Stainless Steel Wire Rod from India: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New-Shipper Review, 13088-13089 [E7-5040]

Download as PDF 13088 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 20, 2007 / Notices Comment 14: Ministerial Error Regarding Union’s Home Market Credit Expenses Pohang Iron & Steel Company, Ltd. and Pohang Coated Steel Co., Ltd. Comment 15: Treatment of the POSCO’s Group Home Market Credit Expenses on Freight billed to its Customers Comment 16: The Department’s Calculation of the POSCO Group’s Sales Database Affecting Certain Conversion Factors Comment 17: Treatment of the POSCO Group’s Short–Term Interest Rate Used for U.S. Credit Expenses Comment 18: Treatment of the POSCO Group’s of Overun Sales in the Home Market Comment 19: The Department’s Calculation of the POSCO Group’s Certain Merchandise Sales in the Home Market Comment 20: Treatment of the POSCO Group’s Cash Deposit Instructions Comment 21: Treatment of POSAM’s (Pohang Steel America Corp.) Indirect Selling Expenses [FR Doc. E7–5041 Filed 3–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–808] Stainless Steel Wire Rod from India: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty New–Shipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 20, 2007. SUMMARY: On December 29, 2006, the Department of Commerce received a request to conduct a new–shipper review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rod from India. In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating a new–shipper review of Sunflag Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., the exporter and producer that requested the new–shipper review. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Cartsos or Minoo Hatten at (202) 482–1757 or (202) 482–1690, respectively, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:08 Mar 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 Background The notice announcing the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rod from India was published on December 1, 1993. See Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Stainless Steel Wire Rods from India, 58 FR 63335 (December 1, 1993). On December 29, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received a timely request for a new–shipper review of the order from Sunflag Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (Sunflag). See section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(c). Sunflag is both the Indian producer and exporter of the subject merchandise to the United States on which its request for a new– shipper review is based. As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i) and (iii)(A), Sunflag certified that it is a producer and exporter of the subject merchandise, that it did not export stainless steel wire rod to the United States during the period of investigation (POI) (July 1, 1992, through December 31, 1992), and that, since the initiation of the investigation, it has never been affiliated with any exporter or producer that exported stainless steel wire rod to the United States during the POI.1 In addition, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), the company submitted documentation establishing the following: (1) the date on which it first shipped the subject merchandise for export to the United States; (2) the volume of its first shipment and its subsequent shipment;2 and (3) the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States. On January 31, 2007, the Department postponed its decision regarding whether to initiate the new–shipper review because, based upon its routine examination of Customs and Border Protection entry data, it was not clear whether the merchandise exported by Sunflag to the United States qualified as subject merchandise. See Memorandum from Catherine Cartsos through Minoo Hatten to the File, New–Shipper Review of Stainless Steel Wire Rod from India: Customs and Border Protection Entry Data, dated January 31, 2007. Under 19 CFR 351.302(b), the Department may extend any time limit established by its regulations for good cause unless expressly precluded by the statute. See Letter from Laurie Parkhill to Mr. M.D. Ghumare, General Manager of Exports for Sunflag, dated January 31, 2007. The status of the Sunflag entries is no longer at issue because the Department has 1 See Sunflag’s Request for New Shipper Review, dated December 29, 2006. 2 In its December 29, 2006, Request for New Shipper Review, Sunflag provided information on its subsequent shipment. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determined that the merchandise exported by Sunflag to the United States qualifies as subject merchandise. See Memorandum from Catherine Cartsos through Minoo Hatten to the File, New– Shipper Review of Stainless Steel Wire Rod from India: Customs and Border Protection Entry Data and Documents, dated March 13, 2007. Initiation of New–Shipper Review In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2) and (d)(1), we find that Sunflag’s request meets the threshold requirements for initiation of a new– shipper review. See March 13, 2007, Memorandum to the File through Laurie Parkhill, Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, from the team regarding the new–shipper review initiation checklist. Accordingly, we are initiating a new– shipper review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rod from India for shipments produced and exported by Sunflag. The period of review is December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. See 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A). We intend to issue the preliminary results of this new– shipper review no later than 180 days after initiation of this review. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(i). We intend to issue the final results of this review no later than 90 days after the date on which the preliminary results are issued. