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

Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20166
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from petitioner GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (``GEO''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 22337 (April 25, 2008). This administrative review covers the March 1, 2007, through February 29, 2008 period of review (``POR''). Due to the withdrawal of the request for the administrative review by GEO for 22 of the 24 companies for which it requested a review, we are now rescinding this review with respect to those 22 companies.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20165
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 6, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from Thailand. This review covers 45 \1\ producers/exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007. We are rescinding the review with respect to three companies because these companies had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.
Sodium Nitrite from the Federal Republic of Germany and the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E8-19895
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the Commission), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on sodium nitrite from the Federal Republic of Germany (Germany) and the People's Republic of China (PRC). On August 20, 2008, the Commission notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Sodium Nitrite from China and Germany (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-453 and 731-TA-1136-1137 (Final), USITC Publication 4029, August 2008).
Sodium Nitrite from the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: E8-19884
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on an affirmative final determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is issuing a countervailing duty order on sodium nitrite from the People's Republic of China (PRC). On August 20, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Sodium Nitrite from the People's Republic of China, USITC Pub. 4029, Inv. No. 701-TA-453 (Final) (August 2008).
Establishment of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee and Solicitation of Nominations for Membership
Document Number: E8-19839
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to provisions under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade announces the establishment of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) by the Secretary of Commerce. The CINTAC shall advise the Secretary regarding the development and administration of programs to expand United States exports of civil nuclear goods and services in accordance with applicable United States regulations, for use by the Department of Commerce in its role as member of the Civil Nuclear Trade Working Group (CINTWG) of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC). This notice also requests nominations for membership on the CINTAC.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E8-19776
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-26
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 July anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-19664
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 7, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. See Notice of Initiation of Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China, 73 FR 12387 (March 7, 2008) (``Initiation Notice''). Between March 7 and June 5, 2008, several parties withdrew their requests for review. Therefore, the Department is rescinding the administrative review of sales of wooden bedroom furniture with respect to the entities for whom all review requests have been withdrawn.
Notice of Scope Rulings
Document Number: E8-19413
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between April 1, 2008, and June 30, 2008. In conjunction with this list, the Department is also publishing a list of requests for scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations pending as of June 30, 2008. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination, and Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part
Document Number: E8-19412
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that small diameter graphite electrodes (``graphite electrodes'') 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 (``Act''). The estimated dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice.
Changes in the Insular Possessions Watch, Watch Movement and Jewelry Programs 2008
Document Number: E8-19411
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Department of the Interior
The Departments of Commerce and the Interior (the Departments) propose to amend their regulations governing watch duty-exemption allocations and 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 proposed rule would amend the regulations by updating the formula that is used to calculate the combined amount of individual and family health and life insurance per year that is creditable towards the duty refund benefit.
Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Review: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea
Document Number: E8-19318
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), that Woongjin Chemical Co. Ltd. (``Woongjin'') is the successor-in-interest to Saehan Industries Inc. (``Saehan''). As a result, Woongjin will be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Saehan with regard to the antidumping duty order on polyester staple fiber (``PSF'') from the Republic of Korea (``Korea'') as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-19311
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review
Document Number: E8-19303
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 13, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its preliminary results and partial rescission in the antidumping duty administrative review and new shipper review of wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') for the administrative review and the new shipper review is January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. In the administrative review, we have determined that all three mandatory respondents (i.e., Fujian Lianfu Forestry Co./Fujian Wonder Pacific Inc./Fuzhou Huan Mei Furniture Co., Ltd./Jiangsu Dare Furniture Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``the Dare Group''); Shanghai Starcorp Furniture Co., Ltd, Starcorp Furniture (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Orin Furniture (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Shanghai Star Furniture Co., Ltd., and Shanghai Xing Ding Furniture Industrial Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``Starcorp''); and Teamway Furniture (Dong Guan) Co., Ltd., and Brittomart Inc. (collectively ``Teamway'')) made sales in the United States at prices below normal value. With respect to the remaining respondents in the administrative review (collectively, ``Separate Rate Applicants''), we determined that 27 entities have provided sufficient evidence that they are separate from the state-controlled entity, and we have established a weighted-average margin based on the rates for the three mandatory respondents, excluding any that are zero, de minimis, or based entirely on adverse facts available (``AFA''), to be applied to these separate-rate entities. For the new shipper review, the Department also reviewed one exporter/producer, Mei Jia Ju Furniture Industrial (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. (``Mei Jia Ju''). We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results in these reviews. We received no comments in the new shipper review. Based on our analysis of the comments we received in the administrative review, we made certain changes to our calculations for all mandatory respondents. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results Margins'' section below.
University of Maryland, et al.
Document Number: E8-19172
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide From the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E8-19099
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 26, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published its preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') in the antidumping (``AD'') investigation of electrolytic manganese dioxide (``EMD'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is January 1, 2007, through June 30, 2007. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. Based on our analysis of the comments we received, we have made changes to our calculations for the mandatory respondent. We determine that EMD from the PRC is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at LTFV as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section of this notice.
