[Federal Register: September 26, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 187)]
[Page 55653]
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[Investigation No. 731-TA-1020 (Final)]

Barium Carbonate From China


    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigation, the United States International Trade Commission 
(Commission) determines, pursuant to section 735(b) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 (19 U.S.C. Sec.  1673d(b)) (the Act), that an industry in the 
United States is materially injured by reason of imports from China of 
barium carbonate, provided for in subheading 2836.60.00 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found 
by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to be sold in the United 
States at less than fair value (LTFV).

    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR Sec.  207.2(f)).


    The Commission instituted this investigation effective September 
30, 2002, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by Chemical Products Corporation, Cartersville, GA. The final 
phase of the investigation was scheduled by the Commission following 
notification of a preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of 
barium carbonate from China were being sold at LTFV within the meaning 
of section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b(b)). Notice of the 
scheduling of the final phase of the Commission's investigation and of 
a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by 
posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. 
International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the 
notice in the Federal Register of April 16, 2003 (68 FR 18670). The 
hearing was held in Washington, DC, on July 31, 2003, and all persons 
who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by 
    The Commission transmitted its determination in this investigation 
to the Secretary of Commerce on September 19, 2003. The views of the 
Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3631 (September 2003) 
entitled Barium Carbonate from China: Investigation No. 731-TA-1020 

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: September 22, 2003.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
[FR Doc. 03-24338 Filed 9-25-03; 8:45 am]