Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip From India and Taiwan, 59548 [2020-20918]

Download as PDF 59548 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 184 / Tuesday, September 22, 2020 / Notices INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Issued: September 17, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–415 and 731– TA–933–934 (Third Review)] [FR Doc. 2020–20918 Filed 9–21–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip From India and Taiwan INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Determination [Investigation No. 337–TA–1155] On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject five-year reviews, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that revocation of the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip from India and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.2 Certain Luxury Vinyl Tile and Components Thereof; Issuance of a General Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Orders; Termination of the Investigation Background The Commission instituted these reviews on July 1, 2019 (84 FR 31343) and determined on October 4, 2019 that it would conduct full reviews (84 FR 67960, December 12, 2019). Notice of the scheduling of the Commission’s reviews 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 on March 25, 2020 (85 FR 16957). Subsequently, the Commission cancelled its previously scheduled hearing following a request on behalf of the domestic interested parties (85 FR 43602, July 17, 2020). The Commission made these determinations pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)). The Commission determined that these reviews were extraordinarily complicated and extended the review period by up to 90 days. It completed and filed its determinations in these reviews on September 17, 2020. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 5117 (September 2020), entitled Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip from India and Taiwan: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–415 and 731–TA–933–934 (Third Review). By order of the Commission. 1 The record is defined in § 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 Chair Jason E. Kearns not participating. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:01 Sep 21, 2020 Jkt 250001 U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has affirmed a summary determination of violation of section 337 with respect to certain defaulting respondents and has determined to issue a general exclusion order (‘‘GEO’’) denying entry of certain infringing luxury vinyl tile and components thereof as well as cease and desist orders (‘‘CDOs’’) against certain of the defaulting respondents. The investigation is terminated. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynde Herzbach, Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3228. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help accessing EDIS, please email EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server at https://www.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On May 16, 2019, the Commission instituted this investigation based on a complaint filed by Mohawk Industries, Inc. of Calhoun, Georgia; Flooring Industries Ltd. Sarl of Bertrange, Luxembourg; and IVC US Inc. of Dalton, Georgia (collectively, ‘‘Complainants’’). 84 FR 22161 (May 16, 2019). The complaint, as supplemented, alleges a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (‘‘section 337’’) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, or the sale within SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 the United States after importation of certain luxury vinyl tiles by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,200,460 (‘‘the ’460 patent’’); 10,208,490 (‘‘the ’490 patent’’); and 10,233,655 (‘‘the ’655 patent’’) (collectively, ‘‘the Asserted Patents’’). Id. The complaint further alleges that a domestic industry exists. Id. The Commission’s notice of investigation names forty-five respondents, including: ABK Trading Corp. of Katy, Texas (‘‘ABK’’); Aurora Flooring LLC of Kennesaw, Georgia (‘‘Aurora’’); Changzhou Runchang Wood Co., Ltd. of Jiangsu, China (‘‘Runchang’’); Go-Higher Trading (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd. of Jiangsu, China (‘‘Go-Higher’’); Jiangsu Divine Building Technology Development Co. Ltd. Jiangsu, China (‘‘Divine’’); Jiangsu Lejia Plastic Co. Ltd. of Jiangsu, China (‘‘Lejia’’); JiangSu Licheer Wood Co., Ltd. of Jiangsu, China (‘‘Licheer’’); Maxwell Flooring Distribution LLC of Houston, Texas (‘‘Maxwell Flooring’’); Mr. Hardwood Inc. of Acworth, Georgia (‘‘Mr. Hardwood’’); and Sam Houston Hardwood Inc. of Houston, Texas (‘‘Sam Houston’’) (collectively, ‘‘Defaulting Respondents’’). Id. The Office of Unfair Import Investigations (‘‘OUII’’) is also participating in the investigation. Id. The Commission previously terminated the investigation as to thirtyfive respondents based on settlement, consent order, or partial withdrawal of the complaint. See Order No. 14 (Sept. 26, 2019), unreviewed by, Notice (Oct. 17, 2019); Order Nos. 15–21 (Sept. 27, 2019 for all), unreviewed by, Notice (Oct. 17, 2019); Order Nos. 23–25 (Oct. 2, 2019 for all), unreviewed by, Notice (Oct. 23, 2019); Order No. 27 (Oct. 9, 2019), unreviewed by, Notice (Nov. 6, 2019); Order No. 26 (Oct. 9, 2019)), unreviewed by, Notice (Nov. 8, 2019); Order No. 30 (Oct. 25, 2019), unreviewed by, Notice (Nov. 21, 2019); Order No. 34 (Nov. 7, 2019), unreviewed by, Notice (Dec. 11, 2019); Order No. 35 (Jan. 24, 2020), unreviewed by, Notice (Feb. 25, 2020). On November 21, 2019, the Commission found respondent GoHigher in default. See Order No. 31 (Oct. 25, 2019), unreviewed by, Notice (Nov. 21, 2019). On November 22, 2019, the Commission found an additional eight respondents in default: ABK; Aurora; Divine; Lejia; Licheer; Maxwell Flooring; Mr. Hardwood; and Sam Houston. See Order No. 32 (Oct. 30, 2019), unreviewed by, Notice (Nov. 22, 2019). On November 25, 2019, the Commission found respondent Runchang in default. See Order No. 33 (Oct. 30, 2019), unreviewed by, Notice (Nov. 25, 2019). E:\FR\FM\22SEN1.SGM 22SEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-415 and 731-TA-933-934 (Third Review)]


Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip From 
India and Taiwan

Determination

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject five-year 
reviews, the United States International Trade Commission 
(``Commission'') determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the 
Act''), that revocation of the antidumping duty and countervailing duty 
orders on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip from India 
and Taiwan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 
foreseeable time.\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\ Chair Jason E. Kearns not participating.
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Background

    The Commission instituted these reviews on July 1, 2019 (84 FR 
31343) and determined on October 4, 2019 that it would conduct full 
reviews (84 FR 67960, December 12, 2019). Notice of the scheduling of 
the Commission's reviews 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 on 
March 25, 2020 (85 FR 16957). Subsequently, the Commission cancelled 
its previously scheduled hearing following a request on behalf of the 
domestic interested parties (85 FR 43602, July 17, 2020).
    The Commission made these determinations pursuant to section 751(c) 
of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)). The Commission determined that these 
reviews were extraordinarily complicated and extended the review period 
by up to 90 days. It completed and filed its determinations in these 
reviews on September 17, 2020. The views of the Commission are 
contained in USITC Publication 5117 (September 2020), entitled 
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film, Sheet, and Strip from India and 
Taiwan: Investigation Nos. 701-TA-415 and 731-TA-933-934 (Third 
Review).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: September 17, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-20918 Filed 9-21-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7020-02-P