On the basis of the record  developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission determines, pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury by reason of imports from China of circular welded non-alloy steel pipe, provided for in subheadings 7306.30.10 and 7306.30.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). The Commission also determines  that there is no reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or that the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports from Indonesia, Malaysia, Romania, and South Africa of circular welded non-alloy steel pipe, provided for in subheadings 7306.30.10 and 7306.30.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at LTFV.
Commencement of Final Phase Investigation
Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission's rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigation with respect to China. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in § 207.21 of the Commission's rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce of an affirmative preliminary determination in the investigation under section 733(b) of the Act, or, if its preliminary determination is negative, upon notice of an affirmative final determination in that investigation under section 735(a) of the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigation with respect to China. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping and countervailing duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigation. Start Printed Page 36802
On May 24, 2001, a petition was filed with the Commission and Commerce on behalf of Allied Tube & Conduit Corp., Harvey, IL; IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., Camanche, IA; LTV Copperweld, Youngstown, OH; Northwest Pipe Co., Portland, OR; Western Tube & Conduit Corp., Long Beach, CA; Century Tube Corp., Pine Bluff, AR; Laclede Steel Co., St. Louis, MO; Maverick Tube Corp., Chesterfield, MO; Sharon Tube Co., Sharon, PA; Wheatland Tube Co., Wheatland, PA; and the United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV imports of circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Romania, and South Africa. Accordingly, effective May 24, 2001, the Commission instituted antidumping duty investigations Nos. 731-TA-943-947 (Preliminary).
Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigations and of a public conference to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of June 4, 2001 (66 FR 29988). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on June 14, 2001, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel.
The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on July 9, 2001. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3439 (July 2001), entitled Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Romania, and South Africa: Investigations Nos. 731-TA-943-947 (Preliminary).Start Signature
Issued: July 10, 2001.
By order of the Commission.
Donna R. Koehnke,
1. The record is defined in § 207.2(f) of the Commission's rules of practice and procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).Back to Citation
2. For a complete description of the product, see Commerce's Federal Register Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations, June 21, 2001, 66 FR 33227.Back to Citation
3. Commissioners Lynn M. Bragg and Dennis M. Devaney dissenting.Back to Citation
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