April 19, 2001
News Release 01-052   [REVISED: Note Corrected Publication Number]
Inv. No. 731-TA-923 (P)


The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that there is not a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of oleoresin paprika from India that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All six Commissioners voted in the negative. As a result of the Commission's negative determination, the case will end.

The Commission's public report Oleoresin Paprika from India (Investigation No. 731-TA-923 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 3415 [NOTE CORRECTED PUBLICATION NUMBER], April 2001) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

Copies of the report are expected to be available after May 18, 2001, by calling 202-205-1809 or from the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be faxed to 202-205-2104.

Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436


Oleoresin Paprika from India
Investigation No. 731-TA-923 (Preliminary)

Product Description:

Oleoresin paprika is a viscous red liquid extracted from dried red peppers, typically capsicum annuum L, by means of a solvent and generally used as a food coloring agent by the food processing industry.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigation: Preliminary phase antidumping.
2. Petitioners: Rezolex, Ltd. Co., Las Cruces, NM.
3. Preliminary investigation instituted by the USITC: March 6, 2001.
4. USITC staff conference: March 26, 2001.
5. USITC briefing and vote: April 19, 2001.
6. USITC notification of the U.S. Department of Commerce: April 20, 2001.

U.S. Industry in 2000:

1. Number of producers of oleoresin paprika: Two.
2. Location of producers' plants:  (1).
3. U.S. producers' shipments:  (1).               
4. U.S. apparent consumption:  (1).          

U.S. Imports:

1. Quantity of subject imports in 2000: 252,000 pounds.
2. Value of subject imports in 2000: $2.2 million.
3. Quantity of total imports in 2000: 576,000 pounds.
4. Value of total imports in 2000: $6.1 million.

(1) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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