Silicon Metal from the Russian Federation: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order, 40848-40849 [E8-16316]

Download as PDF 40848 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 16, 2008 / Notices PROPOSED TIMETABLE—Continued Participants free to depart Zhuhai via the ferry to Hong Kong. Participation Requirements All parties interested in participating in the Aerospace Supplier Development Mission to China must complete and submit an application for consideration by the Department of Commerce. All applicants will be evaluated on their ability to meet certain conditions and best satisfy the selection criteria as outlined below. The mission will open on a first come first served basis to 10 qualified U.S. companies. Fees and Expenses After a company has been selected to participate on the mission, a payment to the Department of Commerce in the form of a participation fee is required. 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Contacts Mr. Eric Nielsen, ITA Aerospace and Defense Technology Team, Arizona U.S. Export Assistance Center, Tel: (520) 670–5808, E-mail: eric.nielsen@mail.doc.gov; Mr. William Lawton, ITA Aerospace and Defense Technology Team, Miami U.S. Export Assistance Center, Tel: (305) 526–7425, ext. 26, E-mail: William.lawton@mail.doc.gov. Eric Nielsen, Director, Arizona U.S. Export Assistance Center. [FR Doc. E8–15838 Filed 7–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–821–817] Silicon Metal from the Russian Federation: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the Russian Federation (Russia), would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation for this antidumping duty order. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 16, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene Calvert or Paul Matino, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3586 or (202) 482– 4146, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from Russia, pursuant to Section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five–year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 73 FR 6128 (February 1, 2008) (Notice of Initiation). As a result of its review, the Department found that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping, and therefore notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the order to be revoked. See Silicon Metal from the Russian Federation: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Order, 73 FR 31064 (May 30, 2008). On June 30, 2008, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from Russia would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 137 / Wednesday, July 16, 2008 / Notices industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Silicon Metal from Russia, USITC Pub. 4018, Inv. No. 731–TA–991 (Review), June 2008; see also Silicon Metal from Russia, 73 FR 38467 (July 7, 2008). Scope of the Order Continuation of the Order mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of this antidumping duty order would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping 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 antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the Russian Federation. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of this order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five–year review of this order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation, in July 2013. This five–year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: July 9, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–16316 Filed 7–15–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S 17:00 Jul 15, 2008 International Trade Administration Mission Statement; Manufacturing and Technology Trade Mission to Australia; November 17–21, 2008 Department of Commerce, ITA. Notice. AGENCY: The product covered by this order is silicon metal, which generally contains at least 96.00 percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon by weight. The merchandise covered by this order also includes silicon metal from Russia containing between 89.00 and 96.00 percent silicon by weight, but containing more aluminum than the silicon metal which contains at least 96.00 percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon by weight. Silicon metal currently is classifiable under subheadings 2804.69.10 and 2804.69.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). This order covers all silicon metal meeting the above specification, regardless of tariff classification. VerDate Aug<31>2005 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Jkt 214001 ACTION: Mission Description The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is organizing a Manufacturing and Technology Trade Mission to Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, November 17–21, 2008, to be led by the Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion or another U.S. Department of Commerce senior official. The mission will help participating firms gain market information, make business and government contacts, solidify business strategies, and advance specific projects, towards the goal of increasing U.S. exports to Australia. The mission will include business-tobusiness matchmaking appointments with local companies, as well as meetings with key government officials, and American and local chambers of commerce. The delegation will be comprised of U.S. firms representing a cross section of U.S. industries with growing potential in Australia, including, but not limited to, automotive parts; building and construction, including green building; energy production, including renewable energy, coal production, and mineral extraction; transportation, including intelligent transportation systems; and water resources. Commercial Setting Macro measures of opportunity in the Australian market include high per capita income, rising terms of trade, and substantial purchasing power, in addition to the favorable foreign exchange rate, which gives a strong boost to U.S. exports. Australia ranks as the United States’ 15th largest export market, and the Australia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA) has enhanced our long and successful trading relationship by eliminating tariffs on nearly all manufactured and agricultural goods. U.S. goods and services exports to Australia reached $29 billion in 2007, an increase of 10 percent over 2006, and first-quarter figures for 2008 (provided by the Bureau of Economic Analysis) show continued growth. The following sectors hold considerable promise for U.S. firms: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 40849 Automotive: Australia’s $12 billion automotive aftermarket provides excellent opportunities for U.S. suppliers of specialty products, accessories, and necessary parts such as tires, carburetors, engine parts, piston rings, fuel injection products, transmission and ignition products, lubricants and fuel pumps, and body repair tools. Construction: Imports dominate Australia’s $1.3 billion market for construction machinery, of which U.S. imports account for $578.3 million. AUSFTA’s elimination of import duty on construction machinery from the United States, together with a favorable exchange rate, puts U.S. imports in a stronger competitive position, as the import duty rate from other countries is five percent. The Australian government allocated $18.6 billion in the 2007 budget to improve the country’s inland transport system over the next five years. Australia’s expanding ‘‘green’’ building market also offers opportunities for U.S. suppliers of innovative technologies. Energy: Power generation is an important sector in Australia, including around 81 billion in generation, transmission and distribution assets. Coal-fired generators account for the bulk of electricity generated. In 2000, the Australian government provided a stimulus by requiring electricity retailers to source an additional two percent of their supply from renewable or specified waste sources. In December 2007, the new Australian government ratified the Kyoto Protocol and has set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 60 percent on 2000 levels by 2050. Australia’s federal government is expected to develop grants and policy initiatives to help increase the number of renewable energy projects substantially. Mining: Australia is among the world’s leading exporters of black coal, diamonds, iron ore, lead, rutile, zinc and zirconium, gold; aluminum, and bauxite. The United States is Australia’s major supplier of mining equipment, claiming 35 percent of the import market share. Continuing high mineral prices throughout 2007 have led to further exploration across the country. In 2006–2007 private enterprises spent 55 percent more ($3.1 billion) on mineral exploration than in the previous fiscal year. Oil and gas: Australia continues to be a good market for U.S. oil and gas equipment and service suppliers. Increasing demand for petroleum products (particularly liquefied natural gas) is fueling the exploration, development and production of both E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-821-817]


Silicon Metal from the Russian Federation: Continuation of 
Antidumping Duty Order

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY:  As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) 
that revocation of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the 
Russian Federation (Russia), would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation for this 
antidumping duty order.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 16, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gene Calvert or Paul Matino, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution 
Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3586 or 
(202) 482-4146, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department initiated and the ITC instituted sunset reviews of 
the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from Russia, pursuant to 
Section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See 
Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 73 FR 6128 (February 1, 
2008) (Notice of Initiation).
    As a result of its review, the Department found that revocation of 
the antidumping duty order would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping, and therefore notified the ITC of the magnitude 
of the margins likely to prevail were the order to be revoked. See 
Silicon Metal from the Russian Federation: Final Results of Expedited 
Sunset Review of Antidumping Order, 73 FR 31064 (May 30, 2008).
    On June 30, 2008, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of 
the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal 
from Russia would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of 
material injury to an

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industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See 
Silicon Metal from Russia, USITC Pub. 4018, Inv. No. 731-TA-991 
(Review), June 2008; see also Silicon Metal from Russia, 73 FR 38467 
(July 7, 2008).

Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is silicon metal, which generally 
contains at least 96.00 percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon by 
weight. The merchandise covered by this order also includes silicon 
metal from Russia containing between 89.00 and 96.00 percent silicon by 
weight, but containing more aluminum than the silicon metal which 
contains at least 96.00 percent but less than 99.99 percent silicon by 
weight. Silicon metal currently is classifiable under subheadings 
2804.69.10 and 2804.69.50 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS). This order covers all silicon metal meeting the 
above specification, regardless of tariff classification.

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of this antidumping duty order would likely lead to a 
continuation or recurrence of dumping 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 antidumping 
duty order on silicon metal from the Russian Federation. U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash 
deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of 
subject merchandise.
    The effective date of the continuation of this order will be the 
date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of 
continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department 
intends to initiate the next five-year review of this order not later 
than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of 
continuation, in July 2013.
    This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: July 9, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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