Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review, 5144-5145 [E9-1936]

Download as PDF 5144 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 18 / Thursday, January 29, 2009 / Notices CS would also like to provide clients with the opportunity to give feedback at any time during the course of their working relationship with a CS trade specialist. CS proposes to revise their information collection by providing a feedback opportunity to their clients via a comment card link in a tagline at the bottom of CS staff’s e-mail messages. International Trade Administration Commercial Service; Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; User Satisfaction Surveys AGENCY: International Trade Administration. ACTION: Notice. The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before March 30, 2009. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, Department of Commerce, Room 7845, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument and instructions should be directed to Susan Crawford, phone: 202–482–2050, e-mail: Susan.Crawford@mail.doc.gov, fax: 202–482–2599. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Abstract The Commercial Service (CS) requests a revision to the currently approved collection for User Satisfaction Surveys associated with the following export assistance programs and services: • Export counseling, • Pay-for-use export services such as matchmaking and due diligence, • Trade promotion and educational events such as trade fairs, seminars and Webinars, • Trade Information Call Center, • Advocacy services. The CS is mandated to provide export assistance to U.S. firms and the feedback obtained from the User Satisfaction Surveys is crucial to ensuring that clients are provided with effective and appropriate export services. This feedback enables CS to improve services to better meet the needs of their clients. Clients that work with the CS have the opportunity to provide feedback via an electronic link to a comment card at the completion of each pay-for-use service, trade promotion event and advocacy case. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:25 Jan 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 Dated: January 26, 2009. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E9–1900 Filed 1–28–09; 8:45 am] II. Method of Collection DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Comment cards (sent to a client after the completion of a pay-for-use export service, trade promotion event or educational seminar/Webinar, and advocacy case) in an e-mail message delivering a hot link to a Web enabled survey. If the client does not respond to the survey within two weeks, another email reminder is sent to the client. The e-mail tagline comment card will also be a link to a Web enabled survey. An automated telephone survey will be used for the Trade Information Call Center survey, so that callers can immediately respond without having to provide their e-mail address. [A–570–891] III. Data OMB Control Number: 0625–0217. Form Number(s): ITA–4107. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Estimated Number of Respondents: 20,000. Estimated Time per Response: 5 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,667. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden (including hours and cost) of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3510–FP–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. DATES: Effective Date: January 29, 2009. SUMMARY: On December 22, 2008, ABC Tools MFG. Corp. (ABC Tools) filed a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof (hand trucks) from the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that ABC Tools’ request meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation and we are, accordingly, initiating a new shipper review in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.214(a). The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cordell or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0408 or (202) 482– 0469, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The notice announcing the antidumping duty order on hand trucks from the PRC was published on December 2, 2004. See Antidumping Duty Order: Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People’s Republic of China, 69 FR 70122 (December 2, 2004). On December 22, 2008, we received a timely request for a new shipper review from ABC Tools in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c). ABC Tools certified that it is both the producer and exporter of the subject merchandise upon which the request for a new shipper review is based. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i), ABC Tools certified that it did not E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 18 / Thursday, January 29, 2009 / Notices rmajette on PRODPC74 with NOTICES export hand trucks to the United States during the period of investigation (POI), April 1, 2003 through September 30, 2003. In addition, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), ABC Tools certified that since the initiation of the investigation it has never been affiliated with any exporter or producer who exported hand trucks to the United States during the POI, including those not individually examined during the investigation. As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(B), ABC Tools also certified that its export activities were not controlled by the central government of the PRC. In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), ABC Tools submitted documentation establishing the following: (1) The date on which it first shipped hand trucks for export to the United States; (2) the volume of its first shipment; (3) an entry of subject merchandise for consumption in the United States; and (4) a sale of subject hand trucks by ABC Tools to an unaffiliated customer in the United States during the twelve-month period immediately preceding the annual anniversary month of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks from the PRC. Initiation of New Shipper Review Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d)(1), we find that the request submitted by ABC Tools meets the threshold requirements for initiation of a new shipper review of hand trucks from the PRC produced and exported by ABC Tools. This review covers the period from December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2008. See 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A). We intend to issue preliminary results of this review no later than 180 days from the date of initiation, and final results no later than 90 days from the date the preliminary results are issued. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act. It is the Department’s usual practice, in cases involving non-market economies, to require that a company seeking to establish eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the country-wide rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of government control over the company’s export activities. Although ABC Tools has provided some of this information in its new shipper request, we will issue a questionnaire to ABC Tools, including a separate-rate section. The review will proceed if the response provides sufficient indication that ABC Tools is not subject to either de jure or de facto government control with respect to its exports of hand trucks. However, if ABC VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:25 Jan 28, 2009 Jkt 217001 Tools does not demonstrate its eligibility for a separate rate, it will be deemed not separate from other companies that exported during the POI, and its new shipper review will be rescinded. 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 a new shipper review. Therefore, the posting of a bond or other security under section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act in lieu of a cash deposit is not available in this case. Importers of hand trucks produced and exported by ABC Tools must continue to post cash deposits of estimated antidumping duties on each entry of subject merchandise at the PRC-wide entity rate of 383.6 percent. See Antidumping Duty Order: Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From The People’s Republic of China, 69 FR 70122 (December 2, 2004). Interested parties needing 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 in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: January 22, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–1936 Filed 1–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Mission Statement; Aerospace Executive Service at Latin America Aero and Defence 2009 April 14–17, 2009 Department of Commerce. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Mission Description The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service is organizing an Aerospace Executive Service (AES) trade mission to the Latin America Aero and Defence (LAAD) 2009 show, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, April 14–17, 2009. LAAD is in its sixth biennial year and PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5145 is a certified U.S. Department of Commerce trade show. The AES will include representatives from a variety of U.S. aerospace-industry manufacturers and service providers. The mission participants will benefit from individual, pre-screened appointments at the Riocentro trade show location with potential agents, distributors, and end-users whose capabilities are targeted to each U.S. participant’s requirements. Participating companies will also benefit from exhibitor access to the trade show, a product literature display at LAAD, country briefings, and logistical support during the trade mission program. Commercial Setting LAAD features equipment and services for the internal security and Special Forces, as well as state-of-the-art equipment and services to the conventional armed forces of Latin America. Visitors include military, aerospace, and airline decision makers from throughout Latin America and the world. In 2007, 315 companies from 28 countries exhibited a wide range of commercial and military aerospace and ground support equipment and services, including aerospace materials and interiors, airport ground support equipment, aircraft maintenance services and equipment, avionics and radar systems, simulators and training equipment and unmanned aerial vehicles. Latin America’s defense market represents emerging opportunities for aerospace manufacturers with a growing demand for new and upgraded fighters, surveillance and patrol platforms, air-toair tankers and counter-insurgency/antinarcotics equipment. Military expenditures in Latin America are expected to reach $32.2 billion in 2009. In addition, Latin American governments plan to introduce new and updated systems. Specifically Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Chile are planning to procure nuclear-powered submarine capability, technologies for counter-insurgency operations against guerillas and illicit drug crops, counternarcotics, and tanker aircraft for inflight refueling. In Brazil, the armed forces are continuing to modernize its equipment and systems. The Government of Brazil is making financing a priority in order for the Brazilian Air Force to address its most urgent updating requirements. Additionally, Latin American countries are participating in United Nationssponsored peace keeping and disaster relief missions throughout the world, creating additional procurement requirements. E:\FR\FM\29JAN1.SGM 29JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-891]


Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic 
of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review

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

DATES: Effective Date: January 29, 2009.
SUMMARY: On December 22, 2008, ABC Tools MFG. Corp. (ABC Tools) filed a 
request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on hand 
trucks and certain parts thereof (hand trucks) from the People's 
Republic of China (PRC). The Department of Commerce (the Department) 
has determined that ABC Tools' request meets the statutory and 
regulatory requirements for initiation and we are, accordingly, 
initiating a new shipper review in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.214(a). 
The period of review (POR) is December 1, 2007, through November 30, 
2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Cordell or Robert James, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0408 or (202) 482-0469, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The notice announcing the antidumping duty order on hand trucks 
from the PRC was published on December 2, 2004. See Antidumping Duty 
Order: Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic 
of China, 69 FR 70122 (December 2, 2004). On December 22, 2008, we 
received a timely request for a new shipper review from ABC Tools in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c). ABC Tools certified that it is both 
the producer and exporter of the subject merchandise upon which the 
request for a new shipper review is based.
    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.214(b)(2)(i), ABC Tools certified that it did not

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export hand trucks to the United States during the period of 
investigation (POI), April 1, 2003 through September 30, 2003. In 
addition, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), ABC Tools certified that since the initiation of 
the investigation it has never been affiliated with any exporter or 
producer who exported hand trucks to the United States during the POI, 
including those not individually examined during the investigation. As 
required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(B), ABC Tools also certified that 
its export activities were not controlled by the central government of 
the PRC.
    In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 
CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), ABC Tools submitted documentation establishing 
the following: (1) The date on which it first shipped hand trucks for 
export to the United States; (2) the volume of its first shipment; (3) 
an entry of subject merchandise for consumption in the United States; 
and (4) a sale of subject hand trucks by ABC Tools to an unaffiliated 
customer in the United States during the twelve-month period 
immediately preceding the annual anniversary month of the antidumping 
duty order on hand trucks from the PRC.

Initiation of New Shipper Review

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.214(d)(1), we find that the request submitted by ABC Tools meets 
the threshold requirements for initiation of a new shipper review of 
hand trucks from the PRC produced and exported by ABC Tools.
    This review covers the period from December 1, 2007, through 
November 30, 2008. See 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A). We intend to issue 
preliminary results of this review no later than 180 days from the date 
of initiation, and final results no later than 90 days from the date 
the preliminary results are issued. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the 
Act.
    It is the Department's usual practice, in cases involving non-
market economies, to require that a company seeking to establish 
eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the country-wide 
rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of government 
control over the company's export activities. Although ABC Tools has 
provided some of this information in its new shipper request, we will 
issue a questionnaire to ABC Tools, including a separate-rate section. 
The review will proceed if the response provides sufficient indication 
that ABC Tools is not subject to either de jure or de facto government 
control with respect to its exports of hand trucks. However, if ABC 
Tools does not demonstrate its eligibility for a separate rate, it will 
be deemed not separate from other companies that exported during the 
POI, and its new shipper review will be rescinded.
    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 a new shipper review. Therefore, the posting of a bond or 
other security under section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act in lieu of a 
cash deposit is not available in this case. Importers of hand trucks 
produced and exported by ABC Tools must continue to post cash deposits 
of estimated antidumping duties on each entry of subject merchandise at 
the PRC-wide entity rate of 383.6 percent. See Antidumping Duty Order: 
Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof From The People's Republic of 
China, 69 FR 70122 (December 2, 2004).
    Interested parties needing 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 in accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i).

    Dated: January 22, 2009.
John M. Andersen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
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