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

Silicomanganese from the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-2739
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request made by Border Steel, an importer of the subject merchandise, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on silicomanganese from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for sales made by Yonghe Metal Co., Ltd./Sichuan Huaxin Iron Alloy Co. Ltd. (``Yonghe Metal''), producer and exporter of the subject merchandise. Because Border Steel has withdrawn its request for an administrative review, and there were no other requests for an administrative review for this time period, the Department is rescinding this administrative review.
Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review
Document Number: E5-2705
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce received a request on March 23, 2005, to conduct a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating a new shipper review for the company that requested such a review: Shanxi Zhongding Auto Parts Co., Ltd. (``Shanxi Zhongding''), which is a producer and exporter of brake rotors from the PRC.
United States Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board
Document Number: E5-2684
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Travel and Tourism Promotion Advisory Board (Board) will hold a Board meeting on June 10, 2005 at the Hotel George, 15 E Street, NW., Washington, DC 20001. The Board will discuss the results of the international advertising and promotion campaign launched in the United Kingdom in 2004/2005, which sought to encourage individuals to travel to the United States for the express purpose of engaging in tourism. The meeting will be open to the public. Time will be permitted for public comment. To sign up for public comment, please contact Julie Heizer at least 24 hours before the start of the meeting. Julie Heizer may be contacted at U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 5204, Washington, DC 20230; via fax at (202) 482-2887; or, via e-mail at promotion@tinet.ita.doc.gov. Written comments concerning Board affairs are welcome anytime before or after the meeting. Written comments should be directed to Julie Heizer. Minutes will be available within 60 days of this meeting. The Board is mandated by Public Law 108-7, Section 210. As directed by Public Law 108-7, Section 210, the Secretary of Commerce shall design, develop and implement an international advertising and promotional campaign, which seeks to encourage individuals to travel to the United States. The Board shall recommend to the Secretary of Commerce the appropriate coordinated activities for funding. This campaign shall be a multi-media effort that seeks to leverage the Federal dollars with contributions of cash and in-kind products unique to the travel and tourism industry. The Board was chartered in August of 2003 and will expire on August 8, 2005. This meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to OTTI.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 05-10673
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with April anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department of Commerce also received a request to revoke one antidumpting duty order in part.
Continuation of Countervailing Duty Order; Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil
Document Number: E5-2680
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
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 countervailing duty order on certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products from Brazil, would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing notice of the continuation of this countervailing duty order.
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders; Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From Brazil and Japan
Document Number: E5-2679
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
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 orders on certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products from Brazil and Japan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing notice of the continuation of these antidumping duty orders.
Stainless Steel Bar From the United Kingdom: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-2678
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Market Economy Inputs Practice in Antidumping Proceedings involving Non-Market Economy Countries.
Document Number: E5-2677
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In antidumping proceedings involving non-market economy (``NME'') countries, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') calculates normal value by valuing the NME producers' factors of production, to the extent possible, using prices from a market economy that is at a comparable level of economic development which is also a significant producer of comparable merchandise. The goal of this surrogate factor valuation is to use the ``best available information.'' See section 773(c)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930; Shangdong Huraong General Corp. v. United States, 159 F. Supp.2d 714, 719 (CIT 2001). Normally, if a respondent sources an input from a market-economy supplier, the Department will use the average input price paid by the respondent to market economy suppliers (in market economy currency) to value all of the given input (both imported and domestically-sourced) used by respondents, provided three conditions are met. First, the volume of the imported input as a share of total purchases from all sources must be ``meaningful,'' a term used in the Preamble to the Regulations but which is interpreted by the Department on a case-by-case basis. See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties; Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27366 (May 19, 1997) (Preamble). See, also, Shakeproof v. United States, 268 F.3d 1376, 1382 (Fed. Cir. 2001). Second, this average import price must reflect bona fide sales. Third, the Department disregards all inputs it has reason to believe or suspect might be dumped or subsidized. The Department is now considering options to change certain aspects of its current policy and practice regarding market economy input prices, and through this notice, invites public comment on the options detailed below. This notice is part of an ongoing effort by which the Department is considering modifications to its NME policy and practice. The Department may solicit additional public comment on other possible changes, as well.
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada
Document Number: E5-2655
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department has determined that entries of certain softwood lumber products produced and exported by Produits Forestiers Saguenay Inc., shall be subject to the Abitibi Group cash deposit rate of 3.12 percent as of the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.
Notice of Final Results of New Shipper Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Pasta from Italy
Document Number: E5-2654
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta from Italy. The review covers Atar, S.r.L. (``Atar''). The period of review (``POR'') is July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004. The Department received no comments concerning our preliminary results; therefore, our final results remain unchanged from our preliminary results. The final results are listed in the section ``Final Results of Review'' below. For our final results, we have found that, during the POR, Atar did not sell subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV'').
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China; Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E5-2653
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from an interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (PRC) with respect to Huaiyang Huamei Foodstuff Co., Ltd. (Huamei). However, Huamei has failed to respond to our new shipper questionnaire; consequently, we are rescinding the review of this company.
