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

Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2012-24811
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') is conducting the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain magnesia carbon bricks from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period of review (``POR'') of March 12, 2010, through August 31, 2011. The Department has preliminarily applied adverse facts available (AFA) to the two mandatory respondents who both failed to cooperate to the best of their ability in this proceeding. The Department also intends to rescind the review of seven companies that certified that they had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.
Certain Magnesia Carbon Bricks From the People's Republic of China: 2010 Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-24803
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-09
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 countervailing duty order on certain magnesia carbon bricks (MCBs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC), covering the period of review (POR) of August 2, 2010, through December 31, 2010. The Department has preliminarily applied adverse facts available (AFA) to the two mandatory respondents who both failed to cooperate to the best of their ability in this proceeding. The Department also intends to rescind the review of seven companies that certified that they had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.
Executive-Led Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia
Document Number: 2012-24555
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is amending the Notice published at 77 FR 31574, May 29, 2012, regarding the Executive- Led Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia scheduled for November 26- 30, 2012, to revise the dates of the application deadline from October 5, 2012 to the new deadline of October 12, 2012.
Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2012-24549
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that drawn stainless steel sinks (``drawn sinks'') 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 period of investigation (``POI'') is July 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011. The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. The final determination will be issued 135 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2012-24547
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received a timely request for a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen fish fillets (``fish'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''). The Department has determined that the request meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') for this NSR is August 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012.
Renewable Energy Policy Business Roundtable in Japan
Document Number: 2012-24297
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration will lead a delegation of U.S. companies to participate in a Renewable Energy Policy Business Roundtable, which will be held on December 3, 2012 in Tokyo in conjunction with the U.S.-Japan Energy Policy Dialogue. The U.S. Department of Energythe lead U.S. agency for the bilateral discussionswill co-chair the roundtable. Following the roundtable, the delegation will travel to the northeast region for site visits. Participating companies will learn firsthand the current condition of reconstruction following the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the role of renewable energy in those efforts, including local government incentives. Upon returning to Tokyo, optional business counseling will be provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce's Commercial Service. Information on how to register (including applicable fees) for the roundtable, site visits, and business counseling will be posted online at: http://www.export.gov/reee.
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.
U.S. Multi-Sector Trade Mission to South India and Sri Lanka
Document Number: 2012-24153
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is amending the Notice published at 77 FR 48499, August 14, 2012, regarding the U.S. Multi-Sector Trade Mission to South India and Sri Lanka Chennai and Cochin, India and Colombo, Sri Lanka February 3-8, 2013, to add to the targeted sector architecture services related to development of the residential and mixed use, tourism, and healthcare sectors, and encourage applications from U.S. exporters in those sub-sectors. Except as specified herein, all other information in the August 14, 2012 Notice, including the November 30, 2012 application deadline, remains unchanged.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-24110
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 20, 2011, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register its notice of affirmative preliminary determination of circumvention.\1\ We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Determination, and received briefs and rebuttal briefs from interested parties. After evaluating the comments submitted by parties, we find no basis for altering the Department's preliminary findings. Accordingly, pursuant to section 781(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.225(i), we continue to determine that shipments of wire rod with an actual diameter of 4.75 mm to 5.00 mm by Deacero S.A. de C.V (Deacero) constitutes merchandise altered in form or appearance in such minor respects that it should be included within the scope of the order on wire rod from Mexico. Further, we continue to determine that Ternium Mexico S.A. de C.V. (Ternium) is not covered by this affirmative anti- circumvention inquiry because information on the record indicates that Ternium has not shipped wire rod with diameters of 4.75 mm to 5.0 mm.
Honey From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-24108
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 2, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated the second five-year (``sunset'') review of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').\1\ On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties, as well as a lack of response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the antidumping duty order, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 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 on honey from the PRC would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review
Document Number: 2012-24099
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-01
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 five-year reviews (``Sunset Reviews'') 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.