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

Certain Iron Construction Castings from Canada; Five-year (“Sunset”) Review of Antidumping Duty Order; Final Results
Document Number: E5-2291
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Summary: On October 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on certain iron construction castings (``iron castings'') from Canada. On the basis of the notice of intent to participate, and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and an inadequate response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review. As a result of this review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Certain Iron Construction Castings From The People's Republic of China; Five-year (“Sunset”) Review of Antidumping Duty Order; Final Results
Document Number: E5-2290
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Summary: On October 1, 2004 the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on certain iron construction castings (``iron castings'') from the People's Republic of China (``the PRC''). On the basis of the notice of intent to participate, and adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and no response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review. As a result of this review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Solid Urea from the Russian Federation; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E5-2289
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on solid urea from the Russian Federation pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-year (Sunset) Reviews, 69 FR 58890 (October 1, 2004). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and inadequate responses filed on behalf of respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review. As a result of this review, the Department finds that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Certain Oil Country Tubular Goods from Mexico; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission
Document Number: E5-2288
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from United States Steel Corporation, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain oil country tubular goods (OCTG) from Mexico. The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. We preliminarily find that Hylsa, S.A. de C.V (Hylsa) made sales of the subject merchandise at less than normal value (NV). In addition, we are preliminarily rescinding this review with respect to Tubos de Acero de Mexico, S.A. (Tamsa) because Tamsa reported, and we confirmed, that it made no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this administrative review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties based on the difference between constructed value (CV) and the NV for Hylsa. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit argument in this proceeding 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.
Large Newspaper Printing Presses and Components Thereof, Whether Assembled or Unassembled, from Japan: Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review
Document Number: E5-2287
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has obtained information with respect to Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho, Ltd. (TKS), a producer/exporter of large newspaper printing presses, sufficient to warrant the self-initiation of a changed circumstances review. Interested parties are invited to submit comments, as indicated below.
Notice of Scope Rulings
Document Number: E5-2286
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) hereby publishes a list of scope rulings completed between April 1, 2003, and December 31, 2004. In conjunction with this list, the Department is also publishing a list of requests for scope rulings and anticircumvention determinations pending as of December 31, 2004. We intend to publish future lists after the close of the next calendar quarter.
Certain Small Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe from Romania: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Preliminary Determination Not to Revoke in Part
Document Number: E5-2242
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests by S.C. Silcotub S.A. (Silcotub), a producer/exporter of subject merchandise and United States Steel Corporation (the petitioner), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain small diameter carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (seamless pipe) from Romania. The period of review (POR) is August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. Silcotub informed the Department that it would not be participating in the review. Accordingly, we preliminarily determine that the application of adverse facts available (AFA) is warranted with respect to Silcotub. In addition, because Silcotub did not satisfy the requirement of selling subject merchandise at not less than normal value for a period of three consecutive years, we also preliminarily determine not to revoke the order in part.
Granular Polytetrafluoroethylene Resin from Japan: Notice of Intent to Rescind Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-2237
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 22, 2004, the Department of Commerce published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on granular polytetrafluoroetheylene resin from Japan for the period August 1, 2003, through July 31, 2004. The Department intends to rescind this review after determining that the party requesting the review did not have entries during the period of review upon which to assess antidumping duties.
Chlorinated Isocyanurates From Spain: Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E5-2236
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has determined that chlorinated isocyanurates from Spain are being sold, or are likely to be sold, in the United States at less than fair value (``LTFV''), as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination of Investigation'' section of this notice.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Chlorinated Isocyanurates From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E5-2235
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On December 16, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published its preliminary determination and postponement of the final determination in this case. On February 24, 2005, the Department published an amended preliminary determination in this case. On April 11, 2005, the Department published its partial affirmative preliminary critical circumstances determination in this case. This investigation covers two exporters of chlorinated isocyanurates that are Mandatory Respondents \1\ and five Section A Respondents.\2\ We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary determination, amended preliminary determination, and preliminary critical circumstances determination. Based on our analysis of the comments we received, we have made changes to our calculations for the two Mandatory Respondents. As a result of those changes, the rate assigned to the Section A Respondents has also changed.
Automotive Replacement Glass Windshields From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-2233
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting the second administrative review of the antidumping duty order on automotive replacement glass (``ARG'') windshields from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period April 1, 2003, through March 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.
