Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission
In response to requests from United States Steel Corporation (petitioner), Nucor Corporation (Nucor), and G Steel Public Company Limited (G Steel), 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 Thailand. With regard to the two Thai companies that are subject to this administrative review, G Steel and Nakornthai Strip Mill Public Company Limited (NSM), we preliminarily determine that sales of subject merchandise produced by G Steel have not been made at less than normal value (NV) and that NSM did not have any shipments, entries, or sales of subject merchandise during the period of review (POR). Therefore, this administrative review covers imports of subject merchandise produced and exported by G Steel, and we are preliminarily rescinding the review with respect to NSM. For a full discussion of the intent to rescind with respect to NSM, see the ``Notice of Intent to Rescind in Part'' section of this notice below. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties that submit comments are requested to submit with each argument (1) a statement of the issue(s), (2) a brief summary of the argument(s), and (3) a table of authorities.
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from India: 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 carbazole violet pigment 23 from India. The review covers one manufacturer/exporter, Alpanil Industries. The period of review is December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. We have preliminarily determined that Alpanil Industries made sales below normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit comments in this review are requested to submit with each argument a statement of each issue and a brief summary of the argument.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of the Tenth Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
On August 15, 2007, 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 preserved mushrooms from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') for Guangxi Jisheng Foods, Inc. (``Jisheng''). See Certain Preserved Mushrooms From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 72 FR 45734 (August 15, 2007) (``Preliminary Results''). We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the Preliminary Results, but we did not receive any comment. Also, we find after reviewing the record evidence submitted by interested parties after the Preliminary Results that there is no other basis to change the Preliminary Results. Therefore, we made no changes to the dumping margin calculations for these final results.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
On November 21, 2007, The United States Steel Corporation (``U.S. Steel'') filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Review made by the International Trade Commission, respecting Certain Welded Large Diameter Line Pipe from Mexico. This determination was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 59551) on October 22, 2007. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-MEX-2007-1904-03 to this request.
North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews
On November 28, 2007 the binational panel issued its decision in the review of the 2nd Administrative Review made by the International Trade Administration, respecting Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Canada, Secretariat File No. USA-CDA-2006-1904-04. The binational panel remanded a portion of the decision to the Import Administration with a partial dissenting opinion and a further dissent. Copies of the panel decision are available from the U.S. Section of the NAFTA Secretariat.
Notice of Amended Final Results in Accordance With Court Decision: Helical Spring Lock Washers from the People's Republic of China
On July 16, 2007, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (``CAFC'') affirmed the decision of the U.S. Court of International Trade (``CIT'') to sustain the Department of Commerce's (``the Department'') remand redetermination in the tenth administrative review of the antidumping duty order on helical spring lock washers from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''), for the period October 1, 2002, through September 30, 2003. In its redetermination, the Department assigned Hangzhou Spring Washer Co., Ltd. (also known as Zhejiang Wanxin Grp (ZWG)) (``HSW'') a dumping margin of 19.48 percent, rather than the 0.00 percent calculated in the final results of the 2002-2003 antidumping duty administrative review of helical spring lock washers from the PRC. As there is now a final and conclusive court decision in this case, the Department is amending the final results of the 2002- 2003 antidumping duty administrative review of helical spring lock washers from the PRC. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marin Weaver or Charles Riggle, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2336 or (202) 482-0650, respectively.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
The U.S. Department of Commerce has issued an amended Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate'') to the U.S. Shippers Association (``USSA'') on November 27, 2007. USSA's application to amend its Certificate was announced in the Federal Register on September 14, 2007 (72 FR 52552), and an amended notice of application for amendment was published on October 4, 2007 (72 FR 56727). The original Certificate No. 85-00018 was issued to USSA on June 3, 1986, and announced in the Federal Register on June 9, 1986 (51 FR 20873). The previous amendment (No. 85-12A018) was issued to USSA on April 6, 2006, and announced in the Federal Register April 12, 2006 (71 FR 18721).
Stainless Steel Wire Rods from India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review in Part
On September 12, 2007, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rods from India and a notice of intent to rescind the antidumping duty administrative review in part. The administrative review currently covers one manufacturer/exporter, Mukand Ltd., and the review period is December 1, 2005, through November 30, 2006. We stated our intent to rescind the review with respect to the manufacturer/exporter Sunflag Iron & Steel Co., Ltd., in our preliminary results.We have received no comments from interested parties on our preliminary results. We have made no changes to our calculations for the final results of review and, accordingly, have found that Mukand Ltd. made sales at less than normal value in the U.S. market. The final weighted-average dumping margin for this company is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of the Review.'' In addition, we have rescinded the administrative review of sales of stainless steel wire rods made by Sunflag Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
Initialed Draft Amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium From the Russian Federation; Request for Comment
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') and the Russian Federation's Federal Atomic Energy Agency (``Rosatom'') have initialed a draft amendment to the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Investigation on Uranium from the Russian Federation (``Suspension Agreement''). The proposed amendment will allow the Russian Federation (``Russia'') to export Russian uranium products to the U.S. market in accordance with the export limits and other terms detailed in the amendment. The Department is now inviting interested parties to comment on the text of the proposed amendment.
Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination; Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, In Part; and Alignment of Final Countervailing Duty Determination With Final Antidumping Duty Determination
The Department of Commerce (the Department) preliminarily determines that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of laminated woven sacks (LWS) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section of this notice. The Department further determines preliminarily that critical circumstances exist, in part, with respect to imports of the subject merchandise. This notice also serves to align the final countervailing duty determination in this investigation with the final determination in the companion antidumping duty investigation of LWS from the PRC.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Export Trading Company Affairs (``ETCA''), International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce, has received an application for an Export Trade Certificate of Review (``Certificate''). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification is sought and requests comments relevant to whether the Certificate should be issued.
Antifriction Bearings (Other Than Tapered Roller Bearings) and Parts Thereof from Japan: Amended Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Pursuant to Final Court Decision
The United States Court of International Trade (CIT) sustained the remand determination of the Department of Commerce (the Department) in the administrative reviews of the antidumping duty orders on antifriction bearings (other than tapered roller bearings) and parts thereof from Japan covering the period May 1, 1999, through April 30, 2000, for ball bearings and the period May 1, 1999, through December 31, 1999, for cylindrical roller bearings and spherical plain bearings. Although certain aspects of the Department's final results were appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC), the remand results were not among them. On October 29, 2007, the Supreme Court denied a petition for certiorari in this case. As there is now a final court decision in this case, we are amending the final results of the review in this matter. We will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to liquidate entries subject to these amended final results.
Initiation of Five-Year (“Sunset”) Reviews
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 review (``Sunset Review'') of the antidumping duty orders listed below. The International Trade Commission (``the Commission'') is publishing concurrently with this notice its notice of Institution of Five-Year Review which covers the same orders.