Wooden Bedroom Furniture From China, 62817-62820 [E9-28641]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 229, No. 74 / Tuesday, December 1, 2009 / Notices Country accounted for by your firm’s(s’) imports; (b) the quantity and value (f.o.b. U.S. port, including antidumping duties) of U.S. commercial shipments of Subject Merchandise imported from the Subject Country; and (c) the quantity and value (f.o.b. U.S. port, including antidumping duties) of U.S. internal consumption/company transfers of Subject Merchandise imported from the Subject Country. (11) If you are a producer, an exporter, or a trade/business association of producers or exporters of the Subject Merchandise in the Subject Country, provide the following information on your firm’s(s’) operations on that product during calendar year 2008 (report quantity data in square meters and value data in U.S. dollars, landed and duty-paid at the U.S. port but not including antidumping duties). If you are a trade/business association, provide the information, on an aggregate basis, for the firms which are members of your association. (a) Production (quantity) and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total production of Subject Merchandise in the Subject Country accounted for by your firm’s(s’) production; (b) Capacity (quantity) of your firm to produce the Subject Merchandise in the Subject Country (i.e., the level of production that your establishment(s) could reasonably have expected to attain during the year, assuming normal operating conditions (using equipment and machinery in place and ready to operate), normal operating levels (hours per week/weeks per year), time for downtime, maintenance, repair, and cleanup, and a typical or representative product mix); and (c) the quantity and value of your firm’s(s’) exports to the United States of Subject Merchandise and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total exports to the United States of Subject Merchandise from the Subject Country accounted for by your firm’s(s’) exports. (12) Identify significant changes, if any, in the supply and demand conditions or business cycle for the Domestic Like Product that have occurred in the United States or in the market for the Subject Merchandise in the Subject Country since the Order Date, and significant changes, if any, that are likely to occur within a reasonably foreseeable time. Supply conditions to consider include technology; production methods; development efforts; ability to increase production (including the shift of production facilities used for other products and the use, cost, or availability of major inputs into VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:14 Nov 30, 2009 Jkt 220001 production); and factors related to the ability to shift supply among different national markets (including barriers to importation in foreign markets or changes in market demand abroad). Demand conditions to consider include end uses and applications; the existence and availability of substitute products; and the level of competition among the Domestic Like Product produced in the United States, Subject Merchandise produced in the Subject Country, and such merchandise from other countries. (13) (Optional) A statement of whether you agree with the above definitions of the Domestic Like Product and Domestic Industry; if you disagree with either or both of these definitions, please explain why and provide alternative definitions. Authority: This review is being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.61 of the Commission’s rules. By order of the Commission. Issued: November 24, 2009. William R. Bishop, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–28643 Filed 11–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–1058 (Review)] Wooden Bedroom Furniture From China AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of a five-year review concerning the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from China. SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission; 1 to 1 No response to this request for information is required if a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) number is not displayed; the OMB number is 3117–0016/USITC No. 10–5–208, expiration date June 30, 2011. Public reporting burden for the request is estimated to average 15 hours per response. Please send comments regarding the accuracy of this burden estimate to the Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62817 be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is December 31, 2009. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by February 16, 2010. For further information concerning the conduct of this review and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207), as most recently amended at 74 FR 2847 (January 16, 2009). DATES: Effective Date: December 1, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for this review may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. On January 4, 2005, the Department of Commerce issued an antidumping duty order on imports of wooden bedroom furniture from China (70 FR 329). The Commission is conducting a review to determine whether revocation of the order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. It will assess the adequacy of interested party responses to this notice of institution to determine whether to conduct a full review or an expedited review. The Commission’s determination in any expedited review will be based on the facts available, which may include information provided in response to this notice. Definitions. The following definitions apply to this review: (1) Subject Merchandise is the class or kind of merchandise that is within the scope of the five-year review, as defined by the Department of Commerce. (2) The Subject Country in this review is China. (3) The Domestic Like Product is the domestically produced product or Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 62818 Federal Register / Vol. 229, No. 74 / Tuesday, December 1, 2009 / Notices products which are like, or in the absence of like, most similar in characteristics and uses with, the Subject Merchandise. In its original