International Trade Administration January 8, 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Documents Submission Procedures; APO Procedures; Proposed Rule
Document Number: 06-9969
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-01-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') proposes to amend its regulations in antidumping (``AD'') and countervailing duty (``CVD'') proceedings governing information submitted to the Department and administrative protective orders in order to improve the Department's procedures and provide clarification to some aspects of the Department's regulations. Specifically, the Department proposes to amend its regulations as follows: To reflect a transfer in the function of receiving submissions filed in AD/CVD proceedings from the Central Records Unit to the Administrative Protective Order (``APO'') Unit, and to change the name of the APO Unit to APO/Dockets Unit; to reflect a transfer in the function of maintaining public service lists from the Central Records Unit to the APO/Dockets Unit; to update the definition of ``Customs Service'' to reflect the reorganization of the Executive Branch; to clarify that documents filed with the Department will only be time stamped when appropriate, for example, when an interested party submits a request for treatment as a voluntary respondent; to clarify when an APO will be placed on the record with respect to new shipper reviews, applications for scope rulings and changed circumstances reviews; to clarify when a party must serve business proprietary information already on the administrative record to new authorized applicants to the APO; to require a formal letter of appearance to request placement on the service list of any segment of an AD/CVD proceeding; and to clarify when a party is to be considered an ``interested party'' for the purposes of the APO. Finally, the Department proposes amending its short form application for an APO (Form ITA-367).