FR Alert – Covering:02/27/2019

Todays Federal Register

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminary determines that sales of certain carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate (CTL plate) from the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany) were made at less than normal value during the period of review (POR), November 14, 2016, through April 30, 2018. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Goldberger or Ross Belliveau, 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) 482-4136 or (202) 482-4952, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain carbon and alloy steel hot-rolled or forged flat plate products not in coils, whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic substances from Germany. Products subject to the order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7208.40.3030, 7208.40.3060, 7208.51.0030,
[19-03422][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review, in part, of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails from Taiwan for the period July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Irene Gorelik, AD/CVD Operations, Office VIII, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6905. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 10, 2018, based on timely requests for review for 86 companies by Mid Continent Steel & Wire, Inc. (Mid Continent), a domestic producer and interested party,\1\ and various Taiwanese companies,\2\ Commerce published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails from Taiwan covering the period July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.\3\ —————————————————————————
[19-03421][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Secretary of Commerce, through the Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (“OTEA”), issued an [[Page 6377]] Export Trade Certificate of Review to AGC on February 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Flynn, Director, OTEA, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482-5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or email at etca@trade.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001-21) (“the Act”) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. An Export Trade Certificate of Review protects the holder and the members identified in the Certificate from State and Federal government antitrust actions and from private treble damage antitrust actions for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out in compliance with its terms and conditions. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325 (2018). OTEA is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(b), which requires the Secretary of Commerce to publish a summary of the certification in the Federal Register. Under Section 305(a) of the Act and 15 CFR 325.11(a), any person aggrieved by the Secretary’s determination may, within 30 days of the date of this notice, bring an action in any appropriate district court of the United 
[19-03324][Full Article] [PDF]

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of the Treasury will submit the following information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, on or after the date of publication of this notice. The public is invited to submit comments on these requests. DATES: Comments should be received on or before March 29, 2019 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Send comments regarding the burden estimate, or any other aspect of the information collection, including suggestions for reducing the burden, to (1) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attention: Desk Officer for Treasury, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, or email at OIRA_Submission@OMB.EOP.gov and (2) Treasury PRA Clearance Officer, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 8100, Washington, DC 20220, or email at PRA@treasury.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of the submissions may be obtained from Jennifer Quintana by emailing PRA@treasury.gov, calling (202) 622-0489, or viewing the entire information collection request at www.reginfo.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
[19-03336][Full Article] [PDF]

INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). DATES: Applicable February 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ross Belliveau or Ajay Menon, 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) 482-4952, or (202) 482-1993, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The petitioners in this investigation are American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Berg Steel Pipe Corp./Berg Spiral Pipe Corp, Dura-Bond Industries, Skyline Steel, Stupp Corporation, Greens Bayou Pipe Mill, LP, JSW Steel (USA) Inc., and Trinity Products LLC (collectively, the petitioners). In addition to the Government of Turkey, the mandatory respondents in this investigation are Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Borusan) and HDM Celik Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (HDM Celik). 
[19-03344][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca M. Janz or William Miller, 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) 482-2972 or (202) 482-3906, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 27, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of welded pipe from Turkey, in which we also postponed the final determination until January 9, 2019.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be
[19-03317][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the “Final Determination” section of this notice. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George Ayache or Robert Palmer, 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) 482-2623 or (202) 482-9068, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The petitioners in this investigation are American Cast Iron Pipe Company, Berg Steel Pipe Corp./Berg Spiral Pipe Corp, Dura-Bond Industries, Skyline Steel, Stupp Corporation, Greens Bayou Pipe Mill, LP, JSW Steel (USA) Inc., and Trinity Products LLC (collectively, the petitioners). In addition to the Government of Korea (GOK), the mandatory respondents in this investigation are Husteel Co., Ltd. (Husteel), Hyundai Steel Company (Hyundai Steel), and SeAH Steel
[19-03318][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from Canada is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan S. Pulongbarit or Annathea Cook, 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) 482-4031or (202) 482- 0250, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 27, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of welded pipe from Canada, in which we also postponed the final determination until January 9, 2018.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be
[19-03316][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that imports of large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from Greece are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2019. 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: Background On August 27, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of welded pipe from Greece, in which we also postponed the final [[Page 6365]] determination until January 9, 2019.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events
[19-03315][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (“Commission”) has determined not to review an initial determination (“ID”) (Order No. 29) terminating the investigation in its entirety based on withdrawal of the operative complaint by Complainant Ultravision Technologies, LLC of Dallas, Texas (“Ultravision”). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl P. Bretscher, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202-205-2382. 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 (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Docket Information System (“EDIS”) (https://edis.usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal, telephone 202-205-1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 31, 2018, the Commission instituted this investigation ba
[19-03340][Full Article] [PDF]
Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) determines that large diameter welded pipe (welded pipe) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) for the period of investigation (POI) January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable February 27, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sergio Balbontin, or Jesus Saenz, 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) 482-6478 or (202) 482-8184. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 27, 2018, Commerce published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Determination of sales at LTFV of welded pipe from Korea, in which we also postponed the final determination until January 9, 2019.\1\ We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. A summary of the events that occurred since Commerce published the Preliminary Determination, as well as a full discussion of the issues raised by parties for this final determination, may be
[19-03319][Full Article] [PDF]