Silica Bricks and Shapes From China; Institution of an Antidumping Duty Investigation and Scheduling of a Preliminary Phase Investigation
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an investigation and commencement of a preliminary phase antidumping investigation No. 731-TA-1205 (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 silica bricks and shapes, provided for in subheading 6902.20.10 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 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 December 31, 2012. The Commission's views are due at Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by January 8, 2013. For further information concerning the conduct of this investigation 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 and B (19 CFR part 207). DATES: Effective Date: November 15, 2012.