Federal Register International Trade Alert for 11 June 2019

FR Alert - Covering:06/11/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on laminated woven sacks from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies at the rates in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dunne or Jacqueline Arrowsmith, 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) 482-2328 or (202) 482-5255, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 7, 2008, Commerce published the CVD Order on laminated woven sacks from China.\1\ On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation for the second sunset review of the CVD Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ Subsequently, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from the Laminated Woven Sacks Fair Trade Coalition and its individual members, Polytex Fibers Corporation and ProAmpac Holdings,
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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 antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers (hangers) from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, [[Page 27092]] International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 3251. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 6, 2008, Commerce published the Order on hangers from China.\1\ On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty Order on
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on non- malleable cast iron pipe fittings (NMPF) from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the level identified in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ariela Garvett or Maliha Khan, 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) 482-3609 or (202) 482-0895, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 7, 2003, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the notice of the antidumping duty order on NMPF from China.\1\ On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the initiation of the third sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On February 20, 2019, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate in this review from Anvil International, LLC and Ward Manufacturing LLC (collectively, the petitioners), a domestic interested party, within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ The petitioners claimed interested party status un
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of these expedited sunset reviews, Commerce finds that revocation of the antidumping duty 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 June 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton 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) 482-4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and the People's Republic of China (China) \1\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.\2\ On February 21, 2019, Commerce received notices of intent to participate from Chemtrade Chemicals US LLC (Chemtrade), a domestic interested party, within the 15-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ Chemtrade claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a producer of sodium nitrite in the United States.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on persulfates 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, infra. DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, 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) 482-0835. Background On July 7, 1997, Commerce published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on persulfates from China.\1\ On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of this sunset review of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from China pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ On February 19, 2019, Commerce received a timely and complete notice of intent to participate in the sunset review from a domestic interested party, PeroxyChem LLC (PeroxyChem), in which the domestic interested party claimed interested party status, as a domestic producer of persulfates, under
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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 antidumping duty order on certain laminated woven sacks 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 June 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen, 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) 482-3251. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 7, 2008, Commerce published the Order on laminated woven sacks from China.\1\ On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty Order on [[Page 27090]]
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies at the rates in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith, 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) 482-5255. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 3, 2001, Commerce published the CVD Order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand.\1\ On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation for the third sunset review of the CVD Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ Subsequently, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from the domestic interested parties, which consist of Arcelor Mittal LLC, AK Steel Corporation (AK Steel), California Steel Industries, Nucor Corporation (Nucor), SSAB
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on sodium nitrite from the People's Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Ayala or Jacqueline Arrowsmith, Office VII, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3945 or (202) 482-5255, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 27, 2008, Commerce published the CVD order on sodium nitrite from China.\1\ On February 5, 2019, Commerce published the notice of initiation for the second sunset review of the CVD Order, pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ Subsequently, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from Chemtrade Chemicals US LLC (Chemtrade), a domestic interested party, within the deadline specified in 19 CFR
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) invites public comment on the Marine Sciences Laboratory Request for Information (RFI). This RFI is seeking feedback addressing the growing Research and Development (R&D) interest in the use of the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Marine Sciences Laboratory (MSL) facilities for renewable energy, maritime markets, and energy storage research, technology development and testing. This information will help DOE and PNNL prioritize resources and investments at the MSL. DATES: Responses to the RFI must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. (ET) on July 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties should submit comments electronically to WPTORFI@ee.doe.gov. Include Marine Sciences Laboratory Request for Information in the subject line. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file size exceeding 25 MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. The complete RFI document is located at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions may be addressed to WPTORFI@ee.doe.gov or Carrie Noonan, Technical Project Officer, 240- 562-1644. Further instruction can be found in the RFI document posted on EERE Exchange at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/ under DE-FOA- 0002123.
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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 these persons 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: Following receipt of a request on June 4, 2019, from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. 332-572, Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2018 Review, for the purpose of providing advice and information relating to the possible removal of articles, waiver of competitive need limitations, and redesignation of articles. DATES: June 18, 2019: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. June 18, 2019: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements. July 2, 2019: Public hearing. July 8, 2019: Deadline for filing post-hearing briefs and statements. July 8, 2019: Deadline for filing all other written submissions. September 9, 2019: Transmittal of Commission report to the USTR. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain hardwood plywood with face and back veneers of radiata and/or agathis pine that: (1) Has a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) or California Air Resources Board (CARB) label certifying that it is compliant with TSCA/CARB requirements; and (2) is made with a resin, the majority of which is comprised of one or more of three product types--urea formaldehyde, polyvinyl acetate, and/or soy--(inquiry merchandise), exported from the People's Republic of China (China), is circumventing the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain hardwood plywood products from China. DATES: Applicable June 11, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Greenberg, or Hannah Falvey 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) 482-0652, or (202) 482-4889 respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 21, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of this anti-
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