Federal Register International Trade Alert for 12 August 2019

FR Alert - Covering:08/12/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and alloy steel wire rod from the Republic of Turkey for the period October 31, 2017, through April 30, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable August 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jasun Moy, 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) 482-8194. 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 carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) for the period October 31, 2017, through April 30, 2019.\1\ On May 31, 2019, Commerce received a timely request to conduct an administrative review of the AD wire rod order from Turkey from Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S. (Icdas).\2\ On July 15, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the AD order on wire rod
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR), February 1, 2017, through January 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable August 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin or Maisha Cryor, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; (202) 482-3936 or (202) 482-5831, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the preliminary results of this administrative review on April 15, 2019.\1\ This review covers 31 producers/exporters of subject merchandise, including two mandatory respondents, Motech Industries Inc., and Sino-American Silicon Products Inc., Solartech Energy Corp. and Sunshine PV Corporation (SAS-SEC). We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On May 15, 2019, Commerce received a [[Page 39803]]
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain producers and exporters of oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable August 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Aimee Phelan, 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) 482-0697. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 11, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on OCTG from Turkey for the period January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.\1\ On September 28, 2018, Commerce received a review request from United States Steel Corporation, Maverick Tube Corporation, Tenaris Bay City Inc., TMK IPSCO, Vallourec Star, L.P., and Welded Tube USA (domestic interested parties), for Borusan
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on phosphor copper from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period of review (POR) April 1, 2018, through March 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable August 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Robinson AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3797. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 1, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order \1\ on phosphor copper from the Republic of Korea.\2\ On April 26 and 30, 2019, Commerce received timely requests from Metallurgical Products Company (Metallurgical or the petitioner) and Bongsan Co., Ltd. (Bongsan) 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 antidumping duty order with respect to Bongsan.\3\
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Sunrise Seafoods India Private Limited (SSIPL) is the successor- in-interest to Sunrise Aqua Food Exports (SAFE) in the context of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India. DATES: Applicable August 12, 2019. 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 December 26, 2018, in response to a request by SSIPL, Commerce published a notice of initiation of changed circumstances review to consider whether SSIPL is the successor-in-interest to SAFE.\1\ On March 5, 2019, we issued a supplemental questionnaire to SSIPL,\2\ and we received a response during the same month.\3\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Initiation
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that aluminum extrusions exported from Vietnam, that are produced from aluminum previously extruded in the People's Republic of China (China), are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on aluminum extrusions from China. Commerce has also rescinded the minor alterations circumvention inquiry. DATES: Applicable August 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Walker, 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) 482-0413. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 17, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination \1\ of circumvention of the Orders.\2\ A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\3\ The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance's
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On July 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking regarding proposals to amend the test procedures for clothes dryers and to request comment on the proposals and other aspects of clothes dryer testing. This notice also announced a webinar to be held on August 14, 2019, and stated that DOE would hold a public meeting on the proposal if one was requested by August 6, 2019. On July 29, 2019, DOE received a comment requesting a public meeting; therefore, DOE is announcing a public meeting to be held on August 28, 2019, which will also be available as a webinar, and is cancelling the previously announced webinar scheduled for August 14, 2019. DATES: Meeting: DOE will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The meeting will also be broadcast as a webinar. 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. Docket: The docket for this activity, which includes Federal Register notices, comments, and other supporting documents/materials, 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 in
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

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) orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and the People's Republic of China (China), and revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on sodium nitrite from China would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of these AD orders and CVD order. DATES: Applicable August 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton (Germany and China AD) or Leo Ayala (China CVD), 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 or (202) 482-3945, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 27, 2008, Commerce published the AD orders on sodium nitrite from Germany and China and the CVD order on sodium nitrite from China.\1\ On January 2, 2019, the ITC instituted,\2\ and on February 5,
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 39801] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-17098] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-580-903, A-201-852, A-523-813] Notice of Extension of the Deadline for Determining the Adequacy of the Antidumping Duty Petitions: Polyethylene Terephthalate Sheet From the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and the Sultanate of Oman AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable July 29, 2019.
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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 and countervailing duty orders on circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: July 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lawrence Jones ((202) 205-3358), 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 July 5, 2019, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (84 FR 12285, April 1, 2019) of the subject five-year review was
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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 diffusion-annealed, nickel-plated flat-rolled steel products from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: July 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abu Kanu (202-205-2597), 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 July 5, 2019, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (84 FR 12282, April 1, 2019) of the subject five-year review was adequate and that the respon
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of wooden cabinets and vanities and components thereof (wooden cabinets and vanities) from the People's Republic of China (China). The period of investigation is January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. Interested parties [[Page 39799]] are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable August 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benito Ballesteros (Ancientree), Christian Llinas (Dalian Meisen), or Justin Neuman (Rizhao Foremost), 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) 482-7425, (202) 482- 4877, and (202) 482-0486, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section
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