International Trade Administration August 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Mexico; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-4254
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from respondent ThyssenKrupp Mexinox S.A. de C.V. (Mexinox S.A.) and Mexinox USA, Inc. (Mexinox USA) (collectively, Mexinox) and petitioners,\1\ the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (S4 in coils) from Mexico. This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise from Mexinox S.A. during the period July 1, 2003, to June 30, 2004.
Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order: Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From Korea
Document Number: E5-4253
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 3, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department''') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate from Korea pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'''). See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 70 FR 75 (January 3, 2005). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties, as well as inadequate response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Saccharin From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-4252
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on saccharin from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period December 27, 2002, through June 30, 2004. We have preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR'') for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Brass Sheet and Strip from Brazil, Canada, France, Italy and Japan; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E5-4251
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on brass sheet and strip from Brazil, Canada, France, Italy and Japan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The Department conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews for these orders. 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 Reviews section of this notice.
Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instrument
Document Number: E5-4250
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and the Republic of Korea; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E5-4249
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 3, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders (``AD Orders'') on Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate (``CTL Plate'') from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, and the Republic of Korea pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-year (Sunset) Reviews, 70 FR 75 (January 3, 2005). On the basis of notices 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 of the AD Orders pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) of the Department's regulations. As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the AD Orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Reviews,'' section of this notice.
Canned Pineapple Fruit From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 05-15640
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests by certain producers/exporters of the subject merchandise and the petitioners,\1\ the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on canned pineapple fruit (CPF) from Thailand. This review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004.
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from France
Document Number: 05-15639
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from Ugine and ALZ France S.A. (U&A France) (the Respondent), and Allegheny Ludlum Corporation, AK Steel, Inc., North American Stainless, United Steelworkers of America, AFL- CIO/CLC, Butler Armco Independent Union, and Zanesville Armco Independent Organization (collectively, the Petitioners), the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (SSSS) from France for the period July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004 (POR). The Department preliminarily finds that U&A France's sales of SSSS in the United States were made at less than normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on entries of U&A France's merchandise during the period of review. The preliminary results are listed in the section titled ``Preliminary Results of Review,'' below.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea and Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E5-4237
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain polyester staple fiber (``PSF'') from the Republic of Korea (``Korea'') and Taiwan 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 responses 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 likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels identified in the Final Results of Reviews section of this notice.
Honey from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review
Document Number: E5-4236
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In June 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') received two requests to conduct new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). We have determined that these requests meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for the initiation of new shipper reviews.
Polychloroprene Rubber from Japan; Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E5-4191
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on polychloroprene rubber from Japan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of this antidumping duty order.
Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Individually Quick Frozen Red Raspberries from Chile
Document Number: E5-4190
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on individually quick frozen red raspberries from Chile. The period of review is July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004. This order covers sales of individually quick frozen red raspberries with respect to Fruticola Olmue, S.A.; Santiago Comercio Exterior Exportaciones Limitada; and Vital Berry Marketing, S.A. We preliminarily find that, during the period of review, sales of individually quick frozen red raspberries were not made below normal value. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results not later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Sugar from the European Community; Final Results of the Full Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: E5-4189
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') finding on sugar from the European Community (``the Community'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Notice of Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Review, 69 FR 53408 (September 1, 2004). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and adequate substantive comments filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and the Community, the Department conducted a full sunset review of the countervailing duty finding on sugar from the Community. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD finding would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders on Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Taiwan, and Countervailing Duty Orders on Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Italy and the Republic of Korea
Document Number: E5-4184
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Germany, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea (``Korea''), Mexico, and Taiwan, and the countervailing duty orders on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Italy and Korea, would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing notice of continuation of these antidumping and countervailing duty orders.
Certain Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from France and the United Kingdom; Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E5-4174
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated its first sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on certain stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from France and the United Kingdom. See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 69 FR 30874 (June 1, 2004) (``First Sunset Review''). Pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the International Trade Commission (``the ITC''), in its first sunset review, determined that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from France and the United Kingdom is not likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. Therefore, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, and section 351.222(i)(1)(iii) of the Department's regulations, the Department is revoking the antidumping duty orders on certain stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from France and the United Kingdom.
