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SUMMARY: On August 13, 2008, the Department of Commerce published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of administrative review of the countervailing duty order on dynamic random access memory semiconductors from the Republic of Korea for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. Following the preliminary results, we provided interested parties with an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Our analysis of the VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:45 Feb 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 comments submitted and information received after the preliminary results did not lead to any changes in the net subsidy rate. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The final net subsidy rate for Hynix Semiconductor Inc. is listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of Review.’’ EFFECTIVE DATE: February 17, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Neubacher or Shane Subler, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5823 or (202) 482– 0189, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The following events have occurred since the publication of the preliminary results of this review. See Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 47131 (August 13, 2008) (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). On September 23, 2008, we received a case brief from the petitioner, Micron Technology, Inc. (‘‘Micron’’), and we received a rebuttal brief from Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (‘‘Hynix’’) on September 29, 2008. On November 24, 2008, we issued a supplemental questionnaire to Hynix and received a response on December 2, 2008. Following Hynix’s December 2, 2008, supplemental questionnaire response, we received a supplemental case brief from Micron on December 17, 2008 and a supplemental rebuttal brief from Hynix on December 22, 2008. On November 28, 2008, we extended the time limit for the final results of this administrative review by 60 days (to February 9, 2008), pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors From the Republic of Korea: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of the Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 72449 (November 28, 2008). Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are dynamic random access memory semiconductors (‘‘DRAMS’’) from the Republic of Korea (‘‘ROK’’), whether assembled or unassembled. Assembled DRAMS include all package types. Unassembled DRAMS include processed wafers, uncut die, and cut die. Processed wafers fabricated in the PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7395 ROK, but assembled into finished semiconductors outside the ROK are also included in the scope. Processed wafers fabricated outside the ROK and assembled into finished semiconductors in the ROK are not included in the scope. The scope of the order additionally includes memory modules containing DRAMS from the ROK. A memory module is a collection of DRAMS, the sole function of which is memory. Memory modules include single in–line processing modules, single in–line memory modules, dual in–line memory modules, small outline dual in–line memory modules, Rambus in–line memory modules, and memory cards or other collections of DRAMS, whether unmounted or mounted on a circuit board. Modules that contain other parts that are needed to support the function of memory are covered. Only those modules that contain additional items which alter the function of the module to something other than memory, such as video graphics adapter boards and cards, are not included in the scope. The scope also covers future DRAMS module types. The scope of the order additionally includes, but is not limited to, video random access memory and synchronous graphics random access memory, as well as various types of DRAMS, including fast page–mode, extended data–out, burst extended data– out, synchronous dynamic RAM, Rambus DRAM, and Double Data Rate DRAM. The scope also includes any future density, packaging, or assembling of DRAMS. Also included in the scope of this order are removable memory modules placed on motherboards, with or without a central processing unit, unless the importer of the motherboards certifies with U.S. customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) that neither it, nor a party related to it or under contract to it, will remove the modules from the motherboards after importation. The scope of the order does not include DRAMS or memory modules that are re– imported for repair or replacement. The DRAMS subject to the order are currently classifiable under subheadings 8542.21.8005, 8542.21.8020 through 8542.21.8030, and 8542.32.0001 through 8542.32.0023 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). The memory modules containing DRAMS from the ROK, described above, are currently classifiable under subheadings 8473.30.1040, 8473.30.1080, 8473.30.1140, and 8473.30.1180 of the HTSUS. Removable memory modules placed on motherboards are classifiable under subheadings 8443.99.2500, E:\FR\FM\17FEN1.SGM 17FEN1 7396 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 30 / Tuesday, February 17, 2009 / Notices 8443.99.2550, 8471.50.0085, 8471.50.0150, 8517.30.5000, 8517.50.1000, 8517.50.5000, 8517.50.9000, 8517.61.0000, 8517.62.0010, 8517.62.0050, 8517.69.0000, 8517.70.0000, 8517.90.3400, 8517.90.3600, 8517.90.3800, 8517.90.4400, 8542.21.8005, 8542.21.8020, 8542.21.8021, 8542.21.8022, 8542.21.8023, 8542.21.8024, 8542.21.8025, 8542.21.8026, 8542.21.8027, 8542.21.8028, 8542.21.8029, 8542.21.8030, 8542.31.0000, 8542.33.0000, 8542.39.0000, 8543.89.9300, and 8543.89.9600 of the HTSUS. However, the product description, and not the HTSUS classification, is dispositive of whether merchandise imported into the United States falls within the scope. Scope Rulings On December 29, 2004, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) received a request from Cisco Systems, Inc. (‘‘Cisco’’), to determine whether removable memory modules placed on motherboards that are imported for repair or refurbishment are within the scope of the CVD Order. See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors from the Republic of Korea, 68 FR 47546 (August 11, 2003) (‘‘CVD Order’’). The Department initiated a scope inquiry pursuant to 19 CFR 351.225(e) on February 4, 2005. On January 12, 2006, the Department issued a final scope ruling, finding that removable memory modules placed on motherboards that are imported for repair or refurbishment are not within the scope of the CVD Order provided that the importer certifies that it will destroy any memory modules that are removed for repair or refurbishment. See Memorandum from Stephen J. Claeys to David M. Spooner, regarding Final Scope Ruling, Countervailing Duty Order on DRAMs from the Republic of Korea (January 12, 2006). sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 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 administrative review are addressed in the February 9, 2009, Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results in the Fourth Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Dynamic Random Access Memory VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:45 Feb 13, 2009 Jkt 217001 Semiconductors from the Republic of Korea (‘‘Decision Memorandum’’) from John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting 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 parties have 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. In addition, a complete version of the public Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at https:// www.ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Final Results of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated an individual subsidy rate for the producer/exporter, Hynix. For the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006, we find that the ad valorem net subsidy rate for Hynix is 4.91 percent. Assessment Rates Fifteen days after the date of publication of these final results of this review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate shipments of DRAMS by Hynix entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption from January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006, at 4.91 percent ad valorem of the F.O.B. invoice price. Cash Deposits On October 3, 2008, the Department published a Federal Register notice that, inter alia, revoked this order, effective August 11, 2008. See Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors From the Republic of Korea: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Order, 73 FR 57594 (October 3, 2008). As a result, CBP is no longer suspending liquidation for entries of subject merchandise occurring after the revocation. Therefore, there is no need to issue new cash deposit instructions pursuant to the final results of this administrative review. This notice also 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 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written 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 administrative review and notice are issued and published in accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act. Dated: February 9, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration. Appendix I Comments in the Issues and Decision Memorandum Comment 1: Timing of the Benefit on a Previously Countervailed Debt–toEquity Swap (‘‘DES’’) Comment 2: Allegation that Hynix is Circumventing the Order [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-580-851]


Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors from the Republic of 
Korea: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On August 13, 2008, the Department of Commerce published in 
the Federal Register its preliminary results of administrative review 
of the countervailing duty order on dynamic random access memory 
semiconductors from the Republic of Korea for the period January 1, 
2006, through December 31, 2006.
    Following the preliminary results, we provided interested parties 
with an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. Our analysis 
of the comments submitted and information received after the 
preliminary results did not lead to any changes in the net subsidy 
rate. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary 
results. The final net subsidy rate for Hynix Semiconductor Inc. is 
listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 17, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Neubacher or Shane Subler, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone: (202) 482-5823 or (202) 482-0189, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The following events have occurred since the publication of the 
preliminary results of this review. See Dynamic Random Access Memory 
Semiconductors from the Republic of Korea: Preliminary Results of 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 47131 (August 13, 
2008) (``Preliminary Results'').
    On September 23, 2008, we received a case brief from the 
petitioner, Micron Technology, Inc. (``Micron''), and we received a 
rebuttal brief from Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (``Hynix'') on September 
29, 2008.
    On November 24, 2008, we issued a supplemental questionnaire to 
Hynix and received a response on December 2, 2008. Following Hynix's 
December 2, 2008, supplemental questionnaire response, we received a 
supplemental case brief from Micron on December 17, 2008 and a 
supplemental rebuttal brief from Hynix on December 22, 2008.
    On November 28, 2008, we extended the time limit for the final 
results of this administrative review by 60 days (to February 9, 2008), 
pursuant to section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act''). See Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors From the 
Republic of Korea: Extension of Time Limit for Final Results of the 
Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 72449 (November 28, 
2008).

