Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and Singapore; Five-Year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Preliminary Results, 76754-76755 [05-24510]

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Charles Louis Kincannon, Director, Bureau of the Census. [FR Doc. E5–7945 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–558–804, A–559–801] Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and Singapore; Five-Year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Preliminary Results Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings from Japan and Singapore. On the basis of the notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses and rebuttal comments filed on behalf of the domestic and respondent interested parties, the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Department is conducting a full sunset review of the antidumping duty orders pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Preliminary Results of Reviews.’’ EFFECTIVE DATE: December 28, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zev Primor or Fred Aziz, Office 5, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202– 482–4114 or (202) 482–4023, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 1, 2005, the Department published the notice of initiation of the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings from Japan and Singapore. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 31423 (June 1, 2005). The Department received the Notice of Intent to Participate from the Timken Company, Pacamor Kubar Bearings, RBC Bearings (Collectively, ‘‘the domestic interested parties’’), NSK Corporation, and American NTN Bearing Manufacture Corporation (NTN USA) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). NSK Corp. and NTN USA claimed interested-party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a manufacturer, producer, or wholesaler of the subject merchandise 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). NSK Corp. and NTN USA filed complete substantive responses within the statutory deadlines. We received complete substantive responses from the following foreign producers of the subject merchandise within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(I): Japan—Koyo Seiko Co. Ltd. and Koyo Corporation USA (collectively Koyo), NTN Corporation and NTN USA (collectively NTN), and NSK Ltd. and NSK Corp. (collectively NSK) (collectively, the respondents); Singapore—NMB/Pelmec. We received rebuttal comments form the domestic interested parties and the respondents within the proper deadlines as specified in 19 CFR E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1 76755 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 28, 2005 / Notices wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 351.218(d)(4). On September 12, 2005, the Department sent a letter to the respondents asking them to resubmit their substantive responses in order to revise the treatment of certain businessproprietary and public information. We also asked the domestic interested parties to re-submit their rebuttal comments to the respondents’ revised responses. The respondents filed their revised substantive responses on September 15, 2005, and the domestic interested parties filed their revised substantive rebuttals on September 27, and October 12, 2005. Based on the responses received from interested parties, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i), the Department has conducted full (240day) sunset reviews of these orders. 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(A) provides that the Secretary normally will conclude that respondent interested parties have provided adequate response to a notice of initiation where the Department receives complete substantive responses from respondent interested parties accounting on average for more than 50 percent, by volume, or value basis, if appropriate, of the total exports of the subject merchandise to the United States over the five calendar years preceding the year of publication of the notice of initiation. On July 21, 2005, the Department released its adequacy determination and found that the respondent interested parties accounted for more than 50 percent of exports by volume of the subject merchandise from Japan and Singapore to the United States. For more information, see Adequacy Determination Memorandum from the Sunset Team to Laurie Parkhill, dated July 21, 2005. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i), the Department determined to conduct full sunset reviewed of these antidumping duty orders. The final results in the full sunset review of these antidumping duty orders are scheduled on or before January 27, 2006. Scope of the Orders The products covered by these orders are ball bearings and parts thereof. These products include all bearings that employ balls as the rolling element. Imports of these products are classified under the following categories: antifriction balls, ball bearings with integral shafts, ball bearings (including radial ball bearings) and parts thereof, and housed or mounted ball bearing units and parts thereof. Imports of these products are classified under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Dec 27, 2005 Jkt 208001 3926.90.45, 4016.93.00, 4016.93.10, 4016.93.50, 6909.19.5010; 8431.20.00, 8431.39.0010, 8482.10.10, 8482.10.50, 8482.80.00, 8482.91.00, 8482.99.05, 8482.99.2580, 8482.99.35, 8482.99.6595, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.50.8040, 8483.50.90, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.70, 8708.50.50, 8708.60.50, 8708.60.80, 8708.70.6060, 8708.70.8050, 8708.93.30, 8708.93.5000, 8708.93.6000, 8708.93.75, 8708.99.06, 8708.99.31, 8708.99.4960, 8708.99.50, 8708.99.5800, 8708.99.8080, 8803.10.00, 8803.20.00, 8803.30.00, 8803.90.30, and 8803.90.90. Although the HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes, written descriptions of the scopes of these orders remain dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’ from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated December 19, 2005 (Decision Memo), 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 margin likely to prevail if the antidumping duty orders were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file in room B–009 of the main Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the heading ‘‘December 2005.’’ The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in content. Manufacturers/exporters/producers Weightedaverage margin (percent) All Other Japanese Manufacturers/ Explorters/Producers ..................... Singapore: NMB/Pelmec .............. All Other Singaporean Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers ... 45.83 25.08 25.08 Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.310(c). Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(i). Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than 5 days after the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). Any hearing, if requested, will be held two days after rebuttal briefs are due, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.310(d)(1). The Department will issue a notice of final results of these sunset reviews, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any such briefs, no later than January 27, 2006. We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 19, 2005. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 05–24510 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Preliminary Results of Reviews [A–570–827] The Department preliminarily determines that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings from Japan and Singapore is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average margins: Certain Cased Pencils from the People’s Republic of China; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind in Part Manufacturers/exporters/producers Japan: PO 00000 Koyo Seiko Co., LtD .. Minebea Co., Ltd ........ Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp .. NSK Ltd ...................... NTN Corp ................... Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. WeightedSUMMARY: The Department of Commerce average margin (the Department) has preliminarily (percent) determined that sales by the respondents in this review, covering the period December 1, 2003, through 73.55 106.61 November 30, 2004, have been made at 48.69 prices less than normal value (NV). In 42.99 addition, we are preliminarily 21.36 rescinding this review with respect to AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28DEN1.SGM 28DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-558-804, A-559-801]


Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and Singapore; Five-
Year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Preliminary Results

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On June 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty orders on ball 
bearings from Japan and Singapore. On the basis of the notice of intent 
to participate and adequate substantive responses and rebuttal comments 
filed on behalf of the domestic and respondent interested parties, the 
Department is conducting a full sunset review of the antidumping duty 
orders pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i). As a result of these sunset 
reviews, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the 
antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence 
of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled 
``Preliminary Results of Reviews.''

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 28, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zev Primor or Fred Aziz, Office 5, AD/
CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-4114 or (202) 
482-4023, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On June 1, 2005, the Department published the notice of initiation 
of the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball 
bearings from Japan and Singapore. See Initiation of Five-year 
(``Sunset'') Reviews, 70 FR 31423 (June 1, 2005). The Department 
received the Notice of Intent to Participate from the Timken Company, 
Pacamor Kubar Bearings, RBC Bearings (Collectively, ``the domestic 
interested parties''), NSK Corporation, and American NTN Bearing 
Manufacture Corporation (NTN USA) within the deadline specified in 19 
CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). NSK Corp. and NTN USA claimed interested-party 
status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as a manufacturer, producer, 
or wholesaler of the subject merchandise 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). NSK Corp. and NTN USA filed complete substantive 
responses within the statutory deadlines.
    We received complete substantive responses from the following 
foreign producers of the subject merchandise within the 30-day deadline 
specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(I): Japan--Koyo Seiko Co. Ltd. and 
Koyo Corporation USA (collectively Koyo), NTN Corporation and NTN USA 
(collectively NTN), and NSK Ltd. and NSK Corp. (collectively NSK) 
(collectively, the respondents); Singapore--NMB/Pelmec.
    We received rebuttal comments form the domestic interested parties 
and the respondents within the proper deadlines as specified in 19 CFR

