Federal Register International Trade Alert for 12 June 2020

FR Alert - Covering:06/12/2020


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Based on a request from Memory Experts Inc., dba PowerTraveller (Memory Experts), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating changed circumstances reviews to consider the possible revocation, in part, of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from the People's Republic of China (China) with respect to certain off-grid portable small panels. DATES: Applicable June 12, 2020. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 18, 2015, Commerce published AD and CVD orders on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from China.\1\ On March 16, 2020, Memory Experts, an importer of the subject merchandise, requested, through changed circumstances reviews, revocation of the Solar Products Orders with respect to certain off-grid portable small panels pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is issuing a correction to a previously published Federal Register notice pertaining to the antidumping duty order on ceramic tile from the People's Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable June 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner, 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) 482-6312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 1, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the notice of Ceramic Tile from the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order.\1\ Due to a typographical error, the listing of the final estimated weighted-average dumping margins omitted one exporter-producer dumping margin and cash deposit rate: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ Ceramic Tile from the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order, 85 FR 33089 (June 1, 2020) (Order). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cash deposit rate Estimated weighte
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is issuing a correction to a previously published Federal Register notice pertaining to the final determination in the antidumping duty investigation on ceramic tile from the People's Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable April 7, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner, 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) 482-6312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 7, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the notice of Ceramic Tile from the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Final Partial Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination.\1\ Due to a typographical error, the listing of the final estimated weighted-average dumping margins omitted one exporter- producer dumping margin and cash deposit rate: --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Ceramic Tile from the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Final Partial Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, 85 FR 19425 (April 7, 2020) (Final Determination).
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of State is publishing an update to its List of Restricted Entities and Subentities Associated with Cuba (Cuba Restricted List) with which direct financial transactions are generally prohibited under the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR). The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) generally will deny applications to export or reexport items for use by entities or subentities identified by the Department of State in the Federal Register or at https://www.state.gov/cuba-sanctions/cuba-restricted-list/, unless such transactions are determined to be consistent with sections 2 and 3(a)(iii) of NSPM-5. DATES: Applicable on June 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Emily Belson, Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation, 202-647-6526; Robert Haas, Office of the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, tel.: 202-453-8456, Department of State, Washington, DC 20520. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 16, 2017, the President signed National Security Presidential Memorandum-5 on Strengthening the Policy of the United States toward Cuba (NSPM-5). As directed by NSPM-5, on November 9, 2017, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable June 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annathea Cook, 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) 482-0413. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PSF from China for the period of June 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018.\1\ On June 29, 2018, Commerce received a timely request for review from Yangzhou Tinfulong New Technology Fiber Co., Ltd. (Tinfulong).\2\ On August 10, 2018, based on Tinfulong's request, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review.\3\ On September 10, 2018, Tinfulong submitted a timely
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This notice announces a teleconference call of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC). The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that public notice of these meetings be announced in the Federal Register. DATES: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (ET). To receive the call-in number and passcode, please contact the Committee's Designated Federal Officer at the address or phone number listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shawna McQueen, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Fuel Cell Technologies Office, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20585. Phone number 202-586-0833, and email: shawna.mcqueen@ee.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee (HTAC) was established under section 807 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPACT), Public Law 109-58; 119 Stat. 849, to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy on the program authorized by Title VIII of EPACT. Tentative Agenda: Discuss and finalize the 2019 Annual Report of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technical Advisory Committee and the HTAC Roadmap Subcommittee Report. Public Participation: The meeting is open to the public. Written
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Coast Guard intends to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Office of Information and [[Page 35947]] Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), requesting an extension of its approval for the following collection of information: 1625-0106, Unauthorized Entry Into Cuban Territorial Waters; without change. Our ICR describes the information we seek to collect from the public. Before submitting this ICR to OIRA, the Coast Guard is inviting comments as described below. DATES: Comments must reach the Coast Guard on or before August 11, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by Coast Guard docket number [USCG-2020-0190] to the Coast Guard using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https://www.regulations.gov. See the ``Public participation and request for comments'' portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. A copy of the ICR is available through the docket on the internet at https://www.regulations.gov. Additionally, copies are available from: COMMANDANT (CG-6P), ATTN: PAPERWORK REDUCTION ACT MANAGER, U.S.
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of wood mouldings and millwork products (millwork products) from the People's Republic of China (China). The period of investigation is January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable June 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik or Faris Montgomery, 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) 482-6905 or (202) 482-1537, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 703(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on February 5, 2020.\1\ On March 12, 2020, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now June 8, 2020.\2\ For a complete description of the events that followed
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Trade Representative is expressly rescinding the withdrawal, issued in October 2019 (the October Withdrawal), of the exclusion of bifacial solar panels from application of the safeguard measure on imports of certain solar products pursuant to a Section 201 investigation. The October Withdrawal is superseded by the withdrawal determination made by the U.S. Trade Representative in April 2020 that the bifacial solar panel exclusion is undermining the objectives of the safeguard measure (the April Withdrawal). DATES: Rescission of the October Withdrawal is effective June 12, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Victor Mroczka, Office of WTO and Multilateral Affairs, at vmroczka@ustr.eop.gov or (202) 395-9450, or Dax Terrill, Office of General Counsel, at Dax.Terrill@ustr.eop.gov or (202) 395-4739. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background On January 23, 2018, the President issued Proclamation 9693 (83 FR 3541) to impose a safeguard measure under section 201 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2251) with respect to certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) cells and other products (CSPV products) containing these cells. The Proclamation directed the U.S. Trade Representative to
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On August 20, 2019, at the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to modify the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation of China's acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation by imposing additional duties of 10 percent ad valorem on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $300 billion. The additional duties on products in List 1, which is set out in Annex A of that action, became effective on September 1, 2019. On August 30, 2019, at the direction of the President, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to increase the rate of the additional duty applicable to the products covered by the action announced in the August 20 notice from 10 percent to 15 percent. On January 22, 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative determined to reduce the rate from 15 percent to 7.5 percent. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in October 2019, and interested persons have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to grant certain exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice. The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions on pending requests on a periodic basis. DATES: The product exclusio
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