International Trade Administration December 28, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 2010-32683
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
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.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-32680
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a semiannual new shipper review (NSR) under the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from India in response to a request from SRF Limited (SRF). The domestic interested parties for this proceeding are DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., SKC, Inc. and Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (petitioners). We preliminarily determine that the U.S. sale of subject merchandise produced and exported by SRF was bona fide and not sold below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, the Department intends to instruct United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries subject to this review without regard to antidumping duties. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. The final results will be issued 90 days after the date of signature of these preliminary results, unless extended.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From India: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-32677
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a new shipper review under the countervailing duty (CVD) order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet and strip (PET film) from India in response to a request from SRF Limited (SRF). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2009. The domestic interested parties for this proceeding are DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., SKC, Inc. and Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (petitioners). We preliminarily determine that the U.S. sale of subject merchandise produced and exported by SRF was bona fide. See Bona Fides Analysis section below. We also preliminarily determine that SRF has benefitted from countervailable subsidies provided on the production and export of PET film from India. See the ``Preliminary Results of Administrative Review'' section, below. If the final results remain the same as the preliminary results of this review, we intend to instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this new shipper review. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice, below. The final results will be issued 90 days after the date of signature of these preliminary results, unless extended.
Certain Non-Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2010-32675
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
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 certain non-frozen apple juice concentrate from the People's Republic of China. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Non-Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate From the People's Republic of China, 65 FR 35606 (June 5, 2000). This is a new shipper review of Lingbao Xinyuan Fruit Industry Co., Ltd. (``LXFI''). Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the dumping margin calculation for the final results. The final dumping margin is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted Average Dumping Margin and Assessment Rate in Certain Antidumping Duty Proceedings
Document Number: 2010-32632
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is requesting comments regarding the calculation of the weighted average dumping margin and antidumping duty assessment rate in certain antidumping duty proceedings. Currently, in a review of an antidumping duty order conducted under 19 CFR 351.213 (administrative review), 351.214 (new shipper review), and 351.215 (expedited antidumping review) (collectively ``reviews''), the Department usually makes comparisons between transaction-specific export prices and average normal values and does not offset any dumping that is found with the results of comparisons for which the transaction-specific export price exceeds the average normal value. In addition, in the most recent original antidumping duty investigation in which the Department calculated the weighted average margins of dumping using transaction-to-transaction comparisons, the Department did not grant offsets for non-dumped comparisons. Several World Trade Organization (``WTO'') dispute settlement reports have found that the United States application of these methodologies was inconsistent with our WTO obligations. In response to these reports, the Department proposes modification of its methodologies, including changes to certain provisions of the Department's regulations.