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

Request for Comments on Priorities for the Transatlantic Innovation Dialogue
Document Number: E9-31085
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration is seeking comments on priorities for the Transatlantic Innovation Dialogue from any interested party, including industry, consumer, labor and environmental groups, trade associations, professional organizations/societies, academia, and Federal, state, and local governments. Comments will be used to identify and select projects for cooperation on innovation policy between the United States government and the European Commission.
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E9-31025
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that it made certain significant ministerial errors in the preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value in the antidumping duty investigation of oil country tubular goods (``OCTG'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') \1\ as described below in the ``Supplementary Information'' section of this notice. The Department has corrected those errors and has re-calculated the antidumping duty margins for a mandatory respondent and for exporters eligible for a separate rate as shown below in the ``Amended Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. As a result of a document conversion error, the version of this notice released to interested parties on December 4, 2009, omitted the name of an exporter/producer combination that is eligible for a separate rate \2\ and inadvertently misidentified the name of a non-selected respondent, Qiqihaer Haoying Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. of Northeast Special Steel Group (``Qiqihaer''), a separate-rate applicant. This amended notice corrects this error. Because these errors were discovered prior to publication in the Federal Register, this amended preliminary determination is being published in place of the original version released on December 4, 2009.
Clarification of the 2009 Calculation of Expected Non-Market Economy Wages
Document Number: E9-31024
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 8, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the final calculation of the 2009 expected non-market economy (``NME'') wages. See 2009 Calculation of Expected Non-Market Economy Wages, 74 FR 65092 (December 9, 2009) (``Final 2009 Notice''). In the Final 2009 Notice, the Department stated that the final wage rate would be applied to all antidumping proceedings for which the Department's final decision is due after the publication of the notice. The Department hereby clarifies that it will apply this wage rate to final determinations subsequent to the publication of the Final 2009 Notice in antidumping proceedings for which the Department has not yet reached the preliminary results. The Final 2009 Notice remains in effect in all other respects.
Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin From Italy: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-31020
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-30849
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is currently conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 (CVP 23) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2007 through November 30, 2008. We have preliminarily determined that Trust Chem Co., Ltd. (Trust Chem) made sales of subject merchandise to the United States below normal value (NV). The preliminary results are listed below in the section entitled ``Preliminary Results of the Review.'' 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 against the entered value of each entry of the subject merchandise made during the POR, where applicable.
Certain Lined Paper Products from India: Notice of Court Decision Not In Harmony with Final Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value
Document Number: E9-30847
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 10, 2009, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the Department of Commerce's (``the Department's'') redetermination on remand of the final results of the antidumping duty investigation on certain lined paper products from India. See Association of American School Paper Suppliers v. United States, Court No. 06-00395, Slip Op. 09-136 (CIT December 10, 2009) (``AASPS, Slip. Op. 09-136'').\1\ The Department is now issuing this notice of court decision not in harmony with the Department's determination.
Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-30695
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on folding metal tables and chairs (``FMTCs'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on July 7, 2009.\1\ 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 margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Honey from Argentina: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent To Revoke Order in Part
Document Number: E9-30689
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests by interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina. The review covers one company (see ``Background'' section of this notice for further explanation). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2008.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of June 2008 Through November 2008 Semi-Annual New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-30687
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period June 1, 2008, through November 30, 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 margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results.
Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E9-30536
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') preliminarily determines that prestressed concrete steel wire strand (``PC strand'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''), for the period of investigation (``POI'') October 1, 2008, through March 31, 2009. The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Seventh Administrative Review of Honey from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind, In Part
Document Number: E9-30530
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period of review (``POR'') of December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2008. As discussed below, we have preliminarily determined to rescind this administrative review because we have found the sales made by Dongtai Peak Honey Industry Co., Ltd. (``Dongtai Peak'') that entered during the POR were not bona fide. In addition, we have preliminarily determined to apply adverse facts available (``AFA'') with respect to the PRC-wide entity which includes Anhui Native Produce Import and Export Corp. (``Anhui Native''), as it failed to cooperate to the best of its ability and impeded the proceeding. We are also preliminarily finding that Qinhuangdao Municipal Dafeng Industrial Co., Ltd. (``QMD''), Inner Mongolia Youth Trade Development Co., Ltd. (``Inner Mongolia''), and Wuhu Qinshgi Tangye (``Wuhu Qinshgi'') did not demonstrate their eligibility for a separate rate and thus are considered to be part of the PRC-wide entity. 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 appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which importer- specific assessment rates are above de minimis. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: E9-30529
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
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 November anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part.
Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Negative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: E9-30525
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to producers and exporters of Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks (Bricks) from the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-30516
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags from the People's Republic of China. The period of review is August 1, 2008, through July 31, 2009. The Department is rescinding this review.
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-30434
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from an interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 from India. The review covers one manufacturer/exporter, Alpanil Industries. The period of review is December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2008. We have preliminarily determined that Alpanil Industries made sales below normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-30410
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has preliminarily determined that the respondents in this review, for the period December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2008, have made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Interim Procedures for Considering Requests Under the Commercial Availability Provision of the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (U.S.-PERU TPA)
Document Number: E9-30384
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On behalf of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA), 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.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E9-30346
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
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.
Mission Statement; Agricultural Equipment and Technology Mission, May 25-26, 2010
Document Number: E9-30325
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-30322
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from Chile, India, Indonesia and the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E9-30156
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 1, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain preserved mushrooms from Chile, India, Indonesia, and the People's Republic of China (PRC), pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The Department has conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews for these orders pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping.
Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Final Results and Final Rescission in Part of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-29928
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 8, 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 stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan. See Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Intent to Rescind in Part, and Notice of Intent Not to Revoke Order in Part, 74 FR 32532 (July 8, 2009) (``Preliminary Results''). The merchandise covered by the order is certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan as described in the ``Scope of the Order'' section of this notice. The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2007, through May 31, 2008. We provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on our Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments received, we made changes to the margin calculation. The final weighted-average dumping margin is listed below in the section titled ``Final Results of Review.''
Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol from the People's Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E9-29908
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-16
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 Tetrahydrofurfuryl Alcohol (``THFA'') 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.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-29731
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period 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 margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results.
Pure Magnesium from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-29727
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 8, 2009, the Department published its preliminary results in the antidumping duty administrative review of pure magnesium from the PRC.\1\ The period of review (``POR'') for the administrative review is May 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008. We have determined that Tianjin Magnesium International Co., Ltd. (``TMI''), the only respondent in this review, made sales in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV''). There are no other respondents covered by this review. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results in this review. Based on our analysis of the comments we received in the administrative review, we made certain changes to our Preliminary Results. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results Margins'' section below.
Narrow Woven Ribbons with Woven Selvedge from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: E9-29725
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge from the People's Republic of China. For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of the Manufacturing Council
Document Number: E9-29599
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting via teleconference to deliberate a draft letter of recommendation to the Secretary of Commerce.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-29597
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 10, 2009, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the 2007/2008 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags from Thailand. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received and an examination of our calculations, we have made certain changes for the final results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the respondents are listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Finding and Orders: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mexico, and Thailand
Document Number: E9-29587
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (the ``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty (``AD'') finding/ orders on prestressed concrete steel wire strand (``PC strand'') from Brazil, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea (``Korea''), Mexico, and Thailand would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, that revocation of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on PC strand from India would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy, and that revocation of these AD and CVD finding/orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of the continuation of these AD finding/orders and CVD order.
Commodity Matchbooks from India: Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E9-29572
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
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 an antidumping duty order on commodity matchbooks from India. On December 4, 2009, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry.
Commodity Matchbooks from India: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: E9-29571
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on commodity matchbooks from India.
Mission Statement
Document Number: E9-29559
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Mission Statement; Solar Energy Trade Mission to India, February 15-19, 2010
Document Number: E9-29557
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-29471
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 5, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from Thailand. The period of review is November 1, 2007, through October 31, 2008. We received comments from interested parties, but have made no changes to the margin for the final results. The final margin for the respondent is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France: Final Results of Changed-Circumstances Review
Document Number: E9-29470
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined, pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that SKF Aeroengine France S.A.S.U. (SKF Aeroengine) is the successor-in-interest to SNFA S.A.S.U. and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment as SNFA S.A.S.U.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-29469
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 2, 2009, 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 Linyi City Kangfa Foodstuff Drinkable Co., Ltd. (Kangfa). See Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 73 FR 50946 (October 2, 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 for these final results. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results.
Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony with Final Results of Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-29468
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 15, 2009, and November 23, 2009, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) results of redetermination pursuant to the CIT's remand orders in Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. v. United States, Court No. 05-00613, Slip Op. 09-55 (June 15, 2009) and Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. v. United States, Court No. 05-00613, Slip Op. 09-133 (Nov. 23, 2009). See Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Remand, dated March 3, 2008, and Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Remand, dated September 8, 2009 (found at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/remands). Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey covering the period of review (POR) of April 1, 2003, through March 31, 2004. See Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final Results, Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part, and Determination To Revoke in Part, 70 FR 67665 (Nov. 8, 2005) (Final Results).
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of the 2007-2008 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-29467
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 9, 2009, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the eighth 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 no 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.