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

Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Court Decision Not in Harmony With Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value Pursuant to Court Decision
Document Number: 2013-26006
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 11, 2013, the United States Court of International Trade (``Court'' or ``CIT'') issued its final judgment in Advanced Technology & Materials v. United States,\1\ sustaining the Department of Commerce's (Department) Second Remand Results.\2\ 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 CIT judgment in this case is not in harmony with the Department's Final Determination \3\ and is amending the Final Determination with respect to the AT&M Entity's \4\ eligibility for a separate rate in the less-than-fair-value investigation.
Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2013-26002
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Lined Paper Products From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-25998
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 10, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of the sixth administrative review of the antidumping duty order \1\ on certain lined paper products from the People's Republic of China (PRC).\2\ The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2011, through August 31, 2012. We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Results, however, no party submitted any comments. The current review covers three exporters: Leo's Quality Products Co., Ltd./Denmax Plastic Stationery Factory (Leo/Denmax), Shanghai Lian Li Paper Products Co., Ltd. (Lian Li), and Hwa Fuh Plastics Co., Ltd./Li Teng Plastics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. (Hwa Fuh/Li Teng). For these final results, we made no changes to our preliminary results. We are rescinding the review with respect to Hwa Fuh/Li Teng. We continue to find Leo/Denmax to be part of the PRC- wide entity. In addition, we continue to find that Lian Li made no shipments to the United States during the POR and will retain its separate rate status.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-25808
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 9, 2013, 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 Thailand. This review covers two producers and/or exporters of the subject merchandise, Saha Thai Steel Pipe (Public) Company, Ltd. (Saha Thai), and Pacific Pipe Company Limited (Pacific Pipe). The period of review (POR) is March 1, 2011, through February 29, 2012. The Department received comments from interested parties. For the final results we continue to find that Saha Thai has not sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV), and that Pacific Pipe had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR.
Request for Applicants for the Appointment to the United States-India CEO Forum
Document Number: 2013-25791
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-31
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In 2005, the Governments of the United States and India established the U.S.-India CEO Forum. On February 10, 2012, we published in the Federal Register a ``Request for Applicants for the Appointment to the United States-India CEO Forum'' (FR Doc. 2012-3158), announcing membership opportunities for appointment as representatives to the U.S. Section of the Forum, and we appointed ten members to the U.S. Section of the Forum for a two-year term beginning on September 1, 2012. We are now soliciting additional applications for up to two openings from members of the private sector representing either the U.S. health care sector or the U.S. insurance industry sector. This notice supplements the notice of February 10, 2012, and announces membership opportunities for appointment as representatives to the U.S. Section of the Forum's private sector Committee to serve for the remainder of the current term which ends on August 31, 2014.
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road Tires From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: 2013-25821
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received information sufficient to warrant initiation of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain new pneumatic off-the- road tires (``OTR tires'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). Specifically, based upon a request filed by Shandong Linglong Tyre Co., Ltd. (``Shandong Linglong''), an exporter to the United States of subject merchandise, the Department is initiating a changed circumstances review to determine whether Shandong Linglong is the successor-in-interest to Zhaoyuan Leo Rubber Co., Ltd. (``Leo Rubber''), a separate-rate respondent in the original investigation.
Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Canada: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-25818
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 7, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on citric acid and certain citrate salts from Canada.\1\ The review covers one producer and exporter of the subject merchandise, Jungbunzlauer Canada Inc. (JBL Canada). The period of review (POR) is May 1, 2011, through April 30, 2012.
Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2011
Document Number: 2013-25816
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 9, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (steel pipes and tubes) from Turkey for the January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, period of review (POR).\1\ The Department preliminarily found that the following producers/exporters of subject merchandise covered by this review had de minimis net subsidy rates for the POR: (1) Borusan Group, Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (BMB), and Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S. (Istikbal) (collectively, Borusan); (2) Erbosan Erciyas Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Erbosan AS) and Erbosan Erciyas Pipe Industry and Trade Co. Kayseri Free Zone Branch (Erbosan FZB), (collectively Erbosan), and (3) Tosyali dis Ticaret A.S. (Tosyali) and Toscelik Profil ve Sac Endustrisi A.S. (Toscelik Profil), (collectively, Toscelik). The Department has now completed the administrative review in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff of 1930, as amended (the Act). Based on our analysis of comments received, the net subsidy rates for Borusan and Erbosan, although revised, continue to be de minimis. The Department has also revised the net subsidy rate for Toscelik. Further discussion of our analysis of the comments received is provided in the accompanying Final Decision Memorandum.\2\ The final net subsidy rates for Borusan, Erbosan, and Toscelik are listed below in the ``Final Results of Review'' section.
Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: 2013-25599
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe From Japan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2013-25607
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on welded large diameter line pipe (LDLP) from Japan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of this antidumping duty order.
Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe (Over 41/2
Document Number: 2013-25603
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 10, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain large diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (over 4\1/2\ inches) from Japan. For these final results, we continue to find that no shipments were made by JFE Steel Corporation (JFE), Nippon Steel Corporation (Nippon), NKK Tubes (NKK), or Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. (SMI), and that entries of subject merchandise made by Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) should be liquidated without regard to antidumping duties.
Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2013-25601
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') initiated the first five-year (``sunset'') review of the antidumping duty order on laminated woven sacks from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act'').\1\ As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on laminated woven sacks 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.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People's Republic of China: Final No Shipments Determination of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-25594
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 15, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published the Preliminary Results of the 2011-2012 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'').\1\ The period of review is November 1, 2011, through October 31, 2012. We received no comments from interested parties. Therefore, the Department continues to find that Baosteel Group Corporation, Shanghai Baosteel International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd., and Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (collectively, ``Baosteel'') had no reviewable transactions of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR.
Renewable Energy Policy Business Roundtable in Livermore, CA
Document Number: 2013-25411
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)'s International Trade Administration (ITA) is seeking representatives from 20 qualified U.S. companies to join Japanese industry counterparts for a U.S.-Japan Renewable Energy Policy Business Roundtable on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 in Livermore, California. Senior level officials from DOC, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will attend the Roundtable to provide policy updates, as well as to ensure that the exchange of views among the companies will be taken into consideration in the U.S-Japan Clean Energy Policy Dialogue (Dialogue) that will be held during the same week and in other bilateral meetings throughout the year. The Roundtable supports ITA's commitments contained in the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RE&EE) Export Initiative, which aims to significantly increase U.S. RE&EE exports under the National Export Initiative.
Meeting of the Manufacturing Council
Document Number: 2013-25202
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting to discuss the work the Council will focus on for the remainder of its term. At the meeting, the Council will hear updates from its four subcommittees on workforce development and public perception of manufacturing; manufacturing energy policy; tax policy and export growth; and innovation, research and development. The Council will discuss current workforce development efforts by the federal government, the importance of alternative energy technologies for manufacturers, the effects of current tax policies on manufacturers, and the importance of continued research and development for the manufacturing industry. A final agenda will be available on the Council's Web site one week prior to the meeting. The Council was re-chartered on April 5, 2012, to advise the Secretary of Commerce on government programs and policies that affect U.S. manufacturing and provide a means of ensuring regular contact between the U.S. Government and the manufacturing sector.
Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-25066
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-25
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).
Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe From Romania: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-24838
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 10, 2013, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 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. For the final results we continue to find that ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Roman S.A. (AMTP) has not sold subject merchandise at less than normal value and that entries of subject merchandise made by Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) should be liquidated without regard to antidumping duties.
Certain Kitchen Appliance Shelving and Racks From the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2011
Document Number: 2013-24836
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain kitchen appliance shelving and racks (kitchen racks) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011. We preliminarily determine that New King Shan (Zhu Hai) Co., Ltd. (NKS) received countervailable subsidies during the POR. We are also rescinding this review for Jiangsu Weixi Group Co. (Weixi).
Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Notice of Partial Rescission and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-24834
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from Petitioners \1\ and two Indian companies, Navneet Publications (India) Ltd. (Navneet) and AR Printing & Packaging (India) Pvt. Ltd. (AR Printing), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain lined paper products (CLPP) from India.\2\ The period of review (POR) is September 1, 2011, through August 31, 2012. The Department initiated a review of 82 Indian producers/exporters of subject merchandise,\3\ but Petitioners timely withdrew their review request in its entirety.\4\ We are rescinding this review in its entirety with the exception of the two self- requesting companies, Navneet and AR Printing. We preliminarily find that Navneet (the sole mandatory respondent) sold subject merchandise at less than normal value during the POR. We have preliminarily assigned AR Printing (the sole non-selected company) the non-selected rate based on the margin calculated for Navneet in this review.
