[Federal Register: August 11, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 154)]
[Page 47608-47609]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[Investigation No. 731-TA-1012 (Final)]

Certain Frozen Fish Fillets From Vietnam


    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 materially injured by reason of imports from Vietnam of 
certain frozen fish fillets, provided for in subheading 0304.20.60 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). Concurrently, the Commission 
finds that critical circumstances do not exist with respect to imports 
of the subject product from Vietnam.

    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).


    The Commission instituted this investigation effective June 28, 
2002, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and 
Commerce on behalf of the Catfish Farmers of America--a trade 
association of U.S.

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catfish farmers and processors--and by individual U.S. catfish 
processors. The final phase of the investigation was scheduled by the 
Commission following notification of a preliminary determination by 
Commerce that imports of the subject product from Vietnam 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 
February 12, 2003 (68 FR 7131). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, 
on June 17, 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 August 6, 2003. The views of the 
Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3617 (August 2003), 
entitled Certain Frozen Fish Fillets from Vietnam: Investigation No. 
731-TA-1012 (Final).

    Issued: August 6, 2003.
    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 03-20385 Filed 8-8-03; 8:45 am]