International Trade Commission March 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-07358
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Nanopores and Products Containing the Same: Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2016-07176
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 23, 2016, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Illumina, Inc. of San Diego, California; University of Washington, of Seattle, Washington; and UAB Research Foundation of Birmingham, Alabama. A supplement to the complaint was filed on March 2, 2016. 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 nanopores and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,673,550 (``the '550 patent'') and U.S. Patent No. 9,170,230 (``the '230 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.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-07075
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Summary of Commission Practice Relating to Administrative Protective Orders
Document Number: 2016-06875
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Since February 1991, the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') has issued an annual report on the status of its practice with respect to violations of its administrative protective orders (``APOs'') under title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930, in response to a direction contained in the Conference Report to the Customs and Trade Act of 1990. Over time, the Commission has added to its report discussions of APO breaches in Commission proceedings other than under title VII and violations of the Commission's rules including the rule on bracketing business proprietary information (``BPI'') (the ``24-hour rule''), 19 CFR 207.3(c). This notice provides a summary of breach investigations completed during calendar year 2014. This summary addresses one proceeding under title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 and four proceedings under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. There were no rules violation investigations completed in 2014. The Commission intends that this report inform representatives of parties to Commission proceedings as to some specific types of APO breaches encountered by the Commission and the corresponding types of actions the Commission has taken.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2016-06816
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Motorized Self- Balancing Vehicles, DN 3129; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
Certain Height Adjustable Desk Platforms and Components Thereof Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting a Joint Motion To Terminate the Investigation on the Basis of Settlement; Termination of Investigation
Document Number: 2016-06808
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-25
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ'') initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 14) granting the joint motion of complainant Varidesk LLC of Coppell, Texas (``Varidesk'') and respondent Brunswick Corp. of Lake Forest, Illinois (``Brunswick'') to terminate the above-referenced investigation on the basis of a patent license, and settlement and release agreement. The investigation is terminated.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2016-06713
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Carbon Spine Board, Cervical Collar and Various Medical Training Manikin Devices, and Accompanying Product Catalogues, Product Inserts, Literature and Components Thereof DN 3128; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
Certain Beverage Brewing Capsules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Commission's Final Determination Finding No Violation of Section 337 by Solofill LLC or DongGuan Hai Rui Precision Mould Co., Ltd.; Issuance of a Limited Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Orders to Defaulted Respondents; Termination of the Investigation
Document Number: 2016-06654
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has found no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. Sec. 1337 (``section 337'') by Solofill LLC and DongGuan Hai Rui Precision Mould Co., Ltd., and has issued a limited exclusion order and cease desist orders to the defaulted respondents Eko Brands, LLC, Evermuch Technology Co., Ltd., and Ever Much Company, Ltd. The investigation is terminated.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2016-06639
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-24
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms and Components Thereof DN 3127; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United Kingdom; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations
Document Number: 2016-06527
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-23
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of countervailing and antidumping duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-540-544 and 731-TA-1283-1287, 1289-1290 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether 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 certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Brazil, China, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, and the United Kingdom, provided for in subheadings 7209.15.00, 7209.16.00, 7209.17.00, 7209.18.15, 7209.18.25, 7209.18.60, 7209.25.00, 7209.26.00, 7209.27.00, 7209.28.00, 7209.90.00, 7210.70.30, 7211.23.15, 7211.23.20, 7211.23.30, 7211.23.45, 7211.23.60, 7211.29.20, 7211.29.45, 7211.29.60, 7211.90.00, 7212.40.10, 7212.40.50, 7225.50.60, 7225.50.80, 7225.99.00, 7226.92.50, 7226.92.70, and 7226.92.80 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce to be subsidized \1\ and/or sold at less-than- fair-value.\2\ \3\
Petroleum Wax Candles From China; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review
Document Number: 2016-06246
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-21
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of an expedited review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.
Truck and Bus Tires From China; Determinations
Document Number: 2016-06122
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-18
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Mobile Electronic Devices Incorporating Haptics (Including Smartphones and Smartwatches) and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2016-06112
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-18
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 11, 2016, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Immersion Corporation of San Jose, California. A supplement to the complaint was filed on February 24, 2016. 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 mobile electronic devices incorporating haptics (including smartphones and smartwatches) and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,773,356 (``the '356 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,619,051 (``the '051 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,659,571 (``the '571 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-06166
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Amorphous Silica Fabric From China; Determinations
Document Number: 2016-05888
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Manuals Therefor; Issuance of a General Exclusion Order, a Limited Exclusion Order, and a Cease and Desist Order, Termination of Investigation
Document Number: 2016-05887
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-16
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to issue: (1) A general exclusion order (``GEO'') barring the unlicensed entry of certain personal transporters that infringe one patent asserted in this investigation; (2) a limited exclusion order (``LEO'') prohibiting the unlicensed entry of infringing personal transporters, components thereof, and manuals therefor manufactured abroad by or on behalf of certain respondents that are covered by one or more asserted U.S. patents and copyright; and (2) a cease and desist order (``CDO'') directed against one domestic defaulting respondent. The Commission has terminated this investigation.
