[Federal Register: January 14, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 9)]
[Notices]               
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UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION


[Investigation No. 731-TA-1013 (Final)]


 
Saccharin From China


AGENCY: International Trade Commission.


ACTION: Scheduling of the final phase of an antidumping investigation.


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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the 
final phase of antidumping investigation No. 731-TA-1013 (Final) under 
section 735(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) (the Act) 
to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially 
injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an 
industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of 
less-than-fair-value imports from China of saccharin, provided for in 
subheading 2925.11.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States.\1\
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    \1\ For purposes of this investigation, the Department of 
Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as ``a non-nutritive 
sweetener used in beverages and foods, personal care products such 
as toothpaste, table top sweeteners, and animal feeds. It is also 
used in metalworking fluids. There are four primary chemical 
compositions of saccharin: (1) Sodium saccharin (American Chemical 
Society Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) Registry 128-44-9); 
(2) calcium saccharin (CAS Registry 6485-34-3); (3) acid 
(or insoluble) saccharin (CAS Registry 81-07-2); and (4) 
research grade saccharin. Most of the U.S.-produced and imported 
grades of saccharin from the PRC are sodium and calcium saccharin, 
which are available in granular, powder, spray-dried powder, and 
liquid forms.''
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    For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the 
investigation, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, 
consult the Commission's rules of practice and procedure, part 201, 
subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C 
(19 CFR part 207).


EFFECTIVE DATE: December 27, 2002.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: D.J. Na (202-708-4727), Office of 
Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., 
Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information 
on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-
1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special


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assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the 
Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning 
the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server 
(http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be 
viewed on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS-ON-LINE) at http://dockets.usitc.gov/eol/public
.


SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Background.--The final phase of this investigation is being 
scheduled as a result of an affirmative preliminary determination by 
the Department of Commerce that imports of saccharin from China are 
being sold in the United States at less than fair value within the 
meaning of section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b). The investigation 
was requested in a petition filed on July 11, 2002, by PMC Specialties 
Group Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
    Participation in the investigation and public service list.--
Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if 
the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer 
organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of this 
investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the 
Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the 
Commission's rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date 
specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance 
during the preliminary phase of the investigation need not file an 
additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary 
will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses 
of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the 
investigation.
    Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.--
Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary 
will make BPI gathered in the final phase of this investigation 
available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the 
investigation, provided that the application is made no later than 21 
days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized 
applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 
1677(9), who are parties to the investigation. A party granted access 
to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigation need not reapply 
for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the 
Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Staff report.--The prehearing staff report in the final phase of 
this investigation will be placed in the nonpublic record on February 
27, 2003, and a public version will be issued thereafter, pursuant to 
section 207.22 of the Commission's rules.
    Hearing.--The Commission will hold a hearing in connection with the 
final phase of this investigation beginning at 9:30 a.m. on March 13, 
2003, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Requests to 
appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary to 
the Commission on or before March 7, 2003. A nonparty who has testimony 
that may aid the Commission's deliberations may request permission to 
present a short statement at the hearing. All parties and nonparties 
desiring to appear at the hearing and make oral presentations should 
attend a prehearing conference to be held at 9:30 a.m. on March 10, 
2003, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building. Oral 
testimony and written materials to be submitted at the public hearing 
are governed by sections 201.6(b)(2), 201.13(f), and 207.24 of the 
Commission's rules. Parties must submit any request to present a 
portion of their hearing testimony in camera no later than 7 days prior 
to the date of the hearing.
    Written submissions.--Each party who is an interested party shall 
submit a prehearing brief to the Commission. Prehearing briefs must 
conform with the provisions of section 207.23 of the Commission's 
rules; the deadline for filing is March 6, 2003. Parties may also file 
written testimony in connection with their presentation at the hearing, 
as provided in section 207.24 of the Commission's rules, and 
posthearing briefs, which must conform with the provisions of section 
207.25 of the Commission's rules. The deadline for filing posthearing 
briefs is March 20, 2003; witness testimony must be filed no later than 
three days before the hearing. In addition, any person who has not 
entered an appearance as a party to the investigation may submit a 
written statement of information pertinent to the subject of the 
investigation on or before March 20, 2003. On April 10, 2003, the 
Commission will make available to parties all information on which they 
have not had an opportunity to comment. Parties may submit final 
comments on this information on or before April 14, 2003, but such 
final comments must not contain new factual information and must 
otherwise comply with section 207.30 of the Commission's rules. All 
written submissions must conform with the provisions of section 201.8 
of the Commission's rules; any submissions that contain BPI must also 
conform with the requirements of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of 
the Commission's rules. The Commission's rules do not authorize filing 
of submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means 
except to the extent provided by section 201.8 of the Commission's 
rules.
    In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission's 
rules, each document filed by a party to the investigation must be 
served on all other parties to the investigation (as identified by 
either the public or BPI service list), and a certificate of service 
must be timely filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for 
filing without a certificate of service.


    Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority 
of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published 
pursuant to section 207.21 of the Commission's rules.


    By order of the Commission.


    Issued: January 8, 2003.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 03-684 Filed 1-13-03; 8:45 am]

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