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NEWS RELEASE 04-004; January 5, 2004 January 5, 2004
News Release 04-004
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-437 and 731-TA-1060-1061 (P)

ITC VOTES TO CONTINUE CASE ON CARBAZOLE VIOLET PIGMENT 23 FROM CHINA AND INDIA

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that there is a reasonable indication that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of carbazole violet pigment 23 from India that are allegedly subsidized and imports from China and India that are allegedly sold in the United States at less than fair value.

All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue to conduct its countervailing duty and antidumping investigations of imports of carbazole violet pigment 23 from China and India, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about February 16, 2004, and its preliminary antidumping determinations due on or about April 29, 2004.

The Commission's public report Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from China and India (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-437 and 731-TA-1060-1061 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 3662, January 2004) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies of the report are expected to be available after February 2, 2004, 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.


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

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from China and India
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-437 and 731-TA-1060 and 1061 (Preliminary)

Product Description: For purposes of these investigations, the product covered is carbazole violet pigment 23 (violet 23) in the forms of crude pigment and finished pigment (presscake and dry color), but does not include pigment dispersions or other pigment preparations. The merchandise subject to this investigation is provided for in statistical reporting number 3204.17.9040 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.

Status of Proceedings:
1. Types of investigations:  Preliminary countervailing duty (India) and antidumping 
     (China and India).
2. Petitioners:  Sun Chemical Corp., Cincinnati, OH, and Nation Ford Chemical Co., Fort 
     Mill, SC.
3. Investigations instituted by USITC:  November 21, 2003.
4. Conference:  December 12, 2003.
5. USITC vote:  January 5, 2004.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  January 5, 2004.

U.S. Industry:
1. Number of U.S. firms in 2002:  Seven.
2. Production during January-September 2003:  (1)
3. Employment of production and related workers:  (1)
4. U.S. producers' U.S. shipments during January-September 2003:  (1)
5. U.S. apparent consumption during January-September 2003:  (1)
6. Ratio of quantity of total imports to U.S. apparent consumption during 
     January-September 2003:  (1)

U.S. Imports:
1. Quantity of subject imports during January-September 2003: (1)
2. Value of subject imports during January-September 2003: (1)

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

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