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NEWS RELEASE 03-061; July 9, 2003 July 9, 2003
News Release 03-061
Invs. Nos. AA1921-143 and 731-TA-343 (Review) (Remand)

ITC MAKES DETERMINATION IN FIVE-YEAR (SUNSET) REVIEW REMAND CONCERNING TAPERED ROLLER BEARINGS FROM JAPAN

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today reaffirmed its negative determination in connection with the remand of its five-year (sunset) review of imports of tapered roller bearings from Japan.

The Commission found on remand that revoking the existing antidumping duty order on imports of tapered roller bearings from Japan would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.

Vice Chairman Jennifer A. Hillman and Commissioner Stephen Koplan voted in the negative. Commissioner Marcia E. Miller voted in the affirmative. Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun did not participate in this review.

The review involving this product was remanded to the ITC by the U.S. Court of International Trade (CIT) on April 24, 2003. The ITC had previously made a negative determination in June 2000.

The ITC's remand determination will be delivered to the CIT by July 23, 2003.

The ITC's public report Tapered Roller Bearings from Japan (Views on Remand) (Invs. Nos. AA1921-143 and 731-TA-343 (Review) (Remand), USITC Publication 3610, July 2003) will contain the views of the Commission. Copies of the report are expected to be available after August 13, 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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