Quartz Surface Products From China, 26307 [2018-12168]

Download as PDF daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 109 / Wednesday, June 6, 2018 / Notices All parties and nonparties desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should participate in a prehearing conference to be held on September 10, 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 September 6, 2018. 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VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Jun 05, 2018 Jkt 244001 In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the investigations must be served on all other parties to the 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: May 31, 2018. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–606 and 731– TA–1416 (Preliminary)] Quartz Surface Products 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 there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of quartz surface products from China that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’) and to be subsidized by the government of China.2 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 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 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 83 FR 22612 (May 16, 2018) and 83 FR 22618 (May 16, 2018). Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 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 [FR Doc. 2018–12094 Filed 6–5–18; 8:45 am] PO 00000 26307 On April 17, 2018, Cambria Company LLC, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 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 reason of LTFV and subsidized imports of quartz surface products from China. Accordingly, effective April 17, 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 No. 701–TA–606 and antidumping duty investigation No. 731–TA–1416 (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 April 23, 2018 (83 FR 17675). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on May 8, 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 June 1, 2018. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4794 (June 2018), entitled Quartz Surface Products from China: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–606 and 731–TA–1416 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. Issued: June 1, 2018. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–12168 Filed 6–5–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P E:\FR\FM\06JNN1.SGM 06JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 109 (Wednesday, June 6, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Page 26307]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-12168]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-606 and 731-TA-1416 (Preliminary)]


Quartz Surface Products 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 there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the 
United States is materially injured by reason of imports of quartz 
surface products from China that are alleged 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\ 83 FR 22612 (May 16, 2018) and 83 FR 22618 (May 16, 2018).
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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 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 April 17, 2018, Cambria Company LLC, Eden Prairie, Minnesota 
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 reason of LTFV and subsidized imports of quartz 
surface products from China. Accordingly, effective April 17, 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 No. 701-TA-606 and antidumping duty investigation No. 
731-TA-1416 (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 April 23, 2018 (83 FR 17675). The 
conference was held in Washington, DC, on May 8, 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 June 
1, 2018. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 
4794 (June 2018), entitled Quartz Surface Products from China: 
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-606 and 731-TA-1416 (Preliminary).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: June 1, 2018.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2018-12168 Filed 6-5-18; 8:45 am]
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