Federal Register International Trade Alert for 15 July 2020

FR Alert - Covering:07/15/2020


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on cold- drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel (CDMT) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable July 15, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shanah Lee, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 [[Page 42828]] Constitution Ave NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6386. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 3, 2020, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on CDMT from China for the POR of January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2019.\1\ On March 2, 2020, Commerce received a timely-filed request from ArcelorMittal
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) from the People's Republic of China (China) and Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping as indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable July 15, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel LaCivita at (202) 482-4243, AD/ [[Page 42829]] CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 1, 2020, Commerce published the Notice of Initiation of the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on PVA from China and Japan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense (DoD) is finalizing two interim final rules in a single final rule which deletes all guidance internal to DoD, and incorporate only those policy provisions directly affecting DoD's obligations to provide sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR) services to certain members of the public who are adult victims of sexual assault. This revision also makes SAPR policy updates as required by legal mandates. DATES: This rule is effective August 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Diana Rangoussis, Senior Policy Advisor, Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO), (703) 696-9422. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department of Defense is revising 32 CFR part 103 by finalizing the interim final rule published on September 27, 2016 (81 FR 66185-66189), deleting all guidance internal to DoD, and incorporating those policy provisions from 32 CFR part 105 that directly affect DoD's obligations to provide sexual assault prevention and response (SAPR) services to certain members of the public, who are adult victims of sexual assault. With the publication of this rule, 32 CFR part 103 will be the only part that outlines the Department's obligations to provide SAPR services to certain members of the public. The Department is also making a conforming change to comply with law. The rule implements
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is issuing this Final Rule (FR) to amend two provisions within its Foreign Quarantine regulations to best protect the public health of the United States. The provisions in this Final Rule clarify various safeguards to prevent the importation and spread of communicable diseases affecting human health into the United States from threats posed by human remains. DATES: This rule is effective August 14, 2020. Direct written comments regarding the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) items contained in this document by August 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this Final Rule: Ashley C. Altenburger, J.D., Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS-H16-4, Atlanta, GA 30329. For information regarding CDC operations related to this Final Rule: ATTN: Kendra Stauffer, D.V.M., Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS-V-18-2, Atlanta, GA 30329. Either person may also be reached by telephone 404-498-1600 or email dgmqpolicyoffice@cdc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document contains final regulations that provide guidance regarding the deduction for foreign-derived intangible income (FDII) and global intangible low-taxed income (GILTI). This document also contains final regulations coordinating the deduction for FDII and GILTI with other provisions in the Internal Revenue Code. These regulations generally affect domestic corporations and individuals who elect to be subject to tax at corporate rates for purposes of inclusions under subpart F and GILTI. DATES: Effective Date: These regulations are effective on September 14, 2020. Applicability Dates: For dates of applicability, see Sec. Sec. 1.250-1(b), 1.962-1(d), 1.1502-50(g), 1.6038-2(m)(4), 1.6038-3(l), and 1.6038A-2(g). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning Sec. Sec. 1.250-1 through 1.250(b)-6, 1.6038-2, 1.6038-3, and 1.6038A-2, Brad McCormack at (202) 317-6911 and Lorraine Rodriguez at (202) 317-6726; concerning Sec. 1.962-1, Edward Tracy at (202) 317-6934; concerning Sec. Sec. 1.1502- 12, 1.1502-13 and 1.1502-50, Michelle A. Monroy at (202) 317-5363 (not toll free numbers). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. 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 applicable date(s). 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC's website (www.treas.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

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 barium carbonate from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: April 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jason Duncan (202-205-3432), 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 April 6, 2020, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (85 FR 125, January 2, 2020) of the subject five-year review was adequate and that the respondent interested party group response was
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-656 and 731-TA-1533 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of metal lockers from China, provided for in subheadings 9403.20.00 (9403.20.0078) and 9403.90.80 (9403.90.8041) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. Unless the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by August 24, 2020. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by August 31, 2020. DATES: July 9, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Celia Feldpausch (202) 205-2387), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 204
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Final Panel Decision and Order dated May 22, 2020, in the matter of Softwood Lumber Injury from Canada (Determination on Remand), the Panel Review was completed on July 9, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul E. Morris, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-5438, tradeagreementssecretariat@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of Article 1904 of NAFTA provides a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations issued by the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Mexico. Following a Request for Panel Review, a Binational Panel is composed to review the trade remedy determination being challenged and issue a binding Panel Decision. There are established NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (Rules) and in accordance with Rule 80, the Panel Review was completed and the panelists were discharged from their duties effective July 9, 2020. For the complete Rules, please see https://can-mex-usa-sec.org/secretariat/agreement-accord-acuerdo/nafta-alena-tlcan/rules-regles-reglas/index.aspx?lang=eng. Dated: July 9, 2020. Paul E. Morris, U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 42919] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15270] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1153 (Second Review)] Certain Tow-Behind Lawn Groomers and Parts Thereof From China Determination On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject five-year review, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain tow- behind lawn groomers and parts thereof from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.\2\
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip from China and the United Arab Emirates would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: April 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alejandro Orozco (202-205-3177), 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 these reviews may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.--On April 6, 2020, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (85 FR 114, January 2, 2020) of the subject five-year reviews
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China's acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative's determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process, which was initiated in July 2018. Stakeholders submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products and the U.S. Trade Representative has issued determinations to grant exclusion requests. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to make a technical amendment to a previously granted exclusion. DATES: This technical amendment is retroactive to the date of publication of the original exclusion and does not extend the period for the original exclusion. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Associate General Counsel Philip Butler or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395-5725. For specific questions on customs classification or implementation of the product exclusions identified in the Annex to this notice, contact trad
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In September 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China's acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in June 2019, and interested persons have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative's determination to make technical amendments to previously announced exclusions. DATES: The amendments announced in this notice are retroactive to the date of publication of the original exclusions. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Associate General Counsel Philip Butler, Assistant General Counsel Megan Grimball, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395-5725. For specific questions on customs classification or implementation of the product exclusions identified in the Annex to this notice, contact traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background
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