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NEWS RELEASE 02-068; August 6, 2002 August 6, 2002
News Release 02-068
Inv. No. 731-TA-859 (2nd Remand)

ITC DETERMINES ON REMAND THAT CERTAIN CIRCULAR SEAMLESS STAINLESS STEEL HOLLOW PRODUCTS FROM JAPAN DO NOT INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today made a negative determination in connection with the second remand of its final antidumping investigation of imports of certain circular seamless stainless steel hollow products from Japan.

The Commission found on remand that an industry in the United States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of certain circular seamless steel hollow products from Japan that the U.S. Department of Commerce determined were sold in the United States at less than fair value. Vice Chairman Jennifer A. Hillman and Commissioners Lynn M. Bragg and Marcia E. Miller reaffirmed their previous negative determinations. Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun and Commissioner Stephen Koplan reaffirmed their previous affirmative determinations.

The case involving these products was remanded for a second time to the ITC by the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) on July 12, 2002. The ITC had previously made a negative final determination in August 2000 and made an affirmative final determination on remand in November 2001.

The ITC's determination on second remand will be delivered to the CIT by August 26, 2002.

The ITC's public report Certain Circular Seamless Stainless Steel Hollow Products from Japan (Views on Second Remand) (Inv. No. 731-TA-859 (Final) (Remand), USITC Publication 3532, August 2002) will contain the views of the Commission. Copies of the report are expected to be available after September 16, 2002, 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.

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