Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 77720-77722 [E6-22177]

Download as PDF 77720 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 27, 2006 / Notices LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION OF ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE FOR THE PERIOD—Continued [November 21, 2006 Through December 20, 2006] Firm Address Date petition accepted St. Clair Plastics. Fotel, Inc ......... 30855 Teton Place, Chesterfield Township, MI 40847. 1125 E. St. Charles Rd., Suite 100, Lombard, IL 60148. Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Office of Performance Evaluation, Room 7009, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the procedures set forth in Section 315.9 of EDA’s final rule (71 FR 56704) for procedures for requesting a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official program number and title of the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance. Dated: December 20, 2006. William P. Kittredge, Program Officer for TAA. [FR Doc. E6–22114 Filed 12–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–24–P Product 12/13/2006 12/18/2006 International Trade Administration Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4697. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with November anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 27, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila E. Forbes, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, AGENCY: Background The Department has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2004), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with November anniversary dates. Initiation of Reviews In accordance with section 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we are initiating administrative reviews of the following antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings. We intend to issue the final results of these reviews not later than November 30, 2007. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Antidumping Duty Proceedings Period to be Reviewed MEXICO: Circular Welded Non–Alloy Steel Pipe and Tube. A–201–805 ................................................................................................................................................................. Mueller Comercial de Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.. NETHERLANDS: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products. A–421–807 ................................................................................................................................................................. Corus Staal B.V.. ROMANIA: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products. A–485–806 ................................................................................................................................................................. Mittal Steel Galati S.A. (formerly known as S.C. Sidex S.A., including Sidex O.O. Trading S.A.). THAILAND: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products. A–549–817 ................................................................................................................................................................. Nakornthai Strip Mill Public Company Ltd.. G Steel Public Company Limited. THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products1. A–570–865 ................................................................................................................................................................. Anshan Iron & Steel Group Corp.. Angang Group International Trade Corp.. Angang New Iron and Steel Co.. Angang New Steel Co., Ltd.. Angang Group Hong Kong Co., Ltd. Shanghai Baosteel International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd.. Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.. Baosteel Group Corporation. THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Fresh Garlic2. A–570–831 ................................................................................................................................................................. Anqiu Friend Food Co., Ltd.. APS Qindao. Fujian Meitan Import & Export Xiamen Corporation. Golden Bridge International, Inc.. Henan Weite Industrial Co., Ltd.. VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:43 Dec 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 Plastic injection molded parts for the auto industry Photographic masks, high precision plates containing microscopic images of electronic circuits PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 11/1/05 - 10/31/06 11/1/05 - 10/31/06 11/1/05 - 10/31/06 11/1/05 - 10/31/06 11/1/05 - 10/31/06 11/1/05 - 10/31/06 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 27, 2006 / Notices Antidumping Duty Proceedings 77721 Period to be Reviewed Heze Ever–Best International Trade Co., Ltd. (f/k/a Shandong Heze. International Trade and Developing Company). Hongchang Fruits & Vegetable Products. Huaiyang Hongda Dehydrated Vegetable Company. Jinxiang Dongyun Freezing Storage Co., Ltd. (a/k/a Jinxiang Eastward Shipping Import and Export Limited Company. Jining Haijiang Trading Co., Ltd.. Jining Solar Summit Trade Co., Ltd.. Jinxiang Shanyang Freezing Storage Co., Ltd.. Jinan Farmlady Trading Co., Ltd.. Jinan Yipin Corporation, Ltd.. Jining Trans–High Trading Co., Ltd.. Jinxian County Huaguang Food Import & Export Co., Ltd.. Laiwu Hongyang Trading Company Ltd.. Linshu Dading Private Agricultural Products Co., Ltd.. Omni Decor China Ltd.. Pizhou Guangda Import and Export Co., Ltd.. Qingdao Bedow Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.. Qingdao Camel Trading Co., Ltd.. Qingdao H&T Food Co., Ltd.. Qingdao Potenza Import & Export Co., Ltd.. Qingdao Xintianfeng Foods Co., Ltd. (QXF). Qingdao Tiantaixing Foods Co., Ltd. (QTF). Qingdao Titan Shipping LLC. Qingdao Saturn International Trade Co., Ltd.. Qingdao Shiboliang Food Co., Ltd.. Qufu Dongbao Import & Export Trade Co., Ltd.. Rizhao Xingda Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.. Shandong Chengshun Farm Produce Trading Co., Ltd.. Shandong Dongsheng Eastsun Foods Co., Ltd.. Shandong Garlic Company. Shandong Longtai Fruits and Vegetables Co., Ltd.. Shandong Wonderland Organic Food Co., Ltd.. Shanghai Ba–Shi Yuexin Logistics Development. Shanghai Ever Rich Trade Company. Shanghai LJ International Trading Co., Ltd.. Shanghai McCormick Foods Co., Ltd.. Shenzhen Fanhui Import & Export Co., Ltd.. Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd.. Sunny Import & Export Limited. T&S International, LLC. Taian Fook Huat Tong Kee Pte. Ltd.. Taiyan Ziyang Food Co., Ltd.. Weifang Hongqiao International Logistic Co., Ltd.. Weifang Shennong Foodstuff Co., Ltd.. Xiang Cheng Sunny Foodstuff Factory. XuZhou Simple Garlic Industry Co., Ltd.. Zhangqui Qingyuan Vegetable Co., Ltd.. Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co., Ltd.. Countervailing Duty Proceedings. None.. Suspension Agreements. None.. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 1 If one of the above-named companies does not qualify for a separate rate, all other exporters of certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from the People’s Republic of China who have not qualified for a separate rate are deemed to be covered by this review as part of the single PRC entity of which the named exporters are a part 2 If one of the above-named companies does not qualify for a separate rate, all other exporters of Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China who have not qualified for a separate rate are deemed to be covered by this review as part of the single PRC entity of which the named exporters are a part. During any administrative review covering all or part of a period falling between the first and second or third and fourth anniversary of the publication of an antidumping duty order under section 351.211 or a determination under section 351.218(f)(4) to continue an order or suspended investigation (after sunset review), the Secretary, if requested by a domestic interested party within 30 VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:43 Dec 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the review, will determine, consistent with FAG Italia v. United States, 291 F.3d 806 (Fed. Cir. 2002), as appropriate, whether antidumping duties have been absorbed by an exporter or producer subject to the review if the subject merchandise is sold in the United States through an importer that is affiliated with such exporter or producer. The request must PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 include the name(s) of the exporter or producer for which the inquiry is requested. Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 USC 1675(a)), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i). E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 77722 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 27, 2006 / Notices Dated: December 19, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–22177 Filed 12–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping Proceedings: Calculation of the Weighted–Average Dumping Margin During an Antidumping Investigation; Final Modification Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Final Modification; Calculation of the Weighted–Average Dumping Margin During an Antidumping Investigation. AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is modifying its methodology in antidumping investigations with respect to the calculation of the weighted– average dumping margin. This final modification is necessary to implement the recommendations of the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Body. Under this final modification, the Department will no longer make average–to-average comparisons in investigations without providing offsets for non–dumped comparisons. The schedule for implementing this change is set forth in the ‘‘Timetable’’ section, below. DATES: The effective date of this final modification is January 16, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Barnett (202) 482–2866, William Kovatch (202) 482–5052, or Michael Rill at (202) 482–3058. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This change in methodology concerns the calculation of the weighted–average dumping margin in investigations using the average–to-average comparison methodology. Article 2.4.2 of the Agreement on Implementation of Article VI of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (Antidumping Agreement) provides: Subject to the provisions governing fair comparison in paragraph 4, the existence of margins of dumping during the investigation phase shall normally be established on the basis of a comparison of a weighted average normal value with a weighted average of prices of all comparable export transactions or VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:43 Dec 26, 2006 Jkt 211001 by a comparison of normal value and export prices on a transaction to transaction basis. Section 777A(d)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), implements this provision of the Antidumping Agreement, providing that normally in an antidumping investigation, the Department may determine whether the subject merchandise is being sold at less than fair value through one of two options. The Department may compare a weighted–average of normal value to a weighted–average of the export or constructed export prices of comparable merchandise, known as the average–toaverage comparison methodology. The Department also may compare normal values of individual transactions to the export prices or constructed export prices of individual transactions for comparable merchandise, known as the transaction–to-transaction comparison methodology.1 The Statement of Administrative Action accompanying the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), H.R. Doc. No. 103–316, Vol. 1 at 842–43 (1994), reprinted in U.S.C.C.A.N. 3773 (SAA), and the Department’s regulations state that the Department normally will use the average–to-average comparison methodology in an investigation. 19 CFR 351.414(c)(1). When the Department applies the average–to-average methodology during an investigation, the Department usually divides the export transactions into groups by model and level of trade (‘‘averaging groups’’). 19 CFR 351.414(d)(2). The Department then compares an average of the export prices or constructed export price of the transactions within one averaging group to the weighted–average of normal values of such sales. 19 CFR 351.414(d)(1). Prior to this modification, when aggregating the results of the averaging groups in order to determine the weighted–average dumping margin, the Department did not permit the results of averaging groups for which the weighted–average export price or constructed export price exceeds the normal value to offset the results of 1 Section 777A(d)(1)(B) of the Act also provides for an exceptional methodology to be used in antidumping investigations. The Department may compare a weighted-average normal value to the export prices or constructed export prices of individual transactions if there is a pattern of export prices or constructed export prices that differs significantly among purchasers, regions or periods of time, and the Department explains why such differences cannot be taken into account using one of the methods described in section 777A(d)(1)(A). This is known as the targeted dumping or averageto-transaction methodology. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 averaging groups for which the weighted–average export price or constructed export price is less than the weighted–average normal value. In October 2005, a World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement panel issued a report in United States Laws, Regulations and Methodology for Calculating Dumping Margins (‘‘Zeroing’’) (WT/DS294) (‘‘US Zeroing (EC)’’). The panel found, among other things, that the Department’s denial of offsets when using the average–toaverage comparison methodology in certain antidumping investigations challenged by the European Communities (‘‘EC’’) was inconsistent with Article 2.4.2 of the Antidumping Agreement.2 The United States did not appeal this aspect of the panel’s report. On March 6, 2006, the Department published a notice in the Federal Register (71 FR 11189) proposing that it would no longer make average–toaverage comparisons in investigations without providing offsets for non– dumped comparisons. In that notice, the Department solicited comments and rebuttal comments on its proposal and appropriate methodologies to be applied in future antidumping investigations in light of the panel’s report in US Zeroing (EC). On April 25, 2006, the Department extended the period of time for the submission of rebuttal comments (71 FR 23898). The Department received numerous comments and rebuttal comments submitted pursuant to these notices, as discussed below. Final Modification Concerning the Calculation of the Weighted–Average Dumping Margin During an Antidumping Investigation After considering all of the comments submitted, the Department is adopting this final modification concerning the calculation of the weighted–average dumping margin. The Department will no longer make average–to-average comparisons in investigations without providing offsets for non–dumped comparisons. Analysis of Public Comments Numerous comments and rebuttal comments were submitted in response to the Proposed Modification. We have carefully considered each of the comments submitted. We have grouped and summarized the comments below according to common themes and responded accordingly. 2 Panel Report, United States - Laws, Regulations and Methodology for Calculating Dumping Margins (‘‘Zeroing’’), WT/DS294/R, para. 7.32, circulated October 31, 2005. E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 248 (Wednesday, December 27, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77720-77722]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-22177]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received 
requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders and findings with November anniversary 
dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are 
initiating those administrative reviews.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 27, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila E. Forbes, Office of AD/CVD 
Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., 
Washington, D.C. 20230, telephone: (202) 482-4697.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.213(b)(2004), for administrative reviews of various antidumping 
and countervailing duty orders and findings with November anniversary 
dates.

