Federal Register International Trade Alert for 02 October 2019

FR Alert - Covering:10/02/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that Banduoo Ltd. (Banduoo), Fujian Rongshu Industry Co., Ltd. (Fujian Rongshu), Roung Shu Industry Corporation (Roung Shu), and Xiamen Yi-He Textile Co., Ltd. (Xiamen Yi-He) made no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) of September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brittany Bauer, 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) 482-3860. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 19, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results, but we received no comments. Accordingly, we made no changes to the Preliminary Results. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge from Taiwan:
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe (WSPP) from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0835. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 17, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on WSPP from China.\1\ On June 4, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of this sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On June 13, 2019, Commerce received a timely and complete notice of intent to participate in the sunset review from Bristol Metals, LLC, Felker Brothers Corporation, and Webco Industries, Inc.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 52462] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: C1-2019-13985] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review Correction In notice document 2019-13985 beginning on page 31295 in the issue of Monday, July 1, 2019, make the following correction: On page 31296, in the table, under the Antidumping Duty Proceedings heading, the sixth entry ``In-Shell Pistachios A-507-502'' should read ``IRAN: In-Shell Pistachios A-507-502''.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on welded stainless steel pressure pipe (WSSPP) from Malaysia, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the levels identified in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariela Garvett or Magd Zalok, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3609 or (202) 482-4162, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 21, 2014, Commerce published in the Federal Register the notices of the antidumping duty orders on WSSPP from Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.\1\ On June 4, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the first sunset reviews of the Orders, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the two companies subject to this administrative review are part of the China-wide entity because neither filed a separate rate application (SRA). The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone at (202) 482-2243. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 8, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units (innersprings) from the People's Republic of China (China).\1\ In response, on February 28, 2019, Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (the petitioner) requested a review of two companies, Jietai Machinery Ltd. (HK) (Jietai) and Green Asia Parts, LTD. (Green Asia).\2\ Commerce initiated a review for both companies on
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On August 23, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the initiation and preliminary results of the changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on fine denier polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). For these final results, Commerce continues to find that Toray Advanced Materials Korea, Inc. (TAK) is the successor-in-interest to Toray Chemical Korea, Inc. (TCK). DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4682. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 23, 2019, TAK requested that, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b), Commerce conduct a CCR of the AD order on PSF from Korea.\1\ In its request, TAK argued that it is the successor-in-interest to its wholly- owned subsidiary TCK and, accordingly, Commerce should assign it the cash deposit rate established for TCK.\2\ TAK stated that, in April
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the [[Page 52461]] countervailing duty (CVD) order on circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe (WSPP) from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Greynolds, 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) 482-6071. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 19, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the CVD order on WSPP from China.\1\ On August 12, 2014, at the conclusion of the first sunset review, Commerce issued a notice of continuation of
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) announces a webinar for the variable refrigerant flow multi-split air conditioners and heat pumps (VRF multi-split systems) working group. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) requires that agencies publish notice of an advisory committee meeting in the Federal Register. DATES: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (EDT). ADDRESSES: Webinar only. Please see the Public Participation section of this notice for additional information on webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. John Cymbalsky, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Building Technologies (EE-5B), 950 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 287-1692. Email: ASRAC@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 10, 2018, the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) met and passed the recommendation to form a VRF multi-split systems working group to meet and discuss and, if possible, reach a consensus on proposed Federal test procedures and energy conservation standards for VRF multi-split systems. On April 11, 2018, DOE published a notice of intent to
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires notice of the meeting be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Monday, November 4; 1:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 5; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 200 S Pine Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Email: HTAC@nrel.gov or at the mailing address: Shawna McQueen, Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, EE-3F, Washington, DC 20585, telephone: (202) 586-0833. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) was established under section 807 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT), Public Law No. 109-58; 119 Stat. 849, to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on the program authorized by Title VIII of EPACT. Tentative Agenda: (updates will be posted on the web at): http://hydrogen.energy.gov/advisory_htac.html).
