Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review, 47920 [E9-22497]

Download as PDF 47920 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 180 / Friday, September 18, 2009 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–427–801] Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France: Initiation of Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from SNR Roulements S.A., the Department of Commerce is initiating a changedcircumstances review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from France. DATES: Effective Date: September 18, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer or Richard Rimlinger, AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; (202) 482–0410 or (202) 482–4477, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Background The Department of Commerce (the Department) published an antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from France on May 15, 1989. See Antidumping Duty Orders: Ball Bearings, Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Spherical Plain Bearings, and Parts Thereof from France, 54 FR 20902 (May 15, 1989). On August 21, 2009, SNR Roulements S.A. (SNR) requested that, because NTN Bearing Corporation of America (NBCA) acquired a 51-percent interest in SNR, the Department initiate a changedcircumstances review to determine whether post-acquisition SNR is the successor-in-interest to pre-acquisition SNR. No other party has submitted comments. Scope of the Order The products covered by the order are ball bearings and parts thereof. These products include all antifriction bearings that employ balls as the rolling element. Imports of these products are classified under the following categories: Antifriction balls, ball bearings with integral shafts, ball bearings (including radial ball bearings) and parts thereof, and housed or mounted ball bearing units and parts thereof. Imports of these products are classified under the following VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:10 Sep 17, 2009 Jkt 217001 Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 3926.90.45, 4016.93.10, 4016.93.50, 6909.19.50.10, 8431.20.00, 8431.39.00.10, 8482.10.10, 8482.10.50, 8482.80.00, 8482.91.00, 8482.99.05, 8482.99.35, 8482.99.25.80, 8482.99.65.95, 8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.30.40, 8483.30.80, 8483.50.90, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 8483.90.70, 8708.50.50, 8708.60.50, 8708.60.80, 8708.93.30, 8708.93.60.00, 8708.99.06, 8708.99.31.00, 8708.99.40.00, 8708.99.49.60, 8708.99.58, 8708.99.80.15, 8708.99.80.80, 8803.10.00, 8803.20.00, 8803.30.00, 8803.90.30, 8803.90.90. As a result of changes to the HTSUS, effective February 2, 2007, the subject merchandise is also classifiable under the following additional HTSUS item numbers: 8708.30.50.90, 8708.40.75, 8708.50.79.00, 8708.50.89.00, 8708.50.91.50, 8708.50.99.00, 8708.70.60.60, 8708.80.65.90, 8708.93.75.00, 8708.94.75, 8708.95.20.00, 8708.99.55.00, 8708.99.68, 8708.99.81.80. Although the HTSUS item numbers above are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this order remains dispositive. Initiation of Changed-Circumstances Review Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act), as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216, the Department will conduct a changed-circumstances review upon receipt of information concerning, or a request from an interested party for a review of, an antidumping duty order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review of the order. SNR claims that it has satisfied the criteria to warrant such a review. We agree that the information submitted by SNR demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review. Therefore, in accordance with the above-referenced regulation, the Department is initiating a changedcircumstances review. SNR claims that the information contained in its August 21, 2009, request demonstrates that it is the successor-in-interest to SNR prior to acquisition by NBCA (i.e., preacquisition SNR). Although SNR requests that the Department refrain from issuing a changed-circumstances questionnaire, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(2) and (4), the Department may issue a questionnaire requesting factual information for the review should it decide additional information is necessary. PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We will publish a notice of preliminary results of the antidumping duty changed-circumstances review in the Federal Register as explained in 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and 221(c)(3)(i). The notice will set forth the factual and legal conclusions upon which our preliminary results are based. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(ii), interested parties will have an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results of review. We will issue our final results of review no later than the regulatory deadline in accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e). During the course of this antidumping duty changedcircumstances review, we will not change the cash-deposit requirements for imports of the subject merchandise. The cash-deposit rate will be altered, if warranted, pursuant only to the final results of this changed-circumstances review. This notice of initiation is in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act, 19 CFR 351.216(b) and (d), and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1). Dated: September 14, 2009. Carole A. Showers, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-427-801]


Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France: Initiation of 
Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review

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

SUMMARY: In response to a request from SNR Roulements S.A., the 
Department of Commerce is initiating a changed-circumstances review of 
the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from 
France.

