Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 75673-75675 [E8-29528]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Notices 3920.62.00.90. HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this administrative review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum in the Final Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip (PET Film) from India, from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration (December 5, 2008) (Issues and Decision Memorandum), which is hereby adopted by this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum also contains a complete analysis of the programs covered by this review and the methodologies used to calculate the subsidy rates. A list of the comments raised in the briefs and addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is appended to this notice. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is on file in the Central Records Unit, Room 1117 of the main Department building, and can be accessed directly on the Web at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. Changes Since the Preliminary Results Based on our analysis of comments received, we have made some adjustments in the methodology that was used in the Preliminary Results for calculating MTZ’s subsidy rates under several programs. All changes are discussed in detail in the Issues and Decision Memorandum. Final Results of Review In accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act) and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated individual ad valorem subsidy rates for MTZ, the only producer/exporter subject to review for the calendar year 2006, the period of review for this administrative review. Manufacturer/Exporter jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES MTZ Polyfilms Ltd. ................ Net Subsidy Rate 65.59 % Assessment and Cash Deposit Instructions The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise by MTZ entered, or withdrawn from VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Dec 11, 2008 Jkt 217001 warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006, at 65.59 percent ad valorem of the entered value. We will also instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties, at this rate, on shipments of the subject merchandise by MTZ entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of these final results of review. For all non–reviewed companies, the Department has instructed CBP to assess countervailing duties at the cash deposit rates in effect at the time of entry, for entries between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2006. The cash deposit rates for all companies not covered by this review are not changed by the results of this review. Return or Destruction of Proprietary Information This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to the administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under the APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return or 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. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 5, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix I List of Issues Addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum Pre–Shipment and Post–Shipment Export Financing Program Comment 1: MTZ’s Participation in the Pre–Shipment and Post–Shipment Export Financing Program Benefit Calculation Under the Export Promotion Capital Goods Scheme (EPCGS) Comment 2: Education Cess Comment 3: Special Additional Duty Comment 4: Unpaid Import Duty Liabilities (Benefit Earned and Denominator) Comment 5: Partial Fulfillment of Export Obligation Comment 6: Interest Rate Benchmark for Contingent Liabilities PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75673 Advanced License Program (ALP) Comment 7: Countervailability of the ALP Union Territories Central Sales Tax Programs (CST) Comment 8: The Benefits Received Under the Program Comment 9: Adjustments to Cash Deposit Rates to Account for Program– Wide Changes Comity Comment 10: Principle of Comity in the EPCGS and ALP Due Process Comment 11: Due Process Claims [FR Doc. E8–29482 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration C–423–809 Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On June 6, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on stainless steel plate in coils from Belgium for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. On November 6, 2008, the Department issued a post–preliminary interim analysis regarding certain additional information placed on the record of this administrative review shortly before and after the preliminary results were issued. The final results do not effectively differ from the preliminary results, where we found the net subsidy rate to be de minimis. See section below entitled ‘‘Final Results of Review’’ for further discussion. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 12, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alicia Winston or David Layton, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1785 and (202) 482–0371, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 75674 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Notices jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Background The following events have occurred since the publication of the preliminary results of this review. See Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 32303 (June 6, 2008) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). On June 12, 2008, the Department extended the briefing and hearing schedules in order to provide parties with additional time to consider supplemental questionnaire responses received after the Preliminary Results, as well as the Department’s post– preliminary analysis. As noted in the Preliminary Results, the Government of Belgium (‘‘GOB’’) failed to respond to the Department’s April 