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

Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-15495
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 9, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering sales of subject merchandise made by Shanghai Fangjia Industry Co., Ltd. (``Fangjia''). See Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review, 73 FR 52296 (September 9, 2008) (``Initiation of NSR'').
Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From Japan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-15493
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 30, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe from Japan. The review covers four manufacturers/exporters: JFE Steel Corporation; Nippon Steel Corporation; NKK Tubes; and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (SMI). The period of review (POR) is June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2008. Following the receipt of a certification of no shipments from all four respondents, we notified the domestic interested party of the Department's intent to rescind this review and provided an opportunity to comment on the rescission. We received no comments. Therefore, we are rescinding this administrative review.
Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipes From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-15492
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 24, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain welded stainless steel pipes (WSSP) from the Republic of Korea. The review was requested by Bristol Metals LLC (domestic interested party), and covers one producer of the subject merchandise, SeAH Steel Corporation (SeAH). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2006 through November 30, 2007. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to the preliminary results, which are discussed in the ``Changes Since the Preliminary Results'' section below. For the final dumping margin, see the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Miami University, et al.
Document Number: E9-15491
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Princeton University
Document Number: E9-15490
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pure Magnesium From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-15488
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
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 pure magnesium from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), received on May 21, 2009, meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') of this new shipper review is May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E9-15487
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-15459
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
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 fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), received on May 21, 2009, meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') of this new shipper review is November 1, 2008 through April 30, 2009.
Non-Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results for the Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-15454
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 5, 2000, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on certain non-frozen apple juice concentrate from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The Department is conducting an administrative review of this Order, covering the period of review (``POR'') of June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2008. 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 the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis.
The Manufacturing Council: Meeting
Document Number: E9-15232
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Manufacturing Council will hold an introductory meeting with the Secretary of Commerce to discuss topics related to the U.S. manufacturing sector.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Advocacy Questionnaire
Document Number: E9-15163
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Changes in Procedures for Florence Agreement Program
Document Number: E9-14884
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Departments of Commerce and Treasury (``the Departments'') and Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') issue this rule to amend the regulations governing the duty-free entry of scientific instruments and apparatus into the United States by educational and nonprofit institutions to implement technical changes required by the passage of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004, to update the regulations to comport with current CBP practices and changes made in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States
Certain Steel Grating from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: E9-15018
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Steel Grating From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: E9-15017
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-14885
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part
Document Number: E9-14883
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with May anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received requests to revoke two antidumping duty orders in part.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of the Third New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E9-14607
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting two new shipper reviews 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''). These new shipper reviews include Hiep Thanh Seafood Joint Stock Company (``Hiep Thanh'') and Asia Commerce Fisheries Joint Stock Company (``Acomfish'') (collectively, ``Respondents''). Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the dumping margin calculations for the final results. See Memorandum to the File from Alan Ray, Case Analyst, through Alex Villanueva, Program Manager, Final Results Analysis for Hiep Thanh Seafood Joint Stock Company (``Hiep Thanh'') (June 15, 2009); and Memorandum to the File from Emeka Chukwudebe, Case Analyst, through Alex Villanueva, Program Manager, Final Results Analysis for Asia Commerce Fisheries Joint Stock Company (``Acomfish'') (June 15, 2009). The final dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Reviews.''
Manufacturing and Services' Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative; Update
Document Number: E9-14485
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As part of its Sustainable Manufacturing Initiative, the International Trade Administration's Manufacturing & Services Unit is planning a second round of regional facility tours across the United States that will showcase sustainable business practices at manufacturing firms and service providers. This round of tours will use the past round of Sustainable Manufacturing American Regional Tours (SMARTs) as a template by traveling to a number of cities and regions in order to demonstrate the feasibility and viability of sustainable business practices for U.S. firms. While the previous round of tours focused on manufacturers, this round will look at supply chains in various regions and sustainability issues affecting the competitiveness of firms in those supply chains.
Notice of Partial Rescission, Intent To Rescind and Extension of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E9-14472
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from Gleason Industrial Products, Inc., and Precision Products, Inc. (collectively, petitioners), the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof from the People's Republic of China for the companies listed below for the period December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2008. No other interested party requested a review for this period of review. For the reasons discussed below, the Department is partially rescinding this administrative review with respect to two companies and intends to rescind the review with respect to a third company.
Certain Tow-Behind Lawn Groomers and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E9-14471
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of certain tow-behind lawn groomers (lawn groomers) and certain parts thereof from the People's Republic of China (PRC). For information on the estimated countervailing duty rates, please see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section, below.
