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

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: E8-14593
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review: Hand Trucks and Certain Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China
Document Number: E8-14536
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
In response to requests from Gleason Industrial Products, Inc., and Precision Products, Inc. (collectively, petitioners), the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on hand trucks and certain parts thereof from the People's Republic of China for the companies listed below for the period December 1, 2006, through November 30, 2007. No other interested party requested a review for this period of review. For the reasons discussed below, the Department is rescinding this administrative review.
Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Revocation of Antidumping Duty Order Pursuant to Second Five-Year (Sunset) Review
Document Number: E8-14421
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
As a result of the determination by the United States International Trade Commission (``ITC'') that revocation of the existing antidumping duty (``AD'') order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') would not be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') is publishing this notice of revocation of the AD order.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E8-14371
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 18, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to AGLA Trade Link International (``ATLI''). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification has been granted.
Stainless Steel Bar from India: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-14268
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Laminated Woven Sacks from the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: E8-14266
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 31, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published its preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') in the antidumping investigation of laminated woven sacks (``LWS'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The period of investigation (``POI'') is October 1, 2006, to March 31, 2007. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary determination of sales at LTFV. Based on our analysis of the comments we received, we have made changes to our calculations for the mandatory respondents. We determine that LWS from the PRC are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at LTFV as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section of this notice.
Laminated Woven Sacks From the People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination and Final Affirmative Determination, in Part, of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: E8-14256
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has reached a final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers/exporters of laminated woven sacks (LWS) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). For information on the estimated subsidy rates, see the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the Republic of Korea
Document Number: E8-14255
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 31, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce (the Department) published a preliminary determination in the antidumping duty investigation of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from the Republic of Korea. See Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination: Light- Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From the Republic of Korea, 73 FR 5794 (January 31, 2008) (Preliminary Determination). We continue to find that light-walled rectangular pipe and tube from the Republic of Korea is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Tariff Act). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are listed below in the section entitled ``Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation.''
Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, in Part: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from the People's Republic of China
Document Number: E8-14252
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWR) from the People's Republic of China (PRC) is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV) as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final dumping margins for this investigation are listed in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section below. The period covered by the investigation is October 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007 (the POI).
Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube From People's Republic of China: Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Investigation Determination
Document Number: E8-14250
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') has made a final determination that countervailable subsidies are being provided to producers and exporters of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (``LWR'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). For information on the estimated countervailing duty rates, please see the ``Suspension of Liquidation'' section, below.
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico
Document Number: E8-14249
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 30, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published its preliminary determination in the investigation of sales at less than fair value in the antidumping duty investigation of light-walled rectangular pipe and tube (LWR) from Mexico. See Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Light-Walled Rectangular Pipe and Tube from Mexico, 73 FR 5515 (January 30, 2008) (Preliminary Determination). The Department has determined that LWR from Mexico is being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value, as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The final margins of sales at less than fair value are listed below in the section entitled ``Final Determination of Investigation.''
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E8-14233
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
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.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E8-14210
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 19, 2008, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued an Export Trade Certificate of Review to Sirius Chemical Group, Inc. (``SCG''). This notice summarizes the conduct for which certification has been granted.
Certain Corrosion-Resistant Carbon Steel Flat Products from the Republic of Korea: Notice of Final Results of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review
Document Number: E8-14129
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 23, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the Department) published the preliminary results of the new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel products (CORE) from the Republic of Korea (Korea). This review covers Haewon MSC Co. Ltd. (Haewon). Based on our analysis of comments received\1\ concerning our preliminary results, we have made certain changes to these final results in the section listed as Changes Since the Preliminary Results. The final results are listed in the section Final Results of Review below.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904 NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
Document Number: E8-14086
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On June 6, 2008, Ivaco Rolling Mills 2004 L.P. and Sivaco Ontario, a division of Sivaco Wire Group 2004 L.P. (collectively, ``Ivaco'') 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 Results of the 2005-2006 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review made by the International Trade Administration, respecting Carbon and Certain Alloy Steel Wire Rod from Canada. The determination was published in the Federal Register (73 FR 7710) on May 12, 2008. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USA-CDA-2008-1904-02 to this request.
Changes in the Insular Possessions Watch, Watch Movement and Jewelry Programs 2006; Corrections
Document Number: E8-13527
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs
The Departments of Commerce and the Interior (the Departments) issue this rule to amend their regulations governing jewelry duty-refund benefits for producers in the United States insular possessions (the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) published on April 5, 2007 (72 FR 16713). This amendment is needed to correct the formula for the calculation of the jewelry duty-refund, in accordance with Public Law 108-429.
The Manufacturing Council: Meeting of The Manufacturing Council
Document Number: 08-1368
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Manufacturing Council will hold a meeting via teleconference to conduct their inaugural meeting and receive briefings regarding sustainable manufacturing.
Applications for Duty-Free Entry of Scientific Instruments
Document Number: E8-13393
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP)
Document Number: E8-13599
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
ITA is soliciting projects to strengthen U.S. competitiveness to be conducted by eligible entities for periods of up to three years. Project award periods normally begin between October 1, 2008 and January 1, 2009, but may begin as late as April 1, 2009. MDCP awards help to underwrite the start-up costs of new competitiveness- strengthening ventures that industry groups are often reluctant to undertake without federal support. MDCP aims to develop, maintain and expand foreign markets for non-agricultural goods and services produced in the United States.
Notice of Initiation and Preliminary Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Review: Certain Polyester Staple Fiber From the Republic of Korea
Document Number: E8-13506
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``Department'') received a request for initiation of a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on polyester staple fiber (``PSF'') from the Republic of Korea (``Korea'') from Woongjin Chemical Co. Ltd. (``Woongjin''). After reviewing this request, we preliminarily determine that Woongjin is the successor-in-interest to Saehan Industries Inc. (``Saehan''), and as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously accorded Saehan with regard to the antidumping duty order on PSF from Korea. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Certain Steel Nails from the United Arab Emirates: Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Not Less Than Fair Value
Document Number: E8-13490
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
We determine that certain steel nails (nails) from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are not being, or are not likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV), as provided in section 735(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). The estimated margins of sales at not LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination'' section of this notice.
Honey from Argentina: Notice of Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-13481
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is partially rescinding its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on honey from Argentina for the period December 1, 2006, to November 30, 2007 with respect to eleven companies. This rescission, in part, is based on the timely withdrawal of the request for review by the interested parties that requested the review. A complete list of the companies for which the administrative review is being rescinded is provided in the background section below.
Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-13476
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
Certain Steel Nails from the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances
Document Number: E8-13474
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On January 23, 2008, the Department of Commerce (the ``Department'') published its preliminary determination of sales at less than fair value (``LTFV'') in the antidumping investigation of certain steel nails (``nails'') from the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). The Department amended it preliminary determination on February 7, 2008, based on comments from interested parties. The period of investigation (``POI'') is October 1, 2006, to March 31, 2007. We invited interested parties to comment on our preliminary and amended preliminary determinations of sales at LTFV. Based on our analysis of the comments we received, we have made changes to our calculations for the mandatory respondents. We determine that nails from the PRC are being, or is likely to be, sold in the United States at LTFV as provided in section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). The estimated margins of sales at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination Margins'' section of this notice.
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products From Thailand: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review and Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-13267
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has conducted an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain hot- rolled carbon steel flat products from Thailand produced and/or exported by G Steel Public Company Limited (G Steel). The period of review (POR) is November 1, 2005 through October 31, 2006. Based on our analysis of comments received, we have made certain adjustments and clerical error corrections for these final results which change the margin. This administrative review also covers Nakornthai Strip Mill Public Co., Ltd. (NSM), an exporter that did not have any U.S. sales or shipments during the POR, and for which the Department is rescinding this review. The final results are listed below in the ``Final Results of Review'' section.
