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U.S. International Trade Commission.
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Footwear Products, DN 3035; 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)).Start Further Info
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, 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 at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at USITC. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at EDIS. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental 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 Converse Inc. on October 14, 2014. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the Start Printed Page 62671United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain footwear products. The complaint name as respondents Skechers U.S.A., Inc of Manhattan Beach, CA; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. of Bentonville, AR; A-List, Inc., d/b/a Kitson of Los Angeles, CA; Aldo Group of Canada; Brian Lichtenberg, LLC of Los Angeles, CA; Cmerit USA, Inc., d/b/a Gotta Flurt of Chino, CA; Dioniso SRL of Italy; Edamame Kids, Inc. of Canada; Esquire Footwear, LLC of New York, NY; FILA U.S.A., Inc. of Sparks, MD; Fortune Dynamic, Inc. of City of Industry, CA; Gina Group, LLC of New York, NY; H & M Hennes & Mauritz LP of New York, NY; Highline United LLC d/b/a Ash Footwear USA of New York, NY; Hitch Enterprises Pty Ltd d/b/a Skeanie of Australia; Iconix Brand Group, Inc., d/b/a Ed Hardy of New York, NY; Kmart Corporation of Hoffman Estates, IL; Mamiye Imports LLC d/b/a Lilly of New York of Brooklyn, NY; Nowhere Co., Ltd. d/b/a Bape of Japan; OPPO Original Corp of City of Industry, CA; Orange Clubwear, Inc., d,/b/a Demonia Deviant of Westminster, CA; Ositos Shoes, Inc., d/b/a Collection'O of South El Monte, CA; PW Shoes Inc. of Maspeth, NY; Ralph Lauren Corporation of New York, NY; Shenzhen Foreversun Industrial Co., Ltd a/k/a Shenzhen Foreversun Shoes Co., Ltd of China; Shoe Shox c/o Zulily, Inc. of Seattle, WA; Tory Burch LLC of New York, NY; Zulily, Inc. of Seattle, WA; Fujian Xinya I&E Trading Co. Ltd. of China; Zhejiang Ouhai International Trade Co. Ltd. of China and Wenzhou Cereals Oils & Foodstuffs Foreign Trade Co. Ltd. of China. The complainant requests that the Commission issue a general exclusion order, or in the alternative a limited exclusion order, and cease and desist orders.
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. 3035”) in a prominent place on the cover page and/or the first page. (See Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures, Electronic Filing Procedures  ). 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)).Start Signature
By order of the Commission.
Issued: October 15, 2014.
Lisa R. Barton,
Secretary to the Commission.
4. Handbook for Electronic Filing Procedures: http://www.usitc.gov/secretary/fed_reg_notices/rules/handbook_on_electronic_filing.pdf.Back to Citation
[FR Doc. 2014-24890 Filed 10-17-14; 8:45 am]
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