last update: November 4, 2013     
Trade Law Enforcement Initiative

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On Thursday, August 26, 2010, in support of President Obamaís National Export Initiative (NEI), which calls for a doubling of U.S. exports over the next five years, the Commerce Department announced a Trade Law Enforcement Package to strengthen the administration of the nationís trade remedy laws.

U.S. commercial competitiveness and the maximum potential of U.S. exporters can be undermined by the unfair trade practices of governments and firms abroad. Secretary Locke recognizes the importance of providing U.S. businesses and workers with relief from such unfair trade practices, and, consistent with the compliance and enforcement objectives of the NEI, Commerce announced a number of proposals that place a high priority on refining the Departmentís current practice and strengthening the agencyís administration of the nationís antidumping and countervailing duty laws.

The proposals address a range of issues (antidumping duty, countervailing duty, market economy and non-market economy) that have arisen in the course of the Departmentís administration of the unfair trade laws. Below are links to the policy bulletins that Commerce has released in conjunction with this initiative and links to Federal Register notices where Commerce is seeking public comment on initiative proposals.




Final Announcements for Trade Law Enforcement Initiatives and Changes in Practice

Announcement of Change in Department Practice for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Duty Proceedings and Conditional Review of the Nonmarket Economy Entity in NME Antidumping Duty Proceedings
(78 FR 65963, November 4, 2013)

Final Rule: Use of Market Economy Input Prices in Nonmarket Economy Proceedings (78 FR 46799, August 2, 2013)
Companion Small Business Compliance Guide PDF 1pp 17kb

Certification of Factual Information To Enforcement and Compliance During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings
(78 FR 42678, July 17, 2013)
Special FAQ PDF 9pp 384kb

De Facto Criteria for Establishing a Separate Rate in Antidumping Proceedings Involving Non-Market Economy Countries
(78 FR 40430, July 5, 2013)

Definition of Factual Information and Time Limits for Submission of Factual Information; Final Rule (78 FR 21246, April 10, 2013)
Companion Small Business Compliance Guide PDF 1pp 72kb

Methodological Change for Implementation of Section 772(c)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as Amended, In Certain Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings (77 FR 36481, June 19, 2012)

Modification to Regulation Concerning the Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
(77 FR 29875, May 21, 2012)

Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Notice of Policy Concerning Assessment of Antidumping Duties
(76 FR 65694, October 24, 2011)

Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period
in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations (76 FR 61042, October 3, 2011)

Antidumping Methodologies in Proceedings Involving Non-Market Economies: Valuing the Factor of Production: Labor
Announcement for change in methodology (76 FR 36092, June 21, 2011)

Certification of Factual Information to Enforcement and Compliance During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings
Interim Final Rule (76 FR 7491, Feb 10, 2011)



Requests for Comments published in the Federal Register Comment
Due Dates
Public Comments @
www.regulations.gov

Modification of Regulations Regarding the Definition of Factual Information and Time Limits for Submission of Factual Information: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Comments (77 FR 40534, July 10, 2012)

- Correction to Docket Number at http://www.regulations.gov (77 FR 41952, July 17, 2012)

- Comment Period Extended to September 24, 2012 (77 FR 50963, August 23, 2012)
Sep 24, 2012 Docket Number
ITA-2012-0004

Regulation Strengthening Accountability of Attorneys and Non-Attorney Representatives Appearing Before the Department: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Comments (77 FR 38017, Jun 26, 2012) Aug 10, 2012 Docket Number
ITA-2012-0003

Proposed Modification to Regulation Concerning the Use of Market Economy Input Prices in Nonmarket Economy Proceedings: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Request for Comments (77 FR 38553, Jun 28, 2012) Jul 30, 2012 Docket Number
ITA-2012-0002

Certification of Factual Information to Enforcement and Compliance During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Supplemental Interim Final Rule and
Request for Comments (76 FR 54697, Sep 02, 2011)
Oct 03, 2011 Docket Number
ITA-2010-0007
- Rebuttal Comment Period Reopened July 1, 2011 (76 FR 39770, Jul 7, 2011) Jul 14, 2011
Certification of Factual Information to Enforcement and Compliance During Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings:
Interim Final Rule and Request for Comments (76 FR 7491, Feb 10, 2011)
May 11, 2011

Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties:
Request for Comments (76 FR 34046, Jun 10, 2011)
Jul 10, 2011 Docket Number
ITA-2011-0007

Modification of Regulations Regarding the Practice of Accepting Bonds During the Provisional Measures Period in Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations: Proposed Rule and Request for Comments (76 FR 23225, Apr 26, 2011) May 26, 2011 Docket Number
ITA-2011-0005

Proposed Modification to Regulation Concerning the Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders: Proposed Modification to Regulation:
Request for Comments (76 FR 15233, Mar 21, 2011)
April 20, 2011 Docket Number
ITA-2011-0001

Antidumping Methodologies in Proceedings Involving Non-Market Economies: Valuing
the Factor of Production: Labor; Request for Comments (76 FR 9544 Feb 18, 2011)

- Correction to Request for Comments (76 FR 11196, Mar 1, 2011)
Mar 21, 2011 Docket Number
ITA-2011-0002

Proposed Methodology for Implementation of Section 772(c)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as Amended, In Certain Non-Market Economy Antidumping Proceedings:
Request for Comment (76 FR 4866, Jan 27, 2011)
Feb 28, 2011 Docket Number
ITA-2010-0008
  Remand Redetermination: Magnesium Corp. of America, et al. v. United States, Oct 28, 1996

De Facto Criteria for Establishing a Separate Rate in Antidumping Proceedings
Involving Non-Market Economy Countries
Request for Comments (75 FR 78676, Dec 16, 2010)
Jan 31, 2011 Docket Number
ITA-2010-0010

Proposed Methodology for Respondent Selection in Antidumping Proceedings:
Request for Comments (75 FR 78678, Dec 16, 2010)
Jan 18, 2011 Docket Number
ITA-2010-0009


Enforcement and Compliance Policy Bulletins
10.1 Specificity of Subsidies Provided to State-owned Enterprises   (11/08/2010)
10.2 Inclusion of International Freight Costs When Import Prices Constitute Normal Value   (11/01/2010)
10.3 Factor of Production Reporting Requirements for Non-Market Economy Companies with Multiple Facilities
and/or Production Processes/Lines   (11/26/2010)






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