5 Nov 2019
AD/CV Duty Orders on Steel Pressure Pipe Renewed. The USITC has issued a final affirmative injury determination in its sunset reviews of the AD and CV duty orders on welded stainless steel pressure pipe from mainland China. As a result, these orders will be extended for another five years.
AD Duty Order on Iron Pipe Fittings Renewed. The USITC has issued a final affirmative injury determination in its sunset review of the AD duty order on malleable iron pipe fittings from mainland China. As a result, this order will be extended for another five years.
Initiation of AD/CV Sunset Reviews on Electrical Steel. The USITC has initiated sunset reviews of the AD and CV duty orders on non-oriented electrical steel 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 notice of initiation by 2 December to be assured of consideration. Comments on the adequacy of these responses must be filed by 14 January. 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 LED Products 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 light-emitting diode products, systems and components thereof from mainland China and certain other sources.
Remedy Comments Sought in IPR Probe of Desk Platforms. In its Section 337 investigation of certain height-adjustable desk platforms and components thereof from mainland China, the USITC has determined not to review the presiding administrative law judge’s initial determination partially granting a summary determination on violation of Section 337 by certain non-participating respondents. The USITC is seeking public input by 13 November on (i) the form of remedy, if any, that should be ordered if a violation is found, (ii) the effects of any such remedy on the public health and welfare, competitive conditions in the U.S. economy, U.S. production of articles that are like or directly competitive with those that are subject to investigation, and U.S. consumers, and (iii) the amount of the bond under which infringing articles could continue to enter the United States during the 60-day period the president has to review any USITC-ordered remedy.