Federal Register International Trade Alert for 17 July 2020

FR Alert - Covering:07/17/2020


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that the producer/ exporter subject to this administrative review made sales of emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from Mexico at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 24, 2017 through August 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable July 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Javier Barrientos, 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) 482-2243. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise: Industrias Negromex S.A. de C.V. (Negromex). On November 15, 2018, we published our initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ESB rubber from Mexico.\1\ On November 21, 2019, we published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review.\2\ On January 6, 2020, Lion Elastomers LLC (the petitioner) submitted a case brief.\3\ On January 13, 2020, Negromex submitted a rebuttal brief.\4\
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In this notice, the Department of Commerce (Department), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) seeks public comments on the list of items on the Export Administration Regulations' (EAR) Commerce Control List (CCL) that are controlled for crime control and detection (CC) reasons to promote human rights throughout the world. The request for comments in this notice furthers the periodic review of items controlled for CC reasons and is intended to inform the agency's decisions in updating (including additions and removals) items controlled for CC reasons on the CCL, as well as the related licensing requirements for such items. BIS takes this action pursuant to the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA). DATES: Comments must be received no later than September 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods. Federal rulemaking portal: http://www.regulations.gov_you can find this notice by searching on its regulations.gov docket number, which is BIS- 2020-0021. All comments (including any personally identifying information) will be made available for public inspection and copying. By mail or delivery to Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2099B, 14th Street and [[Page 43533]]
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain magnesia carbon bricks (magnesia carbon bricks) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018 (POR). DATES: Applicable July 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene H. Calvert, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3586. [[Page 43539]] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 3, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on magnesia carbon bricks from China for the POR.\1\ On September 30, 2019, the Magnesia Carbon Bricks Fair Trade Committee (MC Bricks Committee) timely submitted a request to review multiple companies, in
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 43537-43538] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15474] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable July 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Moore, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW,
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(5)(C) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 20-0F with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: July 10, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 43568]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN17JY20.005 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 20-0F REPORT OF ENHANCEMENT OR UPGRADE OF SENSITIVITY OF TECHNOLOGY OR
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 20-20 with attached Policy Justification. Dated: July 10, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 43556]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN17JY20.003 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 20-20 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as Amended
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 20-39 with attached Policy Justification. Dated: July 13, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 43552]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN17JY20.006 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 20-39 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as Amended
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 20-07 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: July 10, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 43558]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN17JY20.004 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 20-07 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 20-16 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: July 10, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 43554]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN17JY20.000 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 20-16 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as Amended
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 20-21 with attached Policy Justification. Dated: July 10, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN17JY20.001 [[Page 43551]] BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 20-21 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 20-42 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: July 13, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 43563]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN17JY20.008 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 20-42 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(5)(C) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the [[Page 43566]] House of Representatives, Transmittal 20-0G with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: July 10, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN17JY20.002 BILLING CODE 5001-006-C Transmittal No. 20-0G REPORT OF ENHANCEMENT OR UPGRADE OF SENSITIVITY OF TECHNOLOGY OR
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-73 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: July 10, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN17JY20.007 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-73 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as Amended (i) Prospective Purchaser: Government of Hungary (ii) Total Estimated Value:
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') is informing the public of its collection of shipment data and creation of spreadsheet models to provide comparisons between 2019 unit sales and benchmark estimate unit sales of five lamp types (i.e., rough service lamps, vibration service lamps, 3-way incandescent lamps, 2,601-3,300 lumen general service incandescent lamps, and shatter-resistant lamps). For 3-way incandescent lamps, 2,601-3,300 lumen general service incandescent lamps, and shatter-resistant lamps, the 2019 sales are not greater than 200 percent of the forecasted estimates. The 2019 unit sales for vibration service lamps are greater than the benchmark unit sales estimate but less than 200 percent of the benchmark unit sales estimate. The 2019 unit sales for rough service lamps are below the benchmark unit sales estimate. DOE has prepared, and is making available on its website, a spreadsheet showing the comparisons of projected sales versus 2019 sales, as well as the model used to generate the original sales estimates. The spreadsheet is available online at: https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/standards.aspx?productid=16. DATES: The data is available July 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Bui
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the quarterly Internal Revenue Service interest rates used to calculate interest on overdue accounts (underpayments) and refunds (overpayments) of customs duties will decrease from the previous quarter. For the calendar quarter beginning July 1, 2020, the interest rates for overpayments will be 2 percent for corporations and 3 percent for non-corporations, and the interest rate for underpayments will be 3 percent for both corporations and non-corporations. This notice is published for the convenience of the importing public and U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel. DATES: The rates announced in this notice are applicable as of July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bruce Ingalls, Revenue Division, Collection Refunds & Analysis Branch, 6650 Telecom Drive, Suite #100, Indianapolis, Indiana 46278; telephone (317) 298-1107. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1505 and Treasury Decision 85-93, published in the Federal Register on May 29, 1985 (50 FR 21832), the interest rate paid on applicable overpayments or underpayments of customs duties must be in accordance with the Internal Revenue Code rate established
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Federal Emergency Management Agency, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on a revision of a currently approved information collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice seeks comments concerning FEMA requiring a letter of attestation regarding the Export of Certain Scarce or Threatened Medical Resources submitted to FEMA via Customs and Border Protection's (CBP's) document imaging system. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before September 15, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit comments at www.regulations.gov under Docket ID FEMA- 2020-0018. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket ID and will be posted, without change, to the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, and will include any personal information you provide. Therefore, submitting this information makes it public. You may wish to read the Privacy and Security Notice that is available via a link on the homepage of www.regulations.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Office of Policy and Program Analysis, Marc Geier, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 500 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20472, (telephone) 202-924-0196, or (email) FEMA-DPA@fema.dh
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 43603] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15465] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-682] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: United States Pharmacopeial Convention ACTION: Notice of application. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic class(es),
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 43603-43604] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15464] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-669] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Cambrex Charles City 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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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

