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

Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 2012-18685
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
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 June anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Honey From Argentina: Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2012-18679
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is currently conducting a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina for the period of December 1, 2010, through November 30, 2011. As discussed below, we preliminarily determine that the exporter D'Ambros Mar[iacute]a de los Angeles and D'Ambros Mar[iacute]a Daniela SH, an Argentine partnership doing business as Ap[iacute]cola Danangie (``Danangie'') did not satisfy the regulatory requirements for an NSR; therefore, we are preliminarily rescinding this NSR. We invite interested parties to comment on this preliminary rescission of review. See ``Comments'' section below.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2012-18675
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined that a request for a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') for this NSR is May 26, 2011, through May 31, 2012.
U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit
Document Number: 2012-18589
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth a request for input from U.S. businesses capable of exporting their goods or services relevant to (a) groundwater remediation; (b) mercury emissions control from power plants; (c) emissions control from large marine diesel engines; and (d) nutrient removal from municipal wastewater. The Department of Commerce is developing a web-based U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit to be used by foreign environmental officials and foreign end-users of environmental technologies that will outline U.S. approaches to a series of environmental problems and highlight participating U.S. vendors of relevant U.S. technologies. The Toolkit will support the President's National Export Initiative by fostering export opportunities for the U.S. environmental industry, as well as advancing global environmental protection.
Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Germany and the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Reviews
Document Number: 2012-18423
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 3, 2012, the Department of Commerce (''the Department'') initiated the third sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (``AD'') orders on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (``CORE'') from Germany and the Republic of Korea (``Korea'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On April 20, 2012, the Department revised its original adequacy determination and determined to conduct full sunset reviews of the AD orders on CORE from Germany and Korea as provided for in section 751(c)(5)(A) of the Act and in 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2), and extended the deadlines for the preliminary and final results.\1\ As a result of its analysis, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of these AD orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the margins indicated in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee; Extended Deadline for Solicitation of Nominations for Membership
Document Number: 2012-18314
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce has extended the deadline by which it will accept nominations to serve on the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. Nominations submitted by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on August 1, 2012 will be considered. Nominations submitted prior to this deadline extension will also be considered. Detailed information on nomination procedures, qualifications for membership, and on the composition and purpose of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee can be found in Federal Register of June 26, 2012, 77 FR 38040. Nominations may be emailed to Jennifer Derstine at jennifer.derstine@trade.gov, or faxed to the attention of Jennifer Derstine at 202-482-5665, or mailed to Jennifer Derstine, Office of Energy & Environmental Industries, Room 4053, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, and must be received by 11:59 p.m. (EDT) on August 1, 2012. Nominees selected for appointment to the Committee will be notified by return mail.
Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-18280
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from an interested party, the United States Steel Corporation, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from the People's Republic of China. The period of review is November 10, 2010, through October 31, 2011. Based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review submitted by United States Steel Corporation, we are now rescinding this administrative review.
Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2012-17769
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings (butt-weld pipe fittings) from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department of Commerce is publishing a notice of continuation of these antidumping duty orders.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2012-17622
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2012-17620
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) Public Meeting
Document Number: 2012-17525
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the CINTAC.
Certain Cased Pencils From the People's Republic of China: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Order in Part
Document Number: 2012-17523
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216(b), ThinkGeek, Inc. (ThinkGeek) filed a request for a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty (AD) order on certain cased pencils (pencils) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) to revoke the AD order with respect to novelty drumstick pencils. The domestic industry has affirmatively expressed a lack of interest in continuing the AD order with respect to this product. In response to ThinkGeek's request, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a changed circumstances review to be conducted on an expedited basis and issuing a notice of preliminary intent to revoke, in part, this order. Pursuant to ThinkGeek's request, this partial revocation would be applied retroactively to June 1, 2011. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Solid Urea From the Russian Federation: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-17518
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on solid urea from the Russian Federation. The review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise, MCC EuroChem (EuroChem). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2010, through June 30, 2011. We have preliminarily found that sales of the subject merchandise have not been made at prices below normal value. We invite interested parties 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 issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument. We will issue the final results not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice.
Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From India, Thailand, and Turkey; Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Brazil, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan; and Certain Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Taiwan: Continuation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2012-17372
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on (1) certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from India, Thailand, and Turkey; (2) certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Brazil, Mexico, the Republic of Korea, and Taiwan; and (3) certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy, and the determinations by the International Trade Commission (the ITC) that revocation of these AD and CVD orders would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of the continuation of these AD orders and CVD order.
Stainless Steel Bar From Japan: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-17371
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from an interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Japan (the Order) covering the period February 1, 2010, through January 31, 2011. The interested party that requested the administrative review has since withdrawn its request. As a result, the Department is rescinding this review.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2012-17301
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 25, 2012, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to Panama Poultry Export Quota, Inc. (``PAN-PEQ''). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification has been granted.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-17314
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-16
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 (AD) order on chlorinated isocyanurates (chlorinated isos) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) for this administrative review is June 1, 2010, through May 31, 2011. This administrative review covers four producers/ exporters of the subject merchandise: Hebei Jiheng Chemical Co., Ltd. (Hebei Jiheng) and Hebei Jiheng Baikang Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Baikang) (collectively, Jiheng); Juancheng Kangtai Chemical Co., Ltd. (Juancheng Kangtai) and Juancheng Ouya Chemical Co., Ltd. (Ouya) (collectively, Kangtai); Nanning Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Nanning); and Zhucheng Taisheng Chemical Co., Ltd. (Zhucheng). Jiheng and Kangtai are the two producers/exporters being individually examined as mandatory respondents. We preliminarily determine that Jiheng made sales in the United States at prices below normal value (NV) and that Kangtai did not make sales in the United States at prices below NV. With respect to the two remaining respondents in this administrative review, we preliminarily determine that Nanning and Zhucheng have demonstrated that they are eligible for a separate rate, and the rate assigned to these companies is discussed below, in the ``Margin for Separate-Rate Companies'' section. 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 entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-17311
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 10, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof from the People's Republic of China (PRC).\1\ Based upon our analysis of the comments, we made changes to the margin calculations for the final results.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-17147
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 28, 2012, the United States Court of International Trade (the Court) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department) final results of redetermination pursuant to the Court's second remand order. See United States Steel Corporation v. United States, Court No. 08-00216, Slip Op. 12-91 (U.S. Steel Corp. III); Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Second Court Remand, CIT Court No. 08-00216 (May 22, 2012) (Second Remand Results). The Court previously upheld other aspects of the Department's final results of the 2005-2006 administrative review of the antidumping duty on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India. See U.S. Steel Corp. v. United States, No. 08-00216, 2012 WL 1259085 (Ct. Int'l Trade Apr. 11, 2012) (opinion on first remand results) (U.S. Steel Corp. II); Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand, CIT Court No. 08-00216 (Oct. 3, 2011) (First Remand Results); U.S. Steel Corp. v. United States, No. 08-00216, 2011 WL 2421154 (Ct. Int'l Trade June 14, 2011) (opinion on final results) (U.S. Steel Corp. I); Certain Hot- Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 31,961 (June 5, 2008) (Final Results). Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (Federal Circuit) in Timken Co., v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990) (Timken), as clarified by Diamond Sawblades Mfrs. Coalition v. United States, 626 F.3d 1374 (Fed. Cir. 2010) (Diamond Sawblades), the Department is notifying the public that the final judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's Final Results and is amending the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India covering the period December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006, with respect to the weighted-average dumping margin assigned to Essar Steel Limited (Essar).
Large Power Transformers From the Republic of Korea: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: 2012-16935
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that imports of large power transformers from the Republic of Korea (Korea) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are listed in the ``Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice.
Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-16932
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 6, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes (SDGEs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The review covers 25 companies for the period February 1, 2010, through January 31, 2011. The final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final No Shipment Determination
Document Number: 2012-16931
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 6, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from India. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2010, through January 31, 2011. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes to the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Final No Shipment Determination
Document Number: 2012-16833
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 5, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp (shrimp) from Thailand. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2010, through January 31, 2011. Based on our analysis of the comments received we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished or Unfinished, From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2010-2011 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Rescission In Part, and Intent To Rescind in Part
Document Number: 2012-16726
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') is currently conducting the 2010-2011 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished or unfinished (``TRBs''), from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period June 1, 2010, through May 31, 2011. We have preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value (``NV'') by certain companies subject to this review. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR'') for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Modification of Regulations Regarding the Definition of Factual Information and Time Limits for Submission of Factual Information
Document Number: 2012-16715
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) proposes to modify its regulations which define ``factual information'' and establish time limits for the submission of factual information in antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) proceedings. The modifications to the definition of factual information, if adopted, will more clearly describe the types of information that can be submitted by a person or placed on the record by the Department in a segment of a proceeding. The modifications to the time limits in which such information may be submitted or placed on the record, if adopted, will enable the Department to efficiently determine what type of information is being submitted and whether it is timely filed, and to provide sufficient opportunity for the Department to review submissions of factual information.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 2012-16154
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-10
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 May anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Executive-Led Infrastructure Business Development Mission Statement November 11-17, 2012, Indonesia and Vietnam
Document Number: 2012-16728
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2012-16462
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Aluminum Extrusions From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2012-16460
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 27, 2011, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of a changed circumstances review (``CCR'') of the antidumping duty order on aluminum extrusions from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') in order to determine whether Guangdong Zhongya Aluminum Company Limited (``Guangdong Zhongya'') is the successor-in-interest to Zhaoqing New Zhongya Aluminum Co., Ltd. (``New Zhongya''). We have preliminarily determined that Guangdong Zhongya is the successor-in- interest to New Zhongya for the purpose of determining antidumping duty liability. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Folding Metal Tables and Chairs From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-16458
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its Preliminary Results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on folding metal tables and chairs from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on March 7, 2012.\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2010, through May 31, 2011. We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final dumping margin for this review is listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Stainless Steel Bar From India: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-16329
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 6, 2012, the Department of Commerce (Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from India. The review covers shipments of subject merchandise to the United States for the period February 1, 2010, through January 31, 2011, by Mukand Ltd. (Mukand) and Chandan Steel Limited (Chandan). The final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The final dumping margins are listed in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section below.
Xanthan Gum From Austria and the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations
Document Number: 2012-16183
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review
Document Number: 2012-16182
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-02
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 a five-year review (``Sunset Review'') of the antidumping duty orders listed below. The International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Review which covers the same orders.