Stainless Steel Bar from France, Italy, South Korea and the United Kingdom; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 30772-30773 [E7-10702]

Download as PDF 30772 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 106 / Monday, June 4, 2007 / Notices Regulations’’). (Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. will remain neutral International Trade Administration regarding the continuation of the antidumping duty order against Italy.) [A–427–820, A–475–829, A–580–847, A–412– The domestic interested parties claimed 822] interested party status under sections 771(9)(C) of the Act, as manufacturers of Stainless Steel Bar from France, Italy, a domestic–like product in the United South Korea and the United Kingdom; States. Final Results of the Expedited Sunset We received complete substantive Reviews of the Antidumping Duty responses from the domestic interested Orders parties within the 30-day deadline AGENCY: Import Administration, specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). We International Trade Administration, received no responses from respondent Department of Commerce. interested parties with respect to any of SUMMARY: On February 1, 2007, the the orders covered by these sunset Department of Commerce (‘‘the reviews. As a result, pursuant to section Department’’) initiated sunset reviews of 751(c)(4)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR the antidumping duty orders on 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department stainless steel bar from France, Italy, conducted an expedited (120-day) South Korea and the United Kingdom sunset review of these orders. The pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff domestic interested parties submitted Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). letters on April 12, 2007, agreeing with the Department’s decision to conduct The Department conducted expedited expedited sunset reviews for these (120-day) sunset reviews for these orders because we did not receive orders. As a result of these sunset responses from any respondent reviews, the Department finds that interested parties. revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to Scope of the Orders continuation or recurrence of dumping. For the purposes of these orders, the The dumping margins are identified in term ‘‘stainless steel bar’’ includes the Final Results of Reviews section of articles of stainless steel in straight this notice. lengths that have been either hot–rolled, EFFECTIVE DATE: June 4, 2007. forged, turned, cold–drawn, cold–rolled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FOR or otherwise cold–finished, or ground, FURTHER INFORMATION: Audrey having a uniform solid cross section Twyman or Brandon Farlander, AD/ along their whole length in the shape of CVD Operations, Office 1, Import circles, segments of circles, ovals, Administration, International Trade rectangles (including squares), triangles, Administration, U.S. Department of hexagons, octagons, or other convex Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution polygons. Stainless steel bar includes Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; cold–finished stainless steel bars that telephone: (202) 482–3534 and (202) are turned or ground in straight lengths, 482–0182, respectively. whether produced from hot–rolled bar SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: or from straightened and cut rod or wire, and reinforcing bars that have Background indentations, ribs, grooves, or other On February 1, 2007, the Department deformations produced during the published the notice of initiation of the rolling process. sunset reviews of the antidumping duty Except as specified above, the term orders on stainless steel bar (‘‘SSB’’) does not include stainless steel semi– from France, Italy, South Korea and the finished products, cut length flat–rolled United Kingdom pursuant to section products (i.e., cut length rolled products 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Fivewhich if less than 4.75 mm in thickness year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 72 FR 4689 have a width measuring at least 10 times (February 1, 2007). The Department the thickness, or if 4.75 mm or more in received the Notice of Intent to thickness having a width which exceeds Participate from Carpenter Technology 150 mm and measures at least twice the Corp.; North American Stainless; thickness), products that have been cut Crucible Specialty Metals Division of from stainless steel sheet, strip or plate, Crucible Materials Corp.; Electralloy; wire (i.e., cold–formed products in Outokumpu Stainless Bar, Inc.; coils, of any uniform solid cross section Universal Stainless &Alloy Products, along their whole length, which do not Inc.; and Valbruna Slater Stainless, Inc. conform to the definition of flat–rolled (collectively ‘‘the domestic interested products), and angles, shapes and parties’’), within the deadline specified sections. The stainless steel bar subject to these in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the reviews is currently classifiable under Department’s Regulations (‘‘Sunset rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:34 Jun 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 subheadings 7222.11.00.05, 7222.11.00.50, 7222.19.00.05, 7222.19.00.50, 7222.20.00.05, 7222.20.00.45, 7222.20.00.75, and 7222.30.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders on Stainless Steel Bar from France, Italy, South Korea, and the United Kingdom; Final Results’’ (‘‘Decision Memo’’) from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated May 25, 2007, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memo include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail if the orders were to be revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on file in room B–099 of the main Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the heading ‘‘May 2007.’’ The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in content. Final Results of Reviews We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on SSB from France, Italy, South Korea, and the United Kingdom would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted– average percentage margins: Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers France. Aubert &Duval, S.A. ..... All Others ...................... Italy. Cogne Acciai Speciali Srl .............................. All Others ...................... South Korea. Changwon Specialty Steel Co. Ltd. ............ Dongbang Indusrial Co., Ltd ............................. All Others ...................... United Kingdom. E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1 Weighted Average Margin (percent) 71.83 35.92, as amended 33.00 6.60, as amended 13.38 4.75 11.30 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 106 / Monday, June 4, 2007 / Notices Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers Crownridge Stainless Steels, Ltd. (Valkai Ltd.) ........................... Firth Rixson Special Steels, Ltd. ................ All Others ...................... Weighted Average Margin (percent) David Layton at (202) 482–0371; AD/ CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 125.77 Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. 125.77 83.85, as amended SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: May 25, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–10702 Filed 6–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–449–804] Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Latvia Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Latvia. We preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise by Joint Stock Company Liepajas Metalurgs (LM) have been made below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries based on the difference between the export price (EP) and the NV. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 4, 2007. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 20:34 Jun 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 Background On September 7, 2001, the Department published an antidumping duty order on rebar from Latvia. See Antidumping Duty Orders: Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, People’s Republic of China, Poland, Republic of Korea and Ukraine, 66 FR 46777 (September 7, 2001). On September 1, 2006, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order of rebar from Latvia for the fifth period of review which covers September 1, 2005, through August 31, 2006 (POR). See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 71 FR 52061 (September 1, 2006). On September 29, 2006, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), the petitioner1 requested an administrative review of LM. On October 31, 2006, the Department published the initiation of the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on rebar from Latvia. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 71 FR 63752 (October 31, 2006). On November 9, 2006, LM submitted a letter to the Department in which it certified that it made no sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR but acknowledged subject merchandise may have entered the United States during the POR. On November 21, 2006, the petitioner submitted comments regarding LM’s claim of no sales. On April 9, 2007, and May 9, 2007, we placed memoranda on the file that provided the results of the Department’s query of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data regarding sales of subject merchandise during the POR. See Memorandum to File from Saliha Loucif: Query of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Database for Sales During the Fifth Administrative Review (April 9, 2007) (Data Query Memo) and Memorandum to File from David Layton: Placement of Additional 1 The petitioner is the Rebar Trade Action Coalition (RTAC) which comprises Nucor Corporation, Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, and Commercial Metals Company. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30773 Documents on the Record (May 9, 2007) (Record Memo). On April 9, 2007, and May 9, 2007, we also placed certain documents from the final results of the fourth administrative review of the antidumping order on steel concrete reinforcing bars from Latvia (covering the period September 1, 2004 through August 31, 2005) on the record of the current administrative review. See Memorandum to File from Saliha Loucif: Copying of documents from the record of the fourth administrative review in the record of the fifth administrative review (Fourth Review Documents Memo) and Record Memo. After placing the fourth review documents on the record on April 9, 2007, we gave parties until April 21, 2007, to submit comments. LM submitted comments on April 20, 2007. After placing additional documents on the record on May 9, 2007, we gave parties until May 21, 2007, to comment. Scope of The Order The product covered by this order is all steel concrete reinforcing bars sold in straight lengths, currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item numbers 7214.20.00, 7228.30.8050, 7222.11.0050, 7222.30.0000, 7228.60.6000, 7228.20.1000, or any other tariff item number. Specifically excluded are plain rounds (i.e., non– deformed or smooth bars) and rebar that has been further processed through bending or coating. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Analysis of Responses On November 9, 2006, the Department received a letter from LM certifying that LM made no sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the period of review. In the same submission, LM also stated that ‘‘{a}lthough it may be possible that LM’s U.S. customers may have entered subject merchandise into the United States during the fifth period of review, any such entries would consist entirely of sales of LM merchandise that were subject to the review by the Department in the context of the ongoing fourth review of this antidumping order.’’ On November 15, 2006, the petitioner responded to LM’s comments, providing public available trade data which confirmed the existence of entries of subject merchandise from Latvia during the POR. In its submission, the petitioner stated that the issue of whether LM made no sales of subject merchandise must be decided by the E:\FR\FM\04JNN1.SGM 04JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-427-820, A-475-829, A-580-847, A-412-822]


