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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 16, 2007 / Notices recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 162.14 percent. This rate is the ‘‘All Others’’ rate from the amended final determination in the LTFV investigation. See Amended Final Determination and Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges From India, 59 FR 5994 (February 9, 1994). These cash deposit requirements shall remain in effect until further notice. This notice also 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 or countervailing duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping or countervailing duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a 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 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 violation which is subject to sanction. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: October 9, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–20347 Filed 10–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration mmaher on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES A–570–806 Silicon Metal from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of 2005/2006 New Shipper Reviews Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 21, 2007, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 04:12 Oct 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 Department’’) published the preliminary results of its new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Silicon Metal From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2005/2006 New Shipper Reviews, 72 FR 28467 (May 21, 2007) (Preliminary Results). Based on our analysis of the record, including information obtained since the preliminary results, we have made changes to the margin calculations for both Jiangxi Gangyuan Silicon Industry Co. Ltd. (‘‘Jiangxi Gangyuan’’) and Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Co., Ltd.(Shanghai Jinneng’’). See Final Results of Review section, below. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 16, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scot Fullerton or Michael Quigley, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1386 or (202) 482– 4047, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 21, 2007, the Department published the preliminary results of its new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the PRC, and invited parties to comment on the preliminary results. See Preliminary Results. The new shipper reviews cover one exporter, Shanghai Jinneng and its affiliated producer, Datong Jinneng Industrial Silicon Co., Inc. (‘‘Datong Jinneng’’), and one producer/exporter: Jiangxi Gangyuan (hereinafter collectively ‘‘Respondents’’). See Preliminary Results. The period of review (‘‘POR’’) for these new shipper reviews is June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006. On June 11, 2007, we received additional data from both Respondents and Globe Metallurgical Inc. (‘‘Petitioner’’) regarding factors of production. On June 25, 2007, we received Respondents’ case brief, and on June 26, 2007, we received Petitioner’s case brief. On July 2, 2007, we received the Respondents’ rebuttal brief, and on July 3, 2007, we received the Petitioner’s rebuttal brief. On July 30, 2007, we held both a public and a closed hearing, and the transcripts of these hearings were placed on the record on August 6, 2007. Scope of the Order The product covered by the order and this review is silicon metal containing at least 96.00 but less than 99.99 percent PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58641 of silicon by weight, and silicon metal with a higher aluminum content containing between 89 and 96 percent silicon by weight. The merchandise under investigation is currently classifiable under item numbers 2804.69.10 and 2804.69.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) as a chemical product, but is commonly referred to as a metal. Semiconductor–grade silicon (silicon metal containing by weight not less than 99.99 percent of silicon and provided for in subheading 2804.61.00 of the HTSUS) is not subject to this order. This order is not limited to silicon metal used only as an alloy agent or in the chemical industry. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive. New Shipper Status For these final results, no party has contested the bona fides of either Respondent’s sales, therefore we continue to find, as in the Preliminary Results, that both Respondents have met the requirements to qualify as a new shipper during the POR and that the Respondents’ sale of silicon metal to the United States is an appropriate transaction for a new shipper. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on the comments received from the interested parties, we have made changes to the margin calculation for both Jiangxi Gangyuan and Shanghai Jinneng. Analysis of Comments Received In the case and rebuttal briefs received from the parties after the Preliminary Results, we received comments on several issues, including the surrogate country selection and surrogate values used to value (1) electricity and (2) overhead, selling, general and administrative expenses, and profit . All issues raised in the case briefs are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues raised, all of which are in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, is attached to this notice as Appendix I. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in the briefs and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum on file in the Central Records Unit (‘‘CRU’’), room B– 099 of the Herbert C. Hoover Building. In addition, a complete version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at <http://ia.ita.doc.gov>. The paper copy and electronic version of the Issues and E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1 58642 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 199 / Tuesday, October 16, 2007 / Notices Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Cash Deposits The following cash–deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the final results of these new shipper reviews for all shipments of subject merchandise from Shanghai Jinneng and Jiangxi Gangyuan entered, SILICON METAL FROM THE PRC or withdrawn from warehouse, for Weighted– consumption on or after the publication Average date, as provided by section 751 (a) (2) Manufacturer/Exporter Margin (C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Percent) (‘‘the Act’’): (1) For subject merchandise produced and exported by Jiangxi Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Company Ltd. ............... 7.93 Gangyuan, or produced by Datong Jiangxi Gangyuan Silicon IndusJinneng and exported by Shanghhai try Co. Ltd. .............................. 50.62 Jinneng, the cash–deposit rate will be PRC–wide Rate .......................... 139.49 that established in the final results of these reviews; (2) for subject For details on the calculation of the merchandise exported by Shanghai antidumping duty margin for Shanghai Jinneng but not manufactured by Datong Jinneng, see Memorandum to the File, Jinneng, the cash deposit rate will through Scot T. Fullerton, Program continue to be the PRC–wide rate (i.e., Manager, from Michael Quigley, 139.49 percent); and (3) for subject International Trade Analyst, regarding merchandise exported by Shanghai Silicon Metal from the People’s Jinneng, but manufactured by any other Republic of China - Analysis party, the cash deposit rate will be the Memorandum for the Final Results of PRC–wide rate (i.e., 139.49 percent). New Shipper Review of Shanghai Notification to Importers Jinneng International Trade Company Ltd. (October 9, 2007). A public version This notice serves as a final reminder of this memorandum is on file in the to importers of their responsibility CRU. under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a For details on the calculation of the certificate regarding the reimbursement antidumping duty margin for Jiangxi Gangyuan, see Memorandum to the File, of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries through Scot T. Fullerton, Program during this review period. Failure to Manager, from Michael Quigley, comply with this requirement could International Trade Analyst, regarding result in the Secretary’s presumption Silicon Metal from the People’s that reimbursement of antidumping Republic of China - Analysis duties occurred and the subsequent Memorandum for the Final Results of assessment of double antidumping New Shipper Review of Jiangxi duties. Gangyuan Silicon Industry Co. These reviews and notice are in Ltd.(October 9, 2007). A public version accordance with sections 751(a)(1), of this memorandum is also on file in 751(a)(2) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 the CRU. CFR 351.221(b)(5). Assessment of Antidumping Duties Dated: October 9, 2007. The Department will determine, and David M. Spooner, U.S. Customs and Border patrol (‘‘CBP’’) Assistant Secretary for Import shall assess, antidumping duties on all Administration. appropriate entries. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions Appendix I to CBP 15 days after the date of General Issues publication of these final results of review. For assessment purposes for Comment 1: Selection of Surrogate companies with a calculated rate, where Country possible, we calculated importer– Comment 2: Electricity Valuation specific assessment rates for silicon metal from the PRC via ad valorem duty Comment 3: Selection of Financial Statements assessment rates based on the ratio of Comment 4: Quartz Valuation the total amount of the dumping margins calculated for the examined Comment 5: Silica Fume By–Product sales to the total entered value of those Valuation same sales during the POR. We will Comment 6: Steam Coal Valuation instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered Comment 7: Charcoal Valuation by this review. Comment 8: Electrode Usage mmaher on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Final Results of Review We determine that the following antidumping duty margins exist: VerDate Aug<31>2005 04:12 Oct 16, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Company–Specific Issues: Jiangxi Gangyuan Comment 9: Clerical Errors in Calculating Freight Comment 10: June 2005 Electricity Consumption Comment 11: Work–In-Process Inventory Comment 12: Silica Fume Offset During POR Company–Specific Issues: Shanghai Jinneng / Datong Jinneng Comment 13: Silicon Metal Fines Valuation Comment 14: Packing Bags Valuation Comment 15: High Aluminum Quartz Comment 16: Quartz Yield Loss Comment 17: Instructions to Customs [FR Doc. E7–20344 Filed 10–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–894 Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results and Final Rescission, In Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On April 9, 2007, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the first administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products (tissue paper) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). See Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Rescission, In Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 17477, (April 9, 2007) (Preliminary Results). This review covers the following exporters and/or producer/exporters: (1) Max Fortune Industrial Limited and Max Fortune (FETDE) Paper Products Co., Ltd. (collectively, Max Fortune); (2) Samsam Productions Ltd. and Guangzhou Baxi Printing Products Co., Ltd. (Guangzhou Baxi) (collectively, Samsam); (3) Foshan Sansico Co., Ltd., PT Grafitecindo Ciptaprima, PT Printec Perkasa, PT Printec Perkasa II, PT Sansico Utama, Sansico Asia Pacific Limited (collectively, the Sansico Group); (4) Vietnam Quijiang Paper Co., Ltd. (Quijiang); (5) China National Aero– Technology Import & Export Xiamen Corp. (China National); (6) Putian City Hong Ye Paper Products Co., Ltd. (Hong AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\16OCN1.SGM 16OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-570-806


