Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Korea; Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 39743-39744 [E5-3655]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 131 / Monday, July 11, 2005 / Notices than five days after the time limit for filing the case briefs or comments. See 19 CFR 351.309(d). Parties who submit argument in these proceedings are requested to submit with the argument: (1) a statement of the issue, (2) a brief summary of the argument, and (3) a table of authorities. See 19 CFR 351.309(c). An interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of these preliminary results. See 19 CFR 351.310(c). Any hearing, if requested, will be held two days after the scheduled date for submission of rebuttal briefs. See 19 CFR 351.310(d). The Department will issue the final results of this administrative review, including the results of our analysis of the issues raised in any such written comments or at a hearing, within 120 days of publication of these preliminary results, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Assessment The Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b), the Department calculates an assessment rate for each importer of the subject merchandise for each respondent. Antidumping duties for the rescinded companies shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP within 15 days of publication of the final results of review. Cash Deposit The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided by section 751(a)(1) of the Act: (1) the cash deposit rate for each of the reviewed companies will be the rate listed in the final results of review; (2) for previously investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company–specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original less–than-fair–value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the VerDate jul<14>2003 16:03 Jul 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be the ‘‘all others’’ rate of 51.01 percent, which is the ‘‘all others’’ rate established in the LTFV investigation. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until publication of the final results of the next administrative review. Notification to Interested Parties This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 C.F.R. 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: June 30, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 05–13501 Filed 7–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S 39743 analysis of the comments received, we have made changes in the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for the reviewed firm is listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of the Review.’’ EFFECTIVE DATE: July 11, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Heaney, or Robert James at (202) 482–4475, or (202) 482–0649, respectively, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 7, 2005, the Department published the preliminary results of the 2003–2004 antidumping duty administrative review of stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Korea. See Preliminary Results. The review covers Sungkwang Bend Company (SKBC), and the period February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004. In the Preliminary Results, we invited parties to comment. SKBC submitted a case brief on April 6, 2005. Petitioner submitted no comments, and no party filed rebuttal comments. Scope of the Order DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–813] Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Korea; Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 7, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping order covering stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Korea. See Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Korea; Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 10982 (March 7, 2005) (Preliminary Results). The merchandise covered by this order is stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings as described in the ‘‘Scope of the Order’’ section of this notice. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004. We invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. Based on our AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The products covered by this order are certain welded stainless steel buttweld pipe fittings (pipe fittings), whether finished or unfinished, under 14 inches in inside diameter. Pipe fittings are used to connect pipe sections in piping systems where conditions require welded connections. The subject merchandise can be used where one or more of the following conditions is a factor in designing the piping system: (1) Corrosion of the piping system will occur if material other than stainless steel is used; (2) contamination of the material in the system by the system itself must be prevented; (3) high temperatures are present; (4) extreme low temperatures are present; (5) high pressures are contained within the system. Pipe fittings come in a variety of shapes, and the following five are the most basic: ‘‘elbows,’’ ‘‘tees,’’ ‘‘reducers,’’ ‘‘stub ends,’’ and ‘‘caps.’’ The edges of finished fittings are beveled. Threaded, grooved, and bolted fittings are excluded from this review. The pipe fittings subject to this order are classifiable under subheading 7307.23.