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News, Technicals Documents, Week of May 9, 2016

May 11, 2016

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission's May 2016 Trade Bulletin.  Bilateral trade data, bilateral policy issues, policy trends in China's economy and more

U.S. International Trade Deficit Narrowed to $40.4 billion in March. The goods and services deficit was $40.4 billion in March, down $6.5 billion from $47.0 billion in February. March exports were $176.6 billion, $1.5 billion less than February exports. March imports were $217.1 billion, $8.1 billion less than February imports

Commerce Department Preliminarily Finds Dumping of Imports of Welded Stainless Pressure Pipe from India. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determination, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to require cash deposits based on preliminary rates, adjusted for countervailable export subsidies, as appropriate.

USITC Will Expedite Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Porcelain-on-Steel Cooking Ware from China. The International Trade Commission will conduct an expedited review to determine whether revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time

USITC Will Expedite Five-Year (Sunset) Review Concerning Alloy Magnesium from China. The Commission will conduct an expedited review to determine whether revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time

USITC Institutes Intellectual Property Investigation of Portable Electronic Devices. The products at issue in the investigation are portable electronic devices, such as smart phones, with the capability of playing stored media files selected by a user from a hierarchical display

USITC Institutes Intellectual Property Investigation of Certain Overflow and Drain Assemblies for Bathtubs and Components Thereof. The products at issue in the investigation are screwless bathtub overflow and drain assemblies

EU Decreases Punitive Import Duty on Women's Cotton Denim Trousers from the U.S.  Effective May 1, 2016, "Byrd Amendment" punitive duties on the four designated products imported from the U.S. will be decreased from 1.5% to 0.45%

March 2016 Textile and Apparel Import Report (pdf) U.S. DOC International Trade Administration

FDA Recognizes Canada as Having a Comparable Food Safety System to the U.S.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) signed an arrangement with the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and the Department of Health Canada (Health Canada) recognizing each other's food safety systems as comparable to each other

FDA Extends Authority to All Tobacco Products, Including E-Cigarettes, Cigars, and Hookah. The final rule will subject all manufacturers, importers and/or retailers of newly-regulated tobacco products to any applicable provisions related to tobacco products in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and FDA regulations

USDA Proposes to Change Import Requirements to Allow Imports of Lemons from Northwest Argentina. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service publishes a proposed rule that would amend the regulations to allow the importation of fresh lemon fruit from northwest Argentina into the continental United States

USDA to Reissue Proposed Rule on Live Animal Equivalency on Imported Veal and Update the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. This proposed rule would increase assessment levels for imported veal and veal products based on revised determinations of live animal equivalencies

USDA 2016 Rates Charged for AMS Services. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing the 2016 rates it will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing and laboratory services for a variety of agricultural commodities including meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, and cotton and tobacco

Aphis Restricts Mediterranean Fruit Fly Host Commodities (Tomatoes) Imported from Aruba. Effective May 5, APHIS restricts Mediterranean fruit fly host commodities imported from Aruba into the United States.  Specifically, APHIS is issuing this Federal order to restrict imports of tomatoes from Aruba

Avoid Delays At Rouses Point - Use Alternate Routes When Traveling to U.S.  Customs and Border Protection's inspection facility at Rouses Point begins a canopy reconstruction project on May 4. The project is expected to continue through July

U.S. CBP National Customs Automation Program Tests: Submission through the Automated Commercial Environment of Certain Import Data and Documents Required by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. CBP Quota Bulletin QB 16-124 Specialty Sugar Quantity Increase

Customs Bulletin and Decisions Vol. 50, No. 18, May 4, 2016
General Notices
- Proposed Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Dion® 9100
- Proposed Revocation of Ruling Letter and Proposed Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Shoe Covers
- Modification of a Ruling Letter and Revovation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of a Cast Sock
- Proposed Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Graduated Compression Hosiery
- Proposed Modification of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Printed Circuit Board Switch Assemblies
- Proposed Modification of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Applicability of Subheading 9802.00.50, HTSUS, to Relabeled Computer Keyboards
- Approval of AmSpec Services, LLC, as a Commercial Gauger
- Accreditation of Dixie Services Inc., as a Commercial Laboratory
- Accreditation and Approval of Oiltest, Inc., as a Commercial Gauger and Laboratory
Agency Information Collection Activities:
- Prior Disclosure
U.S. Court of International Trade
- Tri Union Frozen Products, Inc. et al., Plaintiffs and Consolidated Plaintiffs, v. United States, Defendant, and Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee, Defendant-Intervenor
- Itochu Building Products, Co., Inc., Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant. Mid-Continent Steel & Wire, Inc., Defendant-Intervenor

International Trade Administration - Federal Register Notices

Citric Acid and Certain Citrate Salts From Canada: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From Turkey: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

Silicomanganese From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

Welded Stainless Pressure Pipe From India: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination

Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India: Implementation of Determinations Under Section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act

Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada, the People's Republic of China, India, and the Sultanate of Oman: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determination (Sultanate of Oman) and Antidumping Duty Orders

Certain Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From India and the People's Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order (India) and Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order (People's Republic of China)

Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-To-Length Plate From Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, the Federal Republic of Germany, Italy, Japan, the Republic of Korea, the People's Republic of China, South Africa, Taiwan, and the Republic of Turkey: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations

Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From Brazil, the People's Republic of China, and the Republic of Korea: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigations

Large Power Transformers From the Republic of Korea: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2013-2014

Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Indonesia, Malaysia, the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders and Countervailing Duty Order

International Trade Commission - Federal Register Notices

Certain Corrosion-Resistant Steel Products From China, India, Italy, Korea, and Taiwan: Revised Hearing Schedule

Certain Overflow and Drain Assemblies for Bathtubs and Components Thereof: Institution of Investigation

Certain Digital Video Receivers and Hardware and Software Components Thereof: Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

Certain Dental Implants: Notice of Correction Concerning Commission Final Determination of Violation of Section 337; Termination of Investigation; Issuance of Limited Exclusion Order

Certain Touchscreen Controllers and Products Containing the Same: Termination of an Investigation on the Basis of Settlement

Certain Audio Processing Hardware and Software and Products Containing Same: Commission Decision Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating Dell Inc.; and Termination of the Investigation

Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Canada, China, India, and Oman: Injury determination

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