Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty, 40698-40699 [E6-11369]

Download as PDF 40698 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 137 / Tuesday, July 18, 2006 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–401–806] Stainless Steel Wire Rod From Sweden: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for 2004–2005 Administration Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 18, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–1766. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Statutory Time Limits Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) to issue the preliminary results of an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested and a final determination within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. If it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend these deadlines to a maximum of 365 days and 180 days, respectively. Background On April 26, 2006, the Department partially extended the time limit for the preliminary results in this review until August 1, 2006. See Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Sweden: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for 2004–2005 Administrative Review, 71 FR 25813 (May 2, 2006). Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results As a result of recent meetings which took place between the interested parties and Department officials on June 19 and 22, 2006, the Department requires additional time to consider a model matching criteria issue raised by the respondent in this review and seek additional comment on the matter. Thus, it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review by August 1, 2006. Therefore, the Department is fully extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results to 365 days, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. The preliminary results are now due no later than October 2, 2006, the next business day after 365 days from the last day of the anniversary month of the order. The deadline for the final results continues to be 120 days after publication of the preliminary results. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 11, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–11291 Filed 7–17–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In– Quota Rate of Duty Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 18, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maura Jeffords or Eric Greynolds, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–3146 or 6071, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of AGENCY: 1979 (as amended) (‘‘the Act’’) requires the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) to determine, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish an annual list and quarterly updates of the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide the Department’s quarterly update of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the period January 1, 2006, through March 31, 2006. The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) of the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign governments on articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. The Department will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed. The Department encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. Dated: July 12, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. APPENDIX SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN–QUOTA RATE OF DUTY1 wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Country Program(s) Austria .......................................................................... Belgium ........................................................................ Canada ........................................................................ Cyprus .......................................................................... Denmark ...................................................................... Finland ......................................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:27 Jul 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00013 Gross2 Subsidy ($/ lb) Net3 Subsidy ($/lb) $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.30 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.30 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 European Union Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1 40699 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 137 / Tuesday, July 18, 2006 / Notices APPENDIX—Continued SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN–QUOTA RATE OF DUTY1 Country Gross2 Subsidy ($/ lb) Program(s) France .......................................................................... Germany ...................................................................... Greece ......................................................................... Hungary* ...................................................................... Ireland .......................................................................... Italy .............................................................................. Lithuania ...................................................................... Netherlands .................................................................. Norway ......................................................................... EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments Indirect (Milk) Subsidy Consumer Subsidy Total EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments EU Restitution Payments Deficiency Payments EU Restitution Payments Poland .......................................................................... Portugal ........................................................................ Spain ............................................................................ Switzerland .................................................................. U.K. .............................................................................. $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 Net3 Subsidy ($/lb) $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1 This chart includes only those countries which exported articles of cheese to the United States during 1st Quarter, 2006, Luxembourg, Poland and Slovenia did not export articles of cheese to the United States during the 1st Quarter, 2006. 2 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5). 3 Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6). [FR Doc. E6–11369 Filed 7–17–06; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Background On March 28, 2006, the Department published a notice of intent to rescind the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products from India. See Notice of Intent to Rescind Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot– Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India, 71 FR 15379 (March 28, 2006)(‘‘Intent to Rescind’’). On April 20, 2006, the Department published a correction to the notice of intent to rescind. See Notice of Correction to Notice of Intent to Rescind Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India, 71 FR 20390 (April 20, 2006). We invited interested parties to comment on the Intent to Rescind. We received no comments. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–533–821] Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 28, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published a notice of intent to rescind the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products from India. The review covers Essar Steel, Ltd. (‘‘Essar’’). The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005. The Department received no comments concerning the intent to rescind; therefore, we are rescinding the administrative review. We have found that, during the POR, Essar made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 18, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Preeti Tolani, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0395. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:27 Jul 17, 2006 Jkt 208001 Scope of Review The merchandise subject to this order is certain hot–rolled flat–rolled carbon– quality steel products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non–metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flat– rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of this order. Specifically included in the scope of this order are vacuum–degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial–free (‘‘IF’’)) steels, high– strength low–alloy (‘‘HSLA’’) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low– carbon steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as titanium or niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels contains micro–alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. Steel products included in the scope of this order, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’), are products in which: i) Iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; ii) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and iii) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or E:\FR\FM\18JYN1.SGM 18JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


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

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 18, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maura Jeffords or Eric Greynolds, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-3146 
or 6071, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 
1979 (as amended) (``the Act'') requires the Department of Commerce 
(``the Department'') to determine, in consultation with the Secretary 
of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy 
with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of 
duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish an annual 
list and quarterly updates of the type and amount of those subsidies. 
We hereby provide the Department's quarterly update of subsidies on 
articles of cheese that were imported during the period January 1, 
2006, through March 31, 2006.
    The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) of 
the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign 
governments on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty. 
The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or 
programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which 
information is currently available. The Department will incorporate 
additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and 
additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the 
information is developed.
    The Department encourages any person having information on foreign 
government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to 
an in-quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 
20230.
    This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) 
of the Act.

    Dated: July 12, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.



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                        SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN-QUOTA RATE OF DUTY\1\
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                                                                           Gross\2\ Subsidy   Net\3\ Subsidy ($/
           Country                             Program(s)                       ($/lb)                lb)
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Austria......................        European Union Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Belgium......................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Canada.......................      Export Assistance on Certain Types of              $ 0.30              $ 0.30
                                                                  Cheese
Cyprus.......................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Denmark......................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Finland......................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00

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France.......................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Germany......................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Greece.......................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Hungary*.....................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Ireland......................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Italy........................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Lithuania....................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Netherlands..................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Norway.......................                    Indirect (Milk) Subsidy              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
                                                        Consumer Subsidy              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
                                                                   Total              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Poland.......................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Portugal.....................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Spain........................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
Switzerland..................                        Deficiency Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
U.K..........................                    EU Restitution Payments              $ 0.00              $ 0.00
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\1\ This chart includes only those countries which exported articles of cheese to the United States during 1st
  Quarter, 2006, Luxembourg, Poland and Slovenia did not export articles of cheese to the United States during
  the 1st Quarter, 2006.
\2\ Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5).
\3\ Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6).

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