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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 170 / Thursday, September 3, 2009 / Notices order for which a review is requested and a final determination within 120 days after the date on which the preliminary determination is published. If it is not practicable to complete the review within these time periods, section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act allows the Department to extend the time limit for the preliminary determination to a maximum of 365 days after the last day of the anniversary month. See also 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this administrative review by the current deadline of September 2, 2009, for several reasons. Specifically, the Department has granted the respondent several extensions to respond to the original and supplemental questionnaires. Accordingly, the Department needs additional time to review and analyze the responses submitted by the respondent. Further, the Department requires additional time to conduct verification. Therefore, in accordance with section 751(a)(3)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2), we are extending the time period for issuing the preliminary results of these reviews for 75 days until November 16, 2009. The final results continue to be due 120 days after the publication of the preliminary results. This notice is published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(h)(2). Dated: August 27, 2009. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E9–21320 Filed 9–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–489–807] pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On May 6, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey. This review covers two producers/exporters of the subject VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:27 Sep 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 merchandise to the United States. The period of review (POR) is April 1, 2007, through March 25, 2008. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made certain changes in the margin calculations. The final results, consequently, differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted– average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled ‘‘Final Results of Review.’’ EFFECTIVE DATE: September 3, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hector Rodriguez or Holly Phelps, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration – Room 1870, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0629 or (202) 482–0656, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The administrative review covers the following two producers/exporters: Ekinciler Demir ve Celik Sanayi A.S. and Ekinciler Dis Ticaret A.S. (collectively, ‘‘Ekinciler’’), and Kaptan Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S. (Kaptan). On May 6, 2009, the Department published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the 2007–2008 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on rebar from Turkey. See Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey; Preliminary Results and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 20911 (May 6, 2009) (Preliminary Results). We invited parties to comment on our preliminary results. In June 2009, we received a case brief from Kaptan. We did not receive rebuttal briefs from any party. The Department has conducted this administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Scope of the Order The product covered by this order is all stock deformed steel concrete reinforcing bars sold in straight lengths and coils. This includes all hot–rolled deformed rebar rolled from billet steel, rail steel, axle steel, or low–alloy steel. It excludes (i) plain round rebar, (ii) rebar that a processor has further worked or fabricated, and (iii) all coated rebar. Deformed rebar is currently classifiable under subheadings 7213.10.000 and 7214.20.000 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45611 United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description of the scope of this order is dispositive. Period of Review The POR is April 1, 2007, through March 25, 2008. Partial Rescission of Review In April 2008, the Department received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), from the domestic interested parties to conduct a review for Ege Celik Endustrisi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Ege Celik), Izmir Demir Celik Sanayi A.S. (IDC), Kroman Celik Sanayi A.S. (Kroman), and Nursan Celik Sanayi ve Haddecilik A.S. (Nursan), and in June 2008 the Department initiated an administrative review of these four companies. During this same month, each of these respondents informed the Department that it did not export rebar to the United States during the POR. We have confirmed this with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). See the April 30, 2009, memorandum to the file from Hector Rodriguez, Analyst, entitled, ‘‘Confirmation of No Shipments for Certain Companies in the 2007–2008 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review on Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey.’’ Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), and consistent with the Department’s practice, we are rescinding our review with respect to Ege Celik, IDC, Kroman, and Nursan. See, e.g., Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Final Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 52065, 52067 (Sept. 12, 2007); and Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final Results, Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part, and Determination To Revoke in Part, 70 FR 67665, 67666 (Nov. 8, 2005). Cost of Production As discussed in the Preliminary Results, we conducted an investigation to determine whether Ekinciler and Kaptan made home market sales of the foreign like product during the POR at prices below their costs of production (COP) within the meaning of section 773(b)(1) of the Act. We performed the cost test for these final results following the same methodology as in the Preliminary Results. We found 20 percent or more of Ekinciler’s and Kaptan’s sales of a given product during the reporting period were at prices less than the weighted average COP for this period. Thus, we determined that these E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1 45612 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 170 / Thursday, September 3, 2009 / Notices below–cost sales were made in ‘‘substantial quantities’’ within an extended period of time and at prices which did not permit the recovery of all costs within a reasonable period of time in the normal course of trade. See sections 773(b)(2)(B) – (D) of the Act. Therefore, for purposes of these final results, we found that Ekinciler and Kaptan made below–cost sales not in the ordinary course of trade. Consequently, we disregarded these sales for Ekinciler and Kaptan and used the remaining sales as the basis for determining NV pursuant to section 773(b)(1) of the Act. Analysis of Comments Received The issues raised in Kaptan’s case brief are listed in the Appendix to this notice and addressed in the Decision Memo, which is adopted by this notice. 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 Central Records Unit, room 1117, of the main Department building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in content. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we will instruct CBP to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties any entries for which the assessment rate is de minimis (i.e., less than 0.50 percent). The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of these final results of review. The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003. See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the POR produced by companies included in these final results of review for which the reviewed companies did not know their merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all–others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction. pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Requirements In December 2008, the International Trade Commission (ITC) determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of this order would not be likely to lead to the continuation or recurrence of material injury to an Changes Since the Preliminary Results industry in the United States within a Based on our analysis of the reasonably foreseeable time. See Steel comments received, we have made Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Turkey; certain changes in the margin Determination, 73 FR 77841 (Dec. 19, calculation for Kaptan. These changes 2008). See also Steel Concrete are discussed in detail in the relevant Reinforcing Bars from Turkey, Inv. No. sections of the Decision Memo. 701–TA–745 (Second Review), USITC Pub. 4 (Jan. 2009). As a result of the Final Results of Review ITC’s negative determination, the We determine that the following Department revoked the order on rebar weighted–average margin percentages from Turkey on January 5, 2009, exist for the period April 1, 2007, effective as of March 26, 2008 (i.e., the through March 25, 2008: fifth anniversary of the date of publication in the Federal Register of Manufacturer/Producer/ Margin Percentage the notice of continuation of this Exporter antidumping duty order). See Ekinciler Demir ve Celik Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order: Sanayi A.S./Ekinciler Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars Dis Ticaret A.S. ......... 0.35 from Turkey, 74 FR 266 (Jan. 5, 2009). Kaptan Demir Celik Consequently, the collection of cash Endustrisi ve Ticaret deposits of antidumping duties on A.S. ........................... 0.00 entries of the subject merchandise is no longer required. Assessment The Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we calculated importer–specific assessment rates for each respondent based on the ratio of the total amount of antidumping duties calculated for the examined sales to the total entered value of those sales. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:27 Sep 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 Notification to Importers 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 result in the Secretary’s presumption PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. Notification to Interested Parties This notice serves as the only 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. We are issuing and publishing these results of review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(5). Dated: August 27, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. Appendix – Issues in Decision Memorandum Company–Specific Issues 1. Duty Drawback Adjustment for Kaptan 2. Cost of Raw Materials Adjustment for Kaptan 3. Date of Sale for Kaptan 4. Affiliated Party Freight Revenue for Kaptan [FR Doc. E9–21321 Filed 9–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 36–2009] Foreign-Trade Zone 170—Clark County, IN; Application for Subzone; Schwarz Pharma Manufacturing Ltd. (Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing), Seymour, IN An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the Ports of Indiana, grantee of FTZ 170, requesting special-purpose subzone status for pharmaceutical manufacturing facility of Schwarz Pharma Manufacturing Ltd. (Shwarz Pharma), located in Seymour, Indiana. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on August 25, 2009. The Schwarz Pharma facility (450 employees, 28.8 acres, 1. 8 billion E:\FR\FM\03SEN1.SGM 03SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-489-807]


Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final 
Results and Final Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review

AGENCY:  Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: On May 6, 2009, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on certain steel concrete reinforcing bars 
(rebar) from Turkey. This review covers two producers/exporters of the 
subject merchandise to the United States. The period of review (POR) is 
April 1, 2007, through March 25, 2008.
    Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made 
certain changes in the margin calculations. The final results, 
consequently, differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-
average dumping margins for the reviewed firms are listed below in the 
section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''

EFFECTIVE DATE: September 3, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hector Rodriguez or Holly Phelps, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration - Room 1870, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-0629 or (202) 482-0656, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The administrative review covers the following two producers/
exporters: Ekinciler Demir ve Celik Sanayi A.S. and Ekinciler Dis 
Ticaret A.S. (collectively, ``Ekinciler''), and Kaptan Demir Celik 
Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S. (Kaptan).
    On May 6, 2009, the Department published in the Federal Register 
the preliminary results of the 2007-2008 administrative review of the 
antidumping duty order on rebar from Turkey. See Certain Steel Concrete 
Reinforcing Bars from Turkey; Preliminary Results and Preliminary 
Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 
20911 (May 6, 2009) (Preliminary Results).
    We invited parties to comment on our preliminary results. In June 
2009, we received a case brief from Kaptan. We did not receive rebuttal 
briefs from any party. The Department has conducted this administrative 
review in accordance with section 751 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as 
amended (the Act).

Scope of the Order

    The product covered by this order is all stock deformed steel 
concrete reinforcing bars sold in straight lengths and coils. This 
includes all hot-rolled deformed rebar rolled from billet steel, rail 
steel, axle steel, or low-alloy steel. It excludes (i) plain round 
rebar, (ii) rebar that a processor has further worked or fabricated, 
and (iii) all coated rebar. Deformed rebar is currently classifiable 
under subheadings 7213.10.000 and 7214.20.000 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). The HTSUS subheadings are 
provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written description 
of the scope of this order is dispositive.

Period of Review

    The POR is April 1, 2007, through March 25, 2008.

