Federal Register International Trade Alert for 17 October 2019

FR Alert - Covering:10/17/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period of review February 1, 2018, through January 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable October 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jasun Moy or Kabir Archuletta, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-8194, or (202) 482-2593, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 8, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of ``Opportunity to Request Administrative Review'' of the antidumping duty order on shrimp from China for the period of review February 1, 2018, through January 31, 2019.\1\ Pursuant to requests from interested parties, on May 2, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on shrimp from China with respect to 102
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that both Hyosung Heavy Industries Corporation (Hyosung) and Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems Co. (Hyundai) made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable October 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua DeMoss or John Drury, 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) 482-3362 or (202) 482-0195, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce initiated this review on October 4, 2018.\1\ We selected two mandatory respondents in this review, Hyosung and Hyundai. On January 29, 2019, Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial closure of the Federal Government from December 22, 2018, through January 25, 2019.\2\ On September 19, 2019, we extended the deadline for issuing the preliminary results of
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 55550-55551] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22658] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-64-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) 33--Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Notification of Proposed Production Activity; Steelite International USA, Inc. (Hospitality Industry Serveware); New Castle, Pennsylvania Steelite International USA, Inc. (Steelite) submitted a notification of proposed production activity to the FTZ Board for its facility in New Castle, Pennsylvania. The notification conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.22) was received on October 3, 2019.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018 period of review (POR). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable October 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Brummitt or John Conniff, AD/ CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-7851 or (202) 482-1009, respectively. [[Page 55556]] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 4, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of the initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order \1\ on light-walled rectangular pipe and
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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, 2017, through December 31, 2017 (POR). DATES: Applicable October 17, 2019. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 11, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative of the CVD order on magnesia carbon bricks from China for the POR.\1\ On October 1, 2018, the Magnesia Carbon Bricks Fair Trade Committee (MC Bricks Committee) timely submitted a request to review the Companies Subject to Review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b).\2\ No other party submitted a request for an administrative review of magnesia carbon bricks from China for the POR. On November 15, 2018, Commerce published in the
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 55549-55550] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22659] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B-63-2019] Foreign-Trade Zone 8--Toledo, Ohio; Application for Production Authority; Arbor Foods Inc. (Blended Syrup); Toledo, Ohio An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, grantee of FTZ 8, requesting production authority on behalf of Arbor Foods Inc. (Arbor), located in Toledo, Ohio. The application conforming to the requirements of the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR 400.23) was docketed on October 10, 2019.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that finished carbon steel flanges from Italy are being sold in the United States at less than normal value during the period of review (POR). The POR is February 8, 2017 through July 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable October 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edythe Artman or Brian C. Davis, 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) 482-3931 or (202) 482-7924, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background These preliminary results of review are issued in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On October 4, 2018, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce published the notice of initiation for the administrative review.\1\ In the Initiation Notice, Commerce stated that, where appropriate, it intended to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports during
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On September 3, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) issued a final judgment in China Manufacturers Alliance, LLC. and Double Coin Holdings Ltd., et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 15-00124; Slip Op. 19-115 (CIT September 3, 2019) (China Mfr. Alliance III), sustaining the Department of Commerce's (Commerce) remand results for the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (OTR tires) from the People's Republic of China (China) covering the period of review (POR) September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013. Commerce is notifying the public that the Court has made a final judgment that is not in harmony with Commerce's final results of the administrative review, and that Commerce is amending the final results with respect to certain exporters identified herein. DATES: Applicable September 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Keith Haynes, AD/CVD Operations Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5139. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will meet on October 22-23, 2019, at the IEA Headquarters, Room 1, 9 rue de la F[eacute]d[eacute]ration, 75015 Paris, France, in connection with a joint meeting of the IEA's Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ) which is scheduled at the same time. DATES: October 22-23, 2019. ADDRESS: IEA Headquarters, Room 1, 9 rue de la F[eacute]d[eacute]ration, 75015 Paris, France. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Reilly, Assistant General Counsel for International and National Security Programs, Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585, 202-586- 5000. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 252(c)(1)(A)(i) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (42 U.S.C. 6272(c)(1)(A)(i)) (EPCA), the following notice of meetings is provided: A meeting of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be held at the IEA Headquarters, Room 1, 9 rue de la F[eacute]d[eacute]ration, 75015 Paris, France, commencing at 9:30 a.m. on October 22, 2019. The purpose of this notice is to permit attendance by representatives of U.S. company members of the IAB at a meeting of the IEA's Standing Group on Emergency Questions (SEQ), which
