International Trade Administration May 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

District Export Council Nomination Opportunity
Document Number: 2013-12961
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is currently seeking nominations of individuals for consideration for appointment by the Secretary of Commerce to serve as members of one of the 59 District Export Councils (DECs) nationwide. DECs are closely affiliated with the U.S. Export Assistance Centers (USEACs) of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS), and play a key role in the planning and coordination of export activities in their communities.
Multilayered Wood Flooring From the People's Republic of China; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-12855
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on multilayered wood flooring (``MLWF'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is May 26, 2011 through May 31, 2012. The review covers one exporter of subject merchandise, Power Dekor Group Co., Ltd. (``Power Dekor''). We have preliminarily found that Power Dekor has not made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value.
Healthcare Trade Mission to Russia, October 21-25, 2013
Document Number: 2013-12792
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice of Scope Rulings
Document Number: 2013-12765
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') hereby publishes a list of scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations made between October 1, 2012, and December 31, 2012. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
Request for Applicants for Appointment to the United States-Brazil CEO Forum
Document Number: 2013-12646
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In March 2007, the Governments of the United States and Brazil established the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. This notice announces membership opportunities for up to twelve individuals for appointment as American representatives to the U.S. Section of the Forum. The term of the current representatives to the U.S. Section will expire August 12, 2013.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: C1-2013-07392
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2013-12489
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review to California Almond Export Association, LLC on May 20, 2013.
Meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-12421
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and agenda for an open meeting of the United States Travel and Tourism Advisory Board (Board). The Board will meet to discuss and deliberate on proposed recommendations addressing travel facilitation and visa policy; aviation infrastructure; public-private partnerships; and data and research. The Board will also hear updates from representatives of the U.S. government on the implementation of the National Travel and Tourism Strategy and the progress on implementing the President's Executive Order 13597 on travel and tourism. The agenda may change to accommodate Board business. The final agenda will be posted on the Department of Commerce Web site for the Board at http:// tinet.ita.doc.gov/TTAB/TTABHome.html, at least one week in advance of the meeting.
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium, South Africa, and Taiwan: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Scope Ruling and Notice of Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2013-12223
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 7, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) issued a decision not in harmony with the final determination of the Department of Commerce (the Department) that stainless steel plate in coils (SSPC) from Belgium, South Africa, and Taiwan with a nominal thickness of 4.75 millimeters (mm), but an actual thickness of less than 4.75 mm, is subject to the AD and CVD Orders on SSPC.\1\ On March 26, 2013, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department's results of redetermination issued in accordance with the CAFC's decision in ArcelorMittal.\2\ Those results of redetermination found that SSPC with an actual thickness of less than 4.75 mm, regardless of its nominal thickness, is not subject to the AD and CVD Orders on SSPC.\3\ Consistent with the CAFC's decision 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 CAFC judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's final determination and is amending its Final Scope Ruling concerning SSPC with a nominal thickness of 4.75 mm, but an actual thickness of less than 4.75 mm.\4\
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2013-12062
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-22
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.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the United Arab Emirates: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2013-12086
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 7, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film (PET Film) from the United Arab Emirates.\1\ This review covers two producers/exporters of subject merchandise: JBF RAK LLC (JBF) and FLEX Middle East FZE (FLEX). Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to the preliminary results which are discussed below. The final weighted-average dumping margins are listed below in the section titled ``Final Results of Review.''
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Germany: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2011
Document Number: 2013-12085
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 11, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results and partial rescission of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from Germany. The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2011, through September 14, 2011.\1\ We received no comments from interested parties. Accordingly, for the final results we continue to find that subject merchandise has not been sold at less than normal value.
Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-12084
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge (narrow woven ribbons) from Taiwan. Two of the companies for which this administrative review was requested, Intercontinental Skyline and Pacific Imports, failed to respond to the Department's quantity and value questionnaire. As a result, we have preliminarily assigned these companies a margin based on adverse facts available (AFA). The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2011, through August 31, 2012. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries.
Silicon Metal From the People's Republic of China: Final Results and Final No Shipments Determination of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-11968
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 27, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the Preliminary Results of the 2011-2012 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'').\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is June 1, 2011, through May 31, 2012. In the Preliminary Results, we determined that the sole company under review, Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Co., Ltd. (``Shanghai Jinneng''), did not have any reviewable transactions during the POR. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but none were received. In these final results of review, we continue to find that Shanghai Jinneng did not have any reviewable transactions during the POR.
Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2013-11965
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is amending the final results of the eighth administrative review and aligned new shipper reviews on certain frozen fish fillets (``fish fillets'') from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam'') to correct certain ministerial errors.\1\ The period of review (``POR'') is August 1, 2010, through July 31, 2011.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate Products From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-11888
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 22, 2013, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate products from the Republic of Korea. For these final results, we continue to find that subject merchandise has not been sold at less than normal value.
Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2013-11683
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 9, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order \1\ on hand trucks and certain parts thereof (hand trucks) from the People's Republic of China (PRC).\2\ The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2010, through November 30, 2011. 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. The final dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Results of the Review'' section of this notice. In addition, we are rescinding this review with respect to WelCom Products, Inc. (WelCom), Yangjiang Shunhe Industrial Co., Ltd. and Yangjiang Shunhe Industrial & Trade Co., Ltd. (collectively, Shunhe), and Yuhuan Tongsheng Industry Company (Tongsheng) at this time (see ``Final Partial Rescission,'' infra).
Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 2010-2011
Document Number: 2013-11682
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published the preliminary results of the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on November 8, 2012.\1\ We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. Based upon our analysis of the comments and information received, we made no changes to the margin calculations for these final results. The final dumping margins are listed below in the ``Final Results of the Administrative Review'' section of this notice. The period of review (``POR'') is October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Mexico: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2010-2011
Document Number: 2013-11464
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 8, 2012, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Mexico. The period of review (POR) 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). 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.''
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-11319
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-14
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 retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from Thailand. The review covers 11 respondents. The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2011, through July 31, 2012. We preliminarily find that subject merchandise has been sold at less than normal value by the companies subject to this review.
Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Anticircumvention Inquiry on Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2013-11314
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from The Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bag Committee and its individual members: PCL Packaging, Inc., Hilex Poly Co., LLC, Superbag Corp., and Inteplast Group, Ltd., (collectively, the petitioners), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating an anticircumvention inquiry pursuant to section 781(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), to determine whether imports of unfinished polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) are circumventing the antidumping duty order on PRCBs from the PRC.\1\
Frontseating Service Valves From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-11194
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on frontseating service valves from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') is April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012. The review covers two exporters of subject merchandise, Zhejiang DunAn Hetian Metal Co., Ltd. (``DunAn'') and Zhejiang Sanhua Co., Ltd. (``Sanhua''). The Department preliminarily finds that DunAn did not have reviewable transactions during the POR. In addition, we preliminarily determine that Sanhua made sales of subject merchandise at less than normal value during the POR.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2013-11065
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Magnesium Metal From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-11056
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 9, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the Preliminary Results \1\ of the 2011-2012 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), in which it found that the one respondent company, Tianjin Magnesium International, Co., Ltd (``TMI''), had no shipments during the period of review (``POR''). The POR is April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012. We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but none were received. Therefore, we continue to find that TMI had no reviewable transactions of subject merchandise during the POR.
Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-10943
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
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 activated carbon from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period of review (``POR'') April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012. The Department has preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value (``NV''). Additionally, the Department has preliminarily determined not to revoke the order, in part, with respect to Jacobi Carbons AB (``Jacobi'').
Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness: Notice of Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-10869
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed topics of discussion for a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness (Committee).
Narrow Woven Ribbon With Woven Selvedge From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-10809
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on narrow woven ribbon with woven selvedge from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period September 1, 2011, through August 31, 2012.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From India: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2012-2013
Document Number: 2013-10691
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Hardwood and Decorative Plywood From the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2013-10532
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') preliminarily determines that hardwood and decorative plywood (``plywood'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') is being, or is 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 January 1, 2012, through June 30, 2012. The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Preliminary Determination'' section of this notice. The final determination will be issued 75 days after publication of this preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Scope Ruling and Notice of Amended Final Scope Ruling Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2013-10531
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 24, 2013, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) final results of remand determination, regarding the scope of the Hand Trucks Order \1\ excluding the WelCom Products MCK Magna Cart pursuant to the CIT's remand order in WelCom Products, Inc. v. United States, Court No. 11-00370, Slip Op. 12-124 (September 27, 2012) (WelCom). See Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Order, Court No. 11-00370, dated December 20, 2012 (WelCom MCK Magna Cart Remand 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 scope ruling and is amending its final scope ruling on WelCom Products' MCK Magna Cart. See the memorandum entitled ``Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China (PRC): Final Scope RulingWelCom Products MC2 Magna Cart, MCI Magna Cart, and MCK Magna Cart,'' dated September 6, 2011 (Final Scope Ruling).
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Notice of Second Amended Final Results of Administrative Review Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2013-10413
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 9, 2013, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department) January 2013 remand results.\1\ The January 2013 remand results explained how the Department corroborated, to the extent practicable, the adverse facts available (AFA) rate assigned to Essar Steel Limited (Essar) in connection with the State Government of Chhattisgarh Industrial Policy (CIP) in the countervailing duty (CVD) administrative review of certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from India for the 2007 review period (the fifth review period or fifth administrative review).\2\ Consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) in Timken,\3\ as clarified by Diamond Sawblades,\4\ the Department is notifying the public that the final CIT judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's Amended Final Results \5\ and is, therefore, amending the Amended Final Results.
1-Hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-Diphosphonic Acid From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012; and Intent to Revoke Order (in Part)
Document Number: 2013-10404
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 1- hydroxyethylidene-1, 1-diphosphonic acid (HEDP) from India. The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2011, through March 31, 2012. The review covers one producer and exporter of the subject merchandise, Aquapharm Chemicals Pvt., Ltd. (Aquapharm). We have preliminarily determined that sales of subject merchandise have not been made at prices below normal value by Aquapharm. In addition, we determine that Aquapharm qualifies for revocation and, thus, we preliminarily intend to revoke the antidumping duty order, in part, with respect to HEDP produced and exported by Aquapharm.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 2013-10299
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
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 March anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Request for Stakeholder Comments on Doing Business in Africa Campaign
Document Number: 2013-10286
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration is amending the Notice published at 78 FR 22516, April 16, 2013, regarding the Doing Business in Africa Campaign, to extend the deadline date for comments from May 3, 2013 to the new deadline of May 24, 2013.