August 19, 2013
News Release 13-075
Inv. Nos. 701-TA-365-366 and 731-TA-734-735 (Third Review)
Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC MAKES DETERMINATIONS IN FIVE-YEAR (SUNSET) REVIEWS
CONCERNING CERTAIN PASTA FROM ITALY AND TURKEY
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) today determined that revoking the existing antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain pasta from Italy and Turkey would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.
As a result of the Commission's affirmative determinations, the existing orders on imports of this product from Italy and Turkey will remain in place.
With respect to Italy, all six Commissioners voted in the affirmative. With respect to Turkey, Chairman Irving A. Williamson and Commissioners Daniel R. Pearson, Shara L. Aranoff, and Dean A. Pinkert voted in the affirmative; Commissioners David S. Johanson and Meredith M. Broadbent voted in the negative.
Today's action comes under the five-year (sunset) review process required by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. See the attached page for background on this five-year (sunset) review.
The Commission's public report Certain Pasta from Italy and Turkey (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-365-366 and 731-TA-734-735 (Third Review), USITC Publication 4423, August 2013) will contain the views of the Commission and information developed during the reviews.
Copies may be requested after September 20, 2013, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 202-205-2000, or writing to the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be made by fax at 202-205-2104.
The Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires the Department of Commerce to revoke an antidumping or countervailing duty order, or terminate a suspension agreement, after five years unless the Department of Commerce and the USITC determine that revoking the order or terminating the suspension agreement would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or subsidies (Commerce) and of material injury (USITC) within a reasonably foreseeable time.
The Commission's institution notice in five-year reviews requests that interested parties file responses with the Commission concerning the likely effects of revoking the order under review as well as other information. Generally within 95 days from institution, the Commission will determine whether the responses it has received reflect an adequate or inadequate level of interest in a full review. If responses to the USITC's notice of institution are adequate, or if other circumstances warrant a full review, the Commission conducts a full review, which includes a public hearing and issuance of questionnaires.
The Commission generally does not hold a hearing or conduct further investigative activities in expedited reviews. Commissioners base their injury determination in expedited reviews on the facts available, including the Commission's prior injury and review determinations, responses received to its notice of institution, data collected by staff in connection with the review, and information provided by the Department of Commerce.
The five-year (sunset) review concerning Certain Pasta from Italy and Turkey was instituted on September 4, 2012.
On December 10, 2012, the Commission voted to conduct full reviews. With regard to imports from Italy, all six Commissioners concluded that the domestic group response was adequate and that the respondent group response was inadequate, but that circumstances warranted full reviews. With regard to imports from Turkey, all six Commissioners concluded that both the domestic group response and the respondent group response were adequate and voted for full reviews.
A record of the Commission's vote to conduct full reviews is available from the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW, Washington, DC 20436. Requests may be made by telephone by calling 202-205-1802.