Certain Electronic Devices Having a Retractable USB Connector; Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Electronic Devices Having a Retractable USB Connector, DN 2892; 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)).
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James R. Holbein, 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 docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov, 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.
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. 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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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 Anu IP LLC on April 18, 2012. 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 electronic devices having a retractable USB connector. The complaint names as respondents AIPTEK International, Inc. of Taiwan; Aluratek, Inc. of CA; Archos S. A. of France; Archos, Inc. of CO; Bluestar Alliance LLC of NY; Centon Electronics, Inc. of CA; Coby Electronics Corporation of NY; Corsair Memory, Inc. of CA; Emtec Electronics, Inc. of OH; General Imaging Company of CA; Huawei Technology Company, Ltd. of China; Iriver, Inc. of CA; JVC Kenwood Corporation of Japan; JVC Americas Corporation of NJ; Latte Communications, Inc. of CA; Lexar Media, Inc. of CA; Maxell Corporation of America, Inc. of NJ; Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. of Japan; Office Depot, Inc. of FL; Olympus Corporation of Japan; Olympus Corporation of the Americas of PA; Option NV of Belgium; Option, Inc. of GA; Panasonic Corporation of Japan; Panasonic Corporation North America of NJ; Patriot Memory LLC of CA; Provantage LLC of OH; RITEK Corporation of Taiwan; Advanced Media, Inc. (d/b/a RITEK U.S.A.) of CA; Sakar International, Inc. of NJ; Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. of South Korea; Samsung Electronics America of NJ; Sanyo Electric Co, Ltd. of Japan; Sanyo North America Corporation of CA; Silicon Power Computer and Comm., Inc. of Taiwan; Silicon Power Computer and Comm. USA, Inc. of CA; Supersonic, Inc. of CA; Super Talent Technology Corporation of CA; Toshiba Corporation of Japan; Toshiba America, Inc. of NY; ViewSonic Corporation of CA; VOXX International Corporation of NY; Audiovox Accessories Corporation of IN; Yamaha Corporation of Japan; and Yamaha Corporation of America of CA.
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.2892”) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf). Persons with questions regarding filing should contact the Secretary (202-205-2000).
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.
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.
Issued: April 19, 2012.
James R. Holbein,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 2012-9785 Filed 4-23-12; 8:45 am]
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