Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders: Structural Steel Beams From Japan and South Korea, 15375-15376 [E6-4481]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 59 / Tuesday, March 28, 2006 / Notices Dated: March 21, 2006. Allen Gibbs, Acting Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 06–2957 Filed 3–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–588–852, A–580–841, C–580–842) Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders: Structural Steel Beams From Japan and South Korea Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 2, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated its sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) orders on structural steel beams (‘‘beams’’) from Japan and South Korea (‘‘Korea’’), and the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on beams from Korea. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 22632 (May 2, 2005). Pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the International Trade Commission (‘‘the ITC’’), in its sunset reviews, determined that revocation of the AD orders on beams from Japan and Korea and the CVD order on beams from Korea would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Structural Steel Beams from Japan and Korea, 71 FR 13431 (March 15, 2006). Therefore, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(1)(iii), the Department is revoking the AD orders on beams from Japan and Korea and the CVD order on beams from Korea. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 19, 2005 - Japan; August 14, 2005 - Korea (CVD); August 18, 2005 - Korea (AD). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert James or Dana Mermelstein (AD orders), Tipten Troidl or Brandon Farlander (CVD order), AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0649, (202) 482–1391, (202) 482 1767 or (202) 482–0182, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Scope of the Orders The products covered by these orders are doubly–symmetric shapes, whether VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Mar 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 hot–or cold–rolled, drawn, extruded, formed or finished, having at least one dimension of at least 80 mm (3.2 inches or more), whether of carbon or alloy (other than stainless) steel, and whether or not drilled, punched, notched, painted, coated, or clad. These products include, but are not limited to, wide– flange beams (W shapes), bearing piles (HP shapes), standard beams (S or I shapes), and M–shapes. All products that meet the physical and metallurgical descriptions provided above are within the scope of these orders unless otherwise excluded. The following products are outside and/or specifically excluded from the scope of these orders: Structural steel beams greater than 400 pounds per linear foot or with a web or section height (also known as depth) over 40 inches. The products subject to these orders are currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) at subheadings: 7216.32.0000, 7216.33.0030, 7216.33.0060, 7216.33.0090, 7216.50.0000, 7216.61.0000, 7216.69.0000, 7216.91.0000,1 7216.99.0000,2 7228.70.3040,3 7228.70.6000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise in these orders is dispositive. Background On June 19, August 18, and August 14, 2000, the Department issued the AD orders on beams from Japan and Korea and the CVD order on beams from Korea, respectively. See Structural Steel Beams from Japan: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 65 FR 37960 (June 19, 2000), Structural Steel Beams From South Korea: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 65 FR 50502 (August 18, 2000), and Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Structural Steel Beams from the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 49542 (August 14, 2000). On May 2, 2005, the Department initiated, and the ITC instituted, sunset reviews of the AD and CVD orders on beams from Japan and Korea. See Initiation of Fiveyear (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 22632 (May 2, 2005). As a result of its CVD sunset review, the Department found 1 HTSUS subheading 7216.91.0000 was no longer in use as of 2004, and was replaced by 7216.91.0010 and 7216.91.0090 in that year. 2 HTSUS subheading 7216.99.0000 was no longer in use as of 2004, and was replaced by 7216.99.0010 and 7216.99.0090 in that year. 3 HTSUS subheading 7228.70.3040 was no longer in use as of 2005. What was previously covered by that number is covered within 7228.70.3010 and 7228.70.3041 starting in 2005. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15375 that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy, and notified the ITC of the level of subsidy likely to prevail were the order to be revoked. See Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order: Structural Steel Beams from South Korea, 70 FR 53167 (September 7, 2005). As a result of its AD sunset reviews, the Department found that revocation of the AD orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail were the orders to be revoked. See Structural Steel Beams from Japan and South Korea; Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders, 70 FR 53633 (September 9, 2005). On March 15, 2006, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders on beams from Japan and Korea, and the CVD order on beams from Korea would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Structural Steel Beams from Japan and Korea, 71 FR 13431 (March 15, 2006) and USITC Publication 3840 (March 2006), entitled Structural Steel Beams from Japan and Korea (Inv. Nos. 701– TA–401 and 731–TA–853–854 (Review)). Determination As a result of the determination by the ITC that revocation of these AD and CVD orders 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 AD orders on beams from Japan and Korea and the CVD order on beams from Korea. Pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the effective date of revocation is June 19, 2005, August 18, 2005, and August 14, 2005 (i.e., the fifth anniversary of the date of publication in the Federal Register of the notices of the AD order on Japan, the AD order on Korea, and the CVD order on Korea, respectively). 