Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review, 38851-38852 [E6-10736]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 131 / Monday, July 10, 2006 / Notices The Assistant Secretary for Administration, with the concurrence of the General Counsel, formally determined on June 27, 2006, pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 2 section 10(d), that the portion of this meeting dealing with pre-decisional changes to the Commerce Control List and U.S. export control policies shall be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings found in 5 U.S.C. app. 2 sections 10(a)(1) and 10(a)(3). The remaining portions of the meeting will be open to the public. For more information contact Yvette Springer on (202) 482–4814. Dated: July 5, 2006. Yvette Springer, Committee Liaison Officer. [FR Doc. 06–6099 Filed 7–7–06; 8:45 am] Scope BILLING CODE 3510–JT–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–805] Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: July 10, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Patrick Edwards or John Drury, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–8029 or (202) 482– 0195, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 26, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received a timely request from Conduit S.A. de C.V. (Conduit), in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c), for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe and tube (pipe and tube) from Mexico. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico, 57 FR 49453 (November 2, 1992). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b), Conduit certified that it is both the exporter and producer of the subject VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Jul 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 merchandise, that it did not export subject merchandise to the United States during the period of the investigation (POI) (November 1, 1991, through October 31, 1992), and that since the investigation was initiated, it has never been affiliated with any exporter or producer who exported the subject merchandise to the United States during the POI, including those not individually examined during the investigation. Conduit also submitted documentation establishing the date on which the shipment that is the basis for this new shipper review was first entered for consumption, the volume shipped, and the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States. The merchandise under review is circular welded non-alloy steel pipes and tubes, of circular cross-section, not more than 406.4 millimeters (16 inches) in outside diameter, regardless of wall thickness, surface finish (black, galvanized, or painted), or end finish (plain end, beveled end, threaded, or threaded and coupled). These pipes and tubes are generally known as standard pipes and tubes and are intended for the low pressure conveyance of water, steam, natural gas, and other liquids and gases in plumbing and heating systems, air conditioning units, automatic sprinkler systems, and other related uses, and generally meet ASTM A–53 specifications. Standard pipe may also be used for light load-bearing applications, such as for fence tubing, and as structural pipe tubing used for framing and support members for reconstruction or load-bearing purposes in the construction, shipbuilding, trucking, farm equipment, and related industries. Unfinished conduit pipe is also included in these orders. All carbon steel pipes and tubes within the physical description outlined above are included within the scope of these orders, except line pipe, oil country tubular goods, boiler tubing, mechanical tubing, pipe and tube hollows for redraws, finished scaffolding, and finished conduit. Standard pipe that is dual or triple certified/stenciled that enters the U.S. as line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines is also not included in these orders. Imports of the products covered by these orders are currently classifiable under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheadings: 7306.30.10.00, 7306.30.50.25, 7306.30.50.32, 7306.30.50.40, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.85, and 7306.30.50.90. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38851 Although the HTS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of these proceedings is dispositive. Initiation of Review In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on pipe and tube from Mexico produced and exported by Conduit. See the Memorandum from the Team to the File through Richard O. Weible, Office Director, entitled ‘‘Initiation of AD New Shipper Review: Circular Welded NonAlloy Steel Pipe and Tube from Mexico—Initiation Checklist,’’ dated June 30, 2006. We intend to issue the preliminary results of this review no later than 180 days after the date on which this review is initiated, and the final results within 90 days after the date on which we issue the preliminary results. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(B), the period of review (POR) for a new shipper review, initiated in the month immediately following the semi-annual anniversary month, will be the six-month period immediately preceding the semi-annual anniversary month. Therefore, the POR for the new shipper review of Conduit is November 1, 2005, through April 30, 2006. We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend liquidation of any unliquidated entries of the subject merchandise from Conduit and allow, at the option of the importer, the posting, until completion of the review, of a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit for each entry of the merchandise exported by Conduit in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(e). Because Conduit certified that it both produced and exported the subject merchandise, the sale of which is the basis for this new shipper review request, we will permit the bonding privilege only for those entries of subject merchandise for which Conduit is both the producer and the exporter. Interested parties may submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d). E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 