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News, Technical Documents, Week of April 18, 2016

April 20, 2016

China Reaches Agreement with U.S. and Drops Certain Export Subsidies. The United States and China have signed an agreement terminating the export subsidies China has provided through the "Demonstration Bases-Common Service Platform" Program

United States and Indonesia Explore Initiatives to Increase Trade and Investment. The two sides discussed Indonesia's economic reform and liberalization agenda and reflected on progress they had made over the past year, as well as their shared goal of making further concrete and meaningful progress in the year ahead

USITC Releases Report on Cuban Imports and the Effects of U.S. Restrictions. U.S. exports of agricultural, manufactured goods to Cuba could increase if U.S. trade restrictions were lifted, but significant Cuban barriers to foreign trade and investment would remain

USITC Begins Investigation Concerning Whether Certain Textile and Apparel Articles from Nepal are Import Sensitive. International Trade Commission will provide advice on the likely impact on U.S. imports, competing U.S. industries, and U.S. consumers of providing duty-free treatment for 66 products

USITC Votes to Continue Investigation of 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from China. The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) finds a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from China that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value

U.S. FDA Issues Import Alert on Imported Shrimp and Prawns from Peninsular Malaysia. The FDA announced today that its District Offices may detain, without physical examination, imports of shrimp and prawns from peninsular Malaysia due to testing that found that approximately one-third of imports from peninsular Malaysia

Proposed Rule to Change Import Requirements on Apples and Pears from eight EU member countries: USDA Extends Comment Period. At the request of many interested persons, APHIS has extended the comment period for 45 days to May 5, 2016

Eligibility of Honduras to Export Poultry Products to the United States. The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to add Honduras to the list of countries eligible to export poultry products to the United States

Imported Siluriformes Fish and Fish Products (USDA FSIS Notice 24-16) - Inspection Program Personnel Responsibilities at Official Import Inspection Establishments (With an Updated Siluriformes Grant of Inspection) During the Transit

U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement - Requests for Public Comment on a Commercial Availability Request
- Rules Of Origin For Pants, Skirts, Jackets, Shirts, And Casual Dresses Made From Certain Woven Fabrics
- Rules Of Origin For Certain Women's Pants Made From Certain Woven Fabrics
- Rules Of Origin For Dresses, Skirts, Blouses And Tops Made From Certain Woven Fabric

U.S. Designated Agents by Non-Resident Firework Manufacturers Guidance. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration is issuing a guidance clarifying that: (1) Firework manufacturers may have more than one U.S. Designated Agent provided they follow certain criteria; and (2) inclusion of electronic contact information can help reduce processing times for approval requests

U.S. CBP, ICE Report More than $1 Billion of Intellectual Property Rights Seizures. Annual report stating that the total number of products seized containing Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringements increased nearly 25 percent in fiscal year 2015

U.S. CBP Commissioner Issues Detention Order on Potassium Products Produced in China with Forced Labor. Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske has directed the issuance of a withhold release order against imported potassium, potassium hydroxide, and potassium nitrate manufactured or mined by Tangshan Sunfar Silicon Company

U.S. CBP Quota Bulletin QB 16-121 2016 Tuna Final Restraint Limit and Proration

U.S. CBP Quota Bulletin QB 16-122 Results of Specialty Sugar Period 4

Customs Bulletin and Decisions Vol. 50, No. 16, April 20, 2016
General Notices
- Termination of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations to U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Establishment of the Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee
- Vessels in Foreign and Domestic Trades
- Articles Conditionally Free, Subject to a Reduced Rate, etc.
- Special Classes of Merchandise
- Customs Financial and Accounting Procedure
- Air Commerce Regulations
- Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of a Backroom Restocking Cart
- Revocation of Two Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Hydraulic Braking System Parts
- Revocation of Two Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Clutch Master Cylinders and Clutch Slave Cylinders
- Revocation of Two Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Certain Nozzles for the Dispersing or Spraying of High-Pressure Liquids
- Revocation of Four Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Parts of Front-Differential and Rear-Differential Assemblies for Motor Vehicles
- Agency Information Collection Activities: Request for Information
- Agency Information Collection Activities: Administrative Rulings
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Deacero S.A. de C.V., Deacero USA, Inc., Plaintiffs- Appellees v. United States, Arcelormittal USA, LLC, Gerdau Ameristeel U.S. Inc., Nucor Corporation, Defendants-Appellants, Evraz Rocky Mountain Steel, Defendant
U.S. Court of International Trade
- Aluminum Extrusions Fair Trade Committee, Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant and Rheetech Sales & Services, Defendant-Intervenor
- Shandong Rongxin Import & Export Co., Ltd., Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant, and Dixon Ticonderoga Company, Defendant-Intervenor

Customs Bulletin and Decisions Vol. 50, No. 15, April 13, 2016
CBP Decisions
- Tuna-Tariff Rate Quota; the Tariff-Rate Quota for Calendar Year 2016 Tuna Classifiable Under Subheading 1604.14.22, Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS)
General Notices
- Cessation of National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) Test Concerning the Submission of Certain Data Required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Using the Partner Government Agency (PGA) Message Set Through the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
U.S. Court of International Trade
- Fushun Jinly Petrochemical Carbon Co., Ltd. and Fangda Carbon New Material Co., Ltd., Plaintiffs, v. United States, Defendant, and SGL Carbon LLC and Superior Graphite Co., Defendant-Intervenors
- United States, Plaintiff, v. Juan Carlos Chavez, and Chavez Import & Export, Inc., Defendants
- Jedwards International, Inc., Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant
- Tianjin Wanhua Co., Ltd., Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant
- Catfish Farmers of America, et al., Plaintiffs, v. United States, Defendant, and Vinh Hoan Corp., QVD Food Co., Ltd., Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers, Anvifish Joint Stock Co., Bien Dong Seafood Co., Ltd., and Vinh Quang Fisheries Corp., Defendant-Intervenors
- Laminated Woven Sacks Committee, Coating Excellence International, LLC, and Polytex Fibers Corporation, Plaintiffs, v. United States, Defendant

International Trade Administration - Federal Register Notices

Calcium Hypochlorite From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From Taiwan; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014

Glycine From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

Silicomanganese From Ukraine: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

Honey From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

Pressure Sensitive Plastic Tape From Italy: Continuation of the Antidumping Duty Finding

Certain Steel Grating From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015

Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Reviews; 2013-2014

International Trade Commission - Federal Register Notices

Certain Laser Abraded Denim Garments; Commission Determination To Review Order No. 43, and on Review Vacating That Order as Moot; Termination of the Investigation

Certain Tissue Paper Products From China; Cancellation of Hearing for Full Five-Year Review

Certain Network Devices, Related Software and Components Thereof (I); Commission's Determination To Review In-Part a Final Initial Determination Finding a Violation of Section 337; Request for Written Submissions

Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations

Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Taiwan, and Turkey; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations

Certain Electrical Conductor Composite Cores and Components Thereof; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

Certain Passenger Vehicle Automotive Wheels; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest Washington, DC

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