Federal Register International Trade Alert for 05 April 2019

FR Alert - Covering:04/05/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the Federal poultry products inspection regulations to add Honduras to the list of countries eligible to export poultry products to the United States. The FSIS review of Honduras' laws, regulations, and inspection system demonstrated that its poultry slaughter inspection system is equivalent to the system FSIS has established under the Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) and its implementing regulations. DATES: Effective May 6, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roberta Wagner, Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development; Telephone: (202) 720-0089. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under this final rule, Honduras will be permitted to export to the United States only raw poultry products, such as whole carcasses produced in certified Honduran establishments, because FSIS only assessed Honduras' poultry slaughter inspection system. Honduras would need to request an equivalence determination and submit additional information records for FSIS to review before FSIS would allow Honduras to export heat-treated poultry products, such as cooked or canned product, to the United States. All products that Honduras exports to the United States will be subject to re-inspection at ports of entry by FSIS inspectors. At this time, Honduras is unable to ship raw
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on seamless refined copper pipe and tube from Mexico for the period November 1, 2017, through October 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable April 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure, 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) 482-5973. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [[Page 13633]] Background On November 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on seamless refined copper pipe and tube from Mexico for the period of review (POR) November 1, 2017, through October 31, 2018.\1\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 13631-13632] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06705] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-20-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 168--Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Packaging for Mobiles and Tablets), Coppell, Texas Metroplex International Trade Development Corporation, grantee of FTZ 168, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung), located in Coppell, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was
[19-06705] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 13632] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-06707] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-07-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 238--Dublin, Virginia; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; EBI, LLC (Mattresses and Sofas), Danville, Virginia The New River Valley Economic Development Alliance, grantee of FTZ 238, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of EBI, LLC (EBI), located in Danville, Virginia. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on April 1, 2019.
[19-06707] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review, in part, of the antidumping duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (OTR tires) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period September 1, 2017, through August 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable April 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Haynes, 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) 482-5139. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 11, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on OTR tires from China.\1\ From September 27, 2018, through October 1, 2018, Commerce received timely requests to conduct an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on OTR tires from China from the following firms: Qingdao Honghua Tyre Factory (Honghua Tyre); Triangle Tyre Co., Ltd. (Triangle); Lianzhou Xiongying Industry Co., Ltd. (Xiongying); Qingdao Jinhaoyang International Co., Ltd. (Jinhaoyang);
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In this final rule, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is making the 2019 annual inflation adjustment to its civil monetary penalties. The Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (2015 Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2015. Pursuant to the 2015 Act, all agencies must adjust civil monetary penalties annually and publish the adjustment in the Federal Register. Accordingly, this final rule adjusts DHS's civil monetary penalties for 2019 pursuant to the 2015 Act and OMB guidance. The new penalties will be effective for penalties assessed after April 5, 2019 whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015. DATES: This rule is effective on April 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Westmoreland, Attorney-Advisor, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Phone: 202-447-4384. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Statutory and Regulatory Background II. Overview of Final Rule III. Adjustments by Component A. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of refillable stainless steel kegs (kegs) 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: Applicable April 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicholas Czajkowski or Robert Brown at (202) 482-1395 or (202) 482-3702, respectively, AD/CVD Operations, 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 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on October 16, 2018.\1\ On December 4, 2018, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination in this investigation to February 19, 2019.\2\
[19-06703] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 28, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Data Scape Limited of Sandyford, Ireland, and C-Scape Consulting Corp. of Rockville Centre, New York. 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 data transmission devices, components thereof, associated software, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,720,929 (``the '929 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,617,537 (``the '537 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,386,581 (``the '581 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainants request 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 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
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