19 U.S. Code § 2354 - Study by Secretary of Commerce when International Trade Commission begins investigation
(a) Subject matter of study
Whenever the Commission begins an investigation under section 2252 of this title with respect to an industry, the Commission shall immediately notify the Secretary of such investigation, and the Secretary shall immediately begin a study of—
(1) the number of firms in the domestic industry producing the like or directly competitive article which have been or are likely to be certified as eligible for adjustment assistance, and
(b) Report; publication
The report of the Secretary of the study under subsection (a) of this section shall be made to the President not later than 15 days after the day on which the Commission makes its report under section 2252 (f) of this title. Upon making its report to the President, the Secretary shall also promptly make it public (with the exception of information which the Secretary determines to be confidential) and shall have a summary of it published in the Federal Register.
(c) Information to firms
Whenever the Commission makes an affirmative finding under section 2252 (b) of this title that increased imports are a substantial cause of serious injury or threat thereof with respect to an industry, the Secretary shall make available, to the extent feasible, full information to the firms in such industry about programs which may facilitate the orderly adjustment to import competition of such firms, and he shall provide assistance in the preparation and processing of petitions and applications of such firms for program benefits.
Source(Pub. L. 93–618, title II, § 261, formerly § 264,Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 2035; Pub. L. 100–418, title I, § 1401(b)(1)(B),Aug. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 1239; renumbered § 261,Pub. L. 111–5, div. B, title I, § 1864(a)(2),Feb. 17, 2009, 123 Stat. 397, and Pub. L. 112–40, title II, § 201(b), (c),Oct. 21, 2011, 125 Stat. 403.)
Renumbering of Section
For termination of renumbering of section, beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, see Codification and Effective and Termination Dates of 2011 Revival notes below.
Section 1893 ofPub. L. 111–5, which provided for Feb. 13, 2011, termination of renumbering by Pub. L. 111–5, was repealed by Pub. L. 112–40, title II, § 201(a),Oct. 21, 2011, 125 Stat. 403, and the renumbering of this section by Pub. L. 111–5was temporarily revived, effective Oct. 21, 2011, until Jan. 1, 2014, by Pub. L. 112–40, §§ 201(b), (c), 233. See Effective and Termination Dates of 2011 Revival note below.
A prior section 261 ofPub. L. 93–618was temporarily renumbered section 259 and is classified to section 2351 of this title.
Effective and Termination Dates of 2011 Revival
For temporary revival and applicability of provisions as in effect on Feb. 12, 2011, see sections 201(b), (c) and 233 ofPub. L. 112–40, set out as notes preceding section 2271 of this title. For reversion, beginning on Jan. 1, 2014, to provisions in effect on Feb. 13, 2011, with certain exceptions and subject to section 233(b) ofPub. L. 112–40, see section 233 ofPub. L. 112–40, set out as a note preceding section 2271 of this title.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 100–418effective Aug. 23, 1988, and applicable with respect to investigations initiated under part 1 (§ 2251 et seq.) of this subchapter on or after that date, see section 1401(c) ofPub. L. 100–418, set out as a note under section 2251 of this title.