Fluid End Blocks From China, Germany, India, and Italy; Institution of Anti-Dumping 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-632-635 and 731-TA-1466- 1468 (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 fluid end blocks from Germany, India, and Italy, provided for in subheadings 7218.91.00, 7218.99.00, 7224.90.00, 7326.19.00, 7326.90.86, and 8413.91.90 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 imports of such products alleged to be subsidized by the Governments of China, Germany, India, and Italy. Unless the Department of Commerce (``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 3, 2020. The Commission's views must be transmitted to Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by February 10, 2020.
Certain Electronic Devices With Optical Filters and Optical Sensor Systems and Components Thereof; Institution of Investigation
Notice is hereby given that a complaint was filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission on November 18, 2019, under section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, on behalf of Viavi Solutions Inc. of San Jose, California. A supplement to the complaint was filed on December 9, 2019. 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 electronic devices with optical filters and optical sensor systems and components thereof by reason of infringement of certain claims of U.S. Patent No. 9,588,269 (``the '269 patent''); U.S. Patent No. 9,945,995 (``the '995 patent''); and U.S. Patent No. 10,222,526 (``the '526 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.