International Trade Commission November 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sugar From Mexico; Institution of Five-Year Reviews
Document Number: 2019-25873
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
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 termination of the suspension investigation on sugar from Mexico 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.
Certain Balanced Armature Devices, Products Containing Same, and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2019-25852
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on August 29, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Knowles Corporation of Itasca, Illinois; Knowles Electronics, LLC of Itasca, Illinois; and Knowles Electronics (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. of China. Supplements to the complaint were filed on September 18 and November 5, 2019. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, and in the sale of certain balanced armature devices, products containing same, and components thereof by reason of misappropriation of trade secrets, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure a domestic industry. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a general exclusion order or, in the alternative, limited exclusion orders, and cease and desist orders.
Certain Color Intraoral Scanners and Related Hardware and Software; Notice of a Commission Determination Finding No Violation of Section 337; Termination of the Investigation
Document Number: 2019-25849
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to affirm, with modified reasoning, the final initial determination's (``ID'') finding of no violation of section 337 has occurred.
Certain Smart Thermostats, Smart HVAC Systems, and Components Thereof Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2019-25789
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 23, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of EcoFactor, Inc. of Palo Alto, California. 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 smart thermostats, smart HVAC systems, and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,131,497 (``the '497 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,423,322 (``the '322 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,498,753 (``the '753 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 10,018,371 (``the '371 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists 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.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2019-25748
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Dissolving Microneedle Patch Technology for Cosmetic and Pharmaceutical Use, DN 3420; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure.
Certain Reload Cartridges for Laparoscopic Surgical Staplers; Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Complainants' Unopposed Motion To Amend the Complaint, Case Caption, and Notice of Investigation
Document Number: 2019-25682
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 14) of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') granting an unopposed motion to amend the complaint, case caption, and notice of investigation in the above-captioned investigation.
Strontium Chromate From Austria and France; Determinations
Document Number: 2019-25666
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings From China; Determination
Document Number: 2019-25501
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Recent Trends in U.S. Services Trade, 2020 Annual Report
Document Number: 2019-25472
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
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 2020 report, which the Commission plans to publish in June 2020, will provide aggregate data on cross-border trade in services for the period ending in 2018, and transactions by affiliates based outside the country of their parent firm for the period ending in 2017. The report's analysis will focus on financial services (including banking services, insurance services, and securities services). The Commission is inviting interested members of the public to furnish information and views in connection with the 2020 report.
Welded Stainless Steel Pressure Pipe From China, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam; Determination
Document Number: 2019-25442
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2019-25440
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-25
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Electronic Devices with Optical Filters and Optical Sensor Systems and Components Thereof, DN 3419; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing pursuant to the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-25500
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-22
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Shaker Screens for Drilling Fluids, Components Thereof, and Related Marketing Materials; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2019-25277
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 18, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of M-I L.L.C. of Houston, Texas. An amended complaint was filed on November 7, 2019. The amended 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 shaker screens for drilling fluids, components thereof, and related market materials by reason of infringement of: (1) Certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,210,582 (``the '582 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,810,649 (``the '649 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 8,925,735 (``the '735 patent''); and (2) U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,151,736 (``the '736 trademark'') and U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,744,891 (``the '891 trademark''). The amended complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. 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 Infotainment Systems, Components Thereof, and Automobiles Containing the Same; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest
Document Number: 2019-25102
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-20
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge has issued a Final Initial Determination on Section 337 Violation and 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, should the Commission find a violation. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules.
Certain Motorized Vehicles and Components Thereof; Notice of Request for Statements on the Public Interest
Document Number: 2019-24932
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') has issued an Initial Determination on Violation of Section 337 and Recommended Determination on Remedy and Bond in the above-captioned investigation. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief should the Commission find a violation of section 337. This notice is soliciting public interest comments from the public only. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to Commission rules.
Certain Water Filters and Components Thereof; Issuance of a General Exclusion Order and Cease and Desist Orders; Termination of the Investigation
Document Number: 2019-24860
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a general exclusion order (``GEO'') denying entry of certain water filters and components thereof as well as two cease and desist orders (``CDOs''). The investigation is terminated.
