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NEWS RELEASE 98-048; JUNE 24, 1998 June 24, 1998
News Release 98-048
Inv. No. 731-TA-698(F)(R)

ITC DETERMINES ON REMAND THAT PURE MAGNESIUM FROM UKRAINE DOES NOT INJURE THE U.S. INDUSTRY

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today made a negative determination in connection with the remand of its final antidumping investigation of imports of pure magnesium from Ukraine.

The Commission found on remand that an industry in the United States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of pure magnesium from Ukraine that the U.S. Department of Commerce determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. The negative determination resulted from a 2-1 vote. Vice Chairman Marcia E. Miller and Commissioner Carol T. Crawford voted in the negative. Chairman Lynn M. Bragg voted in the affirmative.

The case involving this product was remanded to the ITC on April 28, 1998, by the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT). The ITC had previously made an affirmative final determination of material injury in May 1995.

The ITC's remand determination will be delivered to the CIT by June 30, 1998.

The ITC's public report Magnesium from Ukraine (Views on Remand) (Inv. No. 731-TA-698 (Final) (Remand), USITC Publication 3113, June 1998) will contain the views of the Commission. Copies of the report are expected to be available without charge after July 21, 1998, by calling 202-205-1809 or from the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be faxed to 202-205-2104.

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