Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part, 76273-76275 [E6-21765]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 20, 2006 / Notices 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 the 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 C.F.R. ¶351.213(d)(4). Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review 19 C.F.R. 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 at a later date if the Department determines it is reasonable to extend the time limit for withdrawing the request. In response to Cal Pure’s timely withdrawal of its request for an administrative review as well as the fact that Nima had no shipments during the POR pursuant to 19 C.F.R. ¶351.213(d)(3), the Department hereby rescinds the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on pistachios from Iran for the period July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006. The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after the date of the publication of this notice. The Department will direct CBP to assess antidumping duties for Nima at the cash deposit rate in effect on the date of entry for entries during the period July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ship subject merchandise during the POR. See Memorandum to the File from Angelica L. Mendoza, Tehran Negah Nima Trading Company - No Shipments of Certain In–Shell Raw Pistachios from Iran, dated October 5, 2006. On October 20, 2006, the Department issued a ‘‘No Shipment Inquiry’’ to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to confirm that there were no shipments or entries of pistachios from Iran exported by Nima during the POR of the instant administrative review. On November 7, 2006, the Department confirmed, based on its internal review of CBP data and the results of its CBP inquiry, there were no entries of merchandise exported or shipped by Nima during the POR. See Memorandum to the File from Angelica L. Mendoza, through Richard O. Weible, Office Director, Tehran Negah Nima Trading Company (Nima) - No Shipments of Certain In–Shell Raw Pistachios from Iran Per CBP Inquiry, dated November 7, 2006. On November 8, 2006, Cal Pure submitted a letter withdrawing its request for an administrative review of shipments or entries of pistachios from Iran exported by Nima. See Letter from Cal Pure dated November 8, 2006. Billing Code: 3510–DS–S Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 C.F.R. ¶351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 Dated: December 14, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–21764 Filed 12–19–06; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–890 Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 20, 2006. SUMMARY: On October 26, 2006 the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) received a request on behalf of the petitioners, the American Furniture Manufacturers Committee for Legal Trade and its individual members (the ‘‘AFMC’’) for a changed circumstances review and a request to revoke in part the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China with respect to completely upholstered beds that have exposed wooden feet of no more than nine inches in height from the floor. In its October 26, 2006, submission, AFMC stated that it no longer has any interest in antidumping relief from imports of such upholstered beds with respect to the subject merchandise defined in the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76273 ‘‘Scope of the Review’’ section below. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz or Robert Bolling, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–4474 and (202) 482–3434, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 4, 2005, the Department published the Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 329. On October 26, 2006, AFMC requested revocation in part of the AD order pursuant to sections 751(b)(1) and 782(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), with respect to completely upholstered beds that have exposed wooden feet of no more than nine inches in height from the floor, as described below. Scope of the Order The product covered is wooden bedroom furniture. Wooden bedroom furniture is generally, but not exclusively, designed, manufactured, and offered for sale in coordinated groups, or bedrooms, in which all of the individual pieces are of approximately the same style and approximately the same material and/or finish. The subject merchandise is made substantially of wood products, including both solid wood and also engineered wood products made from wood particles, fibers, or other wooden materials such as plywood, oriented strand board, particle board, and fiberboard, with or without wood veneers, wood overlays, or laminates, with or without non–wood components or trim such as metal, marble, leather, glass, plastic, or other resins, and whether or not assembled, completed, or finished. The subject merchandise includes the following items: (1) Wooden beds such as loft beds, bunk beds, and other beds; (2) wooden headboards for beds (whether stand–alone or attached to side rails), wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden canopies for beds; (3) night tables, night stands, dressers, commodes, bureaus, mule chests, gentlemen’s chests, bachelor’s chests, lingerie chests, wardrobes, vanities, chessers, chifforobes, and wardrobe–type cabinets; (4) dressers with framed glass mirrors that are attached to, E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 76274 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 20, 2006 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES incorporated in, sit on, or hang over the dresser; (5) chests–on-chests1, highboys2, lowboys3, chests of drawers4, chests5, door chests6, chiffoniers7, hutches8, and armoires9; (6) desks, computer stands, filing cabinets, book cases, or writing tables that are attached to or incorporated in the subject merchandise; and (7) other bedroom furniture consistent with the above list. The scope of the order excludes the following items: (1) seats, chairs, benches, couches, sofas, sofa beds, stools, and other seating furniture; (2) mattresses, mattress supports (including box springs), infant cribs, water beds, and futon frames; (3) office furniture, such as desks, stand–up desks, computer cabinets, filing cabinets, credenzas, and bookcases; (4) dining room or kitchen furniture such as dining tables, chairs, servers, sideboards, buffets, corner cabinets, china cabinets, and china hutches; (5) other non– bedroom furniture, such as television cabinets, cocktail tables, end tables, occasional tables, wall systems, book cases, and entertainment systems; (6) bedroom furniture made primarily of wicker, cane, osier, bamboo or rattan; (7) side rails for beds made of metal if sold separately from the headboard and footboard; (8) bedroom furniture in which bentwood parts predominate10; 1 A chest-on-chest is typically a tall chest-ofdrawers in two or more sections (or appearing to be in two or more sections), with one or two sections mounted (or appearing to be mounted) on a slightly larger chest; also known as a tallboy. 2 A highboy is typically a tall chest of drawers usually composed of a base and a top section with drawers, and supported on four legs or a small chest (often 15 inches or more in height). 3 A lowboy is typically a short chest of drawers, not more than four feet high, normally set on short legs. 4 A chest of drawers is typically a case containing drawers for storing clothing. 5 A chest is typically a case piece taller than it is wide featuring a series of drawers and with or without one or more doors for storing clothing. The piece can either include drawers or be designed as a large box incorporating a lid. 6 A door chest is typically a chest with hinged doors to store clothing, whether or not containing drawers. The piece may also include shelves for televisions and other entertainment electronics. 7 A chiffonier is typically a tall and narrow chest of drawers normally used for storing undergarments and lingerie, often with mirror(s) attached. 8 A hutch is typically an open case of furniture with shelves that typically sits on another piece of furniture and provides storage for clothes. 9 An armoire is typically a tall cabinet or wardrobe (typically 50 inches or taller), with doors, and with one or more drawers (either exterior below or above the doors or interior behind the doors), shelves, and/or garment rods or other apparatus for storing clothes. Bedroom armoires may also be used to hold television receivers and/or other audiovisual entertainment systems. 10 As used herein, bentwood means solid wood made pliable. Bentwood is wood that is brought to a curved shape by bending it while made pliable with moist heat or other agency and then set by VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 (9) jewelry armories11; (10) cheval mirrors12 (11) certain metal parts13 (12) mirrors that do not attach to, incorporate in, sit on, or hang over a dresser if they are not designed and marketed to be sold in conjunction with a dresser as part of a dresser–mirror set. Imports of subject merchandise are classified under subheading 9403.50.9040 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) as ‘‘wooden...beds’’ and under subheading 9403.50.9080 of the HTSUS as ‘‘other...wooden furniture of a kind used in the bedroom.’’ In addition, wooden headboards for beds, wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden canopies for beds may also be entered under subheading 9403.50.9040 of the HTSUS as ‘‘parts of wood’’ and framed glass mirrors may also be entered under subheading 7009.92.5000 of the HTSUS as ‘‘glass mirrors...framed.’’ This order covers all wooden bedroom furniture meeting the above description, regardless of tariff classification. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part At the request of AFMC, and in accordance with sections 751(d)(1) and 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, the Department is initiating a changed circumstances review of wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China to determine whether cooling or drying. See Customs’ Headquarters’ Ruling Letter 043859, dated May 17, 1976. 11 Any armoire, cabinet or other accent item for the purpose of storing jewelry, not to exceed 24’’ in width, 18’’ in depth, and 49’’ in height, including a minimum of 5 lined drawers lined with felt or felt-like material, at least one side door lined with felt or felt-like material, with necklace hangers, and a flip-top lid with inset mirror. See Memorandum from Laurel LaCivita to Laurie Parkhill, Office Director, Issues and Decision Memorandum Concerning Jewelry Armoires and Cheval Mirrors in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, dated August 31, 2004. See also Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation in Part, (71 FR 38621) (July 7, 2006). 12 Cheval mirrors, i.e., any framed, tiltable mirror with a height in excess of 50’’ that is mounted on a floor-standing, hinged base. 13 Metal furniture parts and unfinished furniture parts made of wood products (as defined above) that are not otherwise specifically named in this scope (i.e., wooden headboards for beds, wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden canopies for beds) and that do not possess the essential character of wooden bedroom furniture in an unassembled, incomplete, or unfinished form. Such parts are usually classified under HTSUS subheading 9403.90.7000. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 partial revocation of the AD order is warranted with respect to completely upholstered beds that have exposed wooden feet of no more than nine inches in height from the floor. Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide that the Department may revoke an order (in whole or in part) if it determines that producers accounting for substantially all of the production of the domestic like product have no further interest in the order, in whole or in part. In addition, in the event the Department determines that expedited action is warranted, 19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits the Department to combine the notices of initiation and preliminary results. In accordance with section 751(b) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.222(g)(l)(i) and 351.221(c)(3), we are initiating this changed circumstances review and have determined that expedited action is warranted. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(c), we find that the petitioners’ affirmative statement of no interest constitutes good cause for the conduct of this review. Additionally, our decision to expedite this review stems from the domestic industry’s lack of interest in applying the AD order to the specific wooden bedroom furniture (i.e., upholstered beds discussed above) covered by this request. Based on the expression of no interest by the petitioners and absent any objection by any other domestic interested parties, we have preliminarily determined that substantially all of the domestic producers of the like product have no interest in the continued application of the AD order on wooden bedroom furniture to the merchandise that is subject to this request. Therefore, we are notifying the public of our intent to revoke, in part, the AD order as it relates to imports of the completely upholstered beds from the People’s Republic of China that have exposed wooden feet of no more than nine inches in height from the floor. If the order is revoked with respect to this product, we will add the following language to the list of excluded items included in the scope of the order: ‘‘(13) beds that are completely upholstered, i.e., containing filling material and completely covered in sewn genuine leather, synthetic leather, or natural or synthetic decorative fabric. To be excluded, the entire bed (headboards, footboards, and side rails) must be upholstered except for bed feet, which may be of wood, metal, or any other material and which are no more than nine inches in height from the floor.’’ E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 20, 2006 / Notices Public Comment Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Written comments may be submitted no later than 14 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal Register. Rebuttals to written comments, limited to issues raised in such comments, may be filed no later than 21 days after the date of publication. The Department will issue the final results of this changed circumstances review, which will include the results of its analysis raised in any such written comments, no later than 270 days after the date on which this review was initiated, or within 45 days if all parties agree to our preliminary results. See 19 CFR 351.216(e). If final revocation occurs, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to end the suspension of liquidation for the merchandise covered by the revocation on the effective date of the notice of revocation and to release any cash deposit or bond. See 19 CFR 351.222(g)(4). The current requirement for a cash deposit of estimated AD duties on all subject merchandise will continue unless and until it is modified pursuant to the final results of this changed circumstances review. This initiation and preliminary results of review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, 351.221, and 351.222. Dated: December 12, 2006. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–21765 Filed 12–19–06; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Export Trade Certificate of Review Notice of Issuance of an Export Trade Certificate of Review, Application No. 06–00002. ACTION: On December 14, 2006, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to Darah Thomas doing business as Necole Shannon Global Export Services (‘‘NSGES’’). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification has been granted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey C. Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs, International Trade Administration, by telephone at (202) 482–5131 (this is not a toll-free sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:03 Dec 19, 2006 Jkt 211001 number), or by e-mail at oetca@ita.doc.gov. Title III of the Export Trading Company Act of 1982 (15 U.S.C. Sections 4001–21) authorizes the Secretary of Commerce to issue Export Trade Certificates of Review. The regulations implementing Title III are found at 15 CFR part 325 (2005). Export Trading Company Affairs (‘‘ETCA’’) is issuing this notice pursuant to 15 CFR section 325.6(b), which requires the U.S. Department of Commerce to publish a summary of the certification in the Federal Register. Under Section 305(a) of the Act and 15 CFR section 325.11(a), any person aggrieved by the Secretary’s determination may, within 30 days of the date of this notice, bring an action in any appropriate district court of the United States to set aside the determination on the ground that the determination is erroneous. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of Certified Conduct Export Trade 1. Products All products. 2. Services All services. 3. Technology Rights Technology Rights, including, but not limited to, patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, that relate to Products and Services. 4. Export Trade Facilitation Services (as They Relate to the Export of Products, Services, and Technology Rights) Export Trade Facilitation Services, including, but not limited to, professional services in the areas of government relations and assistance with state and federal programs; foreign trade and business protocol; consulting; market research and analysis; collection of information on trade opportunities; marketing; negotiations; joint ventures; shipping; export management; export licensing; advertising; documentation and services related to compliance with customs requirements; insurance and financing; trade show exhibitions; organizational development; management and labor strategies; transfer of technology; transportation services; and facilitating the formation of shippers’ associations. Export Markets The Export Markets include all parts of the world except the United States (the fifty states of the United States, the District of Columbia, the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76275 Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands). Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation 1. With respect to the sale of Products and Services, licensing of Technology Rights, and provision of Export Trade Facilitation Services, NSGES, subject to the terms and conditions listed below, may: a. Provide and/or arrange for the provisions of Export Trade Facilitation Services; b. Engage in promotional and marketing activities and collect information on trade opportunities in the Export Markets and distribute such information to clients; c. Enter into exclusive and/or nonexclusive licensing and/or sales agreements with Suppliers for the export of Products, Services, and/or Technology Rights to Export Markets; d. Enter into exclusive and/or nonexclusive agreements with distributors and/or sales representatives in Export Markets; e. Allocate export sales or divide Export Markets among Suppliers for the sale and/or licensing of Products, Services, and/or Technology Rights; f. Allocate export orders among Suppliers; g. Establish the price of Products, Services, and/or Technology Rights for sales and/or licensing in Export Markets; h. Negotiate, enter into, and/or manage licensing agreements for the export of Technology Rights; and i. Enter into contracts for shipping. 2. NSGES and individual Suppliers may regularly exchange information on a one-on-one basis regarding that Supplier’s inventories and near-term production schedules in order that the availability of Products for export can be determined and effectively coordinated by NSGES with its distributors in Export Markets. Terms and Conditions of Certificate 1. In engaging in Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation, NSGES will not intentionally disclose, directly or indirectly, to any Supplier any information about any other Supplier’s costs, production, capacity, inventories, domestic prices, domestic sales, or U.S. business plans, strategies, or methods that is not already generally available to the trade or public. 2. NSGES will comply with requests made by the Secretary of Commerce on behalf of the Secretary of Commerce or E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-570-890


Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: 
Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances 
Review, and Intent to Revoke Order in Part

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 20, 2006.
SUMMARY: On October 26, 2006 the Department of Commerce (the 
``Department'') received a request on behalf of the petitioners, the 
American Furniture Manufacturers Committee for Legal Trade and its 
individual members (the ``AFMC'') for a changed circumstances review 
and a request to revoke in part the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on 
wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China with 
respect to completely upholstered beds that have exposed wooden feet of 
no more than nine inches in height from the floor. In its October 26, 
2006, submission, AFMC stated that it no longer has any interest in 
antidumping relief from imports of such upholstered beds with respect 
to the subject merchandise defined in the ``Scope of the Review'' 
section below. Interested parties are invited to comment on these 
preliminary results.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz or Robert Bolling, Import 
Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC 
20230; telephone (202) 482-4474 and (202) 482-3434, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On January 4, 2005, the Department published the Notice of Amended 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping 
Duty Order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of 
China, 70 FR 329. On October 26, 2006, AFMC requested revocation in 
part of the AD order pursuant to sections 751(b)(1) and 782(h) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), with respect to 
completely upholstered beds that have exposed wooden feet of no more 
than nine inches in height from the floor, as described below.

Scope of the Order

    The product covered is wooden bedroom furniture. Wooden bedroom 
furniture is generally, but not exclusively, designed, manufactured, 
and offered for sale in coordinated groups, or bedrooms, in which all 
of the individual pieces are of approximately the same style and 
approximately the same material and/or finish. The subject merchandise 
is made substantially of wood products, including both solid wood and 
also engineered wood products made from wood particles, fibers, or 
other wooden materials such as plywood, oriented strand board, particle 
board, and fiberboard, with or without wood veneers, wood overlays, or 
laminates, with or without non-wood components or trim such as metal, 
marble, leather, glass, plastic, or other resins, and whether or not 
assembled, completed, or finished.
    The subject merchandise includes the following items: (1) Wooden 
beds such as loft beds, bunk beds, and other beds; (2) wooden 
headboards for beds (whether stand-alone or attached to side rails), 
wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden 
canopies for beds; (3) night tables, night stands, dressers, commodes, 
bureaus, mule chests, gentlemen's chests, bachelor's chests, lingerie 
chests, wardrobes, vanities, chessers, chifforobes, and wardrobe-type 
cabinets; (4) dressers with framed glass mirrors that are attached to,

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incorporated in, sit on, or hang over the dresser; (5) chests-on-
chests\1\, highboys\2\, lowboys\3\, chests of drawers\4\, chests\5\, 
door chests\6\, chiffoniers\7\, hutches\8\, and armoires\9\; (6) desks, 
computer stands, filing cabinets, book cases, or writing tables that 
are attached to or incorporated in the subject merchandise; and (7) 
other bedroom furniture consistent with the above list.
