Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review, 65290 [E8-26169]

Download as PDF 65290 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 213 / Monday, November 3, 2008 / Notices withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption and to continue to collect the cash deposit previously ordered. This notice is not required by statute but is published as a service to the international trading community. Dated: October 23, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–26166 Filed 10–31–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–549–502] Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: November 3, 2008. SUMMARY: On September 30, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received a request to conduct a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes from Thailand. In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating a new shipper review of Pacific Pipe Public Company, Limited (Pacific Pipe), the exporter and producer that requested the new shipper review, for the period of review March 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myrna Lobo or Jacqueline Arrowsmith, AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2371 or (202) 482– 5255, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: Background The Department received a timely request from Pacific Pipe, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c), for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes (Pipes and Tubes) from Thailand. See Antidumping Duty Order; Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand, 51 FR 8341 (March 11, 1986). In addition, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(d)(1), Pacific Pipe’s request was made within the deadline VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:42 Oct 31, 2008 Jkt 217001 for a six-month semiannual review. Pacific Pipe identified itself as the producer and exporter of subject merchandise. As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i) and (iii)(A), Pacific Pipe certified it did not export pipes and tubes to the United States during the period of investigation (POI) (September 1984 through February 1985), and that since the date of initiation of the investigation, it has never been affiliated with any exporter or producer that exported pipes and tubes to the United States during the POI, including any exporter or producer who exported the subject merchandise that was not individually examined. It also submitted documentation establishing the dates on which Pacific Pipe first shipped and entered the subject merchandise to the United States, the volume of that first shipment, and the date of Pacific Pipe’s first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States. Pacific Pipe stated it had not made any subsequent shipments of pipes and tubes to the United States. On October 2, 2008, we received a letter from domestic producer Allied Tube and Conduit requesting the Department deny Pacific Pipe’s request for a new shipper review because the entry of Pacific Pipe’s shipment occurred after the normal six–month period of review (March 1, 2008 through August 31, 2008). Pacific Pipe responded in a letter dated October 16, 2008, stating it had met the requirements for requesting a review. On October 20, 2008, the Department requested Pacific Pipe to correct its request to reflect the correct period of investigation in its exporter’s certification. Pacific Pipe submitted a revised certification on October 21, 2008. Initiation of New Shipper Review In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.214(d)(1), and based on information on the record, we are initiating a new shipper review for Pacific Pipe. See Memorandum to the File through Barbara E. Tillman, Director, AD/CVD Operations Office 6, Import Administration from the Team, ‘‘New Shipper Review Initiation Checklist,’’ dated October 22, 2008, on file in the Central Records Unit, room 1117, of the main Commerce building. We intend to issue the preliminary results of this review no later than 180 days after the date on which this review is initiated, and the final results of this review within 90 days after the date on which the preliminary results are issued. PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(B), the period of review (POR) for a new shipper review initiated in the month immediately following the semiannual anniversary month, will normally be the six–month period immediately preceding the semiannual anniversary month. However, when the new shipper’s first shipment has entered after the POR, the Department may expand the POR, unless an expansion would be likely to prevent the completion of the review within the time limits set by the Department’s regulations. See 19 CFR 351.214(f)(2)(ii). The documentation provided by Pacific Pipe indicates that its first shipment entered approximately ten days after the end of the six-month POR, and that its first sale to an unaffiliated customer occurred during the six–month POR. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(f)(2)(ii), we are extending the POR by 30 days to September 30, 2008, to capture the entry of Pacific Pipe’s first shipment. The Department finds that this delay does not prevent the completion of the review within the time limits set by the Department’s regulations. Therefore, the POR for this new shipper review is March 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008. On August 17, 2006, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (H.R. 4) was signed into law. Section 1632 of H.R. 4 temporarily suspends the authority of the Department to instruct Customs and Border Protection to collect a bond or other security in lieu of a cash deposit in new–shipper reviews. Therefore, the posting of a bond under section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e) in lieu of a cash deposit is not available in this case. Importers of subject merchandise manufactured and exported by Pacific Pipe must continue to pay a cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties on each entry of subject merchandise at the current all– others rate of 15.67 percent. Interested parties seeking access to proprietary information in this new shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are published in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d). Dated: October 28, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E8–26169 Filed 10–31–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\03NON1.SGM 03NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-549-502]


Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand: 
Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 3, 2008.
SUMMARY: On September 30, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the 
Department) received a request to conduct a new shipper review of the 
antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes 
from Thailand. In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are 
initiating a new shipper review of Pacific Pipe Public Company, Limited 
(Pacific Pipe), the exporter and producer that requested the new 
shipper review, for the period of review March 1, 2008 through 
September 30, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Myrna Lobo or Jacqueline Arrowsmith, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
2371 or (202) 482-5255, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department received a timely request from Pacific Pipe, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c), for a new shipper review of the 
antidumping duty order on circular welded carbon steel pipes and tubes 
(Pipes and Tubes) from Thailand. See Antidumping Duty Order; Circular 
Welded Carbon Steel Pipes and Tubes from Thailand, 51 FR 8341 (March 
11, 1986). In addition, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(d)(1), Pacific 
Pipe's request was made within the deadline for a six-month semiannual 
review. Pacific Pipe identified itself as the producer and exporter of 
subject merchandise.
    As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i) and (iii)(A), Pacific Pipe 
certified it did not export pipes and tubes to the United States during 
the period of investigation (POI) (September 1984 through February 
1985), and that since the date of initiation of the investigation, it 
has never been affiliated with any exporter or producer that exported 
pipes and tubes to the United States during the POI, including any 
exporter or producer who exported the subject merchandise that was not 
individually examined. It also submitted documentation establishing the 
dates on which Pacific Pipe first shipped and entered the subject 
merchandise to the United States, the volume of that first shipment, 
and the date of Pacific Pipe's first sale to an unaffiliated customer 
in the United States. Pacific Pipe stated it had not made any 
subsequent shipments of pipes and tubes to the United States.
    On October 2, 2008, we received a letter from domestic producer 
Allied Tube and Conduit requesting the Department deny Pacific Pipe's 
request for a new shipper review because the entry of Pacific Pipe's 
shipment occurred after the normal six-month period of review (March 1, 
2008 through August 31, 2008). Pacific Pipe responded in a letter dated 
October 16, 2008, stating it had met the requirements for requesting a 
review.
    On October 20, 2008, the Department requested Pacific Pipe to 
correct its request to reflect the correct period of investigation in 
its exporter's certification. Pacific Pipe submitted a revised 
certification on October 21, 2008.

Initiation of New Shipper Review

    In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, and 19 CFR 
351.214(d)(1), and based on information on the record, we are 
initiating a new shipper review for Pacific Pipe. See Memorandum to the 
File through Barbara E. Tillman, Director, AD/CVD Operations Office 6, 
Import Administration from the Team, ``New Shipper Review Initiation 
Checklist,'' dated October 22, 2008, on file in the Central Records 
Unit, room 1117, of the main Commerce building. We intend to issue the 
preliminary results of this review no later than 180 days after the 
date on which this review is initiated, and the final results of this 
review within 90 days after the date on which the preliminary results 
are issued.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(B), the period of review (POR) 
for a new shipper review initiated in the month immediately following 
the semiannual anniversary month, will normally be the six-month period 
immediately preceding the semiannual anniversary month. However, when 
the new shipper's first shipment has entered after the POR, the 
Department may expand the POR, unless an expansion would be likely to 
prevent the completion of the review within the time limits set by the 
Department's regulations. See 19 CFR 351.214(f)(2)(ii). The 
documentation provided by Pacific Pipe indicates that its first 
shipment entered approximately ten days after the end of the six-month 
POR, and that its first sale to an unaffiliated customer occurred 
during the six-month POR. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(f)(2)(ii), 
we are extending the POR by 30 days to September 30, 2008, to capture 
the entry of Pacific Pipe's first shipment. The Department finds that 
this delay does not prevent the completion of the review within the 
time limits set by the Department's regulations. Therefore, the POR for 
this new shipper review is March 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008.
    On August 17, 2006, the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (H.R. 4) was 
signed into law. Section 1632 of H.R. 4 temporarily suspends the 
authority of the Department to instruct Customs and Border Protection 
to collect a bond or other security in lieu of a cash deposit in new-
shipper reviews. Therefore, the posting of a bond under section 
751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e) in lieu of a cash 
deposit is not available in this case. Importers of subject merchandise 
manufactured and exported by Pacific Pipe must continue to pay a cash 
deposit of estimated antidumping duties on each entry of subject 
merchandise at the current all-others rate of 15.67 percent.
    Interested parties seeking access to proprietary information in 
this new shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under 
administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 
351.306. This initiation and notice are published in accordance with 
section 751(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d).

    Dated: October 28, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E8-26169 Filed 10-31-08; 8:45 am]
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