[Federal Register: March 6, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 44)]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-874]

 
Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: 
Certain Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of 
China

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of final determination of sales at less than fair value.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: March 6, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James Terpstra or Cindy Lai Robinson, 
AD/CVD Enforcement, Office 6, Group II, Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-3965, and (202) 482-3797, respectively.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Final Determination

    Pursuant to section 735 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the 
Act), we determine that ball bearings from the People's Republic of 
China (PRC) are being sold, or are likely to be sold, in the United 
States at less than fair value (LTFV). The estimated margins of sales 
at LTFV are shown in the ``Final Determination of Investigation'' 
section of this notice.

Background

    On October 15, 2002, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published its preliminary determination of sales at LTFV in the 
antidumping duty investigation of ball bearings from the PRC. See 
Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value 
and Postponement of Final Determination: Certain Ball Bearings and 
Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China, 67 FR 63609 (October 
15, 2002) (Preliminary Determination).
    On November 20, 2002, the Department published the amended 
preliminary determination of sales at LTFV in the antidumping duty 
investigation of ball bearings from the PRC. See Notice of Amended 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain 
Ball Bearings and Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China, 67 
FR 70053 (November 20, 2002) (Amended Preliminary Determination). Since 
the preliminary determination, the following events have occurred.
    During November and December 2002, the Department conducted 
verifications of the mandatory respondents' \1\ sales and factors of 
production information.
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    \1\ The mandatory respondents in this investigation are Zhejiang 
Xinchang Peer Bearing Company Ltd. (Peer), Wanxiang Group 
Corporation (Wanxiang), and Ningbo Cixing Group Corp. and its U.S. 
affiliate, CW Bearings USA, Inc. (collectively, Cixing).
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    Both the petitioner \2\ and the mandatory respondents (respondents) 
filed surrogate value information and data on December 13, 2002. On 
December 23, 2002, petitioner and respondents filed information 
rebutting the December 13 factor value submissions.
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    \2\ The petitioner in this case is the American Bearing 
Manufacturers Association (ABMA).
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    Parties filed case and rebuttal briefs on January 13 and January 
21, 2003, respectively. On January 22, 2003, a public hearing was held 
at the Department of Commerce.
    We note that although we stated in our Amended Preliminary 
Determination that we would make the final determination no later than 
February 26, 2003, the actual statutory deadline pursuant to section 
735(a)(2) of the Act is February 27, 2003. Accordingly, we are issuing 
our final determination on February 27, 2003, in accordance with the 
statutory requirement.

Scope of the Investigation

    The scope of the investigation includes all antifriction bearings, 
regardless of size, precision grade or use, that employ balls as the 
rolling element (whether ground or unground) and parts thereof (inner 
ring, outer ring, cage, balls, seals, shields, etc.) that are produced 
in China. Imports of these products are classified under the following 
categories: antifriction balls, ball bearings with integral shafts and 
parts thereof, ball bearings (including thrust, angular contact, and 
radial ball bearings) and parts thereof, and housed or mounted ball 
bearing units and parts thereof. The scope includes ball bearing type 
pillow blocks and parts thereof and wheel hub units incorporating balls 
as the rolling element. With regard to finished parts, all such parts 
are included in the scope of the petition. With regard to unfinished 
parts, such parts are included if (1) they have been heat-treated, or 
(2) heat treatment is not required to be performed on the part. Thus, 
the only unfinished parts that are not covered by the petition are 
those that will be subject to heat treatment after importation.
    Imports of these products are classified under the following 
Harmonized Tariff Schedules of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 
3926.90.45, 4016.93.00, 4016.93.10, 4016.93.50, 6909.19.5010, 
8431.20.00, 8431.39.0010, 8482.10.10, 8482.10.50, 8482.80.00, 
8482.91.00, 8482.99.05, 8482.99.2580, 8482.99.35, 8482.99.6595, 
8483.20.40, 8483.20.80, 8483.30.40, 8483.30.80, 8483.50.90, 8483.90.20, 
8483.90.30, 8483.90.70, 8708.50.50, 8708.60.50, 8708.60.80, 
8708.70.6060, 8708.93.30, 8708.93.6000, 8708.93.75, 8708.99.06, 
8708.99.31, 8708.99.4000, 8708.99.4960, 8708.99.5800, 8708.99.8080, 
8803.10.00, 8803.20.00, 8803.30.00, 8803.90.30, and 8803.90.90.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
U.S. Customs Service (Customs) purposes, the written description of the 
merchandise under investigation is dispositive.
    Specifically excluded from the scope are unfinished parts that are 
subject to heat treatment after importation. Also excluded from the 
scope are cylindrical roller bearings, mounted or unmounted, and parts 
thereof (CRB) and spherical plain bearings, mounted and unmounted, and 
parts thereof (SPB). CRB products include all antifriction bearings 
that employ cylindrical rollers as the rolling element. SPB products 
include all spherical plain bearings that employ a spherically shaped 
sliding element and include spherical plain rod ends.

