Monitoring of Fresh or Chilled Strawberries, 78867-78868 [2020-26857]

Download as PDF khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 235 / Monday, December 7, 2020 / Notices click on the link to ‘‘hearing instructions.’’ Written Submissions: Interested parties are invited to file written submissions concerning this investigation. The Commission is particularly interested in receiving information about imports, principal source countries, and impact of the imports on the domestic industry producing the like or directly competitive product. The Commission is also interested in receiving information about the condition of the domestic industry, including with respect to production, employment, profits and losses, and other factors set out in section 202(c) of the Trade Act. To the extent practical, data and information should include the period 2016–2020 and any subsequent period. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, and should be received not later than 5:15 p.m., January 15, 2021. All written submissions must conform to the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8), as temporarily amended by 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020). Under that rule waiver, the Office of the Secretary 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. Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Office of the Secretary, Docket Services Division (202–205– 1802), or consult the Commission’s Handbook on Filing Procedures. Confidential Business Information. Any submissions that contain confidential business information (CBI) must also conform to the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘non- confidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information is clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available for inspection by interested parties. Limited Disclosure of CBI. Should a petition be filed under section 202(a) of the Trade Act and an investigation be instituted under section 202(b) of the Trade Act with respect to the products covered by this investigation, the VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Dec 04, 2020 Jkt 253001 Secretary will make some or all of the CBI obtained in this monitoring investigation available, pursuant to § 206.17 of the Commission’s rules, to authorized applicants under an administrative protective order (APO) issued in that investigation in accordance with the procedures set forth in section 206.17 of the rules. The Commission may also include some or all CBI submitted in this investigation in the report it sends to the President and the U.S. Trade Representative in an investigation conducted under section 202(b) or in a related investigation. The Commission will not otherwise disclose information which it considers to be CBI unless the party submitting the information had notice, at the time of submission, that such information would be released by the Commission, or such party subsequently consents to the release of the information. See 19 U.S.C. 2252(a)(8) and 19 U.S.C. 1332(g). Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority of section 202(d)(1)(B) of the Trade Act and section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930. By order of the Commission. Issued: December 2, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–26858 Filed 12–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Monitoring of Fresh or Chilled Strawberries International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice of investigation and scheduling of a public hearing. AGENCY: Following receipt on November 4, 2020, of a request from the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the Commission instituted Investigation No. 332–581, Monitoring of Fresh or Chilled Strawberries, under the Tariff Act of 1930 for the purpose collecting and analyzing information that would expedite an investigation under the Trade Act of 1974 (the U.S. global safeguard law). For purposes of this investigation, the fresh or chilled strawberries are those provided for in subheading 0810.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). SUMMARY: December 7, 2020: Commencement of monitoring. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. All written submissions should be submitted electronically and addressed to the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader Steven LeGrand (202– 205–3094 or steven.legrand@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 information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its website (https://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. On October 6, 2020, the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, and the Florida Farm Bureau requested that U.S. imports of strawberries be monitored under the perishable agricultural product provisions of section 202(d)(1) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2252(d)(1). In response to that request, the USTR determined that imports of strawberries satisfy the requirements of section 202(d)(1)(A) of the Trade Act. Accordingly, in accordance with section 202(d)(1)(B) of the Trade Act, the USTR requested, under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930, that the Commission monitor and investigate imports of fresh or chilled strawberries, provided for in subheading 0810.10 of the HTS. He further requested that the monitoring and investigation include the collection and analysis of information that would expedite an investigation under section 202(b) of the Trade Act. He further stated that the product in question consists of all imports that fall within the product SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Investigation No. 332–581] 78867 E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 78868 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 235 / Monday, December 