International Trade Administration May 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Clad Steel Plate from Japan: Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-13103
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the third sunset review of the antidumping duty order on clad steel plate from Japan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate on behalf of the domestic interested party, and no response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review for this order pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From Brazil: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-13072
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., SKC, Inc., and Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (collectively, petitioners), the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from Brazil for the period November 1, 2010, through October 31, 2011. Based on petitioners' withdrawal of its request, we are now rescinding this administrative review.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Procedures for Considering Requests and Comments From the Public for Textile and Apparel Safeguard Actions on Imports From Colombia
Document Number: 2012-12994
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-30
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 Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 2012-12981
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
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 April anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received requests to revoke two antidumping duty orders in part.
Stainless Steel Bar From Japan: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Order in Part
Document Number: 2012-12980
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 14, 2012, in accordance with section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and section 351.216(b) of the Department of Commerce's (the Department) regulations, Suruga USA Corp. (Suruga), a U.S. importer of subject merchandise, filed a request for a changed-circumstances review of four types of stainless steel bar (SSBar) \1\ that are subject to the antidumping duty order on SSBar from Japan (the Order).
Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, and Revocation of Order, in Part
Document Number: 2012-12979
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 16, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation and preliminary results of the antidumping duty (``AD'') changed circumstances review with intent to revoke, in part, the AD order on non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ Given that Anvil International and Ward Manufacturing (``Petitioners'') \2\ are no longer interested in seeking antidumping relief from imports of a particular brake fluid tube connector (``connector''), we are revoking this AD order, in part, with regard to this particular connector.
Executive-Led Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia
Document Number: 2012-12974
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
U.S. Architecture Services Trade Mission to India; Chennai, Kolkata and Bangalore, India; October 15-19, 2012
Document Number: 2012-12931
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination and Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: 2012-12798
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (``solar cells''), from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice.
Final Withdrawal of Regulations Pertaining to Imports of Cotton Woven Fabric and Short Supply Procedures
Document Number: 2012-12791
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Import Administration (``IA'') issues this final rule withdrawing regulations pertaining to imports of cotton woven fabric and short supply procedures. Both sets of regulations are obsolete: The tariff quota on cotton woven fabric expired in 2009, and the short supply voluntary restraints have not affected U.S. trade for over 19 years. The removal of these regulations will simplify research into the trade laws and eliminate confusion for both United States importers and foreign exporters.
Cornell University, et al.; Notice of Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2012-12577
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Orange Juice From Brazil: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-12512
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Uncovered Innerspring Units From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Anticircumvention Inquiry
Document Number: 2012-12508
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Leggett & Platt Incorporated (``Petitioner''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is initiating an anticircumvention inquiry to determine whether certain imports are circumventing the antidumping duty order on uncovered innerspring units from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\
Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe From Japan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-12407
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 31, 2012, the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on welded large diameter line pipe from Japan. The review covers five producers/exporters of welded large diameter line pipe from Japan, which are, JFE Steel Corporation, Nippon Steel Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., and Sumitomo Metals Pipe & Tube Company. Based on a withdrawal of the request for review from United States Steel Corporation (hereafter ``U.S. Steel''), a domestic producer of welded large diameter line pipe, we are now rescinding this administrative review in full.
Modification to Regulation Concerning the Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2012-12257
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is amending its regulations concerning the revocation of antidumping and countervailing duty orders in whole or in part, and the termination of suspended antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. This rule eliminates the provision for revocation of an antidumping or countervailing duty order with respect to individual exporters or producers based on those individual exporters or producers having received antidumping rates of zero for three consecutive years, or countervailing duty rates of zero for five consecutive years.
North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
Document Number: 2012-12174
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 11, 2012, the binational panel issued its decision in the review of the final results of the 2005/2006 antidumping administrative review made by the U.S. Department of Commerce, respecting Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Canada, NAFTA Secretariat File Number USA-CDA-2008-1904-02. The binational panel affirmed in part and remanded in part the U.S. Department of Commerce's determination. Copies of the panel decision are available from the U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate From the People's Republic of China: Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results
Document Number: 2012-11889
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Meeting of the President's Export Council
Document Number: 2012-11519
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The President's Export Council will hold a meeting to discuss topics and provide recommendations related to the National Export Initiative and export promotion.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2012-11866
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review Alaska Longline Cod Commission (``ALCC'') on May 7, 2012. This is the second amendment to the Certificate. The Alaska Longline Cod Commission's (``ALCC'') original Certificate was issued on May 13, 2010 (75 FR 29514, May 26, 2010).
Lightweight Thermal Paper From Germany: Notice of Amended Final Results of the 2009-2010 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-11851
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 9, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its final results of the 2009-2010 administrative review for lightweight thermal paper (LWTP) from Germany for the period from November 1, 2009, through October 31, 2010. We are amending our final results to correct a ministerial error made to the weighted average dumping margin with respect to Papierfabrik August Koehler AG (Koehler), pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
Fresh Garlic From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-11609
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determination by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, the Department is publishing notice of the continuation of the antidumping duty order.
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review; Correction
Document Number: 2012-11607
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice in the Federal Register that incorrectly identified the antidumping duty order for which a five-year review (``Sunset Review'') was being initiated.\1\ This notice is a correction.
