Welded ASTM A-312 Stainless Steel Pipe From South Korea and Taiwan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders, 78614 [2011-32521]

Download as PDF 78614 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 243 / Monday, December 19, 2011 / Notices This sunset review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 771(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 12, 2011. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–32442 Filed 12–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–810, A–583–815] Welded ASTM A–312 Stainless Steel Pipe From South Korea and Taiwan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (Department) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on welded ASTM A–312 stainless steel pipe from South Korea (Korea) and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of these antidumping duty orders. DATES: Effective Date: December 19, 2011. AGENCY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith or Dana Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations Office 6, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–5255 and (202) 482–1391, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background emcdonald on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES On December 30, 1992, the Department published the antidumping duty orders on welded ASTM A–312 stainless steel pipe from Korea and Taiwan.1 On July 1, 2011, the 1 See Antidumping Duty Order and Clarification of Final Determination: Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipes From Korea, 57 FR 62301 (December 30, 1992), as amended in Notice of Amended Final Determination and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea, 60 FR 10064 (February 23, 1995); and Amended Final Determination and Antidumping Duty Order; Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipe From Taiwan, 57 FR 62300 (December 30, 1992), as amended in Notice of Amended Final VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:31 Dec 16, 2011 Jkt 226001 Department published a notice of initiation of its third five-year (sunset) reviews of the antidumping duty orders on welded ASTM A–312 stainless steel pipe from Korea and Taiwan. See Initiation of Five-Year (‘‘Sunset’’) Review, 76 FR 38613 (July 1, 2011). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department determined that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on welded ASTM A–312 stainless steel pipe from Korea and Taiwan would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should these orders be revoked. See Welded ASTM A–312 Stainless Steel Pipe From South Korea and Taiwan: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders, 76 FR 67673 (November 2, 2011) and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum. On December 7, 2011, the ITC published its determination in the Federal Register, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on subject merchandise would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United Sates within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipe From Korea and Taiwan, 76 FR 76437 (December 7, 2011), and USITC Publication 4280 (December 2011), titled Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipe from Korea and Taiwan (Investigation Nos. 731–TA–540 and 541 (Third Review)). Scope of the Orders The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty orders is welded austenitic stainless steel pipe that meets the standards and specifications set forth by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for the welded form of chromium-nickel pipe designated ASTM A–312. The merchandise covered by the scope of the orders also includes austenitic welded stainless steel pipes made according to the standards of other nations which are comparable to ASTM A–312. Welded ASTM A–312 stainless steel pipe is produced by forming stainless steel flat-rolled products into a tubular configuration and welding along the seam. Welded ASTM A–312 stainless steel pipe is a commodity product generally used as a conduit to transmit liquids or gases. Major applications for Determination and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipes From Taiwan, 59 FR 6619 (February 11, 1994). PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 steel pipe include, but are not limited to, digester lines, blow lines, pharmaceutical lines, petrochemical stock lines, brewery process and transport lines, general food processing lines, automotive paint lines, and paper process machines. Imports of Welded ASTM A–312 stainless steel pipe are currently classifiable under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 7306.40.5005, 7306.40.5015, 7306.40.5040, 7306.40.5062, 7306.40.5064, and 7306.40.5085.2 Although these subheadings include both pipes and tubes, the scope of the antidumping duty orders is limited to welded austenitic stainless steel pipes. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes. However, the written description of the scope of the orders is dispositive. Continuation of the Orders As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty orders on welded ASTM A–312 stainless steel pipe from Korea and Taiwan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of these orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next sunset reviews of these orders not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. These sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 14, 2011. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–32521 Filed 12–16–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P 2 HTSUS 7306.40.5065 previously listed in the scope of the orders for this product is no longer a valid reporting number, having been replaced by 7306.40.6052 and 7306.40.6054 as of January 1, 1996. E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-580-810, A-583-815]


Welded ASTM A-312 Stainless Steel Pipe From South Korea and 
Taiwan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders

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

SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (Department) and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) 
that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on welded ASTM A-312 
stainless steel pipe from South Korea (Korea) and Taiwan would likely 
lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of 
continuation of these antidumping duty orders.