7, 2020 / Notices description under the above HTS subheading. Section 202(d)(1)(C) of the Trade Act provides procedures under which domestic producers of a perishable agricultural product may, in a petition filed under section 202(a) of the Trade Act, request provisional relief. Under those procedures, if the Commission has monitored imports of the article for at least 90 days, the domestic industry may, in such a petition, request a preliminary determination and provisional relief pending completion of a full Commission investigation. Should that occur, the Commission would have 21 days, from the day on which the request was received, to make a preliminary injury determination, and if in the affirmative, to recommend provisional relief to the President. Public Hearing: No public hearing is planned at this time in connection with this investigation. However, should a public hearing or conference be scheduled, the Commission will publish a notice in the Federal Register and post information about the hearing on the Commission’s website at (https:// usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/what_ we_are_working_on.htm). Once on that web page, scroll down to the entry for Investigation No. 332–581, Monitoring of Fresh or Chilled Strawberries, and click on the link to ‘‘hearing instructions.’’ Written Submissions: Interested parties are invited to file written submissions concerning this investigation. The Commission is particularly interested in receiving information about imports, principal source countries, and impact of the imports on the domestic industry producing the like or directly competitive product. The Commission is also interested in receiving information about the condition of the domestic industry, including with respect to production, employment, profits and losses, and other factors set out in section 202(c) of the Trade Act. To the extent practical, data and information should include the period 2016–2020 and any subsequent period. All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, and should be received not later than 5:15 p.m., January 15, 2021. All written submissions must conform to the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8), as temporarily amended by 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020). Under that rule waiver, the Office of the Secretary will accept only electronic filings at this time. Filings must be made through the Commission’s VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:32 Dec 04, 2020 Jkt 253001 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. Persons with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Office of the Secretary, Docket Services Division (202–205–1802), or consult the Commission’s Handbook on Filing Procedures. Confidential Business Information. Any submissions that contain confidential business information (CBI) must also conform to the requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to whether they are the ‘‘confidential’’ or ‘‘non- confidential’’ version, and that the confidential business information is clearly identified by means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be made available for inspection by interested parties. Limited Disclosure of CBI. Should a petition be filed under section 202(a) of the Trade Act and an investigation be instituted under section 202(b) of the Trade Act with respect to the products covered by this investigation, the Secretary will make some or all of the CBI obtained in this monitoring investigation available, pursuant to § 206.17 of the Commission’s rules, to authorized applicants under an administrative protective order (APO) issued in that investigation in accordance with the procedures set forth in section 206.17 of the rules. The Commission may also include some or all CBI submitted in this investigation in the report it sends to the President and the U.S. Trade Representative in an investigation conducted under section 202(b) or in a related investigation. The Commission will not otherwise disclose information which it considers to be CBI unless the party submitting the information had notice, at the time of submission, that such information would be released by the Commission, or such party subsequently consents to the release of the information. See 19 U.S.C. 2252(a)(8) and 19 U.S.C. 1332(g). Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority of section 202(d)(1)(B) of the Trade Act and section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930. By order of the Commission. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Issued: December 2, 2020. Lisa Barton, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–26857 Filed 12–4–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Gabapentin Immunoassay Kits and Test Strips, Components Thereof, and Methods Therefor, DN 3511; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure. FOR FURTHER 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. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (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 United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at https://www.usitc.gov. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at https://edis.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: The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to § 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of ARK Diagnostics, Inc. on December 2, 2020. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain gabapentin immunoassay kits and test strips, components thereof, and methods SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 235 (Monday, December 7, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 78867-78868]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-26857]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 332-581]


