Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Review of Finding of Reciprocity (Dominican Republic), 26 U.S.C. 4221, 54560-54561 [E8-22032]

Download as PDF 54560 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 184 / Monday, September 22, 2008 / Notices Dated: September 16, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–22108 Filed 9–19–08; 8:45 am] Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit rates will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of PTFE from Italy entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(1) of the Act: (1) the cash deposit rate listed above for Solvay will be the rate established in the final results of this review, except if a rate is less than 0.5 percent, and therefore de minimis, the cash deposit rate will be zero; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company–specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less–than-fair–value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer is a firm covered in this or any previous review conducted by the Department, the cash deposit rate will be 46.46 percent, the ‘‘all others’’ rate established in the LTFV investigation. See Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from Italy, 53 FR 26096 (July 11, 1988). These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by the company included in these preliminary results for which the reviewed company did not know their merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all–others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company or companies involved in the transaction. Applications for Duty–Free Entry of Scientific Instruments Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entities during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:11 Sep 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Review of Finding of Reciprocity (Dominican Republic), 26 U.S.C. 4221 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AGENCY: International Trade Administration Pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301), we invite comments on the question of whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are intended to be used, are being manufactured in the United States. Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the regulations and be postmarked on or before October 14, 2008. Address written comments to Statutory Import Programs Staff, Room 2104, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230. Applications may be examined between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Room 2104. Docket Number: 08–047. Applicant: Stanford University, Department of Structural Biology, D100 Fairchild Building, 299 Campus Drive West, Stanford, CA 94305–5126. Instrument: Electron Microscope, Model Tecnai G2 F20 TWIN. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to study purified proteins from yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, also known as baker’s yeast, which are involved in transcription. Researchers plan to employ single particle analysis to study the protein complexes involved in transcription, the synthesis on RNA from a DNA template. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection: August 25, 2008. Dated: September 16, 2008. Faye Robinson, Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff. [FR Doc. E8–22107 Filed 9–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. ACTION: Solicitation of public comments concerning a review of the existing exemption for aircraft registered in the Dominican Republic from certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with their international commercial operations. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce is conducting a review to determine, pursuant to Section 4221 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221), whether the Government of the Dominican Republic has discontinued allowing substantially reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry in connection with international commercial operations similar to those exemptions currently granted to aircraft of Dominican Republic registry by the United States under the aforementioned statute. The above-cited statute provides exemptions for aircraft of foreign registry from payment of certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with their international commercial operations. These exemptions apply upon a finding by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, and communicated to the Department of the Treasury, that such country allows, or will allow, ‘‘substantially reciprocal privileges’’ to aircraft of U.S. registry with respect to purchases of such supplies in that country. If a foreign country discontinues the allowance of such substantially reciprocal exemption, the exemption allowed by the United States will not apply after the Secretary of the Treasury is notified by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, of the discontinuance. Interested parties are invited to submit their views, comments and supporting documentation in writing concerning this matter to Mr. Mark Brady, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, Room 1128, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Submissions should be sent electronically to Airservices@ita.doc.gov. All E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 184 / Monday, September 22, 2008 / Notices submissions should be received no later than thirty days from the date of this notice. Comments received, with the exception of information marked ‘‘business confidential,’’ will be available for public inspection upon request. Information marked ‘‘business confidential’’ shall be protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. It is suggested that those desiring additional information contact Mr. Eugene Alford, Office of Service Industries, Room 1124, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, or telephone 202–482–5071. Dated: September 12, 2008. Mark Brady, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services. [FR Doc. E8–22032 Filed 9–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Export Trade Certificate of Review Notice of Issuance of an Amended Export Trade Certificate of Review, Application No. 84–19A12. ACTION: SUMMARY: On September 17, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Northwest Fruit Exporters (‘‘NFE’’). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Jeffrey C. Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail at oetca@ita.doc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR Part 325 (2008). Export Trading Company Affairs (‘‘ETCA’’) is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR 325.6(b), which requires the U.S. Department 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 States to set aside the determination on the ground that the determination is erroneous. Description of Amended Certificate: 19:11 Sep 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: September 17, 2008. Jeffrey Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–22099 Filed 9–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 The original NFE Certificate (No. 84– 00012) was issued on June 11, 1984 (49 FR 24581, June 14, 1984), and last amended on September 17, 2007 (72 FR 54000, September 21, 2007). NFE’s Export Trade Certificate of Review has been amended to: 1. Add each of the following companies as a new ‘‘Member’’ of the Certificate within the meaning of section 325.2(1) of the Regulations (15 CFR 325.2(1)): Lotus Fruit Packing, Inc., Brewster, Washington; Obert Cold Storage, Zillah, Washington; and Tree To You, LLC, Chelan, Washington; and 2. Delete the following companies as ‘‘Members’’ of the Certificate: Fox Orchards, Mattawa, Washington; Inland—Joseph Fruit Company, Wapato, Washington; K–K Packing & Storage, L.L.C., Zillah, Washington; Manzaneros Mexicanos de Washington, Yakima, Washington; Orchard View Farms, The Dalles, Oregon; and Peshastin Hi-Up Growers, Peshastin, Washington. The effective date of the amended certificate is June 19, 2008. A copy of the amended certificate will be kept in the International Trade Administration’s Freedom of Information Records Inspection Facility, Room 4100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–929] Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 22, 2008. SUMMARY: On August 21, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (LTFV) in the antidumping investigation of small diameter graphite electrodes (graphite electrodes) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). See Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Affirmative AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54561 Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, 73 FR 49408 (August 21, 2008) (Preliminary Determination). We are amending our Preliminary Determination to correct certain ministerial errors with respect to the antidumping duty margin calculation for the Fangda Group.1 The corrections to the Fangda Group’s margin also affect the margin applied to companies receiving a separate rate. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magd Zalok or Drew Jackson, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4162 or (202) 482– 4406, respectively. On August 21, 2008, the Department published in the Federal Register the preliminary determination that graphite electrodes from the PRC are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at LTFV, as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). See Preliminary Determination. On August 25, 2008, the Fangda Group, as well as SGL Carbon LLC and Superior Graphite Co. (collectively ‘‘petitioners’’) filed timely allegations of ministerial errors in the Department’s preliminary calculation of the Fangda Group’s dumping margin. On August 26, 2008, petitioners submitted a ministerial error allegation with respect to Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. (Fushun Jinly). On August 28, 2008, per the Department’s request, petitioners submitted information regarding the affect the alleged errors have on the dumping margin calculated for the Fangda Group. After reviewing the allegations, we have determined that the Preliminary Determination included significant ministerial errors. Therefore, in accordance with section 351.224(e) of the Department’s regulations, we have made changes, as described below, to the Preliminary Determination. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Period of Investigation The period of investigation (POI) is July 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. This period corresponds to the two most recent fiscal quarters prior to the month of the filing of the petition, January 2008. See section 351.204(b)(1) of the Department’s regulations. 1 The Fangda Group consists of Fangda Carbon New Material Co., Ltd., Beijing Fangda Carbon Tech Co., Ltd., Fushun Carbon Co., Ltd., and Chengdu Rongguang Carbon Co., Ltd. E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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[FR Doc No: E8-22032]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Review of 
Finding of Reciprocity (Dominican Republic), 26 U.S.C. 4221

