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NEWS RELEASE 01-139; November 19, 2001 November 19, 2001
News Release 01-139
Inv. No. 731-TA-859 (Remand)

ITC DETERMINES ON REMAND THAT CERTAIN CIRCULAR SEAMLESS STAINLESS STEEL HOLLOW PRODUCTS FROM JAPAN INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today made an affirmative determination in connection with the remand of its final antidumping investigation of imports of certain circular seamless stainless steel hollow products from Japan.

The Commission found on remand that an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain circular seamless steel hollow products from Japan that the U.S. Department of Commerce determined were sold in the United States at less than fair value. Chairman Stephen Koplan, Vice Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun, and Commissioner Dennis M. Devaney voted in the affirmative. Commissioners Lynn M. Bragg, Marcia E. Miller, and Jennifer A. Hillman voted in the negative.

The case involving these products was remanded to the ITC by the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) on September 19, 2001. The ITC had previously made a negative final determination in August 2000.

The ITC's remand determination will be delivered to the CIT by December 3, 2001.

The ITC's public report Certain Circular Seamless Stainless Steel Hollow Products from Japan (Views on Remand) (Inv. No. 731-TA-859 (Final) (Remand), USITC Publication 3475, December 2001) will contain the views of the Commission. Copies of the report are expected to be available after December 24, 2001, 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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