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)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-14403]
INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
[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.
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 (https://www.usitc.gov). The public record for these
investigations may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket
(EDIS) at https://edis.usitc.gov.
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,
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
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 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.
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021-14403 Filed 7-6-21; 8:45 am]
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