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 June 19, 2005, August 18, 2005, and August 14, 2005, the effective dates of revocation of the AD orders and the CVD order. The Department will complete any pending administrative reviews of these orders and will conduct E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 15376 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 59 / Tuesday, March 28, 2006 / Notices administrative reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation in response to appropriately filed requests for review. These five-year sunset reviews and notice are in accordance with section 751(d)(2) and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 22, 2006 Stephen J. Claeys. Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–4481 Filed 3–27–06; 8:45 am] Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–893] Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’): Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of 2004/2005 New Shipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex Villanueva or Javier Barrientos; AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3208 and (202) 482–2243, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On February 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order covering certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 5149 (February 1, 2005). The Department received a timely request from Zhanjiang Regal Integrated Marine Resources Co., Ltd. (‘‘Regal’’), in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c), for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the PRC, which has a February annual anniversary month and an August semi– annual anniversary month. On September 30, 2005, the Department initiated a review with respect to Regal. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:19 Mar 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review, 70 FR 58679 (October 7, 2005). The Department has issued its antidumping duty questionnaire and supplemental questionnaires to Regal. The deadline for completion of the preliminary results is currently March 29, 2006. Section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.214(i)(1) require the Department to issue the preliminary results of a new shipper review within 180 days after the date on which the new shipper review was initiated and final results of a review within 90 days after the date on which the preliminary results were issued. The Department may, however, extend the deadline for completion of the preliminary results of a new shipper review to 300 days if it determines that the case is extraordinarily complicated. See 19 CFR 351.214(i)(2). Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(i)(2), the Department determines that this review is extraordinarily complicated. Specifically, the Department requires additional time to analyze all questionnaire responses and to conduct verification of the responses submitted, as well as to examine whether Regal’s U.S. sale was made on a bona fide basis. Additionally, there are complicated issues surrounding the Department’s calculation of normal value, particularly with respect to the valuation of shrimp farming inputs. Based on the timing and complexity of the case, the preliminary results of this new shipper review cannot be completed within the statutory time limit of 180 days. Accordingly, the Department is extending the time limit for the completion of the preliminary results by 90 days to June 27, 2006, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(i)(2). The final results, in turn, will be due 90 days after the date of issuance of the preliminary results, unless extended. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1), 751(a)(2)(B), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 22, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–4483 Filed 3–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–475–811, A–588–831, C–475–812) Grain–Oriented Electrical Steel From Italy and Japan: Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On February 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) orders on grain–oriented electrical steel (‘‘GOES’’) from Italy and Japan and of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on GOES from Italy. (See 70 FR 5243). Because the domestic interested parties did not participate in these sunset reviews, the Department is revoking these AD and CVD orders. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 14, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Darla Brown or Brandon Farlander, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2849 or (202) 482–0182, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On June 7, June 10, and August 12, 1994, respectively, the Department issued the CVD order on GOES from Italy (59 FR 29414) and the AD orders on GOES from Japan (59 FR 29984) and Italy (59 FR 41431). On December 1, 1999, the Department initiated sunset reviews on these orders and later published its notice of continuation of the AD and CVD orders. See Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders and Countervailing Duty Order: Grain–Oriented Silicon Electrical Steel From Italy and Japan, 66 FR 14889 (March 14, 2001) (‘‘GOES Continuation’’). On February 1, 2006, the Department initiated the second sunset reviews of these orders. We did not receive a notice of intent to participate from domestic interested parties in any of these sunset reviews by the deadline dates. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(A). As a result, the Department determined that no domestic interested party intends to participate in these sunset reviews, and on February 21, 2006, we notified the International Trade Commission, in writing, that we intended to issue final determinations revoking these AD and CVD orders. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(2). E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 59 (Tuesday, March 28, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15375-15376]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-588-852, A-580-841, C-580-842)


