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Third Administrative Review of Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-21904
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
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 third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculations for the final results. We continue to find that certain exporters have sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (``POR''), February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008.
Request for Applicants for the Appointment to the United States-India CEO Forum
Document Number: E9-21696
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In 2005, the Governments of the United States and India established the U.S.-India CEO Forum. The two sides are reconstituting the Forum, and this notice announces membership opportunities for appointment as representatives to the U.S. Section of the Forum.
Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-21614
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. For information on the net subsidy for each company reviewed, see the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice.
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-21594
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to timely requests, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting the fifteenth administrative review of the antidumping order on corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (CORE) from the Republic of (Korea). This review covers seven manufacturers and/or exporters (collectively, the respondents) of the subject merchandise: LG Chem., Ltd. (LG Chem), Haewon MSC Co. Ltd. (Haewon), Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd., (Dongbu); Hyundai HYSCO (HYSCO); Pohang Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (POSCO) and Pohang Coated Steel Co., Ltd. (POCOS) (collectively, POSCO); and Union Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Union). The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2007, through July 31, 2008. We preliminarily determine that Union made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). We preliminarily determine that HYSCO and POSCO have not made sales below NV.
Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-21426
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-08
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 floor-standing, metal-top ironing tables and certain parts thereof from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2007 through July 31, 2008. We have preliminarily determined an antidumping duty margin for Foshan Shunde Yongjian Housewares & Hardware Co., Ltd. (Foshan Shunde) based upon the application of facts available with adverse inference (AFA). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. We intend to issue final results no later than 120 days from the publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930 as amended (the Act).
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Preliminary Results of New Shipper Reviews and Fifth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-21429
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting new shipper reviews and an administrative review 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''). We preliminarily find that QVD Food Company Ltd. (``QVD''),\1\ Vinh Hoan Corporation (``Vinh Hoan''), Saigon-Mekong Fishery Co. (``SAMEFICO''), and Cadovimex II Seafood Import-Export & Processing Joint Stock Company (``Cadovimex II'') did not sell subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV'') during the period of review (``POR''), August 1, 2007, through July 31, 2008.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: E9-21427
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice. This notice also serves to align the final countervailing duty (CVD) determination in this investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigation of PRCBs from Vietnam.
Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-21321
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 6, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey. This review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States. The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2007, through March 25, 2008.
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons Who Weave Such Fabrics in the United States
Document Number: E9-21205
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who weave worsted wool fabrics in the United States for an allocation of the 2010 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric. Interested persons
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics to Persons Who Cut and Sew Men's and Boys' Worsted Wool Suits, Suit-Type Jackets and Trousers in the United States
Document Number: E9-21198
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department hereby solicits applications from persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who cut and sew men's and boys' worsted wool suits and suit-like jackets and trousers in the United States for an allocation of the 2010 tariff rate quotas on certain worsted wool fabric. Interested persons must submit
U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board: Meeting of the U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: E9-21167
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
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.
Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-21005
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 13, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cased pencils from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period December 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007. See Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 33406 (July 13, 2009) (``Final Results''). We are amending the Final Results to correct ministerial errors in the calculation of the weighted-average margin and the assessment rate applicable to entries by certain respondents to this proceeding, China First Pencil Co., Ltd. (``China First''), Shanghai Three Star Stationery Industry Co., Ltd. (``Three Star''), and Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Corporation (``SFTC'') (collectively, ``Respondents''), pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), and 19 CFR 351.224(e). We released the final amended results to the parties on Wednesday, August 19, 2009. However, that version inadvertently included an incorrect weighted average margin for SFTC, so this amended final results correct that error. The error was discovered prior to publication in the Federal Register; consequently, this amended notice is being published in its place.
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews and Revocation of an Order in Part
Document Number: E9-20980
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 27, 2009, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The reviews cover 15 manufacturers/exporters. The period of review is May 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E9-20978
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a semiannual new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (Pipes and Tubes) from Thailand in response to a request from Pacific Pipe Public Company, Limited (Pacific Pipe). The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008. The domestic interested parties for this proceeding are Allied Tube & Conduit Corporation and Wheatland Tube Company (petitioners).
Department of Commerce: Industry Outreach in San Francisco, CA, for Climate Change Negotiations Under the UNFCCC
Document Number: E9-20904
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) will host a half-day roundtable for industry participants on September 10, 2009, in San Francisco, California, during which senior U.S. government officials will outline the draft negotiation text of a new agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), provide updates on recent developments, and solicit individual input from participants. The purpose of the industry roundtable is to allow private sector stakeholders, particularly industry and trade associations, to advise U.S. officials on the impact a new UNFCCC agreement could have on their respective operations and on associated commercial opportunities. The DOC anticipates additional outreach events will be held throughout the United States.
Call for Applications for the International Buyer Program Calendar Year 2011
Document Number: E9-20825
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth objectives, procedures and application review criteria associated with support for domestic trade shows by the International Buyer Program (IBP) of the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). This announcement covers selection for International Buyer Program participation for calendar year 2011 (January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011). The purpose of the IBP program is to bring international buyers together with U.S. firms by promoting leading U.S. trade shows in industries with high export potential.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-20824
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E9-20823
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice of Scope Rulings
Document Number: E9-20721
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between January 1, 2009, and March 31, 2009. In conjunction with this list, the Department is also publishing a list of requests for scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations pending as of March 31, 2009. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E9-20625
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined that two timely requests for new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (PRC) meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. For one of the two new shipper reviews that the Department is initiating, the period of review (POR) is January 1, 2009, through June 30, 2009. For the other new shipper review where the shipment entered after the period January 1, 2009, through June 30, 2009, the Department is initiating and extending the POR by thirty days, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(f)(2)(ii). The POR for this new shipper review is January 1, 2009, through July 30, 2009.
