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

Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-19796
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC).
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From the Netherlands; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-19730
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from petitioner Aqualon Company (Aqualon), a division of Hercules Incorporated and a U.S. manufacturer of purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals B.V. (ANFC) and its U.S. affiliate, Akzo Nobel Functional Chemicals LLC (AN-US), and CP Kelco B.V. (CP Kelco) and its U.S. affiliates, CP Kelco U.S. Inc. (CP Kelco US) and J.M. Huber Corporation, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified CMC from the Netherlands. This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise produced and exported by ANFC and CP Kelco during the period of review (POR) beginning July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-19610
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland; Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-19581
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from Aqualon Company, a division of Hercules Inc., (the petitioner) and respondents CP Kelco Oy and CP Kelco U.S., Inc. (collectively, CP Kelco), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Finland. The review covers exports of the subject merchandise to the United States produced by CP Kelco. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Mexico; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-19579
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from respondent, ThyssenKrupp Mexinox S.A. de C.V. (Mexinox S.A.) and Mexinox USA, Inc. (Mexinox USA) (collectively, Mexinox) and petitioners,\1\ the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (S4 in coils) from Mexico. This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise from Mexinox S.A. during the period July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products From Italy: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-19578
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 29, 2010, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate products from Italy. The review covers one manufacturer/exporter, Evraz Palini Bertoli S.p.A. (Palini). The period of review is February 1, 2008, through January 31, 2009.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-19577
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 9, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the fourth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'').\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, 2008, through January 31, 2009.
Grants to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics
Document Number: 2010-19573
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The purpose of this notice is to inform potential applicants that the Department of Commerce is providing financial assistance in calendar year 2010 for U.S. manufacturers of certain worsted wool fabrics. Section 4002(c)(6)(A) of the Miscellaneous Trade and Technical Corrections Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108-429, 118 Stat. 2603) (the ``Act'') authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to provide grants to persons (including firms, corporations, or other legal entities) who were, during calendar years 1999, 2000, and 2001, manufacturers of two categories of worsted wool fabrics. The first category are manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool, with average fiber diameters greater than 18.5 micron (Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) heading 9902.51.11); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers' production of worsted wool fabric included in HTS 9902.51.11. The second category are manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics, containing 85 percent or more by weight of wool, with average fiber diameters of 18.5 micron or less (HTS heading 9902.51.15, previously HTS heading 9902.51.12); the total amount of available funds is $2,666,000, to be allocated among such manufacturers on the basis of the percentage of each manufacturers' production of worsted wool fabric included in HTS 9902.51.15. Funding for the worsted wool fabrics grant program will be provided by the Department of the Treasury from amounts in the Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund (the ``Trust Fund''). The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.11 shall be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2010. The total amount of grants to manufacturers of worsted wool fabrics described in HTS 9902.51.15 shall also be $2,666,000 in calendar year 2010.
Brass Sheet and Strip from Germany: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-19461
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 27, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip from Germany. The review covers one producer/exporter of brass sheet and strip from Germany, Wieland-Werke AG. Based on a withdrawal of the request for review from Wieland-Werke AG, the respondent and German manufacturer of brass sheet and strip, we are now rescinding this administrative review in full.
Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from Brazil and Japan: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2010-19454
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products from Brazil and Japan, 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 both 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 Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results of the First Five-year “Sunset” Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-19448
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 4, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the notice of initiation of the first sunset review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). On the basis of the notice of intent to participate by domestic interested parties and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of the domestic and respondent interested parties, the Department is conducting a full sunset review of the antidumping duty order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'') and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i). As a result of this sunset review, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ``Preliminary Results of Review.''
Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey: Notice of Amended Final Results Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2010-19288
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 12, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) upheld the final redetermination made by the Department of Commerce (the Department) in the 2005-2006 administrative review of certain steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey. See Nucor Corporation, Gerdau Ameristeel, Inc., and Commercial Metals Company vs. United States, Case No. 07-00457, United States Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, (April 12, 2010) (CAFC Decision). In this redetermination, the Department recalculated the cost of production for rebar produced and sold by Ekinciler Demir ve Celik Sanayi A.S. and Ekinciler Dis Ticaret A.S. (collectively, ``Ekinciler''), a Turkish producer/exporter of subject merchandise, to exclude depreciation which the Department had imputed to an asset reported in Ekinciler books and records. Because all litigation in this matter has now concluded, the Department is issuing its amended final results in accordance with the CAFC's decision.
Certain Non-Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-19286
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order, covering the period of review (``POR'') of June 1, 2009, through January 20, 2010. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis.
Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From the Russian Federation; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Suspended Investigation
Document Number: 2010-19285
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty suspended antidumping duty investigation of certain hot-rolled flat- rolled carbon-quality steel products (``hot-rolled steel'') from the Russian Federation (``Russia'').\1\ On the basis of the notice of intent to participate, an adequate substantive response submitted on behalf of the domestic interested parties, and no participation from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the suspended antidumping duty investigation pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C) of the Department's regulations. As a result of this sunset review, the Department determined that termination of the antidumping duty suspended investigation would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2010-19196
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 8, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice of preliminary results of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``OTR tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ In the Preliminary Results, the Department preliminarily found that Mai Shandong Radial Tyre Co., Ltd. (``Mai Shandong'') is not the successor-in-interest to Shandong Jinyu Tyre Co., Ltd. (``Shandong Jinyu'') for the purposes of determining the antidumping duty cash deposit rate for Mai Shandong. For the final results, the Department continues to find that Mai Shandong is not the successor-in-interest to Shandong Jinyu.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2010-19185
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Determination by the Department of Commerce on the Wholly Formed Requirement for Qualifying Woven Fabric Under the Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program
Document Number: 2010-19065
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce has determined to maintain the current interpretation of the wholly formed requirement of qualifying woven fabric under the Dominican Republic Earned Import Allowance Program (DREIAP).
Department of Commerce Measuring and Enhancing Services Trade Data Conference
Document Number: 2010-19059
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration, in conjunction with the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is announcing a kick-off event for its services trade data initiative. DOC is working to ensure that the measurement of economic activity and trade in the services sector is more robust, granular and meaningful. Primary goals include enhancements to services data to ensure that it is effective for commercial decision-making, policy planning, and is relevant for trade agreements in support of increased US services exports. DOC has invited well-known policy leaders from the White House, the Department, and private sector innovators in the services information arena to speak on the topic.
Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2010-18939
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has reached a final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers/exporters of magnesia carbon bricks (MCBs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2010-18938
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 12, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the Preliminary Determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') in the antidumping investigation of magnesia carbon bricks (``bricks'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ On April 21, 2010, the Department published the Amended Preliminary Determination in the antidumping investigation of bricks from the PRC.\2\ On May 20, 2010, the Department published the Preliminary Critical Circumstances Determination in the antidumping investigation of bricks from the PRC.\3\ The period of investigation (``POI'') is January 1, 2009June 30, 2009. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to the margin calculation for RHI Refractories Liaoning Co., Ltd. (``RHI''). We continue to find that bricks 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 Magnesia Carbon Bricks from Mexico: Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2010-18925
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce determines that certain magnesia carbon bricks (bricks) from Mexico are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less-than-fair-value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section of this notice.
U.S. Cleantech Trade & Investment Mission
Document Number: 2010-18812
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Because of space limitations and the need to make travel and exhibition arrangements in advance, the Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service and the Economic Development Administration have advanced the application deadline for company participants from October 15, 2010 to September 15, 2010. The deadline for community delegates remains August 15, 2010. For the convenience of interested stakeholders, the revised mission statement is reprinted below in its entirety with the revised deadline.