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Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-29266
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is extending the time limit for the preliminary results of the administrative review of certain steel threaded rod from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The review covers the period October 8, 2008, through March 31, 2010.
Certain Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2010-29265
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') that revocation of the antidumping duty (``AD'') orders on certain iron construction castings (``castings'') from Brazil, Canada, and the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, that revocation of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on castings from Brazil would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy, and the determinations by the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of these AD and CVD 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 continuation of these AD and CVD orders.
Petroleum Wax Candles From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Third Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-29263
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 9, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated the third sunset review of the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On the basis of a timely notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of a domestic interested party, as well as an inadequate response from any respondent interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department conducted an expedited 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 at the margins identified in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Taiwan: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-29123
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 30, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan. The review covers two firms: Yieh Phui Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Yieh Phui) and Yieh Hsing Enterprise Co., Ltd. (Yieh Hsing). Based on a withdrawal of the request for review from United States Steel Corporation (Petitioner), we are now rescinding this administrative review with respect to Yieh Hsing.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2010-29119
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2010-29117
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Order
Document Number: 2010-29121
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on certain coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses (``coated paper'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On November 10, 2010, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of threat of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses from China (Investigation No. 731-TA- 1159 (Final), USITC Publication 4192 (November 2010). In addition, the Department is amending its final determination as a result of ministerial errors.
Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses From Indonesia: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-29120
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
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 certain coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses (certain coated paper) from Indonesia.
Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-29118
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on certain coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses (``coated paper'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). Also, as explained in this notice, the Department is amending its final determination to correct certain ministerial errors.
Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses From Indonesia: Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-29116
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on an affirmative final determination by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on certain coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses (certain coated paper) from Indonesia.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 2008-2009 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-29020
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
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, 2008, through May 31, 2009. 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 margin for this review is listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Second Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-29017
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 13, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the second administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Results of the Second Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Preliminary Rescission in Part, 75 FR 26927 (May 13, 2010) (``Preliminary Results''). 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''), April 1, 2008, through March 31, 2009.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-28878
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (RE&EEAC) will hold its inaugural meeting to provide an orientation of new committee members, discuss administrative procedures and future work products to fulfill the RE&EEAC's mandate.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC), Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2010-28877
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) was established under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., and pursuant to Section 2313(c) of the Export Enhancement Act of 1988, as amended, 15 U.S.C. 4728(c). ETTAC was first chartered on May 31, 1994. By statute, the ETTAC advises, through the Secretary of Commerce, the Environmental Trade Working Group (ETWG) of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC). The Secretary appoints the chair of the ETWG from among the employees of the Department. Although the ETWG is not currently active, the Department continues to function as chair of the ETWG, and the Department, as ETWG chair, utilizes the advice of the ETTAC and shares it with the TPCC or relevant TPCC member agencies as appropriate. ETTAC advises on the development and administration of policies and programs to expand U.S. exports of environmental technologies, goods, and services. The Department of Commerce rechartered the ETTAC on October 25, 2010 and is currently seeking nominations for membership on the ETTAC for the new charter term.
Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-28685
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 14, 2010, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain welded carbon steel standard pipes and tubes from India. The period of review is May 1, 2008, through April 30, 2009. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. The review covers nine manufacturer/exporters. Based on our analysis of the comments received, 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.
Non-Frozen Apple Juice Concentrate From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Order
Document Number: 2010-28678
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on non-frozen apple juice concentrate from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). Because the domestic interested parties did not participate in this sunset review, the Department is revoking this antidumping duty order.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of New Shipper Reviews and Preliminary Rescission, in Part
Document Number: 2010-28571
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) is conducting new shipper reviews (NSRs) of Jinxiang Chengda Imp & Exp Co., Ltd. (Chengda), Jinxiang Yuanxin Imp & Exp Co., Ltd. (Yuanxin), and Zhengzhou Huachao Industrial Co., Ltd. (Huachao) under the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period of review (POR) of November 1, 2008 through October 31, 2009. As discussed below, we preliminarily determine that Yuanxin's and Huachao's sales are bona fide and that these sales have been made in the United States at prices below normal value (NV). Yuanxin and Huachao have also demonstrated their eligibility for a separate rate in these NSRs. In addition, we find Chengda's sales to be not bona fide. As such, we are preliminarily rescinding the NSR for Chengda. The dumping margins are set forth in the ``Preliminary Results of the Review'' section below. 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 importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. See ``Comments'' section below.
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-28567
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The period of review is May 1, 2009, through April 30, 2010. The Department is rescinding these reviews in part.
Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Preliminary Determination of Targeted Dumping
Document Number: 2010-28539
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') are being, or are 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 margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice.
Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of First Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-28415
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units (``innersprings'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period of review (``POR'') August 6, 2008-January 31, 2010. As discussed below, we preliminarily determine that the PRC-wide entity made sales in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV''). 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.
Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-28410
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on certain seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe (``seamless pipe'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). In addition, the Department is amending its final determination to correct certain ministerial errors.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews; Correction
Document Number: 2010-28408
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice in the Federal Register on October 28, 2010, concerning the initiation of administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with September anniversary dates. The document contained incorrect information in both the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings table.
Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2010-28402
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on certain seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe (``seamless pipe'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). Also, as explained in this notice, the Department is amending its final determination to correct certain ministerial errors.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Questionnaire on Business-Related Visa Processes
Document Number: 2010-28339
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-10
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.
Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Rescission, in Part, of the First Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-28287
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period March 25, 2008, through September 30, 2009. The Department has preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value (``NV'') by the respondents. 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 period of review (``POR''). Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipes and Tubes From India: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-28055
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
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 certain welded carbon steel standard pipes and tubes from India. The period of review is May 1, 2009, through April 30, 2010. As a result of withdrawal of the requests for review, the Department is rescinding this review.
Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Japan, South Korea and Taiwan; Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2010-28025
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 1, 2010, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 75 FR 53664 (September 1, 2010) (Initiation Notice). Because no interested domestic party responded to the sunset review notice of initiation by the applicable deadline, the Department is revoking the antidumping duty orders on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.
Government Programs to Assist Businesses Protect Their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in Foreign Markets; Notice of Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2010-27942
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration (ITA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a request for written submissions in the Federal Register of September 30, 2010 (ITA-2010-0006) concerning government programs for protecting the intellectual property rights of U.S. businesses in foreign markets. See 75 FR 60408, Sep. 30, 2010. The agency is conducting a comprehensive review of existing U.S. efforts and seeks public input. This document extends the comment period from October 29, 2010 to November 29, 2010. Comments may be submitted as instructed in the original Federal Register Notice. See ADDRESSES. ITA is taking this action in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments.
Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2010-27890
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-05
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 January 1 through June 30, 2010.
National Institutes of Health, et al.;
Document Number: 2010-27889
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The University of Georgia (UGA), et al.;
Document Number: 2010-27888
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2010-27887
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2010-27885
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-27800
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel bar from Brazil. The review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise, Villares Metals S.A. (VMSA). The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2009, through January 31, 2010. The Department has preliminarily determined that VMSA made U.S. sales at prices less than normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. We intend to issue the final results of review no later than 120 days from the publication date of this notice.
Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico
Document Number: 2010-27783
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from ArcelorMittal las Truchas, S.A. de C.V. (AMLT), an exporter of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico, and pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3), the Department is initiating a changed circumstances review of the antidumping order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Mexico. Based on the information received, we preliminarily determine that AMLT is the successor-in-interest to Siderurgica Lazaro Cardenas las Truchas S.A. de C.V. (Sicartsa) for purposes of determining antidumping duty liability. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review
Document Number: 2010-27522
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is automatically initiating a five-year review (``Sunset Review'') of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders listed below. The International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Review which covers the same orders.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: 2010-27427
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is currently conducting two new shipper reviews (NSRs) of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (PRC) \1\ covering the period of review (POR) February 1, 2009, through January 31, 2010. We preliminarily determine that the sales made by Shandong Fengyu Edible Fungus Co., Ltd. (Fengyu) and by Zhangzhou Tongfa Foods Industry Co., Ltd. (Tongfa), were not made below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries of merchandise exported by Fengyu and Tongfa during the POR without regard to antidumping duties.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2010-27296
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-28
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 September anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Brass Sheet and Strip From Germany: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2010-27295
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 12, 2010, the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) signed the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brass sheet and strip (BSS) from Germany for the period of review (POR) March 1, 2008, through February 28, 2009. In preparing documentation for the release to the interested parties, we noted that we had inadvertently referred to business proprietary information (BPI) in explaining the Department's position for certain comments discussed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum accompanying the final results of the instant review. This error was discovered prior to publication in the Federal Register; therefore, the Department did not publish the original notice or place the Issues and Decision memorandum on the Import Administration Web site. In order to ensure that such BPI is not inappropriately released to any party, we have amended the accompanying Issues and Decision memorandum to remove BPI. The original Department's position containing the BPI information for Comments 1 and 5 are included as BPI in the Cost and Sales Calculation Memorandum for reference.\1\ There was no substantive change to the Department's positions associated with this change. The original signed notice of final results of the instant review was public in its entirety. We have adopted the entire original notice below correcting only the citation to the Issues and Decision Memorandum. This notice is being published in place of the original.