Glass Containers From China; Determinations
Document Number: 2019-24858
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-24783
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-24782
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-24781
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Foldable Reusable Drinking Straws and Components and Accessories Thereof; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2019-24612
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-13
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 9, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of The Final Co. LLC of Santa Fe, New Mexico. An amended complaint was filed on October 29, 2019. The complaint, as amended, 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 foldable reusable drinking straws and components and accessories thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 10,123,641 (``the '641 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. 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 Argon Plasma Coagulation System Probes, Their Components, and Other Argon Plasm Coagulation System Components for Use Therewith; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2019-24371
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on October 7, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH of the Republic of Germany and Erbe USA, Inc. of Marietta, Georgia. 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 argon plasma coagulation system probes, their components, and other argon plasma coagulation system components for use therewith by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,311,707 (``the '707 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,717,911 (``the '911 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,510,889 (``the '889 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,603,653 (``the '653 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. D577,671 (``the '671 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Certain Beverage Dispensing Systems and Components Thereof; Commission Decision To Review a Final Initial Determination in Its Entirety; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on the Issues Under Review and on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding
Document Number: 2019-24369
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the Commission has determined to review the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ's'') final initial determination (``ID'' or ``final ID'') finding a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, with respect to U.S. Patent No. 7,188,751 (``the '751 patent''). The Commission requests briefing from the parties on certain issues under review, as set forth in this notice. The Commission also requests briefing from the parties, interested persons, and government agencies on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-24379
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-07
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-24377
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-07
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Earpiece Devices and Components Thereof; Commission Determination To Vacate the Domestic Industry Finding as to One Asserted Patent; Remand the Investigation in Part to the Presiding Administrative Law Judge for Further Proceedings as to That Asserted Patent; and Extend the Target Date; Issuance of a General Exclusion Order, a Limited Exclusion Order, and Cease and Desist Orders as to the Other Five Asserted Patents
Document Number: 2019-24193
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-06
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to vacate the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ'') domestic industry finding with respect to U.S. Patent No. 9,398,364 (``the '364 patent''), remand the investigation in part to the ALJ for further proceedings with respect to that patent consistent with its concurrently issued opinion and remand order, and extend the target date for completion of the investigation. The Commission has also determined to issue: (1) A general exclusion order prohibiting the unlicensed importation of certain earpiece devices and components thereof that infringe one or more of claims 1 and 7 of U.S. Patent No. 9,036,852 (``the '852 patent''); claims 1 and 8 of U.S. Patent No. 9,036,853 (``the '853 patent''); claims 1 and 6 of U.S. Patent No. 9,042,590 (``the '590 patent''); and claims 1, 7, and 8 of U.S. Patent No. 8,249,287 (``the '287 patent''); (2) a limited exclusion order prohibiting respondent V4ink Inc. (``V4ink'') from importing certain earpiece devices and components thereof that infringe claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 8,311,253 (``the '253 patent''); and (3) cease and desist orders against certain respondents that were found in default or had not participated in the above-captioned investigation. The investigation is terminated with respect to these five patents.
Certain Lithium-Ion Battery Cells, Battery Modules, Battery Packs, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2019-23989
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-04
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on September 26, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of LG Chem, Ltd. of the Republic of Korea; LG Chem Michigan Inc. of Holland, Michigan; and Toray Industries, Inc. of Japan. A supplement was filed on September 27, 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 lithium-ion battery cells, battery modules, battery packs, components thereof (including battery separators and powderous electrode active material), and vehicles containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,662,517 (``the '517 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,638,241 (``the '241 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,709,152 (``the '152 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 7,771,877 (``the '877 patent''). The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists as required by the applicable Federal Statute. The complainants request that the Commission institute an investigation and, after the investigation, issue a limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Certain Height-Adjustable Desk Platforms and Components Thereof; Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting in Part a Motion for Summary Determination; Schedule for Filing Written Submissions on Remedy, the Public Interest, and Bonding
Document Number: 2019-23988
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-04
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission (``Commission'') has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ'') initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 33) granting in part a summary determination on violation of section 337 by certain non-participating respondents in the above- captioned investigation. The Commission is requesting briefing from the parties, interested government agencies, and interested persons on the issues of remedy, the public interest, and bonding.
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 2019-24007
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain Light-Emitting Diode Products, Systems, and Components Thereof (I); Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Terminating the Investigation in Its Entirety; Termination of Investigation
Document Number: 2019-23925
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 16) of the presiding Administrative Law Judge (``ALJ'') terminating the above-captioned investigation. The investigation is terminated.
Non-Oriented Electrical Steel From China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan; Institution of Five-Year Reviews
Document Number: 2019-23799
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-01
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 countervailing duty orders on non-oriented electrical steel (``NOES'') from China and Taiwan and revocation of the antidumping duty orders on NOES from China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan 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.