Hardwood Plywood From China, 61325 [2017-27845]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Notices Record of Decision or final rule will be issued. Dated: December 19, 2017. Martha J. Lee, Acting Regional Director, Pacific West Region. [FR Doc. 2017–27826 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4312–52–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–565 and 731– TA–1341 (Final)] Hardwood Plywood From China Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of hardwood plywood from China, provided for in subheadings 4412.10, 4412.31, 4412.32, 4412.39, 4412.94, and 4412.99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), and to be subsidized by the government of China.2 Background daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES The Commission, pursuant to sections 705(b) and 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)), instituted these investigations applicable November 18, 2016, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by the Coalition for Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood and its individual members.3 The final phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission following notification of a preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of hardwood plywood from China were subsidized within the meaning of section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)) and sold at LTFV within the meaning of 733(b) of the Act 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 The Commission also finds that imports subject to Commerce’s affirmative critical circumstances determinations are not likely to undermine seriously the remedial effect of the antidumping duty order or the countervailing duty order on hardwood plywood from China. 3 Columbia Forest Products, Greensboro, North Carolina; Commonwealth Plywood Inc., Whitehall, New York; Murphy Plywood Co., Eugene, Oregon; Roseburg Forest Products Co., Roseburg, Oregon; States Industries, Inc., Eugene, Oregon; and Timber Products Company, Springfield, Oregon. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:43 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission’s investigations and of a public hearing 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 on July 11, 2017 (82 FR 32011). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on October 26, 2017, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 705(b) and 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on December 20, 2017. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4747 (December 2017), entitled Hardwood Plywood from China: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–565 and 731–TA–1341 (Final). By order of the Commission. Issued: December 20, 2017. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2017–27845 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 332–562 and 332–563] Global Digital Trade 2: The Businessto-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; Submission of Questionnaire for OMB Review United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of submission of request for approval of a questionnaire to the Office of Management and Budget. This notice is being given pursuant to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). AGENCY: Purpose of Information Collection: The information requested by the questionnaire is for use by the Commission in connection with investigation no. 332–562, Global Digital Trade 2: The Business-toBusiness Market, Key Foreign Trade Restrictions, and U.S. Competitiveness; and investigation no. 332–563, Global Digital Trade 3: The Business-toConsumer Market, Key Foreign Trade PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61325 Restrictions, and U.S. Competitiveness. These investigations were instituted under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)) at the request of the United States Trade Representative (USTR). The Commission will deliver the results of its investigation into the business-tobusiness market to the USTR by October 29, 2018 and its investigation of the business-to-consumer market to the USTR by March 29, 2019. Summary of Proposal: (1) Number of forms submitted: 1. (2) Title of form: Global Digital Trade Questionnaire. (3) Type of request: New. (4) Frequency of use: Industry questionnaire, single data gathering, scheduled for 2018. (5) Description of respondents: U.S. firms in industries involved in global digital trade. (6) Estimated number of questionnaire requests to be mailed: 13,000. (7) Estimated total number of hours to complete the questionnaire per respondent: 17 hours. (8) Information obtained from the questionnaire that qualifies as confidential business information will be so treated by the Commission and not disclosed in a manner that would reveal the individual operations of a firm. Aggregate responses will be considered NSI as requested by USTR. Additional Information or Comment: Copies of the draft questionnaire and other supplementary documents may be downloaded from the USITC website at https://www.usitc.gov/ globaldigitaltrade. For any questions about these investigations, email globaldigitaltrade@usitc.gov or call 202– 205–3225 or 202–205–3342. Comments about the proposal should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Room 10102 (Docket Library), Washington, DC 20503, ATTENTION: Docket Librarian. All comments should be specific, indicating which part of the questionnaire is objectionable, describing the concern in detail, and including specific suggested revisions or language changes. Copies of any comments should be provided to Chief Information Officer, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, who is the Commission’s designated Senior Official under the Paperwork Reduction Act. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet address (https:// www.usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the TDD terminal on 202– E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-565 and 731-TA-1341 (Final)]


Hardwood Plywood From China

Determinations

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigations, the United States International Trade Commission 
(``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the 
Act''), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by 
reason of imports of hardwood plywood from China, provided for in 
subheadings 4412.10, 4412.31, 4412.32, 4412.39, 4412.94, and 4412.99 of 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been 
found by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be sold in the 
United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), and to be subsidized 
by the government of China.\2\
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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 207.2(f)).
    \2\ The Commission also finds that imports subject to Commerce's 
affirmative critical circumstances determinations are not likely to 
undermine seriously the remedial effect of the antidumping duty 
order or the countervailing duty order on hardwood plywood from 
China.
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Background

    The Commission, pursuant to sections 705(b) and 735(b) of the Act 
(19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)), instituted these 
investigations applicable November 18, 2016, following receipt of a 
petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by the Coalition for 
Fair Trade of Hardwood Plywood and its individual members.\3\ The final 
phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission following 
notification of a preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports 
of hardwood plywood from China were subsidized within the meaning of 
section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)) and sold at LTFV within 
the meaning of 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the 
scheduling of the final phase of the Commission's investigations and of 
a public hearing 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 on July 11, 2017 (82 FR 32011). The 
hearing was held in Washington, DC, on October 26, 2017, and all 
persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in 
person or by counsel.
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    \3\ Columbia Forest Products, Greensboro, North Carolina; 
Commonwealth Plywood Inc., Whitehall, New York; Murphy Plywood Co., 
Eugene, Oregon; Roseburg Forest Products Co., Roseburg, Oregon; 
States Industries, Inc., Eugene, Oregon; and Timber Products 
Company, Springfield, Oregon.
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    The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 
705(b) and 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 19 U.S.C. 
1673d(b)). It completed and filed its determinations in these 
investigations on December 20, 2017. The views of the Commission are 
contained in USITC Publication 4747 (December 2017), entitled Hardwood 
Plywood from China: Investigation Nos. 701-TA-565 and 731-TA-1341 
(Final).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: December 20, 2017.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2017-27845 Filed 12-26-17; 8:45 am]
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