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NEWS RELEASE 03-026; March 11, 2003 March 11, 2003
News Release 03-026
Invs. Nos. 701-TA-355 and 731-TA- 659-660 (Review) (Remand)

ITC MAKES DETERMINATIONS IN FIVE-YEAR (SUNSET) REVIEW REMAND CONCERNING GRAIN-ORIENTED SILICON ELECTRICAL STEEL FROM ITALY AND JAPAN

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined on remand that revoking the existing countervailing duty order on imports of grain-oriented silicon electrical steel from Italy and the existing antidumping duty orders on imports of this product from Italy and Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.

Commissioners Marcia E. Miller and Stephen Koplan made affirmative determinations. Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun and Vice Chairman Jennifer A. Hillman made negative determinations.

The reviews involving this product were remanded to the ITC by the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) on December 24, 2002. The ITC had previously made affirmative determinations in February 2001.

The ITC's remand determination will be delivered to the CIT by March 24, 2003.

The ITC's public report Grain-Oriented Silicon Electrical Steel from Italy and Japan (Views on Remand) (Invs. Nos. 701-TA-355 and 731-TA-659-660 (Review) (Remand), USITC Publication 3585, March 2003) will contain the views of the Commission. Copies of the report are expected to be available after April 14, 2003, 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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