International Trade Commission March 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Probable Effect of Certain Modifications to the North American Free Trade Agreement Rules of Origin
Document Number: E6-4737
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Following receipt of a request on March 20, 2006, from United States Trade Representative (USTR) under authority delegated by the President and pursuant to section 103 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3313), the Commission instituted investigation No. NAFTA-103-014, Probable Effect of Certain Modifications to the North American Free Trade Agreement Rules of Origin. Background: According to the USTR's letter, U.S. negotiators have recently reached agreement in principle with representatives of the governments of Canada and Mexico on proposed modifications to Annexes 401 and 403 of the NAFTA. Chapter 4 and Annexes 401 and 403 of the NAFTA set forth in the rules of origin for applying the tariff provisions of the NAFTA to trade in goods. Section 202(q) of the NAFTA Implementation Act (the Act) authorizes the President, subject to the consultation and layover requirements of section 103 of the Act, to proclaim such modifications to the rules as may from time to time be agreed to by the NAFTA countries. One of the requirements set out in section 103 of the Act is that the President obtain advice from the United States International Trade Commission. The USTR has requested that the Commission provide advice on the probable effect on U.S. trade under the NAFTA and on domestic industries as a result of proposed modifications to the rules of origin in NAFTA Annexes 401 and 403 for a number of products. A complete listing of the products and the proposed modifications is available from the Office of the Secretary to the Commission or by accessing the electronic version of this notice at the Commission's Internet site (http://www.usitc.gov). The current U.S. rules of origin can be found in General Note 12 of the 2005 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (see ``General Notes'' link at http://hotdocs.usitc.gov/tariff chapterscurrent/toc.html). As requested, the Commission will forward its advice to the USTR by August 14, 2006.
In the Matter of Certain Automated Mechanical Transmission Systems for Medium-Duty and Heavy-Duty Trucks and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Decision Not to Review an Enforcement Initial Determination and an Initial Advisory Opinion; Denial of Motion for Clarification of Remedial Order and Posting of Bond
Document Number: E6-4733
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review the Enforcement Initial Determination (``EID'') and Initial Advisory Opinion (``IAO'') issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') in the above- captioned proceedings. The Commission has also determined to deny the complainant's motion to clarify the Commission's existing cease and desist order and to require retroactive posting of bond.
Notice of Update to the Electronic Document Information System (EDIS)
Document Number: E6-4732
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-31
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The United States International Trade Commission hereby provides notice of an update to the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS). The update to EDIS includes an enhanced interface for the filing of electronic documents and a revised Handbook on Electronic Filing Procedures.
Certain Carbon Steel Products From Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom
Document Number: E6-4642
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to section 751(c)(5) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty and antidumping duty orders on certain carbon steel products from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. The Commission has determined to exercise its authority to extend the review period by up to 90 days pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(5)(B). For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews 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, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207).
Ammonium Nitrate From Russia
Document Number: E6-4640
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
U.S.-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement: Advice Concerning the Probable Economic Effect of Providing Duty-Free Treatment for Imports
Document Number: E6-4609
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-30
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Following receipt on March 17, 2006, of a request from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the Commission instituted investigation Nos. TA-131-033 and TA-2104-022, U.S.-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement: Advice Concerning the Probable Economic Effect of Providing Duty-Free Treatment for Imports, under section 131 of the Trade Act of 1974 and section 2104(b)(2) of the Trade Act of 2002.
Metal Calendar Slides From Japan
Document Number: E6-4474
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 06-3052
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-28
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain Devices for Determining Organ Positions and Certain Subassemblies Thereof; Notice of Commission Determination not to Review an Initial Determination Granting a Motion to Intervene
Document Number: E6-4202
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-23
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. 5) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') granting the motion of Universit[eacute] Joseph Fourier (Grenoble) (``UJF'') of Grenoble, France, to intervene as a complainant in the above-captioned investigation.
Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from Korea and Taiwan
Document Number: E6-4198
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-23
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Brass Sheet and Strip from Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan
Document Number: E6-4197
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-23
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain Ink Cartridges and Components Thereof; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E6-4196
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-23
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 17, 2006, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Epson Portland Inc. of Hillsboro, Oregon, Epson America, Inc. of Long Beach, California, and Seiko Epson Corporation of Japan. Supplemental letters were filed on March 10 and 14, 2006. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain ink cartridges and components thereof by reason of infringement of claim 7 of U.S. Patent No. 5,615,957; claims 18, 81, 93, 149, 164 and 165 of U.S. Patent No. 5,622,439; claims 83 and 84 of U.S. Patent No. 5,158,377; claims 19 and 20 of U.S. Patent No. 5,221,148; claims 29, 31, 34 and 38 of U.S. Patent No. 5,156,472; claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 5,488,401; claims 1, 2, 3 and 9 of U.S. Patent No. 6,502,917; claims 1, 31 and 34 of U.S. Patent No. 6,550,902; and claims 1, 10 and 14 of U.S. Patent No. 6,955,422. The complaint further alleges that an industry in the United States exists or is in the process of being established 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 and cease and desist orders.
