Ferrovanadium from the People's Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 77609-77610 [E8-30271]

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E8–30117 Filed 12–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P PO 00000 Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77609 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–873; A–791–815 Ferrovanadium from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the existing antidumping duty (‘‘AD’’) orders on ferrovanadium from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) and the Republic of South Africa (‘‘South Africa’’) would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, the Department is publishing this notice of continuation of the AD orders. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 19, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita H. Chen at 202–482–1904; AD/ CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 3, 2007, the Department initiated sunset reviews of the AD orders on ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’). See Initiation of Fiveyear (‘‘Sunset’’) Reviews, 72 FR 67890 (December 3, 2007); see also Notice of Amended Final Antidumping Duty Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Ferrovanadium From the People’s Republic of China, 68 FR 4168 (January 28, 2003); Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Ferrovanadium from the Republic of South Africa, 68 FR 4169 (January 28, 2003). As a result of its reviews, the Department found that revocation of these AD orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified the ITC of the margins likely to prevail were the orders revoked. See Ferrovanadium from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of South Africa: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 73 FR 19192 E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 77610 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 245 / Friday, December 19, 2008 / Notices (April 9, 2008). On November 13, 2008, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders on ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Ferrovanadium From China and South Africa, 73 FR 72837 (December 1, 2008), and ITC Publication 4046, Investigation Nos. 731–TA–986 and 987 (Review) (November 2008). Scope of the Orders The scope of the orders covers all ferrovanadium regardless of grade, chemistry, form, shape, or size. Ferrovanadium is an alloy of iron and vanadium that is used chiefly as an additive in the manufacture of steel. The merchandise is commercially and scientifically identified as vanadium. The scope specifically excludes vanadium additives other than ferrovanadium, such as nitrided vanadium, vanadium–aluminum master alloys, vanadium chemicals, vanadium oxides, vanadium waste and scrap, and vanadium–bearing raw materials such as slag, boiler residues and fly ash. Merchandise under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 2850.00.2000, 8112.92.0600, 8112.92.7000 and 8112.99.2000 are specifically excluded.1 Ferrovanadium is classified under HTSUS item number 7202.92.00. Although the HTSUS item number is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the scope of these orders remains dispositive. Continuation of Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD orders on ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD orders on ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. This review covers imports from all manufacturers and 1 In 2007, the HTSUS classifications of merchandise excluded from the scope changed from 8112.40.3000 to 8112.92.0600, and from 8112.40.6000 to 8112.92.7000 and 8112.99.2000. See Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2007) (Rev. 1), available at http:// www.usitc.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Dec 18, 2008 Jkt 217001 exporters of ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa. The effective date of continuation of these AD orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of these orders not later than November 2013. These five-year (‘‘sunset’’) reviews and notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 12, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E8–30271 Filed 12–18–08; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–533–840) Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008, for 166 companies, based on: 1) timely withdrawals of the review requests; 2) confirmed statements of no shipments during the period of review (POR); 3) a mistaken initiation; and 4) multiple addresses. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 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 February 4, 2008, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 73 FR 6477 (Feb. 4, 2008). Between February 22, 2008, and February 29, 2008, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2), certain Indian producers and exporters requested a review of this antidumping duty order. In addition, on February 29, 2008, the petitioner1 also requested an administrative review for numerous Indian exporters of subject merchandise, and the Louisiana Shrimp Association requested an administrative review for two Indian producers/ exporters of subject merchandise, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1). In April 2008, the Department initiated an administrative review for 336 companies. These companies are listed in the Department’s notice of initiation. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, Ecuador, India and Thailand: Notice of Initiation of Administrative Reviews, 73 FR 18754, 18757–18762 (Apr. 7, 2008) (Notice of Initiation). In April and May 2008, the Department received statements from 18 companies that indicated that they had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Also, the Department received clarified information regarding mailing addresses for several companies. On July 7, 2008, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the petitioner withdrew its request for review for 144 companies. On October 16, 2008, the Department issued a memorandum indicating that it intended to rescind the administrative review with respect to 166 respondent companies, and it invited comments on this action from interested parties. See the October 16, 2008 memorandum to the file from Elizabeth Eastwood, titled ‘‘Intent to Rescind in Part the 2007– 2008 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review on Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India’’ (Intent to Rescind Memorandum). On October 23, 2008, and November 6, 2008, the Department received comments from 32 U.S. producers opposing the rescission with respect to the 144 companies for which the petitioner withdrew its review request. On October 30, 2008, the petitioner responded to the comments filed on October 23, 2008. Partial Rescission of Review As noted above, the petitioner withdrew its requests for an administrative review for each of the following companies within the time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1): 1 The petitioner in this proceeding is the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee. E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-570-873; A-791-815


