Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce
On November 7, 2007, the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) published in the Federal Register its preliminary results of administrative review of the countervailing duty (“CVD”) order on certain welded carbon steel standard pipe from Turkey for the period January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. See Certain Welded Carbon Steel Standard Pipe from Turkey: Preliminary Results of Countervailing Duty Administrative Review, 72 FR 62837 (November 7, 2007) (“Pipe Preliminary Results”). The Department preliminarily found that the Borusan Group (“Borusan”), the producer/exporter of subject merchandise covered by this review, had a de minimis net subsidy rate for the period of review (“POR”). We did not receive any comments on our preliminary results and have made no revisions to those results.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4793.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
On March 7, 1986, the Department published in the Federal Register the CVD order on certain welded carbon steel pipe and tube products from Turkey. See Countervailing Duty Order: Certain Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube Products from Turkey, 51 FR 7984 (March 7, 1986). On November 7, 2007, the Department published in the Federal Register the preliminary results for this review. See Pipe Preliminary Results, 72 FR 62837. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), this review covers Borusan, the only producer/exporter of the subject merchandise for which a review was specifically requested.1 In the Pipe Preliminary Results, we invited interested parties to submit case briefs commenting on the preliminary results, but none were filed. We also did not hold a hearing in this review, as one was not requested.
Scope of Order
The products covered by this order are 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) from Turkey. 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 for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the merchandise is dispositive.
Final Results of Review
As noted above, the Department received no comments concerning the preliminary results. Therefore, consistent with the Pipe Preliminary Results, we continue to find that Borusan had a de minimis net subsidy rate for the POR. In accordance with section 751(a)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (“the Act”), we calculated a total net subsidy rate of 0.23 percent ad valorem, which is de minimis, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.106(c). As there have been no changes to or comments on the preliminary results, we are not attaching a decision memorandum to this Federal Register notice. For further details of the programs included in this proceeding, see the Pipe Preliminary Results.
Assessment Rates/Cash Deposits
The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) 15 days after the date of publication of these final results, to liquidate shipments of subject merchandise by Borusan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006, without regard to countervailing duties because a de minimis subsidy rate was calculated. We will also instruct CBP not to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties on shipments of the subject merchandise by Borusan entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the final results of this review.
For all non-reviewed companies, we will instruct CBP to continue to collect cash deposits at the most recent company-specific or country-wide rate applicable to the company. Accordingly, the cash deposit rates that will be applied to companies covered by this order, but not examined in this review, are those established in the most recently completed administrative proceeding for each company. These rates shall apply to all non-reviewed companies until a review of a company assigned these rates is requested.
Return or Destruction of Proprietary Information
This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (“APO”) of their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305(a)(3). Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.
We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.Start Signature
Dated: February 28, 2008.
David M. Spooner,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
1. During the POR, Borusan was comprised of Borusan Mannesmann Boru Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., Borusan Istikbal Ticaret T.A.S., and affiliates.Back to Citation
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