Notice of Antidumping Duty Orders: Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands and Sweden
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands and Sweden. On June 30, 2005, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of injury to a U.S. industry. See letter from the ITC to the Secretary of Commerce, Notification of Final Affirmative Determination of Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Sweden (Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1084-1087 (Final)), dated June 30, 2005. See also Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Sweden, USITC Publication 3787, June 30, 2005.
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Canada
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that Mittal Canada Inc. (Mittal) is the successor-in-interest to Ispat Sidebec Inc. (Ispat) and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Ispat in regard to the antidumping order on steel wire rod from Canada as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
On December 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings (``pipe fittings'') from Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of domestic interested parties and inadequate response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews. As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins are identified in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904; NAFTA Panel Reviews; Completion of Panel Review
Pursuant to the Order of the Binational Panel dated May 20, 2005, affirming the final remand determination described above the panel review was completed on May 31, 2005.
Certain Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube from Turkey: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review for the Period May 1, 2004, through April 30, 2005.
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received a request to conduct a new shipper review of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on certain welded carbon steel pipe and tube from Turkey. In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), and 19 CFR 351.214, we are initiating an AD new shipper review for Tos[ccedil]elik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S. (``Tos[ccedil]elik''), and its affiliated export trading company, Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S. (``Tosyali'').
Notice of Opportunity To Apply for Membership on the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
The Department of Commerce is currently seeking applications for membership on the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (``Board''). The purpose of the Board is to recommend to the Secretary of Commerce the appropriate coordinated activities with regards to funding for the U.S. Travel and Tourism Promotional Campaign (``Campaign''). Pursuant to Public Law 108-7, Division B, Section 210, the Secretary of Commerce shall in consultation with the Board design, develop and implement an international promotional campaign, which seeks to encourage foreign individuals to travel to the United States for the purposes of engaging in tourism related activities. Also, pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 1512 which provides the Department of Commerce the province and duty to foster, promote, and develop foreign and domestic commerce, the Board shall advise the Secretary of Commerce on the development, creation and implementation of a national tourism strategy and shall provide a means of ensuring regular contact between the government and the travel and tourism sector. The Board shall advise the Secretary on government policies and programs that affect the United States travel and tourism industry and provide a forum for discussing and proposing solutions to industry-related problems.
North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
On June 24, 2005 the binational panel issued its decision in the review of the five year review made by the International Trade Commission, respecting Gray Portland Cement and Clinker from Mexico, NAFTA Secretariat File Number USA-MEX-2000-1904-10. The binational panel affirmed in part and remanded in part the International Trade Commission's determination. Copies of the panel decision are available from the U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat.
Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from Italy and Japan; Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final Results
On December 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin (``PTFE Resin'') from Italy and Japan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (``the Act''). On the basis of the notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and inadequate responses from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted expedited sunset reviews. As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Reviews.''
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Trinidad and Tobago
The Department has determined that Mittal Steel Point Lisas Limited (Mittal) is the successor-in-interest to Carribbean Ispat Limited (CIL) and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to CIL in regard to the antidumping order on steel wire rod from Trinidad and Tobago as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Honey from the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final Rescission, In Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
On December 27, 2004, the Department published the Preliminary Results of the second administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') (69 FR 77184). This review covers nine exporters or producer/exporters: (1) Zhejiang Native Produce and Animal By-Products Import & Export Group Corp. (``Zhejiang''); (2) Shanghai Eswell Enterprise Co., Ltd. (``Eswell''); (3) Wuhan Bee Healthy Company, Ltd. (``Wuhan Bee''); (4) Jinfu Trading Co., Ltd. (``Jinfu''); (5) Sichuan- Dujiangyan Dubao Bee Industrial Co., Ltd. (``Dubao''); (6) Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Native Produce and Animal By-Products Import & Export Corp. (``Inner Mongolia''); (7) Shanghai Xiuwei International Trading Co., Ltd. (``Shanghai Xiuwei''); (8) Shanghai Shinomiel International Trade Corporation (``Shanghai Shinomiel''); and (9) Kunshan Foreign Trade Company (``Kunshan''), and exports of the subject merchandise to the United States during the period December 1, 2002 through November 30, 2003. Based on our analysis of the record, including factual information obtained since the Preliminary Results, we have made changes to the margin calculations for Zhejiang, Eswell, Wuhan Bee, and Jinfu. Based on Dubao's non-cooperation after the Preliminary Results, we have applied total adverse facts available to all of Dubao's sales during the POR. Therefore, the final results differ from the Preliminary Results. See ``Final Results of Review'' section below
