International Trade Administration October 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E6-18291
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with September anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Procedures for Importation of Supplies for Use in Emergency Relief Work
Document Number: E6-18193
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') hereby establishes procedures for importation of supplies for use in emergency relief work free of antidumping and countervailing duties, as authorized under section 318(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'') (19 U.S.C. 1318(a)). Such supplies would be for use in emergency relief work related to an emergency declared by the President.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E6-18177
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received timely requests to conduct new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating new shipper reviews for Anhui Tongxin Aquatic Product & Food Co., Ltd. (``Anhui Tongxin''), Huoshan New Three-Gold Food Trade Co. Ltd. (``Huoshan NTGF''), Jingdezhen Garay Foods Co., Ltd. (``Jingdezhen Garay''), and Shanghai Now Again International Trading Co., Ltd. (``Shanghai Now Again'').
Notice of Creation of U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue
Document Number: E6-18077
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce and the Iraqi Ministry of Trade have established the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue (Business Dialogue or Dialogue). This notice announces membership opportunities for American representatives to join the U.S. section of the Dialogue.
Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand: Preliminary Results of the Full Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E6-18055
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 3, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on canned pineapple fruit (``CPF'') from Thailand pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''). On the basis of substantive responses filed by domestic and respondent interested parties, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review. As a result of this review, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the Preliminary Results of Review section of this notice.
Glycine From the People's Republic of China: Extension of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-18049
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is extending the time limit for the preliminary results of the review of glycine from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). This review covers the period March 1, 2005, through February 28, 2006.
Furfuryl Alcohol From Thailand; Preliminary Results of the Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E6-17979
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 3, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the notice of initiation of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on furfuryl alcohol from Thailand. The Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would not likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping.
Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan
Document Number: E6-17962
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 15, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty changed circumstances review and notice to revoke in part the order on welded large diameter line pipe from Japan (``LDLP'') with respect to certain welded large diameter line pipe as described below. See Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Notice of Intent to Revoke the Order in Part: Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan, (71 FR 54471) (September 15, 2006) (``Preliminary Results''). In our Preliminary Results, we gave interested parties an opportunity to comment; however, we did not receive any comments from parties opposing the partial revocation of the order. Therefore, the Department hereby revokes this order with respect to all future entries for consumption of certain welded large diameter line pipe, as described below, effective on the date of publication of this Federal Register notice.
Petroleum Wax Candles From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the 2004-2005 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-17888
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 21, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles (``candles'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2004-2005 Administrative Review, 71 FR 35613 (June 21, 2006) (``Preliminary Results''). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but we did not receive any comments. Therefore, we made no changes to the dumping margin calculations for these final results.
U.S. Electronic Education Fair for China
Document Number: E6-17868
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
U.S. accredited colleges and universities are invited to participate in the U.S. Electronic Education Fair For China by purchasing space on the initiative's internet landing page.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
Document Number: E6-17830
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 18, 2006, Hylsa, S.A. de C.V. filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the Notice of Final Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review made by the International Trade Administration, respecting Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico. This determination was published in the Federal Register (71 FR 54614) on September 18, 2006. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-MEX-2006-1904-06 to this request.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Romania: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-17717
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot- rolled carbon steel flat products from Romania. The period of review is November 1, 2004, through October 31, 2005. We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by Mittal Steel Galati, S.A. (MS Galati), have not been made below normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess no antidumping duties on appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Parties that submit comments are requested to submit with each argument (1) a statement of the issue(s) and (2) a brief summary of the argument(s). We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the publication of this notice.
Honey from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E6-17714
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 31, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register (71 FR 43109) a notice announcing the initiation of new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is December 1, 2005, to June 30, 2006. This review is now being rescinded for Qingdao Aolan Trade Co., Ltd., and Hangzhou Golden Harvest Health Industry Co., Ltd., because the requesting parties withdrew their requests in a timely manner.
Polyvinyl Alcohol from the People's Republic of China; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-17712
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 7, 2006, the Department of Commerce (Department) published the preliminary results of its 2004-2005 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). See Polyvinyl Alcohol from the People's Republic of China; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 38612 (July 7, 2006) (Preliminary Results). We have now completed that review. For these final results, as in the Preliminary Results, we determine that sales have not been made below normal value (NV).
