FR Alert – Covering:01/06/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on stainless steel sheet and strip (SSSS) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable January 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charlotte Baskin-Gerwitz, Enforcement and Compliance, AD/CVD Operations, Office VII, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4880. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 1, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on SSSS from China for the period January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.\1\ On April 30, 2019, AK Steel Corporation, Allegheny Ludlum LLC d/b/a ATI Flat Rolled Products, North American Stainless, and Outokumpu Stainless USA LLC (collectively, the petitioners), requested an administrative review of exports of subject merchandise to the United States by specific companies in China.\2\ On June 13, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR
[19-28493][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that APRIL, the lone respondent in this administrative review, made sales of certain uncoated paper at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) March 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. DATES: Applicable January 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacob Garten, 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) 482-3342. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, APRIL. APRIL is a collapsed entity consisting of the following companies: APRIL Fine Paper Macao Offshore Limited, APRIL Fine Paper Trading Pte. Ltd., APRIL International Enterprise Pte. Ltd., A P Fine Paper Trading (Hong Kong) Limited, PT Anugerah Kertas Utama, PT Riau Andalan Kertas, PT Asia Pacific Rayon, and PT Sateri Viscose International (collectively, APRIL).\1\ ————————————————————————— 
[19-28492][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In this interim final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to make certain items subject to the EAR and to impose a license requirement for the export and reexport of those items to all destinations, except Canada. Specifically, this rule classifies software specially designed to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery, as [[Page 460]] specified, under the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 0Y521 series, specifically under ECCN 0D521. BIS adds this item to the 0Y521 series of ECCNs upon a determination by the Department of Commerce, with the concurrence of the Departments of Defense and State, and other agencies as appropriate, that the items warrant control for export because the items may provide a significant military or intelligence advantage to the United States or because foreign policy reasons justify control, pursuant to the ECCN 0Y521 series procedures. DATES: This rule is effective January 6, 2020. Comments must be received by March 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Federal rulemaking portal: http://www.regulations.gov. The regulations.gov ID number for this rule is BIS-2019-0031. All comments
[19-27649][Full Article] [PDF]

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In September of 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $200 billion as part of the action in the Section 301 investigation of China’s acts, policies, and practices related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated a product exclusion process in June 2019, and interested persons have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to grant certain exclusion requests, as specified in the Annex to this notice, and corrects a ministerial error in a previously announced exclusion. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of the September 24, 2018, effective date of the $200 billion action, to August 7, 2020. The amendment announced in this notice is retroactive to the date the original exclusion was published. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Assistant General Counsels Philip Butler or Megan Grimball, or Director of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395- 5725. For specific questions on customs classification or implementation of the product exclusions identified in the Annex to this notice, contact traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SU
[19-28506][Full Article] [PDF]