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Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Not applicable.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Fifty States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico are officially participating in the Federal-State Cooperative Program for the preparation and publication of county population estimates. Currently 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are participating in the State Data Center Program, and many are also in the Business and Industry Data Center (BIDC) Program. Over 1,800 state and local governmental agencies, universities and other organizations are affiliated with the programs. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

(1) Series P-25, Population Estimates and Projections, price varies; (2) Federal Special Censuses (Form SC-1), no charge; (3) Data Center Address List, http://www.census.gov/sdc/www/sdctxt.html; (4) Census Catalog and Guide is available on the Web site and on CD-ROM. Please call Customer Services (301) 457-4100 for ordering information. INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:

See list of 12 Bureau of the Census Regional Offices and Department of Commerce District Offices listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog, or http://www.census.gov/field/www/.

Headquarters Office:

For special censuses, Office of Special Censuses, telephone: (301) 7631429, FTS is not available; for population estimates and projections, Population Division, telephone: (301) 763-2422, FTS is not available; and for State Data Center and BIDC Programs, Customer Liaison Office Staff, telephone: (301) 763-1305, FTS is not available. Mailing address: U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, D.C. 20233.

Web Site Address:

http://www.cenus.gov.

RELATED PROGRAMS:

11.001, Census Bureau Data Products; 11.002, Census Customer Services; 11.003, Census Geography; 11.005, Census Special Tabulations and Services.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not applicable.

11.005 CENSUS SPECIAL TABULATIONS AND SERVICES

FEDERAL AGENCY:

CENSUS BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AUTHORIZATION:

Act of August 31, 1954, Public Law 83-740, 13 U.S.C. 8; 31 U.S.C. 686, Title 13, Subchapter IV, Section 196. OBJECTIVES:

To provide customized tabulations from Census Bureau records in a variety of output forms to meet users' needs, to conduct statistical surveys and special censuses on a reimbursable basis.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Dissemination of Technical Information; Provision of Specialized Services. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

To ensure confidentiality, information in data files and special tabulations is subject to statistical safeguards (see

www.census.gov/privacy/files/data_protection/002775.html), including requirements of the Census Bureau's Disclosure Review Board. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:

Officials of federal, state, and local governments, community organizations, and private organizations, as well as individuals. Beneficiary Eligibility:

Officials of federal, state, and local governments, community organizations, and private organizations, as well as individuals. Credentials/Documentation:

Not applicable.

APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:

None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:

By written request.

Award Procedure:

Not applicable. Deadlines:

Not applicable.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time: Not applicable.

Appeals:

Not applicable. Renewals:

Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:
Not applicable.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS: Reports:

None.

Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), audits of states, local governments, and non-profit organizations; nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in federal awards are exempt from federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records:

None.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION: Account Identification:

13-4512-0-1-376.

Obligations:

FY 05 $9,383,000; FY 06 est $4,419,000; and FY 07 est $1,433,000. Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Not applicable.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

In fiscal year 2005, the Census Bureau conducted special surveys and prepared numerous special tabulations for data users.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Census Product Update, no charge; Census Catalog is available on the Web Site. Please contact Customer Services (301) 763-INFO (4636) for information.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:

See list of 12 Bureau of the Census Regional Offices at http://www.census.gov/field/www/.

Headquarters Office:

For requests for demographic and household special surveys, contact Cheryl R. Landman, Chief, Demographic Surveys Division. Telephone: (301) 763-3773. For requests for special censuses contact Mike Stump, Office of Special Censuses. Telephone: (301) 763-1429. For requests for economic special surveys contact Shirin A. Ahmed, Chief, Economic Planning and Coordination Division, U.S. Census Bureau, Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20233. Telephone: (301) 763-2558. For special tabulations (demographic), contact Linda Showalter, Population Division. Telephone: (301) 763-2429. For special tabulations (housing), contact Caroline Carbaugh, Chief, Survey Processing Branch, Housing and Household Economic Statistics Division. Telephone: (301) 763-3204. To arrange for other special tabulations, write to the Director, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233. Web Site Address:

http://www.census.gov.

RELATED PROGRAMS:

11.001, Census Bureau Data Products; 11.002, Census Customer Services; 11.003, Census Geography; 11.004, Census Intergovernmental Services; 11.110, Manufacturing and Services; 17.002, Labor Force Statistics. EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: Not applicable.

11.006 PERSONAL CENSUS SEARCH (Age Search)

FEDERAL AGENCY:

CENSUS BUREAU, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AUTHORIZATION:

Act of August 31, 1954, Public Law 83-740, 13 U.S.C. 8. OBJECTIVES:

To retrieve personal information from decennial records and provide an official census transcript to qualified individuals for proof of age, citizenship, family relationships, or satisfy other situations where a birth certificate is required but not available. TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Provision of Specialized Services. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Information on age or citizenship may be required: (1) To qualify for government programs (such as Medicare, Social Security retirement, old age benefits, or other pensions); (2) as proof of citizenship when required (for example, in obtaining a passport); (3) when needed for employment purposes; (4) to qualify for rights of inheritance as a beneficiary; and (5) as a generally acceptable proof of age or relationship for annuities, other rights, or benefits to which one may be entitled. A fee is required for each age search application, whether the applicant's record is found or is not found.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:

Personal information from census records are confidential and may be furnished only upon written request of the persons to whom it relates or, for a proper purpose, to a legal representative of an estate. Information regarding a child who has not reached legal age may be obtained upon the written request of either parent. For records of a deceased person, application must be signed by: (1) A blood relative in the immediate family; (2) the surviving wife or husband; (3) a beneficiary; or (4) the administrator or executor of the estate. In all such cases, a certified copy of the death certificate must be furnished as well as a certified copy of the court order naming the legal representative or legal evidence of the beneficiary's relationship.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

Personal information from census records are confidential and may be furnished only upon written request of the persons to whom it relates or, for a proper purpose, to a legal representative of an estate. Information regarding a child who has not reached legal age may be obtained upon the written request of either parent. For records of a deceased person, application must be signed by: (1) A blood relative in the immediate family; (2) the surviving wife or husband; (3) a beneficiary; or (4) the administrator or executor of the estate. In all such cases, a certified copy of the death certificate must be furnished as well as a certified copy of the court order naming the legal representative or legal evidence of the beneficiary's relationship.

Credentials/Documentation:

A certified copy of the death certificate must be furnished as well as a certified copy of the court order naming the legal representative or legal evidence of the beneficiary's relationship.

APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Preapplication Coordination:

None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure:

Application form (BC-600) can be obtained by request. When a personal census search is made, a $65.00 fee is charged for the cost of making the search, verifying the results, and furnishing a transcript. Award Procedure:

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Reports: None.

Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003); Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations; nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a programspecific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.

Records:

None.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:

13-4512-0-1-376.

Obligations:

FY 05 $180,000; FY 06 est $180,000; and FY 07 est $180,000. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Not applicable.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

In fiscal year 2005, approximately 3,300 requests were processed. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

"Age Search Information" of Census Records, BC-600, no charge. INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:

Jean Ann Banet, Chief, Survey Coding Section, Personal Census Search Unit, U.S. Census Bureau, P.O. Box 1545, Jeffersonville, IN 47131. Telephone: (812) 218-3046. Headquarters Office:

None.

Web Site Address:

http://www.census.gov/genealogy.

RELATED PROGRAMS:

None.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: Not applicable.

11.025 MEASURES AND ANALYSES OF THE U.S. ECONOMY FEDERAL AGENCY:

BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS, ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AUTHORIZATION:

15 U.S.C. 171 et seq., Chapter 5, 1516, 22 U.S.C. 286f, 3101 et seq., Chapter 46.

OBJECTIVES:

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), a principal Federal statistical agency, seeks to promote a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the Nation with timely, relevant, and accurate economic data in an objective and cost-effective manner. BEA's national, industry, regional, and international economic accounts present basic information on key issues, such as U.S. economic growth, regional economic development, interindustry relationships, and the Nation's position in the world economy. Some of the widely used statistical measures produced by BEA include gross domestic product (GDP), personal income and outlays, corporate profits, gross state product, balance of payments, and GDP by industry. These statistics are used by Federal, state, and local governments for budget development and projections, the Federal Reserve for monetary policy, by the business sector for planning and investment purposes, and by the American public to follow and understand the performance of the Nation's economy. BEA's strategic vision is to remain the world's most respected producer of economic accounts.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Dissemination of Technical Information.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

The statistics produced by BEA are used in the formulation and execution of fiscal, monetary, financial, international trade, and other policies related to the major economic goals of the Nation. Businesses plan production, price, and investment programs with the aid of the information provided by BEA. This information also is essential for economic decision-making by state and local governments, labor, other economic groups, and by

individuals who need a better understanding in an increasingly complex economic world. In addition, teaching and research programs at universities and research organizations rely on the information provided. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:

Any business, public official, civic organization, or private citizen may request information in person, by letter, by telephone, or by e-mail. Beneficiary Eligibility:

Any business, public official, civic organization, or private citizen may request information in person, by letter, by telephone, or by e-mail. Credentials/Documentation:

None.

APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:

Not applicable. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.

Application Procedure:

Not applicable.

Award Procedure:

Not applicable.

Deadlines:

Not applicable.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

Not applicable.

Appeals:

Not applicable.

Renewals:

Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS: Formula and Matching Requirements:

Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance: Not applicable.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS: Reports:

Not applicable.

Audits:

Not applicable.

Records:

Not applicable.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:

13-1500-0-1-376.

Obligations:

(Salaries and expenses) FY 05 $73,567,000; FY 06 $75,721,000; and FY 07 est $76,507,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Not applicable.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) produces some of the Nation's most important economic statistics including the gross domestic product (GDP), international trade in services, personal income, gross state product, annual industry accounts, and U.S. balance of payments. During FY 2005, BEA made important improvements to the accuracy, timeliness, and relevance of the Nation's economic accounts. As a result, the Federal Reserve Board, the White House, the Congress, and Wall Street have more accurate data on such key aggregates as economic growth, profits, productivity, and inflation. Tax projections at the Federal and state and local level are based on more accurate and up-to-date information. BEA increased the accuracy of GDP by incorporating information from the Census Bureau's new quarterly services survey and made substantial improvements to estimates of international trade in services, including incorporating the results from its own expanded quarterly surveys. BEA accelerated the release of the gross state product estimates and the 2002 benchmark input-output gross output estimates, and produced GDP-byindustry estimates on a NAICS-basis dating back to 1987. BEA upgraded its dissemination efforts by enhancing www.bea.gov with a new search engine, e-mail subscription service, new interactive applications, and a customer satisfaction survey. These efforts have been recognized with the highest rating of effective by the Office of Management and Budget. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

BEA's estimates are available on the BEA Web site at www.bea.gov, in publications and CD-ROMs. The Survey of Current Business, BEA's

monthly journal, presents summary estimates and analyses of U.S. economic activity. The Survey is available by subscription from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO): List ID SCUB, price $63.00 per year (domestic second-class mail), $88.20 (foreign second-class mail), or $105.00 (domestic first-class mail); single copy price $25.00 (domestic) or $35.00 (foreign). Foreign airmail delivery rates are available upon request from GPO. To order using Visa, MasterCard, or a GPO deposit account, call 202-512-1800 or fax 202-5122250. To order by mail, send a check payable to "Superintendent of Documents" to Superintendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954. To order on-line, go to the GPO Website at www.gpo.gov.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:

Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:

Public Information Office, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce, 1441 L St., NW., BE-53, Washington, DC 20230. Telephone: 202-606-9900. TDD: 202-606-5335. E-mail: webmaster@bea.gov. FTS is not available.

Web Site Address:

http://www.bea.gov.

RELATED PROGRAMS:

11.001, Census Bureau Data Products; 11.110, Manufacturing and Services; 17.003, Prices and Cost of Living Data; 17.004, Productivity and Technology Data; 17.006, Employment Projections Data. EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not applicable.

11.026 STAT-USA: KEY BUSINESS, ECONOMIC, AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE INFORMATION

FEDERAL AGENCY:

STAT-USA, ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

AUTHORIZATION:

Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, 15 U.S.C. 4901 et. seq., 15 U.S.C. 1527a.

OBJECTIVES:

STAT-USA's objective is to provide the public with access to key business, economic, and international trade information in formats that are easy to use and located in a "one-stop shop." STAT-USA (r)/Internet is a single point of access for business, economic, and trade-related information from across the Federal government. STAT-USA/Internet consists of two main databases: 1) State of the Nation (SOTN), which tracks the direction of the U.S. economy and provides a repository for statistical releases of economic indicators from a number of federal agencies; and 2) Global Business Opportunities (GLOBUS) & the National Trade Data Bank (NTDB), which includes trade leads, exchange rates, extensive market and country research, and contact databases. USA Trade(r) Online provides access to U.S. merchandise trade data, offering current and cumulative export and import data on more than 18,000 export commodities and 24,000 import commodities worldwide, and also includes port-level data. The annual historic data on USA Trade Online (UTO) are available from 1992 to the present and the monthly historical data are available from January 2002 to the present. UTO allows users to find existing and emerging export markets for products, compare specific product exports with related products, determine market share of export markets, and monitor trends in specific products, markets, and countries. EuroTrade Online(r) offers detailed and timely trade data straight from the European Commission's Commerce Exterieur database, Comext. The official statistics for the European Union (EU), EuroTrade Online, documents import and export data on a monthly basis at the 8-digit level of industry detail for the 25 EU member countries. Syndicate USA is similar to RSS (Really Simple Syndication) but more sophisticated and capable. This allows organizations to target subsets of ST AT-USA's vast inventory of information and have this information pushed to them within minutes of the actual release. ST AT-USA Paid Training is the newest service of STATUSA. The training sessions cover the basics of ST AT-USA/Internet and USA Trade Online and then delves deeper into the functionality of both

services, complete with practice exercises. The classes can be tailored to specific interests. Statistical Abstract of the United States, from the U.S. Census Bureau, is one of the most widely used reference tools in the country and provides a wealth of data to help identify trends that could affect businesses. The CD-ROM version takes those statistics one-step further, allowing the customer to download and manipulate the tables to meet their needs.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Dissemination of Technical Information.

USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Federal, State and local agencies, businesses, industries, educational institutions and the general public use this statistical information. STATUSA publishes over 100,000 documents, which are updated daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually. Electronic re-dissemination of files or data from the STAT-USA Products is prohibited without prior approval of STAT-USA. Please contact ST AT-USA for more information. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicant Eligibility:

Subscriptions to or single purchases of ST AT-USA Products are available for purchase by the general public.

Beneficiary Eligibility:

General public.

Credentials/Documentation:

Not applicable.

APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:

Preapplication Coordination:

None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedure:

Not applicable.

Award Procedure:

Not applicable.

Deadlines:

Not applicable.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

Not applicable.

Appeals:

Not applicable.

Renewals:

Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS: Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Not applicable.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS: Reports:

None.

Audits:

None.

Records:

None.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:

13-4323-0-1-376.

Obligations:

FY 05 0; FY 06 0; FY 07 0. Note: The Economics and Statistics Administration/ST AT-USA operates a revolving fund for the payment of expenses incurred in the electronic dissemination of data, including the acquisition and public sale of domestic, Federally-funded and foreign business, trade, and economic information. Range and Average of Financial Assistance: Not applicable.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

STAT-USA/Internet includes the National Trade Database (NTDB) and State of the Nation (SOTN). The GLOBUS/NT DB contains over 120 program titles, including market research, country profiles, foreign business contacts, and export "how-to" guides. Additionally, both SOTN and NTDB databases contain libraries of current and recently released information (commonly referred to as the SOTN Library and International Trade Library, respectively). In response to user demand, ST AT-USA/Internet includes information from non-federal sources such as the Institute for Supply Management and Cantor/Fitzgerald, among others. Subscribers enjoy quick access to late breaking economic and trade news from the

Federal Government, and can keep abreast of important release dates and opportunities. USA Trade Online, provides official U.S. export and import statistics shortly after official release through an user-friendly interface allows charting and graphing capabilities, ranking options, simple calculation, and more. The website now provides port-level data. EuroTrade Online (ETO) provides access to import and export merchandise trade for 25 major European countries. The trade data contains over 12,000 commodities and is based on 8-digit Harmonized System classification structure. Syndicate USA allows subscribers to select the most useful information in business, economics, and international trade and have it delivered to them through various electronic technologies. Paid Training helps subscribers to unleash the full potential of the ST ATUSA/Internet and/or USA Trade Online websites. The training can be tailored to fit the subscriber organization's focus and interest areas. During these sessions, the subscribers gain a deeper understanding of business, trade, and economic resources from across the Federal government through a series of practical hands-on learning exercises and case studies. REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:

