Forged Steel Fittings From China and Italy, 60445-60446 [2018-25612]

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[FR Doc. 2018–25726 Filed 11–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 60445 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–589 and 731– TA–1394–1395 (Final)] Forged Steel Fittings From China and Italy 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 materially injured by reason of imports of forged steel fittings from China and Italy 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’’), and to be subsidized by the government of China. Background The Commission instituted these investigations effective October 5, 2017, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by Bonney Forge Corporation, Mount Union, Pennsylvania, and the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Effective May 17, 2018, the Commission established a general schedule for the conduct of the final phase of its investigations on forged steel fittings, following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of forged steel fittings from China, Italy, and Taiwan were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)).2 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 of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 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 Forged Steel Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures, 83 FR 22948, May 17, 2018; Forged Steel Fittings From Italy: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of Provisional Measures, 83 FR 22954, May 17, 2018; and Forged Steel Fittings from Taiwan: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 22957, May 17, 2018; see also Forged Steel Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 83 FR 11170, March 14, 2018. E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1 60446 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 227 / Monday, November 26, 2018 / Notices Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register on June 4, 2018 (83 FR 25715). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on August 2, 2018, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission subsequently issued its final affirmative determination regarding dumped imports of forged steel fittings from Taiwan on September 14, 2018 (83 FR 47640, September 20, 2018). Following notification of final determinations by Commerce that imports of forged steel fittings from Italy and China were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of section 735(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673d(a)),3 and subsidized by the government of China within meaning of section 705(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(a)),4 notice of the supplemental schedule of the final phase of the Commission’s antidumping and countervailing duty investigations with respect to China and Italy 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 October 22, 2018 (83 FR 53295). The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 705(b) and 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on November 19, 2018. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4850 (November 2018), entitled Forged Steel Fittings from China and Italy: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–589 and 731–TA–1394–1395 (Final). By order of the Commission. Issued: November 19, 2018. Katherine Hiner, Supervisory Attorney. [FR Doc. 2018–25612 Filed 11–23–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division United States v. CRH plc, et al.; Response to Public Comment Notice is hereby given pursuant to the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 3 Forged Steel Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 50339, October 5, 2018 and Forged Steel Fittings from Italy: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 50345, October 5, 2018. 4 Forged Steel Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 83 FR 50342, October 5, 2018. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:32 Nov 23, 2018 Jkt 247001 15 U.S.C. § 16(b)–(h), that one comment was received concerning the proposed Final Judgment in this case, and that comment together with the Response of the United States to Public Comment have been filed with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in United States of America v. CRH plc, et al., Civil Action No. 1:18– cv–1473. Copies of the comment and the United States’ Response are available for inspection on the Antitrust Division’s website at http://www.justice.gov/atr and at the Office of the Clerk of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Copies of these materials may be obtained from the Antitrust Division upon request and payment of the copying fee set by Department of Justice regulations. Patricia A. Brink, Director of Civil Enforcement. United States District Court for the District of Columbia United States of America, Plaintiff, v. CRH PLC, CRH Americas Materials, Inc., and Pounding Mill Quarry Corporation, Defendants. Case No. 18–cv–1473–DLF Judge: Dabney L. Friedrich RESPONSE OF PLAINTIFF UNITED STATES TO PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE PROPOSED FINAL JUDGMENT Pursuant to the requirements of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act (the ‘‘APPA’’ or ‘‘Tunney Act’’), 15 U.S.C. §§ 16(b)–(h), the United States hereby responds to the public comment received regarding the proposed Final Judgment in this case. After careful consideration of the submitted comment, the United States continues to believe that the divestiture required by the proposed Final Judgment provides an effective and appropriate remedy for the antitrust violation alleged in the Complaint. In addition, the divestiture has the effect of increasing competitive choices for some customers. As a result of the divestiture, two quarries that previously did not compete—because they were under common ownership— now do. The United States will move the Court for entry of the proposed Final Judgment after the public comment and this response have been published pursuant to 15 U.S.C. § 16(d). I. PROCEDURAL HISTORY Defendants CRH plc and CRH Americas Materials, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘CRH’’) agreed to acquire the assets of Defendant Pounding Mill Quarry Corporation (‘‘Pounding Mill’’), which primarily consisted of four aggregate quarries located in West Virginia and PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Virginia. The United States filed a civil antitrust Complaint on June 22, 2018, seeking to enjoin the proposed acquisition. The Complaint alleged that the likely effect of this acquisition would be to lessen competition substantially in the markets for aggregate and asphalt concrete that are used in West Virginia Department of Transportation (‘‘WVDOT’’) road projects in southern West Virginia. This loss of competition likely would result in increased prices and decreased service in these markets. Therefore, the Complaint alleged that the proposed acquisition violates Section 7 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 18, and should be enjoined. Simultaneously with the filing of the Complaint, the United States filed a proposed Final Judgment, a Stipulation signed by Plaintiff and Defendants consenting to entry of the proposed Final Judgment after compliance with the requirements of the Tunney Act, 16 U.S.C. § 16, and a Competitive Impact Statement (‘‘CIS’’) describing the transaction and the proposed Final Judgment. The United States published the proposed Final Judgment and the CIS in the Federal Register on July 2, 2018, see 83 Fed. Reg. 30956 (July 2, 2018), and caused summaries of the proposed Final Judgment and CIS, together with directions for the submission of written comments relating to the proposed Final Judgment, to be published in the Washington Post and Bluefield Daily Telegraph from July 2, 2018, through July 10, 2018. The 60day public comment period ended on September 10, 2018. The United States received one public comment. See Tunney Act Comments of the State of West Virginia on the Proposed Final Judgment (‘‘WV Comment’’), attached hereto as Exhibit A. II. STANDARD OF REVIEW UNDER THE APPA FOR THE PROPOSED FINAL JUDGMENT The Clayton Act, as amended by the APPA, requires that proposed consent judgments in antitrust cases brought by the United States be subject to a 60-day comment period, after which the court shall determine whether entry of the proposed Final Judgment ‘‘is in the public interest.’’ 15 U.S.C. § 16(e)(1). In making that determination, the court, in accordance with the statute as amended in 2004, is required to consider: (A) the competitive impact of such judgment, including termination of alleged violations, provisions for enforcement and modification, duration of relief sought, anticipated effects of alternative remedies actually considered, whether its terms are E:\FR\FM\26NON1.SGM 26NON1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-589 and 731-TA-1394-1395 (Final)]


