Federal Register International Trade Alert for 14 March 2019

FR Alert - Covering:03/14/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with December anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable March 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with December anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by Commerce discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that APRIL, the lone respondent in this administrative review, made sales of certain uncoated paper at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) March 1, 2017, through February 28, 2018. DATES: Applicable March 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Garten, 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) 482-3342. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, APRIL. APRIL is a collapsed entity consisting of the following companies: PT Anugerah Kertas Utama, PT Riau Andalan Kertas, APRIL Fine Paper Macao Offshore Limited, PT Sateri Viscose International, and A P Fine Paper Trading (Hong Kong) Limited.\1\ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See Certain Uncoated Paper from Indonesia: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018, 83 FR
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Teh Fong Min International Co., Ltd. (TFM), the sole producer and/or exporter subject to this administrative review, has made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable March 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andre Gziryan or Minoo Hatten, 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) 482-2201, and (202) 482- 1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (OBAs) from Taiwan. The POR is May 1, 2017, through April 30, 2018. Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\1\ If the new deadline
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission proposes amending the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') to make the Rule easier to use by reorganizing several sections, amending language to increase clarity, and eliminating several obsolete provisions. The proposed amendments have no substantive impact on the Rule's requirements. The Commission seeks comment regarding the proposed amendments and invites any suggestions to improve the Rule's format, organization, and clarity. DATES: Comments must be received by April 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper: Online: Write ``Energy Labeling Reorganization, Matter No. R611004'' on your comment, and file your comment at https://ftcpublic.commentworks.com/ftc/energylabeling by following the instructions on the web-based form. Paper: Write ``Energy Labeling Reorganization, Matter No. R611004'' on your comment, and mail your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite CC-5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20580, or deliver your comment to the following address: Federal Trade Commission, Office of the Secretary, Constitution Center, 400 7th Street SW, 5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex B), Washington, DC 20024. See the Instructions for Submitting Comments part of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to grant a joint motion to terminate the above-captioned investigation based upon a settlement agreement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan M. Valentine, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2301. 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 (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 June 2, 2017, based on a complaint filed by Carl Zeiss AG of Oberkochen, Germany, and ASML Netherlands B.V. of Veldhoven, Netherlands (collectively, ``Com
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The United States International Trade Commission (Commission) proposes to amend Part 220 of its Rules of Practice and Procedure. Part 220 governs the submission and consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions under the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016. The amendments are necessary to clarify certain provisions and address concerns that have arisen in Commission practice. DATES: To be assured of consideration, written comments must be received by 5:15 p.m.: April 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number MISC- 046, Rulemaking Regarding Petitions for Duty Suspensions/Reductions, by any of the following methods: --Federal eRulemaking Portal: https://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. --Agency Website: https://edis.usitc.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the website. --Mail: For paper submission. U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Room 112A, Washington, DC 20436. --Hand Delivery/Courier: U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Room 112A, Washington, DC 20436. From the hours of 8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number (MISC-046, Rulemaking Regarding Petitions for Duty
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) hereby publishes a list of scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made between July 1, 2017, and September 30, 2017, inclusive. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce regulations provide that the Secretary will publish in the Federal Register a list of scope rulings on a quarterly basis.\1\ Our most recent notification of scope rulings was published on (July 9, 2018).\2\ This current notice covers all scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made by Enforcement and Compliance between July 1, 2017, and September 30, 2017, inclusive. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- \1\ See 19 CFR 351.225(o). \2\ See Notice of Scope Rulings, 83 FR 31733 (July 9, 2018). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Following receipt on February 22, 2019, of a request from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), under authority delegated by the President and pursuant to section 104(1) of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the Act), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. U.S.-Korea FTA- 103-032, U.S.-Korea FTA: Advice on Modifications to Certain Textile and Apparel Rules of Origin, for the purpose of providing advice on modifications to the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) rules of origin for certain textile and apparel goods. DATES: March 29, 2019: Deadline for filing written submissions. June 24, 2019: Transmittal of Commission report to USTR. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices are located in the United States [[Page 9381]] 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 docket (EDIS) at https://www.usitc.gov/secretary/edis.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Jeff Horowitz (202-205- 2750 or jeffrey.horowitz@usitc.gov) or Deputy Project Leader Robert
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