Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: Notice of Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 65291-65292 [E8-26158]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 213 / Monday, November 3, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Admnistration [A–533–820] Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: Notice of Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 3, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Zhang or James Terpstra, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1168, or (202) 482–3965, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES On December 31, 2007, United States Steel Corporation (‘‘Petitioner’’) and Nucor Corporation requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot– rolled carbon steel flat products,1 which were produced or exported by Ispat Industries Limited (‘‘Ispat’’), JSW Steel Limited (‘‘JSW’’), Tata Steel Limited (‘‘Tata’’), and Essar Steel Limited (‘‘Essar’’). On January 28, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published a notice of initiation of antidumping duty administrative review of Indian Hot– Rolled for the period December 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007 (the ‘‘POR’’). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 4829 (January 28, 2008) (‘‘Initiation Notice’’). On February 25, 2008, the Department issued a memorandum informing the interested parties of the Department’s intention to limit the number of companies it would examine in this review pursuant to section 777A(c)(2) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), as well as the data on which the Department would rely on making that determination.2 On February 26–27, 1 See Notice of Amended Final Antidumping Duty Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India, 66 FR 60194 (December 3, 2001) (‘‘Indian Hot-Rolled’’). 2 See Memorandum to File, Re: ‘‘2006-2007 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review of Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India,’’ Subject: ‘‘Customs and Border Protection Data for Selection of Respondents for Individual Review,’’ from Cindy Robinson, Senior Financial VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:58 Oct 31, 2008 Jkt 217001 2008, Ispat, Tata, and JSW each informed the Department that they did not have shipments of the subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. On August 20, 2008, the Department published a notice of intent to rescind this administrative review in part with respect to Ispat, JSW and Tata. See Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: Notice of Intent to Rescind Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part and Notice of Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Administrative Review, 73 FR 49169 (August 20, 2008) (‘‘Notice of Intent to Rescind’’). On September 2, 2008, the Department sent a letter to all interested parties with Draft Customs Instructions and invited comment on the Department’s intent to rescind the administrative review with respect to Ispat, JSW and Tata. See Memorandum to File, Re: Draft Customs Instructions Certain Hot–Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India (September 2, 2008) (‘‘Draft Notification of Rescission’’). The Department did not receive comments from any interested party. Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to this order is certain hot–rolled carbon steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non– metallic substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, of a thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flat–rolled products rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 mm, but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of this order. Specifically included in the scope of this order are vacuum–degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial–free (‘‘IF’’)) steels, high– strength low–alloy (‘‘HSLA’’) steels, and the substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low– carbon steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as titanium or niobium (also commonly referred to as Analyst, through James Terpstra, Program Manager, and Melissa Skinner, Office Director, Office 3, AD/ CVD Operations, dated February 25, 2008 (‘‘HotRolled Memo’’). PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65291 columbium), or both, added to stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as steels with micro–alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination steels contains micro–alloying levels of elements such as silicon and aluminum. Steel products included in the scope of this order, regardless of definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’), are products in which: i) iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; ii) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and iii) 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 percent of tungsten, or 0.10 percent of molybdenum, or 0.10 percent of niobium, or 0.15 percent of vanadium, or 0.15 percent of zirconium. All products that meet the physical and chemical description provided above are within the scope of this order unless otherwise excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or specifically excluded from the scope of this order: • Alloy hot–rolled carbon steel products in which at least one of the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, e.g., American Society for Testing and Materials (‘‘ASTM’’) specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, A506)). • Society of Automotive Engineers (‘‘SAE’’)/American Iron & Steel Institute (‘‘AISI’’) grades of series 2300 and higher. • Ball bearings steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS. • Silico–manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent. • ASTM specifications A710 and A736. • United States Steel (‘‘USS’’) Abrasion–resistant steels (USS AR 400, USS AR 500). • All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy ASTM specification (sample specifications: E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1 65292 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 213 / Monday, November 3, 2008 / Notices ASTM A506, A507). • Non–rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of the HTSUS. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in the HTSUS at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot–rolled carbon steel covered by this order, including: vacuum– degassed fully stabilized; high–strength low–alloy; and the substrate for motor lamination steel may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise may also enter under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7212.40.10.00, 7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the merchandise subject to this order is dispositive. Rescission of Administrative Review On August 20, 2008, the Department published in the Federal Register its intent to rescind the administrative review in part. See Notice of Intent to Rescind, 73 FR 49169. In that notice we DOC Case No. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES A–570–881 ........................... A–588–862 ........................... BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S Jkt 217001 SUMMARY: In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is automatically initiating a five-year review (‘‘Sunset Review’’) of the antidumping duty orders listed below. The International Trade Commission (‘‘the Commission’’) is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-year Review which covers the same orders. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 3, 2008. The Department official identified in the Initiation of Review section below at AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230. For information from the Commission contact Mary Messer, Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission at (202) 205–3193. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Department’s procedures for the conduct of Sunset Reviews are set forth in its Procedures for Conducting Fiveyear (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders, 63 FR 13516 (March 20, 1998) and 70 FR 62061 (October 28, 2005). Guidance on methodological or analytical issues relevant to the Department’s conduct of Sunset Reviews is set forth in the Department’s Policy Bulletin 98.3 - Policies Regarding the Conduct of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders: Policy Bulletin, 63 FR 18871 (April 16, 1998). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initiation of Review DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(c), we are initiating the Sunset Review of the following antidumping duty order: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce AGENCY: Country 731–TA–1021 731–TA–1023 As a courtesy, we are making information related to Sunset proceedings, including copies of the 18:42 Oct 31, 2008 Dated: October 28, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–26158 Filed 10–31–08; 8:45 am] ITC Case No. Filing Information VerDate Aug<31>2005 stated that since our examination of the entry data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection for Ispat, JSW, and Tata confirmed each of their assertions that they did not have shipments to the United States during the POR, we intended to rescind this review with respect to these three companies. On September 2, 2008, we sent our Draft Notification of Rescission to interested parties and invited them to comment on our intent to rescind the administrative review with regard to Ispat, JSW, and Tata. No comments were received. Consequently, the Department continues to treat Ispat, JSW, and Tata as non–shippers for the purpose of this review. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), the Department may rescind an administrative review with respect to a particular exporter or producer if the Department concludes that during the POR there were no entries, exports, or sales of the subject merchandise. Because there is no record evidence of entries, exports or sales of the subject merchandise by Ispat, JSW and Tata, we are rescinding this review in part. As a result of the rescission of the administrative review, in part, with respect to Ispat, JSW, and Tata, only one respondent, Essar, remains in this review. We are issuing this notice in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and section 351.213(d)(4) of the Department’s regulations. Product PRC Japan Malleable Cast IronPipe Fittings Ceramic Station Post Insulators pertinent statute and regulations, the Department schedule for Sunset Reviews, a listing of past revocations and continuations, and current service lists, available to the public on the PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Department Contact Sfmt 4703 Sergio Balbontin (202) 482–6478 Brandon Farlander (202) 482–0182 Department’s sunset website at the following address: http://ia.ita.doc.gov/ sunset/. All submissions in these Sunset Reviews must be filed in accordance E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Admnistration

[A-533-820]


Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: Notice 
of Rescission, in Part, of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 3, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Zhang or James Terpstra, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
1168, or (202) 482-3965, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 31, 2007, United States Steel Corporation 
(``Petitioner'') and Nucor Corporation requested an administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel 
flat products,\1\ which were produced or exported by Ispat Industries 
Limited (``Ispat''), JSW Steel Limited (``JSW''), Tata Steel Limited 
(``Tata''), and Essar Steel Limited (``Essar''). On January 28, 2008, 
the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published a notice of 
initiation of antidumping duty administrative review of Indian Hot-
Rolled for the period December 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007 (the 
``POR''). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 4829 
(January 28, 2008) (``Initiation Notice''). On February 25, 2008, the 
Department issued a memorandum informing the interested parties of the 
Department's intention to limit the number of companies it would 
examine in this review pursuant to section 777A(c)(2) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''), as well as the data on which the 
Department would rely on making that determination.\2\ On February 26-
27, 2008, Ispat, Tata, and JSW each informed the Department that they 
did not have shipments of the subject merchandise to the United States 
during the POR.
