Federal Register International Trade Alert for 06 May 2020

FR Alert - Covering:05/06/2020


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from the People's Republic of China (China) and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable May 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abdul Alnoor and Eva Kim, 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) 482-4554 and (202) 482-8283, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background After publication of the notice of initiation of these sunset reviews of the AD orders \1\ on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China and Taiwan,\2\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), SunPower Manufacturing Oregon, LLC and Hanwha Q CELLS USA, Inc. (Hanwha) (domestic interested parties) filed with Commerce timely and complete notices of intent to
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of these expedited (120-day) sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable May 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Turlo, 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) 482-3870. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 10, 2008, Commerce issued the Orders on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from the People's Republic of China (China) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).\1\ On July 1, 2019, Commerce published the Notice of Initiation of the second sunset reviews of the Orders pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On January 13 and 15, 2020, Commerce received notices of intent to participate from the petitioners \3\ and Terphane LLC (Terphane), respectively.\4\ Each filing was
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 26923-26924] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-09676] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-24-2020] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 7--San Juan, Puerto Rico; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Amgen Manufacturing Limited (Pharmaceuticals), Juncos, Puerto Rico Amgen Manufacturing Limited (Amgen) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in Juncos, Puerto Rico. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on April
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is issuing the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on large diameter welded pipe from Greece. DATES: Applicable May 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brittany Bauer, 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) 482-3860. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 21, 2020, in response to a request by Corinth Pipeworks Pipe Industry S.A. (Corinth), a Greek producer of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe), Commerce published a notice of initiation of a changed circumstances review to partially revoke the antidumping duty order on welded pipe from Greece.\1\ The specific types of large diameter welded pipe which are under consideration for partial revocation are described in the Attachment to this notice. In the Initiation Notice, we requested comments from interested parties.\2\ In March 2020, we received comments from Corinth \3\ and the domestic producers,\4\ and rebuttal comments from Corinth.\5\ On April 9, 2020,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On December 18, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published a notice of initiation and expedited preliminary results of the changed circumstances reviews (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on large diameter welded pipe from India which revoked, in part, these orders as they relate to certain specific large diameter welded pipe products. Commerce has adopted the scope exclusion language in these final results. DATES: Applicable May 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson or Jaron Moore, 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) 482-4929 or (202) 482-3640, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 6, 2019, Commerce published the AD and CVD orders on large diameter welded pipe from India.\1\ On December 18, 2019, in response to a request submitted by members of the domestic industry, including the petitioners from the underlying investigations,\2\ Commerce published the Initiation and Preliminary Results,\3\ in which Commerce
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on tow-behind lawn groomers and certain parts thereof from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable May 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dakota Potts, 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) 482-0223. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background After publication of the notice of initiation of this sunset review of the AD order on tow-behind lawn groomers and certain parts thereof from China,\1\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Agri-Fab, Inc. (domestic interested party) filed with Commerce a timely and complete notice of intent to participate in the sunset review,\2\ and a timely and adequate substantive response.\3\ Commerce did not receive a substantive response from any
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders and findings with March anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable May 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-4735. [[Page 26932]] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various AD and CVD orders and findings with March anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by Commerce discussed below
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Energy has submitted an information collection request to the OMB for extension under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The information collection requests a three-year extension of its Clean Cities Vehicle Programs Information Collection, OMB Control Number 1910-5171. DATES: Comments regarding this proposed information collection must be received on or before June 5, 2020. If you anticipate difficulty in submitting comments within that period, contact the person(s) listed below as soon as possible. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to the following: 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. And to: Mr. Dennis Smith, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE-3V), U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121, or by fax at 202-586-1600, or by email at Dennis.Smith@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Dennis Smith at Dennis.Smith@ee.doe.gov or via 202-586-1791. Please put ``2020 DOE Agency Information Collection Renewal-Clean Cities Vehicle Programs'' in the subject line when sending an email.
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 26988] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-09624] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--CHEDE-8 Notice is hereby given that, on April 21, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), CHEDE-8 (``CHEDE-8'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 26988-26989] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-09664] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--National Spectrum Consortium Notice is hereby given that, on April 21, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), National Spectrum Consortium (``NSC'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its [[Page 26989]]
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 26989] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-09661] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium Notice is hereby given that, on April 21, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), Undersea Technology Innovation Consortium (``UTIC'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: DoD, GSA, and NASA are issuing a final rule amending the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to withhold a 2 percent tax on contract payments made by the United States Government to foreign persons pursuant to certain contracts. This rule applies to Federal Government contracts for goods or services that are awarded to foreign persons. DATES: Effective: June 5, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Zenaida Delgado, Procurement Analyst, at 202-969-7207 or zenaida.delgado@gsa.gov for clarification of content. For information pertaining to status or publication schedules, contact the Regulatory Secretariat Division at 202-501-4755. Please cite FAC 2020-06, FAR Case 2016-013. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background DoD, GSA, and NASA published a proposed rule on September 20, 2019, at 84 FR 49498, to implement the Department of the Treasury final regulations published in the Federal Register at 81 FR 55133 on August 18, 2016, under section 5000C of the Internal Revenue Code relating to the 2 percent tax on payments made by the United States (U.S.) Government to foreign entities pursuant to certain contracts. This
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. DATES: Comments must be submitted within 30 days after publication of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Pursuant to section 805 of Title VIII of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Softwood Lumber Act of 2008), the Secretary of Commerce is mandated to submit to the appropriate Congressional committees a report every 180 days on any subsidy provided by countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States, including stumpage subsidies. Commerce submitted its last subsidy report on December 30, 2019. As part of its newest report, Commerce intends to include a list of subsidy programs identified with sufficient clarity
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to affirm, with modified reasoning, the final initial determination's (``FID'') finding that no violation of section 337 has occurred. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynde Herzbach, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. 20436, telephone (202) 205-3228. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal, telephone 202-205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 12, 2018, the Commission instituted this investigation based on a complaint filed by Broadcom Corporation (``Broadcom'') of San Jose, California. 83 FR 27349 (June 12, 2018). The complaint alleged a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (``section 337'') in the importation into the United States, sale for importation, or sale in the U
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order on Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products (certain solar products) from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies as indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable May 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Turlo, 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) 482-3870. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 18, 2015, Commerce published its CVD order on certain solar products from China in the Federal Register.\1\ On January 2, 2020, Commerce initiated the first sunset review of the countervailing duty order covering certain solar products from China, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ Commerce received notices of intent to participate in this sunset
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Effective September 24, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion 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 U.S. Trade Representative initiated an exclusion process for the $200 billion action in June 2019, and as of March 26, 2020, has issued 11 product exclusion notices under this action. The product exclusions granted under these notices are scheduled to expire on August 7, 2020. The U.S. Trade Representative has decided to consider a possible extension for up to 12 months of particular exclusions granted under these initial 11 product exclusion notices. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) invites public comment on whether to extend particular exclusions. DATES: May 1, 2020: The public docket on the web portal at https://comments.USTR.gov will open for parties to submit comments on the possible extension of particular exclusions. June 8, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET: To be assured of consideration, submit written comments on the public docket by this deadline. ADDRESSES: You must submit all comments through the online portal: https://comments.USTR.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A
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