Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty, 15111-15112 [E7-5868]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 61 / Friday, March 30, 2007 / Notices SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce has received a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from India. In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating an antidumping duty new shipper review of Sunflag Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 30, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Devta Ohri or Brandon Farlander, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3853 or (202) 482– 0182, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Background On February 21, 1995, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (‘‘SSB’’) from India. See Antidumping Duty Orders: Stainless Steel Bar form Brazil, India and Japan, 60 FR 9661 (February 21, 1995). On February 28, 2007, the Department received a timely request from Sunflag Iron & Steel Co. Ltd. (‘‘Sunflag’’), for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on SSB from India, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c). Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i), Sunflag certified in its request that it did not export the subject merchandise to the United States during the period of investigation (‘‘POI’’). In addition, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), Sunflag certified that it is not currently affiliated and never has been affiliated with any exporter or producer who exported the subject merchandise to the United States during the POI (July 1, 1993, through December 31, 1993), including those not individually examined during the investigation. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Sunflag also submitted documentation establishing the date on which its stainless steel bar was first shipped for export to the United States, the volume of that shipment, and the date of the first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States. The Department conducted a query of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) database to confirm that Sunflag’s shipment of subject merchandise had entered the United States for consumption and has been suspended for antidumping duties. The VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Mar 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 Department also corroborated Sunflag’s assertion that it made no subsequent shipments to the United States by reviewing CBP data. Initiation of Review Cash Deposit Requirements 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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection to collect a bond or other security in lieu of a cash deposit in new shipper reviews during the period April 1, 2006 through June 30, 2009. Therefore, the posting of a bond or other security under section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act 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 12.45 percent. See Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Stainless Steel Bar from India, 59 FR 66915 (December 28, 1994). Interested parties may submit applications for disclosure of business proprietary information under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and this notice are issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and sections 351.214(d) and 351.221(c)(1)(i) of the Department’s regulations. Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Dated: March 23, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–5867 Filed 3–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we find that the request submitted by Sunflag meets the threshold requirements for initiation of a new shipper review. See Memorandum to the File from Devta Ohri, International Trade Compliance Analyst, through Susan Kuhbach, Senior Office Director, Office 1: New Shipper Review Initiation Checklist, dated March 23, 2007. Accordingly, we are initiating a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from India. This review covers the period February 1, 2006 through January 31, 2007. We intend to issue the preliminary results of this review no later than 180 days after the date on which this review is initiated, and the final results within 90 days after the date on which we issue the preliminary results. See Section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act. PO 00000 15111 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In–Quota Rate of Duty Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 30, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maura Jeffords, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–3146. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (as amended) (‘‘the Act’’) requires the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) to determine, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish an annual list and quarterly updates of the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide the Department’s annual list of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the period October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006. The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) of the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign governments on articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. The Department will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed. The Department encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the Assistant AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1 15112 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 61 / Friday, March 30, 2007 / Notices Dated: March 22, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230. APPENDIX SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN–QUOTA RATE OF DUTY Country Gross1 Subsidy ($/lb) Program(s) 25 European Union Member States3 Canada ............................................ Norway ............................................. .......................................................... .......................................................... Switzerland ...................................... European Union Restitution Payments Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese Indirect (Milk) Subsidy Consumer Subsidy Total Deficiency Payments $ $ $ $ $ $ Net2 Subsidy ($/lb) 0.00 0.31 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ 0.00 0.31 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5). in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6). 25 member states of the European Union are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. 2Defined 3The [FR Doc. E7–5868 Filed 3–29–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Quarterly Update to Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of Cheese Subject to an In– Quota Rate of Duty Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 30, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maura Jeffords, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–3146. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979 (as amended) (‘‘the Act’’) requires AGENCY: the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) to determine, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish an annual list and quarterly updates of the type and amount of those subsidies. We hereby provide the Department’s quarterly update of subsidies on articles of cheese that were imported during the period October 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. Department will incorporate additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the information is developed. The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) of the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign governments on articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty. The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which information is currently available. The This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) of the Act. The Department encourages any person having information on foreign government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to an in–quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230. Dated: March 22, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix Subsidy Programs On Cheese Subject To An In–Quota Rate Of Duty Gross1 Subsidy ($/lb) Country Program(s) 25 European Union Member States3 .............................. Canada ............................................................................ European Union Restitution Payments Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese Indirect (Milk) Subsidy Consumer Subsidy Total Deficiency Payments Norway ............................................................................. .......................................................................................... .......................................................................................... Switzerland ...................................................................... $0.00 $ 0.31 $ 0.00 $ 0.31 $ $ $ $ 1 Defined cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Net2 Subsidy ($/lb) $ $ $ $ 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5). in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6). 3 The 25 member states of the European Union are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. 2 Defined VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:22 Mar 29, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00018 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\30MRN1.SGM 30MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 61 (Friday, March 30, 2007)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Annual Listing of Foreign Government Subsidies on Articles of 
Cheese Subject to an In-Quota Rate of Duty

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: March 30, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maura Jeffords, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., 
Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-3146.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 702 of the Trade Agreements Act of 
1979 (as amended) (``the Act'') requires the Department of Commerce 
(the ``Department'') to determine, in consultation with the Secretary 
of Agriculture, whether any foreign government is providing a subsidy 
with respect to any article of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of 
duty, as defined in section 702(h) of the Act, and to publish an annual 
list and quarterly updates of the type and amount of those subsidies. 
We hereby provide the Department's annual list of subsidies on articles 
of cheese that were imported during the period October 1, 2005, through 
September 30, 2006.
    The Department has developed, in consultation with the Secretary of 
Agriculture, information on subsidies (as defined in section 702(h) of 
the Act) being provided either directly or indirectly by foreign 
governments on articles of cheese subject to an in-quota rate of duty. 
The appendix to this notice lists the country, the subsidy program or 
programs, and the gross and net amounts of each subsidy for which 
information is currently available. The Department will incorporate 
additional programs which are found to constitute subsidies, and 
additional information on the subsidy programs listed, as the 
information is developed.
    The Department encourages any person having information on foreign 
government subsidy programs which benefit articles of cheese subject to 
an in-quota rate of duty to submit such information in writing to the 
Assistant

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Secretary for Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230.
    This determination and notice are in accordance with section 702(a) 
of the Act.

    Dated: March 22, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.

                                                                        APPENDIX
                                             SUBSIDY PROGRAMS ON CHEESE SUBJECT TO AN IN-QUOTA RATE OF DUTY
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                       Country                                            Program(s)                    Gross\1\ Subsidy ($/lb)   Net\2\ Subsidy ($/lb)
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25 European Union Member States\3\...................              European Union Restitution Payments                   $ 0.00                   $ 0.00
Canada...............................................     Export Assistance on Certain Types of Cheese                   $ 0.31                   $ 0.31
Norway...............................................                          Indirect (Milk) Subsidy                   $ 0.00                   $ 0.00
                                                                                      Consumer Subsidy                   $ 0.00                   $ 0.00
                                                                                                 Total                   $ 0.00                   $ 0.00
Switzerland..........................................                              Deficiency Payments                   $ 0.00                   $ 0.00
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\1\Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(5).
\2\Defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(6).
\3\The 25 member states of the European Union are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
  Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United
  Kingdom.

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