[Federal Register: October 29, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 209)]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 731-TA-1088 (Preliminary)]

 
Polyvinyl Alcohol From Taiwan

Determination

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigation, the United States International Trade Commission 
(Commission) determines, pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is no reasonable 
indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured 
or threatened with material injury, or that the establishment of an 
industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of 
imports from Taiwan of polyvinyl alcohol, provided for in subheading 
3905.30.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that 
are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value 
(LTFV).\2\ \3\
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    \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\ Commissioner Hillman did not participate in this 
investigation.
    \3\ Chairman Koplan and Commissioner Miller dissented, having 
determined that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in 
the United States is materially injured by reason of allegedly LTFV 
imports of polyvinyl alcohol from Taiwan.
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Background

    On September 7, 2004, a petition was filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by Celanese Chemicals Ltd., Dallas, TX, alleging that an 
industry in the United States is materially injured and threatened with 
further material injury by reason of LTFV imports of polyvinyl alcohol 
from Taiwan. Accordingly, effective September 7, 2004, the Commission 
instituted antidumping duty investigation No. 731-TA-1088 
(Preliminary).
    Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigation and of 
a public conference 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 September 15, 2004 (69 FR 55653). The 
conference was held in Washington, DC, on September 28,

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2004, 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 October 22, 2004. The views of the 
Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3732 (October 2004), 
entitled Polyvinyl Alcohol from Taiwan: Investigation No. 731-TA-1088 
(Preliminary).

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: October 25, 2004.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 04-24205 Filed 10-28-04; 8:45 am]
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