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USITC Notices

Initiation of AD Injury Investigation of Large Residential Washers. The USITC has initiated an AD injury investigation of large residential washers classified under HTSUS 8540.20.00 from mainland China. The schedule for the preliminary phase of this investigation is as follows: return questionnaires were due by 4 January, a conference will be held on 6 January, post-conference briefs may be submitted by 11 January, and the USITC will issue its preliminary determination by 1 February (a vote has been scheduled for 29 January).

Scheduling of Expedited AD Sunset Review of Potassium Permanganate.
The schedule for the expedited sunset review of the AD duty order on mainland Chinese potassium permanganate is as follows: a staff report containing information concerning the subject matter of the review was placed in the non-public record 28 December 2015 and a public version was issued thereafter. Comments are due by 5 January and may not contain any new factual information.

Full Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Chlorinated Isocyanurates. The USITC has decided to conduct a full sunset review of the AD duty order on chlorinated isocyanurates from mainland China. The review will seek to determine whether revocation of this order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to a domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. As opposed to expedited reviews, full reviews include a public hearing and the issuance of questionnaires.

New Section 337 Investigation on Arrowheads. The USITC has launched a Section 337 patent and trademark infringement investigation of certain arrowheads with deploying blades and components thereof and packaging therefor from mainland China. The products at issue in this investigation are arrowheads for hunting with blades that deploy upon impacting a target. The complainants are requesting the USITC to issue a general exclusion order as well as cease and desist orders.

Remedy Comments in Section 337 Investigation of Ink Cartridges.
The USITC has decided to partially review the initial violation determination issued by the administrative law judge in charge of the Section 337 proceeding concerning certain ink cartridges and components thereof from Hong Kong and mainland China. The USITC sought comments by 30 December 2015 on the form of remedy, if any, that should be ordered. Reply submissions are due by 6 January. If some sort of remedy is contemplated, the USITC will consider the effect that an exclusion order and/or cease and desist orders would have on (1) the public health and welfare, (2) competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, (3) U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation and (4) U.S. consumers.

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