Sunday, August 20, 2017

Request for Comment on the Costs and Benefits to U.S. Industry of U.S. International Government Procurement Obligations for Report to the President on "Buy American and Hire American"

Section 3(e) of the Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American directs the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative to assess the impacts of all United States free trade agreements and the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) on the operation of Buy American Laws, including their impacts on the implementation of domestic procurement preferences. The Executive Order can be found here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/18/presidential-executive-order-buy-american-and-hire-american.

In response to this Executive Order, the Department of Commerce and the Office of the United States Trade Representative are conducting industry outreach in order to better understand how the U.S. government procurement obligations under all U.S. free trade agreements and the GPA affect U.S. manufacturers' and suppliers' access to and participation in the domestic government procurement process. In addition, because reciprocal access to trading partners' markets is an important motivation for including government procurement obligations in U.S. free trade agreements and for the United States' membership in the GPA, the Department and the USTR are also seeking information about the costs and benefits of these obligations to U.S. manufacturers and suppliers competing in U.S. trading partners' government procurement markets. The trading partners with which the United States has international government procurement obligations are:

  1. Armenia,
  2. Aruba,
  3. Australia,
  4. Bahrain,
  5. Canada,
  6. Chile,
  7. Chinese Taipei (Taiwan),
  8. Colombia,
  9. Costa Rica,
  10. Dominican Republic,
  11. El Salvador,
  12. the European Union, which includes:
    1. Austria,
    2. Belgium,
    3. Bulgaria,
    4. Croatia,
    5. Cyprus,
    6. Czech Republic,
    7. Denmark,
    8. Estonia,
    9. Finland,
    10. France,
    11. Germany,
    12. Greece,
    13. Hungary,
    14. Ireland,
    15. Italy,
    16. Latvia,
    17. Lithuania,
    18. Luxemburg,
    19. Malta,
    20. the Netherlands,
    21. Poland,
    22. Portugal,
    23. Romania,
    24. Slovak Republic,
    25. Slovenia,
    26. Spain,
    27. Sweden, and
    28. the United Kingdom
  13. Guatemala,
  14. Honduras,
  15. Hong Kong,
  16. Iceland,
  17. Israel,
  18. Japan,
  19. the Republic of Korea,
  20. Liechtenstein,
  21. Mexico,
  22. the Republic of Moldova,
  23. Montenegro,
  24. Morocco,
  25. New Zealand,
  26. Nicaragua,
  27. Norway,
  28. Oman,
  29. Panama,
  30. Peru,
  31. Singapore,
  32. Switzerland, and
  33. Ukraine.

The Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative are required to conclude the assessme and submit to the President of the United States by November 24, 2017.

DATES: September 18, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) is the deadline for interested persons to submit written comments.

In responding to the questions below, commenters should consider the impact for participating in U.S. federal and/or foreign government procurement markets with respect to:

  1. Business opportunities that are made available;
  2. Economic incentives that trade agreements and Buy American Laws provide;
  3. How trade agreements impact business competitiveness, or increase or decrease competition, in government procurement opportunities;
  4. How trade agreements affect companies' (prime contractors') supply chain and sourcing decisions for goods;
  5. How Buy American or similar foreign requirements increase or decrease companies' (prime contractors') competitiveness in government procurement opportunities;
  6. Administrative compliance costs tied to Buy American and similar government procurement policies; and
  7. Additional costs relating to providing or otherwise proving the country of origin of goods provided.

The questions below are focused on gathering information on the access to U.S. federal and/or foreign government procurement markets for goods that are manufactured in the United States, regardless of the nationality or location of the supplier. Additionally, this includes goods that are furnished to the U.S. federal and/or foreign government that may be a part of a contract for services, such as products that may be provided to the government as part of a contract for IT services, where Buy American Laws might otherwise apply.

