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Cablegate: Notification of Hearing On N-Butanol Anti-Dumping Case

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UNCLAS BRASILIA 003004

SIPDIS

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

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

1. Post received a letter from the Department of Trade Defense
of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade
notifying the USG that it plans to hold a final hearing with
regard to its anti-dumping investigation of N-Butanol exported
to Brazil from South Africa and the U.S. Originals will be
filed at Post.

2. Start Text

MINISTRY OF DEVELOPMENT, INDUSTRY AND FOREIGN TRADE
SECRETARIAT OF FOREIGN TRADE

SIPDIS
DEPARTMENT OF TRADE DEFENSE

Note no. 1247/DECOM/CGAP

Rio de Janeiro, October 21, 2005

I refer to proceeding MDIC/SECEX-RJ 52100-013183/2004-31,
regarding the dumping investigation on exports to Brazil of
n-Butanol, originating from South Africa and the United
States of America.

In accordance with article 33 of Decree no. 1602 of 1995, I
invite you to participate in the final hearing regarding the
proceeding mentioned above to be held at our offices located
at Praca Pio X, 54 - 6th floor, room 602, in Rio de Janeiro,
RJ, on November 25, 2005, per the following schedule:

10h45 - Identification of representatives of the interested
parties.

11h00 - Opening of the hearing.

Please be advised that the Technical Note, containing the
essential facts under judgment that form the basis of the
preliminary determination, will be available to
representatives (see paragraph 4 of this letter) at the
above-mentioned address, as of 15h00 on November 24, 2005,
and it may as of this same date and time be sent by
electronic mail if previously requested from DECOM by
electronic mail, to interested parties who were designated
as representatives during the proceeding or in the manner
established in the following item of this letter. Send
requests to jose.duarte@desenvolvimento.gov.br,
lisie.campanaro@desenvolvimento.gov.br and
Tatiana.vasco@desenvolvimento.gov.br. Please note that the
Technical Note can be given to authorized representatives
during the hearing. However, on that occasion, no time will
be allotted for reading it.

According to paragraph 3 of article 31 of Decree no. 1602 of
1995, attendance is not mandatory, and the absence of any of
the interested parties cannot be used against their
interests. However, those interested parties who wish to
participate in the hearing, according to paragraph 4, of
article 31, of Decree no. 1602 of 1995, must name their
representatives no later than five days before the hearing
takes place.

Still based on paragraph 4 of article 31 of Decree 1602 of
1995, only information sent to DECOM in writing up to 10
(ten) days before the hearing, or until November 15, 2005,
will be considered for purposes of the hearing.

According to paragraph 2 of article 33 of Decree 1602 of
1995, the interested parties will have a period of 15
(fifteen) days, counting from the date of the hearing, to
comment on the essential facts under judgment presented at
that time. Once this period is over, the proceedings of the
hearing will be considered closed and information received
thereafter will not be considered in making the final
determination.

We would like to add that as a provision of paragraph 2 of
article 63 of this Decree, during the final hearing, use of
the Portuguese language will be obligatory.
(signed Fernando de Magalhaes Furlan)
Director of DECOM

End Text.

CHICOLA

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