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Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

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Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest

William R. Bishop
International Trade Commission
January 4, 2016


[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 1 (Monday, January 4, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 96-98]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-33050]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION


Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating 
to the Public Interest

AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade 
Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Computing or 
Graphics Systems, Components Thereof, and

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Vehicles Containing Same, DN 3109; the Commission is soliciting 
comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or 
complainant's filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules 
of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the 
Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000. The public version of 
the complaint can be accessed on the Commission's Electronic Document 
Information System (EDIS) at EDIS,\1\ and will be available for 
inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in 
the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E 
Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205-2000.
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    \1\ Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov.
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    General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained 
by accessing its Internet server at United States International Trade 
Commission (USITC) at USITC.\2\ The public record for this 
investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Document 
Information System (EDIS) at EDIS.\3\ Hearing-impaired persons are 
advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting 
the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810.
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    \2\ United States International Trade Commission (USITC): http://edis.usitc.gov.
    \3\ Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint and 
a submission pursuant to section 210.8(b) of the Commission's Rules of 
Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Advanced Silicon Technologies 
LLC on December 28, 2015. The complaint alleges violations of section 
337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into 
the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the 
United States after importation of certain computing or graphics 
systems, components thereof, and vehicles containing same. The 
complaint names as respondents Bayerische Motoren Werke AG of Germany; 
BMW of North America, LLC of Woodcliff Lake, NJ; BMW Manufacturing Co., 
LLC of Greer, SC; Fujitsu Ten Limited of Japan; Fujitsu Ten Corp. of 
America, Inc. of Novi, MI; Harman International Industries Incorporated 
of Stamford, CT; Harman Becker Automotive Systems, Inc. of Farmington 
Hills, MI; Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH of Germany; Honda 
Motor Co., Ltd. of Japan; Honda North America, Inc. of Torrance, CA; 
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. of Torrance, CA; Honda Engineering North 
America, Inc. of Marysville, OH; Honda of America Mfg., Inc. of 
Marysville, OH; Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC of Lincoln, AL; 
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC of Greensburg, IN; Honda R&D 
Americas, Inc. of Torrance, CA; NVIDIA Corporation of Santa Clara, CA; 
Renesas Electronics Corporation of Japan; Renesas Electronics America, 
Inc. of Santa Clara, CA; Texas Instruments Incorporated of Dallas, TX; 
Toyota Motor Corporation of Japan; Toyota Motor North America, Inc. of 
New York, NY; Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. of Torrance, CA; Toyota 
Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. of Erlanger, KY; 
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc. of Princeton, IN; Toyota 
Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc. of Georgetown, KY; Toyota Motor 
Manufacturing, Mississippi, Inc. of Blue Springs, MS; Volkswagen AG of 
Germany; Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. of Herndon, VA; Volkswagen 
Group of America Chattanooga Operations, LLC of Chattanooga, TN; Audi 
AG of Germany; and Audi of America, LLC of Herndon, VA. The complainant 
requests that the Commission issue a limited exclusion order, issue 
permanent cease and desist orders, and impose a bond upon respondents' 
alleged infringing articles during the 60-day Presidential review 
period pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1337(j).
    Proposed respondents, other interested parties, and members of the 
public are invited to file comments, not to exceed five (5) pages in 
length, inclusive of attachments, on any public interest issues raised 
by the complaint or section 210.8(b) filing. Comments should address 
whether issuance of the relief specifically requested by the 
complainant in this investigation would affect the public health and 
welfare in the United States, competitive conditions in the United 
States economy, the production of like or directly competitive articles 
in the United States, or United States consumers.
    In particular, the Commission is interested in comments that:
    (i) Explain how the articles potentially subject to the requested 
remedial orders are used in the United States;
    (ii) Identify any public health, safety, or welfare concerns in the 
United States relating to the requested remedial orders;
    (iii) Identify like or directly competitive articles that 
complainant, its licensees, or third parties make in the United States 
which could replace the subject articles if they were to be excluded;
    (iv) Indicate whether complainant, complainant's licensees, and/or 
third party suppliers have the capacity to replace the volume of 
articles potentially subject to the requested exclusion order and/or a 
cease and desist order within a commercially reasonable time; and
    (v) Explain how the requested remedial orders would impact United 
States consumers.
    Written submissions must be filed no later than by close of 
business, eight calendar days after the date of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. There will be further opportunities for 
comment on the public interest after the issuance of any final initial 
determination in this investigation.
    Persons filing written submissions must file the original document 
electronically on or before the deadlines stated above and submit 8 
true paper copies to the Office of the Secretary by noon the next day 
pursuant to section 210.4(f) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and 
Procedure (19 CFR 210.4(f)). Submissions should refer to the docket 
number (``Docket No. 3109'') in a prominent place on the cover page 
and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, 
Electronic Filing Procedures.\4\) Persons with questions regarding 
filing should contact the Secretary (202-205-2000).
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    \4\ Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf.
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    Any person desiring to submit a document to the Commission in 
confidence must request confidential treatment. All such requests 
should be directed to the Secretary to the Commission and must include 
a full statement of the reasons why the Commission should grant such 
treatment. See 19 CFR 201.6. Documents for which confidential treatment 
by the Commission is properly sought will be treated accordingly. All 
nonconfidential written submissions will be available for public 
inspection at the Office of the Secretary and on EDIS.\5\
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    \5\ Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov.
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    This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1337), and of sections 201.10 
and 210.8(c) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 
CFR 201.10, 210.8(c)).

    By order of the Commission.


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    Dated: December 28, 2015.
William R. Bishop,
Supervisory Hearings and Information Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-33050 Filed 12-31-15; 8:45 am]
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