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Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From China; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations

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Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From China; Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations

Lisa R. Barton
International Trade Commission
June 9, 2014

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 110 (Monday, June 9, 2014)]
[Pages 32994-32995]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-13342]



[Investigation Nos. 701-TA-522 and 731-TA-1258 (Preliminary)]

Certain Passenger Vehicle and Light Truck Tires From China; 
Institution of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Investigations and 
Scheduling of Preliminary Phase Investigations

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of 
investigations and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping and 
countervailing duty investigation Nos. 701-TA-522 and 731-TA-1258 
(Preliminary) under sections 703(a) and 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 
1930 (19 U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  1671b(a) and 1673b(a)) (the Act) to 
determine whether there is a reasonable indication that an industry in 
the United States is materially injured or threatened with material 
injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is 
materially retarded, by reason of imports from China of certain 
passenger vehicle and light truck tires, provided for in subheadings 
4011.10.10, 4011.10.50, 4011.20.10, and 4011.20.50 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be

[[Page 32995]]

subsidized by the Government of China and are alleged to be sold in the 
United States at less than fair value. Products subject to these 
petitions may also be imported under HTS subheadings 4011.99.45 and 
4011.99.85. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for 
initiation pursuant to sections 702(c)(1)(B) or 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act 
(19 U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  1671a(c)(1)(B) or 1673a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission 
must reach a preliminary determination in antidumping and 
countervailing duty investigations in 45 days, or in this case by 
Friday, July 18, 2014. The Commission's views must be transmitted to 
Commerce within five business days thereafter, or by Friday, July 25, 
    For further information concerning the conduct of these 
investigations and rules of general application, consult the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A 
through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and B (19 CFR 
part 207).

DATES:  Effective Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Petronzio (202-205-3176), 
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 (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this 
investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket 
(EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.



    These investigations are being instituted in response to a petition 
filed on Tuesday, June 03, 2014, by the United Steel, Paper and 
Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service 
Workers International Union (``USW''), Pittsburgh, PA.

Participation in the Investigation and Public Service List

    Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the 
investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the 
Secretary to the Commission, as provided in sections 201.11 and 207.10 
of the Commission's rules, not later than seven days after publication 
of this notice in the Federal Register. 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 duty and countervailing duty 
investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list 
containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their 
representatives, who are parties to these investigations upon the 
expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance.

Limited Disclosure of Business Proprietary Information (BPI) Under an 
Administrative Protective Order (APO) and BPI Service List

    Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the 
Secretary will make BPI gathered in these investigations available to 
authorized applicants representing interested parties (as defined in 19 
U.S.C. Sec.  1677(9)) who are parties to the investigations under the 
APO issued in the investigations, provided that the application is made 
not later than seven days after the publication of this notice in the 
Federal Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the 
Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO.


    The Commission's Director of Investigations has scheduled a 
conference in connection with these investigations for 9:30 a.m. on 
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the U.S. International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. Requests to appear at the 
conference should be emailed to William.bishop@usitc.gov and 
Sharon.bellamy@usitc.gov (DO NOT FILE ON EDIS) on or before Friday, 
June 20, 2014. Parties in support of the imposition of countervailing 
and antidumping duties in these investigations and parties in 
opposition to the imposition of such duties will each be collectively 
allocated one hour within which to make an oral presentation at the 
conference. A nonparty who has testimony that may aid the Commission's 
deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at 
the conference.

Written Submissions

    As provided in sections 201.8 and 207.15 of the Commission's rules, 
any person may submit to the Commission on or before Friday, June 27, 
2014, a written brief containing information and arguments pertinent to 
the subject matter of the investigations. Parties may file written 
testimony in connection with their presentation at the conference no 
later than three days before the conference. If briefs or written 
testimony contain BPI, they must conform with the requirements of 
sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission's rules. Please 
consult the Commission's rules, as amended, 76 Fed. Reg. 61937 (Oct. 6, 
2011) and the Commission's Handbook on Filing Procedures, 76 Fed. Reg. 
62092 (Oct. 6, 2011), available on the Commission's Web site at http://edis.usitc.gov.
    In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, each 
document filed by a party to the investigations must be served on all 
other parties to the investigations (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.

    Authority: These investigations are being conducted under 
authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is 
published pursuant to section 207.12 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Dated: June 3, 2014.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2014-13342 Filed 6-6-14; 8:45 am]

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