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

Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E8-29215
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 3, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for Zhangzhou Golden Banyan Foodstuffs Industrial Co., Ltd. (Golden Banyan). See Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 73 FR 57597 (October 3, 2008) (Preliminary Results). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but we received no comments. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results.
Certain Hot-Rolled, Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products from Brazil: Final Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-29210
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Nucor Corporation (``Nucor''), a domestic interested party, the Department of Commerce (``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. No interested party commented on the Department's intent to rescind this review upon determining that the parties subject to this review did not have entries during the period of review (``POR'') for which to assess antidumping duties.
Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews: Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from Japan
Document Number: E8-29127
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 11, 2008, the Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register the final results of the administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The period of review is May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007. Based on the correction of a ministerial error with respect to NTN's home-market packing expense, we have changed the margin for NTN Corporation (NTN) and, as a result, the margins for non-selected respondents for the final results of review with respect to the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from Japan.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Taiwan: Final Results and Rescission in Part of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-29125
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (SSSSC) from Taiwan. This review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise to the United States. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. We are rescinding the review with respect to two companies because these companies had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made no changes in the margin calculation. 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.''
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E8-29124
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Russia; Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Suspension Agreement
Document Number: E8-29014
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate (``CTL plate'') from the Russian Federation (``Russia'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Review, 73 FR 44968 (August 1, 2008) (``Initiation Notice''). On the basis of notices of intent to participate and adequate substantive comments filed on behalf of domestic interested parties, as well as no response from respondent interested parties, the Department is conducting an expedited (120-day) review. As a result of this review, the Department finds that termination of the suspension agreement and the underlying antidumping duty investigation on CTL plate from Russia would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.
Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee
Document Number: E8-28980
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Renewal of the Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee (ETAC): The ETAC is renewed for the period October 1, 2008 - September 30, 2010.
Individually Quick Frozen Red Raspberries from Chile: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-28974
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 4, 2008, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on individually quick frozen red raspberries from Chile. The period of review is July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. This review covers sales of individually quick frozen red raspberries with respect to Sociedad Agroindustrial Valle Frio Ltda (``Valle Frio''). We provided interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results of this review but received no comments. The final results do not differ from the preliminary results of this review.
Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative and New Shipper Reviews and Intent to Rescind, In Part, the Antidumping Duty Administrative and New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E8-28973
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting administrative and new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period of review (POR) of November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2007. As discussed below, we preliminarily determine that sales have been made in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) with respect to certain exporters who participated fully and are entitled to a separate rate in the administrative or new shipper reviews (NSR). In addition, we are preliminarily rescinding the NSR for Anqiu Haoshun Trade Co., Ltd. (Haoshun). Finally, the Department intends to rescind the antidumping duty administrative reviews of three companies that had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis.
Canned Pineapple Fruit From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-28972
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 6, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on canned pineapple fruit (CPF) from Thailand. See Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 45695 (August 6, 2008) (Preliminary Results). This review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise to the United States, Vita Food Factory (1989) Co., Ltd. (Vita). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. Subsequent to the Preliminary Results, we provided parties with an opportunity to comment. No parties submitted any comments. Therefore, the final results do not differ from those presented in the Preliminary Results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for Vita is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
U.S.-European Union (EU) Safe Harbor Framework-Notice of Request for Public Comment
Document Number: E8-28906
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) is proposing implementation of a cost recovery program to support the operation of the U.S.-European Union (EU) Safe Harbor Framework. The Framework allows U.S. companies to satisfy the requirements of the EU's Directive on Data Protection when transferring personal information from the EU, thereby ensuring uninterrupted data transfers worth billions of dollars in trade between the EU and the United States. As the program has grown from 6 companies to nearly 1,700, so too have the requests from these U.S. companies for Safe Harbor-related services, including education, outreach, and counseling. ITA is responsible for managing the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework for the Administration. In order to better serve ITA's clients, ITA is proposing to establish a two-tiered fee structure in which new clients would be required to pay a $200 registration (processing) fee and existing clients who renew their certification commitment to Safe Harbor would pay $100 each year following their initial certification.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From Korea: Final Results of the 2006-2007 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-28875
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 30, 2008, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the seventh administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from the Republic of Korea. The review covers the shipments of subject merchandise to the United States by Huvis Corporation. Based on our analysis of the comments received from interested parties, we have made certain changes for the final results. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E8-28863
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut- to-length carbon steel plate (``CTL plate'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate, and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of domestic interested parties, as well as a lack of response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review. As a result of the 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.
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-28856
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 8, 2008, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the 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 gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results but no interested parties did so. We have made no changes in the margin calculations for the final results of review. The final weighted-average margins are listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E8-28724
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA''), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification is sought and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of The Manufacturing Council
Document Number: E8-28723
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting via teleconference to deliberate for approval a proposed letter of recommendation regarding manufacturing priorities for the incoming Secretary.
Initiation of Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews
Document Number: E8-28475
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
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 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.
Notice of Scope Rulings
Document Number: E8-28459
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between July 1, 2008, and September 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 September 30, 2008. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
Refined Brown Aluminum Oxide from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-28458
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from an interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting the 2006-2007 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on refined brown aluminum oxide (RBAO) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The review covers one exporter, Qingdao Shunxingli Abrasives Co. Ltd. (Qingdao Shunxingli). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2006, to October 31, 2007. We have preliminarily determined that sales have been made at prices below normal value by Qingdao Shunxingli. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments in this review are requested to submit with each argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument.