International Trade Administration March 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Polychloroprene Rubber From Japan: Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent To Revoke Antidumping Duty Finding in Part
Document Number: 08-1003
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 23, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) received a request on behalf of the petitioner, DuPont Performance Elastomers L.L.C. (DPE) \1\ for a changed circumstances review and a request to revoke, in part, the antidumping duty (AD) finding on certain polychloroprene rubber products from Japan.
Canned Pineapple Fruit from Thailand: Notice of Initiation of Changed Circumstances Review of the Antidumping Duty Order, Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Review, and Intent to Revoke Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E8-4555
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to a request for a changed circumstances review from the Thai Food Processors( Association (TFPA), and pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3), the Department of Commerce is initiating a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on canned pineapple fruit (CPF) from Thailand. The domestic interested party for this proceeding is Maui Pineapple Company Ltd. (petitioner).
Notice of Initiation of Administrative Review of the Antidumping Duty Order on Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-4548
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') received timely requests to conduct an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The anniversary month of this order is January. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating this administrative review.
Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China; Initiation of New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E8-4546
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') received timely requests to conduct new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(d)(1), we are initiating new shipper reviews for Golden Well International (HK), Ltd. (``Golden Well'') and its supplier Zhangzhou XYM Furniture Product Co., Ltd. (Zhangzhou XYM), and for Dongguan Sunshine Furniture Co., Ltd. (``Sunshine'').
Silicon Metal From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-4529
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') is currently conducting the 2006/2007 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on silicon metal from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of review (``POR'') for this administrative review is June 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. Fifteen companies reported that they had no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR; therefore, we are preliminarily rescinding our review of these companies. We preliminarily determine that three companies, Hunan Provincial Import & Export Group Co (PRC) (``Hunan Provincial''), Gather Hope Int'l Co., Ltd. (``Gather Hope''), and Alloychem Impex Corp. (``Alloychem''), have failed to cooperate by not acting to the best of their ability to cooperate with the Department's requests for information and, as a result, should be assigned a rate based on adverse facts available (``AFA''). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of these reviews, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Stainless Steel Bar From India: Notice of Preliminary Results and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-4245
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from India. The period of review is February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007. This review covers imports of stainless steel bar from two producers/ exporters. We preliminarily find that sales of the subject merchandise have been made below normal value. Also, we are rescinding this administrative review with respect to a third producer/exporter. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess antidumping duties on appropriate entries. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Application for Duty-Free Entry of a Scientific Instrument
Document Number: 08-984
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Ecuador: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-4424
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Ecuador with respect to 45 companies.\1\ The respondents which the Department selected for individual review are OceanInvest, S.A. (OceanInvest) and Promarisco, S.A. (Promarisco). The respondents which were not selected for individual review are listed in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. This is the second administrative review of this order. The period of review (POR) covers February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007.
Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe from Turkey: Final Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-4419
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 7, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of administrative review of the countervailing duty (``CVD'') order on certain welded carbon steel standard pipe from Turkey for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. See Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe from Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 62837 (November 7, 2007) (``Pipe Preliminary Results''). The Department preliminarily found that the Borusan Group (``Borusan''), the producer/exporter of subject merchandise covered by this review, had a de minimis net subsidy rate for the period of review (``POR''). We did not receive any comments on our preliminary results and have made no revisions to those results.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From Thailand: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-4418
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand with respect to 42 \1\ companies. The four respondents which the Department selected for individual review are Andaman Seafood Co., Ltd., Chanthaburi Frozen Food Co., Ltd. (CFF), Chanthaburi Seafoods Co., Ltd., Euro-Asian International Seafoods Co., Ltd., Intersia Foods Co., Ltd. (Intersia Foods) (formerly Y2K Frozen Foods Co., Ltd. (Y2K Frozen Foods)), Phattana Seafood Co., Ltd., Phattana Frozen Food Co., Ltd., S.C.C. Frozen Seafood Co., Ltd., Seawealth Frozen Food Co., Ltd., Thailand Fishery Cold Storage Public Co., Ltd., Thai International Seafoods Co., Ltd., and Wales & Co. Universe Limited (collectively ``the Rubicon Group''); Pakfood Public Company Limited and its affiliated subsidiaries, Asia Pacific (Thailand) Company Limited, Chaophraya Cold Storage Company Limited, Okeanos Company Limited, and Takzin Samut Company Limited (collectively ``Pakfood''); Thai I-Mei Frozen Foods Co., Ltd. (Thai I-Mei); and Thai Union Frozen Products Public Co., Ltd. (Thai Union Frozen), Thai Union Seafood Co., Ltd. (Thai Union Seafood) (collectively ``Thai Union''). The respondents which were not selected for individual review are listed in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. This is the second administrative review of this order. The review covers the period February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-4417
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India with respect to 201 companies.\1\ The respondents which the Department selected for individual review are Devi Sea Foods Limited (Devi) and Falcon Marine Exports Limited (Falcon). The respondents which were not selected for individual review are listed in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. This is the second administrative review of this order. The period of review (POR) is February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007.
Magnesium Metal From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-4416
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to timely request from Tianjin Magnesium International Co., Ltd. (TMI) the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting the 2006-2007 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on magnesium metal from the People's Republic of China (PRC). The Department has reviewed shipments of subject merchandise made by TMI and has determined that TMI made sales below normal value (NV) during the period of review (POR). If the preliminary results are adopted in our final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We will issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam: Preliminary Results, Preliminary Partial Rescission and Final Partial Rescission of the Second Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-4412
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (``Vietnam''), covering the period of review (``POR'') of February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007. As discussed below, we preliminarily determine that sales have not been made below normal value (``NV'') with respect to certain exporters who participated fully and are entitled to a separate rate in this administrative review. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the POR for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis.
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E8-4407
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil: Preliminary Results and Preliminary Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-4392
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Brazil with respect to 15 companies.\1\ The respondents which the Department selected for individual review are Amazonas Industrias Alimenticias S.A. (``AMASA'') and Comercio de Pescado Aracatiense Ltda. (``Compescal''). Compescal did not respond to the Department's request for information in this review. For further discussion, see the ``Use of Facts Available'' section of this notice. The respondents which were not selected for individual review are listed in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. This is the second administrative review of this order. The period of review (``POR'') is February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007.
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Latvia: Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-4249
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Heavy Forged Hand Tools, Finished or Unfinished, With or Without Handles, From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews
Document Number: E8-4248
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is preliminarily rescinding the administrative reviews on heavy forged hand tools, finished or unfinished, with or without handles (``HFHTs'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). These reviews cover the period of review of February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007 (``POR'').
Persulfates From the People's Republic of China: Notice of Final Results of Expedited Second Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order
Document Number: E8-4243
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 1, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on persulfates from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate, and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of domestic interested parties, as well as a lack of response from respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review. As a result of the sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping. The dumping margins are identified in the Final Results of Review section of this notice.
Certain Forged Stainless Steel Flanges From India; Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Intent to Rescind Administrative Review in Part
Document Number: E8-4241
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain forged stainless steel flanges (stainless steel flanges) from India manufactured by Shree Ganesh Forgings, Ltd. (Shree Ganesh) and Nakshatra Enterprises Pvt., Ltd. (Nakshatra). The period of review (POR) covers February 1, 2006, through January 31, 2007. We preliminarily determine that Shree Ganesh sold subject merchandise in the United States at less than normal value (NV) during the POR. We also preliminarily determine that Nakshatra's U.S. sales were not bona fide sales. Therefore, we intend to rescind the administrative review with respect to Nakshatra. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. Parties who submit written argument in these proceedings are requested to submit with the argument (1) a statement of the issues, and (2) a brief summary of the argument.
