ITC ANNOUNCES PROCEDURE AND SCHEDULE
FOR CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCES REVIEWS CONCERNING
CERTAIN FROZEN WARMWATER SHRIMP AND PRAWNS FROM INDIA AND THAILAND
The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today announced the procedures and schedule it will follow in conducting its changed circumstances review investigations regarding imports of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India and Thailand.
The Commission will conduct six-month reviews and will make its determinations by October 31, 2005. At the conclusion of its reviews, the Commission will determine whether revoking the antidumping duty orders on imports of certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India and Thailand issued as a result of its earlier investigations would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of injury to the U.S. industry.
If the Commission makes affirmative determinations at the conclusion of its reviews for either order, the corresponding order issued in February concerning imports of these products from India and/or Thailand will remain in place. If the Commission makes a negative determination for an order, that order will be revoked.
The Commission will hold a public hearing in connection with these reviews. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2005, at the ITC Building in Washington, DC. Requests to appear at the hearing should be filed in writing with the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436, no later than 5:15 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2005.
Persons wishing to participate in the investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date. Persons who have not entered an appearance as a party to the investigations but who have testimony that may aid the Commission's deliberations may request permission to present a short statement at the hearing. For more information, see the Commission's Federal Register notice dated April 29, 2005, or contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-205-1802.
The Commission also seeks written submissions for the record. Persons who have not entered an appearance as a party to the investigations may submit a written statement of pertinent information on or before 5:15 p.m. on September 21, 2005. All written submissions must conform with Commission rules and will be available for public inspection, unless they contain business proprietary information.
Further information concerning the Commission's changed circumstances review investigations, including citations of applicable rules and deadlines, may be obtained from the Commission's Federal Register notice dated April 29, 2005, or from the Office of the Secretary, 202-205-1802.