Notice of Amended Final Results in Accordance With Court Decision: Heavy Forged Hand Tools from the People's Republic of China, 12759-12760 [E7-4949]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 52 / Monday, March 19, 2007 / Notices Manufacturer/Exporter Weighted Average Margin Stelco Inc. ..................... 1.51 percent Assessment The Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries, pursuant to section 751(a)(1)(B) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.212(b). The Department calculated importer- specific duty assessment rates (or, when the importer was unknown by the respondent, customer–specific duty assessment rates) on the basis of the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the examined sales observations involving each importer to the total entered value of the examined sales observations for that importer. Pursuant to 19 CFR 356.8(a), the Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 41 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003. This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know their merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the ‘‘All Others’’ rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. For a discussion of this clarification, see Notice of Policy Concerning Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Cash Deposits Pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the Department revoked this order and notified U.S. Customs and Border Protection to discontinue suspension of liquidation and collection of cash deposits on entries of the subject merchandise entered or withdrawn from warehouse on or after December 15, 2005, the effective date of revocation of this AD order. See Revocation Pursuant to Second Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Corrosion– Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Australia, Canada, Japan, and France, 72 FR 7010 (February 14, 2007). Certificate on Reimbursement This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:50 Mar 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 12759 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 presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred, and in the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders. Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 19, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin or Mark Manning; AD/ CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3936 or (202) 482– 5253, respectively. SUMMARY: On March 10, 2007, the appeals period expired with respect to a decision of the United States Court of International Trade (‘‘CIT’’), which had sustained the final results in part, and the remand determination in part, of the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) in the administrative review of the antidumping duty orders on heavy forged hand tools (‘‘HFHTs’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’), covering the period February 1, 2001, through January 31, 2002. See Shandong Huarong Machinery Co. v. United States and Ames True Temper, Slip Op. 07–3 (Ct. Int’l Trade 2007) (‘‘Shandong Huarong II’’). As there is now a final court decision, we are amending the final results of the review in this matter. We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to liquidate entries subject to these amended final results. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is the only reminder to parties subject to the administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under the APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of the return or 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. We are issuing and publishing these results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930. Dated: March 12, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. Appendix List of Issues 1. Treatment of Dofasco’s bad debt allowance 2. Application of the major input rule to Dofasco’s purchase of iron ore fluxed pellets from Quebec Cartier Mining (QCM) 3. Treatment of Dofasco’s indirect selling expenses incurred in Canada 4. Treatment of Dofasco’s inventory carrying costs incurred in Canada 5. Application of the arm’s length test 6. Treatment of Dofasco’s home market indirect selling expenses in the calculation of the net price used in the sales below cost test 7. Calculation of credit expense for certain of Stelco’s U.S. sales [FR Doc. E7–4942 Filed 3–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Administration [A–570–803] Notice of Amended Final Results in Accordance With Court Decision: Heavy Forged Hand Tools from the People’s Republic of China AGENCY: Background On September 10, 2003, the Department published in the Federal Register the final results of review for the eleventh review of HFHTs from the PRC. See Heavy Forged Hand Tools, Finished or Unfinished, With or Without Handles, From the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of the Order on Bars and Wedges, 68 FR 53347 (September 10, 2003) (‘‘Final Results’’). The period of review (‘‘POR’’) was February 1, 2001, through January 31, 2002. Shandong Huarong Machinery Co. (‘‘Huarong’’) filed a summons on September 18, 2003, and filed a complaint on September 25, 2003, challenging the Department’s Final E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 12760 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 52 / Monday, March 19, 2007 / Notices ycherry on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES Results. Ames True Temper 1 (‘‘Ames’’) filed a summons on October 10, 2003, and filed a complaint on November 10, 2003, also challenging the Department’s Final Results. The Court consolidated the two cases on December 23, 2003. On February 17, 2004, Ames filed, with a supporting brief, a motion for judgment upon the agency record. On February 18, 2004, Huarong filed, with a supporting brief, its motion for judgment upon the agency record. In their briefs, Ames and Huarong challenged several aspects of the Final Results. See Ames’s February 17, 2004, proposed order and brief in