Certain Iron-Metal Castings from India: Notice of Amended Final Results Pursuant to Final Court Decision, 54900 [05-18586]

Download as PDF 54900 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 180 / Monday, September 19, 2005 / Notices Handling (‘‘B&H’’) H. Inclusion of Packing Weight in Movement Expenses’ Calculation I. Factors of Production for Pallets J. Application of Packing Materials and the Byproduct Offset in the Calculation of Normal Value Comment 9: TMC A. AFA for Failure at Verification B. Separate Rate C. AFA for Suppliers D. Discounts E. Surrogate Value for Scrap Rail Comment 10: Jinma [FR Doc. 05–18587 Filed 9–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (C–533–063) Certain Iron–Metal Castings from India: Notice of Amended Final Results Pursuant to Final Court Decision Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 16, 2005, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce’s (the Department) July 9, 2004, Final Results of Redetermination on Remand Pursuant to Kiswok Industries Pvt. Ltd. v. United States, pursuant to Slip Op. 04–54 (CIT May 20, 2004), (Remand Determination), which pertains to Certain Iron–Metal Castings from India: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 65 FR 31515 (May 18, 2000) (Iron–Metal Castings). See Kiswok Industries Pvt. Ltd. and Calcutta Ferrous Ltd. v. United States, Court No. 00–03– 00127, Slip. Op. 05–73 (CIT, June 16, 2005). Because all litigation in this matter has concluded, the Department is issuing amended final results for Iron– Metal Castings in accordance with the CIT’s decision. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 20, 2005 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Copyak, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2209. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On May 18, 2000, the Department published its final results of administrative review in Iron–Metal Castings. Calcutta Ferrous Ltd. and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:48 Sep 16, 2005 Jkt 205001 Kiswok Industries Pvt. Ltd. (collectively ‘‘respondents’’) challenged the Department’s final results before the CIT. In the administrative review, Calcutta Ferrous Ltd. argued that ‘‘in calculating the benefits received by castings exporters from export loans, Commerce failed to take into account penalty interest paid at interest rates higher than the benchmark.’’ See Comment 7 of the May 18, 2000, Issues and Decision Memorandum that accompanied Iron–Metal Castings. In Kiswok Industries Pvt. Ltd. and Calcutta Ferrous Ltd. v. United States, Slip Op. 04–54 (CIT May 20, 2004) (Kiswok v. United States), the Court concurred with Calcutta Ferrous Ltd.’s position. Id. at 15–18. The Court also disagreed with Commerce’s position in Iron–Metal Castings that the overdue portion of the loan becomes a new loan with a new applicable interest rate. Id. at 17–18. In light of the Court’s instructions in Kiswok v. United States, the Department, in its redetermination, recalculated the benefit Calcutta Ferrous Ltd. realized from its preferential loans, taking into account all of the interest paid thereon. See Remand Determination. The Department recalculated the program rate with respect to Calcutta Ferrous’ export credit loans to be 0.22 percent ad valorem. With this change in the program rate, the final rate for Calcutta Ferrous changed to 9.25 percent ad valorem. No party submitted comments regarding the Department’s Remand Determination. On June 16, 2005, the CIT sustained the Department’s redetermination in all respects and thus affirmed the Department’s recalculations. On July 20, 2005, the Department, consistent with the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Timken Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990), notified the public that the Kiswok v. United States decision was ‘‘not in harmony’’ with the Department’s original results. See Certain Iron–Metal Castings from India: Notice of Court Decision and Suspension of Liquidation, 70 FR 41687 (July 20, 2005) (Timken Notice). The Timken Notice continued the suspension of liquidation, and further informed that if the CIT’s decision was not appealed, or if appealed and the appeal was upheld, the Department would publish amended final countervailing duty results. Id. Amended Final Determination Because there is now a final and conclusive decision in the court proceeding, we are amending the final results and establishing for Calcutta PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Ferrous the revised countervailing duty rate of 9.25 percent, effective as of July 20, 2005, the publication date of the Timken Notice. Accordingly, we will instruct the CBP to assess countervailing duties at 9.25 percent ad valorem on all shipments of the subject merchandise from Calcutta Ferrous Ltd., entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 1997, through Decemeber 31, 1997. This determination is published pursuant to sections 751(3)(c) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: September 7, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 05–18586 Filed 9–16–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Export Trade Certificate of Review Notice of Application to Amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review. ACTION: SUMMARY: Export Trading Company Affairs (‘‘ETCA’’) of the International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (‘‘Certificate’’). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free number) or e-mail at oetca@ita.doc.gov. Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(C-533-063)


