Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China, 19689-19690 [E7-7449]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 75 / Thursday, April 19, 2007 / Notices 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act further states that if it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period specified, the administering authority may extend the 245-day period to issue its preliminary results by up to 120 days. We determine that completion of the preliminary results of this review within the 245-day period is not practicable for the following reasons. This review covers three companies, and to conduct the sales and cost analyses for each company requires the Department to gather, analyze and verify a significant amount of information pertaining to each company’s sales practices, manufacturing costs and corporate relationships. Given the number and complexity of issues in this case, and in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of review by 120 days. Therefore, the preliminary results are now due no later than August 31, 2007. The final results continue to be due 120 days after publication of the preliminary results. Dated: April 11, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–7385 Filed 4–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–888] Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Floor–Standing, Metal–Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On March 21, 2007, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on floor– standing, metal–top ironing tables and certain parts thereof (ironing tables) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), covering the period of review (POR) February 3, 2004, through July 31, 2005. See Floor–Standing, Metal–Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Final Rescission, In Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 13239 (March 21, 2007) (Final Results). We are amending our Final Results to cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Apr 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 19689 Furthermore, this scope specifically covers imports of ironing tables, assembled or unassembled, complete or incomplete, and certain parts thereof. For purposes of this review, the term ‘‘unassembled’’ ironing table means a product requiring the attachment of the leg assembly to the top or the attachment of an included feature such as an iron rest or linen rack. The term ‘‘complete’’ ironing table means product sold as a ready–to-use ensemble consisting of the metal–top table and a pad and cover, with or without additional features, e.g. iron rest or linen rack. The term ‘‘incomplete’’ ironing table means product shipped or sold as a ‘‘bare board’’ – i.e., a metal– top table only, without the pad and Background cover – with or without additional On March 21, 2007, the Department features, e.g. iron rest or linen rack. The published the Final Results and major parts or components of ironing corresponding issues and decision tables that are intended to be covered by memorandum. See Memorandum to this order under the term ‘‘certain parts David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary thereof’’ consist of the metal top for Import Administration, from component (with or without assembled Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant supports and slides) and/or the leg Secretary for Import Administration, components, whether or not attached titled Issues and Decision Memorandum together as a leg assembly. The scope for the Final Results in the First covers separately shipped metal top Administrative Review of Floor– components and leg components, standing, Metal–top Ironing Tables and without regard to whether the respective Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s quantities would yield an exact quantity Republic of China (March 12, 2007). of assembled ironing tables. On March 27, 2007, Since Hardware Ironing tables without legs (such as filed a timely allegation that the models that mount on walls or over Department made certain ministerial doors) are not floor–standing and are errors in the Final Results. On March 27, specifically excluded. Additionally, 2007, petitioner Home Products tabletop or countertop models with International, Inc. filed rebuttal short legs that do not exceed 12 inches comments to the ministerial error in length (and which may or may not allegations submitted by Since collapse or retract) are specifically Hardware. No other interested party excluded. submitted ministerial error allegations The subject ironing tables were or comments. previously classified under Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States Scope of Order (HTSUS) subheading 9403.20.0010. For purposes of this review, the Effective July 1, 2003, the subject product covered consists of floor– ironing tables are classified under new standing, metal–top ironing tables, HTSUS subheading 9403.20.0011. The assembled or unassembled, complete or subject metal top and leg components incomplete, and certain parts thereof. are classified under HTSUS subheading The subject tables are designed and 9403.90.8040. Although the HTSUS used principally for the hand ironing or subheadings are provided for pressing of garments or other articles of convenience and for Customs and fabric. The subject tables have full– Border Protection (CBP) purposes, the height leg assemblies that support the Department’s written description of the ironing surface at an appropriate (often scope remains dispositive. adjustable) height above the floor. The Ministerial Errors subject tables are produced in a variety A ministerial error is defined in of leg finishes, such as painted, plated, section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, or matte, and they are available with as amended (the Act), and further various features, including iron rests, clarified in 19 CFR 351.224(f) as ‘‘an linen racks, and others. The subject error in addition, subtraction, or other ironing tables may be sold with or arithmetic function, clerical error without a pad and/or cover. All types resulting from inaccurate copying, and configurations of floor–standing, duplication, or the like, and any other metal–top ironing tables are covered by similar type of unintentional error this review. correct ministerial errors made in the calculations of the dumping margins for Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. (Since Hardware), pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). EFFECTIVE DATE: April 19, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristina Horgan or Bobby Wong, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–8173 or (202) 482– 0409, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1 19690 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 75 / Thursday, April 19, 2007 / Notices which the Secretary considers ministerial.’’ After analyzing all interested parties’ comments, we have determined, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e), that while some alleged errors were not ministerial, by definition, (i.e., surrogate financial ratio calculations and not providing an opportunity for comment on a certain issue), one ministerial error existed with respect to the calculation of the surrogate value for cold–rolled steel that was used in the Since Hardware margin calculation for the Final Results. For a detailed discussion of these ministerial error allegations, as well as the Department’s analysis, see Memorandum to James C. Doyle, Office Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, through Christopher D. Riker, Program Manager, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, from Kristina Horgan and Bobby Wong, International Trade Analysts, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, titled 2004/2005 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Final Results of Antidumping Administrative Review of Floor– standing, Metal–top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China: Analysis of Ministerial Error Allegations (April 12, 2007) (Ministerial Error Allegation Memorandum). The Ministerial Error Allegation Memorandum is on file in the Central Records Unit, room B–099 of the Department of Commerce. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), we are amending the Final Results of the administrative review of ironing tables from the PRC. The revised weighted– average dumping margins are listed below. For company–specific calculations, see Memorandum to The File, through Christopher D. Riker, Program Manager, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, from Bobby Wong, International Trade Analyst, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, titled Administrative Review of Floor standing, Metal–top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof (Ironing Tables) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC): Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. (Since Hardware) Amended Final Analysis Memorandum. The revised final weighted–average dumping margin for Since Hardware is: amended final results. For details on the assessment of antidumping duties on all appropriate entries, see Final Results. These amended final results are published in accordance with sections 751(h) and 777(I)(1) of the Act. Dated: April 12, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–7449 Filed 4–18–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–905 Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 19, 2007 SUMMARY: On December 26, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) published its preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’) in the antidumping investigation of certain polyester staple fiber (‘‘PSF’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). The period of investigation (‘‘POI’’) is October 1, 2005, to March 31, 2006. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. Based on our analysis of the comments we received, we have made changes to our calculations for the mandatory respondents. The final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ‘‘Final Determination Margins’’ section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Holton or Paul Walker, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1324 or (202) 482– 0413, respectively. AGENCY: Final Determination We determine that PSF from the PRC Exporter is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at LTFV as provided in Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. .................................. 0.45% (de section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as minimis) amended (‘‘the Act’’). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ‘‘Final Determination Margins’’ The Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on section of this notice. all appropriate entries based on the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Margin (percent) VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Apr 18, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Case History The Department published its preliminary determination of sales at LTFV on December 26, 2006. See Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the People’s Republic of China, 71 FR 77373 (December 26, 2006) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). Between January 8 and February 16, 2007, the Department conducted verifications of Cixi Jiangnan Chemical Fiber Co. Ltd. (‘‘Cixi Jiangnan’’), Far Eastern Industries (Shanghai) Ltd. (‘‘Far Eastern’’), Hangzhou Huachuang Co., Ltd. (‘‘Hangzhou Huachuang’’), Jiaxing Fuda Chemical Fibre Factory (‘‘Fuda’’), Ningbo Dafa Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. (‘‘Ningbo Dafa’’) and Zhaoqing Tifo New Fiber Co., Ltd. (‘‘Tifo’’). See the ‘‘Verification’’ section below for additional information. We invited parties to comment on the Preliminary Determination. On March 15, 2007, the Petitioners,1 Insituform Technologies, Inc. (‘‘ITI’’), Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. (‘‘Ashley’’), Fibertex Corporation (‘‘Fibertex’’)2, Far Eastern, Cixi Jiangnan and Ningbo Dafa filed case briefs. On March 20, 2007, the Petitioners, Far Eastern, Cixi Jiangnan and Ningbo Dafa filed rebuttal briefs. All parties that submitted a timely request for a hearing in this case withdrew those requests. Therefore, the Department did not hold a hearing. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this investigation are addressed in the ‘‘Investigation of Certain Polyester Staple Fiber from the People’s Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum,’’ dated April 10, 2007, which is hereby adopted by this notice (‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’). A list of the issues which parties raised and to which we respond in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as an Appendix. The Issue and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file in the Central Records Unit (‘‘CRU’’), Main Commerce Building, Room B–099, and is accessible on the Web at http://www.trade.gov/ia. The paper copy and electronic version of the memorandum are identical in content. 1 Dak Americas LLC., Nan Ya Plastics Corporation America, and Wellman, Inc. 2 ITI, Ashley and Fibertex are interested parties who are U.S. importers of PSF. Ashley and Fibertex submitted joint case briefs. E:\FR\FM\19APN1.SGM 19APN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 75 (Thursday, April 19, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19689-19690]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-7449]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-888]


Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review: Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and 
Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On March 21, 2007, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the 
Department) published the final results of the administrative review of 
the antidumping duty order on floor-standing, metal-top ironing tables 
and certain parts thereof (ironing tables) from the People's Republic 
of China (PRC), covering the period of review (POR) February 3, 2004, 
through July 31, 2005. See Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and 
Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results and Final Rescission, In Part, of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, 72 FR 13239 (March 21, 2007) (Final Results). We 
are amending our Final Results to correct ministerial errors made in 
the calculations of the dumping margins for Since Hardware (Guangzhou) 
Co., Ltd. (Since Hardware), pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 19, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristina Horgan or Bobby Wong, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
8173 or (202) 482-0409, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 21, 2007, the Department published the Final Results and 
corresponding issues and decision memorandum. See Memorandum to David 
M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, from Stephen 
J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, titled 
Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results in the First 
Administrative Review of Floor-standing, Metal-top Ironing Tables and 
Certain Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China (March 12, 
2007).
    On March 27, 2007, Since Hardware filed a timely allegation that 
the Department made certain ministerial errors in the Final Results. On 
March 27, 2007, petitioner Home Products International, Inc. filed 
rebuttal comments to the ministerial error allegations submitted by 
Since Hardware. No other interested party submitted ministerial error 
allegations or comments.

