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Notice of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Steel Nails From the People's Republic of China

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

SUMMARY:

Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the “Department”) and the International Trade Commission (“ITC”), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on certain steel nails from the People's Republic of China (“PRC”). On July 21, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative determination of material injury to a U.S. industry. See Certain Steel Nails from China, Investigation No. 731-TA-1114 (Final), USITC Publication 4022 (July 2008).

EFFECTIVE DATES:

August 1, 2008

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Matthew Renkey or Alex Villanueva, AD/CVD Operations, Office 9, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-2312, or (202) 482-3208, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

In accordance with sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the “Act”), on June 16, 2008, the Department published Certain Steel Nails from the People's Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances, 73 FR 33977 (June 16, 2008) (“Final Determination”).

Scope of the Order

The merchandise covered by this proceeding includes certain steel nails having a shaft length up to 12 inches. Certain steel nails include, but are not limited to, nails made of round wire and nails that are cut. Certain steel nails may be of one piece construction or constructed of two or more pieces. Certain steel nails may be produced from any type of steel, and have a variety of finishes, heads, shanks, point types, shaft lengths and shaft diameters. Finishes include, but are not limited to, coating in vinyl, zinc (galvanized, whether by electroplating or hot-dipping one or more times), phosphate cement, and paint. Head styles include, but are not limited to, flat, projection, cupped, oval, brad, headless, double, countersunk, and sinker. Shank styles include, but are not limited to, smooth, barbed, screw threaded, ring shank and fluted shank styles. Screw-threaded nails subject to this proceeding are driven using direct force and not by turning the fastener using a tool that engages with the head. Point styles include, but are not limited to, diamond, blunt, needle, chisel and no point. Finished nails may be sold in bulk, or they may be collated into strips or coils using materials such as plastic, paper, or wire. Certain steel nails subject to this proceeding are currently classified under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (“HTSUS”) subheadings 7317.00.55, 7317.00.65 and 7317.00.75.

Excluded from the scope of this proceeding are roofing nails of all lengths and diameter, whether collated or in bulk, and whether or not galvanized. Steel roofing nails are specifically enumerated and identified in ASTM Standard F 1667 (2005 revision) as Type I, Style 20 nails. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding are corrugated nails. A corrugated nail is made of a small strip of corrugated steel with sharp points on one side. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding are fasteners suitable for use in powder-actuated hand tools, not threaded and threaded, which are currently classified under HTSUS 7317.00.20 and 7317.00.30. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding are thumb tacks, which are currently classified under HTSUS 7317.00.10.00. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding are certain Start Printed Page 44962brads and finish nails that are equal to or less than 0.0720 inches in shank diameter, round or rectangular in cross section, between 0.375 inches and 2.5 inches in length, and that are collated with adhesive or polyester film tape backed with a heat seal adhesive. Also excluded from the scope of this proceeding are fasteners having a case hardness greater than or equal to 50 HRC, a carbon content greater than or equal to 0.5 percent, a round head, a secondary reduced-diameter raised head section, a centered shank, and a smooth symmetrical point, suitable for use in gas-actuated hand tools.

While the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of this investigation is dispositive.

Ministerial Error Allegations

On June 16, 2008, ITW [1] and Xingya Group [2] filed timely allegations that the Department made certain ministerial errors in the calculation of their respective antidumping duty margins. Petitioners [3] made no ministerial error allegations but on June 23, 2008, submitted timely rebuttal comments to ITW's and Xingya Group's allegations. Ministerial errors are defined in section 735(e) of the Act as “errors in addition, subtraction, or other arithmetic function, clerical errors resulting from inaccurate copying, duplication, or the like, and any other similar type of unintentional error which the {Secretary} considers ministerial.”

