International Trade Commission January 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments; Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2016-01627
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-27
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Diaper Disposal Systems and Components Thereof, Including Diaper Refill Cassettes, DN 3115; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
Certain Amorphous Silica Fabric From China; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
Document Number: 2016-01423
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-26
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-555 and 731-TA-1310 (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 certain amorphous silica fabric from China, provided for in subheadings 7019.59.40 and 7019.59.90 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 Government of China. Unless the Department of 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 March 7, 2016. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by March 14, 2016.
Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2015 Review
Document Number: 2016-01267
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-22
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Following receipt of an amended request on January 12, 2016, from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) has expanded the scope of investigation No. 332-556, Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2015 Review, to include five additional HTS statistical reporting numbers relating to certain handbags and travel goods products: 4202.92.30.20; 4202.92.30.31; 4202.92.30.91; 4202.92.90.26; and 4202.92.90.60. The USTR asked that the Commission provide its advice as to the probable economic effect on total U.S. imports, U.S. industries producing like or directly competitive articles, and on U.S. consumers of the elimination of U.S. import duties on these five articles for all beneficiary developing countries under the GSP program, least-developed beneficiary developing countries (LDBDCs), beneficiary developing countries of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), and both LDBDCs and AGOA beneficiary developing countries combined under the GSP program. In his January 12, 2016 letter, the USTR also requested that the Commission provide its advice with respect to whether like or directly competitive products were being produced in the United States on January 1, 1995 for these additional 5 articles as well as for all of the products being considered for addition to and removal from the list of GSP-eligible products listed in Tables A and B of the Annex to the December 30, 2015 request letter.
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01243
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meeting
Document Number: 2016-01242
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain RF Capable Integrated Circuits and Products Containing the Same; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2016-01135
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 15, 2015, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of ParkerVision, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida. Supplements to the complaint were filed on December 23, 2015 and January 4, 2016. 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 RF capable integrated circuits and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 6,879,817 (``the '817 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 7,929,638 (``the '638 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,571,135 (``the '135 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 9,118,528 (``the '528 patent''). 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 limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Certain Laser-Driven Light Sources, Subsystems Containing Laser-Driven Light Sources, and Products Containing Same; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2016-01134
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 15, 2015, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Energetiq Technology, Inc. of Woburn, Massachusetts. A supplement to the complaint was filed on December 23, 2015. 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 laser-driven light sources, subsystems containing laser-driven light sources, and products containing same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,969,841 (``the '841 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,048,000 (``the '000 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 9,185,786 (``the '786 patent''). 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 limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Certain Windshield Wiper Devices and Components Thereof; Commission Decision To Review In Part a Final Initial Determination Finding a Violation of Section 337; Request for Written Submissions
Document Number: 2016-01089
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-21
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in part the presiding administrative law judge's (``ALJ'') final initial determination (``final ID'') issued on October 27, 2015 finding a violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337 (``section 337'') in the above-captioned investigation.
Certain Biaxial Integral Geogrid Products From China; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
Document Number: 2016-00931
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-20
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-554 and 731-TA-1309 (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 certain biaxial integral geogrid products from China, provided for in subheading 3926.90.99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.\1\ The petitioner alleges that these products are imported from China and sold in the United States at less than fair value, and that these imports are allegedly subsidized by the government of China. Unless the Department of 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 February 29, 2016. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by March 7, 2016.
Hydrofluorocarbon Blends and Components From China; Determination
Document Number: 2016-00874
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2015 Review
Document Number: 2016-00771
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-19
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Following receipt of a request on December 30, 2015, from the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the U.S. International Trade Commission (Commission) instituted investigation No. 332-556, Generalized System of Preferences: Possible Modifications, 2015 Review, for the purpose of providing advice and information relating to the possible designation of additional articles, removal of articles, and waiver of competitive need limitations.
Government in the Sunshine Act Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2016-00831
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-15
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Certain New Pneumatic Off-the-Road-Tires From China, India, and Sri Lanka; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations
Document Number: 2016-00618
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-15
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-551-553 and 731-TA-1307- 1308 (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 certain imports of new pneumatic off- the-road-tires from China, India and Sri Lanka provided for in subheadings 4011.20.10, 4011.20.50, 4011.61.00, 4011.62.00, 4011.63.00, 4011.69.00, 4011.92.00, 4011.93.40, 4011.93.80, 4011.94.40, 4011.94.80, 8431.49.90, 8709.90.00, and 8716.90.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.\1\ The petitioners allege that these products are imported from China and India and sold in the United States at less-than-fair-value and that these imports are allegedly subsidized by the governments of China, India, and Sri Lanka. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation, the Commission must reach preliminary determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by February 22, 2016. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by February 29, 2016.
Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and China; Notice of Commission Determination To Conduct Full Five-Year Reviews
Document Number: 2016-00609
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice that it will proceed with full reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on heavy iron construction castings from Brazil, the antidumping duty order on heavy iron construction castings from Canada, and the antidumping duty orders on iron construction castings from Brazil and China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. A schedule for the reviews will be established and announced at a later date.
Seamless Carbon and Alloy Steel Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe From China; Scheduling of an Expedited Five-Year Review
Document Number: 2016-00600
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of expedited reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty and countervailing duty orders on seamless carbon and alloy steel standard, line, and pressure pipe from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.
Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From China and Mexico; Notice of Commission Determination To Conduct Full Five-Year Reviews
Document Number: 2016-00597
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice that it will proceed with full reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on seamless refined copper pipe and tube from China and Mexico would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. A schedule for the reviews will be established and announced at a later date.
Certain Coated Paper Suitable for High-Quality Print Graphics Using Sheet-Fed Presses From China and Indonesia; Notice of Commission Determination To Conduct Full Five-Year Reviews
Document Number: 2016-00594
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice that it will proceed with full reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 to determine whether revocation of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses from China and Indonesia would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. A schedule for the reviews will be established and announced at a later date.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2016-00582
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Surgical Stapler Devices and Components Thereof, DN 3112; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).
Certain Electronic Devices Containing Strengthened Glass and Packaging Thereof; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2016-00577
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-14
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 10, 2015, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Saxon Glass Technologies, Inc. of Alfred, New York. An amended complaint was filed on December 24, 2015. The amended complaint alleges violations of section 337 based upon the importation into the United States, or in the sale of certain electronic devices containing strengthened glass and packaging thereof, by reason of common law trademark infringement and dilution, the threat or effect of which is to destroy or substantially injure an industry in the United States. The amended complaint further 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 electronic devices containing strengthened glass and packaging thereof by reason of infringement of U.S. Trademark Registration No. 2,639,419 (``the '419 Mark''). The amended 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 limited exclusion order and a cease and desist order.
Stainless Steel Wire Rod From Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, and Taiwan; Scheduling of Full Five-Year Reviews
Document Number: 2016-00481
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-13
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of full reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'' as amended) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty orders on stainless steel wire rod from Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain, and Taiwan 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.
Certain Tissue Paper Products From China; Scheduling of a Full Five-Year Review
Document Number: 2016-00480
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-13
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of a full review pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (``the Act'') to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from China 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.
Certain Graphics Processing Chips, Systems on a Chip, and Products Containing the Same
Document Number: 2016-00329
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the presiding administrative law judge (ALJ) has issued a final initial determination on December 22, 2015 and recommended determination on remedy and bonding on January 5, 2016. The Commission is soliciting comments on public interest issues raised by the recommended relief, specifically a limited exclusion order against certain graphics processing chips, systems on a chip, and products containing the same, imported by respondents; and a cease and desist order against respondents. The respondents are NVIDIA Corporation of Santa Clara, California; Biostar Microtech International Corp. of New Taipei, Taiwan; Biostar Microtech (U.S.A.) Corp. of City of Industry, California; Elitegroup Computer Systems Co. Ltd. of Taipei, Taiwan; Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. of Newark, California; EVGA Corp. of Brea, California; Fuhu, Inc. of El Segundo, California; Jaton Corp. of Fremont, California; Mad Catz, Inc. of San Diego, California; OUYA, Inc. of Santa Monica, California; Sparkle Computer Co., Ltd. of New Taipei City, Taiwan; Toradex, Inc. of Seattle, Washington; and ZOTAC USA, Inc. of Chino, California. This notice is soliciting public interest comments only from the public. Parties are to file public interest submissions pursuant to 19 CFR 210.50(a)(4) within 30 days from service of the recommended determination.
Certain Rack Mountable Power Distribution Units; Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2016-00314
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-12
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 8, 2015, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Server Technology, Inc. of Reno, Nevada. 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 rack mountable power distribution units by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,162,521 (``the `521 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 7,400,493 (``the `493 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 7,414,329 (``the `329 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 7,447,002 (``the `002 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 7,567,430 (``the `430 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 7,706,134 (``the `134 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 8,541,906 (``the `906 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 8,541,907 (``the `907 patent''), U.S. Patent No. 8,601,291 (``the `291 patent''), and U.S. Patent No. 8,694,272 (``the `272 patent''), and 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 limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Certain Radio Frequency Identification (“RFID”) Products and Components Thereof Institution of Investigation
Document Number: 2016-289
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-11
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on December 4, 2015, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of Neology, Inc. of Poway, California. A supplement to the complaint was filed on December 22, 2015. 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 radio frequency identification (``RFID'') products and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 8,325,044 (``the '044 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 8,587,436 (``the '436 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 7,119,664 (``the '664 patent''). 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 limited exclusion order and cease and desist orders.
Certain DC-DC Controllers and Products Containing Same; Commission Determination To Adopt a Recommended Remand Determination; Issuance of Modified Civil Penalty Order and Termination of Remand Enforcement Proceeding
Document Number: 2016-288
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-11
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to adopt a remand recommended determination (``RRD'') of the presiding administrative law judge (``ALJ'') adding eleven (11) days to the total number of days enforcement respondent uPI Semiconductor Corporation (``uPI'') of Hsinchu, Taiwan, violated the August 13, 2010 consent order (``the Consent Order''). The Commission has adopted the RRD as a final determination of the Commission, issued a modified civil penalty order in the amount of $650,000 directed against uPI, and has terminated the remand enforcement proceeding.
A Centennial History of the United States International Trade Commission
Document Number: 2016-00005
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-07
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The United States International Trade Commission (``Commission'') is requesting submissions to form parts of a planned Centennial History of the United States International Trade Commission.
Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Document Number: 2015-33050
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-01-04
Agency: International Trade Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Computing or Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and Vehicles Containing Same, DN 3109; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).