Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty, 15377-15378 [E6-4480]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 59 / Tuesday, March 28, 2006 / Notices Scope of the Orders The merchandise subject to these orders includes GOES, which is a flat– rolled alloy steel product containing by weight at least 0.6 percent of silicon, not more than 0.08 percent of carbon, not more than 1.0 percent of aluminum, and no other element in an amount that would give the steel the characteristics of another alloy steel, of a thickness of no more than 0.56 millimeters, in coils of any width, or in straight lengths which are of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. The products covered by these orders are provided for under the following item numbers of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’): 7225.10.0030, 7226.10.1030, 7226.10.5015, and 7226.10.5065. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. Determination to Revoke cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Effective Date of Revocation Pursuant to sections 751(c)(3)(A) and 751(c)(6)(A)(iii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to terminate the suspension of liquidation of the merchandise subject to these orders entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, on or after March 14, 2006. Entries of subject merchandise prior to the effective date of revocation will continue to be subject to suspension of liquidation and AD and CVD deposit requirements. The Department will complete any pending administrative reviews of these orders and will conduct administrative reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to 15:19 Mar 27, 2006 Dated: March 22, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–4477 Filed 3–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–549–820) Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Thailand Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On February 24, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing the initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on prestressed concrete steel wire strand from Thailand, covering the period January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2005. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, Thailand: Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand, 71 FR 9519 (February 24, 2006). The review covers Siam Industrial Wire Co. Ltd. (SIW). We are now rescinding this review as a result of SIW’s timely withdrawal of its request for an administrative review. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Constance Handley or Shane Subler at (202) 482–0631 or (202) 482–0189, respectively; AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’) and 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(3), if no domestic interested party files a notice of intent to participate, the Department shall, within 90 days after the initiation of the review, issue a final determination revoking the order. Because the domestic interested parties did not file a notice of intent to participate in these sunset reviews, the Department finds that no domestic interested party is participating in these sunset reviews. Therefore, consistent with 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i) and section 751(c)(6)(A)(iii) of the Act, we are revoking these AD and CVD orders effective March 14, 2006, the fifth anniversary of the date the Department published the continuation of the AD and CVD orders. (See GOES Continuation.) VerDate Aug<31>2005 the effective date of revocation in response to appropriately filed requests for review. These five-year (sunset) reviews and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(c) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Jkt 208001 Background In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2), on January 31, 2006, SIW requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on prestressed concrete steel wire strand from Thailand. On February 24, 2006, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we initiated the administrative review of this order for PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15377 the period January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2005 (71 FR 9519). SIW withdrew its request for an administrative review on March 7, 2006. Rescission of Administrative Review The Department’s regulations at 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1) provide that the Department will rescind an administrative review if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the publication date of the notice of initiation of the requested review. SIW, the only interested party to request a review, withdrew its request for an administrative review within the 90– day period. Therefore, the Department is rescinding this administrative review. The Department will issue appropriate instructions directly to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: March 22, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–4486 Filed 3–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In– Quota Rate of Duty Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tipten Troidl or Eric Greynolds, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–1767 or 6071, respectively. AGENCY: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (as amended) (‘‘the Act’’) requires the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) to determine, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish an annual list and quarterly SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 15378 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 59 / Tuesday, March 28, 2006 / Notices updates of the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide the Department’s quarterly update of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the period October 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005. The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) of the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign governments on articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. The Department will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed. The Department encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. Dated: March 22, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. APPENDIX SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN–QUOTA RATE OF DUTY1 Country Gross2 Subsidy ($/lb) Program(s) Austria ........................................ Belgium ...................................... Canada ...................................... European Union Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments Indirect (Milk) Subsidy Consumer Subsidy Total EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments Deficiency Payments EU Restitution Payments Cyprus* ...................................... Denmark .................................... Finland ....................................... France ........................................ Germany .................................... Greece ....................................... Hungary* .................................... Ireland ........................................ Italy ............................................ Lithuania* ................................... Luxembourg ............................... Netherlands ................................ Norway ....................................... ............................................... ............................................... Poland* ...................................... Portugal ...................................... Slovenia* .................................... Spain .......................................... Switzerland ................................ U.K. ............................................ Net3 Subsidy ($/lb) $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.30 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.30 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 * This notice has been modified to reflect the enlargement of the European Union (EU) to 25 countries on May 1, 2004. See Modification of the Tariff -Rate Import Quota for Certain Cheeses, 69 FR 77308 (December 27, 2004). 1 This chart includes only those countries which exported articles of cheese to the United States during 4th Quarter, 2005. 2 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5). 3 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6). [FR Doc. E6–4480 Filed 3–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–357–813] cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Honey from Argentina: Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On February 1, 2006, in response to a timely request from the American Honey Producers Association and the Sioux Honey Association AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Mar 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 (Petitioner), the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on honey from Argentina. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 5241 (February 1, 2006) (Initiation Notice). This administrative review covered the period January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. We are now rescinding this review as a result of Petitioner’s withdrawal of its requests for an administrative review of this order. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Iserson or Elfi Blum, AD/CVD PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dara Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 7866, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4052 and (202) 482–0197, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 1, 2005, the Department published a notice of ‘‘Opportunity to Request Administrative Review’’ of the countervailing duty order for the period of January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Oder, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 70 E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 59 (Tuesday, March 28, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15377-15378]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government 
Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 28, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tipten Troidl or Eric Greynolds, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-1767 
or 6071, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 
1979 (as amended) (``the Act'') requires the Department of Commerce 
(``the Department'') to determine, in consultation with the Secretary 
of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy 
with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of 
duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish an annual 
list and quarterly

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updates of the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide 
the Department's quarterly update of subsidies on articles of cheese 
that were imported during the period October 1, 2005, through December 
31, 2005.
    The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) of 
the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign 
governments on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty. 
The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or 
programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which 
information is currently available. The Department will incorporate 
additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and 
additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the 
information is developed.
    The Department encourages any person having information on foreign 
government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to 
an in-quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 
20230.
    This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) 
of the Act.

    Dated: March 22, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

                                                                        APPENDIX
                                            SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN-QUOTA RATE OF DUTY\1\
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                      Country                                       Program(s)                   Gross\2\ Subsidy ($/lb)        Net\3\ Subsidy ($/lb)
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Austria............................................      European Union Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Belgium............................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Canada.............................................    Export Assistance on Certain Types of                        $ 0.30                        $ 0.30
                                                                                      Cheese
Cyprus*............................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Denmark............................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Finland............................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
France.............................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Germany............................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Greece.............................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Hungary*...........................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Ireland............................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Italy..............................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Lithuania*.........................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Luxembourg.........................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Netherlands........................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Norway.............................................                  Indirect (Milk) Subsidy                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
                                                                            Consumer Subsidy                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
                                                                                       Total                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Poland*............................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Portugal...........................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Slovenia*..........................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Spain..............................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
Switzerland........................................                      Deficiency Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
U.K................................................                  EU Restitution Payments                        $ 0.00                        $ 0.00
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* This notice has been modified to reflect the enlargement of the European Union (EU) to 25 countries on May 1, 2004. See Modification of the Tariff -
  Rate Import Quota for Certain Cheeses, 69 FR 77308 (December 27, 2004).
\1\ This chart includes only those countries which exported articles of cheese to the United States during 4th Quarter, 2005.
\2\ Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5).
\3\ Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6).

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