Continuation of Countervailing Duty Order: Top-of-the-Stove Stainless Steel Cookware from South Korea, 70585 [E5-6444]

Download as PDF 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-580-602]


Continuation of Countervailing Duty Order: Top-of-the-Stove 
Stainless Steel Cookware from South Korea

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'') 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:

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 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 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]
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