July 6, 2010
News Release 10-076
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-384 and
731-TA-806-808 (Second Review)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC or Commission) has voted to conduct full five- year ("sunset") reviews concerning the countervailing duty order on certain hot-rolled flat-rolled carbon-quality steel products ("hot-rolled steel") from Brazil, the antidumping duty orders on hot- rolled steel from Brazil and Japan, and the suspended investigation on hot-rolled steel from Russia.

As a result of these votes, the Commission will conduct full reviews to determine whether revocation of these orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.

The Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires the Department of Commerce to revoke an antidumping or countervailing duty order, or terminate a suspension agreement, after five years unless the Department of Commerce and the USITC determine that revoking the order or terminating the suspension agreement would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or subsidies (Commerce) and of material injury (USITC) within a reasonably foreseeable time.

The Commission's notice of institution in five-year reviews requests that interested parties file with the Commission responses that discuss the likely effects of revoking the order under review and provide other pertinent information. Generally within 95 days from institution, the Commission will determine whether the responses it has received reflect an adequate or inadequate level of interest in a full review. If responses to the USITC's notice of institution are adequate, or if other circumstances warrant a full review, the Commission conducts a full review, which includes a public hearing and issuance of questionnaires.

Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun and Commissioners Charlotte R. Lane, Daniel R. Pearson, Shara L. Aranoff, Irving A. Williamson, and Dean A. Pinkert found that both the domestic and the respondent group responses were adequate and voted for full reviews.

A record of the Commission's votes on these matters is available from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be made by telephone by calling 202-205-1802.

The record of the Commission's votes is also posted on the USITC's Internet site at http://info.usitc.gov/oinv/sunset.NSF (under "Hot-Rolled Flat-Rolled Carbon-Quality Steel Products - Brazil," "Hot-Rolled Steel - Brazil," "Hot-Rolled Steel - Japan," and Hot-Rolled Steel - Russia").

The Federal Register notice will indicate whether any further information or statements will be available. The Commission will issue a report after it completes its reviews.

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