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(i). On August 17, 2006, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (H.R. 4) was signed into law. Section 1632 of H.R. 4 temporarily suspends the authority of the Department to instruct Customs and Border Protection to collect a bond or other security in lieu of a cash deposit in new–shipper reviews. Therefore, the posting of a bond under section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e) in lieu of a cash deposit is not available in this case. Importers of subject merchandise manufactured and exported by Sunflag must continue to pay a cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties on each entry of subject merchandise at the current all–others rate of 48.80 percent. Interested parties that need access to proprietary information in this new– shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.214(d), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i). E:\FR\FM\20MRN1.SGM 20MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 53 / Tuesday, March 20, 2007 / Notices Dated: March 13, 2007. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–5040 Filed 3–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Minority Business Development Agency White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Minority Business Development Agency, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of public teleconference meeting. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Commission) will convene a teleconference meeting on April 5, 2007 to deliberate the draft Commission report to the President. This meeting is open to the public and interested persons may listen to the teleconference by using the call-in number and pass code provided below (see ADDRESSES). 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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), public announcement is made of the Commission’s intent to convene a teleconference meeting on April 5, 2007. This meeting is open to the public and VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:08 Mar 19, 2007 Jkt 211001 interested persons may listen to the teleconference by using the call-in number and pass code set forth above (see ADDRESSES). Advance registration is not required to access the teleconference. Prospective agenda items for the meeting include a deliberation of the draft Commission report to the President, administrative tasks and such other Commission business as may arise during the course of the meeting. In addition, the Commission welcomes interested persons to submit written comments to the Office of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) at any time before or after the meeting. To facilitate distribution of written comments to Commission members prior to the meeting, the Commission suggests that comments be submitted by facsimile or by e-mail no later than April 2, 2007. The Commission will not be receiving public comment during the meeting. Dated: March 15, 2007. Ronald Marin, Financial Management Officer, Minority Business Development Agency. [FR Doc. E7–5054 Filed 3–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–21–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 022007E] Antarctic Marine Living Resources Convention Act of 1984; Conservation and Management Measures National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: NMFS issues this notice to notify the public that the United States has accepted conservation and management measures and resolutions pertaining to fishing in Antarctic waters managed by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (Commission or CCAMLR). The Commission adopted these measures at its twenty-fifth meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, October 23 to November 3, 2006. The measures have been agreed upon by the Member countries of CCAMLR, including the United States, in accordance with Article IX of the Convention for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (the Convention). The measures: include measures previously PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13089 adopted by the Commission and remaining in force; measures adopted for the 2006/2007 fishing season to restrict overall catches, research catch and bycatch of certain species of fish, krill and crab; limit participation in several exploratory fisheries; restrict fishing in certain areas and to certain gear types; and set forth: fishing seasons fishery-by-fishery, revisions to previously adopted measures; new measures, and new resolutions. The Commission also adopted a list of vessels suspected to be engaged in illegal, unregulated or unreported fishing in the Convention Area. ADDRESSES: Copies of the CCAMLR conservation and management measures may be obtained from the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD 20910. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robin Tuttle, 301–713–2282. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The full text of the conservation and management measures and resolutions agreed to by consensus by CCAMLR at its 2006 meeting were published by the U.S. Department of State in a formal notice in the Federal Register on January 29, 2007 (72 FR 4068). Public comments were invited on the notice; one comment was received. The commenter suggested that the use of gillnets and longlines be banned in the Convention Area. As indicated in the Department of State notice, CCAMLR has adopted an interim prohibition on the use of deep-sea gillnets. The prohibition will remain in force until the CCAMLR Scientific Committee has investigated and reported on the potential impacts of gillnets in the Convention Area. Regarding longline fishing, CCAMLR first adopted measures requiring fishers to employ techniques minimizing the incidental mortality of seabirds in the course of longline fishing in 1991. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-808]


