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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1872

PUBLIC LAW 100-449—SEPT. 28, 1988 paragraph (3) shall be treated as action taken under chapter I of title II of such Act.

Business and

(b) R E U E F F R O M IMPORTS F R O M A L L COUNTRIES.—

industry. Reports.

dXA) If, in any investigation initiated under chapter 1 of title u of the Trade Act of 1974, the Commission makes an affirmative determination (or a determination which is treated as an affirmative determination under such chapter by reason of section 330(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930) that an article is being imported into the United States in such increased quantities as to be a substantial cause of serious injury, or the threat thereof, to the domestic industry, the (Commission shall also find (and report to the President at the time such injury determination is submitted to the President), whether imports from Canada of the article that is the subject of such investigation are substantial and are contributing importantly to such injury or threat thereof. (B)(i) In determining under subparagraph (A) whether imports of an article from Canada are substantial, the ([!!ommission shall not normally consider imports from Canada in the range of 5 to 10 percent or less of total imports of such article to be substantial. (ii) For purposes of this paragraph, the term "contributing importantly" means an important cause, but not necessarily the most important cause, of the serious injury or threat thereof caused by imports. (2)(A) In determining whether to take action under chapter 1 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 with respect to imports from Canada, the President shall determine whether imports from Canada of such article are substantial and contributing importantly to the serious injury or threat of serious injury found by the (Commission. (B) In determining the nature and extent of action to be taken under chapter 1 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, the President shall exclude from such action imports from Canada if the President has made a negative determination under subparagraph (A) regarding imports from Canada. (3)(A) If, under paragraph (2)(B), the President excludes imports from Canada from action taken under chapter 1 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, the President may, if the President thereafter determines that a surge in imports from Canada of the article that is the subject of the action is undermining the effectiveness of the action, take appropriate action under such chapter with respect to such imports from Canada to include such imports in such action. (B)(i) If, under paragraph (2)(B), the President excludes imports from Canada from action taken under chapter 1 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974, any entity, including a trade association, firm, certified or recognized union, or group of workers, that is representative of an industry for which such action is ' being taken under such chapter may request the Commission to conduct an investigation of imports from Canada of the article that is the subject of such action. (ii) Upon receiving a request under clause (i), the Commission shall conduct an investigation to determine whether a surge in imports from Canada of the article that is the subject of action being taken under chapter 1 of title II of the Trade Act of 1974 undermines the effectiveness of such action. The Commission