In the Matter of Certain Voltage Regulators, Components Thereof and Products Containing Same; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E6-4155
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-22
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 17, 2006, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Linear Technology Corporation of Milpitas, California. Letters supplementing the complaint were filed on March 13 and 14, 2006. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain voltage regulators, components thereof and products containing same by reason of infringement of claims 1-14 and 23-35 of U.S. Patent No. 6,411,531 and claims 1-19, 31, 34, and 35 of U.S. Patent No. 6,580,258. 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 permanent exclusion order and a cease and desist order.
In the Matter of Certain Optical Disk Controller Chips and Chipsets and Products Containing Same, Including DVD Players And PC Optical Storage Devices; Notice of Commission Determination To Rescind Remedial Orders
Document Number: E6-4154
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-22
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to rescind the remedial orders issued in the above-captioned investigation.
In the Matter of Certain Baseband Processor Chips and Chipsets, Transmitter and Receiver (Radio) Chips, Power Control Chips, and Products Containing Same, Including Cellular Telephone Handsets; Notice of Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting-In-Part Various Motions To Intervene and Extending the Target Date for Completion of the Investigation
Document Number: E6-4125
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-22
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's'') initial determination (``ID'') (Order No. 27) granting-in-part various motions to intervene on the issues of remedy and bonding and extending the target date for completion of the above- captioned investigation from September 21, 2006, to December 21, 2006.
Certain Activated Carbon From China
Document Number: E6-3756
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an investigation and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping investigation No. 731-TA-1103 (Preliminary) under section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 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 of certain activated carbon,\1\ provided for in subheading 3802.10.00 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 pursuant to section 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping investigations in 45 days, or in this case by April 24, 2006. The Commission's views are due at Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by May 1, 2006.
Structural Steel Beams From Japan and Korea
Document Number: E6-3718
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-15
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
In the Matter of Certain Portable Power Stations and Packaging Therefor; Notice of Investigation
Document Number: E6-3614
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-14
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 8, 2006, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Roadmaster (USA) Corp. A supplemental letter was filed on February 27, 2006. The complaint, as supplemented, alleges violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain portable power stations and packaging therefor by reason of infringement of U.S. Design Patent No. D469,739; U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,594,538; and U.S. Copyright Registration No. VA-1- 261-495. 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 permanent general exclusion order and cease and desist order.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 06-2434
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-13
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Brass Sheet and Strip From France
Document Number: E6-3473
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-10
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
On March 2, 2006, the Department of Commerce published notice in the Federal Register of a negative final determination of the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy in connection with the subject five-year review on brass sheet and strip from France (71 FR 10651). Accordingly, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)), the five-year review of the countervailing duty order concerning brass sheet and strip from France (investigation No. 701-TA-270 (Second Review)) is terminated.
Certain Orange Juice From Brazil
Document Number: E6-3085
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Commercial Availability of Apparel Inputs (2006): Effect of Providing Preferential Treatment to Apparel From Sub-Saharan African, Caribbean Basin, and Andean Countries
Document Number: E6-3082
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Following receipt of a request from the United States Trade Representative (USTR) dated February 16, 2006, the Commission instituted its sixth annual investigation No. 332-473, Commercial Availability of Apparel Inputs (2006): Effect of Providing Preferential Treatment to Apparel from Sub-Saharan African, Caribbean Basin, and Andean Countries, under section 332(g) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)) to provide advice regarding the probable economic effect of granting preferential treatment to apparel made from fabrics or yarns that are the subject of petitions filed in 2006 with the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) under the ``commercial availability'' provisions of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), and the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act (ATPDEA). The Commission conducted similar investigations in the years 2001-05 to provide advice with respect to petitions filed in those years. Background: The Commission will follow procedures similar to those followed in the commercial availability reviews in 2005 under investigation No. 332-465. Thus, in 2006, the Commission will provide advice for each commercial availability review under one investigation number. The Commission will post a notification letter announcing the initiation of each review on its Internet site (http://www.usitc.gov) and send the notification letter to a list of interested parties who wish to be automatically notified about any requests for which the Commission initiates analysis. Interested parties may be added to this list by notifying Jackie W. Jones (202-205-3466, jackie.jones@usitc.gov) or Heidi Colby-Oizumi (202-205-3391, heidi.colby@usitc.gov). The notification letter will specify the article(s) under consideration, the deadline for submission of public comments on the proposed preferential treatment, and the name, telephone number, and Internet e-mail address of a staff contact for additional information. The Commission has a special area on its Internet site (http://www.usitc.gov/indeconana/researchana/pres cong/332/shortsupply/shortsupintro.htm) to provide the public with information on the status of each request for which the Commission initiated analysis. CITA publishes a summary of each request from interested parties in the Federal Register and posts them on its Internet site (U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel, at http://otexa.ita.doc.gov/fr.htm). The Commission will submit its reviews to the USTR not later than the 42nd day after receiving a request for advice. The Commission will post a public version of each review on its website as soon as possible thereafter, with any confidential business information deleted.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 06-2102
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Stainless Steel Bar From Brazil, India, Japan, and Spain
Document Number: 06-1816
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-01
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on stainless steel bar from Brazil, India, Japan, and Spain would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of 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 April 20, 2006. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by May 15, 2006. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews 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, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207).