Comment 1: Improper Application of Partial Adverse Facts Available (“AFA”) for ITW's Indirect Labor

ITW contends that the Department ignored the arguments it submitted in its rebuttal brief, evidencing that ITW properly reported all indirect labor hours. ITW further contends that the Department's Issues and Decision Memorandum (“IDM”) that accompanied the Final Determination did not reflect an examination of the record evidence it cited in support of its argument, specifically exhibits 18A and 18B of the Department's Paslode Shanghai Verification Report.[4] ITW concludes that the Department should correct this oversight, including both the margin calculation and the incorrect statements in the IDM.

In rebuttal, Petitioners argue that the Department explicitly summarized and noted ITW's arguments and correctly rejected them in weighing the evidence and rendering its decision. Petitioners contend that ITW's allegation is both contrary to the record evidence and does not constitute a ministerial error within the meaning of 19 CFR 351.224. Petitioners conclude that the Department's determination was deliberate and reflects a decision based on the record evidence and argument.

Analysis

We disagree with ITW that we made a ministerial error in applying partial AFA to its indirect labor factor of production (“FOP”). ITW's disagreement with our application of partial AFA is methodological, rather than ministerial, in nature. We affirmatively addressed this issue, including ITW's arguments, in Comment 20F of our IDM and explained that the record supported our finding that ITW failed to account for certain indirect labor workers in its FOP data.

Comment 2: Improper Exclusion of Indian Imports of North Korean Merchandise for Three Surrogate Values

Xingya Group argues that the Department improperly excluded Indian imports of North Korean merchandise from the calculation of the surrogate values for three FOPs (collating copper-plated wire, collating stainless steel wire, and ink). Xingya Group states that it is the Department's normal policy to include data from countries such as North Korea for which it has not made a determination as to their non-market economy (“NME”) status. Xingya Group cites to the final determination of the PRC Furniture investigation, where the Department included Indian imports of plywood from Myanmar, even though respondents alleged it was a NME. See Final Determination of Sales at Less than Fair Value: Wooden Bedroom Furniture from the People's Republic of China, 69 FR 67313 (November 17, 2004), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 70 (“PRC Furniture”).

In rebuttal, Petitioners contend that the Department correctly excluded the Indian imports of North Korean merchandise. Petitioners note that in PRC Furniture, the Department's ultimate decision did not require addressing Myanmar's status as an NME country. Petitioners further note that the Department has more recent, direct precedent with respect to North Korea, citing to Helical Spring Lock Washers from the People's Republic of China: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 4175 (January 24, 2008), and accompanying Issues and Decision Memorandum at Comment 3 (“Helical Spring Lock Washers”), “Consistent with our determination in fish fillets from Vietnam, we have excluded Indian imports from North Korea from our stainless SWR surrogate value calculation.” Additionally, Petitioners note that even though there has never been a U.S. antidumping duty case against North Korean imports requiring NME analysis, the Department may determine to exclude a country's trade data as being non-market without a case history. See http://ia/​ita.doc.gov/​admanual/​admanual_​ch08.pdf.

Analysis

The Department's decision to exclude Indian imports of North Korean merchandise was also methodological rather than clerical in nature. As the two alleged errors discussed above do not meet the definition of a ministerial error under 19 CFR 351.224(f), we are not issuing an amended final determination.

Antidumping Duty Order

On July 21, 2008, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination, pursuant to section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of less-than-fair-value imports of subject merchandise from the PRC. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise for all relevant entries of certain steel nails from the PRC. These antidumping duties will be assessed on all unliquidated entries of certain steel nails from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from the warehouse, for consumption on or after January 23, 2008, the date on which the Department Start Printed Page 44963published its preliminary determination. See Certain Steel Nails from the People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Partial Affirmative Determination of Critical Circumstances and Postponement of Final Determination, 73 FR 3928 (January 23, 2008) (“Preliminary Determination”).

The ITC also notified the Department that it made a negative critical circumstances determination in this investigation. Therefore, we will instruct CBP to lift suspension, release any bond or other security, and refund any cash deposit made to secure the payment of antidumping duties with respect to entries of the merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after October 25, 2007, but before January 23, 2008 (i.e., the 90 days prior to the date of publication of the Preliminary Determination).