Certain Lined Paper Products From India: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; Calendar Year 2011
Document Number: 2013-24711
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain lined paper products from India. The period of review (POR) is January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, and the review covers one producer/ exporter of the subject merchandise, A.R. Printing & Packaging India Pvt. Ltd. (AR Printing). We have preliminarily determined that AR Printing received countervailable subsidies during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Import Administration; Change of Agency Name
Document Number: 2013-24710
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-10-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Effective October 1, 2013, the Department of Commerce (Department), through internal department organizational orders, changed the name of ``Import Administration'' to ``Enforcement and Compliance.'' Consistent with this action, this rule makes appropriate conforming changes in the Code of Federal Regulations. The rule also sets forth a Savings Provision that preserves, under the new name, all actions taken under the name of Import Administration and provides that any references to Import Administration in any document or other communication shall be deemed to be references to Enforcement and Compliance.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: 2013-24322
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-22
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.
Circular Welded Carbon-Quality Steel Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2013-24285
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 3, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated the first sunset review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon-quality steel pipe (``CWP'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). Based on the notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive response filed by the domestic interested party, and the lack of response from any respondent interested party, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of the antidumping duty order on CWP from the PRC, 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 would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The magnitude of the dumping margins likely to prevail is indicated in the ``Final Results of Sunset Review'' section of this notice, infra.
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate From the Russian Federation; 2012; Preliminary Results of Administrative Review of Antidumping Duty Suspension Agreement
Document Number: 2013-24279
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that Joint Stock Company Severstal (Severstal) is in compliance with the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation of Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the Russian Federation (Agreement) for the period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012, and that the Agreement is functioning as intended. The preliminary results are set forth in the section titled ``Methodology and Preliminary Results,'' infra. We intend to issue the final results within 120 days after publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register.
Silicon Metal From the Russian Federation: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: 2013-24273
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 3, 2013, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the Russian Federation.\1\ The Department finds that revocation of this antidumping duty order 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.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review; 2011-2012
Document Number: 2013-24268
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review and new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The period of review (POR) for the administrative review is September 1, 2011, through August 31, 2012, and the POR for the new shipper review is September 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012. The Department preliminarily determines that Deyan Aquatic Products and Food Co., Ltd. (Deyan Aquatic) (the new shipper), Nanjing Gemsen International Co., Ltd. (Nanjing Gemsen), Xiping Opeck Food Co., Ltd. (Xiping Opeck), and Yancheng Hi-King Agriculture Developing Co., Ltd., (Yancheng Hi-King) have not made sales of subject merchandise in the United States at prices below normal value.
Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited First Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2013-24129
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on circular welded carbon quality steel pipe (circular welded pipe) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of net countervailable subsidies.
Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Brazil: Final Results of the Expedited Second Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 2013-24126
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) finds that revocation of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (wire rod) from Brazil would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Turkey: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2013-23987
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Mexico and Turkey: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations
Document Number: 2013-23983
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Silicomanganese From India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: 2013-23979
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission (the ``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on silicomanganese from India, Kazakhstan, and Venezuela would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part
Document Number: 2013-23782
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
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 August anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Review
Document Number: 2013-23958
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-01
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 and countervailing duty (``AD/CVD'') 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.
Non-Application of Previously Withdrawn Regulatory Provisions Governing Targeted Dumping in Antidumping Duty Investigations
Document Number: 2013-23646
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Import Administration proposes not to apply, upon the effective date of this rule if implemented, the previously withdrawn regulatory provisions governing targeted dumping in antidumping duty investigations. Following the Court of International Trade's decision in Gold East (Jiangsu) Paper Co. v. United States, Import Administration is seeking comments from parties to clarify the status of the previously withdrawn regulatory provisions with regard to antidumping duty investigations. Import Administration also invites comment on the effect of this proposed rulemaking on recent modifications to its regulations concerning the calculation of the weighted-average dumping margin and assessment rate in certain antidumping proceedings.