Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China, 44961-44965 [E8-17714]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 149 / Friday, August 1, 2008 / Notices 2. If approved, the action will result in authorizing small entities to furnish the services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the services proposed for addition to the Procurement List. Comments on this certification are invited. Commenters should identify the statement(s) underlying the certification on which they are providing additional information. End of Certification The following services are proposed for addition to the Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Services Service Type/Location: Custodial Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service—District Office, 8181 Highway 2, Rapid River, MI. NPA: Lakestate Industries, Escanaba, MI. Contracting Activity: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Hiawatha National Forest, Escanaba, MI. Service Type/Location: Custodial Services, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Glen Haven Annex and Forest Glen Annex, (excluding Main Hospital and Armed Forces Institute of Pathology), 6900 Georgia Avenue, Washington, DC. NPA: MVLE, Inc., Springfield, VA. Contracting Activity: Department of the Army, National Region Contract Office, Washington, DC. Deletions mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. If approved, the action should not result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. If approved, the action may result in authorizing small entities to furnish the products to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the products proposed for deletion from the Procurement List. End of Certification The following products are proposed for deletion from the Procurement List: Products Pad, Scouring NSN: 7920–01–499–1617. NPA: Beacon Lighthouse, Inc., Wichita Falls, TX. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:39 Jul 31, 2008 Jkt 214001 Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Federal Supply Service, Fort Worth, TX. Pad, Folio NSN: 7510–01–484–4590. NPA: Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind, Winston-Salem, NC. Paper Cutter, Rotary Precision NSN: 7520–01–483–8898. NPA: The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. (Seattle Lighthouse), Seattle, WA. Flashlight NSN: 6230–01–513–3276—Flashlight, Aluminum, 3D, Blue. NPA: Central Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Utica, NY. Contracting Activity: General Services Administration, Office Supplies & Paper Products Acquisition Ctr, New York, NY. Kimberly M. Zeich, Director, Program Operations. [FR Doc. E8–17683 Filed 7–31–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6353–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–909] Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Steel Nails From the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on certain steel nails from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). On July 21, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Certain Steel Nails from China, Investigation No. 731–TA–1114 (Final), USITC Publication 4022 (July 2008). EFFECTIVE DATES: August 1, 2008 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey or Alex Villanueva, 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) 482–2312, or (202) 482–3208, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), on June 16, 2008, the Department published Certain PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44961 Steel Nails from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 73 FR 33977 (June 16, 2008) (‘‘Final Determination’’). Scope of the Order The merchandise covered by this proceeding includes certain steel nails having a shaft length up to 12 inches. Certain steel nails include, but are not limited to, nails made of round wire and nails that are cut. Certain steel nails may be of one piece construction or constructed of two or more pieces. Certain steel nails may be produced from any type of steel, and have a variety of finishes, heads, shanks, point types, shaft lengths and shaft diameters. Finishes include, but are not limited to, coating in vinyl, zinc (galvanized, whether by electroplating or hotdipping one or more times), phosphate cement, and paint. Head styles include, but are not limited to, flat, projection, cupped, oval, brad, headless, double, countersunk, and sinker. Shank styles include, but are not limited to, smooth, barbed, screw threaded, ring shank and fluted shank styles. Screw-threaded nails subject to this proceeding are driven using direct force and not by turning the fastener using a tool that engages with the head. Point styles include, but are not limited to, diamond, blunt, needle, chisel and no point. Finished nails may be sold in bulk, or they may be collated into strips or coils using materials such as plastic, paper, or wire. Certain steel nails subject to this proceeding are currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) subheadings 7317.00.55, 7317.00.65 and 7317.00.75. Excluded from the scope of this proceeding are roofing nails of all lengths and diameter, whether collated or in bulk, and whether or not galvanized. Steel roofing nails are specifically enumerated and identified in ASTM Standard F 1667 (2005 revision) as Type I, Style 20 nails. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding are corrugated nails. A corrugated nail is made of a small strip of corrugated steel with sharp points on one side. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding are fasteners suitable for use in powder-actuated hand tools, not threaded and threaded, which are currently classified under HTSUS 7317.00.20 and 7317.00.30. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding are thumb tacks, which are currently classified under HTSUS 7317.00.10.00. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding are certain E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 44962 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 149 / Friday, August 1, 2008 / Notices brads and finish nails that are equal to or less than 0.0720 inches in shank diameter, round or rectangular in cross section, between 0.375 inches and 2.5 inches in length, and that are collated with adhesive or polyester film tape backed with a heat seal adhesive. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding are fasteners having a case hardness greater than or equal to 50 HRC, a carbon content greater than or equal to 0.5 percent, a round head, a secondary reduced-diameter raised head section, a centered shank, and a smooth symmetrical point, suitable for use in gas-actuated hand tools. While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive. Ministerial Error Allegations On June 16, 2008, ITW 1 and Xingya Group 2 filed timely allegations that the Department made certain ministerial errors in the calculation of their respective antidumping duty margins. Petitioners 3 made no ministerial error allegations but on June 23, 2008, submitted timely rebuttal comments to ITW’s and Xingya Group’s allegations. Ministerial errors are defined in section 735(e) of the Act as ‘‘errors in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical errors resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional error which the {Secretary} considers ministerial.’’ Comment 1: Improper Application of Partial Adverse Facts Available (‘‘AFA’’) for ITW’s Indirect Labor mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ITW contends that the Department ignored the arguments it submitted in its rebuttal brief, evidencing that ITW properly reported all indirect labor hours. ITW further contends that the Department’s Issues and Decision Memorandum (‘‘IDM’’) that accompanied the Final Determination did not reflect an examination of the record evidence it cited in support of its argument, specifically exhibits 18A and 18B of the Department’s Paslode 1 Illinois Tool Works Inc., Paslode Division (‘‘ITW Paslode’’) and Paslode Fasteners (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (‘‘Paslode Shanghai’’), (collectively, ‘‘ITW’’). 2 Suzhou Xingya Nail Co., Ltd, Senco-Xingya Metal Products (Taicang) Co., Ltd., Yunfa International Resources Inc., Senco Products, Inc. (‘‘Senco’’), and Omnifast Inc. (‘‘Omnifast’’) (collectively ‘‘Xingya Group’’). 3 Petitioners are: Mid Continent Nail Corporation; Davis Wire Corporation; Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation (Atlas Steel & Wire Division); Maze Nails (Division of W.H. Maze Company); Treasure Coast Fasteners, Inc.; and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:39 Jul 31, 2008 Jkt 214001 Shanghai Verification Report.4 ITW concludes that the Department should correct this oversight, including both the margin calculation and the incorrect statements in the IDM. In rebuttal, Petitioners argue that the Department explicitly summarized and noted ITW’s arguments and correctly rejected them in weighing the evidence and rendering its decision. Petitioners contend that ITW’s allegation is both contrary to the record evidence and does not constitute a ministerial error within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.224. Petitioners conclude that the Department’s determination was deliberate and reflects a decision based on the record evidence and argument. Analysis We disagree with ITW that we made a ministerial error in applying partial AFA to its indirect labor factor of production (‘‘FOP’’). ITW’s disagreement with our application of partial AFA is methodological, rather than ministerial, in nature. We affirmatively addressed this issue, including ITW’s arguments, in Comment 20F of our IDM and explained that the record supported our finding that ITW failed to account for certain indirect labor workers in its FOP data. Comment 2: Improper Exclusion of Indian Imports of North Korean Merchandise for Three Surrogate Values Xingya Group argues that the Department improperly excluded Indian imports of North Korean merchandise from the calculation of the surrogate values for three FOPs (collating copperplated wire, collating stainless steel wire, and ink). Xingya Group states that it is the Department’s normal policy to include data from countries such as North Korea for which it has not made a determination as to their non-market economy (‘‘NME’’) status. Xingya Group cites to the final determination of the PRC Furniture investigation, where the Department included Indian imports of plywood from Myanmar, even though respondents alleged it was a NME. See Final Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China, 69 FR 67313 (November 17, 2004), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 70 (‘‘PRC Furniture’’). 