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Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions From Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine

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Determinations

On the basis of the record [1] developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (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 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 Start Printed Page 18674imports from Belarus, Russia,[2] and Ukraine of urea ammonium nitrate solutions, provided for in subheading 3102.80.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).

Background

The Commission instituted these investigations effective April 19, 2002, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by the Nitrogen Solutions Fair Trade Committee, an ad hoc coalition of U.S. urea ammonium nitrate solutions producers, consisting of CF Industries, Inc., Long Grove, IL; Mississippi Chemical Corp., Yazoo City, MS; and Terra Industries, Inc., Sioux City, IA. The final phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of urea ammonium nitrate solutions from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine 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 investigations 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 October 23, 2002 (67 FR 65143). Pursuant to Commerce's notice of extension of the time limits for its final antidumping determinations (67 FR 67823, November 7, 2002), the Commission published a notice of revised schedule in the Federal Register of November 20, 2002 (67 FR 70093). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on February 20, 2003, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel.

The Commission transmitted its determinations in these reviews to the Secretary of Commerce on April 10, 2003. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3591 (April 2003), entitled Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine: Investigations Nos. 731-TA-1006, 1008, and 1009 (Final).

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: April 10, 2003.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Secretary to the Commission.

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Footnotes

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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2.  On February 19, 2003, Commerce signed a suspension agreement concerning UAN from Russia; however, pursuant to petitioners' request on the following day, Commerce continued its investigation and published notices of suspension, continuance, and completion of the investigation in the Federal Register of March 3, 2003 (68 FR 9977-9984). The Commission thus continued its investigation of subject imports from Russia pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1673c(g).

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[FR Doc. 03-9334 Filed 4-15-03; 8:45 am]

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