August 26, 2011
News Release 11-110
Inv. No. 731-TA-1189 (P)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


The United States International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of large power transformers from Korea that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun, Vice Chairman Irving A. Williamson, and Commissioners Charlotte R. Lane, Shara L. Aranoff, and Dean A. Pinkert voted in the affirmative. Commissioner Daniel R. Pearson did not participate in this investigation.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determination, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its antidumping investigation on imports of these products from Korea, with its preliminary antidumping duty determination due on or about December 21, 2011.

The Commission's public report Large Power Transformers from Korea (Investigation No. 731- TA-1189 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 4256, September 2011) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

Copies of the report are expected to be available after September 19, 2011, by emailing, calling 202-205-2000, or writing to the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be faxed to 202-205-2104.


Large Power Transformers from Korea
Investigation No. 731-TA-1189 (Preliminary)

Product Description:
The product covered by this investigation is large power transformers. The subject merchandise includes large liquid dielectric power transformers (LPTs) having a top electric power handling capacity greater than or equal to 60,000 kilovolt amperes (60 megavolt amperes), whether assembled or unassembled, complete or incomplete. The merchandise subject to this investigation is classified for tariff purposes under subheadings 8504.23.00 and 8504.90.95 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). 1/

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigation: Preliminary antidumping duty.
2. Petitioners:  ABB Inc. (ABB), Cary, NC; Delta Star Inc. (Delta Star), Lynchburg, VA; and
   Pennsylvania Transformer Technology Inc. (PTTI), Canonsburg, PA.
3. Investigation instituted by USITC: July 14, 2011.
4. USITC Conference: August 4, 2011.                                  
5. USITC vote: August 26, 2011.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce: August 29, 2011.     

U.S. Industry:                                         

1. Number of U.S. firms involved in production of LPTs in 2010: 6.
2. Production is located in California, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, North Carolina,
   Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
3. Employment of production and related workers:  
4. U.S. producers' shipments (value) in 2010:  $213.1 million.                  
5. U.S. apparent consumption (value) in 2010:  $1.1 billion.
6. Ratio of value of total imports to U.S. apparent consumption in 2010:  81.1 percent.

U.S. Imports:
1. Quantity of subject imports in 2010:  2/
2. Value of subject imports in 2011:  2/

1/  U.S. imports of LPTs are reported under HTS statistical reporting numbers 8504.23.0040, 8405.23.0080, and 8504.90.9540.
2/  Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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