Notice To Establish an Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism
Document Number: E5-4142
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and the General Services Administration (GSA) rule of Advisory Committee Management, 41 CFR part 102-3 and after consultation with GSA, the Secretary of Commerce has determined that the establishment of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board is in the public interest, in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department by law. This is a renaming of the original board established in 2003 under the name U.S. Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board pursuant to the Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2003, section 210 (Public Law 108- 7). This also expands the duties of the Board to include the activities that are authorized under 15 U.S.C. 1512, set forth below. Under the newly established U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, 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. The U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board will consist of no more than 15 members appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to assure a balanced representation among the travel and tourism industry sector. The U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board will function solely as an advisory body, and in compliance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Its charter will be filed under the Act, fifteen days from the date of publication of this notice.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-4130
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by Beijing Shougang Xingang Co., Ltd., and Beijing Alliance of Xingang Science and Trade Co., Ltd., (collectively ``Shougang''), an exporter of subject merchandise, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate (``CTL Plate'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). No other interested party requested a review of Shougang. The period of review (``POR'') is November 3, 2003, through October 31, 2004. On July 5, 2005, Shougang withdrew its request for a review. The Department is now rescinding the administrative review of Shougang.
Duty Drawback Practice in Antidumping Proceedings
Document Number: E5-4129
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 30, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice in the Federal Register requesting comments regarding its practice with respect to duty drawback adjustments to export price in antidumping proceedings (70 FR 37764). The Department has decided to extend the comment period by one week, making the new deadline for the submission of public comments August 15, 2005. Written comments (original and six copies) should be sent to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Central Records Unit, Room 1870, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230.
Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges From India; Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E5-4128
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain forged stainless steel flanges (stainless steel flanges) from India manufactured by Hilton Forge (Hilton). The period of review (POR) covers February 1, 2004, through July 31, 2004. We preliminarily determine that Hilton made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) in the United States during the POR. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this new shipper review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on entries of the subject merchandise for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in these proceedings are requested to submit with the argument 1) a statement of the issues and 2) a brief summary of the argument.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E5-4083
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
DOC has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). Agency Form Number: ITA-357P. OMB Number: 0625-0105. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden: 2,200 hours. Number of Respondents: 55. Average Hours Per Response: 40. Needs and Uses: The International Trade Administration, Import Administration, AD/CVD Enforcement, implements the U.S. antidumping and countervailing duty laws. Import Administration investigates allegations of unfair trade practices by foreign governments and producers and, in conjunction with the U.S. International Trade Commission, can impose duties on the product in question to offset the unfair practices. Form ITA-357PFormat for Petition Requesting Relief Under the U.S. Antidumping Duty Lawis designed for U.S. companies or industries that are unfamiliar with the antidumping law and the petition process. The Form is designed for potential petitioners that believe that an industry in the United States is being injured because a foreign competitor is selling a product in the United States at less than fair value. Since a variety of detailed information is required under the law before initiation of an antidumping duty investigation, the Form is designed to extract such information in the least burdensome manner possible. Affected Public: Businesses or other for-profit. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent's Obligation: Required to obtain or retain a benefit. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395-7340. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Forms Clearance Officer, (202) 482-3129, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. E-mail: dhynek@doc.gov. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, by email davidrostker@omb.eop.gov or fax: (202) 395-7285 within 30 days of the publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Mechanical Transfer Presses from Japan: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Order
Document Number: E5-4074
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 2, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on mechanical transfer presses from Japan (70 FR 22632). Because the domestic interested parties did not participate in this sunset review, the Department is revoking this antidumping duty order.
Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from Japan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-4073
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 10, 2005, the Department of Commerce published a notice of intent to rescind an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on granular polytetrafluoroetheylene resin from Japan for the period August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. The Department did not receive any comments or requests for a public hearing in response to this notice, and we are rescinding this administrative review, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d).