International Trade Administration April 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-10250
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Yituo Orient Good Friend Tyre Co., Ltd., (``OGF''), the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published on November 2, 2009, a Federal Register notice announcing the initiation of a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``OTR tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period February 20, 2008, through August 31, 2009. On March 22, 2010, OGF withdrew its request for a new shipper review. Therefore, we are rescinding this new shipper review with respect to OGF.
Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2010-10189
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period July 1 through December 31, 2009.
Raw Flexible Magnets From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-10176
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on raw flexible magnets (``magnets'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') for the new shipper review is September 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010.
Raw Flexible Magnets From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-10170
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
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 countervailing duty (CVD) order on raw flexible magnets (RFM) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC) meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (POR) for the new shipper review is January 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010.
Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey; Notice of Amended Final Results Pursuant to Court Decisions
Document Number: 2010-10024
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In June and November 2009 and January 2010, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained three final remand redeterminations made by the Department of Commerce (the Department) in the 2003-2004 administrative review of certain steel concrete of reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey. See Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. v. United States, Court No. 05-00613, Slip Op. 09-55 (June 15, 2009) (Habas I); Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. v. United States, Court No. 05-00613, Slip Op. 09-133 (Nov. 23, 2009) (Habas II); and Nucor Corporation, Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, and Commercial Metals Company v. United States and Icdas Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi A.S., Court No. 05-00616, Slip Op. 10-6 (Jan. 19, 2010) (ICDAS). Because all litigation for this administrative review has now concluded, the Department is issuing its amended final results in accordance with the CIT's decisions.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-10019
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 30, 2010, in response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea. The period of review is February 1, 2009, through January 31, 2010. The Department is rescinding this review.
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, Preliminary Results of Changed-Circumstances Review, Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews in Part, and Intent To Revoke Order In Part
Document Number: 2010-9865
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom for the period May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009. We have preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value by certain companies subject to these reviews. We have also preliminarily determined that myonic GmbH, a firm covered by the administrative review of the order on ball bearings from Germany, is the successor-in- interest to the pre-acquisition myonic GmbH. We are also rescinding the administrative reviews in part for certain firms for which the requests for review of these firms were withdrawn in a timely manner. Finally, we are announcing our intent to revoke the order on ball bearings and parts thereof from the United Kingdom in part with respect to subject merchandise exported and/or sold by Barden/Schaeffler UK to the United States.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From Chile, India, Indonesia, and the People's Republic of China: Notice of Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2010-9864
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-28
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 (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain preserved mushrooms (mushrooms) from Chile, India, Indonesia, and the People's Republic of China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, the Department is publishing notice of the continuation of these antidumping duty orders.
Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part, and Postponement of Final Determination
Document Number: 2010-9858
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') preliminarily determines that certain seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe 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 (the ``Act''). The estimated dumping margins are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice.
Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-10012
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-28
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 Commission) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof (hand trucks) 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.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Brazil, Ecuador, India, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Final Determinations and Amended Final Determinations of the Antidumping Duty Investigations
Document Number: 2010-10009
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 14, 2010, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the remand redetermination issued by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') pursuant to the CIT's remand order in the final and amended final determinations of the antidumping duty investigations of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, Ecuador, India, the People's Republic of China, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. See Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee, Versaggi Shrimp Corporation, and Indian Ridge Shrimp Company v. United States, Slip Op. 10-39 (CIT 2010) (Ad Hoc IV). This case arises out of the Department's final determinations \1\ and amended final determinations \2\ in the original investigations. Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``Federal Circuit'') in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), the Department is notifying the public that Ad Hoc IV is not in harmony with the Shrimp AD Final Determinations and Shrimp AD Amended Finals and Orders.
Aluminum Extrusions from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2010-9743
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Aluminum Extrusions from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2010-9742
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Request for Public Comment on the Scope of Viewpoints Represented on the Industry Trade Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2010-9650
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of the United States Trade Representative
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) and the Department of Commerce have initiated a joint review of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee (ITAC) component of the trade advisory committee system. As part of this joint review, USTR and Commerce are seeking comments and suggestions from the public on the appropriate scope of representation on the ITACs.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 2010-9491
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-27
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 March anniversary dates. We received a timely request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Energy and Infrastructure Mission to Saudi Arabia
Document Number: 2010-9597
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Business Development Trade Mission to Baghdad, Iraq
Document Number: 2010-9590
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Beauty and Cosmetics Trade Mission to India
Document Number: 2010-9534
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Circumvention Inquiry
Document Number: 2010-9488
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from ArcelorMittal USA, Inc.; Nucor Corporation; SSAB N.A.D., Evraz Claymont Steel and Evraz Oregon Steel Mills (collectively ``Domestic Producers''), the Department of Commerce (``Department'') is initiating an antidumping circumvention inquiry, pursuant to section 781(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''), to determine whether certain imports of certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate (``CTL plate'') are circumventing the antidumping duty order on CTL plate from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Suspension Agreement on Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the People's Republic of China; Termination of Suspension Agreement and Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 68 FR 60081 (October 21, 2003) (``Order'').
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2010-9478
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy
Document Number: 2010-9450
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-23
Agency: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force is conducting a comprehensive review of the nexus between privacy policy and innovation in the Internet economy. The Department seeks public comment from all Internet stakeholders, including the commercial, academic and civil society sectors, on the impact of current privacy laws in the United States and around the world on the pace of innovation in the information economy. The Department also seeks to understand whether current privacy laws serve consumer interests and fundamental democratic values. After analyzing the comments responding to this Notice, the Department intends to issue a report, which will contribute to the Administration's domestic policy and international engagement in the area of Internet privacy.
Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People's Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2010-9186
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 12, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the Preliminary Determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') in the antidumping duty investigation of certain magnesia carbon bricks (``bricks'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 75 FR 11847 (March 12, 2010) (``Preliminary Determination''). We are amending our Preliminary Determination to correct certain ministerial errors with respect to the antidumping duty margin calculation for RHI Refractories Liaoning Co., Ltd. (``RHI''). The corrections to the RHI margin also affect the margin assigned to the companies receiving a separate rate and the PRC- wide rate. In addition, we have granted a separate rate to Yingkou Jiahe Refractories Co., Ltd. (``Jiahe'').
Magnesium Metal from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2008-2009 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-9178
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
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 magnesium metal from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period April 1, 2008, through March 31, 2009. This administrative review covers one exporter of the subject merchandise.
Silicon Metal from Brazil: Amended Final Results of Administrative Review Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2010-9175
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Extension of Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-9081
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is extending the time limit for the final results of the new shipper review of certain frozen warmwater shrimp (``shrimp'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). This review covers the period February 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009.
North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
Document Number: 2010-9015
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 14, 2010, the binational panel issued its decision in the review of the final results of the 2004/2005 antidumping administrative review made by the International Trade Administration, respecting Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Mexico, NAFTA Secretariat File Number USA-MEX-2007-1904-01. The binational panel affirmed in part and remanded in part the International Trade Administration's determination, with one dissenting opinion. Copies of the panel decision are available from the U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat.
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Affirmative Final Determination of Critical Circumstances and Final Determination of Targeted Dumping
Document Number: 2010-8994
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 17, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published its notice of preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') and affirmative preliminary determination of critical circumstances in the antidumping investigation of certain oil country tubular goods (``OCTG'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ The period of investigation (``POI'') is October 1, 2008, through March 31, 2009. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary determination of sales LTFV and the post-preliminary memoranda. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our calculations for the mandatory respondents. We determine that OCTG from the PRC are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at LTFV as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section of this notice.
Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Administrative Review in Part
Document Number: 2010-8991
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 7, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non- alloy steel pipe from Mexico. See Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 64049 (December 7, 2009) (Preliminary Results). While the review originally covered eight companies, we rescinded the review with respect to all but the remaining three respondents. See Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 20919 (May 6, 2009). We therefore treated Tuberia Nacional, S.A. de C.V. (TUNA), Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Ternium) \1\ and Mueller Comercial de Mexico, S. de R.L. (Mueller) as mandatory respondents for the period November 1, 2007, to October 31, 2008. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made no changes from the Preliminary Results. We have listed the final dumping margin below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Information Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy
Document Number: 2010-8681
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the International Trade Administration (ITA), on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce (Department), will hold a public meeting on May 7, 2010, to discuss the nexus between privacy policy and innovation in the Internet economy.
Solid Urea From the Russian Federation: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-8644
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on solid urea from the Russian Federation. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, MCC EuroChem (EuroChem). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009. We preliminarily determine that, during the POR, EuroChem sold the subject merchandise at less than normal value.
First Administrative Review of Sodium Hexametaphosphate from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-8643
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on sodium hexametaphosphate (``sodium hex'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period of review (``POR'') September 14, 2007, through February 28, 2009. The Department has preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value (``NV'') by the respondent. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-8565
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 1, 2009, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response from domestic interested parties, as well as a lack of response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review. As a result of the sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins likely to prevail if the order were revoked are included in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.
Honey From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Amended Final Results Pursuant to Final Court Decision
Document Number: 2010-8559
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 18, 2008, the Court of International Trade (``CIT'') affirmed the Department's remand determination and entered judgment in Shanghai Eswell Enteprise Co., Ltd., Jinfu Trading Co., Ltd., and Zhejiang Native Produce and Animal By-Products Import & Export Group Corp. v. United States, Court 2008 Ct. Intl. Trade LEXIS 123 (November 18, 2008) (``Shanghai Eswell II''), which challenged certain aspects of the Department of Commerce's (``the Department'') findings in Honey from the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final Rescission, In Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 38873 (July 6, 2005) (``Final Results'') and the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. Additionally, on appeal, on November 5, 2009, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``CAFC'') affirmed the CIT's ruling in Eswell II. See Shanghai Eswell Enterprise Co., Ltd., Jinfu Trading Co., Ltd., and Zhejiang Native Produce and Animal By-Products Import & Export Group Corp. v. United States, 2009 U.S. App. LEXIS 24374 (Fed. Cir. Nov. 5, 2009) (``Shanghai Eswell III''). As explained below, in accordance with the order contained in the CIT's November 18, 2008 judgement, Shanghai Eswell II, the Department is amending the Final Results of the review to apply the recalculated surrogate financial ratios in the Department's normal value calculation.
Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products from Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results
Document Number: 2010-8558
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-14
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 certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon quality steel products (hot-rolled steel) from Brazil. The review covers Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais (USIMINAS) and its subsidiary Companhia Siderurgica Paulista (COSIPA) (hereafter referred to as USIMINAS/COSIPA). The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2008, through February 28, 2009.
Middle East Public Health Mission; Application Deadline Extended
Document Number: 2010-8436
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2008-2009 Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-8424
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is currently conducting the 2008-2009 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the People's Republic of China (PRC). We preliminarily determine that sales have been made below normal value (NV) with respect to Max Fortune Industrial Limited and Max Fortune (FZ) Paper Products Co., Ltd. (Max Fortune Fuzhou) \1\ (collectively, Max Fortune) but not with respect to Seaman Paper Asia Company, Ltd. (SPA).
Certain Orange Juice From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Intent Not To Revoke Antidumping Duty Order in Part
Document Number: 2010-8422
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by the petitioners and two producers/ exporters of the subject merchandise, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain orange juice (OJ) from Brazil of those two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States. This is the third period of review (POR), covering March 1, 2008, through February 28, 2009.