Federal Register International Trade Alert for 21 June 2019

FR Alert - Covering:06/21/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding, in part, the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period February 1, 2018, through January 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable June 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6905. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 2, 2019, based on timely requests for review for 107 companies by the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (the petitioner),\1\ 185 companies by the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA),\2\ and various Vietnamese companies,\3\ Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Vietnam covering the period February 1, 2018, through January 31, 2019.\4\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld pipe fittings) exported from Malaysia, which were completed in Malaysia using finished or unfinished butt-weld pipe fittings sourced from the People's Republic of China (China), are circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) order on butt-weld pipe fittings from China. Commerce has also updated the language in the certification requirements and importer and exporter certifications that are appended to this notice. DATES: Applicable June 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerry Huang, 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) 482-4047. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 25, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of circumvention of the Order.\1\ A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On June 4, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews (June 4, 2019), in which Commerce inadvertently omitted Oil Country Tubular Goods from Vietnam (A-552-817) from the list of cases that initiate June 2019. This notice serves to correct the June 2019 Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews Sunset Notice for the aforementioned item. DATES: Applicable (June 1, 2019). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs and Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This correction notice for the advance notification of sunset reviews is being published in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218 (c). Dated: June 17, 2019. James Maeder, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2019-13254 Filed 6-20-19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Administrator, Southwestern Power Administration (Southwestern), is proposing a two-year extension to the currently approved rate schedules for the Integrated System, the Sam Rayburn Dam, and the Robert Douglas Willis Hydropower Project (Robert D. Willis) for the period October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2021. Southwestern's current Integrated System rate schedules (P-13A, NFTS-13A, and EE-13), Sam Rayburn Dam rate schedule (SRD-15), and Robert D. Willis rate schedule (RDW-15) are set to expire September 30, 2019. DATES: The consultation and comment period will begin on June 21, 2019 and will end on July 22, 2019. Written comments are due on or before July 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted to Ms. Fritha Ohlson, Director, Division of Resources and Rates, Office of Corporate Operations, Southwestern Power Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, One West Third Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Fritha Ohlson, Director, Division of Resources and Rates, Office of Corporate Operations, (918) 595-6684, fritha.ohlson@swpa.gov, or facsimile transmission (918) 595-6684. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Originally established by Order 1865, Secretary of the Interior, dated August 31, 1943 and effective September 1, 1943 (8 FR 12142 (Sept. 3, 1943)), Southwestern is an
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') gives notice of a Decision and Order (Case Number 2018-007) that grants to Beghelli North America (``Beghelli'') a waiver from specified portions of the DOE test procedure for determining the energy consumption of specified basic models of illuminated exit signs. Beghelli is required to test and rate the specified basic models in accordance with the alternate test procedure set forth in the Decision and Order. DATES: The Decision and Order is effective on June 21, 2019. The Decision and Order will terminate upon the compliance date of any future amendment to the test procedure for illuminated exit signs located at 10 CFR 431.204 that addresses the issues presented in this waiver. At such time, Beghelli must use the relevant test procedure for this equipment for any testing to demonstrate compliance with the applicable standards, and any other representations of energy use. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Office, EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Email: AS_Waiver_Requests@ee.doe.gov. Mr. Michael Kido, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, Mail Stop GC-33, Forrestal Building, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington,
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 29241-29242] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-13157] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 May 28, 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 (1) the identities of the parties to the venture and (2) the nature and objectives of the venture. The notifications were filed for the purpose
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is issuing this interim final rule to amend the Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations (the Regulations) to provide updated instructions and incorporate new requirements for parties filing reports on blocked property, unblocked property, or rejected transactions. In addition, OFAC is revising the licensing procedures section of the Regulations to include information regarding OFAC's electronic license application procedures and to provide additional instructions regarding applications for the release of blocked funds. OFAC also is clarifying the rules governing the availability of information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for information that is submitted to OFAC pursuant to the Regulations. Finally, OFAC is making numerous technical and conforming edits throughout the Regulations. DATES: This interim final rule is effective June 21, 2019. Written comments may be submitted on or before July 22, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions on the website for submitting comments. Refer to Docket Number OFAC-2019-0003. Fax: Attn: Request for Comments (Amendments to OFAC's Reporting, Procedures and Penalties Regulations)
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document contains final regulations that provide guidance to determine the amount of global intangible low-taxed income included in the gross income of certain United States shareholders of foreign corporations, including United States shareholders that are members of a consolidated group. This document also contains final regulations relating to the determination of a United States shareholder's pro rata share of a controlled foreign corporation's subpart F income included in the shareholder's gross income, as well as certain reporting requirements relating to inclusions of subpart F income and global intangible low-taxed income. Finally, this document contains final regulations relating to certain foreign tax credit provisions applicable to persons that directly or indirectly own stock in foreign corporations. DATES: Effective date: These regulations are effective on June 21, 2019. Applicability dates: For dates of applicability, see Sec. Sec. 1.78-1(c), 1.861-12(k), 1.951-1(i), 1.951A-7, 1.1502-51(g), 1.6038- 2(m), and 1.6038-5(e). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning the regulations Sec. Sec. 1.951-1, 1.951A-0 through 1.951A-7, 1.6038-2, and 1.6038-5, Jorge M. Oben at (202) 317-6934; concerning the regulations Sec. Sec. 1.951A- 1(e) and 1.951A-3(g), Jennifer N. Keeney at (202) 317-5045; concerning t
