International Trade Administration July 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Canada
Document Number: E8-15753
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Canada for the period October 1, 2006, to September 30, 2007 (the POR). We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by Ivaco Rolling Mills 2004 L.P. and Sivaco Ontario (a division of Sivaco Wire Group 2004 L.P.) (collectively referred to as ``Ivaco'') have been made below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the publication of this notice.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Raw Flexible Magnets From Taiwan
Document Number: E8-15743
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce determines that imports of raw flexible magnets from Taiwan are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final weighted- average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination of Investigation.''
Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E8-15738
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 3, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on non- malleable cast iron pipe fittings (``non-malleable pipe fittings'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''). The Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this order. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order 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.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from Spain: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-15736
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to timely requests by Biolab, Inc., Clearon Corporation and Occidental Chemical Corporation (collectively, ``Petitioners''), and Aragonesas Industrias y Energ[iacute]a S.A. (``Aragonesas''), the Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (``chlorinated isos'') from Spain with respect to Aragonesas. The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2006 through May 31, 2007. The Department preliminarily determines that Aragonesas made U.S. sales of chlorinated isos at prices less than normal value (``NV''). See Preliminary Results of Review section, below. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of administrative review, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See Disclosure and Public Hearing section, below. We will issue the final results of review no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Raw Flexible Magnets from the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E8-15735
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has made a final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of raw flexible magnets (RFM) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges From India; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: E8-15734
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Tariff Act), that India Steel Works, Ltd. (India Steel) is the successor-in-interest to Isibars, Ltd. (Isibars). As a result, India Steel will be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Isibars in regard to the antidumping duty order on certain forged stainless steel flanges from India as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: E8-15733
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
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 circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe (CWASPP) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. See ``Disclosure and Public Comment'' section below for procedures on filing comments.
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Raw Flexible Magnets from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-15732
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has determined that raw flexible magnets from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') are being, or are 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 final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section of this notice.
Notice of Request for Public Comment
Document Number: E8-15626
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration is seeking industry's involvement in providing information to inform the work program of the recently established Trilateral Committee on Transborder Data Flows under the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP). In advance of its inaugural stakeholders' forum, tentatively scheduled for September 2008, the Committee is soliciting assistance in identifying and analyzing impediments to transborder data flows that impact on commercial activities. The Committee, composed of government representatives of each of the three countries, will work in consultation with the business community to identify and address impediments to electronic information flows across borders that impact economic growth. The Committee will also look at regulatory uncertainties related to the transborder flow of data and analyze the impact that they are having on the marketplace. The objective is to foster an integrated approach to information flows in North America while supporting regulatory cooperation to remove barriers to electronic information flows. Specifically, the Department is seeking: (1) A description of your company's activities. (2) How your company's activities involve cross-border data transfers and computerized information flows. (3) Impediments to cross-border data transfers and information flows. Impediments include legislative and regulatory requirements and other barriers. (4) Implications and costs for the company of these impediments (trade and investment). Business proprietary information should be marked accordingly. Once this process has been completed, the Committee will make recommendations to Ministers responsible for SPP on how to solve identified impediments to such information flows.
The Manufacturing Council: Meeting
Document Number: 08-1421
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting to discuss the Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative and the Manufacturing 2040 project.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Sodium Nitrite from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-15488
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) determines that sodium nitrite 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 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). We made no changes to the preliminary dumping margin in this investigation. The final dumping margin for this investigation is listed in the ``Final Determination Margin'' section below. The period covered by this investigation is April 1, 2007, through September 30, 2007.
Sodium Nitrite From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E8-15479
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has reached a final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers/exporters of sodium nitrite from the People's Republic of China (PRC). On April 11, 2008, we issued the Preliminary Determination, see Sodium Nitrite From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 73 FR 19816 (April 11, 2008) (Preliminary Determination). Because neither the Government of the People's Republic of China (GOC) nor the two mandatory company respondents participated in this investigation, the Department relied on facts available and applied adverse inferences in reaching the Preliminary Determination. The Department assigned a countervailable subsidy rate to each program under investigation using rates calculated in Coated Free Sheet Paper from the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 72 FR 60645 (October 25, 2007) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum (CFS from the PRC). We invited interested parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. No interested party submitted comments regarding the Preliminary Determination. Since the publication of the Preliminary Determination, the Department has reached affirmative final countervailing duty determinations in several investigations of products from the PRC. We have used the rates calculated in these intervening final determinations to revise the countervailable subsidy rates for certain programs. For information on the countervailable subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Intent to Rescind in Part
Document Number: E8-15475
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from respondent Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co., Ltd. (Ta Chen or respondent) and from Flowline Division of Markovitz Enterprises, Inc. (Flowline Division), Gerlin, Inc., Shaw Alloy Piping Products, Inc., and Taylor Forge Stainless, Inc., (collectively, petitioners), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (SSBWPFs) from Taiwan. Petitioners requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of Ta Chen, Liang Feng Stainless Steel Fitting Co., Ltd. (Liang Feng), Tru-Flow Industrial Co., Ltd. (Tru-Flow), Censor International Corporation (Censor), and PFP Taiwan Co., Ltd. (PFP). With regard to Ta Chen, the Department preliminarily determines that sales of SSBWPFs from Taiwan have been sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On September 10, 2007, Tru-Flow, Liang Feng, Censor, and PFP certified that they had no sales or shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the period of review (POR). Based on Tru- Flow's, Liang Feng's, Censor's, and PFP's certified statements, information from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) indicating that these companies had no shipments to the United States of the subject merchandise during the POR, and the Department's verification of Liang Feng (as explained below), we hereby give notice that we intend to rescind the review regarding these four companies. For a full discussion of the intent to rescind with respect to Liang Feng, Tru- Flow, Censor, and PFP, see the ``Notice of Intent to Rescind in Part'' section of this notice. If these preliminary results of review of Ta Chen's sales are adopted in the final results, we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries based on the difference between the constructed export price (CEP) and the normal value (NV). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments in this proceeding are requested to submit with the argument: 1) a statement of the issues, 2) a brief summary of the argument, and 3) a table of authorities.
Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E8-15465
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined that six timely requests for new shipper reviews (NSRs) of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (PRC) meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. For three of the six NSRs which the Department is initiating, the period of review (POR) is November 1, 2007 through April 30, 2008. For the remaining three NSRs where the shipments entered after the POR, the Department is initiating and extending the POR by forty days, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(f)(2)(ii).
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Sodium Nitrite from the Federal Republic of Germany
Document Number: E8-15458
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that imports of sodium nitrite from the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination of Investigation.''
Refined Brown Aluminum Oxide from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results
Document Number: E8-15262
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding in part the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on refined brown aluminum oxide (RBAO) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for the period November 1, 2006, to October 31, 2007, with respect to Henan Yilong High and New Materials Co. Ltd. (Henan Yilong). This partial rescission is based on the withdrawal of the request for review by the interested party that requested the review. Additionally, the Department is extending the preliminary results of this administrative review to no later than December 1, 2008.
Initiation of Five-year (“Sunset”) Review
Document Number: E8-14910
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-01
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 review (``Sunset Review'') of the antidumping and countervailing 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.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part
Document Number: E8-14909
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with May anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department of Commerce also received requests to revoke two antidumping duty orders in part.
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E8-14759
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration