Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part, 26928-26930 [E6-6938]

Download as PDF 26928 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 89 / Tuesday, May 9, 2006 / Notices Weighted–Average Margin (Percent) Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers All Others ................................................................................................................................................................... Ukraine. All Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters ..................................................................................................................... The People’s Republic of China. All Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters ..................................................................................................................... This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. 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: May 3, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–7044 Filed 5–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–890 Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 9, 2006. SUMMARY: On February 2, 2006, and in an amendment on March 16, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) received a request on behalf of the petitioners, the American Furniture Manufacturers Committee for Legal Trade and its individual members (the ‘‘AFMC’’) for a changed circumstances review and a request to revoke in part the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China with respect to jewelry armoires that have at least one side door, whether or not the door is lined with felt or felt– like material. In its February 2, 2006, submission, AFMC stated that it no longer has any interest in antidumping mstockstill on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:02 May 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 relief from imports of such jewelry armoires with respect to the subject merchandise defined in the ‘‘Scope of the Review’’ section below. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Will Dickerson or Robert Bolling, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. 20230; telephone (202) 482–1778 and (202) 482–3434, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 4, 2005, the Department published the Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China (70 FR 329). On February 2, 2006, and in an amendment on March 16, 2006, AFMC requested revocation in part of the AD order pursuant to sections 751(b)(1) and 782(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), with respect to jewelry armoires that have at least one side door, whether or not lined with felt or felt–like material, as described below. Scope of the Order The product covered is wooden bedroom furniture. Wooden bedroom furniture is generally, but not exclusively, designed, manufactured, and offered for sale in coordinated groups, or bedrooms, in which all of the individual pieces are of approximately the same style and approximately the same material and/or finish. The subject merchandise is made substantially of wood products, including both solid wood and also engineered wood products made from wood particles, fibers, or other wooden materials such as plywood, oriented strand board, particle board, and fiberboard, with or without wood veneers, wood overlays, or laminates, with or without non–wood components or trim such as metal, marble, leather, glass, plastic, or other resins, and whether or not assembled, completed, or finished. The subject merchandise includes the following items: (1) Wooden beds such as loft beds, bunk beds, and other beds; PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17.60 163.00 150.00 (2) wooden headboards for beds (whether stand–alone or attached to side rails), wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden canopies for beds; (3) night tables, night stands, dressers, commodes, bureaus, mule chests, gentlemen’s chests, bachelor’s chests, lingerie chests, wardrobes, vanities, chessers, chifforobes, and wardrobe–type cabinets; (4) dressers with framed glass mirrors that are attached to, incorporated in, sit on, or hang over the dresser; (5) chests–on-chests1, highboys2, lowboys3, chests of drawers4, chests5, door chests6, chiffoniers7, hutches8, and armoires9; (6) desks, computer stands, filing cabinets, book cases, or writing tables that are attached to or incorporated in the subject merchandise; and (7) other bedroom furniture consistent with the above list. The scope of the order excludes the following items: (1) seats, chairs, benches, couches, sofas, sofa beds, stools, and other seating furniture; (2) mattresses, mattress supports (including box springs), infant cribs, water beds, 1 A chest-on-chest is typically a tall chest-ofdrawers in two or more sections (or appearing to be in two or more sections), with one or two sections mounted (or appearing to be mounted) on a slightly larger chest; also known as a tallboy. 2 A highboy is typically a tall chest of drawers usually composed of a base and a top section with drawers, and supported on four legs or a small chest (often 15 inches or more in height). 3 A lowboy is typically a short chest of drawers, not more than four feet high, normally set on short legs. 4 A chest of drawers is typically a case containing drawers for storing clothing. 5 A chest is typically a case piece taller than it is wide featuring a series of drawers and with or without one or more doors for storing clothing. The piece can either include drawers or be designed as a large box incorporating a lid. 6 A door chest is typically a chest with hinged doors to store clothing, whether or not containing drawers. The piece may also include shelves for televisions and other entertainment electronics. 7 A chiffonier is typically a tall and narrow chest of drawers normally used for storing undergarments and lingerie, often with mirror(s) attached. 8 A hutch is typically an open case of furniture with shelves that typically sits on another piece of furniture and provides storage for clothes. 9 An armoire is typically a tall cabinet or wardrobe (typically 50 inches or taller), with doors, and with one or more drawers (either exterior below or above the doors or interior behind the doors), shelves, and/or garment rods or other apparatus for storing clothes. Bedroom armoires may also be used to hold television receivers and/or other audiovisual entertainment systems. E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 89 / Tuesday, May 9, 2006 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES and futon frames; (3) office furniture, such as desks, stand–up desks, computer cabinets, filing cabinets, credenzas, and bookcases; (4) dining room or kitchen furniture such as dining tables, chairs, servers, sideboards, buffets, corner cabinets, china cabinets, and china hutches; (5) other non– bedroom furniture, such as television cabinets, cocktail tables, end tables, occasional tables, wall systems, book cases, and entertainment systems; (6) bedroom furniture made primarily of wicker, cane, osier, bamboo or rattan; (7) side rails for beds made of metal if sold separately from the headboard and footboard; (8) bedroom furniture in which bentwood parts predominate10; (9) jewelry armories11; (10) cheval mirrors12 (11) certain metal parts13 (12) mirrors that do not attach to, incorporate in, sit on, or hang over a dresser if they are not designed and marketed to be sold in conjunction with a dresser as part of a dresser–mirror set. Imports of subject merchandise are classified under subheading 9403.50.9040 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) as ‘‘wooden...beds’’ and under subheading 9403.50.9080 of the HTSUS as ‘‘other...wooden furniture of a kind used in the bedroom.’’ In addition, wooden headboards for beds, wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden canopies for beds may also be entered under subheading 9403.50.9040 of the HTSUS as ‘‘parts of wood’’ and framed glass mirrors may also be entered under subheading 7009.92.5000 of the HTSUS as ‘‘glass mirrors...framed.’’ This order 10 As used herein, bentwood means solid wood made pliable. Bentwood is wood that is brought to a curved shape by bending it while made pliable with moist heat or other agency and then set by cooling or drying. See Customs’ Headquarters’ Ruling Letter 043859, dated May 17, 1976. 11 Any armoire, cabinet or other accent item for the purpose of storing jewelry, not to exceed 24’’ in width, 18’’ in depth, and 49’’ in height, including a minimum of 5 lined drawers lined with felt or felt-like material, at least one side door lined with felt or felt-like material, with necklace hangers, and a flip-top lid with inset mirror. See Memorandum from Laurel LaCivita to Laurie Parkhill, Office Director, Issues and Decision Memorandum Concerning Jewelry Armoires and Cheval Mirrors in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, dated August 31, 2004. 12 Cheval mirrors, i.e., any framed, tiltable mirror with a height in excess of 50’’ that is mounted on a floor-standing, hinged base. 13 Metal furniture parts and unfinished furniture parts made of wood products (as defined above) that are not otherwise specifically named in this scope (i.e., wooden headboards for beds, wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden canopies for beds) and that do not possess the essential character of wooden bedroom furniture in an unassembled, incomplete, or unfinished form. Such parts are usually classified under HTSUS subheading 9403.90.7000. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:42 May 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 covers all wooden bedroom furniture meeting the above description, regardless of tariff classification. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part At the request of AFMC, and in accordance with sections 751(d)(1) and 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, the Department is initiating a changed circumstances review of wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China to determine whether partial revocation of the AD order is warranted with respect to jewelry armoires that have at least one side door, whether or not the door is lined with felt or felt–like material. Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide that the Department may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it determines that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product have no further interest in the order, in whole or in part. In addition, in the event the Department determines that expedited action is warranted, 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits the Department to combine the notices of initiation and preliminary results. In accordance with section 751(b) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(l)(i) and 351.221(c)(3), we are initiating this changed circumstances review and have determined that expedited action is warranted. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(c), we find that the petitioners’ affirmative statement of no interest constitutes good cause for the conduct of this review. Additionally, our decision to expedite this review stems from the domestic industry’s lack of interest in applying the AD order to the specific wooden bedroom furniture (i.e., jewelry armories discussed above) covered by this request. Based on the expression of no interest by the petitioners and absent any objection by any other domestic interested parties, we have preliminarily determined that substantially all of the domestic producers of the like product have no interest in the continued application of the AD order on wooden bedroom furniture to the merchandise that is subject to this request. Therefore, we are notifying the public of our intent to revoke, in part, the AD order as it relates to imports of the jewelry armoires from the People’s Republic of China that have at least one side door, PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26929 whether or not the door is lined with felt or felt–like material. Therefore, we intend to change footnote 11 of the scope on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China to read as follows: Any armoire, cabinet or other accent item for the purpose of storing jewelry, not to exceed 24’’ in width, 18’’ in depth, and 49’’ in height, including a minimum of 5 lined drawers lined with felt or felt– like material, at least one side door (whether or not the door is lined with felt or felt–like material), with necklace hangers, and a flip–top lid with inset mirror. See Memorandum from Laurel LaCivita to Laurie Parkhill, Office Director, Issues and Decision Memorandum Concerning Jewelry Armoires and Cheval Mirrors in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China dated August 31, 2004. See Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation in the Part (FR citation and date to be added). Public Comment Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Written comments may be submitted no later than 14 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results. Rebuttals to written comments, limited to issues raised in such comments, may be filed no later than 21 days after the date of publication. The Department will issue the final results of this changed circumstances review, which will include the results of its analysis raised in any such written comments, no later than 270 days after the date on which this review was initiated, or within 45 days if all parties agree to our preliminary results. See 19 CFR 351.216(e). If final revocation occurs, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to end the suspension of liquidation for the merchandise covered by the revocation on the effective date of the notice of revocation and to release any cash deposit or bond. See 19 CFR 351.222(g)(4). The current requirement for a cash deposit of estimated AD duties on all subject merchandise will continue unless and until it is modified pursuant to the final results of this changed circumstances review. This initiation and preliminary results of review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, 351.221, and 351.222. E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1 26930 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 89 / Tuesday, May 9, 2006 / Notices Dated: April 27, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary 6 for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–6938 Filed 5–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army mstockstill on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES Surplus Properties; Notice SUMMARY: This notice provides information regarding the properties that have been determined surplus to the United States needs in accordance with the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, Public Law 101–510, as amended, and the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Commission Report, as approved, and following screening with Federal agencies and Department of Defense components. DATES: Effective May 9, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Headquarters, Department of the Army, Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, Base Realignment and Closure Division, Attn: DAIM–BD, 600 Army Pentagon, Washington DC 20310– 0600, (703) 601–2418. For information regarding a specific property, a contact is provided on the list of properties below. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the provisions of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended, and other public benefit conveyance authorities, this surplus property may be available for conveyance to State and local governments and other eligible entities for public benefit purposes. Notices of interest from representatives of the homeless, and other interested parties located in the vicinity of any listed surplus property should be submitted to both the recognized Local Redevelopment Authority and Army point of contact as listed above, or where no Local Redevelopment Authority has been recognized, the notice of interest shall be submitted to the Army point of contact as listed below. Local Redevelopment Authorities are in the process of being recognized. Where no Local Redevelopment Authority is listed, please contact the Army point contact below for the latest information. Notices of interest from representatives of the homeless shall include the information required by 32 CFR 176.20(c)(2)(ii). Recognized Local Redevelopment VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:02 May 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 Authorities, or the Army where no Local Redevelopment Authority has been recognized, shall assist interested parties in evaluating the surplus properties for the intended use. Deadlines for notices of interest shall be 90 days from the date a corresponding notice is published in a newspaper of general circulation in the vicinity of the installation. The properties are listed by state. Additional information for any listed property may be found at http:// www.hqda.army.mil/acsimweb/brac/ braco.htm. Surplus Property List Alabama Dothan—Harry L. Gary Jr. USARC, 801 Mill Avenue, POC: Commander, 81st Regional Readiness Command, ATTN: Base Transition Coordinator, 225 West Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209 Telephone: 205–329–9215 Fort McClellan—Faith Wing USARC, 215 Regimental Avenue, POC: Commander, 81st Regional Readiness Command, ATTN: Base Transition Coordinator, 225 West Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209 Telephone: 205–329–9215 