Petroleum Wax Candles from the People's Republic of China: Affirmative Final Determination of Circumvention of the Antidumping Duty Order
On March 28, 2007, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its preliminary determination 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 antidumping duty order on petroleum wax candles from the People's Republic of China (see Antidumping Duty Order: Petroleum Wax Candles From the People's Republic of China, 51 FR 30686 (August 28, 1986) (Candles Order)), within the meaning of section 781(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). See 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, 72 FR 14518 (March 28, 2007) (Preliminary Determination). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Determination, and notified the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) because, pursuant to section 781(e) of the Act, the ITC may request consultations concerning the Department's proposed inclusion of the subject merchandise. The ITC notified the Department on April 24, 2007, that consultations were not necessary. The National Candle Association (NCA), the petitioners in this proceeding, filed the circumvention allegation, submitted a case brief, and no parties submitted rebuttal briefs. The Department addresses the issue raised in the case brief, and the Department's final determination is unchanged from its preliminary determination.
Automotive Replacement Glass Windshields from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Sunset Review and Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order
On March 1, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on automotive replacement glass windshields from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). Because the domestic interested parties did not participate in the sunset review, the Department is revoking the antidumping duty order.