Federal Register International Trade Alert for 21 November 2019

FR Alert - Covering:11/21/2019


Todays Federal Register




DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from Mexico is being sold at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 24, 2017 through August 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable November 21, 2019. 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 On November 15, 2018, Commerce initiated the antidumping duty administrative review on ESB rubber from Mexico.\1\ The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Industrias Negromex S.A. de C.V. (Negromex). Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the resumption of operations on January 29, 2019.\2\ As a result, the revised deadline for the preliminary results of this administrative review became July 12, 2019. On June 21, 2019,
[19-25262] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In response to a request for changed circumstances reviews (CCRs), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating CCRs of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on cast iron soil pipe fittings from the People's Republic of China (China). We have preliminarily determined that Wor-Biz Industrial Product Co., Ltd. (Anhui) (Wor-Biz Industrial) is the successor-in-interest to Wor-Biz Trading Co., Ltd. (Anhui) (Wor-Biz Trading) (collectively, Wor-Biz), and as a result should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to that company. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable November 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Bowen at (202) 482-0768 (AD) or Dennis McClure at (202) 482-5973 (CVD), Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 31, 2018, Commerce published the AD and CVD orders on imports of cast iron soil pipe fittings from China.\1\ On June 7, 2019, Wor-Biz requested that Commerce conduct expedited CCRs for these AD/CVD
[19-25263] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from Poland is being sold at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) February 24, 2017 through August 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable November 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Bailey, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0193. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 19, 2019, we published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the [[Page 64262]] Preliminary Results.2 On August 19, 2019, we received a case brief from Lion Elastomers, LLC. (the petitioner).\3\ No other interested party submitted comments. A hearing was not requested.
[19-25261] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations concerning collection and recovery by VA for medical care and services provided to an individual at a VA medical facility for treatment of a nonservice-connected condition. Specifically, this rulemaking would add a regulation that establishes the requirements VA will use to determine whether a VA medical facility has provider-based status. Such determination affects the amount VA can recover from a third party for the cost of the nonservice-connected care. Currently, VA uses the requirements established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to determine whether the facility has provider-based status; however, it is necessary for VA to establish its own requirements that are tailored to VA's unique operation and structure. DATES: Comments must be received by VA on or before January 21, 2020. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted through http://www.Regulations.gov, by mail or hand-delivery to Director, Office of Regulation Policy and Management (00REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Room 1064, Washington, DC 20420; or by fax to (202) 273-9026. (This is not a toll-free number.) Comments should indicate that they are submitted in response to RIN 2900-AQ68, Provider-Based Requirements. Copies of comments received will b
[19-24880] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 18, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of M-I L.L.C. of Houston, Texas. An amended complaint was filed on November 7, 2019. The amended 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 shaker screens for drilling fluids, components thereof, and related market materials by reason of infringement of: (1) Certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,210,582 (``the '582 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,810,649 (``the '649 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,925,735 (``the '735 patent''); and (2) U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,151,736 (``the '736 trademark'') and U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,744,891 (``the '891 trademark''). The amended 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 general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The amended complaint, except for any confidential information contained therein, is av
[19-25277] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 64265-64270] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-25043] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-533-891, A-580-904] Forged Steel Fittings From India and the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable November 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Monks or Charlotte Baskin-
[19-25043] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 64270-64273] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-25044] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-533-892] Forged Steel Fittings From India: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable November 12, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Caserta, AD/CVD Operations,
[19-25044] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Descartes Acquires MK Data Services

The acquisition strengthens Descartes CustomInfo's trade data content offering. Read more about this acquisition.

View a Demo

Contact us today to arrange a demo of our powerful Trade Content Management Solutions.