Textiles and Apparel: Effects of Special Rules for Haiti on Trade Markets and Industries, 6288-6289 [E7-2197]

Download as PDF jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 6288 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 27 / Friday, February 9, 2007 / Notices requested comments as to how it should proceed with those portions of the October 24, 2003, final ID upon which the Commission did not take a position. On February 21, 2006, Philips filed comments pursuant to the Commission’s January 17, 2006, order. On the same day, respondents jointly filed comments. On February 23, 2006, the IA filed his comments, in which he requested, inter alia, that all parties be given the opportunity to respond to the comments filed by the private parties. On March 10, 2006, Philips filed a memorandum in reply to respondents’ February 21, 2006, comments. On March 21, 2006, the Commission issued an order directing the parties to file responses to the comments of the private parties filed on February 21, 2006. The Commission also denied Philips’ motion to file its March 10, 2006, reply memorandum without prejudice to its re-submission as part of Philips’ response. On April 18, 2006, all parties filed response comments pursuant to the Commission’s March 21, 2006, order. On April 25, 2006, Philips filed a motion for leave to reply, with attached reply, to the response comments filed by the IA on April 18, 2006. On May 2, 2006, respondents filed an opposition to Philips’s motion for leave to reply to the IA’s response comments. In its discretion, the Commission has determined to grant Philips’ motion for leave to reply and to deny respondents’ request to reopen the record for further discovery. Having reviewed the record in this investigation, including the parties’ written submissions, the Commission has determined to reverse the ALJ’s findings of patent misuse per se on theories of price fixing and price discrimination, has determined to reverse the ALJ’s findings of patent misuse under the rule of reason standard, and has found a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337. The Commission has further determined that the appropriate form of relief is a general exclusion order prohibiting the unlicensed entry for consumption of recordable and rewritable compact discs that infringe the claims in issue of the six patents asserted by Philips in this investigation. The Commission has also determined to issue four cease and desist orders directed to domestic respondents Princo America Corporation; Gigastorage Corporation USA; Linberg; and DiscsDirect.Com. The Commission has also determined that the public interest factors enumerated in subsections (d), (f), and (g) of section 337 of the Tariff Act of VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:06 Feb 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337(d), (f), and (g)) do not preclude the issuance of the aforementioned general exclusion order and cease and desist orders, and that the recordable and rewritable compact discs in question may be imported into the United States during the period of Presidential review under bond in the amount of US$0.06 per such article. The general exclusion order, cease and desist orders, and Commission opinion supporting its determination were delivered to the United States Trade Representative on the date of issuance. This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), the Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. 551 et seq., and sections 210.45– 210.51 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.45– 210.51). By order of the Commission. Issued: February 5, 2007. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E7–2196 Filed 2–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. TR–5003–1] Textiles and Apparel: Effects of Special Rules for Haiti on Trade Markets and Industries United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of hearing. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 5003 of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006, signed by the President on December 20, 2006 (Public Law 109– 432), the Commission instituted investigation No. TR–5003–1, Textiles and Apparel: Effects of Special Rules for Haiti on Trade Markets and Industries, for the purpose of submitting a report to Congress on the effects of the amendments made by the act on the trade markets and industries, involving textile and apparel articles, of Haiti, the countries described in clauses (ii) and (iii) of section 213A(b)(2)(C) of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (as added by section 5002 of this Act), and the United States. DATES: October 23, 2007: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing. October 25, 2007: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and statements. PO 00000 Frm 00095 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 November 8, 2007, 9:30 am: Public hearing. February 7, 2008: Deadline for written statements, including any posthearing briefs. June 20, 2008: Deadline for transmittal of Commission report to Congress. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions, including requests to appear at the hearing, statements, and briefs, should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information specific to this investigation may be obtained from Project Leaders William Deese (202–205–2626; william.deese@usitc.gov) and Russell Duncan (202–708–4727; russell.duncan@usitc.gov). For information on the legal aspects of these investigations, contact William Gearhart of the Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091; william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin of the Office of External Relations (202– 205–1819; margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202–205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. Background: Title V of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA), which may also be cited as the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2006, provides certain trade benefits for Haiti. These benefits are set forth in section 5002 of the TRHCA in the form of an amendment to the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) (19 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) that adds a new section 213A entitled ‘‘Special Rules for Haiti.’’ Section 5003 of TRHCA directs the Commission to submit a report to Congress on the effects of the amendments made by the act on the trade markets and industries, involving textile and apparel articles, of Haiti, the countries described in clauses (ii) and E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 27 / Friday, February 9, 2007 / Notices (iii) of section 213A(b)(2)(C) of CBERA (as added by section 5002 of this Act), and the United States. The Commission must provide its report to Congress by June 20, 2008. Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with the investigation will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC beginning at 9:30 a.m. on November 8, 2007. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be filed with the Secretary no later than 5:15 p.m., October 23, 2007, in accordance with the requirements in the ‘‘Submissions’’ section below. In the event that, as of the close of business on October 23, 2007, no witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer or non-participant may call the Secretary (202–205–2000) after October 24, 2007, to determine whether the hearing will be held. Statements and Briefs: In lieu of or in addition to participating in the hearing, interested parties are invited to submit written statements or briefs concerning the investigation in accordance with the requirements in the ‘‘Submissions’’ section below. Any pre-hearing briefs or statements should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., October 25, 2007. The deadline for filing any other written statements, including post-hearing briefs or statements, is the close of business on February 7, 2008. Submissions: All written submissions, including requests to appear at the hearing, statements, and briefs, should be addressed to the Secretary to the Commission and must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 of the rules requires that a signed original (or a copy designated as an original) and fourteen (14) copies of each document be filed. In the event that confidential treatment of the document is requested, at least four (4) additional copies must be filed, in which the confidential information must be deleted (see the following paragraph for further information regarding confidential business information). The Commission’s rules do not authorize filing submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules (19 CFR 201.8) (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/ fed_reg_notices/rules/documents/ handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:06 Feb 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 Secretary (202–205–2000 or edis@usitc.gov). Any submissions that contain confidential business information must also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘nonconfidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available in the Office of the Secretary to the Commission for inspection by interested parties. The Commission does not intend to include any confidential business or national security confidential information in the report it sends to the Congress. Accordingly, any confidential business information received by the Commission in this investigation and used in preparing the report will not be published in a manner that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. Issued: February 6, 2007. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 27 (Friday, February 9, 2007)]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. TR-5003-1]