Mobile—Wright USARC, 1900 Hurtel Street: Commander, 81st Regional Readiness Command, ATTN: Base Transition Coordinator, 225 West Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209 Telephone: 205–329–9215 Montgomery—BG William P. Screws USARC, 4050 Atlanta Highway POC: Commander, 81st Regional Readiness Command, ATTN: Base Transition Coordinator, 225 West Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209 Telephone: 205–329–9215 Troy—PFC Grady C. Anderson USARC, 358 Elba Highway, POC: Commander, 81st Regional Readiness Command, ATTN: Base Transition Coordinator, 225 West Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209 Telephone: 205–329–9215 Tuscaloosa—AMSA 51, 2627 10th Avenue POC: Commander, 81st Regional Readiness Command, ATTN: Base Transition Coordinator, 225 West Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209 Telephone: 205–329–9215 Tuscaloosa—Finnell AFRC, 2627 10th Avenue POC: Commander, 81st Regional Readiness Command, ATTN: Base Transition Coordinator, 225 West Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209 Telephone: 205–329–9215 Tuskegee—Cleveland Leight Abbott USARC, 2202 VA Hospital Road, POC: Commander, 81st Regional Readiness Command, ATTN: Base Transition Coordinator, 225 West Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35209 Telephone: 205–329–9215 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Arizona Tucson—Allen Hall USARC, 1750 E. 29th Street, POC: Commander 63rd Regional Readiness Command, ATTN: Base Transition Coordinator, 4235 Yorktown Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720–5002 Telephone: 520–889– 1129 Arkansas El Dorado—Rufus N. Garrett Jr. USARC, 815 West 8th Street, POC: City of El Dorado Local Redevelopment Authority, P.O. Box 486, El Dorado, AR 71731 Telephone: 870–863–4070 Fayetteville—Leroy R. Pond USARC, 1616 N. Woolsey Street, POC: Public Information and Policy Advisor, City of Fayetteville, 113 W. Mountain, Fayetteville, AR 72701 Telephone: 479–575–8330 Hot Springs—Hot Springs USARC, 200 Reserve Street, POC: Commander, 90th Regional Readiness Command, ATTN: Base Transition Coordinator, 8000 Camp Robinson Road, North Little Rock, AR 72118 Telephone: 501–771–8788 Jonesboro—Jonesboro USARC, 1001 S. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-570-890


Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: 
Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances 
Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 9, 2006.
SUMMARY: On February 2, 2006, and in an amendment on March 16, 2006, 
the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') received a request on 
behalf of the petitioners, the American Furniture Manufacturers 
Committee for Legal Trade and its individual members (the ``AFMC'') for 
a changed circumstances review and a request to revoke in part the 
antidumping duty (``AD'') order on wooden bedroom furniture from the 
People's Republic of China with respect to jewelry armoires that have 
at least one side door, whether or not the door is lined with felt or 
felt-like material. In its February 2, 2006, submission, AFMC stated 
that it no longer has any interest in antidumping relief from imports 
of such jewelry armoires with respect to the subject merchandise 
defined in the ``Scope of the Review'' section below. Interested 
parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Will Dickerson or Robert Bolling, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., 
Washington D.C. 20230; telephone (202) 482-1778 and (202) 482-3434, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 4, 2005, the Department published the Notice of Amended 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping 
Duty Order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of 
China (70 FR 329). On February 2, 2006, and in an amendment on March 
16, 2006, AFMC requested revocation in part of the AD order pursuant to 
sections 751(b)(1) and 782(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act''), with respect to jewelry armoires that have at least one 
side door, whether or not lined with felt or felt-like material, as 
described below.

Scope of the Order

    The product covered is wooden bedroom furniture. Wooden bedroom 
furniture is generally, but not exclusively, designed, manufactured, 
and offered for sale in coordinated groups, or bedrooms, in which all 
of the individual pieces are of approximately the same style and 
approximately the same material and/or finish. The subject merchandise 
is made substantially of wood products, including both solid wood and 
also engineered wood products made from wood particles, fibers, or 
other wooden materials such as plywood, oriented strand board, particle 
board, and fiberboard, with or without wood veneers, wood overlays, or 
laminates, with or without non-wood components or trim such as metal, 
marble, leather, glass, plastic, or other resins, and whether or not 
assembled, completed, or finished.
    The subject merchandise includes the following items: (1) Wooden 
beds such as loft beds, bunk beds, and other beds; (2) wooden 
headboards for beds (whether stand-alone or attached to side rails), 
wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden 
canopies for beds; (3) night tables, night stands, dressers, commodes, 
bureaus, mule chests, gentlemen's chests, bachelor's chests, lingerie 
chests, wardrobes, vanities, chessers, chifforobes, and wardrobe-type 
cabinets; (4) dressers with framed glass mirrors that are attached to, 
incorporated in, sit on, or hang over the dresser; (5) chests-on-
chests\1\, highboys\2\, lowboys\3\, chests of drawers\4\, chests\5\, 
door chests\6\, chiffoniers\7\, hutches\8\, and armoires\9\; (6) desks, 
computer stands, filing cabinets, book cases, or writing tables that 
are attached to or incorporated in the subject merchandise; and (7) 
other bedroom furniture consistent with the above list.
