Federal Register International Trade Alert for 05 September 2019

FR Alert - Covering:09/05/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 46711-46712] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-19193] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-570-108] Ceramic Tile From the People's Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable September 5, 2019.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On July 19, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published its notice of initiation and preliminary results of a changed-circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from Japan. In that notice, Commerce preliminarily determined that (1) Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) is the successor-in-interest to Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC); (2) Nippon Steel Nisshin Co., Ltd. (Nippon Nisshin) is the successor in interest to Nisshin Steel Co., Ltd. (Nisshin Steel); and (3) Nippon Steel Trading Corporation (NSTC) is the successor in interest to Nippon Steel & Sumikin Bussan Corporation (NSSBC). Additionally, Commerce preliminarily determined that NSC, Nippon Nisshin, and NSTC should be treated as a single entity, and should receive the same AD cash deposit rate with respect to the subject merchandise as NSSMC, the predecessor company. No interested party submitted comments regarding the initiation and preliminary results. For these final results, Commerce continues to find that NSC is the successor-in-interest to NSSMC. DATES: Applicable September 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Ayala or Jun Jack Zhao, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Co
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 46709] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-19184] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-52-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 168--Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Disassembly of Aircraft), Dallas, Texas The Metroplex International Trade Development Corporation, grantee of FTZ 168, submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board on behalf of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Gulfstream), located in Dallas, Texas. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22)
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 1- hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable September 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen, Enforcement and Compliance, Office V, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3251. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on HEDP from China for the period of review (POR) May 1, 2018, through April 30, 2019.\1\ On May 31, 2019, Commerce received a timely request to conduct an administrative review of the AD order on HEDP from China from Compass Chemical International LLC (the petitioner) for three companies: Henan Qingshuiyuan Technology Co., Ltd. (Qingshuiyuan); Nantong Uniphos Chemicals Co., Ltd. (Nantong
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the period of review (POR), November 1, 2017, through October 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable September 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the AD order on PET film from the UAE.\1\ Commerce received a timely request from DuPont Teijin Film, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., and SKC Inc. (collectively, the petitioners), in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), to conduct an administrative review of this AD order for Flex Middle East FZE (Flex).\2\ No other party requested an administrative review of
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA'') of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, received an [[Page 46711]] application for an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the amended Certificate should be issued. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, OTEA, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482-5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001-21) (``the Act'') authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325. OTEA is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(a), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to publish a summary of the application in the Federal Register,
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On February 11, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) proposing to withdraw the revised definitions of general service lamp (GSL), general service incandescent lamp (GSIL) and other supplemental definitions, that were to go into effect on January 1, 2020. DOE responds to comments received on the NOPR in this final rule and maintains the existing regulatory definitions of GSL and GSIL, which are the same as the statutory definitions of those terms. DATES: The final rules published on January 19, 2017 (82 FR 7276 and 82 FR 7322), are withdrawn effective October 7, 2019. ADDRESSES: The docket is available for review at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. However, some documents listed in the index may not be publicly available, such as those containing information that is exempt from public disclosure. The docket web page can be found at: http://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2018-BT-STD-0010. The docket web page contains instructions on how to access all documents in the docket. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Appliance Standards staff, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies, EE-2J, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Tel
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document announces changes to the U.S. Customs and Border [[Page 46750]] Protection's (CBP) National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test concerning periodic monthly statements (PMS) to reflect that CBP will identify PMS as paid upon the completion of the funds transfer when payment is made via Automated Clearinghouse (ACH). The trade community will experience no delays, interruptions, or process changes associated with the modifications. Except to the extent expressly announced or modified by this document, all aspects, rules, terms and conditions announced in previous notices regarding the test remain in effect. For ease of reference, CBP is reproducing the entire test, with the changes, in this document. DATES: The changes made by this notice are effective September 7, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this test program may be submitted via email to Kara Welty at collectionscapabilityowners@cbp.dhs.gov with a subject line identifier reading, ``Periodic Monthly Statements.'' FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For policy-related questions, contact Kara Welty, Debt Management Branch, Revenue Division, Office of Finance, collectionscapabilityowners@cbp.dhs.gov, or (866) 530-4172. For technical questions related to transmissions using the Automated
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On December 20, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published an interim final rule in the Federal Register, which established the Centers of Excellence and Expertise (Centers) as a permanent organizational component of the agency and transitioned certain operational trade functions to the Center directors that traditionally resided with the port directors. This technical correction clarifies two sections of CBP regulations that do not currently reflect CBP's operational structure or the objective of the ``Regulatory Implementation of the Centers of Excellence and Expertise'' interim final rule. This document amends CBP regulations to correct the discrepancies. DATES: This final rule is effective on September 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lori Whitehurst, CBP Office of Field Operations, by telephone at (202) 344-2536 or by email at lori.j.whitehurst@cbp.dhs.gov; or Susan S. Thomas, CBP Office of Field Operations, by telephone at (202) 344-2511 or by email at susan.s.thomas@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [[Page 46677]] I. Background
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations regarding statement processing and Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) to reflect that CBP will identify final statements as paid upon the completion of the funds transfer. Additionally, this document makes certain technical corrections to the CBP regulations on statement processing and ACH. DATES: This interim final rule is effective September 7, 2019; comments must be received by November 4, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number USCBP- 2019-0032, by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments via Docket No. USCBP- 2019-0032. Mail: Trade and Commercial Regulations Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of Trade, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this rulemaking. All comments received will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments and additional information on the rulemaking process, see the Public Participation heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION sect
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975, as amended (EPCA), directs DOE to initiate a rulemaking for general service lamps (GSLs) that, among other requirements, determines whether standards in effect for general service incandescent lamps (GSILs, a subset of GSLs) should be amended. In this notice of proposed determination (NOPD), DOE has initially determined that energy conservation standards for GSILs do not need to be amended and asks for comment on this proposed determination and associated analyses and results. DATES: Comments: Written comments and information are requested and will be accepted on or before November 4, 2019. Meeting: DOE will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., in Washington, DC. The meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar. See section VII, ``Public Participation,'' for webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants. ADDRESSES: The public meeting will be held at the U.S. Department of Energy, Forrestal Building, Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternat
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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 four 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 effective date(s). 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC's website (www.treasury.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Action(s)
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of four 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 effective date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant [[Page 46783]] 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. 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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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons and vessels 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 and these vessels 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: 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: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC's website (www.treasury.gov/ofac).
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 46756-46757] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-19154] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-747 (Final)] Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico; Revised Schedule for the Subject Investigation AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DATES: August 30, 2019.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 46757] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-19152] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1424 (Final)] Mattresses From China; Revised Schedule for the Subject Investigation AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DATES: July 8, 2019.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Balanced Armature Devices, Products Containing the Same, and Components Thereof, DN 3409; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the [[Page 46758]] 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
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PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS

Agency Notice

[Presidential Documents] [Pages 46871-46872] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-19366] Presidential Documents Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2019 / Presidential Documents [[Page 46871]] Proclamation 9920 of August 30, 2019 Labor Day, 2019 By the President of the United States of America
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