Federal Register International Trade Alert for 18 June 2020

FR Alert - Covering:06/18/2020


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: NMFS issues this final rule to establish 2020 harvest specifications and management measures for Pacific whiting, shortbelly rockfish, and cowcod caught in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone off the coasts of Washington, Oregon, and California consistent with the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, the Pacific Whiting Act of 2006, and other applicable laws. For Pacific whiting, this rule establishes the 2020 adjusted U.S. Total Allowable Catch level, tribal and non-tribal allocations, and research and bycatch set- asides. This final rule also adjusts the 2020 harvest specifications for shortbelly rockfish and cowcod. The catch limits in this rule are intended to ensure the long-term sustainability of the Pacific whiting, shortbelly rockfish, and cowcod stocks. DATES: Effective June 18, 2020. ADDRESSES: This final rule is accessible via the internet at the Office of the Federal Register website at https://www.federalregister.gov. Background information and documents including an integrated analysis for this action (Analysis), which addresses the statutory requirements of the Magnuson Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act), the National Environmental Policy Act, Presidential Executive Order 12866, and the Regulatory Flexibility Act are available at the NMFS website at https://ww
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As a result of this expedited sunset review, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on commodity matchbooks from India would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 18, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, 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) 482-4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 2, 2020, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the Order on commodity matchbooks from India \1\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.\2\ On March 16, 2020, Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from D.D. Bean and Sons Co (D.D. Bean), within the 15-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).\3\ D.D. Bean claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a manufacturer, producer, or wholesaler of a domestic like in the United States.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and 114 of its foreign affiliates were added to the Entity List by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in 2019, but continue to participate in many important international standards organizations in which U.S. companies also participate. As international standards serve as the building blocks for product development and help ensure functionality, interoperability, and safety of the products, it is important to U.S. technological leadership that U.S. companies be able to work in these bodies in order to ensure that U.S. standards proposals are fully considered. Since Huawei's addition to the Entity List, organizations have consequently sought clarity about U.S. industry participation in standards development. BIS is amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to authorize the release of certain technology to Huawei and its affiliates on the Entity List without a license if such release is made for the purpose of contributing to the revision or development of a ``standard'' in a ``standards organization.'' For the purpose of this interim final rule, a ``standard'' is as defined in Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-119: Federal Participation in the Development and Use of Voluntary Consensus Standards and in Conformity Assessment Activities, and a ``standards organ
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain producers and exporters of passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People's Republic of China (China) made sales of subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable June 18, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Dunne or Toni Page, 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) 482-2328 or (202) 482-1398, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 10, 2015, Commerce issued an antidumping duty (AD) order on passenger tires from China.\1\ Several interested parties requested that Commerce conduct an administrative review of the AD Order. On October 7, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the AD Order for 28 companies producers/exporters for the POR.\2\ On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 36879] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-13171] [[Page 36879]] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Telemanagement Forum Notice is hereby given that, on May 19, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), TM Forum, A New Jersey Non-Profit Corporation (``The Forum'') filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 36855-36857] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-13109] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the Act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 36878] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-13170] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--The Open Group, L.L.C. Notice is hereby given that, on May 29, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (``the Act''), The Open Group, L.L.C. (``TOG'') 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
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

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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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 action to impose sanctions on persons identified by the Secretary of State pursuant to the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. 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: [[Page 36935]] Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a general exclusion order (``GEO'') prohibiting the unlicensed entry of certain food processing equipment and packaging materials thereof that are falsely advertised through the unlicensed use of one or more certification marks of U.S. Trademark Registration No. 1,976,117; U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,189,919; or U.S. Trademark Registration No. 5,554,628 (collectively, ``the Certification Marks''). The investigation is terminated in its entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda P. Fisherow, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2737. 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: The Commission instituted this investigation on June 18, 2019, based on a complaint filed by 3-A S
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On March 30, 2020, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published in the Federal Register the preliminary determination of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation on forged steel fittings from India. Commerce is amending the scope of the preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable June 18, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Caserta, 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) 482-4737. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 30, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register the preliminary determination in the CVD investigation of forged steel fittings from India.\1\ On May 20, 2020, Commerce placed on the record of this investigation a preliminary decision memorandum addressing all comments received in this proceeding and the companion antidumping proceeding regarding the scope of the investigations.\2\ In accordance with the comments discussed in the memorandum, we made certain changes to the scope of these investigations. The changes include the addition of paragraphs seven, eight, and nine. The revised scope is printed in
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