Skip to Content

Notice

Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review: Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe from Turkey

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble

AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY:

On July 1, 2005, the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) initiated a sunset review of the countervailing duty order (“CVD”) on welded carbon steel standard pipe from Turkey pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”). See Initiation of Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews, 70 FR 38101 (July 1, 2005). On the basis of a notice of intent to participate and an adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic interested parties and inadequate response from respondent interested parties (in this case, no response), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of this CVD order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(B). As a result of this sunset review, the Department finds that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the level indicated in the “Final Results of Review” section of this notice.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

October 28, 2005.

Start Further Info

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kristen Johnson or David Goldberger, AD/CVD Operations, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4793 or (202) 482-4136, respectively.

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:

Background

On July 1, 2005, the Department initiated a sunset review of the CVD order on welded carbon steel standard pipe from Turkey pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. See Initiation of Five-year (“Sunset”) Reviews, 70 FR 38101 (July 1, 2005). The Department received a Notice of Intent to Participate from the following domestic interested parties: Allied Tube and Conduit, IPSCO Tubulars, Leavitt Tube Company, Maverick Tube Corporation, Northwest Pipe Company, Sharon Tube Company, Western Tube and Conduit, and Wheatland Tube Company (collectively, “domestic interested parties”) within the deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(1)(i). The domestic interested parties claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act.

The Department received a complete substantive response collectively from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in 19 CFR 351.218(d)(3)(i). In the substantive response dated July 29, 2005, Copperweld Corporation and Maruichi American Corporation, two other domestic interested parties, expressed their intent to participate in the sunset review. The Department, however, did not receive a substantive response from any government or respondent interested party to this proceeding. As a result, pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the Department conducted an expedited sunset review of this CVD order.

Scope of the Order

The merchandise subject to this CVD order is certain welded carbon steel pipe and tube with an outside diameter of 0.375 inch or more, but not over 16 inches, of any wall thickness (“pipe and tube”). These products are currently provided for under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) as item numbers 7306.30.10, 7306.30.50, and 7306.90.10. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided Start Printed Page 62098for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise subject to this order is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

All issues raised in this review are addressed in the Issues and Decision Memorandum (“Decision Memorandum”) from Gary Taverman, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, to Joseph A. Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated October 21, 2005, which is hereby adopted by this notice. Parties can find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendation in this public memorandum which is on file in the Central Records Unit room B-099 of the main Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/​frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

The Department determines that revocation of the CVD order would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of a countervailable subsidy at the rates listed below:

Producer/ExporterNet Countervailable Subsidy (percent)
Bant Boru10.00
Borusan Group20.68
Erbosan32.89
Yucel Boru Group40.84
All Others2.90
1 Bant Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.
2 Borusan Group is Borusan Birlesik Boru Fabrikalari A.S. (“BBBF”) and Borusan Ihracat Ithalat ve Dagitim A.S. (“Borusan Dagitim”).
3 Erciyas Boru Sanayii ve Ticaret A.S.
4 Yucel Boru and its affiliated companies: Cayirova Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S. and Yucelboru Ihracat Ithalat ve Pazarlama A.S.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

This notice also serves as the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (“APO”) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

We are issuing and publishing the results and notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

Start Signature

Dated: October 21, 2005.

Joseph A. Spetrini,

Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. E5-5983 Filed 10-27-05; 8:45 am]

BILLING CODE 3510-DS-S