Commissioner Crawford's Statement on Line Pipe
December 8, 1999

I voted in the negative in the injury phase of this investigation. Under section 202 of the Trade Act of 1974, only those Commissioners who voted in the affirmative on injury in this investigation are eligible to vote in the remedy phase. However, because I found that increased imports are not a substantial cause of serious injury or the threat thereof to the domestic line pipe industry, I believe that import relief is not appropriate in this investigation. My further views and recommendations to the President will be filed on December 17th.