North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904; NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review, 13494-13495 [2010-6138]

Download as PDF 13494 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 54 / Monday, March 22, 2010 / Notices of preliminary results of changed circumstances review in accordance with 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4) and 351.221(c)(3)(i). That notice will set forth the factual and legal conclusions upon which our preliminary results are based and a description of any action proposed. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4)(ii), interested parties will have an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results. The Department will issue its final results of review in accordance with the time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.216(e). This notice is in accordance with section 751(b)(1) of the Act. Dated: March 16, 2010. John M. Andersen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. 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[FR Doc. 2010–6251 Filed 3–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904; NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review AGENCY: NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of First Request for Panel Review. SUMMARY: On March 11, 2010, ThyssenKrupp Mexinox S.A. de C.V. and Mexinox USA, Inc. (collectively ‘‘Mexinox’’), filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel Review was requested of the Final Results of the 2007–2008 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, made by the International Trade Administration, respecting Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Mexico. This determination was published in the Federal Register (75 FR 6627), on February 10, 2010. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA–MEX–2010–1904–01 to this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha Iyomasa, Acting United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482– 5438. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of the North American Free-Trade Agreement (‘‘Agreement’’) established a mechanism to replace domestic judicial review of final determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty cases involving imports from a NAFTA country with review by independent binational panels. When a Request for Panel Review is filed, a panel is established to act in place of national courts to review expeditiously the final determination to determine whether it conforms with the antidumping or countervailing duty law of the country that made the determination. Under Article 1904 of the Agreement, which came into force on January 1, 1994, the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada, and the Government of Mexico established Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (‘‘Rules’’). These Rules were published in the Federal Register on February 23, 1994 (59 FR 8686). A first Request for Panel Review was filed with the United States Section of E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 54 / Monday, March 22, 2010 / Notices the NAFTA Secretariat, pursuant to Article 1904 of the Agreement, on March 11, 2010, requesting a panel review of the determination and order described above. The Rules provide that: (a) A Party or interested person may challenge the final determination in whole or in part by filing a Complaint in accordance with Rule 39 within 30 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Complaint is April 12, 2010); (b) A Party, investigating authority or interested person that does not file a Complaint but that intends to appear in support of any reviewable portion of the final determination may participate in the panel review by filing a Notice of Appearance in accordance with Rule 40 within 45 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Notice of Appearance is April 26, 2010); and (c) The panel review shall be limited to the allegations of error of fact or law, including the jurisdiction of the investigating authority, that are set out in the Complaints filed in panel review and the procedural and substantive defenses raised in the panel review. Dated: March 16, 2010. Marsha Iyomasa, Acting United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2010–6138 Filed 3–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–GT–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration A–570–878 pwalker on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Saccharin from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2008–2009 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on saccharin from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) covering the period July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009. This administrative review covers one exporter of the subject merchandise, i.e., Kaifeng Xinhua Fine Chemical Factory (‘‘Kaifeng’’). We preliminarily determine that Kaifeng does not qualify for a separate rate and is instead part of the PRC entity. If these preliminary results are VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:41 Mar 19, 2010 Jkt 220001 adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries of subject merchandise exported by Kaifeng during the period of review (‘‘POR’’). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. EFFECTIVE DATE: March 22, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brandon Petelin or Charles Riggle, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–8173 or (202) 482– 0650, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On July 9, 2003, the Department published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on saccharin from the PRC.1 On June 8, 2009, the Department published in the Federal Register the continuation of antidumping duty order on saccharin from the PRC.2 On July 1, 2009, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Saccharin from the PRC.3 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1), the following requests were made regarding the POR July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009: (1) on July 31, 2009, Shanghai Fortune Chemical Co., Ltd. (‘‘Shanghai Fortune’’), a Chinese producer and exporter of subject merchandise, requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of its exports; (2) on July 31, 2009, Kinetic Industries, Inc. (‘‘Kinetic’’), a domestic producer of saccharin, requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of Kaifeng’s exports to the United States. Pursuant to this request, the Department published a notice of initiation with respect to Shanghai Fortune and Kaifeng.4 In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), on August 28, 2009, Shanghai Fortune timely withdrew its request for an administrative review of its own exports (i.e., within 90 days of 1 See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Saccharin from the People’s Republic of China, 68 FR 40906 (July 9, 2003) (‘‘Saccharin Order’’). 2 See Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order on Saccharin from the People’s Republic of China, 74 FR 27089 (June 8, 2009). 3 See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 74 FR 31406 (July 1, 2009). 4 See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 42873 (August 25, 2009). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13495 the publication of the notice of initiation of this review). No other party requested an administrative review of Shanghai Fortune’s exports to the United States. Therefore, on November 3, 2009, the Department rescinded the administrative review of saccharin with respect to Shanghai Fortune.5 Regarding Kaifeng, the Department issued an antidumping duty questionnaire on October 2, 2009. On October 14, 2009, we confirmed that Kaifeng signed for and received our mailing of the antidumping duty questionnaire. On January 6, 2009, the Department placed the FedEx International Air Waybill receipt and delivery confirmation for the questionnaire issued to Kaifeng on the record of this administrative review to confirm that we mailed, and Kaifeng signed for and received, the questionnaire. Scope of the Order The product covered by this antidumping duty order is saccharin. Saccharin is defined as a non–nutritive sweetener used in beverages and foods, personal care products such as toothpaste, table top sweeteners, and animal feeds. It is also used in metalworking fluids. There are four primary chemical compositions of saccharin: (1) Sodium saccharin (American Chemical Society Chemical Abstract Service (‘‘CAS’’) Registry 128– 44–44); (2) calcium saccharin (CAS Registry 6485–34–34); (3) acid (or insoluble) saccharin (CAS Registry 81– 07–07); and (4) research grade saccharin. Most of the U.S.-produced and imported grades of saccharin from the PRC are sodium and calcium saccharin, which are available in granular, powder, spray–dried powder, and liquid forms. The merchandise subject to this order is currently classifiable under subheading 2925.11.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) and includes all types of saccharin imported under this HTSUS subheading, including research and specialized grades. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the scope of this order remains dispositive. Non–Market Economy Country Status In every case conducted by the Department involving the PRC, the PRC has been treated as a non–market economy (‘‘NME’’) country. In 5 See Saccharin from the People’s Republic of China: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 56792 (November 3, 2009). E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 54 (Monday, March 22, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13494-13495]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-6138]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904; NAFTA Panel 
Reviews; Request for Panel Review

