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USITC to Uphold Antidumping Orders on Tin- and Chromium-Coated Steel Sheet from Japan
May 16, 2012
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) has determined that revoking the existing antidumping duty order on tin- and chromium-coated steel sheet from Japan 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 determination, the existing order on imports of these products from Japan will remain in place. All six Commissioners voted in the affirmative.
The USITC’s action comes under the five-year (sunset) review process required by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, which 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 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. 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 Tin- and Chromium-Coated Steel Sheet from Japan was instituted on June 1, 2011.
On September 6, 2011, the Commission voted to conduct a full review. All six Commissioners concluded that both the domestic and respondent group responses for this review were adequate and voted for a full review.