Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade, 2014 Annual Report
The Commission has prepared and published annual reports in this series under investigation No. 332-345, Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade, since 1996. The 2014 report, which the Commission plans to publish in April 2014, will provide aggregate data on cross-border trade in services for the period ending in 2012, and transactions by affiliates based outside the country of their parent firm for the period ending in 2011. The report's analysis will focus on electronic services (audiovisual, computer, and telecommunication services). The Commission is inviting interested members of the public to furnish information in connection with the 2014 report.
Monosodium Glutamate from China and Indonesia; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigations Nos. 701-TA-503-504 and 731-TA-1229- 1230 (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 Indonesia of monosodium glutamate, provided for in subheading 2922.42.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value and alleged to be subsidized by the Governments of China and Indonesia. 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 a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by October 31, 2013. The Commission's views are due at Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by November 7, 2013. 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).
Certain Tires and Products Containing Same; Institution of Investigation Pursuant to United States Code
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 14, 2013, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. of Japan; Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. of Cypress, California; Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. of Cypress, California; Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc. of Cypress, California; and Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc. of White, Georgia. A supplement to the complaint was filed on September 5, 2013. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain tires and products containing same by reason of infringement of U.S. Design Patent No. D487,424 (``the '424 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D610,975 (``the '975 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D610,976 (``the '976 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D610,977 (``the '977 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D615,031 (``the '031 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D626,913 (``the '913 patent''); U.S. Design Patent No. D458,214 (``the '214 patent''); and U.S. Design Patent No. D653,200 (``the '200 patent''). 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 limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.