International Trade Administration December 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines
Document Number: E6-20925
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determinations by the Department of Commerce (the Department) and the International Trade Commission (the Commission) that revocation of these antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), the Department hereby orders the continuation of the antidumping duty orders on stainless steel butt-weld pipe fittings from Italy, Malaysia, and the Philippines. The Department is publishing notice of the continuation of these antidumping duty orders.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Netherlands; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-20923
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from Nucor Corporation, Mittal Steel USA ISG Inc. (Mittal) and United States Steel Corporation (USS) (collectively, petitioners), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from the Netherlands. This administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise from Corus Staal BV (Corus Staal). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2004, through October 31, 2005. We preliminarily determine that sales of hot-rolled steel from the Netherlands in the United States have been made below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of administrative review, we will instruct U.S. 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 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.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E6-20904
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA''), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application to amend an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the proposed amendment and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
Internet Export Finance Matchmaker; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: E6-20883
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Government Trade Information Request
Document Number: E6-20881
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burdens, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on the continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)).
Final Results of Antidumping Duty Changed-Circumstances Review and Revocation of Order in Part: Stainless Steel Bar from Japan
Document Number: E6-20780
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 8, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of preliminary results of changed- circumstances review with the intent to revoke, in part, the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from Japan, as described below. See Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed- Circumstances Review and Notice of Intent to Revoke Order in Part: Stainless Steel Bar from Japan, 71 FR 65465 (November 8, 2006) (Preliminary Results). In our Preliminary Results, we invited interested parties to comment on the preliminary determination to exclude 21-2N modified valve/stem stainless steel round bar from Japan (product in question), as described below, from the scope of the order. The Department received no comments and is, therefore, revoking the order in part.
Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand: Final Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-20779
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 4, 2006, the Department of Commerce (Department) published in the Federal Register the preliminary results and partial preliminary rescission of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on canned pineapple fruit from Thailand. This review covers two manufacturers/exporters: Vita Food Factory (1989) Ltd. (Vita) and Tropical Food Industries Co., Ltd. (TROFCO). The period of review (POR) is July 1, 2004, through June 30, 2005. In these final results, we have made no changes to the weighted-average dumping margins determined for Vita and TROFCO in the preliminary results of this administrative review.
Certain Cased Pencils from the People's Republic of China; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-20777
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') has preliminarily determined that sales by the respondents in this review, covering the period December 1, 2004, through November 30, 2005, have been made at prices at less than 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. The Department invites interested parties to comment on these preliminary results.
Polyethylene Terephthalate Film, Sheet, and Strip from South Korea: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-20773
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on polyethylene terephthalate film, sheet, and strip from South Korea for the period June 1, 2005 to May 31, 2006.
Notice of Allocation of Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) on the Import of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics for Calendar Year 2007
Document Number: E6-20771
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (Department) has determined the allocation for Calendar Year 2007 of imports of certain worsted wool fabrics under tariff rate quotas established by Title V of the Trade and Development Act of 2000 (Public Law No. 106-200), as amended by the Trade Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-210), the Miscellaneous Trade Act of 2004 (Public law 108-249), and the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (Public Law 109-280). The companies that are being provided an allocation are listed below.
Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Argentina, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Thailand: Final Results of Expedited Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews of the Countervailing Duty Orders
Document Number: E6-20699
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published in the Federal Register the notice of initiation of the first five-year sunset reviews of the countervailing duty orders on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products (hot-rolled steel) from Argentina, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Thailand, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 71 FR 43443 (August 1, 2006) (Initiation of First Sunset Reviews). On the basis of notices of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of domestic interested parties, and inadequate responses from respondent interested parties (in these cases, no responses from the governments of Argentina, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Thailand, or any of the respondent companies covered by the orders), the Department has conducted expedited sunset reviews of these orders pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the countervailing duty orders is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of countervailable subsidies at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Foundry Coke Products from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E6-20695
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty Order on Foundry Coke Products (``Foundry Coke'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See Initiation of Five-year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 71 FR 43443 (August 1, 2006) (``Sunset Initiation''); see also Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Foundry Coke Products From the People's Republic of China, 66 FR 48025 (September 17, 2001) (``Order''). On the basis of notices of intent to participate and adequate substantive responses filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and lack of response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of the Order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and section 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) of the Department's regulations. As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the Order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the 2004-2005 Semi-Annual New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E6-20631
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published its preliminary results of the 2004-2005 semi-annual new shipper reviews and the rescission of one new shipper of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture (``WBF'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on July 6, 2006. See Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of 2004-2005 Semi- Annual New Shipper Reviews and Notice of Final Rescission of One New Shipper Review, 71 FR 38373 (July 6, 2006) (``Preliminary Results''). The period of review (``POR'') is June 24, 2004, through June 30, 2005. The Department invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results. Based on its analysis of the comments received, the Department has made certain changes to our calculations. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from Argentina, the People's Republic of China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine; Final Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E6-20553
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2006, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''), the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products from Argentina, the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Romania, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Ukraine (collectively, the ``Orders''). The Department has conducted expedited sunset reviews of the Orders and has determined that revocation of the Orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping, in accordance with section 752(c) of the Act. The dumping margins likely to prevail are identified in the ``Final Results of Sunset Reviews'' section of this notice.
Solid Agricultural Grade Ammonium Nitrate from Ukraine; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E6-20551
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on solid agricultural grade ammonium nitrate from Ukraine pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and a complete 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 of the antidumping duty order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the order would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels indicated in the ``Final Results of Review'' section of this notice.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Moldova, the People's Republic of China, South Korea, Indonesia, Poland, and Belarus; Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Reviews of the Antidumping Duty Orders
Document Number: E6-20549
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 1, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated sunset reviews of the antidumping duty orders on steel concrete reinforcing bars from Moldova, the People's Republic of China, South Korea, Indonesia, Poland, and Belarus pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The Department has conducted expedited (120-day) sunset reviews for these orders pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of these sunset reviews, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping.
Textile and Apparel Products From Vietnam: Import Monitoring Program; Request for Comments
Document Number: E6-20545
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is requesting public comment on the development of a monitoring program covering imports of textile and apparel products from Vietnam to remain in place for the duration of this Administration. To help the Department develop the program and, at the same time, be advised of the concerns of all interested stakeholders, the Department is inviting the public to provide input on the monitoring program and identify issues or considerations that they believe are deserving of the Department's attention as implementation of this program proceeds.
Stainless Steel Bar from Germany: Extension of Time Limit for the Preliminary Results of the New Shipper Review
Document Number: E6-20457
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: 06-9463
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 6, 2006, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register the preliminary results of the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for Zhanjiang Regal Integrated Marine Resources Co., Ltd. (``Zhanjiang Regal''). See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 71 FR 38368 (July 6, 2006) (``Preliminary Results''). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results. No party submitted a case brief in the instant review and we made no changes to the Preliminary Results. Therefore, we continue to find that Zhanjiang Regal did not sell subject merchandise at less than normal value during the period of review (``POR'') July 16, 2004, through July 31, 2005.
Silicon Metal From Brazil: Notice of Intent to Rescind Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-20368
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request from Globe Metallurgical Inc. (Globe), a domestic producer of silicon metal, the Department of Commerce initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from Brazil. The period of review covers July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006. Because the respondents reported that they had no sales or shipments to the United States during the period of review, we intend to rescind the review of these companies.
Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E6-20366
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published its preliminary results of administrative review of the antidumping duty order on non-malleable cast iron pipe fittings (``NMP fittings'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') on May 25, 2006. See Non-Malleable Cast Iron Pipe Fittings from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 30116 (May 25, 2006) (``Preliminary Results''). The period of review (``POR'') is April 1, 2004, through March 31, 2005. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we have made changes to our calculations. The final dumping margins for this review are listed in the ``Final Results of Review'' section below.
Initiation of Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews
Document Number: E6-20362
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-01
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 a five-year (``Sunset Review'') of the antidumping duty order listed below. The International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-year Review which covers this same order.