Possible Modifications to the International Harmonized System Nomenclature
The Commission is requesting proposals from interested persons and agencies to amend the International Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (Harmonized System or HS) in connection with the Seventh Review Cycle of the World Customs Organization (WCO), with a view to keeping the Harmonized System current with changes in technology and trade patterns. The proposals will be reviewed by the Commission, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census (Census), for potential submission by the U.S. Government to the WCO in Brussels, Belgium.
Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous From Canada; Institution of Antidumping Duty Investigation and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigation
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an investigation and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-1446 (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 sodium sulfate anhydrous from Canada, provided for in subheadings 2833.11.10 and 2833.11.50 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 (``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 May 13, 2019. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by May 20, 2019.
Certain Semiconductor Devices, Integrated Circuits, and Consumer Products Containing the Same; Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 15, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Innovative Foundry Technologies LLC of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on March 1, 2019; March 8, 2019; and March 13, 2019. 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 semiconductor devices, integrated circuits, and consumer products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,583,012 (``the '012 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 6,797,572 (``the '572 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,009,226 (``the '226 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,880,236 (``the '236 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 9,373,548 (``the '548 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists or is in the process of being established as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainant requests that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.