Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Germany: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Pursuant to a Court Decision, 62763 [2010-25781]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 13, 2010 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–428–801] Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Germany: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Pursuant to a Court Decision Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: On July 7, 2010, the United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce’s (the Department) results of redetermination on remand concerning the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from Germany. See SKF USA Inc. v. United States, Slip Op. 10–76 (CIT 2010). The Department is amending the final results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ball bearings and parts thereof from Germany covering the period of review May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007, to reflect the CIT’s order. DATES: Effective Date: October 13, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla 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; telephone: (202) 482–3477 or (202) 482– 4477. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On September 11, 2008, the Department published the final results of the administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom for the period May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007. See Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews and Rescission of Reviews in Part, 73 FR 52823 (September 11, 2008). SKF USA Inc., SKF France S.A., SKF Aerospace France S.A.S., SKF GmbH,1 and SKF Industrie S.p.A. filed a lawsuit challenging certain aspects of the final results. On December 21, 2009, the CIT concluded that the Department acted within its authority and according to 1 The CIT refers to the German company as ‘‘SKF GmbH’’ in its decision. The Department refers to the company as ‘‘SKF Germany’’ in its determination and in this notice. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 Oct 12, 2010 Jkt 223001 law in requesting cost-of-production (COP) data from SKF Germany’s unaffiliated suppliers. See SKF USA Inc. v. United States, 675 F. Supp. 2d 1264 (CIT 2009). The CIT also upheld the Department’s decision to reject the COP information submitted by SKF Germany’s unaffiliated supplier as untimely and to resort to facts otherwise available. Specifically, the CIT stated that ‘‘the Department has broad authority to set, and extend, its deadlines for submission of requested information, but on the uncontested facts of this case it acted within its authority in deeming the COP data an untimely submission.’’ Id. at 1272–74. The CIT held, however, that ‘‘{the Department} acted contrary to law in drawing an inference adverse for SKF {Germany} upon the failure of the unaffiliated supplier to make a timely submission of the requested COP data’’ without a finding that SKF Germany had failed to act to the best of its ability. Id. at 1268. In its remand order, the CIT directed the Department to recalculate SKF Germany’s margin after redetermining the value of the subject merchandise SKF Germany obtained from the unaffiliated supplier using information that is not adverse to SKF Germany. Id. at 1278. In accordance with the CIT’s remand order, the Department filed its redetermination on remand of the final results (remand results) on March 16, 2010, in which the Department recalculated the margin for SKF Germany without use of an adverse inference. On July 7, 2010, the CIT affirmed the Department’s remand results. See SKF USA Inc. v. United States, Slip Op. 10–76 (CIT 2010). Amended Final Results of the Review Based on the remand results, the amended weighted-average margin for SKF Germany for the period May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007, is 1.97 percent. Assessment of Duties The Department has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries covered by these amended final results. The Department intends to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of these amended final results in the Federal Register. Notifications This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62763 liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO as explained in the APO itself. See 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. We are issuing and publishing these amended final results of administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended. Dated: October 6, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–25781 Filed 10–12–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Application(s) for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments Pursuant to Section 6(c) of the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Materials Importation Act of 1966 (Pub. L. 89–651, as amended by Pub. L. 106– 36; 80 Stat. 897; 15 CFR part 301), we invite comments on the question of whether instruments of equivalent scientific value, for the purposes for which the instruments shown below are intended to be used, are being manufactured in the United States. Comments must comply with 15 CFR 301.5(a)(3) and (4) of the regulations and be postmarked on or before November 2, 2010. Address written comments to Statutory Import Programs Staff, Room 3720, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230. Applications may be examined between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Room 3720. Docket Number: 10–061. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-428-801]


Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From Germany: Amended Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Pursuant to a Court 
Decision

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

SUMMARY: On July 7, 2010, the United States Court of International 
Trade (CIT) sustained the Department of Commerce's (the Department) 
results of redetermination on remand concerning the final results of 
the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on ball 
bearings and parts thereof from Germany. See SKF USA Inc. v. United 
States, Slip Op. 10-76 (CIT 2010). The Department is amending the final 
results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on 
ball bearings and parts thereof from Germany covering the period of 
review May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007, to reflect the CIT's order.

DATES: Effective Date: October 13, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hermes Pinilla 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; telephone: (202) 482-
3477 or (202) 482-4477.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On September 11, 2008, the Department published the final results 
of the administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on ball 
bearings and parts thereof from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the 
United Kingdom for the period May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007. See 
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and 
the United Kingdom: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Reviews and Rescission of Reviews in Part, 73 FR 52823 (September 11, 
2008).
    SKF USA Inc., SKF France S.A., SKF Aerospace France S.A.S., SKF 
GmbH,\1\ and SKF Industrie S.p.A. filed a lawsuit challenging certain 
aspects of the final results. On December 21, 2009, the CIT concluded 
that the Department acted within its authority and according to law in 
requesting cost-of-production (COP) data from SKF Germany's 
unaffiliated suppliers. See SKF USA Inc. v. United States, 675 F. Supp. 
2d 1264 (CIT 2009). The CIT also upheld the Department's decision to 
reject the COP information submitted by SKF Germany's unaffiliated 
supplier as untimely and to resort to facts otherwise available. 
Specifically, the CIT stated that ``the Department has broad authority 
to set, and extend, its deadlines for submission of requested 
information, but on the uncontested facts of this case it acted within 
its authority in deeming the COP data an untimely submission.'' Id. at 
1272-74. The CIT held, however, that ``{the Department{time}  acted 
contrary to law in drawing an inference adverse for SKF {Germany{time}  
upon the failure of the unaffiliated supplier to make a timely 
submission of the requested COP data'' without a finding that SKF 
Germany had failed to act to the best of its ability. Id. at 1268.
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    \1\ The CIT refers to the German company as ``SKF GmbH'' in its 
decision. The Department refers to the company as ``SKF Germany'' in 
its determination and in this notice.
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    In its remand order, the CIT directed the Department to recalculate 
SKF Germany's margin after redetermining the value of the subject 
merchandise SKF Germany obtained from the unaffiliated supplier using 
information that is not adverse to SKF Germany. Id. at 1278. In 
accordance with the CIT's remand order, the Department filed its 
redetermination on remand of the final results (remand results) on 
March 16, 2010, in which the Department recalculated the margin for SKF 
Germany without use of an adverse inference. On July 7, 2010, the CIT 
affirmed the Department's remand results. See SKF USA Inc. v. United 
States, Slip Op. 10-76 (CIT 2010).

Amended Final Results of the Review

    Based on the remand results, the amended weighted-average margin 
for SKF Germany for the period May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007, is 
1.97 percent.

Assessment of Duties

    The Department has determined, and U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection (CBP) shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate 
entries covered by these amended final results. The Department intends 
to issue liquidation instructions to CBP 15 days after publication of 
these amended final results in the Federal Register.

Notifications

    This notice serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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 Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.
    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to 
administrative protective order (APO) of their responsibility 
concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under 
APO as explained in the APO itself. See 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely 
written notification of the destruction of APO materials or conversion 
to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply 
with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.
    We are issuing and publishing these amended final results of 
administrative review in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) 
of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended.

    Dated: October 6, 2010.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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