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USITC Notices

Preliminary Affirmative AD Injury Determination on Carton Closing Staples
The USITC has issued a preliminary affirmative injury determination in its AD investigation of carton closing staples from mainland China. As a result, the DOC will continue its AD duty investigation of imports of subject merchandise. The DOC is scheduled to issue its preliminary determination on or about 7 September.

Scheduling of Expedited Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Furfuryl Alcohol
The USITC has scheduled the expedited sunset review of the AD duty order on furfuryl alcohol 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. The staff report will be placed in the non-public record on 26 June and a public version will be issued thereafter. Comments and statements are due by 29 June and may not contain new factual information.

New Section 337 Investigation on Robotic Vacuum Cleaning Devices
The USITC has instituted an investigation to determine whether imports of certain robotic vacuum cleaning devices and components thereof (such as spare parts) from mainland China and another location are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue in the investigation are autonomous vacuum cleaners that clean a designated area without human intervention. The complainant requests that after this investigation the USITC issue a limited exclusion order as well as cease and desist orders.

New Section 337 Investigation on Collapsible Sockets
The USITC has instituted an investigation to determine whether imports of certain collapsible sockets for electronic devices and components thereof from mainland China and Hong Kong are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue in the investigation are accessories that can be secured to a mobile device and used, for example, as a collapsible grip, stand or cord wrap. The complainant requests that after this investigation the USITC issue a limited exclusion order as well as cease and desist orders.

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