Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 39486-39487 [E5-3596]

Download as PDF 39486 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 130 / Friday, July 8, 2005 / Notices responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.306. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is in accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and section 351.216(e) of the Department’s regulations. Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4340. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (‘‘TSUSA’’) item number 610.8800. These imports are currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item number 7307.93.30. Background: Pipe fittings from Thailand and China are defined as carbon steel butt–weld pipe fittings, having an inside diameter of less than 14 inches, imported in either finished or unfinished form. These formed or forged pipe fittings are used to join section in piping systems where conditions require permanent, welded connections, as distinguished from fittings based on other fastening methods (e.g., threaded grooved, or bolted fittings). These imports are currently classifiable under the HTSUS item number 7307.93.30. On December 1, 2004, the Department published the notice of initiation of the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on pipe fittings from Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and the People’s Republic of China pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five–Year Dated: June 24, 2005. (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 69 FR 69891 Joseph A. Spetrini, (December 1, 2004). The Department Acting Assistant Secretary for Import received the Notice of Intent to Administration. Participate from Trinity Industries, Inc.1 [FR Doc. E5–3597 Filed 7–7–05; 8:45 am] (‘‘Trinity’’); Weldbend Corp. BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S (‘‘Weldbend’’); Tubing Forgings of America, Inc.; and Mills Iron Works, Inc. (‘‘TFA/Mills Iron’’) (collectively DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ‘‘the domestic interested parties’’), within the deadline specified in section International Trade Administration 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department’s [A–351–602, A–583–605, A–588–602, A–549– Regulations (‘‘Sunset Regulations’’). The 807, A–570–814] domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section Certain Carbon Steel Butt–Weld Pipe 771(9)(C) of the Act, as manufacturers of Fittings from Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, a domestic–like product in the United Thailand, and the People’s Republic of States. We received complete China; Final Results of the Expedited substantive responses from the domestic Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping interested parties within the 30–day Duty Orders deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no AGENCY: Import Administration, responses from the respondent International Trade Administration, interested parties. As a result, pursuant Department of Commerce. to section 751(c)(5)(A) of the Act and 19 SUMMARY: On December 1, 2004, the CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated sunset reviews of Department conducted an expedited (120–day) sunset review of this order. the antidumping duty orders on certain carbon steel butt–weld pipe fittings Scope of the Orders: (‘‘pipe fittings’’) from Brazil, Taiwan, The products covered by these orders Japan, Thailand, and the People’s are pipe fittings from Brazil, Taiwan, Republic of China pursuant to section Japan, Thailand, and China. Pipe fittings 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as from Brazil, Taiwan, and Japan are amended (‘‘the Act’’). On the basis of a defined as carbon steel butt–weld pipe notice of intent to participate and fittings, other than couplings, under 14 adequate substantive responses filed on inches in diameter, whether finished or behalf of domestic interested parties and unfinished form, that have been formed inadequate response from respondent in the shape of elbows, tees, reducer, interested parties, the Department caps, etc., and, if forged, have been conducted expedited (120–day) sunset advanced after forging. These reviews. As a result of these sunset advancements may include any one or reviews, the Department finds that more of the following: coining, heat revocation of the antidumping duty treatment, shot blasting, grinding, die orders would be likely to lead to stamping or painting. Such merchandise continuation or recurrence of dumping. was classifiable under Tariff Schedules The dumping margins are identified in of the United States Annotated the Final Results of Review section of this notice. 1 Ladish Co., Inc. was a petitioner in the investigation. Trinity acquired the assets of Ladish EFFECTIVE DATE: July 8, 2005. relating to the production of carbon steel butt-weld FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: pipe fittings in 1997. See Notice of Intent to Hilary E. Sadler, Esq., Office of Policy Participate from Trinity Industries (December 17, for Import Administration, International 2004). VerDate jul<14>2003 17:25 Jul 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The TSUSA and HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description remains dispositive as to the scope of the product coverage for each of the orders. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’ (‘‘Decision Memo’’) from Edward Yang, Senior Director, China/NME Office, Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated June 29, 2005, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memo include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the orders were to be revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in room B–099 of the main Commerce Building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the heading ‘‘July 2005.’’ The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in content. Final Results of Reviews We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on pipe fittings from Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and the People’s Republic of China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted–average percentage margins: E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 130 / Friday, July 8, 2005 / Notices Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers Weighted Average Margin (percent) Brazil All Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters ........................................................................................................... Taiwan Rigid ................................................................................................................................................................. C.M. ................................................................................................................................................................. Gei Bay ............................................................................................................................................................ Chup Hsin ........................................................................................................................................................ All Others ......................................................................................................................................................... Japan Awajoi Sangyo, K.K. ........................................................................................................................................ Nippon Benkan Kogyo, Ltd. Co. ...................................................................................................................... All Others ......................................................................................................................................................... Thailand Thai Benkan Company .................................................................................................................................... TTU Industrial Corp., Ltd. ................................................................................................................................ All Others ......................................................................................................................................................... People’s Republic of China China North Industries Corporation ................................................................................................................. Jilin Provincial Machinery & Equipment Import & Export Corp. ...................................................................... Liaoning Machinery & Equipment Import Export Corp. ................................................................................... Liaoning Metals & Minerals Import & Export Corp. ......................................................................................... Shenyang Billiongold Pipe Fittings Co. Ltd. .................................................................................................... Shandong Metals & Minerals Import & Export Corp. ...................................................................................... Shenyang Machinery & Equipment Import & Export Corp;. Lianoning Metals; Shenzhen Machinery Industry Corp.;. and All Others .................................................................................................................................................. This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 of the Department’s regulations. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: June 29, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–3596 Filed 6–7–05; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S EFFECTIVE DATE: July 8, 2005.). SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) has received a request to conduct a new shipper review of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on certain welded carbon steel pipe and tube from Turkey. In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.214, we are initiating an AD new shipper review for Toscelik Profil ¸ ve Sac Endustrisi A.S. (‘‘Toscelik’’), and ¸ its affiliated export trading company, Tosyali Dis Ticaret A.S. (‘‘Tosyali’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Hargett, Lyman Armstrong, or Victoria Cho, at (202) 482–4161, (202) 482–3601, or (202) 482–5075, respectively; AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Certain Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube from Turkey: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review for the Period May 1, 2004, through April 30, 2005. On May 31, 2005, the Department received a timely request from Toscelik, ¸ in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(b), for a new shipper review of the AD order on certain welded carbon steel pipe and tube from Turkey, which has a May anniversary month.1 As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i) and (iii)(A), Toscelik ¸ certified that it did not export subject Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. 1 See Antidumping Duty Order; Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe and Tube Products from Turkey, 51 FR 17784 (May 15, 1986). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–501] AGENCY: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:32 Jul 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 39487 Sfmt 4703 52.25 6.84 8.57 87.30 87.30 49.46 30.83 65.81 62.79 52.60 10.68 39.10 154.72 75.23 134.79 103.70 110.39 35.06 182.90 merchandise to the United States during the period of investigation (‘‘POI’’), and that it has never been affiliated with any exporter or producer which exported subject merchandise during the POI.2 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), the company submitted documentation establishing the date on which it first shipped the subject merchandise to the United States, the date of entry of that first shipment, the volume of that and subsequent shipments, and the date of the first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States.3 Initiation of Review In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214, and based on information on the record, we are initiating an AD new shipper review for Toscelik. We intend ¸ to issue the preliminary results of this new shipper review not later than 180 days after initiation of this review. We intend to issue final results of this review no later than 90 days after the date on which the preliminary results are issued. See 19 CFR 351.214(i). New Shipper Review Proceeding Toscelik ............................... ¸ Period to be Reviewed 05/01/2004 04/30/2005 2 See submission from the Law Offices of David L. Simon on behalf of Toscelik Profil ve Sac ¸ Endustrisi A.S. to the Department regarding Request for New Shipper Review, Case A-489-501, dated May 31, 2005. 3 Id. E:\FR\FM\08JYN1.SGM 08JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 130 (Friday, July 8, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 39486-39487]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-3596]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-602, A-583-605, A-588-602, A-549-807, A-570-814]


Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Brazil, Taiwan, 
Japan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of China; Final Results of 
the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On December 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders 
on certain carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings (``pipe fittings'') 
from Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and the People's Republic of 
China pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and 
adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of domestic interested 
parties and inadequate response from respondent interested parties, the 
Department conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews. As a result of 
these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the 
antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins are identified in the Final 
Results of Review section of this notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 8, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hilary E. Sadler, Esq., Office of 
Policy for Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4340.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background:

    On December 1, 2004, the Department published the notice of 
initiation of the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders 
on pipe fittings from Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and the People's 
Republic of China pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation 
of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 69 FR 69891 (December 1, 2004). The 
Department received the Notice of Intent to Participate from Trinity 
Industries, Inc.\1\ (``Trinity''); Weldbend Corp. (``Weldbend''); 
Tubing Forgings of America, Inc.; and Mills Iron Works, Inc. (``TFA/
Mills Iron'') (collectively ``the domestic interested parties''), 
within the deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the 
Department's Regulations (``Sunset Regulations''). The domestic 
interested parties claimed interested party status under section 
771(9)(C) of the Act, as manufacturers of a domestic-like product in 
the United States. We received complete substantive responses from the 
domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 
CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no responses from the respondent 
interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(5)(A) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an 
expedited (120-day) sunset review of this order.
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    \1\ Ladish Co., Inc. was a petitioner in the investigation. 
Trinity acquired the assets of Ladish relating to the production of 
carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings in 1997. See Notice of Intent 
to Participate from Trinity Industries (December 17, 2004).
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Scope of the Orders:

    The products covered by these orders are pipe fittings from Brazil, 
Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and China. Pipe fittings from Brazil, Taiwan, 
and Japan are defined as carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings, other 
than couplings, under 14 inches in diameter, whether finished or 
unfinished form, that have been formed in the shape of elbows, tees, 
reducer, caps, etc., and, if forged, have been advanced after forging. 
These advancements may include any one or more of the following: 
coining, heat treatment, shot blasting, grinding, die stamping or 
painting. Such merchandise was classifiable under Tariff Schedules of 
the United States Annotated (``TSUSA'') item number 610.8800. These 
imports are currently classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States (``HTSUS'') item number 7307.93.30.
    Pipe fittings from Thailand and China are defined as carbon steel 
butt-weld pipe fittings, having an inside diameter of less than 14 
inches, imported in either finished or unfinished form. These formed or 
forged pipe fittings are used to join section in piping systems where 
conditions require permanent, welded connections, as distinguished from 
fittings based on other fastening methods (e.g., threaded grooved, or 
bolted fittings). These imports are currently classifiable under the 
HTSUS item number 7307.93.30.
    The TSUSA and HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes. The written description remains dispositive as to the 
scope of the product coverage for each of the orders.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the ``Issues 
and Decision Memorandum'' (``Decision Memo'') from Edward Yang, Senior 
Director, China/NME Office, Import Administration, to Joseph A. 
Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated 
June 29, 2005, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues 
discussed in the Decision Memo include the likelihood of continuation 
or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to 
prevail if the orders were to be revoked. Parties can find a complete 
discussion of all issues raised in these reviews and the corresponding 
recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in room B-
099 of the main Commerce Building.
    In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be 
accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the 
heading ``July 2005.'' The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Decision Memo are identical in content.

Final Results of Reviews

    We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on pipe 
fittings from Brazil, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and the People's 
Republic of China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence 
of dumping at the following weighted-average percentage margins:

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  Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers    Weighted Average Margin (percent)
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Brazil
All Manufacturers/Producers/                                       52.25
 Exporters..........................
Taiwan
Rigid...............................                                6.84
C.M.................................                                8.57
Gei Bay.............................                               87.30
Chup Hsin...........................                               87.30
All Others..........................                               49.46
Japan
Awajoi Sangyo, K.K..................                               30.83
Nippon Benkan Kogyo, Ltd. Co........                               65.81
All Others..........................                               62.79
Thailand
Thai Benkan Company.................                               52.60
TTU Industrial Corp., Ltd...........                               10.68
All Others..........................                               39.10
People's Republic of China
China North Industries Corporation..                              154.72
Jilin Provincial Machinery &                                       75.23
 Equipment Import & Export Corp.....
Liaoning Machinery & Equipment                                    134.79
 Import Export Corp.................
Liaoning Metals & Minerals Import &                               103.70
 Export Corp........................
Shenyang Billiongold Pipe Fittings                                110.39
 Co. Ltd............................
Shandong Metals & Minerals Import &                                35.06
 Export Corp........................
Shenyang Machinery & Equipment
 Import & Export Corp;..............
Lianoning Metals; Shenzhen Machinery
 Industry Corp.;....................
and All Others......................                              182.90
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    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 of the 
Department's regulations. Timely notification of the return or 
destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective 
orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and 
terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: June 29, 2005.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E5-3596 Filed 6-7-05; 8:45 am]
Billing Code: 3510-DS-S