[Federal Register: December 2, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 231)]
[Page 67472-67473]
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[Investigation No. 731-TA-1021 (Final)]

Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings 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. 1673d(b)) (the Act), that an industry in the United 
States is threatened with material injury by reason of imports from 
China of malleable iron pipe fittings, provided for in subheading 
7307.19.90 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).

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


    The Commission instituted this investigation effective October 30, 
2002, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by Anvil International, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, and Ward 
Manufacturing, Inc., Blossburg, PA. The final phase of the 
investigation was scheduled by the Commission following notification of 
a preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of malleable iron 
pipe fittings 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 July 10, 2003 (68 FR 41176). The 
hearing was held in Washington, DC, on October 23, 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 December

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3, 2003. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 
3649 (December 2003), entitled Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings from China: 
Investigation No. 731-TA-1021 (Final).

    Issued: November 25, 2003.

    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 03-29959 Filed 12-1-03; 8:45 am]