FR Alert – Covering:10/18/2019

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain producers and exporters of passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People’s Republic of China (China) did not make sales of subject merchandise at prices below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR) August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable October 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Toni Page, 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) 482-1398. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 10, 2015, Commerce issued an antidumping duty (AD) order on passenger tires from China.\1\ Several [[Page 55910]] interested parties requested that Commerce conduct an administrative review of the AD Order, and on October 4, 2018, Commerce published in
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that producers and/or exporters subject to this administrative review made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the February 3, 2017 through July 31, 2018 period of review (POR). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable October 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Griffith, Laurel LaCivita, or Jean Valdez, 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- 6430, (202) 482-4243, or (202) 482-3855, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 4, 2018, based on timely requests for review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on dioctyl terephthalate (DOTP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea), covering three companies: Aekyung Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (AKP), LG Chem Ltd. (LG Chem), and Hanwha Chemical Corporation (Hanwha Chemical).\1\ Commerce exercised
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain steel nails (nails) from the People’s Republic of China (China) were sold in the United States at less than normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR), August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018. DATES: Applicable October 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annathea Cook or Benito Ballesteros, 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) 482-0250 or (202) 482- 7425, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 4, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on nails from China \1\ for the POR, August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.\2\ Commerce initiated a review with respect to 213 companies.\3\ Pursuant to section 777A(c)(2)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce selected three mandatory respondents, The Stanley Works (Langfang) Fastening Systems Co., Ltd.
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 55904] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22721] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee; Revised–Notice of Partially Closed Meeting The Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee (SITAC) will meet on October 29, 2019, 9:30 a.m., in the Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 6087B, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania Avenues NW, Washington, DC. The Committee advises the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration on technical questions that affect the level of export controls applicable to sensors and instrumentation equipment and technology. 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that certain producers and exporters of passenger vehicle and light truck tires (passenger tires) from the People’s Republic of China (China) received countervailable subsidies during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable October 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrew Huston, 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) 482-4261. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 10, 2015, Commerce issued a countervailing duty (CVD) order on passenger tires from China.\1\ Several interested parties requested that Commerce conduct an administrative review of the CVD Order, and on October 4, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the CVD Order for 46 producers/exporters for the POR.\2\ Commerce exercised its discretion to toll all deadlines affected by the partial federal government closure from December 22, 2018 through the resumption of
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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 55961-55963] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-22737] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– 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: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in part and remand in part the final initial determination (“ID”) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (“ALJ”) on August 12, 2019, finding a violation of section 337 in the above-referenced investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Liberman, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3115. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.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 the investigation on July 23, 2018, based on a complaint filed by SnapRays, LLC d
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in part the administrative law judge’s (“ALJ”) initial determination (“ID”), which grants respondents’ motion for summary determination that the complainant failed to satisfy the economic prong of the domestic industry requirement as to U.S. Patent Nos. 6,394,424 (“the ‘424 patent”); 6,439,547 (“the ‘547 patent”); 6,533,254 (“the ‘254 patent”); and 7,070,173 (“the ‘173 patent). On review, the Commission affirms with modification the ID’s finding that respondents are entitled to summary determination that the complainant failed to satisfy the domestic industry requirement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynde Herzbach, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-3228. Copies of non- confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or 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 https://www.usitc.gov. The public recor
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In response to requests from Domtar Corporation; Packaging Corporation of America; North Pacific Paper Company; Finch Paper LLC; United Steel, Paper, and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union (collectively, the petitioners), the U.S. Department of Commerce (Commerce) is initiating an anti-circumvention inquiry. In this inquiry, Commerce intends to determine whether certain imports of sheeter rolls of uncoated paper exported from Australia, Brazil, the People’s Republic of China (China), and Indonesia, and completed by conversion into sheets of paper in the United States, are circumventing the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain uncoated paper sheets. Commerce declines to initiate an anti-circumvention inquiry on Portugal at this time. DATES: Applicable October 18, 2019. [[Page 55916]] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Genevieve Coen, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482- 3251. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing an antidumping duty order on glycine from Thailand. DATES: Applicable October 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith at (202) 482-1766 or Jesus Saenz at (202) 482-8184, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 5, 2019, Commerce published its affirmative final determination in the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of glycine from Thailand.\1\ On October 8, 2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its final affirmative determination, pursuant to section 735(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of LTFV imports of glycine from Thailand.\2\ Further, the ITC determined that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to LTFV imports of glycine from Thailand. —————————————————————————
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In a notice published on October 9, 2019 (October 9th Notice), the U.S. Trade Representative determined to take action in this 301 investigation in the form of additional duties on products of certain member States of the European Union, effective October 18, 2019. This Notice makes technical changes in order to implement the intended scope of the action, and to correct other errors. DATES: The technical changes as set out in Annex A to this Notice are applicable with respect to products that are entered for consumption, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on October 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For questions about this notice, contact Assistant General Counsel Megan Grimball, (202) 395-5725. For questions on customs classification of products covered by this action, contact Traderemedy@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: For background on the proceedings in this [[Page 55999]] investigation, please see the prior notices issued in the investigation including 84 FR 15028 (April 12, 2019), 84 FR 32248 (July 5, 2019), and 84 FR 54245 (October 9, 2019). In the October 9th notice (84 FR 54245), the U.S. Trade
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