[Federal Register: April 16, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 73)]
[Page 18673-18674]
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[Investigations Nos. 731-TA-1006, 1008, and 1009 (Final)]

Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions From Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine


    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigations, 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

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imports from Belarus, Russia,\2\ and Ukraine of urea ammonium nitrate 
solutions, provided for in subheading 3102.80.00 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).

    \1\ The record is defined in Sec.  207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).
    \2\ On February 19, 2003, Commerce signed a suspension agreement 
concerning UAN from Russia; however, pursuant to petitioners' 
request on the following day, Commerce continued its investigation 
and published notices of suspension, continuance, and completion of 
the investigation in the Federal Register of March 3, 2003 (68 FR 
9977-9984). The Commission thus continued its investigation of 
subject imports from Russia pursuant to 19 U.S.C. 1673c(g).


    The Commission instituted these investigations effective April 19, 
2002, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by the Nitrogen Solutions Fair Trade Committee, an ad hoc 
coalition of U.S. urea ammonium nitrate solutions producers, consisting 
of CF Industries, Inc., Long Grove, IL; Mississippi Chemical Corp., 
Yazoo City, MS; and Terra Industries, Inc., Sioux City, IA. The final 
phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission following 
notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of 
urea ammonium nitrate solutions from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine 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 investigations 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 65143). Pursuant to Commerce's notice of 
extension of the time limits for its final antidumping determinations 
(67 FR 67823, November 7, 2002), the Commission published a notice of 
revised schedule in the Federal Register of November 20, 2002 (67 FR 
70093). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on February 20, 2003, 
and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear 
in person or by counsel.
    The Commission transmitted its determinations in these reviews to 
the Secretary of Commerce on April 10, 2003. The views of the 
Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3591 (April 2003), 
entitled Urea Ammonium Nitrate Solutions from Belarus, Russia, and 
Ukraine: Investigations Nos. 731-TA-1006, 1008, and 1009 (Final).

    By order of the Commission.
    Issued: April 10, 2003.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 03-9334 Filed 4-15-03; 8:45 am]