[Federal Register: December 10, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 237)]
[Notices]               
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From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-469-807]

 
Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Spain; Final Results of Expedited 
Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order

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

ACTION: Notice of Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of 
Antidumping Duty Order on Stainless Steel Wire Rod from Spain.

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SUMMARY: On August 1, 2003, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published the notice of initiation of a sunset review of 
the antidumping duty order on stainless steel wire rod (``SSWR'') from 
Spain.\1\ On the basis of notice of intent to participate and adequate 
substantive comments filed on behalf of domestic interested parties and 
inadequate response (in this case, no response) from respondent 
interested parties, we have determined to conduct an expedited sunset 
review. Based on our analysis of the comments received, we find that 
revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead to 
continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in the 
section entitled Final Results of Review.
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    \1\ Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 68 FR 45219 
(August 1, 2003).

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EFFECTIVE DATE: December 10, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha Douthit, Office of Policy for 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5050.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 1, 2003, the Department published the notice of 
initiation of the sunset review of the antidumping duty order on SSWR 
from Spain. See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 68 FR 45219 
(August 1, 2003), in accordance with section 751(c) of the Tariff Act 
of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). On August 15, 2003, the Department 
received a Notice of Intent to Participate on behalf of a domestic 
interested party, Carpenter Technology Corporation (``Carpenter 
Technology''), within the deadline specified in section 
351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Sunset Policy Bulletin. Carpenter Technology 
claimed interested party status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act, as 
a U.S. producer of SSWR. Carpenter Technology states that it has been 
involved in this proceeding since its inception and remain committed to 
full participation in this sunset review.
    We received a complete substantive response from Carpenter 
Technology on September 2, 2003, within the 30-day deadline specified 
in the Sunset Regulations under section 351.218(d)(3)(i). We did not 
receive a substantive response from any respondent interested parties 
to this proceeding. As a result, pursuant to 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C) of the Sunset Regulations, the 
Department determined to conduct an expedited, i.e., 120-day, review of 
this order.
    This review covers imports from all known manufacturers and 
exporters of SSWR from Spain.

Scope of Review

    SSWR comprises products that are hot-rolled or hot-rolled annealed 
and/or pickled and/or
    descaled rounds, squares, octagons, hexagons or other shapes, in 
coils, that may also be coated with a lubricant containing copper, lime 
or oxalate. SSWR is made of alloy steels containing, by weight, 1.2 
percent or less of carbon and 10.5 percent or more of chromium, with or 
without other elements. These products are manufactured only by hot-
rolling or hot-rolling, annealing, and/or pickling and/or descaling, 
are normally sold in coiled form, and are of solid cross-section. The 
majority of SSWR sold in the United States is round in cross-sectional 
shape, annealed and pickled, and later cold-finished into stainless 
steel wire or small-diameter bar.
    The most common size for such products is 5.5 millimeters or 0.217 
inches in diameter, which represents the smallest size that normally is 
produced on a rolling mill and is the size that most wire-drawing 
machines are set up to draw. The range of SSWR sizes normally sold in 
the United States is between 0.20 inches and 1.312 inches diameter. Two 
stainless steel grades, SF20T and K-M35FL, are excluded from the scope 
of this review. The chemical makeup for the excluded grades is as 
follows:

SF20T

Carbon--0.05 max
Manganese--2.00 max
Phosphorous--0.05 max
Sulfur--0.15 max
Silicon--1.00 max
Chromium--19.00/21.00
Molybdenum--1.50/2.50
Lead--added (0.10/0.30)

K-M35FL

Carbon--0.015 maxSilicon--0.70/1.00
Manganese--0.40 max
Phosphorous--0.04 max
Sulfur--0.03 max
Nickel--0.30 max
Chromium--12.50/14.00
Lead--0.10/0.30
Aluminum--0.20/0.35
    The products subject to this antidumping duty order are currently 
classifiable under subheadings 7221.00.0005, 7221.00.0015, 
7221.00.0030, 7221.00.0045, and 7221.00.0075 of the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). Although the HTSUS 
subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the merchandise is dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this case by parties to this sunset review are 
addressed in the ``Issues and Decision Memorandum'' (``Decision Memo'') 
from Ronald K. Lorentzen, Acting Director, Office of Policy, Import 
Administration, to James J. Jochum, Assistant Secretary for Import 
Administration, dated December 1, 2003, which is hereby adopted by this 
notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memo include the 
likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude 
of the margin likely to prevail were the order revoked. Parties can 
find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the 
corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on 
file in room B-099 of the main Commerce Building.
    In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be 
accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/sunset, under the 

heading ``December 2003.'' The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Decision Memorandum are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty on SSWR from 
Spain would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping 
at the following percentage weighted-average margins:

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           Manufacturers/producers/exporters              Weighted-[chyph]Average[chyph]Margin[chyph]Percentage
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Roldan, S.A...........................................                                                      4.73
All Others............................................                                                      4.73
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    This notice also serves as the only 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 of the 
Department's regulations. Timely notification of the return or 
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.
    We are issuing and publishing this results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: December 1, 2003.
James J. Jochum,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 03-30630 Filed 12-9-03; 8:45 am]
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