Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China and Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 54469-54470 [E6-15355]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 179 / Friday, September 15, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES bearing is covered by one of the orders. These orders cover all the subject bearings and parts thereof (inner race, outer race, cage, rollers, balls, seals, shields, etc.) outlined above with certain limitations. With regard to finished parts, all such parts are included in the scope of the these orders. For unfinished parts, such parts are included if (1) they have been heat– treated, or (2) heat treatment is not required to be performed on the part. Thus, the only unfinished parts that are not covered by these orders are those that will be subject to heat treatment after importation. The ultimate application of a bearing also does not influence whether the bearing is covered by the orders. Bearings designed for highly specialized applications are not excluded. Any of the subject bearings, regardless of whether they may ultimately be utilized in aircraft, automobiles, or other equipment, are within the scope of these orders. For a listing of scope determinations which pertain to the orders, see the ‘‘Scope Determination’’ Memorandum (Scope Memorandum) from the Antifriction Bearings Team to Laurie Parkhill, dated March 2, 2006. The Scope Memorandum is on file in the Central Records Unit (CRU), Main Commerce Building, Room B–099, in the General Issues record (A–100–001) for the 04/05 reviews. Background On July 11, 2000, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the continuation of the antidumping duty orders on certain bearings and parts thereof from France and Singapore resulting from the first sunset review of these orders. See Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Bearings From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the People’s Republic of China, 65 FR 42665 (July 11, 2000). Pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218, the Department initiated and the International Trade Commission (ITC) instituted the second sunset review of the order on spherical plain bearings and parts thereof from France and the order on ball bearings and parts thereof from Singapore on June 1, 2005. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 31423 (June 1, 2005); Certain Bearings From China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, 70 FR 31531 (June 1, 2005). As a result of its review, the Department found that revocation of the orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:51 Sep 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 the ITC of the magnitude of the margin likely to prevail were the orders to be revoked. See Antifriction Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom; Fiveyear Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final Results, 70 FR 58183 (October 5, 2005); Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from Japan and Singapore; Five-year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final Results, 71 FR 26321 (May 4, 2006). On August 3, 2006, the ITC determined pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act that revocation of the antidumping duty order on spherical plain bearings and parts thereof from France and the order on ball bearings and parts thereof from Singapore would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Certain Bearings From China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, 71 FR 51850 (August 31, 2006) and ITC Publication 3876 (August 2006), entitled Certain Bearings from China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom: Investigation Nos. 731–TA–344, 391–A, 392–A and C, 393– A, 394–A, 396, and 399–A (Second Review). Determination to Revoke As a result of the determination by the ITC that revocation of these antidumping duty orders is not likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is revoking the orders on spherical plain bearings and parts thereof from France and on ball bearings and parts thereof from Singapore, pursuant to section 751(d) of the Act. Pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the effective date of revocation is July 11, 2005 (i.e., the fifth anniversary of the date of publication in the Federal Register of the notice of continuation of the antidumping duty orders). The Department will notify U.S. Customs and Border Protection to discontinue suspension of liquidation and collection of cash deposits on entries of the subject merchandise entered or withdrawn from warehouse on or after July 11, 2005, the effective date of revocation of the antidumping duty orders. The Department will complete any pending administrative reviews of these orders and will conduct administrative reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation in response to appropriately filed requests for review. PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 54469 This five-year sunset review and notice are in accordance with section 751(d)(2) and published pursuant to section 777(I)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 7, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–15356 Filed 9–14–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–601, A–427–801, A–428–801, A–475– 801, A–588–804, A–412–801 Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China and Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) and ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and of material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), within a reasonably foreseeable time, the Department hereby orders the continuation of these antidumping duty orders and is publishing notice of the continuation of these antidumping duty orders. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: September 15, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hilary E. Sadler, Esq. or Juanita Chen, Office 8 (tapered roller bearings), telephone: (202) 482–4340 or (202) 482– 1904, respectively; and Edythe Artman or Minoo Hatten, Office 5 (ball bearings), telephone: (202) 482–3931 and (202) 482–1690, respectively, AD/ CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1 54470 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 179 / Friday, September 15, 2006 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Background On June 1, 2005, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof from the PRC and ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five–Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 70 FR 31423 (June 1, 2005), and Certain Bearings From China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, 70 FR 31531 (June 1, 2005). As a result of its reviews, the Department found that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to 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 Tapered Roller Bearings from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 70 FR 58383 (October 6, 2005), Antifriction Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, and the United Kingdom; Five–Year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final Results, 70 FR 58183 (October 5, 2005), Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from Japan and Singapore; Five–year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final Results, 71 FR 26321 (May 4, 2006), and Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from Japan; Five–year Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order; Amended Final Results, 71 FR 30378 (May 26, 2006). On August 3, 2006, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof from the PRC and ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Certain Bearings From China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the United Kingdom, 71 FR 51850 (August 31, 2006), and ITC Publication 3876 (August 2006) (Investigation Nos. 731– TA–344, 391–A, 392–A and C, 393–A, 394–A, 396, and 399–A (Second Review)). Scope of the Orders Tapered Roller Bearings: Imports covered by this order are shipments of tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and unfinished, from the PRC; flange, take up cartridge, and hanger VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:51 Sep 14, 2006 Jkt 208001 units incorporating tapered roller bearings; and tapered roller housings (except pillow blocks) incorporating tapered rollers, with or without spindles, whether or not for automotive use. These products are currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 8482.20.00, 8482.91.00.50, 8482.99.30, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.30.80, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.80, 8708.99.80.15 and 8708.99.80.80. Although the HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Ball Bearings: The products covered by these orders are ball bearings and parts thereof. These products include all bearings that employ balls as the rolling element. Imports of these products are classified under the following categories: antifriction balls, ball bearings with integral shafts, ball bearings (including radial ball bearings) and parts thereof, and housed or mounted ball bearing units and parts thereof. Imports of these products are classified under the following HTSUS subheadings: 3926.90.45, 4016.93.00, 4016.93.10, 4016.93.50, 6909.19.5010, 8431.20.00, 8431.39.0010, 8482.10.10, 8482.10.50, 8482.80.00, 8482.91.00, 8482.99.05, 8482.99.2580, 8482.99.35, 8482.99.6595, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.50.8040, 8483.50.90, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.70, 8708.50.50, 8708.60.50, 8708.60.80, 8708.70.6060, 8708.70.8050, 8708.93.30, 8708.93.5000, 8708.93.6000, 8708.93.75, 8708.99.06, 8708.99.31, 8708.99.4960, 8708.99.50, 8708.99.5800, 8708.99.8080, 8803.10.00, 8803.20.00, 8803.30.00, 8803.90.30, and 8803.90.90. Although the HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience and customs purposes, written descriptions of the scope of these orders remain dispositive. The size or precision grade of a bearing does not influence whether the bearing is covered by one of the orders. These orders cover all the subject bearings and parts thereof (inner race, outer race, cage, rollers, balls, seals, shields, etc.) outlined above with certain limitations. With regard to finished parts, all such parts are included in the scope of the these orders. For unfinished parts, such parts are included if (1) they have been heat– treated, or (2) heat treatment is not required to be performed on the part. Thus, the only unfinished parts that are not covered by these orders are those that will be subject to heat treatment after importation. The ultimate PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 application of a bearing also does not influence whether the bearing is covered by the orders. Bearings designed for highly specialized applications are not excluded. Any of the subject bearings, regardless of whether they may ultimately be utilized in aircraft, automobiles, or other equipment, are within the scope of these orders. For a listing of scope determinations that pertain to the ball bearings orders, see the ‘‘Scope Determination’’ Memorandum (‘‘Scope Memorandum’’) from the Antifriction Bearings Team to Laurie Parkhill, dated March 2, 2006. The Scope Memorandum is on file in the Central Records Unit, Main Commerce Building, Room B–099, in the General Issues record (A–100–001) for the 2004/2005 reviews. Determination As a result of the determinations by the Department and ITC that revocation of these antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to sections 751(d)(2)(A) and (B) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty orders on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof from the PRC and ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom. 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 imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of these orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to sections 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five–year reviews of these orders not later than July 2011. These sunset reviews and this continuation notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and are published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: September 7, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–15355 Filed 9–14–06; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\15SEN1.SGM 15SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 179 (Friday, September 15, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54469-54470]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-15355]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-570-601, A-427-801, A-428-801, A-475-801, A-588-804, A-412-801


Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof from the People's 
Republic of China and Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, 
Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Continuation of 
Antidumping Duty Orders

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on tapered 
roller bearings and parts thereof from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC'') and ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, 
Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and of material injury to an 
industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''), within a reasonably foreseeable 
time, the Department hereby orders the continuation of these 
antidumping duty orders and is publishing notice of the continuation of 
these antidumping duty orders.

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 15, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hilary E. Sadler, Esq. or Juanita 
Chen, Office 8 (tapered roller bearings), telephone: (202) 482-4340 or 
(202) 482-1904, respectively; and Edythe Artman or Minoo Hatten, Office 
5 (ball bearings), telephone: (202) 482-3931 and (202) 482-1690, 
respectively, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Background

    On June 1, 2005, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted 
the second sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on tapered 
roller bearings and parts thereof from the PRC and ball bearings and 
parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United 
Kingdom pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-
Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 70 FR 31423 (June 1, 2005), and Certain 
Bearings From China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the 
United Kingdom, 70 FR 31531 (June 1, 2005). As a result of its reviews, 
the Department found that revocation of the antidumping duty orders 
would be likely to 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 Tapered Roller Bearings from the People's 
Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review 
of Antidumping Duty Order, 70 FR 58383 (October 6, 2005), Antifriction 
Bearings and Parts Thereof from France, Germany, Italy, and the United 
Kingdom; Five-Year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders; Final 
Results, 70 FR 58183 (October 5, 2005), Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof 
from Japan and Singapore; Five-year Sunset Reviews of Antidumping Duty 
Orders; Final Results, 71 FR 26321 (May 4, 2006), and Ball Bearings and 
Parts Thereof from Japan; Five-year Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty 
Order; Amended Final Results, 71 FR 30378 (May 26, 2006). On August 3, 
2006, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that 
revocation of the antidumping duty orders on tapered roller bearings 
and parts thereof from the PRC and ball bearings and parts thereof from 
France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom would be likely 
to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry 
in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Certain 
Bearings From China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Singapore, and the 
United Kingdom, 71 FR 51850 (August 31, 2006), and ITC Publication 3876 
(August 2006) (Investigation Nos. 731-TA-344, 391-A, 392-A and C, 393-
A, 394-A, 396, and 399-A (Second Review)).

Scope of the Orders

    Tapered Roller Bearings: Imports covered by this order are 
shipments of tapered roller bearings and parts thereof, finished and 
unfinished, from the PRC; flange, take up cartridge, and hanger units 
incorporating tapered roller bearings; and tapered roller housings 
(except pillow blocks) incorporating tapered rollers, with or without 
spindles, whether or not for automotive use. These products are 
currently classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (``HTSUS'') item numbers 8482.20.00, 8482.91.00.50, 8482.99.30, 
8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.30.80, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.80, 
8708.99.80.15 and 8708.99.80.80. Although the HTSUS item numbers are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the scope of the order is dispositive.
    Ball Bearings: The products covered by these orders are ball 
bearings and parts thereof. These products include all bearings that 
employ balls as the rolling element. Imports of these products are 
classified under the following categories: antifriction balls, ball 
bearings with integral shafts, ball bearings (including radial ball 
bearings) and parts thereof, and housed or mounted ball bearing units 
and parts thereof.
    Imports of these products are classified under the following HTSUS 
subheadings: 3926.90.45, 4016.93.00, 4016.93.10, 4016.93.50, 
6909.19.5010, 8431.20.00, 8431.39.0010, 8482.10.10, 8482.10.50, 
8482.80.00, 8482.91.00, 8482.99.05, 8482.99.2580, 8482.99.35, 
8482.99.6595, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.50.8040, 8483.50.90, 
8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.70, 8708.50.50, 8708.60.50, 8708.60.80, 
8708.70.6060, 8708.70.8050, 8708.93.30, 8708.93.5000, 8708.93.6000, 
8708.93.75, 8708.99.06, 8708.99.31, 8708.99.4960, 8708.99.50, 
8708.99.5800, 8708.99.8080, 8803.10.00, 8803.20.00, 8803.30.00, 
8803.90.30, and 8803.90.90.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings above are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, written descriptions of the scope of these orders 
remain dispositive.
    The size or precision grade of a bearing does not influence whether 
the bearing is covered by one of the orders. These orders cover all the 
subject bearings and parts thereof (inner race, outer race, cage, 
rollers, balls, seals, shields, etc.) outlined above with certain 
limitations. With regard to finished parts, all such parts are included 
in the scope of the these orders. For unfinished parts, such parts are 
included if (1) they have been heat-treated, or (2) heat treatment is 
not required to be performed on the part. Thus, the only unfinished 
parts that are not covered by these orders are those that will be 
subject to heat treatment after importation. The ultimate application 
of a bearing also does not influence whether the bearing is covered by 
the orders. Bearings designed for highly specialized applications are 
not excluded. Any of the subject bearings, regardless of whether they 
may ultimately be utilized in aircraft, automobiles, or other 
equipment, are within the scope of these orders.
    For a listing of scope determinations that pertain to the ball 
bearings orders, see the ``Scope Determination'' Memorandum (``Scope 
Memorandum'') from the Antifriction Bearings Team to Laurie Parkhill, 
dated March 2, 2006. The Scope Memorandum is on file in the Central 
Records Unit, Main Commerce Building, Room B-099, in the General Issues 
record (A-100-001) for the 2004/2005 reviews.

Determination

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and ITC that 
revocation of these antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States, pursuant to sections 751(d)(2)(A) and 
(B) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the 
antidumping duty orders on tapered roller bearings and parts thereof 
from the PRC and ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, 
Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
    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 imports of subject merchandise.
    The effective date of continuation of these orders will be the date 
of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. 
Pursuant to sections 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6) of the Act, the Department 
intends to initiate the next five-year reviews of these orders not 
later than July 2011.
    These sunset reviews and this continuation notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and are published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: September 7, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-15355 Filed 9-14-06; 8:45 am]
Billing Code: 3510-DS-S