Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
On November 7, 2016, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units (innersprings) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results, and based upon our analysis of the comments received, our final results remain unchanged from the preliminary results. In these final results, we determine that innersprings are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2015, through January 31, 2016. The final weighted-average dumping margin is listed below in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.
Magnuson-Stevens Act Provisions; General Provisions for Domestic Fisheries; Application for Exempted Fishing Permits
The Assistant Regional Administrator for Sustainable Fisheries, Greater Atlantic Region, NMFS (Assistant Regional Administrator), has made a preliminary determination that an exempted fishing permit application contains all of the required information and warrants further consideration. This permit would allow a commercial fishing vessel to test the economic viability of using electric jigging machines to target pollock in the Western Gulf of Maine Closure Area, and to temporarily retain undersized catch for measurement and data collection. Regulations under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act require publication of this notification to provide interested parties the opportunity to comment on applications for proposed exempted fishing permits.
Office of Policy and Strategic Planning; Construction of Pipelines Using Domestic Steel and Iron
The Department of Commerce is seeking information on the construction and maintenance of American pipelines. This information will help the Department develop a plan for the domestic sourcing of materials for the construction, retrofitting, repair, and expansion of pipelines inside the United States as directed by the January 24, 2017 Presidential Memorandum regarding ``Construction of American Pipelines'' (Presidential Memorandum). The Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with relevant agencies, is required to deliver this plan to the President by July 23, 2017. In response to this directive, the Department of Commerce is conducting industry outreach to better understand: Current pipeline construction technology and requirements; potential advances in pipeline technology; domestic and foreign supply chain for pipeline materials; and all other information respondents consider pertinent to the development of the domestic sourcing plan. Responses to this notice (posted at https://www.regulations.gov) will inform the Secretary's plan for the domestic sourcing of materials used in pipelines within the boundaries of the United States.
Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
The United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board) will hold its first meeting with the newly appointed Secretary of Commerce on Friday, March 31, 2017. The Board was re-chartered in August 2015 and advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. During the meeting, the Secretary of Commerce will provide an overview of the Administration's policy priorities with respect to the travel and tourism sector, and the Board will discuss key issues impacting travel and tourism companies. The Board will also deliberate on and may adopt recommendations related to travel security and the customer experience, visa facilitation, key market engagement, and research. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Board at http://trade.gov/ttab, at least one week in advance of the meeting.