Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers From China and Vietnam, 43257-43258 [2020-15317]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 137 / Thursday, July 16, 2020 / Notices Guangdong Cellular Workshop Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. of China; JC Pods of Elk Grove Village, IL; Jem Pods, U.S.A. of Snellville, GA; JUULSite Inc. of Bensenville, IL; Keep Vapor Electronic Tech. Co., Ltd. of China; Limitless Accessories, Inc. of Tinley Park, IL; Midwest Goods, Inc. of Bensenville, IL; Modern Age Tobacco of Gainesville, FL; Mr. Fog of Bensenville, IL; Naturally Peaked Health Co. of Brewster, NY; Nilkant 167 Inc. of Boston, MA; Perfect Vape LLC of Oklahoma City, OK; Price Point NY of Farmingdale, NY; Puff E-Cig of Imlay City, MI; Shenzhen Apoc Technology Co., Limited of China; Shenzhen Bauway Technology Ltd. of China; Shenzhen Ocity Times Technology Co., Ltd. of China; Shenzhen Yark Technology Co., Ltd. of China; Sky Distribution LLC of Addison, IL; Smoker’s Express of Auburn Hills, MI; The Kind Group LLC of Ocean, NJ; Tobacco Alley of Midland of Midland, TX; Valgous of Bensenville, IL; Vape Central Group of Hallandale, FL; Vape ‘n Glass of Streamwood, IL; Vaperistas of Wood Dale, IL; Vapers&Papers, LLC of Schenectady, NY; WeVapeUSA of Brooklyn, NY; and Wireless N Vapor Citi LLC of Lexington, KY. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a permanent general exclusion order, cease and desist orders, and impose a bond upon the vaporizer cartridges alleged infringing asserted patents during the 60-day Presidential 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 on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or § 210.8(b) filing. Comments should address whether issuance of the relief specifically requested by the complainant in this investigation would affect the public health and welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles in the United States, or United States consumers. In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that: (i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the requested remedial orders are used in the United States; (ii) identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the United States relating to the requested remedial orders; (iii) identify like or directly competitive articles that complainant, its licensees, or third parties make in the United States which could replace the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jul 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 subject articles if they were to be excluded; (iv) indicate whether complainant, complainant’s licensees, and/or third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of articles potentially subject to the requested exclusion order and/or a cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time; and (v) explain how the requested remedial orders would impact United States consumers. Written submissions on the public interest must be filed no later than by close of business, eight calendar days after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. There will be further opportunities for comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial determination in this investigation. Any written submissions on other issues must also be filed by no later than the close of business, eight calendar days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Complainant may file replies to any written submissions no later than three calendar days after the date on which any initial submissions were due. Any submissions and replies filed in response to this Notice are limited to five (5) pages in length, inclusive of attachments. Persons filing written submissions must file the original document electronically on or before the deadlines stated above. Submissions should refer to the docket number (‘‘Docket No. 3471’’) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, Electronic Filing Procedures 1). 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 paperbased filings or paper copies of any electronic filings will be accepted until further notice. Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary at EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. 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 1 Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: https://www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_on_ filing_procedures.pdf. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43257 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,2 solely for cybersecurity purposes. All nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.3 This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of §§ 201.10 and 210.8(c) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.10, 210.8(c)). By order of the Commission. Issued: July 13, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–15366 Filed 7–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–648 and 731– TA–1521–1522 (Preliminary)] Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers From China and Vietnam 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 there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of walk-behind lawn mowers (‘‘walkbehind mowers’’) from China and Vietnam provided for in subheading 8433.11.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’) and to 2 All contract personnel will sign appropriate nondisclosure agreements. 3 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): https://edis.usitc.gov. 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 43258 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 137 / Thursday, July 16, 2020 / Notices be subsidized by the government of China.2 Commencement of Final Phase Investigations Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) of affirmative preliminary determinations in the investigations under sections 703(b) or 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations under sections 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. 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 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 the investigations. Background On May 26, 2020, MTD Products, Inc., Valley City, Ohio, filed petitions with the Commission and Commerce, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of subsidized imports of walkbehind mowers from China and LTFV imports of walk-behind mowers from China and Vietnam. Accordingly, effective May 26, 2020, the Commission instituted countervailing duty investigation No. 701–TA–648 and antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731–TA–1521–1522 (Preliminary). Notice of the institution of the Commission’s investigations and of a public conference through written submissions 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 June 2, 2020 (85 FR 33710). In light of the restrictions on access to 2 85 FR 37426 (June 22, 2020), 85 FR 37417 (June 22,2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 Jul 15, 2020 Jkt 250001 the Commission building due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the Commission conducted its conference through written questions, submissions of opening remarks and written testimony, written responses to questions, and postconference briefs. All persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to participate. The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)). It completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on July 10, 2020. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5091 (July 2020), entitled Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers from China and Vietnam: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–648 and 731–TA–1521– 1522 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. Issued: July 10, 2020. Katherine Hiner, Supervisory Attorney. [FR Doc. 2020–15317 Filed 7–15–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–986–987 (Third Review)] Ferrovanadium From China and South Africa; Scheduling of Expedited FiveYear Reviews International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on ferrovanadium from China and South Africa would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. DATES: April 6, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alejandro Orozco (202–205–3177), 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accessing its internet server (https:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—On April 6, 2020, the Commission determined that the domestic interested party group response to its notice of institution (85 FR 122, January 2, 2020) of the subject five-year reviews was adequate and that the respondent interested party group response was inadequate. The Commission did not find any other circumstances that would warrant conducting full reviews.1 Accordingly, the Commission determined that it would conduct expedited reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(3) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(3)). For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews 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, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207). Please note the Secretary’s Office will accept only electronic filings at this time. Filings must be made through the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS, https:// edis.usitc.gov). No in-person paperbased filings or paper copies of any electronic filings will be accepted until further notice. Staff report.—A staff report containing information concerning the subject matter of these reviews will be placed in the nonpublic record on July 13, 2020, and made available to persons on the Administrative Protective Order service list for these reviews. A public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to § 207.62(d)(4) of the Commission’s rules. Written submissions.—As provided in § 207.62(d) of the Commission’s rules, interested parties that are parties to these reviews and that have provided individually adequate responses to the notice of institution,2 and any party other than an interested party to these reviews may file written comments with the Secretary on what determinations the Commission should reach in these reviews. Comments are due on or before 1 A record of the Commissioners’ votes, the Commission’s statement on adequacy, and any individual Commissioner’s statements will be available from the Office of the Secretary and at the Commission’s website. 2 The Commission has found the response submitted on behalf of the Vanadium Producers and Reclaimers Association to be individually adequate. Comments from other interested parties will not be accepted (see 19 CFR 207.62(d)(2)). E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 137 (Thursday, July 16, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-15317]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-648 and 731-TA-1521-1522 (Preliminary)]


Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers From China and Vietnam

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 there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the 
United States is materially injured by reason of imports of walk-behind 
lawn mowers (``walk-behind mowers'') from China and Vietnam provided 
for in subheading 8433.11.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less 
than fair value (``LTFV'') and to

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be subsidized by the government of China.\2\
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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\ 85 FR 37426 (June 22, 2020), 85 FR 37417 (June 22,2020).
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Commencement of Final Phase Investigations

    Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission's rules, the 
Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of 
its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of 
scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided 
in section 207.21 of the Commission's rules, upon notice from the U.S. 
Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') of affirmative preliminary 
determinations in the investigations under sections 703(b) or 733(b) of 
the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon 
notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations 
under sections 705(a) or 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries 
of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not 
enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigations. 
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 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 the investigations.

Background

    On May 26, 2020, MTD Products, Inc., Valley City, Ohio, filed 
petitions with the Commission and Commerce, alleging that an industry 
in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material 
injury by reason of subsidized imports of walk-behind mowers from China 
and LTFV imports of walk-behind mowers from China and Vietnam. 
Accordingly, effective May 26, 2020, the Commission instituted 
countervailing duty investigation No. 701-TA-648 and antidumping duty 
investigation Nos. 731-TA-1521-1522 (Preliminary).
    Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigations and of 
a public conference through written submissions 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 
June 2, 2020 (85 FR 33710). In light of the restrictions on access to 
the Commission building due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission 
conducted its conference through written questions, submissions of 
opening remarks and written testimony, written responses to questions, 
and postconference briefs. All persons who requested the opportunity 
were permitted to participate.
    The Commission made these determinations pursuant to sections 
703(a) and 733(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)). It 
completed and filed its determinations in these investigations on July 
10, 2020. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC 
Publication 5091 (July 2020), entitled Walk-Behind Lawn Mowers from 
China and Vietnam: Investigation Nos. 701-TA-648 and 731-TA-1521-1522 
(Preliminary).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: July 10, 2020.
Katherine Hiner,
Supervisory Attorney.
[FR Doc. 2020-15317 Filed 7-15-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7020-02-P