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North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Decision of the Panel

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Notice Of Decision Of Nafta Panel.

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On March 27, 2002 the NAFTA Panel issued its decision in the matter of Pure Magnesium and Alloy Magnesium from Canada, Full Sunset Reviews of Countervailing Duty Orders, Secretariat File No. USA-CDA-00-1904-07.

 

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Caratina L. Alston, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-5438.

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Chapter 19 of the North American Free-Trade Agreement (“Agreement”) establishes a mechanism to replace domestic judicial review of final determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty cases involving imports from a NAFTA country with review by independent binational panels. When a Request for Panel Review is filed, a panel is established to act in place of national courts to review expeditiously the final determination to determine whether it conforms with the antidumping or countervailing duty law of the country that made the determination.

Under Article 1904 of the Agreement, which came into force on January 1, 1994, the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada and the Government of Mexico established Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (“Rules”). These Rules were published in the Federal Register on February 23, 1994 (59 FR 8686). The panel review in this matter was conducted in accordance with these Rules.

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On August 4, 2000, the Government of Quebec filed a First Request for Panel Review with the U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the Final Results of Full Sunset Reviews of CVD orders made by the International Trade Administration respecting Pure Magnesium and Alloy Magnesium from Canada. This determination was published in the Federal Register on July 5, 2000 (65 FR 41,444). The request was assigned File No. USA-CDA-00-1904-07.

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The Panel remanded this matter back to the Department to reconsider (i) the determination to utilize the results of the sixth review as the subsidy rate to be reported to the ITC; (ii) the basis for the all others rate; and (iii) the reasons for the failure to investigate subsidies alleged to have been received by Magnola.

The Panel ordered the Department to issue a determination on remand consistent with the instructions set forth in the Panel's decision. The determination on remand shall be issued within sixty (60) days of the date of the Order (not later than May 27, 2002).

Dated: March 29, 2002.

Caratina L. Alston,

United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat.

[FR Doc. 02-8169 Filed 4-3-02; 8:45 am]

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