support of motion for judgment upon the agency record (‘‘Ames Motion for Judgment’’); see also Huarong’s February 18, 2004, proposed order and brief in support of motion for judgment upon the agency record (‘‘Huarong Motion for Judgment’’). On April 26, 2004, the Department filed its opposition to both the Huarong Motion for Judgment and the Ames Motion for Judgment. Ames filed an opposition to the Huarong Motion for Judgment on April 27, 2004. Huarong filed its reply to the Department’s opposition and Ames’s opposition on May 21, 2004. The Court issued a remand order on May 2, 2005. In Shandong Huarong Machinery Co. v. United States, 2005 Ct. Intl. Trade LEXIS 57, Slip Op. 2005–54 (Ct. Int’l Trade, 2005) (‘‘Shandong Huarong I’’), the CIT remanded the underlying final results to the Department to: (1) reopen the record in order to afford Huarong a second opportunity to provide a scrap offset in which its scrap sales are allocated to the production of bars/ wedges; (2) explain why its methodology of including distances greater than the distance from the nearest port to the factory, when calculating the weighted–average freight distance for multiple suppliers of one particular factor of production (‘‘FOP’’), satisfies the reasoning in Sigma Corp. v. United States, 117 F.3d 1401 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (‘‘Sigma’’) and Lasko Metal Products Inc. v. United States, 43 F.3d 1442, 1446 (Fed. Cir. 1994) (‘‘Lasko’’), or adjust its methodology; (3) explain its decision to disregard the effect of subsidies from the United States and other countries, in light of Fuyao Glass Indus. Group Co. v. United States, Slip Op. 2003–169 (Ct. Int’l Trade, 2003) (‘‘Fuyao I’’) and Fuyao Glass Indus. 1 Ames True Temper is a domestic interested party to the proceeding, and was the petitioner in the underlying review. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Mar 16, 2007 Jkt 211001 Group Co. v. United States, Slip Op. 2005–06 (Ct. Int’l Trade, 2005) (‘‘Fuyao II’’); (4) supply a more complete explanation to support its determination that labor costs and other factor inputs for making steel pallets are included in the cost of brokerage and handling; and (5) provide a more complete explanation to support its decision that the cost of movement from the truck to the container yard, demurrage and storage charges, and other port charges are included in the brokerage and handling cost. The Department released the Draft Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand (‘‘Draft Redetermination’’) to Huarong and Ames for comment on October 7, 2005. The Department received timely filed comments from both Huarong and Ames on October 14, 2005, and rebuttal comments from Huarong on October 19, 2005. The Department filed its Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand (‘‘Final Redetermination’’) with the CIT on November 30, 2005. In the Final Redetermination the Department did the following: (1) reopened the record, and applied a steel scrap offset in its calculation of normal value to adjust for sales of steel scrap that was generated from the production of the subject bars and wedges; (2) applied the Sigma cap in its analysis and capped the distance for each supplier before calculating the weighted–average inland freight distance; (3) explained its decision in the Final Results to not exclude U.S. export data from the Indian import statistics used as the surrogate value because it would have resulted in an insignificant adjustment to normal value; (4) revised its FOP methodology to include labor costs and other factor inputs for making steel pallets in normal value; and (5) explained its reasoning for finding that movement expenses incurred at the port of export were included in the calculation of brokerage and handing expenses. The Department recalculated the antidumping duty rate applicable to Huarong, and included the changes noted above. On January 9, 2007, the CIT sustained all aspects of the remand redetermination made by the Department pursuant to the CIT’s remand of the Final Results. Amended Final Results of Review The time period for appealing the CIT’s final decision to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 expired and no party has appealed this decision. As there is now a final and conclusive court decision with respect to litigation for Huarong, we are amending the final results of review to reflect the findings of the remand results, pursuant to section 516A(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). The amended weighted–average margin is: Manufacturer/Exporter Shandong Huarong Machinery Co.: Bars/Wedges ................ Margin 31.00 Assessment Rates The Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we have calculated importer–specific assessment rates. Where the importer–specific assessment rate is above de minimis on an ad valorem basis, calculated by dividing the dumping margins found on examined subject merchandise by the estimated entered value, we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on that importer’s entries of subject merchandise. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties any entries for which the importer–specific assessment rate is de minimis (i.e., less than 0.5 percent ad valorem). Since the actual entered value of the merchandise was not reported to us, we have divided, where applicable, the total dumping margins (calculated as the difference between normal value and export price) for each importer by the total number of units sold to the importer. We will direct CBP to assess the resulting unit dollar amount against each unit of subject merchandise entered by the importer during the POR. The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of these amended final results of review. These amended final results of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with section 516A(c)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 12, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–4949 Filed 3–16–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-803]