Stainless Steel Wire Rod from India: Notice of Initiation of 
Antidumping Duty New-Shipper Review

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 20, 2007.
SUMMARY: On December 29, 2006, the Department of Commerce received a 
request to conduct a new-shipper review of the antidumping duty order 
on stainless steel wire rod from India. In accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 
CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating a new-shipper review of Sunflag Iron 
& Steel Co., Ltd., the exporter and producer that requested the new-
shipper review.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Cartsos or Minoo Hatten at 
(202) 482-1757 or (202) 482-1690, respectively, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The notice announcing the antidumping duty order on stainless steel 
wire rod from India was published on December 1, 1993. See Antidumping 
Duty Order: Certain Stainless Steel Wire Rods from India, 58 FR 63335 
(December 1, 1993). On December 29, 2006, the Department of Commerce 
(the Department) received a timely request for a new-shipper review of 
the order from Sunflag Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (Sunflag). See section 
751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(c). Sunflag is both the 
Indian producer and exporter of the subject merchandise to the United 
States on which its request for a new-shipper review is based. As 
required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i) and (iii)(A), Sunflag certified 
that it is a producer and exporter of the subject merchandise, that it 
did not export stainless steel wire rod to the United States during the 
period of investigation (POI) (July 1, 1992, through December 31, 
1992), and that, since the initiation of the investigation, it has 
never been affiliated with any exporter or producer that exported 
stainless steel wire rod to the United States during the POI.\1\
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    \1\ See Sunflag's Request for New Shipper Review, dated December 
29, 2006.
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    In addition, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), the company 
submitted documentation establishing the following: (1) the date on 
which it first shipped the subject merchandise for export to the United 
States; (2) the volume of its first shipment and its subsequent 
shipment;\2\ and (3) the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated 
customer in the United States.
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    \2\ In its December 29, 2006, Request for New Shipper Review, 
Sunflag provided information on its subsequent shipment.
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    On January 31, 2007, the Department postponed its decision 
regarding whether to initiate the new-shipper review because, based 
upon its routine examination of Customs and Border Protection entry 
data, it was not clear whether the merchandise exported by Sunflag to 
the United States qualified as subject merchandise. See Memorandum from 
Catherine Cartsos through Minoo Hatten to the File, New-Shipper Review 
of Stainless Steel Wire Rod from India: Customs and Border Protection 
Entry Data, dated January 31, 2007. Under 19 CFR 351.302(b), the 
Department may extend any time limit established by its regulations for 
good cause unless expressly precluded by the statute. See Letter from 
Laurie Parkhill to Mr. M.D. Ghumare, General Manager of Exports for 
Sunflag, dated January 31, 2007. The status of the Sunflag entries is 
no longer at issue because the Department has determined that the 
merchandise exported by Sunflag to the United States qualifies as 
subject merchandise. See Memorandum from Catherine Cartsos through 
Minoo Hatten to the File, New-Shipper Review of Stainless Steel Wire 
Rod from India: Customs and Border Protection Entry Data and Documents, 
dated March 13, 2007.

Initiation of New-Shipper Review

    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.214(b)(2) and (d)(1), we find that Sunflag's request meets the 
threshold requirements for initiation of a new-shipper review. See 
March 13, 2007, Memorandum to the File through Laurie Parkhill, 
Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, from the team regarding the new-
shipper review initiation checklist. Accordingly, we are initiating a 
new-shipper review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel 
wire rod from India for shipments produced and exported by Sunflag. The 
period of review is December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. See 19 
CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A). We intend to issue the preliminary results of 
this new-shipper review no later than 180 days after initiation of this 
review. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(i). 
We intend to issue the final results of this review no later than 90 
days after the date on which the preliminary results are issued. See 
section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(i). On August 
17, 2006, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (H.R. 4) was signed into 
law. Section 1632 of H.R. 4 temporarily suspends the authority of the 
Department to instruct Customs and Border Protection to collect a bond 
or other security in lieu of a cash deposit in new-shipper reviews. 
Therefore, the posting of a bond under section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e) in lieu of a cash deposit is not available in 
this case. Importers of subject merchandise manufactured and exported 
by Sunflag must continue to pay a cash deposit of estimated antidumping 
duties on each entry of subject merchandise at the current all-others 
rate of 48.80 percent.
    Interested parties that need access to proprietary information in 
this new-shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under 
administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 
351.306.
    This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.214(d), and 19 CFR 
351.221(c)(1)(i).


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    Dated: March 13, 2007.
Gary Taverman,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
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