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

Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's Republic of China: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-1434
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Qingdao Jinyongxiang Aquatic Foods Co., Ltd., the Department of Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China for exports of subject merchandise by Qingdao Jinyongxiang Aquatic Foods Co., Ltd. The period of review is September 1, 2003, through August 31, 2004. The Department of Commerce is now rescinding the administrative review with respect to Qingdao Jinyongxiang Aquatic Foods Co., Ltd. because Qingdao Jinyongxiang Aquatic Foods Co., Ltd. made no exports of subject merchandise into the United States during the period of review.
Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada
Document Number: E5-1402
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 2, 2004, the Department of Commerce published a notice of initiation of changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada. The review was initiated to determine the appropriate cash deposit rate for Produits Forestiers Saguenay Inc., a previously inactive holding company which began producing softwood lumber and exporting it to the United States as of June 1, 2004, and is currently owned by Abitibi Consolidated Company of Canada. We have preliminarily concluded that Produits Forestiers Saguenay Inc. should be assigned the same cash deposit rate as the Abitibi Group.
Sebacic Acid from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Reinstatement of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E5-1401
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 26, 2004, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review and intent to reinstate the Tianjin Chemicals Import and Export Corporation (Tianjin) in the antidumping duty order on exports of sebacic acid from the People's Republic of China (PRC). See Sebacic Acid From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Intent to Reinstate the Antidumping Duty Order, 69 FR 68879 (November 26, 2004) (Preliminary Results). This review covers subject merchandise exported by Tianjin. The products covered by this order are all grades of sebacic acid which include, but are not limited to, CP Grade, Purified Grade, and Nylon Grade (see ``Scope of the Review'' section below). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2002, through 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. We determine that Tianjin sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) during the referenced period, and hereby reinstate Tianjin in the order. The final weighted-average dumping margin is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China: Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-1400
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is rescinding its administrative review of one company, Shangyu City Garden Candle Factory (``Garden Candle''), under the antidumping duty order on Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China for the period August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. This rescission, in part, is based on the withdrawal for a request for review by Garden Candle. The Department is not rescinding its review of Shanghai R&R Import/ Export Co., Ltd (``Shanghai R&R'').
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation: Superalloy Degassed Chromium From Japan
Document Number: E5-1399
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Honey from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-1387
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 31, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register (70 FR 4818) a notice announcing the initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is December 1, 2003, to November 30, 2004. This review is now being rescinded for Kunshan Foreign Trading Company, High Hope International Group Jiangsu Foodstuffs Import & Export Corp., Henan Native Produce Import & Export Corporation, Shanghai Xiuwei International Trading Co., Ltd., Shanghai Shinomiel International Trade Corporation, Foodworld International Club, Ltd., and Inner Mongolia Youth Trade Development Co., Ltd., because the only requesting party withdrew its request in a timely manner.
Certain Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Italy: Notice of Court Decision and Suspension of Liquidation
Document Number: E5-1386
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 9, 2005, in AL Tech Specialty Steel Corp., Carpenter Technology Corp., Republic Engineered Steels, Talley Metals Technology, Inc. and United Steel Workers of America, AFL-CIO/CLC v. United States and Acciaierie Valbruna S.r.l. and Acciaierie Di Bolzano S.p.A. v. United States, Slip Op. 05-30 (AL Tech II), the Court of International Trade (CIT) affirmed the Department of Commerce's Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Remand (Remand Results), dated October 27, 2004. Consistent with the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), the Department will continue to order the suspension of liquidation of the subject merchandise, where appropriate, until there is a ``conclusive'' decision in this case. If the case is not appealed, or if it is affirmed on appeal, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate all relevant entries from Acciaierie Valbruna S.r.l. (Valbruna) and Acciaierie Di Bolzano S.p.A. (Bolzano) and revise the cash deposit rates as appropriate.
