March 2, 1999
News Release 99-026
Inv. No. 731-TA-750 (F) (Remand)

ITC DETERMINES ON REMAND THAT VECTOR SUPERCOMPUTERS FROM JAPAN THREATEN TO INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today made an affirmative determination in connection with the remand of its final antidumping investigation of imports of vector supercomputers from Japan.

The Commission found on remand that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of vector supercomputers from Japan that the U.S. Department of Commerce determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value. The affirmative determination resulted from a 3-1 vote. Chairman Lynn M. Bragg, Vice Chairman Marcia E. Miller and Commissioner Stephen Koplan voted in the affirmative. Commissioner Thelma J. Askey voted in the negative. Commissioners Carol T. Crawford and Jennifer A. Hillman did not participate in this investigation.

The case involving this product was remanded to the ITC on December 15, 1998, by the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT). The ITC had previously made an affirmative final determination of threat of material injury in September 1997.

The ITC's remand determination will be delivered to the CIT by March 15, 1999.

The ITC's public report Vector Supercomputers from Japan (Views on Remand) (Inv. No. 731- TA-750 (Final)(Remand), USITC Publication 3166, March 1999) will contain the views of the Commission.

Copies may be obtained after April 5, 1999, by calling 202-205-1809 or by contacting the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202-205-2104.

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