16 Dec 2016
AD Duty Orders on Hand Tools and Construction Castings Renewed
The USITC has issued separate final affirmative injury determinations in its sunset reviews of the AD duty orders on heavy forged hand tools and iron construction castings from mainland China. As a result, these orders will be extended for another five years.
AD and CV Duty Orders on Coated Paper for High-Quality Printing Renewed
The USITC has issued final affirmative injury determinations in its sunset reviews of the AD and CV duty orders on coated paper suitable for high-quality print graphics using sheet-fed presses from mainland China. As a result, these orders will be extended for another five years.
Expedited Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Glycine Moves Forward
The USITC is moving forward with its expedited sunset review of the AD duty order on glycine from mainland China. The review is seeking 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 was placed in the non-public record on 30 November and a public version was issued thereafter. Comments and statements were due by 5 December and could not contain new factual information.
Expedited Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Sulfanilic Acid
The USITC has decided to conduct an expedited sunset review of the AD duty order on sulfanilic acid from mainland China. As opposed to full reviews, expedited reviews do not include a public hearing or the issuance of questionnaires.
New Section 337 Investigation on Coated Optical Fibres
The USITC has instituted an investigation to determine whether imports of certain UV curable coatings for optical fibres, coated optical fibres and products containing the same from mainland China are violating Section 337 of the 1930 Tariff Act by reason of patent infringement. The products at issue are coated optical fibres with improved mechanical properties that allow for reliable and efficient long-distance transmission of electronic information signals. The coated optical fibres are sold, for example, as cables that are used to connect homes and businesses for the distribution of electronic information signals. The complainants request that after this investigation the USITC issue a limited exclusion order as well as cease and desist orders.