Federal Register: December 21, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 244)
DOCID: FR Doc E5-7628
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration
ACTION: North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); binational panel reviews:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of Decision of Panel.
North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
On December 12, 2005 the binational panel issued its decision in the review of the injury determination made by the International Trade Commission, respecting Hard Red Spring Wheat from Canada Final Injury Determination, Secretariat File No. USACDA2003190406. The binational panel affirmed the International Trade Commission. Copies of the panel decision are available from the U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat.
Hard red spring wheat from—; Canada,
Chapter 19 of the North American Free-Trade Agreement (``Agreement'') establishes a mechanism to replace domestic judicial review of final determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty cases involving imports from a NAFTA country with review by independent binational panels. When a Request for Panel Review is filed, a panel is established to act in place of national courts to review expeditiously the final determination to determine whether it conforms with the antidumping or countervailing duty law of the country that made the determination.
Under Article 1904 of the Agreement, which came into force on January 1, 1994, the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada and the Government of Mexico established Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (``Rules''). These Rules were published in the Federal Register on February 23, 1994 (59 FR 8686). The panel review in this matter has been conducted in accordance with these Rules.
Panel Decision: The panel affirmed the International Trade Commission's final injury determination on remand respecting Hard Red Spring Wheat from Canada.
The NAFTA Secretariat was instructed to issue a Notice of Final
Panel Action on the 11th day following the December 12, 2005 panel decision.
Dated: December 14, 2005.
Caratina L. Alston,
U.S. Secretary NAFTA Secretariat.
[FR Doc. E57628 Filed 122005; 8:45 am]
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Caratina L. Alston, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 4825438.