Superabsorbent Polymers From South Korea

CourtInvestigation No. 731-ta-1574 (preliminary)]
Citation86 FR 72993
Record Number2021-27801
Publication Date23 December 2021
72993
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The record is defined in §207.2(f) of the
Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19
CFR 207.2(f)).
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86 FR 6715 (November 30, 2021).
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
COMMISSION
[Investigation No. 337–TA–1262]
Certain Skin Rejuvenation Resurfacing
Devices, Components Thereof, and
Products Containing the Same;
Commission Determination Not To
Review an Initial Determination
Granting Complainants’ Unopposed
Motion To Terminate the Investigation
in Its Entirety Based on Settlement;
Termination of the Investigation
AGENCY
: International Trade
Commission.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: Notice is hereby given that
the U.S. International Trade
Commission has determined not to
review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’)
(Order No. 12) of the presiding
administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’)
granting complainants’ unopposed
motion to terminate the investigation in
its entirety based on a settlement
agreement. The investigation is
terminated.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Clint Gerdine, Esq., Office of the
General Counsel, U.S. International
Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW,
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202)
708–2310. Copies of non-confidential
documents filed in connection with this
investigation may be viewed on the
Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS)
at https://edis.usitc.gov. For help
accessing EDIS, please email
EDIS3Help@usitc.gov. General
information concerning the Commission
may also be obtained by accessing its
internet server at https://www.usitc.gov.
Hearing-impaired persons are advised
that information on this matter can be
obtained by contacting the
Commission’s TDD terminal, telephone
(202) 205–1810.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: On April
21, 2021, the Commission instituted this
investigation based on a complaint filed
by InMode Ltd. of Yokneam, Israel and
Invasix Inc. d/b/a InMode of Lake
Forest, California (collectively,
‘‘InMode’’). 86 FR 20712–13 (Apr. 21,
2021). The complaint, as supplemented,
alleges violations of section 337 of the
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19
U.S.C. 1337), based on the importation
into the United States, the sale for
importation, or the sale within the
United States after importation of
certain skin rejuvenation resurfacing
devices, components thereof, and
products containing the same by reason
of infringement of certain claims of U.S.
Patent No. 10,799,285. Id. The
complaint further alleges that a
domestic industry exists. Id. The notice
of investigation (‘‘NOI’’) named
ILOODA Co., Ltd. (‘‘ILOODA’’) of
Suwon, Republic of Korea and Cutera,
Inc. (‘‘Cutera’’) of Brisbane, California
(collectively, ‘‘Respondents’’) as
respondents. Id. The Office of Unfair
Import Investigations is not
participating in the investigation. Id.
On September 22, 2021, the
Commission determined to review an ID
(Order No. 8) of the ALJ granting
InMode’s motion to amend the
complaint and NOI in the above-
captioned investigation to add a claim
asserting a violation of 19 U.S.C.
1337(a)(1)(A) against Cutera. On review,
the Commission determined to vacate
the ID and to remand the issue to the
ALJ for further proceedings. On remand,
the ALJ denied InMode’s motion on
September 23, 2021.
On November 22, 2021, InMode filed
an unopposed motion to terminate the
investigation as to Respondents based
on a settlement agreement between
InMode and Respondents.
On December 2, 2021, the ALJ issued
the subject ID (Order No. 12) granting
InMode’s unopposed motion to
terminate the investigation as to
Respondents based on settlement. The
ID finds that the motion satisfies the
requirements of Commission Rule
210.21(b) (19 CFR 210.21(b)) and that
terminating the investigation as to
Respondents is not contrary to the
public interest. No party petitioned for
review of the ID.
The Commission has determined not
to review the subject ID. The
investigation is terminated.
The Commission vote for this
determination took place on December
20, 2021.
The authority for the Commission’s
determination is contained in section
337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as
amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and in part
210 of the Commission’s Rules of
Practice and Procedure, 19 CFR part
210.
