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Sources: U.S. International Trade Commission; CP staff

The International Trade Commission will expedite a five-year review concerning an antidumping duty order on Gray Portland Cement and Clinker from Japan dating to 1991. The review will be conducted to determine whether revocation of the order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to domestic cement producers within a reasonably foreseeable time.

The Commission generally does not hold a hearing or conduct further investigative activities in expedited reviews. Commissioners base their injury determinations in expedited reviews on the facts available, including ITC’s prior injury and review determinations; responses received to its notice of institution; data collected by staff in connection with the reviews; and, Department of Commerce information.

The Uruguay Round Agreements Act requires Commerce to revoke an antidumping or countervailing duty order, or terminate a suspension agreement, after five years unless the Department and the ITC determine such actions would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or subsidies and of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time.

ITC’s notice of institution in five-year reviews requests that interested parties file with the Commission responses that discuss the likely effects of revoking the order under review and provide other pertinent information. Generally within 95 days from institution, the Commission will determine whether responses reflect an adequate or inadequate level of interest in a full review. If responses to the ITC's notice of institution are adequate, or if other circumstances warrant, the Commission conducts a full review, which includes a public hearing and issuance of questionnaires.