Notice of Amended Final Results in Accordance With Court 
Decision: Heavy Forged Hand Tools from the People's Republic of China

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 19, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin or Mark Manning; AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
3936 or (202) 482-5253, respectively.
SUMMARY: On March 10, 2007, the appeals period expired with respect to 
a decision of the United States Court of International Trade (``CIT''), 
which had sustained the final results in part, and the remand 
determination in part, of the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') in the administrative review of the antidumping duty 
orders on heavy forged hand tools (``HFHTs'') from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC''), covering the period February 1, 2001, 
through January 31, 2002. See Shandong Huarong Machinery Co. v. United 
States and Ames True Temper, Slip Op. 07-3 (Ct. Int'l Trade 2007) 
(``Shandong Huarong II''). As there is now a final court decision, we 
are amending the final results of the review in this matter. We will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to liquidate 
entries subject to these amended final results.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 10, 2003, the Department published in the Federal 
Register the final results of review for the eleventh review of HFHTs 
from the PRC. See Heavy Forged Hand Tools, Finished or Unfinished, With 
or Without Handles, From the People's Republic of China: Final Results 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of the Order on Bars and 
Wedges, 68 FR 53347 (September 10, 2003) (``Final Results''). The 
period of review (``POR'') was February 1, 2001, through January 31, 
2002. Shandong Huarong Machinery Co. (``Huarong'') filed a summons on 
September 18, 2003, and filed a complaint on September 25, 2003, 
challenging the Department's Final

