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Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe from the Republic of Korea: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review.

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AGENCY:

Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

April 14, 2009.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Shane Subler or Joe Shuler, at (202) 482-0189 or (202) 482-1293, respectively; AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), on December 1, 2008, Wheatland Tube Company (“Wheatland”), a domestic producer of subject merchandise, and United States Steel Corporation (“U.S. Steel”), an interested party, timely requested an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on circular welded non-alloy steel pipe from the Republic of Korea for the period November 1, 2007, through October 31, 2008. Wheatland requested that the Department conduct an administrative review of the following producers and/or exporters of the subject merchandise: SeAH Steel Corporation (“Seah”); Hyundai HYSCO; Husteel Co., Ltd. (“Husteel”); Daewoo International Corporation; Miju Steel Making Co.; Samsun Steel Co., Ltd. (“Samsun”); Kukje Steel Co., Ltd.; Nexteel Co., Ltd. (“Nexteel”); MSteel Co., Ltd.; Kumkang Industrial Co., Ltd. (“Kumkang”); Histeel Co., Ltd.; Hyundai Corporation; Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd.; Dong-A-Steel Co., Ltd.; Korea Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.; Union Pipe Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; Union Steel Co., Ltd.; Tianjin Huanbohai Import & Export Co.; Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd.; Huludao City Steel Pipe; Benxi Northern Steel Pipes Co.; and Tianjin Shuangjie Steel Pipe Co. On the same date, U.S. Steel requested the Department conduct an administrative review of the following producers of subject merchandise: Husteel; Hyundai HYSCO; Nexteel; Samsun; and Seah.

On December 24, 2008, the Department of Commerce (“the Department”) initiated an administrative review covering the period November 1, 2007, through October 31, 2008. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 73 FR 79055 (December 24, 2008).

Wheatland and U.S. Steel withdrew their requests for a review of Husteel on January 13, 2009. On March 23, 2009, Wheatland withdrew its request for the following companies: Daewoo International Corporation; Miju Steel Making Co.; Samsun; Kukje Steel Co., Ltd.; MSteel Co., Ltd.; Histeel Co., Ltd.; Hyundai Corporation; Dong-A Steel Co., Ltd.; Union Pipe Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; Tianjin Huanbohai Import & Export Co.; Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd.; Huludao City Steel Pipe; Benxi Northern Steel Pipes Co.; and Tianjin Shuangjie Steel Pipe Co. U.S. Steel withdrew its request for Samsun on March 24, 2009.

Rescission of Review

Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(l), the Department will rescind an administrative review, in whole or in part, if the party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review. Wheatland and U.S. Steel withdrew their requests for the noted companies within the 90-day period, and no other party requested a review of these companies. Therefore, in response to Wheatland's and U.S. Steel's withdrawal of their requests for an administrative review of the below-listed Korean producers and/or exporters of subject merchandise, the Department hereby rescinds the administrative review, for the period November 1, 2007, through October 31, 2008, for the following companies: Husteel; Daewoo International Corporation; Miju Steel Making Co.; Samsun; Kukje Steel Co., Ltd.; MSteel Co., Ltd.; Histeel Co., Ltd.; Hyundai Corporation; Dong-A Steel Co., Ltd.; Union Pipe Manufacturing Co., Ltd.; Tianjin Huanbohai Import & Export Co.; Huludao Steel Pipe Industrial Co., Ltd.; Huludao City Steel Pipe; Benxi Northern Steel Pipes Co.; and Tianjin Shuangjie Steel Pipe Co.

Assessment

The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For the companies for which this review is rescinded, the antidumping duties shall be assessed at rates equal to the cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties required at the time of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(c)(1)(i). The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this notice of partial rescission of administrative review.

Notification to Importers

This notice serves as a reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f)(2) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary's presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order

This notice serves as a final reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (“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 terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation.

This notice is issued and published in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

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Dated: April 8, 2009.

John M. Andersen,

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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[FR Doc. E9-8500 Filed 4-13-09; 8:45 am]

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