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

U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit
Document Number: 2012-29671
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
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 nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions control from power plants. The Department of Commerce continues to develop the 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.
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-29669
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Based on an affirmative final determination by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is issuing a countervailing duty order on crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (solar cells), from the People's Republic of China (PRC). On November 30, 2012, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry.\1\
Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells, Whether or Not Assembled Into Modules, From the People's Republic of China: Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, and Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-29668
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
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 crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells, whether or not assembled into modules (``solar cells''), from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). In addition, the Department is amending its final determination to correct certain ministerial errors.
Lemon Juice From Argentina: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Suspended Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2012-29666
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the sunset review of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on lemon juice from Argentina. The Department has conducted an expedited sunset review of this suspended investigation. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that termination of the suspended antidumping duty investigation would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the rates identified in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit
Document Number: 2012-29658
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
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 emissions control from non-road diesel engines. These engines are utilized by machines that perform a wide range of functions, including excavators and other construction equipment; farm tractors and other agricultural equipment; heavy forklifts; airport ground service equipment; and utility equipment such as generators, pumps, and compressors. The Department of Commerce continues to develop the 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.
U.S. Environmental Solutions Toolkit
Document Number: 2012-29653
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
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 reducing air pollution from oil and natural gas production and processing. The Department of Commerce continues to develop the 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.
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2010-2011
Document Number: 2012-29645
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel plate in coils (steel plate) from Belgium.\1\ This review covers one manufacturer/exporter of the subject merchandise: Aperam Stainless Belgium N.V. (AS Belgium). The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the United Arab Emirates; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2012-29643
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET Film) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2010, through October 31, 2011. The review covers two producer/exporters of the subject merchandiseJBF RAK LLC (JBF) and FLEX Middle East FZE (FLEX). The Department preliminarily determines that sales of subject merchandise have been made below normal value by JBF and that FLEX did not make sales of subject merchandise below normal value.
Sodium Hexametaphosphate From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2012-29642
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is conducting the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on sodium hexametaphosphate (``sodium hex'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period of review (``POR'') March 1, 2011, through February 29, 2012. The Department has preliminarily determined that there are no reviewable entries during the POR.
Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2012-29635
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (CWP) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2010, through October 31, 2011, and the review covers two producers/exporters of the subject merchandise, Husteel Co., Ltd. (Husteel) and Hyundai HYSCO (HYSCO). We have preliminarily found that one respondent has made sales of the subject merchandise at prices below normal value. We are also rescinding this review for seven other producers/exporters.
Glycine From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2012-29543
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on glycine from the People's Republic of China (the PRC). The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2011, through February 29, 2012. The review covers one exporter of subject merchandise, Baoding Mantong Fine Chemistry Co. Ltd. (Baoding Mantong). We have preliminarily found that Baoding Mantong has not cooperated to the best of its ability and has withheld information, significantly impeding the proceeding. Therefore, we preliminarily determine that we must rely on facts otherwise available, with an adverse inference, in order to determine a weighted-average dumping margin for Baoding Mantong.
Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From Taiwan: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2012-29542
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 4, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge (narrow woven ribbons) from Taiwan. The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2010, through August 31, 2011. Based on our analysis of the comments received we have made no changes to the dumping margin assigned to Hubschercorp, the sole respondent in this administrative review. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The final dumping margin for Hubschercorp is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2012-29539
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From the Russian Federation; 2010-2011; Final Results of Administrative Review and Revision of Agreement Suspending Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2012-29537
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published its preliminary results of administrative review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation on Certain Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from the Russian Federation (``the Agreement'') for the period July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011. See Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products From the Russian Federation; Preliminary Results of the Administrative Review of the Suspension Agreement, 77 FR 32513 (June 1, 2012) (``Preliminary Results''). In its Preliminary Results, the Department determined that, although the Government of the Russian Federation was in compliance with the Agreement, the Department's evaluation with respect to the status of the Agreement indicated that the Agreement was not meeting its statutory requirement to prevent price undercutting of domestic hot-rolled steel prices. On November 14 and 15, 2012, respectively, the Department and the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (``The Economy Ministry of Russia'') initialed a draft revision to the Agreement which realigns the reference prices issued pursuant to the Agreement with current U.S. market prices. The Department requested, and received on November 23, 2012, comments from interested parties on the initialed draft revision. On November 30, 2012, the Department and The Economy Ministry of Russia signed the final revision to the Agreement. The revision to the Agreement reestablishes the effectiveness of the reference price mechanism and, thus, brings the revised Agreement into compliance with the statutory requirement to prevent the undercutting of domestic price levels by imports of Russian hot-rolled steel.
Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products From Germany and the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Full Sunset Reviews
Document Number: 2012-29533
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 27, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') issued the preliminary results of the full 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'').\1\ We received comments from interested parties on our Preliminary Results. As a result of our analysis, the Department finds that revocation of these AD orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at margins of dumping specified in the ``Final Results of Reviews'' section of this notice.
Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China; 2011-2012; Partial Rescission of the Fifth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-29531
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 29, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') based on multiple timely requests for an administrative review. The review covers 187 companies. Based on a withdrawal of the requests for review of certain companies from Calgon Carbon Corporation and Norit Americas Inc. (``Petitioners''), we are now rescinding this administrative review with respect to two companies.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Turkey; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010 to 2011
Document Number: 2012-29529
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 1, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Turkey.\1\ This review covers four producers and exporters of subject merchandise: Borusan, Erbosan, Toscelik, and Yucel.\2\ The period of review (``POR'') is May 1, 2010, through April 30, 2011. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. The final results, consequently, 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.''
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2010
Document Number: 2012-29429
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has completed its administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on citric acid and certain citrate salts from the People's Republic of China for the period January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. On June 5, 2012, we published the preliminary results of this review.\1\
Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks from the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2010; Correction
Document Number: 2012-29427
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 9, 2012, the Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register a notice of preliminary results and partial rescission of administrative review concerning the countervailing duty order on certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks from the People's Republic of China. See Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks From the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2010, 77 FR 61396 (October 9, 2012) (Preliminary Results). The Preliminary Results inadvertently omitted the assessment instructions that pertain to the rescission of review for six producers/exporters.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2012-29408
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Office of Competition and Economic Analysis (``OCEA'') of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the amended Certificate should be issued.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
Document Number: 2012-29396
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the Order of the Binational Panel dated October 16, 2012, the panel review was completed on November 29, 2012.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
Document Number: 2012-29387
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 3, 2012, Sanderson Farms. Inc., 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 resolution of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, regarding the importation of chicken leg quarters originating from the United States of America. This determination was published in the Diario Oficial de la Federaci[oacute]n, on August 6, 2012. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number MEX-USA- 2012-1904-01 to this request.
U.S. Infrastructure Trade Mission to Colombia and Panama; Bogotá, Columbia and Panama City, Panama, May 13-16, 2012
Document Number: 2012-29306
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Trade Mission to Egypt and Kuwait
Document Number: 2012-29289
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
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 Trade Mission to Egypt and Kuwait March 10-14, 2013, published at 77 FR 33439, June 6, 2012 to revise the application deadline from December 14, 2012 to the new deadline of January 18, 2013.
Ohio University, et al.; Notice of Consolidated Decision on Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Electron Microscope
Document Number: 2012-29288
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2012-29275
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that imports from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') of certain steel threaded rod products with 1.25 percent or more chromium, by weight, produced by Gem-Year Industrial Co., Ltd. (``Gem- Year''), and otherwise meeting the description of in-scope merchandise, are within the class or kind of merchandise subject to the Order.\1\
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review
Document Number: 2012-29368
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
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.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 2012-29130
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
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 October anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Polyester Staple Fiber From Taiwan: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Results of Administrative Review and Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Order Administrative Review
Document Number: 2012-29041
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 14, 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 FENC Remand Order.\3\
Pure Magnesium in Granular Form From the People's Republic of China; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2012-29040
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 2, 2012, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium in granular form from the People's Republic of China. 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 dumping margin applicable to China Minmetals Non- Ferrous Metals Co., Ltd. (``CMN'') is listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice.