International Trade Administration March 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Initiation of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod From Canada
Document Number: E5-996
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a changed circumstances administrative review of the antidumping duty order of carbon and certain alloy steel wire rod (steel wire rod) from Canada \1\ in response to a request from Mittal Canada Inc. (Mittal), a Canadian exporter of steel wire rod from Canada to the United States. Mittal has requested that the Department conduct a changed circumstances review to determine that it is the successor-in-interest to Ispat Sidbec Inc. (Ispat), and as a result to find that steel wire rod manufactured and exported by Mittal should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Ispat in regards to the antidumping order on steel wire rod from Canada.
Helical Spring Lock Washers from the People's Republic of China: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-995
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 19, 2004, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register (69 FR 67701) a notice announcing the initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on helical spring lock washers from the People's Republic of China (PRC), covering the period October 1, 2003, through September 30, 2004, and one manufacturer/exporter of the subject merchandise, Hangzhou Spring Washer Co., Ltd. (also known as Zhejiang Wanxin Group, Ltd.) (collectively, Hangzhou). We are now rescinding this review as a result of Shakeproof Assembly Components Division of Illinois Tool Works, Inc. (Shakeproof)'s withdrawal of its request for an administrative review. No other parties requested a review.
Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review: Low Enriched Uranium From France
Document Number: E5-927
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on low enriched uranium from France for the period January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003. For information on the net subsidy for the reviewed company, please see the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. (See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice).
Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews: Low Enriched Uranium From Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom
Document Number: E5-926
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting administrative reviews of the countervailing duty (CVD) orders on low enriched uranium from Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom for the period January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003. For information on the net subsidy for the reviewed companies, please see the ``Preliminary Results of Reviews'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. (See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice).
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Fifth Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-925
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting the fifth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004. We have preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR''), for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Notice of Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Stainless Steel Bar From India
Document Number: E5-924
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from interested parties, the Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from India with respect to Chandan Steel Ltd. This review covers sales of stainless steel bar from India to the United States during the period February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004. We have preliminarily found that sales have been made below normal value by Chandan Steel Ltd. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. We are also rescinding this administrative review with respect to Ferro Alloys Corp., Ltd.; Isibars Ltd.; Mukand, Ltd.; Venus Wire Industries Ltd; and the Viraj Group, Ltd. (Viraj Alloys, Ltd.; Viraj Forgings, Ltd.; and Viraj Impoexpo, Ltd.).
Low Enriched Uranium From France: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-920
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on Low Enriched Uranium (LEU) from France in response to requests by USEC Inc. and the United States Enrichment Corporation (collectively, petitioners) and by Eurodif, S.A.(Eurodif), Compagnie G[eacute]n[eacute]rale Des Mati[egrave]res Nucl[eacute]aires (COGEMA) and COGEMA, Inc. (collectively, Eurodif/COGEMA or the respondent). This review covers sales of subject merchandise to the United States during the period of February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004. We have preliminarily determined that U.S. sales have been made below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties based on the difference between the constructed export price (CEP) and the NV. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the Preliminary Results of Review section of this notice.
Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges From India; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Revoke the Order In Part
Document Number: E5-919
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain forged stainless steel flanges (stainless steel flanges) from India manufactured by Echjay Forgings Ltd. (Echjay) and Viraj Forgings Ltd. (Viraj). The period of review (POR) covers February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004. We preliminarily determine that neither Echjay nor Viraj sold subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV) in the United States during the POR. We have also preliminarily determined to revoke the order with respect to subject merchandise produced and exported by Viraj. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in these proceedings are requested to submit with the argument (1) a statement of the issues and (2) a brief summary of the argument.
Petroleum Wax Candles From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Anticircumvention Inquiries of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E5-918
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from the National Candle Association (``NCA'' or ``Petitioners''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is initiating an anticircumvention inquiry pursuant to section 781(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, (``the Act'') to determine whether mixed wax candles composed of petroleum wax and varying amounts of either palm or vegetable-based waxes have been subject to a minor alteration such that the addition of the non- petroleum content to these candles results in products that are ``altered in form or appearance in minor respects'' from the subject merchandise that these mixed wax petroleum candles can be considered subject to the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') under the minor alterations provision. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China, 51 FR 30686 (August 28, 1986) (``Order''). In addition, in response to a request from the NCA, the Department is also initiating an anticircumvention inquiry pursuant to section 781(d) of the Act to determine whether mixed wax candles composed of petroleum wax and varying amounts of either palm or vegetable-based waxes are later-developed products that can be considered subject to the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from the PRC under the later-developed merchandise provision.
Stainless Steel Butt Weld Pipe Fittings From Korea: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-917
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by Sungkwang Bend Company Ltd., (SKBC), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order of certain stainless steel butt weld pipe fittings from Korea. The review covers one firm, SKBC. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004. We preliminarily determine that sales of stainless steel butt weld pipe fittings from Korea have been made below the normal value (NV) for SKBC. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of administrative review, we will instruct Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties based on the difference between the export price (EP) or constructed export price (CEP) and NV. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in these proceedings are requested to submit with the argument: (1) A statement of the issues, (2) a brief summary of the argument, and (3) a table of authorities.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-903
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to timely requests by two manufacturers/exporters and the petitioner,\1\ the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain preserved mushrooms from India with respect to four companies. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2003, through January 31, 2004.
Stainless Steel Wire Rod From Taiwan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: C5-3835
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Allocation of Duty-Exemptions for Calendar Year 2005 Among Watch Producers Located in the Virgin Islands
Document Number: 05-4169
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Insular Affairs, Department of the Interior
This action allocates calendar year 2005 duty exemptions for watch producers located in the Virgin Islands pursuant to Public Law 97-446, as amended by Public Law 103-465 (``the Act'').
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils from Italy; Final Results of the Full Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: E5-863
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on stainless steel plate in coils (``SSPC'') from Italy pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 69 FR 17129 (April 1, 2004). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the interested parties, the Department conducted a full (240-day) sunset review. As a result of this review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of subsidies at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E5-861
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews
Document Number: E5-823
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is automatically initiating five-year (``sunset'') reviews of certain antidumping and countervailing duty orders. The International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Review which covers these same orders.
Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-822
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from Niples Del Norte S.A. de C.V. (``NDN'') and Hylsa S.A. de C.V. (``Hylsa''), two Mexican manufacturers of circular welded non-alloy steel pipe, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from Mexico. See 69 FR 77181. This administrative review covered the period of November 1, 2003, through October 31, 2004. We are now rescinding this review as a result of both respondents' withdrawal of their request for an administrative review.
Notice of Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Certain Pasta From Italy
Document Number: E5-820
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by Atar, S.r.L. (``Atar''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain pasta (``pasta'') from Italy for the period of review (``POR'') July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. We preliminarily determine that during the POR, Atar did not sell subject merchandise at less than normal value (``NV''). Much of the information upon which we relied to analyze the bona fides of Atar's sales to the United States is business proprietary, therefore our full analysis is set forth in the Memorandum to Barbara E. Tillman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Pasta from Italy: New Shipper Review of Atar S.r.L. (Atar), dated February 22, 2005 (Atar Memo), which is on file in the Central Records Unit (``CRU''), room B- 099 of the main Commerce Building. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this new shipper review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to liquidate without regard to antidumping duties.