Silicon Metal From Australia, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Norway; Institution of Antidumping 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-567-569 and 731-TA-1343- 1345 (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 silicon metal from Australia, Brazil, and Norway, provided for in statistical reporting numbers 2804.69.1000 and 2804.69.5000 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 imports of silicon metal from Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan alleged to be subsidized by the Governments of Australia, Brazil, and Kazakhstan. 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 April 24, 2017. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by May 1, 2017.
Certain Electrical Connectors, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same; Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on February 6, 2017, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, on behalf of J.S.T. Corporation of Farmington Hills, Michigan. A supplement to the complaint was filed on February 13, 2017. 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 electrical connectors, components thereof, and products containing the same by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 7,004,766 (``the '766 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.