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Cablegate: Pet Anti-Dumping Investigation Continues

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS BRASILIA 001934

SIPDIS

STATE PASS USTR FOR SCRONIN
USDOC FOR 3134/USFCS/OIO/EOLSON/DDEVITO
USDOC FOR 4332/ITA/MAC/WH/OLAC/DMCDOUGALL/ADRISCOLL
USDOC FOR 4332/ITA/MAC/WH/OLAC/JANDERSON/WBASTIAN
STATE FOR WHA/BSC - DAVID EDWARDS
STATE FOR EB/TPP/MTA/MST - ANDREW DILWORTH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD ECON BR
SUBJECT: PET ANTI-DUMPING INVESTIGATION CONTINUES

REF: 93 BRASILIA 3826

1. Reftel reported on the opening of GoB investigations into
alleged dumping of Polyethylene Terephthalate polymers (PET) on
the Brazilian market by South Korea, Taiwan, the U.S. and
Argentina. Post received a July 13, 2004 letter from the
Department of Trade Defense of the Ministry of Development,
Industry and Foreign Trade notifying the USG that the GoB has
decided to close the investigations of alleged PET dumping by
South Korea and Taiwan without application of measures.
Investigations of PET dumping on Brazil by Argentina and the
U.S. remain open. An unofficial translation of the text of the
letter follows in paragraph 2.

2. Begin text of translation:

Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Commerce,
Secretariat of Foreign Commerce, Department of Commercial

SIPDIS
Defense

Rio de Janeiro, July 13, 2004

Ambassador,

I make reference to proceeding no. MDIC/SECEX-RJ 52100-
026149/2003-45, which was opened through SECEX Circular no.
10 of March 2, 2004, published in the Diario Oficial da
Uniao on March 3, 2004, which involves a dumping
investigation, to determine damage and causal connection, on
the export to Brazil of Polyethylene Terephthalate polymers
(PET) with intrinsic viscosity beginning at 0.7, classified
in NCM/SH 3907.60.00, originating from Argentina, China
Taipei (Taiwan), South Korea and the USA.

In accordance with article 61 of Decree no. 1602 of August
23, 1995, please be advised that the Secretariat of Foreign
Commerce, through Circular no. 40 of July 5, 2004, published
in the Diario Oficial da Uniao on July 7, 2004 (copy
attached), decided to close the above mentioned
investigation for those products of Chinese Taipei and
Korean origin, without application of measures.

Sincerely,
(signed)
Leane Cornet Naidin
General Coordinator
End Text.

DANILOVICH

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