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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 September anniversary dates. In accordance with the Department's regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews.


October 24, 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 September anniversary dates.

Initiation of Reviews

In accordance with sections 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, 2004.

Period to be reviewed
Antidumping Duty Proceedings
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars, A-449-8049/1/02-8/31/03
Joint Stock Company Liepajas Metalurgs
Oil Country Tubular Goods, A-201-8178/1/02-7/31/03
Tubos de Acero de Mexico, S.A.1
South Africa:
Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products, A-791-8099/1/02-8/31/03
Iscor, Ltd.
Highveld Steel and Vanadium Corp., Ltd.
Saldanha Steel, Ltd.
South Korea:
Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars, A-580-8449/1/02-8/31/03
Dongil Industries Co., Ltd.
Dongkuk Steel Mill Co., Ltd.
Hanbo Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
Kosteel Co., Ltd.
The People's Republic of China:
Freshwater Crawfish Tail Meat 2, A-570-8489/1/02-8/31/03
China Everbright
China Kingdom Import & Export Co., Ltd., aka China Kingdoma Import & Export Co., Ltd., aka Zhongda Import & Export Co., Ltd.
Fujian Pelagic Fishery Group Co.
Huaiyin Foreign Trade Corporation (5)
Jiangsu Hilong International Trading Co., Ltd.
Huaiyin Foreign Trade Corporation (30)
Jiangsu Cereals, Oils, & Foodstuffs Import & Export Corp.
Hubei Qiangjiang Houhu Cold & Processing Factory
Nantong Delu Aquatic Food Co., Ltd.
Nantong Shengfa Frozen Food Co., Ltd.
Ningbo Nanlian Frozen Foods Co., Ltd.
North Supreme Seafood
Qingdao Jinyongxiang Aquatic Foods Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Rirong Foodstuff Co., Ltd., aka Qingdao Rirong Foodstuffs
Qingdao Xiyuan Refrigerated Food Co., Ltd.
Qingdao Zhengri Seafood Co., Ltd., aka Qingdao Zhengri Seafoods
Shanghai Ocean Flavor International Tading Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Taoen International Trading Co., Ltd.
Shanghai Yangfen International Trading Co., Ltd.
Shouzhou Huaxiang Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.
Suqian Foreign Trade Corp., aka Suqian Foreign Trading
Weishan Fukang Foodstuffs Co., Ltd.
Weishan Zhenyu Foodstuff Co., Ltd.
Yancheng Baolong Biochemical Products Co., Ltd.
Yancheng Foreign Trade Corp., aka Yancheng Foreign Trading, aka Yang Chen Foreign Trading
Yancheng Fuda Foods Co., Ltd.
Yancheng Haiteng Aquatic Products & Foods Co., Ltd.
Yancheng Yaou Seafoods
Yangzhou Lakebest Foods Co., Ltd.
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Zhoushan Huading Seafood Co., Ltd.
1 Inadvertently omitted from previous initiation notice.
2 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 single PRC entity of which the named exporters are a part.

Countervailing Duty Proceedings


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: October 20, 2003.

Holly A. Kuga,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Group II for Import Administration.

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[FR Doc. 03-26940 Filed 10-23-03; 8:45 am]