International Trade Administration April 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada
Document Number: E9-8357
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We determine that imports of citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) 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 estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section of this notice.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Mexico: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-8233
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Quimica Amtex S.A. de C.V. (Amtex), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Mexico. The review covers exports of the subject merchandise to the United States produced and exported by Amtex; the period of review (POR) is July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E9-8168
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to the Association for the Administration of Rice Quotas, Inc. (``AARQ'') on March 31, 2009. The Certificate has been amended nine times. The most recent previous amendment was issued to AARQ on February 14, 2005, and published in the Federal Register February 23, 2005 (70 FR 8766). The original Export Trade Certificate of Review No. 97-00003 was issued to AARQ on January 21, 1998, and published in the Federal Register on January 28, 1998, (63 FR 4220).
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland; Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-8113
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-09
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, 2007, through June 30, 2008.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Termination of Panel Review
Document Number: E9-8055
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the negotiated settlement between the United States and Mexican industries, the panel proceedings of the above-noted case were stayed as of April 3, 2006 until April 1, 2009. A panel was appointed to this panel review and no further action was taken in the administration of the case effective April 3, 2006 through April 1, 2009. The U.S. Department of Commerce has revoked, as of April 1, 2009, the antidumping duty order on Gray Portland Cement and Clinker from Mexico.
Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-7986
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Geo Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (``GSC''), a domestic glycine producer, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). This review covers Nantong Dongchang Chemical Industry Corporation (``Nantong Dongchang'') and Baoding Mantong Fine Chemistry Co., Ltd. (``Baoding Mantong''). The period of review (``POR'') is March 1, 2007, through February 29, 2008. We did not receive any response from Nantong Dongchang to the Department's antidumping questionnaire in this administrative review; therefore, we have preliminarily determined to apply facts otherwise available with an adverse inference (``AFA'') to Nantong Dongchang. In addition, we have preliminarily determined that Baoding Mantong made sales below normal value (``NV''). The preliminary results are listed below in the section titled ``Preliminary Results of the Review.'' If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess the ad valorem margins against the entered value of each entry of the subject merchandise during the POR, where applicable.
Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from India
Document Number: E9-7983
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 1, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on prestressed concrete steel wire strand (``PC strand'') from India pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 73 FR 72770 (December 1, 2008). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of domestic interested parties and an inadequate response (in this case, no response) from respondent interested parties, the Department decided to conduct an expedited sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate, from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-7979
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron &Steel Co. Ltd. (``Valin Xiangtan''), on January 17, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register a notice announcing the initiation of a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate (``CTL plate'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period November 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. See Certain Cut- to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China; Initiation of New Shipper Review, 73 FR 3236 (January 17, 2008). On April 18, 2008, the Department explained that it was expanding the period of review (``POR'') until November 30, 2007, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(f)(2)(ii) in order to cover Valin Xiangtan's entry of the subject merchandise.\1\ Because Valin Xiangtan's sale of subject merchandise is covered by both the NSR and the November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2008 administrative review of the order on CTL plate from the PRC, pursuant to section 351.214(j)(1) of the Department's regulations, the Department is rescinding this new shipper review.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-7864
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (PRC). See Notice of Amendment of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China, 64 FR 8308 (February 19, 1999). In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Tariff Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(d) (2008), we are initiating an antidumping duty new shipper review of Linyi City Kangfa Foodstuff Drinkable Co., Ltd. The period of review (POR) of this new shipper review is February 1, 2008, through January 31, 2009.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Brazil, India and Thailand: Notice of Initiation of Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E9-7862
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) received timely requests to conduct administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from Brazil, India and Thailand. The anniversary month of these orders is February. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221, we are initiating these administrative reviews.
Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP) 2009
Document Number: E9-7823
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
ITA announces the availability of funding for the FY 2009 Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP). Through this program, ITA helps to underwrite the start-up costs of foreign market development ventures that industry organizations are often reluctant to undertake without Federal government support. The intent of this program is to support ITA's mission to create economic opportunity for U.S. workers and firms by promoting international trade and investment, strengthening industry competitiveness, and ensuring fair trade.
Commodity Matchbooks from India: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: E9-7694
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
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 commodity matchbooks from India. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice. This notice also serves to align the final countervailing duty (CVD) determination in this investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty investigation of commodity matchbooks from India.
Gray Portland Cement and Clinker From Mexico: Final Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order, and Termination of Five-Year (Sunset) Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E9-7692
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 17, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of changed-circumstances review, preliminary results of review, intent to revoke the antidumping duty order, and intent to terminate the five-year (sunset) review of the antidumping duty order on gray portland cement and clinker from Mexico.
Certain Orange Juice From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-7691
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by the petitioners and two producers/ exporters of the subject merchandise, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain orange juice (OJ) from Brazil with respect to two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States. This is the second period of review (POR), covering March 1, 2007, through February 29, 2008.
Magnesium Metal From the Russian Federation: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Rescind in Part
Document Number: E9-7690
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to timely requests, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the Russian Federation for the period of review (POR) April 1, 2007, through March 31, 2008. One respondent reported it had no shipments to the United States. As a result, the Department intends to rescind the review in part.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-7689
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the 2007-2008 Administrative Review and Intent Not To Revoke Order in Part
Document Number: E9-7688
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is currently conducting the 2007-2008 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the People's Republic of China (PRC). We preliminarily determine that sales have been made below normal value (NV) with respect to Max Fortune Industrial Limited and Max Fortune (FETDE) Paper Products Co., Ltd. (collectively, Max Fortune). Accordingly, we preliminarily find that Max Fortune does not qualify for revocation under 19 CFR 351.222(b)(2).
Request for Public Comment on the Wholly Formed Requirement for Qualifying Woven Fabric Under the Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program
Document Number: E9-7525
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Office of Textiles and Apparel (``OTEXA'') requests public comment on the wholly formed requirement of qualifying woven fabric under the Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands; Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-7451
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time frame due to the need to complete a scheduled cost verification, report the procedures and results of the Department's sales verifications, and possibly request additional information from CP Kelco B.V. Accordingly, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results of this administrative review by 46 days, to May 18, 2009.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the Netherlands: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-7445
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 24, 2009, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) sustained the remand redetermination issued by the Department of Commerce (the Department) pursuant to the Court's remand order in the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from the Netherlands. See Corus Staal v. US, Court No. 07-221, Slip Op 09-21 CIT (March 24, 2009) (Corus Staal Judgment).
Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico
Document Number: E9-7437
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 12, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Mexico in order to determine whether Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Ternium) is the successor-in-interest to Hylsa S.A. de C.V. (Hylsa) for purposes of determining antidumping duty liability. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico, (73 FR 66839) November 12, 2008 (Notice of Initiation). We have preliminarily determined that Ternium is the successor-in-interest to Hylsa, for purposes of determining antidumping duty liability in this proceeding. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E9-7290
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is currently conducting new shipper reviews (NSRs) of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (PRC)\1\ covering the period of review February 1, 2008, through July 31, 2008. We preliminarily determine that the sales made by Zhangzhou Gangchang Canned Foods Co., Ltd., Fujian (Zhangzhou Gangchang)\2\ and by Zhejiang Iceman Group Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Iceman), were not made below normal value (NV). 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 entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR) for any importer- specific assessment rates that are above de minimis.