North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Review: Notice of Request for Panel Review, 55350 [2017-25123]

Download as PDF 55350 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 21, 2017 / Notices administrative review for shipments of the subject merchandise from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) For previously investigated or reviewed PRC and non-PRC exporters not listed above that received a separate rate in a prior segment of this proceeding, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the existing exporter-specific rate; (2) for all PRC exporters of subject merchandise that have not been found to be entitled to a separate rate, the cash deposit rate will be that for the PRC-wide entity, 112.64 per cent; and (3) for all non-PRC exporters of subject merchandise which have not received their own rate, the cash deposit rate will be the rate applicable to the PRC exporter that supplied that non-PRC exporter. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importers This notice also 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 entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213. Dated: November 15, 2017. Gary Taverman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, performing the non-exclusive functions and duties of the Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Compliance. Appendix asabaliauskas on DSKBBXCHB2PROD with NOTICES List of Topics Discussed in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum 1. Summary 2. Background 3. Scope of the Order 4. Discussion of the Methodology a. Preliminary Determination of No Shipments b. NME Country Status c. Separate Rates 5. Recommendation [FR Doc. 2017–25174 Filed 11–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Nov 20, 2017 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Review: Notice of Request for Panel Review United States Section, NAFTA Secretariat, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of NAFTA Request for Panel Review in the matter of Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination (Secretariat File Number: USA–CDA– 2017–1904–02). AGENCY: A Request for Panel Review was filed on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Government of British Columbia, the Government of Manitoba, the Government of New Brunswick, the Government of Ontario, the Government ´ of Quebec, the Government of Saskatchewan, Alberta Softwood Lumber Trade Council (‘‘ASLTC’’), British Columbia Lumber Trade Council (‘‘BCLTC’’), Conseil de l’Industrie ´ forestiere du Quebec (‘‘CIFQ’’), Ontario Forest Industries Association (‘‘OFIA’’), New Brunswick Lumber Producers (‘‘NBLP’’), Canfor Corporation (‘‘Canfor’’), J.D. Irving, Limited (‘‘JDI’’), Resolute FP Canada Inc. (‘‘Resolute’’), Tolko Marketing and Sales Ltd. and Tolko Industries Ltd. (‘‘Tolko’’), and West Fraser Mills Ltd. (‘‘West Fraser’’) with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat on November 14, 2017, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Review was requested of the Department of Commerce’s final countervailing duty determination regarding Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada. The final determination was published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2017 (82 FR 51814). The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned case number USA–CDA– 2017–1904–02 to this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul E. Morris, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of Article 1904 of NAFTA provides a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations issued by the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Mexico. Following a Request for Panel Review, a Binational Panel is composed to review the trade SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 remedy determination being challenged and issue a binding Panel Decision. There are established NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews, which were adopted by the three governments for panels requested pursuant to Article 1904(2) of NAFTA which requires Requests for Panel Review to be published in accordance with Rule 35. For the complete Rules, please see https:// www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Home/Textsof-the-Agreement/Rules-of-Procedure/ Article-1904. The Rules provide that: (a) A Party or interested person may challenge the final determination in whole or in part by filing a Complaint in accordance with Rule 39 within 30 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Complaint is December 14, 2017); (b) A Party, investigating authority or interested person that does not file a Complaint but that intends to appear in support of any reviewable portion of the final determination may participate in the panel review by filing a Notice of Appearance in accordance with Rule 40 within 45 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Notice of Appearance is December 29, 2017); and (c) The panel review shall be limited to the allegations of error of fact or law, including challenges to the jurisdiction of the investigating authority, that are set out in the Complaints filed in the panel review and to the procedural and substantive defenses raised in the panel review. Dated: November 15, 2017. Paul E. Morris, U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2017–25123 Filed 11–20–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period January 1, 2017, through June 30, 2017. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\21NON1.SGM 21NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 
Binational Panel Review: Notice of Request for Panel Review

AGENCY: United States Section, NAFTA Secretariat, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of NAFTA Request for Panel Review in the matter of 
Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Final Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination (Secretariat File Number: USA-CDA-
2017-1904-02).

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SUMMARY: A Request for Panel Review was filed on behalf of the 
Government of Canada, the Government of Alberta, the Government of 
British Columbia, the Government of Manitoba, the Government of New 
Brunswick, the Government of Ontario, the Government of Qu[eacute]bec, 
the Government of Saskatchewan, Alberta Softwood Lumber Trade Council 
(``ASLTC''), British Columbia Lumber Trade Council (``BCLTC''), Conseil 
de l'Industrie forestiere du Qu[eacute]bec (``CIFQ''), Ontario Forest 
Industries Association (``OFIA''), New Brunswick Lumber Producers 
(``NBLP''), Canfor Corporation (``Canfor''), J.D. Irving, Limited 
(``JDI''), Resolute FP Canada Inc. (``Resolute''), Tolko Marketing and 
Sales Ltd. and Tolko Industries Ltd. (``Tolko''), and West Fraser Mills 
Ltd. (``West Fraser'') with the United States Section of the NAFTA 
Secretariat on November 14, 2017, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel 
Review was requested of the Department of Commerce's final 
countervailing duty determination regarding Certain Softwood Lumber 
Products from Canada. The final determination was published in the 
Federal Register on November 8, 2017 (82 FR 51814). The NAFTA 
Secretariat has assigned case number USA-CDA-2017-1904-02 to this 
request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul E. Morris, United States 
Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-5438.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of Article 1904 of NAFTA provides 
a dispute settlement mechanism involving trade remedy determinations 
issued by the Government of the United States, the Government of 
Canada, and the Government of Mexico. Following a Request for Panel 
Review, a Binational Panel is composed to review the trade remedy 
determination being challenged and issue a binding Panel Decision. 
There are established NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 
Binational Panel Reviews, which were adopted by the three governments 
for panels requested pursuant to Article 1904(2) of NAFTA which 
requires Requests for Panel Review to be published in accordance with 
Rule 35. For the complete Rules, please see https://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Home/Texts-of-the-Agreement/Rules-of-Procedure/Article-1904.
    The Rules provide that:
    (a) A Party or interested person may challenge the final 
determination in whole or in part by filing a Complaint in accordance 
with Rule 39 within 30 days after the filing of the first Request for 
Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Complaint is December 14, 
2017);
    (b) A Party, investigating authority or interested person that does 
not file a Complaint but that intends to appear in support of any 
reviewable portion of the final determination may participate in the 
panel review by filing a Notice of Appearance in accordance with Rule 
40 within 45 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel 
Review (the deadline for filing a Notice of Appearance is December 29, 
2017); and
    (c) The panel review shall be limited to the allegations of error 
of fact or law, including challenges to the jurisdiction of the 
investigating authority, that are set out in the Complaints filed in 
the panel review and to the procedural and substantive defenses raised 
in the panel review.

    Dated: November 15, 2017.
Paul E. Morris,
U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat.
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