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International Trade Administration, North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Completion of Panel Review
Document Number: E7-7298
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the Notice of Motion to Terminate this panel review, which was filed with the Canadian Section of the NAFTA Secretariat on April 10, 2007, this panel review is completed.
The President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council
Document Number: 07-1929
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting via teleconference to deliberate a draft recommendation to the Secretary of Commerce regarding Alternative Energy.
Honey from Argentina: Final Results of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-7288
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 24, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of review in this proceeding. See Honey from Argentina: Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review, 71 FR 67850 (November 24, 2006) (Preliminary Results). This new shipper review covers one exporter, Patagonik S.A. (Patagonik) and its affiliated supplier, Colmenares Santa Rosa (CSR), of subject merchandise to the United States. The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2004, to December 31, 2005. The petitioners are the Sioux Honey Association and the American Honey Producers Association. Based on our analysis of comments received, the margin calculation for these final results does not differ from the preliminary results.
Information for Self-Certification Under FAQ 6 of the United States European Union Safe Harbor Privacy Framework
Document Number: E7-7215
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).
Commercial Service-Strategic User Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: E7-7209
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Pub. L. 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506 (2) (A)).
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Results And Rescission, In Part, of 2004/2005 Antidumping Duty Administrative and New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E7-7199
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 10, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of its administrative and new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the 2004/2005 Administrative and New Shipper Reviews, 71 FR 59432 (October 10, 2006) (Preliminary Results). Based on our analysis of the record, including information obtained since the preliminary results, we have made changes to the margin calculations for Xiping Opeck Food Co., Ltd. (``Xiping Opeck''), Xuzhou Jinjiang Foodstuffs Co., Ltd. (``Xuzhou Jinjiang'') and Qingdao Jinyongxiang Aquatic Foods Co., Ltd. (``Qingdao JYX''). See Final Results of Review section, below.
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand
Document Number: E7-7175
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
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 canned pineapple fruit (CPF) from Thailand would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing notice of continuation of this antidumping duty order.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC)
Document Number: E7-7122
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) will hold a plenary meeting on May 11, 2007, at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, in Room 4830. The ETTAC will discuss Committee priorities and goals for the year and other international topics related to trade and the environmental technologies industry. (e.g. the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate; update on the latest round of negotiations in the World Trade Organization's environmental goods and services trade liberalization; intellectual property rights; etc.). The meeting is open to the public and time will be permitted for public comment. Written comments concerning ETTAC affairs are welcome anytime before or after the meeting. Minutes will be available within 30 days of this meeting. The ETTAC is mandated by Public Law 103-392. It was created to advise the U.S. government on environmental trade policies and programs, and to help it to focus its resources on increasing the exports of the U.S. environmental industry. ETTAC operates as an advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce and the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC). ETTAC was originally chartered in May of 1994. It was most recently rechartered until September 3, 2008.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar from The Republic of Korea: Notice of Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-7084
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 10, 2006, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the 2004 - 2005 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bars from the Republic of Korea. The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2004, through August 31, 2005. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have not made changes in the margin calculations for the companies covered by this review. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.'' Furthermore, we are rescinding this review with respect to Hanbo Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (Hanbo), INI Steel (INI) and Kosteel Co., Ltd. (Kosteel), as discussed below in the section entitled ``Partial Rescission of Review.''
Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Notice of Final Results of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-7082
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 31, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain forged stainless steel flanges from India. See Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges From India; Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review, 72 FR 4483 (January 31, 2007) (Preliminary Results). This new shipper review covers Kunj Forgings, Pvt., Ltd. (Kunj), a manufacturer and exporter of the subject merchandise. The period of review is February 1, 2005, through January 31, 2006. We did not receive any comments from parties, and we have not made any changes to our analysis. The final weighted-average dumping margin for Kunj is thus unchanged from our preliminary results of review, and is shown in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-7051
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 28, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register a notice announcing the initiation of a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for Hangzhou Fashion Living Co., Ltd (``Fashion Living''). See Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review, 72 FR 14,521 (March 28, 2007) (``Fashion Living Initiation''). The period of review (``POR'') is August 1, 2006, to January 31, 2007. This review is now being rescinded because Fashion Living withdrew its request in a timely manner.
Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Rescission, in Part
Document Number: E7-6953
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Geo Speciality Chemicals, Inc. (``GSC''), a domestic glycine producer, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). This review covers Nantong Dongchang Chemical Industry Corporation (``Nantong Dongchang'') and Baoding Mantong Fine Chemistry Co., Ltd. (``Baoding Mantong''). The period of review (``POR'') is March 1, 2005, through February 28, 2006. We preliminarily find that sales have been made below normal value (``NV'') by Nantong Dongchang, and that Baoding Mantong did not make sales of subject merchandise during the POR. We are preliminary rescinding this review with respect to Baoding Mantong. The preliminary results are listed below in the section titled ``Preliminary Results of Review.'' If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess the ad valorem margins against the entered value of each entry of the subject merchandise during the POR.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Romania: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-6862
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 23, 2006, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty administrative review of certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Romania. This review covers sales of subject merchandise made by Mittal Steel Galati S.A. The period of review is November 1, 2004, through October 31, 2005. Based on our analysis of comments received, we have made a change to our calculations; this change did not result in a change to the margin for Mittal Steel Galati S.A. Therefore, these final results are the same as our preliminary results. The final results are listed below in the ``Final Results of Review'' section.
Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Sweden: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-6749
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 6, 2006, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the 2004-2005 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rod from Sweden. The review covers one manufacturer/exporter, Fagersta Stainless AB (``FSAB''). The period of review (``POR'') is September 1, 2004, through August 31, 2005. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for the reviewed firm is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
The President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council
Document Number: 07-1800
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-10
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 Trade Promotion Authority. Date: April 24, 2007. Time: 12 p.m. (EDST). For the Conference Call-In Number and Further Information, Contact: The President's Export Council Executive Secretariat, Room 4043, Washington, DC 20230 (Phone: 202-482-1124), or visit the PEC Web site, http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/pec.
Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee (ETAC); Notice of Open Meeting; Addition to the Agenda
Document Number: E7-6637
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Tissue Paper from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Rescission, In Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-6635
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper (tissue paper) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is September 21, 2004, through February 28, 2006. We have preliminarily determined that two of the three respondents made sales of the subject merchandise at prices below normal value.
Coated Free Sheet Paper From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E7-6500
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of coated free sheet paper (``CFS paper'') from the Republic of Korea (``Korea''). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Coated Free Sheet Paper from Indonesia: Notice of Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E7-6499
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of coated free sheet paper (CFS) in Indonesia. For information on the subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Coated Free Sheet Paper From the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E7-6498
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of coated free sheet paper from the People's Republic of China. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice. The version released on Friday, March 30, 2007, contained a ``Benchmarks'' section that was intended to be deleted from the final version because it was duplicative, so this amended preliminary determination corrects that error. This error was discovered prior to publication in the Federal Register, consequently, this amendment is being published in its place.
Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-6512
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 16, 2007, a Bi-National Panel (``Panel'') constituted under the North American Free Trade Agreement (``NAFTA'') affirmed the U.S. Department of Commerce's (``the Department's'') redetermination on remand of the final results of the fourth antidumping duty administrative review on oil country tubular goods from Mexico. See In the Matter of: Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Review and Determination Not to Revoke, USA-MEX-2001-1904-05. The Department is now issuing these amended final results for this fourth administrative review to reflect the Panel's decision.
Notice of Initiation of Administrative Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Brazil, Ecuador, India and Thailand
Document Number: E7-6504
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') received timely requests to conduct administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (``shrimp'') from Brazil, Ecuador, India and Thailand. The anniversary month of these orders is February. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.222 of the Department's regulations, we are initiating these administrative reviews.
Notice of Initiation of Administrative Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E7-6502
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') received timely requests to conduct administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (``shrimp'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'') and the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The anniversary month of these orders is February. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating these administrative reviews.
Folding Gift Boxes from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E7-6404
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on folding gift boxes from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''). See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 71 FR 69545 (December 1, 2006) (``Sunset Initiation''); see also Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Folding Gift Boxes From the People's Republic of China, 67 FR 864 (January 8, 2002) (``Order''). Based on the notice of intent to participate and response filed by the domestic interested party, and the lack of response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the Order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 C.F.R. 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Latvia; Final Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E7-6398
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 27, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice of preliminary results of the full sunset review of the antidumping duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bars (``rebar'') from Latvia pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). As a result of this review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping.
Honey from Argentina: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-6385
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Changes in the Insular Possessions Watch, Watch Movement and Jewelry Programs 2006
Document Number: 07-1578
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-04-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Department of the Interior
The Departments of Commerce and the Interior (the Departments) amend 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 rule amends certain regulations by updating the maximum total value of watch components per watch that are eligible for duty-free entry into the United States under the insular program, further clarifying the definition of creditable and non-creditable wages and fringe benefits, providing more details about the calculation of mid-year and annual duty-refund and verification process, and making minor editorial changes.
Notice of Amendment for Applicants for Appointment to the United States-Brazil CEO Forum
Document Number: E7-6160
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Governments of the United States and Brazil have agreed to establish a U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. This notice announces an amendment to the eligibility requirements for applications for American representatives to join the U.S. Section of the Forum.
Initiation of Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews
Document Number: E7-6071
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
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 a five-year (``Sunset Review'') 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 the same orders.
Honey from the People's Republic of China: Expedited Partial Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-6069
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 3, 2007, the Department published the Preliminary Results of the fourth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (PRC). See Honey from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 102 (January 3, 2007) (Preliminary Results). This review covers five exporters or producer/exporters: (1) Anhui Honghui Foodstuff (Group) Co., Ltd. (Anhui Honghui); (2) Chengdu Waiyuan Bee Products Co., Ltd. (Chengdu); (3) Jiangsu Kanghong Natural Healthfoods Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu); (4) Kunshan Xin'an Trade Co., Ltd. (Kunshan Xin'an); and (5) Wuhan Shino-Food Trade Co., Ltd. (Shino-Food). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2004, through November 30, 2005. In response to a request from the American Honey Producers Association and the Sioux Honey Association (collectively, petitioners), the Department is expediting the final results of this review for Chengdu, an uncooperative respondent, because of its extraordinary surge of exports and the significant difference between Chengdu's current cash deposit rate of 22.03 percent and Chengdu's preliminary cash deposit rate of 212.39 percent based on total facts available with adverse inference.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E7-6063
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that three requests for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''), received on January 31, February 18 and February 28, 2007, respectively, meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. For reasons discussed below, the Department also determined that a fourth request for a new shipper review does not meet the requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') for the three new shipper reviews which the Department is initiating is August 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review
Document Number: E7-6062
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 20, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') received a request from the exporter and producer Ayecue (Liaocheng) Foodstuff Co., Ltd. (``Ayecue'') to conduct a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating a NSR of Ayecue.
Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Notice of Partial Rescission of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E7-5934
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the new shipper review of Pradeep Metals Limited. We initiated this review on October 6, 2006. See Stainless Steel Flanges from India: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews, 71 FR 59081 (October 6, 2006). Our basis for rescinding this new shipper review is described below.
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from India: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E7-5931
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration