Oil Country Tubular Goods From Argentina, Italy, Japan, and Korea; Final Results of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders, 59074-59075 [E6-16607]

Download as PDF 59074 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 194 / Friday, October 6, 2006 / Notices specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i).1 The domestic interested parties claimed International Trade Administration interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as U.S. producers, [A–351–810, A–475–816, A–588–835, A–580– manufacturers, and wholesalers of the 825] domestic like product. We received complete substantive responses from the Oil Country Tubular Goods From domestic interested parties in all four Argentina, Italy, Japan, and Korea; cases within the deadline specified in Final Results of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received a Reviews of Antidumping Duty Orders inadequate response from respondent interested parties of the AD order from AGENCY: Import Administration, Argentina, and no responses from International Trade Administration, respondent interested parties with Department of Commerce. respect to the AD orders from Italy, SUMMARY: On June 1, 2006, the Japan, and Korea. As a result, pursuant Department of Commerce (‘‘the to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 Department’’) initiated the second CFR. 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty Department has conducted expedited (‘‘AD’’) orders on oil country tubular reviews of these AD orders. goods (‘‘OCTG’’) from Argentina, Italy, Scope of the Orders Japan, and Korea pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as Argentina, Italy, Japan, Korea amended (‘‘the Act’’). On the basis of The products covered by these orders notices of intent to participate, and adequate substantive responses filed on consists of oil country tubular goods, behalf of the domestic interested parties, hollow steel products of circular crossand inadequate responses received from section, including only oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast iron) respondent interested parties, the or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether Department has conducted expedited seamless or welded, whether or not sunset reviews, pursuant to section conforming to American Petroleum 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR Institute (API) or non-API 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of specifications, whether finished or these sunset reviews, the Department unfinished (including green tubes and finds that revocation of the AD orders limited service OCTG products). The would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the margins scope does not cover casing or tubing pipe containing 10.5 percent or more of indicated in the ‘‘Final Results of chromium, or drill pipe. The products Review’’ section of this notice. subject to this review are currently DATES: Effective Date: October 6, 2006. classified in the following Harmonized FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tariff Schedule of the United States Martha Douthit, Fred Baker, or Dana (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings: 7304.20.10.10, Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations, 7304.20.10.20, 7304.20.10.30, Office 6–7, Import Administration, 7304.20.10.40, 7304.20.10.50, International Trade Administration, 7304.20.10.60, 7304.20.10.80, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 7304.20.20.10, 7304.20.20.20, Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., 7304.20.20.30, 7304.20.20.40, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 7304.20.20.50, 7304.20.20.60, 482–5050, (202) 482–2924, or (202) 482– 7304.20.20.80, 7304.20.30.10, 1391, respectively. 7304.20.30.20, 7304.20.30.30, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 7304.20.30.40, 7304.20.30.50, 7304.20.30.60, 7304.20.30.80, Background 7304.20.40.10, 7304.20.40.20, On June 1, 2006, the Department 7304.20.40.30, 7304.20.40.40, initiated sunset reviews of the AD 7304.20.40.50, 7304.20.40.60, orders on OCTG from Argentina, Italy, 7304.20.40.80, 7304.20.50.15, Japan, and Korea pursuant to section 7304.20.50.30, 7304.20.50.45, 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five7304.20.50.60, 7304.20.50.75, Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 71 FR 31153 7304.20.60.15, 7304.20.60.30, (June 1, 2006). The Department received 7304.20.60.45, 7304.20.60.60, notices of intent to participate from 7304.20.60.75, 7305.20.20.00, IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., Lone Star Steel Company, Koppel Steel (‘‘NS Group’’), 1 U.S. Steel and USS/Kobe Steel were petitioners Maverick Tube Corporation, Newport in the investigation. U.S. Steel notes that Lorain Steel Company (‘‘NS Group’’), V&M Star Tubular Company LLC became the successor-inLP, and United States Steel Corporation interest to USS/Kobe Steel in August 1999. In December 1999, U.S. Steel took ownership of 100 (‘‘U.S. Steel’’) (collectively ‘‘domestic % of the equity of Lorain Tubular, making U.S. interested parties’’), within the deadline Steel the owner of Lorain Tubular. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Oct 05, 2006 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 7306.20.10.30, 7306.20.10.90, 7306.20.20.00, 7306.20.30.00, 7306.20.40.00, 7306.20.60.10, 7306.20.60.50, 7306.20.80.10, and 7306.20.80.50. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’) from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated September 29, 2006, which is hereby adopted by this notice. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit room, B–099 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the heading October 2006. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review The Department determines that revocation of the AD orders on OCTG from Argentina, Italy, Japan, and Korea would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average percentage margins: Manufacturers/exporters/producers Weighted-average margin (percent) Argentina Siderca S.A.I.C ..................... Acindar Industria Argentina de Aceros S.A ................... All Others .............................. 1.36 60.73 1.36 Italy Dalmine S.p.A ....................... Acciaierie Tubificio Arvedi S.p.A ................................. General Sider Europa S.p.A All Others .............................. 49.78 49.78 49.78 49.78 Japan Nippon Steel Corporation ..... Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd ..................................... All Others .............................. E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1 44.20 44.20 44.20 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 194 / Friday, October 6, 2006 / Notices developed merchandise provision, pursuant to section 781(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Korea Petroleum Wax Candles from the People’s Republic of China, 51 FR 30686 Union Steel Manufacturing Company ........................... 12.17 (August 28, 1986) (‘‘Order’’). In All Others .............................. 12.17 addition, we determine that mixed–wax candles containing any amount of Hyundai Steel Pipe Company, Ltd., succeeded by petroleum are covered by the scope of Hyundai Hysco, was exthe Order. We are also rescinding the cluded from the order. concurrently initiated1 minor alterations anticircumvention inquiry.2 See This notice serves as the only Memorandum from Stephen J. Claeys, reminder to parties subject to Deputy Assistant Secretary, Import administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) Administration to David M. Spooner, of their responsibility concerning the Assistant Secretary, Import return or destruction of proprietary Administration, Subject: Issues and information disclosed under APO in Decision Memorandum for the Later– accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Developed Merchandise Timely notification of return/ Anticircumvention Inquiry of the destruction of APO materials or Antidumping Duty Order on Petroleum conversion to judicial protective order is Wax Candles from the People’s Republic hereby requested. Failure to comply of China, (September 29, 2006) (‘‘Issues with the regulations and the terms of an and Decision Memorandum’’). APO is a sanctionable violation. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 6, 2006. We are issuing and publishing the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alex results and notice in accordance with Villanueva or Julia Hancock, AD/CVD sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Operations, Office 9, Import Act. Administration, International Trade Dated: September 29, 2006. Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Stephen J. Claeys, Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230; Acting Assistant Secretary for Import telephone: (202) 482–3208 and (202) Administration. 