Effective on the date of publication of the ITC's final affirmative injury determination, CBP will require, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weighted-average antidumping duty margins as listed below. See section 735(c)(3) of the Act. The “PRC-wide” rate applies to all exporters of subject merchandise not specifically listed. The weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

Certain Steel Nails From the PRC Weighted-Average Dumping Margins

ExporterProducerWeighted- average margin (in percent)
Paslode Fasteners (Shanghai) Co., LtdPaslode Fasteners (Shanghai) Co., Ltd0.00
Xingya Group:
Suzhou Xingya Nail Co., LtdSuzhou Xingya Nail Co., Ltd.21.24
Senco-Xingya Metal Products (Taicang) Co., Ltd.Senco-xingya Metal Products (Taicang) Co., Ltd
Hong Kong Yu Xi Co., LtdWuxi Chengye Metal Products Co., Ltd
Jisco CorporationQingdao Jisco Co., Ltd21.24
Koram Panagene Co., LtdQingdao Koram Steel Co., Ltd21.24
Handuk Industrial Co., LtdRizhao Handuk Fasteners Co., Ltd21.24
Handuk Industrial Co., LtdRizhao Changxing Nail-Making Co., Ltd21.24
Kyung Dong CorpRizhao Qingdong Electric Appliance Co., Ltd21.24
Xi'an Metals & Minerals Import and Export Co., LtdHuanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Hebei Cangzhou New Century Foreign Trade Co., LtdHuanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Hebei Cangzhou New Century Foreign Trade Co., LtdBeijing Hongsheng Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Hebei Cangzhou New Century Foreign Trade Co., LtdTianjin Dagang Huasheng Nailery Co., Ltd21.24
Chongqing Hybest Tools Group Co., LtdChongqing Hybest Nailery Co., Ltd21.24
China Silk Trading & Logistics Co., LtdMaanshan Longer Nail Product Co., Ltd21.24
China Silk Trading & Logistics Co., LtdWuxi Qiangye Metalwork Production Co., Ltd21.24
Beijing Daruixing Global Trading Co., LtdBeijing Tri-Metal Co., Ltd21.24
Beijing Daruixing Global Trading Co., LtdBeijing Daruixing Nail Products Co., Ltd21.24
Beijing Daruixing Global Trading Co., LtdTianjin Kunxin Hardware Co., Ltd21.24
Beijing Daruixing Global Trading Co., LtdTianjin Hewang Nail Making Factory21.24
Huanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., LtdHuanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Beijing Daruixing Nail Products Co., LtdBeijing Daruixing Nail Products Co., Ltd21.24
Beijing Daruixing Nail Products Co., LtdBeijing Tri-Metal Co., Ltd21.24
Beijing Tri-Metal Co., LtdBeijing Tri-Metal Co., Ltd21.24
Beijing Tri-Metal Co., LtdBeijing Daruixing Nail Products Co., Ltd21.24
Cana (Tianjin) Hardware Ind., Co., LtdCana (Tianjin) Hardware Ind., Co., Ltd21.24
China Staple Enterprise (Tianjin) Co., LtdChina Staple Enterprise (Tianjin) Co., Ltd21.24
Hengshui Mingyao Hardware & Mesh Products Co., LtdHengshui Mingyao Hardware & Mesh Products Co., Ltd21.24
Nanjing Dayu Pneumatic Gun Nails Co., LtdNanjing Dayu Pneumatic Gun Nails Co., Ltd21.24
Qidong Liang Chyuan Metal Industry Co., LtdQidong Liang Chyuan Metal Industry Co., Ltd21.24
Romp (Tianjin) Hardware Co., LtdRomp (Tianjin) Hardware Co., Ltd21.24
Shandong Dinglong Import & Export Co., LtdQingyun Hongyi Hardware Factory21.24
Tianjin Jinchi Metal Products Co., LtdTianjin Jinchi Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Jurun Metal Products Co., LtdTianjin Jurun Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Zhejiang Gem-Chun Hardware Accessory Co., LtdZhejiang Gem-Chun Hardware Accessory Co., Ltd21.24
Huanghua Xionghua Hardware Products Co., LtdHuanghua Xionghua Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Zhaoqing Harvest Nails Co., LtdZhaoqing Harvest Nails Co., Ltd21.24
SDC International Australia Pty., LtdS-mart Tianjin Technology Development Co., Ltd21.24
SDC International Australia Pty., LtdTianjin Jishili Hardware Co., Ltd21.24
SDC International Australia Pty., LtdTianjin Baisheng Metal Product Co., Ltd21.24
SDC International Australia Pty., LtdTianjin Foreign Trade (Group) Textile & Garment Co., Ltd21.24
SDC International Australia Pty., LtdDagang Zhitong Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp CorporationHuanghua Shenghua Hardware Manufactory Factory21.24
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp CorporationTianjin Dagang Dongfu Metallic Products Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp CorporationTianjin Dagang Jingang Nail Factory21.24
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp CorporationTianjin Dagang Linda Metallic Products Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp CorporationTianjin Dagang Yate Nail Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp CorporationTianjin Jieli Hengyuan Metallic Products Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp CorporationTianjin Shishun Metallic Products Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp CorporationTianjin Yihao Metallic Products Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Universal Machinery Imp & Exp CorporationTianjin Yongcang Metallic Products Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncHuanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncShanxi Yuci Broad Wire Products Co., Ltd21.24
