FR Alert – Covering:02/20/2020

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) continues to determine that two companies under review had no shipments of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR), September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018. Additionally, Commerce continues to determine that the remaining companies subject to this review are part of the China-wide entity because they failed to file no shipment statements, separate rate applications, or separate rate certifications. DATES: Applicable February 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nathan James, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5305. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 16, 2019, Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain magnesia carbon bricks from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018.\1\ We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results. No party submitted comments. Accordingly, the final results remain unchanged from the
[20-03364][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) has completed the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on monosodium glutamate (MSG) from the People’s Republic of China (China) covering the period of review (POR) November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. We continue to find that none of the exporters of subject merchandise demonstrated eligibility for a separate rate; therefore, each is part of the China-wide entity. We also continue to find that that the use of facts otherwise available is warranted with respect to the China-wide entity. DATES: Applicable February 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Ayala or Kathryn Wallace, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3945 or (202) 482-6251, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commerce published the Preliminary Results on August 30, 2019.\1\ On September 9, 2019, Commerce amended its initiation to include the China-wide entity.\2\ On September 10, 2019, Commerce issued a quantity
[20-03368][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that Protech Diamond Tools Inc. (Protech) is circumventing the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades and parts [[Page 9738]] thereof (diamond sawblades) from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable February 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yang Jin Chun, 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) 482-5760. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On October 30, 2019, Commerce published the preliminary affirmative determination of circumvention of the antidumping duty order on diamond sawblades from China.\1\ We received no case or rebuttal briefs with respect to the Preliminary Determination. On November 29, 2019, in response to the Preliminary Determination, Protech filed a letter which
[20-03362][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 9739-9740] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2020-03363] ———————————————————————– DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A-570-114] Certain Glass Containers From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation AGENCY: Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Applicable February 20, 2020. 
[20-03363][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Energy (DOE) is announcing a public workshop entitled, “Advancing the Bioeconomy: From Waste to Conversion-Ready Feedstocks.” The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) seeks to gather input from experts on the present state and future potential of using waste streams, particularly municipal solid waste, as a feedstock for producing fuels, products, and power. DATES: The workshop will be held on February 19, 2020, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and February 20, 2020, 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. To attend the workshop, you must contact Dr. Brianna Farber at (202) 586-5188 or Email: eere_biomass@ee.doe.gov by February 18, 2020. This event is open to the public but seating is limited. For those who are unable to attend the workshop but wish to submit comments, comments must be submitted on or before February 18th, 2020. ADDRESSES: The workshop will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Washington DC-Crystal City, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202. Comments may be submitted by the following methods: Email: eere_biomass@ee.doe.gov. Include “MSW workshop–public” in the subject line of the message. Postal Mail: Brianna Farber, Forrestal South 5H, U.S. Department of Energy, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20585. Due to the potential delays in DOE’s receipt and processing of mail sent through the U.S. Po
[20-03367][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review the presiding administrative law judge’s (“ALJ”) final initial determination (“ID”) in part. On review, the Commission affirms the ID’s finding of a violation of section 337 in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission requests written submissions from the parties, interested government agencies, and interested persons on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding concerning respondent Eonsmoke, LLC (“Eonsmoke”) and defaulting respondent XFire, Inc. (“XFire”). The Commission has also determined to extend the target date for completion of the above-captioned investigation to Monday, April 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cathy Chen, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-205-2392. Copies of non- confidential [[Page 9804]] 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.usi
[20-03346][Full Article] [PDF]

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: In September of 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 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 makes amendments to certain notes in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). DATES: The product exclusions announced in this notice will apply as of September 24, 2018, the effective date of the $200 billion action, to August 7, 2020. The amendments announced in this notice are retroactive to the date the original exclusions were published. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For general questions about this notice, contact Assistant General Counsels Philip Butler or Benjamin Allen, 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 this notice, co
[20-03377][Full Article] [PDF]