FR Alert – Covering:08/20/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to find that Banduoo Ltd. (Banduoo); Fujian Rongshu Industry Co., Ltd. (Fujian Rongshu); Roung Shu Industry Corporation (Roung Shu); and Xiamen Yi-He Textile Co., Ltd. (Xiamen Yi-He) made no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) of September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable August 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brittany Bauer, 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) 482-3860. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [[Page 51412]] Background On April 9, 2020, Commerce published the Preliminary Results.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Results, but we received no comments. ————————————————————————— 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. (Huawei) and a number of non- U.S. affiliates have been placed on the Entity List. In order to further address the continuing threat to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests posed by Huawei and its non-U.S. affiliates, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in this final rule is making three sets of changes to controls for Huawei and its listed non-U.S. affiliates under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). First, BIS is adding additional non-U.S. affiliates of Huawei to the Entity List because they also pose a significant risk of involvement in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. Second, this rule removes a temporary general license for Huawei and its non-U.S. affiliates and replaces those provisions with a more limited authorization that will better protect U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. Third, in response to public comments, this final rule amends General Prohibition Three, also known as the foreign-produced direct product rule, to revise the control over certain foreign-produced items recently implemented by BIS. These revisions are consistent with the authority provided by the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA). DATES: This rule is effective August 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CO
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is clarifying the supplemental license requirements for parties listed on the Entity List pursuant to the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA). Specifically, this final rule clarifies the Entity List’s supplemental licensing requirements to state that these end-user controls apply to any listed entity when that entity is acting as a purchaser, intermediate or ultimate consignee, or end-user as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). DATES: This rule is effective August 17, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, End-User Review Committee, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of Commerce, Phone: (202) 482-5991, Fax: (202) 482-3911, Email: ERC@bis.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Entity List (Supplement No. 4 to part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)) identifies entities for which there is reasonable cause to believe, based on specific and articulable facts, that the entities have been involved, are involved, or pose a significant risk of being or becoming involved in activities contrary 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that Kunshan Jujia Decoration Design Co., Ltd. (Jujia) did not make a bona fide sale for antidumping duty purposes during the period of review (POR) January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Therefore, Commerce is preliminarily rescinding this review. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of the review. DATES: Applicable August 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Bremer, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4987. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 27, 2020, Commerce published a notice of initiation of a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China (China).\1\ Commerce subsequently issued an antidumping duty questionnaire, and supplemental questionnaires, to Jujia and received timely responses thereto. For additional background, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.\2\ ————————————————————————— 
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As a result of continued disruptions and uncertainty to the U.S. food agriculture sector during the summer and upcoming fall agricultural season caused by the global novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has decided it is necessary to temporarily extend the amendments to certain regulations regarding temporary and seasonal agricultural workers, and their U.S. employers, within the H-2A nonimmigrant classification. Through this temporary final rule DHS is [[Page 51305]] partially extending some of the provisions of the April 20, 2020, temporary final rule. Namely, the Department will continue to allow H- 2A employees whose extension of stay H-2A petitions are supported by valid temporary labor certifications issued by the Department of Labor to begin work with a new employer immediately after the extension of stay petition is received by USCIS. DHS will apply this temporary final rule to H-2A petitions requesting an extension of stay, if they were received on or after August 19, 2020, but no later than December 17, 2020. The temporary extension of these flexibilities will ensure that agricultural employers have access to the orderly and timely flow of legal foreign workers, thereby protecting the integrity of the nation’s
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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 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 Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, tel.: 202-622-4855. 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). 
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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: American Airlines, Inc. (American) and JetBlue Airways Corporation (JetBlue) have submitted cooperative agreements, including code-sharing and alliance agreements, to the U.S. Department of Transportation (Department) for review. The statute requires such joint venture agreements between major U.S. passenger airlines to be submitted to the Department at least 30 days before the agreements may take effect and authorizes the Department to extend the waiting period for these agreements beyond the initial 30-day period. The Department has determined to extend the waiting period for the American/JetBlue agreements for an additional 90 days. DATES: The waiting period will now expire on November 19, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Homan, Director, Office of Aviation Analysis, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590 or (202) 366-5903. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 22, 2020, American and JetBlue submitted cooperative agreements, including code-sharing and alliance agreements, to the Department. We are informally reviewing the agreements submitted by the two carriers under 49 U.S.C. 41720. The statute requires such joint venture agreements between major U.S. passenger airlines to be submitted to the Department at least 30 days before the agreements may take effect. 
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 51490-51491] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-18201] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731-TA-1528 (Preliminary)] Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Vietnam Determination On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigation, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of seamless refined copper pipe and tube from Vietnam, provided for in subheading 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 51491-51492] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-18212] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-653 and 731-TA-1527 (Preliminary)] Standard Steel Welded Wire Mesh From Mexico Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of standard steel welded wire mesh from Mexico, provided for in subheadings 7314.20.00 and 7314.39.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on barium carbonate from the People’s Republic of China (China) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of the AD order. APPLICABLE DATE: Applicable August 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliza Siordia, Office V, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3878. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 1, 2003, Commerce published its AD order on barium carbonate from China.\1\ On January 2, 2020, the ITC instituted,\2\ and Commerce initiated,\3\ the third sunset review of the Order, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 as amended (the Act). As a result of its review, Commerce determined that a revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and, 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is amending the scope of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of wood mouldings and millwork products (millwork products) from the People’s Republic of China (China) to conform with the scope published in the preliminary determinations of the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigations of millwork products from Brazil and China, where appropriate. The period of investigation is January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. DATES: Applicable August 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik, 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) 482-6905. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published its CVD Preliminary Determination on June 12, 2020.\1\ ————————————————————————— \1\ See Wood Mouldings and Millwork Products from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary AffirmativeCountervailing Duty 
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on ferrovanadium from the Republic of South Africa (South Africa) and the People’s Republic of China (China) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of these AD orders. DATES: Applicable August 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ian Hamilton, Office II, AD/CVD Operations, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4798. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [[Page 51409]] Background On January 2, 2020, the ITC instituted,\1\ and Commerce initiated,\2\ the third five-year (sunset) reviews of the AD orders on ferrovanadium from South Africa and China,\3\ pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). As a result of 
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Agency Notice
[Notices] [Page 51491] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-18210] ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701-TA-652 and 731-TA-1524-1526 (Preliminary)] Silicon Metal From Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Kazakhstan, and Malaysia Determinations On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (“Commission”) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (“the Act”), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of silicon metal from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, and Malaysia, provided for 
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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This notice is a request for comments from the public to assist the Secretary of Labor and the United States Trade Representative in preparing a report on labor capacity-building efforts under Chapter 16 (“the Labor Chapter”) and Annex 16.5 of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (“CAFTA-DR”). Comments are also welcomed on efforts made by the CAFTA-DR countries to implement the labor obligations under the Labor Chapter and the recommendations contained in a paper entitled, “The Labor Dimension in Central America and the Dominican Republic–Building on Progress: Strengthening Compliance and Enhancing Capacity” (the “White Paper”). This report is required under the Dominican Republic- Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (CAFTA-DR Implementation Act). The reporting function and the responsibility for soliciting public comments required under this Act were assigned to the Secretary of Labor in consultation with the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The upcoming report will consolidate reporting periods to cover January 1, 2016, through February 29, 2020. Public comments received in response to the November 21, 2017, Federal Register Notice soliciting input on labor capacity- building efforts under the CAFTA-DR will be taken under consideration for 
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