International Trade Administration September 22, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E8-22109
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 21, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (LTFV) in the antidumping investigation of small diameter graphite electrodes (graphite electrodes) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). See 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, 73 FR 49408 (August 21, 2008) (Preliminary Determination). We are amending our Preliminary Determination to correct certain ministerial errors with respect to the antidumping duty margin calculation for the Fangda Group.\1\ The corrections to the Fangda Group's margin also affect the margin applied to companies receiving a separate rate.
Amended Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy
Document Number: E8-22108
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on granular polytetrafluoroethylene resin from Italy, covering the period August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2007. We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by Solvay Solexis, Inc. and Solvay Solexis S.p.A. have been made below normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We released the preliminary results to the parties on Wednesday, September 3, 2008. However, that version inadvertently included business proprietary information, so this amended preliminary determination corrects that error. The error was discovered prior to publication in the Federal Register, consequently this amended notice is being published in its place.
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E8-22107
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E8-22099
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 17, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Northwest Fruit Exporters (``NFE'').
Exemption of Foreign Air Carriers From Excise Taxes; Review of Finding of Reciprocity (Dominican Republic), 26 U.S.C. 4221
Document Number: E8-22032
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice is hereby given that the Department of Commerce is conducting a review to determine, pursuant to Section 4221 of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended (26 U.S.C. 4221), whether the Government of the Dominican Republic has discontinued allowing substantially reciprocal tax exemptions to aircraft of U.S. registry in connection with international commercial operations similar to those exemptions currently granted to aircraft of Dominican Republic registry by the United States under the aforementioned statute. The above-cited statute provides exemptions for aircraft of foreign registry from payment of certain internal revenue taxes on the purchase of supplies in the United States for such aircraft in connection with their international commercial operations. These exemptions apply upon a finding by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, and communicated to the Department of the Treasury, that such country allows, or will allow, ``substantially reciprocal privileges'' to aircraft of U.S. registry with respect to purchases of such supplies in that country. If a foreign country discontinues the allowance of such substantially reciprocal exemption, the exemption allowed by the United States will not apply after the Secretary of the Treasury is notified by the Secretary of Commerce, or his designee, of the discontinuance. Interested parties are invited to submit their views, comments and supporting documentation in writing concerning this matter to Mr. Mark Brady, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services, Room 1128, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Submissions should be sent electronically to Airservices@ita.doc.gov. All submissions should be received no later than thirty days from the date of this notice. Comments received, with the exception of information marked ``business confidential,'' will be available for public inspection upon request. Information marked ``business confidential'' shall be protected from disclosure to the full extent permitted by law. It is suggested that those desiring additional information contact Mr. Eugene Alford, Office of Service Industries, Room 1124, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, or telephone 202-482- 5071.