Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India, Indonesia, the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine: Continuation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders, 73316-73318 [E7-25098]

Download as PDF 73316 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2007 / Notices Period to be reviewed Qingdao Xintianfeng Foods Co., Ltd. Qufu Dongbao Import & Export Trade Co., Ltd. Sea Trade International Incorporated. Shandong Chengshun Farm Produce Trading Co., Ltd. Shandong Chenhe Int’l Trading Co., Ltd. Shandong Dongsheng Eastsun Foods Co., Ltd. Shandong Garlic Company. Shandong Longtai Fruits and Vegetables Co., Ltd. Shandong Wonderland Organic Food Co., Ltd. Shanghai Ever Rich Trade Company. Shanghai LJ International Trading Co., Ltd. Shanghai New Long March International Trade Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Fanhui Import & Export Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Greening Trading Co., Ltd. Shenzhen Imp & Exp. Ltd. Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd. Sunny Import & Export Limited. T&S International, LLC. Taian Fook Huat Tong Kee Pte. Ltd. Taiwan Wachine Co., Ltd. Taiyan Ziyang Food Co., Ltd. Taizhou Overseas Int’l Ltd. Weifang Hongqiao International Logistic Co., Ltd. Weifang Shennong Foodstuff Co., Ltd. XuZhou Simple Garlic Industry Co., Ltd. Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co., Ltd. The People’s Republic of China: Refined Brown Aluminum Oxide 3, A–570–882 ....................................................................... Henan Yilong High and New Materials Co., Ltd. Qingdao Shunxingli Abrasives Co., Ltd. 11/1/06–10/31/07 Countervailing Duty Proceedings None. Suspension Agreements None. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 1 If one of the above-named companies does not qualify for a separate rate, all other exporters of certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from the People’s Republic of China who have not qualified for a separate rate are deemed to be covered by this review as part of the single PRC entity of which the named exporters are a part. 2 If one of the above-named companies does not qualify for a separate rate, all other exporters of Fresh Garlic from the People’s Republic of China who have not qualified for a separate rate are deemed to be covered by this review as part of the single PRC entity of which the named exporters are a part. 3 If one of the above-named companies does not qualify for a separate rate, all other exporters of Refined Brown Aluminum Oxide from the People’s Republic of China who have not qualified for a separate rate are deemed to be covered by this review as part of the single PRC entity of which the named exporters are a part. During any administrative review covering all or part of a period falling between the first and second or third and fourth anniversary of the publication of an antidumping duty order under section 351.211 or a determination under section 351.218(f)(4) to continue an order or suspended investigation (after sunset review), the Secretary, if requested by a domestic interested party within 30 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the review, will determine, consistent with FAG Italia v. United States, 291 F.3d 806 (Fed. Cir. 2002), as appropriate, whether antidumping duties have been absorbed by an exporter or producer subject to the review if the subject merchandise is sold in the United States through an importer that is affiliated with such exporter or producer. The request must include the name(s) of the exporter or producer for which the inquiry is requested. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Dec 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: December 19, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–25082 Filed 12–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–533–820, A–560–812, A–570–865, A–583– 835, A–549–817, A–823–811, C–533–821, C– 560–813, C–549–818 Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India, Indonesia, the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine: Continuation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products (HR steel) from India, Indonesia, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine and countervailing duty (CVD) AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2007 / Notices orders on HR steel from India, Indonesia, and Thailand. As a result of the determinations by the Department and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the AD and CVD orders on HR steel from India, Indonesia, the PRC, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of these AD and CVD orders. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 27, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Preeti Tolani (India and Indonesia/AD and CVD) at (202) 482–0395, Juanita Chen (PRC/AD) at (202) 482–1904, Deborah Scott (Taiwan and Thailand/ AD) at (202) 482–2657, Myrna Lobo (Thailand/CVD) at (202) 482–2371, or Martha Douthit (Ukraine/AD) at (202) 482–5050, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Background The AD and CVD orders which cover HR steel from India, Indonesia, the PRC, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine were published in the Federal Register in September, November and December 2001. See Notice of Amended Final Antidumping Duty Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot– Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India, 66 FR 60194 (December 3, 2001), Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot– Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Indonesia, 66 FR 60192 (December 3, 2001), Notice of Amended Final Determination and Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India and Indonesia, 66 FR 60198 (December 3, 2001), Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Certain Hot– Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand, 66 FR 60197 (December 3, 2001), Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From the People’s Republic of China, 66 FR 59561 (November 29, 2001), Notice of Antidumping Duty Order; Certain HotRolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Taiwan, 66 FR 59563 (November 29, 2001), Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand, 66 FR 59562 (November 29, 2001), and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Dec 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 Products From Ukraine, 66 FR 59559 (November 29, 2001). On August 1, 2006, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of the AD orders on HR steel from India, Indonesia, the PRC, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine, and CVD orders on HR steel from India, Indonesia, and Thailand pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five–year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 71 FR 43443 (August 1, 2006); and Hot–Rolled Steel Products from Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine, Investigation Nos. 701–TA–404–408 and 731–TA– 898–908 (Review), 71 FR 43521 (August 1, 2006). As a result of its reviews, the Department found that revocation of the AD and CVD orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies, and notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins and net countervailable subsidies likely to prevail were the orders to be revoked. See Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Argentina, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Thailand: Final Results of Expedited Five–Year (Sunset) Reviews of the Countervailing Duty Orders, 71 FR 70960 (December 7, 2006); and Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Argentina, the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine; Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 71 FR 70506 (December 5, 2006). On October 31, 2007, the ITC determined pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders on HR steel from India, Indonesia, the PRC, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine, and CVD orders on HR steel from India, Indonesia, and Thailand would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Hot–Rolled Steel Products from Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine, 72 FR 61676 (October 31, 2007) and USITC Publication 3956 (October 2007), entitled Hot–Rolled Steel Products from Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–404–408 and 731–TA–898–902 and 904–908 (Review). Scope of the Orders The merchandise subject to these orders is certain hot–rolled carbon steel PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73317 flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non– metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (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 thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of these orders. Specifically included within the scope of these orders are vacuum degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial–free (IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as titanium or niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels contains micro–alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. Steel products included in the scope of these orders, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS), are products in which: (i) iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (ii) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (iii) none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. All products that meet the physical and chemical descriptions provided above are within the scope of these orders unless otherwise excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or specifically excluded from the scope of these orders: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 73318 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2007 / Notices - Alloy hot–rolled steel products in which at least one of the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, 3, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, A506). - Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/American Iron & Steel Institute (AISI) grades of series 2300 and higher. - Ball bearings steels, as defined in the HTSUS. - Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS. - Silico–manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent. - ASTM specifications A710 and A736. - USS Abrasion–resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500). - All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy ASTM specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507). - Non–rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the HTSUS. The merchandise subject to these orders is classified in the HTSUS at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products covered by these orders, including vacuum degassed fully stabilized, high strength low alloy, and the substrate for motor lamination steel, may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:00 Dec 26, 2007 Jkt 214001 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and U.S. Customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise subject to these orders is dispositive. Continuation of Orders As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of these AD and CVD orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies, 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 orders on HR steel from India, Indonesia, the PRC, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine, and CVD orders on HR steel from India, Indonesia, and Thailand. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of continuation of these orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this Notice of Continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6)(A) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five–year review of these orders not later than November 2012. These five–year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act. This notice is published pursuant to 751(c) and 771(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4). Dated: December 14, 2007. Stephen J. Claeys, Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. [FR Doc. E7–25098 Filed 12–26–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–549–813) Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a semiannual new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on canned pineapple fruit (CPF) from Thailand in response to a request from C & A Products Co., Ltd. (C&A). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006. The domestic AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interested party for this proceeding is Maui Pineapple Company Ltd. (petitioner). We preliminarily determine that C&A’s sales are bona fide transactions. In addition, we preliminarily determine that C&A made its U.S. sales during the POR at prices above normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries subject to this review without regard to antidumping duties. If these preliminary results are not adopted in the final results and the assessment rate calculated in the final results of this review is above de minimis (i.e., at or above 0.50 percent), we will instruct CBP to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by this review. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. The final results will be issued 90 days after the date of issuance of these preliminary results, unless extended. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 27, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myrna Lobo, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2371. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department published the antidumping duty order on CPF from Thailand on July 18, 1995. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order and Amended Final Determination: Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand, 60 FR 36775 (July 18, 1995) (Antidumping Duty Order). On December 15, 2006, the Department received a timely request from C&A, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c), to conduct a semiannual new shipper review of the anitdumping duty order on CPF from Thailand. This request was rejected by the Department and C&A resubmitted its request for review on January 22, 2007. This resubmission was still timely in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(d). On February 22, 2007, the Department found that the request for review with respect to C&A met all of the requirements set forth in 19 CFR 351.214(b) and initiated a semiannual new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on CPF from Thailand for the period, July 1 through December 31, 2006. See Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review, 72 FR 9305 (March 1, 2007). E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-533-820, A-560-812, A-570-865, A-583-835, A-549-817, A-823-811, C-
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Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India, 
Indonesia, the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Thailand, and 
Ukraine: Continuation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty 
Orders

