempt от inspection. Parties are referred to sections 7 and 8 of the Regulations of the Committee (15 CFR 1111.7 and 1111.8) for the regulations concerning information exempt from public inspection. In addition, the following should be noted: (1) Requests to present oral testimony

should contain no confidential information, and any requests marked "For Oficial Use Only” will not be accepted. (2) Every written brief containing confidential information must present in nonconfidential form,

on separato pages, a statement of the party's position and supporting arguments suficient to inform any other party of the arguments he must meet in order to oppose the position taken in the brief.

8. Public inspection of written materials. Subject to the Regulations of the Committee, and in particular sections 7 and 8 (15 CFR 1111.7 and 1111.8), all written materials Aled with the Committee in connection with this hearing will be open to public inspection, by

appointment, at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Room 723, 1800 G Street NW., Washington, DC. 20506, Phone 395–3446. Transcripts of the hearing will also be available for inspection, but neither transcripts nor briefs will be available for reproduction. Transcripts may be purchased from the official reporter.

9. Communications. All communications with regard to this hearing should be directed to: Executive Secretary, Trade Information Committee, Office of the Special Representative for Trade Negotiations, Room 723, 1800 G Street, NW., Washington, D.C. 20506, Phone 395–3446. (31 F.R. 11049, Aug. 19, 1968]

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