Scope Clarification

    In the Preliminary Determination, the Department addressed scope 
inquiries received from Caterpillar Inc., Nippon Pillow Block Sales 
Company Limited, Nippon Pillow Block Manufacturing Company Limited and 
FYH Bearing Units USA, Inc. (collectively, NPBS), and Wanxiang.
    On April 22, 2002, Caterpillar Inc. requested that XLS (English) 
series ball bearings and pin-lock slot XLS (English) series ball 
bearings having an inside diameter of between 1\3/4\ inches and 5\1/2\ 
inches be excluded from the scope of the investigation.
    On April 23, 2002, NPBS requested that the Department clarify 
whether split pillow block housings and non-split pillow block 
housings, which are imported separately from ball bearings, are 
excluded from the scope of the investigation.
    On May 28, 2002, Wanxiang, one of the three mandatory respondents, 
requested guidance as to whether the language in the scope stating that 
the investigation covers ``wheel hub units incorporating balls as the 
rolling element'' also includes wheel hub units that do not contain 
ball bearings or any other type of rolling element at the time of 
importation.
    The Department preliminarily determined that the scope of the 
investigation includes all antifriction bearings, regardless of size, 
precision grade or use, that employ balls as the rolling element, and 
parts thereof. Therefore, XLS (English) series ball bearings and pin-
lock slot XLS (English) series ball bearings are clearly within the 
scope. With respect to NPBS's request for clarification of whether 
split pillow block housings and non-split pillow block housings that 
are imported separately from ball bearings are excluded from the scope 
of this investigation, the Department previously determined in Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Antifriction Bearings 
(Other Than Tapered Roller Bearings) and Parts Thereof from the 
Republic of Germany, 54 FR 18992, 19015 (May 3, 1989) (Antifriction 
Bearings) that pillow block housings are not bearings, do not contain 
bearings, and are not parts or

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subassemblies of bearings. Therefore, consistent with that 
determination and the facts of this investigation, we found that split 
pillow block housings (not containing antifriction bearings) are 
excluded from the scope of this investigation. However, the scope of 
the current investigation includes ball bearing type pillow blocks and 
parts thereof. Thus, non-split pillow blocks, even when imported 
separately, are included in the scope.
    Regarding Wanxiang's request for clarification as to whether empty 
wheel hub units are included in the scope, in the Preliminary 
Determination, the Department stated that we would examine this issue 
further to determine whether the empty wheel hub units produced by 
Wanxiang use balls or tapered roller bearings interchangeably. At the 
verification of Wanxiang, company officials used a model of an empty 
wheel hub unit to demonstrate that the base of the unit can be used 
with either ball bearings or tapered bearings as the rolling element. 
Based on that demonstration, we determine that because the empty wheel 
hub units produced by Wanxiang can use either balls or tapered roller 
bearings interchangeably, such merchandise is included within the scope 
of this investigation. Neither the Department nor Customs can ascertain 
with certainty which empty well hub units will be solely used for 
tapered roller bearings and which ones will be designated for use with 
roller bearings.
    Based on the foregoing, the Department maintains its position in 
the final determination that the scope of the investigation includes 
XLS (English) series ball bearings and pin-lock slot XLS (English) 
series ball bearings; non-split pillow blocks, even when imported 
separately; and empty wheel hub units. See Preliminary Determination, 
67 FR 63610.
    Since the publication of the Preliminary Determination, the 
Department received two requests for scope clarifications. On November 
15, 2002, Guangdong Agricultural Machinery Import & Export (GAM), a 
voluntary Section A respondent, requested that the Department exclude 
mast guide bearings and chain wheels from the scope, which they claim 
are used exclusively in forklift trucks. Alternatively, GAM requested 
that the Department determine that mast guide bearings are a separate 
class or kind of subject merchandise than all other ball bearings. On 
December 6, 2002, EMPI Inc. sought a scope clarification for some of 
the balls that it imports because those balls are used exclusively in 
the rebuilding of CV joints.
    These two additional scope requests were received after the 
Preliminary Determination. Due to time constraints in conducting this 
investigation, the Department was unable to address the additional 
scope requests within the context of this investigation. As a result, 
we have not addressed the scope requests or additional arguments raised 
by the petitioner in our final determination. However, should an order 
be issued in the instant investigation, parties can resubmit scope 
requests in accordance with section 351.225 of the Department's 
regulations and the Department will examine such requests in that 
context.

Name Changes

    Since the Preliminary Determination, a number of parties have 
notified the Department of incorrect company names or have requested 
name changes.
    On October 31, 2002 and on January 13, 2003, Zhejiang Rolling 
Bearing Co., Ltd. (ZRB) informed the Department of its name change to 
Zhejiang Tianma Bearing Co., Ltd. The supporting documentation included 
a pre-approval from the Zhejiang Industrial and Commercial 
Administration Bureau. ZRB also stated that notwithstanding the 
approval, it is required under Chinese law to maintain its original 
name for one year after final approval. We find that during the period 
of investigation (POI), the company name remained ZRB; therefore, the 
company-specific rate is only applicable to ZRB. For further discussion 
of this issue, see Comment 4, ``Corporate Name Change Filing'' of the 
Memorandum from Holly A. Kuga, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for 
Import Administration, to Faryar Shirzad, Assistant Secretary for 
Import Administration, ``Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final 
Determination in the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Ball 
Bearings and Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China,'' dated 
concurrently with this notice (Decision Memorandum).
    On November 1, 2002, China National Automotive Industry Guizhou 
Import & Export Corporation stated that they had incorrectly reported 
the company's name as China National Automobile Industry Guizhou Import 
& Export Corporation. Dong Guan Bearing Factory also reported that it 
is in the process of changing its name to Dong Guan TR Bearings Group, 
Ltd. (TR) and requested that the Department use both the old and new 
names in the instructions to Customs. Regarding the first request, the 
Department will notify Customs of the correct company name. However, 
the Department is unable to grant Dong Guan Bearing Factory's request 
because the company has stated that it must continue to export under 
its old name until Chinese Customs switches to the new name, and 
because the company has not provided any supporting documentation. 
Therefore, the Department will not issue any instructions to Customs 
pertaining to the company's new name.
    On November 25, 2002, Zhejiang Xinchang Peer Bearing Company, Ltd., 
a Chinese exporter, and Peer Bearing Company, its affiliated U.S. 
importer of subject merchandise (Peer), requested that the Department 
inform Customs that the current antidumping rate assigned to Xinchang 
Peer Bearing Company, Ltd., is also applicable to Zhejiang Xinchang 
Peer Bearing Company, Ltd. The company stated that its formal company 
name is Zhejiang Xinchang Peer Bearing Company, Ltd. However, in the 
Preliminary Determination and Amended Preliminary Determination, the 
Department referred to the company as Xinchang Peer Bearing Company, 
Ltd. Based on record evidence demonstrating the company's true name, 
the Department determined that Peer's formal name is Zhejiang Xinchang 
Peer Bearing Company, Ltd. Accordingly, the Department will provide 
specific instructions to Customs for Zhejiang Xinchang Peer Bearing 
Company, Ltd.

