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Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016
Document Number: 2017-18824
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 3, 2017, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate products (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). Based on our analysis of the comments received, we continue to find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value.
United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2017-18820
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, renewed the Charter for the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board on August 17, 2017.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Steel Import License
Document Number: 2017-18819
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-06
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.
Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews
Document Number: 2017-18763
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is automatically initiating the five-year reviews (Sunset Reviews) of the antidumping and countervailing duty (AD/CVD) order(s) listed below. The International Trade Commission (the Commission) is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Reviews which covers the same order(s).
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee; Notice of a Meeting
Document Number: 2017-18748
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC) will hold a meeting on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at the U.S. Department of Commerce Herbert C. Hoover Building in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee; Notice of a Meeting
Document Number: 2017-18747
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC) will hold a conference call on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. EDT The conference call is open to the public with registration instructions provided below.
Certain Tin Mill Products From Japan: Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-18729
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain tin mill products (tin mill products) from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-18728
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on high pressure steel cylinders (Steel Cylinders) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the levels indicated in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.
U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2017-18655
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce Trade Finance Advisory Council (TFAC or Council) will hold a meeting via teleconference on Monday, September 18, 2017. The meeting is open to the public with registration instructions provided below. The TFAC was chartered on August 11, 2016, to advise the Secretary in identifying effective ways to help expand access to finance for U.S. exporters, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, and their foreign buyers.
Certain Aluminum Foil From the People's Republic of China: Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: 2017-18642
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is aligning the final determination in this countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC) with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty (AD) investigation.
Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Italy: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2017-18641
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
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 carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Italy. The period of investigation is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.
Carbon and Alloy Steel Wire Rod From the Republic of Turkey: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Preliminary Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, in Part
Document Number: 2017-18640
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
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 carbon and alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from the Republic of Turkey (Turkey). The period of investigation is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.
Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper From Canada: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2017-18727
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Uncoated Groundwood Paper From Canada: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation
Document Number: 2017-18726
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Postponement of Final Determination of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigation and Extension of Provisional Measures
Document Number: 2017-18643
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is postponing until November 13, 2017, the deadline for issuing the final determination in the less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation of certain softwood lumber products (softwood lumber) from Canada, and is extending the provisional measures from a four-month period to a period of not more than six months. As the deadline for the final determination of the countervailing duty (CVD) investigation of softwood lumber from Canada is aligned with the deadline for the final determination of the LTFV investigation, the final CVD determination will also be issued no later than November 13, 2017.
High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-18590
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain high pressure steel cylinders (HPSCs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Certain Uncoated Paper From Australia, Brazil, the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, and Portugal: Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2017-18589
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) determines that imports of uncoated paper with a GE brightness of 83 1% (83 Bright paper), otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise, from Australia, Brazil, the People's Republic of China, Indonesia, and Portugal constitute merchandise ``altered in form or appearance in minor respects'' from in-scope merchandise are subject to the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) orders on certain uncoated paper (uncoated paper).
Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-18588
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
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 (AD) order on certain cased pencils 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 this notice of continuation of the AD order.
Foundry Coke Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-18587
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of this sunset review, the Department of Commerce (the Department) finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on foundry coke products (foundry coke) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Ripe Olives From Spain: Postponement of Preliminary Determination in the Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2017-18430
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Biodiesel From the Republic of Indonesia: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2017-18167
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and/or exporters of biodiesel from the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesia). The period of investigation is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016. Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination.
Biodiesel From Argentina: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Preliminary Affirmative Critical Circumstances Determination, in Part
Document Number: 2017-18166
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-28
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 biodiesel from Argentina. The period of investigation is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, from the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015
Document Number: 2017-18047
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is amending its final results of the third administrative review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015. The amended final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled, ``Amended Final Results.''
Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Anti-Circumvention Inquiry on the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-18046
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from Tube Forgings of America, Inc. (TFA), Mills Iron Works, Inc. (Mills), and Hackney Ladish, Inc. (Hackney), (collectively, the petitioners), the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating an anti-circumvention inquiry. In this inquiry, the Department will determine whether certain imports of carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld pipe fittings) into the United States, exported from Malaysia, which were completed in Malaysia using finished or unfinished butt-weld pipe fittings sourced from the People's Republic of China (PRC), are circumventing the antidumping duty order on butt-weld pipe fittings from the PRC.
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2014
Document Number: 2017-18045
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is amending the final results of the countervailing duty administrative review of certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires from the People's Republic of China (PRC) to correct certain ministerial errors. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2014, through December 31, 2014.
Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-18057
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on finished carbon steel flanges from India.
Finished Carbon Steel Flanges From India and Italy: Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2017-18056
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the ITC), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on finished carbon steel flanges from India and Italy.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Annual Report From Foreign-Trade Zones
Document Number: 2017-17978
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Participant Application, Participant Exit Questionnaire, Alumni Success Story Report
Document Number: 2017-17976
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
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.
Meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-17869
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda for a meeting of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC).
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results
Document Number: 2017-17629
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 8, 2017, the Court of International Trade (CIT) issued its final judgment, sustaining the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) remand results pertaining to the eighth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) covering the period of review (POR) of February 1, 2012, through January 31, 2013. The Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results of the administrative review, and that the Department is amending the final results with respect to the labor surrogate value applied in the administrative review.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results
Document Number: 2017-17630
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 29, 2017, the Court of International Trade (CIT) issued its final judgment, sustaining the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) remand results pertaining to the ninth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) covering the period of review (POR) of February 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. The Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the final results of the ninth administrative review,\1\ and that the Department is amending the final results with respect to the labor surrogate value applied in the administrative review. The effective date of this notice is July 9, 2017.
Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-17555
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is currently in the process of renewing the charter of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board or TTAB) for an addition two-year term. In anticipation of and conditioned upon the renewed charter taking effect on or before September 6, 2017, the Department is announcing the intent to hold a meeting of the Board on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. The Board advises the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the U.S. travel and tourism industry. The purpose of the meeting is for Board members to discuss their recent recommendations adopted at the June 28, 2017 meeting with the Secretary of Commerce and receive direction for next steps. The recommendations address how to confer a competitive advantage to U.S. tourism interests in the areas of international travel and tourism; global competitiveness; and public-private partnerships that foster a welcoming destination. The full recommendations are available on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Board at http://trade.gov/ttab. The final agenda will be posted on that Web site at least one week in advance of the meeting.
Request for Comment on the Costs and Benefits to U.S. Industry of U.S. International Government Procurement Obligations for Report to the President on “Buy American and Hire American”
Document Number: 2017-17553
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Executive Office of the President, Office of the United States Trade Representative
Section 3(e) of the Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American directs the Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative to assess the impacts of all United States free trade agreements and the World Trade Organization Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA) on the operation of Buy American Laws, including their impacts on the implementation of domestic procurement preferences. The Executive Order can be found here: https:// www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/04/18/presidential-e xecutive- order-buy-american-and-hire-american. In response to this Executive Order, the Department of Commerce (Department) and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) are conducting industry outreach in order to better understand how the U.S. government procurement obligations under all U.S. free trade agreements and the GPA affect U.S. manufacturers' and suppliers' access to and participation in the domestic government procurement process. In addition, because reciprocal access to trading partners' markets is an important motivation for including government procurement obligations in U.S. free trade agreements and for the United States' membership in the GPA, the Department and the USTR are also seeking information about the costs and benefits of these obligations to U.S. manufacturers and suppliers competing in U.S. trading partners' government procurement markets. The trading partners with which the United States has international government procurement obligations are: Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Chile, Chinese Taipei (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, the European Union (which includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom), Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Liechtenstein, Mexico, the Republic of Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Oman, Panama, Peru, Singapore, Switzerland, and Ukraine. The Secretary of Commerce and the United States Trade Representative are required to conclude the assessment called for under Section 3(e) by September 15, 2017. Responses to this notice will be considered in the assessment as well as in the final report of findings and recommendations to strengthen the implementation of Buy American Laws that the Secretary of Commerce will submit to the President of the United States by November 24, 2017.
Dioctyl Terephthalate From the Republic of Korea: Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2017-17627
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, in Part
Document Number: 2017-17494
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has completed the
Certain Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Products From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2017-17361
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain crystalline silicon photovoltaic products from the People's Republic of China (PRC) covering the period February 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017.
Silicon Metal From Brazil: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: 2017-17117
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-14
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 silicon metal from Brazil. The period of investigation is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.
Silicon Metal From Australia: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: 2017-17116
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to a producer/exporter of silicon metal from Australia. The period of investigation is January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 2017-17114
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Aluminum Foil From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2017-17113
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-14
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 certain aluminum foil (aluminum foil) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of investigation is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.
Silicon Metal From the Republic of Kazakhstan: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
Document Number: 2017-17112
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-14
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 silicon metal from the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan). The period of investigation is January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016.