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 39744 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 131 / Monday, July 11, 2005 / Notices Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case brief submitted in this administrative review are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’ (Decision Memorandum) from Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated July 5, 2005, which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues which SKBC has raised and to which we have responded, all of which are in the Decision Memorandum, is attached to this notice as an appendix. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in room B–099 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http:// www.ia.ita.doc.gov. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on our analysis of comments received, we have made changes in the margin calculations. The changes are listed below: • We have added billing adjustments to the Net U.S. Price. • We have revised the model-match program to distinguish between fittings with fractional size and wall thickness measurements (e.g., 1⁄2 inch or 11⁄2 inches). • We have revised the model-match program to ensure that U.S. sales are matched to the most contemporaneous home market sale. • We have removed the deduction for home market inventory carrying costs from our calculation of U.S. price. All programming changes are discussed in the relevant sections of the Decision Memorandum, accessible in B– 099 of the main Department of Commerce building and on the Web at http://www.ia.ita.doc.gov. Final Results of the Review We determine the following percentage weighted-average margin exists for the period February 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004: VerDate jul<14>2003 16:03 Jul 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 the final results of the next administrative review. Manufacturer/exporter This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their SKBC ........................................ 0.81 responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping or Liquidation countervailing duties prior to The Department shall determine, and liquidation of the relevant entries U.S. Customs and Border Protection during this review period. Failure to (Customs) shall assess, antidumping comply with this requirement could duties on all appropriate entries. In result in the Secretary’s presumption accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), that reimbursement of antidumping or we have calculated exporter/importercountervailing duties occurred and the specific assessment rates. To calculate subsequent assessment of doubled these rates, we divided the total antidumping duties. dumping margins for the reviewed sales This notice also serves as a reminder by the total entered value of those to parties subject to administrative reviewed sales for each importer. The protective orders (APO) of their Department will issue appropriate responsibility concerning the return or assessment instructions directly to destruction of proprietary information Customs within 15 days of publication disclosed under APO in accordance of these final results of review. We will with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written direct Customs to assess the appropriate notification of the return or destruction assessment rate against the entered of APO materials or conversion to Customs values for the subject judicial protective order is hereby merchandise on each of the importer’s requested. Failure to comply with the entries under the relevant order during regulations and terms of an APO is a the POR. violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing this Cash Deposit Requirements determination and notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the The following cash deposit Act. requirements will be effective upon publication of this notice of final results Dated: July 5, 2005. of administrative review for all Barbara E. Tillman, shipments of stainless steel butt-weld Acting Assistant Secretary for Import pipe fittings from Korea entered, or Administration. withdrawn from warehouse, for Appendix consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section Comments and Responses 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 as 1. Addition of Billing Adjustments to U.S. amended (the Act): (1) The cash deposit Price. rate for the reviewed company will be 2. Revisions to the Model Match Program, the rate shown above; (2) for previously Use of the Concordance Submitted by SKBC. reviewed or investigated companies not 3. Inventory Carrying Costs. listed above, the cash deposit rate will [FR Doc. E5–3655 Filed 7–8–05; 8:45 am] continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, International Trade Administration the cash deposit rate will be the rate [A–570–601] established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit Thereof, Finished or Unfinished, From rate for all other manufacturers or the People’s Republic of China: exporters will continue to be 21.2 Preliminary Results of Antidumping percent. This rate is the ‘‘All Others’’ Duty Administrative Review and Notice rate from the amended final of Intent to Rescind in Part determination in the LTFV investigation. See Stainless Steel ButtAGENCY: Import Administration, Weld Pipe Fittings From Korea: Notice International Trade Administration, of Final Determination of Sales at Less Department of Commerce. Than Fair Value, 58 FR 11029, SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (February 23, 1993). (‘‘the Department’’) is conducting the These deposit requirements shall seventeenth administrative review of remain in effect until the publication of the antidumping duty order on tapered PO 00000 Weighted average margin (percent) Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-813]


Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From Korea; Notice of 
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On March 7, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the preliminary results of administrative review of the 
antidumping order covering stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from 
Korea. See Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Korea; Notice 
of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 
10982 (March 7, 2005) (Preliminary Results). The merchandise covered by 
this order is stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings as described in 
the ``Scope of the Order'' section of this notice. The period of review 
(POR) is February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004. We invited parties 
to comment on our Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the 
comments received, we have made changes in the margin calculations. 
Therefore, the final results differ from the preliminary results. The 
final weighted-average dumping margin for the reviewed firm is listed 
below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.''

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 11, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Heaney, or Robert James at 
(202) 482-4475, or (202) 482-0649, respectively, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 7, 2005, the Department published the preliminary results 
of the 2003-2004 antidumping duty administrative review of stainless 
steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Korea. See Preliminary Results. The 
review covers Sungkwang Bend Company (SKBC), and the period February 1, 
2003, through January 31, 2004. In the Preliminary Results, we invited 
parties to comment. SKBC submitted a case brief on April 6, 2005. 
Petitioner submitted no comments, and no party filed rebuttal comments.

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are certain welded stainless 
steel butt-weld pipe fittings (pipe fittings), whether finished or 
unfinished, under 14 inches in inside diameter.
    Pipe fittings are used to connect pipe sections in piping systems 
where conditions require welded connections. The subject merchandise 
can be used where one or more of the following conditions is a factor 
in designing the piping system: (1) Corrosion of the piping system will 
occur if material other than stainless steel is used; (2) contamination 
of the material in the system by the system itself must be prevented; 
(3) high temperatures are present; (4) extreme low temperatures are 
present; (5) high pressures are contained within the system.
    Pipe fittings come in a variety of shapes, and the following five 
are the most basic: ``elbows,'' ``tees,'' ``reducers,'' ``stub ends,'' 
and ``caps.'' The edges of finished fittings are beveled. Threaded, 
grooved, and bolted fittings are excluded from this review. The pipe 
fittings subject to this order are classifiable under subheading 
7307.23.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS).

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Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is 
dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case brief submitted in this 
administrative review are addressed in the ``Issues and Decision 
Memorandum'' (Decision Memorandum) from Barbara E. Tillman, Acting 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration to Joseph A. 
Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated 
July 5, 2005, which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the 
issues which SKBC has raised and to which we have responded, all of 
which are in the Decision Memorandum, is attached to this notice as an 
appendix. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised 
in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public 
memorandum which is on file in room B-099 of the main Department of 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision 
Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at http://
www.ia.ita.doc.gov. The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on our analysis of comments received, we have made changes in 
the margin calculations. The changes are listed below:
     We have added billing adjustments to the Net U.S. Price.
     We have revised the model-match program to distinguish 
between fittings with fractional size and wall thickness measurements 
(e.g., \1/2\ inch or 1\1/2\ inches).
     We have revised the model-match program to ensure that 
U.S. sales are matched to the most contemporaneous home market sale.
     We have removed the deduction for home market inventory 
carrying costs from our calculation of U.S. price.
    All programming changes are discussed in the relevant sections of 
the Decision Memorandum, accessible in B-099 of the main Department of 
Commerce building and on the Web at http://www.ia.ita.doc.gov.

Final Results of the Review

    We determine the following percentage weighted-average margin 
exists for the period February 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Weighted
                                                               average
                   Manufacturer/exporter                        margin
                                                              (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
SKBC.......................................................         0.81
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Liquidation

    The Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (Customs) shall assess, antidumping duties on all 
appropriate entries. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we have 
calculated exporter/importer-specific assessment rates. To calculate 
these rates, we divided the total dumping margins for the reviewed 
sales by the total entered value of those reviewed sales for each 
importer. The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions 
directly to Customs within 15 days of publication of these final 
results of review. We will direct Customs to assess the appropriate 
assessment rate against the entered Customs values for the subject 
merchandise on each of the importer's entries under the relevant order 
during the POR.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    The following cash deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of this notice of final results of administrative review 
for all shipments of stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Korea 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930 as amended (the Act): (1) The cash deposit rate for the 
reviewed company will be the rate shown above; (2) for previously 
reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit 
rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the 
most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this 
review, a prior review, or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) 
investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be 
the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of 
the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other 
manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 21.2 percent. This rate 
is the ``All Others'' rate from the amended final determination in the 
LTFV investigation. See Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From 
Korea: Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 
58 FR 11029, (February 23, 1993).
    These deposit requirements shall remain in effect until the 
publication of the final results of the next administrative review.
    This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding 
the reimbursement of antidumping or countervailing duties prior to 
liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure 
to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary's 
presumption that reimbursement of antidumping or countervailing duties 
occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties.
    This notice also serves as a 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. Timely written 
notification of the return or 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 violation which is 
subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: July 5, 2005.
Barbara E. Tillman,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix

Comments and Responses

    1. Addition of Billing Adjustments to U.S. Price.
    2. Revisions to the Model Match Program, Use of the Concordance 
Submitted by SKBC.
    3. Inventory Carrying Costs.

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