4 See Memorandum to the File through Alex Villanueva, Program Manager, Office 9, from Nicole Bankhead, Senior Case Analyst: Verification of the Sales and Factors Response of Paslode Fasteners (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Investigation of Certain Steel Nails from the People’s Republic of China, dated April 15, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 In rebuttal, Petitioners contend that the Department correctly excluded the Indian imports of North Korean merchandise. Petitioners note that in PRC Furniture, the Department’s ultimate decision did not require addressing Myanmar’s status as an NME country. Petitioners further note that the Department has more recent, direct precedent with respect to North Korea, citing to Helical Spring Lock Washers from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 4175 (January 24, 2008), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 3 (‘‘Helical Spring Lock Washers’’), ‘‘Consistent with our determination in fish fillets from Vietnam, we have excluded Indian imports from North Korea from our stainless SWR surrogate value calculation.’’ Additionally, Petitioners note that even though there has never been a U.S. antidumping duty case against North Korean imports requiring NME analysis, the Department may determine to exclude a country’s trade data as being non-market without a case history. See http://ia/ita.doc.gov/ admanual/admanual_ch08.pdf. Analysis The Department’s decision to exclude Indian imports of North Korean merchandise was also methodological rather than clerical in nature. As the two alleged errors discussed above do not meet the definition of a ministerial error under 19 CFR 351.224(f), we are not issuing an amended final determination. Antidumping Duty Order On July 21, 2008, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination, pursuant to section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of lessthan-fair-value imports of subject merchandise from the PRC. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise for all relevant entries of certain steel nails from the PRC. These antidumping duties will be assessed on all unliquidated entries of certain steel nails from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from the warehouse, for consumption on or after January 23, 2008, the date on which the Department E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 149 / Friday, August 1, 2008 / Notices published its preliminary determination. See Certain Steel Nails from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances and Postponement of Final Determination, 73 FR 3928 (January 23, 2008) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). The ITC also notified the Department that it made a negative critical circumstances determination in this investigation. Therefore, we will instruct CBP to lift suspension, release any bond or other security, and refund any cash deposit made to secure the payment of antidumping duties with respect to entries of the merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after October 25, 2007, but before January 23, 2008 (i.e., the 90 days prior to the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination). 44963 Effective on the date of publication of the ITC’s final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average antidumping duty margins as listed below. See section 735(c)(3) of the Act. The ‘‘PRC-wide’’ rate applies to all exporters of subject merchandise not specifically listed. The weightedaverage dumping margins are as follows: CERTAIN STEEL NAILS FROM THE PRC WEIGHTED-AVERAGE DUMPING MARGINS Weightedaverage margin (in percent) mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Exporter Producer Paslode Fasteners (Shanghai) Co., Ltd ..................................... Xingya Group: Suzhou Xingya Nail Co., Ltd ............................................... Senco-Xingya Metal Products (Taicang) Co., Ltd. Hong Kong Yu Xi Co., Ltd ................................................... Jisco Corporation ........................................................................ Koram Panagene Co., Ltd .......................................................... Handuk Industrial Co., Ltd .......................................................... Handuk Industrial Co., Ltd .......................................................... Kyung Dong Corp ....................................................................... Xi’an Metals & Minerals Import and Export Co., Ltd .................. Hebei Cangzhou New Century Foreign Trade Co., Ltd ............. Hebei Cangzhou New Century Foreign Trade Co., Ltd ............. Hebei Cangzhou New Century Foreign Trade Co., Ltd ............. Chongqing Hybest Tools Group Co., Ltd ................................... China Silk Trading & Logistics Co., Ltd ...................................... China Silk Trading & Logistics Co., Ltd ...................................... Beijing Daruixing Global Trading Co., Ltd .................................. Beijing Daruixing Global Trading Co., Ltd .................................. Beijing Daruixing Global Trading Co., Ltd .................................. Beijing Daruixing Global Trading Co., Ltd .................................. Huanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd ........................... Beijing Daruixing Nail Products Co., Ltd .................................... Beijing Daruixing Nail Products Co., Ltd .................................... Beijing Tri-Metal Co., Ltd ............................................................ Beijing Tri-Metal Co., Ltd ............................................................ Cana (Tianjin) Hardware Ind., Co., Ltd ...................................... China Staple Enterprise (Tianjin) Co., Ltd .................................. Hengshui Mingyao Hardware & Mesh Products Co., Ltd .......... Nanjing Dayu Pneumatic Gun Nails Co., Ltd ............................. Qidong Liang Chyuan Metal Industry Co., Ltd ........................... Romp (Tianjin) Hardware Co., Ltd .............................................. Shandong Dinglong Import & Export Co., Ltd ............................ Tianjin Jinchi Metal Products Co., Ltd ........................................ Tianjin Jurun Metal Products Co., Ltd ........................................ Zhejiang Gem-Chun Hardware Accessory Co., Ltd ................... Huanghua Xionghua Hardware Products Co., Ltd ..................... Zhaoqing Harvest Nails Co., Ltd ................................................ SDC International Australia Pty., Ltd .......................................... SDC International Australia Pty., Ltd .......................................... SDC International Australia Pty., Ltd .......................................... SDC International Australia Pty., Ltd .......................................... SDC International Australia Pty., Ltd .......................................... Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp Corporation ................. Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp Corporation ................. Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp Corporation ................. Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp Corporation ................. Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp Corporation ................. Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp Corporation ................. Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp Corporation ................. Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp Corporation ................. Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp Corporation ................. Certified Products International Inc ............................................ Certified Products International Inc ............................................ Paslode Fasteners (Shanghai) Co., Ltd .................................... 