January 10, 2002
News Release 02-004
Invs. Nos. 701-TA-267 and 731-TA- 304 (Review) (Remand)

ITC MAKES DETERMINATIONS IN FIVE-YEAR (SUNSET) REVIEW REMAND CONCERNING TOP-OF-THE-STOVE STAINLESS STEEL COOKING WARE FROM KOREA

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today reaffirmed its affirmative determinations in connection with the remand of its five-year (sunset) reviews of imports of top-of-the-stove stainless steel cooking ware from Korea.

The Commission found on remand that revoking the existing countervailing duty and antidumping duty orders on imports of top-of-the-stove stainless steel cooking ware from Korea would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.

Chairman Stephen Koplan and Commissioners Marcia E. Miller and Jennifer A. Hillman voted in the affirmative. Vice Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun and Commissioner Lynn M. Bragg voted in the negative.

The reviews involving these products were remanded to the ITC by the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) on September 26, 2001. The ITC had previously made affirmative determinations in March 2000.

The ITC's remand determination will be delivered to the CIT by January 25, 2002.

The ITC's public report Top-of-the-Stove Stainless Steel Cooking Ware from Korea (Views on Remand) (Invs. Nos. 701-TA-267 and 731-TA-304 (Review) (Remand), USITC Publication 3485, January 2002) will contain the views of the Commission. Copies of the report are expected to be available after February 15, 2002, 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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