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    \1\ See Notice of Amended Final Antidumping Duty Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain 
Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From India, 66 FR 60194 
(December 3, 2001) (``Indian Hot-Rolled'').
    \2\ See Memorandum to File, Re: ``2006-2007 Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review of Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat 
Products from India,'' Subject: ``Customs and Border Protection Data 
for Selection of Respondents for Individual Review,'' from Cindy 
Robinson, Senior Financial Analyst, through James Terpstra, Program 
Manager, and Melissa Skinner, Office Director, Office 3, AD/CVD 
Operations, dated February 25, 2008 (``Hot-Rolled Memo'').
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    On August 20, 2008, the Department published a notice of intent to 
rescind this administrative review in part with respect to Ispat, JSW 
and Tata. See Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from India: 
Notice of Intent to Rescind Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in 
Part and Notice of Extension of Time Limits for Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Administrative Review, 73 FR 49169 (August 20, 2008) 
(``Notice of Intent to Rescind''). On September 2, 2008, the Department 
sent a letter to all interested parties with Draft Customs Instructions 
and invited comment on the Department's intent to rescind the 
administrative review with respect to Ispat, JSW and Tata. See 
Memorandum to File, Re: Draft Customs Instructions Certain Hot-Rolled 
Carbon Steel Flat Products from India (September 2, 2008) (``Draft 
Notification of Rescission''). The Department did not receive comments 
from any interested party.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to this order is certain hot-rolled carbon 
steel flat products of a rectangular shape, of a width of 0.5 inch or 
greater, neither clad, plated, nor coated with metal and whether or not 
painted, varnished, or coated with plastics or other non-metallic 
substances, in coils (whether or not in successively superimposed 
layers), regardless of thickness, and in straight lengths, of a 
thickness of less than 4.75 mm and of a width measuring at least 10 
times the thickness. Universal mill plate (i.e., flat-rolled products 
rolled on four faces or in a closed box pass, of a width exceeding 150 
mm, but not exceeding 1250 mm, and of a thickness of not less than 4 
mm, not in coils and without patterns in relief) of a thickness not 
less than 4.0 mm is not included within the scope of this order.
    Specifically included in the scope of this order are vacuum-
degassed, fully stabilized (commonly referred to as interstitial-free 
(``IF'')) steels, high-strength low-alloy (``HSLA'') steels, and the 
substrate for motor lamination steels. IF steels are recognized as low-
carbon steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as titanium 
or niobium (also commonly referred to as columbium), or both, added to 
stabilize carbon and nitrogen elements. HSLA steels are recognized as 
steels with micro-alloying levels of elements such as chromium, copper, 
niobium, vanadium, and molybdenum. The substrate for motor lamination 
steels contains micro-alloying levels of elements such as silicon and 
aluminum.
    Steel products included in the scope of this order, regardless of 
definitions in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States 
(``HTSUS''), are products in which: i) iron predominates, by weight, 
over each of the other contained elements; ii) the carbon content is 2 
percent or less, by weight; and iii) 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 percent of tungsten, or
    0.10 percent of molybdenum, or
    0.10 percent of niobium, or
    0.15 percent of vanadium, or
    0.15 percent of zirconium.
    All products that meet the physical and chemical description 
provided above are within the scope of this order unless otherwise 
excluded. The following products, by way of example, are outside or 
specifically excluded from the scope of this order:
     Alloy hot-rolled carbon steel products in which at least 
one of the chemical elements exceeds those listed above (including, 
e.g., American Society for Testing and Materials (``ASTM'') 
specifications A543, A387, A514, A517, A506)).