Monitoring of Fresh or Chilled Strawberries

AGENCY: International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice of investigation and scheduling of a public hearing.

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SUMMARY: Following receipt on November 4, 2020, of a request from the 
U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the Commission instituted 
Investigation No. 332-581, Monitoring of Fresh or Chilled Strawberries, 
under the Tariff Act of 1930 for the purpose collecting and analyzing 
information that would expedite an investigation under the Trade Act of 
1974 (the U.S. global safeguard law). For purposes of this 
investigation, the fresh or chilled strawberries are those provided for 
in subheading 0810.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (HTS).

DATES:  December 7, 2020: Commencement of monitoring.

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. All written submissions should be 
submitted electronically and addressed to the Secretary, U.S. 
International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. 
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 Steven LeGrand (202-
205-3094 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 information 
concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its website 
(https://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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 6, 2020, the Florida Fruit and 
Vegetable Association, the Florida Strawberry Growers Association, and 
the Florida Farm Bureau requested that U.S. imports of strawberries be 
monitored under the perishable agricultural product provisions of 
section 202(d)(1) of the Trade Act (19 U.S.C. 2252(d)(1). In response 
to that request, the USTR determined that imports of strawberries 
satisfy the requirements of section 202(d)(1)(A) of the Trade Act.
    Accordingly, in accordance with section 202(d)(1)(B) of the Trade 
Act, the USTR requested, under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, that the Commission monitor and investigate imports of fresh or 
chilled strawberries, provided for in subheading 0810.10 of the HTS. He 
further requested that the monitoring and investigation include the 
collection and analysis of information that would expedite an 
investigation under section 202(b) of the Trade Act. He further stated 
that the product in question consists of all imports that fall within 
the product

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description under the above HTS subheading.
    Section 202(d)(1)(C) of the Trade Act provides procedures under 
which domestic producers of a perishable agricultural product may, in a 
petition filed under section 202(a) of the Trade Act, request 
provisional relief. Under those procedures, if the Commission has 
monitored imports of the article for at least 90 days, the domestic 
industry may, in such a petition, request a preliminary determination 
and provisional relief pending completion of a full Commission 
investigation. Should that occur, the Commission would have 21 days, 
from the day on which the request was received, to make a preliminary 
injury determination, and if in the affirmative, to recommend 
provisional relief to the President.
    Public Hearing: No public hearing is planned at this time in 
connection with this investigation. However, should a public hearing or 
conference be scheduled, the Commission will publish a notice in the 
Federal Register and post information about the hearing on the 
Commission's website at (https://usitc.gov/research_and_analysis/what_we_are_working_on.htm). Once on that web page, scroll down to the 
entry for Investigation No. 332-581, Monitoring of Fresh or Chilled 
Strawberries, and click on the link to ``hearing instructions.''
    Written Submissions: Interested parties are invited to file written 
submissions concerning this investigation. The Commission is 
particularly interested in receiving information about imports, 
principal source countries, and impact of the imports on the domestic 
industry producing the like or directly competitive product. The 
Commission is also interested in receiving information about the 
condition of the domestic industry, including with respect to 
production, employment, profits and losses, and other factors set out 
in section 202(c) of the Trade Act. To the extent practical, data and 
information should include the period 2016-2020 and any subsequent 
period.
    All written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary, and 
should be received not later than 5:15 p.m., January 15, 2021. All 
written submissions must conform to the provisions of section 201.8 of 
the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 201.8), as 
temporarily amended by 85 FR 15798 (March 19, 2020).
    Under that rule waiver, the Office of the Secretary 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 paper-based filings or paper copies of 
any electronic filings will be accepted until further notice. Persons 
with questions regarding electronic filing should contact the Office of 
the Secretary, Docket Services Division (202-205-1802), or consult the 
Commission's Handbook on Filing Procedures.
    Confidential Business Information. Any submissions that contain 
confidential business information (CBI) must also conform to the 
requirements of section 201.6 of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedure (19 CFR 201.6). Section 201.6 of the rules requires that the 
cover of the document and the individual pages be clearly marked as to 
whether they are the ``confidential'' or ``non- confidential'' version, 
and that the confidential business information is clearly identified by 
means of brackets. All written submissions, except for confidential 
business information, will be made available for inspection by 
interested parties.
    Limited Disclosure of CBI. Should a petition be filed under section 
202(a) of the Trade Act and an investigation be instituted under 
section 202(b) of the Trade Act with respect to the products covered by 
this investigation, the Secretary will make some or all of the CBI 
obtained in this monitoring investigation available, pursuant to Sec.  
206.17 of the Commission's rules, to authorized applicants under an 
administrative protective order (APO) issued in that investigation in 
accordance with the procedures set forth in section 206.17 of the 
rules.
    The Commission may also include some or all CBI submitted in this 
investigation in the report it sends to the President and the U.S. 
Trade Representative in an investigation conducted under section 202(b) 
or in a related investigation. The Commission will not otherwise 
disclose information which it considers to be CBI unless the party 
submitting the information had notice, at the time of submission, that 
such information would be released by the Commission, or such party 
subsequently consents to the release of the information. See 19 U.S.C. 
2252(a)(8) and 19 U.S.C. 1332(g).

    Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority 
of section 202(d)(1)(B) of the Trade Act and section 332(g) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930.

    By order of the Commission.
    Issued: December 2, 2020.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2020-26857 Filed 12-4-20; 8:45 am]
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