Antidumping: Acetylsalicylic acid from— Turkey,

[Federal Register: June 23, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 120)]

[Notices]

[Page 34146]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-489-602]

Acetylsalicylic Acid From Turkey; Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of final results of antidumping duty administrative review.

SUMMARY: On April 30, 1998, the Department of Commerce published the preliminary results of its administrative review of the antidumping duty order on acetylsalicylic acid from Turkey. This review covers one manufacturer/exporter of the subject merchandise during the period of review August 1, 1996, through July 31, 1997.

We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on our preliminary results; however, we received no comments. Therefore, these final results of review are the same as those presented in the preliminary results of review. The review indicates the existence of no dumping margin for the manufacturer/exporter during this period.

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 23, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Tomlinson, David Dirstine, or Richard Rimlinger, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4733.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Applicable Statute

Unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), are references to the provisions effective January 1, 1995, the effective date of the amendments made to the Act by the Uruguay Rounds Agreements Act. In addition, unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the Department of Commerce's (the Department's) regulations are to the regulations published on May 19, 1997 (62 FR 27296).

Background

On April 30, 1997, the Department published in the Federal Register (63 FR 23720) the preliminary results of the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on acetylsalicylic acid from Turkey (52 FR 32030, August 25, 1987). The review covers one company, Atabay Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. (AKS), a Turkish manufacturer/exporter of the subject merchandise. The Department has now completed the administrative review in accordance with section 751 of the Act.

Scope of Review

The product covered by this review is acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) containing no additives, other than inactive substances (such as starch, lactose, cellulose, or coloring material), and/or active substances in concentrations less than that specified for particular non-prescription drug combinations of aspirin and active substances as published in the Handbook of Non-Prescription Drugs, eighth edition, American Pharmaceutical Association, and is not in tablet, capsule or similar forms for direct human consumption. This product is currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) subheading 2918.22.10. The HTS item number is provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written descriptions of the scope of this proceeding remains dispositive.

Final Results of Review

We gave interested parties an opportunity to comment on the preliminary results of review, but we received no comments. Therefore, the final results of review are the same as those presented in our preliminary results. As a result of the review, we determine that the weighted-average dumping margin is as follows:

Margin Manufacturer/exporter

(percent)

Atabay Kimya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.........................

0.00

The Department will issue appraisement instructions directly to the Customs Service. We will instruct the Customs Service not to assess antidumping duties on the merchandise subject to review.

Furthermore, the following deposit requirements will be effective for all shipments of the subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of the final results of this administrative review, as provided for by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash deposit rate for AKS will be zero percent; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies not listed above, the cash deposit rate will continue to be the company- specific rate published for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, any prior review, or the original less-than-fair-value (LTFV) investigation, but the manufacturer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer is a firm covered in this or any previous review, the cash deposit rate will be 32.98percent. This is the ``All Others'' rate from the LTFV investigation. (See Antidumping Duty Order; Acetylsalicylic Acid from Turkey, 52 FR 32030 (August 25, 1987).) These deposit rates shall remain in effect until publication of the final results of the next administrative review.

This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under section 351.402(f)(2) of the Department's regulations to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Department's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties.

This administrative review and notice are in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

Dated: June 11, 1998. Robert S. LaRussa, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

[FR Doc. 98-16681Filed6-22-98; 8:45 am]

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