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NEWS RELEASE 04-039; May 7, 2004 May 7, 2004
News Release 04-039
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-438 and 731-TA-1076 (P)

NOTE: Corrected dates in third paragraph.

ITC VOTES TO CONTINUE CASES ON LIVE SWINE FROM CANADA

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 live swine from Canada that are allegedly subsidized and 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 antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of imports of live swine from Canada, with its preliminary countervailing duty determination due on or about June 11, 2004 [note corrected date], unless extended, and its preliminary antidumping determination due on or about August 25, 2004 [note corrected date], unless extended.

The Commission's public report Live Swine from Canada (Investigation Nos. 701-TA-438 and 731-TA-1076 (Preliminary), USITC Publication 3693, May 2004) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigations.

Copies of the report are expected to be available after May 17, 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

Live Swine from Canada
Investigations Nos. 701-TA-438 (Preliminary) and 731-TA-1076 (Preliminary)

Product Description: For purposes of these investigations, the product covered is live swine. Live swine are four-legged, monogastric (single-chambered stomach), litter bearing (litters typically range from 8 to 12 animals) of the species sus scrofa domesticus, as covered by statistical reporting numbers 0103.91.0010, 0103.91.0020, 0103.91.0030, 0103.92.0010, and 0103.92.0090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). Excluded from the scope are USDA certified purebred breeding swine.

Status of Proceedings:
1.  Type of investigations:  Preliminary antidumping and preliminary countervailing duty.
2.  Petitioners: The National Pork Producers Council; 8 state pork associations; and 119
      individual pork producers.(1)
3.  Investigations instituted by USITC:  March 5, 2004.
4.  Conference:  March 26, 2004.
5.  USITC vote:  May 7, 2004.
6.  USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  May 10, 2004.

U.S. Industry:
1.  Number of U.S. firms in 2003:  73,600
2.  Production (pig crop) during 2003:  101,254,000 head.
3.  Employment of production and related workers: (2)
4.  U.S. producers' U.S. shipments during 2003:  93,613,000 head.
5.  U.S. producers' U.S. shipments during 2003:  26,002,408,000 pounds.
6.  U.S. apparent consumption during 2003:  101,043,000 head.
7.  U.S. apparent consumption during 2003:  26,875,745,000 pounds.
8.  Ratio of number of head of subject imports to U.S. apparent consumption 
      during 2003:  7.4 percent. 
9.  Ratio of weight of subject imports to U.S. apparent consumption 
      during 2003:  3.2 percent.  

U.S. Imports:
1.  Quantity of subject imports during 2003:  7,429,000 head.
2.  Quantity of subject imports during 2003:  873,331,000 pounds.
3.  Value of subject imports during 2003:  $398,491,000.
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(1) See Department of Commerce notice of institution (69 FR 19815 (antidumping) and 69 FR 19818 (countervailing duty), April 14, 2004) for complete list of petitioners.
(2) Unavailable.

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