International Trade Administration October 2, 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico: Notice of Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Intent To Terminate the Suspended Antidumping Investigation
Document Number: 2012-24283
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 22, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) signed the current suspension agreement on fresh tomatoes with growers/exporters of Mexican tomatoes accounting for substantially all (i.e., not less than 85 percent) of Mexico's tomato exports to the United States. The agreement covers all fresh or chilled tomatoes of Mexican origin, except tomatoes that are for processing. On June 22, 2012, the U.S. petitioners in the suspended antidumping duty investigation filed a request for withdrawal of the petition and termination of the investigation and the suspension agreement. On August 21, 2012, the Department published a notice of initiation of changed circumstances review to examine the petitioners' request to terminate the suspended investigation. See Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review, 77 FR 50554 (August 21, 2012) and Correction: Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review and Consideration of Termination of Suspended Investigation, 77 FR 50556 (August 21, 2012) (collectively, Initiation Notice). In the Initiation Notice we invited interested parties to submit comments for the Department's consideration by September 4, 2012. We have considered the comments received by September 4, 2012, and, for the reasons stated in this notice and in the accompanying decision memorandum, the Department is notifying the public of our preliminary intent to terminate the suspended investigation. If the suspended investigation is terminated in the final results of this review, the suspension agreement will also terminate, effective on the date of publication of the notice of final results of the changed circumstances review in the Federal Register. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Honey From Argentina: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews and Consideration of Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2012-24107
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by the American Honey Producers Association (AHPA) and the Sioux Honey Association (SHA), the petitioning parties in the original less-than-fair-value investigation (collectively, petitioners), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating changed circumstances reviews of the antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) duty orders on honey from Argentina. The domestic producers have expressed no further interest in the relief provided by the AD and CVD orders. Interested parties are invited to comment on this notice of initiation.