[Federal Register: June 10, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 111)]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 731-TA-1010 (Final)]

 
Lawn and Garden Steel Fence Posts from China

Determination

    On the basis of the record\1\ developed in the subject 
investigation, the United States International Trade Commission 
(Commission) determines,\2\ pursuant to section 735(b) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act), that an industry in the 
United States is materially injured by reason of imports from China of 
lawn and garden steel fence posts, provided for in subheadings 
7326.90.85 and 7308.90 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).
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    \1\ The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission's 
Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)).
    \2\ Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun and Commissioner Stephen Koplan 
dissenting.
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Background

    The Commission instituted this investigation effective May 1, 2002, 
following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce 
by Steel City Corp., Youngstown, OH. The final phase of the 
investigation was scheduled by the Commission following notification of 
a preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of lawn and garden 
steel fence posts 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

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Federal Register of January 21, 2003 (68 FR 2794). The hearing was held 
in Washington, DC, on April 22, 2003, and all persons who requested the 
opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel.
    The Commission transmitted its determination in this investigation 
to the Secretary of Commerce on June 2, 2003. The views of the 
Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3598 (June 2003), 
entitled Lawn and Garden Steel Fence Posts from China: Investigation 
No. 731-TA-1010 (Final).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: June 4, 2003.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 03-14581 Filed 6-9-03; 8:45 am]
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