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NEWS RELEASE 02-055; June 20, 2002 June 20, 2002
News Release 02-055
Inv. No. 731-TA-948 (F)

INDIVIDUALLY QUICK FROZEN RED RASPBERRIES FROM CHILE INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS ITC

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of individually quick frozen red raspberries from Chile that the Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun and Commissioners Lynn M. Bragg, Marcia E. Miller, and Stephen Koplan voted in the affirmative. Vice Chairman Jennifer A. Hillman voted in the negative.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determination, the U.S. Department of Commerce will issue an antidumping duty order on imports of this product from Chile.

The Commission's public report Individually Quick Frozen Red Raspberries from Chile (Inv. No. 731-TA-948 (Final), USITC Publication 3524, June 2002) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

Copies may be obtained after July 19, 2002, by calling 202-205-1809 or from the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202- 205-2104.


UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION
Office of Industries
Washington, DC 20436

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Individually Quick Frozen Raspberries from Chile
Investigation No. 731-TA-948 (Final)

Product Description: For purposes of this investigation, the product covered is individually quick frozen red raspberries (IQF), whole or broken, from Chile, with or without the addition of sugar or syrup, regardless of variety, grade, size, horticultural method grown (e.g., organic or not), the size of the container in which packed, or method of packing. The scope of the investigation excludes fresh red raspberries and block frozen red raspberries (i.e., puree, straight pack, juice stock, and juice concentrate). The merchandise subject to this investigation is classifiable under statistical reporting number 0811.20.20.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS).

Status of Proceedings:

1.  Type of investigation: Final antidumping.
2.  Petitioners: IQF Red Raspberry Fair Trade Committee.
3.  Investigation instituted by USITC: May 31, 2001.
4.  Hearing: May 23, 2002.
5.  USITC vote:  June 20, 2002.
6.  USITC notification of Department of Commerce: June 28, 2002.

U.S. Industry:

1.  Number of U.S. firms in 2001: 44 growers, 8 grower/processors, 1 coop/processor, and 
       1 processor of IQF red raspberries. 
2.  Production during calendar year 2001 (1,000 pounds): 16,865.
3.  Employment of production and related workers: 1,193.
4.  U.S. producers' U.S. shipments during calendar year 2001 (1,000 pounds): 17,130.
5.  U.S. apparent consumption during calendar year 2001 (1,000 pounds): 25,940.
6.  Ratio of quantity of total imports to U.S. apparent consumption during calendar year 
       2001 (percent): 34.

U.S. Imports:

1.  Quantity of subject imports during calendar year 2001 (1,000 pounds): (1) 
2.  Value of subject imports during calendar year 2001 ($1,000): (1)

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

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