Ferrovanadium from the People's Republic of China and the 
Republic of South Africa: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC'') that revocation of the existing antidumping duty (``AD'') 
orders on ferrovanadium from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') 
and the Republic of South Africa (``South Africa'') would likely lead 
to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, the 
Department is publishing this notice of continuation of the AD orders.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 19, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Juanita H. Chen at 202-482-1904; AD/
CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 3, 2007, the Department initiated sunset reviews of the 
AD orders on ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa, pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``Act''). See 
Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 72 FR 67890 (December 3, 
2007); see also Notice of Amended Final Antidumping Duty Determination 
of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: 
Ferrovanadium From the People's Republic of China, 68 FR 4168 (January 
28, 2003); Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Ferrovanadium from the 
Republic of South Africa, 68 FR 4169 (January 28, 2003). As a result of 
its reviews, the Department found that revocation of these AD orders 
would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and notified 
the ITC of the margins likely to prevail were the orders revoked. See 
Ferrovanadium from the People's Republic of China and the Republic of 
South Africa: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 73 FR 19192

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(April 9, 2008). On November 13, 2008, the ITC determined, pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders on 
ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the 
United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Ferrovanadium 
From China and South Africa, 73 FR 72837 (December 1, 2008), and ITC 
Publication 4046, Investigation Nos. 731-TA-986 and 987 (Review) 
(November 2008).

Scope of the Orders

    The scope of the orders covers all ferrovanadium regardless of 
grade, chemistry, form, shape, or size. Ferrovanadium is an alloy of 
iron and vanadium that is used chiefly as an additive in the 
manufacture of steel. The merchandise is commercially and 
scientifically identified as vanadium. The scope specifically excludes 
vanadium additives other than ferrovanadium, such as nitrided vanadium, 
vanadium-aluminum master alloys, vanadium chemicals, vanadium oxides, 
vanadium waste and scrap, and vanadium-bearing raw materials such as 
slag, boiler residues and fly ash. Merchandise under the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') item numbers 
2850.00.2000, 8112.92.0600, 8112.92.7000 and 8112.99.2000 are 
specifically excluded.\1\ Ferrovanadium is classified under HTSUS item 
number 7202.92.00. Although the HTSUS item number is provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the Department's written description 
of the scope of these orders remains dispositive.
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    \1\ In 2007, the HTSUS classifications of merchandise excluded 
from the scope changed from 8112.40.3000 to 8112.92.0600, and from 
8112.40.6000 to 8112.92.7000 and 8112.99.2000. See Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (2007) (Rev. 1), available at http://
www.usitc.gov.
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Continuation of Order

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the AD orders on ferrovanadium from the PRC and 
South Africa would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping 
and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to 
section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the 
continuation of the AD orders on ferrovanadium from the PRC and South 
Africa. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD 
cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all 
imports of subject merchandise. This review covers imports from all 
manufacturers and exporters of ferrovanadium from the PRC and South 
Africa.
    The effective date of continuation of these AD orders will be the 
date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice. Pursuant to 
section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the 
next five-year review of these orders not later than November 2013.
    These five-year (``sunset'') reviews and notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 12, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
[FR Doc. E8-30271 Filed 12-18-08; 8:45 am]
Billing Code: 3510-DS-S