Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Review
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has determined that a request for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), received before February 28, 2007, meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') of this new shipper review is August 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007.
Petroleum Wax Candles From the People's Republic of China: Partial Termination of Circumvention Inquiry and Affirmative Preliminary Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order
On December 14, 2005, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received from the National Candle Association (NCA) an allegation of circumvention of the antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from the People's Republic of China (PRC). Pursuant to that allegation, the Department initiated an anticircumvention inquiry on May 11, 2006, with respect to four importers. We preliminarily determine that the importation by, or sale to, three U.S. importers (DECOR-WARE, Inc.; A&M Wholesalers, Inc.; and Albert E. Price) of wickless petroleum wax forms from the PRC, which subsequently undergo insertion of a wick and clip assembly in the United States, constitutes circumvention of the aforementioned order, within the meaning of section 781(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Because NCA withdrew its allegation with respect to the fourth importer, Northern Lights Enterprises, the Department is terminating the inquiry with respect to Northern Lights Enterprises.
Stainless Steel Bar from Spain: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
In response to a request from an interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar (SSB) from Spain. The review covers one manufacturer/exporter, Sidenor Industrial SL (Sidenor). The period of review is March 1, 2005, through February 28, 2006. We have preliminarily determined that Sidenor has made sales below normal value. 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 on all appropriate entries. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments in this review are requested to submit with each argument (1) a statement of the issue and (2) a brief summary of the argument.
Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with February anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.