Period of Investigation

    The POI is July 1, 2001, through December 31, 2001. This period 
corresponds to the two most recent fiscal quarters prior to the month 
of the filing of the petition (i.e., February 2002). See 19 CFR 
351.204(b)(1).

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in the case and rebuttal briefs by parties to 
this proceeding and to which we have responded are listed in the 
Appendix to this notice and addressed in the Decision Memorandum, which 
is hereby adopted by this notice. Parties can find a complete 
discussion of the issues raised in this investigation and the 
corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum which is on 
file in the central records unit (CRU), 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. The paper 

copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in 
content.

Non-Market Economy

    The Department has treated the PRC as a non-market economy (NME)

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country in all its past antidumping investigations. See Notice of Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Certain Folding Gift 
Boxes from the People's Republic of China, 66 FR 58115 (November 20, 
2001); Notice of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: 
Certain Cold-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products from the People's 
Republic of China, 67 FR 62107 (October 3, 2002). A designation as an 
NME country remains in effect until it is revoked by the Department. 
See section 771(18)(C) of the Act. The respondents in this 
investigation have not requested a revocation of the PRC's NME status. 
Therefore, we have continued to treat the PRC as a NME in this 
investigation. For further details, see the Preliminary Determination.

Separate Rates

    In our Preliminary Determination, we found that forty-five 
companies met the criteria for the application of separate, company-
specific antidumping duty rates. We have not received any other 
information since the Preliminary Determination which would warrant 
reconsideration of our separates rates determination with respect to 
these companies. For a complete discussion of the Department's 
determination that the respondents are entitled to a separate rate, see 
the Preliminary Determination.

The PRC-Wide Rate

    In the Preliminary Determination, we found that the use of adverse 
facts available for the PRC-wide rate was appropriate for other 
exporters in the PRC based on our presumption that those respondents 
who failed to demonstrate entitlement to a separate rate constitute a 
single enterprise under common control by the Chinese government. The 
PRC-wide rate applies to all entries of the merchandise under 
investigation except for entries from the three mandatory respondents 
and the respondents that are entitled to a separate rate.
    When analyzing the petition for purposes of the initiation, the 
Department reviewed all of the data upon which the petitioner relied in 
calculating the estimated dumping margin and determined that the margin 
in the petition was appropriately calculated and supported by adequate 
evidence in accordance with the statutory requirements for initiation. 
In order to corroborate the petition margin for purposes of using it as 
adverse facts available, we examined the price and cost information 
provided in the petition in the context of our preliminary 
determination. For further details, see Memorandum from David Salkeld, 
Case Analyst, to Melissa G. Skinner, Office Director, ``Corroboration 
of Secondary Information,'' dated October 1, 2002.
    Since the Preliminary Determination, we have received comments from 
the petitioner, which are discussed in the accompanying Decision 
Memorandum at Comment 5. The Department has continued to use the PRC-
wide rate calculation methodology it employed for the Preliminary 
Determination, and the PRC-wide rate is, for the final determination, 
59.30 percent.

Surrogate Country

    For purposes of the final determination, we continue to find that 
India remains the appropriate surrogate country for the PRC. For 
further discussion and analysis regarding the surrogate country 
selection for the PRC, see the Preliminary Determination.