determination, the Commission found one Domestic Like Product consisting of all wooden bedroom furniture, including both joinery and non-joinery forms. Wooden bedroom furniture is wooden furniture designed and manufactured for use in the bedroom. It includes such items of wooden furniture as beds, nightstands, chests, armoires, and dressers with mirrors. (4) The Domestic Industry is the U.S. producers as a whole of the Domestic Like Product, or those producers whose collective output of the Domestic Like Product constitutes a major proportion of the total domestic production of the product. In its original determination, the Commission defined the Domestic Industry as all domestic producers of wooden bedroom furniture. (5) The Order Date is the date that the antidumping duty order under review became effective. In this review, the Order Date is January 4, 2005. (6) An Importer is any person or firm engaged, either directly or through a parent company or subsidiary, in importing the Subject Merchandise into the United States from a foreign manufacturer or through its selling agent. Participation in the review and public service list. Persons, including industrial users of the Subject Merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the review as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11(b)(4) of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the review. Former Commission employees who are seeking to appear in Commission five-year reviews are advised that they may appear in a review even if they participated personally and substantially in the corresponding underlying original investigation. The Commission’s designated agency ethics official has advised that a five-year review is not considered the ‘‘same particular matter’’ as the corresponding underlying original investigation for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 207, the post employment statute for Federal employees, and Commission rule 201.15(b)(19 CFR 201.15(b)), 73 FR 24609 (May 5, 2008). This advice was VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:14 Nov 30, 2009 Jkt 220001 developed in consultation with the Office of Government Ethics. Consequently, former employees are not required to seek Commission approval to appear in a review under Commission rule 19 CFR 201.15, even if the corresponding underlying original investigation was pending when they were Commission employees. For further ethics advice on this matter, contact Carol McCue Verratti, Deputy Agency Ethics Official, at 202–205– 3088. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and APO service list. Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI submitted in this review available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the review, provided that the application is made no later than 21 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the review. A separate service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties authorized to receive BPI under the APO. Certification. Pursuant to section 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, any person submitting information to the Commission in connection with this review must certify that the information is accurate and complete to the best of the submitter’s knowledge. In making the certification, the submitter will be deemed to consent, unless otherwise specified, for the Commission, its employees, and contract personnel to use the information provided in any other reviews or investigations of the same or comparable products which the Commission conducts under Title VII of the Act, or in internal audits and investigations relating to the programs and operations of the Commission pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Appendix 3. Written submissions. Pursuant to section 207.61 of the Commission’s rules, each interested party response to this notice must provide the information specified below. The deadline for filing such responses is December 31, 2009. Pursuant to section 207.62(b) of the Commission’s rules, eligible parties (as specified in Commission rule 207.62(b)(1)) may also file comments concerning the adequacy of responses to the notice of institution and whether the Commission should conduct an expedited or full review. The deadline for filing such comments is February 16, 2010. All written submissions must conform with the provisions of sections 201.8 and 207.3 of the Commission’s PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 rules and any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the requirements of sections 201.6 and 207.7 of the Commission’s rules. The Commission’s rules do not authorize filing of submissions with the Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission’s rules, as amended, 67 FR 68036 (November 8, 2002). Also, in accordance with sections 201.16(c) and 207.3 of the Commission’s rules, each document filed by a party to the review must be served on all other parties to the review (as identified by either the public or APO service list as appropriate), and a certificate of service must accompany the document (if you are not a party to the review you do not need to serve your response). Inability to provide requested information. Pursuant to section 207.61(c) of the Commission’s rules, any interested party that cannot furnish the information requested by this notice in the requested form and manner shall notify the Commission at the earliest possible time, provide a full explanation of why it cannot provide the requested information, and indicate alternative forms in which it can provide equivalent information. If an interested party does not provide this notification (or the Commission finds the explanation provided in the notification inadequate) and fails to provide a complete response to this notice, the Commission may take an adverse inference against the party pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act in making its determination in the review. Information To Be Provided in Response to this Notice of Institution: As used below, the term ‘‘firm’’ includes any related firms. Quantity data requested in this notice of institution are in