482–1394, respectively. [FR Doc. E6–16607 Filed 10–5–06; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Manufacturers/exporters/producers Weighted-average margin (percent) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–504 Later–Developed Merchandise Anticircumvention Inquiry of the Antidumping Duty Order on Petroleum Wax Candles from the People’s Republic of China: Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of Antidumping Duty Order AGENCY: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Final Determination We determine that candles composed of petroleum wax and over fifty percent or more palm and/or other vegetable oil–based waxes (‘‘mixed–wax candles’’) are later–developed merchandise and thus, are circumventing the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) under the later– VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:52 Oct 05, 2006 Jkt 211001 Background: On June 2, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published the preliminary circumvention determination. See Notice of Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of Antidumping Duty Order: Later– Developed Merchandise Anticircumvention Inquiry of the Antidumping Duty Order on Petroleum Wax Candles from the People’s Republic of China, 71 FR 32033 (June 2, 2006) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). Additionally, on June 2, 2006, the Department requested that interested parties submit comments and information addressing certain areas of the analysis. See Letter to all Interested Parties, from Edward C. Yang, Senior 1 See Notice of Initiation Anticircumention Inquiries of Antidumping Duty Order: Petroleum Wax Candles from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 10962 (March 7, 2005) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). 2 The Department received a separate request from Petitioners on October 12, 2004, to initiate an inquiry to determine whether pursuant to section 781(c) of the Act, candles containing palm or vegetable-based waxes as the majority ingredient and exported to the United States are circumventing the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from the PRC under the minor alterations provision. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 59075 Enforcement Coordinator, China/NME Unit, Import Administration, RE: Anticircumvention Inquiry on Later– Developed Merchandise: Petroleum Wax Candles from the People’s Republic of China, (June 2, 2006) (‘‘June 2, 2006, Letter’’). On June 23, 2006, the Department received comments and information from the following eight parties: (1) the National Candle Association (‘‘Petitioners’’); (2) China Chamber of Commerce for Importers and Exporters of Foodstuffs, Native Products and Animal By–Products, the China Daily Chemical Association and their common members, (i.e., Dalian Gift Co., Ltd., Kingking A.C. Co., Ltd., Shanghai Autumn Light Enterprise Co., Ltd., Aroma Consumer Products (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd., Amstar Business Company Limited, Zhongshan Zhongnam Candle Manufacturer Co., Ltd., and Jiaxing Moonlite Candle Art Co., Ltd.) (‘‘CCCFNA’’); (3) Candle Corporation of America (‘‘CCA’’); (4) Target Corporation (‘‘Target’’); (5) Bed Bath & Beyond, Christmas Tree Shops, Inc. and Christmas Tree Shops’ subsidiary Nantucket Distributing, Inc.; (6) Amscan, Inc. (‘‘Amscan’’); (7) Shonfeld USA, Inc. (‘‘Shonfeld’’) and (8) CVS Stores (‘‘CVS’’).3 On July 7, 2006, the Department received case briefs from the following parties: (1) Petitioners; (2) CCCFNA; (3) CCA; (4) Target; (5) Smart Marketing, Kate Aspen, and Wisconsin Cheeseman (‘‘SKW’’); (6) Christmas Tree Shops, Inc. and Christmas Tree Shops’ subsidiary Nantucket Distributing, Inc.;4 (7) Amscan; (8) CVS and (9) Shonfeld.5 On July 13, 2006, Petitioners submitted a letter stating that Target’s case brief contained significant portions of untimely submitted new, non– publicly available information and should be resubmitted without the new information. On July 17, 2006, the Department informed parties that it was keeping the new information contained within Target’s case brief and extended the deadline for parties to submit rebuttal briefs until July 24, 2006. 3 Bed Bath & Beyond, Christmas Tree Shops, Inc. and Christmas Tree Shops’ subsidiary Nantucket Distributing, Inc, Amscan, Shonfeld and CVS submitted virtually identical information and comments with the only difference being each entity’s responses to some of the Department’s questions contained in the June 2, 2006, letter. 4 Although Bed Bath & Beyond submitted comments and new information with Christmas Tree Shops’ subsidiary Nantucket Distributing, Inc., it did not file a case brief. 5 Christmas Tree Shops, Inc. and Christmas Tree Shops’ subsidiary Nantucket Distributing, Inc., Amscan, CVS, and Shonfeld submitted four individual briefs containing identical arguments. These parties will be hereinafter be referred to as ‘‘Merchandisers.’’ E:\FR\FM\06OCN1.SGM 06OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-351-810, A-475-816, A-588-835, A-580-825]