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    \1\ A chest-on-chest is typically a tall chest-of-drawers in two 
or more sections (or appearing to be in two or more sections), with 
one or two sections mounted (or appearing to be mounted) on a 
slightly larger chest; also known as a tallboy.
    \2\ A highboy is typically a tall chest of drawers usually 
composed of a base and a top section with drawers, and supported on 
four legs or a small chest (often 15 inches or more in height).
    \3\ A lowboy is typically a short chest of drawers, not more 
than four feet high, normally set on short legs.
    \4\ A chest of drawers is typically a case containing drawers 
for storing clothing.
    \5\ A chest is typically a case piece taller than it is wide 
featuring a series of drawers and with or without one or more doors 
for storing clothing. The piece can either include drawers or be 
designed as a large box incorporating a lid.
    \6\ A door chest is typically a chest with hinged doors to store 
clothing, whether or not containing drawers. The piece may also 
include shelves for televisions and other entertainment electronics.
    \7\ A chiffonier is typically a tall and narrow chest of drawers 
normally used for storing undergarments and lingerie, often with 
mirror(s) attached.
    \8\ A hutch is typically an open case of furniture with shelves 
that typically sits on another piece of furniture and provides 
storage for clothes.
    \9\ An armoire is typically a tall cabinet or wardrobe 
(typically 50 inches or taller), with doors, and with one or more 
drawers (either exterior below or above the doors or interior behind 
the doors), shelves, and/or garment rods or other apparatus for 
storing clothes. Bedroom armoires may also be used to hold 
television receivers and/or other audio-visual entertainment 
systems.
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    The scope of the order excludes the following items: (1) seats, 
chairs, benches, couches, sofas, sofa beds, stools, and other seating 
furniture; (2) mattresses, mattress supports (including box springs), 
infant cribs, water beds,

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and futon frames; (3) office furniture, such as desks, stand-up desks, 
computer cabinets, filing cabinets, credenzas, and bookcases; (4) 
dining room or kitchen furniture such as dining tables, chairs, 
servers, sideboards, buffets, corner cabinets, china cabinets, and 
china hutches; (5) other non-bedroom furniture, such as television 
cabinets, cocktail tables, end tables, occasional tables, wall systems, 
book cases, and entertainment systems; (6) bedroom furniture made 
primarily of wicker, cane, osier, bamboo or rattan; (7) side rails for 
beds made of metal if sold separately from the headboard and footboard; 
(8) bedroom furniture in which bentwood parts predominate\10\; (9) 
jewelry armories\11\; (10) cheval mirrors\12\ (11) certain metal 
parts\13\ (12) mirrors that do not attach to, incorporate in, sit on, 
or hang over a dresser if they are not designed and marketed to be sold 
in conjunction with a dresser as part of a dresser-mirror set.
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    \10\ As used herein, bentwood means solid wood made pliable. 
Bentwood is wood that is brought to a curved shape by bending it 
while made pliable with moist heat or other agency and then set by 
cooling or drying. See Customs' Headquarters' Ruling Letter 043859, 
dated May 17, 1976.
    \11\ Any armoire, cabinet or other accent item for the purpose 
of storing jewelry, not to exceed 24'' in width, 18'' in depth, and 
49'' in height, including a minimum of 5 lined drawers lined with 
felt or felt-like material, at least one side door lined with felt 
or felt-like material, with necklace hangers, and a flip-top lid 
with inset mirror. See Memorandum from Laurel LaCivita to Laurie 
Parkhill, Office Director, Issues and Decision Memorandum Concerning 
Jewelry Armoires and Cheval Mirrors in the Antidumping Duty 
Investigation of Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic 
of China, dated August 31, 2004.
    \12\ Cheval mirrors, i.e., any framed, tiltable mirror with a 
height in excess of 50'' that is mounted on a floor-standing, hinged 
base.
    \13\ Metal furniture parts and unfinished furniture parts made 
of wood products (as defined above) that are not otherwise 
specifically named in this scope (i.e., wooden headboards for beds, 
wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden 
canopies for beds) and that do not possess the essential character 
of wooden bedroom furniture in an unassembled, incomplete, or 
unfinished form. Such parts are usually classified under HTSUS 
subheading 9403.90.7000.
