Notice of Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Oil Country Tubular Goods, Other Than Drill Pipe, From Argentina, 39995-39996 [E5-3686]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 12, 2005 / Notices amount by the total entered value of the sales to that importer. Cash Deposit Requirements To calculate the cash deposit rate for each producer and/or exporter included in this administrative review, we divided the total dumping margins for each company by the total net value for that company’s sales during the review period. The following deposit rates will be effective upon publication of the final results of this administrative review for all shipments of wire rod from Trinidad and Tobago entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for the company listed above will be the rate established in the final results of this review, except if the rate is less than 0.5 percent and, therefore, de minimis, the cash deposit rate will be zero; (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 final results in which that manufacturer or exporter participated; (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 final results for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer is a firm covered in this or any previous review conducted by the Department, the cash deposit rate will be 11.40 percent, the ‘‘All Others’’ rate established in the LTFV investigation. See Wire Rod Orders. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until publication of the final results of the next administrative review. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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 antidumping duties occurred and increase the subsequent assessment of the antidumping duties by the amount of antidumping duties reimbursed. These preliminary results of this administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:15 Jul 11, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: July 5, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–3690 Filed 7–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–351–828] Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot– Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Brazil Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is fully extending the time limit for the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products from Brazil. The period of review is March 1, 2003, through February 29, 2004. This extension is made pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 12, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Helen Kramer or Kristin Najdi at (202) 482–0405 or (202) 482–8221, 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: AGENCY: Background On April 6, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot– rolled carbon steel flat products from Brazil covering the period March 1, 2003, through February 29, 2004 (70 FR 17406). The final results for the antidumping duty administrative review of certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products from Brazil are currently due no later than August 4, 2005. Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended by the Uruguay Agreement Act (the Act), requires the Department to issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an antidumping duty order for which a PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 39995 review is requested and issue the final results within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period, section 741(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend these deadlines to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days, respectively. The Department has determined it is not practicable to complete this review within the originally anticipated time limit (i.e., by August 4, 2005), in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, for the following reasons: (1) the cost verification of the affiliated importer located in the United States is scheduled to take place July 20–22, 2005; (2) there is insufficient time for the briefing schedule following the sales and cost verifications; and (3) a domestic interested party has requested a hearing, which must take place after the briefs are filed. Accordingly, the Department is fully extending the time limits for completion of the final results to no later than October 3, 2005. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with Section 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 6, 2005. Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–3685 Filed 7–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–357–810] Notice of Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review; Oil Country Tubular Goods, Other Than Drill Pipe, From Argentina Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from the petitioner, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods from Argentina. This review covers one manufacturer/ exporter of the subject merchandise, Siderca S.A.I.C. (Siderca). The Department is preliminarily rescinding this review based on record evidence indicating that the respondent had no entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR). The POR is August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. DATES: Effective Date: July 12, 2005. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1 39996 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 132 / Tuesday, July 12, 2005 / Notices Fred Baker, Mike Heaney, or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–2924 (Baker), (202) 482–4475 (Heaney), or (202) 482–0649 (James). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 11, 1995, the Department published the antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods from Argentina. See Antidumping Duty Order: Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina, 60 FR 41055 (August 11, 1995). On August 3, 2004, the Department published an opportunity to request an administrative review of this order for the period August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 69 FR 46496 (August 3, 2004). On August 31, 2004, United States Steel Corporation (petitioner) requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of sales of the subject merchandise made by Siderca. On September 22, 2004, the Department initiated the administrative review. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 69 FR 56745 (September 22, 2004). On September 27, 2004, the Department issued its antidumping duty questionnaire to Siderca. In response, Siderca stated in an October 18, 2004, submission that it had no consumption entries of subject merchandise during the POR, and requested that the Department rescind the review with respect to Siderca. On April 19, 2005, the Department issued a supplemental questionnaire to Siderca. The Department attached to it a list of shipments of OCTG from Argentina that entered the United States during the POR that the Department had reason to believe had been manufactured by Siderca or its affiliates. We obtained this list from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by doing a CBP automated commercial system (ACS) data query. We asked Siderca to explain why it believed these entries were not subject to this administrative review. Siderca submitted its response on April 22, 2005. Siderca explained that it did not sell to the importer identified on the list of entries that we had attached to the VerDate jul<14>2003 16:15 Jul 11, 2005 Jkt 205001 April 19, 2005, supplemental questionnaire. On June 22, 2005, the Department placed on the record of this administrative review copies of import documentation obtained from CBP. Period of Review The POR is August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. Scope of the Order Oil country tubular goods (OCTG) are hollow steel products of circular crosssection, including oil well casing and tubing of iron (other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-API specifications, whether finished or unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products). This scope does not cover casing or tubing pipe containing 10.5 percent or more of chromium. Drill pipe was excluded from this order beginning August 11, 2001. See Continuation of Countervailing and Antidumping Duty Orders on Oil Country Tubular Goods From Argentina, Italy, Japan, Korea and Mexico, and Partial Revocation of Those Orders From Argentina and Mexico With Respect to Drill Pipe, 66 FR 38630 (July 25, 2001). The OCTG subject to this order are currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers: 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.30.10, 7304.29.30.20, 7304.29.30.30, 7304.29.30.40, 7304.29.30.50, 7304.29.30.60, 7304.29.30.80, 7304.29.40.10, 7304.29.40.20, 7304.29.40.30, 7304.29.40.40, 7304.29.40.50, 7304.29.40.60, 7304.29.40.80, 7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.60.15, 7304.29.60.30, 7304.29.60.45, 7304.29.60.60, 7304.29.60.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.20.10.30, 7306.20.10.90, 7306.20.20.00, 7306.20.30.00, 7306.20.40.00, 7306.20.60.10, 7306.20.60.50, 7306.20.80.10, and 7306.20.80.50. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. Our written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Preliminary Rescission Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), the Department may rescind an administrative review, in whole or with respect to a particular exporter or producer, if the Secretary concludes that, during the period covered by the review, there were no entries, exports, or sales of the subject merchandise. Based on our review of data from the CBP ACS data query and of documentation from CBP, we preliminarily determine that Siderca had no entries during the POR. We are therefore preliminarily rescinding the review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3). We are giving interested parties an opportunity to comment on this preliminary rescission. An interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication. See CFR 351.310(c). Any hearing, if requested, will be held 37 days after the date of publication, or the first business day thereafter, unless the Department alters the date. See 19 CFR 351.310(d). Interested parties may submit case briefs or written comments no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this preliminary rescission. Rebuttal briefs and rebuttals to written comments, limited to issues raised in the case briefs and comments, may be filed no later than 35 days after the date of publication of this notice. Parties who submit argument in this proceeding 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. Further, we would appreciate it if parties submitting written comments would provide the Department with an additional copy of the public version of any such comments on diskette. The Department will issue 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 this preliminary rescission. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: July 6, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–3686 Filed 7–11–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-357-810]


