As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the exisiting antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from China and Thailand will remain in place.
Chairman Stephen Koplan, Vice Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun, and Commissioners Lynn M. Bragg, Marcia E. Miller, Jennifer A. Hillman, and Dennis M. Devaney voted in the affirmative.
Today's action comes under the five-year (sunset) review process required by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. See the attached page for background on these five-year (sunset) reviews.
The Commission's public report Furfuryl Alcohol from China and Thailand (Invs. Nos. 731-TA-703 and 705 (Review), USITC Publication 3412, April 2001) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the reviews.
Copies may be requested after May 11, 2001, by calling 202-205-1809 or by contacting the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be made by fax at 202-205-2104.
The Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires the Department of Commerce to revoke an antidumping or countervailing duty order, or terminate a suspension agreement, after five years unless the Department of Commerce and the ITC determine that revoking the order or terminating the suspension agreement would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or subsidies (Commerce) and of material injury (ITC) within a reasonably foreseeable time.
The Commission's institution notice in five-year reviews requests that interested parties file responses with the Commission concerning the likely effects of revoking the order under review as well as other information. Generally within 95 days from institution, the Commission will determine whether the responses it has received reflect an adequate or inadequate level of interest in a full review. If responses to the ITC's notice of institution are adequate, or if other circumstances warrant a full review, the Commission conducts a full review, which includes a public hearing and issuance of questionnaires.
The Commission generally does not hold a hearing or conduct further investigative activities in expedited reviews. Commissioners base their injury determination in expedited reviews on the facts available, including the Commission's prior injury determination, responses received to its notice of institution, data collected by staff in connection with the review, and information provided by the Department of Commerce.
The five-year (sunset) reviews concerning Furfuryl Alcohol from China and Thailand were instituted on May 1, 2000.
On August 3, 2000, the Commission voted to conduct full reviews. Chairman Stephen Koplan, Vice Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun, and Commissioners Marcia E. Miller, Jennifer A. Hillman, and Thelma J. Askey concluded that both the domestic and the respondent group responses for both countries were adequate and voted for full reviews. With respect to Thailand, Commissioner Lynn M. Bragg concluded that both the domestic and respondent group responses were adequate and voted for a full review. With respect to China, Commissioner Bragg concluded that the domestic group response was adequate and that the respondent group response was inadequate, but that circumstances warranted a full review.
Information concerning the Commission's vote to conduct full reviews was published in the Federal Register on August 16, 2000. That notice and a record of the Commission's votes are posted on the ITC's Internet site at www.usitc.gov (under "Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews"/"Furfuryl Alcohol from China" and "Furfuryl Alcohol from Thailand").
In addition, a record of the Commission's votes is available from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be made by telephone by calling 202-205-1802.