Quartz Surface Products From India and Turkey; Institution of Anti-Dumping 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 investigation Nos. 701-TA-624-625 and 731-TA-1450- 1451 (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 quartz surface products from India and Turkey, provided for in subheading 6810.99.00 (statistical reporting number 6810.99.0010) 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 India and Turkey. Unless the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by June 24, 2019. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by July 1, 2019.
Fresh Tomatoes From Mexico; Termination of Review
The Commission instituted the subject five-year review on February 1, 2018, to determine whether termination of the suspended investigation on fresh tomatoes from Mexico would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to a domestic industry. On February 6, 2019, the Department of Commerce (``Commerce'') gave notice of its intent to withdraw from and terminate the 2013 Suspension Agreement on Fresh Tomatoes from Mexico and resume the underlying antidumping duty investigation (March 5, 2019). Effective May 7, 2019, Commerce withdrew from and terminated the suspension agreement and resumed the underlying antidumping duty investigation. Accordingly, since there is no longer a suspension agreement of which to conduct a five-year review, the U.S. International Trade Commission gives notice of the termination of its review involving fresh tomatoes from Mexico.