Office of Insular Affairs; Insular Possessions Watch, Watch Movement and Jewelry Programs
Document Number: 06-8818
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-10-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Department of the Interior
The Departments of Commerce and the Interior jointly administer the Insular Possessions Watch Program. Under this program, insular possessions watch producers may receive duty-free treatment of certain watches imported into the customs territory of the United States. This action invites comments from insular watch producers and interested parties on possible options for revising the maximum total value of watch components per watch and watch movement that are eligible for duty-free entry into the United States under the insular watch program.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904; NAFTA Panel Reviews; Completion of Panel Review
Document Number: E6-17405
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the negotiated settlement agreement between the United States and Canadian Governments, which terminated the Request for an Extraordinary Challenge Committee, this Binational Panel review is completed effective October 12, 2006. The panel appointed to this review has been dismissed in accordance with the Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Review, effective October 12, 2006.
Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Reviews and Revocation of Countervailing Duty Order: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada
Document Number: E6-17382
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 12, 2006, U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab and Canada's Minister for International Trade, David Emerson, signed the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA 2006). On October 12, 2006, the SLA 2006 entered into effect. Pursuant to the settlement of litigation which is a precondition for the entry into force of the SLA 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is revoking the countervailing duty order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada and rescinding all ongoing proceedings related to that order.
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations: Lemon Juice from Argentina and Mexico
Document Number: E6-17381
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada
Document Number: E6-17377
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 12, 2006, U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab and Canada's Minister for International Trade, David Emerson, signed the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA 2006). On October 12, 2006 the SLA 2006 entered into effect. Pursuant to the the settlement of litigation which is a precondition for the entry into force of the SLA 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is revoking the antidumping duty order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada and rescinding all ongoing proceedings related to that order.
Antidumping Methodologies: Market Economy Inputs, Expected Non-Market Economy Wages, Duty Drawback; and Request for Comments
Document Number: E6-17376
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice addresses three methodologies of the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') in antidumping proceedings. First, the Department is revising its approach concerning the use of market economy inputs in the calculation of normal value in antidumping proceedings involving non-market economy (``NME'') countries. Specifically, the Department is revising its approach concerning cases where an NME producer sources an input from both market economy suppliers and from within the NME. Second, the Department is revising its methodology for calculating expected NME wages in antidumping proceedings involving NME countries. Third, the Department is requesting comments on its approach concerning the calculation of duty drawback adjustments to export price in antidumping proceedings when a respondent producer obtains an input both from domestic and foreign sources. On this latter issue, the Department is seeking comments on the methodology that should be used when the producer receives duty drawback on certain exports containing the input but not on other exports containing the input.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Termination of Panel Review
Document Number: E6-17375
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the negotiated settlement between the United States and Canadian Governments, the panel review of the above noted case is terminated as of October 12, 2006. A panel has been appointed to this panel review and has been dismissed in accordance with the Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Review, effective October 12, 2006.
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order: Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E6-17358
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``Commission'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (``the PRC''). The Department is publishing this notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Withdrawal of Extraordinary Challenge Committee Review
Document Number: E6-17352
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the negotiated settlement between the United States and the Canadian Governments, the Extraordinary Challenge Committee review of the above noted case is terminated as of October 12, 2006. No Committee has been appointed to this panel review.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Germany: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-17269
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Germany for the period July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.
Pure Magnesium from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 2004-2005 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-17267
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published its preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on April 10, 2006. The period of review (``POR'') is May 1, 2004, through April 30, 2005. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final dumping margin for this review is listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Honey from Argentina: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-17255
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is partially rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina for the period December 1, 2004, to November 30, 2005, with respect to one company, Associacion de Cooperativas Argentinas (ACA).
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review: Stainless Steel Bar From Japan
Document Number: E6-17149
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and Sec. 351.216(b) of the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) regulations, TRW Fuji Valve, Inc. (TRW), a U.S. importer, filed a request for a changed-circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Japan. The petitioners and domestic interested parties have affirmatively expressed a lack of interest in the continuation of the order with respect to 21-2N modified valve/stem stainless steel round bar.\1\ In response to this request, the Department is initiating a changed- circumstances review of the order on stainless steel bar from Japan with respect to this product as described below.
