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NEWS RELEASE 03-056; June 16, 2003 June 16, 2003
News Release 03-056
Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1034-1035 (P)

ITC VOTES TO CONTINUE CASES ON CERTAIN COLOR TELEVISION RECEIVERS FROM CHINA AND MALAYSIA

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of certain color television receivers from China and Malaysia that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Vice Chairman Jennifer A. Hillman and Commissioners Marcia E. Miller and Stephen Koplan voted in the affirmative. Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun did not participate in these investigations.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determination, the Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its antidumping investigations of imports of certain color television receivers from China and Malaysia, with its preliminary determinations due on or about October 9, 2003.

The Commission's public report Certain Color Television Receivers from China and Malaysia (Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1034-1035 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 3607, June 2003) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies of the report are expected to be available after July 14, 2003, 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.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Certain Color Television Receivers from China and Malaysia
Investigations Nos. 731-TA-1034-1035 (Preliminary)

Product Description: The imported products subject to these investigations are complete and incomplete direct-view or projection-type cathode-ray tube color television receivers, with a video display diagonal exceeding 52 centimeters (20 inches), whether or not combined with video recording or reproducing apparatus, which are capable of receiving a broadcast television signal and producing a video image. Specifically excluded from these investigations are computer monitors or other video display devices that are not capable of receiving a broadcast television signal.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigations:  Preliminary antidumping.
2. Petitioners:  Five Rivers Electronic Innovations, LLC, Greenville, TN; the International
   Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Washington, DC; and the IUE-CWA, the Industrial
   Division of the Communications Workers of America, Washington, DC.
3. Preliminary investigations instituted by the USITC:  May 2, 2003.
4. Commission's conference:  May 23, 2003.
5. USITC vote:  June 16, 2003.
6. USITC determinations to the U.S. Department of Commerce: June 16, 2003.


U.S. Industry:

1. Number of producers in 2002:  Seven.
2. Location of producers' plants:  Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and
   Washington.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2002:  3,993.
4. Apparent U.S. consumption in 2002:  $7,309,461.
5. Ratio of the value of total U.S. shipments of imports to total U.S. consumption 
   in 2002 (percent):  65.6.


U.S. Imports:

1. From the subject countries during 2002:  $518,128,000.
2. From other countries during 2002:  $4,276,866,000.
3. Leading sources during 2002:  Mexico, China, and Malaysia (in terms of total value).

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