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We recommend that the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade reexamine the Section 232 ER review process to ensure recommendations are based on complete and accurate information and are transparent. At a minimum: a. Ensure evaluators properly consider an objector's capacity and current plant percentage utilization when determining whether there is a sufficient U.S. supply of a product. b. Ensure subject matter experts are able to obtain the appropriate information needed to make an informed decision regarding the U.S. availability of a product. c. Comply with the requirement that the objecting firm must be able to manufacture the product within 8 weeks to meet the demand identified in the ER. d. Prepare and maintain complete deocumentation to support the rationale for determining the U.S. availability of a product.
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