North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; Binational Panel Review: Notice of Request for Panel Review, 46913-46914 [2018-20121]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices Comments must be received by October 17, 2018. ADDRESSES: Comments on this notice may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (http:// www.regulations.gov) by using the notice regulations.gov docket number, which is BIS–2018–0019. Comments may also be submitted via email to publiccomments@bis.doc.gov or on paper to Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2099B, Washington, DC 20230. Please refer to ‘‘RIN 0694–XC046/ TSRA 2018 Report’’ in all comments and in the subject line of email comments. All comments (including any personally identifying information) will be made available for public inspection and copying. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Salinas, Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance, Telephone: (202) 482–4252. Additional information on BIS procedures and previous biennial reports under TSRA is available at http://www.bis.doc.gov/ index.php/policy-guidance/countryguidance/sanctioned-destinations/13policy-guidance/country-guidance/426reports-to-congress. Copies of these materials may also be requested by contacting the Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to section 906(a) of the Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (TSRA) (22 U.S.C. 7205(a)), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) authorizes exports of agricultural commodities, as defined in part 772 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), to Cuba. Requirements and procedures associated with such authorization are set forth in § 740.18 of the EAR (15 CFR 740.18). These are the only licensing procedures in the EAR currently in effect pursuant to the requirements of section 906(a) of TSRA. Under the provisions of section 906(c) of TSRA (22 U.S.C. 7205(c)), BIS must submit a biennial report to the Congress on the operation of the licensing system implemented pursuant to section 906(a) for the preceding two-year period. This report must include the number and types of licenses applied for, the number and types of licenses approved, the average amount of time elapsed from the date of filing of a license application until the date of its approval, the extent to which the licensing procedures were effectively implemented, and a description of comments received from interested parties during a 30-day public comment period about the effectiveness daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 of the licensing procedures. BIS is currently preparing a biennial report on the operation of the licensing system for the two-year period from October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2018. Request for Comments By this notice, BIS requests public comments on the effectiveness of the licensing procedures for the export of agricultural commodities to Cuba set forth under § 740.18 of the EAR. Parties submitting comments are asked to be as specific as possible. All comments received by the close of the comment period will be considered by BIS in developing the report to Congress. All comments must be in writing and will be available for public inspection and copying. Any information that the commenter does not wish to be made available to the public should not be submitted to BIS. Dated: September 11, 2018. Richard E. Ashooh, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–20123 Filed 9–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P 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 Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination (Secretariat File Number: USA–CDA– 2018–1904–06). AGENCY: A Request for Panel Review was filed on behalf of Government of Canada; the Government of Alberta; the Government of British Columbia; the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador; the Government of Ontario; the Government of Quebec; Alberta Newsprint Company; Catalyst Paper Corporation, Catalyst Pulp and Paper Sales Inc. and Catalyst Paper (USA) Inc.; Kruger Trois-Rivieres L.P., Comer Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, Kruger Publication Papers Inc. and Kruger Brompton L.P.; Resolute FP Canada Inc. and Resolute FP US Inc.; and Tembec Inc. with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat on September SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 46913 10, 2018, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Review was requested of the Department of Commerce’s final affirmative countervailing duty determination regarding Groundwood Paper from Canada. The final determination was published in the Federal Register on August 9, 2018 (83 FR 39414). The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned case number USA–CDA–2018– 1904–06 to this request. Paul E. Morris, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Room 2061, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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/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 October 10, 2018); (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 October 25, 2018); 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 46914 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 180 / Monday, September 17, 2018 / Notices Dated: September 12, 2018. Paul E. Morris, U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2018–20121 Filed 9–14–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–865] Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016– 2017 Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hotrolled carbon steel flat products (hotrolled steel) from the People’s Republic of China (China), covering the period of review (POR) November 1, 2016, through October 31, 2017. DATES: Applicable September 17, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benito Ballesteros, AD/CVD Operations, Office V, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202.482.7425. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 2, 2018, Commerce published the Preliminary Results of the administrative review of hot-rolled steel from China.1 We invited parties to submit comments on the Preliminary Results, but we received no comments. Commerce conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in 1 See Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016–2017, 83 FR 30912 (July 2, 2018) (Preliminary Results). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:47 Sep 14, 2018 Jkt 244001 straight lengths of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flat-rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1,250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4.0 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of the order. Specifically included within the scope of the order are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free (IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium or niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels contains micro-alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. Steel products included in the scope of the order, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), are products in which: (i) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (ii) the carbon content is two percent or less, by weight; and, (iii) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. All products that meet the physical and chemical description provided above are within the scope of the order unless otherwise excluded. The following products, for example, are outside or specifically excluded from the scope of the order: • Alloy hot-rolled steel products in which at least one of the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, A506). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) grades of series 2300 and higher. • Ball bearing steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Silico-manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent. • ASTM specifications A710 and A736. • USS abrasion-resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500). • All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy ASTM specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507). • Non-rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the HTSUS. The merchandise subject to the order is classified in the HTSUS at subheadings: 7208.10.1500, 7208.10.3000, 7208.10.6000, 7208.25.3000, 7208.25.6000, 7208.26.0030, 7208.26.0060, 7208.27.0030, 7208.27.0060, 7208.36.0030, 7208.36.0060, 7208.37.0030, 7208.37.0060, 7208.38.0015, 7208.38.0030, 7208.38.0090, 7208.39.0015, 7208.39.0030, 7208.39.0090, 7208.40.6030, 7208.40.6060, 7208.53.0000, 7208.54.0000, 7208.90.0000, 7211.14.0090, 7211.19.1500, 7211.19.2000, 7211.19.3000, 7211.19.4500, 7211.19.6000, 7211.19.7530, 7211.19.7560, and 7211.19.7590. Certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products covered by the order, including: vacuum degassed fully stabilized; high strength low alloy; and the substrate for motor lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.0000, 7225.19.0000, 7225.30.3050, 7225.30.7000, 7225.40.7000, 7225.99.0090, 7226.11.1000, 7226.11.9030, 7226.11.9060, 7226.19.1000, 7226.19.9000, 7226.91.5000, 7226.91.7000, 7226.91.8000, and 7226.99.0000. Subject merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.3000, 7210.90.9000, 7211.14.0030, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, and 7212.50.0000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received As noted above, we received no comments on the Preliminary Results. E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 180 (Monday, September 17, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46913-46914]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada: Final Affirmative 
Countervailing Duty Determination (Secretariat File Number: USA-CDA-
2018-1904-06).

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SUMMARY: A Request for Panel Review was filed on behalf of Government 
of Canada; the Government of Alberta; the Government of British 
Columbia; the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador; the Government 
of Ontario; the Government of Quebec; Alberta Newsprint Company; 
Catalyst Paper Corporation, Catalyst Pulp and Paper Sales Inc. and 
Catalyst Paper (USA) Inc.; Kruger Trois-Rivieres L.P., Comer Brook Pulp 
and Paper Limited, Kruger Publication Papers Inc. and Kruger Brompton 
L.P.; Resolute FP Canada Inc. and Resolute FP US Inc.; and Tembec Inc. 
with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat on September 
10, 2018, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Review was requested of 
the Department of Commerce's final affirmative countervailing duty 
determination regarding Groundwood Paper from Canada. The final 
determination was published in the Federal Register on August 9, 2018 
(83 FR 39414). The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned case number USA-CDA-
2018-1904-06 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 October 10, 2018);
    (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 October 25, 
2018); 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.


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    Dated: September 12, 2018.
Paul E. Morris,
U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat.
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