Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From The People's Republic of China, 20021-20023 [E8-7892]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 72 / Monday, April 14, 2008 / Notices the publication of the preliminary determination if, in the event of an affirmative determination, a request for such postponement is made by exporters who account for a significant proportion of exports of the subject merchandise, or in the event of a negative preliminary determination, a request for such postponement is made by petitioner. In addition, section 351.210(e)(2) of the Department’s regulations require that requests by respondents for postponement of a final determination be accompanied by a request for extension of provisional measures from a four month period to not more than six months. On March 25, 2008, Shanghai Wells Hanger Co., Ltd., one of the two mandatory respondents, requested a 60day extension of the final determination and extension of the provisional measures. Thus, because our amended preliminary determination is affirmative, and the respondent requesting a postponement of the final determination and an extension of the provisional measures, accounts for a significant proportion of exports of hangers, and no compelling reasons for denial exist, we are postponing the deadline for the final determination by 60 days until August 7, 2008, based on the publication date of the Preliminary Determination. International Trade Commission Notification jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES In accordance with section 733(f) of the Act, we have notified the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) of our amended preliminary determination. If our final determination is affirmative, the ITC will make its final determination as to whether the domestic industry in the United States is materially injured, or threatened with material injury, by reason of imports of steel wire garment hangers, or sales (or the likelihood of sales) for importation, of the merchandise under investigation, within 45 days of our final determination. This determination is issued and published in accordance with sections 733(f), 735(a)(2), and 777(i) of the Act and sections 351.210(g) and 351.224(e) of the Department’s regulations. Dated: April 7, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–7895 Filed 4–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:09 Apr 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–274–804) Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Trinidad and Tobago: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 14, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dennis McClure or Stephanie Moore, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5973 and (202) 482–3692, respectively. AGENCY: 20021 addition, we need additional time to thoroughly consider the responses to the supplemental questionnaires the Department has sent to the respondent. Therefore, we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of review by 120 days to October 30, 2008, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR § 351.213(h)(2) of the Department’s regulations. Therefore, the preliminary results are now due no later than October 30, 2008. The final results continue to be due 120 days after publication of the preliminary results. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: April 8, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–7891 Filed 4–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE On November 26, 2007, the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod from Trinidad and Tobago, covering the period October 1, 2006, to September 30, 2007. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 72 FR 65938 (November 26, 2007). The preliminary results of this review are currently due no later than July 2, 2008. Extension of Time Limit of Preliminary Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), requires the Department to make a preliminary determination in an administrative review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order or finding for which a review is requested. Consistent with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the Department may extend the 245-day period to 365 days if it is not practicable to complete the review within a 245-day period. We determine that completion of the preliminary results of this review within the 245-day period is not practicable. Specifically, Gerdau Ameristeel US Inc., Nucor Steel Connecticut Inc., Keystone Consolidated Industries, Inc., and Rocky Mountain Steel Mills (collectively, petitioners) have raised a number of issues which require the collection of additional data and analysis. In PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 International Trade Administration A–570–865 Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From The People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 14, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Quigley or Blaine Wiltse, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4047 and (202) 482–6345, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background On November 1, 2007, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot– rolled carbon steel flat products from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) for the period of review (‘‘POR’’) November 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 72 FR 61859 (November 1, 2007). On November 30, 2007, Nucor Corporation (‘‘Petitioner’’), a domestic producer of E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 20022 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 72 / Monday, April 14, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products, requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of Baosteel Group Corporation, Shanghai Baosteel International Economic & Trading Co., Ltd., and Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (collectively ‘‘Baosteel’’). On December 27, 2007, the Department published a notice of initiation of an antidumping duty administrative review on certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products from the PRC. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, (‘‘Notice of Initiation’’), 72 FR 73315 (December 27, 2007). On January 7, 2008, Baosteel submitted a letter stating that it had no sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. On January 28, 2008, the Department sent an inquiry to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) requesting notification as to whether it had information indicating that there were shipments of subject merchandise into the United States during the POR by Baosteel. The Department has not to date received any notification from CBP indicating that there were shipments of subject merchandise by Baosteel during the POR. The Department has also reviewed CBP entry data for the POR, and found no evidence that there were entries of subject merchandise exported by Baosteel. Scope of the Review For purposes of this review, the products covered are 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 4.0 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 this review.Specifically included within the scope of this review 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:09 Apr 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 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 to be included in the scope of this review, 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, or0.10 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 description provided above are within the scope of this review unless otherwise excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or specifically excluded from the scope of this review: • Alloy hot–rolled steel products in which at least one of the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., 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 bearing 