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Forged Stainless Steel Flanges From India: Notice of Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

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Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce.


In response to a request from an interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) initiated an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on forged stainless steel flanges from India. The period of review is February 1, 2010, through January 22, 2011. Based on the withdrawal of request for review submitted by Pradeep Metals Limited, the sole respondent in this proceeding, we are now rescinding this administrative review.


Effective Date: June 1, 2011.

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Steve Bezirganian or Robert James, AD/CVD Operations, Office 7, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-1131 or (202) 482-0649, respectively.

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On February 1, 2011, the Department published a notice announcing an opportunity for interested parties to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on forged stainless steel flanges from India. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity to Request Administrative Review, 76 FR 5559 (February 1, 2011). Pradeep Metals Limited requested an administrative review of entries of its subject merchandise and, based on that request, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of initiation of an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on forged stainless steel flanges from India covering the period February 1, 2010, through January 22, 2011. See Initiation of Antidumping Duty Administrative Reviews, Requests for Revocation in Part, and Deferral of Administrative Review, 76 FR 17825 (March 31, 2011). On May 10, 2011, the Department received a letter from Pradeep Metals Limited, withdrawing its request for an administrative review.

Rescission of Review

19 CFR 351.213(d)(1) of the Department's regulations provides that the Department will rescind an administrative review if the party that requested the review withdraws its request for review within 90 days of the publication of the notice of initiation of the requested review, or withdraws at a later date if the Department determines it is reasonable to extend the time limit for withdrawing the request. Pradeep Metals Limited withdrew its request within 90 days of the publication of the notice of initiation. Therefore, the Department is rescinding this review.


The Department will instruct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. For Pradeep Metals Limited, 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 directly to CBP 15 days after publication of this notice.


This notice serves as a final reminder to importers for whom this review is being rescinded 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 the antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.

This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to administrative protective orders (APO) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305, which continues to govern business proprietary information in this segment of the proceeding. 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 violation which is subject to sanction.

This notice is issued and published in accordance with section 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

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Dated: May 25, 2011.

Christian Marsh,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations.

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[FR Doc. 2011-13566 Filed 5-31-11; 8:45 am]