FR Alert – Covering:05/08/2020

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that S.C. Silcotub S.A. (Silcotub), a producer/exporter of certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe (small diameter seamless pipe) from Romania, did not sell subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) August 1, 2018 through July 31, 2019. In addition, Commerce preliminarily determines that ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Roman S.A. (ArcelorMittal) had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable May 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Johnson or Samantha Kinney, 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) 482-4929 or (202) 482-2285, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 7, 2019, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review
[20-09905][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Teh Fong Min International Co., Ltd. (TFM), the sole producer and/ or exporter subject to this administrative review, made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this review. DATES: Applicable May 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Hansen, 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) 482-3683. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 15, 2019, Commerce initiated the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stilbenic optical brightening agents (OBAs) from Taiwan.\1\ The period of review is May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. ————————————————————————— \1\ See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 84 FR 33739, 33743 (July 15, 2019) 
[20-09907][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On December 18, 2019, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate products (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). Based on our analysis of the comments received, we continue to find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value. DATES: Applicable May 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Hollander or Michael A. Romani, 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) 482-2805 or (202) 482-0198, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 18, 2019, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of this administrative review.\1\ The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019. We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results and received case and rebuttal briefs from interested parties.\2\ —————————————————————————
[20-09889][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing its eighth Fair Lending Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Fair Lending Report) to Congress. The Bureau is committed to ensuring fair, equitable, and nondiscriminatory access to credit for both individuals and communities. This report describes our fair lending activities in innovation, outreach, prioritization, guidance and rulemaking, supervision, and enforcement for calendar year 2019. DATES: The Bureau released the April 2020 Fair Lending Report on its website on April 30, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Conner, Senior Policy Counsel, Fair Lending, at 1-855-411-2372. If you require this document in an alternative electronic format, please contact CFPB_Accessibility@cfpb.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1. Fair Lending Report of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, April 2020 Message From Kathleen L. Kraninger, Director I am pleased to present this Fair Lending Annual Report to Congress
[20-09890][Full Article] [PDF]

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In September 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 technical errors in previously announced exclusions. DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of September 24, 2018, the effective date of the $200 billion action, and extend to August 7, 2020. The amendments announced in this notice are retroactive to the date that the original exclusions were 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.d
[20-09828][Full Article] [PDF]