Partial Rescission of Review

    In April 2008, the Department received timely requests, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), from the domestic interested 
parties to conduct a review for Ege Celik Endustrisi Sanayi ve Ticaret 
A.S. (Ege Celik), Izmir Demir Celik Sanayi A.S. (IDC), Kroman Celik 
Sanayi A.S. (Kroman), and Nursan Celik Sanayi ve Haddecilik A.S. 
(Nursan), and in June 2008 the Department initiated an administrative 
review of these four companies. During this same month, each of these 
respondents informed the Department that it did not export rebar to the 
United States during the POR. We have confirmed this with U.S. Customs 
and Border Protection (CBP). See the April 30, 2009, memorandum to the 
file from Hector Rodriguez, Analyst, entitled, ``Confirmation of No 
Shipments for Certain Companies in the 2007-2008 Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review on Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from 
Turkey.'' Therefore, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), and 
consistent with the Department's practice, we are rescinding our review 
with respect to Ege Celik, IDC, Kroman, and Nursan. See, e.g., Certain 
Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Final Results and Final Partial 
Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 52065, 
52067 (Sept. 12, 2007); and Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars 
From Turkey; Final Results, Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative Review in Part, and Determination To Revoke in Part, 70 
FR 67665, 67666 (Nov. 8, 2005).

Cost of Production

    As discussed in the Preliminary Results, we conducted an 
investigation to determine whether Ekinciler and Kaptan made home 
market sales of the foreign like product during the POR at prices below 
their costs of production (COP) within the meaning of section 773(b)(1) 
of the Act. We performed the cost test for these final results 
following the same methodology as in the Preliminary Results. We found 
20 percent or more of Ekinciler's and Kaptan's sales of a given product 
during the reporting period were at prices less than the weighted 
average COP for this period. Thus, we determined that these

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below-cost sales were made in ``substantial quantities'' within an 
extended period of time and at prices which did not permit the recovery 
of all costs within a reasonable period of time in the normal course of 
trade. See sections 773(b)(2)(B) - (D) of the Act.
    Therefore, for purposes of these final results, we found that 
Ekinciler and Kaptan made below-cost sales not in the ordinary course 
of trade. Consequently, we disregarded these sales for Ekinciler and 
Kaptan and used the remaining sales as the basis for determining NV 
pursuant to section 773(b)(1) of the Act.

Analysis of Comments Received

    The issues raised in Kaptan's case brief are listed in the Appendix 
to this notice and addressed in the Decision Memo, which is adopted by 
this notice. 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 Central Records Unit, room 
1117, of the main Department building.
    In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be 
accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn/. The paper 
copy and electronic version of the Decision Memo are identical in 
content.

Changes Since the Preliminary Results

    Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made 
certain changes in the margin calculation for Kaptan. These changes are 
discussed in detail in the relevant sections of the Decision Memo.

Final Results of Review

    We determine that the following weighted-average margin percentages 
exist for the period April 1, 2007, through March 25, 2008:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Manufacturer/Producer/Exporter              Margin Percentage
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Ekinciler Demir ve Celik Sanayi A.S./Ekinciler Dis                  0.35
 Ticaret A.S........................................
Kaptan Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S........                0.00
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Assessment

    The Department shall determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping 
duties on all appropriate entries, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212. 
Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we calculated importer-specific 
assessment rates for each respondent based on the ratio of the total 
amount of antidumping duties calculated for the examined sales to the 
total entered value of those sales.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.106(c)(2), we will instruct CBP to liquidate 
without regard to antidumping duties any entries for which the 
assessment rate is de minimis (i.e., less than 0.50 percent). The 
Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days 
after the date of publication of these final results of review.
    The Department clarified its ``automatic assessment'' regulation on 
May 6, 2003. See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). This 
clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the 
POR produced by companies included in these final results of review for 
which the reviewed companies did not know their merchandise was 
destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP 
to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no 
rate for the intermediate company(ies) involved in the transaction.

Cash Deposit Requirements

    In December 2008, the International Trade Commission (ITC) 
determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of 
this order would not be likely to lead to the continuation or 
recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States 
within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Steel Concrete Reinforcing 
Bar From Turkey; Determination, 73 FR 77841 (Dec. 19, 2008). See also 
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey, Inv. No. 701-TA-745 
(Second Review), USITC Pub. 4 (Jan. 2009). As a result of the ITC's 
negative determination, the Department revoked the order on rebar from 
Turkey on January 5, 2009, effective as of March 26, 2008 (i.e., the 
fifth anniversary of the date of publication in the Federal Register of 
the notice of continuation of this antidumping duty order). See 
Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Steel Concrete 
Reinforcing Bars from Turkey, 74 FR 266 (Jan. 5, 2009). Consequently, 
the collection of cash deposits of antidumping duties on entries of the 
subject merchandise is no longer required.

Notification to Importers

    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 result in the Secretary's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification to Interested Parties

    This notice serves as the only 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.
    We are issuing and publishing these results of review in accordance 
with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.221(b)(5).

    Dated: August 27, 2009.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix - Issues in Decision Memorandum

Company-Specific Issues

1. Duty Drawback Adjustment for Kaptan
2. Cost of Raw Materials Adjustment for Kaptan
3. Date of Sale for Kaptan
4. Affiliated Party Freight Revenue for Kaptan
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