Notice of Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review; Oil Country Tubular Goods, Other Than Drill 
Pipe, From Argentina

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: In response to a request from the petitioner, the Department 
of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on oil country tubular goods from Argentina. 
This review covers one manufacturer/exporter of the subject 
merchandise, Siderca S.A.I.C. (Siderca). The Department is 
preliminarily rescinding this review based on record evidence 
indicating that the respondent had no entries of subject merchandise 
during the period of review (POR). The POR is August 1, 2003, through 
July 31, 2004.

DATES: Effective Date: July 12, 2005.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fred Baker, Mike Heaney, or Robert 
James, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone 
(202) 482-2924 (Baker), (202) 482-4475 (Heaney), or (202) 482-0649 
(James).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 11, 1995, the Department published the antidumping duty 
order on oil country tubular goods from Argentina. See Antidumping Duty 
Order: Oil Country Tubular Goods from Argentina, 60 FR 41055 (August 
11, 1995). On August 3, 2004, the Department published an opportunity 
to request an administrative review of this order for the period August 
1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty 
Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request 
Administrative Review, 69 FR 46496 (August 3, 2004). On August 31, 
2004, United States Steel Corporation (petitioner) requested that the 
Department conduct an administrative review of sales of the subject 
merchandise made by Siderca.
    On September 22, 2004, the Department initiated the administrative 
review. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 69 FR 56745 
(September 22, 2004).
    On September 27, 2004, the Department issued its antidumping duty 
questionnaire to Siderca. In response, Siderca stated in an October 18, 
2004, submission that it had no consumption entries of subject 
merchandise during the POR, and requested that the Department rescind 
the review with respect to Siderca.
    On April 19, 2005, the Department issued a supplemental 
questionnaire to Siderca. The Department attached to it a list of 
shipments of OCTG from Argentina that entered the United States during 
the POR that the Department had reason to believe had been manufactured 
by Siderca or its affiliates. We obtained this list from the U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) by doing a CBP automated commercial 
system (ACS) data query. We asked Siderca to explain why it believed 
these entries were not subject to this administrative review. Siderca 
submitted its response on April 22, 2005. Siderca explained that it did 
not sell to the importer identified on the list of entries that we had 
attached to the April 19, 2005, supplemental questionnaire.
    On June 22, 2005, the Department placed on the record of this 
administrative review copies of import documentation obtained from CBP.

