(a) Arrangement means an arrangement between the United States Government and a foreign government whereby the foreign government agrees to restrain voluntarily certain steel exports to, or destined for consumption in, the United States for the period of October 1, 1989, through March 31, 1992.
(b) Aberration means a domestic price which is out of the ordinary and present course of normal pricing trends.
(c) Interested party means (1) A U.S. producer or consumer of the product; (2) a U.S. importer/distributor of the product; or (3) a foreign producer of the product (through its government, if such government is a party to the arrangement under which a short supply allowance is requested).
(d) Prevailing domestic market prices means current prices in the United States market for domestically produced and imported product, as reflected in actual purchases and sales (but does not include import prices which the Secretary decides are likely to be significantly affected by dumping or subsidy practices).
(e) The product means the steel product for which a short supply allowance is requested or material that possesses the same physical and mechanical characteristics, and which can be used for the same applications without imposing any significant retooling costs on the consumer.
(f) The Secretary means the Secretary of Commerce and the person to whom the authority to make the short supply determination has been delegated (the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration) or the person making a final recommendation for decision to that person (the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Compliance.)
(g) Short supply exists for a product when there is not a sufficient supply of that product available to meet market demand in the United States. In determining whether short supply exists, the Secretary will not consider one factor alone to be dispositive, but will consider all relevant factors, including:
(1) To the extent information is available, the recent levels of capacity utilization for domestic facilities producing the product or product sector;
(2) The quantity of additional imports of the product requested by the petitioner and the ability of domestic producers to supply the product in such quantity;
(3) The willingness of the producers of the product to supply the product at a price that is not an aberration from prevailing domestic market prices;
(4) Reasonable specifications requested by the purchaser or any end user, such as metallurgical, dimensional, quality, service requirements, and supply only by a qualified supplier if such qualification is required by the purchaser's customers, and
(5) Delivery times to the purchaser and to end users of the product.
(h) A short supply allowance means an authorization to import into the United States a quantity of the product in excess of the aggregate quantitative import limitation under an arrangement.
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