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Certified Products International IncHengshui Mingyao Hardware & Mesh Products Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncTianjin Zhonglian Metals Ware Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncBeijing Daruixing Nail Products Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncHuanghua Xionghua Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncTianjin Port Free Trade Zone Xiangtong Intnl. Industry & Trade Corp21.24
Certified Products International IncShandong Dinglong Import & Export Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncWuhu Shijie Hardware Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncRomp (Tianjin) Hardware Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncTianjin Jurun Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncYitian (Nanjing) Hardware Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncNanjing Da Yu Pneumatic Gun Nails Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncWintime Import & Export Corporation Limited of Zhongshan21.24
Certified Products International IncTianjin Chentai International Trading Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncTianjin Longxing (Group) Huanyu Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncZhejiang Gem-Chun Hardware Accessory Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncShanxi Pioneer Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncWuhu Xin Lan De Industrial Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncTianjin Zhitong Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncSuntec Industries Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncChina Staple Enterprise (Tianjin) Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncTianjin Jinghai County Hongli Industry & Business Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncHebei Super Star Pneumatic Nails Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncShanghai Chengkai Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncTianjin Jinchi Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncShaoxing Chengye Metal Producting Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncTianjin Shenyuan Steel Producting Group Co., Ltd21.24
Certified Products International IncShanghai Jade Shuttle Hardware Tools Co., Ltd21.24
Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., LtdTianjin Bosai Hardware Tools Co., Ltd21.24
Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., LtdBeijing Yonghongsheng Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., LtdTianjin City Jinchi Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., LtdHuanghua Huarong Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Dezhou Hualude Hardware Product Co., LtdHuanghua Yufutai Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., LtdQingyuan County Hongyi Hardware Products Factory21.24
Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., LtdTianjin Zhitong Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., LtdTianjin Baisheng Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Dezhou Hualude Hardware Products Co., LtdTianjin Dagang Hewang Nails Factory21.24
Shanxi Tianli Industries CoDingzhou Ruili Nail Production Co., Ltd21.24
Shanxi Tianli Industries CoHaixing Hongda Hardware Production Co., Ltd21.24
Shanxi Tianli Industries CoHuanghua Xinda Nail Production Co., Ltd21.24
Shanxi Tianli Industries CoTianjin Huachang Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Shanxi Tianli Industries CoTianjin Huapeng Metal Company21.24
Shanxi Tianli Industries CoTianjin Huasheng Nails Production Co., Ltd21.24
Shanxi Tianli Industries CoTianjin Jin Gang Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Shanxi Tianli Industries CoTianjin Kunxin Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Shanxi Tianli Industries CoTianjin Linda Metal Company21.24
Shanxi Tianli Industries CoTianjin Xinyuansheng Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Shanxi Tianli Industries CoTianjin Yongyi Standard Parts Production Co., Ltd21.24
Shanxi Tianli Industries CoWuqiao Huifeng Hardware Production Co., Ltd21.24
Suntec Industries Co., LtdWuqiao County Huifeng Hardware Products Factory21.24
Suntec Industries Co., LtdWuqiao County Xinchuang Hardware Products Factory21.24
Suntec Industries Co., LtdHuanghua Jinhai Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Suntec Industries Co., LtdHaixing Linhai Hardware Products Factory21.24
Suntec Industries Co., LtdTianjin Baisheng Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Suntec Industries Co., LtdTianjin City Jinchi Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Suntec Industries Co., LtdTianjin City Dagang Area Jinding Metal Products Factory21.24
Suntec Industries Co., LtdTianjin Jishili Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Suntec Industries Co., LtdTianjin Jietong Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Suntec Industries Co., LtdTianjin Ruiji Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Suntec Industries Co., LtdTianjin Yongxu Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Suntec Industries Co., LtdWuxi Baolin Nail-Making Machinery Co., Ltd21.24
Suntec Industries Co., LtdSuzhou Xingya Nail Co., Ltd21.24
Sinochem Tianjin Imp & Exp Shenzhen CorpTianjin JLHY Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Qingdao D&L Group LtdTianjin City Daman Port Area Jinding Metal Products Factory21.24
Qingdao D&L Group LtdTianjin Yongxu Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Qingdao D&L Group LtdHuanghua Jinhai Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Qingdao D&L Group LtdDong'e Fuqiang Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Xiantong Material & Trade Co., LtdTianjin Xiantong Fucheng Gun Nail Manufacture Co., Ltd21.24
Zhongshan Junlong Nail Manufactures Co., LtdZhongshan Junlong Nail Manufactures Co., Ltd21.24
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Shandong Minmetals Co., LtdShouguang Meiqing Nail Industry Co., Ltd21.24
Shouguang Meiqing Nail Industry Co., LtdShouguang Meiqing Nail Industry Co., Ltd21.24
S-mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co., LtdTianjin Jishili Hardware Co., Ltd21.24
S-mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co., LtdTianjin Baisheng Metal Product Co., Ltd21.24
S-mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co., LtdTianjin Dagang Hewang Nail Factory21.24
S-mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co., LtdTianjin Shishun Metal Product Co., Ltd21.24
S-mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co., LtdTianjin Xinyuansheng Metal Product Co., Ltd21.24
S-mart (Tianjin) Technology Development Co., LtdTianjin Yongchang Metal Product Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., LtdTianjin Dagang Hewang Nails Manufacture Plant21.24
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., LtdTianjin Dagang Jingang Nails Manufacture Plant21.24
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., LtdTianjin Dagang Longhua Metal Products Plant21.24
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., LtdTianjin Dagang Shenda Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., LtdTianjin Jietong Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., LtdTianjin Qichuan Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., LtdTianjin Yongxu Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Lianda Group Co., LtdZhangjiagang Longxiang Packing Materials Co., Ltd21.24
Union Enterprise (Kunshan) Co., LtdUnion Enterprise (Kunshan) Co., Ltd21.24
Beijing Hong Sheng Metal Products Co., LtdBeijing Hong Sheng Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
PT Enterprise IncShanxi Hairui Trade Co., Ltd21.24
PT Enterprise IncShanxi Pioneer Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd21.24
PT Enterprise IncShanxi Yuci Broad Wire Products Co., Ltd21.24
Shanxi Hairui Trade Co., LtdShanxi Pioneer Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd21.24
Shanxi Hairui Trade Co., LtdShanxi Yuci Broad Wire Products Co., Ltd21.24
Shanxi Pioneer Hardware Industrial Co., LtdShanxi Pioneer Hardware Industrial Co., Ltd21.24
Shanxi Yuci Broad Wire Products Co., LtdShanxi Yuci Broad Wire Products Co., Ltd21.24
Yitian Nanjing Hardware Co., LtdYitian Nanjing Hardware Co., Ltd21.24
Chiieh Yung Metal Ind. CorpCym (Nanjing) Nail Manufacture Co., Ltd21.24
Shanghai Seti Enterprise International Co., LtdSuzhou Yaotian Metal Products Co., Ltd21.24
Shanghai Curvet Hardware Products Co., LtdShanghai Curvet Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Shanghai Curvet Hardware Product Co., LtdShanghai Tengyu Hardware Tools Co., Ltd21.24
Shanghai Tengyu Hardware Tools Co., LtdShanghai Tengyu Hardware Tools Co., Ltd21.24
Shanghai Tengyu Hardware Tools Co., LtdShanghai Curvet Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Xuzhou CIP International Group Co., LtdXuzhou CIP International Group Co., Ltd21.24
Xuzhou CIP International Group Co., LtdQingdao International Fastening Systems Inc21.24
Wuhu Shijie Hardware Co., LtdWuhu Shijie Hardware Co., Ltd21.24
Wuhu Xin Lan De Industrial Co., LtdWuhu Xin Lan De Industrial Co., Ltd21.24
Tianjin Zhonglian Metals Ware Co., LtdTianjin Zhonglian Metals Ware Co., Ltd21.24
Jining Huarong Hardware Products Co., LtdJining Huarong Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Mingguang Abundant Hardware Products Co., LtdMingguang Abundant Hardware Products Co., Ltd21.24
Shandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Group Co., LtdShandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Group Co., Ltd21.24
Shandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Import and Export Co., LtdShandong Oriental Cherry Hardware Import and Export Co., Ltd21.24
Shanghai Chengkai Hardware Product. Co., LtdShanghai Chengkai Hardware Product. Co., Ltd21.24
Shanghai Jade Shuttle Hardware Tools Co., LtdShanghai Jade Shuttle Hardware Tools Co., Ltd21.24
Shanghai Yueda Nails Industry Co., LtdShanghai Yueda Nails Industry Co., Ltd21.24
Besco Machinery Industry (Zhejiang) Co., LtdBesco Machinery Industry (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd21.24
The Stanley Works (Langfang) Fastening Systems Co., LtdThe Stanley Works (Langfang) Fastening Systems Co., Ltd21.24
Guangdong Foreign Trade Import & Export CorporationShanghai Nanhui Jinjun Hardware Factory21.24
Tianjin Jinghai County Hongli Industry and Business Co., LtdTianjin Jinghai County Hongli Industry and Business Co., Ltd21.24
PRC-Wide Rate118.04

