Federal Register International Trade Alert for 4 March 2019

FR Alert - Covering:03/04/2019


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review, in part, of the antidumping duty order on carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe (under 4.5 inches) (small diameter seamless pipe) from Romania for the period August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable March 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Katherine Johnson or Samantha Kinney, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4929 or 202-482-2285 respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 4, 2018, based on a timely request for review of four companies by United States Steel Corporation (the petitioner),\1\ Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter seamless pipe from Romania covering the period August 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018.\2\ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
[19-03817] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed circumstances review and preliminarily determining that Sinopec Chongqing SVW Chemical Co., Ltd. (SVW) is the successor-in-interest to Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon Works (Sichuan SVW) for the purposes of the antidumping duty order on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) from the People's Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable March 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Doss, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-4474. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 1, 2003, Commerce published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order on PVA from China.\1\ On December 7, 2018, SVW, a foreign producer and exporter of polyvinyl alcohol from China, and Wego Chemical and Mineral Corp. (Wego), an importer of polyvinyl alcohol from China (collectively, SVW and Wego) requested that, pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.216(b), Commerce conduct an expedited changed
[19-03821] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: On February 12, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT or the Court) sustained the final results of redetermination pertaining to the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from Austria for the period of investigation from April 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016. The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Final Determination and Order of the investigation and that Commerce is amending the Final Determination and Order with respect to the cash deposit rate assigned to voestalpine Grobblech GmbH, voestalpine Steel Service Center GmbH, Bohler Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG, Bohler Bleche GmbH & Co KG, and Bohler International GmbH, (collectively, voestalpine) and the all-others rate. DATES: Applicable February 22, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Madeline Heeren, 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) 482-9179. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This proposed rule is intended to move the health care ecosystem in the direction of interoperability, and to signal our commitment to the vision set out in the 21st Century Cures Act and Executive Order 13813 to improve access to, and the quality of, information that Americans need to make informed health care decisions, including data about health care prices and outcomes, while minimizing reporting burdens on affected plans, health care providers, or payers. DATES: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on May 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: In commenting, please refer to file code CMS-9115-P. Because of staff and resource limitations, we cannot accept comments by facsimile (FAX) transmission. Comments, including mass comment submissions, must be submitted in one of the following three ways (please choose only one of the ways listed): 1. Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on this regulation to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the ``Submit a comment'' instructions. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-9115-P, P.O. Box 8016, Baltimore, MD 21244-8016. Please allow sufficient time for ma
[19-02200] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement certain provisions of the 21st Century Cures Act, including conditions and maintenance of certification requirements for health information technology (health IT) developers under the ONC Health IT Certification Program (Program), the voluntary certification of health IT for use by pediatric health care providers, and reasonable and necessary activities that do not constitute information blocking. The implementation of these provisions would advance interoperability and support the access, exchange, and use of electronic health information. The proposed rule would also modify the 2015 Edition health IT certification criteria and Program in additional ways to advance interoperability, enhance health IT certification, and reduce burden and costs. DATES: To be assured consideration, written or electronic comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on May 3, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by RIN 0955-AA01, by any of the following methods (please do not submit duplicate comments). Because of staff and resource limitations, we cannot accept comments by facsimile (FAX) transmission. Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Attachments should be in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, or Ado
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Agency Notice

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, pursuant to CBP regulations, that SGS North America, Inc. (East Alton, IL), has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes for the next three years as of September 5, 2018. DATES: SGS North America, Inc., was accredited and approved as a commercial gauger and laboratory as of September 5, 2018. The next triennial inspection date will be scheduled for September 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Stephen Cassata, Laboratories and Scientific Services, 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 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13, that SGS North America, Inc., 300 George St., East Alton, IL 62024, has been approved to gauge and accredited to test petroleum and petroleum products for customs purposes, in accordance with the provisions of 19 CFR 151.12 and 19 CFR 151.13. SGS North America, Inc., is approved for the following gauging procedures for petroleum and certain petroleum products set forth by 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 rescinded the statutory debarment of Rocky Mountain Instrument Company included in Federal Register notice of September 8, 2010. DATES: Rescission as of March 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jae Shin, Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Department of State (202) 632-2107. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 38(g)(4) of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), 22 U.S.C. 2778(g)(4), prohibits the issuance of licenses or other approvals for the export of defense articles or defense services where the applicant, or any party to the export, has been convicted of violating the AECA and certain other U.S. criminal statues enumerated in Sec. 38(g)(1) of the AECA. In addition, Sec. 127.7(b) of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) provides for the statutory debarment of any person who has been convicted of violating or conspiring to violate the AECA. As stated in this provision, it is the policy of the Department of State not to consider applications for licenses or requests for approvals involving any person who has been statutorily debarred. Persons subject to statutory [[Page 7412]]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Internal Revenue Service, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The IRS is soliciting comments concerning certain cash or deferred arrangements and employee and matching contributions under employee plans, and retirement plans; cash or deferred arrangements. DATES: Written comments should be received on or before May 3, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Laurie Brimmer, Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the form should be directed to Kerry Dennis, at (202) 317- 5751 or Internal Revenue Service, Room 6529, 1111 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20224, or through the internet, at Kerry.Dennis@irs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Certain Cash or Deferred Arrangements and Employee and Matching Contributions under Employee Plans: Retirement Plans; Cash or
[19-03729] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that steel racks and parts thereof (steel racks) from the People's Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) October 1, 2017, through March 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable March 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick O'Connor or Maliha Khan, 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) 482-0989 or (202) 482-0895, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on July 17, 2018.\1\ On October 24, 2018, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation until January 19, 2019.\2\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018, through the
[19-03820] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 7339-7344] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03819] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-122-865, C-201-851, C-570-103] Certain Fabricated Structural Steel From Canada, Mexico, and the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable February 25, 2019.
[19-03819] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

Agency Notice

[Notices] [Pages 7330-7337] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-03818] ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-122-864, A-201-850, A-570-102] Certain Fabricated Structural Steel From Canada, Mexico, and the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable February 25, 2019.
[19-03818] [Full Article] [PDF]

 

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