Forged Steel Fittings From China and Italy

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 materially injured by 
reason of imports of forged steel fittings from China and Italy 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''), and to be 
subsidized by the government of China.
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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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Background

    The Commission instituted these investigations effective October 5, 
2017, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by Bonney Forge Corporation, Mount Union, Pennsylvania, and 
the United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, 
Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union, Pittsburgh, 
Pennsylvania. Effective May 17, 2018, the Commission established a 
general schedule for the conduct of the final phase of its 
investigations on forged steel fittings, following notification of 
preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of forged steel 
fittings from China, Italy, and Taiwan were being sold at LTFV within 
the meaning of 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)).\2\ 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 of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. 
International Trade Commission,

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Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register on 
June 4, 2018 (83 FR 25715). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on 
August 2, 2018, and all persons who requested the opportunity were 
permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission 
subsequently issued its final affirmative determination regarding 
dumped imports of forged steel fittings from Taiwan on September 14, 
2018 (83 FR 47640, September 20, 2018). Following notification of final 
determinations by Commerce that imports of forged steel fittings from 
Italy and China were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of section 
735(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673d(a)),\3\ and subsidized by the 
government of China within meaning of section 705(a) of the Act (19 
U.S.C. 1671d(a)),\4\ notice of the supplemental schedule of the final 
phase of the Commission's antidumping and countervailing duty 
investigations with respect to China and Italy 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 October 22, 2018 (83 FR 53295).
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    \2\ Forged Steel Fittings from the People's Republic of China: 
Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value, Postponement of Final Determination and Extension of 
Provisional Measures, 83 FR 22948, May 17, 2018; Forged Steel 
Fittings From Italy: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value, Postponement of Final Determination and 
Extension of Provisional Measures, 83 FR 22954, May 17, 2018; and 
Forged Steel Fittings from Taiwan: Affirmative Preliminary 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 22957, May 17, 
2018; see also Forged Steel Fittings from the People's Republic of 
China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Alignment of Final Determination With Final Antidumping Duty 
Determination, 83 FR 11170, March 14, 2018.
    \3\ Forged Steel Fittings from the People's Republic of China: 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 50339, 
October 5, 2018 and Forged Steel Fittings from Italy: Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 83 FR 50345, October 
5, 2018.
    \4\ Forged Steel Fittings from the People's Republic of China: 
Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination, 83 FR 50342, 
October 5, 2018.
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    The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 
705(b) and 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 19 U.S.C. 
1673d(b)). It completed and filed its determinations in these 
investigations on November 19, 2018. The views of the Commission are 
contained in USITC Publication 4850 (November 2018), entitled Forged 
Steel Fittings from China and Italy: Investigation Nos. 701-TA-589 and 
731-TA-1394-1395 (Final).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: November 19, 2018.
Katherine Hiner,
Supervisory Attorney.
[FR Doc. 2018-25612 Filed 11-23-18; 8:45 am]
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