Initiation of Reviews

    In accordance with section 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we are 
initiating administrative reviews of the following antidumping and 
countervailing duty orders and findings. We intend to issue the final 
results of these reviews not later than November 30, 2007.

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       Antidumping Duty Proceedings             Period to be Reviewed
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MEXICO: Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel
 Pipe and Tube............................
A-201-805.................................            11/1/05 - 10/31/06
                  Mueller Comercial de
                   Mexico, S. de R.L. de
                   C.V....................
NETHERLANDS: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon
 Steel Flat Products......................
A-421-807.................................            11/1/05 - 10/31/06
                  Corus Staal B.V.........
ROMANIA: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel
 Flat Products............................
A-485-806.................................            11/1/05 - 10/31/06
                  Mittal Steel Galati S.A.
                   (formerly known as S.C.
                   Sidex S.A., including
                   Sidex O.O. Trading
                   S.A.)..................
THAILAND: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel
 Flat Products............................
A-549-817.................................            11/1/05 - 10/31/06
                  Nakornthai Strip Mill
                   Public Company Ltd.....
                  G Steel Public Company
                   Limited................
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Certain
 Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products\1\.
A-570-865.................................            11/1/05 - 10/31/06
                  Anshan Iron & Steel
                   Group Corp.............
                  Angang Group
                   International Trade
                   Corp...................
                  Angang New Iron and
                   Steel Co...............
                  Angang New Steel Co.,
                   Ltd....................
                  Angang Group Hong Kong
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Shanghai Baosteel
                   International Economic
                   & Trading Co., Ltd.....
                  Baoshan Iron and Steel
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Baosteel Group
                   Corporation............
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Fresh
 Garlic\2\................................
A-570-831.................................            11/1/05 - 10/31/06
                  Anqiu Friend Food Co.,
                   Ltd....................
                  APS Qindao..............
                  Fujian Meitan Import &
                   Export Xiamen
                   Corporation............
                  Golden Bridge
                   International, Inc.....
                  Henan Weite Industrial
                   Co., Ltd...............

