Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from Japan and Singapore; Five-year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final Results, 26321-26322 [E6-6763]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 86 / Thursday, May 4, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 15–2006] mstockstill on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 144—Brunswick, GA; Application For Foreign-Trade Subzone Status; E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc. (Crop Protection Products); Valdosta, GA Area An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by Brunswick Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 144, requesting special-purpose subzone status for the manufacturing facilities (crop protection products) of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc. (DuPont), located in the Valdosta, Georgia area. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on April 27, 2006. The facilities for which subzone status is proposed are located at three sites in the Valdosta, Georgia area (223.68 acres total; up to 516,253 sq. ft. of enclosed space): Site # 1 (220 acres; 156,253 sq. ft. of enclosed space with possibility of creation of additional 200,000 sq. ft.) located at 2509 Rocky Ford Road in Lowndes County, Georgia; Site # 2 (2.3 acres; 100,000 sq. ft. of enclosed space) located at 1560 Old Clyattsville Road in Valdosta; and Site # 3 (1.38 acres; 60,000 sq. ft. of enclosed space) located at 1653 and 1669 Clay Road in Valdosta. DuPont is seeking subzone authority to manufacture, test, package and warehouse crop protection products. The company initially plans to manufacture certain fungicides (Manex), herbicides (Direx FP), plant growth regulators (CottonQuik), and insecticides (Avaunt/Steward) under FTZ procedures using imported ‘‘technical’’ ingredients. Duty rates on the finished products range from dutyfree to 6.5% ad valorem while duty rates on the ingredients range from 3.7% to 6.5%. The application also requests authority to include a broad range of inputs, primarily categorized as organic chemicals, for potential future use in manufacture of finished crop protection products. (New major activity in these inputs/products would require review by the FTZ Board.) Duty rates for the potential input-material categories range from duty-free to 7.2% ad valorem while the potential finished products have duty rates ranging from duty-free to 6.5%. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:45 May 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 Zone procedures would exempt DuPont from Customs duty payments on foreign inputs used in export production. On its domestic shipments, DuPont could apply to foreign inputs lower duty rates that apply to the finished products, where applicable, and would also be able to defer duty payments. DuPont would be able to avoid duty on foreign inputs which become scrap/waste, estimated at less than one percent of imported inputs. The application also indicates that the company will derive savings from simplification and expediting of the company’s import and export procedures and from transfer of foreignstatus merchandise to other FTZs or subzones. All of the above-cited savings from zone procedures could help improve the plant’s international competitiveness. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, a member of the FTZ Staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and report to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is July 3, 2006. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to July 18, 2006. A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations: U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center, 325 John Knox Road, The Atrium Building, Suite 201, Tallahassee, FL 32303. Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1115, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. Dated: April 27, 2006. Dennis Puccinelli, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. E6–6764 Filed 5–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26321 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–804, A–559–801] Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from Japan and Singapore; Five-year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final Results Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated 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). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of the interested parties, the Department conducted full (240-day) sunset reviews 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 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 ‘‘Final Results of Reviews.’’ Based on our analysis of the comments we received, we find that it is appropriate to report a more recently calculated margin to the International Trade Commission for certain respondents. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 4, 2006. 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. AGENCY: 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). On December 28, 2005, the Department published the preliminary results of the full sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings from Japan and Singapore. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and Singapore; Five-year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Preliminary Results, 70 FR 76754 (December 28, E:\FR\FM\04MYN1.SGM 04MYN1 26322 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 86 / Thursday, May 4, 2006 / Notices 2005).1 In our preliminary results, we found that revocation of the orders orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. On January 27, 2006, the Department received case briefs from the following parties: Japan - Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd., and Koyo Corporation of USA (collectively, Koyo), NTN Corporation and American NTN Bearing Manufacture Corporation (collectively, NTN), and NSK Corp. and NSK Ltd. (collectively, NSK); Singapore - NMB Singapore Ltd. and Pelmec Industries (Pte.) Ltd. (collectively, NMB/Pelmec). On February 1, 2006, the Department received a rebuttal brief from the Timken Company, Pacamor Kubar Bearings, and RBC Bearings (collectively, the domestic interested parties). mstockstill on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Scope of the Order 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 these sunset reviews are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’ from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. 1 For a full discussion of the history of these orders prior to the preliminary results of these sunset reviews, see the December 28, 2005, decision memorandum accompanying the preliminary results of sunset reviews. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:45 May 03, 2006 Jkt 208001 Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated April 27, 2006 (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, the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the antidumping duty orders were revoked, and support of the domestic industry. 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–099 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. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in content. Dated: April 27, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–6763 Filed 5–3–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–831] Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of 2004–2005 Semi–Annual New Shipper Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to requests from Shandong Chengshun Farm Produce Trading Company, Ltd. (‘‘Chengshun’’), Final Results of Review Shenzhen Fanhui Import and Export We determine that revocation of the Co., Ltd. (‘‘Fanhui’’), Qufu Dongbao antidumping duty orders on ball Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd. bearings from Japan and Singapore (‘‘Dongbao’’), and Anqiu Friend Food would be likely to lead to continuation Co., Ltd. (‘‘Anqiu Friend’’), the U.S. or recurrence of dumping at the Department of Commerce (‘‘the following weighted–average margins: Department’’) is conducting new shipper reviews of the antidumping Weighted– duty order on fresh garlic from the Manufacturers/Exporters/ProAverage People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). ducers Margin The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is (Percent) November 1, 2004, through April 30, Japan. 2005. Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd. .................. 12.78 We preliminarily determine that none Minebea Co., Ltd. ....................... 106.61 of these companies have made sales in Nachi–Fujikoshi Corp. ................ 48.69 the United States at prices below normal NSK Ltd. ..................................... 8.28 NTN Corp. .................................. 5.93 value. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this All Other Japanese Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers ......... 45.83 review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess Singapore. NMB/Pelmec ............................... 25.08 antidumping duties on entries of subject All Other Singaporean Manufacmerchandise during the POR for which turers/Exporters/Producers ..... 25.08 the importer–specific assessment rates are above de minimis. Notification Regarding Administrative We invite interested parties to Protective Order comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments are This notice also serves as the only requested to submit with each argument reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of a statement of the issue and a brief summary of the argument. We will issue their responsibility concerning the the final results no later than 90 days return or destruction of proprietary from the date of publication of this information disclosed under APO in notice. accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 of the EFFECTIVE DATE: May 4, 2006. Department’s regulations. Timely notification of the return or destruction FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jim of APO materials or conversion to Nunno or Ryan Douglas, AD/CVD judicial protective order is hereby Operations, Office 8, Import requested. Failure to comply with the Administration, International Trade regulations and terms of an APO is a Administration, U.S. Department of violation which is subject to sanction. Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; We are issuing and publishing these telephone: (202) 482–0783 and (202) results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the 482–1277, respectively. Act. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 86 (Thursday, May 4, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26321-26322]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-804, A-559-801]


Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from Japan and Singapore; Five-
year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final Results

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On June 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated 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). On the basis of a notice of intent 
to participate and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of 
the interested parties, the Department conducted full (240-day) sunset 
reviews 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 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 ``Final Results of 
Reviews.'' Based on our analysis of the comments we received, we find 
that it is appropriate to report a more recently calculated margin to 
the International Trade Commission for certain respondents.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 4, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Zev Primor or Fred Aziz, Office 5, AD/
CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14\th\ 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). On December 28, 2005, 
the Department published the preliminary results of the full sunset 
reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings from Japan and 
Singapore. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Japan and 
Singapore; Five-year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; 
Preliminary Results, 70 FR 76754 (December 28,

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2005).\1\ In our preliminary results, we found that revocation of the 
orders orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of 
dumping.
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    \1\ For a full discussion of the history of these orders prior 
to the preliminary results of these sunset reviews, see the December 
28, 2005, decision memorandum accompanying the preliminary results 
of sunset reviews.
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    On January 27, 2006, the Department received case briefs from the 
following parties: Japan - Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd., and Koyo Corporation 
of USA (collectively, Koyo), NTN Corporation and American NTN Bearing 
Manufacture Corporation (collectively, NTN), and NSK Corp. and NSK Ltd. 
(collectively, NSK); Singapore - NMB Singapore Ltd. and Pelmec 
Industries (Pte.) Ltd. (collectively, NMB/Pelmec). On February 1, 2006, 
the Department received a rebuttal brief from the Timken Company, 
Pacamor Kubar Bearings, and RBC Bearings (collectively, the domestic 
interested parties).

Scope of the Order

    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 these sunset reviews are addressed in the 
``Issues and Decision Memorandum'' from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated April 27, 2006 
(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, the magnitude of the margins likely to 
prevail if the antidumping duty orders were revoked, and support of the 
domestic industry. 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-099 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. The paper 
copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in 
content.

Final Results of Review

    We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on ball 
bearings from Japan and Singapore would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average 
margins:

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                                                            Weighted-
           Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers              Average Margin
                                                            (Percent)
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Japan..................................................
Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd....................................          12.78
Minebea Co., Ltd.......................................         106.61
Nachi-Fujikoshi Corp...................................          48.69
NSK Ltd................................................           8.28
NTN Corp...............................................           5.93
All Other Japanese Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers...          45.83
Singapore..............................................
NMB/Pelmec.............................................          25.08
All Other Singaporean Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers          25.08
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Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 of the 
Department's regulations. Timely notification of the return or 
destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order 
is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms 
of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing these results and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: April 27, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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