ITC Issues Negative Injury Determination in Antidumping Investigation Outboard Engines From Japan
By a vote of 4-2, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) today determined that a U.S. industry is not materially injured or threatened with material injury by reason of imports of outboard engines from Japan that the U.S. Department of Commerce has determined are sold in the United States at less than fair value (ITC Investigation No. 731-TA-1069 (Final)). Vice Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun and Commissioners Marcia E. Miller, Jennifer A. Hillman, and Daniel R. Pearson voted in the negative. Chairman Stephen Koplan and Commissioner Charlotte R. Lane voted in the affirmative. As a result of the ITC's negative determination, no antidumping order will be issued. The antidumping petition in this case was filed by Mercury Marine. In 2003, the U.S. imported 207,477 outboard engines from Japan, with a total import value of $650 million.