Brass Sheet and Strip from Brazil, Canada, France, Italy and Japan; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 45650-45651 [E5-4251]

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The Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability. Discrimination on the basis of political beliefs and marital or family status is also prohibited by statutes enforced by USDA (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Persons with disabilities who require alternate means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA’s Target Center at (202) 720–2000 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 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 Reviews section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 8, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey Twyman or David Goldberger, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3534 and (202) 482–4136, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On April 1, 2005, the Department published the notice of initiation of the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on brass sheet and strip from Brazil, Canada, France, Italy and Japan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Fiveyear (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 16800 (April 1, 2005). The Department received the Notice of Intent to Participate from Heyco Metals, Inc., Olin Corporation - Brass Group, Outokumpu American Brass, PMX Industries, Inc., Revere Copper Products, Inc., Scott Brass, International Signed in Washington, DC on July 27, Association of Machinist and Aerospace 2005. Workers, United Auto Workers (Local Bruce I. Knight, 2367 and Local 1024), and United Chief. Steelworkers of America AFL–CIO/CLC [FR Doc. 05–15634 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] (collectively ‘‘the domestic interested BILLING CODE 3410–16–P parties’’), within the deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department’s Regulations (‘‘Sunset DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Regulations’’). The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status International Trade Administration under section 771(9)(C) and (D) of the [A–351–603, A–122–601, A–427–602, A–475– Act, as manufacturers of a domestic–like 601, A–588–704] product in the United States, and unions whose workers are engaged in Brass Sheet and Strip from Brazil, the production of a domestic–like Canada, France, Italy and Japan; Final product in the United States. Results of the Expedited Sunset We received complete substantive Reviews of the Antidumping Duty responses from the domestic interested Orders parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We AGENCY: Import Administration, received no responses from respondent International Trade Administration, interested parties with respect to any of Department of Commerce. the orders covered by these sunset SUMMARY: On April 1, 2005, the reviews.1 As a result, pursuant to Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated sunset reviews of section 751(c)(4)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the the antidumping duty orders on brass Department conducted an expedited sheet and strip from Brazil, Canada, (120-day) sunset review of these orders France, Italy and Japan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 1 On April 21, 2005, we received a notification on as amended (‘‘the Act’’). The behalf of Nikko Metal Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in Department conducted expedited (120Japan (which claims to be the successor-in-interest day) sunset reviews for these orders. As to Nippon Mining Co., Ltd.) that it would not be submitting a substantive response. a result of these sunset reviews, the PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\08AUN1.SGM 08AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 151 / Monday, August 8, 2005 / Notices for Brazil, Canada, France, Italy and Japan. Scope of the Orders The product covered by these orders is brass sheet and strip (‘‘BSS’’), other than leaded and tinned BSS. The chemical composition of the covered product is currently defined in the Copper Development Association (‘‘C.D.A.’’) 200 Series or the Unified Numbering System (‘‘U.N.S.’’) C2000. These orders do not cover products the chemical compositions of which are defined by other C.D.A. or U.N.S. series. In physical dimensions, the product covered by these orders has a solid rectangular cross section over 0.006 inches (0.15 millimeters) through 0.188 inches (4.8 millimeters) in finished thickness or gauge, regardless of width. Coiled, wound–on-reels (traverse wound), and cut–to-length products are included. The merchandise is currently classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 7409.21.00 and 7409.29.00. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders remains dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Brass Sheet and Strip from Brazil, Canada, France, Italy and Japan; Final Results’’ (‘‘Decision Memo’’) from Barbara Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated August 1, 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 https://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the heading ‘‘August 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 brass sheet and strip from Brazil, Canada, France, VerDate jul<14>2003 20:13 Aug 05, 2005 Jkt 205001 Italy and Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted– average percentage margins: Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers Weighted Average Margin (percent) Brazil. Eluma Corporation ...................... All Others .................................... Canada. Wolverine Tube, Inc. .................. All Others .................................... France. Trefimetaux S.A. ......................... All Others .................................... Italy. LMI - La Metalli Industriale, SpA All Others .................................... Japan. Nippon Mining Co., Ltd. .............. Sambo Copper Alloy Co., Ltd. ... Mitsubishi Shindoh Co., Ltd. ...... Kobe Steel, Ltd. .......................... All Others .................................... 40.62 40.62 11.54 8.10 42.24 42.24 5.44 5.44 57.98 13.30 57.98 57.98 45.72 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: August 1, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–4251 Filed 8–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–813] Canned Pineapple Fruit From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to requests by certain producers/exporters of the subject merchandise and the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45651 petitioners,1 the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on canned pineapple fruit (CPF) from Thailand. This review covers two producers/ exporters of the subject merchandise. The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004. The Department has preliminarily determined that the companies subject to this review made U.S. sales at prices less than normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results of review. We will issue the final results of review no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice. DATES: Effective August 8, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magd Zalok or Drew Jackson, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4162 or (202) 482– 4406, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 1, 2004, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of ‘‘Opportunity to Request Administrative Review’’ of the antidumping duty order on CPF from Thailand. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 69 FR 39903 (July 1, 2004). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2), during July 2004, the following producers/exporters requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of their sales and entries of subject merchandise into the United Stated during the POR: Vita Food Factory (1989) Co., Ltd. (Vita); Thai Pineapple Canning Industry Corp., Ltd. (TPC); and the Dole Food Company, Inc., Dole Packaged Foods Company, and Dole Thailand, Ltd. (collectively, Dole). Additionally, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), on July 29, 2004, the petitioners requested that the Department conduct a review of The Thai Pineapple Public Company (TIPCO); Vita; The Parchuab Fruit Canning Co., Ltd. (PRAFT); Dole; and Kuiburi Fruit Canning Co., Ltd. (KFC). 1 The petitioners are Maui Pineapple Company Ltd. and the International Longshoreman’s and Warehouseman’s Union. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 151 (Monday, August 8, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45650-45651]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-4251]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-603, A-122-601, A-427-602, A-475-601, A-588-704]


