Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.
Notice of initiation of antidumping and countervailing duty administrative reviews and request for revocation in part.
The Department of Commerce (the Department) has received requests to conduct administrative reviews of various antidumping and countervailing duty orders and findings with December anniversary dates. In accordance with our regulations, we are initiating those administrative reviews. The Department Start Printed Page 3118also received a request to revoke in part one antidumping duty order.
January 22, 2004.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
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 December anniversary dates. The Department also received a timely request to revoke in part the antidumping duty order for Stainless Steel Wire Rod from India.
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 December 31, 2004.
|Period to be reviewed|
|Antidumping Duty Proceedings|
|Argentina: Honey, A-357-812||12/01/02-11/30/03|
|Asociacion de Cooperativas Argentinas|
|Compania Apicola Argentina SA|
|Compania Europea Americana S.A.|
|Brazil: Silicomanganese A-351-824||12/01/02-11/30/03|
|Rio Doce Manganes S.A. (formerly SIBRA-Electrosiderurgica Brazileira S.A.)/Compania Paulista De Ferro-Ligas/Urucum Mineracao S.A.|
|India: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products, A-533-820||12/01/02-11/30/03|
|Essar Steel Ltd.|
|India: Stainless Steel Wire Rod, A-533-808||12/01/02-11/30/03|
|Isibars Steel Limited|
|The Viraj Group|
|Japan: Polychloroprene Rubber, A-588-046||12/01/02-11/30/03|
|Showa Denko Elastomers K.K.|
|Showa Denko K.K.|
|The People's Republic of China: Certain Cased Pencils 1, A-570-827||12/01/02-11/30/03|
|Anhui Import/Export Group Corporation|
|Beijing Light Industrial Products Import/Export Corporation|
|China First Pencil Company, Ltd.|
|Orient International Holding Shanghai Foreign Trade Co., Ltd.|
|Shanghai Three Star Stationary Industry Corp.|
|Shandong Rongxin Import & Export Company Ltd.|
|Sichuan Light Industrial Products Import/Export Corporation|
|Tianjin Customs Wood Processing Co., Ltd.|
|The People's Republic of China: Honey 2, A-570-863||12/01/02-11/30/03|
|Anhui Native Produce Import & Export Corp.|
|Anhui Honghui Foodstuff (Group) Co., Ltd.|
|Cheng Du Wai Yuan Bee Products Co., Ltd.|
|Eurasia Bee's Products Co., Ltd.|
|Foodworld International Club, Ltd.|
|Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Native Produce and Animal By-Products Import & Export Corp.|
|Inner Mongolia Youth Trade Development Co., Ltd.|
|Jiangsu Kanghong Natural Healthfoods co., Ltd.|
|Jinfu Trading Co., Ltd.|
|Kunshan Foreign Trade Company|
|Shanghai Eswell Enterprise Co., Ltd.|
|Shanghai Shinomiel International Trade Corporation|
|Shanghai Xiuwei International Trading Co., Ltd.|
|Sichuan-Dujiangyan Dubao Bee Industrial Co., Ltd.|
|Wuhan Bee Healthy Company, Ltd.|
|Zhejiang Native Produce and Animal By-Products Import & Export Group Corp. (formerly known as Zhejiang Native Produce and Animal By-Products Import & Export Corp.)|
|Countervailing Duty Proceedings|
|Argentina: Honey 3, C-357-813||1/1/03-12/31/03|
|Thailand: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products, C-549-818||1/1/02-12/31/02|
|Sahaviriya Steel Industries Public Company Limited|
|Suspension Agreements: None.|
|1 If one of the above named companies does not qualify for a separate rate, all other exporters of certain cased pencils 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. Start Printed Page 3119|
|2 If one of the above named companies does not qualify for a separate rate, all other exporters of honey 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 In the countervailing duty investigation of Honey from Argentina, the Department solicited information from the Government of Argentina (GOA) on an aggregate or industry-wide basis in accordance with section 777A(e)(2)(B) of the Act, rather than from individual producers and exporters, due to the large number of producers and exporters of Honey in Argentina. See Final Affirmative Countervailing Duty Determination: Honey from Argentina, 66 FR 50613-01 (October 4, 2001). In accordance with section 351.213(b) of the regulations, the GOA and the petitioners have requested an administrative review of this countervailing duty order. No individual exporters requested the review pursuant to section 351.213(b) of the regulations. Accordingly, the Department will be conducting the review of this order on an aggregate basis.|
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.Start Signature
Dated: January 15, 2004.
Holly A. Kuga,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Group II for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 04-1357 Filed 1-21-04; 8:45 am]
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