Silicon Metal from the People's Republic of China: Notice of 
Final Results of 2005/2006 New Shipper Reviews

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On May 21, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published the preliminary results of its new shipper 
reviews of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the 
People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Silicon Metal From the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2005/2006 New 
Shipper Reviews, 72 FR 28467 (May 21, 2007) (Preliminary Results). 
Based on our analysis of the record, including information obtained 
since the preliminary results, we have made changes to the margin 
calculations for both Jiangxi Gangyuan Silicon Industry Co. Ltd. 
(``Jiangxi Gangyuan'') and Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Co., 
Ltd.(Shanghai Jinneng''). See Final Results of Review section, below.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 16, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scot Fullerton or Michael Quigley, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1386 or (202) 482-4047, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 21, 2007, the Department published the preliminary results 
of its new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on silicon 
metal from the PRC, and invited parties to comment on the preliminary 
results. See Preliminary Results. The new shipper reviews cover one 
exporter, Shanghai Jinneng and its affiliated producer, Datong Jinneng 
Industrial Silicon Co., Inc. (``Datong Jinneng''), and one producer/
exporter: Jiangxi Gangyuan (hereinafter collectively ``Respondents''). 
See Preliminary Results. The period of review (``POR'') for these new 
shipper reviews is June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006.
    On June 11, 2007, we received additional data from both Respondents 
and Globe Metallurgical Inc. (``Petitioner'') regarding factors of 
production. On June 25, 2007, we received Respondents' case brief, and 
on June 26, 2007, we received Petitioner's case brief. On July 2, 2007, 
we received the Respondents' rebuttal brief, and on July 3, 2007, we 
received the Petitioner's rebuttal brief. On July 30, 2007, we held 
both a public and a closed hearing, and the transcripts of these 
hearings were placed on the record on August 6, 2007.

Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the order and this review is silicon metal 
containing at least 96.00 but less than 99.99 percent of silicon by 
weight, and silicon metal with a higher aluminum content containing 
between 89 and 96 percent silicon by weight. The merchandise under 
investigation is currently classifiable under item numbers 2804.69.10 
and 2804.69.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS'') as a chemical product, but is commonly referred to as a 
metal. Semiconductor-grade silicon (silicon metal containing by weight 
not less than 99.99 percent of silicon and provided for in subheading 
2804.61.00 of the HTSUS) is not subject to this order. This order is 
not limited to silicon metal used only as an alloy agent or in the 
chemical industry. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise is dispositive.

New Shipper Status

    For these final results, no party has contested the bona fides of 
either Respondent's sales, therefore we continue to find, as in the 
Preliminary Results, that both Respondents have met the requirements to 
qualify as a new shipper during the POR and that the Respondents' sale 
of silicon metal to the United States is an appropriate transaction for 
a new shipper.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on the comments received from the interested parties, we have 
made changes to the margin calculation for both Jiangxi Gangyuan and 
Shanghai Jinneng.

Analysis of Comments Received

    In the case and rebuttal briefs received from the parties after the 
Preliminary Results, we received comments on several issues, including 
the surrogate country selection and surrogate values used to value (1) 
electricity and (2) overhead, selling, general and administrative 
expenses, and profit . All issues raised in the case briefs are 
addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, which is hereby 
adopted by this notice. A list of the issues raised, all of which are 
in the Issues and Decision Memorandum, is attached to this notice as 
Appendix I. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised 
in the briefs and the corresponding recommendations in this public 
memorandum on file in the Central Records Unit (``CRU''), room B-099 of 
the Herbert C. Hoover Building. In addition, a complete version of the 
Issues and Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at 
<http://ia.ita.doc.gov>. The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Issues and

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Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    We determine that the following antidumping duty margins exist:

                       Silicon Metal from the PRC
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                                                            Weighted-
                 Manufacturer/Exporter                    Average Margin
                                                            (Percent)
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Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Company Ltd.......           7.93
Jiangxi Gangyuan Silicon Industry Co. Ltd..............          50.62
PRC-wide Rate..........................................         139.49
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    For details on the calculation of the antidumping duty margin for 
Shanghai Jinneng, see Memorandum to the File, through Scot T. 
Fullerton, Program Manager, from Michael Quigley, International Trade 
Analyst, regarding Silicon Metal from the People's Republic of China - 
Analysis Memorandum for the Final Results of New Shipper Review of 
Shanghai Jinneng International Trade Company Ltd. (October 9, 2007). A 
public version of this memorandum is on file in the CRU.
    For details on the calculation of the antidumping duty margin for 
Jiangxi Gangyuan, see Memorandum to the File, through Scot T. 
Fullerton, Program Manager, from Michael Quigley, International Trade 
Analyst, regarding Silicon Metal from the People's Republic of China - 
Analysis Memorandum for the Final Results of New Shipper Review of 
Jiangxi Gangyuan Silicon Industry Co. Ltd.(October 9, 2007). A public 
version of this memorandum is also on file in the CRU.

Assessment of Antidumping Duties

    The Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border patrol 
(``CBP'') shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. 
The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days 
after the date of publication of these final results of review. For 
assessment purposes for companies with a calculated rate, where 
possible, we calculated importer-specific assessment rates for silicon 
metal from the PRC via ad valorem duty assessment rates based on the 
ratio of the total amount of the dumping margins calculated for the 
examined sales to the total entered value of those same sales during 
the POR. We will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all 
appropriate entries covered by this review.

Cash Deposits

    The following cash-deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the final results of these new shipper reviews for all 
shipments of subject merchandise from Shanghai Jinneng and Jiangxi 
Gangyuan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after the publication date, as provided by section 751 (a) (2) (C) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''): (1) For subject 
merchandise produced and exported by Jiangxi Gangyuan, or produced by 
Datong Jinneng and exported by Shanghhai Jinneng, the cash-deposit rate 
will be that established in the final results of these reviews; (2) for 
subject merchandise exported by Shanghai Jinneng but not manufactured 
by Datong Jinneng, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the PRC-
wide rate (i.e., 139.49 percent); and (3) for subject merchandise 
exported by Shanghai Jinneng, but manufactured by any other party, the 
cash deposit rate will be the PRC-wide rate (i.e., 139.49 percent).

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 Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.
    These reviews and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1), 
751(a)(2) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: October 9, 2007.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix I

General Issues
Comment 1: Selection of Surrogate Country
Comment 2: Electricity Valuation
Comment 3: Selection of Financial Statements
Comment 4: Quartz Valuation
Comment 5: Silica Fume By-Product Valuation
Comment 6: Steam Coal Valuation
Comment 7: Charcoal Valuation
Comment 8: Electrode Usage
Company-Specific Issues: Jiangxi Gangyuan
Comment 9: Clerical Errors in Calculating Freight
Comment 10: June 2005 Electricity Consumption
Comment 11: Work-In-Process Inventory
Comment 12: Silica Fume Offset During POR
Company-Specific Issues: Shanghai Jinneng / Datong Jinneng
Comment 13: Silicon Metal Fines Valuation
Comment 14: Packing Bags Valuation
Comment 15: High Aluminum Quartz
Comment 16: Quartz Yield Loss
Comment 17: Instructions to Customs
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