[Federal Register: April 14, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 71)]
[Notices]               
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 731-TA-989 (Final)]

 
Ball Bearings From China

Determination

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigation, the United States International Trade Commission 
(Commission) determines, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act), that an industry in the United 
States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury, 
and the establishment of an industry in the United States is not 
materially retarded, by reason of imports from China of certain ball 
bearings and parts thereof, provided for in subheadings 3926.90.45, 
4016.93.00, 4016.93.10, 4016.93.50, 6909.19.50, 8431.20.00, 8431.39.00, 
8482.10.10, 8482.10.50, 8482.80.00, 8482.91.00, 8482.99.05, 8482.99.25, 
8482.99.35, 8482.99.65, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.30.40, 8483.30.80, 
8483.50.90, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.70, 8708.50.50, 8708.60.50, 
8708.60.80, 8708.70.60, 8708.93.30, 8708.93.60, 8708.93.75, 8708.99.06, 
8708.99.31, 8708.99.40, 8708.99.49, 8708.99.58, 8708.99.80, 8803.10.00, 
8803.20.00, 8803.30.00, 8803.90.30, and 8803.90.90 of the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the 
Department of Commerce (Commerce) to be sold in the United States at 
less than fair value (LTFV).
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    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
rules of practice and procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).
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Background

    The Commission instituted this investigation effective February 13, 
2002, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by the American Bearing Manufacturers Association, Washington, 
DC. The final phase of the investigation was scheduled by the 
Commission following notification of a preliminary determination by 
Commerce that imports of ball bearings from China were being sold at 
LTFV within the meaning of section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 
1673b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the 
Commission's investigation and of a public hearing to be held in 
connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the 
Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 
Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of 
October 23, 2002 (67 FR 65142), as amended on December 2,

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2002 (67 FR 71588). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on March 6, 
2003, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to 
appear in person or by counsel.
    The Commission transmitted its determination in this investigation 
to the Secretary of Commerce on April 21, 2003. The views of the 
Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3593 (April 2003), 
entitled Ball Bearings from China: Investigation No. 731-TA-989 
(Final).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: April 7, 2003.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 03-8967 Filed 4-11-03; 8:45 am]

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