terms of both pieces 2 and pounds and value data are in terms of U.S. dollars. (1) The name and address of your firm or entity (including World Wide Web address) and name, telephone number, fax number, and E-mail address of the certifying official. (2) A statement indicating whether your firm/entity is a U.S. producer of the Domestic Like Product, a U.S. union or worker group, a U.S. importer of the Subject Merchandise, a foreign producer or exporter of the Subject Merchandise, a U.S. or foreign trade or business association, or another interested party 2 Note that a bed, which is defined as a headboard, with or without any combination of related pieces such as a footboard, side rails, and canopy, is considered a single piece whether it contains one or more separate pieces. Bunk beds are considered two beds and therefore are considered two pieces. E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 229, No. 74 / Tuesday, December 1, 2009 / Notices (including an explanation). If you are a union/worker group or trade/business association, identify the firms in which your workers are employed or which are members of your association. (3) A statement indicating whether your firm/entity is willing to participate in this review by providing information requested by the Commission. (4) A statement of the likely effects of the revocation of the antidumping duty order on the Domestic Industry in general and/or your firm/entity specifically. In your response, please discuss the various factors specified in section 752(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. § 1675a(a)) including the likely volume of subject imports, likely price effects of subject imports, and likely impact of imports of Subject Merchandise on the Domestic Industry. (5) A list of all known and currently operating U.S. producers of the Domestic Like Product. Identify any known related parties and the nature of the relationship as defined in section 771(4)(B) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1677(4)(B)). (6) A list of all known and currently operating U.S. importers of the Subject Merchandise and producers of the Subject Merchandise in the Subject Country that currently export or have exported Subject Merchandise to the United States or other countries since the Order Date. (7) A list of 3–5 leading purchasers in the U.S. market for the Domestic Like Product and the Subject Merchandise (including street address, World Wide Web address, and the name, telephone number, fax number, and E-mail address of a responsible official at each firm). (8) A list of known sources of information on national or regional prices for the Domestic Like Product or the Subject Merchandise in the U.S. or other markets. (9) If you are a U.S. producer of the Domestic Like Product, provide the following information on your firm’s operations on that product during calendar year 2008, except as noted (report quantity data in terms of both pieces and pounds and report value data in U.S. dollars, f.o.b. plant). If you are a union/worker group or trade/business association, provide the information, on an aggregate basis, for the firms in which your workers are employed/ which are members of your association. (a) Production (quantity in terms of both pieces and pounds) and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total U.S. production of the Domestic Like Product accounted for by your firm’s(s’) production (on the basis of both pieces and pounds); VerDate Nov<24>2008 20:14 Nov 30, 2009 Jkt 220001 (b) Capacity (quantity in terms of both pieces and pounds) of your firm to produce the Domestic Like Product (i.e., the level of production that your establishment(s) could reasonably have expected to attain during the year, assuming normal operating conditions (using equipment and machinery in place and ready to operate), normal operating levels (hours per week/weeks per year), time for downtime, maintenance, repair, and cleanup, and a typical or representative product mix); (c) the quantity (in terms of both pieces and pounds) and value of U.S. commercial shipments of the Domestic Like Product produced in your U.S. plant(s) and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total U.S. commercial shipments of the Domestic Like Product accounted for by your firm’s(s’) U.S. commercial shipments (on the basis of pieces, pounds, and value); (d) the quantity (in terms of both pieces and pounds) and value of U.S. internal consumption/company transfers of the Domestic Like Product produced in your U.S. plant(s); and (e) the value of (i) net sales, (ii) cost of goods sold (COGS), (iii) gross profit, (iv) selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses, and (v) operating income of the Domestic Like Product produced in your U.S. plant(s) (include both U.S. and export commercial sales, internal consumption, and company transfers) for your most recently completed fiscal year (identify the date on which your fiscal year ends). (10) If you are a U.S. importer or a trade/business association of U.S. importers of the Subject Merchandise from the Subject Country, provide the following information on your firm’s(s’) operations on that product during calendar year 2008 (report quantity data in terms of both pieces and pounds and report value data in U.S. dollars). If you are a trade/business association, provide the information, on an aggregate basis, for the firms which are members of your association. (a) The quantity (in terms of both pieces and pounds) and value (landed, duty-paid but not including antidumping duties) of U.S. imports and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total U.S. imports of Subject Merchandise from the Subject Country accounted for by your firm’s(s’) imports (on the basis of pieces, pounds, and value); (b) the quantity (in terms of both pieces and pounds) and value (f.o.b. U.S. port, including antidumping duties) of U.S. commercial shipments of Subject Merchandise imported from the Subject Country; and PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62819 (c) the quantity (in terms of both pieces and pounds) and value (f.o.b. U.S. port, including antidumping duties) of