0.00 Suzhou Xingya Nail Co., Ltd. .................................................... Senco-xingya Metal Products (Taicang) Co., Ltd Wuxi Chengye Metal Products Co., Ltd. Qingdao Jisco Co., Ltd .............................................................. Qingdao Koram Steel Co., Ltd .................................................. Rizhao Handuk Fasteners Co., Ltd ........................................... Rizhao Changxing Nail-Making Co., Ltd ................................... Rizhao Qingdong Electric Appliance Co., Ltd ........................... Huanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd .......................... Huanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd .......................... Beijing Hongsheng Metal Products Co., Ltd ............................. Tianjin Dagang Huasheng Nailery Co., Ltd ............................... Chongqing Hybest Nailery Co., Ltd ........................................... Maanshan Longer Nail Product Co., Ltd ................................... Wuxi Qiangye Metalwork Production Co., Ltd ........................... Beijing Tri-Metal Co., Ltd ........................................................... Beijing Daruixing Nail Products Co., Ltd ................................... Tianjin Kunxin Hardware Co., Ltd .............................................. Tianjin Hewang Nail Making Factory ......................................... Huanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd .......................... Beijing Daruixing Nail Products Co., Ltd ................................... Beijing Tri-Metal Co., Ltd ........................................................... Beijing Tri-Metal Co., Ltd ........................................................... Beijing Daruixing Nail Products Co., Ltd ................................... Cana (Tianjin) Hardware Ind., Co., Ltd ..................................... China Staple Enterprise (Tianjin) Co., Ltd ................................. Hengshui Mingyao Hardware & Mesh Products Co., Ltd ......... Nanjing Dayu Pneumatic Gun Nails Co., Ltd ............................ Qidong Liang Chyuan Metal Industry Co., Ltd .......................... Romp (Tianjin) Hardware Co., Ltd ............................................. Qingyun Hongyi Hardware Factory ........................................... Tianjin Jinchi Metal Products Co., Ltd ....................................... Tianjin Jurun Metal Products Co., Ltd ....................................... Zhejiang Gem-Chun Hardware Accessory Co., Ltd .................. Huanghua Xionghua Hardware Products Co., Ltd .................... Zhaoqing Harvest Nails Co., Ltd ............................................... S-mart Tianjin Technology Development Co., Ltd .................... Tianjin Jishili Hardware Co., Ltd ................................................ Tianjin Baisheng Metal Product Co., Ltd ................................... Tianjin Foreign Trade (Group) Textile & Garment Co., Ltd ...... Dagang Zhitong Metal Products Co., Ltd .................................. Huanghua Shenghua Hardware Manufactory Factory .............. Tianjin Dagang Dongfu Metallic Products Co., Ltd ................... Tianjin Dagang Jingang Nail Factory ........................................ Tianjin Dagang Linda Metallic Products Co., Ltd ...................... Tianjin Dagang Yate Nail Co., Ltd ............................................. Tianjin Jieli Hengyuan Metallic Products Co., Ltd ..................... Tianjin Shishun Metallic Products Co., Ltd ................................ Tianjin Yihao Metallic Products Co., Ltd ................................... Tianjin Yongcang Metallic Products Co., Ltd ............................ Huanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd .......................... Shanxi Yuci Broad Wire Products Co., Ltd ............................... 21.24 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:39 Jul 31, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 21.24 44964 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 149 / Friday, August 1, 2008 / Notices CERTAIN STEEL NAILS FROM THE PRC WEIGHTED-AVERAGE DUMPING MARGINS—Continued Exporter mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Certified Certified Certified Certified Certified Products Products Products Products Products International International International International International Inc Inc Inc Inc Inc ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ ............................................ 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Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., Ltd ........................... Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., Ltd ........................... Dezhou Hualude Hardware Product Co., Ltd ............................. Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., Ltd ........................... Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., Ltd ........................... Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., Ltd ........................... Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., Ltd ........................... Shanxi Tianli Industries Co ......................................................... Shanxi Tianli Industries Co ......................................................... Shanxi Tianli Industries Co ......................................................... Shanxi Tianli Industries Co ......................................................... Shanxi Tianli Industries Co ......................................................... Shanxi Tianli Industries Co ......................................................... Shanxi Tianli Industries Co ......................................................... Shanxi Tianli Industries Co ......................................................... Shanxi Tianli Industries Co ......................................................... Shanxi Tianli Industries Co ......................................................... Shanxi Tianli Industries Co ......................................................... Shanxi Tianli Industries Co ......................................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd .......................................................... Sinochem Tianjin Imp & Exp Shenzhen Corp ............................ Qingdao D&L Group Ltd ............................................................. Qingdao D&L Group Ltd ............................................................. Qingdao D&L Group Ltd ............................................................. Qingdao D&L Group Ltd ............................................................. Tianjin Xiantong Material & Trade Co., Ltd ................................ Zhongshan Junlong Nail Manufactures Co., Ltd ........................ VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:39 Jul 31, 2008 Weightedaverage margin (in percent) Producer Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Hengshui Mingyao Hardware & Mesh Products Co., Ltd ......... Tianjin Zhonglian Metals Ware Co., Ltd .................................... Beijing Daruixing Nail Products Co., Ltd ................................... Huanghua Xionghua Hardware Products Co., Ltd .................... Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Xiangtong Intnl. Industry & Trade Corp. Shandong Dinglong Import & Export Co., Ltd ........................... Wuhu Shijie Hardware Co., Ltd ................................................. Romp (Tianjin) Hardware Co., Ltd ............................................. Tianjin Jurun Metal Products Co., Ltd ....................................... Yitian (Nanjing) Hardware Co., Ltd ............................................ Nanjing Da Yu Pneumatic Gun Nails Co., Ltd .......................... Wintime Import & Export Corporation Limited of Zhongshan ... Tianjin Chentai International Trading Co., Ltd ........................... Tianjin Longxing (Group) Huanyu Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd ........... Zhejiang Gem-Chun Hardware Accessory Co., Ltd .................. Shanxi Pioneer Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd ............................ Wuhu Xin Lan De Industrial Co., Ltd ......................................... Tianjin Zhitong Metal Products Co., Ltd .................................... Suntec Industries Co., Ltd ......................................................... China Staple Enterprise (Tianjin) Co., Ltd ................................. Tianjin Jinghai County Hongli Industry & Business Co., Ltd ..... Hebei Super Star Pneumatic Nails Co., Ltd .............................. Shanghai Chengkai Hardware Products Co., Ltd ..................... Tianjin Jinchi Metal Products Co., Ltd ....................................... Shaoxing Chengye Metal Producting Co., Ltd .......................... Tianjin Shenyuan Steel Producting Group Co., Ltd .................. Shanghai Jade Shuttle Hardware Tools Co., Ltd ...................... Tianjin Bosai Hardware Tools Co., Ltd ...................................... Beijing Yonghongsheng Metal Products Co., Ltd ...................... Tianjin City Jinchi Metal Products Co., Ltd ............................... Huanghua Huarong Hardware Products Co., Ltd ..................... Huanghua Yufutai Hardware Products Co., Ltd ........................ Qingyuan County Hongyi Hardware Products Factory ............. Tianjin Zhitong Metal Products Co., Ltd .................................... Tianjin Baisheng Metal Products Co., Ltd ................................. Tianjin Dagang Hewang Nails Factory ...................................... Dingzhou Ruili Nail Production Co., Ltd .................................... Haixing Hongda Hardware Production Co., Ltd ........................ Huanghua Xinda Nail Production Co., Ltd ................................ Tianjin Huachang Metal Products Co., Ltd ................................ Tianjin Huapeng Metal Company .............................................. Tianjin Huasheng Nails Production Co., Ltd ............................. Tianjin Jin Gang Metal Products Co., Ltd ................................. Tianjin Kunxin Metal Products Co., Ltd ..................................... Tianjin Linda Metal Company .................................................... Tianjin Xinyuansheng Metal Products Co., Ltd ......................... Tianjin Yongyi Standard Parts Production Co., Ltd ................... Wuqiao Huifeng Hardware Production Co., Ltd ........................ Wuqiao County Huifeng Hardware Products Factory ............... Wuqiao County Xinchuang Hardware Products Factory ........... Huanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd .......................... Haixing Linhai Hardware Products Factory ............................... Tianjin Baisheng Metal Products Co., Ltd ................................. Tianjin City Jinchi Metal Products Co., Ltd ............................... Tianjin City Dagang Area Jinding Metal Products Factory ....... Tianjin Jishili Hardware Products Co., Ltd ................................ Tianjin Jietong Hardware Products Co., Ltd .............................. Tianjin Ruiji Metal Products Co., Ltd ......................................... Tianjin Yongxu Metal Products Co., Ltd .................................... Wuxi Baolin Nail-Making Machinery Co., Ltd ............................ Suzhou Xingya Nail Co., Ltd ..................................................... Tianjin JLHY Metal Products Co., Ltd ....................................... Tianjin City Daman Port Area Jinding Metal Products Factory Tianjin Yongxu Metal Products Co., Ltd .................................... Huanghua Jinhai Metal Products Co., Ltd ................................. Dong’e Fuqiang Metal Products Co., Ltd .................................. Tianjin Xiantong Fucheng Gun Nail Manufacture Co., Ltd ....... Zhongshan Junlong Nail Manufactures Co., Ltd ....................... 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S-mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co., Ltd ................... S-mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co., Ltd ................... S-mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co., Ltd ................... S-mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co., Ltd ................... Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd .................................................... Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd .................................................... Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd .................................................... Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd .................................................... Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd .................................................... Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd .................................................... Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd .................................................... Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd .................................................... Union Enterprise (Kunshan) Co., Ltd ......................................... Beijing Hong Sheng Metal Products Co., Ltd ............................. PT Enterprise Inc ........................................................................ PT Enterprise Inc ........................................................................ PT Enterprise Inc ........................................................................ Shanxi Hairui Trade Co., Ltd ...................................................... Shanxi Hairui Trade Co., Ltd ...................................................... Shanxi Pioneer Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd ............................. Shanxi Yuci Broad Wire Products Co., Ltd ................................ Yitian Nanjing Hardware Co., Ltd ............................................... Chiieh Yung Metal Ind. Corp ...................................................... Shanghai Seti Enterprise International Co., Ltd ......................... Shanghai Curvet Hardware Products Co., Ltd ........................... Shanghai Curvet Hardware Product Co., Ltd ............................. Shanghai Tengyu Hardware Tools Co., Ltd ............................... Shanghai Tengyu Hardware Tools Co., Ltd ............................... Xuzhou CIP International Group Co., Ltd ................................... Xuzhou CIP International Group Co., Ltd ................................... Wuhu Shijie Hardware Co., Ltd .................................................. Wuhu Xin Lan De Industrial Co., Ltd .......................................... Tianjin Zhonglian Metals Ware Co., Ltd ..................................... Jining Huarong Hardware Products Co., Ltd .............................. Mingguang Abundant Hardware Products Co., Ltd .................... Shandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Group Co., Ltd ................ Shandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Import and Export Co., Ltd. Shanghai Chengkai Hardware Product. Co., Ltd ....................... Shanghai Jade Shuttle Hardware Tools Co., Ltd ....................... Shanghai Yueda Nails Industry Co., Ltd .................................... Besco Machinery Industry (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd ........................... The Stanley Works (Langfang) Fastening Systems Co., Ltd ..... Guangdong Foreign Trade Import & Export Corporation ........... Tianjin Jinghai County Hongli Industry and Business Co., Ltd .. PRC-Wide Rate .......................................................................... mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Exporter Shouguang Meiqing Nail Industry Co., Ltd ................................ Shouguang Meiqing Nail Industry Co., Ltd ................................ Tianjin Jishili Hardware Co., Ltd ................................................ Tianjin Baisheng Metal Product Co., Ltd ................................... Tianjin Dagang Hewang Nail Factory ........................................ Tianjin Shishun Metal Product Co., Ltd ..................................... Tianjin Xinyuansheng Metal Product Co., Ltd ........................... Tianjin Yongchang Metal Product Co., Ltd ................................ Tianjin Dagang Hewang Nails Manufacture Plant ..................... Tianjin Dagang Jingang Nails Manufacture Plant ..................... Tianjin Dagang Longhua Metal Products Plant ......................... Tianjin Dagang Shenda Metal Products Co., Ltd ...................... Tianjin Jietong Metal Products Co., Ltd .................................... Tianjin Qichuan Metal Products Co., Ltd ................................... Tianjin Yongxu Metal Products Co., Ltd .................................... Zhangjiagang Longxiang Packing Materials Co., Ltd ................ Union Enterprise (Kunshan) Co., Ltd ........................................ Beijing Hong Sheng Metal Products Co., Ltd ............................ Shanxi Hairui Trade Co., Ltd ..................................................... Shanxi Pioneer Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd ............................ Shanxi Yuci Broad Wire Products Co., Ltd ............................... Shanxi Pioneer Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd ............................ Shanxi Yuci Broad Wire Products Co., Ltd ............................... Shanxi Pioneer Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd ............................ Shanxi Yuci Broad Wire Products Co., Ltd ............................... Yitian Nanjing Hardware Co., Ltd .............................................. Cym (Nanjing) Nail Manufacture Co., Ltd ................................. Suzhou Yaotian Metal Products Co., Ltd .................................. Shanghai Curvet Hardware Products Co., Ltd .......................... Shanghai Tengyu Hardware Tools Co., Ltd .............................. Shanghai Tengyu Hardware Tools Co., Ltd .............................. Shanghai Curvet Hardware Products Co., Ltd .......................... Xuzhou CIP International Group Co., Ltd .................................. Qingdao International Fastening Systems Inc ........................... Wuhu Shijie Hardware Co., Ltd ................................................. Wuhu Xin Lan De Industrial Co., Ltd ......................................... Tianjin Zhonglian Metals Ware Co., Ltd .................................... Jining Huarong Hardware Products Co., Ltd ............................. Mingguang Abundant Hardware Products Co., Ltd ................... Shandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Group Co., Ltd ............... Shandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Import and Export Co., Ltd. Shanghai Chengkai Hardware Product. Co., Ltd ...................... Shanghai Jade Shuttle Hardware Tools Co., Ltd ...................... Shanghai Yueda Nails Industry Co., Ltd ................................... Besco Machinery Industry (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd .......................... The Stanley Works (Langfang) Fastening Systems Co., Ltd .... Shanghai Nanhui Jinjun Hardware Factory ............................... Tianjin Jinghai County Hongli Industry and Business Co., Ltd .................................................................................................... This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to certain steel nails from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room 1117 of the main Commerce building, for copies of an updated list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect. This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:39 Jul 31, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: July 28, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 149 (Friday, August 1, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44961-44965]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-909]


Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Steel Nails From the 
People's Republic of China

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC''), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on 
certain steel nails from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On 
July 21, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative 
determination of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Certain Steel 
Nails from China, Investigation No. 731-TA-1114 (Final), USITC 
Publication 4022 (July 2008).

EFFECTIVE DATES: August 1, 2008

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Renkey or Alex Villanueva, 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-
2312, or (202) 482-3208, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''), on June 16, 2008, the Department 
published Certain Steel Nails from the People's Republic of China: 
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial 
Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 73 FR 33977 (June 
16, 2008) (``Final Determination'').

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this proceeding includes certain steel 
nails having a shaft length up to 12 inches. Certain steel nails 
include, but are not limited to, nails made of round wire and nails 
that are cut. Certain steel nails may be of one piece construction or 
constructed of two or more pieces. Certain steel nails may be produced 
from any type of steel, and have a variety of finishes, heads, shanks, 
point types, shaft lengths and shaft diameters. Finishes include, but 
are not limited to, coating in vinyl, zinc (galvanized, whether by 
electroplating or hot-dipping one or more times), phosphate cement, and 
paint. Head styles include, but are not limited to, flat, projection, 
cupped, oval, brad, headless, double, countersunk, and sinker. Shank 
styles include, but are not limited to, smooth, barbed, screw threaded, 
ring shank and fluted shank styles. Screw-threaded nails subject to 
this proceeding are driven using direct force and not by turning the 
fastener using a tool that engages with the head. Point styles include, 
but are not limited to, diamond, blunt, needle, chisel and no point. 
Finished nails may be sold in bulk, or they may be collated into strips 
or coils using materials such as plastic, paper, or wire. Certain steel 
nails subject to this proceeding are currently classified under the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') subheadings 
7317.00.55, 7317.00.65 and 7317.00.75.
    Excluded from the scope of this proceeding are roofing nails of all 
lengths and diameter, whether collated or in bulk, and whether or not 
galvanized. Steel roofing nails are specifically enumerated and 
identified in ASTM Standard F 1667 (2005 revision) as Type I, Style 20 
nails. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding are corrugated 
nails. A corrugated nail is made of a small strip of corrugated steel 
with sharp points on one side. Also excluded from the scope of this 
proceeding are fasteners suitable for use in powder-actuated hand 
tools, not threaded and threaded, which are currently classified under 
HTSUS 7317.00.20 and 7317.00.30. Also excluded from the scope of this 
proceeding are thumb tacks, which are currently classified under HTSUS 
7317.00.10.00. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding are 
certain

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brads and finish nails that are equal to or less than 0.0720 inches in 
shank diameter, round or rectangular in cross section, between 0.375 
inches and 2.5 inches in length, and that are collated with adhesive or 
polyester film tape backed with a heat seal adhesive. Also excluded 
from the scope of this proceeding are fasteners having a case hardness 
greater than or equal to 50 HRC, a carbon content greater than or equal 
to 0.5 percent, a round head, a secondary reduced-diameter raised head 
section, a centered shank, and a smooth symmetrical point, suitable for 
use in gas-actuated hand tools.
    While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this 
investigation is dispositive.

Ministerial Error Allegations

    On June 16, 2008, ITW \1\ and Xingya Group \2\ filed timely 
allegations that the Department made certain ministerial errors in the 
calculation of their respective antidumping duty margins. Petitioners 
\3\ made no ministerial error allegations but on June 23, 2008, 
submitted timely rebuttal comments to ITW's and Xingya Group's 
allegations. Ministerial errors are defined in section 735(e) of the 
Act as ``errors in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, 
clerical errors resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the 
like, and any other similar type of unintentional error which the 
{Secretary{time}  considers ministerial.''
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    \1\ Illinois Tool Works Inc., Paslode Division (``ITW Paslode'') 
and Paslode Fasteners (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (``Paslode Shanghai''), 
(collectively, ``ITW'').
    \2\ Suzhou Xingya Nail Co., Ltd, Senco-Xingya Metal Products 
(Taicang) Co., Ltd., Yunfa International Resources Inc., Senco 
Products, Inc. (``Senco''), and Omnifast Inc. (``Omnifast'') 
(collectively ``Xingya Group'').
    \3\ Petitioners are: Mid Continent Nail Corporation; Davis Wire 
Corporation; Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation (Atlas Steel & Wire 
Division); Maze Nails (Division of W.H. Maze Company); Treasure 
Coast Fasteners, Inc.; and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, 
Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers 
International Union.
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Comment 1: Improper Application of Partial Adverse Facts Available 
(``AFA'') for ITW's Indirect Labor

    ITW contends that the Department ignored the arguments it submitted 
in its rebuttal brief, evidencing that ITW properly reported all 
indirect labor hours. ITW further contends that the Department's Issues 
and Decision Memorandum (``IDM'') that accompanied the Final 
Determination did not reflect an examination of the record evidence it 
cited in support of its argument, specifically exhibits 18A and 18B of 
the Department's Paslode Shanghai Verification Report.\4\ ITW concludes 
that the Department should correct this oversight, including both the 
margin calculation and the incorrect statements in the IDM.
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    \4\ See Memorandum to the File through Alex Villanueva, Program 
Manager, Office 9, from Nicole Bankhead, Senior Case Analyst: 
Verification of the Sales and Factors Response of Paslode Fasteners 
(Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Investigation of Certain 
Steel Nails from the People's Republic of China, dated April 15, 
2008.
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    In rebuttal, Petitioners argue that the Department explicitly 
summarized and noted ITW's arguments and correctly rejected them in 
weighing the evidence and rendering its decision. Petitioners contend 
that ITW's allegation is both contrary to the record evidence and does 
not constitute a ministerial error within the meaning of 19 CFR 
351.224. Petitioners conclude that the Department's determination was 
deliberate and reflects a decision based on the record evidence and 
argument.

Analysis

    We disagree with ITW that we made a ministerial error in applying 
partial AFA to its indirect labor factor of production (``FOP''). ITW's 
disagreement with our application of partial AFA is methodological, 
rather than ministerial, in nature. We affirmatively addressed this 
issue, including ITW's arguments, in Comment 20F of our IDM and 
explained that the record supported our finding that ITW failed to 
account for certain indirect labor workers in its FOP data.

