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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30699-30700]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13694]

 

 
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 
International Trade Administration

 
[C-570-085]

 

 
Certain Quartz Surface Products From the People's Republic of 
China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing 
Duty Investigation

 
AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

 
DATES: Applicable June 29, 2018.

 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darla Brown or Terre Keaton Stefanova, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1791, or (202) 
482-1280, respectively.

 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

 
Background

 
    On May 7, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) initiated a 
countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on certain quartz surface 
products from the People's Republic of China.\1\ Currently, the 
preliminary determination is due no later than July 11, 2018.
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    \1\ See Certain Quartz Surface Products from the Peo

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Agency Notice

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 30539-30541]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-14084]

 

 
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

 
Office of Foreign Assets Control

 
31 CFR Parts 538 and 596

 

 
Removal of the Sudanese Sanctions Regulations and Amendment of 
the Terrorism List Government Sanctions Regulations

 
AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

 
ACTION: Final rule.

 
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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets 
Control (OFAC) is removing from the Code of Federal Regulations the 
Sudanese Sanctions Regulations as a result of the revocation of certain 
provisions of one Executive Order and the entirety of another Executive 
Order on which the regulations were based. OFAC is also amending the 
Terrorism List Government Sanctions Regulations to incorporate a 
general license authorizing certain transactions related to exports of 
agricultural commodities, medicines, and medical devices, which has, 
until now, appeared only on OFAC's website.

 
DATES: Effective: June 29, 2018.

 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The 

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Agency Notice

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 30695]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13804]

 

 
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 
International Trade Administration

 
[C-570-982]

 

 
Utility Scale Wind Towers From the People's Republic of China: 
Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2017

 
AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the 
administrative review of the countervailing duty order on utility scale 
wind towers from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period 
January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.

 
DATES: Applicable June 29, 2018.

 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Conniff, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1009.

 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

 
Background

 
    On April 16, 2018, based on a timely request for review by the Wind 
Tower Trade Coalition (the petitioner),\1\ Commerce published in the 
Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of 
the countervailing duty order on

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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30717-30726]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-14030]

 

 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

 
[Case Number 2018-003; EERE-2018-BT-WAV-0006]

 

 
Notice of Petition for Waiver of LG Electronics USA, Inc. From 
the Department of Energy Room Air Conditioner Test Procedure and Notice 
of Grant of Interim Waiver

 
AGENCY: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of 
Energy.

 
ACTION: Notice of petition for waiver and grant of an interim waiver, 
and request for comments.

 
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SUMMARY: This document announces receipt of and publishes a petition 
for waiver from LG Electronics USA, Inc. (``LG''), which seeks an 
exemption from the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') test procedure 
used for determining the efficiency of specified room air conditioner 
basic models. LG seeks to use an alternate test procedure to address 
issues involved in testing the basic models identified in its petition. 
According to LG, the current DOE test procedure for room air 
conditioners, which provides for testing at full-load performance only, 

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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 30541-30548]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-14060]

 

 
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

 
Office of Foreign Assets Control

 
31 CFR Part 583

 

 
Global Magnitsky Sanctions Regulations

 
AGENCY: Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury.

 
ACTION: Final rule.

 
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SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets 
Control (OFAC) is adding regulations to implement the Global Magnitsky 
Human Rights Accountability Act and Executive Order 13818 of December 
20, 2017 (``Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human 
Rights Abuse or Corruption''). OFAC intends to supplement these 
regulations with a more comprehensive set of regulations, which may 
include additional interpretive and definitional guidance, general 
licenses, and statements of licensing policy.

 
DATES: Effective Date: June 29, 2018.

 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Assistant Director for 
Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory 
Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855; Assistant Director for Sanctions 
Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; or the Department of the 
T

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30695-30697]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13567]

 

 
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 
International Trade Administration

 
[C-570-078]

 

 
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From the People's Republic of China: 
Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment 
of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Determination

 
AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

 
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers/
exporters of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from the People's 
Republic of China (China) for the period of investigation of January 1, 
2017, through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to 
comment on this preliminary determination.

 
DATES: Applicable June 29, 2018.

 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Justin Neuman or Benito Ballesteros, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-0486 or (202) 482-
7425, respectively.

 
SUPPLEMENT

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Agency Notice

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30690-30693]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13564]

 

 
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 
International Trade Administration

 
[C-533-882]

 

 
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From India: Preliminary Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination 
With Final Antidumping Duty Determination

 
AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

 

 
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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and 
exporters of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from India for 
the period of investigation of January 1, 2017, through December 31, 
2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary 
determination.

 
DATES: Applicable June 29, 2018.

 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne Lam or Robert Palmer, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0783 or (202) 
482-9068, respectively.

 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

 
Background

 
   

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Agency Notice

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30693-30695]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13566]

 

 
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 
International Trade Administration

 
[C-580-898]

 

 
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From the Republic of Korea: 
Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment 
of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination

 
AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

 
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and 
exporters of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from the Republic 
of Korea (Korea) for the period of investigation of January 1, 2017, 
through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on 
this preliminary determination.

 
DATES: Applicable June 29, 2018.

 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Ayache, Irene Gorelik, or 
Robert Palmer, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and 
Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-2623, (202) 482-6905, or (202) 482-9068, re

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Agency Notice

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 30777]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-14061]

 

 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

 
[Investigation No. 731-TA-921 (Third Review)]

 

 
Folding Gift Boxes From China

 
Determination

 
    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject five-year 
review, the United States International Trade Commission 
(``Commission'') determines,\2\ pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 
(``the Act''), that revocation of the antidumping duty order on folding 
gift boxes from China would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States 
within a reasonably foreseeable time.
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    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).
    \2\ Commissioner Kearns did not participate in this five-year 
review.
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Background

 
    The Commission, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 
1675(c)), instituted this review on February 1, 2018 (83 FR 4679) and 
determined on May 7, 2018 that it would conduct an expe

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Agency Notice

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30697-30699]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13565]

 

 
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

 
International Trade Administration

 
[C-489-834]

 

 
Large Diameter Welded Pipe From the Republic of Turkey: 
Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment 
of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination

 
AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

 
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines 
that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and 
exporters of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from the Republic 
of Turkey (Turkey) for the period of investigation of January 1, 2017, 
through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on 
this preliminary determination.

 
DATES: Applicable June 29, 2018.

 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ross Belliveau or Ajay Menon, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue 
NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4952 or (202) 482-1993, 
respectively.

 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMA

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Agency Notice

[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 126 (Friday, June 29, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30776-30777]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-13962]

 

 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

 
[Investigation No. 337-TA-1121]

 

 
Certain Earpiece Devices and Components Thereof; Institution of 
Investigation

 
AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

 
ACTION: Notice.

 
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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the 
U.S. International Trade Commission on May 24, 2018, under section 337 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Bose Corporation of 
Framingham, Massachusetts. A supplemental exhibit was filed on June 8, 
2018. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the 
importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the 
sale within the United States after importation of certain earpiece 
devices and components thereof by reason of infringement of U.S. Patent 
No. 9,036,852 (``the '852 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,036,853 (``the 
'853 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,042,590 (``the '590 patent''); U.S. 
Patent No. 8,311,253 (``the '253 patent''); U.S. Pa

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China (CN) - Trade Content Update for 27 June 2018 jvasquez Wed, 06/27/2018 - 11:19 am

Change Report for CN - China
Last Updated: 2018-06-27
Based on Tariff Date: 2018-06-26
Update Notes: Inspection and Quarantine code update. Also some provisional tariff (eff. MFN) changes and adjustment to how we track US Penalty rate. No HS changes.

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