U.S. internal consumption/ company transfers of Subject Merchandise imported from the Subject Country. (11) If you are a producer, an exporter, or a trade/business association of producers or exporters of the Subject Merchandise in the Subject Country, provide the following information on your firm’s(s’) operations on that product during calendar year 2008 (report quantity data in terms of both pieces and pounds and report value data in U.S. dollars, landed and duty-paid at the U.S. port but not including antidumping duties). If you are a trade/ business association, provide the information, on an aggregate basis, for the firms which are members of your association. (a) Production (quantity in terms of both pieces and pounds) and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total production of Subject Merchandise in the Subject Country accounted for by your firm’s(s’) production (on the basis of both pieces and pounds); (b) Capacity (quantity in terms of both pieces and pounds) of your firm to produce the Subject Merchandise in the Subject Country (i.e., the level of production that your establishment(s) could reasonably have expected to attain during the year, assuming normal operating conditions (using equipment and machinery in place and ready to operate), normal operating levels (hours per week/weeks per year), time for downtime, maintenance, repair, and cleanup, and a typical or representative product mix); and (c) the quantity (in terms of both pieces and pounds) and value of your firm’s(s’) exports to the United States of Subject Merchandise and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total exports to the United States of Subject Merchandise from the Subject Country accounted for by your firm’s(s’) exports (on the basis of pieces, pounds, and value). (12) Identify significant changes, if any, in the supply and demand conditions or business cycle for the Domestic Like Product that have occurred in the United States or in the market for the Subject Merchandise in the Subject Country since the Order Date, and significant changes, if any, that are likely to occur within a reasonably foreseeable time. Supply conditions to consider include technology; production methods; development efforts; ability to increase production (including the shift of production facilities used for other E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 62820 Federal Register / Vol. 229, No. 74 / Tuesday, December 1, 2009 / Notices products and the use, cost, or availability of major inputs into production); and factors related to the ability to shift supply among different national markets (including barriers to importation in foreign markets or changes in market demand abroad). Demand conditions to consider include end uses and applications; the existence and availability of substitute products; and the level of competition among the Domestic Like Product produced in the United States, Subject Merchandise produced in the Subject Country, and such merchandise from other countries. (13) (OPTIONAL) A statement of whether you agree with the above definitions of the Domestic Like Product and Domestic Industry; if you disagree with either or both of these definitions, please explain why and provide alternative definitions. Authority: This review is being conducted under authority of title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published pursuant to section 207.61 of the Commission’s rules. Issued: November 24, 2009. By order of the Commission. William R. Bishop, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–28641 Filed 11–30–09; 8:45 am] INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION BILLING CODE P [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–432 and 731– TA–1024–1028 (Review) and AA1921–188 (Third Review)] JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject five-year reviews, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. § 1675(c)), that revocation of the countervailing duty order on prestressed concrete steel wire strand (‘‘PC strand’’) from India and antidumping duty orders on PC strand from Brazil, India, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand, as well as the antidumping duty finding on PC strand from Japan, would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). Jkt 220001 Dated: November 23, 2009. John K. Rabiej, Chief, Rules Committee Support Office. [FR Doc. E9–28521 Filed 11–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–55–M JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES Meeting of the Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure AGENCY: Judicial Conference of the United States Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: The Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure will hold a twoday meeting. The meeting will be open to public observation but not participation. January 7–8, 2010. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Royal Palms Hotel, 5200 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John K. Rabiej, Chief, Rules Committee Support Office, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC 20544, telephone (202) 502–1820. Dated: November 23, 2009. John K. Rabiej, Chief, Rules Committee Support Office. [FR Doc. E9–28498 Filed 11–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 2210–55–M Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand From Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand 20:14 Nov 30, 2009 The Commission instituted these reviews on December 1, 2008 (73 FR 72834) and determined on March 6, 2009 that it would conduct full reviews (74 FR 11967, March 20, 2009). Notice of the scheduling of the Commission’s reviews and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register on April 2, 2009 (74 FR 15000). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on September 30, 2009, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determinations in these reviews to the Secretary of Commerce on November 25, 2009. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4114 (November 2009), entitled Prestressed Concrete Steel Wire Strand from Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, and Thailand: Investigation Nos. 701–TA–432 and 731–TA–1024– 1028 (Review) and AA1921–188 (Third Review). By order of the Commission. Issued: November 25, 2009. William R. Bishop, Acting Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–28668 Filed 11–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 Background Meeting of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure AGENCY: Judicial Conference of the United States Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure will hold a two-day meeting. The meeting will be open to public observation but not participation. April 15–16, 2010. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Northwestern University School of Law, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John K. Rabiej, Chief, Rules Committee Support Office, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC 20544, telephone (202) 502–1820. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 JUDICIAL CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES Meeting of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure AGENCY: Judicial Conference of the United States Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure. ACTION: Notice of open meeting. SUMMARY: The Advisory Committee on Rules of Civil Procedure will hold a two-day conference. The conference will be open to public observation but not participation. DATES: May 10–11, 2010. Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: Duke Law School, Science Drive & Towerview Road, Durham, NC 27708. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John K. Rabiej, Chief, Rules Committee Support Office, Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Washington, DC 20544, telephone (202) 502–1820. E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1

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INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION

[Investigation No. 731-TA-1058 (Review)]


Wooden Bedroom Furniture From China

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Institution of a five-year review concerning the antidumping 
duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from China.

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SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a 
review pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 
1675(c)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the antidumping 
duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from China would be likely to 
lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to 
section 751(c)(2) of the Act, interested parties are requested to 
respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to 
the Commission; \1\ to be assured of consideration, the deadline for 
responses is December 31, 2009. Comments on the adequacy of responses 
may be filed with the Commission by February 16, 2010. For further 
information concerning the conduct of this review and rules of general 
application, consult the Commission's Rules of Practice and Procedure, 
part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, 
subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207), as most recently amended at 
74 FR 2847 (January 16, 2009).
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    \1\ No response to this request for information is required if a 
currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) number is not 
displayed; the OMB number is 3117-0016/USITC No. 10-5-208, 
expiration date June 30, 2011. Public reporting burden for the 
request is estimated to average 15 hours per response. Please send 
comments regarding the accuracy of this burden estimate to the 
Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E 
Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436.

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DATES: Effective Date: December 1, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202-205-3193), Office of 
Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., 
Washington, DC 20436. Hearing-impaired persons can obtain information 
on this matter by contacting the Commission's TDD terminal on 202-205-
1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special 
assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the 
Office of the Secretary at 202-205-2000. General information concerning 
the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its internet server 
(http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this review may be viewed 
on the Commission's electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. On January 4, 2005, the 
Department of Commerce issued an antidumping duty order on imports of 
wooden bedroom furniture from China (70 FR 329). The Commission is 
conducting a review to determine whether revocation of the order would 
be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to 
the domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. It will 
assess the adequacy of interested party responses to this notice of 
institution to determine whether to conduct a full review or an 
expedited review. The Commission's determination in any expedited 
review will be based on the facts available, which may include 
information provided in response to this notice.
    Definitions. The following definitions apply to this review:
    (1) Subject Merchandise is the class or kind of merchandise that is 
within the scope of the five-year review, as defined by the Department 
of Commerce.
    (2) The Subject Country in this review is China.
    (3) The Domestic Like Product is the domestically produced product 
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products which are like, or in the absence of like, most similar in 
characteristics and uses with, the Subject Merchandise. In its original 
determination, the Commission found one Domestic Like Product 
consisting of all wooden bedroom furniture, including both joinery and 
non-joinery forms. Wooden bedroom furniture is wooden furniture 
designed and manufactured for use in the bedroom. It includes such 
items of wooden furniture as beds, nightstands, chests, armoires, and 
dressers with mirrors.