AGENCY: NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade 
Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of First Request for Panel Review.

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SUMMARY: On March 11, 2010, ThyssenKrupp Mexinox S.A. de C.V. and 
Mexinox USA, Inc. (collectively ``Mexinox''), filed a First Request for 
Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat 
pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. 
Panel Review was requested of the Final Results of the 2007-2008 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, made by the International Trade 
Administration, respecting Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils 
from Mexico. This determination was published in the Federal Register 
(75 FR 6627), on February 10, 2010. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned 
Case Number USA-MEX-2010-1904-01 to this request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marsha Iyomasa, Acting United States 
Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, 
NW., Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482-5438.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Chapter 19 of the North American Free-Trade 
Agreement (``Agreement'') established a mechanism to replace domestic 
judicial review of final determinations in antidumping and 
countervailing duty cases involving imports from a NAFTA country with 
review by independent binational panels. When a Request for Panel 
Review is filed, a panel is established to act in place of national 
courts to review expeditiously the final determination to determine 
whether it conforms with the antidumping or countervailing duty law of 
the country that made the determination.
    Under Article 1904 of the Agreement, which came into force on 
January 1, 1994, the Government of the United States, the Government of 
Canada, and the Government of Mexico established Rules of Procedure for 
Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (``Rules''). These Rules were 
published in the Federal Register on February 23, 1994 (59 FR 8686).
    A first Request for Panel Review was filed with the United States 
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the NAFTA Secretariat, pursuant to Article 1904 of the Agreement, on 
March 11, 2010, requesting a panel review of the determination and 
order described above.
    The Rules provide that:
    (a) A Party or interested person may challenge the final 
determination in whole or in part by filing a Complaint in accordance 
with Rule 39 within 30 days after the filing of the first Request for 
Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Complaint is April 12, 2010);
    (b) A Party, investigating authority or interested person that does 
not file a Complaint but that intends to appear in support of any 
reviewable portion of the final determination may participate in the 
panel review by filing a Notice of Appearance in accordance with Rule 
40 within 45 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel 
Review (the deadline for filing a Notice of Appearance is April 26, 
2010); and
    (c) The panel review shall be limited to the allegations of error 
of fact or law, including the jurisdiction of the investigating 
authority, that are set out in the Complaints filed in panel review and 
the procedural and substantive defenses raised in the panel review.

    Dated: March 16, 2010.
Marsha Iyomasa,
Acting United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat.
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