Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 64304-64305 [E8-25827]

Download as PDF 64304 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 29, 2008 / Notices Revoke and Rescind in Part, 70 FR 73197 (December 9, 2005). In its revocation request, SSI agreed to immediate reinstatement in the Hot– Rolled Steel Order, so long as any producer or reseller is subject to the order, should the Department determine that SSI ‘‘sold the subject merchandise at less than normal value.’’ See SSI’s November 30, 2004, letter to the Department requesting revocation. On May 17, 2006, the Department revoked the antidumping duty order with respect to SSI after having determined that SSI sold the merchandise at not less than normal value for a period of at least three consecutive years.1 See Revocation. As the result of an adequate allegation from a domestic interested party in this proceeding (i.e., United States Steel Corporation), the Department, pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), is now conducting a changed circumstances review to determine whether SSI has resumed dumping hot–rolled steel and whether the antidumping order should be reinstated for hot–rolled steel from Thailand manufactured and exported by SSI. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand, 73 FR 18766 (April 7, 2008). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Extension of Time Limits for Final Results Under 19 CFR 351.216(e), the Department will issue the final results of a changed circumstances review within 270 days after the date on which the Department initiates the changed circumstances review. Currently, the final results of this antidumping duty changed circumstances review on hot– rolled steel from Thailand are due by December 23, 2008. Due to the nature of this changed circumstances review and the complexities of the issues, the Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period. Moreover, the 1 The three administrative reviews forming the basis of the revocation are: 1) the May 3, 2001, through October 31, 2002, review, Certain HotRolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 69 FR 19388 (April 13, 2004); 2) the November 1, 2002, through October 31, 2003, review, Certain HotRolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 69 FR 18349 (April 7, 2004); and 3) the November 1, 2003, through October 31, 2004, review, Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, Partial Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 28659 (May 17, 2006)(‘‘Revocation’’). VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:17 Oct 28, 2008 Jkt 217001 Department plans to conduct verification of SSI’s sales responses. As a result, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.302(b), we are extending the time limit for completion of the review by 120 days. See Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Extension of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 73 FR 46871 (August 12, 2008), and Polyethylene Terephthalate Film Sheet and Strip from the Republic of Korea: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of Changed Circumstances Review, 73 FR 6931 (February 6, 2008). Therefore, the final results will be due no later than April 22, 2009. The Department intends to issue the preliminary results of the changed circumstances review no later than December 23, 2008. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(b) and 771(i) of the Act. Dated: October 23, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–25825 Filed 10–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–583–816 Certain Stainless Steel Butt–Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is extending the time limit for the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt–weld pipe fittings from Taiwan. The period of review is June 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. This extension is made pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). EFFECTIVE DATE: October 29, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Angelica Mendoza, Office 7, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–0195 and (202) 482–3019, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background On July 8, 2008, the Department published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt–weld pipe fittings from Taiwan covering the period June 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. See Certain Stainless Steel Butt–Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Intent to Rescind in Part, 73 FR 38972 (July 8, 2008). The final results for the antidumping duty administrative review of certain stainless steel butt–weld pipe fittings from Taiwan are currently due no later than November 5, 2008. Extension of Time Limits for Final Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act requires the Department to issue the final results in an administrative review within 120 days of the publication of the preliminary results. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the final results to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary results) from the date of publication of the preliminary results. In accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department finds that it is not practicable to complete the review within the original time frame (i.e., by November 5, 2008). Specifically, the Department requires additional time to review complex issues raised in parties’ case briefs including substantive comments relating to the respondent’s qualification for a constructed export price offset and the Department’s use of facts available with respect to certain aspects of respondent’s cost reporting. Because it is not practicable to complete this administrative review within the time limit mandated by section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the final results of this administrative review by 60 days, to no later than January 4, 2009. Because January 4, 2009 falls on a Sunday, the new deadline for the final results will be the next business day, Monday, January 5, 2009. See 19 CFR 351.303(b). This notice is published pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 29, 2008 / Notices Dated: October 23, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–25827 Filed 10–28–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Deferral of Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with September anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department’s regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received a request to defer the initiation of an administrative review for one antidumping duty order. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 29, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila E. Forbes, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Unit, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4697. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Background The Department has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b) (2007), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with September anniversary dates. The Department also received a request in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(c) to defer for one year the initiation of the August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2008, antidumping duty administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Floor– Standing Metal–Top Ironing Tables from the People’s Republic of China. Notice of No Sales Under 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), the Department may rescind a review where there are no exports, sales, or entries of subject merchandise during the respective period of review listed below. If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no exports, sales, or entries during the period of review, it should notify the Department VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:17 Oct 28, 2008 Jkt 217001 within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Department will consider rescinding the review only if the producer or exporter, as appropriate, submits a properly filed and timely statement certifying that it had no exports, sales, or entries of subject merchandise during the period of review. All submissions must be made in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303 and are subject to verification in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Six copies of the submission should be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Room 1870, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy of each request must be served on every party on the Department’s service list. Respondent Selection In the event the Department limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews, the Department intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports during the period of review (POR). We intend to release the CBP data under Administrative Protective Order (APO) to all parties having an APO within five days of publication of this initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 20 days of publication of this Federal Register notice. The Department invites comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection within 10 calendar days of publication of this Federal Register notice. Separate Rates In proceedings involving non–market economy (NME) countries, the Department begins with a rebuttable presumption that all companies within the country are subject to government control and, thus, should be assigned a single antidumping duty deposit rate. It is the Department’s policy to assign all exporters of merchandise subject to an administrative review in an NME country this single rate unless an exporter can demonstrate that it is sufficiently independent so as to be entitled to a separate rate. To establish whether a firm is sufficiently independent from government control of its export activities to be entitled to a separate rate, the Department analyzes each entity exporting the subject merchandise under a test arising from the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Sparklers from the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64305 People’s Republic of China, 56 FR 20588 (May 6, 1991) (Sparklers), as amplified by Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Silicon Carbide from the People’s Republic of China, 59 FR 22585 (May 2,1994) (Silicon Carbide). In accordance with the separate–rates criteria, the Department assigns separate rates to companies in NME cases only if respondents can demonstrate the absence of both de jure and de facto government control over export activities. All firms listed below that wish to qualify for separate–rate status in the administrative reviews involving NME countries must complete, as appropriate, either a separate–rate application or certification, as described below. For these administrative reviews, in order to demonstrate separate–rate eligibility, the Department requires entities for whom a review was requested, that were assigned a separate rate in the most recent segment of this proceeding in which they participated, to certify that they continue to meet the criteria for obtaining a separate rate. The Separate Rate Certification form will be available on the Department’s website at http://www.trade.gov/ia on the date of publication of this Federal Register. In responding to the certification, please follow the ‘‘Instructions for Filing the Certification’’ in the Separate Rate Certification. Separate Rate Certifications are due to the Department no later than 30 calendar days after publication of this Federal Register notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a Certification applies equally to NME–owned firms, wholly foreign–owned firms, and foreign sellers who purchase and export subject merchandise to the United States. For entities that have not previously been assigned a separate rate, to demonstrate eligibility for such, the Department requires a Separate Rate Status Application. The Separate Rate Status Application will be available on the Department’s website at http://www.trade.gov/ia on the date of publication of this Federal Register notice. In responding to the Separate Rate Status Application, refer to the instructions contained in the application. Separate Rate Status Applications are due to the Department no later than 60 calendar days of publication of this Federal Register notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a Separate Rate Status Application applies equally to NME– owned firms, wholly foreign–owned firms, and foreign sellers that purchase and export subject merchandise to the United States. E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-583-816


