[Federal Register: September 15, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 178)]
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[Investigation No. 731-TA-1088 (Preliminary)]

Polyvinyl Alcohol From Taiwan

AGENCY: International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of antidumping investigation and scheduling of a 
preliminary phase investigation.


SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of an 
investigation and commencement of preliminary phase antidumping 
investigation No. 731-TA-1088 (Preliminary) under section 733(a) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the Act) to determine whether 
there is a reasonable indication that 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 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. Unless the Department of Commerce extends the 
time for initiation pursuant to section 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 
U.S.C. 1673a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission must reach a preliminary 
determination in antidumping investigations in 45 days, or in this case 
by October 22, 2004. The Commission's views are due at Commerce within 
five business days thereafter, or by October 29, 2004.
    For further information concerning the conduct of this 
investigation 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 B (19 CFR 
part 207).

DATES: Effective September 7, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Megan Spellacy (202-205-3190), 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 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) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

    Background. This investigation is being instituted in response to a 
petition filed on September 7, 2004, by Celanese Chemicals, Ltd., 
Dallas, TX.
    Participation in the investigation and public service list. Persons 
(other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the investigation as 
parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the 
Commission, as provided in sections 201.11 and 207.10 of the 
Commission's rules, not later than seven days after publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. Industrial users and (if the 
merchandise under investigation is sold at the retail level) 
representative consumer organizations have the right to appear as 
parties in Commission antidumping investigations. The Secretary will 
prepare a public service list containing the names and addresses of all 
persons, or their representatives, who are parties to this 
investigation upon the expiration of the period for filing entries of 
    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 this investigation available to authorized applicants 
representing interested parties (as defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(9)) who 
are parties to the investigation under the APO issued in the 
investigation, provided that the application is made not later than 
seven days after the publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary 
for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Conference. The Commission's Director of Operations has scheduled a 
conference in connection with this investigation for 9:30 a.m. on 
September 28, 2004, at the U.S. International Trade Commission 
Building, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC. Parties wishing to 
participate in the conference should contact Megan Spellacy (202-205-
3190) not later than September 23, 2004, to arrange for their 
appearance. Parties in support of the imposition of antidumping duties 
in this investigation and parties in opposition to the imposition of 
such duties will each be collectively allocated one hour within which 
to make an oral presentation at the conference. A nonparty who has 
testimony that may aid the Commission's deliberations may request 
permission to present a short statement at the conference.
    Written submissions. As provided in sections 201.8 and 207.15 of 
the Commission's rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or 
before October 1, 2004, a written brief containing information and 
arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigation. Parties 
may file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the 
conference no later than three days before the conference. If briefs or 
written testimony contain BPI, they must 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 
permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission's rules, as amended, 67 FR 
68036 (November 8, 2002).
    In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the 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 207.12 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: September 9, 2004.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 04-20712 Filed 9-14-04; 8:45 am]