Revocation of Countervailing Duty Order: Top-of-the-Stove Stainless Steel Cookware from Taiwan, 70584-70585 [E5-6441]

Download as PDF 70584 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 22, 2005 / Notices compelling reason for the Department to deviate from its standard practice. According to information on the record, Facor issued no sales invoices to the United States during the POR. As Facor had no U.S. sales or entries during the POR, the Department intends to rescind the current administrative review with respect to Facor. Public Comment Interested parties may comment on the Department’s intent to rescind the administrative review with respect to Facor. Comments will be considered in the Department’s preliminary results, which are currently due on February 28, 2006. This notice is published in accordance with section 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: November 15, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–6445 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–583–604] Revocation of Countervailing Duty Order: Top–of-the–Stove Stainless Steel Cookware from Taiwan Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) determined that revocation of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on top–of-the–stove stainless steel (‘‘TOS’’) cookware from Taiwan would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping or material injury to an industry in the United States, and the Department is publishing this notice of revocation of the CVD order. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: April 18, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tipten Troidl or David Goldberger, AD/ CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1767 or (202) 482– 4136, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 Background On November 26, 1986, the Department published its final affirmative CVD determination on TOS cookware from Taiwan in the Federal Register. See Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination: Certain Stainless Steel Cooking Ware from Taiwan, 51 FR 42891 (November 26, 1986). In the final determination the Department found an estimated net subsidy of 2.14 percent ad valorem for all manufacturers/producers/exporters of TOS cookware from Taiwan. On September 3, 1999, the Department published the final results of its first five-year sunset review and determined that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a net countervailable subsidy of 2.14 percent ad valorem. See Top–of-the–Stove Stainless Steel Cookware from Taiwan, 64 FR 48372 (September 3, 1999). After an affirmative determination by the ITC, on April 18, 2000, the Department published the notice of continuation of the order. See Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders and Countervailing Duty Orders: Top–ofthe–Stove Stainless Steel Cooking Ware From Taiwan and Korea, 65 FR 20801 (April 18, 2000). On March 1, 2005, the Department initiated, and the ITC instituted, sunset reviews of the CVD order on TOS cookware from Taiwan. See Notice of Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 9919 (March 1, 2005). As a result of its review, the Department found that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy, and notified the ITC of the net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail were the order to be revoked. See Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order: Top–of-the– Stove Stainless Steel Cookware from Taiwan, 70 FR 57856 (October 4, 2005). On November 8, 2005, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the CVD order on TOS cookware from Taiwan would not likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States. See Porcelain–on-Steel Cooking Ware From China and Taiwan; Top–of-the–Stove Stainless Steel Cooking Ware From Korea and Taiwan, 70 FR 67740 (November 8, 2005) and USITC Publication 3808 (October 2005), entitled Porcelain–on-Steel Cooking Ware From China and Taiwan, and Top–of-the–Stove Stainless Steel Cooking Ware From Korea and Taiwan (Investigation Nos. 731–TA–298 and PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 299 (Second Review) and Investigation Nos. 701–TA–267 and 268 and 731–TA– 304 and 305 (Second Review)). Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this CVD order is TOS cookware from Taiwan. The subject merchandise is all non– electric cooking ware of stainless steel which may have one or more layers of aluminum, copper or carbon steel for more even heat distribution. The subject merchandise includes skillets, frying pans, omelette pans, saucepans, double boilers, stock pots, dutch ovens, casseroles, steamers, and other stainless steel vessels, all for cooking on stove top burners, except tea kettles and fish poachers. Excluded from the scope of the order are stainless steel oven ware and stainless steel kitchen ware. ‘‘Universal pan lids’’ are not within the scope of the order (57 FR 57420, December 4, 1992). TOS cookware is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) item numbers 7323.93.00 and 9604.00.00. The HTS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description remains dispositive. Determination As a result of the determination by the ITC that revocation of this CVD order is not likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department, pursuant to section 751(d) of the Act, is revoking the CVD order on TOS cookware from Taiwan. Pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the effective date of revocation is April 18, 2005 (i.e., the fifth anniversary of the date of publication in the Federal Register of the notice of continuation of the CVD order). The Department will notify U.S. Customs and Border Protection to discontinue suspension of liquidation and collection of cash deposits on entries of the subject merchandise entered or withdrawn from warehouse on or after April 18, 