Comment 2: Improper Exclusion of Indian Imports of North Korean 
Merchandise for Three Surrogate Values

    Xingya Group argues that the Department improperly excluded Indian 
imports of North Korean merchandise from the calculation of the 
surrogate values for three FOPs (collating copper-plated wire, 
collating stainless steel wire, and ink). Xingya Group states that it 
is the Department's normal policy to include data from countries such 
as North Korea for which it has not made a determination as to their 
non-market economy (``NME'') status. Xingya Group cites to the final 
determination of the PRC Furniture investigation, where the Department 
included Indian imports of plywood from Myanmar, even though 
respondents alleged it was a NME. See Final Determination of Sales at 
Less than Fair Value: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's 
Republic of China, 69 FR 67313 (November 17, 2004), and accompanying 
Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 70 (``PRC Furniture'').
    In rebuttal, Petitioners contend that the Department correctly 
excluded the Indian imports of North Korean merchandise. Petitioners 
note that in PRC Furniture, the Department's ultimate decision did not 
require addressing Myanmar's status as an NME country. Petitioners 
further note that the Department has more recent, direct precedent with 
respect to North Korea, citing to Helical Spring Lock Washers from the 
People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review, 73 FR 4175 (January 24, 2008), and accompanying 
Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 3 (``Helical Spring Lock 
Washers''), ``Consistent with our determination in fish fillets from 
Vietnam, we have excluded Indian imports from North Korea from our 
stainless SWR surrogate value calculation.'' Additionally, Petitioners 
note that even though there has never been a U.S. antidumping duty case 
against North Korean imports requiring NME analysis, the Department may 
determine to exclude a country's trade data as being non-market without 
a case history. See http://ia/ita.doc.gov/admanual/admanual_ch08.pdf.

Analysis

    The Department's decision to exclude Indian imports of North Korean 
merchandise was also methodological rather than clerical in nature. As 
the two alleged errors discussed above do not meet the definition of a 
ministerial error under 19 CFR 351.224(f), we are not issuing an 
amended final determination.

Antidumping Duty Order

    On July 21, 2008, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the 
ITC notified the Department of its final determination, pursuant to 
section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, that an industry in the United 
States is materially injured by reason of less-than-fair-value imports 
of subject merchandise from the PRC. Therefore, in accordance with 
section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess, upon further instruction by 
the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the 
normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or 
constructed export price) of the merchandise for all relevant entries 
of certain steel nails from the PRC. These antidumping duties will be 
assessed on all unliquidated entries of certain steel nails from the 
PRC entered, or withdrawn from the warehouse, for consumption on or 
after January 23, 2008, the date on which the Department

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published its preliminary determination. See Certain Steel Nails from 
the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical 
Circumstances and Postponement of Final Determination, 73 FR 3928 
(January 23, 2008) (``Preliminary Determination'').
    The ITC also notified the Department that it made a negative 
critical circumstances determination in this investigation. Therefore, 
we will instruct CBP to lift suspension, release any bond or other 
security, and refund any cash deposit made to secure the payment of 
antidumping duties with respect to entries of the merchandise entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after October 25, 
2007, but before January 23, 2008 (i.e., the 90 days prior to the date 
of publication of the Preliminary Determination).
    Effective on the date of publication of the ITC's final affirmative 
injury determination, CBP will require, at the same time as importers 
would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, a cash 
deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average antidumping duty 
margins as listed below. See section 735(c)(3) of the Act. The ``PRC-
wide'' rate applies to all exporters of subject merchandise not 
specifically listed. The weighted-average dumping margins are as 
follows:

    Certain Steel Nails From the PRC Weighted-Average Dumping Margins
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                                                             Weighted-
            Exporter                     Producer         average margin
                                                           (in percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Paslode Fasteners (Shanghai)     Paslode Fasteners                  0.00
 Co., Ltd.                        (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Xingya Group:
    Suzhou Xingya Nail Co., Ltd  Suzhou Xingya Nail Co.,           21.24
                                  Ltd..
    Senco-Xingya Metal Products  Senco-xingya Metal
     (Taicang) Co., Ltd.          Products (Taicang)
                                  Co., Ltd
    Hong Kong Yu Xi Co., Ltd...  Wuxi Chengye Metal
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Jisco Corporation..............  Qingdao Jisco Co., Ltd.           21.24
Koram Panagene Co., Ltd........  Qingdao Koram Steel               21.24
                                  Co., Ltd.
Handuk Industrial Co., Ltd.....  Rizhao Handuk Fasteners           21.24
                                  Co., Ltd.
Handuk Industrial Co., Ltd.....  Rizhao Changxing Nail-            21.24
                                  Making Co., Ltd.
Kyung Dong Corp................  Rizhao Qingdong                   21.24
                                  Electric Appliance
                                  Co., Ltd.
Xi'an Metals & Minerals Import   Huanghua Jinhai                   21.24
 and Export Co., Ltd.             Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Hebei Cangzhou New Century       Huanghua Jinhai                   21.24
 Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.          Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Hebei Cangzhou New Century       Beijing Hongsheng Metal           21.24
 Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.          Products Co., Ltd.
Hebei Cangzhou New Century       Tianjin Dagang Huasheng           21.24
 Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.          Nailery Co., Ltd.
Chongqing Hybest Tools Group     Chongqing Hybest                  21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Nailery Co., Ltd.
China Silk Trading & Logistics   Maanshan Longer Nail              21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Product Co., Ltd.
China Silk Trading & Logistics   Wuxi Qiangye Metalwork            21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Production Co., Ltd.
Beijing Daruixing Global         Beijing Tri-Metal Co.,            21.24
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Ltd.
Beijing Daruixing Global         Beijing Daruixing Nail            21.24
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Products Co., Ltd.
Beijing Daruixing Global         Tianjin Kunxin Hardware           21.24
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Co., Ltd.
Beijing Daruixing Global         Tianjin Hewang Nail               21.24
 Trading Co., Ltd.                Making Factory.
Huanghua Jinhai Hardware         Huanghua Jinhai                   21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Beijing Daruixing Nail Products  Beijing Daruixing Nail            21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Products Co., Ltd.
Beijing Daruixing Nail Products  Beijing Tri-Metal Co.,            21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Ltd.
Beijing Tri-Metal Co., Ltd.....  Beijing Tri-Metal Co.,            21.24
                                  Ltd.
Beijing Tri-Metal Co., Ltd.....  Beijing Daruixing Nail            21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Cana (Tianjin) Hardware Ind.,    Cana (Tianjin) Hardware           21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Ind., Co., Ltd.
China Staple Enterprise          China Staple Enterprise           21.24
 (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.              (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
Hengshui Mingyao Hardware &      Hengshui Mingyao                  21.24
 Mesh Products Co., Ltd.          Hardware & Mesh
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Nanjing Dayu Pneumatic Gun       Nanjing Dayu Pneumatic            21.24
 Nails Co., Ltd.                  Gun Nails Co., Ltd.
Qidong Liang Chyuan Metal        Qidong Liang Chyuan               21.24
 Industry Co., Ltd.               Metal Industry Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Romp (Tianjin) Hardware Co.,     Romp (Tianjin) Hardware           21.24
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Shandong Dinglong Import &       Qingyun Hongyi Hardware           21.24
 Export Co., Ltd.                 Factory.
Tianjin Jinchi Metal Products    Tianjin Jinchi Metal              21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Products Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Jurun Metal Products     Tianjin Jurun Metal               21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Products Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Gem-Chun Hardware       Zhejiang Gem-Chun                 21.24
 Accessory Co., Ltd.              Hardware Accessory
                                  Co., Ltd.
Huanghua Xionghua Hardware       Huanghua Xionghua                 21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Zhaoqing Harvest Nails Co., Ltd  Zhaoqing Harvest Nails            21.24
                                  Co., Ltd.
SDC International Australia      S-mart Tianjin                    21.24
 Pty., Ltd.                       Technology Development
                                  Co., Ltd.
SDC International Australia      Tianjin Jishili                   21.24
 Pty., Ltd.                       Hardware Co., Ltd.
SDC International Australia      Tianjin Baisheng Metal            21.24
 Pty., Ltd.                       Product Co., Ltd.
SDC International Australia      Tianjin Foreign Trade             21.24
 Pty., Ltd.                       (Group) Textile &
                                  Garment Co., Ltd.
SDC International Australia      Dagang Zhitong Metal              21.24
 Pty., Ltd.                       Products Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp  Huanghua Shenghua                 21.24
 & Exp Corporation.               Hardware Manufactory
                                  Factory.
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp  Tianjin Dagang Dongfu             21.24
 & Exp Corporation.               Metallic Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp  Tianjin Dagang Jingang            21.24
 & Exp Corporation.               Nail Factory.
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp  Tianjin Dagang Linda              21.24
 & Exp Corporation.               Metallic Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp  Tianjin Dagang Yate               21.24
 & Exp Corporation.               Nail Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp  Tianjin Jieli Hengyuan            21.24
 & Exp Corporation.               Metallic Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp  Tianjin Shishun                   21.24
 & Exp Corporation.               Metallic Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp  Tianjin Yihao Metallic            21.24
 & Exp Corporation.               Products Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp  Tianjin Yongcang                  21.24
 & Exp Corporation.               Metallic Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Certified Products               Huanghua Jinhai                   21.24
 International Inc.               Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Certified Products               Shanxi Yuci Broad Wire            21.24
 International Inc.               Products Co., Ltd.