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The 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. [[Page 29282]] DATES: See Supplementary Information section. 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; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel. 202-622-4855; or the Department of the Treasury's Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202-622-2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission instituted the subject five-year reviews in January 2019 to determine whether revocation of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain off-the-road tires from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. On May 10, 2019, the Department of Commerce published notice that it was revoking the orders effective February 4, 2019, because it did not receive a notice of intent to participate from the domestic interested parties (84 FR 20616). Accordingly, the subject reviews are terminated. DATES: June 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathanael Comly (202-205-3174), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained 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). Authority: These reviews are being terminated under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 and pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has terminated the above-captioned investigation with a finding of violation of section 337, and has issued a general exclusion order (``GEO'') directed against infringing mounting apparatuses for holding portable electronic devices and components thereof. The Commission has terminated the investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint Gerdine, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2310. 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 on (202) 205-1810. [[Page 29240]] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission instituted the subject five-year review in April 2019 to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on crawfish tail meat from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. On June 7, 2019, the Department of Commerce published notice that it was revoking the order effective May 16, 2019, because no domestic interested party responded to its sunset review notice of initiation by the applicable deadline (84 FR 26647). Accordingly, the subject review is terminated. DATES: June 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher W. Robinson (202-205- 2542), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired individuals are [[Page 29241]] advised that information on this matter can be obtained 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). Authority: This review is being terminated under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 and pursuant to section 751(c) of the
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), Commerce is issuing countervailing duty orders on glycine from India and the People's Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable June 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Davina Friedmann at (202) 482-0698 or Julie Geiger at (202) 482-2057 (India), or Tyler Weinhold at (202) 482- 1121 (China), AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 705(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), Commerce published its affirmative final determinations in the countervailing duty investigations of glycine from India and China on May 1, 2019.\1\ On June 14, 2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its final affirmative determinations that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of subsidized imports of glycine from India and China.\2\
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing antidumping duty orders on glycine from India and Japan. In addition, Commerce is amending its final affirmative determination on glycine from India. DATES: Applicable June 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edythe Artman at (202) 482-3931 or Kent Boydston at (202) 482-5649 (India), or John McGowan at (202) 482- 3019 (Japan), AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(c), Commerce published its affirmative final determinations in the less-than-fair- value investigations of glycine from India and Japan on May 1, 2019.\1\ On June 14, 2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its final affirmative determinations that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that steel propane cylinders from the People's Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). DATES: Applicable June 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Berger or Laura Griffith, 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) 482-2483 or (202) 482-6430, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 27, 2018, Commerce published its Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of steel propane cylinders from China.\1\ A complete [[Page 29162]] summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that steel propane cylinders from Thailand are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). DATES: Applicable June 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Robinson or Stephanie Moore, 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) 482-3797 or (202) 482-3692, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 27, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of steel propane cylinders from Thailand.\1\ On June 3, 2019, a public hearing was held at Commerce. A complete summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission instituted the subject five-year reviews in May 2019 to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on prestressed concrete steel rail tie wire from China and Mexico would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. On June 10, 2019, the Department of Commerce published notice that it was revoking the orders effective June 24, 2019, because the domestic interested parties did not participate in these sunset reviews (84 FR 26816, June 10, 2019). Accordingly, the subject reviews are terminated. DATES: June 14, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained 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). Authority: These reviews are being terminated under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 and pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') has issued an Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a violation of section 337. This notice is soliciting public [[Page 29239]] interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clint A. Gerdine, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2310. 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 http://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information o
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 29238] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-13120] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-603-604 and 731-TA-1413-1414 (Final)] Glycine From China, India, and Japan; 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 reason of imports of glycine (provided for in subheadings 2922.49.43 and 2922.49.80 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States) from India and Japan that the U.S. Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') has determined are sold in the United States at less
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of steel propane cylinders from the People's Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable June 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Samuel Brummitt, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 26, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Determination.\1\ In the Preliminary Determination, Commerce aligned the final determination in this countervailing duty investigation with the final determination in the companion less-than-fair-value investigation, in accordance with section 705(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(4). A complete summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be found in the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\
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