Subscription prices are as follows: STAT-USA/Internet: Annual $200.00, single quarterly $75.00; USA Trade Online: Annual $300.00, single monthly $75.00; EuroTrade Online: Annual $2,900.00, single monthly $1,015.00. Syndicate USA: A standard subscription is based on the volume of information transmitted, the frequency of the transmission and whether the information is electronically re-disseminated to external users. STATUSA representatives will develop a price quote for an individual user or company. Training: DC Metro area: One-Day - $350 and Two-Day $500; US: One-Day - $650 and Two-Day - $1,000; and International: One-Day - $350 (+roundtrip air fair) and Two-Day - $500 (+roundtrip air fair). Statistical Abstract CD-ROM: $50 (shipment to a U.S. address), $75 (shipped to a foreign address). For subscriptions, contact: U.S. Department of Commerce, STAT-USA; HCHB Room 4885; Washington, DC 20230. Telephone: (202) 482-1986 or 800-ST AT-USA, FAX (202) 482-2164; email statmail@esa.doc.gov or on the Internet http://home.stat-usa.gov.

INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:

Not applicable.

Headquarters Office:

Forrest Williams, Director, STAT-USA, U.S. Department of Commerce, HCHB Room 4885, Washington, DC 20230. Telephone: (202) 482-3429. Web Site Address:

http://www.stat-usa.gov.

RELATED PROGRAMS:

10.153, Market News; 10.950, Agricultural Statistics Reports; 11.001, Census Bureau Data Products; 11.002, Census Customer Services; 11.025, Measures and Analyses of the U.S. Economy; 17.002, Labor Force Statistics; 17.003, Prices and Cost of Living Data; 17.004, Productivity and Technology Data; 40.001, Depository Libraries for Government Publications.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS:

Not applicable.

11.106 REMEDIES FOR UNFAIR FOREIGN TRADE PRACTICESANTIDUMPING AND COUNTERVAILING DUTY INVESTIGATIONS

FEDERAL AGENCY:

INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

AUTHORIZATION:

Tariff Act of 1930, as amended; Trade Agreements Act of 1979; Trade and Tariff Act of 1984; Trade Act of 1988; Uruguay Round Agreements Act, 19 U.S.C. 1339, 1516a, 1673-1673h, 1675-1677n. OBJECTIVES:

To protect U.S. industry from injury by U.S. sales of foreign merchandise at less than fair value and by unfair subsidies bestowed by foreign governments.

TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:

Provision of Specialized Services; Investigation of Complaints. USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:

Antidumping Duty petitions filed by domestic industries are investigated.

Should the Secretary of Commerce determine that dumping has occurred, and the International Trade Commission find the dumping to cause, or threaten to cause, material injury to the competing U.S. industry, special dumping duties are assessed against imported foreign merchandise entering the U.S. at less than the foreign market price. Countervailing Duty petitions filed by domestic industries are investigated. If the Secretary of Commerce determines a countervail able subsidy is being bestowed and the International Trade Commission determines that the subsidy causes, or threatens to cause, material injury to the U.S. industry, countervailing duties are assessed on imports of subsidized merchandise from the bestowing country. Duties are intended to offset the unfair competitive effects of dumping or subsidies.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Applicant Eligibility:

Any interested party, as defined by Section 771 (9)(C), (D), (E), (F), or (G) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, who has information that merchandise is being, or is likely to be, imported into the United States at less than fair value or is unfairly subsidized by a foreign government, may communicate such information to the Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. Domestic producers or workers who support the petition must account for at least 25 percent of the domestic production of the like merchandise. Beneficiary Eligibility:

Industries are eligible if they are being adversely affected by imports of like products that are the subject of a dumping or subsidy finding. Credentials/Documentation:

