FR Alert – Covering:07/01/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On June 15, 2020, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) sustained the second remand redetermination pertaining to the 2014-2015 antidumping duty (AD) administrative review of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People’s Republic of China (China). The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the final judgment in this litigation is not in harmony with Commerce’s final results in the 2014-2015 AD administrative review of solar cells from China, and therefore, Commerce is amending those final results, as explained below. DATES: Applicable June 25, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pedersen, 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) 482-2769. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 27, 2017, Commerce published its Final Results of the 2014- 2015 AD administrative review of solar cells from China.\1\ On April 16, 2019, the Court directed Commerce to reconsider or further explain 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on truck and bus tires from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period February 15, 2019 through January 31, 2020, based on the timely withdrawal of the requests for review. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer, 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) 482-0410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 3, 2020, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on truck and bus tires from China for the period of review (POR) February 15, 2019 through January 31, 2020.\1\ In February 2020, various producers and exporters timely requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order with respect to truck and bus tires from China.\2\ On April 8, 2020, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 39529] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-14196] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Review AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. Background Every five years, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission automatically initiate and conduct reviews to 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that sales of emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (ESB rubber) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliza Siordia, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3878. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 12, 2019, Commerce initiated the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ESB rubber from Korea in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ This review covers seven producers/exporters of subject merchandise.\2\ On December 13, 2019, Commerce selected LG Chem, Ltd. (LG Chem) as the sole mandatory respondent for this review.\3\ On January 13, 2020, LG Chem notified Commerce that it would not participate in this administrative review.\4\ 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on seamless refined copper pipe and tube (copper pipe and tube) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable June 30, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maisha Cryor, 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) 482-5831. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on copper pipe and tube from China \1\ for the period of review (POR) November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019.\2\ ————————————————————————— \1\ See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that sales of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Mexico were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolanta Lawska, 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) 482-8362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 19, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this review in the Federal Register.\1\ For a summary of events that occurred since the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ On March 12, 2020, Commerce extended the deadline for the final results to June 16, 2020.\3\ On April 24, 2020, Commerce tolled all deadlines in administrative reviews by 50 days, thereby extending the deadline for the final results of the administrative review until August 5, 2020.\4\ ————————————————————————— 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that the sole company subject to this administrative review is part of the Vietnam-wide entity because it did not file a separate rate application (SRA). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2018 through November 31, 2019. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shanah Lee, 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) 482-6386. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 6, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam).\1\ In response, on December 31, 2019, Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (the petitioner) requested a review of one company, Angkor Spring Co., Ltd. (Angkor Spring).\2\ Commerce initiated a review of this company on February 6, 2020.\3\ The deadline for interested 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is partially rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain cold-drawn mechanical tubing from India for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen or Eliza Siordia, AD/ CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3251 or (202) 482-3878, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 3, 2020, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain cold-drawn mechanical tubing from India.\1\ Pursuant to requests from interested parties, Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to 16 companies, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, [[Page 39530]] 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 39522] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-14199] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C-489-843] Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the Republic of Turkey: Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Countervailing Duty Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2020. 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 39531-39534] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-14195] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482- 4735. 