Certain Preserved Mushrooms from India: Notice of Amended Final Results Pursuant to Final Court Decision
Document Number: E8-4239
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 20, 2007, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) reversed the decision of the Court of International Trade (CIT) which upheld the Department of Commerce's (the Department) determination in the 2002-2003 administrative review of certain preserved mushrooms from India to conduct a duty absorption inquiry under section 751(a)(4) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), when the producer/exporter acts as its own importer of record. See Agro Dutch Industries Ltd. v. United States, Slip Op. 2007-1011 (Fed. Cir. November 20, 2007) (CAFC Decision). Pursuant to the CAFC's decision and mandate, on January 24, 2008, the CIT entered final judgment and ordered the Department to annul all duty absorption findings with respect to Agro Dutch Industries, Ltd. (Agro Dutch). As there is now a final and conclusive court decision in this case, the Department is amending the final results of the 2002-2003 administrative review of certain preserved mushrooms from India.
Office of Insular Affairs; Allocation of Duty-Exemptions for Calendar Year 2008 Among Watch Producers Located in the United States Virgin Islands
Document Number: 08-939
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Department of the Interior
This action allocates calendar year 2008 duty exemptions for watch producers located in the Virgin Islands pursuant to Public Law 97-446, as amended by Public Law 103-465, Public Law 106-36 and Public Law 108-429 (``the Act'').
Notice of Amended Final Results in Accordance With Court Decision: Heavy Forged Hand Tools, Finished or Unfinished, With or Without Handles, From the People(s Republic of China
Document Number: E8-4128
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On November 20, 2007, the U.S. Court of International Trade (``CIT'') sustained the remand redetermination issued by the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') pursuant to the CIT's remand of the final results of the twelfth administrative review of the antidumping duty orders on heavy forged hand tools from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). See Shandong Huarong Machinery Co. Ltd., Shandong Machinery Import & Export Corporation, Liaoning Machinery Import & Export Corporation, and Tianjin Machinery Import & Export Corporation v. United States, Slip Op. 07-169 (CIT, 2007) (``Shandong Huarong II''). The CIT issued the public version of Shandong Huarong II on January 8, 2008. The period of review (``POR'') for the twelfth review is February 1, 2002, through January 31, 2003. In its redetermination, the Department assigned dumping margins to sales of (1) bars/wedges by Shandong Huarong Machinery Corporation Limited (``Huarong''); (2) bars/wedges by Liaoning Machinery Import & Export Corporation/Liaoning Machinery Import & Export Corporation Ltd. (collectively ``LMC/LIMAC''); (3) bars/wedges by Shandong Machinery Import & Export Corporation (``SMC''); and (4) axes/adzes, bars/wedges, hammers/sledges, and picks/mattocks by Tianjin Machinery Import & Export Corporation (``TMC''). As there is now a final and conclusive court decision in this case which is not in harmony with the underlying results of the disputed administrative review, the Department is amending the final results of the 2002-2003 antidumping duty administrative review of heavy forged hand tools from the PRC.
Carbon and Alloy Seamless Standard, Line, and Pressure Pipe (over 4½ Inches) from Japan: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-4063
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On July 26, 2007, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbon and alloy seamless standard, line, and pressure pipe (over 4[frac1s2] inches) from Japan. The review covers four manufacturers/exporters: JFE Steel Corporation; Nippon Steel Corporation; NKK Tubes; and Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. The period of review (POR) is June 1, 2006, through May 31, 2007. Following the receipt of a certification of no shipments from all four respondents, we notified the domestic interested party of the Department's intent to rescind this review and provided an opportunity to comment on the rescission. We received no comments. Therefore, we are rescinding this administrative review.
Initiation of Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews
Document Number: E8-4055
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-03
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 review (``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 the same order.
Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E8-4053
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Exporters' Textile Advisory Committee; Notice of Open Meeting
Document Number: E8-4049
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration