Federal Register International Trade Alert for 21 December 2018

FR Alert - Covering:12/21/2018


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: DoD is amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018. One section imposes additional prohibitions with regard to acquisition of certain foreign commercial satellite services, such as cybersecurity risk and source of satellites and launch vehicles used to provide the foreign commercial satellite services, and expands the definition of ``covered foreign country'' to include Russia. Another section prohibits purchase of items from a Communist Chinese military company that meet the definition of goods and services controlled as munitions items when moved to the Commerce Control List of the Export Administration Regulations of the Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: December 21, 2018. Comment Date: Comments on the interim rule should be submitted in writing to the address shown below on or before February 19, 2019, to be considered in the formation of a final rule. ADDRESSES: Submit comments identified by DFARS Case 2018-D020, using any of the following methods: [cir] Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Search for ``DFARS Case 2018-D020.'' Select ``Comment Now'' and follow the instructions provided to submit a comment. Please include ``DFARS Case 2018-D020'' on any attached d
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable December 21, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Bowen or William Horn, 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) 482-0768 or (202) 482-4868, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order 1 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order, 76 FR 76690 (December 8, 2011), as amended in Multilayered Wood Flooring from the People's Republic of China, 77 FR 5484 (February 3, 2012) (collectively, Order). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that certain imports of uncovered innerspring units (innersprings) exported from Macau, using materials and/or components sourced from the People's Republic of China (China), are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) order on innersprings from China. DATES: Applicable December 21, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, 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) 482-2312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 21, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination \1\ of circumvention of the Order.\2\ A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\3\ The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Muyun Wood Co., Ltd., (Muyun) has not made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable December 21, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aleksandras Nakutis, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 3147. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by the order includes multilayered wood flooring (MLWF), subject to certain exceptions.\1\ The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 4412.31.0520; 4412.31.0540; 4412.31.0560; 4412.31.2510; 4412.31.2520; 4412.31.4040; 4412.31.4050; 4412.31.4060; 4412.31.4070; 4412.31.4075; 4412.31.4080; 4412.31.5125; 4412.31.5135; 4412.31.5155; 4412.31.5165; 4412.31.6000; 4412.31.9100; 4412.32.0520; 4412.32.0540; 4412.32.0560; 4412.32.0565; 4412.32.0570;
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is cognizant of the need to stay modern in order to meet the challenges of an evolving trade landscape. New actors, industries, and modes of conducting business have emerged, disrupting the traditional global supply chain. To continue to effectively fulfill CBP's mission, CBP is pursuing an initiative titled ``The 21st Century Customs Framework.'' ``The 21st Century Customs Framework'' will seek to address and enhance numerous aspects of CBP's trade mission to better position CBP to operate in the 21st century trade environment. Through preliminary efforts, CBP has identified key themes for which CBP seeks public input: Emerging Roles in the Global Supply Chain, Intelligent Enforcement, Cutting-Edge Technology, Data Access and Sharing, 21st Century Processes, and Self- Funded Customs Infrastructure. To that end, CBP is announcing a public meeting to discuss these themes. CBP will use the public comments received in response to this notice to initiate discussion at the public meeting for CBP to consider possible policy, regulatory, and statutory improvements to further the trade mission. CBP is already pursuing related efforts through the Border Interagency Executive Council and the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee and is ensuring coordination among these initiatives. DATES
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Currently, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) within the Department of the Treasury is soliciting comments concerning OFAC's Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations Report on Closure by U.S. Financial Institutions of Correspondent Accounts and Payable-Through Accounts. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before February 19, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions on the website for submitting comments. Fax: Attn: Request for Comments (Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations Report on Closure by U.S. Financial Institutions of Correspondent Accounts and Payable-Through Accounts) 202-622-1759. Mail: Attn: Request for Comments (Iranian Financial Sanctions Regulations Report on Closure by U.S. Financial Institutions of Correspondent Accounts and Payable-Through Accounts), Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the Treasury, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20220. In
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined that there is a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission has issued a general exclusion order (``GEO'') barring entry of certain self-anchoring beverage containers that infringe the patent asserted in this investigation. The Commission has terminated this investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Needham, Office of the General [[Page 65745]] Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5468. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810.
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