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we verified the 
information submitted by the respondent for use in our final 
determination. We used standard verification procedures including 
examination of relevant accounting and production records, and original 
source documents provided by the respondents. For changes from the 
Preliminary Determination as a result of verification, see the 
``Changes Since the Preliminary Determination'' section below.

Changes Since the Preliminary Determination

    Based on our findings at verification and on our analysis of the 
comments received, we have made adjustments to the calculation 
methodologies used in the preliminary determination. These adjustments 
are discussed in detail in the (1) Decision Memorandum, (2) Memorandum 
from the Team to the File, ``Final Factors of Production Valuation 
Memorandum,'' dated February 27, 2003, and (3) Memorandum from the Team 
to the File, ``Calculation Memorandum for the Final Determination,'' 
dated February 27, 2003.

Continuation of Suspension of Liquidation

    In accordance with section 735(c)(1)(B)(ii) of the Act, we are 
directing Customs to continue suspension liquidation of entries of 
subject merchandise from the PRC, except for merchandise produced and 
exported by Cixing, that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after October 15, 2002 (the date of publication of 
the Preliminary Determination in the Federal Register). We will 
instruct Customs to require a cash deposit or the posting of a bond 
equal to the weighted-average amount by which the normal value exceeds 
the U.S. price, as indicated in the chart below. Merchandise produced 
and exported by Cixing will be excluded from any antidumping duty 
order, if issued. These suspension-of-liquidation instructions will 
remain in effect until further notice.

Final Determination of Investigation

    We determine that the following weighted-average percentage margins 
exist for the period July 1, 2001, through December 31, 2001:

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                  Manufacturer/exporter                   average margin
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Zhejiang Xinchang Peer Bearing Company Ltd..............            8.33
Wanxiang Group Corporation..............................            7.22
Ningbo Cixing Group Corp................................          1 0.59
B&R Bearing Co..........................................            7.80
Changshan Import & Export Company, Ltd..................            7.80
Changzhou Daya Import and Export Corporation Limited....            7.80
China Huanchi Bearing Group Corp. and Ningbo Huanchi                7.80
 Import & Export Co. Ltd................................
China National Automobile Industry Guizhou Import &                 7.80
 Export Corp............................................
China National Machinery & Equipment Import & Export                7.80
 Wuxi Co., Ltd..........................................
Chongqing Changjiang Bearing Industrial Corporation.....            7.80
CSC Bearing Company Limited.............................            7.80
Dongguan TR Bearing Corporation, Ltd....................            7.80

