Federal Register International Trade Alert for 31 May 2019

FR Alert - Covering:05/31/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding, in part, the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) for the period February 1, 2018, through January 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable May 31, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6905. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 2, 2019, based on timely requests for review for 107 companies by the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee (the petitioner),\1\ 185 companies by the American Shrimp Processors Association (ASPA),\2\ and various Vietnamese companies,\3\ Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the [[Page 25239]]
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded stainless pressure pipe from India for the period November 1, 2017, through October 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable May 31, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Berger, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded stainless pressure pipe from India.\1\ On November 30, 2018, Commerce received timely requests to conduct an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded stainless pressure pipe from India from [[Page 25237]]
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: DoD has adopted as final, without change, an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018. One section imposes additional prohibitions with regard to acquisition of certain foreign commercial satellite services, such as cybersecurity risk and source of satellites and launch vehicles used to provide the foreign commercial satellite services, and expands the definition of ``covered foreign country'' to include Russia. Another section prohibits purchase of items originating in the People's Republic of China that meet the definition of goods and services controlled as munitions items when moved to the Commerce Control List of the Export Administration Regulations of the Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective May 31, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Amy G. Williams, telephone 571- 372-6106. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background DoD published an interim rule in the Federal Register at 83 FR 66066 on December 21, 2018, to implement section 1603 of the National
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: DoD is issuing a final rule to amend the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement a section of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 to require that inflation adjustments of statutory acquisition-related thresholds under 41 U.S.C. 1908 apply to existing contracts and subcontracts in effect on the date of the adjustment that contain the adjusted clauses. DATES: Effective May 31, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Heather Kitchens, telephone 571- 372-6104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background DoD published a proposed rule in the Federal Register at 83 FR 65618 on December 21, 2018, to revise the DFARS to implement section 821 of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 (Pub. L. 115-91). Section 821 amends 41 U.S.C. 1908(d) to require inflation adjustments of statutory acquisition-related thresholds under 41 U.S.C. 1908 apply to existing contracts and subcontracts in effect on the date of the adjustment. Section 821 adds the words ``and shall apply, in the case of the procurement of property or services by contract, to a contract, and any subcontract at any tier
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On April 9, 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a request for information pertaining to the energy conservation standards for small electric motors. The notice provided an opportunity for submitting written comments, data, and information by May 24, 2019. This document reopens the comment period. DATES: The comment period for the RFI, published on April 9, 2019 (84 FR 14027), is reopened. DOE will accept written comments, data, and information in response to the RFI no later than June 7, 2019. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are encouraged to submit comments using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Alternatively, interested persons may submit comments, identified by docket number EERE-2019-BT- STD-0008, by any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: SmallElecMotors2019STD0008@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number EERE-2019-BT-STD-0008 in the subject line of the message. 3. Postal Mail: Appliance and Equipment Standards Program, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE-5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585-0121. Telephone: (202) 287-1445. If possible, please submit all items on a compac
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This document provides notice that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') has issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of Rhythmlink International L.L.C'.s, Electroencephalogram (EEG) Cutaneous Electrodes. Based upon the facts presented, CBP has concluded in the final determination that the last substantial transformation of the Electroencephalogram (EEG) Cutaneous Electrode Product occurs in the United States. DATES: The final determination was issued on May 24, 2019. A copy of the final determination is attached. Any party-at-interest, as defined in 19 CFR 177.22(d), may seek judicial review of this final determination within July 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Dinerstein, Valuation and Special Programs Branch, Regulations and Rulings, Office of International Trade (202-325-0132). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that on May 24, 2019, pursuant to subpart B of part 177, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Regulations (19 CFR part 177, subpart B), CBP issued a final determination concerning the country of origin of the Electroencephalogram (EEG) Cutaneous Electrodes which may be offered to the United States Government under an undesignated government procurement contract. This final determination, in HQ H300745, was issued at the request of Rhythmlink Internation
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act of 2000, this document is U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) notice of intent to distribute assessed antidumping or countervailing duties (known as the continued dumping and subsidy offset) for Fiscal Year 2019 in connection with countervailing duty orders, antidumping duty orders, or findings under the Antidumping Act of 1921. This document provides the instructions for affected domestic producers, or anyone alleging eligibility to receive a distribution, to file certifications to claim a distribution in relation to the listed orders or findings. DATES: Certifications to obtain a continued dumping and subsidy offset under a particular order or finding must be received by July 30, 2019. Any certification received after July 30, 2019 will be summarily denied, making claimants ineligible for the distribution. ADDRESSES: Certifications and any other correspondence (whether by mail, or an express or courier service) must be addressed to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Revenue Division, Attention: CDSOA Team, 6650 Telecom Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sean Wuethrich, CDSOA Team, Revenue Division, 6650 Telecom Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278; telephone (317) 614-4462.
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Commission instituted the subject five-year review in November 2018 to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on low enriched uranium from France would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. On March 15, 2019, the Department of Commerce published notice that it was revoking the order effective December 24, 2018, because it did not receive a Notice of Intent to Participate from domestic interested parties. Accordingly, the subject review is terminated. DATES: March 21, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Junie Joseph (202-205-3363), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). Authority: This review is being terminated under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 and pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)). This notice is published pursua
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On May 1, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the notice Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews, (May 1, 2019) (June 2019 Advance Sunset Reviews Notice), in which Commerce inadvertently listed Carbon And Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Brazil (A-351-832) twice and omitted Carbon And Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico (A-201-830). Commerce has also advanced the initiation date of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on Oil Country Tubular Goods from India (A-533-857; C-533-858), Turkey (A- 489-816; C-489-817), Vietnam (A-552-817) and Republic of Korea (A-580- 870). This notice serves to correct the June 2019 Advance Sunset Reviews Notice for the aforementioned items. DATES: Applicable May 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs and Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 4735. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: With respect to these Sunset Reviews, Commerce is advancing their initiation from August to June 2019 to coincide with the initiation of the companion Sunset Reviews being
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received an amended complaint entitled Certain Touch- Controlled Mobile Devices, Computers, and Components Thereof, DN 3389; 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
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the Court of International Trade's (CIT) final judgment in this case is not in harmony with Commerce's final scope ruling. Commerce, therefore, finds that certain zinc anchors imported by OMG, Inc. (OMG), are not within the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain steel nails from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). DATES: Applicable May 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yasmin Bordas at (202) 482-3813, AD/ CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 5, 2016, OMG, an importer of zinc anchors, filed a request with Commerce for a scope ruling that its zinc anchors should be excluded from the scope of the antidumping and countervailing duty Orders \1\ on certain steel nails from Vietnam.\2\ OMG described the zinc anchors as a unitary article of commerce consisting of two parts: (1) A zinc alloy body; and (2) a zinc plated steel pin.\3\
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