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NEWS RELEASE 03-074; AUGUST 4, 2003 August 4, 2003
News Release 03-074
Invs. Nos. 731-TA-951-952 (P)(Remand)

ITC MAKES DETERMINATIONS IN REMAND CONCERNING BLAST FURNACE COKE FROM CHINA AND JAPAN

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today reaffirmed its negative determinations in connection with the remand of its preliminary investigations of imports of blast furnace coke from China and Japan.

The Commission found on remand that there is not a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of blast furnace coke from China and Japan that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Vice Chairman Jennifer A. Hillman and Commissioner Stephen Koplan reaffirmed their previous negative determinations. Commissioner Marcia E. Miller reaffirmed her previous affirmative determinations. Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun did not participate in these investigations.

The investigations involving this product were remanded to the ITC by the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) on May 20, 2003. The ITC had previously made negative determinations in August 2001.

The ITC's remand determinations will be delivered to the CIT by August 18, 2003.

The Commission's public report Blast Furnace Coke from China and Japan (Investigations Nos. 731-TA-951-952 (Preliminary) (Remand), USITC Publication 3619, August 2003) will contain the views of the Commission. Copies of the report are expected to be available after September 8, 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.

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