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce.

ACTION: Solicitation of public comments concerning a review of the 
existing exemption for aircraft registered in the Dominican Republic 
from certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the 
United States for such aircraft in connection with their international 
commercial operations.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce is 
conducting a review to determine, pursuant to Section 4221 of the 
Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221), whether the 
Government of the Dominican Republic has discontinued allowing 
substantially reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry in 
connection with international commercial operations similar to those 
exemptions currently granted to aircraft of Dominican Republic registry 
by the United States under the aforementioned statute.
    The above-cited statute provides exemptions for aircraft of foreign 
registry from payment of certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase 
of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with 
their international commercial operations. These exemptions apply upon 
a finding by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, and 
communicated to the Department of the Treasury, that such country 
allows, or will allow, ``substantially reciprocal privileges'' to 
aircraft of U.S. registry with respect to purchases of such supplies in 
that country. If a foreign country discontinues the allowance of such 
substantially reciprocal exemption, the exemption allowed by the United 
States will not apply after the Secretary of the Treasury is notified 
by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, of the discontinuance.
    Interested parties are invited to submit their views, comments and 
supporting documentation in writing concerning this matter to Mr. Mark 
Brady, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, Room 1128, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Submissions should be 
sent electronically to Airservices@ita.doc.gov. All

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submissions should be received no later than thirty days from the date 
of this notice.
    Comments received, with the exception of information marked 
``business confidential,'' will be available for public inspection upon 
request. Information marked ``business confidential'' shall be 
protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law.
    It is suggested that those desiring additional information contact 
Mr. Eugene Alford, Office of Service Industries, Room 1124, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, or telephone 202-482-
5071.

    Dated: September 12, 2008.
Mark Brady,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services.
[FR Doc. E8-22032 Filed 9-19-08; 8:45 am]
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