Sugar From the European Community; Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Finding
Document Number: E5-1307
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty finding on sugar from the European Community (``the Community'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Notice of Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 69 FR 53408 (September 1, 2004). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and adequate substantive comments filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and the Community, the Department is conducting a full sunset review of the countervailing duty finding on sugar from the Community. As a result of this sunset review, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the countervailing duty finding would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies. The net countervailabe subsidy rate and the nature of the subsidy are identified in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 05-5940
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-25
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 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)).
Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Romania
Document Number: E5-1283
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 11, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the final results of its antidumping duty administrative review of certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (seamless pipe) from Romania for the period August 1, 2002, through July 31, 2003. See Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Romania: Final Results of Administrative Review and Final Determination Not to Revoke Order in Part, 70 FR 7237, (February 11, 2005) (Final Results). We are amending our final results to correct a ministerial error alleged by United States Steel Corporation (U.S. Steel) (domestic interested party) pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 05-5782
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative review of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with February anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department of Commerce also received requests to revoke two antidumping duty orders and three countervailing duty orders in part.
U.S. Healthcare Technologies Trade Mission
Document Number: E5-1235
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. Commercial Service, Office of Global Trade Programs, is organizing a Healthcare Technologies Trade Mission to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia and to Auckland, New Zealand, September 12-16, 2005. The trade mission will target the IT-healthcare sub-sector, e.g., electronic patient records, automated patient scheduling, telemedicine, but will also include other sectors within the healthcare industry.
Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Small Diameter Circular Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Brazil
Document Number: E5-1223
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 11, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter circular seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipe from Brazil for the period August 1, 2002, through July 31, 2003. See Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Small Diameter Circular Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Brazil, 70 FR 7243 (February 11, 2005) (``Final Results''). We are amending our Final Results to correct ceratin ministerial errors alleged by the respondent V&M do Brasil, S.A. (``VMB'') pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').
Final Negative Countervailing Duty Determination: Bottle-Grade Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Resin From Thailand
Document Number: E5-1221
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has reached a final determination that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to producers of bottle-grade (BG) PET Resin from Thailand. For information on the estimated countervailable subsidy rates, please see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination: Bottle-Grade Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Resin From India
Document Number: E5-1219
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
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 and exporters of Bottle-Grade (BG) Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Resin from India. For information on the estimated countervailable subsidy rates, please see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Canada: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-1218
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 13, 2004, the Department of Commerce (Department) published the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (CORE) from Canada. See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Canada: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 69 FR 55138 (September 13, 2004) (Preliminary Results). The review covers shipments of this merchandise to the United States for the period August 1, 2002, through July 31, 2003, by Stelco Inc. (``Stelco'') and the group of Dofasco Inc., Sorevco Inc., and Do Sol Galva Ltd. (``Dofasco''). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on our preliminary results. Based on our analysis of comments, we have made changes to the preliminary results. For the final dumping margins see the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Decision of the Panel
Document Number: 05-5358
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 10, 2005, the NAFTA Panel issued its decision in the matter of Certain Durum Wheat and Hard Red Spring Wheat CVD determination from Canada, Secretariat File No. USA-CDA-2003-1904-05.
Cornell University; Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instrument
Document Number: E5-1173
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E5-1172
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Italy: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-1167
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 14, 2005, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Italy for the period July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003. See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Italy: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 7472 (February 14, 2005) (Final Results) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. We are amending our Final Results to correct a ministerial error alleged by Allegheny Ludlum, AK Steel Corporation, Butler Armco Independent Union, J&L Specialty Steel, Inc., North American Stainless, United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO/CLC, and Zanesville Armco Independent Organization (collectively, petitioners) pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from France: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-1160
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 11, 2005, the Department of Commerce (Department) published the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (SSSS) from France for the period from July 1, 2002, to June 30, 2003 in the Federal Register. See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from France: Final Results of Antidumping Administrative Review, 70 FR 7240 (February 11, 2005) (Final Results). We are amending our Final Results to correct ministerial errors alleged by Petitioners\1\ pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Trinidad and Tobago
Document Number: E5-1128
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 8, 2004, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of its first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Trinidad and Tobago. The review covers one producer of the subject merchandise. The period of review (POR) is April 10, 2002, through September 30, 2003. Based on our analysis of comments received, these final results differ from the preliminary results. The final results are listed below in the Final Results of Review section.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Romania: Notice of Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-1127
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 7, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Romania. See Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From Romania: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Intent To Rescind in Part, 69 FR 54108 (September 7, 2004) (``Preliminary Results''). This review covers producer Ispat Sidex, S.A. (``Sidex'') and exporter Metalexportimport, S.A. (``MEI''). The period of review (``POR'') is August 1, 2002, through July 31, 2003. We are rescinding the review with respect to CSR SA Resita (``CSR'') and MINMET, S.A. (``MINMET'') because CSR and MINMET did not ship subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. We invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of comments received, we have made changes in the margin calculation. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final results are listed below in the ``Final Results of Review'' section.
