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NEWS RELEASE 03-108; November 17, 2003 November 17, 2003
News Release 03-108
Inv. Nos. 731-TA-391-394, 396, and 399 (Review) (Remand)

ITC MAKES DETERMINATIONS IN FIVE-YEAR (SUNSET) REVIEW REMAND CONCERNING BALL BEARINGS FROM FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, JAPAN, SINGAPORE, AND THE UNITED KINGDOM

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 ball bearings from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

The Commission found on remand that revoking the existing antidumping duty orders on imports of ball bearings from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.

Vice Chairman Jennifer A. Hillman and Commissioners Marcia E. Miller and Stephen Koplan voted in the affirmative. Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun and Commissioners Charlotte R. Lane and Daniel R. Pearson did not participate in these votes.

The reviews involving these products were remanded to the ITC by the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) on September 3, 2003. The ITC had previously made affirmative determinations in June 2000.

The ITC's remand determinations will be delivered to the CIT by December 2, 2003.v The ITC's public report Ball Bearings from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom (Views on Remand) (Inv. Nos. 731-TA-391-394, 396, and 399 (Review) (Remand), USITC Publication 3648, December 2003) will contain the views of the Commission. Copies of the report are expected to be available after December 23, 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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