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Cablegate: Notification of Anti-Dumping Investigation On N-

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

UNCLAS BRASILIA 000758

SIPDIS

PLS PASS USTR FOR SCRONIN
USDOC FOR 3134/USFCS/OIO/WH/EOLSON
USDOC FOR 4332/ITA/MAC/WH/OLAC/MWARD
STATE FOR WHA/BSC DAVID EDWARDS AND EB/TPP/MTA/MST ANDREW
DILWORTH

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETRD ECON BR
SUBJECT: NOTIFICATION OF ANTI-DUMPING INVESTIGATION ON N-
BUTANOL


1. Post received a letter dated March 7, 2005 from the
Department of Trade Defense of the Ministry of Development,
Industry and Foreign Trade, notifying the USG of Brazil's
intention to initiate an anti-dumping investigation concerning
exports to Brazil of n-butanol originating from the U.S.A. and
South Africa. An unofficial translation of the text of the
letter follows in paragraph 2. Original will be filed at Post.

2. Start Text.
Note no. 484/DECOM/CGAP

Rio de Janeiro, March 7, 2005

Ambassador,

I refer to the petition from Elekeiroz S.A., which
requested initiation of an anti-dumping investigation on
exports of n-Butanol to Brazil, originating from the U.S.A.
and South Africa, classified under NCM/SH 2905.13.00 of the
Common Mercosul Nomenclature.

Pursuant to paragraph 2 of art. 21 of Decree no. 1.602 of
8/23/95, I am notifying the Embassy that the Secretariat of
Foreign Trade, of the Ministry of Development, Industry and
Foreign Trade, decided to initiate an investigation (see
SECEX Circular no. 10, published in the Diario Oficial da
Uniao of March 2, 2005, a copy of which is attached),
according to the sole paragraph of article 61 of the above
referenced decree.

It should be mentioned that according to art. 31, also
contained in Decree no. 1.602 of 1995, you or a
representative designated by you, can request meetings up
to the date of convocation of the final audience, to be
advised by this Department, with or without participation
of the other interested parties, for the purpose of
discussing essential aspects of the process and stating
your opinions.

It is worth remembering that according to art. 39 of the
same decree, the investigation will be concluded within one
year of its initiation, except in exceptional circumstances
when the term can be up to eighteen months.

Interested parties should designate their qualifications,
formally indicating their representatives to DECOM; any
document forwarded by the parties should be signed by their
duly licensed representative for this purpose. In case of
a power of attorney from abroad, it should clearly identify
and qualify parties granting and receiving the power of
attorney, and be legalized by a Brazilian diplomatic
representative in the respective country.

In accordance with paragraph 4 of art. 21 of Decree
1.602/95, I am attaching the complete text of the petition
used to initiate the investigation.

I point out that all interested parties, once qualified,
can have access to DECOM documents in this investigation,
which will be available to settle any eventual doubts at
(55-21) 2126-1298/1297/1301.

Please be advised that according to Art. 27 of Decree no.
1.602 of 1995, known U.S. manufacturers and exporters,
listed in Annex I, will be sent a questionnaire for
purposes of the investigation. If you know of the
existence of other U.S. manufacturers and/or exporters of
n-Butanol, not listed in said Annex, please inform this
department of their complete name and address, so that they
may be given an opportunity to respond to the questionnaire
along with the others.

(signed Armando de Mello Meziat)
Director of Department of Trade Defense

End Text.

DANILOVICH

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