38852 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 131 / Monday, July 10, 2006 / Notices Dated: June 30, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–10736 Filed 7–7–06; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–868] Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on folding metal tables and chairs (‘‘FMTCs’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) covering the period June 1, 2004, through May 31, 2005. We have preliminarily determined that sales have not been made below normal value (‘‘NV’’) by Feili Furniture Development Limited Quanzhou City, Feili Furniture Development Co., Ltd., Feili Group (Fujian) Co., Ltd., Feili (Fujian) Co., Ltd. (collectively ‘‘Feili’’), and New–Tec Integration (Xiamen) Co. Ltd. (‘‘New– Tec’’). Further, we have preliminarily determined to apply an adverse facts available (‘‘AFA’’) rate to all sales and entries of the subject merchandise during the period of review (‘‘POR’’) for Anji Jiu Zhou Machinery Co., Ltd. (‘‘Anji Jiu’’), Xiamen Zehui Industry Trade Co. (‘‘Xiamen Zehui’’), and Yixiang Blow Mold Yuyao Co., Ltd. (‘‘Yixiang’’). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise during the POR. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). EFFECTIVE DATE: July 10, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel LaCivita or Matthew Quigley, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:10 Jul 07, 2006 Jkt 208001 telephone: (202) 482–4243 or (202) 482– 4551, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 27, 2002, the Department published the antidumping duty order on FMTCs from the PRC. See Antidumping Duty Order: Folding Metal Tables and Chairs From the People’s Republic of China, 67 FR 43277 (June 27, 2002). On June 1, 2005, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of this order. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 70 FR 31422 (June 1, 2005). In accordance with 19 CFR 351. 213(b)(1), the following requests were made: (1) on June 27, 2005, Cosco Home and Office Products (‘‘Cosco’’), a U.S. importer of subject merchandise, requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of Feili and New–Tec; (2) on June 28, 2005, Meco Corporation (‘‘Meco’’), a domestic interested party, requested that the Department review Feili’s and New–Tec’s sales and entries during the POR; (3) on June 30, 2005, FDL, Inc. (‘‘FDL’’), a U.S. importer of the subject merchandise, requested that the Department review all sales and entries of Anji Jiu, Xiamen Zehui, and Yixiang. On July 21, 2005, the Department initiated this administrative review with respect to Feili, New–Tec, Anji Jiu, Xiamen Zehui, and Yixiang. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 42028 (July 21, 2005). The Department issued antidumping duty questionnaires to all of the above– named respondents on August 16, 2005. On September 13, 2005, Feili and New–Tec submitted their Section A questionnaire responses (‘‘AQRs’’). New–Tec submitted its Sections C and D questionnaire response (‘‘CQR’’ and ‘‘DQR’’) on October 11, 2005, and Feili submitted its CQR, DQR, and its sales and cost reconciliation on October 13, 2005. On November 8, 2005, the Department issued its first supplemental Section A questionnaire to New–Tec, and on November 29, 2005, the Department issued its first supplemental Sections A, C, D, and cost reconciliation questionnaire to Feili. New–Tec submitted its supplemental Section A questionnaire response on November 29, 2005, and Feili submitted its first supplemental questionnaire response (‘‘SQR’’) on December 21, 2005. New– Tec submitted its sales and cost reconciliation on January 20, 2006. On February 7, 2006, the Department issued its second supplemental questionnaire PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to Feili. Feili responded on February 23, 2006. The Department issued its second supplemental questionnaire to New–Tec on March 15, 2006, and its third supplemental questionnaire to Feili on March 22, 2006. On April 12, 2006, Feili submitted its third supplemental questionnaire response (‘‘3rd SQR’’) and New–Tec submitted its second supplemental questionnaire response. On May 2, 2006, the Department issued its third supplemental questionnaire to New–Tec. New–Tec provided its 3rd SQR on May 18, 2006. The Department issued its fourth supplemental questionnaire to Feili on May 16, 2006. On May 30, 2006, Feili submitted its fourth supplemental questionnaire response. The Department issued its fifth supplemental questionnaire to Feili on June 7, 2006, and Feili responded on June 19, 2006. Anji Jiu, Xiamen Zehui, and Yixiang did not respond to the Department’s questionnaire. See ‘‘Adverse Facts Available’’ section, below. The Department requested interested parties to submit surrogate value information on March 21, 2006, and to provide surrogate country selection comments on April 7, 2006. See Memorandum to File from Cathy Feig, International Trade Compliance Analyst, through Charles Riggle, Program Manager, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, ‘‘Surrogate Value Submission Deadline: Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the Peoples Republic of China’’ (March 21, 2006); and Letter from Charles Riggle, Program Manager, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, to Feili, New–Tec, Cosco, Meco, and Resilient Furniture, ‘‘Re: Administrative Review of Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China,’’ (April 7, 2006). On April 21, 2006, Feili and Meco provided comments on publicly available information to value the factors of production (‘‘FOP’’). None of the interested parties provided comments on the selection of a surrogate country. On February 28, 2006, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register extending the time limit for the preliminary results of review until June 30, 2006. See Folding Metal Tables and Chairs From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 10008, (February 28, 2006). Period of Review The POR is June 1, 2004, through May 31, 2005. E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-805]


Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube From Mexico: 
Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review

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

ACTION: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: July 10, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patrick Edwards or John Drury, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
8029 or (202) 482-0195, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 26, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
received a timely request from Conduit S.A. de C.V. (Conduit), in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c), for a new shipper review of the 
antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe and tube 
(pipe and tube) from Mexico. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: 
Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Mexico, 57 FR 49453 (November 
2, 1992).
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b), Conduit certified that it is both 
the exporter and producer of the subject merchandise, that it did not 
export subject merchandise to the United States during the period of 
the investigation (POI) (November 1, 1991, through October 31, 1992), 
and that since the investigation was initiated, it has never been 
affiliated with any exporter or producer who exported the subject 
merchandise to the United States during the POI, including those not 
individually examined during the investigation. Conduit also submitted 
documentation establishing the date on which the shipment that is the 
basis for this new shipper review was first entered for consumption, 
the volume shipped, and the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated 
customer in the United States.

Scope

    The merchandise under review is circular welded non-alloy steel 
pipes and tubes, of circular cross-section, not more than 406.4 
millimeters (16 inches) in outside diameter, regardless of wall 
thickness, surface finish (black, galvanized, or painted), or end 
finish (plain end, beveled end, threaded, or threaded and coupled). 
These pipes and tubes are generally known as standard pipes and tubes 
and are intended for the low pressure conveyance of water, steam, 
natural gas, and other liquids and gases in plumbing and heating 
systems, air conditioning units, automatic sprinkler systems, and other 
related uses, and generally meet ASTM A-53 specifications. Standard 
pipe may also be used for light load-bearing applications, such as for 
fence tubing, and as structural pipe tubing used for framing and 
support members for reconstruction or load-bearing purposes in the 
construction, shipbuilding, trucking, farm equipment, and related 
industries. Unfinished conduit pipe is also included in these orders. 
All carbon steel pipes and tubes within the physical description 
outlined above are included within the scope of these orders, except 
line pipe, oil country tubular goods, boiler tubing, mechanical tubing, 
pipe and tube hollows for redraws, finished scaffolding, and finished 
conduit. Standard pipe that is dual or triple certified/stenciled that 
enters the U.S. as line pipe of a kind used for oil or gas pipelines is 
also not included in these orders.
    Imports of the products covered by these orders are currently 
classifiable under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) 
subheadings: 7306.30.10.00, 7306.30.50.25, 7306.30.50.32, 
7306.30.50.40, 7306.30.50.55, 7306.30.50.85, and 7306.30.50.90.
    Although the HTS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, our written description of the scope of these 
proceedings is dispositive.

Initiation of Review

    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating a new 
shipper review of the antidumping duty order on pipe and tube from 
Mexico produced and exported by Conduit. See the Memorandum from the 
Team to the File through Richard O. Weible, Office Director, entitled 
``Initiation of AD New Shipper Review: Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel 
Pipe and Tube from Mexico--Initiation Checklist,'' dated June 30, 2006. 
We intend to issue the preliminary results of this review no later than 
180 days after the date on which this review is initiated, and the 
final results within 90 days after the date on which we issue the 
preliminary results. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(B), the period of review (POR) 
for a new shipper review, initiated in the month immediately following 
the semi-annual anniversary month, will be the six-month period 
immediately preceding the semi-annual anniversary month. Therefore, the 
POR for the new shipper review of Conduit is November 1, 2005, through 
April 30, 2006.
    We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to suspend 
liquidation of any unliquidated entries of the subject merchandise from 
Conduit and allow, at the option of the importer, the posting, until 
completion of the review, of a bond or security in lieu of a cash 
deposit for each entry of the merchandise exported by Conduit in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(e). Because Conduit certified that it 
both produced and exported the subject merchandise, the sale of which 
is the basis for this new shipper review request, we will permit the 
bonding privilege only for those entries of subject merchandise for 
which Conduit is both the producer and the exporter.
    Interested parties may submit applications for disclosure under 
administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 
351.306.
    This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d).


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    Dated: June 30, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
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