U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement: Effects on U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises; Institution of Investigation and Scheduling of Hearing
Following receipt of a request dated January 29, 2013 (received on January 30, 2013) from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. 332-539, U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement: Effects on U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises.
Ethyl Alcohol for Fuel Use: Determination of the Base Quantity of Imports
The Commission terminated the investigation following the expiration of the statutory requirement that the Commission make such determinations. Section 423(c) of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (``the Act''), as amended (19 U.S.C. 2703 note), required the United States International Trade Commission to determine annually the amount (expressed in gallons) that is equal to 7 percent of the U.S. domestic market for fuel ethyl alcohol during the 12-month period ending on the preceding September 30. This determination was to be used to establish the ``base quantity'' of imports of fuel ethyl alcohol, and the Commission transmitted it determinations to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for its use in the further administration of the law. Section 423(g)(1)(B) of the Act, as amended, states that the effective period of the provisions in section 423 (other than subsection (e)) shall apply to articles entered before the expiration of the effective period of Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States heading 9901.00.50. The effective period of this heading expired December 31, 2011.
Certain Pasta From Italy and Turkey Scheduling of Full Five-Year Reviews Concerning the Countervailing and Antidumping Duty Orders on Certain Pasta From Italy and Turkey
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing and antidumping duty orders on certain pasta from Italy and Turkey would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207).