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

Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Determination of Countervailing Duty Investigation and Notice of Amended Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-28916
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 15, 2012,\1\ the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the Department of Commerce's (``the Department'') results of redetermination \2\ pursuant to the CIT's Remand Order.\3\
Folding Metal Tables and Chairs From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Order
Document Number: 2012-28913
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on folding metal tables and chairs from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). Because the domestic interested parties did not participate in this sunset review, the Department is revoking this antidumping duty order.
Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People's Republic of China: 2011-2012 Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 2012-28849
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has determined that a request for a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation.
Administrative Review of Honey From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-28625
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 6, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the tenth administrative review, covering the period December 1, 2010, through November 30, 2011, of the antidumping duty order on honey from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. After reviewing interested parties' comments, we made no changes for the final results of review. The final antidumping duty margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2012-28523
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, People's Republic of China and Ukraine: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2012-28480
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 2, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated the second Sunset Reviews of the antidumping duty orders on steel concrete reinforcing bars from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, the People's Republic of China and Ukraine. The Department finds that revocation of these antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the margins identified in the ``Final Results of Reviews'' section of this notice.
Initialed Draft Revision to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products From the Russian Federation; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2012-28452
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the Russian Federation's Ministry of Economic Development (``MED'') have initialed a draft revision to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon Quality Steel Products (``Suspension Agreement''). The proposed revision will update the reference prices provided under the Suspension Agreement applicable to October 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012, to bring them into alignment with current U.S. prices. The Department is now inviting interested parties to comment on the text of the proposed revision.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final No Shipments Determination of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2012-28313
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the Preliminary Results of the 2010-2011 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot- rolled carbon steel flat products (``hot-rolled steel'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is November 1, 2010, through October 31, 2011. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but none were received. The final weighted-average dumping margin for the PRC-wide entity is listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Certain Pasta From Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2010
Document Number: 2012-28304
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 3, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain pasta from Turkey for the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. We received no comments on those preliminary results and we continue to determine that Marsan Gida Sanayi ve Ticaret A.[Scedil]. (``Marsan''), Birlik Pazarlama Sanayi ve Ticaret A.[Scedil]. (``Birlik''), and Bellini Gida Sanayi A.[Scedil]. (``Bellini'') received de minimis countervailable subsidies during the period of review.\1\
Manufacturing Council
Document Number: 2012-28235
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 14, 2012, the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration (ITA) published a notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 56811) soliciting applications for appointment of 25 members of the Manufacturing Council (Council) for a two-year term to begin in fall 2012. The September 14, 2012 notice provided that all applications must be received by the Office of Advisory Committees of the Department of Commerce by close of business on November 2, 2012. This notice extends the application period in order to provide the public with an additional opportunity to submit applications. The eligibility and evaluation criteria contained in the September 14, 2012 notice shall continue to apply. The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector and to provide a forum for regular communication between Government and the manufacturing sector.
Certain Pasta From Italy; Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2010
Document Number: 2012-28219
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain pasta from Italy for the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. We received no comments on those preliminary results and we continue to determine that Molino e Pastificio Tomasello S.p.A. (``Tomasello'') received countervailable subsidies during the period of review.
President's Export Council: Meeting of the President's Export Council
Document Number: 2012-28233
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The President's Export Council will hold a meeting to deliberate on recommendations related to export expansion through streamlined consideration of trade legislation and through building a competitive manufacturing workforce. The final agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the President's Export Council Web site at http://trade.gov/pec.
U.S. Multi-Sector Trade Mission to South India and Sri Lanka
Document Number: 2012-28222
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-20
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 regarding the U.S. Multi-Sector Trade Mission to South India (Chennai and Cochin) and Sri Lanka (Colombo) February 3-8, 2013, published at 77 FR 48499, August 14, 2012 to revise the application deadline from November 30, 2012 to the new deadline of December 21, 2012, to provide for selection of applicants on a rolling basis, and to expand the eligibility to include U.S. trade associations.