  1. What is your company's experience with respect to U.S. federal and/or foreign government procurement, either as prime contractor or a subcontractor? While any experience is welcome, please identify experiences within the past 5 years.
    1. Have you bid on U.S. federal contracts? How many?
    2. Were you awarded any U.S. federal contracts? How many?
    3. What share of annual revenue from your U.S. operations was from U.S. federal contracts?
    4. Have you bid on foreign government contracts? How many? List the countries of five largest bids.
    5. Were you awarded any foreign government contracts? How many? List the countries of five largest awards.
    6. What share of annual revenue from your U.S. operations was from foreign government contracts?
    7. List the industries in which your company was awarded U.S. federal or foreign government contracts. Indicate NAICS code(s) if possible.
  2. Please describe in a few sentences how your company's decisions to bid on or supply U.S. federal contracts (as a prime or subcontractor or company that produces goods used in procurements) are affected by U.S. free trade agreements and the WTO GPA which allow equal participation by companies from U.S. trading partners.
  3. Please describe in few sentences your company's experience as a prime or subcontractor in bidding on national government procurements in countries with which the U.S. has a trade agreement with government procurement obligations. What are your three greatest challenges? (These countries are: Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, the European Union (which includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Mexico, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Switzerland, and Ukraine.) How does this differ from your experience competing for bids in markets in countries with which the U.S. does not have a trade agreement with government procurement obligations?
  4. What is the average U.S. content of goods that your company supplies to the U.S. federal government?
  5. What is the average U.S. content of goods that your company supplies to foreign governments?
  6. What are the three principal barriers to having 100% domestic content in the goods that you produce for U.S. federal or foreign governments?
  7. Please describe in a few sentences how trade agreements with government procurement obligations affect strategic decisions your company makes about production and supply chains for government procurements as well as for commercial (private sector) customers.
  8. Please describe in a few sentences any experience your company has had with conflict between Buy American or similar foreign requirements and U.S. free trade agreement or WTO GPA requirements, including whether and how the conflict was resolved.
  9. Please describe in a few sentences whether the presence of Buy American or similar foreign requirements affected positively or negatively your company's ability to bid and/or win contracts for U.S. or foreign government procurement.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Custom Clarification Relating to Electronic FTZ Filings

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a Federal Register Notice (FRN) providing an extension and clarification about the transition of the electronic Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) Admission Application's test program from the Automated Commercial System ("ACS") to ACE.

This document announces U.S. Customs and Border Protection's plan to extend a test program for submitting electronic Foreign Trade Zone admission applications to CBP via the Automated Broker Interface (ABI). This notice further announces a clarification regarding the data elements that are required for the submission of an FTZ admission application, as well as the transition of the test program from the Automated Commercial System (ACS) to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE).

2017 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Comment Request

On August 16, 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative published in the Federal Register (82 FR 38987) 2017 Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets: Comment Request

SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) requests written comments that identify online and physical markets based outside the United States that should be included in the 2017 Notorious Markets List (List). Conducted under the auspices of the Special 301 program, the List identifies online and physical marketplaces that reportedly engage in and facilitate substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting. In 2010, USTR began publishing the Notorious Markets List separately from the annual Special 301 Report as an ``Out-of-Cycle Review.''

DATES: October 2, 2017 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of written comments. October 16, 2017 at midnight EST: Deadline for submission of rebuttal comments and other information USTR should consider during the review.

Recently Approved Carbon Fiber FTZ Demonstrates that Logistical Savings, with No Duty Savings, Can Justify Seeking FTZ Benefits

On March 30, 2017, SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers, LLC (SGLACF), submitted a notification of proposed revision to existing production authority to the Foreign-Trade Zone Board for its facility within FTZ 203--Site 3, in Moses Lake, Washington. The application related to the importation of polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fiber for use in the production of carbon fiber. Through the years there have been a few other carbon fiber FTZ applications. The U.S. producer Hexcel has always opposed and the applications have been approved, but with significant restrictions.

This time the applicant appears to have recognized the opposition from Hexcel would be a likely impediment and addressed it in the application by applying for FTZ benefits only for logistical reasons, not for duty savings. They even took the unusual step of not seeking tariff relief on the small portion of their imported PAN that becomes waste in the manufacturing process. In the application, SGLACF stated:

