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

Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E9-12645
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
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 ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on citric acid and certain citrate salts (citric acid) from Canada and the People's Republic of China (PRC). On May 22, 2009, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determinations of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Citric Acid from Canada and China (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-456 and 731-TA-1151-1152 (Final), USITC Publication 4076, May 2009).
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: E9-12642
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
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 a countervailing duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts (``citric acid'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On May 22, 2009, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts from Canada and China, USITC Pub. 4076, Investigation Nos. 701-TA-456 and 731-TA- 1151-1152 (Final) (May 2009).
Meeting on Energy Issues in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation
Document Number: E9-12632
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce will host a two-hour meeting during which senior U.S. government officials will brief the business community on recent developments in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on energy issues, including the APEC Energy Working Group meeting in Santiago, Chile in April 20-24, 2009. The agenda will feature key outcomes from the Santiago meeting, U.S. objectives for APEC in 2009, including trade and investment priorities, and a discussion on industry engagement and advancing industry's priorities in APEC through effective public-private partnerships.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E9-12571
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with April anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Certain Pasta from Italy: Preliminary Results of the 12th (2007) Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-12405
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain pasta from Italy for the period January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. We preliminarily find that De Matteis Agroalimentare S.p.A. (``De Matteis'') received countervailable subsidies. See the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section, below. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from Spain: Preliminary Results and Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-12293
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to timely requests by Clearon Corporation and Occidental Chemical Corporation (collectively, ``petitioners''), and Aragonesas Industrias y Energ[iacute]a S.A. (``Aragonesas''), the Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (``chlorinated isos'') from Spain with respect to Aragonesas. The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Department is also rescinding this review with respect to Inquide Flix, S.A. (``Inquide'').
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of the Second New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-12152
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting a new shipper review of BIM Seafood Joint Stock Company (``BIM Seafood'') and the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, 70 FR 5152 (February 1, 2005) (``Shrimp Order.'') We preliminarily found that BIM Seafood did not sell subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV'') and thus assigned a zero margin for the period of review (``POR''), February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results of the Second New Shipper Review, 74 FR 4924 (January 28, 2009) (``Preliminary Results''). Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculations for the final results. The final margin is listed below in the section entitled, ``Final Results of the Review.''
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from the Netherlands; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-12128
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-26
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 respondent CP Kelco B.V. (CP Kelco), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified CMC from the Netherlands. This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise produced and exported by CP Kelco (formerly known as Noviant B.V.).\1\ The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008.
Refined Brown Aluminum Oxide from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-11761
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 1, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the 2006-2007 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on refined brown aluminum oxide (RBAO) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). See Refined Brown Aluminum Oxide from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 72767 (December 1, 2008) (Preliminary Results). We gave the interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. After reviewing the interested parties' comments, we made changes to our calculations for the final results of the review. The final dumping margin for this review is listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below. The review covers one exporter, Qingdao Shunxingli Abrasives Co. Ltd. (Qingdao Shunxingli). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2007.
U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board: Meeting of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: E9-11688
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board) will hold a meeting to discuss topics related to the travel and tourism industry. The Board was re-chartered on September 21, 2007, to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the travel and tourism industry.
Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscopes
Document Number: E9-11677
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-11676
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-11670
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Pasta From Italy: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-11669
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests by interested parties, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta (``pasta'') from Italy for the period of review (``POR'') July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008.\1\ As a result of timely withdrawals of request for review, we are rescinding this review, in part, with respect to Pasta Zara SpA (``Zara''), Pastificio Felicetti S.r.L. (``Felicetti''), F. Divella SpA (``Divella''), Pastificio Di Martino Gaetano & F.lli S.r.L. (``Di Martino''), and Arrighi S.p.A. (``Arrighi'').
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From Japan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-11666
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 24, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register a notice announcing the initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut- to-length carbon-quality steel plate (CTL CQ plate) from Japan. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 12310 (Initiation Notice). The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2008 to January 31, 2009, and covers sales or entries of CTL CQ plate by Kawasaki Steel Corporation (Kawasaki) and its alleged successor-in-interest, JFE Steel Corporation (JFE). We are rescinding this review because there were no entries of CTL CQ plate associated with either Kawasaki or JFE Steel during the POR.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E9-11459
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to Independent Film and Television Alliance (``IFTA'') on May 8, 2009. The Certificate has been amended seven times. The previous amendment was issued to IFTA on August 6, 2003, and published in the Federal Register August 13, 2003 (68 FR 48342). The original Export Trade Certificate of Review No. 87-00001 was issued to IFTA on April 10, 1987, and published in the Federal Register on April 17, 1987 (52 FR 12578).
