Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Countervailing Duty Order, 45405-45406 [E8-18016]

Download as PDF 45405 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 5, 2008 / Notices Weighted–Average Margin (percent) Country Manufacturer/exporter Mexico ..................................................................................... Maquilacero S.A. de C.V. ....................................................... Productos Laminados de Monterrey S.A. de C.V. ................. Arco Metal S.A. de C.V. ......................................................... Hylsa S.A. de C.V. ................................................................. Internacional de Aceros S.A. de C.V. .................................... Perfiles y Herrajes LM, S.A. de C.V. ..................................... Regiomontana de Perfiles y Tubos ........................................ Talleres Acero Rey S.A. de C.V. ........................................... Tuberia Laguna S.A. de C.V. ................................................. Industrias Monterrey S.A. de C.V. ......................................... Nacional de Acero S.A. de C.V. ............................................ PEASA–Productos Especializados de Acero ........................ Tuberias Aspe ........................................................................ Tuberias y Derivados S.A. de C.V. ........................................ All Others ................................................................................ Zhangjiagang Zhongyuan Pipe–Making Co., Ltd./ Zhangjiagang Zhongyuan Pipe–Making Co., Ltd.. Kunshan Lets Win Steel Machinery Co., Ltd./ Kunshan Lets Win Steel Machinery Co., Ltd.. Wuxi Baishun Steel Pipe Co., Ltd./ Wuxi Baishun Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.. Guangdong Walsall Steel Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd./ Guangdong Walsall Steel Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd.. Wuxi Worldunion Trading Co., Ltd./ Wuxi Hongcheng Bicycle Material Co., Ltd.. Weifang East Steel Pipe Co., Ltd./Weifang East Steel Pipe Co., Ltd.. Jiangyin Jianye Metal Products Co., Ltd./Jiangyin Jianye Metal Products Co., Ltd.. PRC–Wide Rate ..................................................................... People’s Republic of China ..................................................... This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to light–walled rectangular pipe and tube from Korea, Mexico and 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. These orders are issued and published in accordance with section 736(a) of Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: July 30, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–18013 Filed 8–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES [C–570–915] Light–Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Countervailing Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:19 Aug 04, 2008 Jkt 214001 SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC), the Department is issuing a countervailing duty order on light– walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWRP) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). On July 28, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Light– Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from China, USITC Pub. 4024, Investigation Nos. 701–TA–449 and 731–TA–1118 (Final) (July 2008). EFFECTIVE DATE: August 5, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Subler or Damian Felton, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0189 and (202) 482–0133, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On June 24, 2008, the Department published its final determination in the countervailing duty investigation of LWRP from the PRC. See Light Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From People’s Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2.40 5.12 3.76 3.76 3.76 3.76 3.76 3.76 3.76 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50 11.50 3.76 264.64 249.12 249.12 249.12 249.12 249.12 249.12 264.64 Investigation Determination, 73 FR 35642 (June 24, 2008). On July 28, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination pursuant to sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports of subject merchandise from the PRC. See Light–Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from China, USITC Pub. 4024, Investigation Nos. 701–TA–449 and 731–TA–1118 (Final) (July 2008). Scope of the Order The merchandise that is the subject of this order is certain welded carbon– quality light–walled steel pipe and tube, of rectangular (including square) cross section (LWR), having a wall thickness of less than 4mm. The term carbon–quality steel includes both carbon steel and alloy steel which contains only small amounts of alloying elements. Specifically, the term carbon–quality includes products in which none of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity by weight respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 percent of silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30 E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1 45406 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 5, 2008 / Notices dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. The description of carbon–quality is intended to identify carbon–quality products within the scope. The welded carbon–quality rectangular pipe and tube subject to this order is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 7306.61.50.00 and 7306.61.70.60. While HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Countervailing Duty Order On July 28, 2008, in accordance with section 705(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination that the industry in the United States producing LWRP is materially injured within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of subsidized imports of LWRP from the PRC. Therefore, countervailing duties will be assessed on all unliquidated entries of LWRP from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after November 30, 2007, the date on which the Department published its preliminary affirmative countervailing duty determination in the Federal Register,1 and before March 29, 2008, the date the Department instructed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to discontinue the suspension of liquidation in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act. Section 703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to a preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four months. Therefore, entries of LWRP made on or after March 29, 2008, and prior to the date of publication of the ITC’s final determination in the Federal Register are not liable for the assessment of countervailing duties due to the Department’s discontinuation, effective March 29, 2008, of the suspension of liquidation. In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation for LWRP from the PRC, effective the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register and to assess, upon further advice by the Department pursuant to 1 See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 72 FR 67703 (November 30, 2007). VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:19 Aug 04, 2008 Jkt 214001 section 706(a)(1) of the Act, countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject merchandise as noted below. Exporter/Manufacturer The meeting will convene at 8 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2008 and adjourn at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 22, 2008. Meeting information will be 2.17% available online on the USPDC website: (http://www.climate.noaa.gov/ index.jsp?pg=./ccsp/ unified_synthesis.jsp). 15.28 % Please note that meeting location, times, and agenda topics are subject to change. 200.58% 15.28% This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect to LWRP from the PRC, pursuant to section 706(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 countervailing duty orders currently in effect. This order is issued and published in accordance with section 706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b). Dated: July 30, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–18016 Filed 8–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration RIN 0648–XJ39 Unified Synthesis Product Development Committee National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of Open Federal Advisory Committee Meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: A major activity of the Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is the production of a series of twentyone Synthesis and Assessment Products (SAPs) that are designed to inform and aid decision making by policy makers, resource managers, stakeholders, the media, and the general public on issues related to global climate change. The Unified Synthesis Product (USP) Development Committee (USPDC), established by a Decision Memorandum on February 29, 2008, is the Federal Advisory Committee charged with responsibility to develop a draft USP Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 DATES: Net Subsidy Rate Kunshan Lets Win Steel Machinery Co., Ltd. ... Zhangjiagang Zhongyuan Pipe– making Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Qiyuan Group Co., Ltd. ......... Qingdao Xiangxing Steel Pipe Co., Ltd. ... All Others ...................... PO 00000 that will synthesize the information contained in these 21 SAPs in the context of other recent climate and global change scientific studies and formal assessments. Sfmt 4703 The meeting will be held at the Erik Jonsson Center of the National Academies in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. ADDRESSES: Dr. Christopher D. Miller, USPDC DFO and the Program Manager, NOAA/OAR/ Climate Program Office, Climate Change Data and Detection Program Element, 1315 East-West Highway, Room 12239, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910; telephone 301–734–1241, e-mail: Christopher.D.Miller@noaa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Status: The meeting will be open to public participation and will include a 30minute public comment period on August 21, 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. (check the USPDC website to confirm this time and the room in which the meeting will be held). In general, each individual or group making a verbal presentation will be limited to a total time of five (5) minutes. Written comments (at least 35 copies) should be received by the USPDC Designated Federal Official (DFO) by August 7, 2008 to provide sufficient time for review. Written comments received after August 7 will be distributed to the USPDC, but may not be reviewed prior to the meeting date. Seats will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Matters to be Considered: The USP author team will consider all peer review and public comments received during the USP First Draft review phase, which ends on August 14, 2008. The authors will decide how to address each comment, and plans for completion of the Final Draft of the USP will be developed. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 29, 2008. William J. Brennan, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and Director, Climate Change Science Program. [FR Doc. E8–17960 Filed 8–4–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–12–S E:\FR\FM\05AUN1.SGM 05AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-915]


Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the People's Republic 
of China: Notice of Countervailing Duty Order

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 a countervailing duty order on light-walled 
rectangular pipe and tube (LWRP) from the People's Republic of China 
(PRC). On July 28, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its 
affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry. See 
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from China, USITC Pub. 4024, 
Investigation Nos. 701-TA-449 and 731-TA-1118 (Final) (July 2008).

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 5, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Subler or Damian Felton, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0189 and (202) 482-0133, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 24, 2008, the Department published its final determination 
in the countervailing duty investigation of LWRP from the PRC. See 
Light Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From People's Republic of China: 
Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Investigation Determination, 73 
FR 35642 (June 24, 2008).
    On July 28, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its final 
determination pursuant to sections 705(b)(1)(A)(i) and 735(b)(1)(A)(i) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that an industry in 
the United States is materially injured by reason of subsidized imports 
of subject merchandise from the PRC. See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe 
and Tube from China, USITC Pub. 4024, Investigation Nos. 701-TA-449 and 
731-TA-1118 (Final) (July 2008).

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise that is the subject of this order is certain welded 
carbon-quality light-walled steel pipe and tube, of rectangular 
(including square) cross section (LWR), having a wall thickness of less 
than 4mm.
    The term carbon-quality steel includes both carbon steel and alloy 
steel which contains only small amounts of alloying elements. 
Specifically, the term carbon-quality includes products in which none 
of the elements listed below exceeds the quantity by weight 
respectively indicated: 1.80 percent of manganese, or 2.25 percent of 
silicon, or 1.00 percent of copper, or 0.50 percent of aluminum, or 
1.25 percent of chromium, or 0.30 percent of cobalt, or 0.40 percent of 
lead, or 1.25 percent of nickel, or 0.30

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percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of 
niobium, or 0.15 percent vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. The 
description of carbon-quality is intended to identify carbon-quality 
products within the scope. The welded carbon-quality rectangular pipe 
and tube subject to this order is currently classified under the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings 
7306.61.50.00 and 7306.61.70.60. While HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the 
scope of this order is dispositive.

Countervailing Duty Order

    On July 28, 2008, in accordance with section 705(d) of the Act, the 
ITC notified the Department of its final determination that the 
industry in the United States producing LWRP is materially injured 
within the meaning of section 705(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act by reason of 
subsidized imports of LWRP from the PRC.
    Therefore, countervailing duties will be assessed on all 
unliquidated entries of LWRP from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after November 30, 2007, the date on 
which the Department published its preliminary affirmative 
countervailing duty determination in the Federal Register,\1\ and 
before March 29, 2008, the date the Department instructed U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection (CBP) to discontinue the suspension of 
liquidation in accordance with section 703(d) of the Act. Section 
703(d) of the Act states that the suspension of liquidation pursuant to 
a preliminary determination may not remain in effect for more than four 
months. Therefore, entries of LWRP made on or after March 29, 2008, and 
prior to the date of publication of the ITC's final determination in 
the Federal Register are not liable for the assessment of 
countervailing duties due to the Department's discontinuation, 
effective March 29, 2008, of the suspension of liquidation.
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    \1\ See Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the People's 
Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty 
Determination and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty 
Determination with Final Antidumping Duty Determination, 72 FR 67703 
(November 30, 2007).
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    In accordance with section 706 of the Act, the Department will 
direct CBP to reinstitute the suspension of liquidation for LWRP from 
the PRC, effective the date of publication of the ITC's notice of final 
determination in the Federal Register and to assess, upon further 
advice by the Department pursuant to section 706(a)(1) of the Act, 
countervailing duties for each entry of the subject merchandise in an 
amount based on the net countervailable subsidy rates for the subject 
merchandise as noted below.

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                Exporter/Manufacturer                  Net Subsidy Rate
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Kunshan Lets Win Steel Machinery Co., Ltd...........               2.17%
Zhangjiagang Zhongyuan Pipe-making Co., Ltd.,                    15.28 %
 Jiangsu Qiyuan Group Co., Ltd......................
Qingdao Xiangxing Steel Pipe Co., Ltd...............             200.58%
All Others..........................................              15.28%
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    This notice constitutes the countervailing duty order with respect 
to LWRP from the PRC, pursuant to section 706(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 
countervailing duty orders currently in effect.
    This order is issued and published in accordance with section 
706(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b).

    Dated: July 30, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-18016 Filed 8-4-08; 8:45 am]
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