Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 2444-2445 [E8-564]

Download as PDF 2444 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 15, 2008 / Notices Department requires additional time to analyze a number of complex costaccounting issues such as determining how to value affiliated-party inputs. Therefore, we are extending the deadline for completing the preliminary results until April 15, 2008, which is 320 days from the last day of the anniversary month of the date of publication of the order. The deadline for the final results of the review continues to be 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results. This extension notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(I) of the Act. Dated: January 9, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–550 Filed 1–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–818] Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On September 10, 2007, the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty (‘‘CVD’’) order on corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products (‘‘corrosion–resistant carbon steel plate’’) from the Republic of Korea (‘‘Korea’’) for the period of review (‘‘POR’’) January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005. See Certain Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: 72 FR 51602 (September 10, 2007) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). We preliminarily found that Pohang Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. (‘‘POSCO’’) and Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. (‘‘Dongbu’’) received de minimis countervailable subsidies during the POR. We received comments on our preliminary results from POSCO, a respondent company. The final results are listed in the section ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ below. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 15, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Copyak or Gayle Longest, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 3, Import rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Jan 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4014, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2209 or (202) 482–3338, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 17, 1993, the Department published in the Federal Register the CVD order on corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products from Korea. See Countervailing Duty Orders and Amendments to Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determinations: Certain Steel Products from Korea, 58 FR 43752 (August 17, 1993). On September 10, 2007, the Department published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of the administrative review of this order for the period January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005. See Preliminary Results, 72 FR 51602. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), this administrative review covers POSCO and Dongbu, producers and exporters of subject merchandise. In the Preliminary Results, we invited interested parties to submit briefs or request a hearing. We received comments from POSCO, a respondent. We received no comments from United States Steel Corporation and Nucor Corporation, the petitioners, or Dongbu. The Department did not conduct a hearing in this review because none was requested. Scope of Order Products covered by this order are certain corrosion–resistant carbon steel flat products from Korea. These products include flat–rolled carbon steel products, of rectangular shape, either clad, plated, or coated with corrosion– resistant metals such as zinc, aluminum, or zinc–, aluminum–, nickel– or iron– based alloys, whether or not corrugated or painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other nonmetallic substances in addition to the metallic coating, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers) and of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, or in straight lengths which, if of a thickness less than 4.75 millimeters, are of a width of 0.5 inch or greater and which measures at least 10 times the thickness or if of a thickness of 4.75 millimeters or more are of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters and measures at least twice the thickness. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) at subheadings: 7210.30.0000, 7210.31.0000, 7210.39.0000, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0090, 7210.60.0000, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 7210.70.6090, 7210.90.1000, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 7212.21.0000, 7212.29.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7212.60.0000, 7215.90.1000, 7215.9030, 7215.90.5000, 7217.12.1000, 7217.13.1000, 7217.19.1000, 7217.19.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.22.5000, 7217.23.5000, 7217.29.1000, 7217.29.5000, 7217.30.15.0000, 7217.32.5000, 7217.33.5000, 7217.39.1000, 7217.39.5000, 7217.90.1000 and 7217.90.5000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise is dispositive. Period of Review The POR for which we are measuring subsidies is from January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005. Analysis of Comments On October 10, 2007, POSCO filed comments. Neither Dongbu nor petitioners filed a case brief or a rebuttal brief. All issues in POSCO’s case brief by are addressed in the accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review on Corrosion–Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Korea (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’), which is hereby adopted by this notice. A listing of the issues that parties raised and to which we have responded is attached to this notice as Appendix I. Parties can find a complete discussion of the issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file in the Central Records Unit (‘‘CRU’’), room B–099 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum, can be accessed directly on the World Wide Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov.frn. The paper copy and the electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review After reviewing POSCO’s comments, we have made adjustments to our calculations as explained in our Decision Memorandum. Consistent with the Preliminary Results, we find that POSCO and Dongbu received de minimis countervailable subsidies during the POR. E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 10 / Tuesday, January 15, 2008 / Notices Company Pohang Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. (POSCO) .................... Dongbu Steel Co. Ltd. (Dongbu) ........................... Net subsidy rate 0.09 percent ad valorem (de minimis) 0.27 percent ad valorem (de minimis) Assessment Rates/Cash Deposits The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise by POSCO and Dongbu entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005, without regard to countervailing duties. We will also instruct CBP not to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties on shipments of the subject merchandise by POSCO and Dongbu entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of these final results of review. For all non–reviewed companies, the Department has instructed CBP to assess countervailing duties at the cash deposit rates in effect at the time of entry, for entries between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2005. The cash deposit rates for all companies not covered by this review are not changed by the results of this review. Return of Destruction of Proprietary Information rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:48 Jan 14, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: January 8, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix I – Issues in Decision Memorandum Company–Specific Issues 1. Whether Certain Research and Development (‘‘R&D’’) Grants Under the Industrial Development Act (‘‘IDA’’) Provide Countervailable Benefits 2. Calculation of R&D Benefits to POSCO [FR Doc. E8–564 Filed 1–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–602–806, A–570–919] Postponement of Preliminary Determinations of Antidumping Duty Investigations:Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide from Australia and the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 15, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla (Australia) or Eugene Degnan (the People’s Republic of China), AD/CVD Operations, Office 5 or Office 8, respectively, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3477 or (202) 482– 0414, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 2445 pursuant to 19 CFR 351.205(b)(2) and (e) for a 50-day postponement of the preliminary determinations. The petitioner requested postponement of the preliminary determinations in order to allow the Department additional time to do a thorough investigation of the respondents in these investigations. For the reason identified by the petitioner and because there are no compelling reasons to deny the request, the Department is postponing the deadline for the preliminary determinations under section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Act by 50 days to March 19, 2008. The deadline for the final determinations will continue to be 75 days after the date of the preliminary determinations, unless extended. This notice is issued and published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.205(f)(1). Dated: January 8, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–544 Filed 1–14–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S AGENCY: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations On September 17, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated the antidumping duty investigations of electrolytic manganese dioxide from Australia and the People’s Republic of China. See Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations: Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide from Australia and the People’s Republic of China, 72 FR 52850 (September 17, 2007). The notice of initiation stated that the Department would issue its preliminary determinations for these investigations no later than 140 days after the date of issuance of the initiation, in accordance with section 733(b)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). On December 31, 2007, the petitioner, Tronox, LLC, made a timely request PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–910] Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 15, 2008. SUMMARY: We preliminarily determine that circular welded carbon quality steel pipe (‘‘CWP’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’), as provided in section 733 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’). The estimated margins of sales at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’) are shown in the ‘‘Preliminary Determination’’ section of this notice. Pursuant to requests from interested parties, we are postponing for 60 days the final determination and extending provisional measures from a four-month period to not more than six months. Accordingly, we will make our final determination not later than 135 days after publication of the preliminary determination. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Martin or Maisha Cryor, AD/ AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\15JAN1.SGM 15JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-818]


Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic 
of Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On September 10, 2007, the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published in the Federal Register its preliminary results 
of the administrative review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order 
on corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (``corrosion-
resistant carbon steel plate'') from the Republic of Korea (``Korea'') 
for the period of review (``POR'') January 1, 2005, through December 
31, 2005. See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products 
from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Review: 72 FR 51602 (September 10, 2007) (``Preliminary 
Results''). We preliminarily found that Pohang Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. 
(``POSCO'') and Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd. (``Dongbu'') received de minimis 
countervailable subsidies during the POR. We received comments on our 
preliminary results from POSCO, a respondent company. The final results 
are listed in the section ``Final Results of Review'' below.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 15, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Copyak or Gayle Longest, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, Room 4014, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2209 or (202) 482-3338, 
respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 17, 1993, the Department published in the Federal 
Register the CVD order on corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat 
products from Korea. See Countervailing Duty Orders and Amendments to 
Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determinations: Certain Steel 
Products from Korea, 58 FR 43752 (August 17, 1993). On September 10, 
2007, the Department published in the Federal Register its preliminary 
results of the administrative review of this order for the period 
January 1, 2005, through December 31, 2005. See Preliminary Results, 72 
FR 51602. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), this administrative 
review covers POSCO and Dongbu, producers and exporters of subject 
merchandise.
    In the Preliminary Results, we invited interested parties to submit 
briefs or request a hearing. We received comments from POSCO, a 
respondent. We received no comments from United States Steel 
Corporation and Nucor Corporation, the petitioners, or Dongbu. The 
Department did not conduct a hearing in this review because none was 
requested.

