Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada, 61714 [E6-17377]

Download as PDF 61714 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 202 / Thursday, October 19, 2006 / Notices Dated: October 11, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–17381 Filed 10–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–122–838] Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Reviews and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 12, 2006 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Layton, 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) 482–0371. SUMMARY: On September 12, 2006, U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab and Canada’s Minister for International Trade, David Emerson, signed the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA 2006). On October 12, 2006 the SLA 2006 entered into effect. Pursuant to the the settlement of litigation which is a precondition for the entry into force of the SLA 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is revoking the antidumping duty order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada and rescinding all ongoing proceedings related to that order. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Background On May 22, 2002, the Department published the antidumping duty order on certain softwood lumber from Canada. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada, 67 FR 36068 (May 22, 2002). The Department subsequently completed the first and second administrative reviews. See Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, 69 FR 75921 (December 20, 2004); see also Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:50 Oct 18, 2006 Jkt 211001 Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, 70 FR 73437 (December 12, 2005). On June 30, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada, covering the period May 1, 2004, to April 30, 2005 (POR 3). See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 70 FR 37749 (June 30, 2005) (Initiation Notice). The preliminary results for POR 3 were issued on June 12, 2006. See Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission and Postponement of the Final Results: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada, 71 FR 33964 (June 12, 2006). On July 3, 2006 the Department published a notice of initiation of the fourth administrative review of the order covering the period May 1, 2005, to April 30, 2006 (POR 4). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 71 FR 37892 (July 3, 2006). In addition, on June 30, 2006, the Department initiated a new shipper review of this order and on July, 13, 2006, the Department initiated a changed circumstances review of this order. See Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 71 FR 37538 (June 30, 2006); see also Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, 71 FR 39661 (July 13, 2006). On September 12, 2006, U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab and Canada’s Minister for International Trade, David Emerson, signed the SLA 2006. One of the conditions for the entry into force of the SLA 2006 was the settlement of litigation. On October 12, 2006, the government of the United States and the government of Canada exchanged letters indicating that the conditions for the entry into force of the SLA 2006 had been fulfilled. Rescission Of The Reviews And Revocation Of The Order Pursuant to the settlement of litigation, the Department hereby revokes the antidumping duty order on softwood lumber from Canada, effective May 22, 2002, without the possibility of reinstatement. Furthermore, as the result of the revocation of the order, which is effective for the periods being reviewed, the Department hereby rescinds all ongoing proceedings related to the antidumping duty order, including the administrative reviews for PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 POR 3 and POR 4, the new shipper review, and the changed circumstances review. In accordance with the terms of the SLA 2006, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to cease collecting cash deposits, as of October 12, 2006, on imports of softwood lumber products from Canada. Moreover, we will instruct CBP to liquidate all entries made on or after May 22, 2002, without regard to antidumping duties, except that, where liquidation of certain entries is enjoined for antidumping purposes, the antidumping liquidation instructions for such entries will be issued upon removal of the injunction. In addition, we will instruct CBP to refund all deposits collected on such entries with accrued interest. This notice is in accordance with 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: October 12, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–17377 Filed 10–18–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–122–839] Notice of Rescission of Countervailing Duty Reviews and Revocation of Countervailing Duty Order: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 12, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric B. Greynolds, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–6071. SUMMARY: On September 12, 2006, U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab and Canada’s Minister for International Trade, David Emerson, signed the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA 2006). On October 12, 2006, the SLA 2006 entered into effect. Pursuant to the settlement of litigation which is a precondition for the entry into force of the SLA 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is revoking the countervailing duty order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-122-838]


Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Reviews and Revocation 
of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 12, 2006

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Layton, 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) 482-0371.

SUMMARY: On September 12, 2006, U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. 
Schwab and Canada's Minister for International Trade, David Emerson, 
signed the Softwood Lumber Agreement (SLA 2006). On October 12, 2006 
the SLA 2006 entered into effect. Pursuant to the the settlement of 
litigation which is a precondition for the entry into force of the SLA 
2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is revoking the 
antidumping duty order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada 
and rescinding all ongoing proceedings related to that order.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 22, 2002, the Department published the antidumping duty 
order on certain softwood lumber from Canada. See Notice of Amended 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping 
Duty Order: Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada, 67 FR 36068 
(May 22, 2002). The Department subsequently completed the first and 
second administrative reviews. See Notice of Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Softwood Lumber 
Products from Canada, 69 FR 75921 (December 20, 2004); see also Notice 
of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain 
Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, 70 FR 73437 (December 12, 2005). 
On June 30, 2005, the Department published a notice of initiation of 
the third administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 
certain softwood lumber products from Canada, covering the period May 
1, 2004, to April 30, 2005 (POR 3). See Notice of Initiation of 
Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 70 FR 37749 
(June 30, 2005) (Initiation Notice). The preliminary results for POR 3 
were issued on June 12, 2006. See Notice of Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Rescission and 
Postponement of the Final Results: Certain Softwood Lumber Products 
From Canada, 71 FR 33964 (June 12, 2006). On July 3, 2006 the 
Department published a notice of initiation of the fourth 
administrative review of the order covering the period May 1, 2005, to 
April 30, 2006 (POR 4). See Initiation of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 71 FR 37892 (July 3, 2006). 
In addition, on June 30, 2006, the Department initiated a new shipper 
review of this order and on July, 13, 2006, the Department initiated a 
changed circumstances review of this order. See Certain Softwood Lumber 
Products from Canada: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New 
Shipper Review, 71 FR 37538 (June 30, 2006); see also Notice of 
Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain 
Softwood Lumber Products from Canada, 71 FR 39661 (July 13, 2006).
    On September 12, 2006, U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab 
and Canada's Minister for International Trade, David Emerson, signed 
the SLA 2006. One of the conditions for the entry into force of the SLA 
2006 was the settlement of litigation. On October 12, 2006, the 
government of the United States and the government of Canada exchanged 
letters indicating that the conditions for the entry into force of the 
SLA 2006 had been fulfilled.

Rescission Of The Reviews And Revocation Of The Order

    Pursuant to the settlement of litigation, the Department hereby 
revokes the antidumping duty order on softwood lumber from Canada, 
effective May 22, 2002, without the possibility of reinstatement. 
Furthermore, as the result of the revocation of the order, which is 
effective for the periods being reviewed, the Department hereby 
rescinds all ongoing proceedings related to the antidumping duty order, 
including the administrative reviews for POR 3 and POR 4, the new 
shipper review, and the changed circumstances review.
    In accordance with the terms of the SLA 2006, we will instruct U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to cease collecting cash deposits, 
as of October 12, 2006, on imports of softwood lumber products from 
Canada. Moreover, we will instruct CBP to liquidate all entries made on 
or after May 22, 2002, without regard to antidumping duties, except 
that, where liquidation of certain entries is enjoined for antidumping 
purposes, the antidumping liquidation instructions for such entries 
will be issued upon removal of the injunction. In addition, we will 
instruct CBP to refund all deposits collected on such entries with 
accrued interest.
    This notice is in accordance with 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: October 12, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-17377 Filed 10-18-06; 8:45 am]
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