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NEWS RELEASE 98-038; MAY 29, 1998 May 29, 1998
News Release 98-038
Inv. No. 332-394

ITC SEEKS INPUT FOR A FACTFINDING STUDY ON RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE U.S. BROOM CORN BROOM INDUSTRY

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) is seeking input from industry officials, trade associations, and others for a factfinding investigation on developments since November 28, 1996, in the U.S. broom corn broom industry.

The investigation, Broom Corn Brooms: Efforts of Workers and Firms in the Industry to Make a Positive Adjustment to Import Competition (Investigation No. 332-394), was requested by the U.S. Trade Representative, in a letter received May 11, 1998.

As requested, the ITC will report on developments in the U.S. broom corn broom industry since November 28, 1996, when the President, pursuant to section 203 of the Trade Act of 1974, issued Proclamation 6961, temporarily increasing duties on imports of certain types of broom corn brooms. The ITC's report will include information on the progress and specific efforts made by workers and firms in the industry to make a positive adjustment to import competition. The ITC will submit its report to the USTR by August 10, 1998.

The ITC is seeking information for its study from all interested parties and welcomes written submissions for the record. Written submissions (one original and 14 copies) should be addressed to the Secretary at the address above and should be submitted at the earliest practical date but no later than 5:15 p.m. on June 25, 1998. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be available for public inspection.

Further information on the scope of the investigation and appropriate submissions is available in the ITC's notice of investigation, dated May 29, 1998, which may be obtained from the ITC Internet server (www.usitc.gov) or by contacting the Office of the Secretary at the above address or at 202-205-1802.

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