Scope of Order

    Products covered by this order are certain corrosion-resistant 
carbon steel flat products from Korea. These products include flat-
rolled carbon steel products, of rectangular shape, either clad, 
plated, or coated with corrosion-resistant metals such as zinc, 
aluminum, or zinc-, aluminum-, nickel- or iron-based alloys, whether or 
not corrugated or painted, varnished or coated with plastics or other 
nonmetallic substances in addition to the metallic coating, in coils 
(whether or not in successively superimposed layers) and of a width of 
0.5 inch or greater, or in straight lengths which, if of a thickness 
less than 4.75 millimeters, are of a width of 0.5 inch or greater and 
which measures at least 10 times the thickness or if of a thickness of 
4.75 millimeters or more are of a width which exceeds 150 millimeters 
and measures at least twice the thickness. The merchandise subject to 
this order is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States (``HTSUS'') at subheadings: 7210.30.0000, 
7210.31.0000, 7210.39.0000, 7210.41.0000, 7210.49.0030, 7210.49.0090, 
7210.60.0000, 7210.61.0000, 7210.69.0000, 7210.70.6030, 7210.70.6060, 
7210.70.6090, 7210.90.1000, 7210.90.6000, 7210.90.9000, 7212.20.0000, 
7212.21.0000, 7212.29.0000, 7212.30.1030, 7212.30.1090, 7212.30.3000, 
7212.30.5000, 7212.40.1000, 7212.40.5000, 7212.50.0000, 7212.60.0000, 
7215.90.1000, 7215.9030, 7215.90.5000, 7217.12.1000, 7217.13.1000, 
7217.19.1000, 7217.19.5000, 7217.20.1500, 7217.22.5000, 7217.23.5000, 
7217.29.1000, 7217.29.5000, 7217.30.15.0000, 7217.32.5000, 
7217.33.5000, 7217.39.1000, 7217.39.5000, 7217.90.1000 and 
7217.90.5000. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the Department's written description 
of the merchandise is dispositive.

Period of Review

    The POR for which we are measuring subsidies is from January 1, 
2005, through December 31, 2005.

Analysis of Comments

    On October 10, 2007, POSCO filed comments. Neither Dongbu nor 
petitioners filed a case brief or a rebuttal brief. All issues in 
POSCO's case brief by are addressed in the accompanying Issues and 
Decision Memorandum for the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review 
on Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Korea 
(``Decision Memorandum''), which is hereby adopted by this notice. A 
listing of the issues that parties raised and to which we have 
responded is attached to this notice as Appendix I. Parties can find a 
complete discussion of the issues raised in this review and the 
corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on 
file in the Central Records Unit (``CRU''), room B-099 of the main 
Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision 
Memorandum, can be accessed directly on the World Wide Web at http://
ia.ita.doc.gov.frn. The paper copy and the electronic version of the 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    After reviewing POSCO's comments, we have made adjustments to our 
calculations as explained in our Decision Memorandum. Consistent with 
the Preliminary Results, we find that POSCO and Dongbu received de 
minimis countervailable subsidies during the POR.

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                                                            Net subsidy
                         Company                               rate
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Pohang Iron and Steel Co. Ltd. (POSCO)..................    0.09 percent
                                                          ad valorem (de
                                                                minimis)
Dongbu Steel Co. Ltd. (Dongbu)..........................    0.27 percent
                                                          ad valorem (de
                                                                minimis)
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Assessment Rates/Cash Deposits

    The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') 15 days after the date of 
publication of these final results of review to liquidate shipments of 
subject merchandise by POSCO and Dongbu entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 2005, through 
December 31, 2005, without regard to countervailing duties. We will 
also instruct CBP not to collect cash deposits of estimated 
countervailing duties on shipments of the subject merchandise by POSCO 
and Dongbu entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or 
after the date of publication of these final results of review.
    For all non-reviewed companies, the Department has instructed CBP 
to assess countervailing duties at the cash deposit rates in effect at 
the time of entry, for entries between January 1, 2005, and December 
31, 2005. The cash deposit rates for all companies not covered by this 
review are not changed by the results of this review.

Return of Destruction of Proprietary Information

    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of return or destruction of APO materials or conversion to 
judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with 
the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: January 8, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix I - Issues in Decision Memorandum

Company-Specific Issues

1. Whether Certain Research and Development (``R&D'') Grants Under the 
Industrial Development Act (``IDA'') Provide Countervailable Benefits
2. Calculation of R&D Benefits to POSCO
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