Revocation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders: 
Structural Steel Beams From Japan and South Korea

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On May 2, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated its sunset reviews of the antidumping duty 
(``AD'') orders on structural steel beams (``beams'') from Japan and 
South Korea (``Korea''), and the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on 
beams from Korea. See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 70 
FR 22632 (May 2, 2005). Pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (``the Act''), the International Trade Commission 
(``the ITC''), in its sunset reviews, determined that revocation of the 
AD orders on beams from Japan and Korea and the CVD order on beams from 
Korea would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 
foreseeable time. See Structural Steel Beams from Japan and Korea, 71 
FR 13431 (March 15, 2006). Therefore, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(1)(iii), the Department is revoking the 
AD orders on beams from Japan and Korea and the CVD order on beams from 
Korea.

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 19, 2005 - Japan; August 14, 2005 - Korea (CVD); 
August 18, 2005 - Korea (AD).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert James or Dana Mermelstein (AD 
orders), Tipten Troidl or Brandon Farlander (CVD order), AD/CVD 
Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0649, (202) 482-1391, (202) 
482 - 1767 or (202) 482-0182, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Scope of the Orders

    The products covered by these orders are doubly-symmetric shapes, 
whether hot-or cold-rolled, drawn, extruded, formed or finished, having 
at least one dimension of at least 80 mm (3.2 inches or more), whether 
of carbon or alloy (other than stainless) steel, and whether or not 
drilled, punched, notched, painted, coated, or clad. These products 
include, but are not limited to, wide-flange beams (W shapes), bearing 
piles (HP shapes), standard beams (S or I shapes), and M-shapes.
    All products that meet the physical and metallurgical descriptions 
provided above are within the scope of these orders unless otherwise 
excluded. The following products are outside and/or specifically 
excluded from the scope of these orders: Structural steel beams greater 
than 400 pounds per linear foot or with a web or section height (also 
known as depth) over 40 inches.
    The products subject to these orders are currently classifiable in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') at 
subheadings: 7216.32.0000, 7216.33.0030, 7216.33.0060, 7216.33.0090, 
7216.50.0000, 7216.61.0000, 7216.69.0000, 7216.91.0000,\1\ 
7216.99.0000,\2\ 7228.70.3040,\3\ 7228.70.6000. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the merchandise in these orders is dispositive.
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    \1\ HTSUS subheading 7216.91.0000 was no longer in use as of 
2004, and was replaced by 7216.91.0010 and 7216.91.0090 in that 
year.
    \2\ HTSUS subheading 7216.99.0000 was no longer in use as of 
2004, and was replaced by 7216.99.0010 and 7216.99.0090 in that 
year.
    \3\ HTSUS subheading 7228.70.3040 was no longer in use as of 
2005. What was previously covered by that number is covered within 
7228.70.3010 and 7228.70.3041 starting in 2005.
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Background

    On June 19, August 18, and August 14, 2000, the Department issued 
the AD orders on beams from Japan and Korea and the CVD order on beams 
from Korea, respectively. See Structural Steel Beams from Japan: Notice 
of Antidumping Duty Order, 65 FR 37960 (June 19, 2000), Structural 
Steel Beams From South Korea: Notice of Antidumping Duty Order, 65 FR 
50502 (August 18, 2000), and Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: 
Structural Steel Beams from the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 49542 (August 
14, 2000). On May 2, 2005, the Department initiated, and the ITC 
instituted, sunset reviews of the AD and CVD orders on beams from Japan 
and Korea. See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 70 FR 
22632 (May 2, 2005). As a result of its CVD sunset review, the 
Department found that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to 
lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy, and 
notified the ITC of the level of subsidy likely to prevail were the 
order to be revoked. See Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of 
the Countervailing Duty Order: Structural Steel Beams from South Korea, 
70 FR 53167 (September 7, 2005). As a result of its AD sunset reviews, 
the Department found that revocation of the AD orders would be likely 
to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified the ITC 
of the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail were the orders to be 
revoked. See Structural Steel Beams from Japan and South Korea; Final 
Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders, 70 FR 
53633 (September 9, 2005). On March 15, 2006, the ITC determined, 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders 
on beams from Japan and Korea, and the CVD order on beams from Korea 
would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material 
injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 
foreseeable time. See Structural Steel Beams from Japan and Korea, 71 
FR 13431 (March 15, 2006) and USITC Publication 3840 (March 2006), 
entitled Structural Steel Beams from Japan and Korea (Inv. Nos. 701-TA-
401 and 731-TA-853-854 (Review)).

Determination

    As a result of the determination by the ITC that revocation of 
these AD and CVD orders 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 AD 
orders on beams from Japan and Korea and the CVD order on beams from 
Korea. Pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.222(i)(2)(i), the effective date of revocation is June 19, 2005, 
August 18, 2005, and August 14, 2005 (i.e., the fifth anniversary of 
the date of publication in the Federal Register of the notices of the 
AD order on Japan, the AD order on Korea, and the CVD order on Korea, 
respectively). 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 June 19, 2005, August 18, 2005, 
and August 14, 2005, the effective dates of revocation of the AD orders 
and the CVD order. The Department will complete any pending 
administrative reviews of these orders and will conduct

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administrative reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to the 
effective date of revocation in response to appropriately filed 
requests for review.
    These five-year sunset reviews and notice are in accordance with 
section 751(d)(2) and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the 
Act.

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