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USITC Notices

Preliminary Affirmative AD/CV Injury Determination on Polyester Textured Yarn<
The USITC has issued a preliminary affirmative injury determination in its AD and CV investigations of polyester textured yarn from mainland China. As a result, the DOC will continue its AD and CV duty investigations of imports of subject merchandise, with preliminary determinations scheduled for about 11 January 2019 (CV) and 27 March 2019 (AD).

Remand Proceeding in AD/CV Probe of Truck and Bus Tyres
The USITC determined in March 2017 that an industry in the United States was not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of truck and bus tyres from mainland China that were sold in the United States at less than fair value and subsidised by the mainland Chinese government. The petitioner contested the determinations before the U.S. Court of International Trade, which remanded certain issues to the USITC and affirmed all other aspects of the determinations. The USITC is now allowing parties to file comments by 11 December concerning how it could best comply with the remand instructions.

Scheduling of Final Phase of AD/CV Injury Investigations of Steel Wheels
The USITC has scheduled the final phase of its AD and CV injury investigations of steel wheels from mainland China. The pre-hearing staff report will be placed in the non-public record on 21 December and a public version will be issued thereafter; pre-hearing briefs are due by 2 January; requests to appear at the hearing are due by 3 January; the pre-hearing conference will be held on 7 January; the hearing will be held on 8 January; post-hearing briefs are due by 15 January; and final comments are due by 4 February.

Scheduling of Final Phase of CV Injury Investigation of Glycine
The USITC has scheduled the final phase of its CV injury investigation of glycine from mainland China. The pre-hearing staff report will be placed in the non-public record on 28 February and a public version will be issued thereafter; pre-hearing briefs are due by 7 March; requests to appear at the hearing are due by 8 March; the pre-hearing conference will be held on 13 March; the hearing will be held on 14 March; post-hearing briefs are due by 22 March; and final comments are due by 12 April.

Initiation of AD Sunset Reviews of Steel Nails
The USITC has initiated a sunset review of the AD duty order on steel nails 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. Interested parties must respond to the notice of initiation by 2 January to be assured of consideration. Comments on the adequacy of these responses must be filed by 14 February. The USITC will then assess the adequacy of interested party responses to determine whether to conduct a full or expedited sunset review.

Section 337 Investigation of Earpiece Devices Amended
The USITC on 29 June instituted a Section 337 investigation of certain earpiece devices and components thereof from mainland China. The complainant subsequently requested that the administrative law judge amend the investigation to correct the name and/or address of two existing respondents. On 29 October, the ALJ granted the complainant’s motion and the USITC has decided not to review this decision.

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