Antidumping and countervailing duties: Administrative review requests,

 
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[Federal Register: October 29, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 209)]

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, Requests for Revocation in Part and Deferral of Administrative Reviews

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

ACTION: Notice of initiation of antidumping and countervailing duty administrative reviews, request for revocation in part and deferral of administrative review.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with September anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department also received requests to revoke two antidumping duty orders in part and to defer the initiation of an administrative review for two antidumping duty orders and one countervailing duty order.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 29, 1998.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Holly A. Kuga, Office of AD/CVD Enforcement, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-4737.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Department has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1997), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with September anniversary dates. The Department also received timely requests to revoke in part the antidumping duty orders on certain cold-rolled carbon steel flat products from South Korea and certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from South Korea. The requests for revocation in part with respect to certain cold-rolled carbon steel flat products and certain corrosion-resistant carbon steel flat products from South Korea were inadvertently omitted from the previous initiation notice (63 FR 51893, September 29, 1998). In addition, the Department received a request to defer for one year the initiation of the September 1, 1997 through August 31, 1998 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on large newspaper printing presses and components thereof, whether assembled or unassembled from Germany with respect to one exporter and the August 1, 1997 through July 31, 1998 administrative review of the antidumping duty order and the January 1, 1997 through December 31, 1997 administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Germany in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(c). The Department received no objections to these requests from any party cited in 19 CFR 351.213(c)(1)(ii).

Initiation of Reviews

In accordance with section 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we are initiating administrative reviews of the following antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings. We intend to issue the final results of these reviews not later than September 30, 1999. Also, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(c), we are deferring for one year the initiation of the September 1, 1997 through

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August 31, 1998 administrative review of the antidumping duty order on large newspaper printing presses and components thereof, whether assembled or unassembled, from Germany with respect to one exporter and the August 1, 1997 through July 31, 1998 administrative review of the antidumping duty order and the January 1, 1997 through December 31, 1997 administrative review of the countervailing duty order on certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate from Germany.

Period to be reviewed

Antidumping Duty Proceedings Argentina: Silicon Metal, A-357-804.................. 9/1/97-8/31/98

Electrometalurgical Andina S.A.I.C. Germany: Large Newspaper Printing Presses and Components, Thereof, Whether Assembled or Unassembled, A-428-821,............................. 9/1/97-8/31/98

MAN Roland Druckmaschinen AG Japan: Large Newspaper Printing Presses and Components, Thereof, Whether Assembled or Unassembled, A-588-837.............................. 9/5/96-8/31/97

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd................. 9/1/97-8/31/98 Japan: Oil Country Tubular Goods, A-588-835.......... 8/1/97-7/31/98

Okura & Co. Ltd. (Japan)* * Inadvertently omitted from previous initiative notice Malaysia: Extruded Rubber Threat, A-557-805.......... 9/1/97-8/31/98

Heveafil Sdn. Bhd.

Filmax Sdn. Bhd.

Rubberflex Sdn. Bhd.

Filati Lastex Elastofibre Sdn. Bhd.

Rubfil Sdn. Bhd. Taiwan: Chrome-Plated Lug Nuts, A-583-810............ 9/1/97-8/31/98

Anmax Industrial Co., Ltd.

Buxton International

Chu Fong Metallic Electric Co., Ltd.

Everspring Plastic Corp.

Gingen Metal Corp.

Gourmet Equipment (Taiwan) Corp.

Hwen Hsin Enterprises Co., Ltd.

Kwan How Enterprises Co., Ltd.

Kwan Ta Enterprises Co., Ltd.

Kuang Hong Industries, Ltd.

Multigrand Industries, Ltd.

San Chien Electric Industrial Works, Ltd.

San Shing Hardware Works Co., Ltd.

Transcend International Co.

Trade Union International Inc./Top Line

Uniauto, Inc

Wing Tang Electrical Manufacturing Company, Inc The People's Republic of China: Certain Compact Ductile Iron, Waterworks Fittings and Glands A-570- 920*................................................ 9/1/97-8/31/98

Beijing Metals and Minerals Import & Export Corporation * If the above named company does not qualify for a separate rate, all other exporters of compact ductile iron waterworks fittings and glands from the People's Republic of China who have not qualified for a separate rate are deemed to be covered by this review as part of the single PRC entity of which the named exporter is a part. The People's Republic of China: Chrome-Plated Lug Nuts* A-570-808,.................................... 9/1/97-8/31/98

Jiang Su Huanghai Auto Parts Co., Ltd. * If the above named company does not qualify for a separate rate, all other exporters of chrome-plated lug nuts from the People's Republic of China who have not qualified for a separate rate are deemed to be covered by this review as part of the PRC entity of which the named exporter is a part. The People's Republic of China: Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat,* A-570-848............................... 3/26/97-8/31/98

China Everbright Trading Company

Binzhou Prefecture Foodstuffs Import & Export Corp.

Huaiyin Foreign Trade Corp.

Yancheng Foreign Trade Corp.

Jiangsu Cereals, Oils & Foodstuffs Import & Export Corp.

Yancheng Baolong Aquatic Foods Co., Ltd.

Huaiyin Ningtai Fisheries Co., Ltd.

Nantong Delu Aquatic Food Co., Ltd.

Ninbo Nanlian Frozen Foods Company, Ltd. *If one of the above named companies does not qualify for a separate rate, all other exporters of freshwater crawfish tail meat from the People's Republic of China who have not qualified for a separate rate are deemed to be covered by this review as part of the PRC entity of which the named exporter is a part. United Kingdom: Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate,* A- 412-814............................................. 8/1/97-7/31/98

Murray International Metals, Inc. *Inadvertently omitted from previous initiation notice.

Countervailing Duty Proceedings None.

Suspension Agreements None.

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Period to be deferred

Deferral Initiative of Administrative Review Germany: Large Newspaper Printing Presses and Components, Thereof, Whether Assembled or Unassembled, A-428-821.............................. 9/1/97-8/31/98

Koenig & Bauer-Albert AG Germany: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate, A- 428-816............................................. 8/1/97-7/31/98

Novosteel SA Germany: Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate, C- 428-817............................................. 1/1/97-12/31/97

Novosteel SA

During any administrative review covering all or part of a period falling between the first and second or third and fourth anniversary of the publication of an antidumping duty order under Sec. 351.211 or a determination under Sec. 351.218(d) (sunset review), the Secretary, if requested by a domestic interested party within 30 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the review, will determine whether antidumping duties have been absorbed by an exporter or producer subject to the review if the subject merchandise is sold in the United States through an importer which is affiliated with such exporter or producer. The request must include the name(s) of the exporter or producer for which the inquiry is requested.

For transition orders defined in section 751(c)(6) of the Act, the Secretary will apply paragraph (j)(1) of this section to any administrative review initiated in 1996 or 1998 (19 CFR 351.213(j)(1- 2)).

Interested parties must submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305.

These initiations and this notice are in accordance with section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i).

Dated: October 26, 1998. Holly A. Kuga, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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