3 Sept 2019
Initiation of Sunset Review of AD Duty Order on Aluminium Oxide. The USITC has initiated a sunset review of the AD duty order on refined brown aluminium oxide from mainland China. The review will seek to determine whether revocation of this order 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 3 October to be assured of consideration. Comments on the adequacy of these responses must be filed by 18 November. 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 Electrical Connectors Terminated. The USITC has found no violation of Section 337 in its IPR probe of certain electrical connectors, components thereof and products containing the same from various sources, including mainland China. As a result, this investigation has been terminated without the imposition of any measures.
Remedy Comments Sought in IPR Probe of Blood Cholesterol Testing Strips. In its Section 337 investigation of certain water filters and components thereof from Hong Kong and mainland China, the USITC has determined to review certain aspects of the initial determination issued by the presiding administrative law judge and is inviting public comments by 6 September 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.