[Federal Register: April 19, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 75)]
[Page 20949]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



[Investigations Nos. 731-TA-1039-1040 (Final)]

Certain Wax and Wax/Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbons From France 
and Japan Determinations

    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 not materially injured or threatened with material injury, 
and the establishment of an industry in the United States is not 
materially retarded, by reason of imports from France and Japan of 
certain wax and wax/resin thermal transfer ribbons, provided for in 
heading 3702 and subheadings 3921.90.40, 9612.10.90, 3204.90, 3506.99, 
3919.90, 3920.62, 3920.99, and 3926.90 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).\2\

    \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\ On April 6, 2004, the Commission terminated its 
investigation with regard to Korea (Inv. No. 731-TA-1041) as a 
result of Commerce's final negative determination of LTFV sales of 
subject imports from Korea (69 FR 17645, April 5, 2004).


    The Commission instituted these investigations effective May 30, 
2003, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by International Imaging Materials, Inc. (IIMAK), Amherst, NY. 
The final phase of these investigations was scheduled by the Commission 
following notification of preliminary determinations by Commerce that 
imports of certain wax and wax/resin thermal transfer ribbons from 
France and Japan 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 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 January 8, 2004 (69 FR 1302). The hearing was held in 
Washington, DC, on March 9, 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 April 19, 2004. The 
views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3683 (April 
2004), entitled Certain Wax and Wax/Resin Thermal Transfer Ribbons from 
France and Japan: Investigations Nos. 731-TA-1039-1040 (Final).

    Issued: April 13, 2004.

    By order of the Commission.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 04-8741 Filed 4-16-04; 8:45 am]