Federal Register International Trade Alert for 05 July 2019

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC or the Committee) will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below. DATES: July 25, 2019, from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Members of the public wishing to participate must register in advance with Victoria Gunderson at the contact information below by 5 p.m. EST on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in order to pre- register, including any requests to make comments during the meeting or for accommodations or auxiliary aids. ADDRESSES: To register, please contact Victoria Gunderson, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-7890; email: Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victoria Gunderson, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy and Environmental Industries (OEEI), Industry and Analysis, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-7890; email: Victoria.Gunderson@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that none of the companies subject to this administrative review have established their entitlement to a separate rate during the May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018 period of review (POR) and are, therefore, part of the China-wide entity. DATES: Applicable July 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kent Boydston or Brian Davis, 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) 482-5649 or (202) 482-7924, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 15, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the People's Republic of China (China).\1\ The administrative review covers four producers/exporters of the subject merchandise, Baoshan Iron & Steel; Hengyang Steel Tube Group International Trading Inc.; Hubei Xinyegang Steel Co., Ltd.; and Hubei Xin Yegang Special Tube. We provided interested parties an opportunity
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has conducted an expedited review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain softwood lumber products (softwood lumber) from Canada for the producers/exporters that requested a review. As a result, we are excluding certain producers/exporters from the CVD order on lumber from Canada. We also find that certain producers/exporters received countervailable subsidies at above de minimis rates during the January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, period of review. DATES: Applicable July 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson or Nicholas Czajkowski, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4793 and (202) 482-1395, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the expedited review on February 1, 2019.\1\ A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Results, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for the final results, may
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final results of the countervailing duty administrative review of certain cold-rolled steel flat products from the Republic of Korea (Korea) to correct a ministerial error. The period of review (POR) is July 29, 2016 through December 31, 2016. DATES: Applicable July 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyler Weinhold, 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) 482-1121. Background In accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), on May 24, 2019, Commerce published its final results of the countervailing duty administrative review of certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Korea.\1\ On June 3, 2019, POSCO alleged a calculation error in these Final Results regarding POSCO's policy loans from the Korea Resources Corporation (KORES).\2\ We did not receive any other ministerial error comments or rebuttal comments. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that sales of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany) were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), November 14, 2016 through April 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable July 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger, 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) 482-4136. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This review covers imports by Ilsenburger Grobblech GmbH, Salzgitter Mannesmann Grobblech GmbH, Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH, and Salzgitter Mannesmann International GmbH (collectively, Salzgitter). On February 27, 2019, Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on CTL plate from Germany.\1\ We received a case brief from Salzgitter on March 29, 2019. No other party submitted a case or rebuttal brief. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

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 decrease from the previous quarter. For the calendar quarter beginning July 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 July 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 must be in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code rate established
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The FTC plans to ask the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend for an additional three years the current Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) clearance for information collection requirements contained in the Contact Lens Rule (or Rule). The current clearance expires on October 31, 2019. DATES: Comments must be received on or before September 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by following the instructions in the Request for Comments part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. Write ``Paperwork Reduction Act: FTC File No. P072108'' on your comment, and file your comment online at https://www.regulations.gov by following the instructions on the web-based form. If you prefer to file your comment on paper, mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC-5610 (Annex J), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex J), Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Spelman, Attorney, Division of Advertising Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Drop CC-10528, Washington, DC
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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 this person are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855; or the Department of the Treasury's Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202-622-2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: May 7, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stamen Borisson (202-205-3125), 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 this review may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.--On May 7, 2019, the Commission determined that the [[Page 32218]]
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Trade Representative is considering the additional list of products in the Annex to this notice, for inclusion on a final list of products to be subject to increased duties in connection with the enforcement of U.S. rights in the World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute against the European Union (EU) and certain EU member States addressed to EU subsidies on large civil aircraft. The interagency Section 301 Committee is seeking public comments and will hold a public hearing in connection with the possible imposition of increased duties on the products in the Annex to this notice. DATES: To be assured of consideration, the following schedule applies: July 24, 2019: Due date for submission of requests to appear at the public hearing and summary of testimony. August 5, 2019: Due date for submission of written comments. August 5, 2019: The Section 301 Committee will convene a public hearing in the Main Hearing Room of the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington DC 20436 beginning at 9:30 a.m. August 12, 2019: Due date for submission of post-hearing rebuttal comments. ADDRESSES: You should submit written comments through the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments in sections D and E below. The docket number is USTR-2019-0
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 32216-32217] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-14312] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-606 and 731-TA-1416 (Final)] Quartz Surface Products From China; Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of quartz surface products from China, provided for in subheading 6810.99.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the U.S. Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be sold in the United States at less than fair value
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: May 7, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (Calvin Chang (202) 205-3062), 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 this review may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.--On May 7, 2019, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (84 FR 2245, February 6, 2019) of the subject five-year review was adequate and that the respondent interested party group
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on May 30, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Ethicon LLC of Guaynabo, PR; Ethicon Endo-surgery, Inc. of Cincinnati, Ohio; and Ethicon US, LLC of Cincinnati, Ohio. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on June 7 and 17, 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 reload cartridges for laparoscopic surgical staplers by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,844,379 (``the '379 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,844,369 (``the '369 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,490,749 (``the '749 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,479,969 (``the '969 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 9,113,874 (``the '874 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:
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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 duty and countervailing duty orders on laminated woven sacks from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: May 7, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celia Feldpausch 202-205-2387, 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 May 7, 2019, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (84 FR 2249, February 6, 2019) of the subject five-year reviews was
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Agency Notice

Summary Determination on Violation by Defaulting Respondents; and, on Review, To Find a Violation of Section 337; Request for Written Submissions on Remedy, Bonding, and the Public Interest AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review-in-part an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 21) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') granting summary determination on violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (``section 337'') by certain defaulting respondents. On review, the Commission has determined to find a violation of section 337. The Commission is requesting written submission on remedy, bonding, and the public interest. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin S. Richards, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5453. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours
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