North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Completion of Panel Review, 1063 [2019-00774]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices Postponement of Preliminary Determinations Section 703(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires Commerce to issue the preliminary determination in a CVD investigation within 65 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation. However, section 703(c)(1) of the Act permits Commerce to postpone the preliminary determination until no later than 130 days after the date on which Commerce initiated the investigation if: (A) the petitioners 2 makes a timely request for a postponement; or (B) Commerce concludes that the parties concerned are cooperating, that the investigation is extraordinarily complicated, and that additional time is necessary to make a preliminary determination. Under 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioners must submit a request for postponement 25 days or more before the scheduled date of the preliminary determination and must state the reasons for the request. Commerce will grant the request unless it finds compelling reasons to deny the request. On December 10, 2018, the petitioners submitted timely requests that Commerce postpone the preliminary CVD determinations.3 The petitioners stated that they request postponement of the preliminary determinations because Commerce requires additional time to select mandatory respondents and collect and analyze the questionnaire responses.4 Furthermore, additional time will permit the petitioners to review the data submitted by the mandatory respondents selected, as well as the Governments of China and India, and for Commerce to issue supplemental questionnaires and gather additional or clarifying information, as necessary.5 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.205(e), the petitioners have stated the reasons for requesting a postponement of the preliminary determinations, and Commerce finds no compelling reason to deny the request. Therefore, in accordance with section 703(c)(1)(A) of the Act, Commerce is 2 The petitioners are Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America. 3 See the petitioners’ letter, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation of Polyester Textured Yarn from China—Petitioners’ Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,’’ dated December 10, 2018 (China Postponement Letter); and the petitioners’ letter, ‘‘Countervailing Duty Investigation of Polyester Textured Yarn from India—Petitioners’ Request to Postpone Preliminary Determination,’’ dated December 10, 2018 (India Postponement Letter). 4 See China Postponement Letter at 2; India Postponement Letter at 2. 5 Id. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:23 Jan 31, 2019 Jkt 247001 postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations to no later than 130 days after the date on which these investigations were initiated, i.e., to March 18, 2019.6 Pursuant to section 705(a)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.210(b)(1), the deadline for the final determinations of these investigations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 703(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: December 21, 2018. P. Lee Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. [FR Doc. 2019–00751 Filed 1–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Completion of Panel Review United States Section, NAFTA Secretariat, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Completion of Panel Review in the matter of Uncoated Groundwood Paper From Canada: Injury Determination (Secretariat File Number: USA–CDA–2018–1904–07). AGENCY: The U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat received Requests for Panel Review filed on behalf of Resolute FP Canada Inc. and Resolute FP US Inc. (collectively, ‘‘Resolute’’) on October 26, 2018, and on behalf of the Government of Quebec on October 29, 2018, pursuant to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Review was requested of the U.S. International Trade Commission’s final injury determination involving imports of Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada. Pursuant to Rule 39(1) of the NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (Rules), an interested person shall file a Complaint within 30 days after the filing of a first Request for Panel Review. Given that no Complaint has SUMMARY: 6 Postponing the preliminary determinations to 130 days after the date of initiation of these investigations would place the deadline on Sunday, March 17, 2019. Commerce’s practice dictates that where a deadline falls on a weekend or federal holiday, the appropriate deadline is the next business day. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1063 been filed in a timely manner, the panel review has been terminated pursuant to Rule 71(3), and notice is hereby given that panel review of the NAFTA Groundwood Paper Injury dispute has been completed effective November 27, 2018. 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. There are established Rules, which were adopted by the three governments and require Notices of Completion of Panel Review to be published in accordance with Rule 78. For the complete Rules, please see https://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Home/ Texts-of-the-Agreement/Rules-ofProcedure/Article-1904. Dated: January 29, 2019. Paul E. Morris, U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2019–00774 Filed 1–31–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–082] Steel Wheels From the People’s Republic of China: Postponement of Final Determination of Sales at LessThan-Fair-Value Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) is postponing the deadline for issuing the final determination in the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of certain steel wheels from the People’s Republic of China (China) until February 11, 2019. DATES: Applicable February 1, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lingjun Wang, 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) 482–2316. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background Commerce published an Initiation Notice on April 24, 2018 and a E:\FR\FM\01FEN1.SGM 01FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 22 (Friday, February 1, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; 
Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Completion of Panel Review

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

ACTION: Notice of Completion of Panel Review in the matter of Uncoated 
Groundwood Paper From Canada: Injury Determination (Secretariat File 
Number: USA-CDA-2018-1904-07).

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat received Requests 
for Panel Review filed on behalf of Resolute FP Canada Inc. and 
Resolute FP US Inc. (collectively, ``Resolute'') on October 26, 2018, 
and on behalf of the Government of Quebec on October 29, 2018, pursuant 
to NAFTA Article 1904. Panel Review was requested of the U.S. 
International Trade Commission's final injury determination involving 
imports of Uncoated Groundwood Paper from Canada. Pursuant to Rule 
39(1) of the NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel 
Reviews (Rules), an interested person shall file a Complaint within 30 
days after the filing of a first Request for Panel Review. Given that 
no Complaint has been filed in a timely manner, the panel review has 
been terminated pursuant to Rule 71(3), and notice is hereby given that 
panel review of the NAFTA Groundwood Paper Injury dispute has been 
completed effective November 27, 2018.

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. There are established Rules, 
which were adopted by the three governments and require Notices of 
Completion of Panel Review to be published in accordance with Rule 78. 
For the complete Rules, please see https://www.nafta-sec-alena.org/Home/Texts-of-the-Agreement/Rules-of-Procedure/Article-1904.

    Dated: January 29, 2019.
Paul E. Morris,
U.S. Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat.
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