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(5)(C) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 20-0E with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: June 25, 2020. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 39543]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN01JY20.007 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 20-0E REPORT OF ENHANCEMENT OR UPGRADE OF SENSITIVITY OF TECHNOLOGY OR 
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DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On June 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice of Request for Information (RFI) on Battery Critical Materials Supply Chain. The notice provided an opportunity for submitting electronic, written responses to the RFI by July 16, 2020. The RFI will be posted on EERE Exchange on June 29, 2020. DOE is extending the public comment period for submitting comments to the RFI by 15 days until July 31, 2020. DATES: The comment period for the RFI published on June 16, 2020 (85 FR 36394) is extended. DOE will accept responses regarding this request for information received no later than July 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: Interested parties are to submit comments electronically to BatteryCriticalMaterialsRFI@ee.doe.gov. Include Battery Critical Materials Supply Chain R&D in the subject of the title. Only electronic responses will be accepted. The complete RFI document is located at https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Question may be addressed to Helena Khazdozian at 202-586-9236 or [[Page 39552]] BatteryCriticalMaterialsRFI@ee.doe.gov. Further instruction can be found in the RFI document posted on https://eere-exchange.energy.gov/
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document announces a modification to the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) reconciliation prototype test to include the flagging for filing of post-importation preferential treatment claims arising under the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (the USMCA) as implemented pursuant to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (the USMCA Act). Importers may file USMCA post-importation claims for refunds of certain duties assessed on merchandise that both qualifies for preferential tariff treatment under the USMCA and was entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after July 1, 2020. Unless and until the USMCA Act is subsequently amended, refunds for merchandise processing fees (MPF) are excluded from USMCA post- importation claims. Except to the extent expressly announced or modified by this document, all aspects, rules, terms and conditions announced in previously published Federal Register notices regarding the test remain in effect. DATES: The test is modified to allow reconciliation of post-importation preferential tariff treatment claims to be filed on or after July 1, 2020, for refunds of certain duties assessed on merchandise that both qualifies for preferential tariff trea
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This interim final rule amends the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) regulations to implement the rules of origin provisions for preferential tariff treatment of the Agreement Between the United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada (USMCA). This document sets forth the framework for our regulations that provides further guidance regarding the rules of origin for those seeking USMCA preferential tariff treatment and includes the text of the Uniform Regulations regarding rules of origin, as trilaterally agreed upon by the United States, the United Mexican States (Mexico), and Canada. Because the USMCA supersedes the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) when the USMCA enters into force on July 1, 2020, this document also amends the NAFTA regulations to reflect that the NAFTA provisions do not apply to goods entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after July 1, 2020. DATES: This interim final rule is effective on July 1, 2020; comments must be received by August 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number [USCBP- 2020-0036], by one of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. Mail: Due to COVID-19-related restrictions, CBP 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border 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. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than August 31, 2020) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0033 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. 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 
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the names of one or more persons 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 are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for applicable date(s). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: OFAC: Associate Director for Global Targeting, tel.: 202-622-2420; Assistant Director for Sanctions Compliance & Evaluation, tel.: 202-622-2490, or; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (www.treas.gov/ofac). Notice of OFAC Actions 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is publishing the name of one entity that has 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 this entity are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. OFAC is also publishing the name of this entity for being subject to Directives 2 and 4 under Executive Order 13662 that has been placed on OFAC’s Sectoral Sanctions Identifications List. DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for effective date(s). 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; or Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855. 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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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of New Hampshire. The revision consists of a single source Order that New Hampshire issued to PSI Molded Plastics defining reasonably available control technology (RACT) requirements for the facility. This action is being taken under the Clean Air Act. DATES: This rule is effective on July 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: EPA has established a docket for this action under Docket Identification No. EPA-R01-OAR-2020-0029. All documents in the docket are listed on the https://www.regulations.gov website. Although listed in the index, some information is not publicly available, i.e., CBI or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Certain other material, such as copyrighted material, is not placed on the internet and will be publicly available only in hard copy form. Publicly available docket materials are available at https://www.regulations.gov or at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Region 1 Regional Office, Air and Radiation Division, 5 Post Office Square–Suite 100, Boston, MA. EPA requests that if at all possible, you contact the contact listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section to schedule your inspection. The Regional Office’s official hours of business are Monday through Fr
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on calcium hypochlorite from the People’s Republic of China (China) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD and CVD orders. DATES: Applicable July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Greenberg, Office V, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of [[Page 39523]] Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0652. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 30, 2015, Commerce published its AD order and CVD order 
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Agency Notice
[Presidential Documents] [Pages 39821-39828] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-14448] [[Page 39819]] Vol. 85 Wednesday, No. 127 July 1, 2020 Part V The President 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain passenger vehicle and light truck tires from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission. DATES: Instituted July 1, 2020. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is July 31, 2020. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by September 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter 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). The public record for this proceeding may be viewed on the Commission’s electro
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In accordance with section 210(b) of the United States-Mexico- Canada Agreement Implementation Act, the U.S. Department of Labor is issuing regulations necessary to administer the high-wage components of the labor value content requirements as set forth in section 202A of that Act. DATES: This interim final rule is effective on July 1, 2020. Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on this interim final rule (“IFR”) on or before August 31, 2020. ADDRESSES: To facilitate the receipt and processing of written comments on this IFR, the Department encourages interested persons to submit their comments electronically. You may submit comments, identified by Regulatory Information Number (RIN) 1235-AA36, by either of the following methods: Electronic Comments: Follow the instructions for submitting comments on the Federal eRulemaking Portal http://www.regulations.gov. Mail: Address written submissions to Amy DeBisschop, Director of the Division of Regulations, Legislation, and Interpretation, Wage and Hour Division, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S-3502, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Instructions: This IFR is available through the Federal Register and the http://www.regulations.gov website. You may also access this document via the Wage and Hour Division’s (WHD) website at https://www.
