[Federal Register: January 27, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 17)]
[Notices]               
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigations Nos. 731-TA-1063-1068 (Final)]

 
Certain Frozen or Canned Warmwater Shrimp and Prawns From Brazil, 
China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam

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 materially injured by reason of imports from Brazil, China, 
Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam of certain non-canned warmwater 
shrimp and prawns, provided for in subheadings 0306.13.00 and 
1605.20.10 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS), that have been found by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) 
to be sold in

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the United States at less than fair value (LTFV).\2\
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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 Sec.  207.2(f)).
    \2\ The Commission further determines that critical 
circumstances do not exist with respect to those imports of the 
subject merchandise from China that were subject to the affirmative 
critical circumstances determination by the Department of Commerce.
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    The Commission further determines that an industry in the United 
States is not materially injured by reason of imports from China, 
Thailand, and Vietnam of canned warmwater shrimp and prawns, provided 
for in subheading 1605.20.10 of the HTSUS, that have been found by 
Commerce to be sold in the United States at LTFV.\3\ The Commission 
also determines that imports from Brazil, Ecuador, and India of canned 
warmwater shrimp and prawns are negligible.
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    \3\ Chairman Koplan and Commissioner Lane determine that an 
industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of 
imports of certain frozen or canned warmwater shrimp or prawns from 
Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam that were found 
by Commerce to be sold in the United States at LTFV.
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Background

    The Commission instituted these investigations effective December 
31, 2003, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and 
Commerce by the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee, Washington, DC; 
the Versaggi Shrimp Corp., Tampa, FL; and the Indian River Shrimp Co., 
Chauvin, LA. The final phase of the investigations was scheduled by the 
Commission following notification of preliminary determinations by 
Commerce that imports of certain frozen or canned warmwater shrimp and 
prawns from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam 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 
August 19, 2004 (69 FR 51472). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, 
on December 1, 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 January 21, 2005. The 
views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3748 
(January 2005), entitled Certain Frozen or Canned Warmwater Shrimp and 
Prawns from Brazil, China, Ecuador, India, Thailand, and Vietnam: 
Investigations Nos. 1063-1068 (Final). By order of the Commission.

    Issued: January 21, 2005.
Marilyn R. Abbott,
Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. 05-1487 Filed 1-26-05; 8:45 am]

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