Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders on Welded ASTM A-312 Stainless Steel Pipe from Korea and Taiwan, 53412-53413 [E6-14999]

Download as PDF 53412 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 175 / Monday, September 11, 2006 / Notices publication of the final results of review. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Cash–Deposit Requirements (A–580–810, A–583–815) The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of polyethylene retail carrier bags from Thailand entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(1) of the Act: (1) The cash– deposit rates for the reviewed companies will be the rates established in the final results of review; (2) for previously investigated companies not listed above, the cash–deposit rate will continue to be the company–specific rate published in the Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags from Thailand, 69 FR 42419 (July 15, 2004); (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review or the less–than-fair–value investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash–deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer has its own rate the cash–deposit rate will be 2.80 percent, the ‘‘all others’’ rate for this proceeding. These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until publication of the final results of the next administrative review. Notification to Importer rwilkins on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. These preliminary results of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: August 31, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–14914 Filed 9–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:03 Sep 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders on Welded ASTM A–312 Stainless Steel Pipe from Korea and Taiwan Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on Welded ASTM A–312 Stainless Steel Pipe (WSSP) from Korea and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, the Department is publishing notice of continuation of these antidumping duty orders. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith or Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5255 or (202) 482–1391, respectively. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: August 28, 2006 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 1, 2005, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on WSSP from Korea and Taiwan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-year (Sunset) Reviews, 70 FR 52074 (September 1, 2005), and ITC notice of institution on Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipe from Korea and Taiwan, 70 FR 52124 (September 1, 2005). As a result of its review, the Department found that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the orders to be revoked. See Welded ASTM A–312 Stainless Steel Pipe from Korea and Taiwan: Notice of Final Results of Expedited (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders, 71 FR 96 (January 3, 2006). On August 22, 2006, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on WSSP from Korea and Taiwan would likely lead to PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipe from Korea and Taiwan, 71 FR 48941 (August 22, 2006) and USITC Publication 3877 (August 2006) (Inv. Nos. 731–TA–540 and 541) (Second Review)). Scope of the Orders The merchandise covered by these antidumping duty orders consists of austenitic stainless steel pipe that meets the standards and specifications set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for the welded form of chromium–nickel pipe designated ASTM A–312. Welded Stainless Steel Pipe (WSSP) is produced by forming stainless steel flat–rolled products into a tubular configuration and welding along the seam. WSSP is a commodity product generally used as a conduit to transmit liquids or gases. Major applications for WSSP include, but are not limited to, digester lines, blow lines, pharmaceutical lines, petrochemical stock lines, brewery process and transport lines, general food processing lines, automotive paint lines and paper process machines. Imports of these products are currently classifiable under the following United States Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheadings for Korea: 7306.40.5005, 7306.40.5015, 7306.40.5045, 7306.40.5060 and 7306.40.5075. Imports of these products are currently classifiable under the following HTS subheadings for Taiwan: 7306.40.1000, 7306.40.5005, 7306.40.5015, 7306.40.5040, 7306.40.5065, and 7306.40.5085. Although these subheadings include both pipes and tubes, the scope of these orders is limited to welded austenitic stainless steel pipes. Although HTS subheadings are provided for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the scope remains dispositive. Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of these antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty orders on WSSP from Korea and Taiwan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 175 / Monday, September 11, 2006 / Notices imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of these orders is August 28, 2006. Pursuant to sections 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6)(A) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year reviews of these orders not later than July 2011. This notice of continuation and these sunset reviews are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 5, 2006. David A. Spooner, Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–14999 Filed 9–8–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (C–580–818) Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products (i.e., corrosion–resistant carbon steel plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period of review (POR) January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004. For information on the net subsidy for each of the reviewed companies, see the ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. (See the ‘‘Public Comment’’ section of this notice). EFFECTIVE DATE: September 11, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Copyak or Gayle Longest, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4014, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2209 or (202) 482–3338, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rwilkins on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On August 17, 1993, the Department published in the Federal Register the CVD order on corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products from Korea. See Countervailing Duty Orders and Amendments to Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determinations: Certain Steel Products from Korea, 58 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:03 Sep 08, 2006 Jkt 208001 FR 43752 (August 17, 1993). On August 1, 2005, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of this CVD order. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 70 FR 44085 (August 1, 2005). On August 31, 2005, we received a timely request for review from Pohang Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. (POSCO) and Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. (Dongbu). On September 28, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the CVD order on corrosion–resistent carbon steel flat products from Korea covering the POR January 1, 2004, through December 31, 2004. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 70 FR 56631 (September 28, 2005). On October 19, 2005, the Department sent its initial questionnaire to POSCO, Dongbu, and the Government of Korea (GOK). On December 21, 2005, the Department received questionnaire responses from POSCO, Pohang Steel Co., Ltd. (POCOS, a production affiliate of POSCO), POSCO Steel Service & Sales Co., Ltd. (POSTEEL, a trading company for POSCO),1 Dongbu, and the GOK. On March 20, 2006, we issued supplemental questionnaires to POSCO and the GOK. On April 3, 2006, we received the responses to these supplemental questionnaires. On April 17, 2006, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of extension of the time period for issuing the preliminary results. See Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from France and the Republic of Korea: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 71 FR 19714 (April 17, 2006). On July 31, 2006, we issued an additional supplemental questionnaire to POSCO, POCOS, and POSTEEL. On August 3, 2006, we issued an additional supplemental questionnaire to the GOK. We received responses to these supplemental questionnaires on August 11, 2006. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), this review covers only those producers or exporters for which a review was specifically requested. The companies subject to this review are POSCO (and its affiliates POCOS and POSTEEL) and Dongbu. 1 In these preliminary results, unless otherwise stated, we use POSCO to collectively refer to POSCO, POCOS, and POSTEEL. PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53413 Affiliated Parties and Trading Companies In the present administrative review, record evidence indicates that POCOS is a majority–owned affiliate of POSCO. Under 19 CFR 351.525(b)(6)(iii), if the firm that received a subsidy is a holding company, including a parent company with its own operations, the Department will attribute the subsidy to the consolidated sales of the holding company and its subsidiaries. Thus, we attributed subsidies received by POCOS to POSCO and its subsidiaries, net of intra–company sales. Dongbu reported that it is the only member of the Donbu group in Korea that was involved with the sale of subject merchandise to the United States. Scope of Order Products covered by this order are certain corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products from Korea. These products include flat–rolled carbon steel products, of rectangular shape, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosion– resistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickel- or iron– based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances in addition to the metallic coating, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers) and of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, or in straight lengths which, if of a thickness less than 4.75 millimeters, are of a width of 0.5 inch or greater and which measures at least 10 times the thickness or if of a thickness of 4.75 millimeters or more are of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheadings: 7210.30.0000, 7210.31.0000, 7210.39.0000, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0090, 7210.60.0000, 7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.1000, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 7212.21.0000, 7212.29.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7212.60.0000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.9030, 7215.90.5000, 7217.12.1000, 7217.13.1000, 7217.19.1000, 7217.19.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.22.5000, 7217.23.5000, 7217.29.1000, 7217.29.5000, 7217.30.15.0000, 7217.32.5000, 7217.33.5000, 7217.39.1000, 7217.39.5000, E:\FR\FM\11SEN1.SGM 11SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-580-810, A-583-815)


Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders on Welded ASTM A-312 
Stainless Steel Pipe from Korea and Taiwan

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) 
that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on Welded ASTM A-312 
Stainless Steel Pipe (WSSP) from Korea and Taiwan would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, the Department is publishing 
notice of continuation of these antidumping duty orders.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith or Dana 
Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-5255 or (202) 482-1391, respectively.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 28, 2006

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 1, 2005, the Department initiated and the ITC 
instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on WSSP from 
Korea and Taiwan, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-year (Sunset) Reviews, 70 
FR 52074 (September 1, 2005), and ITC notice of institution on Certain 
Welded Stainless Steel Pipe from Korea and Taiwan, 70 FR 52124 
(September 1, 2005). As a result of its review, the Department found 
that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified the ITC of the 
magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the orders to be 
revoked. See Welded ASTM A-312 Stainless Steel Pipe from Korea and 
Taiwan: Notice of Final Results of Expedited (``Sunset'') Reviews of 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 71 FR 96 (January 3, 2006).
    On August 22, 2006, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) 
of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on WSSP from 
Korea and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of 
material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 
foreseeable time. See Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipe from Korea 
and Taiwan, 71 FR 48941 (August 22, 2006) and USITC Publication 3877 
(August 2006) (Inv. Nos. 731-TA-540 and 541) (Second Review)).

Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise covered by these antidumping duty orders consists 
of austenitic stainless steel pipe that meets the standards and 
specifications set forth by the American Society for Testing and 
Materials (ASTM) for the welded form of chromium-nickel pipe designated 
ASTM A-312. Welded Stainless Steel Pipe (WSSP) is produced by forming 
stainless steel flat-rolled products into a tubular configuration and 
welding along the seam. WSSP is a commodity product generally used as a 
conduit to transmit liquids or gases. Major applications for WSSP 
include, but are not limited to, digester lines, blow lines, 
pharmaceutical lines, petrochemical stock lines, brewery process and 
transport lines, general food processing lines, automotive paint lines 
and paper process machines. Imports of these products are currently 
classifiable under the following United States Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule (HTS) subheadings for Korea: 7306.40.5005, 7306.40.5015, 
7306.40.5045, 7306.40.5060 and 7306.40.5075. Imports of these products 
are currently classifiable under the following HTS subheadings for 
Taiwan:
    7306.40.1000, 7306.40.5005, 7306.40.5015, 7306.40.5040, 
7306.40.5065, and 7306.40.5085. Although these subheadings include both 
pipes and tubes, the scope of these orders is limited to welded 
austenitic stainless steel pipes. Although HTS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and Customs purposes, the written description of the 
scope remains dispositive.

Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of these antidumping duty orders would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury in the United 
States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby 
orders the continuation of the antidumping duty orders on WSSP from 
Korea and Taiwan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to 
collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the 
time of entry for all

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imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of 
these orders is August 28, 2006. Pursuant to sections 751(c)(2) and 
751(c)(6)(A) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next 
five-year reviews of these orders not later than July 2011.
    This notice of continuation and these sunset reviews are in 
accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to 
section 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: September 5, 2006.
David A. Spooner,
Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-14999 Filed 9-8-06; 8:45 am]
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