3, 2008, supplemental questionnaire within the specified deadline. The GOB submitted its response to the Department’s April 3, 2008, supplemental questionnaire, subsequent to the Preliminary Results, on July 7, 2008. On July 22, 2008, the Department rejected this response as untimely. However, on August 20, 2008, we informed the GOB that we would grant a final extension for the April 3, 2008, supplemental questionnaire response until September 2, 2008. The GOB refiled its response to the April 3, 2008, supplemental questionnaire on August 22, 2008. We sent an additional supplemental questionnaire to U&A on June 12, 2008, and received U&A’s response on July 9, 2008. On July 22, 2008, the Department rejected U&A’s July 9, 2008, response on the grounds that it contained untimely factual information from the GOB. The Department requested that U&A resubmit its supplemental response without the untimely information. On July 28, 2008, counsel for U&A met with Departments officials to discuss this matter. U&A resubmitted its supplemental response on August 15, 2008, and September 8, 2008. On September 29, 2008, we extended the time limit for the final results of this administrative review by 60 days (to December 3, 2008), pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of the Eighth Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 56554 (September 29, 2008). The Department issued its post– preliminary analysis on November 6, 2008. See Memorandum to David M. Spooner from David Neubacher and Alicia Winston: Post Preliminary Findings (November 6, 2008) (Post– VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Dec 11, 2008 Jkt 217001 Prelim Analysis). The Department received case briefs from U&A and the GOB on November 14, 2008. No rebuttal briefs were filed. The Department did not conduct a hearing in this review because none was requested. Period of Review The period of review (‘‘POR’’) for which we are measuring subsidies is January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. Scope of the Order The products covered by this order are imports of certain stainless steel plate in coils. Stainless steel is an alloy steel containing, by weight, 1.2 percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or without other elements. The subject plate products are flat–rolled products, 254 mm or over in width and 4.75 mm or more in thickness, in coils, and annealed or otherwise heat treated and pickled or otherwise descaled. The subject plate may also be further processed (e.g., cold–rolled, polished, etc.) provided that it maintains the specified dimensions of plate following such processing. Excluded from the scope of this order are the following: (1) plate not in coils, (2) plate that is not annealed or otherwise heat treated and pickled or otherwise descaled, (3) sheet and strip, and (4) flat bars. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) at subheadings: 7219.11.00.30, 7219.11.00.60, 7219.12.00.05, 7219.12.00.06, 7219.12.00.20, 7219.12.00.21, 7219.12.00.25, 7219.12.00.26, 7219.12.00.50, 7219.12.00.51, 7219.12.00.55, 7219.12.00.56, 7219.12.00.65, 7219.12.00.66, 7219.12.00.70, 7219.12.00.71, 7219.12.00.80, 7219.12.00.81, 7219.31.00.10, 7219.90.00.10, 7219.90.00.20, 7219.90.00.25, 7219.90.00.60, 7219.90.00.80, 7220.11.00.00, 7220.20.10.10, 7220.20.10.15, 7220.20.10.60, 7220.20.10.80, 7220.20.60.05, 7220.20.60.10, 7220.20.60.15, 7220.20.60.60, 7220.20.60.80, 7220.90.00.10, 7220.90.00.15, 7220.90.00.60, and 7220.90.00.80. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the scope of this order remains dispositive. This scope language reflects the March 11, 2003, amendment of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders and suspension of liquidation PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 which the Department implemented in accordance with the Court of International Trade (CIT) decision in Allegheny Ludlum v. United States, Slip Op. 02–147 (Dec. 12, 2002). See also Notice of Amended Antidumping Orders; Certain Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium, Canada, Italy, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, and Taiwan, 68 FR 11520 (March 11, 2003) and Amended CVD Order. Period of Review The period for which we are measuring subsidies, i.e., the period of review (‘‘POR’’), is January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to this review are addressed in the December 3, 2008, Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Eighth Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’), from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, which is hereby adopted by this notice. Attached to this notice as an appendix is a list of the issues which an interested party has raised and to which we have responded in the Decision Memorandum. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file in the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room 1117 of the main Department building (‘‘CRU’’). In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/ index.html. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review We adjusted the subsidy rate calculation by using the revised sales value reported by U&A. See the Decision Memorandum and see the revised rate calculations in the Memorandum to the File, ‘‘2006 Final Results Calculation Memorandum for U&A,’’ dated December 3, 2008. In the Preliminary Results, we calculated a de minimis rate for U&A, and the rate we have calculated in these final results is still de minimis even though we have revised the sales denominator used in our calculations. For a complete analysis of the programs found to be countervailable, and the basis for the Department’s determination, see the Decision Memorandum. E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 240 / Friday, December 12, 2008 / Notices We determine that the total net countervailing subsidy rate for U&A is 0.20 percent ad valorem for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006, which is de minimis pursuant to 19 CFR 351.106(c)(1). The calculations will be disclosed to the interested parties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b). Assessment Rates Dated: December 3, 2008. David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. APPENDIX List of Comments and Issues in the Decision Memorandum Comment 1: Threshold Requirements Comment 2: Use of Facts Otherwise Available Comment 3: SidInvest Benefit Calculation Cash Deposits jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Because the countervailing duty rate for U&A is de minimis, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to liquidate entries for U&A during the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006, without regard to countervailing duties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.106(c). The Department will issue appropriate instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of these final results of this review. High and Ultra–High Voltage Ceramic Station Post Insulators from Japan: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Order Since the countervailable subsidy rate for U&A is zero, the Department will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of entries, but to collect no cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties for U&A on all shipments of the subject merchandise that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this administrative review. For all non–reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company–specific or all– others rate applicable to the company. These rates shall apply to all non– reviewed companies until a review of a company assigned these rates is requested. This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of return or 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. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Dec 11, 2008 Jkt 217001 Comment 4: Ongoing Scope Inquiry [FR Doc. E8–29528 Filed 12–11–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–588–862 AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 3, 2008, the Department of Commerce (Department) initiated the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on high and ultra–high voltage ceramic station post insulators from Japan. Because the domestic interested parties did not participate in this sunset review, the Department is revoking this antidumping duty order. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 30, 2008 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3874. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 30, 2003, the Department issued an antidumping duty order on high and ultra–high voltage ceramic station post insulators from Japan. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: High and Ultra–High Voltage Ceramic Station Post Insulators from Japan, 68 FR 75211 (Dec. 30, 2003). On November 3, 2008, the Department initiated a sunset review of this order. See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 73 FR 65292 (Nov. 3, 2008). We did not receive a notice of intent to participate from domestic interested PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75675 parties in this sunset review by the deadline date. As a result, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(A), the Department determined that no domestic interested party intends to participate in the sunset review, and on November 20, 2008, we notified the International Trade Commission, in writing, that we intended to issue a final determination revoking this antidumping duty order. See 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(2). Scope of the Order The scope of this order covers station post insulators manufactured of porcelain, of standard strength, high strength, or extra–high strength,1 solid core or cavity core, single unit or stacked unit, assembled or unassembled, and with or without hardware attached, rated at 115 kilovolts (kV) voltage class and above (550 kV Basic Impulse Insulation Level and above), including, but not limited to, those manufactured to meet the following American National Standards Institute, Inc. standard class specifications: T.R.-286, T.R.-287, T.R.288, T.R.-289, T.R.-291, T.R.-295, T.R.304, T.R.-308, T.R.-312, T.R.-316, T.R.362 and T.R.-391. Subject merchandise is classifiable under subheading 8546.20.0060 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). While the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description above remains dispositive as to the scope of this order. Determination to Revoke Pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(iii)(B)(3), if no domestic interested party files a notice of intent to participate, the Department shall, within 90 days after the initiation of the review, issue a final determination revoking the order. Because the domestic interested parties did not file a notice of intent to participate in this sunset review, the Department finds that no domestic interested party is participating in this sunset review. Therefore, consistent with 19 CFR 351.222(i)(1)(i) and section 751(c)(3) of the Act, we are revoking this antidumping duty order. The effective date of revocation is December 30, 2008, 1 Station post insulators are manufactured in various styles and sizes, and are classified primarily according to the voltage they are designed to withstand. Under the governing industry standard issued by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the voltage spectrum is ivided into three broad classes: ‘‘medium’’ voltage (i.e., less than or equal to 69 kilovolts), ‘‘high’’ voltage (i.e., from 115 to 230 kilovolts), and ≥extra- high≥ or ‘‘ultra-high’’ voltage (i.e., greater than 230 kilovolts). E:\FR\FM\12DEN1.SGM 12DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

