International Trade Administration January 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 05-1731
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-31
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 December anniversary dates. In accordance with our regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to revoke, in part, one antidumping duty order.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-339
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is rescinding its administrative review of four companies under the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for the period January 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. This rescission, in part, is based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review by the respective interested party that requested a review. A complete list of the companies for which the administrative review is being rescinded is provided in the Rescission, in Part, of Administrative Review section below. The Department is not rescinding its review of Can Tho Agricultural and Animal Products Import-Export Company (CATACO); Phan Quan Company, Ltd.; Phu Thanh Company, Co.; or Vinh Hoan Company, Ltd.
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews; Correction
Document Number: E5-338
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
Document Number: 05-1618
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 18, 2005, the Ontario Forest Industries Association, the Ontario Lumber Manufacturers Association and Tembec, Inc. filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the final notice of Implementation of Uruguay Round Agreement, Section 129 Determination by the United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, respecting Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada. This determination was published in the Federal Register, (69 FR 75305) on December 16, 2004. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-CDA-2005-1904-02 to this request.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
Document Number: 05-1617
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 18, 2005, the Canadian Lumber Remanufacturer's Alliance (``CLRA'') and its individual members filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. A second, third, fourth and fifth Request for Panel Review was filed on January 19, 2005 on behalf of the Canfor Corporation and its affiliates Lakeland Mills Ltd. and the Pas Lumber Company Ltd. (collectively ``Canfor''); Terminal Forest Products Ltd. (``Terminal''); and on behalf of the Government of Canada, the Governments of the Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Saskatchewan, the Gouvernement du Quebec, the Governments of the Northwest Territories and the Yukon Territory, the British Columbia Lumber Trade Council and its constituent associations (the Coast Forest & Lumber Association and the Council of Forest Industries), the Ontario Forest Industries Association, the Ontario Lumber Manufacturers Association, Quebec Lumber Manufacturers Association; Apex Forest Products Inc., Aspen Planers Ltd., Buchanan Lumber Sales, Inc. and the Buchanan affiliated mills, exporters and importers (including Atikokan Forest Products Ltd., Buchanan Forest Products Ltd., Buchanan Northern Hardwoods Inc., Dubreuil Forest Products Limited, Great West Timber Limited, Long Lake Forest Products Inc., McKenzie Forest Products Inc., Nakina Forest Products Limited, Northern Sawmills Inc., Northern Wood, and Solid Wood Products Inc.), Devlin Timber (1992) Ltd., Downie Timber Ltd., Federated Co-operative Limited, Gorman Bros. Lumber Ltd., Haida Forest Products Ltd., Kenora Forest Products Ltd., Lecours Lumber Co. Limited, Liskeard Lumber Limited, Manitou Forest Products Ltd., Manning Diversified Forest Products Ltd., Midway Lumber Mills Ltd., Mill & Timber Products Ltd., Nickel Lake Lumber, North Enderby Timber Ltd., Olav Haavaldsrud Timber Company Limited, Pastway Planing Limited, R. Fryer Forest Products Limited, Selkirk Specialty Wood Ltd., Tembec Inc., Tyee Timber Products Ltd., and West Hastings Lumber Products (hereafter, ``the Parties''), respectively. Panel review was requested of the final results of countervailing duty administrative review and rescission of certain company-specific reviews made by the United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, respecting Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada. This determination was published in the Federal Register, (69 FR 75917) on December 20, 2004. The determination was amended by Notice of Correction to Final Results on December 27, 2004 , 69 Federal Register 77220. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-CDA-2005-1904-01 to this request.
Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice from Brazil; Initiation of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-314
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a changed circumstances administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frozen concentrated orange juice (FCOJ) from Brazil (see Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice from Brazil (52 FR 16426, May 5, 1987)) in response to a request from Louis Dreyfus Citrus Inc., a U.S. importer of FCOJ from Brazil, COINBRA- Frutesp, S.A. (COINBRA-Frutesp), a manufacturer/exporter of FCOJ from Brazil, and the affiliated companies of the Louis Dreyfus group (collectively ``Louis Dreyfus''). These entities have requested that the Department conduct a changed circumstances review to determine that COINBRA-Frutesp is the successor-in-interest to Coopercitrus Industrial Frutesp, S.A. (Frutesp), and as a result to find that FCOJ from Brazil manufactured and exported by COINBRA-Frutesp is not subject to the antidumping duty order on FCOJ from Brazil.