"[T]he purpose of this request is not for duty reduction purposes but for logistical recordkeeping purposes. Since the carbon fiber being produced in the zone that will be entered into the customs territory will have duties assessed at the rate applicable to the imported PAN (7.5%) there will be no duty reduction benefit. For example, in 2016 it took 2kg of PAN to produce 1kg of carbon fiber. If, in 2017, the ratio remains 2kg of PAN to make 1kg of carbon fiber and the cost of the PAN is $4.00 per kg, every kg of carbon fiber that will be entered into the customs territory will be valued at $8.00. Thus, every kg of PAN that will be used in the production of the carbon fiber to be entered into the customs territory will be subject to duty at 7.5%. SGLACF recognizes that there is a small amount of scrap that is generated during the process. For 2016, the scrap factor was slightly higher than 1%. SGLACF would add its scrap factor from the previous year to each entry of carbon fiber it files. For example, assuming a scrap factor for 2016 of 1%, if SGLACF files an entry in 2017 for 1,000kg of carbon fiber with a value of $8,000 (2,000kg of PAN, at $4 per kg, would be used in the production of the 1,000kg of carbon fiber), SGLACF would include on the entry an addition of 10kgs valued at $80 covering the scrap generated and it would be subject to duty at the 7.5% rate applicable to the PAN. Thus, the total amount of duty paid by SGLACF on the carbon fiber produced using privileged foreign status PAN should be virtually identical to the total amount of duty that would have been paid on the imported PAN when entered into the customs territory of the United States at the U.S. port of unlading prior to its use as imported duty-paid domestic status PAN in the production of carbon fiber."

They were successful in obtaining a letter from Hexcel stating that there was no objection to the application.

Yesterday the FTZ Board announced its approval of the application involving SGLACF's admission of all foreign-status status polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fiber in privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). The proposed revision described in the notification was authorized, subject to the FTZ Act and the FTZ Board's regulations, including Section 400.14. For U.S. entry of carbon fiber produced in the FTZ, SGLACF will make duty payment at the polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fiber duty rate on the full value of PAN fiber introduced into the production process, including making duty payment at the PAN fiber duty rate on an estimated value of PAN fiber contained in scrap resulting from the production process (based on the actual percentage of scrap and the PAN to carbon fiber ratio from the preceding year's production).

Dan Post Boot Company Recalls Safety Boots and Shoes Due to Injury Hazard

Recall Details

Description: This recall involves McRae Industrial brand steel toe boots, static dissipative shoes and composite boots. There are seven styles of the McRae Industrial brand shoes included in the recall. The model numbers are MR85300, MR85394, MR47321, MR47616, MR87321, MR43002, and MR83310 printed on a tag on the lining of the boot or the tongue of the shoe.

Below is a listing of the boots and shoes included in the recall:

Style

Color

Style Description

Safety Attributes

 Price

MR85300

Brown

Men’s pull-on waterproof boot with rubber foot

Steel toe, EH

$120

MR47321

Brown

Women’s hiker shoe

Composite toe, met guard

 $103

MR47616

Brown

Lad hiker shoe

Composite toe, met guard

 $107

MR87321

Brown

Men’s hiker shoe

Composite toe, met guard

 $104

MR85394

Brown

Men’s pull-on waterproof boot

Steel toe, EH

 $127

MR43002

Grey/
Purple

Women’s hiker shoe

Composite toe, met guard, static dissipative

 $92

MR83310

Black

Men’s hiker shoe

Composite toe, static dissipative

 $82

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop wearing the recalled boots and shoes and return to firm to receive a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a tire falling onto a consumer’s foot while he was wearing his safety boots; resulting in a broken foot.

Sold At: Gerler and Son Inc., Grainger Inc., Safety Solutions Inc., Standup Rancher and other independent safety stores nationwide and online at Kohls.com, Steel-Toe-Shoes.com, Thewesterncompany.com, Workboots.com, from October 2013 through June 2017 for between $80 and $130.

Importer(s): Dan Post Boot Company, of Clarksville, Tenn.

Manufactured In: China

Units: About 7,200

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Laura Ashley Girl’s Dresses Recalled by Pastourelle Due to Choking Hazard

Recall Details

Units: 2,800

Description: This recall involves Laura Ashley London Girl's Floral Clip Dot dresses. The 100% woven cotton dresses were sold in a pink multicolor floral pattern with or without a matching diaper cover. The dresses have a set of three pink petal flowers at the waist and were sold in newborn to girl’s sizes 0/3M through 6X. “Laura Ashley London” and the size are printed on a tag attached to the inside back of the dress. Style numbers 17156300, 17156307, 17156344, 27156300, 27156307, 27156344, 47156300, 47156307, 47156344 are included in this recall. The style number is printed on a tag located on the inside seam on the side of the dress.

Pictures available here: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/Laura-Ashley-Girls-Dresses-Recalled-by-Pastourelle

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of a flower petal detaching from the dress. No injuries have been reported.

Sold at: Dillard’s stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Dillards.com and Zulily.com from January 2017 through July 2017 for between $27 and $40.

Importer(s):Pastourelle LLC, licensed through Laura Ashley, of New York, N.Y.

Manufactured In:China