Scope of Order

    For purposes of this review, the product covered consists of floor-
standing, metal-top ironing tables, assembled or unassembled, complete 
or incomplete, and certain parts thereof. The subject tables are 
designed and used principally for the hand ironing or pressing of 
garments or other articles of fabric. The subject tables have full-
height leg assemblies that support the ironing surface at an 
appropriate (often adjustable) height above the floor. The subject 
tables are produced in a variety of leg finishes, such as painted, 
plated, or matte, and they are available with various features, 
including iron rests, linen racks, and others. The subject ironing 
tables may be sold with or without a pad and/or cover. All types and 
configurations of floor-standing, metal-top ironing tables are covered 
by this review.
    Furthermore, this scope specifically covers imports of ironing 
tables, assembled or unassembled, complete or incomplete, and certain 
parts thereof. For purposes of this review, the term ``unassembled'' 
ironing table means a product requiring the attachment of the leg 
assembly to the top or the attachment of an included feature such as an 
iron rest or linen rack. The term ``complete'' ironing table means 
product sold as a ready-to-use ensemble consisting of the metal-top 
table and a pad and cover, with or without additional features, e.g. 
iron rest or linen rack. The term ``incomplete'' ironing table means 
product shipped or sold as a ``bare board'' - i.e., a metal-top table 
only, without the pad and cover - with or without additional features, 
e.g. iron rest or linen rack. The major parts or components of ironing 
tables that are intended to be covered by this order under the term 
``certain parts thereof'' consist of the metal top component (with or 
without assembled supports and slides) and/or the leg components, 
whether or not attached together as a leg assembly. The scope covers 
separately shipped metal top components and leg components, without 
regard to whether the respective quantities would yield an exact 
quantity of assembled ironing tables.
    Ironing tables without legs (such as models that mount on walls or 
over doors) are not floor-standing and are specifically excluded. 
Additionally, tabletop or countertop models with short legs that do not 
exceed 12 inches in length (and which may or may not collapse or 
retract) are specifically excluded.
    The subject ironing tables were previously classified under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 
9403.20.0010. Effective July 1, 2003, the subject ironing tables are 
classified under new HTSUS subheading 9403.20.0011. The subject metal 
top and leg components are classified under HTSUS subheading 
9403.90.8040. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) purposes, the 
Department's written description of the scope remains dispositive.

Ministerial Errors

    A ministerial error is defined in section 751(h) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the Act), and further clarified in 19 CFR 
351.224(f) as ``an error in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic 
function, clerical error resulting from inaccurate copying, 
duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional 
error

[[Page 19690]]

which the Secretary considers ministerial.''
    After analyzing all interested parties' comments, we have 
determined, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e), that while some 
alleged errors were not ministerial, by definition, (i.e., surrogate 
financial ratio calculations and not providing an opportunity for 
comment on a certain issue), one ministerial error existed with respect 
to the calculation of the surrogate value for cold-rolled steel that 
was used in the Since Hardware margin calculation for the Final 
Results. For a detailed discussion of these ministerial error 
allegations, as well as the Department's analysis, see Memorandum to 
James C. Doyle, Office Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, through 
Christopher D. Riker, Program Manager, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, 
from Kristina Horgan and Bobby Wong, International Trade Analysts, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 9, titled 2004/2005 Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review of Final Results of Antidumping Administrative 
Review of Floor-standing, Metal-top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts 
Thereof from the People's Republic of China: Analysis of Ministerial 
Error Allegations (April 12, 2007) (Ministerial Error Allegation 
Memorandum). The Ministerial Error Allegation Memorandum is on file in 
the Central Records Unit, room B-099 of the Department of Commerce.
    Therefore, in accordance with section 751(h) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.224(e), we are amending the Final Results of the administrative 
review of ironing tables from the PRC. The revised weighted-average 
dumping margins are listed below. For company-specific calculations, 
see Memorandum to The File, through Christopher D. Riker, Program 
Manager, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, from Bobby Wong, International 
Trade Analyst, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, titled Administrative 
Review of Floor standing, Metal-top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts 
Thereof (Ironing Tables) from the People's Republic of China (PRC): 
Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. (Since Hardware) Amended Final 
Analysis Memorandum. The revised final weighted-average dumping margin 
for Since Hardware is:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Margin
                          Exporter                             (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.........................  0.45[percn
                                                                  t] (de
                                                                minimis)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries based on the amended final results. 
For details on the assessment of antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries, see Final Results.
    These amended final results are published in accordance with 
sections 751(h) and 777(I)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: April 12, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-7449 Filed 4-18-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-S