FR Alert – Covering:01/08/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On December 18, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) remand redetermination pertaining to the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of certain corrosion-resistant steel products (corrosion- resistant steel) from India. Commerce is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with Commerce’s amended final determination in the LTFV investigation of corrosion-resistant steel from India. Pursuant to the CIT’s final judgment, Uttam Galva Steels Ltd. (Uttam Galva) is being excluded from the order. DATES: Applicable December 28, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kabir Archuletta, 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) 482-2593. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The litigation in Uttam Galva Steels Limited v. United States relates to Commerce’s final determination in the LTFV investigation covering corrosion-resistant steel from India.\1\ In its Amended Final Determination and Order, Commerce reached affirmative determinations
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cold- drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel (cold-drawn mechanical tubing) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period November 22, 2017 through May 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable January 8, 2020. 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 June 3, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on cold- drawn mechanical tubing from China for the period November 22, 2017, through May [[Page 879]] 31, 2019.\1\ On June 27, 2019, Commerce received a timely request for
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 874-875] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-00043] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security In the Matter of: Resit Tavan, Tatli Su Mah. No. 72/A, Umraniye– Istanbul 34764; Order Denying Export Privileges On August 29, 2019, in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Resit Tavan (“Tavan”) was convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. 371. Specifically, Tavan was convicted of knowingly and intentionally conspiring to violate U.S. sanctions by exporting specialized marine equipment from the United States to Iran, without the required U.S. Government authorization. Tavan was sentenced to 28 months in prison, with credit for time served, and a $100 special assessment.
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is correcting the final determinations of anti-circumvention inquiries on the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain corrosion-resistant steel products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). DATES: Applicable January 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chien-Min Yang, 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) 482-5484. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 26, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the affirmative final determinations of anti- circumvention inquiries \1\ related to the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on CORE from Korea.\2\ The published Federal Register notice and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (IDM) at page eight erroneously stated that the following five companies were not eligible for the certification process with regard to hot-rolled steel (HRS) and cold-rolled steel (CRS) from Korea: \3\ (1) Dai Thien Loc Corporation; (2) Formosa Ha Tinh Corporation; (3) Hoa Sen Group; (4) Ton Dong A Corp.; and (5) Vina One Steel Manufacturing. However, as noted in the IDM at page seventeen, Commerce has determined that these five companies are in fact eligible for the cer
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the People’s Republic of China (China), covering the period April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Commerce preliminarily determines that Tianjin Magnesium International, Co., Ltd. (TMI) and Tianjin Magnesium Metal, Co., Ltd. (TMM) did not have reviewable entries during the period of review (POR). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable January 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kyle Clahane, 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) 482-5449. Background On April 1, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from China for the POR.\1\ On June 13, 2019, in response to a timely request from US Magnesium LLC (the [[Page 880]] 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before March 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Mark Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of Industry and Security, 1401 Constitution Avenue, Suite 2099B, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This collection of information is needed to detect violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and determine if an
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, 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 proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before March 9, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Mark Crace, IC Liaison, Bureau of Industry and Security, 1401 Constitution Avenue, Suite 2099B, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@doc.gov). Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract This collection of information supports enforcement of the Antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Commerce finds that Wor-Biz Industrial Product Co., Ltd. (Anhui) (Wor-Biz Industrial) is the successor-in-interest to Wor-Biz Trading Co., Ltd. (Anhui) (Wor-Biz Trading), and therefore is entitled to Wor-Biz Trading’s antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) cash deposit rates with respect to entries of subject merchandise. DATES: Applicable January 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Bowen at (202) 482-0768 (AD) or Dennis McClure at (202) 482-5973 (CVD), Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 31, 2018, Commerce published the AD and CVD orders on imports of cast iron soil pipe fittings from China.\1\ On November 21, 2019, Commerce initiated changed circumstances reviews (CCRs) and made preliminary findings that Wor-Biz Industrial is the successor-in- interest to Wor-Biz Trading and is entitled to Wor-Biz Trading’s AD and CVD cash deposit rates with respect to entries of subject merchandise.\2\ We provided interested parties the opportunity to
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 875-876] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-00046] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security In the Matter of: Ruben Beltran-Ramos, a/k/a Ruben Ramos-Beltran, Inmate Number: 50076-479, Big Spring Correctional Institution, 2001 Rickabaugh Drive, Big Spring, TX 79720; Order Denying Export Privileges On November 20, 2018, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Ruben Beltran-Ramos a/k/a Ruben Ramos-Beltran (“Beltran-Ramos”) was convicted of violating 18 U.S.C. 554(a). Specifically, Beltran-Ramos was convicted of knowingly exporting and attempting to export five thousand cartridges of 7.62 x 39 mm caliber ammunition from the United States to Mexico, contrary to Section 38 of the Arms Export Control Act, 22 U.S.C. 2778 (2012). Beltran-Ramos was
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 873-874] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-00044] ======================================================================== Notices Federal Register ________________________________________________________________________ This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. ======================================================================== Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 5 / Wednesday, January 8, 2020 / Notices 
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 901-903] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-00093] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION Granting of Requests for Early Termination of the Waiting Period Under the Premerger Notification Rules Section 7A of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. 18a, as added by Title II of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, requires persons contemplating certain mergers or acquisitions to give the Federal Trade Commission and the Assistant Attorney General advance notice and to wait designated periods before consummation of such plans. Section 7A(b)(2) of the Act permits the agencies, in individual cases, to terminate this waiting period prior to its expiration and requires that notice of this action be published in the Federal Register.
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-624-625 and 731-TA-1450-1451 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of quartz surface products from India and Turkey, provided for in subheading 6810.99.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (“Commerce”) to be subsidized and sold at less-than-fair-value. DATES: December 13, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Duffy ((202) 708-2579), 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 at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for these investigations may be viewed on the Commissi
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain collated steel staples (collated staples) 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). The [[Page 883]] period of investigation (POI) is October 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable January 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Balbontin or William Horn, AD/ CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6478, or (202) 482-4868, 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 3,
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