Glycine from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E9-20611
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 27, 2009, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The review covers 86 producers/exporters of glycine from the PRC, including mandatory respondent Baoding Mantong Fine Chemistry Co., Ltd. (Baoding Mantong). Based on a withdrawal of request from GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. (GEO), a domestic producer of glycine, we are now rescinding this administrative review in full.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: E9-20500
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
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 July 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: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: E9-20493
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedures for Importation of Supplies for Use in Emergency Relief Work
Document Number: E9-20346
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-25
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedures for Considering Requests and Comments From the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports From Oman
Document Number: E9-20283
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-24
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.
Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China: Request for Comments on the Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order and the Impact on Scope Determinations
Document Number: E9-20139
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has considered certain novelty candles (i.e., candles in the shape of an identifiable object or with holiday-specific design both being discernable from multiple angles) outside the scope of the Order. See Antidumping Duty Order: Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China, 51 Fed. Reg. 30686 (August 28, 1986) (``Order''). These exclusions were made in accordance with 19 C.F.R. Sec. 351.225(k)(1) and past Department practices. However, given the extremely large number of scope determinations requested by outside parties, the Department now seeks comments from the interested parties on the best method to consider whether novelty candles should or should not be included within the scope of the Order given the extremely large number of scope determinations requested by outside parties.
Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Vietnam: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews
Document Number: E9-20060
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 2, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published a notice of preliminary results of changed circumstances reviews of the antidumping duty order on frozen warmwater shrimp from Vietnam, and determined that Bac Lieu Fisheries Joint Stock Company (``Bac Lieu JSC''), Cadovimex Seafood Import-Export and Processing Joint Stock Company (``Cadovimex Vietnam''), Soc Trang Seafood Joint Stock Company (``STAPIMEX JSC''), Thuan Phuoc Seafoods and Trading Corporation (``Thuan Phuoc JSC''), and UTXI Aquatic Products Processing Corporation (``UTXI Corp.'') (collectively, ``Five CCR Requestors'') are successors-in-interest, respectively, to Bac Lieu Fisheries Company Limited (``Bac Lieu Limited''), Cai Doi Vam Seafood Import-Export Company (``Cadovimex''), Soc Trang Aquatic Products and General Import Export Company (``STAPIMEX''), Thuan Phuoc Seafoods and Trading Corporation (``Thuan Phuoc SOE''), and UTXI Aquatic Products Processing Company (``UTXI'') (collectively, ``Original Companies''), and should be accorded the same antidumping duty treatment as their respective Original Companies. However, the Department preliminarily found that Can Tho Import Export Fishery Limited Company (``CAFISH'') is not the successor-in-interest to Can Tho Agricultural and Animal Products Import Export Company (``CATACO'') for purposes of determining the antidumping duty cash deposit rate.\1\ For the final results, the Department continues to find that the Five CCR Requestors are the successors-in-interest to the respective Original Companies, and that CAFISH is not the successor-in-interest to CATACO.
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Mexico
Document Number: E9-19822
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 18, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) made its preliminary determination that Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Ternium) is the successor-in-interest to Hylsa S.A. de C.V. (Hylsa) and should be treated as such for antidumping duty cash deposit purposes. See Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, 74 FR 28887 (June 18, 2009) (Preliminary Results). For purposes of these final results of review, the Department has determined that Ternium is the successor-in-interest to Hylsa and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Hylsa in regard to the antidumping duty order on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRPT) from Mexico as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Polyester Staple Fiber from Taiwan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part
Document Number: E9-19802
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 24, 2009, in response to requests from the petitioner, the Department of Commerce published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple fiber from Taiwan. The period of review is May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009. The Department of Commerce is rescinding this review in part.
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube from Mexico
Document Number: E9-19783
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 18, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) made its preliminary determination that Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Ternium) is the successor-in-interest to Hylsa S.A. de C.V. (Hylsa) and should be treated as such for antidumping duty cash deposit purposes. See Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube from Mexico, 74 FR 28883 (June 18, 2009) (Preliminary Results). For purposes of these final results of review, the Department has determined that Ternium is the successor-in-interest to Hylsa and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Hylsa in regard to the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe and tube (standard pipe and tube) from Mexico as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to India (November 16-20, 2009)
Document Number: E9-19777
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E9-19666
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 9, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its preliminary results and partial rescission in the antidumping duty administrative review and new shipper reviews (``NSRs'') of wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') for the administrative review and the new shipper reviews is January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. In the administrative review, we have determined that the participating mandatory respondent, Guangdong Yihua Timber Industry Co., Ltd. (``Yihua Timber''), made sales in the United States at prices below normal value. With respect to the remaining respondents in the administrative review, we have determined that these entities have provided sufficient evidence demonstrating that they are separate from the PRC-entity and, with the exception of Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trading Co. Ltd. (``Orient International''), we have assigned a margin based on the rate calculated for Yihua Timber. For the NSRs, the Department also reviewed two exporter/producers, Golden Well International (HK), Ltd./Zhangzhou XYM Furniture Product Co., Ltd. (``Golden Well'') and Dongguan Sunshine Furniture Co., Ltd./Dongguan Sunshine Furniture Co., Ltd. (``Sunshine''). We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results in these reviews. Based on our analysis of the comments we received in these reviews, we made certain changes to our calculations for Yihua Timber and for the new shippers. The final dumping margins for these reviews are listed in the ``Final Results Margins'' section below.
Medical Trade Mission to India
Document Number: E9-19565
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration