(d) air carriers that are not dominant in providing incoming international calls to the United States may submit a tariff for these services. 63.10 Regulatory classification of international airlines in the United States. (g) The Commission reserves the right to verify the authorization of an air carrier and, where warranted, to introduce additional requirements for international air carriers in the United States when it appears that competition damage occurs on one or more international routes in the United States. The following conditions apply to licensed international air carriers established on facilities: (e) unless otherwise stated by the Commission, an air carrier classified as dominant in the market in this section: for the provision of facilities-based services on a given route and which is linked to an air carrier withdrawing compensation for stopping US international traffic at the end of that route, it is not possible to offer a facility-based service on this route, unless the current rates that charge subsidiary-related charges for international airlines to end traffic do not meet or fall below the Relevant Commission`s benchmark , as provided for in docket 96-261 OF GI. See FCC 97-280 (rel. August 18, 1997) (available from the FCC Reference Operations Division, Washington, D.C. 20554, and on the FCC`s World Wide Web Website in www.fcc.gov). (2) reasonable and non-discriminatory charges, conditions and conditions for connecting to foreign domestic transport agencies for the termination and origin of international services, with appropriate means of enforcement; 43.61 International Telecommunications Reports. In order to bring settlement rates closer to costs, the Commission exercised its responsibility for U.S. carriers and prohibited airlines from paying excessive rates to foreign airlines at the expense of U.S.
consumers. In particular, the Commission has implemented its reference policy with a view to reducing the billing rates for the extra costs paid by US airlines to foreign airlines to stop international traffic, where market forces have not resulted in this result. The Reference Criteria Directive requires US air carriers to negotiate settlement rates on or below the reference values set by the Commission in its 1997 reference order. The reference orders divided countries into four groups based on the level of economic development determined by ITU and World Bank information. The indicative prices are therefore: due to increased competition in recent years, many U.S. consumers have seen lower billing rates and price calls on international routes in the United States.