COVID-19 Related Goods: U.S. Imports and Tariffs; Institution of Investigation, 21459-21460 [2020-08144]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 75 / Friday, April 17, 2020 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES addresses the existence of any domestic inventory, any domestic operations, or any sales-related activity directed at the United States for each respondent against whom a cease and desist order is sought. 3. Please discuss any other basis upon which the Commission could enter a cease and desist order. The statute requires the Commission to consider the effects of that remedy upon the public interest. The public interest factors the Commission will consider include the effect that an exclusion order and/or cease and desist orders would have on: (1) The public health and welfare, (2) competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, (3) U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and (4) U.S. consumers. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving written submissions that address the aforementioned public interest factors in the context of this investigation. If the Commission orders some form of remedy, the U.S. Trade Representative, as delegated by the President, has 60 days to approve, disapprove, or take no action on the Commission’s action. See Presidential Memorandum of July 21, 2005, 70 FR 43251 (July 26, 2005). During this period, the subject articles would be entitled to enter the United States under bond, in an amount determined by the Commission and prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury. The Commission is therefore interested in receiving submissions concerning the amount of the bond that should be imposed if a remedy is ordered. Written Submissions: Parties to the investigation, interested government agencies, and any other interested parties are encouraged to file written submissions on the issues of remedy, the public interest and bonding. Such initial written submissions should include views on the recommended determination on remedy and bonding issued on August 12, 2019, by the ALJ. In its initial written submission, Complainant is also requested to identify the form of the remedy sought and to submit proposed remedial orders for the Commission’s consideration. Complainant is also requested to state the expiration date of the ’324, ’361, ’430, and ’D426 patents, the HTSUS subheadings under which the accused articles are imported, and to supply identification information for all known importers of the accused products. Initial written submissions, including proposed remedial orders must be filed no later than the close of business on March 30, 2020. Reply submissions must be filed no later than the close of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Apr 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 business on April 6, 2020. 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–1124’’) 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 (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 the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel, solely for cybersecurity purposes. All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. All non-confidential 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. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21459 Issued: March 11, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–08103 Filed 4–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–576] COVID–19 Related Goods: U.S. Imports and Tariffs; Institution of Investigation United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of investigation. AGENCY: Following receipt on April 7, 2020, of a request from the House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance (the Committees), under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted Investigation No. 332–576, COVID–19 Related Goods: U.S. Imports and Tariffs, for the purpose of providing a report that identifies imported goods related to the response to COVID–19, their source countries, tariff classifications, and applicable rates of duty. DATES: April 30, 2020: Date by which the Commission will transmit the report to the Committees. June 30, 2020: Date through which the Commission will provide updated data runs to the Committees. ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission’s hearing rooms, are located in the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Mihir Torsekar (202– 205–3350 or Mihir.Torsekar@usitc.gov) or Project Leader Andrew David (202– 205–3368 or Andrew.David@usitc.gov) for information specific to this investigation. For information on the legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal at 202–205–1810. General SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 21460 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 75 / Friday, April 17, 2020 / Notices information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its website (https://www.usitc.gov). Background: As requested by the Committees, the Commission will conduct an investigation and prepare a report that, to the extent practical, identifies imported goods related to the response to COVID–19, their source countries, tariff classifications, and applicable rates of duty. For each product that the Commission so identifies, the Commission will seek to provide: 1. The 10-digit HTS code for the article; 2. its legal description; 3. general duty rate; 4. any special or additional rates of duty imposed on the article, the dates on which the rates were imposed, and the authorities under which they were imposed; 5. whether any such duties have been suspended and, if so, the date of suspension as well as how long the suspension is scheduled to last; 6. the total rate of duty imposed on such article, including any special or additional rate of duty; and 7. the major countries of origin for each such article, and the import value of each such article from each country for the years 2017–2019. The Committees asked that the Commission deliver the report as soon as possible, but no later than April 30, 2020. The Committees further requested that the Commission provide any relevant updated data runs on its website through June 30, 2020. The Committees stated that they intend to make the Commission’s report available to the public and asked that the report not include any confidential business information. Confidential Business Information. As requested by the Committees, the Commission will not include any confidential business information in the report that it sends to the Committees. However, all information, including confidential business information, submitted in 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 the Commission including under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and contract personnel (a) for cybersecurity purposes or (b) in monitoring user activity on U.S. government classified networks. The Commission will not otherwise disclose VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:19 Apr 16, 2020 Jkt 250001 any confidential business information in a way that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the information. By order of the Commission. Issued: April 13, 2020. William Bishop, Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2020–08144 Filed 4–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–574] Renewable Electricity: Potential Economic Effects of Increased Commitments in Massachusetts; Notice of Postponement of Public Hearing, Dates for Filing Written Submissions United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of postponement of public hearing. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has postponed, to dates to be determined, the public hearing and the filing dates for written submissions in Investigation No. 332–574, Renewable Electricity: Potential Economic Effects of Increased Commitments in Massachusetts due to COVID–19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission published notice of institution of the above referenced investigation in the Federal Register on February 19, 2020 (85 FR 9479, February 19, 2020). In that notice, the Commission announced that it would hold a public hearing on May 7, 2020, and it also set dates by which requests to appear at the hearing, briefs, and other written submissions should be filed. However, due to COVID–19, the Commission has postponed the hearing to a date to be determined. The Commission will publish notice in the Federal Register, when circumstances permit, of a new date for the public hearing as well as new dates by which requests to appear at the hearing, briefs, and other written submissions should be filed. Pending publication of new dates, the Commission welcomes the filing of any written submissions relevant to this investigation. Such submissions must be filed in electronic form; the Commission cannot accept paper filings at this time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Diana Friedman (202– 205–3433 or diana.friedman@usitc.gov) SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or Deputy Project Leader Patricia Mueller (202–205–2599 or patricia.mueller@usitc.gov) for information specific to this investigation. For hearing-related information, contact Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. For information on the legal aspects of this investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission’s Office of the General Counsel (202–205–3091 or william.gearhart@usitc.gov). The media should contact Margaret O’Laughlin, Office of External Relations (202–205– 1819 or margaret.olaughlin@usitc.gov). Hearing-impaired 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 internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). 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. By order of the Commission. Issued: April 13, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–08104 Filed 4–16–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 332–575] Seafood Obtained via Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing: U.S. Imports and Economic Impact on U.S. Commercial Fisheries; Notice of Postponement of Public Hearing, Dates for Filing Written Submissions United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of postponement of public hearing. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has postponed, to dates to be determined, the public hearing and filing dates for written submissions in Investigation No. 332–575, Seafood Obtained via Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing: U.S. Imports and Economic Impact on U.S. Commercial Fisheries due to COVID–19. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission published notice of institution of the investigation in the Federal Register on January 31, 2020 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17APN1.SGM 17APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 75 (Friday, April 17, 2020)]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-576]


