Mattresses From China; Institution of Antidumping Duty Investigation and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigation, 48332-48333 [2018-20655]

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AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an investigation and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping duty investigation No. 731–TA–1324 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether there is a reasonable indication that 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 mattresses from China, provided for in subheadings 9404.21.00, 9404.29.10, and 9404.29.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value. Unless the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by November 2, 2018. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by November 9, 2018. DATES: September 18, 2018. SUMMARY: amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Permit issuance date Permit No. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 Junie Joseph (202–205–3363), 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 this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—This investigation is being instituted, pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)), in response to a petition filed on September 18, 2018, by Corsicana Mattress Company, Dallas, TX; Elite Comfort Solutions, Newnan, GA; Future Foam Inc., Council Bluffs, IA; FXI, Inc., Media, PA; Innocor, Inc., Red Bank, NJ; Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., Chicago, IL; Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, Carthage, MO; Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, Atlanta, GA; and Tempur Sealy Interational, Inc., Lexington, KY. For further information concerning the conduct of this investigation 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 B (19 CFR part 207). Participation in the investigation and public service list.—Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in sections 201.11 and 207.10 of the Commission’s rules, not later than seven days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. 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 duty investigations. The Secretary will PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 February February February February February 20, 27, 28, 21, 28, 2018. 2018. 2018. 2018. 2018. prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to this investigation upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance. 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 this investigation available to authorized applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(9)) who are parties to the investigation under the APO issued in the investigation, provided that the application is made not later than seven days after the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Conference.—The Commission’s Director of Investigations has scheduled a conference in connection with this investigation for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. Requests to appear at the conference should be emailed to preliminaryconferences@usitc.gov (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before Thursday, October 4, 2018. Parties in support of the imposition of antidumping duties in this investigation and parties in opposition to the imposition of such duties will each be collectively allocated one hour within which to make an oral presentation at the conference. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the conference. Written submissions.—As provided in sections 201.8 and 207.15 of the Commission’s rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or before October 12, 2018, a written brief containing information and arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigation. Parties may file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the conference. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 185 / Monday, September 24, 2018 / Notices 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://www.usitc.gov/ secretary/documents/handbook_on_ filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates upon the Commission’s rules with respect to electronic filing. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, each document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on all other parties to the investigation (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: This investigation is being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.12 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: September 18, 2018. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2018–20655 Filed 9–21–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–565] American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act: Effects of Temporary Duty Suspensions and Reductions on the U.S. Economy Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; and MTB Effects Questionnaire United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In accordance with the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice that it plans to submit a request for approval of a questionnaire to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and requests public comment on its draft proposed collection. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before November 23, 2018. ADDRESSES: The project leader for this investigation is Kimberlie Freund. Please direct all written comments to mtbeffects@usitc.gov or via U.S. mail at U.S. International Trade Commission, amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Sep 21, 2018 Jkt 244001 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Additional Information: Copies of the draft questionnaire and other supplementary documents may be downloaded from the USITC website at https://www.usitc.gov/MTBEffects. For any questions about this notice, email mtbeffects@usitc.gov or call the project leader for this investigation, Kimberlie Freund (202–708–5402). Hearingimpaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202– 205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its website (http://www.usitc.gov). Purpose of Information Collection: The information requested by the questionnaire is for use by the Commission in connection with preparing the report required by section 4 of the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act of 2016 (AMCA), 19 U.S.C. 1332 note. The Commission is instituting Investigation No. 332–565, American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act: Effects of Temporary Duty Suspensions and Reductions on the U.S. Economy, for the purpose of preparing this report. Section 4 of the AMCA requires the Commission, upon enactment of a miscellaneous tariff bill, to prepare and submit to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance (hereinafter Committees) a report on the effects on the U.S. economy of duty suspensions and reductions enacted pursuant to the AMCA, including a broad assessment of the economic effects of such duty suspensions and reductions on producers, purchasers, and consumers in the United States, using case studies describing such effects on selected industries or by type of article as available data permit. The AMCA also requires the Commission to solicit and append to the report recommendations with respect to those domestic industry sectors or specific domestic industries that might benefit from permanent duty suspensions and reductions, either through a unilateral action of the United States or through negotiations for reciprocal tariff agreements, with a particular focus on inequities created by tariff inversions. As part of any such assessment, the Commission intends to survey U.S. firms that have successfully petitioned for duty suspensions and reductions and those commenting on their petitions about the effects of these duty suspensions and reductions on U.S. firms. The AMCA requires the Commission to submit its report 12 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 48333 months after enactment of a miscellaneous tariff bill. Summary of Proposal (1) Number of forms submitted: 1. (2) Title of form: American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act: Effects of Temporary Duty Suspensions and Reductions on the U.S. Economy. (3) Type of request: New. (4) Frequency of use: Industry questionnaire, single data gathering. (5) Description of respondents: Members of the public who filed petitions with respect to products that are the subject of a miscellaneous tariff bill, as well as members of the public who commented on the petitions filed. (6) Estimated number of respondents: 750. (7) Estimated total number of hours to complete the questionnaire per respondent: 2 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Section 4 of the AMCA directs the Commission to submit to the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance ‘‘a report on the effects on the United States economy of duty suspensions and reductions enacted pursuant to this Act including a broad assessment of the economic effects of such duty suspensions and reductions on producers, purchasers and consumers in the United States using case studies describing such effects on selected industries or by type of article as available data permit.’’ The AMCA also directs the Commission to solicit and include in the report ‘‘recommendations with respect to those domestic industry sectors or specific domestic industries that might benefit from permanent duty suspensions and reductions, either through a unilateral action of the United States or [through] negotiations for reciprocal tariff agreements, with a particular focus on inequities created by tariff inversions.’’ The questionnaire will collect information in response to these elements. II. Method of Collection Respondents will be mailed a letter with a link and individual code for accessing the online form. Respondents may also request a fillable form. Once the online form is complete, respondents will be directed to submit the form by selecting a submit button. E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 731-TA-1424 (Preliminary)]


