Federal Register International Trade Alert for 25 June 2019

FR Alert - Covering:06/25/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On May 23, 2018, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (the CAFC) reversed and vacated, in part, the Court of International Trade's (the CIT) earlier decisions, vacated Commerce's remand determination, and reinstated Commerce's original scope ruling, in part. In Commerce's original scope ruling, Commerce found that Whirlpool Corporation's (Whirlpool) kitchen appliance door handles with plastic end caps were covered by the general scope language of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China (China). On May 1, 2019, the CIT granted Whirlpool's request to dismiss the litigation concerning its handles. Accordingly, Commerce is issuing a second amended final scope ruling. DATES: Applicable June 25, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Greynolds, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482- 6071. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 4, 2014, Commerce found that kitchen appliance door
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Al Jazeera Steel Products Co. SAOG (Al Jazeera) made sales of certain welded carbon quality steel pipe from Oman at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) June 8, 2016 through November 30, 2017. DATES: Applicable June 26, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or Robert Palmer, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5973 or (202) 482-9068, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results on December 11, 2018.\1\ For events subsequent to the Preliminary Results, see Commerce's Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ 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.\3\
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 29845] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-13448] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security. Title: Special Priorities Assistance. OMB Control Number: 0694-0057. Form Number(s): BIS-999. Type of Review: Regular Submission.
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This rule adopts as final, without change, interim amendments to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations published in the Federal Register on March 21, 2016, that removed certain provisions regarding flights to and from Cuba that were either obsolete due to intervening regulatory changes or were duplicative of regulations applicable to all other similarly situated international flights. DATES: This rule is effective on June 25, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Arthur A.E. Pitts, Sr., U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations, by phone at (202) 344-2752 or by email at Arthur.A.Pitts@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On March 21, 2016, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published an interim final rule (IFR) in the Federal Register (81 FR 14948) amending CBP regulations to remove regulations previously codified at 19 CFR, part 122, subpart O. The removed regulations imposed certain restrictions and reporting requirements on flights to and from Cuba. The implementation of robust reporting requirements that generally apply to all international flights rendered much of subpart O
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: We are revising our regulations regarding the movement of plant pests. We are also adding criteria to the regulations for the importation, interstate movement, and release of biological control organisms. This final rule also establishes regulations to allow the interstate movement of certain plant pests and biological control organisms without restriction by granting exceptions from permit requirements for those pests and organisms. Finally, we are revising our regulations regarding the importation and interstate movement of soil. This rule clarifies the points that we will consider when assessing the risks associated with the movement and release of certain organisms and facilitates the movement of regulated organisms and articles in a manner that protects U.S. agriculture. DATES: Effective August 9, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Colin D. Stewart, Assistant Director, Pests, Pathogens, and Biocontrol Permits Branch, Plant Health Programs, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737- 1236; colin.stewart@usda.gov; (301) 851-2237. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq., referred to
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

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. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for effective date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622- 4855; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490; 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 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 a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on April 30, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Lighting Science Group Corporation of Cocoa Beach, Florida; Healthe, Inc. of Cocoa Beach, Florida; and Global Value Lighting, LLC of West Warwick, Rhode Island. An amended complaint was filed on May 20, 2019. A supplement to the amended complaint was filed on June 11, 2019. The complaint, as amended, 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 light- emitting diode products, systems, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,098,483 (``the '483 Patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,095,053 (``the '053 Patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,506,118 (``the '118 Patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,528,421 (``the '421 Patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,674,608 (``the '608 Patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,201,968 (``the '968 Patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,967,844 (``the '844 Patent''). The complaint, as amended, further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complaint, as amended, also alleges violations of section 337 based on the importation into
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on April 30, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Lighting Science Group Corporation of Cocoa Beach, Florida; Healthe, Inc. of Cocoa Beach, Florida; and Global Value Lighting LLC of West Warwick, Rhode Island. An amended complaint was filed on May 20, 2019. A supplement to the amended complaint was filed on June 11, 2019. The complaint, as amended, 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 light- emitting diode products, systems, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,098,483 (``the '483 Patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,095,053 (``the '053 Patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,506,118 (``the '118 Patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,528,421 (``the '421 Patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,674,608 (``the '608 Patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,201,968 (``the '968 Patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,967,844 (``the '844 Patent''). The complaint, as amended, further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complaint, as amended, also alleges violations of section 337 based on the importation into t
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) is providing notice of country-by-country reallocations of the fiscal year (FY) 2019 in-quota quantity of the World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported raw cane sugar. DATES: This notice is applicable on June 25, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dylan Daniels, Office of Agricultural Affairs at 202-395-6095 or Dylan.T.Daniels@ustr.eop.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Additional U.S. Note 5 to Chapter 17 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), the United States maintains WTO TRQs for imports of raw cane and refined sugar. Section 404(d)(3) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (19 U.S.C. 3601(d)(3)) authorizes the President to allocate the in- quota quantity of a TRQ for any agricultural product among supplying countries or customs areas. The President delegated this authority to the United States Trade Representative under Presidential Proclamation 6763 (60 FR 1007). On June 29, 2018, the Secretary of Agriculture established the FY 2019 TRQ for imported raw cane sugar at the minimum to which the United States committed to pursuant to the World Trade Organization Uruguay Round Agreements (1,117,195 metric tons raw value (MTRV)). On July 18, 2018, USTR provided notice of country-by-country allocations of
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