Petitions for the imposition of antidumping duties or countervailing duties must contain: The name and address of the petitioner with pertinent documentation; the names and addresses of all other known persons in the domestic industry; the names and addresses of all known foreign firms believed to be exporting the dumped or subsidized products to the U.S.; information relating to the degree of industry support for the petition; a description of the merchandise involved; information with respect to home market or third country sales prices and/or cost, prices and sales in the U.S.; information with respect to the alleged countervail able subsidy; and information indicating that an industry in the U.S. is being injured materially by the imports. For a more detailed description of petition requirements see 19 CFR 351.202 (b) and the website for the Petition. Counseling and Analysis Unit, http://ia.ita.doc.gov/pcp/pcp-index.html. APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS: Preapplication Coordination:

A conference with Import Administration officials is highly recommended. Both the Import Administration and the International Trade Commission have staff available to assist domestic industries in deciding whether there is sufficient evidence to file a petition for antidumping or countervailing duty investigations. The staff may also assist businesses with the filing process. For further information see the website for the Petition Counseling and Analysis Unit, http://ia.ita.doc.gov/pcp/pcp-index.html or the Subsidies Enforcement Office, http://ia.ita.doc.gov/esel/index.html. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372. Application Procedure:

Representatives of U.S. industries should consult 19 CFR 351.202. Award Procedure:

A decision regarding the initiation of an investigation is made generally within 20 days of receipt of a proper petition. If the investigation is initiated by the Department of Commerce, a notice is published in the Federal Register. Then, generally within 45 days of receipt of a proper petition, the International Trade Commission (ITC) must determine whether there is a reasonable indication of injury to the domestic industry. If sales are subsequently found to have been made at less than fair value (dumped) or a subsidy has been bestowed, the Secretary of Commerce issues a determination to that effect. The case is then sent back to the ITC for a final determination as to whether or not the dumped or subsidized imports are causing, or are likely to cause, material injury to the industry in the United States. If the ITC determination is affirmative, the Secretary of Commerce issues an anti-dumping or countervailing duty order and special dumping or countervailing duties are assessed against that merchandise which is being sold in the United States at less than fair value or being subsidized.

Deadlines:

The Department of Commerce normally makes a preliminary antidumping determination in 140 to 190 days (depending on the complexity of the

case) from the date of initiation of an investigation. A final determination will be due 75 or 135 days, as appropriate, after the preliminary determination. A preliminary countervailing determination normally must be published in 65 to 130 days of initiation of the investigation (depending on the complexity of the case) and a final determination is generally due within 75 days from the date of the preliminary determination. Range of Approval/Disapproval Time:

All antidumping or countervailing investigations must be concluded within statutory deadlines pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Appeals:

See 19 U.S.C. 1516A. Renewals:

Not applicable.

ASSISTANCE CONSIDERATIONS:
Formula and Matching Requirements:
Not applicable.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

An antidumping or countervailing duty finding will be revoked after a review in the fifth year unless the Secretary of Commerce and the International Trade Commission determine that revocation would be likely to lead to a recurrence or continuation of dumping or a countervail able subsidy and injury.

POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Reports:

Not applicable.

Audits:

In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A- 133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), recipients that are States, Local Governments, Non-profit Organizations (to include Hospitals), and Institutions of Higher Learning shall be subject to the audit requirements contained in the Single Audit Act Amendments of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 7501-7507). Commercial organizations shall be subject to the audit requirements as stipulated in the award document.

Records:

Not applicable.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION:

Account Identification:

13-1250-0-1-376.

Obligations:

(Operations and administration) FY 05 est $61,741,000; FY 06

$64,134,000; and FY 07 undetermined.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

Not applicable.

PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

Antidumping and countervailing duty trade remedies have been successfully pursued by a variety of domestic industries, including producers of steel, industrial equipment, computer chips, agricultural products, textiles, chemicals, and consumer products.

REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Commerce Regulations, Part 351 (19 CFR 351).
INFORMATION CONTACTS:

Regional or Local Office:

Not applicable. Headquarters Office:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Inquiries or requests for assistance should be directed to the Office of Policy Petition Hotline (202) 482-1255. Web Site Address:

http://ia.ita.doc.gov/

RELATED PROGRAMS:

None.

EXAMPLES OF FUNDED PROJECTS:

Not applicable.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTING PROPOSALS: Not applicable.

11.108 COMMERCIAL SERVICE

FEDERAL AGENCY:

INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

AUTHORIZATION:

Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, Public Law 100-418, 15

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