Twist Ties From China, 49681 [2020-17749]

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–649 and 731– TA–1523 (Preliminary)] Background Twist Ties From China 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 twist ties from China, provided for in statistical reporting numbers 8309.90.0000 and 5609.00.3000 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 be subsidized by the government of China.2 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 § 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 §§ 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 §§ 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 1 The record is defined in § 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS statistical reporting numbers 3920.51.5000, 3923.90.0080, 3926.90.9990, 4811.59.6000, 4821.10.2000, 4821.10.4000, 4821.90.2000, 4821.90.4000, and 4823.90.8600. Twist Ties From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of LessThan-Fair Value Investigation 85 FR 45161, (July 27, 2020); and Twist Ties From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation 85 FR 45188, (July 27, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:29 Aug 13, 2020 Jkt 250001 On June 26, 2020, Bedford Industries Inc., Worthington, Minnesota 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 twist ties from China and LTFV imports of twist ties from China. Accordingly, effective June 26, the Commission instituted countervailing duty investigation No. 701–TA–649 and antidumping duty investigation No. 731–TA–1523 (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 July 2, 2020 (85 FR 39933). 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 §§ 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 August 10, 2020. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5104 (August 2020), entitled Twist Ties from China: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–649 and 731–TA–1523 (Preliminary). By order of the Commission. Issued: August 10, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. PO 00000 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1020 (Third Review)] Barium Carbonate 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 barium carbonate 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 instituted this review on January 2, 2020 (85 FR 125) and determined on April 6, 2020 that it would conduct an expedited review (85 FR 42918, July 15, 2020). 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 10, 2020. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5098 (August 2020), entitled Barium Carbonate from China: Investigation No. 731–TA–1020 (Third Review). By order of the Commission. Issued: August 10, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–17769 Filed 8–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of the Secretary Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Application of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: [FR Doc. 2020–17749 Filed 8–13–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P 49681 The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Wage and Hour Division (WHD)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 SUMMARY: 1 The record is defined in § 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

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


Twist Ties From China

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 twist ties 
from China, provided for in statistical reporting numbers 8309.90.0000 
and 5609.00.3000 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 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\ Subject merchandise may also enter under HTSUS statistical 
reporting numbers 3920.51.5000, 3923.90.0080, 3926.90.9990, 
4811.59.6000, 4821.10.2000, 4821.10.4000, 4821.90.2000, 
4821.90.4000, and 4823.90.8600. Twist Ties From the People's 
Republic of China: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair Value Investigation 
85 FR 45161, (July 27, 2020); and Twist Ties From the People's 
Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty Investigation 
85 FR 45188, (July 27, 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 Sec.  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 Sec. Sec.  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 Sec. Sec.  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 June 26, 2020, Bedford Industries Inc., Worthington, Minnesota 
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 twist ties from 
China and LTFV imports of twist ties from China. Accordingly, effective 
June 26, the Commission instituted countervailing duty investigation 
No. 701-TA-649 and antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-1523 
(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 
July 2, 2020 (85 FR 39933). 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 Sec. Sec.  
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 
August 10, 2020. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC 
Publication 5104 (August 2020), entitled Twist Ties from China: 
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-649 and 731-TA-1523 (Preliminary).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: August 10, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
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