2005, the effective date of revocation of the CVD order. The Department will complete any pending administrative reviews of this order and will conduct administrative reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation in response to appropriately filed requests for review. This five-year sunset review and notice are in accordance with section 751(d)(2) and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 224 / Tuesday, November 22, 2005 / Notices Dated: November 15, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–6441 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–602] Continuation of Countervailing Duty Order: Top–of-the–Stove Stainless Steel Cookware from South Korea Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on top–of-the–stove stainless steel cookware (‘‘TOS cookware’’) from South Korea (‘‘Korea’’) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of the CVD order. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 22, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darla Brown or David Goldberger, AD/ CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2849 or (202) 482– 4136, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On March 1, 2005, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted a sunset review of the CVD order on TOS cookware from Korea pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752 of the Act, respectively. See Notice of Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 9919 (March 1, 2005). As a result of its review, the Department found the revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and notified the ITC of the subsidy rate likely to prevail were the order to be revoked. See Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty Order: Top–of-the–Stove Stainless Steel Cookware from South Korea, 70 FR 57856 (October 4, 2005). On November 8, 2005, the ITC determined that revocation of the CVD order on TOS cookware from Korea VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Nov 21, 2005 Jkt 208001 would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Porcelain–on-Steel Cooking Ware From China and Taiwan; Top–of-the–Stove Stainless Steel Cooking Ware From Korea and Taiwan, 70 FR 67740 (November 8, 2005) and USITC Publication 3808 (October 2005), entitled Porcelain–on-Steel Cooking Ware From China and Taiwan, and Top–of-the–Stove Stainless Steel Cooking Ware From Korea and Taiwan (Investigation Nos. 731–TA–298 and 299 (Second Review) and Investigation Nos. 701–TA–267 and 268 and 731–TA– 304 and 305 (Second Review)). Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this CVD order is TOS stainless steel cookware from Korea. The subject merchandise is all non–electric cooking ware of stainless steel which may have one or more layers of aluminum, copper or carbon steel for more even heat distribution. The subject merchandise includes skillets, frying pans, omelette pans, saucepans, double boilers, stock pots, dutch ovens, casseroles, steamers, and other stainless steel vessels, all for cooking on stove top burners, except tea kettles and fish poachers. Excluded from the scope of the order are stainless steel oven ware and stainless steel kitchen ware. Certain stainless steel pasta and steamer inserts and certain stainless steel eight–cup coffee percolators are within the scope (63 FR 41545 (August 4, 1998) and 58 FR 11209 (February 24, 1993), respectively). Moreover, as a result of a changed circumstances review, the Department revoked the order in part with regards to certain stainless steel camping ware that: (1) is made of single–ply stainless steel having a thickness no greater than 6.0 millimeters; and (2) consists of 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 quart saucepans without handles and with lids that also serve as fry pans (62 FR 32767, June 17, 1997). TOS cookware is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule (‘‘HTS’’) item numbers 7323.93.00 and 9604.00.00. The HTS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The written description remains dispositive. Determination As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of this CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70585 hereby orders the continuation of the CVD order on TOS cookware from Korea. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of this order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this Notice of Continuation. Pursuant to sections 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of this order not later than October 2010. This five -year (sunset) review and notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 771(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: November 15, 2005. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E5–6444 Filed 11–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 111605F] North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public meetings of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (Council) Guideline Harvest Level (GHL) Committee. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Council’s GHL Committee will meet December 8, 2005 at the Hilton Hotel. DATES: The meeting will be held on December 8, 2005, 6 p.m., Dillingham/ Katmai. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Anchorage Hilton Hotel, 500 West 3rd Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501. Council address: North Pacific Fishery Management Council, 605 W. 4th Ave., Suite 306, Anchorage, AK 99501–2252. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jane DiCosimo, Council staff, telephone: (907) 271–2809. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This will be an organizational meeting for the Committee, which would include a discussion of: charge of the Committee, future meeting dates/locations and information needs. E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-583-604]


