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Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Foundry Coke from the People's Republic of China

On February 28, 2001, the Department of Commerce ("DOC") announced the preliminary determination in the antidumping ("AD") investigation on Foundry Coke from the People's Republic of China.

PETITIONERS:

The AD petition was filed by ABC Coke, Citizens Gas & Coke Utility, Erie Coke, Tonawanda Coke Corporation, and the United Steelworkers of America, AFL-CIO, on behalf of U.S. foundry coke producers.


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

The merchandise subject to this investigation is foundry coke. The technical language describing the scope of this investigation will be included in the preliminary determination notice which will be published in the Federal Register.


CASE CALENDAR:

The following determinations will be made not later than these statutory deadlines:

Initiation: October 10, 2000

Affirm. ITC Preliminary Determination: November 6, 2000

ITA Preliminary Determination: February 27, 2001

ITA Final Determination: May 13, 2001*

ITC Final Determination (estimated): June 27, 2001

Order (estimated): July 5, 2001


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* U.S. law allows this date to be extended

 

PRELIMINARY DUMPING MARGINS:

Company / AD Margins

Shanxi Grand Coalchem Industrial Co., Ltd.(1) / 147.21%

Sinochem International Co., Ltd. / 211.42%

Minmetals Development Co., Ltd.(2) / 140.18%

CITIC Trading Company, Ltd. / 136.52%

PRC-Wide / 214.89 %

VOLUME AND VALUE OF IMPORTS

VOLUME (MT)

1997 1998 1999 Jan-Jun 1999 Jan-Jun 2000
1,189,000 1,552,000 967,000 468,000 857,000


VALUE ($)

1997 1998 1999 Jan-Jun 1999 Jan-Jun 2000
89,282,000 1,114,190,000 65,638,000 31,233,000 53,179,000

1. Otherwise known as Shanxi Dajin International (Group) Co. Ltd.

2. Otherwise known as Minmetals Townlord Technology Co., Ltd.

 

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