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News, Technicals Documents, Week of September 19, 2016
September 22, 2016

WTO Appellate Body Confirms India's Domestic Content Requirements for Solar Products Is Illegal. The Appellate Body today affirmed an earlier WTO panel report agreeing with the United States that India's domestic content requirements discriminated against American-made and other imported solar products

Burma's  Trade Preference Benefits Reinstated Following Review of Eligibility Criteria. The United States had suspended Burma's GSP benefits in 1989 due to worker rights concerns

United States Starts WTO Action Against Excessive Chinese Support for Rice, Wheat, and Corn. In 2015, China's "market price support" for these products is estimated to be nearly $100 billion in excess of the levels China committed to during its WTO accession

Commerce Department preliminarily finds dumping of of carbon and alloy steel cut-to-length plate from Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey. As a result of the preliminary affirmative determinations, Commerce will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to collect cash deposits

United States International Trade Commission (USITC) Issues Determinations on Hot-Rolled Steel Flat Products  from Seven Countries. Commerce will issue countervailing duty orders on imports of these products from Brazil and Korea and antidumping duty orders on imports of these products from Australia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. No countervailing duty order will be issued on imports of these products from Turkey.

Trade Commission Launches Web Page About Submission and Consideration of Petitions for Duty Suspensions and Reductions. The American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 directs the USITC to establish a process for the submission and consideration of petitions for duty suspensions and reductions

USITC Institutes Intellectual Property Investigation of Certain Sleep-Disordered Breathing Treatment Mask Systems and Components Thereof. The products at issue in the investigation are masks that are used in continuous positive airway pressure ("CPAP") therapy systems

USITC Institutes Intellectual Property Investigation of Certain Personal Transporters and Components Thereof. The products at issue in the investigation are self-balancing, electric vehicles for carrying a person

USITC Institutes Intellectual Property Investigation of Certain Industrial Control System Software, Systems Using the Same, and Components Thereof. The products at issue in the investigation are programmable industrial controllers and associated software used for the automation of industrial processes in facilities such as factories, warehouses, and utilities

USITC Institutes Intellectual Property Investigation of Certain Krill Oil Products and Krill Meal for Production of Krill Oil Products. The products at issue in this investigation are krill meal, for use in producing krill oil to be taken as a dietary supplement, and krill oil made from krill meal (including krill oil in capsule form) that can be taken as a dietary supplement

USITC Makes Determination in Five-Year Review Concerning Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products from Russia. Commission determines that revoking the existing antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time

USDA Seeks Comments on Change to Rule for Grapefruit Imported from Australia. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)  seeks comments on a treatment evaluation document to add a treatment schedule for grapefruit imported from Australia

Construction Project at CBP Derby Line, VT Port of Entry to Reduce Commercial Lanes to One. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Port of Entry in Derby Line (Interstate 91), Vt., has started an extensive construction project that may create cross-border delays after commercial operations are reduced to one lane for several months.

Customs Bulletin and Decisions Vol. 50, No. 36, September 7, 2016
CBP Decisions
- Prohibition on Importation of Jadeite or Rubies Mined or Extracted from Burma, and Articles of Jewelry Containing Jadeite or Rubies Mined or Extracted from Burma
General Notices
- Application to Use the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- Otter Products, LLC, Plaintiff-Appellee v. United States, Defendant-Appellant
U.S. Court of International Trade
- Shijiazhuang Goodman Trading Co., Ltd., Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant, and Fresh Garlic Producers Association, et al., Defendant-intervenors

International Trade Administration - Federal Register Notices

Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil, India, and the Republic of Korea: Amended Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order (the Republic of Korea) and Countervailing Duty Orders (Brazil and India)

Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products from Brazil, India, the Republic of Korea, and the United Kingdom: Amended Final Affirmative Antidumping Determinations for Brazil and the United Kingdom and Antidumping Duty Orders

Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2014-2015

Solid Fertilizer Grade Ammonium Nitrate From the Russian Federation; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Final Determination of No Shipments; 2014-2015

Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review and New Shipper Review; Calendar Year 2014

Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances

Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results of the Second Five-Year Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

Certain Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate From the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Negative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination

International Trade Commission - Federal Register Notices

Certain Stainless Steel Products, Certain Processes for Manufacturing or Relating to Same, and Certain Products Containing Same; Notice of the Issuance of an Advisory Opinion

Certain Industrial Control System Software, Systems Using Same and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation

Certain Silicon-on-Insulator Wafers; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

Certain Integrated Circuits with Voltage Regulators and Products Containing Same; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

Certain Krill Oil Products and Krill Meal for Production of Krill Oil Products; Institution of Investigation

Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From China and Taiwan; Five-year review determination

Truck and Bus Tires From China; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations

Certain Amorphous Silica Fabric From China; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations
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