FR Alert – Covering:06/08/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders and findings with April anniversary dates. In accordance with Commerce’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. DATES: Applicable June 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Brown, 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), for administrative reviews of various AD and CVD orders and findings with April anniversary dates. All deadlines for the submission of various types of information, certifications, or comments or actions by Commerce discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting time. Notice of No Sales 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: We determine that steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Mexico that is bent on one or both ends and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise–if produced and/or exported by Deacero S.A.P.I. de C.V. (Deacero) to the United States–is circumventing the antidumping duty order on rebar from Mexico. DATES: Applicable June 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Hall-Eastman, Office III, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1468. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 15, 2014, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the antidumping duty (AD) Order on rebar from Mexico.\1\ On October 18, 2019, in response to a request from the Rebar Trade Action Coalition (the petitioner),\2\ Commerce initiated a circumvention inquiry into whether imports of otherwise straight rebar bent on one or both ends (also referred to as hooked rebar) that is produced and/or exported to the United States by Deacero and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise, constitutes merchandise “altered 
[20-12261][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 34707] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-12324] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-570-121] Difluorormethane (R-32) From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable June 8, 2020. 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks (kitchen racks) from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailing subsidies at the levels indicated in the “Final Results of Sunset Review” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Greenberg AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, [[Page 34702]] Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3053. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 14, 2009, Commerce published in the Federal Register the CVD order on kitchen racks from China.\1\ On February 3, 2020, Commerce published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot- rolled carbon steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) November 1, 2018 through October 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable June 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey, 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) 482-2312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hot- rolled steel from China.\1\ On January 17, 2020, pursuant to a request from interested parties,\2\ Commerce initiated an administrative review with respect to 238 companies, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b).\3\ On April 16, 2020, the Domestic Interested Parties timely withdrew their request for an administrative review with respect to all of the 
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 34765] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-12303] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–DVD Copy Control Association Notice is hereby given that, on May 27, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), DVD Copy Control Association (“DVD CCA”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 34765] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-12306] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Border Security Technology Consortium Notice is hereby given that, on May 19, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Border Security Technology Consortium (“BSTC”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 34764] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-12305] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993–Petroleum Environmental Research Forum Notice is hereby given that, on May 13, 2020, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Petroleum Environmental Research Forum (“PERF”) has filed written notifications simultaneously the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act’s provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks from the People’s Republic of China (China) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the “Final Results of Sunset Review” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable June 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Greenberg, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 0652. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 14, 2009, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the antidumping duty order on certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks from China.\1\ On February 3, 2020, Commerce initiated the second sunset review of the Order pursuant to 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\2\ Commerce received a notice of intent to participate from domestic interested parties, Nashville Wire Products, Inc. (Nashville Wire) and SSW Holding Company, 
[20-12262][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) has determined to institute a rescission proceeding in the above-captioned investigation and to grant a joint motion for rescission of the limited exclusion order (“LEO”) and the cease and desist order (“CDO”) previously issued in the investigation. The LEO and CDO are rescinded and the rescission proceeding is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sidney A. Rosenzweig, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-2532. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on September 5, 2018, based on a complaint filed by Heineken International B.V. and Heineken Supply Chain B.V., both of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Heineken USA Inc. 
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Effective July 6, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $34 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’s determination included a decision to establish a product exclusion process. The U.S. Trade Representative initiated the exclusion process in July 2018, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. In December 2018, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, December 2019, and February and May 2020, the U.S. Trade Representative issued determinations to grant exclusion requests and issue amendments. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to make a technical amendment to one previously granted exclusion. DATES: The technical amendment announced in this notice is retroactive to the date of publication of the original exclusion and does not extend the period for the original exclusion. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will issue instructions on entry guidance and implementation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Assistant General Counsel Philip Butler or Director 
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