Vertical Metal File Cabinets From China; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations, 43613-43615 [2019-18019]

Download as PDF jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2019 / Notices to file written submissions on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding. Such submissions should address the recommended determination by the ALJ on remedy and bonding. Complainant and the Commission investigative attorney are also requested to submit proposed remedial orders for the Commission’s consideration. Complainant is also requested to state the date that the asserted patents expire and the HTSUS numbers under which the accused products are imported, and provide identification information for all known importers of the subject articles. Initial written submissions and proposed remedial orders must be filed no later than close of business on Thursday, August 29, 2019. Reply submissions must be filed no later than the close of business on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. No further submissions on these issues will be permitted unless otherwise ordered by the Commission. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above and submit 8 true paper copies to the Office of the Secretary by noon the next day pursuant to section 210.4(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the investigation number (Inv. No. 337–TA– 1103) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, https://www.usitc.gov/ documents/handbook_on_filing_ procedures.pdf). Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary at (202) 205–2000. Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All information, including confidential business information and documents for which confidential treatment is properly sought, submitted to the Commission for purposes of this investigation may be disclosed to and used: (i) By the Commission, its employees and Offices, and contract personnel (a) for developing or maintaining the records of this or a related proceeding, or (b) in internal investigations, audits, reviews, and evaluations relating to the programs, personnel, and operations of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Aug 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel,2 solely for cybersecurity purposes. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS. The authority for the Commission’s determination is contained in section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and in Part 210 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR part 210). By order of the Commission. Issued: August 15, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–17981 Filed 8–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–623 and 731– TA–1449 (Final)] Vertical Metal File Cabinets From China; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701–TA–623 and 731–TA–1449 (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 vertical metal file cabinets from China, provided for in subheading 9403.10.0020 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be subsidized and sold at less-thanfair-value. DATES: July 24, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lawrence Jones ((202) 205–3358), 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 SUMMARY: 2 All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43613 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 ‘‘freestanding vertical metal file cabinets containing two or more extendable file storage elements and having an actual width of 25 inches or less. The subject vertical metal file cabinets have bodies made of carbon and/or alloy steel and or other metals, regardless of whether painted, powder coated, or galvanized or otherwise coated for corrosion protection or aesthetic appearance. The subject vertical metal file cabinets must have two or more extendable elements for file storage (e.g., file drawers) of a height that permits hanging files of either letter (8.5″ x 11″) or legal (8.5″ x 14″) sized documents. An ‘‘extendable element’’ is defined as a movable load-bearing storage component including, but not limited to, drawers and filing frames. Extendable elements typically have suspension systems, consisting of glide blocks or ball bearing glides, to facilitate opening and closing. The subject vertical metal file cabinets typically come in models with two, three, four, or five-file drawers. The inclusion of one or more additional nonfile-sized extendable storage elements, not sized for storage files (e.g., box or pencil drawers), does not remove an otherwise in-scope product from the scope as long as the combined height of the non-file-sized extendable storage elements does not exceed six inches. The inclusion of an integrated storage area that is not extendable (e.g., a cubby) and has an actual height of six inches or less, also does not remove a subject vertical metal file cabinet from the scope. Accessories packaged with a subject vertical file cabinet, such as separate printer stands or shelf kits that sit on top of the in-scope vertical file cabinet are not considered integrated storage. ‘‘Freestanding’’ means the unit has a solid top and does not have an open top or a top with holes punched in it that would permit the unit to be attached to, hung from, or otherwise used to support E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 43614 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2019 / Notices a desktop or other work surface. The ability to anchor a vertical file cabinet to a wall for stability or to prevent it from tipping over does not exclude the unit from the scope. The addition of mobility elements such as casters, wheels, or a dolly does not remove the product from the scope. Packaging a subject vertical metal file cabinet with other accessories, including, but not limited to, locks, leveling glides, caster kits, drawer accessories (e.g., including but not limited to follower wires, follower blocks, file compressors, hanger rails, pencil trays, and hanging file folders), printer stand, shelf kit and magnetic hooks, also does not remove the product from the scope. Vertical metal file cabinets are also in scope whether they are imported assembled or unassembled with all essential parts and components included. Excluded from the scope are lateral metal file cabinets. Lateral metal file cabinets have a width that is greater than the body depth, and have a body with an actual width that is more than 25 inches wide. Also excluded from the scope are pedestal file cabinets. Pedestal file cabinets are metal file cabinets with body depths that are greater than or equal to their width, are under 31 inches in actual height, and have the following characteristics: (1) An open top or other the means for the cabinet to be attached to or hung from a desktop or other work surface such as holes punched in the top (i.e., not freestanding); or (2) freestanding file cabinets that have all of the following: (a) At least a 90 percent drawer extension for all extendable file storage elements; (b) a central locking system; (c) a minimum weight density of 9.5 lbs./cubic foot; and (d) casters or leveling glides. ‘‘Percentage drawer extension’’ is defined as the drawer travel distance divided by the inside depth dimension of the drawer. Inside depth of drawer is measured from the inside of the drawer face to the inside face of the drawer back. Drawer extension is the distance the drawer travels from the closed position to the maximum travel position which is limited by the out stops. In situations where drawers do not include an outstop, the drawer is extended until the drawer back is 31⁄2 inches from the closed position of inside face of the drawer front. The ‘‘weight density’’ is calculated by dividing the cabinet’s actual weight by its volume in cubic feet (the multiple of the product’s actual width, depth, and height). A ‘‘central locking system’’ locks all drawers in a unit. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Aug 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 Also excluded from the scope are fire proof or fire-resistant file cabinets that meet Underwriters Laboratories (UL) fire protection standard 72, class 350, which covers the test procedures applicable to fire-resistant equipment intended to protect paper records. The merchandise subject to the investigation is classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical reporting number 9403.10.0020. The subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS statistical reporting numbers 9403.10.0040, 9403.20.0080, and 9403.20.0090. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the investigation is dispositive.’’ Background.—The final phase of these investigations is being scheduled pursuant to sections 705(b) and 731(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 1673d(b)), as a result of affirmative preliminary determinations by 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 China of vertical metal file cabinets, and that such products are being sold in the United States at less than fair value within the meaning of section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b). The investigations were requested in petitions filed on April 30, 2019, by Hirsh Industries, LLC, Des Moines, Iowa. For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the 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 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, PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 September 25, 2019, 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 Tuesday, October 8, 2019, 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 October 2, 2019. 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 October 7, 2019, 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 October 2, 2019. Parties may also file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, as E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 162 / Wednesday, August 21, 2019 / Notices jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES 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 October 15, 2019. In addition, any person who has not entered an appearance as a party to the investigations may submit a written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the investigations, including statements of support or opposition to the petition, on or before October 15, 2019. On November 1, 2019, 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 November 5, 2019, 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:// www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_ on_filing_procedures.pdf, 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 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: August 16, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–18019 Filed 8–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:13 Aug 20, 2019 Jkt 247001 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1123 (Second Review)] Steel Wire Garment Hangers From China Determination On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject five-year review, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that revocation of the antidumping duty order on steel wire garment hangers from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. Background The Commission, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), instituted this review on February 1, 2019 (84 FR 2245, February 6, 2019) and determined on May 7, 2019 that it would conduct an expedited review (84 FR 32217, July 5, 2019). The Commission made this determination pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)). It completed and filed its determination in this review on August 16, 2019. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4945 (August 2019), entitled Steel Wire Garment Hangers from China: Investigation No. 731–TA–1123 (Second Review). By order of the Commission. Issued: August 16, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that revocation of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. Background The Commission, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), instituted this review on February 1, 2019 (84 FR 2252, February 6, 2019) and determined on May 7, 2019 that it would conduct an expedited review (84 FR 32217, July 5, 2019). The Commission made this determination pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)). It completed and filed its determination in this review on August 15, 2019. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4946 (August 2019), entitled Persulfates from China: Investigation No. 731–TA–749 (Fourth Review). By order of the Commission. Issued: August 15, 2019. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2019–17953 Filed 8–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1143 (Second Review)] Small Diameter Graphite Electrodes from China; Notice of Commission Determination To Conduct a Full FiveYear Review United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2019–18017 Filed 8–20–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P The Commission hereby gives notice that it will proceed with a full review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on small diameter graphite electrodes from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. A schedule for the review will be established and announced at a later date. DATES: August 5, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nitin Joshi (202–708–1669), 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 SUMMARY: INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–749 (Fourth Review)] Persulfates From China Determination On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject five-year review, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43615 E:\FR\FM\21AUN1.SGM 21AUN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-623 and 731-TA-1449 (Final)]