Office of Insular Affairs; Changes in the Insular Possessions Watch, Watch Movement and Jewelry Programs
The Departments of Commerce and the Interior (the Departments) propose amending their regulations governing watch duty-exemption allocations and the watch and jewelry duty-refund benefits for producers in the United States insular possessions (the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands). The proposed rule would amend the regulations by making technical changes required by passage of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004; extending the duty refund benefits to include the value of usual and customary health insurance, life insurance and pension benefits; raising the ceiling on the amount of jewelry that qualifies for the duty refund benefit; allowing new insular jewelry producers to assemble jewelry and have such jewelry treated as an article of the insular possessions for up to 18 months after the jewelry company commences assembly operations; allowing duty refund certificate holders to secure a duty refund on any articles that are imported into the customs territory of the United States by the certificate holder duty paid; providing a more comprehensive definition of ``unit;'' adjusting the amount of watch repairs that are eligible for the duty refund; providing compensation to insular watch producers if tariffs on watches and watch movements are reduced; and clarifying which wages are eligible for purposes of determining the duty refund and identifying which records are needed for the audit.
Notice of Allocation of Increased Tariff Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2005
The Department of Commerce has completed the allocation of the increase in the 2005 worsted wool fabric tariff rate quota (TRQ) mandated by the ``Wool Suit and Textile Trade Extension Act of 2004'' (included in the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004, H.R. 1047). These actions were taken in accordance with Department of Commerce regulations (15 CFR 335) (70 FR 25774). The increases in the 2005 TRQs are: 1 million square meters for Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) 9902.51.11 to an annual total level of 5.5 million square meters (worsted wool fabrics with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 microns) and 1.5 million square meters for HTS 9902.51.15 to an annual total level of 5 million square meters (worsted wool fabrics with average fiber diameters of 18.5 microns or less).
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of New Shipper Reviews
The Department of Commerce is extending the time limit for the preliminary results of new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China until October 25, 2005, pursuant to Section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). This extension applies to the new shipper reviews of Shanghai LJ International Trading Co., Ltd. and Zhangqiu Qingyuan Vegetable Co., Ltd., covering the period of November 1, 2003, through October 31, 2004.
Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty
The Department of Commerce, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, has prepared its quarterly update to the annual list of foreign government subsidies on articles of cheese subject to an in- quota rate of duty during the period January 1, 2005, through March 31, 2005. We are publishing the current listing of those subsidies that we have determined exist.
Initiation of Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews
In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is automatically initiating five-year (``sunset'') reviews of the antidumping duty orders listed below. The International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Review which covers these same orders.
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews
Every five years, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission automatically initiate and conduct a review to determine whether revocation of a countervailing or antidumping duty order or termination of an investigation suspended under section 704 or 734 would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or a countervailable subsidy (as appropriate) and of material injury. As a courtesy, the Department provides advance notice of the cases that are scheduled for sunset reviews one month before those reviews are initiated.
Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Notice of Court Decision and Suspension of Liquidation
On June 14, 2005, in Alloy Piping Products, Inc., Flowline Division, et al. v. United States, Slip Op. 05-69, (``Alloy Piping II''), the Court of International Trade (``CIT'') affirmed the Department of Commerce's (the ``Department'') Final Results of Determination Pursuant to Remand (``Remand Results''), dated February 14, 2005. Consistent with the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``CAFC'') in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (``Timken''), the Department will continue to order the suspension of liquidation of the subject merchandise, where appropriate, until there is a ``conclusive'' decision in this case. If the case is not appealed, or if it is affirmed on appeal, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``Customs'') to liquidate all relevant entries from Ta Chen Stainless Steel Pipe, Ltd. (``Ta Chen'') and revise the cash deposit rates as appropriate.
Renewable Energy Trade Mission
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. Commercial Service is organizing a Renewable Energy Trade Mission to Brazil, October 17-19, 2005, to help U.S. firms find business partners and sell renewable energy equipment and services in Rio de Janeiro, S[atilde]o Paulo, and Salvador da Bahia. Targeted sectors include hydro, wind, solar, bio- diesel and biomass.