April 17, 2003
News Release 03-043
Invs. Nos. 701-TA-433 and 731-TA-1029 (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 allura red coloring from India that are allegedly subsidized and sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All four Commissioners made negative determinations.

As a result of the Commission's negative determinations, the investigations will end.

The Commission's public report Allura Red Coloring from India (Investigations Nos. 701-TA-433 and 731-TA-1029 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 3595, April 2003) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies of the report are expected to be available after May 16, 2003, 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


Allura Red Coloring from India
Investigations Nos. 701-TA-433 (Preliminary) and 731-TA-1029 (Preliminary)

Product Description: For purposes of these investigations, the product covered is allura red coloring, also known as Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Red No. 40, defined as synthetic red coloring containing not less than 85 percent of the disodium salt of 6-hydroxy-5-{(2-methoxy-5- methyl-4- sulfonyl)azo}-2-naphthalenesulfonic acid, whether or not certified for human consumption at the time of entry into the United States. The product definition covers all forms and variations of allura red, such as powders, press cakes, extrudates, liquid or granules, but excludes lake pigments formed from allura red. This investigation does not cover colors of animal, vegetable or mineral origin, also known as "natural colors." Allura Red coloring is provided for in subheading 3204.12.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule with a normal trade relations tariff rate of 7.8 percent ad valorem, applicable to imports from India.

Status of Proceedings:
1. Type of investigations:  Preliminary countervailing duty and antidumping.
2. Petitioner:  Sensient Technologies Corporation, Milwaukee, WI.
3. Investigations instituted by USITC:  March 4, 2003.
4. Conference:  March 25, 2003.
5. USITC vote:  April 17, 2003.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  April 18, 2003.

U.S. Industry:
1. Number of U.S. firms in 2002:  Two.
2. Production during 2002 (1,000 pounds):  (1)
3. Employment of production and related workers:  (1)
4. U.S. producers' U.S. shipments during 2002 (1,000 pounds):  (1)
5. U.S. apparent consumption during 2002 (1,000 pounds):  (1)
6. Ratio of quantity of U.S. importers' U.S. shipments of imports to U.S. apparent consumption
     during 2002 (percent):  (1)

U.S. Imports:
1. Quantity of subject imports during 2002 (1,000 pounds):  (1)
2. Value of subject imports during 2002 ($1,000):  (1)
(1) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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