Stainless Steel Wire Rods From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New-Shipper Review, 4828-4829 [E8-1443]

Download as PDF 4828 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 18 / Monday, January 28, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–808] Stainless Steel Wire Rods From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty New-Shipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On October 26, 2007, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of a new-shipper review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rods from India. The stainless steel wire rods (wire rods) were produced and exported by Sunflag Iron & Steel Co., Ltd. (Sunflag). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. Based on our analysis of comments received, we have not made any changes to our decision to apply adverse facts available to Sunflag’s U.S. sales. Therefore, our final results are identical to our preliminary results. The final results are listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of the NewShipper Review’’. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 28, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Cartsos or Minoo Hatten, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1757 and (202) 482–1690, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Background On October 26, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the new-shipper review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rods from India. See Stainless Steel Wire Rods from India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty New-Shipper Review, 72 FR 60808 (October 26, 2007). We invited interested parties to comment on the preliminary results. Sunflag filed a case brief on November 26, 2007. Domestic interested parties, Carpenter Technology Corp., North American Stainless, and Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., filed a rebuttal brief on November 27, 2007. Scope of the Order The merchandise under review is wire rods, which are hot-rolled or hotrolled annealed and/or pickled rounds, squares, octagons, hexagons or other shapes, in coils. Wire rods are made of VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Jan 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 alloy steels containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. These products are only manufactured by hot-rolling and are normally sold in coiled form, and are of solid cross section. The majority of wire rods sold in the United States are round in cross-section shape, annealed, and pickled. The most common size is 5.5 millimeters in diameter. The wire rods subject to this order are currently classifiable under subheadings 7221.00.0005, 7221.00.0015, 7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, and 7221.00.0075 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive of whether the merchandise is covered by the order. Final Results of the New-Shipper Review We determine that the adverse factsavailable margin on stainless steel wire rods from India produced and exported by Sunflag for the period December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006, is 48.80 percent. Analysis of Comments Received Cash-Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of this notice of final results of the newshipper review for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act): (1) The cash-deposit rate for stainless steel wire rods that were produced and exported by Sunflag will be 48.80 percent; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash-deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original less-than-fair-value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash-deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash-deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be the allothers rate of 48.80 percent, which is the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value investigation. See Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Stainless Steel Wire Rods from India, 58 FR 54110 (October 20, 1993). These cash-deposit rates shall remain in effect until further notice. All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this newshipper review are addressed in the ‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’ (Decision Memorandum) from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated January 17, 2008, which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues which the parties have raised and to which we have responded is attached to this notice as an appendix. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised and corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file in Import Administration’s Central Records Unit, Room B–099 of the main Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum is available on the Internet at http://iaita.doc.gov/frn/ index.html. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. No Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on our analysis of the comments received, the Department has made no changes in the final results from the preliminary results of newshipper review and confirms its decision to apply adverse facts available to Sunflag’s U.S. sales. Accordingly, as a result of our review we determine that a dumping margin of 48.80 percent exists for Sunflag for the period December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Assessment Rates The Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Because we are relying on total adverse facts available to establish Sunflag’s dumping margin, we will instruct CBP to apply a dumping margin of 48.80 percent to all entries of subject merchandise during the POR that were produced and exported by Sunflag. We intend to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after the publication of these final results of the new-shipper review. Notification to Importers This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 4829 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 18 / Monday, January 28, 2008 / Notices regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to an administrative protective order of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under such an order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely notification of the return or destruction of administrative-protective-order materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an administrative protective order is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(2)(B) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: January 17, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix Comment 1: Errors in Home-Market Sales Comment 2: Incomplete Home-Market Sales Comment 3: Miscellaneous Errors Comment 4: Ill–Preparedness for Verification [FR Doc. E8–1443 Filed 1–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with December anniversary dates. In accordance with our regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 28, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila E. Forbes, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Unit, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4737. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2004), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with December anniversary dates. The Department also received a timely request to revoke in part the antidumping duty order on Honey from Argentina with respect to one exporter. Initiation of Reviews In accordance with section 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we are initiating administrative reviews of the following antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings. We intend to issue the final results of these reviews not later than December 31, 2008. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Period to be reviewed Antidumping Duty Proceedings Argentina: Honey, A–357–812 ........................................................................................................................................ AGLH S.A. Algodonera Avellaneda S.A. Asociacion de Cooperativas Argentinas. Bomare S.A. (Bodegas Miguel Armengol). Compania Apicola Argentina S.A. Compania Inversora Platense S.A. El Mana S.A. HoneyMax S.A. Mercoline S.A. Mielar S.A. Nexco S.A. Patagonik S.A. Productos Afer S.A. Seabird Argentina S.A. Seylinco, S.A. India: Carbazole Violet Pigment 23, A–533–838 ............................................................................................................ Alpanil Industries Limited. Pidilite Industries Limited. Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products, A–533–820 .................................................................................. Essar Steel Limited. Ispat Industries Limited. JSW Steel Limited. Tata Steel Limited. South Korea: Welded ASTM A–312 Stainless Steel Pipe, A–580–810 ......................................................................... SeAH. The People’s Republic of China: Carbazole Violet Pigment 23,1 A–570–892 ............................................................... Aesthetic Colortech (Shanghai) Company, Limited. Anhui Worldbest IE Company, Limited. Cidic Company, Limited. Ganguink Group, Pigment Division. Goldlink Industries Company, Limited. Hunan Sunlogistics International Company, Limited. Hygeia-Chem (Shanghai) Company, Limited. Nantong Haidi Chemical Company, Limited. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Jan 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 12/01/06–11/30/07 12/1/06–11/30/07 12/1/06–11/30/07 12/1/06–11/30/07 12/1/06–11/30/07