Heavy Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes From Korea, Mexico, and Turkey; Scheduling of the Final Phase of Countervailing Duty and Antidumping Duty Investigations
Document Number: 2016-05812
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-15
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-539 and 731-TA-1280-1282 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether 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 heavy walled rectangular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Korea, Mexico, and Turkey, provided for in subheadings 7306.61.10 and 7306.61.30 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce to be sold at less-than-fair- value and subsidized by the government of Turkey.\1\
Phosphor Copper From Korea; Institution of Antidumping Duty Investigation and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigation
Document Number: 2016-05746
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-15
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an investigation and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-1314 (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 phosphor copper from Korea, provided for in subheading 7405.00.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value. Unless the Department of 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 April 25, 2016. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by May 2, 2016.
Certain Automated Teller Machines, ATM Modules, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same;
Document Number: 2016-05681
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 9, 2016, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Nautilus Hyosung Inc. of Seoul, Korea and Nautilus Hyosung America Inc. of Irving, Texas. Supplements to the complaint were filed on February 26 and March 1, 2016. The complaint 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 automated teller machines, ATM modules, components thereof, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,891,551 (``the '551 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,950,655 (``the '655 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,152,165 (``the '165 patent'') and U.S. Patent No. 8,523,235 (``the '235 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.
Certain Pumping Bras; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2016-05666
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 5, 2016, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Simple Wishes, LLC of Sacramento, California. A supplement was filed on February 26, 2016. 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 pumping bras by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,323,070 (``the '070 patent'') and U.S. Patent No. 8,192,247 (``the '247 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.
Certain Lithium Metal Oxide Cathode Materials, Lithium-Ion Batteries for Power Tool Products Containing Same, and Power Tool Products With Lithium-Ion Batteries Containing Same; Request for Statements on the Public Interest
Document Number: 2016-05611
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge has issued a recommended determination on remedy and bonding in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, specifically a limited exclusion order against certain lithium metal oxide cathode materials, lithium-ion batteries for power tool products containing same, and power tool products with lithium-ion batteries containing same, imported by respondents Umicore N.V. of Brussels, Belgium and Umicore USA Inc. of Raleigh, North Carolina. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4).
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-05618
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-11
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-05356
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) From China; Institution of Antidumping Duty Investigation and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigation
Document Number: 2016-05245
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an investigation and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-1313 (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 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (R-134a) from China, provided for in subheading 2903.39.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, 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, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by April 18, 2016. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by April 25, 2016.
Earned Import Allowance Program: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Program for Certain Apparel From the Dominican Republic, Seventh Annual Review
Document Number: 2016-05225
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) has announced its schedule, including deadlines for filing written submissions, in connection with the preparation of its seventh annual review in investigation No. 332-503, Earned Import Allowance Program: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Program for Certain Apparel from the Dominican Republic, Seventh Annual Review.
Notice of Appointment of Individuals To Serve as Members of the Performance Review Board
Document Number: 2016-05114
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission has appointed the following individuals to serve on the Commission's Performance Review Board (PRB):
Certain Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From China
Document Number: 2016-04998
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Hospital Beds, and Components Thereof Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2016-04820
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 1, 2016, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Stryker Corporation of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Supplements were filed on February 18, 2016 and February 22, 2016. 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 hospital beds, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,082,630 (``the '630 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,690,059 (``the '059 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,784,125 (``the '125 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,701,229 (``the '229 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Certain Biaxial Integral Geogrid Products From China
Document Number: 2016-04701
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2015 Review
Document Number: 2016-04649
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Following receipt of a letter on behalf of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) dated February 16, 2016, advising that several petitioners have withdrawn requests for waivers of the competitive need limitation under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program and that USTR accordingly was withdrawing its request for advice regarding such petitions, the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) has amended the scope of its investigation and will not provide advice regarding the withdrawn petitions.
Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems on a Chip, and Products Containing the Same Commission Determination To Review in Part a Final Initial Determination Finding a Violation of Section 337; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on the Issues Under Review and on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding
Document Number: 2016-04406
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in part the final initial determination (ID) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (ALJ) on December 22, 2015, finding a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), as to certain asserted patent claims in this investigation.
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road-Tires From China, India, and Sri Lanka
Document Number: 2016-04400
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Hydrofluorocarbon Blends and Components From China; Scheduling of the Final Phase of an Antidumping Duty Investigation
Document Number: 2016-04399
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-1279 (Final) pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether 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 hydrofluorocarbon (``HFC'') blends and components from China, provided for in subheadings 3824.78.00 (HFC blends) and 2903.39.20 (HFC components) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, preliminarily determined by the Department of Commerce to be sold at less-than-fair-value.\1\
Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Brazil, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand; Institution of Five-Year Reviews
Document Number: 2016-04164
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Brazil, China, Japan, Taiwan, and Thailand would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission; \1\ to be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is March 31, 2016. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by May 13, 2016.
Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam Institution of five-year reviews
Document Number: 2016-04163
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act''), as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil, China, India, Thailand, and Vietnam would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission;\1\ to be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is March 31, 2016. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by May 13, 2016.