Michigan State University, et al.; Notice of Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2012-27782
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Honey From Argentina; Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Changed Circumstances Reviews; Preliminary Intent To Revoke Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: 2012-27678
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 2, 2012, in response to a request by domestic producers of the subject merchandise, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of changed circumstances reviews of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on honey from Argentina.\1\ In the Initiation Notice, we invited interested parties to comment on the Department's initiation. We received no comments from domestic parties. Therefore, we preliminarily conclude that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to which these orders pertain lack interest in the relief provided by the antidumping and countervailing duty orders. Accordingly, we are notifying the public of our preliminary intent to revoke the antidumping duty order, in whole, with respect to products entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 1, 2010, and the countervailing duty order, in whole, with respect to products entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after December 1, 2011, because domestic parties have expressed no interest in the continuation of the orders after these dates.
Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis System
Document Number: 2012-27539
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce publishes this proposed rule to request public comments on proposed modifications to the regulations for the Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) System that would extend the system until March 2017. This extension would continue the Department's ability to track as early as possible certain steel mill imports into the United States and make the import data publicly available approximately seven weeks in advance of the full public trade data release by the Bureau of the Census. Having access to full information about imports provides the public with greater knowledge to evaluate current market conditions.
Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Romania: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2012-27439
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 21, 2012, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line and pressure pipe from Romania. The period of review is August 1, 2010, through July 31, 2011. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results, but we received no comments. The final weighted-average dumping margin for ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Roman S.A. is listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.
Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2012-27438
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 8, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the Preliminary Results of the second administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel threaded rod from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period of review (``POR'') April 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011.\1\ Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we continue to find that RMB Fasteners Ltd., and IFI & Morgan Ltd. (collectively ``RMB/IFI Group'') has sold subject merchandise at less than normal value.
Frontseating Service Valves From the People's Republic of China; 2010-2011 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Final Results
Document Number: 2012-27424
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 4, 2012, the Department published its Preliminary Results in the antidumping duty administrative review of frontseating service valves from the People's Republic of China.\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is April 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011. We have determined that neither Zhejiang DunAn Hetian Metal Co., Ltd. (``DunAn'') nor Zhejiang Sanhua Co., Ltd. (``Sanhua''), the only companies covered by this review, made sales in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV''). We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made changes to our margin calculations for DunAn and Sanhua. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results Margins'' section below.
Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China; 2010-2011; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-27423
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published its Preliminary Results of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on May 4, 2012,\1\ and 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 margin calculations for these final results and partial rescission of antidumping duty administrative review. The final dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Results of the Reviews'' section of this notice. The period of review (``POR'') is April 1, 2010, through March 31, 2011.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2012-27341
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
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 carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Mexico. The period of review is October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011, and the review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise, Deacero S.A. de C.V. and Deacero USA, Inc. (collectively, Deacero). We have preliminarily found that sales of the subject merchandise have been made at prices below normal value.
Silicomanganese From the People's Republic of China and Ukraine: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2012-27339
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
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 silicomanganese from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') and Ukraine would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and the determinations by the U.S. International Trade Commission (``the ITC'') that revocation of these AD 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.
Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2010-2011
Document Number: 2012-27337
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting the third administrative review of steel wire garment hangers from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011. The Department has preliminarily determined that Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd., Hong Kong Wells Ltd., (USA), and Hong Kong Wells Ltd.,\1\ did not sell subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value (``NV'').
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: C1-2012-26800
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Silicomanganese from Brazil: Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-27285
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determination by the International Trade Commission (the ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty (AD) order on silicomanganese from Brazil would not be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is revoking this AD order.
Executive-Led Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia
Document Number: 2012-27236
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS) is amending notice for the Executive-Led Trade Mission to South Africa and Zambia scheduled for November 26-30, 2012, published at 77 FR 31574, May 29, 2012, to expand the eligibility to include U.S. trade associations and to set a new application deadline for trade association applicants only of November 12, 2012.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904; NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
Document Number: 2012-27148
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 9, 2012, Eastman Chemical, Co. filed a First Request for Panel Review with the Mexican Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel Review was requested of the Final Results of the Antidumping Administrative Review, regarding the importation of ethylene glycol monobutyl ether from the United States of America, regardless of country of origin. This determination was published in the Diario Oficial de la Federaci[oacute]on, on September 11, 2012 . The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number MEX-USA-2012-1904-02 to this request.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2012-27102
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms (mushrooms) from India. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2011, through January 31, 2012, and the review covers one producer and exporter of the subject merchandise, Agro Dutch Industries Limited (Agro Dutch). We have preliminarily assigned to Agro Dutch an antidumping duty margin based upon the application of adverse facts available.
Notice of Request for Information for the Proposed United States-East African Community Commercial Dialogue
Document Number: 2012-27088
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In June 2012, the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, the EAC member country Governments, and the Government of the United States agreed to explore establishing a Commercial Dialogue as part of the U.S.-EAC Trade and Investment Partnership (``Partnership''). The U.S.-EAC Commercial Dialogue will be a consultative mechanism through which the United States, the EAC Secretariat, and EAC member country governments, will work to advance priorities that will strengthen the U.S.-EAC trade and investment relationship, as well as support the EAC's regional integration process. The Market Access and Compliance division of the International Trade Administration, through its Office of Africa, seeks public comment and recommendations concerning those areas upon which the Commercial Dialogue should focus its efforts in order to reflect the priorities and concerns of the business community, civil society, and other interested stakeholders. Proposed activities and areas of focus for the Commercial Dialogue are described in the Supplementary Information below.
Notice of Renewal of the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-26999
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) International Trade Administration is giving notice that the charter for the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) has been renewed as of September 16, 2012.
Solicitation of Nominations for Membership on the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-26998
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department), as of September 2012, has rechartered the Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee (CINTAC) and is seeking nominations for 40 members to be appointed for the new two-year charter term. The purpose of the CINTAC is to advise the Secretary of Commerce regarding the development and administration of programs to expand United States exports of civil nuclear goods and services in accordance with applicable United States laws and regulations, for use by the Department as chair of the Civil Nuclear Trade Working Group (CINTWG) of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC).
Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment
Document Number: 2012-26947
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) seeks public comment on any subsidies, including stumpage subsidies, provided by certain countries exporting softwood lumber or softwood lumber products to the United States during the period January 1 through June 30, 2012.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With the Final Determination and Amended Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2012-27042
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 23, 2012, the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the Department of Commerce's (``the Department'') results of redetermination, pursuant to the CIT's remand order, in Shantou Red Garden Foodstuff Co., Ltd., v. United States, Slip Op. 12-133 (CIT 2012).\1\
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review
Document Number: 2012-26960
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
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 and countervailing 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.
North American Free Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; First Request for Panel Review
Document Number: 2012-26959
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 24, 2012, GD Affiliates S. de R.L. 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. Panel Review was requested of the U.S. Department of Commerce's final determination regarding Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Final Results of the November 22, 2010-April 30, 2011 New Shipper Antidumping Duty Administration Review. This determination was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 59178), on September 26, 2012. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA- MEX-2012-1904-03 to this request.
Manufacturing Council
Document Number: 2012-26847
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 14, 2012, the Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration published a notice in the Federal Register (77 FR 56811) soliciting applications for appointment of 25 members of the Manufacturing Council (Council) for a two-year term to begin in fall 2012. The September 14, 2012 notice provided that all applications must be received by the Office of Advisory Committees of the Department of Commerce by close of business on November 2, 2012. This notice extends the application period in order to provide the public with an additional opportunity to submit applications. The eligibility and evaluation criteria contained in the September 14, 2012 notice shall continue to apply. The purpose of the Council is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on matters relating to the competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector and to provide a forum for regular communication between Government and the manufacturing sector.
Notice of Vacancies on the U.S. Section of the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue
Document Number: 2012-26437
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Iraq Minister of Trade in July 2006 established the U.S.-Iraq Business Dialogue (Business Dialogue or Dialogue) as a bilateral forum to facilitate private sector business growth in Iraq and to strengthen trade and investment ties between the United States and Iraq. This notice announces four open membership opportunities for representatives of American industry to join the U.S. section of the Dialogue following the end of term for existing members.