Twist Ties From China; Institution of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations, 39933-39934 [2020-14297]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 128 / Thursday, July 2, 2020 / Notices not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of glass containers from China, provided for in subheading 7010.90.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) to be subsidized by the government of China.2 Dated: June 26, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. Background [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–649 and 731– TA–1523 (Preliminary)] The Commission instituted this investigation effective September 25, 2019, following receipt of antidumping and countervailing duty petitions filed with the Commission and Commerce by the American Glass Packaging Coalition, Tampa, Florida, and Chicago, Illinois. The Commission scheduled the final phase of the investigation following notification of a preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of glass containers from China were being subsidized within the meaning of section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission’s investigation 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, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of March 6, 2020 (85 FR 13183). In light of the restrictions on access to the Commission building due to the COVID–19 pandemic, and in accordance with 19 U.S.C. 1677c(a)(1), the Commission did not conduct an inperson hearing scheduled for May 6, 2020. Instead, the Commission conducted its hearing through a series of written questions, submissions of written testimony, written responses to questions, Commissioner questions and answers along with closing arguments and rebuttal remarks via video conference, and posthearing briefs; all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to participate. The Commission made this determination pursuant to section 705(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)). It completed and filed its determination in this investigation on June 26, 2020. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5068 (June 2020), entitled Glass Containers from China: Investigation No. 701–TA– 630 (Final). By order of the Commission. 2 85 FR 31141 (May 22, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:18 Jul 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 [FR Doc. 2020–14240 Filed 7–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Twist Ties From China; Institution of Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701–TA–649 and 731–TA–1523 (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 twist ties from China, provided for in subheadings 8309.90.00, 5609.00.30, 3906.90.20, 3920.51.50, 3923.90.00, 3926.90.99, 4811.59.60, 4821.10.40, 4821.90.20, and 4823.90.86 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. Unless the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by August 10, 2020. The Commission’s views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by August 17, 2020. DATES: June 26, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andres Andrade (202) 205–2078, 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39933 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: Background.—These investigations are being instituted, pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)), in response to a petition filed on June 26, 2020 by Bedford Industries Inc., Worthington, Minnesota. For further information concerning the conduct of these investigations 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 investigations and public service list.—Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the investigations 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 and countervailing 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 these investigations 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 these investigations available to authorized applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(9)) who are parties to the investigations under the APO issued in the investigations, 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.—In light of the restrictions on access to the Commission building due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the Commission is E:\FR\FM\02JYN1.SGM 02JYN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 39934 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 128 / Thursday, July 2, 2020 / Notices conducting its Title VII (antidumping and countervailing duty) preliminary phase staff conferences through submissions of written opening remarks and written testimony, staff questions and written responses to those questions, and postconference briefs. Requests to participate in these written proceedings should be emailed to preliminaryconferences@usitc.gov (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before July 15, 2020. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission’s deliberations may request permission to participate by submitting a short statement. Please note the Secretary’s Office will accept only electronic filings during this time. Filings must be made through the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS, https://edis.usitc.gov). No in-person paper-based filings or paper copies of any electronic filings will be accepted until further notice. 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 July 22, 2020, a written brief containing information and arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigations. Parties may file written opening remarks and testimony to the Commission on or before July 15, 2020. Staff questions will be provided to the parties on July 17, 2020, and written responses should be submitted to the Commission on or before July 22, 2020. 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 Filing Procedures, available on the Commission’s website at https:// www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_ on_filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates upon the Commission’s procedures with respect to filings. In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the 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. Certification.—Pursuant to section 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, any person submitting information to the Commission in connection with these investigations must certify that the information is accurate and complete to the best of the submitter’s knowledge. In VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:18 Jul 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 making the certification, the submitter will acknowledge that any information that it submits to the Commission during these investigations 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 these or related investigations or reviews, 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. (Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.12 of the Commission’s rules.) By order of the Commission. Issued: June 29, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. Hampshire; and Providence, Rhode Island. The consent decree requires the defendants to pay civil penalties of $350,000, including $205,000, plus interest, to the United States and $145,000 to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; and to perform certain measures at the facilities to limit future VOC emissions. On June 4, 2020, the Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register opening a period of public comment on the consent decree for a period of thirty (30) days through July 6, 2020. By this notice, the Department of Justice is extending the public comment period through August 5, 2020. Comments should be addressed to the Assistant Attorney General, Environment and Natural Resources Division, and should refer to United States, et al. v. Sprague Resources LP, et al., D.J. Ref. No. 90–5–2–1–11436. All comments must be submitted no later than August 5, 2020. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 128 (Thursday, July 2, 2020)]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-649 and 731-TA-1523 (Preliminary)]


Twist Ties From China; Institution of Anti-Dumping and 
Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase 
Investigations

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of 
investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and 
countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-649 and 731-TA-1523 
(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 twist ties from China, 
provided for in subheadings 8309.90.00, 5609.00.30, 3906.90.20, 
3920.51.50, 3923.90.00, 3926.90.99, 4811.59.60, 4821.10.40, 4821.90.20, 
and 4823.90.86 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 
that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair 
value and alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. Unless 
the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') extends the time for 
initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in 
antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in 
this case by August 10, 2020. The Commission's views must be 
transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by 
August 17, 2020.

DATES: June 26, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andres Andrade (202) 205-2078, 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: 
    Background.--These investigations are being instituted, pursuant to 
sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1671b(a) and 1673b(a)), in response to a petition filed on June 26, 
2020 by Bedford Industries Inc., Worthington, Minnesota.
    For further information concerning the conduct of these 
investigations 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 investigations and public service list.--
Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the 
investigations 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 and countervailing 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 these investigations 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 these investigations available to authorized 
applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C. 
1677(9)) who are parties to the investigations under the APO issued in 
the investigations, 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.--In light of the restrictions on access to the 
Commission building due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission is

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conducting its Title VII (antidumping and countervailing duty) 
preliminary phase staff conferences through submissions of written 
opening remarks and written testimony, staff questions and written 
responses to those questions, and postconference briefs. Requests to 
participate in these written proceedings should be emailed to 
[email protected] (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before 
July 15, 2020. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the 
Commission's deliberations may request permission to participate by 
submitting a short statement. Please note the Secretary's Office will 
accept only electronic filings during this time. Filings must be made 
through the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS, 
https://edis.usitc.gov). No in-person paper-based filings or paper 
copies of any electronic filings will be accepted until further notice.
    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 July 22, 2020, a written brief containing information and 
arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigations. 
Parties may file written opening remarks and testimony to the 
Commission on or before July 15, 2020. Staff questions will be provided 
to the parties on July 17, 2020, and written responses should be 
submitted to the Commission on or before July 22, 2020. 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 Filing Procedures, 
available on the Commission's website at https://www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_on_filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates upon the 
Commission's procedures with respect to filings.
    In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the 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.
    Certification.--Pursuant to section 207.3 of the Commission's 
rules, any person submitting information to the Commission in 
connection with these investigations must certify that the information 
is accurate and complete to the best of the submitter's knowledge. In 
making the certification, the submitter will acknowledge that any 
information that it submits to the Commission during these 
investigations 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 these or related investigations or reviews, 
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.

(Authority: These investigations are being conducted under authority 
of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published 
pursuant to section 207.12 of the Commission's rules.)

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: June 29, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
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