FR Alert – Covering:12/17/2019

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Datong Juqiang Activated Carbon Co., Ltd. (Datong Juqiang) and Carbon Activated Tianjin Co., Ltd. (Carbon Activated) sold certain activated carbon from the People’s Republic of China (China) at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) April 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable December 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bob Palmer or Jinny Ahn, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0968 or (202) 482-0339, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results \1\ on June 14, 2019. For events subsequent to the Preliminary Results, see the Issues and Decision Memorandum.\2\ On September 20, 2019,\3\ in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce extended the deadline for issuing the final results until December 11, 2019. 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that sales of certain hot-rolled steel flat products from Australia were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR) October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel Greenberg, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0652. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 11, 2018, Commerce initiated the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from Australia in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ This review covers one producer/exporter of subject merchandise, the collapsed entity, BlueScope Steel (AIS) Pty Ltd., BlueScope Steel Ltd., and BlueScope Steel Distribution Pty Ltd. (collectively, BlueScope).\2\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Turkey for the period September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable December 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lochard Philozin, 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) 482-4260. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 3, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on OCTG from Turkey for the period of review September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2019.\1\ On September 30, 2019, the petitioners \2\ timely requested an administrative review of the order with respect to certain companies.\3\ On [[Page 68884]]
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Power Steel Co., Ltd. (Power Steel), an exporter of steel concrete reinforcing bar (rebar) from Taiwan, sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) March 7, 2017 through September 30, 2018. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathryn Wallace and Leo Ayala, 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) 482-6251 and (202) 482-3945, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on rebar from Taiwan in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).\1\ On December 11, 2018, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the Order covering two companies.\2\ On December 18, 2019, we issued the standard antidumping duty
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) hereby publishes a list of scope rulings and anti-circumvention determinations made during the period January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marcia E. Short, AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue [[Page 68878]] NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-1560. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce regulations provide that it will publish in the Federal Register a list of scope rulings on a quarterly basis.\1\ Our most recent notification of scope rulings was published on September 25, 2019.\2\ This current notice covers all scope rulings and anti- circumvention determinations made by Enforcement and Compliance between January 1, 2019 through March 31, 2019. —————————————————————————
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily finds that Colakoglu Metalurji A.S. and Colakoglu Dis Ticaret A.S. (collectively, Colakoglu), a producer and exporter of certain hot-rolled steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey), sold subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value during the period of review (POR) October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. In addition, Commerce preliminarily determines that Eregli Demir ve Celik Fabrikalari T.A.S. and Iskenderun Iron & Steel Works Co. (collectively, Erdemir Group) had no shipments during the POR. We invite all interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable December 17, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lingjun Wang, 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) 482-2316. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hot-rolled steel from Turkey in accordance with section 751(a)(1)(B) of Tariff Act of
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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Defense is publishing the unclassified text of an arms sales notification. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karma Job at karma.d.job.civ@mail.mil or (703) 697-8976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 36(b)(1) arms sales notification is published to fulfill the requirements of section 155 of Public Law 104- 164 dated July 21, 1996. The following is a copy of a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Transmittal 19-49 with attached Policy Justification and Sensitivity of Technology. Dated: December 12, 2019. Aaron T. Siegel, Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense. BILLING CODE 5001-06-P [[Page 68906]] [GRAPHIC] [TIFF OMITTED] TN17DE19.004 BILLING CODE 5001-06-C Transmittal No. 19-49 Notice of Proposed Issuance of Letter of Offer Pursuant to Section 36(b)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended
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DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document contains final regulations that provide guidance relating to the determination of the foreign tax credit under the Internal Revenue Code. The guidance relates to changes made to the applicable law by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was enacted on December 22, 2017. This document finalizes the proposed regulations published on December 7, 2018. This document also finalizes proposed regulations on overall foreign losses that were published on June 25, 2012, and finalizes certain portions of proposed regulations published on November 7, 2007, relating to a U.S. taxpayer’s obligation to notify the IRS of a foreign tax redetermination. DATES: Effective Date: These regulations are effective on December 17, 2019. Applicability Dates: For dates of applicability, see Sec. Sec. 1.861-8(h), 1.861-9(k), 1.861-10(f), 1.861-11(h), 1.861-13(d), 1.861- 17(i), 1.901(j)-1(b), 1.904-1(e), 1.904-2(k), 1.904-3(h), 1.904-4(q), 1.904-5(o), 1.904-6(d), 1.904(b)-3(f), 1.904(f)-12(j)(6), 1.904(g)- 3(l), 1.905-3(d), 1.954-1(h), 1.960-7, 1.965-9(c), and 1.986(a)-1(f). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Concerning Sec. Sec. 1.861-8 through 1.861-13, 1.861-17, and 1.904(b)-3, Jeffrey P. Cowan, (202) 317-4924; concerning Sec. Sec. 1.901(j)-1, 1.904-1 through 1.904-6, 1.904(f)-12, 1.904(g)-3, 1.905-3, 1.954-1, 1.986(a)-1, Jeffrey L. Pa
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Wearable Monitoring Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof, DN 3423; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205- 2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the 
[19-27100][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Dissolving Microneedle Patch Technology for Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Use, Amended DN 3420; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov, and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205- 2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by 
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Effective August 23, 2018, the U.S. Trade Representative imposed additional duties on goods of China with an annual trade value of approximately $16 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 September 2018, and stakeholders have submitted requests for the exclusion of specific products. In July, September and October 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted exclusion requests. This notice makes amendments to certain notes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions as necessary. DATES: The amendments announced in this notice are retroactive to the date the original exclusions were published and do not extend the period for the original exclusions. 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 of Industrial Goods Justin Hoffmann at (202) 395-5725. For specific q
[19-27072][Full Article] [PDF]
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, and March, April, May, June, July, September, and October 2019, the U.S. Trade Representative granted exclusion requests. This notice announces the U.S. Trade Representative’s determination to grant an additional exclusion request, as specified in the Annex to this notice, and makes amendments to certain notes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The U.S. Trade Representative will continue to issue decisions as necessary. DATES: The product exclusion will apply as of the July 6, 2018 effective date of the $34 billion action, and will extend to October 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The amendments announced in this notice are retroactive to the date the original exclusions were published and do not extend the peri
[19-27070][Full Article] [PDF]
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 [[Page 69013]] 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 
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