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

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY:

The Department of Commerce has received requests to conduct a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China. In accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”), and 19 CFR 351.214(d), we are initiating a review for Anda Industries Co., Ltd, Laizhou City Luqi Machinery Co., Ltd, and Qingdao Rotec Auto Parts Co., Ltd.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

June 5, 2003.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Brian Smith, Terre Keaton or Margarita Panayi, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone (202) 482-1766, (202) 482-1280 or 482-0049, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

The Department has received timely requests from Anda Industries Co., Ltd (“Anda”), Laizhou City Luqi Machinery Co., Ltd (“Luqi”), and Qingdao Rotec Auto Parts Co., Ltd (“Rotec”), in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(c), for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”), which has an April anniversary date.

As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i) and (iii)(A), each of the exporters identified above, which are also producers, 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), Anda, Luqi and Rotec each submitted documentation establishing the date on which it first shipped the subject merchandise to the United States, the date of entry of that first shipment, 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 and 19 CFR 351.214(b), and based on information on the record, we are initiating a new shipper review for Anda, Luqi and Rotec.

It is the Department's usual 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 Anda, Luqi and Rotec (including a complete separate rates section), allowing approximately 37 days for response. If the response from each respondent provides Start Printed Page 33676sufficient indication that it is not subject to either de jure or de facto government control with respect to its exports of brake rotors, the 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 that it did not establish entitlement to a separate rate, 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 a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on brake rotors from the PRC. The preliminary results of this new shipper review would normally be issued not later than 180 days after initiation of this review. However, on May 16, 2003, Anda, Luqi and Rotec agreed to waive the time limits in order that the Department, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(j)(3), may conduct this review concurrent with the sixth annual administrative review of this order for the period April 1, 2002-March 31, 2003, which is being conducted pursuant to section 751(a)(1) of the Act. Therefore, we intend to issue the preliminary results of this review not later than 245 days after the last day of the anniversary month.

Antidumping duty proceedingPeriod to be reviewed
PRC: Brake Rotors, A-570-846:
Anda Industries Co., Ltd04/01/02-03/31/03
Laizhou City Luqi Machinery Co., Ltd04/01/02-03/31/03
Qingdao Rotec Auto Parts Co., Ltd04/01/02-03/31/03

We will instruct the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection 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 subject merchandise from the above-listed companies in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(e). Because Anda, Luqi and Rotec certified that they produce and export the subject merchandise, the sale of which was the basis for this new shipper review request, we will apply the bonding privilege only to subject merchandise for which they are both the producer and exporter.

Interested parties that need access to proprietary information in this new shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order 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: May 30, 2003.

Jeffrey May,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. 03-14182 Filed 6-4-03; 8:45 am]

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