FR Alert – Covering:05/11/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain welded stainless pressure pipes (WSPP) from India for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018, based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review. DATES: Applicable May 11, 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 November 1, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the CVD order on WSPP from India for the POR of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.\1\ On November 29, 2019, Commerce received a timely-filed request from Sunrise Stainless Private Limited, Sun Mark Stainless Pvt. Ltd., and Shah Foils Ltd. (collectively, Sunrise Group) for an administrative review of its exports of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On April 23, 2020, the Court of International Trade (the Court) issued final judgment in Jacobi Carbons AB et al. v. United States, Consol. Court No. 16-00185, sustaining the Department of Commerce’s (Commerce’s) final results of redetermination pursuant to remand pertaining to the eighth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People’s Republic of China (China) covering the period of April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015. Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Timken Co. v. United States (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades), Commerce is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results of the administrative review, and that Commerce is amending the final results. DATES: Applicable April 23, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Palmer, 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) 482-9068. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) [[Page 27716]] for the period February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020. DATES: Applicable May 11, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6905. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 8, 2020, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Vietnam covering the period February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020.\1\ Commerce initiated the administrative review for a single exporter, Blue Bay Seafood Co., Ltd., based on timely requests for review filed by Blue Bay Seafood
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This rule amends the Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS” or “the Department”) regulations to achieve greater reciprocity between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC), with the exception of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) or Macau SAR passport holders, relative to the treatment of representatives of foreign information media of the respective countries seeking entry into the other country. For entry into the United States, such foreign nationals would seek to be admitted in I nonimmigrant status as bona fide representatives of foreign information media. These changes apply to foreign nationals who present a passport issued by the PRC, with the exception of Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR passport holders. Under this rule, DHS will admit such aliens in I nonimmigrant status, or otherwise grant I nonimmigrant status to such aliens, only for the period necessary to accomplish the authorized purpose of their stay in the United States, not to exceed 90 days. The rule also allows such visitors to apply for extensions of stay. DATES: This rule is effective on May 8, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Paul Minton, Program Manager, Enforcement Programs, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, at 202-344-1581 or Paul.A.Minton@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The 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 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; [[Page 27806]] Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Consistent with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) has submitted a proposal for the collection of information to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval. The proposed information collection is a three-year extension of the current generic clearance (approved by OMB under Control No. 3117-0016) under which the Commission can issue information collections for import injury investigations and reviews that it is required to conduct under the Tariff Act of 1930, the Trade Act of 1974, and other trade remedy statutes that require or authorize the Commission to make findings or determinations. These investigations and reviews include: Antidumping duty, countervailing duty, global safeguard, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement safeguard, market disruption, interference with programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and bilateral safeguard. Any comments submitted to OMB on the proposed information collection should be specific, indicating which part of the questionnaires or study plan are objectionable, describing the issue in detail, and including specific revisions or language changes. The Commission did not receive any comments in response to the 60- day notice that it published in the Federal Register on January 29, 2020. DATES: Comments must be submit
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating a changed circumstances review (CCR) of the antidumping duty (AD) order on refillable stainless steel kegs (kegs) from the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany) based upon a request from American Keg Company (the petitioner), as well as issuing preliminary results in that CCR. We preliminarily determine that the AD order on kegs from Germany should be revoked, in whole, with respect to products subject to the order entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 13, 2019. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable May 11, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Hollander, AD/CVD Operations, Office I, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2805. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 16, 2019, Commerce published the AD Order.\1\ On January 30, 2020, the petitioner requested that Commerce conduct an expedited CCR for this AD Order, pursuant to section 751(b) of the
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that a second amended complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on April 6, 2020, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 on behalf of Luraco Health & Beauty, LLC of Arlington, Texas. A supplement was filed on April 21, 2020. The second amended complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain spa pumps, jet pump housings, pedicure spas, components thereof, and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims in U.S. Patent No. 9,926,933 (“the ‘933 patent”); U.S. Patent No. D622,736 (“the ‘736 patent”); U.S. Patent No. D751,723 (“the ‘723 patent”); and U.S. Patent No. 10,451,071 (“the ‘071 patent”). The second amended complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders. ADDRESSES: The second amended complaint, as amended, except for any confidential information contained therein, may be viewed on the Commission’s ele
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”) has issued a recommended determination on remedy and bonding should a violation be found in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting submissions on public interest issues raised by the recommended limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders against certain dental and orthodontic scanners and software. This notice is soliciting comments from the public only. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Needham, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 708-5468. 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: Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4). Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 provides that, if the Commission finds a violation, it 
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