Federal Register International Trade Alert for 27 May 2019

FR Alert - Covering:05/27/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), March 1, 2016, through August 31, 2017. DATES: Effective May 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Crespo or Jacob Garten, 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) 482-3693 or (202) 482-3342, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This review covers 11 producers and exporters of the subject merchandise. Commerce selected two companies, Maquilacero S.A. de C.V. (Maquilacero) and Productos Laminados de Monterrey S.A. de C.V. (Prolamsa) (collectively, the respondents), for individual examination. The producers and or exporters not selected for individual examination are listed in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice. On October 10, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.\1\
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), March 1, 2016 through August 31, 2017. DATES: Effective May 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado or Whitley Herndon, 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) 482-4682 or (202) 482-6274, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This review covers 14 producers and exporters of the subject merchandise. Commerce selected two companies, Dong-A Steel Company (DOSCO) and HiSteel Co., Ltd (HiSteel), for individual examination. The producers and or exporters not selected for individual examination are listed in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice. On October 10, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.\1\ In November and December 2018, the petitioners,\2\ DOSCO, and HiSteel submitted case and rebuttal briefs.
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: As part of its regulatory review of the Contact Lens Rule (``Rule''), the Commission is proposing modifications to its prior proposal to amend the Rule to require that prescribers obtain a signed acknowledgment after releasing a contact lens prescription and maintain each such acknowledgment for a period of not less than three years. The Commission is further proposing to amend the Rule to: Permit prescribers to comply with automatic prescription release via electronic delivery in certain circumstances; specify a time-period for prescribers to respond to requests for prescriptions; clarify and institute additional requirements for automated telephone verification messages; more precisely delineate what constitutes unlawful alteration of a prescription; and require that sellers accept patient prescription presentation. The Commission seeks comment on these proposals. The Commission is not adopting any final amendments to the Rule at this time and continues to consider comments and information submitted in response to its Request for Comment of September 2015, its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking of December 2016, and its Notice Announcing Public Workshop and Request for Comment of December 2017. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before July 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested parties may file a comment online or on paper by
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 24543] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-11141] [[Page 24543]] ======================================================================= ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Cooperative Research Group on Energy Storage System Evaluation and Safety II Notice is hereby given that, on April 30, 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''), Southwest Research Institute--
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The FTC requests that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) extend for three years the current PRA clearance for information collection requirements contained in the agency's Mail, internet, or Telephone Order Merchandise Rule (MITOR or Rule). The existing clearance expires on May 31, 2019. The public should address comments to this notice to the OMB. DATES: Comments must be received by June 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: Comments in response to this notice should be submitted to the OMB Desk Officer for the Federal Trade Commission within 30 days of this notice. You may submit comments using any of the following methods: Electronic: Write ``MITOR: PRA Comment, P072108,'' on your comment and file your comment online at https://www.regulations.gov, by following the instructions on the web-based form. Email: Wendy_L._Liberante@omb.eop.gov and Susan_M._Minson@omb.eop.gov. Fax: (202) 395-5806. Mail: Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for the Federal Trade Commission, New Executive Office Building, Docket Library, Room 10102, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jock Chung, 202-326-2984, Attorney,
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document sets forth final regulations relating to certified professional employer organizations (CPEOs). The Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014, required the IRS to establish a voluntary certification program for professional employer organizations. These final regulations set forth the requirements a person must satisfy in order to become and remain a CPEO and the federal employment tax liabilities and other obligations of persons certified by the IRS as CPEOs. These final regulations will affect persons who apply to be treated as CPEOs and who are certified by the IRS as meeting the applicable requirements. In certain instances, the final regulations will also affect the federal employment tax liabilities and other obligations of customers of the CPEO. DATES: Effective date: These regulations are effective on May 28, 2019. Applicability date: For dates of applicability see Sec. Sec. 31.3511-1(i), 301.7705-1(c), and 301.7705-2(o). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nina Roca at (202) 317-6798 (this is not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Paperwork Reduction Act
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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 and vessels 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 and these vessels, are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. 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 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 (``the Commission'') has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 52) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') that terminates the advisory opinion proceeding. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Needham, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5468. 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 (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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted an investigation on May 23, 2017, based on a complaint filed by iRobot Corporation of Bedford, Massachusetts (``iRobot''). 82 F
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) proposes to modify two regulations pertaining to the determination of benefit and specificity in countervailing duty proceedings. These modifications, if adopted, would clarify how Commerce determines the existence of a benefit resulting from a subsidy in the form of currency undervaluation, and clarify that companies in the traded goods sector of an economy can constitute a group of enterprises for purposes of determining whether a subsidy is specific. DATES: To be assured of consideration, written comments must be received no later than June 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: All comments must be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket No. ITA-2019- 0002, unless the commenter does not have access to the internet. Commenters that do not have access to the internet may submit the original and one electronic copy of each set of comments by mail or hand delivery/courier. All comments should be addressed to Jeffrey I. Kessler, Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance, Room 1870, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230. Comments submitted to Commerce will be uploaded to the eRulemaking Portal at www.Regulations.gov. Commerce will consider all comments received before the close of the comment period. All comments r
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