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission. DATES: Instituted July 1, 2020. To be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is July 31, 2020. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by September 14, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter 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). The public record for this proceeding may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://ed
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (Commerce) is automatically initiating the five-year reviews (Sunset Reviews) of the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) order(s) listed below. The International Trade Commission (the ITC) is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Reviews which covers the same order(s). DATES: Applicable July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Commerce official identified in the Initiation of Review section below at AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. For information from the ITC, contact Mary Messer, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission at (202) 205-3193. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce’s procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in its Procedures for Conducting Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 63 FR 13516 (March 20, 1998) and 70 FR 62061 (October 28, 2005). Guidance on methodological or 
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The tariff rate quota (TRQ) for sugar containing products (SCPs) of Canada established by the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA or the Agreement) will be administered using export certificates. DATES: The changes made by this notice are applicable as of July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Nicholson, Office of Agricultural Affairs, at erin.h.nicholson@ustr.eop.gov or at (202) 395-9419. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 12, 2017 (82 FR 23699), the President announced his intention to commence negotiations with Canada and Mexico to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On November 30, 2018, the Governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada (the Parties) signed the protocol replacing NAFTA with the USMCA. On December 10, 2019, the Parties signed the protocol of amendment to the USMCA. On January 29, 2020, the President signed into law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 116-113) (Implementation Act), through which Congress approved the USMCA. Section 103(c)(4) of the Implementation Act authorizes the President to take necessary actions to implement the TRQs in the Schedule of the United States to Annex 2-B of the Agreement, to ensure the orderly marketing of commodities in the United States. Under a TRQ, 
[20-14172][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The calendar year 2020 in-quota quantity of the tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for imported refined sugar from Canada is increasing pursuant to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA or Agreement) and the April 3, 2020 announcement by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to permit, at in-quota tariff rates, imports of refined sugar, other than specialty sugar, above the quantities made available at those rates pursuant to U.S. commitments under the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement and other trade agreements. DATES: The changes made by this notice are applicable as of July 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Erin Nicholson, Office of Agricultural Affairs, at erin.h.nicholson@ustr.eop.gov or at (202) 395-9419. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 12, 2017 (82 FR 23699), the President announced his intention to commence negotiations with Canada and Mexico to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). On November 30, 2018, the Governments of the United States, Mexico, and Canada (the Parties) signed the protocol replacing NAFTA with the USMCA. On December 10, 2019, the Parties signed the protocol of amendment to the USMCA. On January 29, 2020, the President signed into law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Implementation Act (Pub. L. 116-113) (Implementation Act), through which Cong
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This notice amends an annex to the notice published on June 26, 2020, which requested public comments in connection with a review of the action being taken in the Section 301 investigation involving the enforcement of U.S. World Trade Organization (WTO) rights in the Large Civil Aircraft dispute. The amendment adds two products to Annex III that were inadvertently omitted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about the investigation, contact Associate General Counsel Megan Grimball at (202) 395-5725, or Director for Europe Michael Rogers at (202) 395-3320. For questions on customs classification of products identified in the annexes to this notice, contact Traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a notice published on June 26, 2020 (85 FR 38488), the Office of United States Trade Representative invited comments with respect to the maintenance or imposition of additional duties on specific products of specific current or former EU member States. Annex III to the June 26 notice includes a list of 30 products of France, Germany, Spain, or the United Kingdom under consideration for increased duties. Two products were inadvertently omitted. This notice amends Annex III by adding the following two products of France, Germany, Spain or the United Kingdom: 2007.99.05 Lingonberry and raspberry jams 
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