Vertical Metal File Cabinets From China; Scheduling of the Final 
Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping 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 antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 
701-TA-623 and 731-TA-1449 (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 vertical metal file cabinets from 
China, provided for in subheading 9403.10.0020 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the 
Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') to be subsidized and sold at 
less-than-fair-value.

DATES: July 24, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lawrence Jones ((202) 205-3358), 
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 ``freestanding vertical metal file cabinets 
containing two or more extendable file storage elements and having an 
actual width of 25 inches or less.
    The subject vertical metal file cabinets have bodies made of carbon 
and/or alloy steel and or other metals, regardless of whether painted, 
powder coated, or galvanized or otherwise coated for corrosion 
protection or aesthetic appearance. The subject vertical metal file 
cabinets must have two or more extendable elements for file storage 
(e.g., file drawers) of a height that permits hanging files of either 
letter (8.5'' x 11'') or legal (8.5'' x 14'') sized documents.
    An ``extendable element'' is defined as a movable load-bearing 
storage component including, but not limited to, drawers and filing 
frames. Extendable elements typically have suspension systems, 
consisting of glide blocks or ball bearing glides, to facilitate 
opening and closing.
    The subject vertical metal file cabinets typically come in models 
with two, three, four, or five-file drawers. The inclusion of one or 
more additional non-file-sized extendable storage elements, not sized 
for storage files (e.g., box or pencil drawers), does not remove an 
otherwise in-scope product from the scope as long as the combined 
height of the non-file-sized extendable storage elements does not 
exceed six inches. The inclusion of an integrated storage area that is 
not extendable (e.g., a cubby) and has an actual height of six inches 
or less, also does not remove a subject vertical metal file cabinet 
from the scope. Accessories packaged with a subject vertical file 
cabinet, such as separate printer stands or shelf kits that sit on top 
of the in-scope vertical file cabinet are not considered integrated 
storage.
    ``Freestanding'' means the unit has a solid top and does not have 
an open top or a top with holes punched in it that would permit the 
unit to be attached to, hung from, or otherwise used to support

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a desktop or other work surface. The ability to anchor a vertical file 
cabinet to a wall for stability or to prevent it from tipping over does 
not exclude the unit from the scope.
    The addition of mobility elements such as casters, wheels, or a 
dolly does not remove the product from the scope. Packaging a subject 
vertical metal file cabinet with other accessories, including, but not 
limited to, locks, leveling glides, caster kits, drawer accessories 
(e.g., including but not limited to follower wires, follower blocks, 
file compressors, hanger rails, pencil trays, and hanging file 
folders), printer stand, shelf kit and magnetic hooks, also does not 
remove the product from the scope. Vertical metal file cabinets are 
also in scope whether they are imported assembled or unassembled with 
all essential parts and components included.
    Excluded from the scope are lateral metal file cabinets. Lateral 
metal file cabinets have a width that is greater than the body depth, 
and have a body with an actual width that is more than 25 inches wide.
    Also excluded from the scope are pedestal file cabinets. Pedestal 
file cabinets are metal file cabinets with body depths that are greater 
than or equal to their width, are under 31 inches in actual height, and 
have the following characteristics: (1) An open top or other the means 
for the cabinet to be attached to or hung from a desktop or other work 
surface such as holes punched in the top (i.e., not freestanding); or 
(2) freestanding file cabinets that have all of the following: (a) At 
least a 90 percent drawer extension for all extendable file storage 
elements; (b) a central locking system; (c) a minimum weight density of 
9.5 lbs./cubic foot; and (d) casters or leveling glides.
    ``Percentage drawer extension'' is defined as the drawer travel 
distance divided by the inside depth dimension of the drawer. Inside 
depth of drawer is measured from the inside of the drawer face to the 
inside face of the drawer back. Drawer extension is the distance the 
drawer travels from the closed position to the maximum travel position 
which is limited by the out stops. In situations where drawers do not 
include an outstop, the drawer is extended until the drawer back is 
3\1/2\ inches from the closed position of inside face of the drawer 
front. The ``weight density'' is calculated by dividing the cabinet's 
actual weight by its volume in cubic feet (the multiple of the 
product's actual width, depth, and height). A ``central locking 
system'' locks all drawers in a unit.
    Also excluded from the scope are fire proof or fire-resistant file 
cabinets that meet Underwriters Laboratories (UL) fire protection 
standard 72, class 350, which covers the test procedures applicable to 
fire-resistant equipment intended to protect paper records.
    The merchandise subject to the investigation is classified under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) statistical 
reporting number 9403.10.0020. The subject merchandise may also enter 
under HTSUS statistical reporting numbers 9403.10.0040, 9403.20.0080, 
and 9403.20.0090. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the 
investigation is dispositive.''
    Background.--The final phase of these investigations is being 
scheduled pursuant to sections 705(b) and 731(b) of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b) and 1673d(b)), as a result of affirmative 
preliminary determinations by 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 China of vertical metal file cabinets, and that such 
products are being sold in the United States at less than fair value 
within the meaning of section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b). The 
investigations were requested in petitions filed on April 30, 2019, by 
Hirsh Industries, LLC, Des Moines, Iowa.
    For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the 
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 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 
September 25, 2019, 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 Tuesday, 
October 8, 2019, 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 October 2, 2019. 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 October 7, 2019, 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 October 2, 2019. Parties may also 
file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the 
hearing, as

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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 
October 15, 2019. In addition, any person who has not entered an 
appearance as a party to the investigations may submit a written 
statement of information pertinent to the subject of the 
investigations, including statements of support or opposition to the 
petition, on or before October 15, 2019. On November 1, 2019, 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 November 5, 2019, 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://www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf, 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 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: August 16, 2019.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2019-18019 Filed 8-20-19; 8:45 am]
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