     Society of Automotive Engineers (``SAE'')/American Iron & 
Steel Institute (``AISI'') grades of series 2300 and higher.
     Ball bearings steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
     Tool steels, as defined in the HTSUS.
     Silico-manganese (as defined in the HTSUS) or silicon 
electrical steel with a silicon level exceeding 2.25 percent.
     ASTM specifications A710 and A736.
     United States Steel (``USS'') Abrasion-resistant steels 
(USS AR 400, USS AR 500).
     All products (proprietary or otherwise) based on an alloy 
ASTM specification (sample specifications:

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ASTM A506, A507).
     Non-rectangular shapes, not in coils, which are the result 
of having been processed by cutting or stamping and which have assumed 
the character of articles or products classified outside chapter 72 of 
the HTSUS.
    The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in 
the HTSUS at subheadings: 7208.10.15.00, 7208.10.30.00, 7208.10.60.00, 
7208.25.30.00, 7208.25.60.00, 7208.26.00.30, 7208.26.00.60, 
7208.27.00.30, 7208.27.00.60, 7208.36.00.30, 7208.36.00.60, 
7208.37.00.30, 7208.37.00.60, 7208.38.00.15, 7208.38.00.30, 
7208.38.00.90, 7208.39.00.15, 7208.39.00.30, 7208.39.00.90, 
7208.40.60.30, 7208.40.60.60, 7208.53.00.00, 7208.54.00.00, 
7208.90.00.00, 7211.14.00.90, 7211.19.15.00, 7211.19.20.00, 
7211.19.30.00, 7211.19.45.00, 7211.19.60.00, 7211.19.75.30, 
7211.19.75.60, and 7211.19.75.90. Certain hot-rolled carbon steel 
covered by this order, including: vacuum-degassed fully stabilized; 
high-strength low-alloy; and the substrate for motor lamination steel 
may also enter under the following tariff numbers: 7225.11.00.00, 
7225.19.00.00, 7225.30.30.50, 7225.30.70.00, 7225.40.70.00, 
7225.99.00.90, 7226.11.10.00, 7226.11.90.30, 7226.11.90.60, 
7226.19.10.00, 7226.19.90.00, 7226.91.50.00, 7226.91.70.00, 
7226.91.80.00, and 7226.99.00.00. Subject merchandise may also enter 
under 7210.70.30.00, 7210.90.90.00, 7211.14.00.30, 7212.40.10.00, 
7212.40.50.00, and 7212.50.00.00. Although the HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department's written 
description of the merchandise subject to this order is dispositive.

Rescission of Administrative Review

    On August 20, 2008, the Department published in the Federal 
Register its intent to rescind the administrative review in part. See 
Notice of Intent to Rescind, 73 FR 49169. In that notice we stated that 
since our examination of the entry data from U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection for Ispat, JSW, and Tata confirmed each of their assertions 
that they did not have shipments to the United States during the POR, 
we intended to rescind this review with respect to these three 
companies. On September 2, 2008, we sent our Draft Notification of 
Rescission to interested parties and invited them to comment on our 
intent to rescind the administrative review with regard to Ispat, JSW, 
and Tata. No comments were received. Consequently, the Department 
continues to treat Ispat, JSW, and Tata as non-shippers for the purpose 
of this review.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), the Department may rescind an 
administrative review with respect to a particular exporter or producer 
if the Department concludes that during the POR there were no entries, 
exports, or sales of the subject merchandise. Because there is no 
record evidence of entries, exports or sales of the subject merchandise 
by Ispat, JSW and Tata, we are rescinding this review in part.
    As a result of the rescission of the administrative review, in 
part, with respect to Ispat, JSW, and Tata, only one respondent, Essar, 
remains in this review.
    We are issuing this notice in accordance with section 751(a)(1) and 
777(i)(1) of the Act and section 351.213(d)(4) of the Department's 
regulations.

    Dated: October 28, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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