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 Start Printed Page 45542the United States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury, and the establishment of an industry in the United States is not materially retarded, 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 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 May 24, 2001, following receipt of a petition 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. The final phase of the investigation was scheduled by the Commission following notification of a preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from China 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 final phase 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 January 29, 2002 (67 FR 4283). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on May 17, 2002, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel.
The Commission transmitted its determination in this investigation to the Secretary of Commerce on July 2, 2002. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3523 (July 2002), entitled Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from China: Investigation No. 731-TA-943 (Final).Start Signature
Issued: July 3, 2002.
By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 02-17124 Filed 7-8-02; 8:45 am]
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