19 CFR 357.103 - Petitions for short supply allowances.

§ 357.103 Petitions for short supply allowances.
An interested party may file a petition with the Secretary requesting a short supply allowance.
(a) All short supply petitions shall contain, at a minimum, the following information:
(1) The exact specifications of the product for which the request is made, including dimensions, metallurgical specifications, and unique characteristics;
(2) A detailed explanation of how the product will be used;
(3) An explanation of why the petitioner believes the product is in short supply;
(4) The exact quantity of the short supply allowance requested and justification for the tonnage level. If the request is for more than one type and size of a product, specific quantity information for each type and size. If petitioner's request would represent an increase over previous consumption levels, a full explanation for the increase;
(5) The period of time for which a short supply allowance is requested; and
(6) A certification that the factual information contained in the petition is accurate and complete to the best of the petitioner's knowledge.
(b) If the petitioner is a U.S. company that processes the product in some manner, the petition shall contain, in addition to the information required under paragraph (a), the following information:
(1) A list of all U.S. and foreign producers of the product that have refused to sell the product to the petitioner during the past three years, indicating when they were contacted and the reason for their refusal;
(2) A list of all offers to sell the product to the petitioner by U.S. and foreign producers in the past three years that have been rejected by the petitioner, indicating the reasons for the rejection;
(3) A list of all domestic and foreign suppliers from whom the petitioner has purchased the product during the past three years, including the quantity purchased from each mill during this period;
(4) A list of potential foreign suppliers of the product; and
(5) Documentation indicating that petitioner has made efforts to purchase the product domestically.
(c) If the petitioner is a U.S. importer/distributor, the petition shall contain, in addition to the information required under paragraph (a), the following information:
(1) A list of all U.S. customers which have purchased the product from the petitioner during the past three years, along with documentation from these customers demonstrating that they support the request and have been unable to buy the product domestically;
(2) A list of all of petitioner's sales (by quantity) to U.S. customers of the product in each of the last three years;
(3) A list of all domestic and foreign firms that have supplied the product to the petitioner during the past three years, with the total quantity purchased from each supplier annually.
(4) A list of potential foreign suppliers of the product;
(d) If the petitioner is a foreign producer of the product applying through its government, the petition shall contain, in addition to the information required under paragraph (a), the following information:
(1) A list of all U.S. customers that have purchased the product from the foreign company during the past three years, along with documentation from these customers demonstrating that they support the petition and have been unable to purchase the product domestically;
(2) A list of all the foreign company's sales (by quantity) to U.S. customers of the product in each of the last three years.

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