1 April 2019
Scheduling of Final Phase of AD/CV Injury Investigations of Steel Racks. The USITC has scheduled the final phase of its AD and CV injury investigations of steel racks from mainland China. The pre-hearing staff report will be placed in the non-public record on 1 July and a public version will be issued thereafter; pre-hearing briefs are due by 9 July; requests to appear at the hearing are due by 10 July; the pre-hearing conference will be held on 12 July; the hearing will be held on 16 July; post-hearing briefs are due by 23 July; and final comments are due by 16 August.
Initiation of Sunset Reviews of AD/CV Duty Orders on Line Pipe, AD Duty Order on Crawfish Tail Meat. The USITC has initiated separate sunset reviews of the AD and CV duty orders on circular welded carbon quality steel line pipe as well as the AD duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from mainland China. The reviews will seek to determine whether revocation of these orders 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 applicable notice of initiation by 1 May to be assured of consideration. Comments on the adequacy of these responses must be filed by 13 June. The USITC will then assess the adequacy of interested party responses to determine whether to conduct a full or expedited sunset review. As opposed to expedited reviews, full reviews include a public hearing and the issuance of questionnaires.
Enforcement Proceeding in IPR Probe of Robotic Vacuum Cleaning Devices. The USITC has instituted a formal enforcement proceeding relating to the cease and desist orders issued at the conclusion of the Section 337 investigation of certain robotic vacuum cleaning devices and component thereof from various sources, including mainland China. The USITC will now investigate whether one of the respondents has violated the orders and what, if any, enforcement measures are appropriate.
IPR Probe of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Amended. The on-going Section 337 investigation of certain electronic nicotine delivery systems and components thereof from mainland China has been amended to modify the name of two respondents.