Oil Country Tubular Goods From Argentina, Italy, Japan, and 
Korea; Final Results of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Reviews of Antidumping 
Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: On June 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated the second sunset reviews of the antidumping 
duty (``AD'') orders on oil country tubular goods (``OCTG'') from 
Argentina, Italy, Japan, and Korea pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of notices 
of intent to participate, and adequate substantive responses filed on 
behalf of the domestic interested parties, and inadequate responses 
received from respondent interested parties, the Department has 
conducted expedited sunset reviews, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of these sunset 
reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the AD orders would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the margins 
indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.

DATES: Effective Date: October 6, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Douthit, Fred Baker, or Dana 
Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6-7, Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-5050, (202) 482-2924, or (202) 482-1391, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 1, 2006, the Department initiated sunset reviews of the AD 
orders on OCTG from Argentina, Italy, Japan, and Korea pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') 
Reviews, 71 FR 31153 (June 1, 2006). The Department received notices of 
intent to participate from IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., Lone Star Steel 
Company, Koppel Steel (``NS Group''), Maverick Tube Corporation, 
Newport Steel Company (``NS Group''), V&M Star LP, and United States 
Steel Corporation (``U.S. Steel'') (collectively ``domestic interested 
parties''), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(1)(i).\1\ The domestic interested parties claimed interested 
party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as U.S. producers, 
manufacturers, and wholesalers of the domestic like product. We 
received complete substantive responses from the domestic interested 
parties in all four cases within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i). We received a inadequate response from respondent 
interested parties of the AD order from Argentina, and no responses 
from respondent interested parties with respect to the AD orders from 
Italy, Japan, and Korea. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) 
of the Act and 19 CFR. 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department has 
conducted expedited reviews of these AD orders.
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    \1\ U.S. Steel and USS/Kobe Steel were petitioners in the 
investigation. U.S. Steel notes that Lorain Tubular Company LLC 
became the successor-in-interest to USS/Kobe Steel in August 1999. 
In December 1999, U.S. Steel took ownership of 100 % of the equity 
of Lorain Tubular, making U.S. Steel the owner of Lorain Tubular.
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Scope of the Orders

Argentina, Italy, Japan, Korea

    The products covered by these orders consists of oil country 
tubular goods, hollow steel products of circular cross-section, 
including only oil well casing and tubing, of iron (other than cast 
iron) or steel (both carbon and alloy), whether seamless or welded, 
whether or not conforming to American Petroleum Institute (API) or non-
API specifications, whether finished or unfinished (including green 
tubes and limited service OCTG products). The scope does not cover 
casing or tubing pipe containing 10.5 percent or more of chromium, or 
drill pipe. The products subject to this review are currently 
classified in the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (``HTSUS'') subheadings: 7304.20.10.10, 7304.20.10.20, 
7304.20.10.30, 7304.20.10.40, 7304.20.10.50, 7304.20.10.60, 
7304.20.10.80, 7304.20.20.10, 7304.20.20.20, 7304.20.20.30, 
7304.20.20.40, 7304.20.20.50, 7304.20.20.60, 7304.20.20.80, 
7304.20.30.10, 7304.20.30.20, 7304.20.30.30, 7304.20.30.40, 
7304.20.30.50, 7304.20.30.60, 7304.20.30.80, 7304.20.40.10, 
7304.20.40.20, 7304.20.40.30, 7304.20.40.40, 7304.20.40.50, 
7304.20.40.60, 7304.20.40.80, 7304.20.50.15, 7304.20.50.30, 
7304.20.50.45, 7304.20.50.60, 7304.20.50.75, 7304.20.60.15, 
7304.20.60.30, 7304.20.60.45, 7304.20.60.60, 7304.20.60.75, 
7305.20.20.00, 7305.20.40.00, 7305.20.60.00, 7305.20.80.00, 
7306.20.10.30, 7306.20.10.90, 7306.20.20.00, 7306.20.30.00, 
7306.20.40.00, 7306.20.60.10, 7306.20.60.50, 7306.20.80.10, and 
7306.20.80.50.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, our written description of the scope of these orders 
is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the Issues and 
Decision Memorandum (``Decision Memorandum'') from Stephen J. Claeys, 
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. 
Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated September 
29, 2006, which is hereby adopted by this notice. Parties can find a 
complete discussion of all issues raised in these reviews and the 
corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on 
file in the Central Records Unit room, B-099 of the main Commerce 
building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum 
can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under 
the heading October 2006. The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    The Department determines that revocation of the AD orders on OCTG 
from Argentina, Italy, Japan, and Korea would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average 
percentage margins:

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                                                             Weighted-
            Manufacturers/exporters/producers             average margin
                                                             (percent)
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                                Argentina
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Siderca S.A.I.C.........................................            1.36
Acindar Industria Argentina de Aceros S.A...............           60.73
All Others..............................................            1.36
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                                  Italy
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Dalmine S.p.A...........................................           49.78
Acciaierie Tubificio Arvedi S.p.A.......................           49.78
General Sider Europa S.p.A..............................           49.78
All Others..............................................           49.78
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                                  Japan
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--Nippon Steel Corporation..............................           44.20
Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd..........................           44.20
All Others..............................................           44.20

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                                  Korea
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Union Steel Manufacturing Company.......................           12.17
All Others..............................................           12.17
Hyundai Steel Pipe Company, Ltd., succeeded by Hyundai
 Hysco, was excluded from the order.....................
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    This notice serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to 
judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with 
the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: September 29, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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