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') gives notice of a Decision and Order granting Johnson Controls, Inc. (``JCI'') a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the efficiency of specified central air conditioners (``CAC'') and heat pump (``HP'') basic models. JCI is required to test and rate specified basic models of its central air [[Page 52490]] conditioners and heat pumps in accordance with the alternate test procedure specified in the Decision and Order. DATES: The Decision and Order is effective on October 2, 2019. The Decision and Order will terminate upon the compliance date of any future amendment to the test procedure for central air conditioners and heat pumps located at 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix M that addresses the issues presented in this waiver. At such time, JCI must use the relevant test procedure for this product for any testing to demonstrate compliance with the applicable standards, and any other representations of energy use. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Pete Cochran, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, Mail Stop GC-33, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0103. Telephone: (202) 586-9496. Email: Peter.Cochran@hq.doe.gov.
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

[Presidential Documents] [Pages 52743-52745] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21630] Presidential Documents Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 191 / Wednesday, October 2, 2019 / Presidential Documents [[Page 52743]] Executive Order 13889 of September 27, 2019 Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties will remain the same from the previous quarter. For the calendar quarter beginning October 1, 2019, the interest rates for overpayments will be 4 percent for corporations and 5 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 5 percent for both corporations and non-corporations. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel. DATES: The rates announced in this notice are applicable as of October 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Ingalls, Revenue Division, Collection Refunds & Analysis Branch, 6650 Telecom Drive, Suite #100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278; telephone (317) 298-1107. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1505 and Treasury Decision 85-93, published in the Federal Register on May 29, 1985 (50 FR 21832), the interest rate paid on applicable overpayments or underpayments of customs duties
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons that have been placed on OFAC's Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List based on OFAC's determination that one or more applicable legal criteria were satisfied. All property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction of these persons are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See Supplementary Information section for applicable date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [[Page 52590]] OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Case ID DPRK3-15706. Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations Nos.701-TA-630 and 731-TA-1462 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the [[Page 52537]] Act'') to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of glass containers from China, provided for in subheading 7010.90.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. Unless the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach preliminary determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by November 12, 2019. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by November 19, 2019. DATES: September 25, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. Robinson ((202) 205- 2542), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 26, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Globalfoundries U.S. Inc. of Santa Clara, California. Supplements were filed on September 12, 2019 and September 16, 2019. 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 semiconductor devices, products containing the same, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,823,178 (``the '178 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,105,643 (``the '643 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,378,357 (``the '357 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 9,082,877 (``the '877 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the [[Page 52536]] investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is 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 Tr
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Lithium-Ion Battery Cells, Battery Modules, Battery Packs, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same, DN 3413; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and 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 United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov . The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing- impaired persons are advised that informati
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 52534] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-21345] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1206 (Review)] Diffusion-Annealed, Nickel-Plated Flat-Rolled Steel Products From Japan Determination On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject five-year review, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that revocation of the antidumping duty order on diffusion- annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan would be
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order and countervailing duty (CVD) order on circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe (welded line pipe) from the People's Republic of China (China) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD order and the CVD order. DATES: Applicable October 2, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV (AD), and Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Office III (CVD), Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0835 and (202) 482-4793, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 23, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the CVD order on welded line pipe from China.\1\ On May 13, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the AD order on welded line pipe from
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China's acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative's determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in July 2018, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. In December 2018, and March, April, May, June, July and September 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted exclusion requests. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to grant additional exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions as necessary. This notice also corrects errors by removing certain notes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of the July 6, 2018 effective date of the $34 billion action, and will extend for one year after the publication of this notice. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementati
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Effective August 23, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $16 billion as part of the [[Page 52554]] action in the Section 301 investigation of China's acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative's determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in September 2018, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. In July and September 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted exclusion requests. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to grant certain exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions on pending requests on a periodic basis. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of the August 23, 2018 effective date of the $16 billion action, and will extend for one year after the publication of this notice. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation.
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