Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan; Determinations, 56377-56378 [2018-24621]

Download as PDF amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 13, 2018 / Notices complaint alleges infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 10,070,669; 10,076,139; 10,045,568; 10,058,130 and 10,104,915. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order, cease and desist orders and impose a bond during the 60-day review period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337(j). Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the public are invited to file comments, not to exceed five (5) pages in length, inclusive of attachments, on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or § 210.8(b) filing. 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[FR Doc. 2018–24679 Filed 11–9–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1387–1391 (Final)] Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan; 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 not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of polyethylene terephthalate (‘‘PET’’) resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan that have been found by the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’).2 3 Background The Commission, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)), instituted these investigations effective September 26, 2017, following receipt of petitions filed with the Commission and Commerce by DAK Americas LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina; Indorama Ventures USA, Inc., Decatur, Alabama; M&G Polymers USA, LLC, Houston, Texas; and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, Lake City, South Carolina. The Commission scheduled the final phase of the investigations following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of PET resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of section 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 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 48278–48289 (September 24, 2018). 3 Whether the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded is not an issue in these investigations. E:\FR\FM\13NON1.SGM 13NON1 56378 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 219 / Tuesday, November 13, 2018 / Notices 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 June 6, 2018 (53 FR 26306). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on September 13, 2018, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission made these determinations pursuant to section 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on November 6, 2018. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4835 (November 2018), entitled Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan: Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1387–1391 (Final). By order of the Commission. Issued: November 6, 2018. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. 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[FR Doc. 2018–24836 Filed 11–8–18; 4:15 pm] amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 BILLING CODE 7535–01–P NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION Request for Information on Update to the 2016 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan National Coordination Office (NCO) for Networking and Information AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:34 Nov 09, 2018 Jkt 247001 Technology Research and Development (NITRD); submitted by the National Science Foundation. ACTION: Notice of request for information. Pursuant to the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014, Federal agencies must update the Federal cybersecurity research and development (R&D) strategic plan every four years. The NITRD NCO seeks public input for the 2019 update of the Federal cybersecurity R&D strategic plan. 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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1387-1391 (Final)]


Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin From Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, 
Pakistan, and Taiwan; 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 not materially injured 
or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of polyethylene 
terephthalate (``PET'') resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, 
and Taiwan that have been found by the U.S. Department of Commerce 
(``Commerce'') to be sold in the United States at less than fair value 
(``LTFV'').2 3
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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 48278-48289 (September 24, 2018).
    \3\ Whether the establishment of an industry in the United 
States is materially retarded is not an issue in these 
investigations.
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Background

    The Commission, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 
1673d(b)), instituted these investigations effective September 26, 
2017, following receipt of petitions filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by DAK Americas LLC, Charlotte, North Carolina; Indorama 
Ventures USA, Inc., Decatur, Alabama; M&G Polymers USA, LLC, Houston, 
Texas; and Nan Ya Plastics Corporation, America, Lake City, South 
Carolina. The Commission scheduled the final phase of the 
investigations following notification of preliminary determinations by 
Commerce that imports of PET resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, 
Pakistan, and Taiwan were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of 
section 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

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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 June 6, 2018 (53 FR 26306). The hearing was held in 
Washington, DC, on September 13, 2018, and all persons who requested 
the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel.
    The Commission made these determinations pursuant to section 735(b) 
of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)). It completed and filed its 
determinations in these investigations on November 6, 2018. The views 
of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4835 (November 
2018), entitled Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin from Brazil, 
Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan: Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1387-
1391 (Final).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: November 6, 2018.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2018-24621 Filed 11-9-18; 8:45 am]
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