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351.218(d)(4). On September 12, 2005, the Department sent a letter to 
the respondents asking them to resubmit their substantive responses in 
order to revise the treatment of certain business-proprietary and 
public information. We also asked the domestic interested parties to 
re-submit their rebuttal comments to the respondents' revised 
responses. The respondents filed their revised substantive responses on 
September 15, 2005, and the domestic interested parties filed their 
revised substantive rebuttals on September 27, and October 12, 2005. 
Based on the responses received from interested parties, pursuant to 
section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i), the 
Department has conducted full (240-day) sunset reviews of these orders.
    19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(A) provides that the Secretary normally 
will conclude that respondent interested parties have provided adequate 
response to a notice of initiation where the Department receives 
complete substantive responses from respondent interested parties 
accounting on average for more than 50 percent, by volume, or value 
basis, if appropriate, of the total exports of the subject merchandise 
to the United States over the five calendar years preceding the year of 
publication of the notice of initiation. On July 21, 2005, the 
Department released its adequacy determination and found that the 
respondent interested parties accounted for more than 50 percent of 
exports by volume of the subject merchandise from Japan and Singapore 
to the United States. For more information, see Adequacy Determination 
Memorandum from the Sunset Team to Laurie Parkhill, dated July 21, 
2005. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2)(i), the Department 
determined to conduct full sunset reviewed of these antidumping duty 
orders. The final results in the full sunset review of these 
antidumping duty orders are scheduled on or before January 27, 2006.

Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by these orders are ball bearings and parts 
thereof. These products include all bearings that employ balls as the 
rolling element. Imports of these products are classified under the 
following categories: antifriction balls, ball bearings with integral 
shafts, ball bearings (including radial ball bearings) and parts 
thereof, and housed or mounted ball bearing units and parts thereof.
    Imports of these products are classified under the following 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 
3926.90.45, 4016.93.00, 4016.93.10, 4016.93.50, 6909.19.5010; 
8431.20.00, 8431.39.0010, 8482.10.10, 8482.10.50, 8482.80.00, 
8482.91.00, 8482.99.05, 8482.99.2580, 8482.99.35, 8482.99.6595, 
8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.50.8040, 8483.50.90, 8483.90.20, 
8483.90.30, 8483.90.70, 8708.50.50, 8708.60.50, 8708.60.80, 
8708.70.6060, 8708.70.8050, 8708.93.30, 8708.93.5000, 8708.93.6000, 
8708.93.75, 8708.99.06, 8708.99.31, 8708.99.4960, 8708.99.50, 
8708.99.5800, 8708.99.8080, 8803.10.00, 8803.20.00, 8803.30.00, 
8803.90.30, and 8803.90.90.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, written descriptions of the scopes of these 
orders remain dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the 
``Issues and Decision Memorandum'' from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, 
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated December 
19, 2005 (Decision Memo), 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 margin 
likely to prevail if the antidumping duty orders were revoked. Parties 
can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these sunset 
reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public 
memorandum, which is on file in room B-009 of the main Department 
building.
    In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be 
accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the 
heading ``December 2005.'' The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Decision Memo are identical in content.

Preliminary Results of Reviews

    The Department preliminarily determines that revocation of the 
antidumping duty orders on ball bearings from Japan and Singapore is 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the 
following weighted-average margins:

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                                                              Weighted-
                                                               average
             Manufacturers/exporters/producers                  margin
                                                              (percent)
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Japan:
        Koyo Seiko Co., LtD................................        73.55
        Minebea Co., Ltd...................................       106.61
        Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp...............................        48.69
        NSK Ltd............................................        42.99
        NTN Corp...........................................        21.36
        All Other Japanese Manufacturers/Explorters/               45.83
         Producers.........................................
Singapore:
        NMB/Pelmec.........................................        25.08
        All Other Singaporean Manufacturers/Exporters/             25.08
         Producers.........................................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of 
publication of this notice in accordance with 19 CFR 351.310(c). 
Interested parties may submit case briefs no later than 30 days after 
the date of publication of this notice, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.309(c)(1)(i). Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited to issues 
raised in the case briefs, may be filed no later than 5 days after the 
case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d)(1). Any hearing, if 
requested, will be held two days after rebuttal briefs are due, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.310(d)(1). The Department will issue a 
notice of final results of these sunset reviews, which will include the 
results of its analysis of issues raised in any such briefs, no later 
than January 27, 2006.
    We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 19, 2005.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 05-24510 Filed 12-27-05; 8:45am]
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