FR Alert – Covering:09/18/2019

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on cold-drawn mechanical tubing of carbon and alloy steel (cold-drawn mechanical tubing) from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period September 25, 2017, through December 31, 2018, based on the timely withdrawals of the requests for review. DATES: Applicable September 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shanah Lee, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-6386. Background On February 8, 2019, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China for the period September 25, 2017, through December 31, 2018.\1\ On February 28, 2019, Howmet Corp Logistics Services (Howmet), a U.S. importer, timely filed a request to conduct an administrative review of Wuxi P&C Machinery Co., Ltd. (Wuxi P&C).\2\ Also, on February 28, 2019, ArcelorMittal Tubular Products LLC and Webco Industries, Inc. (the petitioners) timely filed a request to conduct an administrative review of 18 companies, including Wuxi 
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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 during the period of review (POR), November 1, 2017 through October 31, 2018. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. DATES: Applicable September 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maisha Cryor, AD/CVD Operations, Office IV, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5831. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 20, 2010, Commerce published in the Federal Register an antidumping (AD) order on seamless refined copper pipe and tube (copper pipe and tube) from the People’s Republic of China (China).\1\ On November 1, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the Order.\2\ On November 30, 2018, the Mueller Copper Tube Products, Inc. and Mueller Copper Tube Company, Inc., (collectively, the petitioners), timely requested that Commerce
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is correcting the final results of the changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order [[Page 49094]] on certain hot-rolled steel flat products from Japan to state the actual rate in effect for Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) on the date that those final results published. DATES: Applicable September 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Leo Ayala or Jun Jack Zhao, 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) 482-3945 or (202) 482-1396, respectively. Background On September 5, 2019, Commerce published in the Federal Register the final results of the changed circumstances review (CCR Final Results) of the antidumping duty order \1\ on certain hot-rolled steel flat products from Japan.\2\ As a result of the CCR, we determined that NSC was the successor-in-interest to Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is rescinding, in part, the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules from the People’s Republic of China (China) for the period of review (POR) December 1, 2017, through November 30, 2018. DATES: Applicable September 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Pedersen, 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) 482-2769. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 7, 2012, the Department of Commerce (Commerce) published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules, from China.\1\ On December 3, 2018, Commerce published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the Order.\2\ Commerce received multiple timely requests for an administrative review of the Order. On March 14, 2019, in accordance with section 751(a) of Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act),
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Agency Notice
SUMMARY: This document provides notice that importations into the United States of steel products of the Republic of Korea subject to absolute quota limits must be presented with valid and properly executed certificates of exportation. DATES: Certificates of exportation for importations into the United States of steel products of the Republic of Korea subject to absolute quota limits are required for such products entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after October 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julia Peterson, Quota and Agriculture Branch, Trade Policy and Programs, (202) 384-8905, HQQUOTA@cbp.dhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Absolute quotas are established by Presidential proclamations, Executive orders, and legislative enactments. See section 132.2(a) of title 19 of the Code of Federal Regulations (19 CFR 132.2(a)). On April 30, 2018, President Donald J. Trump signed Proclamation 9740 (83 FR 20683) imposing, among other things, absolute quota limits on certain steel products of the Republic of Korea, pursuant to U.S. Note 16(e), subchapter III, Chapter 99, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), and subheadings 9903.80.05 through 9903.80.58, HTSUS.
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

Agency Notice
[Notices] [Pages 49116-49117] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-20190] ======================================================================= ———————————————————————– INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1455-1457 (Preliminary)] Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Sheet From Korea, Mexico, and Oman 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
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Agency Notice
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is notifying the public that the Court of International Trade’s (CIT) final judgment in this case is not in harmony with Commerce’s final scope ruling and is, therefore, finding that zinc and nylon anchors imported by Simpson Strong-Tie Company (Simpson), are not within the scope of the antidumping duty order on certain steel nails (nails) from the People’s Republic of China (China). DATES: Applicable August 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annathea Cook, 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) 482-0250. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 10, 2016, Simpson submitted a scope request asking Commerce to confirm its claim that “Zinc Nailon\TM\” anchors and “Nylon Nailon\TM\” anchors \1\ are outside the scope of the antidumping duty order on nails from China.\2\ Simpson described the zinc and nylon anchors as consisting of two parts: (1) A zinc alloy or nylon body; and (2) a carbon and stainless steel pin.\3\
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PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS

Agency Notice
[Presidential Documents] [Pages 49185-49186] From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] [FR Doc No: 2019-20363] [[Page 49183]] Vol. 84 Wednesday, No. 181 September 18, 2019 Part II The President
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