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Amended Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews
Document Number: E5-2652
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This is an amendment to the notice of Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Advance Notification of Sunset Reviews, 70 FR 25537 (May 13, 2005) (Advance Notification).
Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from the Philippines: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Pursuant to Court Remand
Document Number: E5-2601
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 23, 2005, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) affirmed the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) redetermination on remand of the final determination of sales at less than fair value on stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from the Philippines. See Tung Fong Industrial Co., Inc. v. United States, Court No. 01-0070, Slip Op. 05-39 (CIT March 23, 2005) (Tung Fong II). The Department is now issuing this amended final determination reflecting the CIT's decision.
Honey from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-2600
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-25
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 Anhui Native Produce Import and Export Corp., and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Native Produce and Animal By-Products Import and Export Corporation, because the only requesting party withdrew its request in a timely manner.
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet and Strip from India
Document Number: E5-2523
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) received no comments in response to its preliminary determination that Jindal Poly Films Limited (Jindal Poly Films) is the successor-in-interest to Jindal Polyester Limited (Jindal Polyester). In these final results of review, we have continued to find Jindal Poly Films to be the successor-in-interest to Jindal Polyester.
President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council
Document Number: 05-10169
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The President's Export Council (PEC) will hold a full Council meeting to discuss topics related to export expansion. The meeting will include discussion of trade priorities and initiatives, PEC subcommittee activity and proposed letters of recommendation. The PEC was established on December 20, 1973, and reconstituted May 4, 1979, to advise the President on matters relating to U.S. trade. It was most recently renewed by Executive Order 13316.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E5-2492
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA''), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Brazil
Document Number: E5-2471
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
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 Brazil. The review covers one producer of the subject merchandise. The period of review (POR) is April 15, 2002, through September 30, 2003. Based on our analysis of comments received, these final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The final results are listed below in the Final Results of Review section.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico
Document Number: E5-2470
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 27, 2004, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published a preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Mexico (69 FR 77201). The petitioner is Aqualon Company (Aqualon or petitioner), a division of Hercules Incorporated. The respondent is Quimica Amtex S.A. de C.V. of Mexico (Amtex). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary determination. No interested party submitted case briefs, and no hearing was held. Based upon the results of verification, we have made certain minor changes to the dumping calculations. We continue to find that purified CMC from Mexico is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation.''
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Finland
Document Number: E5-2469
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Finland is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Tariff Act). The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation.''
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Sweden
Document Number: E5-2467
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 27, 2004, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from Sweden. See Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination: Purified Carboxymethylcellulose From Sweden, 69 FR 77213 (``Preliminary Determination''). The period of investigation (POI) is April 1, 2003, through March 31, 2004. The mandatory respondent, Noviant AB, did not respond to Sections B and C of the Department's questionnaire. Accordingly, we based the preliminary determination on adverse facts available, and applied the highest estimated dumping margin set forth in the notice of initiation. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary determination, but no comments were received and no hearing was requested. Therefore, we have made no changes from the preliminary determination that CMC was sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) during the period of investigation. The final weighted- average dumping margins are listed below in the section entitled ``Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation.''
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from the Netherlands
Document Number: E5-2466
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 16, 2004, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) made its preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of purified carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) from the Netherlands, which was amended on February 3, 2005, pursuant to comments received by Noviant B.V. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary and amended determinations. Based upon the results of verification and our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes. We continue to find that purified CMC from the Netherlands was 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.''
Certain Helical Spring Lock Washers from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-2465
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 9, 2004, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain helical spring lock washers (HSLWs) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC). 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 dumping margin calculations for the final results. We find that certain HSLWs from the PRC were not being sold in the United States below normal value by Hangzhou Spring Washer Co., Ltd. (Hangzhou) during the period October 1, 2002, through September 30, 2003.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC)
Document Number: E5-2464
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC) will hold a plenary meeting on May 20, 2005, at the MWH Global. The ETTAC will discuss Trade Liberalization of Environmental Goods and Services in the World Trade Organization and the results of the ETTAC Survey on Priority Markets. The afternoon session will include a discussion of the Environmental Law and Policy Center's work with Renewable Energy Sources. 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.
Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico
Document Number: E5-2439
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
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 Mexico. The review covers two producers 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.
Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada
Document Number: 05-9726
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Winton Global Lumber Ltd. (Winton Global), the Department of Commerce is initiating a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada and issuing this notice of preliminary results. We have preliminarily determined that Winton Global Lumber Ltd. (Winton Global) is the successor-in-interest to The Pas Lumber Company Ltd. (The Pas).
Imports of Certain Worsted Wool Fabric: Implementation of Tariff Rate Quota Established Under Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000.
