Sodium Nitrite From China and Germany
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase countervailing duty investigation No. 701-TA-453 (Preliminary) and antidumping duty investigation Nos. 731-TA-1136-1137 (Preliminary) under sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671b(a) and 1673b(a)) (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 from China and Germany of sodium nitrite, provided for in subheading 2834.10.1000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China and that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation pursuant to sections 702(c)(1)(B) or 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671a(c)(1)(B) or 1673a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission must reach preliminary determinations in countervailing duty and antidumping duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by December 24, 2007. The Commission's views are due at the Department of Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by January 2, 2008. 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 through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and B (19 CFR part 207).
In the Matter of Certain Digital Televisions and Certain Products Containing Same and Methods of Using Same; Notice of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 15, 2007, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Funai Electric Co., Ltd. of Japan and Funai Corporation, Inc. of Rutherford, New Jersey. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain digital televisions and certain products containing same and methods of using same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,115,074 and 5,329,369. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a permanent exclusion order and a permanent cease and desist order.