Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People's Republic of China, Poland and Ukraine: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 44830-44831 [E7-15572]

Download as PDF 44830 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 153 / Thursday, August 9, 2007 / Notices Comment 7: Method of Adjusting U.S. Prices for Glass Jars/Caps Provided Free-of-Charge [FR Doc. E7–15575 Filed 8–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–844] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from South Korea: Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order on steel concrete reinforcing bars (‘‘rebar’’) from South Korea. Pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) determined that revocation of this order would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. Therefore, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(1)(iii), the Department is revoking the AD order on rebar from South Korea. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 7, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon Farlander or Audrey Twyman, 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) 482–0182, (202) 482– 3534, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Background On September 7, 2001, the Department issued the AD order on rebar from South Korea. 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 August 1, 2006, the Department initiated, and the ITC instituted, a sunset review of the order on rebar from South Korea. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 71 FR 43443 (August 1, 2006); and Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Belarus, China, Indonesia, Korea, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine, Investigations Nos. 731–TA–873–875, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Aug 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 877–880, and 882 (Review), 71 FR 43523 (August 1, 2006). As a result of the sunset review of this order, the Department found that revocation of the order would be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping. See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Moldova, the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, Indonesia, Poland, and Belarus; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 71 FR 70509 (December 5, 2006). The Department notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the order to be revoked. On August 1, 2007, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the order would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Belarus, China, Indonesia, Korea, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine, Investigations Nos. 731–TA– 873–875, 877–880, and 882 (Review), 72 FR 42110, (August 1, 2007). 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. Determination As a result of the determination by the ITC that revocation of the order is not likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department, pursuant to section 751(d) of the Act, is revoking the order on rebar from South Korea. Pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.222(i)(2)(i), the effective date of revocation is September 7, 2006 (i.e., the fifth anniversary of the date of publication in the Federal Register of the order). The Department will notify U.S. Customs and Border Protection to discontinue suspension of liquidation and collection of cash deposits on entries of the subject merchandise entered or withdrawn from warehouse PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on or after September 7, 2006, the effective date of revocation of the order. The Department will complete any pending administrative reviews of the order and will conduct administrative reviews of subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation in response to appropriately filed requests for review. This five-year sunset review and notice are in accordance with section 751(d)(2) and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: August 2, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–15571 Filed 8–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–822–804, A–560–811, A–449–804, A–841– 804, A–570–860, A–455–803, A–823–809] Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People’s Republic of China, Poland and Ukraine: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) orders on steel concrete reinforcing bars (‘‘rebar’’) from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People’s Republic of China, Poland and Ukraine. As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on steel concrete reinforcing bars (‘‘rebar’’) from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People’s Republic of China, Poland and Ukraine would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of these antidumping duty orders. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 9, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 153 / Thursday, August 9, 2007 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Background On September 7, 2001, the Department issued the orders on rebar from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People’s Republic of China, Poland and Ukraine. 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 August 1, 2006, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on rebar from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People’s Republic of China, Poland and Ukraine pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 71 FR 43443 (August 1, 2006); and Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Belarus, China, Indonesia, Korea, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine, Investigations Nos. 731–TA–873–875, 877–880, and 882 (Review), 71 FR 43523 (August 1, 2006). As a result of its reviews, the Department found that revocation of the AD orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the orders to be revoked. See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Latvia; Final Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 72 FR 16767 (April 5, 2007); Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Ukraine; Final Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 72 FR 9732 (March 5, 2007), and See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Moldova, the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, Indonesia, Poland, and Belarus; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 71 FR 70509 (December 5, 2006). On August 1, 2007, the ITC determined pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders on rebar from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People’s Republic of China, Poland and Ukraine would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Belarus, China, Indonesia, Korea, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine, Investigations Nos. 731–TA–873–875, 877–880, and 882 (Review), 72 FR 42110 (August 1, 2007). VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:25 Aug 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 Scope of the Orders The product covered by these orders 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 orders is dispositive. Determination As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of these antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD orders on rebar from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People’s Republic of China, Poland and Ukraine. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of these orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this Notice of Continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6)(A) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of these orders not later than July 2012. These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act. This notice is published pursuant to 751(c) and 771(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: August 2, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–15572 Filed 8–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Mission Statement; Secretarial Business Development Mission to Vietnam, November 2007 Department of Commerce, ITA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44831 Mission Description Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez will lead a senior-level U.S. business delegation to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from November 4–8, 2007, to promote U.S. exports to Vietnam’s leading industry sectors. The mission will focus on assisting U.S. companies doing business with Vietnam increase their current level of exports as well as helping U.S. companies that are experienced exporters enter the Vietnamese market for the first time. The mission will help participating firms gain market information, make business and government contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, towards the goal of helping U.S. firms expand their exports to Vietnam. The mission will include business-tobusiness matchmaking appointments with local companies, as well as meetings with key government officials, and American and local chambers of commerce. The mission will additionally provide a platform for policy and commercial issues— including transparency, rule of law, trading/distribution rights and intellectual-property rights protection— that U.S. companies face in the Vietnamese market. The delegation will be comprised of U.S. firms representing a cross section of U.S. industries with commercial interests in Vietnam. Senior representatives of the U.S. Trade Development Agency (USTDA), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im), and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) will be invited to participate (as appropriate), to provide information and counseling on their programs as they relate to the Vietnamese market. Commercial Setting With a GDP of $61 billion and a young population of 84 million, Vietnam is one of the fastest growing economies in Asia (8.2% in 2006) and the newest member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) (January 11, 2007). Since the signing of the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement in 2001, twoway trade has increased from about $1.5 billion (2001) to $9.7 billion (2006). Total U.S. merchandise exports to Vietnam in 2006 were $1.1 billion. Yearto-date (through May 2007) U.S. exports have grown 65.1% over last year. Industrial production continues to grow at 14–15% per annum, as the country follows an increasingly sophisticated foreign investment- and export-led growth strategy in such industries as agriculture and aquaculture, furniture, textiles and now E:\FR\FM\09AUN1.SGM 09AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