By order of the Commission.
Issued: December 20, 2021.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021–27908 Filed 12–22–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7020–02–P
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
COMMISSION
Investigation No. 731–TA–1574
(Preliminary)]
Superabsorbent Polymers From South
Korea
Determination
On the basis of the record
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developed
in the subject investigation, the United
States International Trade Commission
(‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant
to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’),
that there is a reasonable indication that
an industry in the United States is
materially injured by reason of imports
of superabsorbent polymers (‘‘SAP’’)
from South Korea, provided for in
subheading 3906.90.50 of the
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the
United States, that are alleged to be sold
in the United States at less than fair
value (‘‘LTFV’’).
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Commencement of Final Phase
Investigation
Pursuant to section 207.18 of the
Commission’s rules, the Commission
also gives notice of the commencement
of the final phase of its investigation.
The Commission will issue a final phase
notice of scheduling, which will be
published in the Federal Register as
provided in section 207.21 of the
Commission’s rules, upon notice from
the U.S. Department of Commerce
(‘‘Commerce’’) of an affirmative
preliminary determination in the
investigation under § 733(b) of the Act,
or, if the preliminary determination is
negative, upon notice of an affirmative
final determination in that investigation
under § 735(a) of the Act. Parties that
filed entries of appearance in the
preliminary phase of the investigation
need not enter a separate appearance for
the final phase of the investigation.
Industrial users, and, if the merchandise
under investigation is sold at the retail
level, representative consumer
organizations have the right to appear as
parties in Commission antidumping
investigations. The Secretary will
prepare a public service list containing
the names and addresses of all persons,
or their representatives, who are parties
to the investigation.
Background
On November 2, 2021, the Ad Hoc
Coalition of American SAP Producers,
whose members include BASF
Corporation (‘‘BASF’’), Florham Park,
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A record of the Commissioners’ votes is
available from the Office of the Secretary and at the
Commission’s website.
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The Commission has found the joint response to
its notice of institution filed on behalf of on behalf
of Carpenter Technology Corporation, North
American Stainless, and Universal Stainless &
Alloy Products, Inc., which are all domestic
producers of stainless steel wire rod, to be adequate.
Comments from other interested parties will not be
accepted (see 19 CFR 207.62(d)(2)).
New Jersey; Evonik Superabsorber LLC
(‘‘Evonik’’), Greensboro, North Carolina;
and Nippon Shokubai America
Industries, Inc. (‘‘NSAI’’), Pasadena,
Texas, filed a petition with the
Commission and Commerce, alleging
that an industry in the United States is
materially injured or threatened with
material injury by reason of LTFV
imports of superabsorbent polymers
from South Korea. Accordingly,
effective November 2, 2021, the
Commission instituted antidumping
duty investigation No. 731–TA–1574
(Preliminary).
Notice of the institution of the
Commission’s investigation and of a
public conference to be held in
connection therewith was given by
posting copies of the notice in the Office
of the Secretary, U.S. International
Trade Commission, Washington, DC,
and by publishing the notice in the
Federal Register of November 10, 2021
(86 FR 52565). In light of the restrictions
on access to the Commission building
due to the COVID–19 pandemic, the
Commission conducted its conference
through written testimony and video
conference. All persons who requested
the opportunity were permitted to
participate.
The Commission made this
determination pursuant to § 733(a) of
the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)). It
completed and filed its determination in
this investigation on December 17, 2021.
The views of the Commission are
contained in USITC Publication 5273
(December 2021), entitled
Superabsorbent Polymers from South
Korea: Investigation No. 731–TA–1574
(Preliminary).
By order of the Commission.
Issued: December 17, 2021.
