Certain In-shell Roasted Pistachios from the Islamic Republic of Iran: Notice of Initiation of Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review, 30547 [E7-10605]

Download as PDF 30547 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 105 / Friday, June 1, 2007 / Notices PSF FROM THE PRC - WEIGHTED–AVERAGE DUMPING MARGINS—Continued Exporter & Producer Weighted–Average Deposit Rate Zhejiang Waysun Chemical Fiber Co., Ltd. .................................................................................................. PRC–Wide Rate ............................................................................................................................................ This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to PSF from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room B–099 of the main Commerce building, for copies of an updated list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect. This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211. Dated: May 21, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–10607 Filed 5–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–507–601] Certain In–shell Roasted Pistachios from the Islamic Republic of Iran: Notice of Initiation of Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: June 1, 2007. The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) has received a request to conduct a new shipper review of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on certain in–shell roasted pistachios from the Islamic Republic of Iran (‘‘pistachios from Iran’’). 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 CVD new shipper review for Ahmadi’s Agricultrual Productions, Processing, and Trade Complex (‘‘Ahmadi’’). EFFECTIVE DATE: SUMMARY: hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Hargett, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4161. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:10 May 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 Background On March 21, 2007, the Department received a timely request from Ahmadi, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c), for a new shipper review of the CVD order on pistachios from Iran, which has an October anniversary month.1 As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i) and (iii)(A), Ahmadi certified that it did not export subject merchandise to the United States during the period of investigation (‘‘POI’’), and that it has never been affiliated with any exporter or producer that exported subject merchandise during the POI.2 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), the company submitted documentation establishing the date on which it first shipped the subject merchandise to the United States, the date of entry and volume of that first shipment, and the date of the first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States. Ahmadi also certified that, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(v), it has informed the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran that it will be required to provide a full response to the Department’s questionnaire.3 On April 30, 2007, and on May 23, 2007, the Western Pistachio Association and Cal Pure Pistachios, Inc., respectively, submitted letters in opposition to the request urging the Department to decline to initiate the requested review.4 Initiation of Review In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 (d), and based on information on the record, we are initiating a CVD new shipper review for Ahmadi. Consistent with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act, we intend to issue the preliminary results of this new shipper 1 See Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order; Roasted In-Shell Pistachios From Iran, 51 FR 35679 (October 7, 1986). 2 See the March 21, 2007, submission to the Department from Ali R. Ahmadi Kerman Corporation regarding Request for New Shipper CVD Review. 3 Id. 4 See the April 30, 2007, letter to the Department from the Western Pistachio Association in Opposition to Ahmadi’s Agricultural Productions, Processing and Trade Complex’s Request to Initiate a New Shipper Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Roasted In-Shell Pistachios from Iran, see also the May 23, 2007, letter to the Department from Cal Pure Pistachios Inc., in Opposition to Initiation of New Shipper Review Request. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4.44% 44.30% review no later than 180 days after initiation of this review 5 and the final results of this review no later than 90 days after the date on which the preliminary results are issued.6 New Shipper Review Proceeding Period To Be Reviewed Ahmadi .................. 01/01/2006 - 12/31/2006 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 Ahmadi must continue to pay a cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties on each entry of subject merchandise at the current all–others rate of 317.89%.7 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 of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d) and 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: May 24, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–10605 Filed 5–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S 5 See 19 CFR 351.214(i). 6 Id. 7 See Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Countervailing Duty Order; Roasted In-Shell Pistachios From Iran, 51 FR 35679 (October 7, 1986). E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-507-601]


Certain In-shell Roasted Pistachios from the Islamic Republic of 
Iran: Notice of Initiation of Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 1, 2007.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has received a 
request to conduct a new shipper review of the countervailing duty 
(``CVD'') order on certain in-shell roasted pistachios from the Islamic 
Republic of Iran (``pistachios from Iran''). 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 CVD new shipper review for 
Ahmadi's Agricultrual Productions, Processing, and Trade Complex 
(``Ahmadi'').

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Hargett, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14\th\ Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4161.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 21, 2007, the Department received a timely request from 
Ahmadi, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c), for a new shipper review 
of the CVD order on pistachios from Iran, which has an October 
anniversary month.\1\
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    \1\ See Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Countervailing Duty Order; Roasted In-Shell Pistachios From Iran, 51 
FR 35679 (October 7, 1986).
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    As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i) and (iii)(A), Ahmadi 
certified that it did not export subject merchandise to the United 
States during the period of investigation (``POI''), and that it has 
never been affiliated with any exporter or producer that exported 
subject merchandise during the POI.\2\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.214(b)(2)(iv), the company submitted documentation establishing the 
date on which it first shipped the subject merchandise to the United 
States, the date of entry and volume of that first shipment, and the 
date of the first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United 
States. Ahmadi also certified that, in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.214(b)(2)(v), it has informed the Government of the Islamic 
Republic of Iran that it will be required to provide a full response to 
the Department's questionnaire.\3\ On April 30, 2007, and on May 23, 
2007, the Western Pistachio Association and Cal Pure Pistachios, Inc., 
respectively, submitted letters in opposition to the request urging the 
Department to decline to initiate the requested review.\4\
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    \2\ See the March 21, 2007, submission to the Department from 
Ali R. Ahmadi Kerman Corporation regarding Request for New Shipper 
CVD Review.
    \3\ Id.
    \4\ See the April 30, 2007, letter to the Department from the 
Western Pistachio Association in Opposition to Ahmadi's Agricultural 
Productions, Processing and Trade Complex's Request to Initiate a 
New Shipper Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Roasted In-
Shell Pistachios from Iran, see also the May 23, 2007, letter to the 
Department from Cal Pure Pistachios Inc., in Opposition to 
Initiation of New Shipper Review Request.
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Initiation of Review

    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.214 (d), and based on information on the record, we are initiating 
a CVD new shipper review for Ahmadi. Consistent with section 
751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act, we intend to issue the preliminary results 
of this new shipper review no later than 180 days after initiation of 
this review \5\ and the final results of this review no later than 90 
days after the date on which the preliminary results are issued.\6\
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    \5\ See 19 CFR 351.214(i).
    \6\ Id.

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         New Shipper Review Proceeding            Period To Be Reviewed
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Ahmadi.........................................  01/01/2006 - 12/31/2006
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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 Ahmadi must continue to pay a cash deposit of estimated 
antidumping duties on each entry of subject merchandise at the current 
all-others rate of 317.89[percnt].\7\
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    \7\ See Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and 
Countervailing Duty Order; Roasted In-Shell Pistachios From Iran, 51 
FR 35679 (October 7, 1986).
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    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 of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.214(d) and 351.221(c)(1)(i).

    Dated: May 24, 2007.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-10605 Filed 5-31-07; 8:45 am]
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