On the basis of the record  developed in the subject investigation, the United States International Trade Commission determines, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports from Japan of certain welded large diameter line pipe, provided for in subheadings 7305.11.10, 7305.11.50, 7305.12.10, 7305.12.50, 7305.19.10, and 7305.19.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the Department of Commerce to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).
The Commission instituted this investigation effective January 10, 2001, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by Berg Steel Pipe Corp. (Panama City, FL); American Steel Pipe Division of American Cast Iron Pipe Co. (Birmingham, AL); and Stupp Corp. (Baton Rouge, LA). The final phase of the investigation was scheduled by the Commission following notification of a preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of certain welded large diameter line pipe from Japan were being sold at LTFV within the meaning of section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the Commission's investigation and of a public hearing 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 July 9, 2001 (66 FR 35811). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on October 9, 2001, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel.
The Commission transmitted its determination in the investigation to the Secretary of Commerce on October 25, 2001. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3464 (November 2001), entitled Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Japan: Investigation No. 731-TA-919 (Final).Start Signature
By order of the Commission.
Issued: October 26, 2001.
Donna R. Koehnke,
1. The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR § 207.2(f)).Back to Citation
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