[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 160 (Thursday, August 17, 2000)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50179-50180]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-20980]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-806]


Carbon Steel Wire Rope From Mexico; Final Results of Antidumping 
Duty Administrative and New Shipper Reviews

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

ACTION: Notice of final results of antidumping duty administrative and 
new shipper reviews.

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SUMMARY: On April 7, 2000, the Department of Commerce (the Department) 
published the preliminary results of the administrative and new shipper 
reviews of the antidumping duty order on carbon steel wire rope from 
Mexico (65 FR 18283). The merchandise covered by this order is carbon 
steel wire rope. Steel wire rope encompasses ropes, cables, and cordage 
of iron or carbon steel, other than stranded wire, not fitted with 
fittings or made up into articles, and not made up of brass plated 
wire. Excluded from this review is stainless steel wire rope and all 
forms of stranded wire, with the following exception. Based on the 
affirmative final determination of circumvention of the antidumping 
duty order, 60 FR 10831 (Feb. 28, 1995), the Department has determined 
that steel wire strand, when manufactured in Mexico by Camesa, S.A. de 
C.V. (Camesa) and imported into the United States for use in the 
production of steel wire rope, falls within the scope of the 
antidumping duty order on steel wire rope from Mexico. The reviews 
cover two manufacturers, Camesa and Cablesa, S.A. de C.V. The period of 
review is March 1, 1998 through February 28, 1999. We received no 
comments on our preliminary results and have made no changes to our 
calculations. The final weighted-average dumping margins for the 
reviewed firms are listed below in the section entitled Final Results 
of the Review.

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 17, 2000.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hoadley or Maureen Flannery, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-0666 
and (202) 482-3020, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Applicable Statute

    Unless otherwise indicated, all citations to the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act), are references to the provisions effective 
January 1, 1995, the effective date of the amendments made to the Act 
by the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. In addition, unless otherwise 
indicated, all citations to the Department's regulations are to 19 CFR 
Part 351 (1999).

Background

    On April 7, 2000, the Department published the preliminary results 
of the administrative and new shipper reviews of the antidumping duty 
order on carbon steel wire rope from Mexico (65 FR 18283). We invited 
parties to comment on our preliminary results of review. We received no 
comments. The Department has conducted these administrative and new 
shipper reviews in accordance with section 751 of the Act.

Scope of Review

    The merchandise covered by this order consists of carbon steel wire 
rope. Steel wire rope encompasses ropes, cables, and cordage of iron or 
carbon steel, other than stranded wire, not fitted with fittings or 
made up into articles, and not made up of brass plated wire. Imports of 
these products are currently classifiable under the following 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheadings: 
7312.10.9030, 7312.10.9060 and 7312.10.9090.
    Excluded from this review is stainless steel wire rope, which is 
classifiable under the HTSUS subheading 7312.10.6000, and all forms of 
stranded wire, with the following exception. Based on the affirmative 
final determination of circumvention of the antidumping duty order, 60 
FR 10831 (Feb. 28, 1995), the Department has determined that steel wire 
strand, when manufactured in Mexico by Camesa and imported into the 
United States for use in the production of steel wire rope, falls 
within the scope of the antidumping duty order on steel wire rope from 
Mexico. Such merchandise is currently classifiable under subheading 
7312.10.3020 of the HTSUS.
    Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and 
customs purposes, our written description of the scope of this review 
is dispositive.

Comments From Interested Parties and Changes Since the Preliminary 
Results

    We received no comments from interested parties in response to our 
preliminary results. We have made no changes in the margin 
calculations.

Final Results of Review

    We determine that the following percentage weighted-average margins 
exist for the period March 1, 1998 through February 28, 1999:

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                                                                Margin
                   Manufacturer/exporter                      (percent)
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Camesa, S.A. de C.V........................................       111.68
Cablesa, S.A. de C.V.......................................         0.00
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Cash Deposit Instructions

    As a result of a Sunset Review of carbon steel wire rope from 
Mexico, the Department has revoked the antidumping duty order for this 
case, effective January 1, 2000. See Revocation of Antidumping Duty 
Orders: Certain Steel Wire Rope From Japan, Korea, and Mexico, 65 FR 
3205-01 (Jan. 20, 2000). Therefore, we have instructed the Customs 
Service to terminate suspension of liquidation for all entries of 
subject merchandise made on or after January 1, 2000. We will issue 
additional instructions directing the Customs Service to liquidate all 
entries of carbon steel wire rope made on or after January 1, 2000, 
without regard to antidumping duties.
    Entries of subject merchandise made prior to January 1, 2000, will 
continue to be subject to suspension of liquidation and antidumping 
duty deposit requirements. The Department will complete any pending 
reviews of this order and will conduct administrative reviews of 
subject merchandise entered prior to the effective date of revocation 
in response to appropriately filed requests for review.

Assessment Rate

    The Department shall determine, and Customs shall assess, 
antidumping duties on all entries made during the current review period 
(March 1, 1998 through February 29, 1999). In accordance with 19 CFR 
351.212(b), we have calculated importer-specific assessment rates. We 
divided the total dumping margins for the reviewed sales by the total 
entered value of those reviewed sales for each importer. We will direct 
Customs to assess the resulting percentage margins against the entered 
Customs values for the subject merchandise on each of that importer's 
entries under the relevant order during the review period.

Notifications

    This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their 
responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) 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 doubled 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. 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.
    We are issuing and publishing this determination and notice in 
accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i) of the Act.

    Dated: August 7, 2000.
Troy H. Cribb,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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