Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey; Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 69607-69608 [E8-27489]

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The Department received timely requests in this proceeding for review from four foreign producers/exporters, including one named Habas Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas). The Department also received a timely request for review from Nucor Corporation, Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, and Commercial Metals Company, domestic producers of rebar and interested parties in this proceeding, for seven producers/ exporters, including Habas. On June 4, 2008, the Department published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on rebar from Turkey covering all seven companies. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 31813 (June 4, 2008). In July 2008, the Department issued the antidumping duty questionnaire to selected respondents. The preliminary results in this segment of the proceeding are currently due no later than April 30, 2009. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-489-807]


Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey; Partial 
Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 19, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC, 20230; telephone (202) 482-3874.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 1, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published in the Federal Register a notice of ``Opportunity to Request 
Administrative Review'' of the antidumping duty order on certain steel 
concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey for the period of review 
April 1, 2007, through March 31, 2008. See Antidumping or 
Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; 
Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 73 FR 17317 (April 1, 
2008). The Department received timely requests in this proceeding for 
review from four foreign producers/exporters, including one named Habas 
Sinai ve Tibbi Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas). The Department 
also received a timely request for review from Nucor Corporation, 
Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation, and Commercial Metals Company, domestic 
producers of rebar and interested parties in this proceeding, for seven 
producers/exporters, including Habas. On June 4, 2008, the Department 
published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on rebar from Turkey covering all seven 
companies. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty and Countervailing Duty 
Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 31813 
(June 4, 2008). In July 2008, the Department issued the antidumping 
duty questionnaire to selected respondents. The preliminary results in 
this segment of the proceeding are currently due no later than April 
30, 2009.

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Scope of the Order

    The product covered by the order is all stock deformed steel 
concrete reinforcing bars sold in straight lengths and coils. This 
includes all hot-rolled deformed rebar rolled from billet steel, rail 
steel, axle steel, or low-alloy steel. It excludes (i) plain round 
rebar, (ii) rebar that a processor has further worked or fabricated, 
and (iii) all coated rebar. Deformed rebar is currently classifiable in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) under item 
numbers 7213.10.000 and 7214.20.000. The HTSUS subheadings are provided 
for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the 
scope of this proceeding is dispositive.

Determination to Rescind, in Part

    On November 7, 2008, the Department published its final results for 
the April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007, administrative review of the 
antidumping duty on rebar from Turkey. See Certain Steel Concrete 
Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final Results of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review and Determination To Revoke in Part, 73 FR 66218 
(November 7, 2008). In that review, we found that Habas met the 
requirements of revocation as described in 19 CFR 351.222(b) and, thus, 
we revoked the order with respect to subject merchandise produced and 
exported by Habas. As a result of Habas' revocation in 2006-2007 
administrative review, we are rescinding the April 1, 2007, through 
March 31, 2008, administrative review with respect to this company 
because there is no statutory or regulatory basis to conduct an 
administrative review for a producer/exporter that has been revoked 
from the antidumping duty order.
    The Department will issue appropriate assessment instructions 
directly to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after 
the publication of this notice. Because we have revoked the order with 
respect to subject merchandise produced and exported by Habas, we have 
instructed CBP that entries of such merchandise that were suspended on 
or after April 1, 2007, should be liquidated without regard to 
antidumping duties and that all cash deposits collected will be 
returned with interest.
    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to an 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of return/
destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order 
is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the 
terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.
    This determination is issued and published pursuant to sections 
751(a) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 
351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: November 12, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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