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Reinstatement in the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E9-11420
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 30, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review and intent to reinstate Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited (``SSI'') in the antidumping duty order (``the order'') on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (``hot-rolled steel'') from the Kingdom of Thailand (``Thailand''). See Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Intent To Reinstate Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited in the Antidumping Duty Order, 73 FR 79809 (December 30, 2008) (``Preliminary Results''). On October 29, 2008, we extended the time limit for completion of this changed circumstances review until April 22, 2009. See Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 73 FR 64303 (October 29, 2008) (``First Extension Notice''). On April 29, 2009, we extended the date for the final results of this review by 15 days. See Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 74 FR 19524 (April 29, 2009).This review covers subject merchandise manufactured and exported by SSI. The product covered by this order is hot-rolled steel from Thailand (see ``Scope of the Order'' section below). The period of review (``POR'') is July 1, 2006, through June 30, 2007. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to the margin calculation. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. However, we continue to determine that SSI sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV'') during the POR, and hereby reinstate SSI in the order. The final weighted-average dumping margin is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Certain Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube from Turkey: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-11419
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 9, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain welded carbon steel pipe and tube (``welded pipe and tube'') from Turkey.\1\ This review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise.\2\ The period of review (``POR'') is May 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008. Based on our analysis of the comments received, these final results differ from the preliminary results. The final results are listed below in the Final Results of Review section.
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Mexico
Document Number: E9-11175
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Ternium) is the successor-in- interest to Hylsa S.A. de C.V. (Hylsa) and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Hylsa in regard to the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Mexico as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Certain Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Line Pipe from the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E9-11174
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-13
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 circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe from the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Mexican Cement Import Licensing System
Document Number: E9-10955
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is removing its Mexican Cement Import Licensing (``MCILS'') regulations currently published at 19 CFR Part 361. This action is being taken pursuant to provisions of the Agreement Between the Office of the United States Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce of the United States of America and the Ministry of Economy of the United Mexican States (Secretaria de Economia) on Trade in Cement (``Cement Agreement''), signed March 6, 2006. The Cement Agreement was terminated at 11:59 p.m. on March 31, 2009. Accordingly, the MCILS will no longer be necessary.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Amended Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: E9-10641
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 27, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of antidumping investigation of polyethylene retail carrier bags (``PRCBs'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). See Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from Indonesia, Taiwan and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, 74 FR 19049 (April 27, 2009) (``Initiation Notice''). We are amending the case number assigned to the antidumping investigation of PRCBs from Vietnam from A-552-804 to A-552-806.
Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Extension of Time Limits for the Final Results
Document Number: E9-10631
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period October 11, 2006, through March 31, 2008. The Department has preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value (``NV'') by the respondents. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the period of review.
Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Preliminary Results and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-10513
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey with respect to two companies, Ekinciler Demir ve Celik Sanayi A.S. and Ekinciler Dis Ticaret A.S. (collectively ``Ekinciler'') and Kaptan Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S. (Kaptan).\1\ The review covers the period April 1, 2007 through March 25, 2008.
Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order on Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E9-10508
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We determine that imports from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') of folding metal tables with legs connected by cross-bars, so that the legs fold in sets, and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise, are within the class or kind of merchandise subject to the order on folding metal tables and chairs (``FMTCs'') from the PRC.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-10496
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 30, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (hot-rolled carbon steel) from India for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. See Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: Notice of Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 73 FR 79791 (December 30, 2008) (Preliminary Results). We preliminarily found that Essar Steel Ltd. (Essar) received countervailable subsidies during the POR. We received comments on our Preliminary Rresults from the Government of India (GOI), petitioners, and the respondent company, Essar.\1\ The final results are listed in the section ``Final Results of Review'' below.
Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-10493
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is partially rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico for the period November 1, 2007, to October 31, 2008 with respect to four of the eight companies for which the review was initiated. This rescission is based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review by the interested party that requested the review. A complete list of the companies for which the administrative review is being rescinded is provided in the Background section below.
Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: E9-10346
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E9-10184
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting six new shipper reviews (NSRs) of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the periods of review (PORs) of November 1, 2007 through April 30, 2008 and November 1, 2007 through June 9, 2008. 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 have demonstrated their eligibility for a separate rate in the NSRs. The NSRs for Jinxiang Tianheng Trade Co., Ltd. and Shandong Jinxiang Zhengyang Import & Export Co., Ltd. continue to be preliminarily rescinded. The dumping margins are set forth in the ``Preliminary Results of the Reviews'' section below. 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. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. See ``Comments'' section below.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-10175
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E9-10073
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review
Document Number: E9-10069
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-01
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 order.
Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment
Document Number: E9-10066
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period July 1 through December 31, 2008.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-10064
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-05-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration