Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China; Initiation of New Shipper Reviews, 52083-52084 [E7-17995]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 12, 2007 / Notices We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. September 4, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–17993 Filed 9–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–890] Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People’s Republic of China; Initiation of New Shipper Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 12, 2007. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) received timely requests to conduct new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(d)(1), we are initiating new shipper reviews for Dongguan Bon Ten Furniture Co., Ltd. (‘‘Bon Ten’’) and Dongguan Mu Si Furniture Co., Ltd. (‘‘Mu Si’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz or Hua Lu, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4474 or (202) 482–6478, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department received timely requests from Bon Ten and Mu Si on July 27, 2007, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), and in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c), for new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the PRC. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 329 (January 4, 2005). Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2), in their requests for new shipper reviews, Bon Ten and Mu Si certified that they did not export wooden bedroom furniture to the United States during the period of investigation (‘‘POI’’); that since the initiation of the investigation they have never been affiliated with any company that exported subject jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:43 Sep 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 merchandise to the United States during the POI; and that their export activities were not controlled by the central government of the PRC. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Bon Ten and Mu Si submitted documentation establishing the following: (1) the date on which they first shipped wooden bedroom furniture for export to the United States; (2) the volume of their first shipment; and (3) the date of their first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States. The Department conducted customs queries to confirm that the shipment of Bon Ten and Mu Si had officially entered the United States via assignment of an entry date in the customs database by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’). We note that although Bon Ten and Mu Si submitted documentation regarding the volume of their shipments and the date of their first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States, our customs query shows that Bon Ten’s and Mu Si’s shipments entered the United States shortly after the anniversary month. Under 19 CFR 351.214(f)(2)(ii), when the sale of the subject merchandise occurs within the period of review (‘‘POR’’), but the entry occurs after the normal POR, the POR may be extended unless it would be likely to prevent the completion of the review within the time limits set by the Department=s regulations. The preamble to the Department=s regulations states that both the entry and the sale should occur during the POR, and that under ‘‘appropriate’’ circumstances the Department has the flexibility to extend the POR. See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties; Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27319–27320 (May 19, 1997). In this instance, Bon Ten’s and Mu Si’s shipments entered in the month following the end of the POR. The Department does not find that this delay prevents the completion of the review within the time limits set by the Department=s regulations. Initiation of New Shipper Review In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d)(1), and based on information on the record, we find that Bon Ten’s and Mu Si’s requests meet the initiation threshold requirements and we are initiating new shipper reviews for shipments of wooden bedroom furniture produced and exported by Bon Ten and Mu Si. See Memoranda to the File through Wendy J. Frankel, Director, New Shipper Initiation Checklist, dated August 31, 2007. The Department will PO 00000 Frm 00039 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52083 conduct these new shipper reviews according to the deadlines set forth in section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(B), the POR for a new shipper review, initiated in the month immediately following the semi–annual anniversary month, will be the sixmonth period immediately preceding the semi–annual anniversary month. As discussed above, under 19 CFR 351.214 (f)(2)(ii), when the sale of the subject merchandise occurs within the POR, but the entry occurs after the normal POR, the POR may be extended. Therefore, the POR for the new shipper reviews of Bon Ten and Mu Si is January 1 through July 31, 2007. It is the Department’s usual practice, in cases involving non–market economies, to require that a company seeking to establish eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the country–wide rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of government control over the company’s export activities. Accordingly, we will issue questionnaires to Bon Ten and Mu Si, including a separate–rate section. The reviews will proceed if the responses provide sufficient indication that Bon Ten and Mu Si are not subject to either de jure or de facto government control with respect to their exports of wooden bedroom furniture. However, if Bon Ten or Mu Si does not demonstrate its eligibility for a separate rate, it will be deemed not separate from other companies that exported during the POI, and its new shipper review will be rescinded. 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 CBP to collect a bond or other security in lieu of a cash deposit in new shipper reviews. 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 wooden bedroom furniture produced and exported by Bon Ten and Mu Si must continue to post cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties on each entry of subject merchandise (i.e., wooden bedroom furniture) at the PRC–wide entity rate of 216.01 percent. Interested parties that need access to proprietary information in this new shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are issued in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1 52084 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 176 / Wednesday, September 12, 2007 / Notices of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: August 31, 2007. Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–17995 Filed 9–11–07; 8:45 am] enables the insertion of a heat shield that prevents radiative heating of the sensitive electronics and allows for testing of specimens at temperatures in excess of 750 °C. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: August 12, 2007. Faye Robinson, Director, Statutory Import Programs Staff Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–18015 Filed 9–11–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instrument jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES International Trade Administration DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Pursuant to section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Public Law 106–36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301), we invite comments on the question of whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are intended to be used, are being manufactured in the United States. Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the regulations and be filed within 20 days with the Statutory Import Programs Staff, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 2104, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Applications may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. in Room 2104, at the above address. Docket Number: 07–056. Applicant: Illinois Institute of Technology, 3300 South Federal Street, Chicago, IL 60616. Instrument: Micro Test Pendulum with Hot-Stage Extension & Spherical Indenters. Manufacturer: Micro Materials Ltd., United Kingdom. Intended Use: The instrument is intended to be used to investigate the micro-mechanical properties of metallic and inter-metallic material systems for structural applications. (2–3,5) Elevated temperature (>700 °C) microindentation tests will be performed on a range of experimental alloys and compounds to assist in an alloy development program. The System will be used to train graduate students and post-doctoral researchers as part of a research program on understanding the fundamental deformation mechanisms of high temperature structural materials. The micro test pendulum with hotstage extension and spherical indenters is capable of testing materials at temperatures in excess of 700 °C or at a load capacity of 10kN. Both of these features are critical in the assessment of mechanical properties of high strength materials at elevated temperature. Also, the horizontal design of the System VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:43 Sep 11, 2007 Jkt 211001 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before November 13, 2007. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Rob Andrews, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Fisheries Statistics Division, Phone: (301) 713–2328, ext. 148 or Rob.Andrews@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract Marine recreational anglers are surveyed for catch and effort data, fish biology data, and angler socioeconomic characteristics. These data are required to carry out provisions of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), as amended, regarding PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 conservation and management of fishery resources. Marine recreational fishing catch and effort data are collected through a combination of telephone surveys and on-site intercept surveys with recreational anglers. The current telephone surveys rely on random contacts with residents of coastal county households (Random Digit Dialing, or RDD). This method is extremely inefficient as a relatively small percentage of contacted households reports fishing during any survey period. The recent amendments to the MSA require that future surveys of fishing effort target anglers registered or licensed at the State or Federal level. Such licensed-based surveys will greatly increase the efficiency of data collection as a much larger percentage of contacted individuals are likely to report fishing activity. However, most current saltwater licensing programs exempt large sections of the population from licensing requirements (age, military and disability exemptions). To compensate for gaps in survey coverage created by these exemptions, a dualframe methodology has been developed that integrates licensed-based sampling with RDD sampling. The resulting survey provides an efficient means of collecting fishing effort data while maintaining nearly complete coverage of the angling population. II. Method of Collection Information is collected by means of telephone interviews. III. Data OMB Number: 0648–0052. Form Number: None. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Individuals or households, business or other for-profit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 723,325. Estimated Time Per Response: 8 minutes for fishing households; 1 minute for non-fishing households. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 44,677. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) E:\FR\FM\12SEN1.SGM 12SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-890]


Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China; 
Initiation of New Shipper Reviews

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 12, 2007.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') received 
timely requests to conduct new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty 
order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC''). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(d)(1), we are initiating 
new shipper reviews for Dongguan Bon Ten Furniture Co., Ltd. (``Bon 
Ten'') and Dongguan Mu Si Furniture Co., Ltd. (``Mu Si'').

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz or Hua Lu, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4474 or (202) 482-6478, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department received timely requests from 
Bon Ten and Mu Si on July 27, 2007, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), and in accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.214(c), for new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty 
order on wooden bedroom furniture from the PRC. See Notice of Amended 
Final Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value and Antidumping 
Duty Order: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of 
China, 70 FR 329 (January 4, 2005).
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2), in their requests for new shipper 
reviews, Bon Ten and Mu Si certified that they did not export wooden 
bedroom furniture to the United States during the period of 
investigation (``POI''); that since the initiation of the investigation 
they have never been affiliated with any company that exported subject 
merchandise to the United States during the POI; and that their export 
activities were not controlled by the central government of the PRC.
    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Bon Ten and Mu Si 
submitted documentation establishing the following: (1) the date on 
which they first shipped wooden bedroom furniture for export to the 
United States; (2) the volume of their first shipment; and (3) the date 
of their first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States.
    The Department conducted customs queries to confirm that the 
shipment of Bon Ten and Mu Si had officially entered the United States 
via assignment of an entry date in the customs database by the U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (``CBP''). We note that although Bon Ten 
and Mu Si submitted documentation regarding the volume of their 
shipments and the date of their first sale to an unaffiliated customer 
in the United States, our customs query shows that Bon Ten's and Mu 
Si's shipments entered the United States shortly after the anniversary 
month.
    Under 19 CFR 351.214(f)(2)(ii), when the sale of the subject 
merchandise occurs within the period of review (``POR''), but the entry 
occurs after the normal POR, the POR may be extended unless it would be 
likely to prevent the completion of the review within the time limits 
set by the Department=s regulations. The preamble to the Department=s 
regulations states that both the entry and the sale should occur during 
the POR, and that under ``appropriate'' circumstances the Department 
has the flexibility to extend the POR. See Antidumping Duties; 
Countervailing Duties; Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27319-27320 (May 19, 
1997). In this instance, Bon Ten's and Mu Si's shipments entered in the 
month following the end of the POR. The Department does not find that 
this delay prevents the completion of the review within the time limits 
set by the Department=s regulations.

Initiation of New Shipper Review

    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.214(d)(1), and based on information on the record, we find that Bon 
Ten's and Mu Si's requests meet the initiation threshold requirements 
and we are initiating new shipper reviews for shipments of wooden 
bedroom furniture produced and exported by Bon Ten and Mu Si. See 
Memoranda to the File through Wendy J. Frankel, Director, New Shipper 
Initiation Checklist, dated August 31, 2007. The Department will 
conduct these new shipper reviews according to the deadlines set forth 
in section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(B), the POR for a new shipper 
review, initiated in the month immediately following the semi-annual 
anniversary month, will be the six-month period immediately preceding 
the semi-annual anniversary month. As discussed above, under 19 CFR 
351.214 (f)(2)(ii), when the sale of the subject merchandise occurs 
within the POR, but the entry occurs after the normal POR, the POR may 
be extended. Therefore, the POR for the new shipper reviews of Bon Ten 
and Mu Si is January 1 through July 31, 2007.
    It is the Department's usual practice, in cases involving non-
market economies, to require that a company seeking to establish 
eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the country-wide 
rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of government 
control over the company's export activities. Accordingly, we will 
issue questionnaires to Bon Ten and Mu Si, including a separate-rate 
section. The reviews will proceed if the responses provide sufficient 
indication that Bon Ten and Mu Si are not subject to either de jure or 
de facto government control with respect to their exports of wooden 
bedroom furniture. However, if Bon Ten or Mu Si does not demonstrate 
its eligibility for a separate rate, it will be deemed not separate 
from other companies that exported during the POI, and its new shipper 
review will be rescinded.
    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 CBP to collect a bond or other 
security in lieu of a cash deposit in new shipper reviews. 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 wooden bedroom furniture produced and exported by Bon Ten 
and Mu Si must continue to post cash deposits of estimated antidumping 
duties on each entry of subject merchandise (i.e., wooden bedroom 
furniture) at the PRC-wide entity rate of 216.01 percent.
    Interested parties that need access to proprietary information in 
this new shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under 
administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 
351.306.
    This initiation and notice are issued in accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(B)

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of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i).

    Dated: August 31, 2007.
Gary Taverman,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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