[Federal Register: March 26, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 58)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-821-817]

 
Antidumping Duty Order: Silicon Metal From Russia

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

ACTION: Notice of antidumping duty order.

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EFFECTIVE DATE: March 26, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheryl Werner at (202) 482-2667, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230.

Background

    On February 11, 2003, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published a notice of final determination of sales at 
less than fair value in the investigation of silicon metal from the 
Russian Federation (``Russia''). Notice of Final Determination of Sales 
at Less Than Fair Value: Silicon Metal From the Russian Federation, 68 
FR 6885 (February 11, 2003) (``Final Determination''). On March 7, 
2003, the Department issued its amended final determination in the 
antidumping duty investigation of silicon metal from Russia. See Notice 
of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: 
Silicon Metal from the Russian Federation, 68 FR 12037 (March 13, 2003) 
(Amended Final Determination). In the Amended Final Determination, the 
Department amended the weighted-average margins for Bratsk Aluminum 
Smelter (``Bratsk'') and ZAO Kremny (``Kremny'')/Sual-Kremny-Ural Ltd. 
(``SKU'').
    On March 19, 2003, the International Trade Commission (``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

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is materially injured by reason of less-than-fair-value imports of 
silicon metal from Russia. In addition, the ITC notified the Department 
of its final determination that critical circumstances do not exist 
with respect to imports of subject merchandise from Russia that are 
subject to the Department's affirmative critical circumstances finding.

Scope of the Orders

    For purposes of this investigation, the product covered is silicon 
metal, which generally contains at least 96.00 percent but less than 
99.99 percent silicon by weight. The merchandise covered by this 
investigation also includes silicon metal from Russia containing 
between 89.00 and 96.00 percent silicon by weight, but containing more 
aluminum than the silicon metal which contains at least 96.00 percent 
but less than 99.99 percent silicon by weight. Silicon metal currently 
is classifiable under subheadings 2804.69.10 and 2804.69.50 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). This 
investigation covers all silicon metal meeting the above specification, 
regardless of tariff classification.

Antidumping Duty Order

    In accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department 
will direct the Customs Service to assess, upon further advice by the 
Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal 
value of the merchandise exceeds the export price of the merchandise 
for all relevant entries of silicon metal from Russia. The antidumping 
duties will be assessed on all unliquidated entries of silicon metal 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after 
September 20, 2002, the date on which the Department published its 
notice of preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
    Regarding the negative critical circumstances determination, we 
will instruct the Customs service to lift suspension and to 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 June 22, 2002, but before September 20, 2002. June 22, 2002, is 
90 days prior to September 20, 2002, the date of publication of the 
preliminary determination in the Federal Register.
    Customs must 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 noted below. 
The ``Russia-wide'' rates apply to all exporters of subject merchandise 
not specifically listed. The weighted-average dumping margins are as 
follows:

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                                                               Weighted-
               Manufacturer/Producer/Exporter                   average
                                                                margin
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Bratsk Aluminum Smelter.....................................       79.42
ZAO Kremny/Sual-Kremny-Ural Ltd.............................       56.11
Russia-wide.................................................       79.42
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    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
silicon metal from Russia, pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. 
Interested parties may contact the Department's Central Records Unit, 
Room B-099 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 Act 
and 19 CFR 351.211.

    Dated: March 20, 2003.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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