Certain Tow Behind Lawn Groomers and Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E9-14470
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that certain tow behind lawn groomers and certain parts thereof (``lawn groomers'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') are being, or is 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 final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section below. The period covered by the investigation is October 1, 2007, through March 31, 2008.
The Manufacturing Council: Meeting
Document Number: E9-14392
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Manufacturing Council will hold an introductory meeting with the Secretary of Commerce to discuss topics related to the U.S. manufacturing sector.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of the 13th Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E9-14358
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting the administrative review (AR) and new shipper reviews (NSRs) 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 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 AR or NSRs. In addition, we are rescinding the NSRs for two companies. Finally, the Department is rescinding the antidumping duty AR of companies that timely certified that they had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. We intend to 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.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland; Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-14373
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 9, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose from Finland. See Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 16180 (April 9, 2009) (Preliminary Results). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, and received no comments.
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico
Document Number: E9-14369
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 27, 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 on light- walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) 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: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, 73 FR 63686 (October 27, 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.
Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube From Mexico
Document Number: E9-14366
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 27, 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 on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe and tube (standard pipe and tube) 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: Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube, 73 FR 63682 (October 27, 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: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E9-14362
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 1, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of these new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for Zhangzhou Gangchang Canned Foods Co., Ltd., Fujian (Zhangzhou Gangchang) and Zhejiang Iceman Group Co., Ltd. (Zhejiang Iceman). See Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews, 74 FR 14772 (April 1, 2009) (Preliminary Results). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, and received no comments. We also made no changes to the Preliminary Results. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the Preliminary Results.
Expansion and Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 147, Reading, Pennsylvania Area
Document Number: E9-14245
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, International Trade Administration
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-14244
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, In Part
Document Number: E9-14243
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 30, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the notice of initiation of this antidumping duty administrative review with respect to seven companies, including Dongkuk Industries Co., Ltd. (Dongkuk). Dongkuk submitted a letter to the Department stating that it had no shipments of subject merchandise to the U.S. during the period of review (POR), which was corroborated by the Department. On April 14, 2009, we published the notice of preliminary rescission of this antidumping duty administrative review with respect to Dongkuk, and invited interested parties to comment. See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Intent to Rescind Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, In Part, 74 FR 17159 (April 14, 2009) (Preliminary Rescision). We received no comments, and have determined that the review of Dongkuk should be rescinded. This review will remain in effect for all other companies initiated upon.
Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Japan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-13623
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 9, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Certain Hot- Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products (hot-rolled steel) from Japan. See Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from Japan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty, 74 FR 10019 (March 9, 2009) (Preliminary Results). The administrative review covered JFE Steel Corporation (JFE), Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon), and Kobe Steel, Ltd. (Kobe) for the period of review (POR) June 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008. We provided interested parties the opportunity to comment on the preliminary results of the review. Because no interested parties provided comments on the preliminary results, we have made no changes to the dumping margins set forth in the preliminary results of this administrative review. For the margins applicable to each respondent, see the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of the 2007/2008 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-13510
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain polyester staple fiber from the Republic of Korea. The period of review is May 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008. This review covers imports of certain polyester staple fiber from one producer/exporter. We preliminarily find that sales of the subject merchandise 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 (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results not later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France: Preliminary Results of Changed-Circumstances Review
Document Number: E9-13493
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is conducting a changed- circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from France pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. We preliminarily determine that SKF Aeroengine France S.A.S.U. is the successor-in-interest to SNFA France S.A.S.U. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Saccharin from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E9-13487
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on saccharin from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind Review in Part
Document Number: E9-13345
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to timely requests, the Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2007, through August 31, 2008.
Pure Magnesium from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of 2007-2008 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-13344
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period May 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008. This administrative review covers one exporter of the subject merchandise.
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-13343
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel plate in coils (SSPC) from Belgium. For the period of review (POR) May 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008, we have preliminarily determined that U.S. sales have been made below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties based on the difference between the constructed export price (CEP) and NV. See ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Heavy Forged Hand Tools, With or Without Handles From the People's Republic of China (Axes and Adzes): Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-13341
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is rescinding an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on heavy forged hand tools, with or without handles from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), with respect to axes and adzes, for the period of review (``POR'') February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009. This rescission is based on the timely withdrawal of request for review by the party that requested the review, Fiskars Brands Inc. (``Fiskars'').
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-13340
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (``chlorinated isos'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') for this administrative review is June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2008. This administrative review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, i.e., Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co., Ltd. (``Jiheng'').
Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews: Low Enriched Uranium From France
Document Number: E9-13198
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration