On the basis of the record  developed in the subject investigation, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports from China of frontseating service valves that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).
Commencement of Final Phase Investigation
Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission's rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigation concerning frontseating service valves from China. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission's rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of an affirmative preliminary determination in the investigation under section 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary determination is negative, upon notice of an affirmative final determination in this investigation under sections 735(a) of Start Printed Page 28508the Act. Parties that filed entries of appearance in the preliminary phase of the investigation need not enter a separate appearance for the final phase of the investigation. Industrial users, and, if the merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as parties in Commission antidumping duty investigations. The Secretary will prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigation.
On March 19, 2008, a petition was filed with the Commission and Commerce by Parker-Hannifin Corp., Cleveland, OH, alleging that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV imports of frontseating service valves from China. Accordingly, effective March 19, 2008, the Commission instituted antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-1148 (Preliminary).
Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigation and of a public conference 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 26, 2008 (73 FR 16059). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on April 8, 2008, 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 May 5, 2008. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3999 (May 2008), entitled Frontseating Service Valves from China: Investigation No. 731-TA-1148 (Preliminary).Start Signature
By order of the Commission.
Issued: May 12, 2008.
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
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