[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 138 (Wednesday, July 17, 1996)]
[Pages 37283-37284]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-18252]


[Investigation No. 731-TA-749 (Preliminary)]

Persulfates From China

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution and scheduling of a preliminary antidumping 


SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the institution of 
preliminary antidumping investigation No. 731-TA-749 (Preliminary) 
under section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
Sec. 1673b(a)) (the Act) to determine whether there is a reasonable 

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that an industry in the United States is materially injured or 
threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in 
the United States is materially retarded, by reason of imports from 
China of persulfates, provided for in subheadings 2833.40.20 and 
2833.40.60 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that 
are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value. 
Unless the Department of Commerce extends the time for initiation 
pursuant to section 732(c)(1)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 
Sec. 1673a(c)(1)(B)), the Commission must complete preliminary 
antidumping investigations in 45 days, or in this case by August 26, 
1996. The Commission's views are due at the Department of Commerce 
within five business days thereafter, or by September 3, 1996.
    For further information concerning the conduct of this 
investigation and rules of general application, consult the 
Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A 
through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and B (19 CFR 
part 207).

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 11, 1996.

Olympia DeRosa Hand (202-205-3182), Office of Investigations, U.S. 
International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. 
Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information on this matter by 
contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-1810. Persons with 
mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access 
to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202-
205-2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be 
obtained by accessing its internet server (http://www.usitc.gov or 

    Background.--This investigation is being instituted in response to 
a petition filed on July 11,1996, by FMC Corp., Chicago, IL.
    Participation in the investigation and public service list.--
Persons (other than petitioners) wishing to participate in the 
investigation as parties must file an entry of appearance with the 
Secretary to the Commission, as provided in sections 201.11 and 207.10 
of the Commission's rules, not later than seven days after publication 
of this notice in the Federal Register. The Secretary will prepare a 
public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, 
or their representatives, who are parties to this investigation upon 
the expiration of the period for filing entries of appearance.
    Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.--
Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary 
will make BPI gathered in this preliminary investigation available to 
authorized applicants under the APO issued in the investigation, 
provided that the application is made not later than seven days after 
the publication of this notice in the Federal Register. A separate 
service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties 
authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Conference.--The Commission's Director of Operations has scheduled 
a conference in connection with this investigation for 9:30 a.m. on 
July 31, 1996, at the U.S. International Trade Commission Building, 500 
E Street SW., Washington, DC. Parties wishing to participate in the 
conference should contact Olympia Hand (202-205-3182) not later than 
July 26, 1996, to arrange for their appearance. Parties in support of 
the imposition of antidumping duties in this investigation and parties 
in opposition to the imposition of such duties will each be 
collectively allocated one hour within which to make an oral 
presentation at the conference. A nonparty who has testimony that may 
aid the Commission's deliberations may request permission to present a 
short statement at the conference.
    Written submissions.--As provided in sections 201.8 and 207.15 of 
the Commission's rules, any person may submit to the Commission on or 
before August 5, 1996, a written brief containing information and 
arguments pertinent to the subject matter of the investigation. Parties 
may file written testimony in connection with their presentation at the 
conference no later than three days before the conference. If briefs or 
written testimony contain BPI, they must conform with the requirements 
of sections 201.6, 207.3, and 207.7 of the Commission's rules.
    In accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the rules, each 
document filed by a party to the investigation must be served on all 
other parties to the investigation (as identified by either the public 
or BPI service list), and a certificate of service must be timely 
filed. The Secretary will not accept a document for filing without a 
certificate of service.

    Authority: This investigation is being conducted under authority 
of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published 
pursuant to section 207.12 of the Commission's rules.

    By order of the Commission.

    Issued: July 12, 1996.
Donna R. Koehnke,
[FR Doc. 96-18252 Filed 7-16-96; 8:45 am]