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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 214 / Monday, November 5, 2012 / Notices conduct of Sunset Reviews.1 Please consult the Department’s regulations at 19 CFR Part 351 for definitions of terms and for other general information concerning antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings at the Department. This notice of initiation is being published in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218 (c). Dated: October 19, 2012. Susan H. Kuhbach, Director, Office 1, Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–26960 Filed 11–2–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration North American Free Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; First Request for Panel Review NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Notice of First Request for Panel Review. AGENCY: On October 24, 2012, GD Affiliates S. de R.L. de C.V. 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 U.S. Department of Commerce’s final determination regarding Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Final Results of the November 22, 2010–April 30, 2011 New Shipper Antidumping Duty Administration Review. This determination was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 59178), on September 26, 2012. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA–MEX–2012–1904–03 to this request. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Bohon, 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 WREIER-AVILES on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 1 In comments made on the interim final sunset regulations, a number of parties stated that the proposed five-day period for rebuttals to substantive responses to a notice of initiation was insufficient. This requirement was retained in the final sunset regulations at 19 CFR 351.218(d)(4). As provided in 19 CFR 351.302(b), however, the Department will consider individual requests to extend that five-day deadline based upon a showing of good cause. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:30 Nov 02, 2012 Jkt 229001 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 the NAFTA Secretariat, pursuant to Article 1904 of the Agreement, on October 24, 2012, 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 November 23, 2012); (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 December 10, 2012); 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. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


North American Free Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel 
Reviews; First 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 October 24, 2012, GD Affiliates S. de R.L. de C.V. 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 U.S. Department of 
Commerce's final determination regarding Seamless Refined Copper Pipe 
and Tube from Mexico: Final Results of the November 22, 2010-April 30, 
2011 New Shipper Antidumping Duty Administration Review. This 
determination was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 59178), on 
September 26, 2012. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-
MEX-2012-1904-03 to this request.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ellen Bohon, 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 the NAFTA Secretariat, pursuant to Article 1904 of the 
Agreement, on October 24, 2012, 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 November 23, 
2012);
    (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 December 10, 
2012); 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: October 31, 2012.
Ellen M. Bohon,
United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2012-26959 Filed 11-2-12; 8:45 am]
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