Stainless Steel Bar from Germany: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 42804 [E6-12062]

Download as PDF 42804 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 145 / Friday, July 28, 2006 / Notices Dated: July 17, 2006. Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0182 or (202) 482– 0133, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: APPENDIX I List of Comments in the Issues and Decision Memorandum Comment 1: The Department Should Assign Total Adverse Facts Available to BGH’s Sales Information Comment 2: The Department Should Assign Total Adverse Facts Available to BGH’s Cost Information Comment 3: BGH Mislead the Department Regarding Its Home Market Sales to BGH SL–Stahl GmbH Comment 4: BGH Withheld Information Regarding Its Claimed Levels of Trade Comment 5: BGH Incorrectly Claimed Home Market Commissions for Certain Sales Comment 6: BGH Incorrectly Claimed Home Market Rebates on Certain Sales Comment 7: The Department Should Reject BGH’s Claim for Home Market Inland Freight Because BGH’s Claim is for Non–Qualifying Expenses Comment 8: BGH has Improperly Reported Its Home Market Warranty Expenses Comment 9: BGH Improperly Classified Certain U.S. Sales as Export Price Sales, when Those Sales are Constructed Export Price Sales Comment 10: BGH Has Understated its U.S. Credit Expenses Comment 11: Affiliated Purchases of Scrap and Alloy Inputs Comment 12: BOB’s Common G&A Expenses Comment 13: Company–Specific G&A Expense Ratios Comment 14: The Department Erred in Rejecting Certain Portions of BGH’s Case Brief [FR Doc. E6–12057 Filed 7–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE: 3510–DS–S International Trade Administration A–428–830 Stainless Steel Bar from Germany: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 28, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon Farlander or Damian Felton, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:17 Jul 27, 2006 Jkt 208001 On March 7, 2002, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published an antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Germany. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Bar from Germany, 67 FR 10382 (March 7, 2002). On October 10, 2003, the Department published an amended antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Germany. See Notice of Amended Antidumping Duty Orders: Stainless Steel Bar from France, Germany, Italy, Korea, and the United Kingdom, 68 FR 58660 (October 10, 2003). On March 2, 2006, the Department published its Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation: Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 71 FR 10642 (March 2, 2006). In response to a request made on March 29, 2006, by BGH Edelstahl Freital GmbH, BGH Edelstahl Lippendorf GmbH, BGH Edelstahl Lugau GmbH, and BGH Edelstahl Siegen GmbH (collectively, ‘‘BGH’’), the Department initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Germany, covering the period March 1, 2005, through February 28, 2006. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 71 FR 25145 (April 28, 2006). On May 23, 2006, BGH withdrew its request for review. As a result of a timely withdrawal of the request for review by BGH, and because no other parties requested a review, we are rescinding this administrative review. Scope of the Order DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AGENCY: Background For the purposes of this order, the term ‘‘stainless steel bar’’ includes articles of stainless steel in straight lengths that have been either hot–rolled, forged, turned, cold–drawn, cold–rolled or otherwise cold–finished, or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along their whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, rectangles (including squares), triangles, hexagons, octagons, or other convex polygons. Stainless steel bar includes cold–finished stainless steel bars that are turned or ground in straight lengths, whether produced from hot–rolled bar PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 or from straightened and cut rod or wire, and reinforcing bars that have indentations, ribs, grooves, or other deformations produced during the rolling process. Except as specified above, the term does not include stainless steel semi– finished products, cut length flat–rolled products (i.e., cut length rolled products which if less than 4.75 mm in thickness have a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness, or if 4.75 mm or more in thickness having a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness), products that have been cut from stainless steel sheet, strip or plate, wire (i.e., cold–formed products in coils, of any uniform solid cross section along their whole length, which do not conform to the definition of flat–rolled products), and angles, shapes and sections. The stainless steel bar subject to this review is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.11.00.05, 7222.11.00.50, 7222.19.00.05, 7222.19.00.50, 7222.20.00.05, 7222.20.00.45, 7222.20.00.75, and 7222.30.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Rescission of Review The Department’s regulations at 351.213(d)(1) provide that the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. BGH withdrew its request for an administrative review on May 23, 2006, which is within the 90-day deadline, and no other party requested a review with respect to this company, or any other company. Therefore, the Department is rescinding this administrative review. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 771(i) and 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: July 21, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–12062 Filed 7–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\28JYN1.SGM 28JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-428-830


Stainless Steel Bar from Germany: Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 28, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon Farlander or Damian Felton, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0182 or (202) 482-0133, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 7, 2002, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') 
published an antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from 
Germany. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Bar from 
Germany, 67 FR 10382 (March 7, 2002). On October 10, 2003, the 
Department published an amended antidumping duty order on stainless 
steel bar from Germany. See Notice of Amended Antidumping Duty Orders: 
Stainless Steel Bar from France, Germany, Italy, Korea, and the United 
Kingdom, 68 FR 58660 (October 10, 2003).
    On March 2, 2006, the Department published its Antidumping or 
Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation: 
Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 71 FR 10642 (March 2, 
2006). In response to a request made on March 29, 2006, by BGH 
Edelstahl Freital GmbH, BGH Edelstahl Lippendorf GmbH, BGH Edelstahl 
Lugau GmbH, and BGH Edelstahl Siegen GmbH (collectively, ``BGH''), the 
Department initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty 
order on stainless steel bar from Germany, covering the period March 1, 
2005, through February 28, 2006. See Initiation of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 71 FR 25145 (April 28, 
2006). On May 23, 2006, BGH withdrew its request for review. As a 
result of a timely withdrawal of the request for review by BGH, and 
because no other parties requested a review, we are rescinding this 
administrative review.

Scope of the Order

    For the purposes of this order, the term ``stainless steel bar'' 
includes articles of stainless steel in straight lengths that have been 
either hot-rolled, forged, turned, cold-drawn, cold-rolled or otherwise 
cold-finished, or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along 
their whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, 
rectangles (including squares), triangles, hexagons, octagons, or other 
convex polygons. Stainless steel bar includes cold-finished stainless 
steel bars that are turned or ground in straight lengths, whether 
produced from hot-rolled bar or from straightened and cut rod or wire, 
and reinforcing bars that have indentations, ribs, grooves, or other 
deformations produced during the rolling process.
    Except as specified above, the term does not include stainless 
steel semi-finished products, cut length flat-rolled products (i.e., 
cut length rolled products which if less than 4.75 mm in thickness have 
a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness, or if 4.75 mm or 
more in thickness having a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at 
least twice the thickness), products that have been cut from stainless 
steel sheet, strip or plate, wire (i.e., cold-formed products in coils, 
of any uniform solid cross section along their whole length, which do 
not conform to the definition of flat-rolled products), and angles, 
shapes and sections.
    The stainless steel bar subject to this review is currently 
classifiable under subheadings 7222.11.00.05, 7222.11.00.50, 
7222.19.00.05, 7222.19.00.50, 7222.20.00.05, 7222.20.00.45, 
7222.20.00.75, and 7222.30.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (``HTSUS''). Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the scope of the order is dispositive.

Rescission of Review

    The Department's regulations at 351.213(d)(1) provide that the 
Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, 
if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days 
of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested 
review. BGH withdrew its request for an administrative review on May 
23, 2006, which is within the 90-day deadline, and no other party 
requested a review with respect to this company, or any other company. 
Therefore, the Department is rescinding this administrative review.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
771(i) and 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: July 21, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-12062 Filed 7-27-06; 8:45 am]
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