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Results. Ames True Temper \1\ (``Ames'') filed a summons on October 10, 
2003, and filed a complaint on November 10, 2003, also challenging the 
Department's Final Results. The Court consolidated the two cases on 
December 23, 2003. On February 17, 2004, Ames filed, with a supporting 
brief, a motion for judgment upon the agency record. On February 18, 
2004, Huarong filed, with a supporting brief, its motion for judgment 
upon the agency record. In their briefs, Ames and Huarong challenged 
several aspects of the Final Results. See Ames's February 17, 2004, 
proposed order and brief in support of motion for judgment upon the 
agency record (``Ames Motion for Judgment''); see also Huarong's 
February 18, 2004, proposed order and brief in support of motion for 
judgment upon the agency record (``Huarong Motion for Judgment''). On 
April 26, 2004, the Department filed its opposition to both the Huarong 
Motion for Judgment and the Ames Motion for Judgment. Ames filed an 
opposition to the Huarong Motion for Judgment on April 27, 2004. 
Huarong filed its reply to the Department's opposition and Ames's 
opposition on May 21, 2004. The Court issued a remand order on May 2, 
2005.
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    \1\ Ames True Temper is a domestic interested party to the 
proceeding, and was the petitioner in the underlying review.
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    In Shandong Huarong Machinery Co. v. United States, 2005 Ct. Intl. 
Trade LEXIS 57, Slip Op. 2005-54 (Ct. Int'l Trade, 2005) (``Shandong 
Huarong I''), the CIT remanded the underlying final results to the 
Department to: (1) reopen the record in order to afford Huarong a 
second opportunity to provide a scrap offset in which its scrap sales 
are allocated to the production of bars/wedges; (2) explain why its 
methodology of including distances greater than the distance from the 
nearest port to the factory, when calculating the weighted-average 
freight distance for multiple suppliers of one particular factor of 
production (``FOP''), satisfies the reasoning in Sigma Corp. v. United 
States, 117 F.3d 1401 (Fed. Cir. 1997) (``Sigma'') and Lasko Metal 
Products Inc. v. United States, 43 F.3d 1442, 1446 (Fed. Cir. 1994) 
(``Lasko''), or adjust its methodology; (3) explain its decision to 
disregard the effect of subsidies from the United States and other 
countries, in light of Fuyao Glass Indus. Group Co. v. United States, 
Slip Op. 2003-169 (Ct. Int'l Trade, 2003) (``Fuyao I'') and Fuyao Glass 
Indus. Group Co. v. United States, Slip Op. 2005-06 (Ct. Int'l Trade, 
2005) (``Fuyao II''); (4) supply a more complete explanation to support 
its determination that labor costs and other factor inputs for making 
steel pallets are included in the cost of brokerage and handling; and 
(5) provide a more complete explanation to support its decision that 
the cost of movement from the truck to the container yard, demurrage 
and storage charges, and other port charges are included in the 
brokerage and handling cost.
    The Department released the Draft Results of Redetermination 
Pursuant to Court Remand (``Draft Redetermination'') to Huarong and 
Ames for comment on October 7, 2005. The Department received timely 
filed comments from both Huarong and Ames on October 14, 2005, and 
rebuttal comments from Huarong on October 19, 2005. The Department 
filed its Final Results of Redetermination Pursuant to Court Remand 
(``Final Redetermination'') with the CIT on November 30, 2005. In the 
Final Redetermination the Department did the following: (1) reopened 
the record, and applied a steel scrap offset in its calculation of 
normal value to adjust for sales of steel scrap that was generated from 
the production of the subject bars and wedges; (2) applied the Sigma 
cap in its analysis and capped the distance for each supplier before 
calculating the weighted-average inland freight distance; (3) explained 
its decision in the Final Results to not exclude U.S. export data from 
the Indian import statistics used as the surrogate value because it 
would have resulted in an insignificant adjustment to normal value; (4) 
revised its FOP methodology to include labor costs and other factor 
inputs for making steel pallets in normal value; and (5) explained its 
reasoning for finding that movement expenses incurred at the port of 
export were included in the calculation of brokerage and handing 
expenses. The Department recalculated the antidumping duty rate 
applicable to Huarong, and included the changes noted above. On January 
9, 2007, the CIT sustained all aspects of the remand redetermination 
made by the Department pursuant to the CIT's remand of the Final 
Results.

Amended Final Results of Review

    The time period for appealing the CIT's final decision to the Court 
of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has expired and no party has 
appealed this decision. As there is now a final and conclusive court 
decision with respect to litigation for Huarong, we are amending the 
final results of review to reflect the findings of the remand results, 
pursuant to section 516A(e) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act''). The amended weighted-average margin is:

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                Manufacturer/Exporter                       Margin
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Shandong Huarong Machinery Co.:
Bars/Wedges.........................................               31.00
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Assessment Rates

    The Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries. In accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(b)(1), we have calculated importer-specific assessment rates. 
Where the importer-specific assessment rate is above de minimis on an 
ad valorem basis, calculated by dividing the dumping margins found on 
examined subject merchandise by the estimated entered value, we will 
instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on that importer's entries of 
subject merchandise. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we will 
instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties any 
entries for which the importer-specific assessment rate is de minimis 
(i.e., less than 0.5 percent ad valorem). Since the actual entered 
value of the merchandise was not reported to us, we have divided, where 
applicable, the total dumping margins (calculated as the difference 
between normal value and export price) for each importer by the total 
number of units sold to the importer. We will direct CBP to assess the 
resulting unit dollar amount against each unit of subject merchandise 
entered by the importer during the POR. The Department will issue 
appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after 
publication of these amended final results of review.
    These amended final results of administrative review are issued and 
published in accordance with section 516A(c)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: March 12, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-4949 Filed 3-16-07; 8:45 am]
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