Final Results of Countervailing Duty Expedited Review: Hard Red Spring Wheat From Canada
Document Number: E5-303
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 21, 2004, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the expedited review of the countervailing duty order on hard red spring wheat from Canada. The company covered by this review was Richelain Farms. The period of review is August 1, 2001, through July 31, 2002. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on those results. None were submitted. Thus, the final results of the expedited review do not differ from the preliminary results, in which we found that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to Richelain Farms. Based on these final results, we are excluding Richelain Farms from the countervailing duty order in this proceeding. We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to refund all collected cash deposits and waive future cash deposit requirements for Richelain Farms, as detailed in the ``Final Results of Expedited Review'' section of this notice.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Mexico; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 05-1391
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 6, 2004, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Mexico (69 FR 47905). This review covers one manufacturer/exporter, ThyssenKrupp Mexinox S.A. de C.V. (Mexinox), of the subject merchandise to the United States during the period July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes in the margin calculation; therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for the reviewed firm is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Notice of Request for Information and Extension of Time: Certain Orange Juice From Brazil
Document Number: 05-1355
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Crepe Paper From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: 05-1354
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Advocacy Questionnaire
Document Number: E5-197
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506 (c)(2)(A)).
Stainless Steel Plate in Coil From Belgium: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-196
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 14, 2004, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel plate in coils from Belgium for the period May 1, 2002, through April 30, 2003. See Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 69 FR 74495 (December 14, 2004) (Final Results). We are amending our Final Results to correct ministerial errors alleged by Ugine and ALZ Belgium (Respondent) pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Sebacic Acid From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E5-195
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from SST Materials, Inc. d/b/a Genesis Chemicals, Inc. (Genesis), a domestic producer of subject merchandise, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on sebacic acid from the People's Republic of China (PRC) for entries of subject merchandise by Tianjin Chemical Import and Export Corporation (Tianjin) and Guangdong Chemical Import and Export Corporation (Guangdong), covering the period July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004. We are now rescinding this review as a result of the petitioner's withdrawal of its request for an administrative review.
Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty
Document Number: E5-165
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E5-163
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC)
Document Number: 05-921
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) will hold a plenary meeting on February 11, 2005, at the U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, in Room 3407. The ETTAC will discuss Tsunami Relief efforts and how environmental technologies companies can assist with the efforts, as well as continuing discussions on trade liberalization in environmental goods and services. The meeting is open to the public and time will be permitted for public comment. Written comments concerning ETTAC affairs are welcome anytime before or after the meeting. Minutes will be available within 30 days of this meeting. The ETTAC is mandated by Public Law 103-392. It was created to advise the U.S. government on environmental trade policies and programs, and to help it to focus its resources on increasing the exports of the U.S. environmental industry. ETTAC operates as an advisory committee to the Secretary of Commerce and the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC). ETTAC was originally chartered in May of 1994. It was most recently rechartered until May 30, 2006. For further information phone Joseph Ayoub, Office of Environmental Technologies Industries (ETI), International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce at (202) 482-0313 or 5225. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to OEEI at (202) 482-5225.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904; NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
Document Number: 05-688
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Notice of First Request in NAFTA Case No. USA-CDA-2004- 1904-02 published in the Federal Register on January 7, 2005 listed an incorrect date for filing of the complaints. The correct date for filing a complaint is January 26, 2005.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E5-88
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce has issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to AmRus Ventures, Inc. (``AMRUS''). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification has been granted.
