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Frontseating Service Valves From China; Determination

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On the basis of the record [1] 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 frontseating service valves, provided for principally in subheading 8481.80.10 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 March 19, 2008 (73 FR 16059) following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by Parker-Hannifin Corp. of Cleveland, OH. The final phase of the investigation was scheduled by the Commission following notification of a preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of frontseating service valves 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 November 21, 2008 (73 FR 70672). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on March 10, 2009, 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 April 21, 2009. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4073 (April 2009), entitled Frontseating Service Valves from China: Investigation No. 731-TA-1148 (Final).

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By order of the Commission.

Issued: April 21, 2009.

Marilyn R. Abbott,

Secretary to the Commission.

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1.  The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).

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[FR Doc. E9-9495 Filed 4-24-09; 8:45 am]