Large Residential Washers From China; Determination, 6292-6293 [2016-02223]


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 24 (Friday, February 5, 2016)]
[Pages 6292-6293]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2016-02223]



[Investigation No. 731-TA-1306 (Preliminary)]

Large Residential Washers From China; Determination

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigation, the United States International Trade Commission 
(``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the 
Act''), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the 
United States is materially injured by reason of imports of large 
residential washers from China, provided for in subheading 8450.20.00 
of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are 
alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value 

    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).

Commencement of Final Phase Investigation

    Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission's rules, the 
Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of 
its investigation. 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 an affirmative preliminary 
determination in the investigation under section 733(b) of the Act, or, 
if the preliminary determination is negative, upon notice of an 
affirmative final determination in that investigation under section 
735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the 
preliminary phase of the investigation need not enter a separate 
appearance for the final phase of the investigation. 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 investigation.


    On December 16, 2015, Whirlpool Corp., Benton Harbor, Michigan, 
filed a petition with the Commission and Commerce, alleging that an 
industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with 
material injury by

[[Page 6293]]

reason of LTFV imports of large residential washers from China. 
Accordingly, effective December 16, 2015, the Commission, pursuant to 
section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)), 
instituted antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-1306 
    Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigation 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 December 22, 2015 (80 FR 79611). The 
conference was held in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2016, and all 
persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in 
person or by counsel.
    The Commission made this determination pursuant to section 733(a) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)). It completed and filed 
its determination in this investigation on February 1, 2016. The views 
of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4591 (February 
2016), entitled Large Residential Washers from China: Investigation No. 
731-TA-1306 (Preliminary).

    By order of the Commission.

    Dated: February 1, 2016.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2016-02223 Filed 2-4-16; 8:45 am]