Rubber Bands From China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand; Determinations, 12594 [2018-05834]

Download as PDF 12594 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 56 / Thursday, March 22, 2018 / Notices daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES copies to the Office of the Secretary by noon the next day pursuant to section 210.4(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (‘‘Inv. No. 337–TA–1002’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, https://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/documents/handbook_on_ filing_procedures.pdf). Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary (202–205–2000). Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All information, including confidential business information and documents for which confidential treatment is properly sought, submitted to the Commission for purposes of this Investigation may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel,1 solely for cybersecurity purposes. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS. 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: March 19, 2018. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–05815 Filed 3–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–598–600 and 731–TA–1408–1410 (Preliminary)] Rubber Bands From China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand; 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 there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of rubber bands from China and Thailand provided for in subheadings 4016.99.35 and 4016.99.60 (statistical reporting numbers 4016.99.3510 and 4016.99.6050) 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 to be subsidized by the governments of China and Thailand. The Commission further determines that imports of rubber bands from Sri Lanka that are alleged to be sold in the United States at LTFV and to be subsidized by the government of Sri Lanka are negligible pursuant to section 771(24) of the Act, and its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations with regard to rubber bands from this country are thereby terminated pursuant to section 703(a)(1) of the Act. 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 regarding imports of rubber bands from China and Thailand. 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 U.S. 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, 1 The 1 All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Mar 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 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 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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 January 30, 2018, Alliance Rubber Co., Hot Springs, Arkansas filed petitions with the Commission and Commerce, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV and subsidized imports of rubber bands from China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Accordingly, effective January 30, 2018, the Commission, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)), instituted countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701–TA–598–600 and antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731–TA–1408–1410 (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 February 5, 2018 (83 FR 5143). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on February 20, 2018, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on March 19, 2018.2 The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4770 (March 2018), entitled Rubber Bands from China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–598–600 and 731–TA–1408–1410 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. Issued: March 19, 2018. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–05834 Filed 3–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P 2 Due to the Federal government weather-related closure on March 2, 2018, these investigations have been tolled by one day pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1671b(a)(2), 1673b(a)(2). E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 56 (Thursday, March 22, 2018)]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-598-600 and 731-TA-1408-1410 (Preliminary)]


Rubber Bands From China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand; 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 there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the 
United States is threatened with material injury by reason of imports 
of rubber bands from China and Thailand provided for in subheadings 
4016.99.35 and 4016.99.60 (statistical reporting numbers 4016.99.3510 
and 4016.99.6050) 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 to be subsidized by the governments of China 
and Thailand. The Commission further determines that imports of rubber 
bands from Sri Lanka that are alleged to be sold in the United States 
at LTFV and to be subsidized by the government of Sri Lanka are 
negligible pursuant to section 771(24) of the Act, and its antidumping 
and countervailing duty investigations with regard to rubber bands from 
this country are thereby terminated pursuant to section 703(a)(1) of 
the Act.
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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)).
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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 regarding imports of rubber bands from China and 
Thailand. 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 U.S. 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 January 30, 2018, Alliance Rubber Co., Hot Springs, Arkansas 
filed petitions with the Commission and Commerce, alleging that an 
industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with 
material injury by reason of LTFV and subsidized imports of rubber 
bands from China, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Accordingly, effective 
January 30, 2018, the Commission, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 
733(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)), instituted 
countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-598-600 and antidumping 
duty investigation Nos. 731-TA-1408-1410 (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 February 5, 2018 (83 FR 5143). The 
conference was held in Washington, DC, on February 20, 2018, and all 
persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in 
person or by counsel.
    The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 
703(a) and 733(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)). It 
completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on March 
19, 2018.\2\ The views of the Commission are contained in USITC 
Publication 4770 (March 2018), entitled Rubber Bands from China, Sri 
Lanka, and Thailand: Investigation Nos. 701-TA-598-600 and 731-TA-1408-
1410 (Preliminary).
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    \2\ Due to the Federal government weather-related closure on 
March 2, 2018, these investigations have been tolled by one day 
pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1671b(a)(2), 1673b(a)(2).

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    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: March 19, 2018.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2018-05834 Filed 3-21-18; 8:45 am]
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