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E6-17148
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 3, 2006, in response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce published a notice of initiation of administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings (and parts thereof) from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The period of review is May 1, 2005, through April 30, 2006. The Department of Commerce is rescinding these reviews in part.
North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
Document Number: E6-17126
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 6, 2006, the binational panel issued its decision in the full sunset review of the antidumping and countervailing duty determination made by the International Trade Commission, respecting Magnesium from Canada, Secretariat File No. USA-CDA-2000-1904-09. The binational panel affirmed the International Trade Commission determination with two dissenting opinions. Copies of the panel decision are available from the U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-17041
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
After the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (HRS) from India covering the period December 1, 2004, through November 30, 2005 (the period of review or POR), the sole respondent, Essar Steel Ltd. (Essar), claimed it did not ship subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. The Department is now rescinding this review based on record evidence consistent with Essar's no shipments claim.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-16946
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 6, 2006, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from Taiwan. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received and an examination of our calculations, we have made certain changes for the final results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for Far Eastern Textile Limited is listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews And Notice of Intent to Revoke Order in Part: Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Germany
Document Number: E6-16945
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 5, 2006, the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice of initiation of antidumping duty changed circumstances review on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from Germany, as described below. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews: Certain Corrosion- Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Germany, 71 FR 53653, (September 5, 2006) (``Initiation Notice''). In our Initiation Notice, the Department invited interested parties to comment on the request to exclude certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from Germany (``product in question'') as described below from the scope of this order. The Department received no comments. Absent any comments, the Department preliminarily concludes that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to which this order pertains lack interest in the relief provided by this order with respect to the product in question. Therefore, the Department preliminarily concludes that it is appropriate to revoke this order, in part, with respect to unliquidated entries of the product in question not covered by the final results of an administrative review, based on the fact that domestic parties have made an affirmative statement of no interest in the continuation of the order with respect to that product. This revocation would not apply to unliquidated entries that are covered by the final results of an administrative review, even if those entries are subject to litigation.
Ferrovanadium and Nitrided Vanadium From Russia: Notice of Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E6-16943
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-13
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 ferrovanadium and nitrided vanadium from Russia would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, the Department is publishing notice of the continuation of this antidumping duty order.
Public Forum on the European Union Metric Labeling Directive
Document Number: E6-16930
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The European Union has developed legislation that could mandate that U.S. businesses only use metrics when manufacturing for sale in the EU. This forum will provide U.S. industries an opportunity to express their concerns and ask relevant questions about the legislation.
Stainless Steel Wire Rod from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-16820
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by domestic interested parties,\1\ the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rod (``SSWR'') from the Republic of Korea (``Korea''). This review covers two producer/exporters of the subject merchandise that have been collapsed for purposes of the Department's analysis, consistent with the record of this review and prior determinations in this proceeding. The period of review (``POR'') is September 1, 2004, through August 31, 2005.
Notice of Extension of the Preliminary Results of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Reviews: Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E6-16819
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting new shipper antidumping duty reviews of freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') in response to requests by Nanjing Merry Trading Co., Ltd. (``Nanjing Merry''), Leping Lotai Foods Co., Ltd. (``Leping Lotai''), Weishan Hongrun Aquatic Co., Ltd. (``Weishan Hongrun''), and Shanghai Strong International Trading Co., Ltd. (``Shanghai Strong''). These reviews cover shipments to the United States for the period September 1, 2005, to February 28, 2006, by these four respondents. For the reasons discussed below, we are extending the preliminary results of the new shipper reviews of Nanjing Merry, Leping Lotai, and Weishan Hongrun by an additional 90 days, and the new shipper review of Shanghai Strong by an additional 65 days, to no later than January 23, 2007.
The President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council; Sunshine Act
Document Number: 06-8634
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The President's Export Council will hold a meeting via teleconference to deliberate a draft recommendation to the President regarding Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination: Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: 06-8622
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-10-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We preliminarily determine that certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice.