International Trade Administration August 2, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-18609
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
This notice sets forth the schedule and proposed agenda of a meeting of the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee (ETTAC).
Use of Market Economy Input Prices in Nonmarket Economy Proceedings
Document Number: 2013-18547
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is modifying its regulation which states that the Department normally will use the price that a nonmarket economy (``NME'') producer pays to a market economy supplier when a factor of production is purchased from a market economy supplier and paid for in market economy currency, in the calculation of normal value (``NV'') in antidumping proceedings involving NME countries. The rule establishes a requirement that the input at issue be produced in one or more market economy countries, and a revised threshold requiring that ``substantially all'' (i.e., 85 percent) of an input be purchased from one or more market economy suppliers before the Department uses the purchase price paid to value the entire factor of production. The Department is making this change because it finds that a market economy input price is not the best available information for valuing all purchases of that input when market economy purchases of an input do not account for substantially all purchases of the input.