    (4) The Domestic Industry is the U.S. producers as a whole of the 
Domestic Like Product, or those producers whose collective output of 
the Domestic Like Product constitutes a major proportion of the total 
domestic production of the product. In its original determination, the 
Commission defined the Domestic Industry as all domestic producers of 
wooden bedroom furniture.
    (5) The Order Date is the date that the antidumping duty order 
under review became effective. In this review, the Order Date is 
January 4, 2005.
    (6) An Importer is any person or firm engaged, either directly or 
through a parent company or subsidiary, in importing the Subject 
Merchandise into the United States from a foreign manufacturer or 
through its selling agent.
    Participation in the review and public service list. Persons, 
including industrial users of the Subject Merchandise and, if the 
merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer 
organizations, wishing to participate in the review as parties must 
file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as 
provided in section 201.11(b)(4) of the Commission's rules, no later 
than 21 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. 
The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names 
and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties 
to the review.
    Former Commission employees who are seeking to appear in Commission 
five-year reviews are advised that they may appear in a review even if 
they participated personally and substantially in the corresponding 
underlying original investigation. The Commission's designated agency 
ethics official has advised that a five-year review is not considered 
the ``same particular matter'' as the corresponding underlying original 
investigation for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 207, the post employment 
statute for Federal employees, and Commission rule 201.15(b)(19 CFR 
201.15(b)), 73 FR 24609 (May 5, 2008). This advice was developed in 
consultation with the Office of Government Ethics. Consequently, former 
employees are not required to seek Commission approval to appear in a 
review under Commission rule 19 CFR 201.15, even if the corresponding 
underlying original investigation was pending when they were Commission 
employees. For further ethics advice on this matter, contact Carol 
McCue Verratti, Deputy Agency Ethics Official, at 202-205-3088.
    Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under 
an administrative protective order (APO) and APO service list. Pursuant 
to section 207.7(a) of the Commission's rules, the Secretary will make 
BPI submitted in this review available to authorized applicants under 
the APO issued in the review, provided that the application is made no 
later than 21 days after publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as 
defined in 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the review. A separate 
service list will be maintained by the Secretary for those parties 
authorized to receive BPI under the APO.
    Certification. Pursuant to section 207.3 of the Commission's rules, 
any person submitting information to the Commission in connection with 
this review must certify that the information is accurate and complete 
to the best of the submitter's knowledge. In making the certification, 
the submitter will be deemed to consent, unless otherwise specified, 
for the Commission, its employees, and contract personnel to use the 
information provided in any other reviews or investigations of the same 
or comparable products which the Commission conducts under Title VII of 
the Act, or in internal audits and investigations relating to the 
programs and operations of the Commission pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Appendix 
3.
    Written submissions. Pursuant to section 207.61 of the Commission's 
rules, each interested party response to this notice must provide the 
information specified below. The deadline for filing such responses is 
December 31, 2009. Pursuant to section 207.62(b) of the Commission's 
rules, eligible parties (as specified in Commission rule 207.62(b)(1)) 
may also file comments concerning the adequacy of responses to the 
notice of institution and whether the Commission should conduct an 
expedited or full review. The deadline for filing such comments is 
February 16, 2010. All written submissions must conform with the 
provisions of sections 201.8 and 207.3 of the Commission's rules and 
any submissions that contain BPI must also conform with the 
requirements of sections 201.6 and 207.7 of the Commission's rules. The 
Commission's rules do not authorize filing of submissions with the 
Secretary by facsimile or electronic means, except to the extent 
permitted by section 201.8 of the Commission's rules, as amended, 67 FR 
68036 (November 8, 2002). Also, in accordance with sections 201.16(c) 
and 207.3 of the Commission's rules, each document filed by a party to 
the review must be served on all other parties to the review (as 
identified by either the public or APO service list as appropriate), 
and a certificate of service must accompany the document (if you are 
not a party to the review you do not need to serve your response).
    Inability to provide requested information. Pursuant to section 
207.61(c) of the Commission's rules, any interested party that cannot 
furnish the information requested by this notice in the requested form 
and manner shall notify the Commission at the earliest possible time, 
provide a full explanation of why it cannot provide the requested 
information, and indicate alternative forms in which it can provide 
equivalent information. If an interested party does not provide this 
notification (or the Commission finds the explanation provided in the 
notification inadequate) and fails to provide a complete response to 
this notice, the Commission may take an adverse inference against the 
party pursuant to section 776(b) of the Act in making its determination 
in the review.
