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Ferrovanadium From China and South Africa

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On the basis of the record [1] 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 materially injured by reason of imports from China and South Africa of ferrovanadium, provided for in subheading 7202.92.00 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).

Commencement of Final Phase Investigations

Pursuant to § 207.18 of the Commission's rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. 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 these investigations under section 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determinations are negative, upon notice of affirmative final determinations in those investigations 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 investigations. 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 investigations.


These investigations are being instituted in response to a petition filed on November 26, 2001, by the Ferroalloys Association Vanadium Committee and its members Bear Start Printed Page 2237Metallurgical Co., Butler, PA, Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp., Cambridge, OH, Gulf Chemical & Metallurgical Corp., Freeport, TX, U.S. Vanadium Corp., Danbury, CT, and CS Metals of Louisiana LLC, Convent, LA.

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 November 30, 2001 (66 FR 59815). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on December 17, 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 January 10, 2002. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3484 (January 2002), entitled Ferrovanadium from China and South Africa: Investigations Nos. 731-TA-989 and 987 (Preliminary).

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Issued: January 10, 2002.

By order of the Commission.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Acting Secretary.

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1.  The record is defined in § 207.2(f) of the Commission's rules of practice and procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).

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[FR Doc. 02-1124 Filed 1-15-02; 8:45 am]