Monitoring of U.S. Imports of Tomatoes; Monitoring of U.S. Imports of Peppers
Pursuant to statute (see below), the Commission monitors U.S. imports of fresh or chilled tomatoes and fresh or chilled peppers, other than chili peppers, for the purpose of expediting an investigation under certain U.S. safeguard laws, should an appropriate petition be filed. As part of that monitoring, the Commission has instituted investigations under section 332 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332) for the purpose of compiling data on trade and the domestic industry. The Commission is in the process of preparing its data series for the period ending June 30, 2007, and is seeking input from interested members of the public. The Commission expects to make its data series available to the public in electronic form on the Commission's Web site in November 2007.