    Information To Be Provided in Response to this Notice of 
Institution: As used below, the term ``firm'' includes any related 
firms. Quantity data requested in this notice of institution are in 
terms of both pieces \2\ and pounds and value data are in terms of U.S. 
dollars.
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    \2\ Note that a bed, which is defined as a headboard, with or 
without any combination of related pieces such as a footboard, side 
rails, and canopy, is considered a single piece whether it contains 
one or more separate pieces. Bunk beds are considered two beds and 
therefore are considered two pieces.
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    (1) The name and address of your firm or entity (including World 
Wide Web address) and name, telephone number, fax number, and E-mail 
address of the certifying official.
    (2) A statement indicating whether your firm/entity is a U.S. 
producer of the Domestic Like Product, a U.S. union or worker group, a 
U.S. importer of the Subject Merchandise, a foreign producer or 
exporter of the Subject Merchandise, a U.S. or foreign trade or 
business association, or another interested party

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(including an explanation). If you are a union/worker group or trade/
business association, identify the firms in which your workers are 
employed or which are members of your association.
    (3) A statement indicating whether your firm/entity is willing to 
participate in this review by providing information requested by the 
Commission.
    (4) A statement of the likely effects of the revocation of the 
antidumping duty order on the Domestic Industry in general and/or your 
firm/entity specifically. In your response, please discuss the various 
factors specified in section 752(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. Sec.  
1675a(a)) including the likely volume of subject imports, likely price 
effects of subject imports, and likely impact of imports of Subject 
Merchandise on the Domestic Industry.
    (5) A list of all known and currently operating U.S. producers of 
the Domestic Like Product. Identify any known related parties and the 
nature of the relationship as defined in section 771(4)(B) of the Act 
(19 U.S.C. 1677(4)(B)).
    (6) A list of all known and currently operating U.S. importers of 
the Subject Merchandise and producers of the Subject Merchandise in the 
Subject Country that currently export or have exported Subject 
Merchandise to the United States or other countries since the Order 
Date.
    (7) A list of 3-5 leading purchasers in the U.S. market for the 
Domestic Like Product and the Subject Merchandise (including street 
address, World Wide Web address, and the name, telephone number, fax 
number, and E-mail address of a responsible official at each firm).
    (8) A list of known sources of information on national or regional 
prices for the Domestic Like Product or the Subject Merchandise in the 
U.S. or other markets.
    (9) If you are a U.S. producer of the Domestic Like Product, 
provide the following information on your firm's operations on that 
product during calendar year 2008, except as noted (report quantity 
data in terms of both pieces and pounds and report value data in U.S. 
dollars, f.o.b. plant). If you are a union/worker group or trade/
business association, provide the information, on an aggregate basis, 
for the firms in which your workers are employed/which are members of 
your association.
    (a) Production (quantity in terms of both pieces and pounds) and, 
if known, an estimate of the percentage of total U.S. production of the 
Domestic Like Product accounted for by your firm's(s') production (on 
the basis of both pieces and pounds);
    (b) Capacity (quantity in terms of both pieces and pounds) of your 
firm to produce the Domestic Like Product (i.e., the level of 
production that your establishment(s) could reasonably have expected to 
attain during the year, assuming normal operating conditions (using 
equipment and machinery in place and ready to operate), normal 
operating levels (hours per week/weeks per year), time for downtime, 
maintenance, repair, and cleanup, and a typical or representative 
product mix);
    (c) the quantity (in terms of both pieces and pounds) and value of 
U.S. commercial shipments of the Domestic Like Product produced in your 
U.S. plant(s) and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total 
U.S. commercial shipments of the Domestic Like Product accounted for by 
your firm's(s') U.S. commercial shipments (on the basis of pieces, 
pounds, and value);
    (d) the quantity (in terms of both pieces and pounds) and value of 
U.S. internal consumption/company transfers of the Domestic Like 
Product produced in your U.S. plant(s); and
    (e) the value of (i) net sales, (ii) cost of goods sold (COGS), 
(iii) gross profit, (iv) selling, general and administrative (SG&A) 
expenses, and (v) operating income of the Domestic Like Product 
produced in your U.S. plant(s) (include both U.S. and export commercial 
sales, internal consumption, and company transfers) for your most 
recently completed fiscal year (identify the date on which your fiscal 
year ends).
