Federal Register International Trade Alert for 27 November 2019

FR Alert - Covering:11/27/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Pursuant to an Executive order of May 15, 2019, entitled ``Securing the Information and Communications Technology and Services Supply Chain,'' the Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to implement regulations that would govern the process and procedures that the Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) will use to identify, assess, and address certain information and communications technology and services transactions that pose an undue risk to critical infrastructure or the digital economy in the United States, or an unacceptable risk to U.S. national security or the safety of United States persons. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before December 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: All comments must be submitted by one of the following methods: By the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov at docket number DOC-2019-0005. By email directly to: ICTsupplychain@doc.gov. Include ``RIN 0605-AA51'' in the subject line. By mail or hand delivery to: Henry Young, U.S. Department of Commerce, ATTN: RIN 0605-AA51, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. Instructions: Comments sent by any other method, to any other address or individual, or received after the end of the comment period, may not be considered. For those seeking to submit confidential busines
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 65350] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-25774] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-580-867] Large Power Transformers From the Republic of Korea: Correction to the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2017-2018 AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua DeMoss or John Drury, AD/CVD
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the Final Results of a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on fine denier polyester staple fiber (PSF) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) to correct certain ministerial errors. DATES: Applicable November 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Hanna, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 [[Page 65351]] Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 0835. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 2, 2019, Commerce published the Final Results of a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the AD order on PSF from Korea.\1\ In those Final Results, Commerce determined, based on its successor-in-interest analysis and evidence that Toray Chemical Korea, Inc. (TCK) merged into Toray Advanced Materials Korea, Inc. (TAK), that
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document provides notice to customs brokers that the annual user fee that is assessed for each permit held by a broker, whether it may be an individual, partnership, association, or corporation, is due by January 31, 2020. Pursuant to fee adjustments required by the Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST ACT) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations, the annual user fee payable for calendar year 2020 will be $147.89. DATES: Payment of the 2020 Customs Broker User Fee is due by January 31, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melba Hubbard, Broker Management Branch, Office of Trade, (202) 325-6986, or melba.hubbard@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Pursuant to section 111.96 of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 111.96(c)), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) assesses an annual user fee for each customs broker district and national permit held by an individual, partnership, association, or corporation. CBP regulations provide that this fee is payable for each calendar year in each broker district where the broker was issued a permit to do business by the due date. See 19 CFR 24.22(h) and (i)(9).
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border [[Page 65401]] Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. DATES: Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than December 27, 2019) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the OMB Desk Officer for Customs and Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security, and sent via email to dhsdeskofficer@omb.eop.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177, Telephone number 202-325-0056 or via email
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that AmSpec LLC (La Porte, TX), has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of June 12, 2019. DATES: AmSpec LLC (La Porte, TX) was approved, as a commercial gauger as of June 12, 2019. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for June 2022. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Eugene Bondoc, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 1500N, Washington, DC 20229, tel. 202-344-1060. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given pursuant to 19 CFR 151.13, that AmSpec LLC, 631 N 16th Street, La Porte, TX 77571 has been approved to gauge petroleum and certain petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.13. AmSpec LLC (La Porte, TX) is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products from the American Petroleum Institute (API): ------------------------------------------------------------------------ API chapters Title ------------------------------------------------------------------------
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of State has forwarded the attached Notifications of Proposed Export Licenses to the Congress on the dates indicated on the attachments pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d), and in compliance with section 36(f), of the Arms Export Control Act. DATES: As shown on each of the 91 letters. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Paula C. Harrison, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of State, telephone (202) 663-3310; email DDTCResponseTeam@state.gov. ATTN: Congressional Notification of Licenses. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 36(f) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778) mandates that notifications to the Congress pursuant to sections 36(c) and 36(d) must be published in the Federal Register when they are transmitted to Congress or as soon thereafter as practicable. Following are such notifications to the Congress: Nov 30, 2018 The Honorable Paul D. Ryan, Speaker of the House of Representatives. Dear Mr. Speaker: Pursuant to Sections 36(c) and (d) of the Arms Export Control Act, the Department of State is transmitting certification of a proposed license for export for the manufacture of significant military
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: These proposed rules set forth proposed requirements for group health plans and health insurance issuers in the individual and group markets to disclose cost-sharing information upon request, to a participant, beneficiary, or enrollee (or his or her authorized representative), including an estimate of such individual's cost- sharing liability for covered items or services furnished by a particular provider. Under these proposed rules, plans and issuers would be required to make such information available on an internet website and, if requested, through non-internet means, thereby allowing a participant, beneficiary, or enrollee (or his or her authorized representative) to obtain an estimate and understanding of the individual's out-of-pocket expenses and effectively shop for items and services. These proposed rules also include proposals to require plans and issuers to disclose in-network provider negotiated rates, and historical out-of-network allowed amounts through two machine-readable files posted on an internet website, thereby allowing the public to have access to health insurance coverage information that can be used to understand health care pricing and potentially dampen the rise in health care spending. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) also proposes amendments to its medical loss ratio program rules to
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

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 strontium chromate from Austria and France. DATES: Applicable November 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Simonidis or Dennis McClure, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-0608 or (202) 482-5973, respectively. 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), on October 8, 2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determinations in the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigations of strontium chromate from Austria and France.\1\ On November 21, 2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its affirmative determinations, pursuant to section 735(d) of the Act, that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, by reason of the LTFV imports of strontium chromate from Austria and France.\2\
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 23, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of EcoFactor, Inc. of Palo Alto, California. 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 smart thermostats, smart HVAC systems, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,131,497 (``the '497 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,423,322 (``the '322 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,498,753 (``the '753 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 10,018,371 (``the '371 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 [[Page 65422]] 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,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Dissolving Microneedle Patch Technology for Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Use, DN 3420; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and 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 United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacti
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