Clad Steel Plate From Japan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order, 9676 [2013-03079]

Download as PDF 9676 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 28 / Monday, February 11, 2013 / Notices From Japan; Determination, 78 FR 7451 (Feb. 1, 2013). DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Scope of the Order [A–588–838] Clad Steel Plate From Japan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations in the third sunset reviews by the Department of Commerce (Department) and the International Trade Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on clad steel plate from Japan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the antidumping duty order. DATES: Effective Date: February 11, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Crespo, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3693. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: erowe on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On February 1, 2012, the Department published the notice of initiation of the third sunset review of the antidumping duty order on clad steel plate from Japan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (Act). See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Review, 77 FR 4995 (Feb. 1, 2012). As a result of its review, the Department determined that revocation of the antidumping duty order on clad steel plate from Japan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping likely to prevail should the order be revoked. See Clad Steel Plate from Japan: Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 31834 (May 30, 2012). On February 1, 2013, the ITC published its determination, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on clad steel plate from Japan would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable future. See Clad Steel Plate VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:26 Feb 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 The scope of the order is all clad1 steel plate of a width of 600 millimeters (mm) or more and a composite thickness of 4.5 mm or more. Clad steel plate is a rectangular finished steel mill product consisting of a layer of cladding material (usually stainless steel or nickel) which is metallurgically bonded to a base or backing of ferrous metal (usually carbon or low alloy steel) where the latter predominates by weight. Stainless clad steel plate is manufactured to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A263 (400 series stainless types) and A264 (300 series stainless types). Nickel and nickel-base alloy clad steel plate is manufactured to ASTM specification A265. These specifications are illustrative but not necessarily allinclusive. Clad steel plate within the scope of the order is classifiable under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 7210.90.10.00. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to a 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 order on clad steel plate from Japan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect cash deposits for estimated antidumping duties at the rates in effect 1 Cladding is the association of layers of metals of different colors or natures by molecular interpenetration of the surfaces in contact. This limited diffusion is characteristic of clad products and differentiates them from products metalized in other manners (e.g., by normal electroplating). The various cladding processes include pouring molten cladding metal onto the basic metal followed by rolling; simple hot-rolling of the cladding metal to ensure efficient welding to the basic metal; any other method of deposition of superimposing of the cladding metal followed by any mechanical or thermal process to ensure welding (e.g., electrocladding), in which the cladding metal (nickel, chromium, etc.) is applied to the basic metal by electroplating, molecular interpenetration of the surfaces in contact then being obtained by heat treatment at the appropriate temperature with subsequent cold rolling. See Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System Explanatory Notes, Chapter 72, General Note (IV)(C)(2) (e). Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: February 5, 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2013–03079 Filed 2–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–911] Circular Welded Carbon Quality Steel Pipe From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review; 2011 Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) is rescinding the administrative review of the countervailing duty order on circular welded carbon quality steel pipe from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) for the period January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011. DATES: Effective Date: February 11, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Morris, AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1779. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Continuation of the Order PO 00000 at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of the continuation of the order 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 five-year review of the order not later than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of continuation. This five-year (sunset) review and this notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Background The Department initiated an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on circular welded carbon quality steel pipe from the PRC covering the period January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011, based on requests by Wheatland Tube Company (‘‘Wheatland’’) and LDR Industries, Inc. (‘‘LDR’’). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 28 (Monday, February 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-588-838]


Clad Steel Plate From Japan: Continuation of Antidumping Duty 
Order

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: As a result of the determinations in the third sunset reviews 
by the Department of Commerce (Department) and the International Trade 
Commission (ITC) that revocation of the antidumping duty order on clad 
steel plate from Japan would likely lead to a continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United 
States, the Department is publishing a notice of continuation of the 
antidumping duty order.

DATES: Effective Date: February 11, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Crespo, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3693.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 1, 2012, the Department published the notice of 
initiation of the third sunset review of the antidumping duty order on 
clad steel plate from Japan pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff 
Act of 1930, as amended (Act). See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) 
Review, 77 FR 4995 (Feb. 1, 2012).
    As a result of its review, the Department determined that 
revocation of the antidumping duty order on clad steel plate from Japan 
would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping and, 
therefore, notified the ITC of the magnitude of the margins of dumping 
likely to prevail should the order be revoked. See Clad Steel Plate 
from Japan: Final Results of the Expedited Third Sunset Review of the 
Antidumping Duty Order, 77 FR 31834 (May 30, 2012).
    On February 1, 2013, the ITC published its determination, pursuant 
to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty 
order on clad steel plate from Japan would likely lead to a 
continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the 
United States within a reasonably foreseeable future. See Clad Steel 
Plate From Japan; Determination, 78 FR 7451 (Feb. 1, 2013).

Scope of the Order

    The scope of the order is all clad\1\ steel plate of a width of 600 
millimeters (mm) or more and a composite thickness of 4.5 mm or more. 
Clad steel plate is a rectangular finished steel mill product 
consisting of a layer of cladding material (usually stainless steel or 
nickel) which is metallurgically bonded to a base or backing of ferrous 
metal (usually carbon or low alloy steel) where the latter predominates 
by weight.
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    \1\ Cladding is the association of layers of metals of different 
colors or natures by molecular interpenetration of the surfaces in 
contact. This limited diffusion is characteristic of clad products 
and differentiates them from products metalized in other manners 
(e.g., by normal electroplating). The various cladding processes 
include pouring molten cladding metal onto the basic metal followed 
by rolling; simple hot-rolling of the cladding metal to ensure 
efficient welding to the basic metal; any other method of deposition 
of superimposing of the cladding metal followed by any mechanical or 
thermal process to ensure welding (e.g., electrocladding), in which 
the cladding metal (nickel, chromium, etc.) is applied to the basic 
metal by electroplating, molecular interpenetration of the surfaces 
in contact then being obtained by heat treatment at the appropriate 
temperature with subsequent cold rolling. See Harmonized Commodity 
Description and Coding System Explanatory Notes, Chapter 72, General 
Note (IV)(C)(2) (e).
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    Stainless clad steel plate is manufactured to American Society for 
Testing and Materials (ASTM) specifications A263 (400 series stainless 
types) and A264 (300 series stainless types). Nickel and nickel-base 
alloy clad steel plate is manufactured to ASTM specification A265. 
These specifications are illustrative but not necessarily all-
inclusive.
    Clad steel plate within the scope of the order is classifiable 
under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) 
7210.90.10.00. Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, our written description of the scope 
of the order is dispositive.

Continuation of the Order

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC 
that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to a 
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 order on clad steel plate from Japan. U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection will continue to collect cash deposits for estimated 
antidumping duties at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all 
imports of subject merchandise.
    The effective date of the continuation of the order 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 five-year review of the order not later 
than 30 days prior to the fifth anniversary of the effective date of 
continuation.
    This five-year (sunset) review 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: February 5, 2013.
Paul Piquado,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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