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NEWS RELEASE 03-049; June 4, 2003 June 4, 2003
News Release 03-049
Inv. No. 332-452

ITC ADDS SECOND HEARING DAY FOR INVESTIGATION CONCERNING COMPETITIVE CONDITIONS IN STEEL-CONSUMING INDUSTRIES WITH RESPECT TO STEEL SAFEGUARD MEASURES

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today announced that it will add a second day for its public hearing in connection with its general factfinding investigation concerning competitive conditions in steel-consuming industries with respect to steel safeguard measures.

The investigation, Steel-Consuming Industries: Competitive Conditions with Respect to Steel Safeguard Measures, was requested by the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Ways and Means.

The ITC, an independent, nonpartisan, factfinding federal agency, will hold the public hearing in this investigation on June 19, 2003, and June 20, 2003, beginning at 9:30 a.m. each day, in the Main Hearing Room, ITC Building, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC.

The Commission added the second day to accommodate the heavy response to its Federal Register notice seeking input for the investigation. The deadline for filing a request to appear at the hearing was June 2, 2003.

The Commission will notify witnesses already accepted for an appearance of the time and day they will appear.

The Commission still welcomes written submissions for the record in this investigation. Written submissions should be addressed to the Secretary to the Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Submissions should be filed at the earliest practical date but no later than 5:15 p.m. on June 27, 2003. All written submissions, except for confidential business information, will be available for public inspection.

Further information on the scope of the investigation is available in the ITC's notice of investigation, dated April 4, 2003, which can be downloaded from the ITC Internet site (www.usitc.gov) or may be obtained by contacting the Office of the Secretary at the above address or at 202-205-1816.

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