Narrow Woven Ribbons With Woven Selvedge From China and Taiwan
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations Nos. 701-TA-467 and 731-1164-1165 (Preliminary) under section 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 Taiwan of narrow woven ribbons with woven selvedge, provided for in subheading 5806.32 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be subsidized by the Government of China. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation pursuant to section 702(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by August 24, 2009. The Commission's views are due at Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by August 31, 2009.