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty (AD) orders on certain 
hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (HR steel) from India, Indonesia, 
the People's Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine and 
countervailing duty (CVD)

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orders on HR steel from India, Indonesia, and Thailand. As a result of 
the determinations by the Department and the International Trade 
Commission (ITC) that revocation of the AD and CVD orders on HR steel 
from India, Indonesia, the PRC, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and 
countervailable subsidies, and material injury to an industry in the 
United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of 
these AD and CVD orders.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 27, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Preeti Tolani (India and Indonesia/AD 
and CVD) at (202) 482-0395, Juanita Chen (PRC/AD) at (202) 482-1904, 
Deborah Scott (Taiwan and Thailand/AD) at (202) 482-2657, Myrna Lobo 
(Thailand/CVD) at (202) 482-2371, or Martha Douthit (Ukraine/AD) at 
(202) 482-5050, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The AD and CVD orders which cover HR steel from India, Indonesia, 
the PRC, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine were published in the Federal 
Register in September, November and December 2001. See Notice of 
Amended Final Antidumping Duty Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat 
Products From India, 66 FR 60194 (December 3, 2001), Antidumping Duty 
Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Indonesia, 66 
FR 60192 (December 3, 2001), Notice of Amended Final Determination and 
Notice of Countervailing Duty Orders: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel 
Flat Products from India and Indonesia, 66 FR 60198 (December 3, 2001), 
Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel 
Flat Products From Thailand, 66 FR 60197 (December 3, 2001), Notice of 
Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products 
From the People's Republic of China, 66 FR 59561 (November 29, 2001), 
Notice of Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Hot- Rolled Carbon Steel Flat 
Products From Taiwan, 66 FR 59563 (November 29, 2001), Antidumping Duty 
Order; Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand, 66 
FR 59562 (November 29, 2001), and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-
Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Ukraine, 66 FR 59559 (November 
29, 2001).
    On August 1, 2006, the Department initiated and the ITC instituted 
sunset reviews of the AD orders on HR steel from India, Indonesia, the 
PRC, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine, and CVD orders on HR steel from 
India, Indonesia, and Thailand pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-year 
(``Sunset'') Reviews, 71 FR 43443 (August 1, 2006); and Hot-Rolled 
Steel Products from Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, 
Netherlands, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine, 
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-404-408 and 731-TA-898-908 (Review), 71 FR 
43521 (August 1, 2006).
    As a result of its reviews, the Department found that revocation of 
the AD and CVD orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence 
of dumping and countervailable subsidies, and notified the ITC of the 
magnitude of the margins and net countervailable subsidies likely to 
prevail were the orders to be revoked. See Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat 
Products from Argentina, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Thailand: 
Final Results of Expedited Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews of the 
Countervailing Duty Orders, 71 FR 70960 (December 7, 2006); and Certain 
Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Argentina, the People's 
Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Romania, South Africa, 
Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine; Final Results of Expedited Sunset 
Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 71 FR 70506 (December 5, 2006).
    On October 31, 2007, the ITC determined pursuant to section 751(c) 
of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders on HR steel from India, 
Indonesia, the PRC, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine, and CVD orders on HR 
steel from India, Indonesia, and Thailand would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the 
United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Hot-Rolled 
Steel Products from Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, 
Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine, 72 FR 61676 
(October 31, 2007) and USITC Publication 3956 (October 2007), entitled 
Hot-Rolled Steel Products from Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, 
Kazakhstan, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine: 
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-404-408 and 731-TA-898-902 and 904-908 
(Review).

Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise subject to these orders is certain hot-rolled 
carbon steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 
inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and 
whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other 
non-metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively 
superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, 
of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 
10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (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 thickness of not 
less than 4 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a 
thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of 
these orders.
    Specifically included within the scope of these orders are vacuum 
degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free 
(IF)) steels, high strength low alloy (HSLA) steels, and the substrate 
for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low carbon 
steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium or 
niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to 
stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as 
steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, 
niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination 
steels contains micro-alloying levels of elements such as silicon and 
aluminum.
    Steel products included in the scope of these orders, regardless of 
definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(HTSUS), are products in which: (i) iron predominates, by weight, over 
each of the other contained elements; (ii) the carbon content is 2 
percent or less, by weight; and (iii) none of the elements listed below 
exceeds the quantity, by weight, respectively indicated:
1.80 percent of manganese, or
2.25 percent of silicon, or
1.00 percent of copper, or
0.50 percent of aluminum, or
1.25 percent of chromium, or
0.30 percent of cobalt, or
0.40 percent of lead, or
1.25 percent of nickel, or
0.30 percent of tungsten, or
0.10 percent of molybdenum, or
0.10 percent of niobium, or
0.15 percent of vanadium, or
0.15 percent of zirconium.
    All products that meet the physical and chemical descriptions 
provided above are within the scope of these orders unless otherwise 
excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or 
specifically excluded from the scope of these orders:

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    - Alloy hot-rolled steel products in which at least one of the 
chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, 3, American 
Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A543, A387, 
A514, A517, A506).
    - Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)/American Iron & Steel 
Institute (AISI) grades of series 2300 and higher.
    - Ball bearings steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
    - Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
    - Silico-manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical 
steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent.
    - ASTM specifications A710 and A736.
    - USS Abrasion-resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500).
    - All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy ASTM 
specification (sample specifications: ASTM A506, A507).
    - Non-rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result of 
having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed the 
character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the 
HTSUS.
    The merchandise subject to these orders is classified in the HTSUS 
at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 
7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 
7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 
7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 
7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 
7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 
7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 
7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 
7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat 
products covered by these orders, including vacuum degassed fully 
stabilized, high strength low alloy, and the substrate for motor 
lamination steel, may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 
7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 
7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 
7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 
7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise 
may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 
7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
U.S. Customs purposes, the Department's written description of the 
merchandise subject to these orders is dispositive.

Continuation of Orders

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of these AD and CVD orders would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and countervailable subsidies, 
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 orders on HR steel from India, Indonesia, the 
PRC, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine, and CVD orders on HR steel from 
India, Indonesia, and Thailand. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will 
continue to collect AD and CVD cash deposits at the rates in effect at 
the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise.
    The effective date of continuation of these orders will be the date 
of publication in the Federal Register of this Notice of Continuation. 
Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6)(A) of the Act, the 
Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of these 
orders not later than November 2012.
    These five-year (sunset) reviews and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act. This notice is published pursuant to 
751(c) and 771(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4).

    Dated: December 14, 2007.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E7-25098 Filed 12-26-07; 8:45 am]
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