COVID-19 Related Goods: U.S. Imports and Tariffs; Institution of 
Investigation

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of investigation.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt on April 7, 2020, of a request from the 
House Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance 
(the Committees), under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, the 
U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted 
Investigation No. 332-576, COVID-19 Related Goods: U.S. Imports and 
Tariffs, for the purpose of providing a report that identifies imported 
goods related to the response to COVID-19, their source countries, 
tariff classifications, and applicable rates of duty.

DATES: 
    April 30, 2020: Date by which the Commission will transmit the 
report to the Committees.
    June 30, 2020: Date through which the Commission will provide 
updated data runs to the Committees.

ADDRESSES: All Commission offices, including the Commission's hearing 
rooms, are located in the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 
500 E Street SW, Washington, DC. The public record for this 
investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket 
(EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Mihir Torsekar (202-
205-3350 or [email protected]) or Project Leader Andrew David 
(202-205-3368 or [email protected]) for information specific to 
this investigation. For information on the legal aspects of this 
investigation, contact William Gearhart of the Commission's Office of 
the General Counsel (202-205-3091 or [email protected]). The 
media should contact Margaret O'Laughlin, Office of External Relations 
(202-205-1819 or [email protected]). Hearing-impaired 
individuals may obtain information on this matter by contacting the 
Commission's TDD terminal at 202-205-1810. General

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information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing 
its website (https://www.usitc.gov).
    Background: As requested by the Committees, the Commission will 
conduct an investigation and prepare a report that, to the extent 
practical, identifies imported goods related to the response to COVID-
19, their source countries, tariff classifications, and applicable 
rates of duty. For each product that the Commission so identifies, the 
Commission will seek to provide:
    1. The 10-digit HTS code for the article;
    2. its legal description;
    3. general duty rate;
    4. any special or additional rates of duty imposed on the article, 
the dates on which the rates were imposed, and the authorities under 
which they were imposed;
    5. whether any such duties have been suspended and, if so, the date 
of suspension as well as how long the suspension is scheduled to last;
    6. the total rate of duty imposed on such article, including any 
special or additional rate of duty; and
    7. the major countries of origin for each such article, and the 
import value of each such article from each country for the years 2017-
2019.
    The Committees asked that the Commission deliver the report as soon 
as possible, but no later than April 30, 2020. The Committees further 
requested that the Commission provide any relevant updated data runs on 
its website through June 30, 2020. The Committees stated that they 
intend to make the Commission's report available to the public and 
asked that the report not include any confidential business 
information.
    Confidential Business Information. As requested by the Committees, 
the Commission will not include any confidential business information 
in the report that it sends to the Committees. However, all 
information, including confidential business information, submitted in 
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 the Commission including 
under 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3; or (ii) by U.S. government employees and 
contract personnel (a) for cybersecurity purposes or (b) in monitoring 
user activity on U.S. government classified networks. The Commission 
will not otherwise disclose any confidential business information in a 
way that would reveal the operations of the firm supplying the 
information.

    By order of the Commission.
    Issued: April 13, 2020.
William Bishop,
Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2020-08144 Filed 4-16-20; 8:45 am]
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