Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Resin From China and India, Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Anti-Dumping Duty Investigations, 12815-12816 [2018-05965]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES must conform with the provisions of section 207.67 of the Commission’s rules. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is July 24, 2018. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the reviews may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the reviews on or before July 24, 2018. On August 15, 2018, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before August 17, 2018, but such final comments must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with section 207.68 of the Commission’s rules. 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The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. Authority: These reviews are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.62 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: March 19, 2018. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–05899 Filed 3–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:54 Mar 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–588 and 731– TA–1392–1393 (Final)] Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Resin From China and India, Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Anti-Dumping Duty Investigations United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701–TA–588 and 731–TA–1392–1393 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin from China and India, provided for in subheadings 3904.61.00 and 3904.69.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be subsidized by the government of India. Determinations with respect to imports of PTFE resin alleged to be sold at less-than-fair-value are pending. DATES: March 8, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193) and Robert Casanova (202–708–2719), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can 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. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these investigations may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scope.— For purposes of these investigations, Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin, including but not limited to granular, dispersion, or coagulated dispersion (also known as fine powder). PTFE is covered by the scope of these SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12815 investigations whether filled or unfilled, whether or not modified, and whether or not containing co-polymer additives, pigments, or other materials. Also included is PTFE wet raw polymer. The chemical formula for PTFE is C2F4, and the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry number is 9002–84–0. PTFE further processed into micropowder, having particle size typically ranging from 1 to 25 microns, and a melt-flow rate no less than 0.1 gram/10 minutes, is excluded from the scope of these investigations. PTFE is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under subheadings 3904.61.0010 and 3904.61.0090. Subject merchandise may also be classified under HTSUS subheading 3904.69.5000. Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS Number are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the scope is dispositive.’’ Background.—The final phase of these investigations is being scheduled pursuant to sections 705(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 1673d(b)), as a result of an affirmative preliminary determination by the Commerce that certain benefits which constitute subsidies within the meaning of section 703 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b) are being provided to manufacturers, producers, or exporters in India of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin, and that such products are being subsidized in the United States by the government of India within the meaning of section 703 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b). The investigations were requested in petitions filed on September 28, 2017, by The Chemours Company FC LLC, Wilmington, Delaware. For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of these investigations, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C (19 CFR part 207). Participation in the investigations and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of these investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance during the preliminary phase of the E:\FR\FM\23MRN1.SGM 23MRN1 amozie on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES 12816 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 57 / Friday, March 23, 2018 / Notices investigations need not file an additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in the final phase of these investigations available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the investigations, provided that the application is made no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the investigations. A party granted access to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not reapply for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Staff report.—The prehearing staff report in the final phase of these investigations will be placed in the nonpublic record on May 4, 2018, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.22 of the Commission’s rules. Hearing.—The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to the Commission on or before May 14, 2018. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should participate in a prehearing conference to be held on May 15, 2018, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, if deemed necessary. Oral testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 207.24 of the Commission’s rules. Parties must submit any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 business days prior to the date of the hearing. Written submissions.—Each party who is an interested party shall submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:54 Mar 22, 2018 Jkt 244001 Commission’s rules; the deadline for filing is May 11, 2018. Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission’s rules, and posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 207.25 of the Commission’s rules. The deadline for filing posthearing briefs is May 24, 2018. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to these investigations may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of these investigations, including statements of support or opposition to the petition, on or before May 24, 2018. On June 15, 2018, the Commission will make available to parties all information on which they have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on this information on or before June 19, 2018, but such final comments must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with section 207.30 of the Commission’s rules. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s Handbook on E-Filing, available on the Commission’s website at https:// edis.usitc.gov, elaborates upon the Commission’s rules with respect to electronic filing. Additional written submissions to the Commission, including requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission’s rules, shall not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request by a Commissioner or Commission staff. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to these investigations must be served on all other parties to these investigations (as identified by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service. Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued: March 20, 2018. Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–05965 Filed 3–22–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Meeting of the NDCAC Executive Advisory Board Justice Department. Meeting notice. 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 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-588 and 731-TA-1392-1393 (Final)]


Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Resin From China and India, 
Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Anti-Dumping 
Duty Investigations

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the 
final phase of the antidumping and countervailing duty investigation 
Nos. 701-TA-588 and 731-TA-1392-1393 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act 
of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether an industry in the United 
States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the 
establishment of an industry in the United States is materially 
retarded, by reason of imports of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin 
from China and India, provided for in subheadings 3904.61.00 and 
3904.69.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 
preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') 
to be subsidized by the government of India. Determinations with 
respect to imports of PTFE resin alleged to be sold at less-than-fair-
value are pending.

