19 U.S. Code § 1677n - Antidumping petitions by third countries
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(a) Filing of petition
The government of a WTO member may file with the Trade Representative a petition requesting that an investigation be conducted to determine if—
The Trade Representative, after consultation with the administering authority and the Commission and obtaining the approval of the WTO Council for Trade in Goods, shall determine whether to initiate an investigation described in subsection (a) of this section.
Upon initiation of an investigation under this section, the Trade Representative shall request the following determinations be made according to substantive and procedural requirements specified by the Trade Representative, notwithstanding any other provision of this subtitle:
(1) The administering authority shall determine whether imports into the United States of the subject merchandise are being sold at less than fair value.
(d) Public comment
An opportunity for public comment shall be provided, as appropriate—
(1) by the Trade Representative, in making the determination required by subsection (b) of this section, and
(e) Issuance of order
If the administering authority makes an affirmative determination under paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of this section, and the Commission makes an affirmative determination under paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of this section, the administering authority shall issue an antidumping duty order in accordance with section 1673e of this title and take such other actions as are required by section 1673e of this title.
(f) Reviews of determinations
For purposes of review under section 1516a of this title or review under section 1675 of this title, if an order is issued under subsection (e) of this section, the final determinations of the administering authority and the Commission under this section shall be treated as final determinations made under section 1673d of this title.
(g) Access to information
Section 1677f of this title shall apply to investigations under this section, to the extent specified by the Trade Representative, after consultation with the administering authority and the Commission.
Source(June 17, 1930, ch. 497, title VII, § 783, as added Pub. L. 103–465, title II, § 232(a),Dec. 8, 1994, 108 Stat. 4897; amended Pub. L. 104–295, § 20(b)(17),Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3528.)
1996—Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 104–295substituted “subsection (e)” for “subsection (d)”.
Section effective, except as otherwise provided, on the date on which the WTO Agreement enters into force with respect to the United States [Jan. 1, 1995], and applicable with respect to investigations, reviews, and inquiries initiated and petitions filed under specified provisions of this chapter after such date, see section 291 ofPub. L. 103–465, set out as an Effective Date of 1994 Amendment note under section 1671 of this title.