Federal Register International Trade Alert for 01 November 2019

FR Alert - Covering:11/01/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 58689-58690] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-23895] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Review AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. Background Every five years, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission automatically initiate and conduct reviews to
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review, in part, of the antidumping duty order on carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe (under 4.5 inches) (small diameter seamless pipe) from Romania for the period August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable November 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson or Samantha Kinney, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, [[Page 58685]] Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4929 or 202-482-2285 respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 7, 2019, based on a timely request for review of four companies by United States Steel Corporation (the petitioner),\1\ Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is correcting the rescission, in part, of the countervailing duty administrative review of passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable November 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 18, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the 2017 countervailing duty administrative review of passenger tires from China.\1\ In the Federal Register notice, Commerce inadvertently included eight companies which had timely withdrawn their requests for review,\2\ in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), in the list of non-selected companies under review. These companies are: Riversun Industry Limited, Haohua Orient International Trade Ltd., Windforce Tyre Co., Limited, Tyrechamp Group Co., Limited, Macho Tire Corporation Limited, Qingdao Lakesea Tyre Co., Ltd., Fleming Limited, and Safe & Well (HK) International Trading Limited. This notice serves as a correction that
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the dumping margins identified in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable November 1, 2019]. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Griffith, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6430. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 1, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the third sunset review of the Order on malleable pipe fittings from China, pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ On July 9, 2019, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from the domestic interested parties within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\2\ On July 31, 2019, Commerce received complete substantive responses
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on tapered roller bearings (TRBs) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period June 1, 2018, through May 31, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of all requests for review. DATES: Applicable November 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Wood, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 1959. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 3, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request administrative review of the AD order on TRBs from China for the period June 1, 2018, through May 31, 2019.\1\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 58690-58692] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-23903] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482- 4735.
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is developing a voluntary agreement necessary to renew the Voluntary Tanker Agreement Program, pursuant to the authority contained in Section 708 of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (DPA), as amended. This notice invites comments on the draft proposed Voluntary Tanker Agreement (VTA). The proposed text is intended to replace the Agreement as it was last published in Volume 73 of the Federal Register at page 51692 (September 4, 2008). Because the proposed agreement will contain changes, both former and new participants must submit a new application once the final text is published. VTA applications are available from MARAD. The complete, draft text of the VTA is published below. Copies of the draft text are also available to the public upon request. MARAD will hold an open meeting for the purpose of developing the final text of the VTA at its headquarters located at 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590. MARAD will announce the open meeting by publication in the Federal Register. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 2, 2019. MARAD will consider comments filed after this date to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by DOT Docket Number MARAD-2019- 0183 any one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Secretary amends the regulations governing the recognition of accrediting agencies, certain student assistance general provisions, and institutional eligibility, as well as makes various technical corrections. DATES: These regulations are effective July 1, 2020. Implementation date: For the implementation dates of the included regulatory provisions, see the Implementation Date of These Regulations section of this document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information related to recognition of accrediting agencies, Herman Bounds at herman.bounds@ed.gov or (202) 453-7615 or Elizabeth Daggett at elizabeth.daggett@ed.gov or (202) 453-6190. For further information related to State authorization, Scott Filter at scott.filter@ed.gov or (202) 453-7249 or Sophia McArdle at sophia.mcardle@ed.gov or (202) 453- 6318. For all other information related to this document, Barbara Hoblitzell at barbara.hoblitzell@ed.gov or (202) 453-7583 or Annmarie Weisman at annmarie.weisman@ed.gov or (202) 453-6712. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll-free, at (800) 877-8339. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Board) is adopting a final rule that establishes risk-based categories for determining prudential standards for large U.S. banking organizations and foreign banking organizations, consistent with section 165 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, as amended by the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (EGRRCPA), and with the Home Owners' Loan Act. The final rule amends certain prudential standards, including standards relating to liquidity, risk management, stress testing, and single-counterparty credit limits, to reflect the risk profile of banking organizations under each category; applies prudential standards to certain large savings and loan holding companies using the same categories; makes corresponding changes to reporting forms; and makes additional modifications to the Board's company-run stress test and supervisory stress test rules, consistent with section 401 of EGRRCPA. Separately, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Board, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) are adopting a final rule that revises the criteria for determining the applicability of regulatory capital and standardized liquidity requirements for large U.S. banking organizations and the U.S. intermediate holding c
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty orders on non-oriented electrical steel (``NOES'') from China and Taiwan and revocation of the antidumping duty orders on NOES from China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission. DATES: Instituted November 1, 2019. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is December 2, 2019. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by January 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205- 1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (ht
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 16) of the presiding Administrative Law Judge (``ALJ'') terminating the above-captioned investigation. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3115. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 25, 2019, the Commission instituted Inv. No. 337-TA-1163, Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products, Systems, and Components Thereof (I)
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In accordance with the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is automatically initiating the five-year reviews (Sunset Reviews) of the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) order(s) listed below. The International Trade Commission (the Commission) is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Reviews which covers the same order(s). DATES: Applicable (November 1, 2019). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commerce official identified in the Initiation of Review section below at AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. For information from the Commission, contact Mary Messer, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission at (202) 205-3193. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce's procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in its Procedures for Conducting Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 63 FR 13516 (March 20, 1998) and 70 FR 62061 (October 28, 2005). Guidance on methodological or
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to renew approval for three years of an existing information collection request (ICR) titled 301 Exclusion Requests under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) and its implementing regulations. DATES: Submit comments no later than December 2, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit comments about the ICR, including the title 301 Exclusion Requests, to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at OMB, at oira_submissions@omb.eop.gov, or 725 Seventeenth Street NW, Washington DC 20503, Attention: USTR Desk Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: USTR Assistant General Counsels Philip Butler or Benjamin Allen at (202) 395-5725. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Comments Submit written comments and suggestions to OMB addressing one or more of the following four points: (1) Whether the ICR is necessary for the proper performance of USTR's functions, including whether the information will have practical utility.
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