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

Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20918
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. For information on the net subsidy for each of the reviewed companies, see 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.
Notice of 2nd Afghanistan International Carpet Fair
Document Number: E8-20917
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E8-20545
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E8-20541
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has determined that a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the Peoples Republic of China (``PRC''), received on July 11, 2008, meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') of this new shipper review is January 1, 2008, through June 30, 2008.
Notice and Call for Applications for the International Buyer Program for the Period January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010
Document Number: E8-20756
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth objectives, procedures and application review criteria associated with support for domestic trade shows by the International Buyer Program (IBP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). This announcement covers selection for International Buyer Program participation for calendar year 2010 (January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010). The International Buyer Program was established to bring international buyers together with U.S. firms by promoting leading U.S. trade shows in industries with high export potential. The International Buyer Program emphasizes cooperation between the DOC and trade show organizers to benefit U.S. firms exhibiting at selected events and provides practical, hands-on assistance such as export counseling and market analysis to U.S. companies interested in exporting. The assistance provided to show organizers includes worldwide overseas promotion of selected shows to potential international buyers, end- users, representatives and distributors. The worldwide promotion is executed through the offices of the DOC U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (hereinafter referred to as the Commercial Service) in more than 70 countries representing the United States' major trading partners, and also in U.S. Embassies in countries where the Commercial Service does not maintain offices. The DOC expects to select approximately 40 trade shows for the January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010 period from among applicants to the program. Shows selected for the International Buyer Program will provide a venue for U.S. companies interested in expanding their sales into international markets. Successful show organizer applicants will be required to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the DOC. The MOA constitutes an agreement between the DOC and the show organizer specifying which responsibilities are to be undertaken by the DOC as part of the International Buyer Program and, in turn, which responsibilities are to be undertaken by the show organizer. Anyone requesting application information will be sent a sample copy of the MOA along with the application and a copy of this Federal Register Notice. The responsibilities to be undertaken by the DOC will be carried out by the Commercial Service.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Review and Fourth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of the Fourth Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20755
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 68 FR 47909 (August 12, 2003) (``Order''). We preliminarily find that QVD Food Company Ltd. (``QVD'') and Binh An Seafood Joint Stock Co. (``Binh An'') did not sell subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV'') during the period of review (``POR''), August 1, 2006, through July 31, 2007.
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20752
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from an interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 from India. The review covers two manufacturers/exporters, Alpanil Industries and Pidilite Industries Limited. The period of review is December 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007. We have preliminarily determined that Alpanil Industries and Pidilite Industries Limited made sales below normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments in this review are requested to submit with each argument a statement of each issue and a brief summary of the argument.
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20750
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 (CVP 23) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007. We preliminarily determine that 11 companies have failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of their ability to comply with our requests for information and, as a result, should be assigned a rate based on adverse facts available (AFA). We are also rescinding this administrative review with respect to three companies. 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 on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Porcelain-on-Steel Cooking Ware from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20748
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on porcelain-on- steel cooking ware from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period December 1, 2006, to November 30, 2007. The Department has preliminarily determined to apply adverse facts available to the PRC-wide entity, which includes Xiamen Songson Plastic Hardware Co., Ltd. (``Songson''), the only respondent in this review. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this review, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR''). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
Document Number: E8-20738
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 29, 2008, Nacional de Acero S.A. de C.V. (``Nacional'') filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the Final Injury Determination made by the United States International Trade Commission respecting Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from China, Korea, and Mexico. The determination was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 45244) on August 4, 2008. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-MEX-2008-1904-04 to this request.
Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: E8-20508
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that circular welded austenitic stainless pressure pipe (CWASPP) 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 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice.
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E8-20569
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``OTR tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On August 28, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry and its negative determination of critical circumstances. See Certain Off-The-Road Tires from China , USITC Pub. 4031, Inv. Nos. 701-TA-448 and 731-TA-1117 (Final) (August 2008).
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: E8-20568
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-04
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 certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires from the People's Republic of China (PRC). On August 28, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Certain Off- the-Road Tires From China, USITC Pub. 4031, Inv. Nos. 701-TA-448 and 731-TA-1117 (Final) (August 2008).
Heavy Forged Hand Tools, Finished or Unfinished, With or Without Handles, From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20539
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice preliminarily rescinding the administrative review on the antidumping duty order on heavy forged hand tools from the People's Republic of China, covering the period February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007. See Heavy Forged Hand Tools, Finished or Unfinished, With or Without Handles, From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 11867 (March 5, 2008) (``Preliminary Rescission''). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Rescission. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we have made no changes to the preliminary rescission. We find that there is no evidence that Truper Herraminetas S.A. de C.V. (``Truper'') made sales of the subject merchandise to the United States during the period of review (``POR'').
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons Who Weave Such Fabrics in the United States
Document Number: E8-20538
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who weave worsted wool fabrics in the United States for an allocation of the 2009 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric. Interested persons must submit an application on the form provided to the address listed below by October 6, 2008. The Department will cause to be published in the Federal Register its determination to allocate the 2009 tariff rate quotas and will notify applicants of their respective allocation as soon as possible after that date. Promptly thereafter, the Department will issue licenses to eligible applicants.
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons Who Cut and Sew Men's and Boys' Worsted Wool Suits, Suit-Type Jackets and Trousers in the United States
Document Number: E8-20537
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men's and boys' worsted wool suits and suit-like jackets and trousers in the United States for an allocation of the 2009 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric. Interested persons must submit an application on the form provided to the address listed below by October 6, 2008. The Department will cause to be published in the Federal Register its determination to allocate the 2009 tariff rate quotas and will notify applicants of their respective allocation as soon as possible after that date. Promptly thereafter, the Department will issue licenses to eligible applicants.
Certain Hot-Rolled, Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products from Brazil: Preliminary Notice of Intent to Rescind Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20403
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Nucor Corporation, a domestic interested party (``Nucor''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled, flat-rolled carbon quality steel products (``hot rolled steel'') from Brazil. This review covers two manufacturer/exporters of the subject merchandise, Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (``CSN'') and Companhia Siderurgica de Tubarao (``CST''), and covers the period March 1, 2007, through February 29, 2008. The Department intends to rescind this review after determining that the parties subject to this review did not have entries during the period of review (``POR'') upon which to assess antidumping duties.
Initiation of Five-year (“Sunset”) Review
Document Number: E8-20306
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-02
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 review (``Sunset Review'') of the antidumping duty order 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 order.
Polyester Staple Fiber from Taiwan: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-20305
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 1, 2008, in response to requests from the petitioners, the Department of Commerce published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple fiber from Taiwan. The period of review is May 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008. The Department of Commerce is rescinding this review in part.