On the basis of the record  developed in the subject investigation, 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 materially injured by reason of imports from China of ironing tables and certain parts thereof, provided for in subheadings 9403.20.00 and 9403.90.80 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).
The Commission instituted this investigation effective June 30, 2003, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by Home Products International, Inc. (HPI), Chicago, IL. The final phase of the investigation was scheduled by the Commission following notification of a preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of ironing tables and certain parts thereof 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 March 8, 2004 (69 FR 10753) and March 8, 2004 (69 FR 16954). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on June 16, 2004, 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 28, 2004. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3711 (July 2004), entitled Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof from China: Investigation No. 731-1047 (Final).Start Signature
Issued: July 29, 2004.
By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
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
2. Commissioner Daniel R. Pearson determines that the domestic industry is threatened with material injury by reason of subject imports from China.Back to Citation
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