Federal Register International Trade Alert for 03 May 2019

FR Alert - Covering:05/03/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 19034] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-09069] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-28-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 38--Spartanburg County, South Carolina; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Michelin North America, Inc. (Tire Assemblies, Wheel Assemblies, Tire Pressure Monitor Systems), Woodruff and Laurens, South Carolina Michelin North America, Inc. (MNAI) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facilities in Woodruff and Laurens, South Carolina The notification conforming to the
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In response to a request from Diamond Sawblades Manufacturers' Coalition (the petitioner), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating an anti-circumvention inquiry to determine whether certain imports of diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) comprised of cores and segments produced in the People's Republic of China (China) and joined into finished diamond sawblades in, and exported from, Canada are circumventing the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades from China. DATES: Effective May 3, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun, AD/CVD Operations Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5760. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Background On November 4, 2009, Commerce published the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades from China.\1\ On December 20, 2018, the petitioner filed a request for a circumvention ruling, requesting that Commerce issue a determination of circumvention and suspend liquidation of certain diamond sawblades exported from third countries.\2\
[19-09066] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: We are proposing to revise the Medicare hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) for operating and capital-related costs of acute care hospitals to implement changes arising from our continuing experience with these systems for FY 2020 and to implement certain recent legislation. We also are proposing to make changes relating to Medicare graduate medical education (GME) for teaching hospitals and payments to critical access hospital (CAHs). In addition, we are proposing to provide the market basket update that would apply to the rate-of-increase limits for certain hospitals excluded from the IPPS that are paid on a reasonable cost basis, subject to these limits for FY 2020. We are proposing to update the payment policies and the annual payment rates for the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) for inpatient hospital services provided by long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) for FY 2020. In this proposed rule, we are including proposals to address wage index disparities between high and low wage index hospitals; to provide for an alternative IPPS new technology add-on payment pathway for certain transformative new devices; and to revise the calculation of the IPPS new technology add-on payment. In addition, we are requesting public comments on the substantial clinical improvement criterion used for evaluating applicati
[19-08330] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cast iron soil pipe from the People's Republic of China (China). DATES: Effective May 3, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Omar Qureshi at (202) 482-5307, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 705(a), 705(d), and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on February 28, 2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of cast iron soil pipe from China.\1\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Cast Iron Soil Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 84 FR 6770
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of polyester textured yarn (yarn) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective May 3, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Palmer or Joseph Dowling, 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) 482-9068 or (202) 482-1646, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on November 19, 2018.\1\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing the antidumping duty (AD) order on cast iron soil pipe from the People's Republic of China (China). DATES: Effective May 3, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos at (202) 482-2243, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), on February 28, 2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the less than fair value investigation of cast iron soil pipe from China.\1\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Cast Iron Soil Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 84 FR 6767 (February 28, 2019) (Final Determination) and the
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of polyester textured yarn (yarn) from India for the period of investigation (POI) April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Effective May 3, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janae Martin or Jesus Saenz 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) 482-0238 or (202) 482-8184, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on November 19, 2018.\1\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Polyester Textured Yarn from India and the People's
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