In the Federal Register on November 28, 2012, there was a proposed rule change to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The rule change would take military electronic equipment and related items off of the United States Munitions List (USML) and put them on the Commerce Control List (CCL).
We have been covering the Chinese Hardwood AD/CV Duty Investigation for the past several months. The Federal Register today published that the International Trade Commission has made a determination that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of hardwood plywood from China that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.
As the Holiday Season starts rearing its head over the horizon, the Department of Commerce is conducting a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on folding gift boxes from China. The preliminary finding is that the antidumping order on folding gift boxes from China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping levels above de minimis. This very useful and descriptive table was included in the item published in the October 26, 2012 Federal Register:
Back to school supply shopping season has long passed, but the Department of Commerce is still very interested in lined paper. It is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping orders on certain lined paper products from India and China.