Later-Developed Merchandise Anticircumvention Inquiry of the Antidumping Duty Order on Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order
In response to a request from the National Candle Association (``NCA'' or ``Petitioners''), the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated an anticircumvention inquiry pursuant to section 781(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), to determine whether candles composed of petroleum wax and over fifty percent or more palm and/or other vegetable oil-based waxes (``mixed- wax candles'') can be considered subject to the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') under the later-developed merchandise provision. See Notice of Initiation Anticircumvention Inquiries of Antidumping Duty Order: Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China, 70 FR 10962 (March 7, 2005) (``Initiation Notice''). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Initiation Notice, on the commercial availability of mixed-wax candles at the time of the less-than-fair-value (``LTFV'') investigation, and on whether mixed-wax candles otherwise should be subject to the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from the PRC under the later-developed merchandise provision. See Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China, 51 FR 30686 (August 28, 1986) (``Order'').
The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of The Manufacturing Council
The Manufacturing Council will hold a full Council meeting to discuss topics related to the state of manufacturing. The Manufacturing Council is a Secretarial Board at the Department of Commerce, established to ensure regular communication between Government and the manufacturing sector. This meeting of The Manufacturing Council will include updates by the Council's three subcommittees and discussion on research and development, and trade. For information about the Council, please visit the Manufacturing Council Web site at: http:// www.manufacturing.gov/council.htm.