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NEWS RELEASE 04-043; MAY 14, 2004 May 14, 2004
News Release 04-043
Inv. No. 731-TA-1034 (Final)

NOTE: Corrected publication number in fourth paragraph.

CERTAIN COLOR TELEVISION RECEIVERS FROM CHINA INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS ITC

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is materially injured by reason of imports of certain color television receivers from China that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

Vice Chairman Jennifer A. Hillman and Commissioners Marcia E. Miller, Stephen Koplan, Charlotte R. Lane, and Daniel R. Pearson voted in the affirmative. Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun did not participate in this investigation.

As a result of the Commission's affirmative determination, the U.S. Department of Commerce will issue an antidumping order on imports of these products from China.

The Commission's public report Certain Color Television Receivers from China (Investigation No. 731-TA-1034 (Final), USITC Publication 3695 [note corrected publication number], May 2004) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

Copies may be obtained after June 16, 2004, by calling 202-205-1809 or from the Office of the Secretary, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may also be made by fax to 202- 205-2104.


FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Certain Color Television Receivers from China
Investigation No. 731-TA-1034 (Final)

Product Description:

The products covered by this investigation are complete and incomplete direct-view or projection-type cathode-ray tube (CRT) color television receivers (CTVs), with a video display diagonal exceeding 52 centimeters, whether or not combined with video recording or reproducing apparatus, which are capable of receiving a broadcast television signal and producing a video image. "Incomplete" CTVs are defined as unassembled CTVs with a color picture tube (i.e., a CRT), printed circuit board or ceramic substrate, together with the requisite parts to comprise a complete CTV, when assembled. The merchandise subject to this investigation is provided for in subheadings and statistical reporting numbers 8528.12.28, 8528.12.3250, 8528.12.3290, 8528.12.36, 8528.12.40, 8528.12.44, 8528.12.48, 8528.12.52, and 8528.12.56 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS).

Status of Proceedings: 
1. Type of investigation:  Final antidumping.
2. Petitioners:  Five Rivers Electronic Innovations, LLC; International Brotherhood of
   Electrical Workers (IBEW); Industrial Division of the Communications Workers of
   America (IUE-CWA).
3. Investigation instituted by USITC:  Effective May 2, 2003.
4. Hearing:  April 15, 2004.
5. USITC vote:  May 14, 2004.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  May 26, 2004.

U.S. Industry: 
1. Number of producers in 2003:  6.
2. Location of producers' plants:  Arkansas, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington.
3. Employment of production and related workers: 3,226 workers.
4. U.S. producers' shipments in 2003:  3.8 million units (valued at $1.9 billion).
5. U.S. apparent consumption in 2003:  Business proprietary. 
6. Ratio of quantity of total imports to U.S. apparent consumption in 2003:  Business
   proprietary.

U.S. Imports: 
1. Quantity of subject imports in 2003:  China, 1.8 million units.
2. Value of subject imports in 2003:  China, $318.9 million.
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