Revocation of Countervailing Duty Order: Top-of-the-Stove 
Stainless Steel Cookware from Taiwan

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC'') determined that revocation of the countervailing duty 
(``CVD'') order on top-of-the-stove stainless steel (``TOS'') cookware 
from Taiwan would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence 
of dumping or material injury to an industry in the United States, and 
the Department is publishing this notice of revocation of the CVD 
order.

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 18, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tipten Troidl or David Goldberger, AD/
CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1767 or (202) 482-4136, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 26, 1986, the Department published its final 
affirmative CVD determination on TOS cookware from Taiwan in the 
Federal Register. See Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty 
Determination: Certain Stainless Steel Cooking Ware from Taiwan, 51 FR 
42891 (November 26, 1986). In the final determination the Department 
found an estimated net subsidy of 2.14 percent ad valorem for all 
manufacturers/producers/exporters of TOS cookware from Taiwan. On 
September 3, 1999, the Department published the final results of its 
first five-year sunset review and determined that revocation of the CVD 
order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a net 
countervailable subsidy of 2.14 percent ad valorem. See Top-of-the-
Stove Stainless Steel Cookware from Taiwan, 64 FR 48372 (September 3, 
1999). After an affirmative determination by the ITC, on April 18, 
2000, the Department published the notice of continuation of the order. 
See Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders and Countervailing Duty 
Orders: Top-of-the-Stove Stainless Steel Cooking Ware From Taiwan and 
Korea, 65 FR 20801 (April 18, 2000).
    On March 1, 2005, the Department initiated, and the ITC instituted, 
sunset reviews of the CVD order on TOS cookware from Taiwan. See Notice 
of Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 70 FR 9919 (March 1, 
2005). As a result of its review, the Department found that revocation 
of the CVD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a 
countervailable subsidy, and notified the ITC of the net 
countervailable subsidy likely to prevail were the order to be revoked. 
See Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Countervailing Duty 
Order: Top-of-the-Stove Stainless Steel Cookware from Taiwan, 70 FR 
57856 (October 4, 2005).
    On November 8, 2005, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) 
of the Act, that revocation of the CVD order on TOS cookware from 
Taiwan would not likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material 
injury to an industry in the United States. See Porcelain-on-Steel 
Cooking Ware From China and Taiwan; Top-of-the-Stove Stainless Steel 
Cooking Ware From Korea and Taiwan, 70 FR 67740 (November 8, 2005) and 
USITC Publication 3808 (October 2005), entitled Porcelain-on-Steel 
Cooking Ware From China and Taiwan, and Top-of-the-Stove Stainless 
Steel Cooking Ware From Korea and Taiwan (Investigation Nos. 731-TA-298 
and 299 (Second Review) and Investigation Nos. 701-TA-267 and 268 and 
731-TA-304 and 305 (Second Review)).

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to this CVD order is TOS cookware from 
Taiwan. The subject merchandise is all non-electric cooking ware of 
stainless steel which may have one or more layers of aluminum, copper 
or carbon steel for more even heat distribution. The subject 
merchandise includes skillets, frying pans, omelette pans, saucepans, 
double boilers, stock pots, dutch ovens, casseroles, steamers, and 
other stainless steel vessels, all for cooking on stove top burners, 
except tea kettles and fish poachers.
    Excluded from the scope of the order are stainless steel oven ware 
and stainless steel kitchen ware. ``Universal pan lids'' are not within 
the scope of the order (57 FR 57420, December 4, 1992).
    TOS cookware is currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule (HTS) item numbers 7323.93.00 and 9604.00.00. The HTS item 
numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes only. The 
written description remains dispositive.

Determination

    As a result of the determination by the ITC that revocation of this 
CVD order is not likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department, 
pursuant to section 751(d) of the Act, is revoking the CVD order on TOS 
cookware from Taiwan. Pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the effective date of revocation is April 18, 
2005 (i.e., the fifth anniversary of the date of publication in the 
Federal Register of the notice of continuation of the CVD order). The 
Department will notify U.S. Customs and Border Protection to 
discontinue suspension of liquidation and collection of cash deposits 
on entries of the subject merchandise entered or withdrawn from 
warehouse on or after April 18, 2005, the effective date of revocation 
of the CVD order. The Department will complete any pending 
administrative reviews of this order and will conduct administrative 
reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of 
revocation in response to appropriately filed requests for review.
    This five-year sunset review and notice are in accordance with 
section 751(d)(2) and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the 
Act.


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    Dated: November 15, 2005.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
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