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Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, 
Moldova, the People's Republic of China, Poland and Ukraine: 
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (``AD'') 
orders on steel concrete reinforcing bars (``rebar'') from Belarus, 
Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People's Republic of China, Poland and 
Ukraine. As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (``the Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on steel 
concrete reinforcing bars (``rebar'') from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, 
Moldova, the People's Republic of China, Poland and Ukraine would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material 
injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is 
publishing a notice of continuation of these antidumping duty orders.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 9, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 7, 2001, the Department issued the orders on rebar 
from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People's Republic of 
China, Poland and Ukraine. 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 August 1, 2006, the Department initiated and 
the ITC instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on 
rebar from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People's Republic 
of China, Poland and Ukraine pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-year 
(``Sunset'') Reviews, 71 FR 43443 (August 1, 2006); and Steel Concrete 
Reinforcing Bars From Belarus, China, Indonesia, Korea, Latvia, 
Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine, Investigations Nos. 731-TA-873-875, 877-
880, and 882 (Review), 71 FR 43523 (August 1, 2006).
    As a result of its reviews, the Department found that revocation of 
the AD orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of 
dumping, and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to 
prevail were the orders to be revoked. See Steel Concrete Reinforcing 
Bars from Latvia; Final Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping 
Duty Order, 72 FR 16767 (April 5, 2007); Steel Concrete Reinforcing 
Bars from Ukraine; Final Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping 
Duty Order, 72 FR 9732 (March 5, 2007), and See Steel Concrete 
Reinforcing Bars from Moldova, the People's Republic of China, South 
Korea, Indonesia, Poland, and Belarus; Final Results of the Expedited 
Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 71 FR 70509 (December 5, 
2006).
    On August 1, 2007, the ITC determined pursuant to section 751(c) of 
the Act, that revocation of the AD orders on rebar from Belarus, 
Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People's Republic of China, Poland and 
Ukraine would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material 
injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 
foreseeable time. See Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Belarus, 
China, Indonesia, Korea, Latvia, Moldova, Poland, and Ukraine, 
Investigations Nos. 731-TA-873-875, 877-880, and 882 (Review), 72 FR 
42110 (August 1, 2007).

Scope of the Orders

    The product covered by these orders 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 orders is 
dispositive.

Determination

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of these antidumping duty orders would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the 
Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD orders on 
rebar from Belarus, Indonesia, Latvia, Moldova, the People's Republic 
of China, Poland and Ukraine. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will 
continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in 
effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise.
    The effective date of continuation of these orders will be the date 
of publication in the Federal Register of this Notice of Continuation. 
Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6)(A) of the Act, the 
Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of these 
orders not later than July 2012.
    These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act. This notice is published pursuant to 
751(c) and 771(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: August 2, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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