Washington University
Document Number: E8-19098
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E8-19091
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice of Amended Final Results of Third Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Document Number: E8-19082
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 24, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published in the Federal Register the final results of the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). See Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission, 73 FR 15479 (March 24, 2008) (``Final Results''). The period of review (``POR'') covered August 1, 2005, through July 31, 2006. We are amending our Final Results to correct ministerial errors made in the calculation of the antidumping duty margins for of East Sea Seafoods Joint Venture Co., Ltd. (``ESS''), Can Tho Agricultural and Animal Products Import Export Company (``CATACO''), and QVD Food Company (``QVD'') pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act'') and an order from the Court of International Trade (``CIT''). See Catfish Farmers of America v. United States, Consol Court No. 08-00111, (CIT July 22, 2008) (``CIT Order'').
Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 2006-2007 Semi-Annual New Shipper Review
Document Number: E8-18943
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 30, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the preliminary results of the semiannual new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2006-2007 Semiannual New Shipper Review, 73 FR 23420 (April 30, 2008) (``Preliminary Results''). The merchandise covered by this review is hand trucks, exported and manufactured by New-Tec Integration (Xiamen) Co., Ltd. (``New-Tec''), as described in the ``Scope of the Order'' section of this notice. The period of review is December 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. We invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. We received no comments, and no new evidence was placed on the record. Therefore, the final results are unchanged from those presented in the Preliminary Results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for New-Tec is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from Japan: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Pursuant to Final Court Decision
Document Number: E8-18942
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 23, 2006, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) redetermination on remand of the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan for the period May 1, 2002, through April 30, 2003. Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd., and Koyo Corp. of U.S.A. (collectively, Koyo Seiko), NSK Ltd., NSK Corp., and NSK Precision America, Inc. (collectively, NSK), and NTN Corporation, NTN Bearing Corp. of America, American NTN Bearing Manufacturing Corp., NTN Driveshaft, Inc., and NTN-BCA Corp. (collectively, NTN) appealed the CIT's decision to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC). On December 14, 2007, the CAFC affirmed the CIT's decision. Because all litigation has concluded, the Department is now issuing these amended final results of review. We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries subject to these amended final results.
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-18941
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on non- malleable cast iron pipe fittings (``non-malleable pipe fittings'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation for the antidumping duty order.
Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E8-18851
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 25, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') in the antidumping investigation of steel wire garment hangers (``hangers'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On April 14, 2008, the Department published its amended preliminary determination. The period of investigation (``POI'') is January 1, 2007, to June 30, 2007. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. Based on our analysis of the comments we received, we have made changes to our calculations for the mandatory respondents. The final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section below.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Termination of Critical- Circumstances Investigation: Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide from Australia
Document Number: E8-18848
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce determines that imports of electrolytic manganese dioxide from Australia 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.''
Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18772
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on dynamic random access memory semiconductors from the Republic of Korea for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. We preliminarily find that Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. received countervailable subsidies during the period of review. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess countervailing duties as detailed in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Completion of Panel Review
Document Number: E8-18637
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the Order of the Binational Panel dated June 25, 2008, the determination described above was completed on June 25, 2008.
Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Extension of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: E8-18624
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Survey of International Air Travelers
Document Number: E8-18551
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Certain Orange Juice from Brazil: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18479
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 7, 2008, the Department of Commerce published its preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain orange juice from Brazil. The period of review (POR) is August 24, 2005, through February 28, 2007. We are rescinding the review with respect to one company because this company had no entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results 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.''
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Service Order Form
Document Number: E8-18452
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Preliminary Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E8-18249
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 10, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the notice of preliminary affirmative countervailing duty determination in the investigation of circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe (CWASPP) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC). We are amending our preliminary determination to correct ministerial errors discovered with respect to the countervailing duty rate calculated for Winner Stainless Steel Tube Co., Ltd. (Winner), Winner Machinery Enterprise Company Ltd. (Winner HK), and Winner Steel Products (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. (WSP) (collectively the Winner Companies). This correction also affects the countervailing duty rate applied to Froch Enterprises Co. Ltd. (Froch) (also known as Zhangyuan Metal Industry Co. Ltd.) as well as the rate applied to all other companies not individually investigated.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Finland; Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18246
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from Aqualon Company, a division of Hercules Inc. (the petitioner) and respondents CP Kelco OY and CP Kelco U.S., Inc. (collectively, CP Kelco), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Finland. The review covers exports of the subject merchandise to the United States produced by CP Kelco. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. We preliminarily find that CP Kelco made sales at less than normal value (NV) during the POR. 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 based on differences between the export price (EP) or constructed export price (CEP) and NV.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from India: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18220
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film, sheet and strip from India for the period January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. We preliminarily determine that subsidies are being provided on the production and export of PET film from India. See the ``Preliminary Results of Administrative Review'' section, below. If the final results remain the same as the preliminary results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this administrative review. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice, below.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-18218
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from petitioner Aqualon Company, a division of Hercules Incorporated (Aqualon), a U.S. manufacturer of purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) and CP Kelco B.V., CP Kelco U.S. Inc., Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) and J.M. Huber Corporation (CP Kelco B.V. is a producer of CMC in the Netherlands \1\ and is referred to as ``CP Kelco'' for purposes of these preliminary results), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on CMC from the Netherlands. This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise produced and exported by CP Kelco (formerly known as Noviant B.V.).\2\ The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007.