DATES: March 8, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193) and Robert 
Casanova (202-708-2719), Office of Investigations, U.S. International 
Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-
impaired persons can 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. 
General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by 
accessing its internet server (https://www.usitc.gov). The public 
record for these investigations may be viewed on the Commission's 
electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Scope.-- For purposes of these investigations, Commerce has defined 
the subject merchandise as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin, 
including but not limited to granular, dispersion, or coagulated 
dispersion (also known as fine powder). PTFE is covered by the scope of 
these investigations whether filled or unfilled, whether or not 
modified, and whether or not containing co-polymer additives, pigments, 
or other materials. Also included is PTFE wet raw polymer. The chemical 
formula for PTFE is C2F4, and the Chemical Abstracts Service Registry 
number is 9002-84-0.
    PTFE further processed into micropowder, having particle size 
typically ranging from 1 to 25 microns, and a melt-flow rate no less 
than 0.1 gram/10 minutes, is excluded from the scope of these 
investigations.
    PTFE is classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTSUS) under subheadings 3904.61.0010 and 3904.61.0090. Subject 
merchandise may also be classified under HTSUS subheading 3904.69.5000. 
Although the HTSUS subheadings and CAS Number are provided for 
convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the scope 
is dispositive.''
    Background.--The final phase of these investigations is being 
scheduled pursuant to sections 705(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 
U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 1673d(b)), as a result of an affirmative 
preliminary determination by the Commerce that certain benefits which 
constitute subsidies within the meaning of section 703 of the Act (19 
U.S.C. 1671b) are being provided to manufacturers, producers, or 
exporters in India of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) resin, and that 
such products are being subsidized in the United States by the 
government of India within the meaning of section 703 of the Act (19 
U.S.C. 1673b). The investigations were requested in petitions filed on 
September 28, 2017, by The Chemours Company FC LLC, Wilmington, 
Delaware.
    For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of 
these investigations, hearing procedures, and rules of general 
application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 
part 201, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A 
and C (19 CFR part 207).
    Participation in the investigations and public service list.--
Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if 
the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer 
organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of these 
investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the 
Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the 
Commission's rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date 
specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance 
during the preliminary phase of the

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investigations need not file an additional notice of appearance during 
this final phase. The Secretary will maintain a public service list 
containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their 
representatives, who are parties to the investigations.
    Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.--
Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary 
will make BPI gathered in the final phase of these investigations 
available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the 
investigations, provided that the application is made no later than 21 
days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized 
applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 
1677(9), who are parties to the investigations. A party granted access 
to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not reapply 
for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the 
Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Staff report.--The prehearing staff report in the final phase of 
these investigations will be placed in the nonpublic record on May 4, 
2018, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to 
section 207.22 of the Commission's rules.
    Hearing.--The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the 
final phase of these investigations beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, 
May 17, 2018, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. 
Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the 
Secretary to the Commission on or before May 14, 2018. A nonparty who 
has testimony that may aid the Commission's deliberations may request 
permission to present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and 
nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral 
presentations should participate in a prehearing conference to be held 
on May 15, 2018, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 
if deemed necessary. Oral testimony and written materials to be 
submitted at the public hearing are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 
201.13(f), and 207.24 of the Commission's rules. Parties must submit 
any request to present a portion of their hearing testimony in camera 
no later than 7 business days prior to the date of the hearing.
    Written submissions.--Each party who is an interested party shall 
submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must 
conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the Commission's 
rules; the deadline for filing is May 11, 2018. Parties may also file 
written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, 
as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission's rules, and 
posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 
207.25 of the Commission's rules. The deadline for filing posthearing 
briefs is May 24, 2018. In addition, any person who has not entered an 
appearance as a party to these investigations may submit a written 
statement of information pertinent to the subject of these 
investigations, including statements of support or opposition to the 
petition, on or before May 24, 2018. On June 15, 2018, the Commission 
will make available to parties all information on which they have not 
had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final comments on 
this information on or before June 19, 2018, but such final comments 
must not contain new factual information and must otherwise comply with 
section 207.30 of the Commission's rules. All written submissions must 
conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's rules; 
any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the 
requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission's 
rules. The Commission's Handbook on E-Filing, available on the 
Commission's website at https://edis.usitc.gov, elaborates upon the 
Commission's rules with respect to electronic filing.
    Additional written submissions to the Commission, including 
requests pursuant to section 201.12 of the Commission's rules, shall 
not be accepted unless good cause is shown for accepting such 
submissions, or unless the submission is pursuant to a specific request 
by a Commissioner or Commission staff.
    In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission's 
rules, each document filed by a party to these investigations must be 
served on all other parties to these investigations (as identified by 
either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service 
must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for 
filing without a certificate of service.
    Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority 
of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published 
pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: March 20, 2018.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2018-05965 Filed 3-22-18; 8:45 am]
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