Export Trade Certificate of Review
Document Number: E8-13200
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
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.
Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Final Results of 2006-2007 Administrative and New Shipper Reviews and Partial Rescission of 2006-2007 Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-13001
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On February 5, 2008, the Department of Commerce (``Department'') published Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of the 2006 2007 Administrative and New Shipper Reviews and Partial Rescission of the 2006 2007 Administrative Review, 73 FR 6700 (February 5, 2008) (``Preliminary Results''). The period of review (``POR'') is April 1, 2006, through March 31, 2007. The administrative review covers two mandatory respondents and 12 separate-rate respondents. The new shipper review covers one new shipper. We invited interested parties to comment on our Preliminary Results. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we made certain changes to our calculations. The final dumping margins for the administrative and new shipper reviews are listed in the ``Final Results of the Reviews'' section, below.
Antidumping Methodologies for Proceedings that Involve Significant Cost Changes Throughout the Period of Investigation (POI)/Period of Review (POR) that May Require Using Shorter Cost Averaging Periods; Request for Comment and Proposed Methodology for Identifying and Analyzing Targeted Dumping in Antidumping Investigations; Request for Comment
Document Number: E8-12987
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On May 9, 2008, the Department (``the Department'') published notices in the Federal Register requesting comments regarding methodologies for proceedings that involve significant cost changes throughout the POI/POR that may require using shorter cost averaging periods (73 FR 26364), and proposed methodologies for identifying and analyzing targeted dumping in antidumping investigations (73 FR 26371). The Department is extending the comment periods, making the new deadlines for the submission of public comments June 23, 2008.
Pure Magnesium from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-12869
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (``the Department'') is conducting the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on pure magnesium from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering the period May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007. We have preliminarily determined that sales have been made below normal value. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR''), for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days from the date of publication of this notice.
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-12779
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel plate in coils (SSPC) from Belgium. For the period May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007, we have preliminarily determined that U.S. sales have been made below normal value (NV). If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results, we will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties based on the difference between the constructed export price (CEP) and NV. See ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results.
Stainless Steel Plate in Coils From Belgium: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-12777
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
The Department of Commerce is conducting an administrative review of the countervailing duty order on stainless steel plate in coils from Belgium for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. We preliminarily find that Ugine & ALZ Belgium received countervailable subsidies during the period of review. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of this review, we will instruct the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to assess countervailing duties as detailed in the ``Preliminary Results of Review'' section of this notice. Interested parties are invited to comment on these preliminary results. See the ``Public Comment'' section of this notice.
Stainless Steel Bar From France: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review
Document Number: E8-12771
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On March 31, 2008, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on stainless steel bar from France covering the period March 1, 2006, through February 28, 2007. This administrative review covers one manufacturer/exporter, Ascometal S.A. (Ascometal). No interested party commented on the preliminary results. We have made no changes to the margin calculation. Therefore, the final results do not differ from the preliminary results. The final weighted-average dumping margin for the reviewed firm is listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''
Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Results of January 1, 2007 July 31, 2007 Semi-Annual New Shipper Reviews
Document Number: E8-12762
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration
On August 31, 2007, the Department of Commerce (``the Department'') initiated semi-annual new shipper reviews (``NSRs'') of the antidumping duty order on wooden bedroom furniture from the People's Republic of China (``PRC'') covering sales of subject merchandise made by Dongguan Mu Si Furniture Co., Ltd. (``Mu Si'') and Dongguan Bon Ten Furniture Co., Ltd. (``Bon Ten''). See Wooden Bedroom Furniture From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Reviews, 72 FR 52083 (September 12, 2007) (``Initiation of NSRs''). The Department preliminarily determines that Mu Si has made sales at less than normal value (``NV''), and Bon Ten has not made sales in the United States at less than NV. If these preliminary results are adopted in our final results of review, the Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess antidumping duties on entries of subject merchandise during the period of review (``POR'') for which the importer-specific assessment rates are above de minimis.