USITC rejects anti-dumping investigation into Chinese fastener complaint
WASHINGTON, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday approved two other investigations of unfair trade practices in Chinese goods, but rejected an application to investigate another Chinese product. US President Barack Obama will visit China in a week. The committee voted 6-0 to approve a Commerce Department investigation into complaints that Chinese and Indonesian companies are dumping coated paper for magazines and greeting cards at low prices. The commission also approved an investigation into complaints that Chinese producers were dumping three salts into the U.S. market. In the end, the committee voted 6-0 to reject an investigation into complaints that Chinese and Taiwanese companies were dumping certain standard steel fasteners in the U.S. market. It is determined that there is no subsidy or dumping of some carbon steel fasteners exported to the United States from mainland China and Taiwan Province, and the investigation is terminated. The case was filed by the Nucor Fastener Division of the United States, and the value of related products exported to the United States in 2008 was US$261 million.