Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 8969-8970 [E7-3438]

Download as PDF 8969 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 28, 2007 / Notices B. Service of the Notice of Issuance of Charging Letter In the case, BIS served notice of issuance of the Charging Letter in accordance with § 766.3(b)(1) of the Regulations when it sent a copy of the Charging Letter by certified mail to Kovacs at his last known address on June 28, 2005. The notice of issuance of a charging letter was received and signed for by Kovacs on July 5, 2005. C. Summary of Violations Charged The Charging Letter issued by BIS included a total of six (6) charges related to the illegal export of a manufacturing furnace to the Beijing Research Institute of Materials and Technology (‘‘BRIMT’’) in the People’s Republic of China. The export of the furnace, which took place in 1999, required a license because the exporter, Elatec (Kovacs’ company), knew or had reason to know at the time of the export that the item would be used in the design, development, production, or use of missiles in or by China, as described in § 744.39a)(2) of the Regulations. A license application submitted for the export was explicitly denied by BIS before the export occurred, and no license for the export was over obtained. The Charging Letter alleged that Kovacs sold, transferred, forwarded and/or disposed of the furnace with knowledge that a violation would subsequently occur, that Kovacs conspired to export the furnace without a license, that Kovacs caused the furnace to be exported without a license, and that Kovacs took actions with the intent to evade the Regulations in connection with the furnace export. Furthermore, the Charging Letter alleged that Kovacs made two false statements to the U.S. Government during the investigation of the illegal export. D. Penalty Recommendation to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with January anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. [Redacted Section] EFFECTIVE DATE: E. Conclusion Accordingly, I am referring this Recommended Decision and Order to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security for review and final action for the agency, without further notice to the Respondent, as provided in § 766.7 of the Regulations. Within 30 days after receipt of this Recommended Decision and Order, the Under Secretary shall issue a written order affirming, modifying, or vacating the Recommended Decision and Order. See 15 CFR 766.22(c). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: January 26, 2007. The Honorable Joseph N. Ingolia, Chief Administrative Law Judge. [FR Doc. 07–905 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DT–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests AGENCY: February 28,2007. Sheila E. Forbes, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Unit, 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 January anniversary dates. With respect to the antidumping duty order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, the initiation of the antidumping duty administrative review for that case is being published in a separate initiation notice. 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 January 31, 2008. Antidumping Duty Proceedings Period to be Reviewed THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Folding Gift Boxes1. A–570–866 ................................................................................................................................................................. Red Point Paper Products Co., Ltd./Red Point Paper Products. Factory (Dongguan Shilong)/Silver Team Trading Ltd.. THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Wooden Bedroom Furniture2. A–570–890 ................................................................................................................................................................. Countervailing Duty Proceedings. None.. Suspension Agreements. RUSSIA: Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon Steel Plate. A–821–808 ................................................................................................................................................................. Joint Stock Company Severstal. 1/1/06 - 12/31/06 1/1/06 - 12/31/06 1/1/06 - 12/31/06 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 1 If one of the above named companies does not qualify for a separate rate, allother exporters of Folding Gift Boxes 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 The administrative review for the above referenced case will be published in a separate initiation notice. 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:08 Feb 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1 8970 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 39 / Wednesday, February 28, 2007 / Notices 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). Dated: February 22, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–3438 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration C–357–813 Preliminary Results of Full Sunset Review: Countervailing Duty Order on Honey from Argentina Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on honey from Argentina, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and adequate substantive responses from respondent interested parties, the Department determined to conduct a full sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(2). As a result of our analysis, the Department preliminarily finds that revocation of the countervailing duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review’’ section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 28, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elfi Blum or Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:43 Feb 27, 2007 Jkt 211001 telephone: (202) 482–0197 or (202) 482– 1391, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2006, the Department initiated the first sunset review of the CVD order on honey from Argentina, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 71 FR 64242 (November 1, 2006). The Department received notices of intent to participate from the American Honey Producers Association (AHPA) and the Sioux Honey Association (SHA), the petitioners in the original investigation (collectively, ‘‘domestic interested parties’’), within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). AHPA and SHA claimed interested party status as trade or business associations a majority of whose members manufacture, produce or wholesale a domestic like product for the United States under section 771(9)(E) of the Act; SHA also claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as domestic producers of processed and raw honey in the United States engaged in the manufacture, production, or wholesale of honey in the United States. The Department received substantive responses from the domestic interested parties and the following respondent interested parties: the Government of Argentina (GOA), Nexco, S.A (Nexco), HoneyMax, S.A (HoneyMax), and the ´ Asociacion de Cooperativas Argentinas (ACA). On December 20, 2006, the Department determined that the participation of the respondent interested parties was adequate, and that it was appropriate to conduct a full sunset review. See Memorandum to Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Import Administration, Re: Adequacy Determination: Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Honey from Argentina dated December 20, 2006, and on file in the Central Records Unit (CRU), Room B– 099 of the main Commerce Building. Scope Of The Order The merchandise covered by this order is artificial honey containing more than 50 percent natural honeys by weight, preparations of natural honey containing more than 50 percent natural honeys by weight, and flavored honey. The subject merchandise includes all grades and colors of honey whether in liquid, creamed, combs, cut comb, or chunk form, and whether packaged for retail or in bulk form. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable under subheadings PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 0409.00.00, 1702.90, and 2106.90.99 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise covered by this order is dispositive. Analysis Of Comments Received All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Preliminary Issues and Decision Memorandum from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration (Preliminary Decision Memorandum), dated concurrently with this notice and which is hereby adopted by this notice. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendation in this public memorandum which is on file in the CRU. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Preliminary Results Of Review The Department preliminarily determines that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy. The net countervailable subsidy likely to prevail if the order were revoked is 5.85 percent. Interested parties may submit case briefs and hearing requests no later than 50 days after the date of publication of these preliminary results, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(1)(i) and 19 CFR 351.310(c). Rebuttal briefs, which must be limited to issues raised in the case briefs, may be filed not later than five days from the filing of the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d). If a hearing is requested, parties will be notified of the date, time and location. The Department will issue a notice of final results of this sunset review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any such briefs, no later than June 29, 2007. We are issuing and publishing these preliminary results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 20, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–3437 Filed 2–27–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\28FEN1.SGM 28FEN1

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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 January anniversary dates. 
In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating 
those administrative reviews.

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 28,2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila E. Forbes, Office of AD/CVD 
Operations, Customs Unit, 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 January anniversary 
dates. With respect to the antidumping duty order on Wooden Bedroom 
Furniture from the People's Republic of China, the initiation of the 
antidumping duty administrative review for that case is being published 
in a separate initiation notice.

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 January 31, 2008.

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       Antidumping Duty Proceedings             Period to be Reviewed
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THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Folding
 Gift Boxes\1\............................
A-570-866.................................             1/1/06 - 12/31/06
        Red Point Paper Products Co., Ltd./
         Red Point Paper Products.........
            Factory (Dongguan Shilong)/
             Silver Team Trading Ltd......
THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Wooden
 Bedroom Furniture\2\.....................
A-570-890.................................             1/1/06 - 12/31/06
        Countervailing Duty Proceedings...
None......................................
        Suspension Agreements.............
RUSSIA: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel
 Plate....................................
A-821-808.................................             1/1/06 - 12/31/06
        Joint Stock Company Severstal.....
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\1\ If one of the above named companies does not qualify for a separate
  rate, allother exporters of Folding Gift Boxes 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\ The administrative review for the above referenced case will be
  published in a separate initiation notice.

    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

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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).

    Dated: February 22, 2007.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-3438 Filed 2-27-07; 8:45 am]
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