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 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the HTSUS. The merchandise subject to this review 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 this review, 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 written description of the merchandise under review is dispositive. Period of Review The POR is November 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. Preliminary Rescission of Review Because there is no information on the record which indicates that Baosteel made sales to the United States of subject merchandise during the POR, and because Baosteel is the only company subject to this administrative review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3) and consistent with our practice, we are preliminarily rescinding this review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot– rolled carbon steel flat products from the PRC for the period of November 1, 2006, to October 31, 2007. If the rescission is confirmed in our final results, the cash deposit rate for Baosteel will continue to be the rate established in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding. E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 72 / Monday, April 14, 2008 / Notices Interested parties may submit comments for consideration in the Department’s final results not later than 30 days after publication of this notice. See 19 CFR 351.309(c). Responses to those comments may be submitted not later than five days following submission of the comments. See 19 CFR 351.309(d). All written comments must be submitted in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303, and must be served on interested parties on the Department’s service list in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(3). The Department will issue the final results of this administrative review, which will include the results of its analysis of issues raised in any such comments, within 120 days of publication of the preliminary results, and will publish these results in the Federal Register. This notice is in accordance with sections 751 and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: April 7, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–7892 Filed 4–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–533–847, A–570–934) 1–Hydroxyethylidene–1, 1– Diphosphonic Acid from the Republic of India and the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Investigations Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 14, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian Smith (India) or Maisha Cryor (People’s Republic of China), AD/CVD Operations, Offices 2 and 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1766 or (202) 482– 5831, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: The Petitions On March 19, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received petitions concerning imports of 1– hydroxyethylidene–1, 1–diphosphonic acid (HEDP) from the Republic of India (India) (India petition) and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) (PRC petition) VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:09 Apr 11, 2008 Jkt 214001 filed in proper form by Compass Chemical International LLC (petitioner). See the Petitions on HEDP from India and the PRC submitted on March 19, 2008. On March 24 and 25, and April 1, 2008, the Department issued requests for additional information and clarification of certain areas of the petitions. Based on the Department’s requests, the petitioner filed additional information on March 27, April 1 and 3, 2008 (two distinct submissions on general material and one distinct submission on PRC–only material). On March 28, 2008, Rhodia Inc., a producer of non–HEDP phosphonates and an importer of HEDP, submitted information indicating that the petitioner is the only U.S. producer of HEDP. In accordance with section 732(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the petitioner alleges that imports of HEDP from India and the PRC are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, within the meaning of section 731 of the Act, and that such imports are materially injuring, or threatening material injury to, an industry in the United States. The Department finds that the petitioner filed these petitions on behalf of the domestic industry because the petitioner is an interested party as defined in section 771(9)(C) of the Act, and has demonstrated sufficient industry support with respect to the antidumping duty investigations that the petitioner is requesting that the Department initiate (see ‘‘Determination of Industry Support for the Petitions’’ section below). Period of Investigations The period of investigation (POI) for India is January 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. The POI for the PRC is July 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. See 19 CFR 351.204(b)(1). Scope of Investigations The merchandise covered by each of these investigations includes all grades of aqueous, acidic (non–neutralized) concentrations of 1–hydroxyethylidene– 1, 1–diphosphonic acid1, also referred to as hydroxethlylidenendiphosphonic acid, hydroxyethanediphosphonic acid, acetodiphosphonic acid, and etidronic acid. The CAS (Chemical Abstract Service) registry number for HEDP is 2809–21–4. The merchandise subject to these investigations is currently classified in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 2931.00.9043. It may also 1C PO 00000 2H8O7P2 or C(CH3)(OH)(PO3H2)2 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20023 enter under HTSUS subheading 2811.19.6090. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes only, the written description of the scope of these investigations is dispositive. Comments on Scope of Investigations During our review of the petitions, we discussed the scope with the petitioner to ensure that it is an accurate reflection of the products for which the domestic industry is seeking relief. Moreover, as discussed in the preamble to the regulations (Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties; Final Rule, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997)), we are setting aside a period for interested parties to raise issues regarding product coverage. The Department encourages all interested parties to submit such comments by April 28, 2008, which is 20 calendar days from the date of signature of this notice. Comments should be addressed to Import Administration’s APO/Dockets Unit, Room 1870, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. The period of scope consultations is intended to provide the Department with ample opportunity to consider all comments and to consult with parties prior to the issuance of the preliminary determinations. Comments on Product Characteristics for Antidumping Duty Questionnaires We are requesting comments from interested parties regarding the appropriate physical characteristics of HEDP to be reported in response to the Department’s antidumping questionnaires. This information will be used to identify the key physical characteristics of the subject merchandise in order to more accurately report the relevant factors and costs of production, as well as to develop appropriate product comparison criteria. Interested parties may provide any information or comments that they feel are relevant to the development of an accurate listing of physical characteristics. Specifically, they may provide comments as to which characteristics are appropriate to use as 1) general product characteristics and 2) the product comparison criteria. We note that it is not always appropriate to use all product characteristics as product comparison criteria. We base product comparison criteria on meaningful commercial differences among products. In other words, while there may be some physical product characteristics utilized by E:\FR\FM\14APN1.SGM 14APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-570-865


Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: 
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From The People's 
Republic of China

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 14, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Quigley or Blaine Wiltse, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
4047 and (202) 482-6345, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 1, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review 
of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat 
products from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for the period 
of review (``POR'') November 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007. See 
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended 
Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 72 FR 
61859 (November 1, 2007). On November 30, 2007, Nucor Corporation 
(``Petitioner''), a domestic producer of

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certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products, requested that the 
Department conduct an administrative review of Baosteel Group 
Corporation, Shanghai Baosteel International Economic & Trading Co., 
Ltd., and Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd. (collectively ``Baosteel''). 
On December 27, 2007, the Department published a notice of initiation 
of an antidumping duty administrative review on certain hot-rolled 
carbon steel flat products from the PRC. See Initiation of Antidumping 
and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, (``Notice of 
Initiation''), 72 FR 73315 (December 27, 2007).
    On January 7, 2008, Baosteel submitted a letter stating that it had 
no sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. On 
January 28, 2008, the Department sent an inquiry to U.S. Customs and 
Border Protection (``CBP'') requesting notification as to whether it 
had information indicating that there were shipments of subject 
merchandise into the United States during the POR by Baosteel. The 
Department has not to date received any notification from CBP 
indicating that there were shipments of subject merchandise by Baosteel 
during the POR. The Department has also reviewed CBP entry data for the 
POR, and found no evidence that there were entries of subject 
merchandise exported by Baosteel.

Scope of the Review

    For purposes of this review, the products covered are 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 4.0 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 this 
review.Specifically included within the scope of this review 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 to be included in the scope of this review, 
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, or0.10 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 description 
provided above are within the scope of this review unless otherwise 
excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or 
specifically excluded from the scope of this review:
 Alloy hot-rolled steel products in which at least one of the 
chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., 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 bearing 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 this review 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 this review, 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 
written description of the merchandise under review is dispositive.

Period of Review

    The POR is November 1, 2006, through October 31, 2007.

Preliminary Rescission of Review

    Because there is no information on the record which indicates that 
Baosteel made sales to the United States of subject merchandise during 
the POR, and because Baosteel is the only company subject to this 
administrative review, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3) and 
consistent with our practice, we are preliminarily rescinding this 
review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel 
flat products from the PRC for the period of November 1, 2006, to 
October 31, 2007. If the rescission is confirmed in our final results, 
the cash deposit rate for Baosteel will continue to be the rate

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established in the most recently completed segment of this proceeding.
    Interested parties may submit comments for consideration in the 
Department's final results not later than 30 days after publication of 
this notice. See 19 CFR 351.309(c). Responses to those comments may be 
submitted not later than five days following submission of the 
comments. See 19 CFR 351.309(d). All written comments must be submitted 
in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303, and must be served on interested 
parties on the Department's service list in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.303(f)(3). The Department will issue the final results of this 
administrative review, which will include the results of its analysis 
of issues raised in any such comments, within 120 days of publication 
of the preliminary results, and will publish these results in the 
Federal Register.
    This notice is in accordance with sections 751 and 777(i)(1) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: April 7, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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