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    \1\ A chest-on-chest is typically a tall chest-of-drawers in two 
or more sections (or appearing to be in two or more sections), with 
one or two sections mounted (or appearing to be mounted) on a 
slightly larger chest; also known as a tallboy.
    \2\ A highboy is typically a tall chest of drawers usually 
composed of a base and a top section with drawers, and supported on 
four legs or a small chest (often 15 inches or more in height).
    \3\ A lowboy is typically a short chest of drawers, not more 
than four feet high, normally set on short legs.
    \4\ A chest of drawers is typically a case containing drawers 
for storing clothing.
    \5\ A chest is typically a case piece taller than it is wide 
featuring a series of drawers and with or without one or more doors 
for storing clothing. The piece can either include drawers or be 
designed as a large box incorporating a lid.
    \6\ A door chest is typically a chest with hinged doors to store 
clothing, whether or not containing drawers. The piece may also 
include shelves for televisions and other entertainment electronics.
    \7\ A chiffonier is typically a tall and narrow chest of drawers 
normally used for storing undergarments and lingerie, often with 
mirror(s) attached.
    \8\ A hutch is typically an open case of furniture with shelves 
that typically sits on another piece of furniture and provides 
storage for clothes.
    \9\ An armoire is typically a tall cabinet or wardrobe 
(typically 50 inches or taller), with doors, and with one or more 
drawers (either exterior below or above the doors or interior behind 
the doors), shelves, and/or garment rods or other apparatus for 
storing clothes. Bedroom armoires may also be used to hold 
television receivers and/or other audio-visual entertainment 
systems.
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    The scope of the order excludes the following items: (1) seats, 
chairs, benches, couches, sofas, sofa beds, stools, and other seating 
furniture; (2) mattresses, mattress supports (including box springs), 
infant cribs, water beds, and futon frames; (3) office furniture, such 
as desks, stand-up desks, computer cabinets, filing cabinets, 
credenzas, and bookcases; (4) dining room or kitchen furniture such as 
dining tables, chairs, servers, sideboards, buffets, corner cabinets, 
china cabinets, and china hutches; (5) other non-bedroom furniture, 
such as television cabinets, cocktail tables, end tables, occasional 
tables, wall systems, book cases, and entertainment systems; (6) 
bedroom furniture made primarily of wicker, cane, osier, bamboo or 
rattan; (7) side rails for beds made of metal if sold separately from 
the headboard and footboard; (8) bedroom furniture in which bentwood 
parts predominate\10\; (9) jewelry armories\11\; (10) cheval 
mirrors\12\ (11) certain metal parts\13\ (12) mirrors that do not 
attach to, incorporate in, sit on, or hang over a dresser if they are 
not designed and marketed to be sold in conjunction with a dresser as 
part of a dresser-mirror set.
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    \10\ As used herein, bentwood means solid wood made pliable. 
Bentwood is wood that is brought to a curved shape by bending it 
while made pliable with moist heat or other agency and then set by 
cooling or drying. See Customs' Headquarters' Ruling Letter 043859, 
dated May 17, 1976.
    \11\ Any armoire, cabinet or other accent item for the purpose 
of storing jewelry, not to exceed 24'' in width, 18'' in depth, and 
49'' in height, including a minimum of 5 lined drawers lined with 
felt or felt-like material, at least one side door lined with felt 
or felt-like material, with necklace hangers, and a flip-top lid 
with inset mirror. See Memorandum from Laurel LaCivita to Laurie 
Parkhill, Office Director, Issues and Decision Memorandum Concerning 
Jewelry Armoires and Cheval Mirrors in the Antidumping Duty 
Investigation of Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic 
of China, dated August 31, 2004. See also Wooden Bedroom Furniture 
from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of 
Changed Circumstances Review and Revocation in Part, (71 FR 38621) 
(July 7, 2006).
    \12\ Cheval mirrors, i.e., any framed, tiltable mirror with a 
height in excess of 50'' that is mounted on a floor-standing, hinged 
base.
