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Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks From China

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On the basis of the record [1] developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to sections 705(b) and 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)) and (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of drawn stainless steel sinks from China, provided for in subheading 7324.10.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are subsidized and sold in Start Printed Page 21418the United States at less than fair value (ALTFV@).[2]


The Commission instituted these investigations effective March 1, 2012, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by Elkay Manufacturing Company, Oak Brook, IL. The final phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission following notification of a preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of drawn stainless steel sinks from China were subsidized within the meaning of section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)) and dumped within the meaning of 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission's investigations 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 on October 22, 2012 (77 FR 64545). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on February 21, 2013, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel.

The Commission transmitted its determinations in these investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on April 4, 2013. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4390 (April 2013), entitled Drawn Stainless Steel Sinks from China: Investigation Nos.701-TA-489 and 731-TA-1201 (Final).

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Issued: April 4, 2013.

By order of the Commission.

Lisa R. Barton,

Acting 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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2.  All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

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[FR Doc. 2013-08304 Filed 4-9-13; 8:45 am]