On May 28, 2013, Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock issued Order Nos. 108 and 111-114 in Certain Sintered Rare Earth Magnets, Methods of Making Same and Products Containing Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-855).

According to Order No. 108, Complainants Hitachi Metals, Ltd. and Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. (“Hitachi”) and Respondent Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. (“Maxon”) filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between Hitachi and Maxon.  The Commission Investigative Staff supported the joint motion.  ALJ Bullock granted the motion, agreeing that the terms of the settlement have no negative effect on the public health and welfare or competitive conditions in the U.S.

According to Order No. 111, Hitachi and Respondent Nexteer Automotive Corp. (“Nexteer”) filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between Hitachi and Nexteer.  The Commission Investigative Staff supported the joint motion.  Accordingly, ALJ Bullock granted the motion.

According to Order No. 112, Hitachi and Respondent Yantai Zhenghai Magnetic Material Co., Ltd. (“Yantai”) filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between Hitachi and Yantai.  The Commission Investigative Staff supported the joint motion.  Accordingly, ALJ Bullock granted the motion.

According to Order No. 113, Hitachi and Respondent Ningbo Jinji Strong Magnetic Material Co., Ltd. (“Ningbo”) filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between Hitachi and Ningbo.  The Commission Investigative Staff supported the joint motion.  Accordingly, ALJ Bullock granted the motion.

According to Order No. 114, Hitachi and Respondent Anhui Earth-Panda Advance Magnetic Material Co., Ltd. (“Anhui”) filed a joint motion to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement between Hitachi and Anhui.  The Commission Investigative Staff supported the joint motion.  Accordingly, ALJ Bullock granted the motion.