C-423-809


Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: Final Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On June 6, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published in the Federal Register its preliminary results 
of the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on 
stainless steel plate in coils from Belgium for the period January 1, 
2006, through December 31, 2006.
    On November 6, 2008, the Department issued a post-preliminary 
interim analysis regarding certain additional information placed on the 
record of this administrative review shortly before and after the 
preliminary results were issued. The final results do not effectively 
differ from the preliminary results, where we found the net subsidy 
rate to be de minimis. See section below entitled ``Final Results of 
Review'' for further discussion.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 12, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alicia Winston or David Layton, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-1785 and (202) 482-0371, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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Background

    The following events have occurred since the publication of the 
preliminary results of this review. See Stainless Steel Plate in Coils 
from Belgium: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Review, 73 FR 32303 (June 6, 2008) (``Preliminary Results'').
    On June 12, 2008, the Department extended the briefing and hearing 
schedules in order to provide parties with additional time to consider 
supplemental questionnaire responses received after the Preliminary 
Results, as well as the Department's post-preliminary analysis.
    As noted in the Preliminary Results, the Government of Belgium 
(``GOB'') failed to respond to the Department's April 3, 2008, 
supplemental questionnaire within the specified deadline. The GOB 
submitted its response to the Department's April 3, 2008, supplemental 
questionnaire, subsequent to the Preliminary Results, on July 7, 2008. 
On July 22, 2008, the Department rejected this response as untimely. 
However, on August 20, 2008, we informed the GOB that we would grant a 
final extension for the April 3, 2008, supplemental questionnaire 
response until September 2, 2008. The GOB refiled its response to the 
April 3, 2008, supplemental questionnaire on August 22, 2008.
    We sent an additional supplemental questionnaire to U&A on June 12, 
2008, and received U&A's response on July 9, 2008. On July 22, 2008, 
the Department rejected U&A's July 9, 2008, response on the grounds 
that it contained untimely factual information from the GOB. The 
Department requested that U&A resubmit its supplemental response 
without the untimely information. On July 28, 2008, counsel for U&A met 
with Departments officials to discuss this matter. U&A resubmitted its 
supplemental response on August 15, 2008, and September 8, 2008.
    On September 29, 2008, we extended the time limit for the final 
results of this administrative review by 60 days (to December 3, 2008), 
pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act''). See Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium: 
Extension of Time Limit for the Final Results of the Eighth 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 56554 (September 29, 
2008).
    The Department issued its post-preliminary analysis on November 6, 
2008. See Memorandum to David M. Spooner from David Neubacher and 
Alicia Winston: Post Preliminary Findings (November 6, 2008) (Post-
Prelim Analysis). The Department received case briefs from U&A and the 
GOB on November 14, 2008. No rebuttal briefs were filed. The Department 
did not conduct a hearing in this review because none was requested.

Period of Review

    The period of review (``POR'') for which we are measuring subsidies 
is January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006.

