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Hard Red Spring Wheat From Canada; Notice and Scheduling of Remand Proceeding

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U.S. International Trade Commission.




The U.S. International Trade Commission (the Commission) hereby gives notice of proceedings in the remand investigation ordered by a binational panel established under Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in Hard Red Spring Wheat from Canada, Inv. Nos. 701-TA-430B and 731-TA-1019B (Final).

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Christopher J. Cassise, Office of Investigations, telephone 202-708-5408 or Michael Diehl, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, telephone (202) 205-3095, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on (202) 205-1810. The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (

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In October 2003, the Commission determined, by a two-to-two vote, that an industry in the United States was materially injured by reason of subject imports of hard red spring wheat from Canada. On June 7, 2005, a binational panel formed under Article 1904 of the NAFTA issued a decision in its review of the Commission's determination. The panel remanded the determination to the Commission with an order to take further action consistent with its instructions. The Commission is directed to issue its remand determination within 90 days of the issuance of the Panel's decision, i.e., by September 6, 2005.

Reopening the Record

In order to assist it in making its determination on remand, the Commission is reopening the record in this investigation to seek additional information with respect to certain of the instructions provided by the panel.

Participation in the Remand Proceedings

Only those interested parties who were parties to the original investigations (i.e., persons listed on the Commission Secretary's service list) may participate in this remand proceeding. No additional filings with the Commission will be necessary for these parties to participate in the remand proceeding. Business proprietary information (BPI) obtained during the remand proceeding will be governed, as appropriate, by the administrative protective order (APO) issued in the original investigations. (Parties who participated in the original investigation, if no longer covered by the APO, are directed to contact the Commission Secretary.)

Written Submissions

Information obtained during the remand investigation will be released to the parties under the administrative protective order (“APO”) issued in the original investigations on or about July 19, 2005. The remand staff report will be placed in the nonpublic record on August 1, 2005, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to section 207.22 of the Commission's rules. Parties that are participating in the remand proceedings may file comments on or before August 8, 2005 with respect to how the record, as supplemented, bears on the issues presented by the panel's remand instructions.

No additional factual information may be included in such comments. Comments shall not exceed 30 pages of textual material, double-spaced and single-sided, on stationery measuring 81/2 x 11 inches. Start Printed Page 38982

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 rules do not authorize filing 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 updated 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.

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

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Issued: June 29, 2005.

By order of the Commission.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Secretary to the Commission.

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[FR Doc. 05-13236 Filed 7-5-05; 8:45 am]