Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber From France, Korea, and Mexico; Institution of Anti-Dumping Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations, 35825-35826 [2021-14403]


[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 127 (Wednesday, July 7, 2021)]
[Pages 35825-35826]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2021-14403]



[Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1567-1569 (Preliminary)]

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene Rubber From France, Korea, and Mexico; 
Institution of Anti-Dumping Duty Investigations and Scheduling of 
Preliminary Phase Investigations

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of 
investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping duty 
investigations No. 731-TA-1567-1569 (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 acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber from 
France, Korea, and Mexico, provided for in subheading 4002.59.00 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that is alleged to be 
sold in the United States at less than fair value. Unless the 
Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') extends the time for initiation, 
the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping 
duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by August 16, 2021. The 
Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business 
days thereafter, or by August 23, 2021.

DATES: June 30, 2021.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristina Lara ((202) 205-3386), 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 ( The public record for these 
investigations may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket 
(EDIS) at

    Background.--These investigations are being instituted, pursuant to 
section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)), in 
response to a petition filed on June 30, 2021, by Zeon Chemicals L.P. 
and Zeon GP, LLC (collectively ``Zeon''), Louisville, Kentucky.
    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 Sec. Sec.  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 investigations. The Secretary 
will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses 
of all persons,

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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 Sec.  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 
conducting the staff conference through video conferencing on 
Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Requests to appear at the conference should 
be emailed to [email protected] (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on 
or before July 19, 2021. Please provide an email address for each 
conference participant in the email. Information on conference 
procedures will be provided separately and guidance on joining the 
video conference will be available on the Commission's Daily Calendar. 
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, 
No in-person paper-based filings or paper copies of any electronic 
filings will be accepted until further notice.
    Written submissions.--As provided in Sec. Sec.  201.8 and 207.15 of 
the Commission's rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or 
before July 26, 2021, a written brief containing information and 
arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigations. 
Parties shall file written testimony and supplementary material in 
connection with their presentation at the conference no later than noon 
on July 20, 2021. All written submissions must conform with the 
provisions of Sec.  201.8 of the Commission's rules; any submissions 
that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of Sec. Sec.  
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, 
elaborates upon the Commission's procedures with respect to filings.
    In accordance with Sec. Sec.  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 Sec.  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 Sec.  207.12 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: July 1, 2021.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-14403 Filed 7-6-21; 8:45 am]