Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People's Republic of China: Extension of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 65298-65299 [E7-22684]

Download as PDF 65298 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 20, 2007 / Notices the ratio of total fixed overhead to the total of raw materials, labor, variable overhead, and energy and utilities in 2006 for a U.S. producer and applied this ratio to these same factors included in its build–up of the cost of manufacturing of one metric ton of sodium metal. See the November 8, 2007, supplement to the Petition at pages 5 and 6 and revised Exhibits 4 and 5. To calculate SG&A expense, interest expense and profit, the petitioner relied on the financial statements of a French chemical producer (i.e., Rhodia) for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006. See the November 8, 2007, supplement to the Petition at pages 6 and 7 and Exhibit 28. The petitioner then reduced its calculated cost of producing one metric ton of sodium metal by allocating a portion of the total cost of production to the production of chlorine gas, which is a joint product in the production of sodium metal. The petitioner based this allocation on the experience of a U.S. sodium metal producer. See the November 8, 2007, supplement to the Petition at page 7 and the affidavit at Exhibit 29, which was provided as support. Fair–Value Comparisons Based on the data provided by the petitioner, there is reason to believe that imports of sodium metal from France are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value. Based on comparisons of export price to NV, the estimated average dumping margin based on a price–to-price comparison is 66.08 percent, and the estimated average dumping margin based on a price–to-CV comparison is 109.79 percent. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Initiation of Antidumping Investigation Based upon the examination of the Petition on sodium metal from France, we find that the Petition meets the requirements of section 732 of the Act. Therefore, we are initiating an antidumping duty investigation to determine whether imports of sodium metal from France are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value. In accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(b)(1), unless postponed, we will make our preliminary determinations no later than 140 days after the date of this initiation. Respondent Selection For this investigation, the Department intends to select respondents based on CBP data for U.S. imports during the POI. We intend to make our decision VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:01 Nov 19, 2007 Jkt 214001 regarding respondent selection within 20 days of publication of this Federal Register notice. The Department invites comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection within seven calendar days of publication of this Federal Register notice. Distribution of Copies of the Petition In accordance with section 732(b)(3)(A) of the Act, a copy of the public version of the Petition has been provided to representatives of the government of France. We will attempt to provide a copy of the public version of the Petition to all exporters named in the Petition, as provided for in 19 CFR 351.203(c)(2). ITC Notification We have notified the ITC of our initiation, as required by section 732(d) of the Act. Preliminary Determination by the ITC The ITC will preliminarily determine no later than December 7, 2007, whether there is a reasonable indication that imports of sodium metal from France are materially injuring or threatening material injury to a U.S. industry. A negative ITC determination will result in the investigation being terminated; otherwise, this investigation will proceed according to statutory and regulatory time limits. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 777(i) of the Act. DATED: November 13, 2007. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22675 Filed 11–19–07; 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: Extension of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is extending the time limit for the preliminary results of the administrative review of certain tissue paper products from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). This review cover the period March 1, 2006, through February 28, 2007. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 20, 2007. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Wong or Cindy Robinson, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0409 or (202) 482– 3797, respectively. Background On March 30, 2005, the Department published in the Federal Register an antidumping duty order covering certain tissue paper from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China, 70 FR 16223 (March 30, 2005). On April 27, 2007, the Department published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the PRC. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 72 FR 20986 (April 27, 2007). The preliminary results of this review are currently due no later than December 3, 2007, which is the first business day after the current statutory deadline for the preliminary determination. Statutory Time Limits In antidumping duty adminstrative reviews, 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 results are published. However, 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. Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this administrative within the original time limit because the Department requires additional time to analyze questionnaire responses, issue supplemental questionnaires, conduct verification, and evaluate the most appropriate surrogate value data to use during the period of review. E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 223 / Tuesday, November 20, 2007 / Notices Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results of this administrative review by 61 days. The preliminary results will now be due no later than January 31, 2008. The final results continue to be due 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: November 14, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–22684 Filed 11–19–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–837] Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon–Quality Steel Plate from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Preliminary Results and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on certain cut–to-length carbon–quality steel plate (CTL plate) from the Republic of Korea (Korea) for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006, the period of review (POR). We have preliminarily determined that the administrative review regarding DSEC Co., Ltd. (DSEC) should be rescinded. For information on the net subsidy rate for the other reviewed company, Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd. (DSM), see the ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ‘‘Public Comment’’ section of this notice. AGENCY: EFFECTIVE DATE: November 20, 2007. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jolanta Lawska, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4014, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–8362. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:50 Nov 19, 2007 Jkt 214001 Background On February 10, 2000, the Department published in the Federal Register the CVD order on CTL plate from Korea. See Notice of Amended Final Determination: Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon–Quality Steel Plate From India and the Republic of Korea; and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon–Quality Steel Plate From France, India, Indonesia, Italy, and the Republic of Korea, 65 FR 6587 (February 10, 2000) (CTL Plate Order). On February 2, 2007, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of this CVD order. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 72 FR 5007 (February 2, 2007). On February 26, 2007, we received a timely request for review from DSM, a Korean producer and exporter of subject merchandise. On February 28, 2007, Nucor Corporation (petitioner) requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of the CVD order on CTL plate from Korea with respect to DSM, TC Steel, and DSEC. On March 28, 2007, the Department initiated an administrative review of the CVD order on CTL plate from Korea, covering January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Deferral of Administrative Reviews, 72 FR 14516 (March 28, 2007). On May 3, 2007, petitioner withdrew its request for a review of TC Steel pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1). On July 6, 2007 we published in the Federal Register the notice of rescission for 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). On May 24, 2007, the Department issued a questionnaire to the Government of Korea (GOK), DSM and DSEC. We received questionnaire responses from DSM, DSEC and the GOK on July 30, 2007. On September 13, 2007, the Department issued supplemental questionnaires to the GOK and DSM. We received questionnaire responses from the GOK and DSM on October, 4, 2007. On August 6, 2007, and September 12, 2007, the Department issued supplemental questionnaires to DSEC. We received questionnaire responses from DSEC to the August supplemental questionnaire and the September supplemental questionnaire on August 14, 2007, and September 19, 2007, respectively. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65299 On November 6, 2007, the Department published in the Federal Register an extension of the deadline for the preliminary results. See Certain Cut–toLength Carbon–Quality Steel Plate Products from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 62625 (November 6, 2007). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), this review covers only those producers or exporters for which a review was specifically requested. Preliminary Intent to Rescind with Respect to DSEC Consistent with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we are preliminarily rescinding the review with respect to DSEC based on the absence of shipments of subject merchandise. See October 31, 2007, Memorandum to the File through Eric Greynolds, Program Manager, entitled ‘‘Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Certain Cut–to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Korea- DSEC Co., Ltd.- Preliminary Rescission of Administrative Review.’’ Accordingly, the only company subject to this review is DSM. Scope of Order The products covered by the CVD order are certain hot–rolled carbon– quality steel: (1) universal mill plates (i.e., flat–rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a nominal or actual thickness of not less than 4 mm, which are cut–to-length (not in coils) and without patterns in relief), of iron or non–alloy-quality steel; and (2) flat– rolled products, hot–rolled, of a nominal or actual thickness of 4.75 mm or more and of a width which exceeds 150 mm and measures at least twice the thickness, and which are cut–to-length (not in coils). Steel products to be included in the scope of the order are of rectangular, square, circular or other shape and of rectangular or non– rectangular cross-section where such non–rectangular cross-section is achieved subsequent to the rolling process (i.e., products which have been ‘‘worked after rolling’’)--for example, products which have been beveled or rounded at the edges. Steel products that meet the noted physical characteristics that are painted, varnished or coated with plastic or other non–metallic substances are included within this scope. Also, specifically included in the scope of the order are high strength, low alloy (HSLA) steels. E:\FR\FM\20NON1.SGM 20NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-894]


Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People's Republic of 
China: Extension of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is extending 
the time limit for the preliminary results of the administrative review 
of certain tissue paper products from the People's Republic of China 
(``PRC''). This review cover the period March 1, 2006, through February 
28, 2007.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 20, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Wong or Cindy Robinson, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone: (202) 
482-0409 or (202) 482-3797, respectively.

Background

    On March 30, 2005, the Department published in the Federal Register 
an antidumping duty order covering certain tissue paper from the 
People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Notice of Amended Final 
Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty 
Order: Certain Tissue Paper Products from the People's Republic of 
China, 70 FR 16223 (March 30, 2005). On April 27, 2007, the Department 
published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on certain tissue paper products from the PRC. 
See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews, 72 FR 20986 (April 27, 2007).
    The preliminary results of this review are currently due no later 
than December 3, 2007, which is the first business day after the 
current statutory deadline for the preliminary determination.

Statutory Time Limits

    In antidumping duty adminstrative reviews, 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 results are published. However, 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.

Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review

    We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary 
results of this administrative within the original time limit because 
the Department requires additional time to analyze questionnaire 
responses, issue supplemental questionnaires, conduct verification, and 
evaluate the most appropriate surrogate value data to use during the 
period of review.

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    Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for 
completion of the preliminary results of this administrative review by 
61 days. The preliminary results will now be due no later than January 
31, 2008. The final results continue to be due 120 days after the 
publication of the preliminary results.
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: November 14, 2007.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-22684 Filed 11-19-07; 8:45 am]
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