International Trade Administration
Document Number: E5-71
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As part of the U.S.-Norway Oil and Gas Industry Summit in Houston, the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and the U.S. Department of Commerce are pleased to invite you, or a representative you designate from your company, to a breakfast briefing on opportunities on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). The briefing will provide offshore exploration and production companies with an overview of the resource potential and the framework conditions on the NCS. Although Norway is the third largest oil exporter in the world, only about \1/4\ of the total estimated petroleum resources on the NCS have been produced. With the large quantities of petroleum that remain to be discovered, the NCS offers a variety of oil and gas opportunities in both established and frontier basins. Norway also has a well established and competitive petroleum industry, predictable and transparent framework conditions, and an approachable and skilled public administration.
Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind in Part
Document Number: 05-604
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has preliminarily determined that sales by the respondents in this review, covering the period December 1, 2002, through November 30, 2003, have been made at prices less than normal value (NV). In addition, we are preliminarily rescinding this review with respect to Tianjin Custom Wood Processing Co., Ltd. (TCW), because TCW reported, and we confirmed, that it made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the period of review (POR). If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. The Department invites interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan: Final Results and Final Rescission in Part of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-62
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 7, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan. See Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Intent To Rescind in Part, 69 FR 40859 (July 7, 2004) (``Preliminary Results''). This review covers one manufacturer/exporter of the subject merchandise. The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2002, through May 31, 2003. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Based upon our analysis of the comments received, we have made no changes in the margin calculation. Therefore, the final results have not changed from the Preliminary Results of this review. The final weight-averaged dumping margin is listed below in the section titled ``Final Results of the Review.''
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Amendment to the Notices of Opportunity To Request Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-40
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This is an amendment to the notices of ``Opportunity to Request Administrative Review of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation'' with respect to Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the Russian Federation, that published on October 1, 2004 (69 FR 58889) and on January 3, 2005 (70 FR 74).
Porcelain-on-Steel Cooking Ware from the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E5-39
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Shanghai Watex Metal Products, Co., Ltd., the Department of Commerce initiated a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on porcelain-on-steel cooking ware from the People's Republic of China. The period of review is December 1, 2003, through May 31, 2004. For the reasons discussed below, this new shipper review is being rescinded.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
Document Number: E5-37
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 30, 2004, CEMEX, S.A. de C.V. (``CEMEX'') filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the 13th administrative review made by the International Trade Administration, respecting Gray Portland Cement and Clinker from Mexico. A second request for panel review was filed on January 3, 2005 on behalf of GCC Cementos, S.A. de C.V. (``GCCC''). This determination was published in the Federal Register (69 FR 77989) on December 29, 2004. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-MEX-2004-1904-03 to this request.
Stainless Steel Wire Rods From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Intent To Revoke Order In Part, and Extension of Time for the Final Results of Review
Document Number: E5-33
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rods from India. The period of review is December 1, 2002, through November 30, 2003. This review covers three companies. We have preliminarily determined that Chandan Steel, Ltd., and Isibars Steel, Ltd., sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review and that the Viraj Group has made sales in the United States at prices not below normal value.\1\ We have also preliminarily determined to revoke the order with respect to subject merchandise produced and exported by Viraj Alloys, Ltd., and VSL Wires, Ltd.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
Document Number: 05-298
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 27, 2004, the counsel for the Sivaco Wire Group 2004 LLP (formerly Ivaco Inc.), Sivaco Ontario a Divison of Sivaco Wire Group 2004 LLP (formerly Sivaco Ontario a Division of Ivaco Inc.), and Ivaco Rolling Mills 2004 L.P. (formerly Ivaco Rolling Mills L.P. filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the final results of the antidumping duty administrative review made by the United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, respecting Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Canada. This determination was published in the Federal Register, (69 FR 68309) on November 24, 2004. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-CDA-2004-1904- 02 to this request.
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: 05-195
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In November 2004, the Department of Commerce received three requests to conduct new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China. We have determined that these requests meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for the initiation of a new shipper review.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Outboard Engines From Japan
Document Number: E4-3925
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews
Document Number: 04-28724
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-03
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 five-year (``sunset'') reviews of certain antidumping duty orders. The International Trade Commission is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Review which covers these same orders.