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Fujian Nanan Fushan Hardware Machinery Electric Co., Ltd            7.80
Guangdong Agricultural Machinery Import & Export Company            7.80
Harbin Bearing Group and Heilongjiang Machinery and                 7.80
 Equipment Import and Export Corporation................
Jiangsu CTD Imports & Exports Co., Ltd..................            7.80
Jiangsu General Ball & Roller Co., Ltd..................            7.80
Jiangsu Hongye Intl. Group Industrial Development Co.,              7.80
 Ltd....................................................
Jinrun Group Ltd. Haining...............................            7.80
Ningbo Cixi Import Export Co............................            7.80
Ningbo Economic and Technological Development Zone and              7.80
 Tiansheng Bearing Co. Ltd and TSB Group USA Inc. and
 TSB Bearing Group America, Co. (TSB Group).............
Ningbo General Bearing Co., Ltd.........................            7.80
Ningbo Jinpeng Bearing Co., Ltd. and Ningbo Mikasa                  7.80
 Bearing Co. Ltd. and Ningbo Cizhuang Bearing Co.
 Tahsleh Development Zone...............................
Ningbo MOS Group Corporation, Ltd.......................            7.80
Norin Optech Co., Ltd...................................            7.80
Premier Bearing & Equipment, Ltd........................            7.80
Sapporo Precision Inc./Shanghai Precision Bearing Co.,              7.80
 Ltd....................................................
Shaanxi Machinery & Equipment Import & Export Corp......            7.80
Shandong Machinery Import & Export Group Corp...........            7.80
Shanghai Bearing (Group) Company Limited................            7.80
Shanghai Foreign Service and Economic Cooperation Co.               7.80
 Ltd....................................................
Shanghai General Pudong Bearing Co., Ltd................            7.80
Shanghai Hydraulics & Pneumatics Corp...................            7.80
Shanghai Nanshi Foreign Economic Cooperation & Trading              7.80
 Co., Ltd...............................................
Shanghai SNZ Bearings Co., Ltd..........................            7.80
Shanghai Zhong Ding I/E Trading Co., Ltd. and Shanghai              7.80
 Li Chen Bearings.......................................
Shaoguan Southeast Bearing Co. Ltd......................            7.80
Sin NanHwa Bearings Co. Ltd. and Sin NanHwa Co. Ltd.....            7.80
TC Bearing Manufacturing Co. Ltd........................            7.80
Wafangdian Bearing Company Ltd..........................            7.80
Wholelucks Industrial Limited...........................            7.80
Wuxi New-way Machinery Co., Ltd.........................            7.80
Zhejiang Rolling Bearing Co. Ltd........................            7.80
Zhejiang Shenlong Bearing Co. Ltd.......................            7.80
Zhejiang Wanbang Industrial Co., Ltd....................            7.80
Zhejiang Xinchang Xinzhou Industrial Co. Ltd............            7.80
Zhejiang Xinchun Bearing Co. Ltd........................            7.80
Zhejiang ZITIC Import & Export Co. Ltd..................            7.80
PRC-Wide Rate...........................................          59.30
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International Trade Commission Notification

    In accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, we have notified the 
International Trade Commission (ITC) of our determination. As our final 
determination is affirmative, the ITC will determine, within 45 days, 
whether these imports are materially injuring, or threaten material 
injury to, the U.S. industry. If the ITC determines that material 
injury, or threat of material injury does not exist, the proceeding 
will be terminated and all securities posted will be refunded or 
canceled. If the ITC determines that such injury does exist, the 
Department will issue an antidumping duty order directing Customs 
officials to assess antidumping duties on all imports of subject 
merchandise entered for consumption on or after the effective date of 
the suspension of liquidation.

Notification Regarding Administrative Protective Order (APO)

    This notice also serves as a reminder to parties subject to APO of 
their responsibility concerning the disposition of proprietary 
information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. 
Timely notification of 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.
    This determination is issued and published in accordance with 
sections 735(d) and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: February 27, 2003.
Faryar Shirzad,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.

Appendix--Issues in Decision Memorandum

I. General Issues

Comment 1: Valuation of Overhead, SG&A, and Profit Ratios 
(``Financial Ratios'')
    A. Whether Companies Which Reported a Loss Should Be Excluded 
from Profit Ratios Calculation
    B. Whether the Department Should Use a Weighted Average or a 
Simple Average to Calculate Financial Ratios
    C. Whether the Department Should Exclude Companies Which Did Not 
Manufacture the Merchandise under Investigation
    D. Whether the Department Should Exclude Financial Data That Are 
Not Contemporaneous with the POI
    E. Whether the Department Should Exclude Companies That Were 
Owned and Controlled by the Indian Government

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    F. Whether the Department Should Exclude Company Data Where the 
Company Is Less Integrated
    G. Whether the Department Should Restate Indian Surrogate 
Producers' FOH and SG&A to Eliminate Certain Distortions
    H. Whether the Department Should Exclude the Financial 
Statements of Indian Producers Which Are Affiliated with Petitioner
    I. Whether the Department Should Exclude the Financial Data of 
Multinational Corporations: SKF, FAG, and TIL
    J. Which Indian Surrogate Producers Should Be Included as 
Surrogate Source for Valuing Financial Ratios
Comment 2: Respondent Selection
Comment 3: GAM Mast Guide Bearings and Chain Wheels
Comment 4: Corporate Name Change Filing
Comment 5: PRC-Wide Rate
Comment 6: Valuation of Purchased Components
Comment 7: Calculating Margins on a Per-Unit Basis
Comment 8: Market Economy Steel Values-Korea/India