Stainless Steel Bar from France, Italy, South Korea and the 
United Kingdom; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the 
Antidumping Duty Orders

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On February 1, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders 
on stainless steel bar from France, Italy, South Korea and the United 
Kingdom pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (``the Act''). The Department conducted expedited (120-day) 
sunset reviews for these orders. As a result of these sunset reviews, 
the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The 
dumping margins are identified in the Final Results of Reviews section 
of this notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 4, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Audrey Twyman 
or Brandon Farlander, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import 
Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; 
telephone: (202) 482-3534 and (202) 482-0182, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 1, 2007, the Department published the notice of 
initiation of the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on 
stainless steel bar (``SSB'') from France, Italy, South Korea and the 
United Kingdom pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of 
Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 72 FR 4689 (February 1, 2007). The 
Department received the Notice of Intent to Participate from Carpenter 
Technology Corp.; North American Stainless; Crucible Specialty Metals 
Division of Crucible Materials Corp.; Electralloy; Outokumpu Stainless 
Bar, Inc.; Universal Stainless &Alloy Products, Inc.; and Valbruna 
Slater Stainless, Inc. (collectively ``the domestic interested 
parties''), within the deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) 
of the Department's Regulations (``Sunset Regulations''). (Valbruna 
Slater Stainless, Inc. will remain neutral regarding the continuation 
of the antidumping duty order against Italy.) The domestic interested 
parties claimed interested party status under sections 771(9)(C) of the 
Act, as manufacturers of a domestic-like product in the United States.
    We received complete substantive responses from the domestic 
interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 
351.218(d)(3)(i). We received no responses from respondent interested 
parties with respect to any of the orders covered by these sunset 
reviews. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(4)(A) of the Act and 
19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited 
(120-day) sunset review of these orders. The domestic interested 
parties submitted letters on April 12, 2007, agreeing with the 
Department's decision to conduct expedited sunset reviews for these 
orders because we did not receive responses from any respondent 
interested parties.

Scope of the Orders

    For the purposes of these orders, the term ``stainless steel bar'' 
includes articles of stainless steel in straight lengths that have been 
either hot-rolled, forged, turned, cold-drawn, cold-rolled or otherwise 
cold-finished, or ground, having a uniform solid cross section along 
their whole length in the shape of circles, segments of circles, ovals, 
rectangles (including squares), triangles, hexagons, octagons, or other 
convex polygons. Stainless steel bar includes cold-finished stainless 
steel bars that are turned or ground in straight lengths, whether 
produced from hot-rolled bar or from straightened and cut rod or wire, 
and reinforcing bars that have indentations, ribs, grooves, or other 
deformations produced during the rolling process.
    Except as specified above, the term does not include stainless 
steel semi-finished products, cut length flat-rolled products (i.e., 
cut length rolled products which if less than 4.75 mm in thickness have 
a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness, or if 4.75 mm or 
more in thickness having a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at 
least twice the thickness), products that have been cut from stainless 
steel sheet, strip or plate, wire (i.e., cold-formed products in coils, 
of any uniform solid cross section along their whole length, which do 
not conform to the definition of flat-rolled products), and angles, 
shapes and sections.
    The stainless steel bar subject to these reviews is currently 
classifiable under subheadings 7222.11.00.05, 7222.11.00.50, 
7222.19.00.05, 7222.19.00.50, 7222.20.00.05, 7222.20.00.45, 
7222.20.00.75, and 7222.30.00.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (``HTSUS''). Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description 
of the scope of these orders is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in these reviews are addressed in the ``Issues 
and Decision Memorandum for the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the 
Antidumping Duty Orders on Stainless Steel Bar from France, Italy, 
South Korea, and the United Kingdom; Final Results'' (``Decision 
Memo'') from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, dated May 25, 2007, which is hereby adopted by this 
notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memo include the 
likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude 
of the margins likely to prevail if the orders were to be revoked. 
Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in these 
reviews and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum 
which is on file in room B-099 of the main Department building.
    In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be 
accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the 
heading ``May 2007.'' The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Decision Memo are identical in content.

Final Results of Reviews

    We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on SSB 
from France, Italy, South Korea, and the United Kingdom would be likely 
to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following 
weighted-average percentage margins:

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                                                       Weighted Average
          Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers            Margin (percent)
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France..............................................
Aubert &Duval, S.A..................................               71.83
All Others..........................................   35.92, as amended
Italy...............................................
Cogne Acciai Speciali Srl...........................               33.00
All Others..........................................    6.60, as amended
South Korea.........................................
Changwon Specialty Steel Co. Ltd....................               13.38
Dongbang Indusrial Co., Ltd.........................                4.75
All Others..........................................               11.30
United Kingdom......................................

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Crownridge Stainless Steels, Ltd. (Valkai Ltd.).....              125.77
Firth Rixson Special Steels, Ltd....................              125.77
All Others..........................................   83.85, as amended
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    This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective orders (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information 
disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely 
notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or 
conversion to judicial protective orders is hereby requested. Failure 
to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a violation which 
is subject to sanction.
    We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: May 25, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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