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 55585-55586] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22616] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--OpenJS Foundation Notice is hereby given that, on September 19, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), OpenJS Foundation (``OpenJS Foundation'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the [[Page 55586]] Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 55585] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22618] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Consortium for Battery Innovation Notice is hereby given that, on September 13, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), Consortium for Battery Innovation (``CBI'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 55585] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22614] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on September 13, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 55585] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22617] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--National Fire Protection Association Notice is hereby given that, on September 6, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), National Fire Protection Association (``NFPA'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing additions or changes to its standards development activities. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 55586-55587] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22615] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--3D PDF Consortium, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on September 6, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq., (``the Act''), 3D PDF Consortium, Inc. (``3D PDF'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 55586] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22608] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Pistoia Alliance, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on September 10, 2019, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq., (``the Act''), Pistoia Alliance, Inc. has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Rainer Fuchs
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This proposed rule is being issued by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services' Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care. It proposes to add, on a prospective basis only after a final rule is issued, safe harbor protections under the Federal anti-kickback statute for certain coordinated care and associated value-based arrangements between or among clinicians, providers, suppliers, and others that squarely meet all safe harbor conditions. It also would add protections under the anti-kickback statute and civil monetary penalty (CMP) law that prohibits inducements offered to patients for certain patient engagement and support arrangements to improve quality of care, health outcomes, and efficiency of care delivery that squarely meet all safe harbor conditions. The proposed rule would add a new safe harbor for donations of cybersecurity technology and amend the existing safe harbors for electronic health records (EHR) arrangements, warranties, local transportation, and personal services and management contracts. Further, the proposed rule would add a new safe harbor pursuant to a statutory change set forth in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (Budget Act of 2018) related to beneficiary incentives under the Medicare Shared Savings Program and a new CMP exception for certain tele
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This proposed rule would address any undue regulatory impact and burden of the physician self-referral law. This proposed rule is being issued in conjunction with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Patients over Paperwork initiative and the Department of Health and Human Services' (the Department or HHS) Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care. This proposed rule proposes exceptions to the physician self-referral law for certain value-based compensation arrangements between or among physicians, providers, and suppliers. It would also create a new exception for certain arrangements under which a physician receives limited remuneration for items or services actually provided by the physician; create a new exception for donations of cybersecurity technology and related services; and amend the existing exception for electronic health records (EHR) items and services. This proposed rule also provides critically necessary guidance for physicians and health care providers and suppliers whose financial relationships are governed by the physician self-referral statute and regulations. DATES: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on December 31, 2019. ADDRESSES: In commenting, please refer to file code CMS-1720-P. Because of staff and reso
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 12) that grants an unopposed motion to amend the complaint and notice of investigation to substitute new respondents Dell Inc. and Dell Products LP for original respondent Dell Technologies Inc. in the above-identified investigation. 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 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 at 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, telephone 202-205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this invest
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period January 1, 2019, through June 30, 2019. DATES: Comments must be submitted within 30 days after publication of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW. Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Pursuant to section 805 of Title VIII of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Softwood Lumber Act of 2008), the Secretary of Commerce is mandated to submit to the appropriate Congressional committees a report every 180 days on any subsidy provided by countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States, including stumpage subsidies. Commerce submitted its last subsidy report on July 1, 2019. As part of its newest report, Commerce intends to include a list of subsidy programs identified with sufficient clarity by the
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 9, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Innovation Sciences LLC of Plano, Texas. A supplement to the complaint was filed on August 26, 2019. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain wireless communication devices, and related components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,136,179 (``the '179 patent'') and U.S. Patent No. 10,104,425 (``the '425 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and a cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is 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, Room 112, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. Hearing impaired individuals are advised that informatio
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