FR Alert – Covering:02/19/2019

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Novolipetsk Steel (NLMK) did not make a bona fide sale during the period of review (POR) December 1, 2016, through November 30, 2017; therefore, we are preliminarily rescinding this administrative review. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this review. DATES: Applicable February 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John McGowan or Joshua DeMoss, AD/CVD Operations, Office VI, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3019 or (202) 482-3362, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the notice of initiation of this review on February 9, 2016.\1\ Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), Commerce extended these preliminary results by 90 days until December 4, 2018.\2\ Commerce then extended the preliminary results by an additional 30 days until January 3, 2019.\3\ 
[19-02586][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On December 19, 2018, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT or the Court) entered final judgment sustaining the final results of the second remand redetermination pertaining to the antidumping duty (AD) investigation of welded line pipe (WLP) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with Commerce’s final determination of the AD investigation of WLP from Turkey and that Commerce is amending the final determination and AD order with respect to the weighted-average dumping margins and AD cash deposit rates for Tos[ccedil]elik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi, A.[Scedil]. and Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.[Scedil]. (collectively, Tos[ccedil]elik), [Ccedil]ayirova Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.[Scedil]. and Y[uuml]cel Boru Ithalat-Ihracat ve Pazarlama A.S. (collectively, [Ccedil]ayirova), and the companies covered by the all-others rate. DATES: Applicable December 29, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Maldonado and David Crespo, AD/ CVD Operations, Office II, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4682 and (202) 482-3693, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
[19-02655][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: On January 30, 2019, the United States Court of International Trade (the CIT) entered final judgment sustaining the Department of Commerce’s (Commerce) second remand results pertaining to the fifteenth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People’s Republic of China (China) for Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd. (Xinboda). Commerce is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results and partial rescission of the fifteenth antidumping duty administrative review, and that Commerce has amended the dumping margin found for Xinboda. DATES: Applicable February 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexander Cipolla, 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) 482-4956. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 27, 2011, Commerce published the Final Results pertaining to mandatory respondent Xinboda, along with other exporters.\1\ In the Final Results, Commerce selected India as the primary surrogate
[19-02585][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Daejin Steel Co. (Daejin), Koram Inc. (Koram), and Korea Wire Co. Ltd. (Kowire) made sales of certain steel nails (steel nails) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017. DATES: Applicable February 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maliha Khan (Daejin), Trisha Tran (Koram), or Robert Galantucci (Kowire), AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0895, (202) 482-4852, or (202) 482-2923, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 12, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the 2016-2017 antidumping duty administrative review of steel nails from Korea.\1\ Commerce conducted verification of Koram and Kowire from July 23, 2018 through August 2, 2018. We invited interested parties to [[Page 4771]] 
[19-02584][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). The information collection is published in the Federal Register to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Comments are encouraged and must be submitted (no later than April 22, 2019) to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice must include the OMB Control Number 1651-0108 in the subject line and the agency name. To avoid duplicate submissions, please use only one of the following methods to submit comments: (1) Email. Submit comments to: CBP_PRA@cbp.dhs.gov. (2) Mail. Submit written comments to CBP Paperwork Reduction Act Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20229-1177. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional PRA information should be directed to Seth Renkema, Chief, Economic Impact Analysis Branch, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings, 90 K Street NE, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 
[19-02627][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The U.S. 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 applicable 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; Assistant Director for Licensing, tel.: 202-622-2480; or the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the General Counsel: Office of the Chief Counsel (Foreign Assets Control), tel.: 202-622-2410. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Electronic Availability The Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List and additional information concerning OFAC sanctions programs are available on OFAC’s website (www.treas.gov/ofac).
[19-02659][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to grant the private parties’ joint motion to terminate the investigation based on settlement. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Amanda Pitcher Fisherow, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2737. 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 this investigation on August 1, 2017, based on a complaint and supplement, filed on behalf of Hologic, Inc. of Marlborough, Massachusetts. 82 FR 35823-24 (Aug. 1, 2017). The c
[19-02671][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 4855] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-02602] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-556 and 731-TA-1311 (Final) (Remand)] Truck and Bus Tires From China Determinations The United States International Trade Commission (Commission) hereby publishes notice of its final determinations pursuant to the remand ordered by the U.S. Court of International Trade in the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of truck and bus tires from China. See Diamond Sawblades Manufacturers Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010); 19 U.S.C. 1673d(d). On the basis of the Court’s remand instructions and the parties’ comments, 
[19-02602][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), Commerce is issuing antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on rubber bands from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable February 19, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephanie Berger at (202) 482-2483 (AD) and Kristen Johnson at 202-482-4793 (CVD), AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background In accordance with sections 705(d) and 735(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), on November 20, 2018, Commerce published its affirmative final determination of sales at less than fair value (LTFV) and its affirmative final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of rubber bands from China.\1\ On February 11, 2019, the ITC notified Commerce of its final affirmative determinations that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of LTFV imports and subsidized imports of rubber bands from China, within the meaning of sections
[19-02783][Full Article] [PDF]