Federal Register International Trade Alert for 27 December 2019

FR Alert - Covering:12/27/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the availability of an updated version of its guideline on documentation needed to support animal-raising claims made on meat or poultry product labeling. Official establishments submit this documentation to the Agency when they apply for approval of labels with animal raising claims. The updated guideline includes changes made in response to comments on the guideline posted in October 2016. This Federal Register notice also summarizes and responds to issues raised in petitions submitted to the Agency by animal welfare advocacy organizations. DATES: Submit comments on or before February 25, 2020. ADDRESSES: A downloadable version of the compliance guideline is available to view and print at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Regulations_&_Policies/Compliance_Guides_Index/index.asp. No hard copies of the compliance guideline have been published. FSIS invites interested persons to submit comments relevant to clarification provided in this notice on the label claim ``free range'' for poultry products. Only comments addressing this specific issue will be considered at this time. Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal: This website provides commenters the ability to type short comments directly into the comment fiel
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On December 10, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) sustained the final results of redetermination pertaining to the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of 1- Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid (HEDP) from the People's Republic of China (China) covering the period July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the results of the final determination and subsequent amended final determination, and that Commerce is amending the final determination with respect to the margin assigned to Nanjing University of Chemical Technology Changzhou Wujin Water Quality Stabilizer Factory and Nantong Uniphos Chemicals Co., Ltd. (collectively, WW Group). DATES: Applicable December 20, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Raymond Lowman, 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) 482-7459. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 23, 2017, Commerce published its Final Determination in
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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 pasta from Italy for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review. DATES: Applicable December 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theodore Pearson, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2631. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 1, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on certain pasta from Italy for the POR January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.\1\ On July 30 and 31, 2019, Commerce received timely-filed requests from Pastificio Fratelli DeLuca S.r.l. (DeLuca),\2\ Tesa S.r.l. (Tesa),\3\ and Industria Alimentare Colavita, S.p.A. (Indalco),\4\ for administrative reviews of themselves, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b).
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Beijing Tianhai Industry Co., Ltd. (BTIC), a producer/exporter of high pressure steel cylinders from the People's Republic of China (China), received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR), January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable December 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Kolberg, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1785. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 14, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the CVD administrative review in the Federal Register.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. On September 20, 2019, we received timely filed case briefs from BTIC and the Government of China (GOC).\2\ We received a rebuttal brief from Norris Cylinder Company (the petitioner) on September 25, 2019.\3\ Based on an analysis of the comments received, Commerce has made certain
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce, through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (``OTEA''), issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to AGC on December 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, OTEA, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482-5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001-21) (``the Act'') authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325. OTEA is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(b), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to publish a summary of the certification in the Federal Register. Under Section 305(a) of the Act and 15 CFR 325.11(a), any person aggrieved by the Secretary's determination may, within 30 days of the date of this notice, bring an action in any appropriate district court of the United States to set asi
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that there were no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chelsey Simonovich, 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) 482-1979. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (circular welded pipe) from Taiwan for the POR.\1\ On November 30, 2018, Commerce received a request for administrative review covering imports of circular welded pipe from Taiwan, which was filed in proper form by Independence Tube Corporation and Southland Tube (collectively, the petitioners).\2\ Commerce published the notice of initiation of this administrative review on February 6, 2019, covering the two companies for which we
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce, through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (OTEA), issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to CAEA on December 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, OTEA, International Trade Administration, (202) 482-5131 (this is not a toll- free number) or email at etca@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001-21) (the Act) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325. OTEA is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(b), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to publish a summary of the certification in the Federal Register. Under Section 305(a) of the Act and 15 CFR 325.11(a), any person aggrieved by the Secretary's determination may, within 30 days of the date of this notice, bring an action in any appropriate district court of the United States to set aside the determin
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On December 17, 2019, the Court of International Trade (the Court) issued a final judgment in Jacobi Carbons AB v. United States, Consol. Court No. 15-00286; Slip Op. 19-159 (CIT December 17, 2019) (Jacobi AR7 IV), sustaining the Department of Commerce's (Commerce's) third remand results pertaining to the seventh administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (China) covering the period of April 1, 2013 through March 31, 2014. Commerce is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results of the administrative review, and that Commerce is amending the final results with respect to certain producers and/or exporters identified herein. DATES: Applicable December 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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) 482-9068. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 9, 2015, Commerce issued the AR7 Final Results.\1\ Jacobi Carbons AB (Jacobi), a mandatory respondent, and Jacobi Carbons,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper) from Portugal to correct a ministerial error. DATES: Applicable December 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Greenberg, or Robert Scully, 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) 482-0652 or (202) 482-0572, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 20, 2019, Commerce published in Final Results of the second administrative review of the AD order on uncoated paper from Portugal and completed the disclosure of all calculation materials to interested parties.\1\ On November 19, 2019, The Navigator Company S.A. (Navigator), the mandatory respondent in this administrative review, timely filed a ministerial error allegation regarding the Final Results.