In october 2001 the usitc issued affirmative

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as part of the announced Multilateral Initiative on Steel (Chapter IV(3)(ii)). In October 2001, the USITC issued affirmative determinations of serious injury with respect to eight steel product categories and negative determinations with respect to 17 products. 83 In December 2001, the USITC transmitted to the President its report on the investigation. In March 2002, the President announced the decision to impose safeguard measures with regard to ten products on which there were affirmative determinations. 84 The President decided to resolve the ties on four products for which the 79 Online information available at: ftp://ftp.usitc.gov/pub/reports/studies/PUB3125.pdf. 80 WTO documents G/SG/N/6/USA/8, 22 March 2000 and G/SG/N/9/USA/2, 25 August 2000 (crabmeat); G/SG/N/6/USA/9, 23 June 2000 and G/SG/N/9/USA/3, 23 October 2000 (extruded rubber thread). 81 These terminations were notified in WTO documents G/SG/N/10/USA/2/Suppl.4, G/SG/N/11/USA/2/Suppl.4, 20 September 2001, and G/SG/N/10/USA/3/Suppl.2, G/SG/N/11/USA/3/Suppl.2, 30 November 2001. 82 USITC Publication 3407, TA-204-4, "Determination and Views of the Commission", April, 2001. 83 Notified to the WTO. WTO documents G/SG/N/8/USA/8 and G/SG/N/9/USA/4, 1 November 2001. 84 Proclamation 7529 of 5 March 2002, To Facilitate Positive Adjustment of Competition From Imports od Certain Steel Products, Federal Register Vol. 67, p. 10553, 7 March 2002.
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WT/TPR/S/126 Trade Policy Review Page 57 USITC commissioners' vote had been equally divided, finding two affirmative determinations and two negative ones. In all, there were ten affirmative determinations and 19 negative ones. The complete list of products subject to safeguard measures was notified to the WTO, and subsequently modified. 85 In addition to the safeguard measures, a temporary licensing system was introduced for the duration of the measures (Chapter IV(3)(ii)). 7. The measures announced by the President consisted of tariffs ranging from 8% to 30%, or a tariff rate quota. 86 In some cases, the tariff imposed was higher than recommended by the USITC; for stainless steel rod it was lower. The tariff levels were adjusted downward in March 2003, while the tariff quota was expanded. 87 The safeguard measures on steel products adopted in 2002 apply to all countries, except Israel and Jordan, and following NAFTA rules, products from Canada and Mexico were also excluded; products from developing countries with a market share of less than 3% for each product, were also excluded. Some countries were only partially exempted, with some products subject to the safeguard measure: Brazil (flat steel, except for tin mill products); India (carbon fittings); Moldova (rebar); Romania (carbon fittings); Thailand (welded pipe); Turkey (rebar); and Venezuela (rebar). 8. In considering the application of safeguards, account is taken of requests by domestic users for particular products to be excluded. At the time of the March 2002 Proclamation imposing the safeguard measures, the President instructed the USTR to complete by 3 July 2002 its deliberation on the exclusion requests then pending; this date was later extended to 31 August 2002. Between June and August 2002, the USTR made several announcements with respect to product exclusions;
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