Folding Metal Tables and Chairs From the People's Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order, 62626-62628 [E7-21798]

Download as PDF 62626 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 6, 2007 / Notices steel plate products from the Republic of Korea for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. See March Initiation Notice for DSM, DSEC, and TC Steel. We rescinded the review of TC Steel. See Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon–Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 36962 (July 6, 2007). The preliminary results of both reviews are currently due no later than October 31, 2007. Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested and a final determination within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary determination is published. If it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary determination to a maximum of 365 days after the last day of the anniversary month. See also 19 CFR 351.213(h). We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of these reviews by the current deadline of October 31, 2007. Specifically, for the antidumping review, there are a number of complex factual issues such as one respondent’s corporate affiliations, whether certain of its sales are outside the ordinary course of trade, and selection of an adverse facts–available rate for an uncooperative respondent which affect the calculations for the preliminary results. For the countervailing duty review, we need to resolve a question concerning shipments by one of the respondents. Therefore, we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of these reviews by 15 days until November 15, 2007. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). Dated: October 31, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–21802 Filed 11–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Nov 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–910 Postponement of Preliminary Determination of Antidumping Duty Investigation: Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 6, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–3936. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Postponement of Preliminary Determination On June 27, 2007, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) initiated the antidumping duty investigation of circular welded carbon quality steel pipe from the People’s Republic of China. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigation: Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from the People’s Republic of China, 72 FR 36663 (July 5, 2007) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). The notice of initiation stated that the Department would make its preliminary determination for this antidumping duty investigation no later than 140 days after issuance. See Initiation Notice, 72 FR at 36667. On October 2, 2007, Allied Tube & Conduit, Sharon Tube Company, IPSCO Tubulars, Inc., Western Tube & Conduit Corporation, Northwest Pipe Company, Wheatland Tube Co., i.e., the Ad Hoc Coalition For Fair Pipe Imports From China, and the United Steelworkers (collectively ‘‘Petitioners’’) made a timely request pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(e) and section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), for a postponement of the preliminary determination. Petitioners requested postponement of the preliminary determination because it needs additional time to evaluate the questionnaire responses filed by respondents, and, if warranted, prepare an allegation of targeted dumping. See 19 CFR 351.301(d)(5). For the reasons identified by the Petitioners, and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, the Department is postponing the preliminary determination under PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act, by fifty days from November 14, 2007, to January 3, 2008. The deadline for the final determination will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determination, unless extended. This notice is issued and published pursuant to sections 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: October 31, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–21800 Filed 11–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–868] Folding Metal Tables and Chairs From the People’s Republic of China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the existing antidumping duty order on folding metal tables and chairs from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of the antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) order. DATES: Effective Dates: November 6, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Riggle or Matthew Quigley, AD/ CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–0650 202–482– 4551, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On May 1, 2007, the Department published the notice of initiation of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on folding metal tables and chairs from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 72 FR 23799 (May 1, 2007) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’); see also, E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 6, 2007 / Notices mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Antidumping Duty Order: Folding Metal Tables and Chairs From the People’s Republic of China, 67 FR 43277 (June 27, 2002) (‘‘Order’’). As a result of its review, the Department found that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the margins likely to prevail were the order revoked. See Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order, 72 FR 51409 (September 7, 2007). On September 20, 2007, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD order on folding metal tables and chairs from the PRC would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from China, 72 FR 60389 (October 24, 2007), and USITC Publication 3952 Inv. No. 731–TA–932 (Review) (September 2007). Scope of the Order The products covered by this order consist of assembled and unassembled folding tables and folding chairs made primarily or exclusively from steel or other metal, as described below: (1) Assembled and unassembled folding tables made primarily or exclusively from steel or other metal (‘‘folding metal tables’’). Folding metal tables include square, round, rectangular, and any other shapes with legs affixed with rivets, welds, or any other type of fastener, and which are made most commonly, but not exclusively, with a hardboard top covered with vinyl or fabric. Folding metal tables have legs that mechanically fold independently of one another, and not as a set. The subject merchandise is commonly, but not exclusively, packed singly, in multiple packs of the same item, or in five piece sets consisting of four chairs and one table. Specifically excluded from the scope of folding metal tables are the following: Lawn furniture; Trays commonly referred to as ‘‘TV trays’’; Side tables; Child-sized tables; Portable counter sets consisting of rectangular tables 36″ high and matching stools; and Banquet tables. A banquet table is a rectangular table with a plastic or laminated wood table top approximately 28″ to 36″ wide by 48″ to 96″ long and with a set of folding legs at each end of the table. One set of legs is composed of two individual legs that are affixed together by one or more VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Nov 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 cross-braces using welds or fastening hardware. In contrast, folding metal tables have legs that mechanically fold independently of one another, and not as a set. (2) Assembled and unassembled folding chairs made primarily or exclusively from steel or other metal (‘‘folding metal chairs’’). Folding metal chairs include chairs with one or more cross-braces, regardless of shape or size, affixed to the front and/or rear legs with rivets, welds or any other type of fastener. Folding metal chairs include: those that are made solely of steel or other metal; those that have a back pad, a seat pad, or both a back pad and a seat pad; and those that have seats or backs made of plastic or other materials. The subject merchandise is commonly, but not exclusively, packed singly, in multiple packs of the same item, or in five piece sets consisting of four chairs and one table. Specifically excluded from the scope of folding metal chairs are the following: • Folding metal chairs with a wooden back or seat, or both; • Lawn furniture; • Stools; • Chairs with arms; and • Child-sized chairs. The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under subheadings 9401.71.0010, 9401.71.0030, 9401.79.0045, 9401.79.0050, 9403.20.0015, 9403.20.0030, 9403.70.8010, 9403.70.8020, and 9403.70.8030 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’).1 Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs and Border Protection purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise is dispositive. On January 13, 2003, the Department issued a scope ruling determining that ‘‘Poly-Fold’’ chairs consisting of steel frames (20-gauge steel) with polypropylene seats and backs, zincplated rivets coated with an epoxy polyester powder coating, three drainage holes in the seat, specially designed back leg cross bar, four oversized leg stoppers with drainage holes, and a frame with hybrid coating are within the scope of the antidumping duty order.2 1 Originally the scope included 9403.20.0010, but effective July 1, 2003, 9403.20.0010 (metal household furniture) was eliminated from the HTS code. 9403.20.0011 (ironing boards) and 9403.20.0015 (other) were added in its place. 9403.20.0015 contains merchandise in 9403.20.0010 except for ironing boards. 2 See ‘‘Final Scope Ruling on Whether RPA International Pty. Ltd.’s Poly-Fold Chairs Are Excluded from the Scope of the Antidumping Duty PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62627 On May 5, 2003, the Department issued a scope ruling with respect to the ‘‘Complete Office-To-Go’’ set, which consists of a single chair and a table with a monitor stand and legs that fold as a set. The Department ruled that the chair component is within the scope of the antidumping duty order because the chair component is identical to the chairs described in the order, but the Department ruled that table component is outside the scope of the AD order because it has legs that fold in sets.3 On September 7, 2004, the Department issued a scope ruling determining that folding tables with tops made of blow-molded plastic and frames made of steel are within the scope of the AD order.4 On July 13, 2005, the Department issued a scope ruling determining that folding metal chairs, with wooden seats that have been padded with foam and covered with fabric or polyvinyl chloride and attached to a tubular steel seat frame with screws, are within the scope of the AD order.5 Also on July 13, 2005, the Department issued a scope ruling determining that ‘‘butterfly’’ chairs are outside the scope of the AD order. Butterfly chairs are described as consisting of a collapsible metal rod frame and a cover, such that when the chair frame is spread open, the pockets of the cover are slipped over the upper ends of the frame and the cover provides both the seating surface and back of the chair. The frame consists of eight s-shaped pieces (with the ends offset at almost a 90-degree angle) made from metal rod that are connected by hinges. The frame is collapsed by moving the four legs inward until they meet in the center, similar to the folding mechanism of a pocket umbrella. Although butterfly chairs, as described by the requester have supports made of steel or other metal, they do not have cross-braces affixed to the front and/or rear legs. The seat and back is one piece of cloth, which also serves as the carrying bag for the chair frame when not in use, and is therefore not affixed to the frame with Order on Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China’’ (January 13, 2003). 3 See ‘‘Final Scope Ruling on Whether Staples, The Office Superstore, Incorporated’s ‘Complete Office-To-Go’ is Excluded from the Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order on Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China’’ (May 5, 2003). 4 See ‘‘Final Scope Ruling on Whether Lifetime Tables 4600 and 4606 Are Excluded from the Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order on Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China’’ (September 7, 2004). 5 See ‘‘Final Scope Ruling of the Antidumping Duty Order on Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China (A–570–868); Korhani of America, Inc.’’ (July 13, 2005). E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1 62628 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 214 / Tuesday, November 6, 2007 / Notices screws, rivets, welds or any other type of fastener.6 On May 1, 2006, the Department issued a scope ruling determining that the ‘‘moon chair’’ was outside the scope of the antidumping duty order because it collapses rather than folds as a chair subject to the order would fold, and it does not have a back pad or seat pad commonly found in folding chairs. Moon chairs are described as containing circular, fabric-padded, concave cushions that envelope the user at approximately a 105-degree reclining angle. The fabric cushion is ringed and supported by two curved 16-mm steel tubes. The cushion is attached to this ring by nylon fabric. The cushion is supported by a 16-mm steel tube foursided rectangular cross-brace mechanism that constitutes the moon chair’s legs. This mechanism supports and attaches to the encircling tubing and enables the moon chair to be folded. To fold the chair, the user pulls on a fabric handle in the center of the seat cushion of the chair.7 Continuation of Order mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD order on folding metal tables and chairs from the PRC 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 order on folding metal tables and chairs from the PRC. 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. This review covers imports from all manufacturers and exporters of folding metal tables and chairs from the PRC. The effective date of continuation of this AD order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this Continuation Notice. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of this order not later than September 2012. This five-year or ‘‘sunset’’ review and notice are in accordance with section 6 See ‘‘Final Scope Ruling of the Antidumping Duty Order on Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China (A–570–868); Spencer Gifts, LLC’’ (July 13, 2005). 7 See ‘‘Final Scope Ruling of the Antidumping Duty Order on Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China (A–570–868); Mac Industries (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Jiaxing Yinmao International Trading Company, Ltd and Fujian Zenithen Consumer Products Company Ltd.’’ (May 1, 2005). VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:55 Nov 05, 2007 Jkt 214001 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: October 31, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–21798 Filed 11–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–868] Folding Metal Tables and Chairs From the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review October 29, 2007. Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Dates: November 6, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel LaCivita or Matthew Quigley, 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) 482–4243 or (202) 482– 4551, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On July 27, 2006, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published the initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on folding metal tables and chairs from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 71 FR 42626 (July 27, 2006). On July 11, 2007, the Department published the preliminary results. See Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 37703 (July 11, 2007). This review covers the period June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006. The final results are currently due by November 8, 2007. Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Review Pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department shall make a final determination in an administrative review of an antidumping duty order PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. The Act further provides, however, that the Department may extend that 120day period to 180 days after the preliminary results if it determines it is not practicable to complete the review within the foregoing time period. The Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the final results of the administrative review of folding metal tables and chairs from the PRC within the 120-day period due to complex issues the parties have raised regarding surrogate financial statements. In accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department is extending the time period for completion of the final results of this review by 30 days to 150 days after the date on which the preliminary results were published. Therefore, the final results are now due no later than December 7, 2007. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: October 29, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–21809 Filed 11–5–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–807] Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final Results of New Shipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On September 10, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey. This review covers one producer/exporter of the subject merchandise to the United States, Ege Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S./Ege Dis Ticaret A.S. (Ege Celik). The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2006, through September 30, 2006. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made no changes to the margin calculations. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted–average dumping margin for Ege Celik is listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of Review.’’ EFFECTIVE DATE: November 6, 2007. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\06NON1.SGM 06NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-868]


Folding Metal Tables and Chairs From the People's Republic of 
China: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC'') that revocation of the existing antidumping duty order on 
folding metal tables and chairs from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC'') would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping 
and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department 
is publishing this notice of continuation of the antidumping duty 
(``AD'') order.

