Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from South Korea: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70958-70959 [E6-20773]

Download as PDF 70958 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 235 / Thursday, December 7, 2006 / Notices Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4081 or (202) 482– 5253, respectively. Dated: November 30, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–20692 Filed 12–6–06; 8:45 am] SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Background DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE On May 31, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on non–malleable cast iron pipe fittings from the Peoples’ Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 30864 (May 31, 2006). The period of review is April 1, 2005, through March 31, 2006. The preliminary results of this administrative review are currently due no later than January 2, 2007. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), the Department shall make a preliminary determination in an administrative review of an antidumping order within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act further provides, however, that the Department may extend the 245-day period to 365 days if it determines it is not practicable to complete the review within the foregoing time period. The Department determines that it is not practicable to complete this administrative review within the time limits mandated by section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act because this review involves examining a number of complex issues related to factors of production and surrogate values. The Department requires additional time to issue and analyze supplemental questionnaires regarding these issues. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department is extending the time period for completing the preliminary results of this administrative review until April 30, 2007, which is 365 days from the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. The deadline for the final results of the review continues to be 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results. This extension notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i) of the Act. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Dec 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 International Trade Administration [A–580–807] Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from South Korea: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip from South Korea for the period June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 7, 2006. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Heaney or Robert James AD/ CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4475 and (202) 482–0649, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 2, 2006, the Department published in the Federal Register its notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip (PET film) from South Korea for the period June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006. See Antidumping of Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 71 FR 32032 (June 2, 2006). In response, on June 30, 2006, DuPont Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., and Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (collectively, the petitioners) timely requested an administrative review of Kohap, Ltd., a manufacturer/exporter of subject merchandise. No other party in this case requested an administrative review. On July 27, 2006, the Department initiated an administrative review of Kohap, Ltd. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 42626 (July PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 27, 2006). On October 25, 2006, petitioners submitted a letter withdrawing their request for an administrative review of Kohap, Ltd. See letter from petitioners dated October 25, 2006. Rescission of Review 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1) provides that the Department will rescind an administrative review if the party that requested the review withdraws its request for review within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review, or withdraws its request for review at a later date if the Department determines it is reasonable to extend the time limit for withdrawing the request. In response to petitioners’ withdrawal of their request for an administrative review, and because the request was timely withdrawn, the Department hereby rescinds the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on PET film from South Korea for the period June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006. The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) within 15 days of the publication of this notice. The Department will direct CBP to assess antidumping duties for Kohap, Ltd. at the cash deposit rate in effect on the date of entry for entries during the period June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final 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 Secretary’s assumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 C.F.R. 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the 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. This notice is published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 235 / Thursday, December 7, 2006 / Notices Dated: December 1, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–20773 Filed 12–6–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–588–833] Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed–Circumstances Review and Revocation of Order in Part: Stainless Steel Bar from Japan AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 8, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of preliminary results of changed– circumstances review with the intent to revoke, in part, the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Japan, as described below. See Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed– Circumstances Review and Notice of Intent to Revoke Order in Part: Stainless Steel Bar from Japan, 71 FR 65465 (November 8, 2006) (Preliminary Results). In our Preliminary Results, we invited interested parties to comment on the preliminary determination to exclude 21–2N modified valve/stem stainless steel round bar from Japan (product in question), as described below, from the scope of the order. The Department received no comments and is, therefore, revoking the order in part. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 7, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dmitry Vladimirov or Minoo Hatten, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0665 or (202) 482– 1690. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Background The Department published the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Japan on February 21, 1995. See Notices of Antidumping Duty Orders: Stainless Steel Bar from Brazil, India, and Japan, 60 FR 9661 (February 21, 1995). On August 28, 2006, TRW Fuji Valve, Inc. (TRW), a U.S. importer of the subject merchandise, requested a changed–circumstances review to exclude from the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Japan VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Dec 06, 2006 Jkt 211001 imports meeting the following description: certain valve/stem stainless steel round bar of 21–2N modified grade, having a diameter of 5.7 millimeters (with a tolerance of 0.025 millimeters), in length no greater than 15 meters, having a chemical composition consisting of a minimum of 0.50 percent and a maximum of 0.60 percent of carbon, a minimum of 7.50 percent and a maximum of 9.50 percent of manganese, a maximum of 0.25 percent of silicon, a maximum of 0.04 percent of phosphorus, a maximum of 0.03 percent of sulfur, a minimum of 20.0 percent and a maximum of 22.00 percent of chromium, a minimum of 2.00 percent and a maximum of 3.00 percent of nickel, a minimum of 0.20 percent and a maximum of 0.40 percent of nitrogen, a minimum of 0.85 percent of the combined content of carbon and nitrogen, and a balance minimum of iron, having a maximum core hardness of 385 HB and a maximum surface hardness of 425 HB, with a minimum hardness of 270 HB for annealed material. See TRW’s letter to the Secretary, dated August 28, 2006. TRW requested that the Department revoke the order in part retroactively to February 1, 2006, the beginning of the anniversary month of the order. On September 18, 2006, the petitioners and domestic interested parties1 provided a letter attesting to their expressed lack of interest in having this merchandise continue to be subject to the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Japan. In response to the request made by the interested party, TRW, within the meaning of section 771(9) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and the expressed lack of interest from the petitioners and domestic interested parties, on October 16, 2006, the Department published a notice of initiation of a changed–circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Japan. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed–Circumstances Review: Stainless Steel Bar from Japan, 71 FR 60691 (October 16, 2006) (Initiation Notice). In the Initiation Notice, the Department indicated that interested parties could submit comments for consideration in the Department’s preliminary results no later than 15 days after publication of the initiation of this review. The Department did not receive comments from interested parties. 1 The petitioners and domestic interested parties include Carpenter Technology Corp., Crucible Specialty Metals Division of Crucible Materials Corp., Electralloy Corp., North American Stainless, Universal Stainless and Alloy Products, Inc., and Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 70959 Absent any comments, the Department concluded preliminarily that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product to which this order pertains lacked interest in the relief provided by this order with respect to the product in question. See Preliminary Results. The Department invited interested parties to comment on its preliminary determination to revoke the order, in part. The Department did not receive comments from any interested parties. Scope of the Order The scope of the order covers stainless steel bar (SSB). The term SSB with respect to the order means 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. SSB includes cold–finished SSBs 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), 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 SSB subject to this order is currently classifiable under subheadings 7222.10.0005, 7222.10.0050, 7222.20.0005, 7222.20.0045, 7222.20.0075, and 7222.30.0000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Final Result of Review and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order, In Part Pursuant to sections 751(d)(1) and 782(h)(2) of the Act, the Department may revoke an antidumping duty order based on a review under section 751(b) of the Act (i.e., a changed– E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-807]


Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from South 
Korea: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene 
terephthalate film, sheet, and strip from South Korea for the period 
June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 7, 2006.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael J. Heaney or Robert James AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4475 and (202) 482-0649, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 2, 2006, the Department published in the Federal Register 
its notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and 
strip (PET film) from South Korea for the period June 1, 2005, through 
May 31, 2006. See Antidumping of Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 
71 FR 32032 (June 2, 2006). In response, on June 30, 2006, DuPont 
Teijin Films, Mitsubishi Polyester Film, Inc., and Toray Plastics 
(America), Inc. (collectively, the petitioners) timely requested an 
administrative review of Kohap, Ltd., a manufacturer/exporter of 
subject merchandise. No other party in this case requested an 
administrative review. On July 27, 2006, the Department initiated an 
administrative review of Kohap, Ltd. See Initiation of Antidumping and 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation 
in Part, 71 FR 42626 (July 27, 2006). On October 25, 2006, petitioners 
submitted a letter withdrawing their request for an administrative 
review of Kohap, Ltd. See letter from petitioners dated October 25, 
2006.

Rescission of Review

    19 CFR 351.213(d)(1) provides that the Department will rescind an 
administrative review if the party that requested the review withdraws 
its request for review within 90 days of the date of publication of the 
notice of initiation of the requested review, or withdraws its request 
for review at a later date if the Department determines it is 
reasonable to extend the time limit for withdrawing the request. In 
response to petitioners' withdrawal of their request for an 
administrative review, and because the request was timely withdrawn, 
the Department hereby rescinds the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on PET film from South Korea for the period June 
1, 2005, through May 31, 2006.
    The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions 
directly to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) within 15 days of 
the publication of this notice. The Department will direct CBP to 
assess antidumping duties for Kohap, Ltd. at the cash deposit rate in 
effect on the date of entry for entries during the period June 1, 2005, 
through May 31, 2006.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final 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 Secretary's assumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and subsequent assessment 
of double antidumping duties.
    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 C.F.R. 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the 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.
    This notice is published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).


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    Dated: December 1, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-20773 Filed 12-6-06; 8:45 am]
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