Federal Register International Trade Alert for 30 October 2019

FR Alert - Covering:10/30/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the [[Page 58129]] administrative review of the countervailing duty order on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (CWP) from the People's Republic of China (China) for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable October 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darla Brown, 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) 482-1791. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on CWP from China for the period January 1, 2018, through December 31, 2018.\1\ In July 2019, Commerce received a timely request, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On October 18, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) issued a final judgment in CSC Sugar LLC v. United States, Ct. No. 17-00215, Slip Op. 19-132 (CIT October 18, 2019) (CSC Sugar II). Commerce is notifying the public of the CIT's ruling that Commerce's 2017 amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico (AD Agreement) must be vacated. Commerce intends to take action to implement the CIT ruling by November 18, 2019. DATES: October 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon, Bilateral Agreements Unit, Office of Policy and Negotiations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 0162. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 19, 2014, Commerce and the signatory producers/ exporters accounting for substantially all imports of sugar from Mexico signed the AD Agreement.\1\ Between June 2016 and June 2017, Commerce and the signatory producers/exporters accounting for substantially all
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On October 18, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) issued a final judgment in CSC Sugar LLC v. United States, Ct. No. 17-00214, Slip Op. 19-131 (CIT October 18, 2019) (CSC Sugar II). Commerce is notifying the public of the CIT's ruling that Commerce's 2017 amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Countervailing Duty Investigation on Sugar from Mexico (CVD Agreement) must be vacated. Commerce intends to take action to implement the CIT ruling by November 18, 2019. DATES: November 29, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sally C. Gannon, Bilateral Agreements Unit, Office of Policy and Negotiations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 0162. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 19, 2014, Commerce and the Government of Mexico (GOM) signed the CVD Agreement.\1\ Between June 2016 and June 2017, Commerce and the GOM held consultations to address concerns raised by the domestic industry and to ensure that the CVD Agreement met the
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 58128] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-23653] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee; Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee will meet on November 13, 2019, 9:30 a.m., in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Constitution & Pennsylvania Avenues NW, Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration with respect to technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to transportation and related equipment or technology.
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: In response to a request from the Rebar Trade Action Coalition (RTAC), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating an anti- circumvention inquiry to determine whether otherwise straight rebar bent at one or both ends produced and/or exported to the United States by Deacero S.A.P.I de C.V. (Deacero) is circumventing the antidumping duty (AD) order on rebar from Mexico. DATES: Applicable October 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hall-Eastman, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 1468. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 3, 2019, RTAC, a domestic interested party in the above-mentioned proceeding recommended that Commerce issue a scope ruling or initiate an anti-circumvention inquiry with regard to certain hooked or bent rebar that is produced and/or exported to the United States by Deacero.\1\ RTAC alleges that the hooked or bent rebar at issue constitutes merchandise altered in such minor respects that it
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 58127-58128] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-23678] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Order Denying Export Privileges In the Matter of: Alexis Vlachos, 160 Rue Sainte Anne De- Bellevue, Montreal, Quebec H9X3Z6. On September 4, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Vermont, Alexis Vlachos (``Vlachos'') was convicted of violating Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778 (2012)) (``AECA''). Vlachos was convicted of violating Section 38 of the AECA by knowingly and willfully exporting and causing to be exported from the United States to Canada firearms that were designated as defense
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period of review (POR) July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019. DATES: Applicable October 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Flessner, 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) 482-6312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 1, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order \1\ on certain steel nails from Vietnam for the POR.\2\ Commerce received a timely request from Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (the petitioner), in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), to conduct an administrative review of this antidumping duty order for 16 companies.\3\ No other party requested an administrative review. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This notice announces an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that agencies publish these notices in the Federal Register to allow for public participation. DATES: November 19, 2019; 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. November 20, 2019; 8:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: Capitol Skyline Hotel, 10 I St. SW, Washington, DC 20024. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ian Rowe, Designated Federal Officer, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585; telephone at (202) 586-7720, or email: Ian.Rowe@EE.Doe.Gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose of the Committee: Advise the points-of-contact (Secretaries of Energy and Agriculture) with respect to the Biomass Initiative (The Initiative) and evaluate and make recommendations in writing to the Biomass Research and Development Board. Purpose of Meeting: To develop advice and guidance that promotes research and development leading to the production of biobased fuels and biobased products. Tentative Agenda will include the following: Update on USDA Biomass R&D Activities
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 58174-58175] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-23634] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--TeleManagement Forum Notice is hereby given that, on September 16, 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''), TeleManagement Forum (``The Forum'') filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Wavelength
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 58173] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-23628] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Pxi Systems Alliance, Inc. Notice is hereby given that, on October 10, 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''), PXI Systems Alliance, Inc. (``PXI Systems'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances.
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Agency Notice

[Notices] [Page 58173] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-23623] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to The National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993--Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation Operating Under the Name of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics Notice is hereby given that, on October 8, 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''), the Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation operating under the name of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (``AIM Photonics'') has filed written notifications simultaneously with the
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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission amends the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') to make the Rule easier to use by reorganizing several sections, amending language to increase clarity, eliminating several obsolete provisions, and making minor corrections. DATES: The amendments are effective on November 29, 2019. ADDRESSES: Copies of this document are available on the Commission's website, www.ftc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hampton Newsome (202-326-2889), Attorney, Division of Enforcement, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Room CC-9528, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20580. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Commission issued the Energy Labeling Rule (``Rule'') in 1979,\1\ pursuant to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (``EPCA'').\2\ The Rule requires energy labeling for major home appliances and other consumer products to help consumers compare competing models. It also contains labeling requirements for refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, freezers, dishwashers, water
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of aluminum wire and cable from the People's Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable October 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caitlin Monks or Nancy Decker, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-2670 or 202-482-0196, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The petitioners in this investigation are Encore Wire Corporation (Encore) and Southwire Company, LLC (Southwire) (the petitioners). In addition to the Government of China (GOC), the mandatory respondents in this investigation are Shanghai Silin Special Equipment Co., Ltd. (Silin), Changfeng Wire & Cable Co., Ltd. (Changfeng), and Shanghai Yang Pu Qu Gong (Qu Gong). Qu Gong did not respond to our requests for information. On April 8, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of this investigation.\1\ On September 11,
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that aluminum wire and cable from the People's Republic of China (China) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). DATES: Applicable October 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley or Kathryn Turlo, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3148 or (202) 482-3870, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The petitioners in this investigation are Encore Wire Corporation (Encore) and Southwire Company, LLC (Southwire) (collectively, the petitioners). The mandatory respondents in this investigation are Hebei Huatong Wires and Cables Group Co., Ltd. (Huatong) and Shanghai Silin Special Equipment Co., Ltd. (Silin). On June 5, 2019, Commerce published its Preliminary Determination for this investigation and invited interested parties to comment.\1\ A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination may be
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Protech Diamond Tools Inc. (Protech) is circumventing the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades and parts thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People's Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable October 30, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun, 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) 482-5760. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 3, 2019, in response to a request from the Diamond Sawblades Manufacturers' Coalition (the petitioner), Commerce published the initiation of the anti-circumvention inquiry to determine whether certain imports of diamond sawblades comprised of cores and segments produced in China and joined into diamond sawblades in, and exported from, Canada by Protech are circumventing the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades from China.\1\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
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