North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Completion of Panel Review, 47131 [E8-18637]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 13, 2008 / Notices included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Dated: August 8, 2008. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E8–18699 Filed 8–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–06–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–580–851] Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on dynamic random access memory semiconductors from the Republic of Korea for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. We preliminarily find that Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. received countervailable subsidies during the period of review. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess countervailing duties as detailed in the ‘‘Preliminary Results of Review’’ section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ‘‘Public Comment’’ section of this notice. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 13, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Neubacher or Shane Subler, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 3069, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5823 and (202) 482–0189, respectively. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Completion of Panel Review NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: Notice of Completion of Panel Review of the International Trade Administration’s Final Scope Ruling Regarding Entries Made Under HTSUS 4409.10.05 in Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada (Secretariat File No. USA–CDA–2006–1904–05). ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Order of the Binational Panel dated June 25, 2008, the determination described above was completed on June 25, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Valerie Dees, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–5438. On June 25, 2008, the Binational Panel issued a memorandum opinion and order, which granted the International Trade Administration’s Motion to Dismiss the Complaints, concerning Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada. The Secretariat was instructed to issue a Notice of Completion of Panel Review on the 31st day following the issuance of the Notice of Final Panel Action, if no request for an Extraordinary Challenge was filed. No such request was filed. Therefore, on the basis of the Panel Order and Rule 80 of the Article 1904 Panel Rules, the Panel Review was completed and the panelists were discharged from their duties effective June 25, 2008. ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 7, 2008. Valerie Dees, United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. E8–18637 Filed 8–12–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:38 Aug 12, 2008 Jkt 214001 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On August 11, 2003, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published a countervailing duty order on dynamic random access memory semiconductors (‘‘DRAMS’’) from the Republic of Korea (‘‘ROK’’). See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors from the Republic of Korea, 68 FR 47546 (Aug. 11, 2003) (‘‘CVD Order’’). On August 2, 2007, the Department published a notice of ‘‘Opportunity to Request Administrative Review’’ for this countervailing duty order. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 72 FR 42383 (Aug. 2, 2007). On August 27, 2007, we received a request for review PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 47131 from Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. (‘‘Hynix’’). On August 29, 2007, we received a request for review of Hynix from the petitioner, Micron Technology, Inc. (‘‘Micron’’). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we published a notice of initiation of the review on September 25, 2007. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 72 FR 54428 (September 25, 2007) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). On October 23, 2007, we issued countervailing duty questionnaires to the Government of the Republic of Korea (‘‘GOK’’) and Hynix. We received responses to these questionnaires on November 26, 2007. On April 1, 2008, we issued supplemental questionnaires to the GOK and Hynix. We received timely responses to these supplemental questionnaires on April 15, 2008. We issued additional supplemental questionnaires to the GOK and Hynix on June 12, and July 16, 2008, and received responses on June 26, and July 23, 2008, respectively. We received new subsidy allegations from Micron on December 17, 2007.1 On March 17, 2008, we initiated an investigation of one of the two new subsidies that Micron alleged in this administrative review. In addition, we stated that we did not intend to reexamine the timing of the benefit of a previously countervailed debt-to-equity swap (‘‘DES’’) for the preliminary results. See Fourth Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors from Korea: New Subsidy Allegations Memorandum (Mar. 17, 2008) (‘‘New Subsidy Allegations—DOC Memorandum’’), available in the Central Records Unit (‘‘CRU’’), Room 1117 of the main Department building. On March 25, 2008, we issued questionnaires concerning the new subsidy allegation to Hynix and the GOK. We received a response to this questionnaire from Hynix on April 8, 2008, and from the GOK on April 9, 2008. On July 14, 2008, Micron submitted comments for consideration in the preliminary results. On April 7, 2008, we published a postponement of the preliminary results in this review until July 31, 2008. See Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of the 1See submission from Micron to the Department, Re: Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors From South Korea/Petitioner’s New Subsidies Allegation And New Issues Presented (Dec. 17, 2007) (‘‘New Subsidy Allegations’’). E:\FR\FM\13AUN1.SGM 13AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 
Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Completion of Panel Review

AGENCY: NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of Completion of Panel Review of the International Trade 
Administration's Final Scope Ruling Regarding Entries Made Under HTSUS 
4409.10.05 in Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada (Secretariat 
File No. USA-CDA-2006-1904-05).

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the Order of the Binational Panel dated June 25, 
2008, the determination described above was completed on June 25, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Valerie Dees, United States Secretary, 
NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, 
Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-5438.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On June 25, 2008, the Binational Panel 
issued a memorandum opinion and order, which granted the International 
Trade Administration's Motion to Dismiss the Complaints, concerning 
Certain Softwood Lumber Products from Canada. The Secretariat was 
instructed to issue a Notice of Completion of Panel Review on the 31st 
day following the issuance of the Notice of Final Panel Action, if no 
request for an Extraordinary Challenge was filed. No such request was 
filed. Therefore, on the basis of the Panel Order and Rule 80 of the 
Article 1904 Panel Rules, the Panel Review was completed and the 
panelists were discharged from their duties effective June 25, 2008.

    Dated: August 7, 2008.
Valerie Dees,
United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat.
[FR Doc. E8-18637 Filed 8-12-08; 8:45 am]
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