7 May 2019
Scheduling of AD/CV Injury Investigations of Metal File Cabinets. The USITC has released the schedule for its AD and CV injury investigations of vertical metal file cabinets from mainland China. Return questionnaires are due to the USITC by 14 May, a conference will be held on 21 May, post-conference briefs may be submitted by 24 May, and the USITC’s preliminary determination vote has been scheduled for 13 June.
Scheduling of Final Phase of AD/CV Injury Investigations of Steel Trailer Wheels. The USITC has scheduled the final phase of its AD and CV injury investigations of steel trailer wheels from mainland China. The pre-hearing staff report will be placed in the non-public record on 21 June and a public version will be issued thereafter; requests to appear at the hearing are due by 27 June; pre-hearing briefs are due by 28 June; the pre-hearing conference will be held on 2 July; the hearing will be held on 9 July; post-hearing briefs are due by 15 July; and final comments are due by 29 July.
Initiation of Sunset Reviews of AD/CV Duty Orders on Rectangular Pipe, AD Duty Orders on Rail Tie and Electrodes. The USITC has initiated separate sunset reviews of the AD and CV duty orders on light-walled rectangular pipe and tube as well as the AD duty orders on pre-stressed concrete steel rail tie and small diameter graphite electrodes 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 31 May to be assured of consideration. Comments on the adequacy of these responses must be filed by 15 July. 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.
IPR Probe of Taurine Terminated. The USITC has determined not to review an initial determination terminating, based on the withdrawal of the complaint, the Section 337 investigation on certain taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid), methods of production and processes for making the same, and products containing the same from mainland China.