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    Section 337 Investigations

  • As announced in the Commission's September 30, 2013, notice regarding the possible shutdown of USITC investigative activities, schedules and deadlines for all investigative and pre-institution activities will be tolled by 16 days (however, there may be exceptions).

  • The Administrative Law Judges may be revising the procedural schedules of the individual investigations over which they are presiding. Parties and the interested public should check the individual investigations in the EDIS system for orders announcing scheduling changes.

  • For extensions of target dates by 16 days or fewer, the Commission waives Commission Rule 210.51(a) with respect to issuance by initial determination.


    Title VII Investigations

  • All statutory deadlines pertaining to activities conducted under the authority of Title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 (including antidumping and countervailing duty investigations and reviews) will be tolled 16 calendar days.

  • Individual case schedules will be revised and posted on the Commission's website, and separate Federal Register notices will be issued where appropriate.

  • The Commission's new scheduled dates for conferences in preliminary phase investigations and submission of postconference briefs are as follows:


    InvestigationConferencePostconference Brief
    Monosodium Glutamate from China and Indonesia, Inv. Nos. 701-TA-503-504 and 731-TA-1229-1230 (Preliminary)Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    9:30 a.m.
    Main Hearing Room
    Monday, October 28, 2013
    Grain-Oriented Electrical Steel from China, Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, Korea, Poland, and Russia, Inv. Nos. 701-TA-505 and 731-TA-1231-1237 (Preliminary) Friday, October 25, 2013
    9:00 a.m.
    Courtroom B
    Wednesday, October 30, 2013
    Non-Oriented Electrical Steel from China, Germany, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and Taiwan, Inv. Nos. 701-TA-506-508 and 731-TA-1238-1243 (Preliminary) Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    9:30 a.m.
    Main Hearing Room
    Tuesday, November 12, 2013


  • The Commission's new scheduled dates for hearings in final phase investigations and submission of post-hearing briefs are as follows:


    InvestigationHearingPostconference Brief
    Silica Bricks and Shapes from China, Inv. No. 731-TA-1205 (Final)Thursday, November 21, 2013
    9:30 a.m.
    Main Hearing Room
    Wednesday, November 27, 2013


  • The Commission’s new scheduled dates for hearings in five-year (sunset) reviews and submissions of post hearing briefs approved to date are as follows:


    ReviewHearingPost-hearing Brief
    Hot-rolled Steel Products from China, India, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine, Inv. Nos. 701-TA-405, 406, and 408 and 731-TA-899-901 and 906-908 (Second Review)Thursday, October 31, 2013
    9:30 a.m.
    Main Hearing Room
    Friday, November 8, 2013
    Persulfates from China, Inv. No. 731-TA-749 (Third Review)Thursday, January 16, 2014
    9:30 a.m.
    Main Hearing Room
    Thursday, January 23, 2014


  • Status of five-year (sunset) reviews instituted on October 1, 2013:
    • Lightweight Thermal Paper from China and Germany, Inv. Nos. 701-TA-451 and 731-TA-1126-1127 (Review)
    • Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Film from Brazil, China, and the United Arab Emirates, Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1131, 1132, and 1134 (Review)


    Entries of appearance/APO applications dueResponses to notice of institution and party service of responsesComments on adequacy/ appropriateness of expedited or full review
    Thursday, November 7, 2013Monday, November 18, 2013Thursday, January 2, 2014


    Section 332 Investigations

  • Trade Barriers that U.S. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Perceive as Affecting Exports to the European Union, Inv. No. 332-541
    Hearing DateDeadline to file a written Request to Appear at HearingDeadline for submitting pre-hearing briefsDeadline for submitting post-hearing briefs and other written submissions
    November 20, 2013November 12, 2013November 13, 2013December 2, 2013