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    Imports of subject merchandise are classified under subheading 
9403.50.9040 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') as ``wooden...beds'' and under subheading 9403.50.9080 of 
the HTSUS as ``other...wooden furniture of a kind used in the 
bedroom.'' In addition, wooden headboards for beds, wooden footboards 
for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden canopies for beds may 
also be entered under subheading 9403.50.9040 of the HTSUS as ``parts 
of wood'' and framed glass mirrors may also be entered under subheading 
7009.92.5000 of the HTSUS as ``glass mirrors...framed.'' This order 
covers all wooden bedroom furniture meeting the above description, 
regardless of tariff classification. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description 
of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive.

Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and 
Intent to Revoke Order in Part

    At the request of AFMC, and in accordance with sections 751(d)(1) 
and 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, the Department is 
initiating a changed circumstances review of wooden bedroom furniture 
from the People's Republic of China to determine whether partial 
revocation of the AD order is warranted with respect to jewelry 
armoires that have at least one side door, whether or not the door is 
lined with felt or felt-like material. Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide that the Department may revoke an order 
(in whole or in part) if it determines that producers accounting for 
substantially all of the production of the domestic like product have 
no further interest in the order, in whole or in part. In addition, in 
the event the Department determines that expedited action is warranted, 
19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits the Department to combine the notices 
of initiation and preliminary results.
    In accordance with section 751(b) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.222(g)(l)(i) and 351.221(c)(3), we are initiating this changed 
circumstances review and have determined that expedited action is 
warranted. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(c), we find that the 
petitioners' affirmative statement of no interest constitutes good 
cause for the conduct of this review. Additionally, our decision to 
expedite this review stems from the domestic industry's lack of 
interest in applying the AD order to the specific wooden bedroom 
furniture (i.e., jewelry armories discussed above) covered by this 
request.
    Based on the expression of no interest by the petitioners and 
absent any objection by any other domestic interested parties, we have 
preliminarily determined that substantially all of the domestic 
producers of the like product have no interest in the continued 
application of the AD order on wooden bedroom furniture to the 
merchandise that is subject to this request. Therefore, we are 
notifying the public of our intent to revoke, in part, the AD order as 
it relates to imports of the jewelry armoires from the People's 
Republic of China that have at least one side door, whether or not the 
door is lined with felt or felt-like material.
    Therefore, we intend to change footnote 11 of the scope on wooden 
bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China to read as 
follows:
Any armoire, cabinet or other accent item for the purpose of storing 
jewelry, not to exceed 24'' in width, 18'' in depth, and 49'' in 
height, including a minimum of 5 lined drawers lined with felt or 
felt-like material, at least one side door (whether or not the door 
is lined with felt or felt-like material), with necklace hangers, 
and a flip-top lid with inset mirror. See Memorandum from Laurel 
LaCivita to Laurie Parkhill, Office Director, Issues and Decision 
Memorandum Concerning Jewelry Armoires and Cheval Mirrors in the 
Antidumping Duty Investigation of Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the 
People's Republic of China dated August 31, 2004. See Wooden Bedroom 
Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final 
Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation in the Part 
(FR citation and date to be added).

Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary 
results. Written comments may be submitted no later than 14 days after 
the date of publication of these preliminary results. Rebuttals to 
written comments, limited to issues raised in such comments, may be 
filed no later than 21 days after the date of publication. The 
Department will issue the final results of this changed circumstances 
review, which will include the results of its analysis raised in any 
such written comments, no later than 270 days after the date on which 
this review was initiated, or within 45 days if all parties agree to 
our preliminary results. See 19 CFR 351.216(e).
    If final revocation occurs, we will instruct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection to end the suspension of liquidation for the 
merchandise covered by the revocation on the effective date of the 
notice of revocation and to release any cash deposit or bond. See 19 
CFR 351.222(g)(4). The current requirement for a cash deposit of 
estimated AD duties on all subject merchandise will continue unless and 
until it is modified pursuant to the final results of this changed 
circumstances review.
    This initiation and preliminary results of review and notice are in 
accordance with sections 751(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, 351.221, 
and 351.222.


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    Dated: April 27, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary 6 for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-6938 Filed 5-8-06; 8:45 am]
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