\2\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Oman Fasteners LLC (Oman Fasteners) did not sell certain steel nails (steel nails) from the Sultanate of Oman (Oman) at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable December 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin, 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) 482-3936. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 1, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the 2017-2018 antidumping duty administrative review of steel nails from Oman.\1\ On September 3, 2019, Oman Fasteners and Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (the petitioner) submitted case briefs.\2\ On September 9, 2019, Oman Fasteners and the petitioner submitted rebuttal briefs.\3\ In its case brief, the petitioner requested that Commerce conduct a hearing in this proceeding. On November 4, 2019, the petitioner withdrew its request for a hearing.\4\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-61 with attached Policy Justification. Dated: December 19, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 71393]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN27DE19.002 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-61 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-65 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 19, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 71389]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN27DE19.004 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-65 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(5)(C) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-0N with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 18, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN27DE19.003 [[Page 71392]] BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-0N
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-63 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 19, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 71385]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN27DE19.001 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-63 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document announces that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has changed the dates on which the semi-annual examination for an individual broker's license will be held in April and October 2020. DATES: The customs broker's license examination scheduled for April 2020 will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, and the customs broker's license examination scheduled for October 2020 will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Mitchell, Director, Commercial Operations, Revenue and Entry, Office of Trade, (202) 325-6532, or brokermanagement@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Section 641 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1641), provides that a person (an individual, corporation, association, or partnership) must hold a valid customs broker's license and permit in order to transact customs business on behalf of others, sets forth standards for the issuance of brokers' licenses and permits, and provides for the taking of disciplinary action against brokers that have engaged in specified types of infractions. This section also
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 71473-71474] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-27953] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-572] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Siegfried USA, LLC ACTION: Notice of application. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic classes, and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to the issuance of the proposed registration on or before January 27, 2020.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 71474] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-27954] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration [Docket No. DEA-552] Importer of Controlled Substances Application: Myoderm ACTION: Notice of application. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DATES: Registered bulk manufacturers of the affected basic classes, and applicants therefore, may file written comments on or objections to the issuance of the proposed registration on or before January 27, 2020.
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended (``EPCA''), directs DOE to initiate a rulemaking for general service lamps (``GSLs'') that, among other requirements, determines whether standards in effect for general service incandescent lamps (``GSILs,'' a subset of GSLs) should be amended. On September 5, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (``DOE'') published a notice of proposed determination (``NOPD'') in which DOE initially determined that energy conservation standards for GSILs do not need to be amended. In this final determination, DOE responds to comments received on the September 2019 GSIL NOPD and does not adopt amended energy conservation standards for GSILs. DOE has determined that amended energy conservation standards for GSILs would not be economically justified. DATES: The effective date of this rule is December 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: The docket for this rulemaking, which includes Federal Register notices, public meeting attendee lists and transcripts, comments, and other supporting documents/materials, is available for review at https://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the docket are listed in the https://www.regulations.gov index. However, not all documents listed in the index may be publicly available, such as information that is exempt from public disclosure. The docket web page can be found at htt
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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 November 18, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Viavi Solutions Inc. of San Jose, California. A supplement to the complaint was filed on December 9, 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 electronic devices with optical filters and optical sensor systems and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,588,269 (``the '269 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,945,995 (``the '995 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 10,222,526 (``the '526 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 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 2043
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-632-635 and 731-TA-1466- 1468 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of fluid end blocks from [[Page 71463]] Germany, India, and Italy, provided for in subheadings 7218.91.00, 7218.99.00, 7224.90.00, 7326.19.00, 7326.90.86, and 8413.91.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and imports of such products alleged to be subsidized by the Governments of China, Germany, India, and Italy. Unless the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by February 3, 2020. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by February 10, 2020. DATES: December 19, 2019.
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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: We are proposing amendments that would modernize filing fee disclosure and payment methods. We are proposing to amend most fee- bearing forms, schedules, statements, and related rules to require each fee table and accompanying disclosure to include all required information for fee calculation in a structured format. The proposed amendments would add the option for fee payment via Automated Clearing House (``ACH'') and eliminate the option for fee payment via paper checks and money orders. The proposed amendments are intended to improve filing fee preparation and payment processing by facilitating both enhanced validation through fee structuring and lower-cost, easily routable payments through the ACH payment option. Finally, the Commission proposes other amendments to enhance the efficiency of the fee process. DATES: Comments should be received on or before February 25, 2020. ADDRESSES: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: Electronic Comments Use our internet comment form (http:/www.sec.gov/rules/ proposed.shtml); or Send an email to rule-comments@sec.gov. Please include File Number S7-20-19 on the subject line.
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