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Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews

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Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.


Notice of initiation of antidumping and countervailing duty administrative reviews.


The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with March anniversary dates. In accordance with Start Printed Page 19499the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.


April 21, 2003.

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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.

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The Department has received timely requests, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2002), for administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with March anniversary dates.

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 March 31, 2004.

Period to be reviewed
Antidumping duty proceedings
Germany: Stainless Steel Bar, A-428-8308/2/01-2/28/03
BGH Edelstahl Freital GmbH/BGH, Edelstahl Lippendorf GmbH/BGH, Edelstahl Lugau GmbH/BGH, Edelstahl Siegen GmbH
Italy: Stainless Steel Bar, A-475-8298/2/01-2/28/03
Foroni S.p.A.
Ugine-Savoie Imphy
Thailand: Circular Welded Carbon Steel Pipes & Tubes A-549-5023/1/02-2/28/03
Saha Thai Steel Pipe Company, Ltd.
United Kingdom: Stainless Steel Bar, A-412-8228/2/01-2/28/03
Corus Engineering Steels Limited
Firth Rixson Special Steels Limited
Countervailing Duty Proceedings
Iran: In-Shell Raw Pistachios, C-507-5011/1/02-12/31/02
Rafsanjan Pistachio Producers Cooperative
Suspension Agreements

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 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 (19 U.S.C. 1675(a)), and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i).

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Dated: April 16, 2003.

Thomas F. Futtner,

Acting Senior Office Director, Group II, Office 4, Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. 03-9741 Filed 4-18-03; 8:45 am]