Federal Register International Trade Alert for 04 June 2019

FR Alert - Covering:06/04/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On February 26, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) issued final judgment in Hyundai Steel Company. v. United States, Court No. 16-00228, sustaining the Department of Commerce's (Commerce) final results of the redetermination pursuant to remand. Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Timken Co., v United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades), Commerce is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with Commerce's Amended Final Results and Antidumping Duty Order published on September 20, 2016 (Order). Commerce is amending the final results with respect to the weighted-average dumping margin assigned to Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai Steel). DATES: Applicable March 8, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Heaney or Daniel Deku, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4475 or (202) 482-5075, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This final rule announces routine inseason adjustments to management measures in commercial and recreational groundfish fisheries. This action is intended to allow commercial and recreational fishing vessels to access more abundant groundfish stocks while protecting overfished and depleted stocks. DATES: This final rule is effective June 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Palmigiano, phone: 206-526-4491 or email: karen.palmigiano@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Access This rule is accessible via the internet at the Office of the Federal Register website at https://www.federalregister.gov. Background information and documents are available at the Pacific Fishery Management Council's website at http://www.pcouncil.org/. Background The Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan (PCGFMP) and its implementing regulations at title 50 in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 660, subparts C through G, regulate fishing for
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On December 20, 2018, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate products (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). Based on our analysis of the comments received, we continue to find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value. DATES: Applicable June 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun or Thomas Schauer, 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 or (202) 482-0410, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 20, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review.\1\ The period of review is February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results and received case and rebuttal briefs from interested parties.\2\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: For the final results of this review the Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that the selected respondents Ingenio El Higo S.A. de C.V., Ingenio Melchor Ocampo S.A. de C.V., and Zucarmex S.A. de C.V. (and its affiliates) (collectively, Grupo Zucarmex), and Ingenio San Miguel Del Naranjo S.A. de C.V. (and its affiliates) (collectively, Grupo Beta San Miguel), are in compliance with the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico (AD Agreement), as amended on June 30, 2017 (collectively, amended AD Agreement), for the period October 1, 2017, through November 30, 2017, and that the amended AD Agreement is meeting the statutory requirements under sections 704(c) and (d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or David Cordell, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-0162 or (202) 482-0408, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 20, 2018, Commerce published its Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the amended AD Agreement covering the period of review (POR) of October 1, 2017, through November 30,
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 25748-25750] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-11589] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-570-094] Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination, in Part, of Critical Circumstances in the Countervailing Duty Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable June 4, 2019.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: For the final results of this review the Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that the Government of Mexico (GOM) and selected respondents Ingenio El Higo S.A. de C.V., Central El Potrero S.A. de C.V., Ingenio Melchor Ocampo S.A. de C.V., and Zucarmex S.A. de C.V. (and their affiliates) are in compliance with the Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico (CVD Agreement), as amended on June 30, 2017 (collectively, amended CVD Agreement), for the [[Page 25756]] period October 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017, and that the amended CVD Agreement is meeting its statutory requirements under sections 704(c) and (d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon or David Cordell, Enforcement & Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-0162 or (202) 482-0408, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 20, 2018, Commerce published its Preliminary Results of
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from Taiwan for the period of review (POR), December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annathea Cook, 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) 482-0250. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 3, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from Taiwan for the period of December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018.\1\ On December 14, 2018, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.213(b), Commerce received a timely request from the petitioner \2\ to conduct an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from Taiwan manufactured and/or exported by Charles Enterprise Co., Ltd.; Gee Ten Enterprise Co., Ltd.; Inmall Enterprises Co., Ltd.; Mindful Life and Coaching Co., Ltd.; Ocean Concept Corporation; Su-Chia
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE), pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, intends to extend for three years, an information collection request with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The information collection request, Historic Preservation for Energy Efficiency Programs, was initially approved on December 1, 2010 under OMB Control No. 1910-5155 and was reinstated on September 12, 2016. The current expiration date is September 30, 2019. The extension of this currently approved information collection, will allow DOE to continue data collection on the status of the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), the State Energy Program (SEP), and the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. DATES: Comments regarding this collection must be received on or before July 5, 2019. If you anticipate that you will be submitting comments, but find it difficult to do so within the period of time allowed by this notice, please advise the OMB Desk Officer of your intention to make a submission as soon as possible. The Desk Officer may be telephoned at (202) 395-4650. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the DOE Desk Officer, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10102, 735 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that refillable stainless steel kegs (kegs) from the People's Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is January 1, 2018, through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable June 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer or Aimee Phelan, 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) 482-0410 or (202) 482-0697, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on October 16, 2018.\1\ This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\2\ On
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that refillable stainless steel kegs (kegs) from the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable June 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael A. Romani, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0198. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on October 16, 2018.\1\ This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\2\ On March 19, 2019, at the request of the petitioner, Commerce postponed
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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) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on laminated woven sacks (LWS) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). DATES: Applicable June 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Drew Jackson (AD order), Celeste Chen (AD order), Thomas Martin (CVD order), or Ariela Garvett (CVD order), 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) 482-4406, (202) 482- 0890, (202) 482-3936, or (202) 482-3609, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 705(d) and 735(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), on April 11, 2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determination of sales at less-than-fair-value (LTFV) and its affirmative final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of LWS from Vietnam.\1\ On May 23, 2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its final affirmative
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on sodium nitrite from China and the antidumping order on sodium nitrite from Germany would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: April 12, 2019 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. Robinson (202-205- 2542), 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 (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for these reviews may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.--On April 12, 2019, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (84 FR 6, January 2, 2019) of the subject fiv
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on April 29, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of LG Chem, Ltd. of South Korea and LG Chem Michigan, Inc. of Holland, Michigan. Supplements were filed on May 13, and 15, 2019. The complaint, as supplemented, 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 lithium ion batteries, battery cells, battery modules, battery packs, components thereof, and processes therefor by reason of the misappropriation of trade secrets, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the United States. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained [[Page 25829]] 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 Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that mattresses from the People's Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2018, through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable June 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Bailey at (202) 482-0193 or Jonathan Hill at (202) 482-3518, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended [[Page 25733]] (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this
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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 June 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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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that refillable stainless steel kegs (kegs) from Mexico are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable June 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Hollander at (202) 482-2805 or Minoo Hatten at (202) 482-1690, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on October 16, 2018.\1\ This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\2\ On
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative (Trade Representative) imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion (the $34 billion action) 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 Trade Representative's determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process. The Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in July 2018, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. In December 2018, March 2019, April 2019, and May 2019, the Trade Representative granted exclusion requests. This notice announces the Trade Representative's determination to grant additional exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice. The 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 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 implementation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice,
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