Document Number: 05-9494
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') is amending its regulation, which governs the establishment of tariff rate quotas (TRQ) for a limited quantity of worsted wool fabrics pursuant to Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (``the Act'') as amended by the Trade Act of 2002 and the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, (Public law 108-429). Section 501(e) of the Act requires the President to fairly allocate TRQs on the import of certain worsted wool fabric. Section 504(b) of the Act authorizes the President to modify the limitations on worsted wool fabric imports under TRQs. The President has delegated to the Secretary of Commerce the authority to allocate the quantity of imports under the TRQs (specifically for wool products under HTS headings, 9902.51.11 and 9902.51.12) and to determine whether the limitations on the quantity of imports under the TRQs should be modified. This interim rule is necessary to implement the amendment to the Act included in the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004, (Public law 108-429). Principally, this document amends the regulations to specify which HTS categories may be allocated as TRQs and to eliminate Commerce's authority to modify these quotas.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Romania: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed-Circumstances Review
Document Number: E5-2392
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a letter from S.C. Ispat Sidex S.A. notifying the Department of Commerce (the Department) that its corporate name has changed to Mittal Steel Galati S.A., the Department is initiating a changed-circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Romania (see Notice of Amended Final Antidumping Duty Determination and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Romania, 66 FR 59566 (November 29, 2001) (Amended Determination and Order). We have preliminarily concluded that Mittal Steel Galati S.A. is the successor- in-interest to S.C. Ispat Sidex S.A. (Sidex) and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Sidex in regards to the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Romania. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-2390
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is currently conducting a changed circumstances administrative review of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). We have preliminarily determined that Shanxi Fengkun Foundry Ltd., Co. (``Fengkun Foundry'') is not the successor-in- interest to Shanxi Fengkun Metallurgical Ltd., Co. (``Fengkun Metallurgical'') for purposes of determining antidumping liability. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e), the Department will issue the final results of this antidumping duty changed circumstances review not later than July 11, 2005 (i.e., 270 days after the date on which this review was initiated).
Antifriction Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: 05-9623
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce is conducting administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on antifriction bearings (other than tapered roller bearings) and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. The merchandise covered by these orders are ball bearings and parts thereof (ball bearings) from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom and spherical plain bearings and parts thereof from France. The reviews cover 19 manufacturers/exporters. The period of review is May 1, 2003, through April 30, 2004. We have preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value by various companies subject to these reviews. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of administrative reviews, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments in these reviews are requested to submit with each argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument.
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E5-2354
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Notice of Decision on Application for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instrument
Document Number: E5-2353
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Imports of Certain Worsted Wool Fabric; Implementation of Tariff Rate Quota Established Under Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000
Document Number: 05-9411
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is issuing final regulations implementing Section 501(e) and Section 504(b) of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (``the Act''). Section 501(e) requires the President to fairly allocate tariff rate quotas on the import of certain worsted wool fabrics, tariff rate quotas which were established by Sections 501(a) and 501(b) of the Act. Section 504(b) authorizes the President to modify the limitations on worsted wool fabric imports under the tariff rate quotas. The President has delegated to the Secretary of Commerce the authority to allocate the quantity of imports under the tariff rate quotas and to determine whether the limitations on the quantity of imports under the tariff rate quotas should be modified.
President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council
Document Number: 05-9471
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The President's Export Council (PEC) will hold a full Council meeting to discuss topics related to export expansion. The meeting will include discussion of trade priorities and initiatives, PEC subcommittee activity and proposed letters of recommendation. The PEC was established on December 20, 1973, and reconstituted May 4, 1979, to advise the President on matters relating to U.S. trade. It was most recently renewed by Executive Order 13316.
Small Diameter Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Brazil; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-2297
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from V&M do Brasil, S.A., the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line and pressure pipe from Brazil (A-351- 826). This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise from V&M do Brasil, S.A. (VMB). The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by VMB have been made at less than normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries based on the difference between the constructed export price (CEP) and the NV. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in this proceeding are requested to submit with the argument: 1) a statement of the issues, 2) a brief summary of the argument, and 3) a table of authorities.
Pure Magnesium and Alloy Magnesium from Canada: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E5-2296
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is conducting administrative reviews of the countervailing duty orders on pure magnesium and alloy magnesium from Canada for the period January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003. We preliminarily find that certain producers/exporters have received countervailable subsidies during the period of review. If the final results remain the same as these preliminary results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess countervailing duties as detailed in the ``Preliminary Results of Reviews'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results (see the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice).
Certain Iron Construction Castings from Brazil; Five-year (“Sunset”) Review of Countervailing Duty Order; Final Results
Document Number: E5-2294
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Summary: On October 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty order on certain iron construction castings (``iron castings'') from Brazil. On the basis of the notice of intent to participate, and no substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and no response from respondent interested parties, the Department conduced an expedited sunset review. As a result of this review, the Department finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the levels listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review''.
Certain Iron Construction Castings From Brazil; Final Results of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E5-2293
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 1, 2004 the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on certain iron castings (``iron castings'') from Brazil. On the basis of the notice of intent to participate, and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and no response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review. As a result of this review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Potassium Permanganate from The People's Republic of China; Five-year (“Sunset”) Review of Antidumping Duty Order; Final Results
Document Number: E5-2292
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on potassium permanganate from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (``the Act''). On the basis of the notice of intent to participate, and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and an inadequate response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review. As a result of this review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''