Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of China, 18349-18350 [E9-9242]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 22, 2009 / Notices Scope of the Order The product covered by the order is certain polyester staple fiber (PSF). PSF is defined as synthetic staple fibers, not carded, combed or otherwise processed for spinning, of polyesters measuring 3.3 decitex (3 denier, inclusive) or more in diameter. This merchandise is cut to lengths varying from one inch (25 mm) to five inches (127 mm). The merchandise subject to the order may be coated, usually with a silicon or other finish, or not coated. PSF is generally used as stuffing in sleeping bags, mattresses, ski jackets, comforters, cushions, pillows, and furniture. Merchandise of less than 3.3 decitex (less than 3 denier) currently classifiable in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) at subheading 5503.20.00.20 is specifically excluded from the order. Also specifically excluded from the order are PSF of 10 to 18 denier that are cut to lengths of 6 to 8 inches (fibers used in the manufacture of carpeting). In addition, low-melt PSF is excluded from the order. Low-melt PSF is defined as a bi-component fiber with an outer sheath that melts at a significantly lower temperature than its inner core. The merchandise subject to the order is currently classifiable in the HTSUS at subheadings 5503.20.00.45 and 5503.20.00.65. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to the order is dispositive. dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Final Results of Review As a result of our review, we determine that a weighted-average dumping margin of 1.97 percent exists for Far Eastern Textiles Ltd. for the period May 1, 2007, through April 30, 2008. Assessment Rates The Department shall determine, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Although Far Eastern Textiles Ltd. indicated that it was not the importer of record for any of its sales to the United States during the period of review, it reported the names of the importers of record for all of its U.S. sales. Because Far Eastern Textiles Ltd. also reported the entered value for all of its U.S. sales, we have calculated importer-specific assessment rates for the merchandise in question by aggregating the dumping margins we calculated for all U.S. sales to each importer and dividing this amount by the total entered value of those sales. The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:31 Apr 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 May 6, 2003. See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003) (Assessment Clarification). This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the period of review produced by Far Eastern Textiles Ltd. for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the allothers rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this clarification, see Assessment Clarification. The Department intends to issue assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of these final results of review. Cash-Deposit Requirements The following antidumping duty deposit requirements are effective for all shipments of PSF from Taiwan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of these final results, as provided by section 751(a)(1) of the Act: (1) The cash-deposit rate for Far Eastern Textiles Ltd. is 1.97 percent; (2) for merchandise exported by manufacturers or exporters not covered in this review but covered in the original less-thanfair-value investigation or previous reviews, the cash-deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the original investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash-deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) the cash-deposit rate for all other manufacturers or exporters will continue to be 7.31 percent, the all-others rate established in Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea and Taiwan, 65 FR 33807 (May 25, 2000). These cashdeposit requirements shall remain in effect until further notice. Notifications This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18349 result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. 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 notification of the return or 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. We are issuing and publishing these results and this notice in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: April 16, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–9246 Filed 4–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–881] Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings From the People’s Republic of China AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. Effective Date: April 22, 2009. As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on malleable cast iron pipe fittings (‘‘malleable pipe fittings’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul ´ Stolz or Sergio Balbontın, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4474 or (202) 482–6478, respectively. DATES: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 18350 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 76 / Wednesday, April 22, 2009 / Notices On November 3, 2008, the Department published the notice of initiation of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on malleable pipe fittings from the PRC pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’). See Initiation of Five-year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 73 FR 65292 (November 3, 2008). As a result of its review, the Department determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on malleable pipe fittings from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked. See Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People’s Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 74 FR 10239 (March 10, 2009). On April 9, 2009, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on malleable pipe fittings from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable future. See Malleable Iron Pipe Fittings from China (Inv. No. 731–TA–1021 (Review)), USITC Publication 4069 (April 2009) and 74 FR 16233 (April 9, 2009). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Scope of the Order The products covered by the antidumping duty order are certain malleable iron pipe fittings, cast, other than grooved fittings, from the PRC. The merchandise is classified under item numbers 7307.19.90.30, 7307.19.90.60 and 7307.19.90.80 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS). Excluded from the scope of the order are metal compression couplings, which are imported under HTSUS number 7307.19.90.80. A metal compression coupling consists of a coupling body, two gaskets, and two compression nuts. These products range in diameter from 1⁄2 inch to 2 inches and are carried only in galvanized finish. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the scope of this proceeding is dispositive. Continuation of the Order As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to a 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 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:31 Apr 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping order on malleable pipe fittings from the PRC. United States Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: April 16, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–9242 Filed 4–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Application(s) for Duty–Free Entry of Scientific Instruments Pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301), we invite comments on the question of whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are intended to be used, are being manufactured in the United States. Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the regulations and be postmarked on or before May 12, 2009. Address written comments to Statutory Import Programs Staff, Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. 20230. Applications may be examined between 8:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Room 3720. Docket Number: 09–009. Applicant: University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL, Japan. Intended Use: The instrument will be used to study materials such as metals, semiconductors, polymers, composites, ceramic, biological material and nanostructured materials. Justification for Duty–Free Entry: No U.S.-made PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 instruments of same general category. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: March 30, 2009. Docket Number: 09–010. Applicant: Indiana University, 400 East Seventh St., Room 403, Bloomington, IN 47408. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: The instrument will be used to visualize materials that have been fabricated or synthesized and have feature sizes that cannot be seen by eye or an optical microscope. Justification for Duty–Free Entry: No U.S.-made instruments of same general category. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: March 30, 2009. Docket Number: 09–011. Applicant: Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: FEI Company, the Netherlands. Intended Use: The instrument will be used study atomic spacing on orientations in crystalline materials, which requires a microscope capable of resolution below .1nm. Justification for Duty–Free Entry: No comparable instrument manufactured domestically. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: March 30, 2009. Docket Number: 09–012. Applicant: Ohio State University Medical Center, M018 Starling Loving Hall, 320 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210. Instrument: Electron Microscope. Manufacturer: JEOL, Ltd., Japan. Intended Use: The instrument will be used study biological materials such as tissue cultures, animal organs and human biopsy specimens. Experiments may include routine ultrastructual examination, immune– gold immunocytochemistry and negative staining of particulate matter. Justification for Duty–Free Entry: No comparable instrument manufactured domestically. Application accepted by Commissioner of Customs: April 7, 2009. Dated: April 16, 2009. Christopher Cassel, Acting Director, IA Subsidies Enforcement Office. [FR Doc. E9–9286 Filed 4–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 76 (Wednesday, April 22, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18349-18350]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-881]


Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Malleable Cast Iron 
Pipe Fittings From the People's Republic of China

AGENCY: International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

DATES: Effective Date: April 22, 2009.

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (``Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC'') that revocation of the antidumping duty order on malleable 
cast iron pipe fittings (``malleable pipe fittings'') from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC'') would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the 
antidumping duty order.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Stolz or Sergio Balbont[iacute]n, 
AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4474 or (202) 
482-6478, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 3, 2008, the Department 
published the notice of initiation of the sunset review of the 
antidumping duty order on malleable pipe fittings from the PRC pursuant 
to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). 
See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Review, 73 FR 65292 (November 
3, 2008).
    As a result of its review, the Department determined that 
revocation of the antidumping duty order on malleable pipe fittings 
from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of 
dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the 
margins likely to prevail should the order be revoked. See Malleable 
Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China: Final 
Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 
74 FR 10239 (March 10, 2009).
    On April 9, 2009, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of 
the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on malleable 
pipe fittings from the PRC would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States 
within a reasonably foreseeable future. See Malleable Iron Pipe 
Fittings from China (Inv. No. 731-TA-1021 (Review)), USITC Publication 
4069 (April 2009) and 74 FR 16233 (April 9, 2009).

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the antidumping duty order are certain 
malleable iron pipe fittings, cast, other than grooved fittings, from 
the PRC. The merchandise is classified under item numbers 
7307.19.90.30, 7307.19.90.60 and 7307.19.90.80 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule (HTSUS). Excluded from the scope of the order are metal 
compression couplings, which are imported under HTSUS number 
7307.19.90.80. A metal compression coupling consists of a coupling 
body, two gaskets, and two compression nuts. These products range in 
diameter from \1/2\ inch to 2 inches and are carried only in galvanized 
finish. Although HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, the Department's written description of the scope of 
this proceeding is dispositive.

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of these determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to a 
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 antidumping 
order on malleable pipe fittings from the PRC. United States Customs 
and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash 
deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of 
subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the 
order will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this 
notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the 
Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of the order 
not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective 
date of continuation.
    This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance 
with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 
777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: April 16, 2009.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. E9-9242 Filed 4-21-09; 8:45 am]
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