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News, Technical Documents, Week of May 8, 2017
May 10, 2017

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, March 2017. The goods and services deficit was $43.7 billion in March, down $0.1 billion from $43.8 billion in February. March exports were $191.0 billion, $1.7 billion less than February and imports were $234.7 billion, $1.7 billion less than February imports

Sea Turtle Conservation and Shrimp Imports to the United States. The Department of State certified 39 nations and one economy, and granted determinations for seven fisheries, as having adequate measures in place which permits those countries to export wild-caught shrimp to the United States

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission May 2017 Trade Bulletin. Bilateral trade data, bilateral policy issues, quarterly review of China's economy and more

Department of Commerce Seeks Public Input on the United States Trade Deficit. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is asking for input from American stakeholders on the factors that contribute to the more than $500-billion-annual goods and services trade deficit facing the United States

Tool Chests and Cabinets from China and Vietnam (PDF). Department of Commerce Initiates antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of imports of certain tool chests and cabinets from China and an antidumping duty investigation of imports of certain tool chests and cabinets from Vietnam

Carbon and Alloy Steel Cut-to-Length Plate from eight countries Injures U.S. Industry, Says USITC. The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) determines that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan

USITC Votes to Continue Investigations on Biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. The Commission determined that there is a reasonable indication a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value

USITC Will Expedite Five-Year Review Concerning Uranium from Russia. The Commission will conduct an expedited review to determine whether termination of the suspended investigation would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time

USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year Reviews Concerning Helical Spring Lock Washers from China and Taiwan. As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the existing antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from China and Taiwan will remain in place

USITC Makes Determinations in Five-Year Reviews Concerning Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam. The existing antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam will remain in place and the existing antidumping duty order on imports of this product from Brazil will be revoked

USITC Institutes Intellectual Property Investigation of Certain Mirrors with Internal Illumination and Components Thereof. The products at issue in the investigation are mirrors with integrated, internal lighting

European Union eases entry of U.S. citrus into the EU market. The EU has dropped its requirement that U.S. groves be surveyed for citrus canker, which eases entry of U.S. citrus into the EU market

APHIS Will Not Extend Stay on Import Regulations for Lemons from Northwest Argentina. The final rule will go into effect when the stay expires on May 26, 2017

March 2017 Textile and Apparel Import Report (PDF) The Office of Textiles and Apparel reported today that imports of cotton, wool, man-made fiber, silk blends, and non-cotton vegetable fiber textile and apparel products totaled 4,481.5 million square meter equivalents in March 2017, an increase of 6.0 percent compared to March 2016

Construction at Pacific Highway Port of Entry Continuing May 8, Expect Delays. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations is advising travelers that the Pacific Highway Port of Entry will undergo further construction in the passenger and bus lanes May 8-June 15

U.S. CBP Quota Bulletins:
- QB 17-137 Tobacco
- QB 17-136 2017 Other Brooms
- QB 17 135 Ice Cream
- QB 17-134 Dried Milk, Dried Cream
- QB 17-133 Dried Milk, Dried Cream, Whey
- QB 17-132 Infant Formula

Customs Bulletin and Decisions Vol. 51, No. 18, May 3, 2017
General Notices
- Accreditation of King Laboratories, Inc., as a Commercial Laboratory
- Proposed Modification of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Aluminum Ferrule/Plastic Button Combinations
- Revocation of HQ 955639 Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Reusable Bags of Woven Polypropylene Strips Used for Yard Waste and Recycling
- Revocation of Two Ruling Letters and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Reusable Diaper Covers
- Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Country of Origin Marking for Dental Instruments
- Proposed Revocation of One Ruling Letter and Revocation of Treatment Relating to the Tariff Classification of Dried Algae Powder
- Proposed Modification of a Ruling Letter Related to the Valuation of Certain Merchandise
U.S. Court of International Trade
- Davis Wire Corp. and Insteel Wire Products Company, Plaintiffs, v. United States, Defendant, and The Siam Industrial Wire Co., Ltd., Defendant-Intervenor
- United Steel and Fasteners, Inc., Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant, and Shakeproof Assembly Components Division of Illinois Tool Works Inc., Defendant-Intervenor
- Baoding Mantong Fine Chemistry Co., Ltd., Plaintiff, v. United States, Defendant, and GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc., Defendant-Intervenor

International Trade Administration - Federal Register Notices

Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets from the People's Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations

Welded Line Pipe From Turkey: Rescission, in Part, of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2015

Sulfanilic Acid From India and the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders

Light-Walled Welded Rectangular Carbon Steel Tubing From Taiwan: Final Results of the Expedited Fourth Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

Silicomanganese From Ukraine: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016

Certain Tool Chests and Cabinets From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation

Steel Wire Garment Hangers From the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2016-2017

Certain Activated Carbon From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016

Certain Steel Threaded Rod From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, in Part; 2015-2016

Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination of No Shipments; 2015-2016

Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip From the People's Republic of China: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; 2015-2016

Subsidy Programs Provided by Countries Exporting Softwood Lumber and Softwood Lumber Products to the United States; Request for Comment

Certain Aluminum Foil From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Extension of Time for Public Comment Regarding Status of the People's Republic of China as a Nonmarket Economy Country Under the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Laws

International Trade Commission - Federal Register Notices

Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act: Impact on U.S. Industries and Consumers and on Beneficiary Countries

Certain Mirrors With Internal Illumination and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation

Light-Walled Rectangular (LWR) Pipe and Tube From Taiwan; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review

Global Digital Trade 2: The Business-to-Business Market, Key Foreign Trade Restrictions, and U.S. Competitiveness; and Global Digital Trade 3: The Business-to-Consumer Market, Key Foreign Trade Restrictions, and U.S. Competitiveness; Institution of investigations

Certain RF Capable Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same: Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainant's Unopposed Motion To Terminate the Investigation in Its Entirety Based Upon Withdrawal of the Complaint; Termination of Investigation

Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation

Certain Digital Cameras, Software, and Components Thereof; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

Certain Magnetic Tape Cartridges and Components Thereof; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

100- to 150-Seat Large Civil Aircraft From Canada; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations

Certain Two-Way Radio Equipment and Systems, Related Software and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation

Certain Thermoplastic-Encapsulated Electric Motors, Components Thereof, and Products and Vehicles Containing Same Institution of Investigation
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