Federal Register International Trade Alert for 16 May 2020

FR Alert - Covering:05/18/2020


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In March, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) implemented temporary modifications to its service regulations to enable non-U.S. Government personnel responsible for serving documents in the Enforcement & Compliance's (E&C) antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) cases to work remotely. Through this extension notice, Commerce extends the duration of these temporary modifications. Accordingly, the temporary modifications will be effective through July 17, 2020, unless extended. DATES: The expiration date of the temporary final rule published on March 26, 2020 (85 FR 17006), is extended through 17:00 hours EST, July 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Evangeline D. Keenan, Director, APO/ Dockets Unit, at 202-482-3354. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 26, 2020, E&C published a temporary final rule in the Federal Register, temporarily modifying certain requirements for serving documents containing business proprietary information in AD/CVD proceedings administered by E&C until May 19, 2020, unless extended. Temporary Rule Modifying AD/CVD Service Requirements Due to COVID-19,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Government has decided to extend through August 13, 2020, the temporary general license to Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and one hundred and fourteen of its non-U.S. affiliates on the Entity List. In order to implement this decision, this final rule revises the temporary general license to remove the expiration date of May 15, 2020, and substitutes the date of August 13, 2020. In addition, BIS sought public comments regarding future extensions of the Huawei TGL (85 FR 14428, March 12, 2020) and is in the process of reviewing those comments. DATES: This rule is effective May 15, 2020, through August 13, 2020. The expiration date of the final rule published on February 18, 2020 (85 FR 8722), is extended until August 13, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (949) 660-0144 or (408) 998-8806 or email your inquiry to: ECDOEXS@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background As published on May 22, 2019 (84 FR 23468), extended and amended through a final rule published on August 21, 2019 (84 FR 43487), and as
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document corrects six errors in the list of customs brokers' licenses revoked by operation of law, without prejudice, for failure to file a triennial status report that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register on February 20, 2019. The six errors consist of erroneously identified revocations. DATES: As of May 18, 2020, CBP's records have been corrected to reflect that the licenses were not revoked. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melba Hubbard, Branch Chief, Broker Management, Office of Trade, (202) 325-6986, melba.hubbard@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Pursuant to section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1641), and section 111.30(d) of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 111.30(d)), a customs broker's license will be revoked by operation of law, without prejudice, for failure to file a triennial status report. On February 20, 2019, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register (84 FR 5090) a list of customs brokers' licenses revoked under 19 CFR 111.30(d) in alphabetical order by name, with the names grouped according to the ports of issuance. That document contained six (6) errors in the list
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 29742-29743] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-10625] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-646] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Scientific Botanical Pharmaceutical, Inc. ACTION: Notice of application. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic class(es), and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: We are amending the regulations regarding the movement (importation, interstate movement, and environmental release) of certain genetically engineered organisms in response to advances in genetic engineering and our understanding of the plant pest risk posed by genetically engineered organisms, thereby reducing the regulatory burden for developers of organisms that are unlikely to pose plant pest risks. This final rule, which marks the first comprehensive revision of the regulations since they were established in 1987, provides a clear, predictable, and efficient regulatory pathway for innovators, facilitating the development of genetically engineered organisms that are unlikely to pose plant pest risks. DATES: Effective August 17, 2020. Sections 340.4 and 340.5 are applicable beginning April 5, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Alan Pearson, Assistant Deputy Administrator, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 98, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238; (301) 851-3944. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers the
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

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 and countervailing duty orders on calcium hypochlorite from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: March 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyler Berard (202-205-3354), 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 March 6, 2020, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (84 FR 66002, December 2, 2019) of the subject five-year reviews was adequate and that the respondent
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is making a correction to one of the Commission's regulations to restore text that was inadvertently deleted in a 2011 amendment to that regulation. DATES: Effective June 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Sterling, Director, (202) 418- 6056, jsterling@cftc.gov; Frank Fisanich, Chief Counsel, (202) 418- 5949, ffisanich@cftc.gov; or Jacob Chachkin, Special Counsel, (202) 418-5496, jchachkin@cftc.gov, Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20581. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background Section 501 of Title V of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (``Title V'') mandates that certain agencies covered by Title V establish appropriate standards for the financial institutions subject to their jurisdiction relating to administrative, technical and physical safeguards--(1) to insure the security and confidentiality of customer records and information; (2) to protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such records; and (3) to protect
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