Monosodium Glutamate From China and Indonesia, 76321 [2013-29882]

Download as PDF wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / Notices infringement of claims 1, 2, 4, 5, 17, and 28 of U.S. Patent No. 6,216,691, claims 1 and 20 of U.S. Patent No. 6,935,337, claim 15 of U.S. Patent No. 7,159,587, claims 1, 5, 6, 11, 12, 18–20, 35, and 36 of U.S. Patent No. 7,487,772, claims 1– 7 of U.S. Patent No. 7,614,398, claims 59, 60, 63, and 72–75 of U.S. Patent No. 7,743,767, and claims 17, 21–24, 29, and 32–37 of U.S. Patent No. 7,997,267. The Commission’s notice of investigation named as respondents Apex Medical Corp. of New Taipei City, Taiwan and Apex Medical USA Corp. of Brea, California (collectively, ‘‘Apex’’) and Medical Depot Inc., d/b/a Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing of Port Washington, New York. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations participated in the investigation. Medical Depot Inc. and Apex were previously terminated from the investigation on the basis of consent orders. Order Nos. 8 (unreviewed by the Commission, July 18, 2013) and 11 (unreviewed by the Commission, Aug. 8, 2013). On September 23, 2013, Apex filed a request with the Commission asking for institution of an advisory opinion proceeding to declare that their redesigned sleep-disordered breathing treatment systems are not covered by the consent order. Apex also requests that the proceeding be conducted expeditiously. ResMed filed a response on October 18, 2013 opposing Apex’s request. The Commission has determined that Apex’s request complies with the requirements for institution of an advisory opinion proceeding under Commission rule 210.79. Accordingly, the Commission has determined to institute an advisory opinion proceeding and referred Apex’s request to the Chief Administrative Law Judge to designate a presiding administrative law judge. The following entities are named as parties to the proceeding: (1) Complainant ResMed; (2) respondent Apex; (3) the Office of Unfair Import Investigations. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in Part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: December 11, 2013. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–29887 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Dec 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–503–504 and 731–TA–1229–1230 (Preliminary)] Monosodium Glutamate From China and Indonesia Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports from China and Indonesia of monosodium glutamate, provided for in subheading 2922.42.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) and subsidized by the Governments of China and Indonesia. Commencement of Final Phase Investigations Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of affirmative preliminary determinations in the investigations under sections 703(b) or 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations under sections 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR § 207.2(f)). PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76321 Background On September 16, 2013, a petition was filed with the Commission and Commerce by Ajinomoto North America Inc. (‘‘AJINA’’), Itasca, Illinois, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV imports of monosodium glutamate from China and Indonesia that are subsidized by the Governments of China and Indonesia. Accordingly, effective September 16, 2013, the Commission instituted countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701–TA–503–504 and antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731–TA–1229–1230 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigations and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of September 20, 2013 (78 FR 57881). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on October 23, 2013, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on November 18, 2013. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4437 (November 2013), entitled Monosodium Glutamate from China and Indonesia: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–503–504 and 731–TA–1229– 1230 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. Issued: November 19, 2013. Lisa R. Barton, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2013–29882 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–13–038] Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States International Trade Commission. TIME AND DATE: December 17, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, Telephone: (202) 205–2000. STATUS: Open to the public. MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: 1. Agendas for future meetings: None 2. Minutes AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 242 (Tuesday, December 17, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-29882]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-503-504 and 731-TA-1229-1230 (Preliminary)]


Monosodium Glutamate From China and Indonesia

Determinations

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigations, the United States International Trade Commission 
(Commission) determines, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)) (the Act), that 
there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States 
is materially injured by reason of imports from China and Indonesia of 
monosodium glutamate, provided for in subheading 2922.42.10 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be 
sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) and subsidized 
by the Governments of China and Indonesia.
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    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR Sec.  207.2(f)).
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Commencement of Final Phase Investigations

    Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission's rules, the 
Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of 
its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of 
scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided 
in section 207.21 of the Commission's rules, upon notice from the 
Department of Commerce (Commerce) of affirmative preliminary 
determinations in the investigations under sections 703(b) or 733(b) of 
the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon 
notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations 
under sections 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries 
of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not 
enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. 
Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold 
at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the 
right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing 
duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list 
containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their 
representatives, who are parties to the investigations.

Background

    On September 16, 2013, a petition was filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by Ajinomoto North America Inc. (``AJINA''), Itasca, Illinois, 
alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or 
threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV imports of monosodium 
glutamate from China and Indonesia that are subsidized by the 
Governments of China and Indonesia. Accordingly, effective September 
16, 2013, the Commission instituted countervailing duty investigation 
Nos. 701-TA-503-504 and antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731-TA-
1229-1230 (Preliminary).
    Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigations and of 
a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by 
posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. 
International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the 
notice in the Federal Register of September 20, 2013 (78 FR 57881). The 
conference was held in Washington, DC, on October 23, 2013, and all 
persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in 
person or by counsel.
    The Commission transmitted its determinations in these 
investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on November 18, 2013. The 
views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4437 
(November 2013), entitled Monosodium Glutamate from China and 
Indonesia: Investigation Nos. 701-TA-503-504 and 731-TA-1229-1230 
(Preliminary).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: November 19, 2013.
Lisa R. Barton,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2013-29882 Filed 12-16-13; 8:45 am]
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