[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 32 (Wednesday, February 16, 2000)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7889-7890]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-3709]


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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 731-TA-863 (Preliminary)]


Citric Acid and Sodium Citrate From China

Determination

    On the basis of the record \1\ developed in the subject 
investigation, the United States International Trade Commission 
determines, \2\ pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 
(19 U.S.C. Sec. 1673b(a)), that there is no reasonable indication that 
an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened 
with material injury, or that the establishment of an industry in the 
United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports from China 
of citric acid and sodium citrate, provided for in subheadings 
2918.1400 and 2918.1510 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than 
fair value (LTFV).
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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\ Commissioners Jennifer A. Hillman and Stephen Koplan 
dissenting; Chairman Lynn M. Bragg not participating.
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Background

    On December 15, 1999, a petition was filed with the Commission and 
the Department of Commerce by Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, IL; 
Cargill, Inc., Naperville, IL; and Tate & Lyle Citric Acid, Inc., 
Decatur, IL, alleging that an industry in the United States is 
threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV imports of citric 
acid and sodium citrate from China. Accordingly, effective December 15, 
1999, the Commission instituted antidumping duty investigation No. 731-
TA-863 (Preliminary).
    Notice of the institution of the Commission's investigation and of 
a public conference 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,

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and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of December 22, 
1999 (64 FR 71831). The conference was held in Washington, DC, on 
January 5, 2000, and all persons who requested the opportunity were 
permitted to appear in person or by counsel.
    The Commission transmitted its determination in this investigation 
to the Secretary of Commerce on January 31, 2000. The views of the 
Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3277 (February 2000), 
entitled Citric Acid and Sodium Citrate from China: Investigation No. 
731-TA-863 (Preliminary).

    Issued: February 8, 2000.

    By order of the Commission.
Donna R. Koehnke,
Secretary.
[FR Doc. 00-3709 Filed 2-15-00; 8:45 am]
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