Mattresses From China; Institution of Antidumping Duty 
Investigation and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigation

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an 
investigation and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping duty 
investigation No. 731-TA-1324 (Preliminary) pursuant to the Tariff Act 
of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether there is a reasonable 
indication that 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 
mattresses from China, provided for in subheadings 9404.21.00, 
9404.29.10, and 9404.29.90 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less 
than fair value. Unless the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') 
extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a 
preliminary determination in antidumping duty investigations in 45 
days, or in this case by November 2, 2018. The Commission's views must 
be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by 
November 9, 2018.

DATES: September 18, 2018.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Junie Joseph (202-205-3363), 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 this investigation may 
be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background.--This investigation is being instituted, pursuant to 
section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)), in 
response to a petition filed on September 18, 2018, by Corsicana 
Mattress Company, Dallas, TX; Elite Comfort Solutions, Newnan, GA; 
Future Foam Inc., Council Bluffs, IA; FXI, Inc., Media, PA; Innocor, 
Inc., Red Bank, NJ; Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., Chicago, IL; Leggett & 
Platt, Incorporated, Carthage, MO; Serta Simmons Bedding, LLC, Atlanta, 
GA; and Tempur Sealy Interational, Inc., Lexington, KY.
    For further information concerning the conduct of this 
investigation 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 B (19 CFR part 207).
    Participation in the investigation and public service list.--
Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the 
investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the 
Secretary to the Commission, as provided in sections 201.11 and 207.10 
of the Commission's rules, not later than seven days after publication 
of this notice in the Federal Register. 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 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 this 
investigation upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of 
appearance.
    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 this investigation available to authorized 
applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C. 
1677(9)) who are parties to the investigation under the APO issued in 
the investigation, provided that the application is made not later than 
seven days after the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary 
for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Conference.--The Commission's Director of Investigations has 
scheduled a conference in connection with this investigation for 9:30 
a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the U.S. International Trade 
Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. Requests to 
appear at the conference should be emailed to 
[email protected] (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before 
Thursday, October 4, 2018. Parties in support of the imposition of 
antidumping duties in this investigation and parties in opposition to 
the imposition of such duties will each be collectively allocated one 
hour within which to make an oral presentation at the conference. A 
nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission's deliberations 
may request permission to present a short statement at the conference.
    Written submissions.--As provided in sections 201.8 and 207.15 of 
the Commission's rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or 
before October 12, 2018, a written brief containing information and 
arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigation. Parties 
may file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the 
conference. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of 
section 201.8 of the

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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://www.usitc.gov/secretary/documents/handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates upon the Commission's 
rules with respect to electronic filing.
    In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, each 
document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on all 
other parties to the investigation (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:  This investigation is being conducted under 
authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is 
published pursuant to section 207.12 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: September 18, 2018.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2018-20655 Filed 9-21-18; 8:45 am]
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