Lisa Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2021–27801 Filed 12–22–21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 7020–02–P
INTERNATIONAL TRADE
COMMISSION
[Investigation Nos. 731–TA–771–772 and
775 (Fourth Review)]
Stainless Steel Wire Rod From Japan,
South Korea, and Taiwan; Scheduling
of Expedited Five-Year Reviews
AGENCY
: United States International
Trade Commission.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: The Commission hereby gives
notice of the scheduling of expedited
reviews pursuant to the Tariff Act of
1930 (‘‘the Act’’) to determine whether
revocation of the antidumping duty
orders on stainless steel wire rod from
Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan would
be likely to lead to continuation or
recurrence of material injury within a
reasonably foreseeable time.
DATES
: October 4, 2021.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Julie
Duffy (202–708–2579), Office of
Investigations, U.S. International Trade
Commission, 500 E Street SW,
Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-
impaired persons can obtain
information on this matter by contacting
the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202–
205–1810. Persons with mobility
impairments who will need special
assistance in gaining access to the
Commission should contact the Office
of the Secretary at 202–205–2000.
General information concerning the
Commission may also be obtained by
accessing its internet server (https://
www.usitc.gov). The public record for
these reviews may be viewed on the
Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS)
at https://edis.usitc.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Background.—On October 4, 2021,
the Commission determined that the
domestic interested party group
response to its notice of institution (86
FR 35124, July 1, 2021) of the subject
five-year reviews was adequate and that
the respondent interested party group
response was inadequate. The
Commission did not find any other
circumstances that would warrant
conducting a full review.
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Accordingly,
the Commission determined that it
would conduct expedited reviews
pursuant to section 751(c)(3) of the
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)(3)).
For further information concerning
the conduct of these reviews and rules
of general application, consult the
Commission’s Rules of Practice and
Procedure, part 201, subparts A and B
(19 CFR part 201), and part 207,
subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part
207).
Please note the Secretary’s Office will
accept only electronic filings at this
time. Filings must be made through the
Commission’s Electronic Document
Information System (EDIS, https://
edis.usitc.gov). No in-person paper-
based filings or paper copies of any
electronic filings will be accepted until
further notice.
Staff report.—A staff report
containing information concerning the
subject matter of the reviews has been
placed in the nonpublic record, and will
be made available to persons on the
Administrative Protective Order service
list for these reviews on January 4, 2022.
A public version will be issued
thereafter, pursuant to section
207.62(d)(4) of the Commission’s rules.
Written submissions.—As provided in
section 207.62(d) of the Commission’s
rules, interested parties that are parties
to the reviews and that have provided
individually adequate responses to the
notice of institution,
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and any party
other than an interested party to the
reviews may file written comments with
the Secretary on what determinations
the Commission should reach in the
reviews. Comments are due on or before
January 12, 2022 and may not contain
new factual information. Any person
that is neither a party to the five-year
reviews nor an interested party may
submit a brief written statement (which
shall not contain any new factual
information) pertinent to the reviews by
January 12, 2022. However, should the
Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’)
extend the time limit for its completion
of the final results of its reviews, the
deadline for comments (which may not
contain new factual information) on
Commerce’s final results is three
business days after the issuance of
Commerce’s results. If comments
contain business proprietary
information (BPI), they must conform
with the requirements of sections 201.6,
207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission’s
rules. The Commission’s Handbook on
Filing Procedures, available on the
Commission’s website at https://
www.usitc.gov/documents/handbook_
on_filing_procedures.pdf, elaborates
upon the Commission’s procedures with
respect to filings.
In accordance with sections 201.16(c)
and 207.3 of the rules, each document
filed by a party to the reviews must be
served on all other parties to the reviews
(as identified by either the public or BPI
service list), and a certificate of service
must be timely filed. The Secretary will
not accept a document for filing without
a certificate of service.
Determination.—The Commission has
determined these reviews are
extraordinarily complicated and
therefore has determined to exercise its
authority to extend the review period by
up to 90 days pursuant to 19 U.S.C.
1675(c)(5)(B).
Authority: These reviews are being
conducted under authority of title VII of
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