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by this order are imports of certain stainless 
steel plate in coils.
    Stainless steel is an alloy steel containing, by weight, 1.2 
percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or 
without other elements. The subject plate products are flat-rolled 
products, 254 mm or over in width and 4.75 mm or more in thickness, in 
coils, and annealed or otherwise heat treated and pickled or otherwise 
descaled. The subject plate may also be further processed (e.g., cold-
rolled, polished, etc.) provided that it maintains the specified 
dimensions of plate following such processing. Excluded from the scope 
of this order are the following: (1) plate not in coils, (2) plate that 
is not annealed or otherwise heat treated and pickled or otherwise 
descaled, (3) sheet and strip, and (4) flat bars.
    The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable in 
the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') at 
subheadings: 7219.11.00.30, 7219.11.00.60, 7219.12.00.05, 
7219.12.00.06, 7219.12.00.20, 7219.12.00.21, 7219.12.00.25, 
7219.12.00.26, 7219.12.00.50, 7219.12.00.51, 7219.12.00.55, 
7219.12.00.56, 7219.12.00.65, 7219.12.00.66, 7219.12.00.70, 
7219.12.00.71, 7219.12.00.80, 7219.12.00.81, 7219.31.00.10, 
7219.90.00.10, 7219.90.00.20, 7219.90.00.25, 7219.90.00.60, 
7219.90.00.80, 7220.11.00.00, 7220.20.10.10, 7220.20.10.15, 
7220.20.10.60, 7220.20.10.80, 7220.20.60.05, 7220.20.60.10, 
7220.20.60.15, 7220.20.60.60, 7220.20.60.80, 7220.90.00.10, 
7220.90.00.15, 7220.90.00.60, and 7220.90.00.80. Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
Department's written description of the scope of this order remains 
dispositive.
    This scope language reflects the March 11, 2003, amendment of the 
antidumping and countervailing duty orders and suspension of 
liquidation which the Department implemented in accordance with the 
Court of International Trade (CIT) decision in Allegheny Ludlum v. 
United States, Slip Op. 02-147 (Dec. 12, 2002). See also Notice of 
Amended Antidumping Orders; Certain Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from 
Belgium, Canada, Italy, the Republic of Korea, South Africa, and 
Taiwan, 68 FR 11520 (March 11, 2003) and Amended CVD Order.

Period of Review

    The period for which we are measuring subsidies, i.e., the period 
of review (``POR''), is January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to 
this review are addressed in the December 3, 2008, Issues and Decision 
Memorandum for the Eighth Countervailing Duty Administrative Review of 
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Belgium (``Decision Memorandum''), 
from Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, which is hereby adopted by this notice. Attached to 
this notice as an appendix is a list of the issues which an interested 
party has raised and to which we have responded in the Decision 
Memorandum. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised 
in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public 
memorandum, which is on file in the Department's Central Records Unit, 
Room 1117 of the main Department building (``CRU''). In addition, a 
complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on 
the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/index.html. The paper copy and 
electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    We adjusted the subsidy rate calculation by using the revised sales 
value reported by U&A. See the Decision Memorandum and see the revised 
rate calculations in the Memorandum to the File, ``2006 Final Results 
Calculation Memorandum for U&A,'' dated December 3, 2008. In the 
Preliminary Results, we calculated a de minimis rate for U&A, and the 
rate we have calculated in these final results is still de minimis even 
though we have revised the sales denominator used in our calculations. 
For a complete analysis of the programs found to be countervailable, 
and the basis for the Department's determination, see the Decision 
Memorandum.

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    We determine that the total net countervailing subsidy rate for U&A 
is 0.20 percent ad valorem for the period January 1, 2006, through 
December 31, 2006, which is de minimis pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.106(c)(1). The calculations will be disclosed to the interested 
parties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(b).

Assessment Rates

    Because the countervailing duty rate for U&A is de minimis, we will 
instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to liquidate 
entries for U&A during the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 
2006, without regard to countervailing duties in accordance with 19 CFR 
351.106(c). The Department will issue appropriate instructions directly 
to CBP 15 days after publication of these final results of this review.

Cash Deposits

    Since the countervailable subsidy rate for U&A is zero, the 
Department will instruct CBP to continue to suspend liquidation of 
entries, but to collect no cash deposits of estimated countervailing 
duties for U&A on all shipments of the subject merchandise that are 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
date of publication of the final results of this administrative review.
    For all non-reviewed firms, we will instruct CBP to collect cash 
deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-
specific or all-others rate applicable to the company. These rates 
shall apply to all non-reviewed companies until a review of a company 
assigned these rates is requested.
    This notice serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (``APO'') of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 
notification of return or 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.
    We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 3, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

APPENDIX

List of Comments and Issues in the Decision Memorandum

Comment 1: Threshold Requirements
Comment 2: Use of Facts Otherwise Available
Comment 3: SidInvest Benefit Calculation
Comment 4: Ongoing Scope Inquiry
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