    \13\ Metal furniture parts and unfinished furniture parts made 
of wood products (as defined above) that are not otherwise 
specifically named in this scope (i.e., wooden headboards for beds, 
wooden footboards for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden 
canopies for beds) and that do not possess the essential character 
of wooden bedroom furniture in an unassembled, incomplete, or 
unfinished form. Such parts are usually classified under HTSUS 
subheading 9403.90.7000.
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    Imports of subject merchandise are classified under subheading 
9403.50.9040 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') as ``wooden...beds'' and under subheading 9403.50.9080 of 
the HTSUS as ``other...wooden furniture of a kind used in the 
bedroom.'' In addition, wooden headboards for beds, wooden footboards 
for beds, wooden side rails for beds, and wooden canopies for beds may 
also be entered under subheading 9403.50.9040 of the HTSUS as ``parts 
of wood'' and framed glass mirrors may also be entered under subheading 
7009.92.5000 of the HTSUS as ``glass mirrors...framed.'' This order 
covers all wooden bedroom furniture meeting the above description, 
regardless of tariff classification. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description 
of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive.

Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and 
Intent to Revoke Order in Part

    At the request of AFMC, and in accordance with sections 751(d)(1) 
and 751(b)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, the Department is 
initiating a changed circumstances review of wooden bedroom furniture 
from the People's Republic of China to determine whether partial 
revocation of the AD order is warranted with respect to completely 
upholstered beds that have exposed wooden feet of no more than nine 
inches in height from the floor. Section 782(h)(2) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.222(g)(1)(i) provide that the Department may revoke an order 
(in whole or in part) if it determines that producers accounting for 
substantially all of the production of the domestic like product have 
no further interest in the order, in whole or in part. In addition, in 
the event the Department determines that expedited action is warranted, 
19 CFR 351.221(c)(3)(ii) permits the Department to combine the notices 
of initiation and preliminary results.
    In accordance with section 751(b) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.222(g)(l)(i) and 351.221(c)(3), we are initiating this changed 
circumstances review and have determined that expedited action is 
warranted. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(c), we find that the 
petitioners' affirmative statement of no interest constitutes good 
cause for the conduct of this review. Additionally, our decision to 
expedite this review stems from the domestic industry's lack of 
interest in applying the AD order to the specific wooden bedroom 
furniture (i.e., upholstered beds discussed above) covered by this 
request.
    Based on the expression of no interest by the petitioners and 
absent any objection by any other domestic interested parties, we have 
preliminarily determined that substantially all of the domestic 
producers of the like product have no interest in the continued 
application of the AD order on wooden bedroom furniture to the 
merchandise that is subject to this request. Therefore, we are 
notifying the public of our intent to revoke, in part, the AD order as 
it relates to imports of the completely upholstered beds from the 
People's Republic of China that have exposed wooden feet of no more 
than nine inches in height from the floor.
    If the order is revoked with respect to this product, we will add 
the following language to the list of excluded items included in the 
scope of the order:
    ``(13) beds that are completely upholstered, i.e., containing 
filling material and completely covered in sewn genuine leather, 
synthetic leather, or natural or synthetic decorative fabric. To be 
excluded, the entire bed (headboards, footboards, and side rails) must 
be upholstered except for bed feet, which may be of wood, metal, or any 
other material and which are no more than nine inches in height from 
the floor.''

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Public Comment

    Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary 
results. Written comments may be submitted no later than 14 days after 
the date of publication of these preliminary results in the Federal 
Register. Rebuttals to written comments, limited to issues raised in 
such comments, may be filed no later than 21 days after the date of 
publication. The Department will issue the final results of this 
changed circumstances review, which will include the results of its 
analysis raised in any such written comments, no later than 270 days 
after the date on which this review was initiated, or within 45 days if 
all parties agree to our preliminary results. See 19 CFR 351.216(e).
    If final revocation occurs, we will instruct U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection to end the suspension of liquidation for the 
merchandise covered by the revocation on the effective date of the 
notice of revocation and to release any cash deposit or bond. See 19 
CFR 351.222(g)(4). The current requirement for a cash deposit of 
estimated AD duties on all subject merchandise will continue unless and 
until it is modified pursuant to the final results of this changed 
circumstances review.
    This initiation and preliminary results of review and notice are in 
accordance with sections 751(b) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.216, 351.221, 
and 351.222.

    Dated: December 12, 2006.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-21765 Filed 12-19-06; 8:45 am]
Billing Code: 3510-DS-S