This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to certain steel nails from the PRC pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department's Central Records Unit, Room 1117 of the main Commerce building, for copies of an updated list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect.

This order is published in accordance with section 736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211.

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Dated: July 28, 2008.

David M. Spooner,

Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

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Footnotes

1.  Illinois Tool Works Inc., Paslode Division (“ITW Paslode”) and Paslode Fasteners (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (“Paslode Shanghai”), (collectively, “ITW”).

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2.  Suzhou Xingya Nail Co., Ltd, Senco-Xingya Metal Products (Taicang) Co., Ltd., Yunfa International Resources Inc., Senco Products, Inc. (“Senco”), and Omnifast Inc. (“Omnifast”) (collectively “Xingya Group”).

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3.  Petitioners are: Mid Continent Nail Corporation; Davis Wire Corporation; Gerdau Ameristeel Corporation (Atlas Steel & Wire Division); Maze Nails (Division of W.H. Maze Company); Treasure Coast Fasteners, Inc.; and United Steel, Paper and Forestry, Rubber, Manufacturing, Energy, Allied Industrial and Service Workers International Union.

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4.  See Memorandum to the File through Alex Villanueva, Program Manager, Office 9, from Nicole Bankhead, Senior Case Analyst: Verification of the Sales and Factors Response of Paslode Fasteners (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in the Antidumping Investigation of Certain Steel Nails from the People's Republic of China, dated April 15, 2008.

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[FR Doc. E8-17714 Filed 7-31-08; 8:45 am]

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