April 6, 2005
News Release 05-033
Inv. No. 731-TA-1076 (Final)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819

LIVE SWINE FROM CANADA DO NOT INJURE U.S. INDUSTRY, SAYS ITC

The United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of live swine from Canada that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value.

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

As a result of the Commission's negative determination, no antidumping duty order will be issued.

The Commission's public report Live Swine from Canada (Investigation No. 731-TA-1076 (Final), USITC Publication 3766, April 2005) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the investigation.

Copies may be obtained after May 9, 2005, 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.


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

FACTUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Live Swine from Canada
Investigation No. 731-TA-1076 (Final)

Product Description: For purposes of this investigation, the product covered is all live swine except breeding stock swine. Live swine are four-legged, monogastric (single-chambered stomach), litter-bearing animals of the species sus scrofa domesticus, as covered by subheadings 0103.91.00 and 0103.92.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS). Specifically excluded from the scope of the investigation is USDA-certified purebred breeding stock and all other breeding stock.

Status of Proceedings:

1. Type of investigation:  Final antidumping.
2. Petitioners:  National Pork Producers Council, numerous state associations, and individual
   pork producers.     
3. Investigation instituted by USITC:  March 5, 2004. 
4. Hearing:  March 8, 2005.
5. USITC vote:  April 6, 2005.
6. USITC notification of Department of Commerce:  April 25, 2005.

U.S. Industry:

1. Number of U.S. operations with swine in 2004:  69,420.
2. Production (pig crop) during 2004:  102.5 million head.(1)
3. Employment of production and related workers:  (2)
4. U.S. producers' U.S. shipments during 2004:  95.1 million head.
5. U.S. producers' U.S. shipments during 2004:  26.6 billion pounds.
6. U.S. apparent consumption during 2004:  103.6 million head.
7. U.S. apparent consumption during 2004:  27.6 billion pounds.
8. Ratio of subject imports to U.S. apparent consumption during 2004: (3)

U.S. Imports:
1. Quantity and value of subject imports during 2004:  (3)

(1) Pig crop is for December 2003 to November 2004.
(2) Unavailable.
(3) Withheld to avoid disclosure of business proprietary information.

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