Stainless Steel Bar from Germany: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 50662-50663 [E7-17440]

Download as PDF 50662 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 4, 2007 / Notices our sales–below-cost investigation. The time needed to analyze cost of production data and to develop fully the record in this administrative review makes it impracticable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the originally specified time limit. Accordingly, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results of this administrative review until no later than December 20, 2007. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days after publication of the preliminary results notice. Notification to Parties This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under section 351.402(f) of the Department’s regulations to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this period of time. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with section 351.305(a)(3) of the Department’s regulations. Timely written notification of the return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 351.213(d)(4) of the Department’s regulations and sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act. Dated: August 28, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–17462 Filed 8–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES [A–428–830] Stainless Steel Bar from Germany: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative ReviewE349-E351 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:41 Aug 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 EFFECTIVE DATE: September 4, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon Farlander or Damian Felton, 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 and (202) 482–0133, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On March 7, 2002, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published an antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Germany. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Bar from Germany, 67 FR 10382 (March 7, 2002). On October 10, 2003, the Department published an amended antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Germany. See Notice of Amended Antidumping Duty Orders: Stainless Steel Bar from France, Germany, Italy, Korea, and the United Kingdom, 68 FR 58660 (October 10, 2003). On March 2, 2007, the Department published its Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation: Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 72 FR 9505 (March 2, 2007). In response to timely requests made by petitioners,1 Schmiedewerke Groditz GmbH (‘‘SWG’’), and BGH Edelstahl Freital GmbH, BGH Edelstahl Lippendorf GmbH, BGH Edelstahl Lugau GmbH and BGH Edelstahl Siegen GmbH (collectively, ‘‘BGH’’), the Department initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Germany covering the period March 1, 2006, through February 28, 2007. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 72 FR 20986 (April 27, 2007). On July 11, 2007, SWG withdrew its request for an administrative review. BGH requested that the Department extend the deadline for parties to withdraw their request for administrative review on July 26, 2007, and August 2 and 9, 2007. The Department granted these extension requests. On August 16, 2007, BGH and petitioners withdrew their requests for review. As a result of the timely withdrawal of the requests for review by 1 Carpenter Technology Corporation; Crucible Specialty Metals Division, Crucible Materials Corporation; Electralloy Corporation, a Division of G.O. Carlson, Inc.; North American Stainless; Outokumpu Stainless, Inc.; Universal Stainless and Alloy Products; and Valbruna Slater Steels Corporation (collectively ‘‘petitioners’’). PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SWG, BGH, and petitioners, we are rescinding this administrative review. Scope of the Order For the purposes of this order, 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 this review 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 the order is dispositive. Rescission of Review The Department’s regulations at 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1) provide that the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review or withdraws its request at a later date if the Department determines that it is reasonable to extend the time limit for withdrawing the request. SWG, BGH, and petitioners withdrew their requests E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 170 / Tuesday, September 4, 2007 / Notices for administrative review. No other party requested a review with respect to SWG, BGH, or any other company. Therefore, the Department is rescinding this administrative review. The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) 15 days after the date of the publication of this notice. The Department will direct CBP to assess antidumping duties for SWG and BGH at the cash deposit rates in effect on the date of entry for entries during the period March 1, 2006, through February 28, 2007. Notification to Importers This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s assumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/ destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 771(i) and 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: August 28, 2007. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–17440 Filed 8–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES [A–201–822] Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Mexico: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 4, 2007. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:35 Aug 31, 2007 Jkt 211001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maryanne Burke, Deborah Scott or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5604, (202) 482–2657 or (202) 482– 0649, respectively. On August 6, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils from Mexico for the period July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. See Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Mexico; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 43600 (August 6, 2007). The current deadline for the final results of this review is December 4, 2007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Extension of Time Limits for Final Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Tariff Act), requires the Department to issue the final results of an administrative review within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results were published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the final results up to 180 days from the date of publication of the preliminary results. The Department finds that it is not practicable to complete this review within the original time frame due to additional analysis that must be performed with respect to certain adjustments made to U.S. price and the calculation of general and administrative expenses. Furthermore, the Department requires additional time to conduct its cost verification of the questionnaire and supplemental questionnaire responses. Consequently, and in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department is extending the time period for issuing the final results of review by 37 days to 157 days after the publication of the preliminary results. Therefore, the final results will be due no later than January 10, 2008. This notice is published in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50663 Dated: August 28, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–17460 Filed 8–31–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration U.S. Electronic Education Fairs for China and India International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The deadline for U.S. accredited colleges and universities to sponsor the U.S. Electronic Education Fairs for China and India by purchasing space on the corresponding Internet landing pages has been extended to September 28, 2007. DATES: Applications will be accepted from the date of this Notice until 3 pm EDT September 28, 2007. The initiative is scheduled to commence on or around September 30, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Moll, U.S. Department of Commerce. Tel: (248) 508 8404; Keith Roth, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1104. Tel: (202) 482 5012; David Long, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 1104. Tel: (202) 482 3575. U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The U.S. Electronic Education Fairs for China and India are part of a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of State. The purpose of the initiative is to inform Chinese and Indian students who are interested in studying outside of their home countries about the breadth and depth of the higher education opportunities available in the United States. The initiative utilizes a three-pronged multimedia approach through the Internet, on-ground activities, and television, including two, twenty-three minute TV programs and a series of short, 1–2 minute programs airing on local cable and national satellite TV stations throughout China and India. All programming directs viewers to the corresponding Internet landing page. DVDs distributed through education trade fairs and EducationUSA advising centers throughout China and India will further this message. Accredited U.S. educational institutions are invited to sponsor the China and India Internet landing pages. E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-428-830]


