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USITC Will Conduct Full Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Cut-To-Length Carbon Steel Plate from China, Russia, and Ukraine

January 5, 2015
News Release 15-001
Inv. No. 731-TA-753, 754. and 756 (Third Review)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Will Conduct Full Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews Concerning Cut-To-Length Carbon Steel Plate from China, Russia, and Ukraine

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC or Commission) has voted to conduct full five-year ("sunset") reviews concerning the antidumping duty order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from China and the suspended investigations on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Russia and Ukraine (Invs. No. 731-TA-753, 754, and 756 (Third Review)).

As a result of these votes, the Commission will conduct full reviews to determine whether
revocation of the antidumping duty order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from China and/or the termination of the suspended investigations on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Russia and Ukraine would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.

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 USITC 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 (USITC) within a reasonably foreseeable time.

The Commission's notice of institution in five-year reviews requests that interested parties file with the Commission responses that discuss the likely effects of revoking the order under review and provide other pertinent 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 USITC'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.

Regarding China, all six Commissioners concluded that the domestic group response for this review was adequate and that the respondent group response was inadequate, but that circumstances warranted a full review.

Regarding Russia and Ukraine, all six Commissioners concluded that both the domestic group responses and the respondent group responses for these reviews were adequate and voted for full reviews.

A record of the Commission's votes on these matters 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.

The record of the Commission's votes is also posted on the USITC's Internet site at
http://pubapps2.usitc.gov/sunset/caseProf/list?sort=caseTitle&order=asc. From this page,
search "cut-to-length carbon steel plate" using the search box in the upper right corner.

The Federal Register notice will indicate whether any further information or statements will be available. The Commission will issue a report after it completes its reviews.

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