[Federal Register: August 6, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 151)]
[Page 47957]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[Investigations Nos. 731-TA-1043-1045 (Final)]

Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from China, Malaysia, and 


    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigations, 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 materially injured by reason of imports from China, Malaysia, 
and Thailand of polyethylene retail carrier bags (PRCBs), provided for 
in subheading 3923.21.00 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 

    \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 these investigations effective June 20, 
2003, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by an ad hoc coalition of U.S. polyethylene retail carrier bag 
producers (consisting of Inteplast Group, Ltd. (Inteplast), Livingston, 
NJ; PCL Packaging, Inc. (PCL), Barrie, Ontario; Sonoco Products Company 
(Sonoco), Hartsville, SC; Superbag Corp. (Superbag), Houston, TX; and 
Vanguard Plastics, Inc. (Vanguard), Farmers Branch, TX). The final 
phase of the investigations was scheduled by the Commission following 
notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that imports of 
PRCBs from China, Malaysia, and Thailand were being sold at LTFV within 
the meaning of section 733(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. Sec.  1673b(b)). 
Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission's 
investigations 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 February 9, 2004 
(69 FR 6004). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on June 10, 2004, 
and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear 
in person or by counsel.
    The Commission transmitted its determinations in these 
investigations to the Secretary of Commerce on August 2, 2004. The 
views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3710 (July 
2004), entitled Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from China, Malaysia, 
and Thailand: Investigations Nos. 731-TA-1043-1045 (Final).

    Issued: August 3, 2004.

    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 04-18013 Filed 8-5-04; 8:45 am]