July 20, 2006
News Release 06-074
Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1094 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (ITC or Commission) today determined that a U.S. industry is neither materially injured nor threatened with material injury by reason of imports of metal calendar slides from Japan that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All six Commissioners voted in the negative.

As a result of the Commission's negative determination, no antidumping duty order will be issued on imports of metal calendar slides from Japan.

The Commission's public report Metal Calendar Slides from Japan, Investigation Nos. 731-TA- 1094 (Final), USITC Publication 3873, August 2006) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

Copies may be obtained after August 23, 2006, by calling 202-205-1809 or from the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202- 205-2104.


Metal Calendar Slides from Japan
Investigation No. 731-TA-1094 (Final)

Product Description:

The products covered by this investigation are metal calendar slides, "V"- or "U"-shaped metal strips manufactured from cold-rolled sheet with a thickness of 0.19 mm to 0.23 mm, used for binding and hanging calendars. Metal calendar slides may have an integrated eyelet (hanger) stamped into the metal of the slide itself or an attached eyelet made of plastic or paper. The merchandise subject to this investigation is provided for in subheading 7326.90.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS).

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigation:  Final antidumping.
2. Petitioner:  Stuebing Automatic Machine Company.
3. Investigation instituted by USITC:  June 29, 2005.
4. Hearing:  June 22, 2006.
5. USITC vote:  July 20, 2006.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  August 2, 2006.     

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of U.S. firms involved in production of metal calendar slides in 2005: 1/
2. Production volume is concentrated in Ohio.
3. Employment of production and related workers in 2005: 1/   
4. U.S. producers' shipments in 2005: 1/
5. U.S. apparent consumption in 2005: 1/
6. Ratio of quantity of total imports to U.S. apparent consumption in 2005: 1/

U.S. Imports:
1. Quantity of subject imports in 2005: 1/
2. Value of subject imports in 2005: 1/

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1/ Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.