Stainless Steel Bar from Germany; Final Results of the Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 56985 [E7-19710]

Download as PDF 56985 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 193 / Friday, October 5, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–428–830] Stainless Steel Bar from Germany; Final Results of the Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) has conducted a full sunset review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (‘‘SSB’’) from Germany pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). As a result of this review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on SSB from Germany would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of dumping. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 5, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Audrey R. 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: yshivers on PROD1PC62 with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On May 30, 2007, the Department published a notice of preliminary results of the full sunset review of the antidumping duty order on SSB from Germany pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Stainless Steel Bar From Germany; Preliminary Results of the Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 72 FR 29970 (May 30, 2007), as corrected in 72 FR 31660 (June 7, 2007) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). We provided interested parties an opportunity to comment on our Preliminary Results. The Department received a case brief from BGH Edelstahl Freital GmbH, BGH Edelstahl Lippendorf GmbH, BGH Edelstahl Lugau GmbH, and BGH Edelstahl Siegen GmbH (collectively, ‘‘BGH’’) on June 29, 2007, and a rebuttal brief 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’’) on July 5, 2007. A hearing was not held because none was requested. Scope of the Order For the purposes of this order, the term ‘‘stainless steel bar’’ includes VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:33 Oct 04, 2007 Jkt 214001 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. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel Bar from Germany; Final Results,’’ to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated October 1, 2007 (‘‘Decision Memo’’), 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 margin likely to prevail if the antidumping duty order on SSB from Germany were revoked. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review and the corresponding PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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/ index.html. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in content. Final Results of Review The Department determines that revocation of the antidumping duty order on SSB from Germany is likely to lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following weighted– average margins: Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters Weighted– Average Margin (Percentage) BGH Edelstahl Seigen GmbH / BGH Edelstahl Freital GmbH .. Edelstahl Witten–Krefeld GmbH Krupp Edelstahlprofile ................ All Others .................................... 0.73 10.82 31.25 15.16 This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary material disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of 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 sunset review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 1, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–19710 Filed 10–4–07; 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, Department of Commerce. 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 E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-428-830]


Stainless Steel Bar from Germany; Final Results of the Sunset 
Review of the Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has conducted 
a full sunset review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel 
bar (``SSB'') from Germany pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). As a result of this review, the 
Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order on SSB 
from Germany would likely lead to the continuation or recurrence of 
dumping.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 5, 2007.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 30, 2007, the Department published a notice of preliminary 
results of the full sunset review of the antidumping duty order on SSB 
from Germany pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Stainless Steel 
Bar From Germany; Preliminary Results of the Sunset Review of 
Antidumping Duty Order, 72 FR 29970 (May 30, 2007), as corrected in 72 
FR 31660 (June 7, 2007) (``Preliminary Results''). We provided 
interested parties an opportunity to comment on our Preliminary 
Results. The Department received a case brief from BGH Edelstahl 
Freital GmbH, BGH Edelstahl Lippendorf GmbH, BGH Edelstahl Lugau GmbH, 
and BGH Edelstahl Siegen GmbH (collectively, ``BGH'') on June 29, 2007, 
and a rebuttal brief 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'') on July 5, 2007. A 
hearing was not held because none was requested.

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.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this sunset review are addressed in the 
``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel Bar from Germany; Final 
Results,'' to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, dated October 1, 2007 (``Decision Memo''), 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 margin likely to prevail if the antidumping 
duty order on SSB from Germany were revoked. Parties can find a 
complete discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review 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/index.html. The paper copy and 
electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    The Department determines that revocation of the antidumping duty 
order on SSB from Germany is likely to lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping at the following weighted-average margins:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Weighted-
           Manufacturers/Producers/Exporters              Average Margin
                                                           (Percentage)
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BGH Edelstahl Seigen GmbH / BGH Edelstahl Freital GmbH.           0.73
Edelstahl Witten-Krefeld GmbH..........................          10.82
Krupp Edelstahlprofile.................................          31.25
All Others.............................................          15.16
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary material disclosed under APO 
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of 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 sunset review and notice are in accordance with sections 
751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: October 1, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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