DATES: Effective Date: September 18, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Schauer or Richard Rimlinger, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; (202) 482-0410 or (202) 
482-4477, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Department of Commerce (the Department) published an 
antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from France 
on May 15, 1989. See Antidumping Duty Orders: Ball Bearings, 
Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Spherical Plain Bearings, and Parts 
Thereof from France, 54 FR 20902 (May 15, 1989).
    On August 21, 2009, SNR Roulements S.A. (SNR) requested that, 
because NTN Bearing Corporation of America (NBCA) acquired a 51-percent 
interest in SNR, the Department initiate a changed-circumstances review 
to determine whether post-acquisition SNR is the successor-in-interest 
to pre-acquisition SNR.
    No other party has submitted comments.

Scope of the Order

    The products covered by the order are ball bearings and parts 
thereof. These products include all antifriction bearings that employ 
balls as the rolling element. Imports of these products are classified 
under the following categories: Antifriction balls, ball bearings with 
integral shafts, ball bearings (including radial ball bearings) and 
parts thereof, and housed or mounted ball bearing units and parts 
thereof.
    Imports of these products are classified under the following 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 
3926.90.45, 4016.93.10, 4016.93.50, 6909.19.50.10, 8431.20.00, 
8431.39.00.10, 8482.10.10, 8482.10.50, 8482.80.00, 8482.91.00, 
8482.99.05, 8482.99.35, 8482.99.25.80, 8482.99.65.95, 8483.20.40, 
8483.20.80, 8483.30.40, 8483.30.80, 8483.50.90, 8483.90.20, 8483.90.30, 
8483.90.70, 8708.50.50, 8708.60.50, 8708.60.80, 8708.93.30, 
8708.93.60.00, 8708.99.06, 8708.99.31.00, 8708.99.40.00, 8708.99.49.60, 
8708.99.58, 8708.99.80.15, 8708.99.80.80, 8803.10.00, 8803.20.00, 
8803.30.00, 8803.90.30, 8803.90.90.
    As a result of changes to the HTSUS, effective February 2, 2007, 
the subject merchandise is also classifiable under the following 
additional HTSUS item numbers: 8708.30.50.90, 8708.40.75, 
8708.50.79.00, 8708.50.89.00, 8708.50.91.50, 8708.50.99.00, 
8708.70.60.60, 8708.80.65.90, 8708.93.75.00, 8708.94.75, 8708.95.20.00, 
8708.99.55.00, 8708.99.68, 8708.99.81.80.
    Although the HTSUS item numbers above are provided for convenience 
and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this 
order remains dispositive.

Initiation of Changed-Circumstances Review

    Pursuant to section 751(b)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (the Act), 
as amended, and 19 CFR 351.216, the Department will conduct a changed-
circumstances review upon receipt of information concerning, or a 
request from an interested party for a review of, an antidumping duty 
order which shows changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review 
of the order. SNR claims that it has satisfied the criteria to warrant 
such a review. We agree that the information submitted by SNR 
demonstrates changed circumstances sufficient to warrant a review. 
Therefore, in accordance with the above-referenced regulation, the 
Department is initiating a changed-circumstances review.
    SNR claims that the information contained in its August 21, 2009, 
request demonstrates that it is the successor-in-interest to SNR prior 
to acquisition by NBCA (i.e., pre-acquisition SNR). Although SNR 
requests that the Department refrain from issuing a changed-
circumstances questionnaire, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(2) 
and (4), the Department may issue a questionnaire requesting factual 
information for the review should it decide additional information is 
necessary.
    We will publish a notice of preliminary results of the antidumping 
duty changed-circumstances review in the Federal Register as explained 
in 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and 221(c)(3)(i). The notice will set forth the 
factual and legal conclusions upon which our preliminary results are 
based. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(ii), interested parties will 
have an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results of review. We 
will issue our final results of review no later than the regulatory 
deadline in accordance with 19 CFR 351.216(e). During the course of 
this antidumping duty changed-circumstances review, we will not change 
the cash-deposit requirements for imports of the subject merchandise. 
The cash-deposit rate will be altered, if warranted, pursuant only to 
the final results of this changed-circumstances review.
    This notice of initiation is in accordance with section 751(b)(1) 
of the Act, 19 CFR 351.216(b) and (d), and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(1).

    Dated: September 14, 2009.
Carole A. Showers,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations.
[FR Doc. E9-22497 Filed 9-17-09; 8:45 am]
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