Certain Steel Nails From the United Arab Emirates: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-11340
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on certain steel nails (nails) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In addition, the Department is amending its final determination to correct certain ministerial errors.
Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe (Over 41/2
Document Number: 2012-11333
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 5, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (over 4\1/2\ inches) from Japan. The review covers four manufacturers/exporters: JFE Steel Corporation (``JFE''); Nippon Steel Corporation (``Nippon''); NKK Tubes (``NKK''); and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (``SMI''). The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2010, through May 31, 2011. No parties commented on the preliminary results; thus, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results. We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.
Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From Taiwan: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-11223
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (stilbenic OBAs) from Taiwan. In addition, the Department is amending its final determination to correct a ministerial error.
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Korea: Final Results of Expedited Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-11221
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 3, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the third five-year sunset review of the countervailing duty order on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (``CORE'') from the Republic of Korea (``Korea''), pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 77 FR 85 (January 3, 2012) (``Third Sunset Review''. On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of domestic interested parties, and an inadequate response from respondent interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department has conducted an expedited sunset review of this order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-11220
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Home Products International (the Petitioner in this proceeding), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on floor-standing, metal-top ironing tables and certain parts thereof (ironing tables) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2010, through July 31, 2011. The review covers one respondent Foshan Shunde Yongjian Housewares & Hardware Co., Ltd. (Foshan Shunde). As discussed below, we have preliminarily determined that Foshan Shunde is part of the PRC- wide entity and that the entity has failed to cooperate to the best of its ability. We are, therefore, applying adverse facts available (AFA) to the PRC-wide entity, which includes Foshan Shunde. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on entries of the subject merchandise during the POR.
Certain Stilbenic Optical Brightening Agents From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-11219
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (``ITC''), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on certain stilbenic optical brightening agents (``stilbenic OBAs'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). In addition, the Department is amending its final determination to correct a ministerial error.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Final Results of the New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2012-11218
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 13, 2011, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets (``frozen fish fillets'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'').\1\ We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results and, based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made changes to the margin calculation for the final results of this new shipper review. The final weighted-average margins are listed below in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice. The period of review (``POR'') is August 1, 2010, through January 31, 2011.
Certain Tissue Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation of Anticircumvention Inquiry
Document Number: 2012-11217
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Seaman Paper Company of Massachusetts, Inc. (the petitioner), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating an anticircumvention inquiry to determine whether certain imports of tissue paper products from India are circumventing the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products (tissue paper) from the People's Republic of China (PRC).\1\
Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Administrative Review, Intent To Rescind, and Rescission, in Part
Document Number: 2012-11089
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting the second administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel threaded rod (``steel threaded rod'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period of review (``POR'') April 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011. As discussed below, we preliminarily determine that sales have been made below normal value (``NV''). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the period of review.
The Manufacturing Council: Teleconference Meeting of the Manufacturing Council
Document Number: 2012-10987
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda for an open teleconference meeting of the Manufacturing Council (Council). The agenda may change to accommodate Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Council at http://trade.gov/manufacturingcouncil, at least one week in advance of the teleconference.
The Manufacturing Council: Work Session of the Manufacturing Council
Document Number: 2012-10980
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda for an open work session of the Manufacturing Council (Council). The agenda may change to accommodate Council work. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Council at http:// trade.gov/manufacturingcouncil.
High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination
Document Number: 2012-10954
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of high pressure steel cylinders (steel cylinders) from the People's Republic of China (the PRC). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section, below.
High Pressure Steel Cylinders From the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2012-10952
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 15, 2011, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the Preliminary Determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') in the antidumping investigation of high pressure steel cylinders from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ The period of investigation (``POI'') is October 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011. Based on its analysis of the comments received, the Department has made changes to its Preliminary Determination. The Department continues to find that high pressure steel cylinders from the PRC are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at LTFV, as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section of this notice.
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2012-10840
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has determined that a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the-road tires (``tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), received on March 30, 2012, meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') of this new shipper review is September 1, 2011, through February 29, 2012.
Frontseating Service Valves From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2010-2011 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-10839
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frontseating service valves (``FSVs'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period April 1, 2010 through March 31, 2011. We have preliminarily determined that neither respondent in this administrative review, Zhejiang DunAn Hetian Metal Co., Ltd. (``DunAn'') or Zhejiang Sanhua Co., Ltd. (``Sanhua'') made sales in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV'') during the period of review (``POR''). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments are requested to submit with each argument a summary of the argument. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').
Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Fourth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, and Intent To Rescind in Part
Document Number: 2012-10838
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting the fourth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period April 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011. The Department has preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value (``NV'') by certain respondents examined in this administrative review. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the period of review.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2012-10592
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
North American Free Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; First Request for Panel Review
Document Number: 2012-10686
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 24, 2012, Samsung Electronics Mexico S.A. de C.V. 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. On April 25, 2012, an additional Request was filed on behalf of LG Electronics Monterrey Mexico, S.A. de C.V. and its affiliate, LG Electronics USA, Inc. (collectively, ``LG). Panel Review was requested of the U.S. Department of Commerce's final determination regarding Bottom Mount Combination Refrigerator-Freezers from Mexico: Final Results of the January 1, 2010December 31, 2010 Antidumping Duty Administration Review. This determination was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 17422), on March 26, 2012. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-MEX-2012-1904-02 to this request.