DATES: Effective Dates: November 6, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Riggle or Matthew Quigley, AD/
CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202-482-0650 
202-482-4551, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On May 1, 2007, the Department published the notice of initiation 
of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on folding metal 
tables and chairs from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-Year 
(``Sunset'') Reviews, 72 FR 23799 (May 1, 2007) (``Initiation 
Notice''); see also,

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Antidumping Duty Order: Folding Metal Tables and Chairs From the 
People's Republic of China, 67 FR 43277 (June 27, 2002) (``Order''). As 
a result of its review, the Department found that revocation of the AD 
order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and 
notified the ITC of the margins likely to prevail were the order 
revoked. See Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People's Republic 
of China: Notice of Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of 
Antidumping Duty Order, 72 FR 51409 (September 7, 2007). On September 
20, 2007, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, 
that revocation of the AD order on folding metal tables and chairs from 
the PRC would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material 
injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 
foreseeable time. See Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from China, 72 FR 
60389 (October 24, 2007), and USITC Publication 3952 Inv. No. 731-TA-
932 (Review) (September 2007).

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order consist of assembled and 
unassembled folding tables and folding chairs made primarily or 
exclusively from steel or other metal, as described below:
    (1) Assembled and unassembled folding tables made primarily or 
exclusively from steel or other metal (``folding metal tables''). 
Folding metal tables include square, round, rectangular, and any other 
shapes with legs affixed with rivets, welds, or any other type of 
fastener, and which are made most commonly, but not exclusively, with a 
hardboard top covered with vinyl or fabric. Folding metal tables have 
legs that mechanically fold independently of one another, and not as a 
set. The subject merchandise is commonly, but not exclusively, packed 
singly, in multiple packs of the same item, or in five piece sets 
consisting of four chairs and one table.
    Specifically excluded from the scope of folding metal tables are 
the following:
    Lawn furniture;
    Trays commonly referred to as ``TV trays'';
    Side tables;
    Child-sized tables;
    Portable counter sets consisting of rectangular tables 
36 high and matching stools; and Banquet tables. A banquet 
table is a rectangular table with a plastic or laminated wood table top 
approximately 28 to 36 wide by 48 to 
96 long and with a set of folding legs at each end of the 
table. One set of legs is composed of two individual legs that are 
affixed together by one or more cross-braces using welds or fastening 
hardware. In contrast, folding metal tables have legs that mechanically 
fold independently of one another, and not as a set.
    (2) Assembled and unassembled folding chairs made primarily or 
exclusively from steel or other metal (``folding metal chairs''). 
Folding metal chairs include chairs with one or more cross-braces, 
regardless of shape or size, affixed to the front and/or rear legs with 
rivets, welds or any other type of fastener. Folding metal chairs 
include: those that are made solely of steel or other metal; those that 
have a back pad, a seat pad, or both a back pad and a seat pad; and 
those that have seats or backs made of plastic or other materials. The 
subject merchandise is commonly, but not exclusively, packed singly, in 
multiple packs of the same item, or in five piece sets consisting of 
four chairs and one table. Specifically excluded from the scope of 
folding metal chairs are the following:
     Folding metal chairs with a wooden back or seat, or both;
     Lawn furniture;
     Stools;
     Chairs with arms; and
     Child-sized chairs.
    The subject merchandise is currently classifiable under subheadings 
9401.71.0010, 9401.71.0030, 9401.79.0045, 9401.79.0050, 9403.20.0015, 
9403.20.0030, 9403.70.8010, 9403.70.8020, and 9403.70.8030 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'').\1\ 
Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection purposes, the Department's written 
description of the merchandise is dispositive.
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    \1\ Originally the scope included 9403.20.0010, but effective 
July 1, 2003, 9403.20.0010 (metal household furniture) was 
eliminated from the HTS code. 9403.20.0011 (ironing boards) and 
9403.20.0015 (other) were added in its place. 9403.20.0015 contains 
merchandise in 9403.20.0010 except for ironing boards.
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    On January 13, 2003, the Department issued a scope ruling 
determining that ``Poly-Fold'' chairs consisting of steel frames (20-
gauge steel) with polypropylene seats and backs, zinc-plated rivets 
coated with an epoxy polyester powder coating, three drainage holes in 
the seat, specially designed back leg cross bar, four oversized leg 
stoppers with drainage holes, and a frame with hybrid coating are 
within the scope of the antidumping duty order.\2\
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    \2\ See ``Final Scope Ruling on Whether RPA International Pty. 
Ltd.'s Poly-Fold Chairs Are Excluded from the Scope of the 
Antidumping Duty Order on Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the 
People's Republic of China'' (January 13, 2003).