    (10) If you are a U.S. importer or a trade/business association of 
U.S. importers of the Subject Merchandise from the Subject Country, 
provide the following information on your firm's(s') operations on that 
product during calendar year 2008 (report quantity data in terms of 
both pieces and pounds and report value data in U.S. dollars). If you 
are a trade/business association, provide the information, on an 
aggregate basis, for the firms which are members of your association.
    (a) The quantity (in terms of both pieces and pounds) and value 
(landed, duty-paid but not including antidumping duties) of U.S. 
imports and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total U.S. 
imports of Subject Merchandise from the Subject Country accounted for 
by your firm's(s') imports (on the basis of pieces, pounds, and value);
    (b) the quantity (in terms of both pieces and pounds) and value 
(f.o.b. U.S. port, including antidumping duties) of U.S. commercial 
shipments of Subject Merchandise imported from the Subject Country; and
    (c) the quantity (in terms of both pieces and pounds) and value 
(f.o.b. U.S. port, including antidumping duties) of U.S. internal 
consumption/company transfers of Subject Merchandise imported from the 
Subject Country.
    (11) If you are a producer, an exporter, or a trade/business 
association of producers or exporters of the Subject Merchandise in the 
Subject Country, provide the following information on your firm's(s') 
operations on that product during calendar year 2008 (report quantity 
data in terms of both pieces and pounds and report value data in U.S. 
dollars, landed and duty-paid at the U.S. port but not including 
antidumping duties). If you are a trade/business association, provide 
the information, on an aggregate basis, for the firms which are members 
of your association.
    (a) Production (quantity in terms of both pieces and pounds) and, 
if known, an estimate of the percentage of total production of Subject 
Merchandise in the Subject Country accounted for by your firm's(s') 
production (on the basis of both pieces and pounds);
    (b) Capacity (quantity in terms of both pieces and pounds) of your 
firm to produce the Subject Merchandise in the Subject Country (i.e., 
the level of production that your establishment(s) could reasonably 
have expected to attain during the year, assuming normal operating 
conditions (using equipment and machinery in place and ready to 
operate), normal operating levels (hours per week/weeks per year), time 
for downtime, maintenance, repair, and cleanup, and a typical or 
representative product mix); and
    (c) the quantity (in terms of both pieces and pounds) and value of 
your firm's(s') exports to the United States of Subject Merchandise 
and, if known, an estimate of the percentage of total exports to the 
United States of Subject Merchandise from the Subject Country accounted 
for by your firm's(s') exports (on the basis of pieces, pounds, and 
value).
    (12) Identify significant changes, if any, in the supply and demand 
conditions or business cycle for the Domestic Like Product that have 
occurred in the United States or in the market for the Subject 
Merchandise in the Subject Country since the Order Date, and 
significant changes, if any, that are likely to occur within a 
reasonably foreseeable time. Supply conditions to consider include 
technology; production methods; development efforts; ability to 
increase production (including the shift of production facilities used 
for other

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products and the use, cost, or availability of major inputs into 
production); and factors related to the ability to shift supply among 
different national markets (including barriers to importation in 
foreign markets or changes in market demand abroad). Demand conditions 
to consider include end uses and applications; the existence and 
availability of substitute products; and the level of competition among 
the Domestic Like Product produced in the United States, Subject 
Merchandise produced in the Subject Country, and such merchandise from 
other countries.
    (13) (OPTIONAL) A statement of whether you agree with the above 
definitions of the Domestic Like Product and Domestic Industry; if you 
disagree with either or both of these definitions, please explain why 
and provide alternative definitions.

    Authority:  This review is being conducted under authority of 
title VII of the Tariff Act of 1930; this notice is published 
pursuant to section 207.61 of the Commission's rules.

    Issued: November 24, 2009.

    By order of the Commission.
William R. Bishop,
Acting Secretary to the Commission.
[FR Doc. E9-28641 Filed 11-30-09; 8:45 am]
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