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-808]


Stainless Steel Wire Rods From India: Final Results of 
Antidumping Duty New-Shipper Review

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

SUMMARY: On October 26, 2007, the Department of Commerce published the 
preliminary results of a new-shipper review of the antidumping duty 
order on stainless steel wire rods from India. The stainless steel wire 
rods (wire rods) were produced and exported by Sunflag Iron & Steel 
Co., Ltd. (Sunflag). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2005, 
through November 30, 2006. Based on our analysis of comments received, 
we have not made any changes to our decision to apply adverse facts 
available to Sunflag's U.S. sales. Therefore, our final results are 
identical to our preliminary results. The final results are listed 
below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the New-Shipper 
Review''.

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 28, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catherine Cartsos or Minoo Hatten, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1757 and (202) 482-1690, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On October 26, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the preliminary results of the new-shipper review of the 
antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rods from India. See 
Stainless Steel Wire Rods from India: Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty New-Shipper Review, 72 FR 60808 (October 26, 2007). We 
invited interested parties to comment on the preliminary results. 
Sunflag filed a case brief on November 26, 2007. Domestic interested 
parties, Carpenter Technology Corp., North American Stainless, and 
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products, Inc., filed a rebuttal brief on 
November 27, 2007.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise under review is wire rods, which are hot-rolled or 
hot-rolled annealed and/or pickled rounds, squares, octagons, hexagons 
or other shapes, in coils. Wire rods are made of alloy steels 
containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent 
or more of chromium, with or without other elements. These products are 
only manufactured by hot-rolling and are normally sold in coiled form, 
and are of solid cross section. The majority of wire rods sold in the 
United States are round in cross-section shape, annealed, and pickled. 
The most common size is 5.5 millimeters in diameter.
    The wire rods subject to this order are currently classifiable 
under subheadings 7221.00.0005, 7221.00.0015, 7221.00.0030, 
7221.00.0045, and 7221.00.0075 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise subject to the order is dispositive of whether the 
merchandise is covered by the order.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to 
this new-shipper review are addressed in the ``Issues and Decision 
Memorandum'' (Decision Memorandum) from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, 
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated January 17, 2008, 
which is hereby adopted by this notice. A list of the issues which the 
parties have raised and to which we have responded is attached to this 
notice as an appendix. Parties can find a complete discussion of all 
issues raised and corresponding recommendations in this public 
memorandum, which is on file in Import Administration's Central Records 
Unit, Room B-099 of the main Department building. In addition, a 
complete version of the Decision Memorandum is available on the 
Internet at http://iaita.doc.gov/frn/index.html. The paper copy and 
electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

No Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on our analysis of the comments received, the Department has 
made no changes in the final results from the preliminary results of 
new-shipper review and confirms its decision to apply adverse facts 
available to Sunflag's U.S. sales. Accordingly, as a result of our 
review we determine that a dumping margin of 48.80 percent exists for 
Sunflag for the period December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006.

Final Results of the New-Shipper Review

    We determine that the adverse facts-available margin on stainless 
steel wire rods from India produced and exported by Sunflag for the 
period December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006, is 48.80 percent.

Assessment Rates

    The Department will determine, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries. Because we are relying on total adverse facts available to 
establish Sunflag's dumping margin, we will instruct CBP to apply a 
dumping margin of 48.80 percent to all entries of subject merchandise 
during the POR that were produced and exported by Sunflag. We intend to 
issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after 
the publication of these final results of the new-shipper review.

Cash-Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of this notice of final results of the new-shipper review 
for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, 
consistent with section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act): (1) The cash-deposit rate for stainless steel wire 
rods that were produced and exported by Sunflag will be 48.80 percent; 
(2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, 
the cash-deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate 
published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm 
covered in this review, a prior review, or the original less-than-fair-
value investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash-deposit rate 
will be the rate established for the most recent period for the 
manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) the cash-deposit rate for all 
other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be the all-others 
rate of 48.80 percent, which is the all-others rate established in the 
less-than-fair-value investigation. See Final Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value: Certain Stainless Steel Wire Rods from India, 58 
FR 54110 (October 20, 1993). These cash-deposit rates shall remain in 
effect until further notice.

Notification to Importers

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate

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regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation 
of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply 
with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Orders

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to an 
administrative protective order of their responsibility concerning the 
disposition of proprietary information disclosed under such an order in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely notification of the return 
or destruction of administrative-protective-order materials or 
conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to 
comply with the regulations and the terms of an administrative 
protective order is a sanctionable violation.
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(2)(B) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: January 17, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix

Comment 1: Errors in Home-Market Sales
Comment 2: Incomplete Home-Market Sales
Comment 3: Miscellaneous Errors
Comment 4: Ill-Preparedness for Verification
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