Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Extension of Time for the Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Review, 8906-8907 [E9-4244]

Download as PDF 8906 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 38 / Friday, February 27, 2009 / Notices sale and/or licensing of Products, Services, and/or Technology Rights; f. Allocate export orders among Suppliers; g. Establish the price of Products, Services, and/or Technology Rights for sales and/or licensing in Export Markets; h. Negotiate, enter into, and/or manage licensing agreements for the export of Technology Rights; i. Enter into contracts for shipping to Export Markets; and j. Refuse to provide Export Trade Facilitation Services to customers in any Export Market or Markets. 2. GTTC may exchange information with individual Suppliers on a one-toone basis regarding that Supplier’s inventories and near-term production schedules in order that the availability of Products for export can be determined and effectively coordinated by GTTC with its distributors in Export Markets. IV. Terms and Conditions 1. In engaging in Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation, GTTC will not intentionally disclose, directly or indirectly, to any Supplier any information about any other Supplier’s costs, production, capacity, inventories, domestic prices, domestic sales, or U.S. business plans, strategies, or methods that is not already generally available to the trade or public. 2. GTTC will comply with requests made by the Secretary of Commerce on behalf of the Secretary or the Attorney General for information or documents relevant to conduct under the Certificate. The Secretary of Commerce will request such information or documents when either the Attorney General or the Secretary of Commerce believes that the information or documents are required to determine that the Export Trade, Export Trade Activities and Methods of Operation of a person protected by this Certificate of Review continue to comply with the standards of section 303(a) of the Act. V. Definitions rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES2 IX. Disclaimers 1. The issuance of this Certificate of Review to GTTC by the Secretary of Commerce with the concurrence of the Attorney General under the provisions of the Act does not constitute, explicitly or implicitly, an endorsement or opinion of the Secretary of Commerce or the Attorney General concerning either (a) the viability or quality of the business plans of GTTC or (b) the legality of such business plans of GTTC under the laws of the United States (other than as provided in the Act) or under the laws of any foreign country. 2. The application of this Certificate to conduct in Export Trade where the U.S. Government is the buyer or where the U.S. Government bears more than half the cost of the transaction is subject to the limitations set forth in Section V.(D.) of the ‘‘Guidelines for the Issuance of Export Trade Certificates of Review (Second Edition),’’ 50 FR 1786 (January 11, 1985). A copy of the Certificate will be kept in the International Trade Administration’s Freedom of Information Records Inspection Facility, Room 4100, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Dated: February 24, 2009. Jeffrey Anspacher, Director, Export Trading Company Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–4225 Filed 2–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P A–570–890 This Certificate protects GTTC and its directors, officers, and employees acting on its behalf, from private treble damage actions and government criminal and civil suits under U.S. federal and state antitrust laws for the export conduct specified in the Certificate and carried out during its effective period in Jkt 217001 VIII. Other Conduct Nothing in this Certificate prohibits GTTC from engaging in conduct not specified in this Certificate, but such conduct is subject to the normal application of the antitrust laws. International Trade Administration VI. Protection Provided by Certificate 16:39 Feb 26, 2009 VII. Effective Period of Certificate This Certificate continues in effect from the date indicated below until it is relinquished, modified, or revoked as provided in the Act and the Regulations. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ‘‘Supplier’’ means a person who produces, provides, or sells Products, Services and/or Technology Rights. VerDate Nov<24>2008 compliance with its terms and conditions. Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People’s Republic of China: Extension of Time for the Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 27, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4474. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 9, 2008, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of a new shipper review for shipments of wooden bedroom furniture from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) produced and exported by Shanghai Fangjia Industry Co., Ltd. (‘‘Shanghai Fangjia’’). See Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review, 73 FR 52296 (September 9, 2008). The preliminary results of review are currently due no later than February 23, 2009. Statutory Time Limits Section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), provides that the Department will issue the preliminary results of a new shipper review of an antidumping duty order within 180 days after the day on which the review was initiated. See also 19 CFR 351.214(i)(1). The Act further provides that the Department may extend that 180-day period to 300 days if it determines that the case is extraordinarily complicated. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) and 19 CFR 351.214 (i)(2). Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results The Department determines that this new shipper review involves extraordinarily complicated methodological issues, pertaining to the calculation of factors of production and the evaluation of the bona fide nature of Shanghai Fangjia’s sales. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(i)(2), the Department is extending the time limit for these preliminary results by 120 days, until no later than June 22, 2009. The final results continue to be due 90 days after the publication of the preliminary results. We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) and 777(i) of the Act. E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 38 / Friday, February 27, 2009 / Notices Dated: February 20, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–4244 Filed 2–26–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–570–932) Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES2 AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 27, 2009. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) has determined that certain steel threaded rod (‘‘STR’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’) as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’). The final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ‘‘Final Determination Margins’’ section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobby Wong or Toni Dach, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482–0409 or (202) 482– 1655, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Case History On October 8, 2008, the Department published in the Federal Register its preliminary determination. See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 73 FR 58931 (October 8, 2008) (‘‘Preliminary Determination’’). On October 27, 2008, the Department published in the Federal Register its amended preliminary determination that STR from the PRC are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at LTFV. See Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Amended Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 73 FR 63693 (October 27, 2008) (‘‘Amended Preliminary Determination’’).1 As provided in 1 In the Amended Preliminary Determination, the Department amended the Preliminary Determination to correct certain ministerial errors VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:39 Feb 26, 2009 Jkt 217001 section 782(i) of the Act, we verified the information submitted by: 1) RMB Fasteners Ltd. and IFI & Morgan Ltd.2 (the ‘‘RMB/IFI Group’’) from November 3–4, 2008, and Jiaxing Brother Standard Part Co.3 (‘‘Jiaxing Brother’’), its affiliated producer from November 6–7, 2008; 2) Ningbo Yinzhou Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.4 (‘‘Ningbo Yinzhou’’) from November 13–14, 2008, and Haiyan Zhonghuan Fastener Factory (‘‘Zhonghuan’’), one of Ningbo Yingzhou’s manufacturers, and Zhejiang Guorui Industry Co., Ltd.5 (‘‘Guorui’’), one of Ningbo Yinzhou’s suppliers from November 10–12, 2008; and 3) Shanghai Prime Machinery Co., Ltd.6 (‘‘Shanghai Prime’’), a separate rate respondent, on November 17, 2008. On December 12, 2008, Vulcan Threaded Products (‘‘Petitioner’’) and the RMB/IFI Group placed new factual information on the record regarding surrogate valuation, and submitted rebuttal comments on December 22, 2008. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(c)(i), we invited parties to comment on our Preliminary Determination. On January 16, 2009, the Department received case briefs from with respect to the antidumping duty margin calculation for RMB Fasteners Ltd. and IFI and Morgan Ltd. 2 See Memorandum to the File from Scot T. Fullerton, Program Manager, and Toni Dach, International Trade Compliance Analyst, regarding: ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of RMB Fasteners Ltd. and IFI & Morgan Ltd. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated January 6, 2009 (‘‘RMB & IFI Verification Report’’). 3 See Memorandum to the File from Scot T. Fullerton, Program Manager, and Toni Dach, International Trade Compliance Analyst, regarding: ‘‘Verification of the Factors of Production Response of Jiaxing Brother Standard Part Co. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated January 6, 2009 (‘‘Brother Fastener Verification Report’’). 4 See Memorandum to the File from Scot T. Fullerton, Program Manager, and Toni Dach, International Trade Compliance Analyst, regarding: ‘‘Verification of the Sales Response of Ningbo Yinzhou Foreign Trade Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated January 6, 2009 (‘‘Ningbo Yinzhou Verification Report’’). 5 See Memorandum to the File from Scot T. Fullerton, Program Manager, and Toni Dach, International Trade Compliance Analyst, regarding: ‘‘Verification of the Factors of Production Response of Haiyan Zhonguan Fastener Factory and Zhejiang Guorui Industry Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated January 6, 2009 (‘‘Zhonghuan & Guorui Verification Report’’). 6 See Memorandum to the File from Scot T. Fullerton, Program Manager, and Toni Dach, International Trade Compliance Analyst, regarding: ‘‘Verification of the Separate Rate Response of Shanghai Prime Machinery Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated January 6, 2009 (‘‘Shanghai Prime Separate Rate Verification Report’’). PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8907 the RMB/IFI Group, Ningbo Yinzhou, and Petitioner. On January 23, 2009, we received rebuttal briefs from Petitioner and the RMB/IFI Group. On November 6 and 7, 2008, Petitioner and the RMB/ IFI Group submitted requests for a hearing, respectively. On January 22, 2009, Petitioner and the RMB/IFI Group withdrew their requests for a hearing. Analysis of Comments Received All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by the parties to this investigation are addressed in the ‘‘Certain Steel Threaded Rod from the People’s Republic of China: Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value,’’ dated concurrently with this notice, which is hereby adopted by this notice in its entirety (‘‘Issues and Decision Memorandum’’). A list of the issues which parties raised and to which we respond in the Issues and Decision Memorandum is attached to this notice as an Appendix. The Issues and Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file in the Central Records Unit in the main Commerce building, Room 1117, and is accessible on the Web at https://www.trade.gov/ia. The paper copy and electronic version of the Issues and Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Period of Investigation The period of investigation (‘‘POI’’) is July 1, 2007, through December 31, 2007. Scope of Investigation The merchandise covered by this investigation is steel threaded rod. Steel threaded rod is certain threaded rod, bar, or studs, of carbon quality steel, having a solid, circular cross section, of any diameter, in any straight length, that have been forged, turned, cold drawn, cold rolled, machine straightened, or otherwise cold finished, and into which threaded grooves have been applied. In addition, the steel threaded rod, bar, or studs subject to this investigation are non headed and threaded along greater than 25 percent of their total length. A variety of finishes or coatings, such as plain oil finish as a temporary rust protectant, zinc coating (i.e., galvanized, whether by electroplating or hot– dipping), paint, and other similar finishes and coatings, may be applied to the merchandise. Included in the scope of this investigation are steel threaded rod, bar, or studs, in which: (1) iron predominates, by weight, over each of the other contained elements; (2) the carbon content is 2 percent or less, by weight; and (3) none of the elements E:\FR\FM\27FEN1.SGM 27FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 38 (Friday, February 27, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8906-8907]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-4244]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

A-570-890


Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: 
Extension of Time for the Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Review

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: February 27, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz, AD/CVD Operations, Office 
8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4474.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 9, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation 
of a new shipper review for shipments of wooden bedroom furniture from 
the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') produced and exported by 
Shanghai Fangjia Industry Co., Ltd. (``Shanghai Fangjia''). See Wooden 
Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of 
New Shipper Review, 73 FR 52296 (September 9, 2008). The preliminary 
results of review are currently due no later than February 23, 2009.

Statutory Time Limits

    Section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended 
(``the Act''), provides that the Department will issue the preliminary 
results of a new shipper review of an antidumping duty order within 180 
days after the day on which the review was initiated. See also 19 CFR 
351.214(i)(1). The Act further provides that the Department may extend 
that 180-day period to 300 days if it determines that the case is 
extraordinarily complicated. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) and 19 CFR 
351.214 (i)(2).

Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results

    The Department determines that this new shipper review involves 
extraordinarily complicated methodological issues, pertaining to the 
calculation of factors of production and the evaluation of the bona 
fide nature of Shanghai Fangjia's sales. Therefore, in accordance with 
section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(i)(2), the 
Department is extending the time limit for these preliminary results by 
120 days, until no later than June 22, 2009. The final results continue 
to be due 90 days after the publication of the preliminary results.
    We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with 
sections 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) and 777(i) of the Act.


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    Dated: February 20, 2009.
John M. Andersen,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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