Notice of Final Results of the Tenth Administrative Review and New Shipper Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea
Document Number: E5-1065
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 7, 2004, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty administrative review and antidumping duty new shipper review for certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Preliminary Results). This review covers four manufacturers and exporters of the subject merchandise: Union Steel Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (Union); Pohang Iron & Steel Company, Ltd. (POSCO), Pohang Coated Steel Co., Ltd. (POCOS), and Pohang Steel Industries Co., Ltd. (PSI) (collectively, POSCO); Dongbu Steel Corporation, Ltd. (Dongbu); and Dongshin Special Steel Co., Ltd. (Dongshin).\1\ The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2002, through July 31, 2003. In response to a request from Hyundai Hysco (HYSCO), the Department is also conducting a new shipper review. The POR for the new shipper review is also August 1, 2002, through July 31, 2003.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E5-1064
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review (Certificate) to the CONSOL Energy Inc. (Consol) on February 16, 2004. This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification has been granted.
Final Negative Countervailing Duty Determination: Live Swine from Canada
Document Number: E5-1030
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce has made a final determination that countervailable subsidies are not being provided to producers or exporters of live swine from Canada.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Live Swine From Canada
Document Number: E5-1029
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 20, 2004, the Department of Commerce published a preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of live swine from Canada. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary determination. Based upon the results of verification and our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes. We continue to find that live swine from Canada were sold in the United States below normal value during the period of investigation. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation.''
Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP)
Document Number: E5-1026
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
ITA is soliciting U.S. export promotion projects to be conducted by eligible entities for periods of up to three years. Project award periods normally begin between October 1, 2005 and January 1, 2006, but may begin as late as April 1, 2006. MDCP awards help to underwrite the start-up costs of new export ventures that export multipliers are often reluctant to undertake without Federal Government support. MDCP aims to develop, maintain and expand foreign markets for non-agricultural goods and services produced in the United States.
Business Development Mission Afghanistan
Document Number: E5-1024
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce is organizing a business development mission to Afghanistan on April 24-27, 2005. The mission will assist U.S. businesses exploring trade and investment opportunities in Afghanistan. A senior U.S. Department of Commerce official will lead a delegation of approximately 10 to 15 U.S.-based senior executives of small, medium, and large U.S. firms. Companies may represent, but are not limited to, the following priority sectors: construction, telecommunications, agribusiness, energy, and financial services. The mission will include briefings from U.S. Embassy staff and Afghan Government officials, prearranged one-on- one meetings, and a networking reception. The mission will reaffirm the U.S. Government's support towards bilateral relations and seek to expand opportunities for U.S. companies in Afghanistan.
Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System
Document Number: 05-4971
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce publishes this interim final rule to implement a Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System, originally outlined in the President's March 5, 2002, Proclamation on Steel Safeguards.\1\ SIMA, as fully implemented by this interim final rule, contains modifications made in light of comments received in response to an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) published on August 25, 2004.
Heavy Forged Hand Tools, Finished or Unfinished, With or Without Handles, From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Administrative Reviews and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E5-1017
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is conducting administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on heavy forged hand tools, finished or unfinished, with or without handles, from the People's Republic of China. These reviews cover imports of subject merchandise from four manufacturers/exporters. We preliminarily find that certain manufacturers/exporters sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the POR. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``Customs'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary review results. We will issue the final review results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.