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    On May 5, 2003, the Department issued a scope ruling with respect 
to the ``Complete Office-To-Go'' set, which consists of a single chair 
and a table with a monitor stand and legs that fold as a set. The 
Department ruled that the chair component is within the scope of the 
antidumping duty order because the chair component is identical to the 
chairs described in the order, but the Department ruled that table 
component is outside the scope of the AD order because it has legs that 
fold in sets.\3\
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    \3\ See ``Final Scope Ruling on Whether Staples, The Office 
Superstore, Incorporated's `Complete Office-To-Go' is Excluded from 
the Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order on Folding Metal Tables and 
Chairs from the People's Republic of China'' (May 5, 2003).
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    On September 7, 2004, the Department issued a scope ruling 
determining that folding tables with tops made of blow-molded plastic 
and frames made of steel are within the scope of the AD order.\4\
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    \4\ See ``Final Scope Ruling on Whether Lifetime Tables 4600 and 
4606 Are Excluded from the Scope of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People's Republic of 
China'' (September 7, 2004).
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    On July 13, 2005, the Department issued a scope ruling determining 
that folding metal chairs, with wooden seats that have been padded with 
foam and covered with fabric or polyvinyl chloride and attached to a 
tubular steel seat frame with screws, are within the scope of the AD 
order.\5\
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    \5\ See ``Final Scope Ruling of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People's Republic of China 
(A-570-868); Korhani of America, Inc.'' (July 13, 2005).
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    Also on July 13, 2005, the Department issued a scope ruling 
determining that ``butterfly'' chairs are outside the scope of the AD 
order. Butterfly chairs are described as consisting of a collapsible 
metal rod frame and a cover, such that when the chair frame is spread 
open, the pockets of the cover are slipped over the upper ends of the 
frame and the cover provides both the seating surface and back of the 
chair. The frame consists of eight s-shaped pieces (with the ends 
offset at almost a 90-degree angle) made from metal rod that are 
connected by hinges. The frame is collapsed by moving the four legs 
inward until they meet in the center, similar to the folding mechanism 
of a pocket umbrella. Although butterfly chairs, as described by the 
requester have supports made of steel or other metal, they do not have 
cross-braces affixed to the front and/or rear legs. The seat and back 
is one piece of cloth, which also serves as the carrying bag for the 
chair frame when not in use, and is therefore not affixed to the frame 
with

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screws, rivets, welds or any other type of fastener.\6\
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    \6\ See ``Final Scope Ruling of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People's Republic of China 
(A-570-868); Spencer Gifts, LLC'' (July 13, 2005).
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    On May 1, 2006, the Department issued a scope ruling determining 
that the ``moon chair'' was outside the scope of the antidumping duty 
order because it collapses rather than folds as a chair subject to the 
order would fold, and it does not have a back pad or seat pad commonly 
found in folding chairs. Moon chairs are described as containing 
circular, fabric-padded, concave cushions that envelope the user at 
approximately a 105-degree reclining angle. The fabric cushion is 
ringed and supported by two curved 16-mm steel tubes. The cushion is 
attached to this ring by nylon fabric. The cushion is supported by a 
16-mm steel tube four-sided rectangular cross-brace mechanism that 
constitutes the moon chair's legs. This mechanism supports and attaches 
to the encircling tubing and enables the moon chair to be folded. To 
fold the chair, the user pulls on a fabric handle in the center of the 
seat cushion of the chair.\7\
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    \7\ See ``Final Scope Ruling of the Antidumping Duty Order on 
Folding Metal Tables and Chairs from the People's Republic of China 
(A-570-868); Mac Industries (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., Jiaxing Yinmao 
International Trading Company, Ltd and Fujian Zenithen Consumer 
Products Company Ltd.'' (May 1, 2005).
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Continuation of Order

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the AD order on folding metal tables and chairs from 
the PRC 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 order on folding metal tables and chairs from 
the PRC. 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. This review covers 
imports from all manufacturers and exporters of folding metal tables 
and chairs from the PRC.
    The effective date of continuation of this AD order will be the 
date of publication in the Federal Register of this Continuation 
Notice. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department 
intends to initiate the next five-year review of this order not later 
than September 2012.
    This five-year or ``sunset'' review and notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: October 31, 2007.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
 [FR Doc. E7-21798 Filed 11-5-07; 8:45 am]
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