Federal Register International Trade Alert for 09 October 2019

FR Alert - Covering:10/09/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This final rule amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding twenty-eight entities to the Entity List. These twenty- eight entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the foreign policy interests of the United States and will be listed on the Entity List under the destination of the People's Republic of China (China). DATES: This rule is effective October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, End-User Review Committee, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482-5991, Email: ERC@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Entity List (15 CFR, Subchapter C, part 744, Supplement No. 4) identifies entities reasonably believed to be involved, or to pose a significant risk of being or becoming involved, in activities contrary to the national [[Page 54003]]
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce (DOC), announces the appointment of those individuals who have been selected to serve as members of ITA's Performance Review Board. The Performance Review Board is responsible for reviewing performance appraisals and ratings of Senior Executive Service (SES) members and making recommendations to the appointing authority on other performance management issues, such as pay adjustments, bonuses and Presidential Rank Awards for SES. The [[Page 54105]] appointment of these members to the Performance Review Board will be for a period of twenty-four (24) months. DATES: The period of appointment for those individuals selected for ITA's Performance Review Board begins on October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joan Nagielski, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Human Resources Management, Department of Commerce Human Capital Client Services, Office of Employment and Compensation, 14th and Constitution Avenue NW, Room 50013, Washington, DC 20230, at (202) 482-6342. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 4314 (c) (4), the International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Zhongshan Geelong Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Geelong), the sole producer subject to this administrative review of certain tool chests and cabinets (tool chests) from the People's Republic of China (China) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), September 15, 2017 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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) 482-0410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 24, 2018, Commerce published the countervailing duty (CVD) order on tool chests from China.\1\ On February 8, 2019, we published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the Order for the POR.\2\ On February 28, 2019, we received timely requests from Geelong \3\ and Home Depot \4\ to conduct an administrative review of the Order with regard to Geelong.\5\ On April
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 45) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') terminating the investigation as to the remaining respondents, EndyMed Medical Inc. of New York City, New York and EndyMed Medical Ltd. of Caesarea, Israel (``Endy''), based on a settlement agreement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2310. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INF
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 54174-54175] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22058] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1427 (Final)] Refillable Stainless Steel Kegs from Mexico Determination On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigation, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded by reason of imports of refillable stainless steel kegs from Mexico, provided for in subheadings 7310.10 and 7310.29 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of this AD order. DATES: Applicable October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, Office II, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 29, 2014, Commerce published its antidumping duty order on diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan in the Federal Register.\1\ On April 1, 2019, the ITC instituted,\2\ and Commerce initiated,\3\ the first sunset review of the antidumping duty order on diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on September 3, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of SK Innovation Co., Ltd. of the Republic of Korea and SK Battery America, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. 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 pouch-type battery cells, battery modules, and battery packs, components thereof, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain U.S. Patent No. 10,121,994 (``the '994 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States is in the process of being established as required by the applicable Federal Statute. 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 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 a
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof (wooden cabinets and vanities) 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 July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable October 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, Rachel Greenberg, or Eliza Siordia, 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- 2593, (202) 482-0652, or (202) 482-3878, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on April 2, 2019.\1\ On August 5, 2019, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to find no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, in the above-referenced investigation. The investigation is terminated in its entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Chen, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2392. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on January 26, 2018, based on a complaint, as supplemented, filed on behalf of Neptune Subsea Acquisitions Ltd. of the United Kingdom;
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On January 23, 2018, the President imposed a safeguard measure on imports of certain solar products pursuant to a section 201 investigation. On February 14, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative established procedures for interested persons to request product- specific exclusions from application of the safeguard measure. On June 13, 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative published a notice granting certain requests for exclusions and excluding the products at issue from the safeguard measure's application. In particular, the U.S. Trade Representative excluded bifacial solar panels consisting only of bifacial solar cells. Since publication of that notice, the U.S. Trade Representative has evaluated this exclusion further and, after consultation with the Secretaries of Commerce and Energy, determined it will undermine the objectives of the safeguard measure. Accordingly, the U.S. Trade Representative has modified the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) to withdraw the exclusion of bifacial solar panels from application of the safeguard measure. The U.S. Trade Representative also has modified the HTSUS to make certain technical changes in connection with the safeguard measure. DATES: The withdrawal of the exclusion for bifacial solar panels from application of the safeguard measure and technical changes will apply a
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Trade Representative has determined that the European Union (EU) and certain member States have denied U.S. rights under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and have failed to implement WTO Dispute Settlement Body recommendations concerning certain subsidies to the EU large civil aircraft industry. The U.S. Trade Representative has determined to take action in the form of additional duties on products of certain member States of the EU, as specified in Annex A to this notice. DATES: The additional duties set out in Annex A are applicable with respect to products that are entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on October 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the determinations in this investigation, contact Assistant General Counsel Megan Grimball, (202) 395-5725, or Director for Europe [[Page 54246]] Michael Rogers, at (202) 395-3320. For questions on customs classification of products identified in Annex A, contact Traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
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