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                  Heze Ever-Best
                   International Trade
                   Co., Ltd. (f/k/a
                   Shandong Heze..........
                   International Trade and
                   Developing Company)....
                  Hongchang Fruits &
                   Vegetable Products.....
                  Huaiyang Hongda
                   Dehydrated Vegetable
                   Company................
                  Jinxiang Dongyun
                   Freezing Storage Co.,
                   Ltd. (a/k/a Jinxiang
                   Eastward Shipping
                   Import and Export
                   Limited Company........
                  Jining Haijiang Trading
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Jining Solar Summit
                   Trade Co., Ltd.........
                  Jinxiang Shanyang
                   Freezing Storage Co.,
                   Ltd....................
                  Jinan Farmlady Trading
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Jinan Yipin Corporation,
                   Ltd....................
                  Jining Trans-High
                   Trading Co., Ltd.......
                  Jinxian County Huaguang
                   Food Import & Export
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Laiwu Hongyang Trading
                   Company Ltd............
                  Linshu Dading Private
                   Agricultural Products
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Omni Decor China Ltd....
                  Pizhou Guangda Import
                   and Export Co., Ltd....
                  Qingdao Bedow Foodstuffs
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Qingdao Camel Trading
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Qingdao H&T Food Co.,
                   Ltd....................
                  Qingdao Potenza Import &
                   Export Co., Ltd........
                  Qingdao Xintianfeng
                   Foods Co., Ltd. (QXF)..
                  Qingdao Tiantaixing
                   Foods Co., Ltd. (QTF)..
                  Qingdao Titan Shipping
                   LLC....................
                  Qingdao Saturn
                   International Trade
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Qingdao Shiboliang Food
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Qufu Dongbao Import &
                   Export Trade Co., Ltd..
                  Rizhao Xingda Foodstuffs
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Shandong Chengshun Farm
                   Produce Trading Co.,
                   Ltd....................
                  Shandong Dongsheng
                   Eastsun Foods Co., Ltd.
                  Shandong Garlic Company.
                  Shandong Longtai Fruits
                   and Vegetables Co.,
                   Ltd....................
                  Shandong Wonderland
                   Organic Food Co., Ltd..
                  Shanghai Ba-Shi Yuexin
                   Logistics Development..
                  Shanghai Ever Rich Trade
                   Company................
                  Shanghai LJ
                   International Trading
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Shanghai McCormick Foods
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Shenzhen Fanhui Import &
                   Export Co., Ltd........
                  Shenzhen Xinboda
                   Industrial Co., Ltd....
                  Sunny Import & Export
                   Limited................
                  T&S International, LLC..
                  Taian Fook Huat Tong Kee
                   Pte. Ltd...............
                  Taiyan Ziyang Food Co.,
                   Ltd....................
                  Weifang Hongqiao
                   International Logistic
                   Co., Ltd...............
                  Weifang Shennong
                   Foodstuff Co., Ltd.....
                  Xiang Cheng Sunny
                   Foodstuff Factory......
                  XuZhou Simple Garlic
                   Industry Co., Ltd......
                  Zhangqui Qingyuan
                   Vegetable Co., Ltd.....
                  Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice
                   Co., Ltd...............
        Countervailing Duty Proceedings...
None......................................
        Suspension Agreements.............
None......................................
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\1\ If one of the above-named companies does not qualify for a separate
  rate, all other exporters of certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat
  products from the People's Republic of China who have not qualified
  for a separate rate are deemed to be covered by this review as part of
  the single PRC entity of which the named exporters are a part
\2\ If one of the above-named companies does not qualify for a separate
  rate, all other exporters of Fresh Garlic from the People's Republic
  of China who have not qualified for a separate rate are deemed to be
  covered by this review as part of the single PRC entity of which the
  named exporters are a part.

    During any administrative review covering all or part of a period 
falling between the first and second or third and fourth anniversary of 
the publication of an antidumping duty order under section 351.211 or a 
determination under section 351.218(f)(4) to continue an order or 
suspended investigation (after sunset review), the Secretary, if 
requested by a domestic interested party within 30 days of the date of 
publication of the notice of initiation of the review, will determine, 
consistent with FAG Italia v. United States, 291 F.3d 806 (Fed. Cir. 
2002), as appropriate, whether antidumping duties have been absorbed by 
an exporter or producer subject to the review if the subject 
merchandise is sold in the United States through an importer that is 
affiliated with such exporter or producer. The request must include the 
name(s) of the exporter or producer for which the inquiry is requested.
    Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under 
administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305.
    These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 
751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 USC 1675(a)), and 19 
CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i).


[[Page 77722]]


    Dated: December 19, 2006.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E6-22177 Filed 12-26-06; 8:45 am]
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