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Ferrosilicon From Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, and Venezuela

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AGENCY:

United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION:

Notice and scheduling of remand proceedings.

SUMMARY:

The United States International Trade Commission (Commission) hereby gives notice of the court-ordered remand of its reconsideration proceedings pertaining to countervailing duty Investigation No. 303-TA-23 (Final) concerning ferrosilicon from Venezuela, and antidumping Investigation Nos. 731-TA-566-570 and 731-TA-641 (Final) concerning ferrosilicon from Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, and Venezuela.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

July 14, 2003.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Christopher Cassise, Office of Investigations, telephone 202-708-5408, or Marc A. Bernstein, Office of General Counsel, telephone 202-205-3087, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired individuals are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Background

In August 1999 the Commission made negative determinations upon reconsideration in its antidumping and countervailing duty investigations concerning ferrosilicon from Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, and Venezuela. Ferrosilicon from Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, and Venezuela, Inv. Nos. 303-TA-23, 731-TA-566-570, 731-TA-641 (Final) (Reconsideration), USITC Pub. 3218 (Aug. 1999). The Commission's determinations were appealed to the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT). On February 21, 2002, the CIT remanded the matter to the Commission for further proceedings. Elkem Metals Co. v. United States, 193 F. Supp.2d 1314 (Ct. Int'l Trade 2002). On remand, the Commission conducted further proceedings. In September 2002 it reached negative determinations on remand. Ferrosilicon from Brazil, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, and Venezuela, Inv. Nos. 303-TA-23, 731-TA-566-570, and 731-TA-631 (Final) (Reconsideration) (Remand), USITC Pub. 3531 (Sept. 2002). On March 18, 2003, the CIT issued an opinion concerning the Commission's determinations on remand which affirmed the Commission in part and remanded in part for further proceedings. Elkem Metals Co. v. United States, slip op. 03-66 (Ct. Int'l Trade June 18, 2003) (“Elkem II”).

Written Submissions

The Commission is not reopening the record in the second remand proceeding for submission of new factual information. It will, however, permit the parties to file a written submission addressed to the determination the Commission should reach in its second remand determination in light of Elkem II. Parties should state the factual and legal bases for their position. This submission must be filed with the Commission no later than 14 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register, shall not contain any new factual information, and shall not exceed 20 pages of textual material, double-spaced and single-sided, on stationery measuring 81/2 x 11 inches.

All written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 of the Commission's rules; any submissions that contain business proprietary information (BPI) must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission's rules. The Commission's rules do not authorize filing of submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission's rules, as amended, 67 FR 68036 (Nov. 8, 2002).

In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission's rules, each document filed by a party to the investigations must be served on all other parties to the investigations (as identified by either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a certificate of service.

Parties are also advised to consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subpart A (19 CFR part 207) for provisions of general applicability concerning written submissions to the Commission.

Participation in the Proceedings

Only those persons who were parties to the previous reconsideration proceedings (i.e., persons listed on the Commission Secretary's service list) may participate as parties in the second remand proceedings.

Public Vote

The Commission will vote on the remand determinations at a public meeting scheduled to be held on Monday, August 18, 2003. The meeting is tentatively scheduled for 11 a.m.

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Authority: This action is taken under the authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930 as amended.

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Issued: July 15, 2003.

By order of the Commission.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Secretary.

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[FR Doc. 03-18426 Filed 7-18-03; 8:45 am]

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