[Federal Register: March 8, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 45)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-427-825]

 
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: 
Wax and Wax/Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbons from France

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 8, 2004.
SUMMARY: We determine that wax and wax/resin thermal transfer ribbons 
(TTR) from France are being sold, or are likely to be sold, in the 
United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 
735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated 
margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the Continuation of Suspension of 
Liquidation section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley or Sally Gannon at (202) 
482-3148 and (202) 482-0162, respectively; Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Case History

    The preliminary determination in this investigation was issued on 
December 16, 2003. See Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value: Wax and Wax/Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbons From 
France, 68 FR 71068 (December 22, 2003) (Preliminary Determination). 
Since the publication of the preliminary determination, the following 
events have occurred. On January 5 and

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January 16, 2004, petitioner, International Imaging Materials, Inc. 
(IIMAK), submitted additional comments regarding (1) its allegation 
that respondents in the three concurrent investigations of TTR (France, 
Japan, and South Korea) would attempt to circumvent the order by 
slitting jumbo rolls in third countries, and (2) its request that the 
Department therefore determine that slitting does not change the 
country of origin of TTR for antidumping purposes. On January 9, 2004, 
Armor, S.A. (Armor), the sole respondent in the French investigation, 
submitted additional comments on the country-of-origin issue. DigiPrint 
International (DigiPrint), a U.S. importer of TTR slit in India, 
submitted comments on January 2, 2004, on the country-of-origin issue. 
Refer to Preliminary Determination for a history of all previous 
comments submitted on this issue.

Scope of Investigation

    This investigation covers wax and wax/resin thermal transfer 
ribbons (TTR), in slit or unslit (``jumbo'') form originating from 
France with a total wax (natural or synthetic) content of all the image 
side layers, that transfer in whole or in part, of equal to or greater 
than 20 percent by weight and a wax content of the colorant layer of 
equal to or greater than 10 percent by weight, and a black color as 
defined by industry standards by the CIELAB (International Commission 
on Illumination) color specification such that L*<35, -20