April 14, 2011
News Release 11-036
Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1084-1087 (Review)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC MAKES DETERMINATION IN FIVE-YEAR (SUNSET) REVIEWS
CONCERNING PURIFIED CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE
FROM FINLAND, MEXICO, THE NETHERLANDS, AND SWEDEN
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that revoking the existing antidumping duty orders on purified carboxymethylcellulose from Finland and the Netherlands would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. The Commission further determined that revoking the existing antidumping duty orders on purified carboxymethylcellulose from Mexico and Sweden would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.
As a result of the Commission's determinations, the existing orders on imports of this product from Finland and the Netherlands will remain in place, and the existing orders on imports of this product from Mexico and Sweden will be revoked.
Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun, Vice Chairman Irving A. Williamson, and Commissioners Shara L. Aranoff, and Dean A. Pinkert voted in the affirmative with respect to Finland and the Netherlands and in the negative with respect to Mexico and Sweden. Commissioner Charlotte R. Lane voted in the affirmative with respect to Finland, Mexico, and the Netherlands, and in the negative with respect to Sweden. Commissioner Daniel R. Pearson voted in the negative with respect to all four countries.
Today's action comes under the five-year (sunset) review process required by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. See the attached page for background on these five-year (sunset) reviews.
The Commission's public report Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Sweden (Inv. Nos. 731-TA-1084-1087 (Review), USITC Publication 4225, May 2011) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the reviews.
Copies may be requested after May 24, 2011, by emailing email@example.com, calling 202-205-2000, or writing to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be made by fax at 202-205-2104.
The Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires the Department of Commerce to revoke an antidumping or countervailing duty order, or terminate a suspension agreement, after five years unless the Department of Commerce and the USITC determine that revoking the order or terminating the suspension agreement would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or subsidies (Commerce) and of material injury (USITC) within a reasonably foreseeable time.
The Commission's institution notice in five-year reviews requests that interested parties file responses with the Commission concerning the likely effects of revoking the order under review as well as other information. Generally within 95 days from institution, the Commission will determine whether the responses it has received reflect an adequate or inadequate level of interest in a full review. If responses to the USITC's notice of institution are adequate, or if other circumstances warrant a full review, the Commission conducts a full review, which includes a public hearing and issuance of questionnaires.
The Commission generally does not hold a hearing or conduct further investigative activities in expedited reviews. Commissioners base their injury determination in expedited reviews on the facts available, including the Commission's prior injury and review determinations, responses received to its notice of institution, data collected by staff in connection with the review, and information provided by the Department of Commerce.
The five-year (sunset) reviews concerning Purified Carboxymethylcellulose from Finland, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Sweden were instituted on June 1, 2010.
On September 7, 2010, the Commission voted to conduct full reviews. With respect to Mexico and the Netherlands, all six Commissioners found that the domestic group response and the respondent group responses were adequate and voted for full reviews. With respect to Finland and Sweden, all six Commissioners found that the domestic group response was adequate and the respondent group responses were inadequate, but that circumstances warranted full reviews.
A record of the Commission's vote to conduct full reviews is available from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be made by telephone by calling 202-205-1802.