Solid Urea from Ukraine; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E5-2232
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On October 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty (``AD'') order on solid urea from Ukraine pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-year (Sunset) Reviews, 69 FR 58890 (October 1, 2004). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate, an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties, and inadequate response from respondent interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of this order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B) of the Department's regulations. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the AD order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Sodium Thiosulfate from the People's Republic of China, Germany, and the United Kingdom: Final Results of Sunset Reviews and Revocation of Orders
Document Number: E5-2231
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 2, 2005, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated the sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on sodium thiosulfate from the People's Republic of China, Germany and the United Kingdom (70 FR 5415). Because the domestic interested parties did not participate in these sunset reviews, the Department is revoking these antidumping duty orders.
Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of the Seventh Administrative Review and Preliminary Results of the Eleventh New Shipper Review
Document Number: E5-2229
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is currently conducting the seventh administrative review and eleventh new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period April 1, 2003, through March 31, 2004. We preliminarily determine that no sales have been made below normal value (``NV'') with respect to the exporters who participated fully and are entitled to a separate rate in these reviews. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of these reviews, we will instruct the 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.
Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey; Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Intent To Revoke in Part
Document Number: E5-2222
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request by the petitioners and two producers/ exporters of the subject merchandise, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain steel concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) from Turkey. This review covers four producers/exporters of the subject merchandise to the United States. This is the sixth period of review (POR), covering April 1, 2003, through March 31, 2004. We have preliminarily determined that one of the respondents, Habas Tibbi ve Sinai Gazlar Istihsal Endustrisi A.S. (Habas), has made sales below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in the final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. In addition, we have preliminarily determined to rescind the review with respect to the following companies because these companies had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR: Cebitas Demir Celik Endustrisi A.S. (Cebitas), Cemtas Celik Makina Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Cemtas), Demirsan Haddecilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Demirsan), Ege Celik Endustrisi Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Ege Celik), Ege Metal Demir Celik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Ege Metal), Ekinciler Holding A.S. and Ekinciler Demir Celik San A.S. (collectively ``Ekinciler''), Iskenderun Iron & Steel Works Co. (Iskenderun), Izmir Demir Celik Sanayi A.S. (Izmir), Kaptan Demir Celik Endustrisi ve Ticaret A.S. (Kaptan), KardemirKarabuk Demir Celik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Karabuk), Kroman Celik Sanayi A.S. (Kroman), Kurum Demir Sanayi ve Ticaret Metalenerji A.S. (Kurum), Metas Izmir Metalurji Fabrikasi Turk A.S. (Metas), Nurmet Celik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Nurmet), Nursan Celik Sanayi ve Haddecilik A.S. (Nursan), Sivas Demir Celik Isletmeleri A.S. (Sivas), Tosyali Demir Celik Sanayi A.S. (Tosyali), and Ucel Haddecilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (Ucel). Finally, we have preliminarily determined to revoke the antidumping duty order with respect to ICDAS Celik Enerji Tersane ve Ulasim Sanayi, A.S. (ICDAS). We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who wish to submit comments in this proceeding are requested to submit with each argument: (1) a statement of the issue; and (2) a brief summary of the argument.
Certain Large Diameter Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line and Pressure Pipe from Mexico: Notice of Intent To Rescind Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-2221
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On September 22, 2004, we published the notice of initiation of this antidumping duty review with respect to Tubos de Acero de Mexico, S.A. (``TAMSA''). See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews, Requests for Revocation in Part, 69 FR 56745 (September 22, 2004). We have preliminarily determined that the review of TAMSA should be rescinded.
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Reviews
Document Number: E5-2214
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In March 2005, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') received three requests to conduct new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). We have determined that each of these requests meet the statutory and regulatory requirements for the initiation of a new shipper review.
North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
Document Number: E5-2196
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On April 29, 2005 the binational panel issued its decision in the review of the determination on remand made by the International Trade Commission, respecting Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Canada Final Injury Determination, Secretariat File No. USA-CDA-2000-1904-11. The binational panel affirmed the International Trade Commission's determination on remand with one dissenting opinion. Copies of the panel decision are available from the U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat.
The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of The Manufacturing Council
Document Number: 05-9093
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Manufacturing Council will hold a full Council meeting to discuss topics related to the state of manufacturing. The location within the Cannon House Office Building has been changed to Room 210. The Manufacturing Council is a Secretarial Board at the Department of Commerce, established to ensure regular communication between Government and the manufacturing sector. This will be the fourth meeting of The Manufacturing Council and will include updates by the Council's three subcommittees. For information about the Council, please visit the Manufacturing Council Web site at: https:// www.manufacturing.gov/council.htm.
Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils From Italy: Final Results of the Full Sunset Review of the Countervailing Duty Order
Document Number: 05-8910
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on stainless steel sheet and strip in coils (``SSSS'') 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 30874 (June 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.
Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E5-2147
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting a new shipper review of Seed Timber Co. Ltd. (Seed Timber) under the countervailing duty order on certain softwood lumber products from Canada for the period January 1, 2003, through December 31, 2003. If the final results remain the same as the preliminary results of this new shipper review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess countervailing duties as detailed in the ``Preliminary Results of New Shipper Review'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on the preliminary results of this new shipper review. (See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice.)
Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Romania: Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E5-2146
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a letter from S.C. Ispat Sidex S.A. notifying the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') that its corporate name has changed to Mittal Steel Galati S.A., the Department is initiating a changed circumstances administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Romania (see Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from Romania, 58 FR 44167 (August 19, 1993) (``Order''). We have preliminarily concluded that Mittal Steel Galati S.A. is the successor- in-interest to S.C. Ispat Sidex S.A. (``Sidex'') and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded to Sidex in regards to the antidumping order on cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Romania. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Antifriction Bearings (Other Than Tapered Roller Bearings) and Parts Thereof from the United Kingdom; Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Pursuant to Final Court Decision
Document Number: E5-2144
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 9, 2001, in response to its action in FAG Italia S.p.A, Barden Corporation (U.K.) Limited, The Barden Corporation and FAG Bearing Corporation v. the United States, Court No. 98-07-02528, Slip. Op. 00-95 (CIT August 4, 2000), the Court of International Trade (CIT) affirmed the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) remand determination affecting final assessment rates for the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on antifriction bearings (other than tapered roller bearings) and parts thereof from the United Kingdom for the period of review May 1, 1996, through April 30, 1997. The merchandise covered by this review is ball bearings and parts thereof and cylindrical roller bearings and parts thereof. Because the appeals have been dismissed and there is now a final and conclusive court decision in this action, we are amending our final results of the review and we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to liquidate entries subject to this review.
Certain Cut-To-Length Carbon-Quality Steel Plate from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and Korea; Extension of Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: E5-2143
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is extending the time limit for its final results in the expedited sunset reviews of the antidumping and countervailing duty orders on certain cut-to-length carbon-quality steel plate (``CTL plate'') from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan and Korea. As a result of this extension, the Department intends to issue final results of this sunset review on or about August 1, 2005.
Notice of Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Canada
Document Number: E5-2142
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 21, 2005, the Department of Commerce (Department) published the final results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products (CORE) from Canada for the period from August 1, 2002, through July 31, 2003 in the Federal Register. See Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from Canada: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 70 FR 13458 (March 21, 2005) (Final Results). We are amending our Final Results to correct a ministerial error alleged by the group of Dofasco Inc., Sorevco Inc., and Do Sol Galva Ltd. (Dofasco) pursuant to section 751(h) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act).
Notice of Change in Practice Regarding Upcoming Sunset Reviews
Document Number: E5-2141
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews
Document Number: E5-2096
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
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.
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation;
Document Number: E5-2095
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Trinidad and Tobago
Document Number: E5-2094
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
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 Trinidad and Tobago\1\ in response to a request from the petitioners\2\ and respondent, Caribbean Ispat Limited (``CIL''). Both parties have requested that the Department conduct a changed circumstances review to determine whether Mittal Steel Point Lisas Limited (``Mittal'') is the successor-in-interest to CIL, and, as such, is entitled to receive the same antidumping duty treatment accorded CIL.
Notice of Determination Under Section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act: Antidumping Measures on Certain Softwood Lumber Products From Canada
Document Number: 05-8745
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Consistent with section 129 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, which governs the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) actions following World Trade Organization (WTO) reports, the Department has calculated new rates with respect to the antidumping duty investigation on certain softwood lumber products from Canada, in order to implement the recommendations of the WTO Appellate Body. On April 27, 2005, the U.S. Trade Representative, after consulting with the Department and Congress, directed the Department to implement this determination. The new rates apply to unliquidated entries of the subject merchandise that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after April 27, 2005.
North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904; Binational Panel Reviews: Notice of Termination of Panel Review
Document Number: 05-8642
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Pursuant to the Notice of Consent Motion to Terminate the Panel Review by the complainants, the panel review is terminated as of April 26, 2005. No panel has been appointed to this panel review. Pursuant to Rule 71(2) of the Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Review, this panel review is terminated.