Textiles and Apparel: Effects of Special Rules for Haiti on Trade 
Markets and Industries

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of investigation and scheduling of hearing.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to section 5003 of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act 
of 2006, signed by the President on December 20, 2006 (Public Law 109-
432), the Commission instituted investigation No. TR-5003-1, Textiles 
and Apparel: Effects of Special Rules for Haiti on Trade Markets and 
Industries, for the purpose of submitting a report to Congress on the 
effects of the amendments made by the act on the trade markets and 
industries, involving textile and apparel articles, of Haiti, the 
countries described in clauses (ii) and (iii) of section 213A(b)(2)(C) 
of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (as added by section 5002 
of this Act), and the United States.

DATES: 

October 23, 2007: Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public 
hearing.
October 25, 2007: Deadline for filing pre-hearing briefs and 
statements.
November 8, 2007, 9:30 am: Public hearing.
February 7, 2008: Deadline for written statements, including any post-
hearing briefs.
June 20, 2008: Deadline for transmittal of Commission report to 
Congress.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing 
rooms, are located in the United States International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. All written submissions, 
including requests to appear at the hearing, statements, and briefs, 
should be addressed to the Secretary, United States International Trade 
Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. The public record 
for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic 
docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information specific to this 
investigation may be obtained from Project Leaders William Deese (202-
205-2626; william.deese@usitc.gov) and Russell Duncan (202-708-4727; 
russell.duncan@usitc.gov). For information on the legal aspects of 
these investigations, contact William Gearhart of the Office of the 
General Counsel (202-205-3091; william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media 
should contact Margaret O'Laughlin of the Office of External Relations 
(202-205-1819; margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). General information 
concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its 
Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals 
may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission's 
TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with mobility impairments who 
will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should 
contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000.
    Background: Title V of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 
(TRHCA), which may also be cited as the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity 
through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2006, provides certain trade 
benefits for Haiti. These benefits are set forth in section 5002 of the 
TRHCA in the form of an amendment to the Caribbean Basin Economic 
Recovery Act (CBERA) (19 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) that adds a new section 
213A entitled ``Special Rules for Haiti.'' Section 5003 of TRHCA 
directs the Commission to submit a report to Congress on the effects of 
the amendments made by the act on the trade markets and industries, 
involving textile and apparel articles, of Haiti, the countries 
described in clauses (ii) and

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(iii) of section 213A(b)(2)(C) of CBERA (as added by section 5002 of 
this Act), and the United States. The Commission must provide its 
report to Congress by June 20, 2008.
    Public Hearing: A public hearing in connection with the 
investigation will be held at the U.S. International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC beginning at 9:30 a.m. on 
November 8, 2007. Requests to appear at the public hearing should be 
filed with the Secretary no later than 5:15 p.m., October 23, 2007, in 
accordance with the requirements in the ``Submissions'' section below. 
In the event that, as of the close of business on October 23, 2007, no 
witnesses are scheduled to appear at the hearing, the hearing will be 
canceled. Any person interested in attending the hearing as an observer 
or non-participant may call the Secretary (202-205-2000) after October 
24, 2007, to determine whether the hearing will be held.
    Statements and Briefs: In lieu of or in addition to participating 
in the hearing, interested parties are invited to submit written 
statements or briefs concerning the investigation in accordance with 
the requirements in the ``Submissions'' section below. Any pre-hearing 
briefs or statements should be filed not later than 5:15 p.m., October 
25, 2007. The deadline for filing any other written statements, 
including post-hearing briefs or statements, is the close of business 
on February 7, 2008.
    Submissions: All written submissions, including requests to appear 
at the hearing, statements, and briefs, should be addressed to the 
Secretary to the Commission and must conform with the provisions of 
section 201.8 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 
CFR 201.8). Section 201.8 of the rules requires that a signed original 
(or a copy designated as an original) and fourteen (14) copies of each 
document be filed. In the event that confidential treatment of the 
document is requested, at least four (4) additional copies must be 
filed, in which the confidential information must be deleted (see the 
following paragraph for further information regarding confidential 
business information). The Commission's rules do not authorize filing 
submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except 
to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission's Rules (19 
CFR 201.8) (see Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http://
www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/documents/handbook_
on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding 
electronic filing should contact the Secretary (202-205-2000 or 
edis@usitc.gov).
    Any submissions that contain confidential business information must 
also conform with the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the 
rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages 
be clearly marked as to whether they are the ``confidential'' or 
``nonconfidential'' version, and that the confidential business 
information be clearly identified by means of brackets. All written 
submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made 
available in the Office of the Secretary to the Commission for 
inspection by interested parties.
    The Commission does not intend to include any confidential business 
or national security confidential information in the report it sends to 
the Congress. Accordingly, any confidential business information 
received by the Commission in this investigation and used in preparing 
the report will not be published in a manner that would reveal the 
operations of the firm supplying the information.

    Issued: February 6, 2007.

    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
 [FR Doc. E7-2197 Filed 2-8-07; 8:45 am]
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