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Certified Products               Hengshui Mingyao                  21.24
 International Inc.               Hardware & Mesh
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Tianjin Zhonglian                 21.24
 International Inc.               Metals Ware Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Beijing Daruixing Nail            21.24
 International Inc.               Products Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Huanghua Xionghua                 21.24
 International Inc.               Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Certified Products               Tianjin Port Free Trade           21.24
 International Inc.               Zone Xiangtong Intnl.
                                  Industry & Trade Corp.
Certified Products               Shandong Dinglong                 21.24
 International Inc.               Import & Export Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Certified Products               Wuhu Shijie Hardware              21.24
 International Inc.               Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Romp (Tianjin) Hardware           21.24
 International Inc.               Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Tianjin Jurun Metal               21.24
 International Inc.               Products Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Yitian (Nanjing)                  21.24
 International Inc.               Hardware Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Nanjing Da Yu Pneumatic           21.24
 International Inc.               Gun Nails Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Wintime Import & Export           21.24
 International Inc.               Corporation Limited of
                                  Zhongshan.
Certified Products               Tianjin Chentai                   21.24
 International Inc.               International Trading
                                  Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Tianjin Longxing                  21.24
 International Inc.               (Group) Huanyu Imp. &
                                  Exp. Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Zhejiang Gem-Chun                 21.24
 International Inc.               Hardware Accessory
                                  Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Shanxi Pioneer Hardware           21.24
 International Inc.               Industrial Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Wuhu Xin Lan De                   21.24
 International Inc.               Industrial Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Tianjin Zhitong Metal             21.24
 International Inc.               Products Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Suntec Industries Co.,            21.24
 International Inc.               Ltd.
Certified Products               China Staple Enterprise           21.24
 International Inc.               (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Tianjin Jinghai County            21.24
 International Inc.               Hongli Industry &
                                  Business Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Hebei Super Star                  21.24
 International Inc.               Pneumatic Nails Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Certified Products               Shanghai Chengkai                 21.24
 International Inc.               Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Certified Products               Tianjin Jinchi Metal              21.24
 International Inc.               Products Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Shaoxing Chengye Metal            21.24
 International Inc.               Producting Co., Ltd.
Certified Products               Tianjin Shenyuan Steel            21.24
 International Inc.               Producting Group Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Certified Products               Shanghai Jade Shuttle             21.24
 International Inc.               Hardware Tools Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Dezhou Hualude Hardware          Tianjin Bosai Hardware            21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Tools Co., Ltd.
Dezhou Hualude Hardware          Beijing Yonghongsheng             21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Metal Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Dezhou Hualude Hardware          Tianjin City Jinchi               21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Metal Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Dezhou Hualude Hardware          Huanghua Huarong                  21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Dezhou Hualude Hardware Product  Huanghua Yufutai                  21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Dezhou Hualude Hardware          Qingyuan County Hongyi            21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Hardware Products
                                  Factory.
Dezhou Hualude Hardware          Tianjin Zhitong Metal             21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Products Co., Ltd.
Dezhou Hualude Hardware          Tianjin Baisheng Metal            21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Products Co., Ltd.
Dezhou Hualude Hardware          Tianjin Dagang Hewang             21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Nails Factory.
Shanxi Tianli Industries Co....  Dingzhou Ruili Nail               21.24
                                  Production Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Tianli Industries Co....  Haixing Hongda Hardware           21.24
                                  Production Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Tianli Industries Co....  Huanghua Xinda Nail               21.24
                                  Production Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Tianli Industries Co....  Tianjin Huachang Metal            21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Tianli Industries Co....  Tianjin Huapeng Metal             21.24
                                  Company.
Shanxi Tianli Industries Co....  Tianjin Huasheng Nails            21.24
                                  Production Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Tianli Industries Co....  Tianjin Jin Gang Metal            21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Tianli Industries Co....  Tianjin Kunxin Metal              21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Tianli Industries Co....  Tianjin Linda Metal               21.24
                                  Company.
Shanxi Tianli Industries Co....  Tianjin Xinyuansheng              21.24
                                  Metal Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shanxi Tianli Industries Co....  Tianjin Yongyi Standard           21.24
                                  Parts Production Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shanxi Tianli Industries Co....  Wuqiao Huifeng Hardware           21.24
                                  Production Co., Ltd.
Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....  Wuqiao County Huifeng             21.24
                                  Hardware Products
                                  Factory.
Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....  Wuqiao County Xinchuang           21.24
                                  Hardware Products
                                  Factory.
Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....  Huanghua Jinhai                   21.24
                                  Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....  Haixing Linhai Hardware           21.24
                                  Products Factory.
Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....  Tianjin Baisheng Metal            21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....  Tianjin City Jinchi               21.24
                                  Metal Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....  Tianjin City Dagang               21.24
                                  Area Jinding Metal
                                  Products Factory.
Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....  Tianjin Jishili                   21.24
                                  Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....  Tianjin Jietong                   21.24
                                  Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....  Tianjin Ruiji Metal               21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....  Tianjin Yongxu Metal              21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....  Wuxi Baolin Nail-Making           21.24
                                  Machinery Co., Ltd.
Suntec Industries Co., Ltd.....  Suzhou Xingya Nail Co.,           21.24
                                  Ltd.
Sinochem Tianjin Imp & Exp       Tianjin JLHY Metal                21.24
 Shenzhen Corp.                   Products Co., Ltd.
Qingdao D&L Group Ltd..........  Tianjin City Daman Port           21.24
                                  Area Jinding Metal
                                  Products Factory.
Qingdao D&L Group Ltd..........  Tianjin Yongxu Metal              21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Qingdao D&L Group Ltd..........  Huanghua Jinhai Metal             21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Qingdao D&L Group Ltd..........  Dong'e Fuqiang Metal              21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Xiantong Material &      Tianjin Xiantong                  21.24
 Trade Co., Ltd.                  Fucheng Gun Nail
                                  Manufacture Co., Ltd.
Zhongshan Junlong Nail           Zhongshan Junlong Nail            21.24
 Manufactures Co., Ltd.           Manufactures Co., Ltd.

