Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part

 
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Federal Register: December 24, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 248)

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative

Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration,

Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with November anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department received a request to revoke one antidumping duty order in part.

DATES: Effective Date: December 24, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila E. Forbes, Office of AD/CVD

Operations, Customs Unit, Import Administration, International Trade

Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and

Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC20230, telephone: (202) 482- 4697.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Department has received timely requests, in accordance with 19

CFR 351.213(b) (2007), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with November anniversary dates. The Department also received a timely request to revoke in part the antidumping duty order on Fresh Garlic from the

People's Republic of China with respect to one exporter.

Notice of No Sales

Under 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), the Department may rescind a review where there are no exports, sales, or entries of subject merchandise during the respective period of review listed below. If a producer or exporter named in this notice of initiation had no exports, sales, or entries during the period of review, it should notify the Department within 30 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register.

The Department will consider rescinding the review only if the producer or exporter, as appropriate, submits a properly filed and timely statement certifying that it had no exports, sales, or entries of subject merchandise during the period of review. All submissions must be made in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303 and are subject to verification in accordance with section 782(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Six copies of the submission should be submitted to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration,

International Trade Administration, Room 1870, U.S. Department of

Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230.

Further, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f)(1)(i), a copy of each request must be served on every party on the Department's service list.

Respondent Selection

In the event the Department limits the number of respondents for individual examination for administrative reviews, the Department intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border

Protection (CBP) data for U.S. imports during the period of review

(POR). We intend to release the CBP data under Administrative

Protective Order (APO) to all parties having an APO within five days of publication of this initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 20 days of publication of this

Federal Register notice. The Department invites comments regarding the

CBP data and respondent selection within 10 calendar days of publication of this Federal Register notice.

Separate Rates

In proceedings involving non-market economy (NME) countries, the

Department begins with a rebuttable presumption that all companies within the country are subject to government control and, thus, should be assigned a single antidumping duty deposit rate. It is the

Department's policy to assign all exporters of merchandise subject to an administrative review in an NME country this single rate unless an exporter can demonstrate that it is sufficiently independent so as to be entitled to a separate rate.

To establish whether a firm is sufficiently independent from government control of its export activities to be entitled to a separate rate, the Department analyzes each

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entity exporting the subject merchandise under a test arising from the

Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Sparklers from the People's Republic of China, 56 FR 20588 (May 6, 1991) (Sparklers), as amplified by Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value:

Silicon Carbide from the People's Republic of China, 59 FR 22585 (May 2,1994) (Silicon Carbide). In accordance with the separate-rates criteria, the Department assigns separate rates to companies in NME cases only if respondents can demonstrate the absence of both de jure and de facto government control over export activities.

All firms listed below that wish to qualify for separate-rate status in the administrative reviews involving NME countries must complete, as appropriate, either a separate-rate application or certification, as described below. For these administrative reviews, in order to demonstrate separate-rate eligibility, the Department requires entities for whom a review was requested, that were assigned a separate rate in the most recent segment of this proceeding in which they participated, to certify that they continue to meet the criteria for obtaining a separate rate. The Separate Rate Certification form will be available on the Department's Web site at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/ nme.nme-sep-rate.html on the date of publication of this Federal

Register notice. In responding to the certification, please follow the

``Instructions for Filing the Certification'' in the Separate Rate

Certification. Separate Rate Certifications are due to the Department no later than 30 calendar days after publication of this Federal

Register notice. The deadline and requirement for submitting a

Certification applies equally to NME-owned firms, wholly foreign-owned firms, and foreign sellers who purchase and export subject merchandise to the United States.

For entities that have not previously been assigned a separate rate, to demonstrate eligibility for such, the Department requires a

Separate Rate Status Application. The Separate Rate Status Application will be available on the Department's Web site at http:// ia.ita.doc.gov/nme.nme-sep-rate.html on the date of publication of this

Federal Register notice. In responding to the Separate Rate Status

Application, refer to the instructions contained in the application.

Separate Rate Status Applications are due to the Department no later than 60 calendar days of publication of this Federal Register notice.

The deadline and requirement for submitting a Separate Rate Status

Application applies equally to NME-owned firms, wholly foreign-owned firms, and foreign sellers that purchase and export subject merchandise to the United States.

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 November 30, 2009.

Antidumping duty proceedings

Period to be reviewed

MEXICO: Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel

11/1/07--10/31/08.

Pipe and Tube A-201-805.

Hylsa, S.A. de C.V....................

Mueller Comercial de Mexico, S. de

R.L. de C.V.

Niples del Norte, S.A. de C.V.........

Productos Laminados de Aceros, S.A. de

C.V.

Tuberias Procasa S.A. de C.V..........

PYTCO, S.A. de C.V....................

Tuberia Nacional, S.A. de C.V.........

Ternium Mexico, S.A. de C.V...........

REPUBLIC OF KOREA: Circular Welded Non-

11/1/07--10/31/08.

Alloy Steel Pipe A-580-809.

SeAH Steel Corporation................

Hyundai HYSCO.........................

Husteel Co., Ltd......................

Daewoo International Corporation......

Miju Steel Making Co..................

Samsun Steel Co., Ltd.................

Kukje Steel Co., Ltd..................

Nexteel Co., Ltd......................

MSteel Co., Ltd.......................

Kumkang Industrial Co., Ltd...........

Histeel Co., Ltd......................

Hyundai Corporation...................

Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd.................

Dong-A Steel Co., Ltd.................

Korea Iron & Steel Co., Ltd...........

Union Pipe Manufacturing Co., Ltd.....

Union Steel Co., Ltd..................

Tianjin Huanbohai Import & Export Co..

Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd

Huludao City Steel Pipe...............

Benxi Northern Steel Pipes Co.........

Tianjin Shuangjie Steel Pipe Co.......

A-JU Besteel Co., Ltd.................

THAILAND: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel 11/1/07--10/31/08.

Flat Products A-549-817.

G J Steel Public Company Limited

(formerly Nakornthai Strip Mill

Public Company Limited).

G Steel Public Company Limited........

THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Certain

11/1/07--10/31/08.

Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products \1\

A-570-865.

Shanghai Baosteel International

Economic & Trading Co., Ltd.

Baoshan Iron and Steel Co., Ltd.......

Baosteel Group Corporation............

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Shanghai Baosteel Group Corporation...

Baosteel Group International Trade

Corp.

Angang Steel Company, Ltd.............

Angang Group International Trade

Corporation.

New Iron and Steel Co., Ltd...........

Angang Group Hong Kong Co., Ltd.......

Anshan Iron & Steel Group (and all affiliated entities).

THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Certain

11/1/07--10/31/08.

Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate \2\ A- 570-849.

Anshan Iron & Steel Group (AISCO/

Anshan International/Sincerely Asia

Ltd.).

Baoshan (Bao/Baoshan International

Trade Corp./Bao Steel Metals Trading

Corp., Shanghai Baosteel Group

Corporation and Baoshan Iron and

Steel Co., Ltd., Shanghai Pudong

Steel & Iron Co.).

Baosteel Group........................

Hunan Valin Xiangtan Iron & Steel Co.,

Ltd.

THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Fresh

11/1/07--10/31/08.

Garlic \3\ A-570-831.

American Pioneer Shipping.............

Anhui Dongqian Foods Ltd..............

Anqiu Friend Food Co., Ltd............

Anqiu Haoshun Trade Co., Ltd..........

APS Qingdao...........................

Chengwu County Yuanxiang Industry &

Commerce Co., Ltd.

Chiping Shengkang Foodstuff Co., Ltd..

Hangzhou Guanyu Foods Co., Ltd........

Henan Weite...........................

Heze Ever-Best International Trade

Co., Ltd. (f/k/a Shandong Heze

International Trade and Developing

Company).

Hongqiao International Logistics Co...

IT Logistics Qingdao Branch...........

Jinan Solar Summit International Co.,

Ltd.

Jinan Yipin Corporation Ltd...........

Jining Highton Trading Co., Ltd.......

Jining Trans-High Trading Co., Ltd....

Jining Yongjia Trade Co., Ltd.........

Jinxian County Huaguang Food Import &

Export Co., Ltd.

Jinxiang Dacheng Food Co., Ltd........

Jinxiang Dongyun Freezing Storage Co.,

Ltd. (a/k/a Jinxiang Eastward

Shipping Import and Export Limited

Company).

Jinxiang Hejia Co., Ltd...............

Jinxiang Jinma Fruits Vegetables

Products Co., Ltd.

Jinxiang Shanyang Freezing Storage

Co., Ltd.

Jinxiang Tianheng Trade Co., Ltd......

Jinxiang Tianma Freezing Storage Co.,

Ltd.

Juye Homestead Fruits and Vegetables

Co., Ltd.

Laizhou Xubin Fruits and Vegetables...

Linyi City Heding District Jiuli

Foodstuff Co.

Ningjin Ruifeng Foodstuff Co., Ltd....

Qingdao Lianghe International Trade

Co., Ltd.

Qingdao Saturn International Trade

Co., Ltd.

Qingdao Tiantaixing Foods Co., Ltd....

Qingdao Winner Foods Co., Ltd.........

Qingdao Xintianfeng Foods Co., Ltd....

Qingdao Yuankang International........

Qufu Dongbao Import & Export Trade

Co., Ltd.

Samyoung America (Shanghai) Inc.......

Shandong Chengshun Farm Produce

Trading Co., Ltd.

Shandong Chenhe Int'l Trading Co., Ltd

Shandong Dongsheng Eastsun Foods Co.,

Ltd.

Shandong Garlic Company...............

Shandong Jinxiang Zhengyang Import &

Export Co., Ltd.

Shandong Sanxing Food Co., Ltd........

Shandong Xingda Foodstuffs Group Co.,

Ltd.

Shandong Yipin Agro (Group) Co., Ltd..

Shanghai Ever Rich Trade Company......

Shanghai LJ International Trading Co.,

Ltd.

Shenzhen Fanhui Import & Export Co.,

Ltd.

Shenzhen Greening Trading Co., Ltd....

Shenzhen Xinboda Industrial Co., Ltd..

T&S International, LLC................

Taian Eastsun Foods Co., Ltd..........

Taiyan Ziyang Food Co., Ltd...........

Weifang Chenglong Import & Export Co.,

Ltd.

Weifang Hongqiao International

Logistic Co., Ltd.

Weifang Naike Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.....

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Weifang Shennong Foodstuff Co., Ltd...

WSSF Corporation (Weifang)............

Xiamen Huamin Import Export Company...

You Shi Li International Trading Co.,

Ltd.

Zhangzhou Xiangcheng Rainbow Greenland

Food Co., Ltd.

Zhengzhou Harmoni Spice Co., Ltd......

Zhengzhou Yuanli Trading Co., Ltd ....

\1\ If one of the above-named companies does not qualify for a separate rate, all other exporters of certain hot-rolled carbon steel flat products 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 exporters are a part.

\2\ If one of the above-named companies does not qualify for a separate rate, all other exporters of certain cut-to-length carbon steel plate 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 exporters are a part.

\3\ If one of the above-named companies does not qualify for a separate rate, all other exporters of Fresh Garlic 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 exporters are a part.

Countervailing Duty Proceedings

None.

Suspension Agreements

None.

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 section 351.211 or a determination under section 351.218(f)(4) to continue an order or suspended investigation (after 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, consistent with FAG Italia v. United States, 291 F.3d 806 (Fed. Cir. 2002), as appropriate, 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 that 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.

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 (19U.S.C. 1675(a)), and 19

CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i).

Dated: December 18, 2008.

Stephen J. Claeys,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty

Operations.

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