II. Company-Specific Issues

A. Peer

Comment 9: Correction of Errors Made in the Preliminary Margin
Comment 10: Incorporation of Corrections Made Prior to Verification
Comment 11: Incorporation of Corrections for Discrepancies Found at 
Verifications
Comment 12: Require Peer to Provide Complete and Accurate Data for 
Certain CONNUMs or Use Facts Available
Comment 13: Whether the Department Should Correct Peer's Scrap 
Recycle Ratio and Recalculate Peer's Material Costs
Comment 14: Whether the Department Should Confirm That Peer Has 
Reported Any Estimated Rebates
Comment 15: Whether the Department Should Examine or Restate Peer's 
Reported ``Section E'' Costs
Comment 16: Whether the Department Should Restate Peer's U.S. 
Indirect Selling Expenses
Comment 17: Whether the Department Should Restate Certain Factors 
(Labor and Certain Materials) Which Could Not be Obtained from 
Suppliers or Subcontractors
Comment 18: Whether the Department Should Use Facts Available for 
U.S. Inland Freight from the Warehouse to Unaffiliated Customers 
(INLFWCU)
Comment 19: Whether The Department Should Use Facts Available for 
Peer's U.S. Unaffiliated Commissions
Comment 20: Whether the Department Should Revise Its Margin 
Calculation Methodology
Comment 21: Whether the Department Should Exclude Certain Non-
Operational Expenses and Reclassify Certain Operational Expenses in 
Calculating Financial Ratios
Comment 22: Whether the Department Should Use More Contemporaneous 
Electricity Data
Comment 23: Whether the Department Should Use More Contemporaneous 
Data Involving Full Shipments for Brokerage and Handling Charges

B. Wanxiang

Comment 24: Surrogate Value for Wooden Packing Pallets, Boxes
Comment 25: Wanxiang's EMQ Bearings
Comment 26: Wanxiang's CEP and Commission Offset
Comment 27: Wanxiang's Steel and Scrap Data
Comment 28: Wanxiang's Brokerage & Handling
Comment 29: U.S. Inland Freight
Comment 30: Ocean Freight
Comment 31: Computer Programming Error (ELASCLP2)
Comment 32: Steel Type for Rings and Balls
Comment 33: Steel Wire Rod (for Balls)
Comment 34: Surrogate Value for SAE 1045 Plain Carbon Steel for 
Hubs, Spindles and Circlips, Bolts
Comment 35: Surrogate Value for SAE 1566 Structure Carbon Steel for 
Certain Outer Rings and Spindles
Comment 36: Surrogate Value for Steel Bar (for Rings)
Comment 37: Surrogate Value for Steel Tube (for Rings)
Comment 38: Surrogate Value for Cold-Rolled Steel for Shields, 
Cages, Rubber Seals, Rivets
Comment 39: Empty Wheel Hub Units

C. Cixing

Comment 40: The Department Made an Error in Calculating the 
Regression-Based Wage Rate for China
Comment 41: Cixing's Market Economy Purchases of Balls
Comment 42: Cixing's Scrap Offset
Comment 43: Cixing's Surrogate Value for Inner and Outer Ring Steel
Comment 44: Cixing's Market Economy Purchases of Coil
Comment 45: Cixing's Marine and Inland Insurance
Comment 46: Liquidation During the Provisional Period
Comment 47: Cixing's Brokerage and Handling
Comment 48: Cixing's Air Freight
Comment 49: Cixing's Electric Motor Quality (EMQ) Bearings
Comment 50: Cixing's CONNUM Reporting Methodology and Ball Weights
Comment 51: Clerical Errors in the Amended Preliminary Program

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