Period of Review

    The POR is August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004.

Scope of the Order

    Oil country tubular goods (OCTG) are hollow steel products of 
circular cross-section, including oil well casing and tubing of iron 
(other than cast iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether 
seamless or welded, whether or not conforming to American Petroleum 
Institute (API) or non-API specifications, whether finished or 
unfinished (including green tubes and limited service OCTG products).
    This scope does not cover casing or tubing pipe containing 10.5 
percent or more of chromium. Drill pipe was excluded from this order 
beginning August 11, 2001. See Continuation of Countervailing and 
Antidumping Duty Orders on Oil Country Tubular Goods From Argentina, 
Italy, Japan, Korea and Mexico, and Partial Revocation of Those Orders 
From Argentina and Mexico With Respect to Drill Pipe, 66 FR 38630 (July 
25, 2001).
    The OCTG subject to this order are currently classified in the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item 
numbers: 7304.29.10.10, 7304.29.10.20, 7304.29.10.30, 7304.29.10.40, 
7304.29.10.50, 7304.29.10.60, 7304.29.10.80, 7304.29.20.10, 
7304.29.20.20, 7304.29.20.30, 7304.29.20.40, 7304.29.20.50, 
7304.29.20.60, 7304.29.20.80, 7304.29.30.10, 7304.29.30.20, 
7304.29.30.30, 7304.29.30.40, 7304.29.30.50, 7304.29.30.60, 
7304.29.30.80, 7304.29.40.10, 7304.29.40.20, 7304.29.40.30, 
7304.29.40.40, 7304.29.40.50, 7304.29.40.60, 7304.29.40.80, 
7304.29.50.15, 7304.29.50.30, 7304.29.50.45, 7304.29.50.60, 
7304.29.50.75, 7304.29.60.15, 7304.29.60.30, 7304.29.60.45, 
7304.29.60.60, 7304.29.60.75, 7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 
7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.20.10.30, 7306.20.10.90, 
7306.20.20.00, 7306.20.30.00, 7306.20.40.00, 7306.20.60.10, 
7306.20.60.50, 7306.20.80.10, and 7306.20.80.50.
    The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes. Our written description of the scope of this order is 
dispositive.

Preliminary Rescission

    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), the Department may rescind an 
administrative review, in whole or with respect to a particular 
exporter or producer, if the Secretary concludes that, during the 
period covered by the review, there were no entries, exports, or sales 
of the subject merchandise. Based on our review of data from the CBP 
ACS data query and of documentation from CBP, we preliminarily 
determine that Siderca had no entries during the POR. We are therefore 
preliminarily rescinding the review in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(3). We are giving interested parties an opportunity to 
comment on this preliminary rescission. An interested party may request 
a hearing within 30 days of publication. See CFR 351.310(c). Any 
hearing, if requested, will be held 37 days after the date of 
publication, or the first business day thereafter, unless the 
Department alters the date. See 19 CFR 351.310(d).
    Interested parties may submit case briefs or written comments no 
later than 30 days after the date of publication of this preliminary 
rescission. Rebuttal briefs and rebuttals to written comments, limited 
to issues raised in the case briefs and comments, may be filed no later 
than 35 days after the date of publication of this notice. Parties who 
submit argument in this proceeding 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. Further, we would appreciate 
it if parties submitting written comments would provide the Department 
with an additional copy of the public version of any such comments on 
diskette. The Department will issue 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 this preliminary rescission.
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: July 6, 2005.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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