August 9, 2012
News Release 12-090
Inv. No. 731-TA-1189 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819


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

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

As a result of the USITC's affirmative determination, Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from Korea.

The Commission's public report Large Power Transformers from Korea (Investigation No. 731- TA-1189 (Final), USITC Publication 4346, August 2012) will contain the views of the Commissioners and information developed during the investigation.

Copies may be obtained after July August 30, 2012, by emailing, calling 202-205-2000, or by writing the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202-205-2104.


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

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).

Status of Proceedings:

1.   Type of investigation:  Final antidumping.
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 hearing: July 10, 2012.
5.   USITC vote: August 9, 2012.
6.   Scheduled date for USITC notification of Department of Commerce: August 24, 2012.

U.S. Industry:

1.   Number of producers in 2011: Five.
2.   Location of producers' plants:  California, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina,
  	Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
3.   Employment of production and related workers in 2011:  
4.   Apparent U.S. consumption in 2011: 137,243 (in terms of quantity in megavolt amperes)
5.   Ratio of the value of total U.S. imports to total U.S. consumption in 2011: 1/ 

U.S. Imports:

1.   From the subject country during 2011:  1/
2.   From other countries during 2011:  1/
3.   Leading sources during 2011: 1/

1/ Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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