Stainless Steel Bar from Germany: Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative ReviewE349-E351

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 4, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon Farlander or Damian Felton, 
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 and (202) 482-0133, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 7, 2002, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') 
published an antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from 
Germany. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Stainless Steel Bar from 
Germany, 67 FR 10382 (March 7, 2002). On October 10, 2003, the 
Department published an amended antidumping duty order on stainless 
steel bar from Germany. See Notice of Amended Antidumping Duty Orders: 
Stainless Steel Bar from France, Germany, Italy, Korea, and the United 
Kingdom, 68 FR 58660 (October 10, 2003).
    On March 2, 2007, the Department published its Antidumping or 
Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation: 
Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 72 FR 9505 (March 2, 
2007). In response to timely requests made by petitioners,\1\ 
Schmiedewerke Groditz GmbH (``SWG''), and BGH Edelstahl Freital GmbH, 
BGH Edelstahl Lippendorf GmbH, BGH Edelstahl Lugau GmbH and BGH 
Edelstahl Siegen GmbH (collectively, ``BGH''), the Department initiated 
an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless 
steel bar from Germany covering the period March 1, 2006, through 
February 28, 2007. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Administrative Reviews, 72 FR 20986 (April 27, 2007).
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    \1\ Carpenter Technology Corporation; Crucible Specialty Metals 
Division, Crucible Materials Corporation; Electralloy Corporation, a 
Division of G.O. Carlson, Inc.; North American Stainless; Outokumpu 
Stainless, Inc.; Universal Stainless and Alloy Products; and 
Valbruna Slater Steels Corporation (collectively ``petitioners'').
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    On July 11, 2007, SWG withdrew its request for an administrative 
review. BGH requested that the Department extend the deadline for 
parties to withdraw their request for administrative review on July 26, 
2007, and August 2 and 9, 2007. The Department granted these extension 
requests. On August 16, 2007, BGH and petitioners withdrew their 
requests for review. As a result of the timely withdrawal of the 
requests for review by SWG, BGH, and petitioners, we are rescinding 
this administrative review.

Scope of the Order

    For the purposes of this order, 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 this review 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 the order is dispositive.

Rescission of Review

    The Department's regulations at 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1) provide that 
the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in 
part, if the party that requested a review withdraws the request within 
90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the 
requested review or withdraws its request at a later date if the 
Department determines that it is reasonable to extend the time limit 
for withdrawing the request. SWG, BGH, and petitioners withdrew their 
requests

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for administrative review. No other party requested a review with 
respect to SWG, BGH, or any other company. Therefore, the Department is 
rescinding this administrative review. The Department intends to issue 
appropriate assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (``CBP'') 15 days after the date of the publication of this 
notice. The Department will direct CBP to assess antidumping duties for 
SWG and BGH at the cash deposit rates in effect on the date of entry 
for entries during the period March 1, 2006, through February 28, 2007.

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate 
regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Department's assumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion 
to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply 
with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable 
violation.
    This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 
771(i) and 751(a)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: August 28, 2007.
Gary Taverman,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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