Certain Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: 
Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is extending the 
time limit for the final results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe 
fittings from Taiwan. The period of review is June 1, 2006, through May 
31, 2007. This extension is made pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 29, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Drury or Angelica Mendoza, Office 
7, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-
0195 and (202) 482-3019, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On July 8, 2008, the Department published the preliminary results 
of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain 
stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Taiwan covering the period 
June 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. See Certain Stainless Steel Butt-
Weld Pipe Fittings from Taiwan: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review and Notice of Intent to Rescind in Part, 73 FR 
38972 (July 8, 2008). The final results for the antidumping duty 
administrative review of certain stainless steel butt-weld pipe 
fittings from Taiwan are currently due no later than November 5, 2008.

Extension of Time Limits for Final Results

    Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act requires the Department to issue 
the final results in an administrative review within 120 days of the 
publication of the preliminary results. However, if it is not 
practicable to complete the review within this time period, section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit 
for the final results to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does 
not extend the time limit for the preliminary results) from the date of 
publication of the preliminary results.
    In accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.213(h)(2), the Department finds that it is not practicable to 
complete the review within the original time frame (i.e., by November 
5, 2008). Specifically, the Department requires additional time to 
review complex issues raised in parties' case briefs including 
substantive comments relating to the respondent's qualification for a 
constructed export price offset and the Department's use of facts 
available with respect to certain aspects of respondent's cost 
reporting. Because it is not practicable to complete this 
administrative review within the time limit mandated by section 
751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), the Department is 
extending the time limit for completion of the final results of this 
administrative review by 60 days, to no later than January 4, 2009. 
Because January 4, 2009 falls on a Sunday, the new deadline for the 
final results will be the next business day, Monday, January 5, 2009. 
See 19 CFR 351.303(b).
    This notice is published pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the 
Act.


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    Dated: October 23, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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