Certain Iron-Metal Castings from India: Notice of Amended Final 
Results Pursuant to Final Court Decision

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On June 16, 2005, the United States Court of International 
Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department) 
July 9, 2004, Final Results of Redetermination on Remand Pursuant to 
Kiswok Industries Pvt. Ltd. v. United States, pursuant to Slip Op. 04-
54 (CIT May 20, 2004), (Remand Determination), which pertains to 
Certain Iron-Metal Castings from India: Final Results of Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Review, 65 FR 31515 (May 18, 2000) (Iron-Metal 
Castings). See Kiswok Industries Pvt. Ltd. and Calcutta Ferrous Ltd. v. 
United States, Court No. 00-03-00127, Slip. Op. 05-73 (CIT, June 16, 
2005). Because all litigation in this matter has concluded, the 
Department is issuing amended final results for Iron-Metal Castings in 
accordance with the CIT's decision.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 20, 2005

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Copyak, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2209.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 18, 2000, the Department published its final results of 
administrative review in Iron-Metal Castings. Calcutta Ferrous Ltd. and 
Kiswok Industries Pvt. Ltd. (collectively ``respondents'') challenged 
the Department's final results before the CIT. In the administrative 
review, Calcutta Ferrous Ltd. argued that ``in calculating the benefits 
received by castings exporters from export loans, Commerce failed to 
take into account penalty interest paid at interest rates higher than 
the benchmark.'' See Comment 7 of the May 18, 2000, Issues and Decision 
Memorandum that accompanied Iron-Metal Castings. In Kiswok Industries 
Pvt. Ltd. and Calcutta Ferrous Ltd. v. United States, Slip Op. 04-54 
(CIT May 20, 2004) (Kiswok v. United States), the Court concurred with 
Calcutta Ferrous Ltd.'s position. Id. at 15-18. The Court also 
disagreed with Commerce's position in Iron-Metal Castings that the 
overdue portion of the loan becomes a new loan with a new applicable 
interest rate. Id. at 17-18.
    In light of the Court's instructions in Kiswok v. United States, 
the Department, in its redetermination, recalculated the benefit 
Calcutta Ferrous Ltd. realized from its preferential loans, taking into 
account all of the interest paid thereon. See Remand Determination. The 
Department recalculated the program rate with respect to Calcutta 
Ferrous' export credit loans to be 0.22 percent ad valorem. With this 
change in the program rate, the final rate for Calcutta Ferrous changed 
to 9.25 percent ad valorem. No party submitted comments regarding the 
Department's Remand Determination. On June 16, 2005, the CIT sustained 
the Department's redetermination in all respects and thus affirmed the 
Department's recalculations.
    On July 20, 2005, the Department, consistent with the decision of 
the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Timken 
Co. v. United States, 893 F.2d 337 (Fed. Cir. 1990), notified the 
public that the Kiswok v. United States decision was ``not in harmony'' 
with the Department's original results. See Certain Iron-Metal Castings 
from India: Notice of Court Decision and Suspension of Liquidation, 70 
FR 41687 (July 20, 2005) (Timken Notice). The Timken Notice continued 
the suspension of liquidation, and further informed that if the CIT's 
decision was not appealed, or if appealed and the appeal was upheld, 
the Department would publish amended final countervailing duty results. 
Id.

Amended Final Determination

    Because there is now a final and conclusive decision in the court 
proceeding, we are amending the final results and establishing for 
Calcutta Ferrous the revised countervailing duty rate of 9.25 percent, 
effective as of July 20, 2005, the publication date of the Timken 
Notice. Accordingly, we will instruct the CBP to assess countervailing 
duties at 9.25 percent ad valorem on all shipments of the subject 
merchandise from Calcutta Ferrous Ltd., entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 1997, through 
Decemeber 31, 1997.
    This determination is published pursuant to sections 751(3)(c) and 
777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: September 7, 2005.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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