Brass Sheet and Strip from Brazil, Canada, France, Italy and 
Japan; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping 
Duty Orders

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On April 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders 
on brass sheet and strip from Brazil, Canada, France, Italy and Japan 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the 
Act''). The Department conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews for 
these orders. 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 Reviews section of this notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 8, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey Twyman or David Goldberger, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution 
Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3534 and (202) 
482-4136, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 1, 2005, the Department published the notice of initiation 
of the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on brass 
sheet and strip from Brazil, Canada, France, Italy and Japan pursuant 
to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') 
Reviews, 70 FR 16800 (April 1, 2005). The Department received the 
Notice of Intent to Participate from Heyco Metals, Inc., Olin 
Corporation - Brass Group, Outokumpu American Brass, PMX Industries, 
Inc., Revere Copper Products, Inc., Scott Brass, International 
Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers, United Auto Workers 
(Local 2367 and Local 1024), and United Steelworkers of America AFL-
CIO/CLC (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) and (D) of the 
Act, as manufacturers of a domestic-like product in the United States, 
and unions whose workers are engaged in the production 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 respondent interested 
parties with respect to any of the orders covered by these sunset 
reviews.\1\ As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(4)(A) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an 
expedited (120-day) sunset review of these orders

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    \1\ On April 21, 2005, we received a notification on behalf of 
Nikko Metal Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in Japan (which claims to be the 
successor-in-interest to Nippon Mining Co., Ltd.) that it would not 
be submitting a substantive response.
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Scope of the Orders

    The product covered by these orders is brass sheet and strip 
(``BSS''), other than leaded and tinned BSS. The chemical composition 
of the covered product is currently defined in the Copper Development 
Association (``C.D.A.'') 200 Series or the Unified Numbering System 
(``U.N.S.'') C2000. These orders do not cover products the chemical 
compositions of which are defined by other C.D.A. or U.N.S. series. In 
physical dimensions, the product covered by these orders has a solid 
rectangular cross section over 0.006 inches (0.15 millimeters) through 
0.188 inches (4.8 millimeters) in finished thickness or gauge, 
regardless of width. Coiled, wound-on-reels (traverse wound), and cut-
to-length products are included. The merchandise is currently 
classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') item numbers 7409.21.00 and 7409.29.00. Although the HTSUS 
item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope of these orders remains dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the ``Issues 
and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the 
Antidumping Duty Orders on Brass Sheet and Strip from Brazil, Canada, 
France, Italy and Japan; Final Results'' (``Decision Memo'') from 
Barbara Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for 
Import Administration, dated August 1, 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 https://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the 
heading ``August 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 
brass sheet and strip from Brazil, Canada, France, Italy and Japan 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the 
following weighted-average percentage margins:

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                                                               Weighted
                                                                Average
              Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers                 Margin
                                                               (percent)
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Brazil......................................................
Eluma Corporation...........................................       40.62
All Others..................................................       40.62
Canada......................................................
Wolverine Tube, Inc.........................................       11.54
All Others..................................................        8.10
France......................................................
Trefimetaux S.A.............................................       42.24
All Others..................................................       42.24
Italy.......................................................
LMI - La Metalli Industriale, SpA...........................        5.44
All Others..................................................        5.44
Japan.......................................................
Nippon Mining Co., Ltd......................................       57.98
Sambo Copper Alloy Co., Ltd.................................       13.30
Mitsubishi Shindoh Co., Ltd.................................       57.98
Kobe Steel, Ltd.............................................       57.98
All Others..................................................       45.72
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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: August 1, 2005.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E5-4251 Filed 8-5-05; 8:45 am]
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