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are dynamic random access memory 
semiconductors (``DRAMS'') from the Republic of Korea (``ROK''), 
whether assembled or unassembled. Assembled DRAMS include all package 
types. Unassembled DRAMS include processed wafers, uncut die, and cut 
die. Processed wafers fabricated in the ROK, but assembled into 
finished semiconductors outside the ROK are also included in the scope. 
Processed wafers fabricated outside the ROK and assembled into finished 
semiconductors in the ROK are not included in the scope.
    The scope of the order additionally includes memory modules 
containing DRAMS from the ROK. A memory module is a collection of 
DRAMS, the sole function of which is memory. Memory modules include 
single in-line processing modules, single in-line memory modules, dual 
in-line memory modules, small outline dual in-line memory modules, 
Rambus in-line memory modules, and memory cards or other collections of 
DRAMS, whether unmounted or mounted on a circuit board. Modules that 
contain other parts that are needed to support the function of memory 
are covered. Only those modules that contain additional items which 
alter the function of the module to something other than memory, such 
as video graphics adapter boards and cards, are not included in the 
scope. The scope also covers future DRAMS module types.
    The scope of the order additionally includes, but is not limited 
to, video random access memory and synchronous graphics random access 
memory, as well as various types of DRAMS, including fast page-mode, 
extended data-out, burst extended data-out, synchronous dynamic RAM, 
Rambus DRAM, and Double Data Rate DRAM. The scope also includes any 
future density, packaging, or assembling of DRAMS. Also included in the 
scope of this order are removable memory modules placed on 
motherboards, with or without a central processing unit, unless the 
importer of the motherboards certifies with U.S. customs and Border 
Protection (``CBP'') that neither it, nor a party related to it or 
under contract to it, will remove the modules from the motherboards 
after importation. The scope of the order does not include DRAMS or 
memory modules that are re-imported for repair or replacement.
    The DRAMS subject to the order are currently classifiable under 
subheadings 8542.21.8005, 8542.21.8020 through 8542.21.8030, and 
8542.32.0001 through 8542.32.0023 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (``HTSUS''). The memory modules containing DRAMS from 
the ROK, described above, are currently classifiable under subheadings 
8473.30.1040, 8473.30.1080, 8473.30.1140, and 8473.30.1180 of the 
HTSUS. Removable memory modules placed on motherboards are classifiable 
under subheadings 8443.99.2500,

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8443.99.2550, 8471.50.0085, 8471.50.0150, 8517.30.5000, 8517.50.1000, 
8517.50.5000, 8517.50.9000, 8517.61.0000, 8517.62.0010, 8517.62.0050, 
8517.69.0000, 8517.70.0000, 8517.90.3400, 8517.90.3600, 8517.90.3800, 
8517.90.4400, 8542.21.8005, 8542.21.8020, 8542.21.8021, 8542.21.8022, 
8542.21.8023, 8542.21.8024, 8542.21.8025, 8542.21.8026, 8542.21.8027, 
8542.21.8028, 8542.21.8029, 8542.21.8030, 8542.31.0000, 8542.33.0000, 
8542.39.0000, 8543.89.9300, and 8543.89.9600 of the HTSUS. However, the 
product description, and not the HTSUS classification, is dispositive 
of whether merchandise imported into the United States falls within the 
scope.

Scope Rulings

    On December 29, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') 
received a request from Cisco Systems, Inc. (``Cisco''), to determine 
whether removable memory modules placed on motherboards that are 
imported for repair or refurbishment are within the scope of the CVD 
Order. See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Dynamic Random Access 
Memory Semiconductors from the Republic of Korea, 68 FR 47546 (August 
11, 2003) (``CVD Order''). The Department initiated a scope inquiry 
pursuant to 19 CFR 351.225(e) on February 4, 2005. On January 12, 2006, 
the Department issued a final scope ruling, finding that removable 
memory modules placed on motherboards that are imported for repair or 
refurbishment are not within the scope of the CVD Order provided that 
the importer certifies that it will destroy any memory modules that are 
removed for repair or refurbishment. See Memorandum from Stephen J. 
Claeys to David M. Spooner, regarding Final Scope Ruling, 
Countervailing Duty Order on DRAMs from the Republic of Korea (January 
12, 2006).

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 administrative review are addressed in the February 9, 2009, 
Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results in the Fourth 
Administrative Review of the Countervailing Duty Order on Dynamic 
Random Access Memory Semiconductors from the Republic of Korea 
(``Decision Memorandum'') from John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy 
Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, 
to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting 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 parties have 
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. In addition, a complete version of the 
public Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Internet at 
https://www.ia.ita.doc.gov/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of 
the Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5), we calculated an 
individual subsidy rate for the producer/exporter, Hynix. For the 
period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006, we find that the ad 
valorem net subsidy rate for Hynix is 4.91 percent.

Assessment Rates

    Fifteen days after the date of publication of these final results 
of this review, the Department will instruct CBP to liquidate shipments 
of DRAMS by Hynix entered or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption 
from January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006, at 4.91 percent ad 
valorem of the F.O.B. invoice price.

Cash Deposits

    On October 3, 2008, the Department published a Federal Register 
notice that, inter alia, revoked this order, effective August 11, 2008. 
See Dynamic Random Access Memory Semiconductors From the Republic of 
Korea: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Order, 73 FR 
57594 (October 3, 2008). As a result, CBP is no longer suspending 
liquidation for entries of subject merchandise occurring after the 
revocation. Therefore, there is no need to issue new cash deposit 
instructions pursuant to the final results of this administrative 
review.
    This notice also 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/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 administrative review and notice are issued and published in 
accordance with section 751(a)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: February 9, 2009.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretaryfor Import Administration.

Appendix I

Comments in the Issues and Decision Memorandum

Comment 1: Timing of the Benefit on a Previously Countervailed Debt-to-
Equity Swap (``DES'')
Comment 2: Allegation that Hynix is Circumventing the Order
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