[Presidential Documents] [Pages 43413-43417] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15646] Presidential Documents Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 138 / Friday, July 17, 2020 / Presidential Documents ___________________________________________________________________ Title 3-- The President [[Page 43413]] Executive Order 13936 of July 14, 2020
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is amending the Nicaragua Sanctions Regulations to incorporate the Nicaragua Human Rights and Anticorruption Act of 2018 by updating the authority citation and the prohibited transactions and delegation sections. OFAC is also adding a general license authorizing certain United States government activities. DATES: This rule is effective July 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855; or Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability This document and additional information concerning OFAC are available on OFAC's website (www.treasury.gov/ofac). Background On September 4, 2019, OFAC issued the Nicaragua Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR part 582 (84 FR 46440, September 4, 2019) (the
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 43602] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15460] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. Nos. 701-TA-415 and 731-TA-933-934 (Third Review)] Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film From India and Taiwan; Cancellation of Hearing for Third Full Five-Year Reviews AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DATES: July 10, 2020.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 43603] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-15457] [[Page 43603]] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-626 and 731-TA-1452 (Final)] Certain Collated Steel Staples From China Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in part the final initial determination (``final ID'') issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') on May 6, 2020, finding no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, in connection with the alleged misappropriation of trade secrets. The Commission requests briefing from the parties on certain issues under review, as indicated in this notice. The Commission also requests briefing from the parties, interested government agencies, and interested persons on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ron Traud, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3427. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.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: T
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

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. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in October 2019, and as of the date of this notice, has issued six product exclusion notices under this action and anticipates issuing a seventh notice in the coming days. The product exclusions granted under these notices are scheduled to expire on September 1, 2020. The U.S. Trade Representative previously decided to consider a possible extension for up to twelve months of particular exclusions granted under the initial five product exclusion notices. The U.S. Trade Representative has decided to consider a possible extension for up to twelve months of particular exclusions granted under the sixth notice and a forthcoming seventh notice of product exclusions. DATES: July 15, 2020: The public docket on the web portal at https://comments.USTR
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