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Shandong Minmetals Co., Ltd....  Shouguang Meiqing Nail            21.24
                                  Industry Co., Ltd.
Shouguang Meiqing Nail Industry  Shouguang Meiqing Nail            21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Industry Co., Ltd.
S-mart (Tianjin) Technology      Tianjin Jishili                   21.24
 Development Co., Ltd.            Hardware Co., Ltd.
S-mart (Tianjin) Technology      Tianjin Baisheng Metal            21.24
 Development Co., Ltd.            Product Co., Ltd.
S-mart (Tianjin) Technology      Tianjin Dagang Hewang             21.24
 Development Co., Ltd.            Nail Factory.
S-mart (Tianjin) Technology      Tianjin Shishun Metal             21.24
 Development Co., Ltd.            Product Co., Ltd.
S-mart (Tianjin) Technology      Tianjin Xinyuansheng              21.24
 Development Co., Ltd.            Metal Product Co., Ltd.
S-mart (Tianjin) Technology      Tianjin Yongchang Metal           21.24
 Development Co., Ltd.            Product Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd..  Tianjin Dagang Hewang             21.24
                                  Nails Manufacture
                                  Plant.
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd..  Tianjin Dagang Jingang            21.24
                                  Nails Manufacture
                                  Plant.
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd..  Tianjin Dagang Longhua            21.24
                                  Metal Products Plant.
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd..  Tianjin Dagang Shenda             21.24
                                  Metal Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd..  Tianjin Jietong Metal             21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd..  Tianjin Qichuan Metal             21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd..  Tianjin Yongxu Metal              21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., Ltd..  Zhangjiagang Longxiang            21.24
                                  Packing Materials Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Union Enterprise (Kunshan) Co.,  Union Enterprise                  21.24
 Ltd.                             (Kunshan) Co., Ltd.
Beijing Hong Sheng Metal         Beijing Hong Sheng                21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Metal Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
PT Enterprise Inc..............  Shanxi Hairui Trade               21.24
                                  Co., Ltd.
PT Enterprise Inc..............  Shanxi Pioneer Hardware           21.24
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd.
PT Enterprise Inc..............  Shanxi Yuci Broad Wire            21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Hairui Trade Co., Ltd...  Shanxi Pioneer Hardware           21.24
                                  Industrial Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Hairui Trade Co., Ltd...  Shanxi Yuci Broad Wire            21.24
                                  Products Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Pioneer Hardware          Shanxi Pioneer Hardware           21.24
 Industrial Co., Ltd.             Industrial Co., Ltd.
Shanxi Yuci Broad Wire Products  Shanxi Yuci Broad Wire            21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Products Co., Ltd.
Yitian Nanjing Hardware Co.,     Yitian Nanjing Hardware           21.24
 Ltd.                             Co., Ltd.
Chiieh Yung Metal Ind. Corp....  Cym (Nanjing) Nail                21.24
                                  Manufacture Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Seti Enterprise         Suzhou Yaotian Metal              21.24
 International Co., Ltd.          Products Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Curvet Hardware         Shanghai Curvet                   21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shanghai Curvet Hardware         Shanghai Tengyu                   21.24
 Product Co., Ltd.                Hardware Tools Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shanghai Tengyu Hardware Tools   Shanghai Tengyu                   21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Hardware Tools Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shanghai Tengyu Hardware Tools   Shanghai Curvet                   21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Xuzhou CIP International Group   Xuzhou CIP                        21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        International Group
                                  Co., Ltd.
Xuzhou CIP International Group   Qingdao International             21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Fastening Systems Inc.
Wuhu Shijie Hardware Co., Ltd..  Wuhu Shijie Hardware              21.24
                                  Co., Ltd.
Wuhu Xin Lan De Industrial Co.,  Wuhu Xin Lan De                   21.24
 Ltd.                             Industrial Co., Ltd.
Tianjin Zhonglian Metals Ware    Tianjin Zhonglian                 21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Metals Ware Co., Ltd.
Jining Huarong Hardware          Jining Huarong Hardware           21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Products Co., Ltd.
Mingguang Abundant Hardware      Mingguang Abundant                21.24
 Products Co., Ltd.               Hardware Products Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shandong Oriental Cherry         Shandong Oriental                 21.24
 Hardware Group Co., Ltd.         Cherry Hardware Group
                                  Co., Ltd.
Shandong Oriental Cherry         Shandong Oriental                 21.24
 Hardware Import and Export       Cherry Hardware Import
 Co., Ltd.                        and Export Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Chengkai Hardware       Shanghai Chengkai                 21.24
 Product. Co., Ltd.               Hardware Product. Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shanghai Jade Shuttle Hardware   Shanghai Jade Shuttle             21.24
 Tools Co., Ltd.                  Hardware Tools Co.,
                                  Ltd.
Shanghai Yueda Nails Industry    Shanghai Yueda Nails              21.24
 Co., Ltd.                        Industry Co., Ltd.
Besco Machinery Industry         Besco Machinery                   21.24
 (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd.             Industry (Zhejiang)
                                  Co., Ltd.
The Stanley Works (Langfang)     The Stanley Works                 21.24
 Fastening Systems Co., Ltd.      (Langfang) Fastening
                                  Systems Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Foreign Trade Import   Shanghai Nanhui Jinjun            21.24
 & Export Corporation.            Hardware Factory.
Tianjin Jinghai County Hongli    Tianjin Jinghai County            21.24
 Industry and Business Co., Ltd.  Hongli Industry and
                                  Business Co., Ltd.
PRC-Wide Rate..................  .......................          118.04
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    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
certain steel nails from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. 
Interested parties may contact the Department's Central Records Unit, 
Room 1117 of the main Commerce building, for copies of an updated list 
of antidumping duty orders currently in effect.
    This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.211.

    Dated: July 28, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-17714 Filed 7-31-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P