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STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER THELMA J. ASKEY; JULY 2, 1999

STATEMENT OF COMMISSIONER THELMA J. ASKEY

July 2, 1999

I determined that imports of certain carbon steel wire rod are not a substantial cause of serious injury to an industry in the United States. Because I made a negative injury determination, I do not vote on remedy, though the statute permits me to submit views on remedy should I choose to do so. Given the standards for injury incorporated in the statute, I do not believe that any import relief is appropriate in this case. However, I note that a number of government programs are available to industries adversely affected by imports or other economic factors.