DATES: Effective Date: December 19, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jacqueline Arrowsmith or Dana 
Mermelstein, AD/CVD Operations Office 6, Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-5255 and (202) 482-1391, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 30, 1992, the Department published the antidumping duty 
orders on welded ASTM A-312 stainless steel pipe from Korea and 
Taiwan.\1\ On July 1, 2011, the Department published a notice of 
initiation of its third five-year (sunset) reviews of the antidumping 
duty orders on welded ASTM A-312 stainless steel pipe from Korea and 
Taiwan. See Initiation of Five-Year (``Sunset'') Review, 76 FR 38613 
(July 1, 2011).
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order and Clarification of Final 
Determination: Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipes From Korea, 57 
FR 62301 (December 30, 1992), as amended in Notice of Amended Final 
Determination and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Welded Stainless 
Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea, 60 FR 10064 (February 23, 
1995); and Amended Final Determination and Antidumping Duty Order; 
Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipe From Taiwan, 57 FR 62300 
(December 30, 1992), as amended in Notice of Amended Final 
Determination and Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Welded Stainless 
Steel Pipes From Taiwan, 59 FR 6619 (February 11, 1994).
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    As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department determined that 
revocation of the antidumping duty orders on welded ASTM A-312 
stainless steel pipe from Korea and Taiwan would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC 
of the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail should these orders 
be revoked. See Welded ASTM A-312 Stainless Steel Pipe From South Korea 
and Taiwan: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the 
Antidumping Duty Orders, 76 FR 67673 (November 2, 2011) and 
accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum.
    On December 7, 2011, the ITC published its determination in the 
Federal Register, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, 
as amended (the Act), that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on 
subject merchandise would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence 
of material injury to an industry in the United Sates within a 
reasonably foreseeable time. See Certain Welded Stainless Steel Pipe 
From Korea and Taiwan, 76 FR 76437 (December 7, 2011), and USITC 
Publication 4280 (December 2011), titled Certain Welded Stainless Steel 
Pipe from Korea and Taiwan (Investigation Nos. 731-TA-540 and 541 
(Third Review)).

Scope of the Orders

    The merchandise subject to the antidumping duty orders is welded 
austenitic stainless steel pipe that meets the standards and 
specifications set forth by the American Society for Testing and 
Materials (ASTM) for the welded form of chromium-nickel pipe designated 
ASTM A-312. The merchandise covered by the scope of the orders also 
includes austenitic welded stainless steel pipes made according to the 
standards of other nations which are comparable to ASTM A-312.
    Welded ASTM A-312 stainless steel pipe is produced by forming 
stainless steel flat-rolled products into a tubular configuration and 
welding along the seam. Welded ASTM A-312 stainless steel pipe is a 
commodity product generally used as a conduit to transmit liquids or 
gases. Major applications for steel pipe include, but are not limited 
to, digester lines, blow lines, pharmaceutical lines, petrochemical 
stock lines, brewery process and transport lines, general food 
processing lines, automotive paint lines, and paper process machines. 
Imports of Welded ASTM A-312 stainless steel pipe are currently 
classifiable under the following Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 7306.40.5005, 7306.40.5015, 
7306.40.5040, 7306.40.5062, 7306.40.5064, and 7306.40.5085.\2\ Although 
these subheadings include both pipes and tubes, the scope of the 
antidumping duty orders is limited to welded austenitic stainless steel 
pipes. The HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes. However, the written description of the scope of the orders 
is dispositive.
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    \2\ HTSUS 7306.40.5065 previously listed in the scope of the 
orders for this product is no longer a valid reporting number, 
having been replaced by 7306.40.6052 and 7306.40.6054 as of January 
1, 1996.
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Continuation of the Orders

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an 
industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the 
Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping 
duty orders on welded ASTM A-312 stainless steel pipe from Korea and 
Taiwan.
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect 
antidumping duty cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of 
entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the 
continuation of these orders will be the date of publication in the 
Federal Register of this notice of continuation. Pursuant to section 
751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next 
sunset reviews of these orders not later than 30 days prior to the 
fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation.
    These sunset reviews and this notice are in accordance with section 
751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the 
Act.

     Dated: December 14, 2011.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-32521 Filed 12-16-11; 8:45 am]
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