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Brake Rotors From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of New Shipper Antidumping Duty Reviews

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce has received requests to conduct new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating reviews for Beijing Concord Auto Technology Inc., Qingdao Meita Automotive Industry Co., Ltd., and Shandong Laizhou Huanri Group General Co.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

November 27, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Brian Smith, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-1766.

Applicable Statute and Regulations

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 Round Agreements Act. In addition, unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) regulations are to 19 CFR Part 351 (April 2000).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Department has received timely requests from Beijing Concord Auto Technology Inc. (“Concord”), Qingdao Meita Automotive Industry Co., Ltd. (“Meita”), and Shandong Laizhou Huanri Group General Co. (“Huanri”), in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c), for new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China Start Printed Page 70695(“PRC”), which has an April anniversary month.

As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i) and (iii)(A), each of the three companies identified above has certified that it did not export brake rotors to the United States during the period of investigation (“POI”), and that it has never been affiliated with any exporter or producer which did export brake rotors during the POI. Each company has further certified that its export activities are not controlled by the central government of the PRC, satisfying the requirements of 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(B). Pursuant to the Department's regulations at 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv)(A), Concord, Huanri, and Meita each submitted documentation establishing the date on which it first shipped the subject merchandise to the United States, the volume of that shipment, and the date of the first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States.

In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.214(b), and based on information on the record, we are initiating the new shipper reviews for Concord, Huanri, and Meita.

It is the Department's practice in cases involving non-market economies to require that a company seeking to establish eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the country-wide rate provide de jure and de facto evidence of an absence of government control over the company's export activities. Accordingly, we will issue a questionnaire to Concord, Huanri, and Meita (including a separate rates section), allowing approximately 37 days for response. If the response from each respondent provides sufficient indication that it is not subject to either de jure or de facto government control with respect to its exports of brake rotors, each review will proceed. If, on the other hand, a respondent does not demonstrate its eligibility for a separate rate, then it will be deemed to be affiliated with other companies that exported during the POI, and the review of that respondent will be rescinded.

Initiation of Review

In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(ii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d)(1), we are initiating new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the PRC. We intend to issue the preliminary results of these reviews not later than 180 days after the date on which the reviews are initiated.

Antidumping Duty ProceedingPeriod to be reviewed
PRC: Brake Rotors, A-570-846:
Beijing Concord Auto Technology Inc.04/01/00-09/30/00
Qingdao Meita Automotive Industry Co., Ltd
Shandong Laizhou Huanri Group General Co

We will instruct the Customs Service to allow, at the option of the importer, the posting, until the completion of the review, of a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit for each entry of the merchandise exported by the above-listed companies. This action is in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(e).

Interested parties that need access to proprietary information in these new shipper reviews should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective orders in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306.

This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)) and 19 CFR 351.214(d).

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Dated: November 20, 2000.

Louis Apple,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. 00-30142 Filed 11-24-00; 8:45 am]

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