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

Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Notice of Revocation in Part
Document Number: E9-24536
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 5, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of preliminary results of changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from Thailand. In that notice, we preliminarily determined that it was appropriate to treat the Rubicon Group inclusive of Phatthana Frozen Food Co., Ltd. (PFF) and Sea Wealth Frozen Food Co., Ltd. (Sea Wealth) as the successor-in-interest to the Rubicon Group as it operated during the period of investigation (POI) of the less-than- fair-value (LTFV) investigation. Further, we preliminarily determined that it was appropriate to revoke PFF and Sea Wealth from the antidumping duty order on shrimp from Thailand, effective as of January 16, 2009. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Notice of Intent to Revoke in Part, 74 FR 39042 (Aug. 5, 2009) (Preliminary Results). For these final results the Department continues to find that the current form of the Rubicon Group, inclusive of PFF and Sea Wealth, is the successor-in-interest to the Rubicon Group as it operated during the LTFV investigation. Accordingly, we are revoking PFF and Sea Wealth from the antidumping duty order on shrimp from Thailand, effective as of January 16, 2009.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Certified Trade Mission Program Application
Document Number: E9-24513
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-13
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.
Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of the 2007-2008 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Determination Not To Revoke in Part
Document Number: E9-24463
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 6, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the 2007-2008 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period March 1, 2007, through February 29, 2008. This administrative review covers three mandatory respondents. We invited interested parties to comment on the preliminary results.
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-24462
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 10, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Mexico. See Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Mexico: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 16359 (April 10, 2009) (Preliminary Results). The review covers one producer/exporter, Quimica Amtex, S.A. de C.V. (Amtex). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2007, through June 30, 2008. We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. The Department received comments concerning our Preliminary Results from respondents only. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the Preliminary Results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for the reviewed firm is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Review in Part
Document Number: E9-24460
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 8, 2009, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China. The review covers one exporter. The period of review is September 1, 2007, through August 31, 2008.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: Correction to the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind Administrative Review in Part
Document Number: E9-24335
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 24, 2009, the Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon- quality steel plate from the Republic of Korea for the period of review February 1, 2008, through January 31, 2009. The notice contained two incorrect citations to memoranda. The correct citations are indicated below.
Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-24215
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from respondent Ta Chen Stainless Pipe Co., Ltd. (``Ta Chen''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated an administrate review of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Deferral of Administrative Reviews, 74 FR 37690 (July 29, 2009) (``Initiation Notice''). This administrative review covers the period June 1, 2008, through May 31, 2009. We are now rescinding this review due to Ta Chen's withdrawal of its review request.
Expected Non-Market Economy Wages: Request for Comments on 2009 Calculation
Document Number: E9-24231
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department''') has a longstanding practice of calculating expected non-market economy (``NME'') wages for use as the surrogate value for direct labor in antidumping proceedings involving NME countries. These expected NME wages are calculated annually in accordance with the Department's regulations, see 19 CFR 351.408(c)(3). This notice constitutes the Department's 2009 expected NME wages, which were calculated from 2007 data made available in 2009 according to the Department's revised methodology described in the Federal Register notice entitled Antidumping Methodologies: Market Economy Inputs, Expected Non-Market Economy Wages, Duty Drawback; and Request for Comments, 71 FR 61716, Oct. 19, 2006 (hereafter, the Antidumping Methodologies notice). The Department further provides the public with an opportunity to comment on potential clerical errors in the calculation. Id.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China, Notice of Intent to Partially Rescind Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-24223
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2), Zhucheng Taisheng Chemcial Co., Ltd. (``Zhucheng Taisheng''), submitted a timely request for an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') purporting to be a producer and exporter of subject merchandise. We initiated this review on July 29, 2009. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 37690 (July 29, 2009) (``Initiation Notice''). In a letter dated August 24, 2009, Zhucheng Taisheng explained that, in the process of preparing the section A questionnaire response for this review, it discovered that the actual producer and exporter of the subject merchandise was Zhucheng Taisheng Angmu Chemical Co., Ltd. (``Zhucheng Taisheng Angmu''), with whom Zhucheng Taisheng claims to be affiliated.\1\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2), only a producer or an exporter of the subject merchandise may request an administrative review. Because Zhucheng Taisheng is not an exporter or producer of subject merchandise, we intend to rescind the administrative review for Zhucheng Taisheng.
Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-24210
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-07
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 lined paper products (CLPP) from India. For the period September 1, 2007, through August 31, 2008, we have preliminarily determined that U.S. sales have been made below normal value (NV) by Navneet Publications (India) Limited (Navneet) and Blue Bird India Ltd. (Blue Bird). Because Blue Bird is a selected mandatory respondent and was not responsive to the Department's requests for information, we have preliminarily assigned to Blue Bird a margin based on adverse facts available (AFA). 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 export price (EP) and NV. See ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Activated Carbon from the People's Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: E9-24066
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Import Administration
Mission Statement; 2010 Executive-Led Trade Mission to Senegal and South Africa; March 7-12, 2010
Document Number: E9-24036
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Amendment of Date for Trade Mission to Algeria and Libya, February 17-22, 2010
Document Number: E9-24035
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Announcement of Performance Review Board Members
Document Number: E9-23924
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
5 CFR 430.3 10 requires agencies to publish notice of Performance Review Board appointees in the Federal Register before their service begins. This notice announces the names of new and existing members of the International Trade Administration's Performance Review Board.
Non-Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate from the People's Republic of China: Final Results for the Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-23836
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department is conducting an administrative review of this Order, covering the period of review (``POR'') of June 1, 2007, - May 31, 2008. The Department preliminarily found that Itochu Corporation and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Yitian Juice (Shaanxi) Co., Ltd. and Laiyang Yitian Juice Co., Ltd., (collectively known as ``Itochu'') did not sell the subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV'') and thus assigned a zero margin for the POR. See Non-Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results for the Administrative Review, 74 FR 31238 (June 30, 2009) (``Preliminary Results''). Based upon our analysis of comments received, the Department made no changes to the margin calculations in the final results. Therefore, we will instruct the 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.
Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final Rescission, In Part, of New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E9-23834
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting the 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.\1\ As discussed below, we determine that sales have been made in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) with respect to two exporters who participated fully and have demonstrated their eligibility for separate rates in the NSR: Chengwu County Yuanxiang Industry & Commerce, Ltd. (Yuanxiang) and Jinxiang Hejia Co., Ltd. (Hejia). In the preliminary results of this review, we found Yuanxiang's and Hejia's POR sales were made on a bona fide basis. See Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of New Shipper Reviews, 74 FR 20452 (May 4, 2009) (Preliminary Results). We are continuing to find Yuanxiang's and Hejia's sales to be bona fide for the final results of this review. In addition, we are rescinding the NSRs for four companies: Weifang Chenglong Import & Export Co., Ltd. (Chenglong), Jinxiang Tianheng Trade Co., Ltd. (Tianheng), Jinxiang Zhengyang Import & Export Co., Ltd. (Zhengyang), and Juye Homestead Fruits and Vegetables Co., Ltd. (Juye). 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.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-23833
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is currently conducting a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period February 1, 2008, through January 31, 2009. We preliminarily determine that the sale made by Linyi City Kangfa Foodstuff Drinkable Co., Ltd. (Kangfa), and its affiliated supplier Linyi City Kangfa Foodstuff Drinkable Co., Ltd., Pingyi Branch (Pingyi Branch) (collectively ``Kangfa''), was not made below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries of merchandise exported by Kangfa during the POR without regard to antidumping duties.
Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E9-23798
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 19, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published a notice of initiation and preliminary results of antidumping duty changed circumstances review with intent to revoke, in part, the antidumping duty order \1\ on steel wire garment hangers from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') in the Federal Register. See Steel Wire Garment Hangers from the People's Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part, 74 FR 11713 (March 19, 2009) (``Initiation and Preliminary Results''). The Department is now revoking the Order, in part, with regard to the following product: chrome-plated steel wire garment hangers with a diameter of 3.4 mm or greater.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from Spain: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-23705
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) published the preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates (chlorinated isos) from Spain on May 27, 2009. See Chlorinated Isocyanurates from Spain: Preliminary Results and Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 25215 (May 27, 2009) (Preliminary Results). The period of review (POR) is June 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008. We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our calculations. The final dumping margin for this review is listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Barbed Wire and Barbless Fencing Wire From Argentina: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Order
Document Number: E9-23695
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 3, 2009, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on barbed wire and barbless fencing wire from Argentina. Because the domestic interested parties did not participate in this sunset review, the Department is revoking this antidumping duty order.
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review
Document Number: E9-23691
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-01
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 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.