Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review, 80365-80366 [E8-31173]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 251 / Wednesday, December 31, 2008 / Notices review within 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested. If it is not practicable to complete the review within the time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend this deadline to a maximum of 365 days. Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results The Department requires additional time to review and analyze the responses in this administrative review. Moreover, the Department requires additional time to analyze complex issues related to surrogate value selections. Because the Department requires additional time to analyze the information, it is not practicable to complete this review within the anticipated time limit (i.e. December 22, 2008). Therefore, the Department is extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results by an additional eight days (for a total extension of 120 days) to not later than December 30, 2008, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. We are issuing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act. Dated: December 22, 2008. Stephen Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E8–31174 Filed 12–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–475–818] pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Extension of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 31, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric B. Greynolds, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4014, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–6071. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 19, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its notice of VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:19 Dec 30, 2008 Jkt 217001 initiation of antidumping duty (AD) changed circumstances review (CCR). See Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 72 FR 65010 (November 19, 2007). On February 22, 2008, the Department published its notice of preliminary results of AD CCR and intent to reinstate the AD order. See Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review and Intent to Reinstate the Antidumping Duty Order, 73 FR 9769 (February 22, 2008). On August 12, 2008, the Department extended the due date of the final results of the AD CCR until October 6, 2008. See Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Extension of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 73 FR 46871 (August 12, 2008). On September 29, 2008, the Department placed on the record of the AD CCR press releases from the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the American Italian Pasta Company (AIPC). See the Memorandum to the File from Eric B. Greynolds, Program Manager, ‘‘Press Release from Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri and the Securities and Exchange Commission Regarding the American Italian Pasta Company’’ (September 29, 2008), a public document on file in the Central Records Unit (CRU), room 1117 of the main Department building. On October 8, 2008, David M. Spooner, the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, along with other officials from the Department met with an official from AIPC and counsel to Lensi/AIPC to discuss issues pertaining to the ongoing AD CCR. On October 10, 2008, the Department extended the due date of the final results of the AD CCR until December 5, 2008. See Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Extension of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review, 73 FR 60239 (October 10, 2008). On October 17, 2008, Lensi/AIPC submitted comments regarding the press release issued by the SEC and the Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. On December 12, 2008, the Department extended the due date of the final results of the AD CCR until December 22, 2008. See Certain Pasta from Italy: Notice of Extension of Final Results of Antidumping Duty Change Circumstances Review, 73 FR 75671 (December 12, 2008). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 80365 Extension of Time Limit for Final Results Under 19 CFR 351.216(e), the Department will issue the final results of a CCR within 270 days after the date on which the Department initiates the changed circumstances review. Currently, the final results of the AD CCR, which cover Lensi, a producer/ exporter of pasta from Italy, and AIPC, Lensi’s corporate parent and importer of subject merchandise produced by Lensi, are due by December 22, 2008. As explained above, the Department has placed certain information regarding Lensi on the record of the AD CCR. The Department finds that it requires additional time to review the new factual information contained in the October 17, 2008 submission of Lensi and AIPC. Therefore, in order to have sufficient time to review the new factual information placed on the record of the AD CCR, we are extending the due date of the final results of the AD CCR by 11 days in accordance with 19 CFR 351.302(b). Therefore, the final results of the AD CCR are now due no later than January 2, 2009. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(b) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: December 19, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E8–31145 Filed 12–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–580–809) Circular Welded Non–Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On November 28, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) received a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non–alloy steel pipe from the Republic of Korea (‘‘Korea’’). 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 an antidumping new shipper review of A– JU Besteel Co., Ltd. (‘‘Ajubesteel’’) for the period November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2008. E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 80366 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 251 / Wednesday, December 31, 2008 / Notices EFFECTIVE DATE: December 31, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Subler or Joe Shuler, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0189 or (202) 482– 1293, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Department received a timely request from Ajubesteel, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c), for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non–alloy steel pipe from Korea, which has a November anniversary month.1 Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b), Ajubesteel certified that it is both an exporter and producer of the subject merchandise, that it did not export subject merchandise to the United States during the period of investigation (‘‘POI’’) (April 1, 1991, through September 30, 1991), and that since the investigation was initiated, it has never been affiliated with any exporter or producer who exported the subject merchandise to the United States during the POI. Ajubesteel also submitted documentation establishing the date on which the subject merchandise was first entered for consumption, the volume shipped, and the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Initiation of New Shipper Review In accordance with section 751 (a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on Circular Welded Non–Alloy Steel Pipe from Korea (produced and exported) by Ajubesteel. See Memorandum to the File through Susan Kuhbach, Director, AD/CVD Operations Office 1, Import Administration from the Team, ‘‘New Shipper Review Initiation Checklist,’’ dated December 12, 2008, on file in the Central Records Unit, room 1117, of the main Department of Commerce building. This review covers the period from November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2008, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A). 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 1 See Notice of Antidumping Orders: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Brazil, the Republic of Korea (Korea), Mexico, and Venezuela, and Amendment to Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Korea, 57 FR 49453 (November 2, 1992). VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:19 Dec 30, 2008 Jkt 217001 final results within 90 days after the date on which we issue the preliminary results. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act. 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 U.S. 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 Ajubesteel must continue to pay a cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties on each entry of subject merchandise at the current all–others rate of 4.80 percent. See Circular Welded Non–Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea; Final Results of Administrative Review, 69 FR 32492 (June 10, 2004). Interested parties may submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d). Dated: December 22, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E8–31173 Filed 12–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–901] Certain Lined Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Time Limits for Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 31, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Robinson, 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) 482–3797. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Background On October 31, 2007, the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) published a notice of initiation of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain lined paper products from the People’s Republic of China, covering the period April 17, 2006 to August 31, 2007. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, 72 FR 61621 (October 31, 2007). On October 7, 2008, the Department published the preliminary results of this review. See Certain Lined Paper Products from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 58540 (October 7, 2008). The final results of this review are currently due no later than February 4, 2009. Extension of Time Limit of Final Results Section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), requires the Department to issue the final results of a review within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary results are published. However, if it is not practicable to complete the review within that time period, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the final results to a maximum of 180 days. See also 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). We determine that it is not practicable to complete the final results of this review within the original time limit because several technical issues have arisen. The mandatory respondent and its suppliers have complex cost allocation issues, which require the Department to further clarify and analyze a significant amount of information associated with the factors of production and manufacturing costs. Thus, additional time is necessary to complete the final results. Therefore, the Department is fully extending the final results by 60 days. The final results are now due not later than April 5, 2009. As this date falls on a Sunday, the final results are due April 6, 2009. See Notice of Clarification: Application of ‘‘Next Business Day’’ Rule for Administrative Determination Deadlines Pursuant of the Tariff Act of 1930, As Amended, 70 FR 24533 (May 10, 2005). This extension is in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-580-809)


Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea: 
Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On November 28, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') received a request for a new shipper review of the 
antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from the 
Republic of Korea (``Korea''). 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 an antidumping new shipper review of A-JU 
Besteel Co., Ltd. (``Ajubesteel'') for the period November 1, 2007 
through October 31, 2008.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: December 31, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shane Subler or Joe Shuler, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0189 or (202) 482-1293, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Department received a timely request from Ajubesteel, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c), for a new shipper review of the 
antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from 
Korea, which has a November anniversary month.\1\ Pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.214(b), Ajubesteel certified that it is both an exporter and 
producer of the subject merchandise, that it did not export subject 
merchandise to the United States during the period of investigation 
(``POI'') (April 1, 1991, through September 30, 1991), and that since 
the investigation was initiated, it has never been affiliated with any 
exporter or producer who exported the subject merchandise to the United 
States during the POI. Ajubesteel also submitted documentation 
establishing the date on which the subject merchandise was first 
entered for consumption, the volume shipped, and the date of its first 
sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States.
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    \1\ See Notice of Antidumping Orders: Certain Circular Welded 
Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Brazil, the Republic of Korea (Korea), 
Mexico, and Venezuela, and Amendment to Final Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel 
Pipe from Korea, 57 FR 49453 (November 2, 1992).
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Initiation of New Shipper Review

    In accordance with section 751 (a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.214(d), we are initiating a new shipper review of the antidumping 
duty order on Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from Korea (produced 
and exported) by Ajubesteel. See Memorandum to the File through Susan 
Kuhbach, Director, AD/CVD Operations Office 1, Import Administration 
from the Team, ``New Shipper Review Initiation Checklist,'' dated 
December 12, 2008, on file in the Central Records Unit, room 1117, of 
the main Department of Commerce building. This review covers the period 
from November 1, 2007 through October 31, 2008, in accordance with 19 
CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A). 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 within 90 days after the date on 
which we issue the preliminary results. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of 
the Act.
    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 U.S. 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 Ajubesteel must continue to 
pay a cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties on each entry of 
subject merchandise at the current all-others rate of 4.80 percent. See 
Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea; Final 
Results of Administrative Review, 69 FR 32492 (June 10, 2004).
    Interested parties may submit applications for disclosure under 
administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 
351.306.
    This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d).

    Dated: December 22, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
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