Continuation of Antidumping Duty Orders: Certain Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and the People's Republic of China

Summary

On June 7, 1999, the Department of Commerce (``the Department''), pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''), determined that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain iron construction castings from Brazil, Canada, and the People's Republic of China (``China'') is likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping (64 FR 30310 (June 7, 1999)). On October 29, 1999, the International Trade Commission (``the Commission''), pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, determined that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain iron construction castings from Brazil, Canada, and China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time (64 FR 58442 (October 29, 1999)). Therefore, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(e)(4), the Department is publishing notice of the continuation of the antidumping duty orders on certain iron construction castings from Brazil, Canada, and China.

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SUMMARY: On June 7, 1999, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department''), pursuant to sections 751(c) and 752 of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (``the Act''), determined that revocation of the 
antidumping duty orders on certain iron construction castings from 
Brazil, Canada, and the People's Republic of China (``China'') is 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping (64 FR 30310 
(June 7, 1999)). On October 29, 1999, the International Trade 
Commission (``the Commission''), pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, 
determined that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on certain 
iron construction castings from Brazil, Canada, and China would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an 
industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time (64 
FR 58442 (October 29, 1999)). Therefore, pursuant to 19 CFR 
351.218(e)(4), the Department is publishing notice of the continuation 
of the antidumping duty orders on certain iron construction castings 
from Brazil, Canada, and China.

EFFECTIVE DATE: November 12, 1999.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha V. Douthit or Melissa G. 
Skinner, Office of Policy for Import Administration, International 
Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
5050 or (202) 482-1560, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On November 2, 1998, the Department initiated, and the Commission 
instituted, sunset reviews (63 FR 58709 and 63 FR 58758, respectively) 
of the antidumping duty orders on certain iron construction castings 
from Brazil, Canada, and China pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act. 
As a result of these reviews, the Department found that revocation of 
the antidumping duty orders would likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and notified the Commission of the magnitude of 
the margin likely to prevail were the orders to be revoked (see Final 
Results of Expedited Sunset Reviews: Certain Iron Construction Castings 
from Brazil, Canada and The People's Republic of China, 64 FR 30310 
(June 7, 1999)).
    On October 29, 1999, the Commission determined, pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on 
certain iron construction castings from Brazil, Canada, and China would 
be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to 
an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time 
(see Iron Metal Castings From India; Heavy Iron Construction Castings 
From Brazil; and Iron Construction Castings From Brazil, Canada, and 
China, 64 FR 58442 (October 29, 1999), and USITC Pub. 3247, 
Investigations Nos. 303-TA-13 (Review); 701-TA-249 (Review); and 731-
TA-262, 263, and 265 (Review) (October 1999)).

Scope

    Brazil--Merchandise covered by the order on Brazil consists of 
certain iron construction castings. Heavy castings are limited to 
manhole covers, rings, and frames, catch basins, grates and frames, 
clean-out covers and frames used for drainage or access purposes for 
public utility, water and sanitary systems. Light castings are limited 
to valve, service, and meter boxes which are placed below ground to 
encase water, gas, or other valves, or water or gas meters. These 
articles must be of cast iron, not alloyed, and not malleable. 
``Heavy'' castings are classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
(``HTS'') item number 7325.10.0010, and ``light'' castings are 
classified under HTS item number 7325.10.0050. On April 28, 1995, the 
Department determined, in response to a request from Southland 
Marketing, Inc., that the Polycast 700 Series frame, part number 
DG0700, and grate, part number DG0641, are not within the scope of the 
antidumping duty order on iron construction castings from Brazil (see 
Notice of Scope Rulings, 60 FR 36782, (July 18, 1995)).
    Canada--Merchandise covered by the order on Canada consists of 
certain iron construction castings. Heavy castings are limited to 
manhole covers, rings, and frames, catch basins, grates and frames, 
clean-out covers and frames used for drainage or access purposes for 
public utility, water and sanitary systems. ``Heavy'' castings are 
classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule (``HTS'') item number 
7325.10.0010. These articles must be of cast iron, not alloyed, and not 
malleable. On September 23, 1998, the Department issued the final 
results of a changed circumstance review, in which the Department 
revoked the order with respect to ``light'' castings. \1\
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    \1\ See Iron Construction Castings From Canada: Notice of Final 
Results of Changed Circumstances Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review, and Revocation in Part of Antidumping Duty Order: 
Correction, 63 FR 50881 (September 23, 1998).
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    PRC--Merchandise covered by the order on the PRC consists of 
certain iron construction castings. Heavy castings are limited to 
manhole covers, rings, and frames, catch basins, grates and frames, 
clean-out covers and frames used for drainage or access purposes for 
public utility, water and sanitary systems. Light castings are limited 
to valve, service, and meter boxes which are placed below ground to 
encase water, gas, or other valves, or water or gas meters. These articles must be of cast iron, not alloyed, and not 
malleable. ``Heavy'' castings are classifiable under Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule (``HTS'') item number 7325.10.0010, and ``light'' castings are 
classified under HTS item number 7325.10.0050. In response to a request 
from Jack's International Trading Associates, Ltd., on August 28, 1995, 
the Department determined that certain cast iron floor area drains are 
outside the scope of the order (see Notice of Scope Rulings, 60 FR 
54213 (October 20, 1995). Further, in response to a request from The 
Metraflex Company, on August 13, 1997, the Department determined that 
``Y'' pipe strainers are outside the scope of the of the order (see 
Notice of Scope Rulings, 62 FR 62288 (November 21, 1997)).
    The HTS item numbers are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes. The written product description remains dispositive.
    These reviews cover all manufacturers and exporters of certain iron 
construction castings from Brazil, Canada and China.

Determination

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the 
Commission that revocation of these antidumping duty orders would be 
likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material 
injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 
751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of 
the antidumping duty orders on certain iron construction castings from 
Brazil, Canada, and China. The Department will instruct the U.S. 
Customs Service to continue to collect antidumping duty deposits at the 
rate in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject 
merchandise. The effective date of continuation of these orders will be 
the date of publication in the Federal Register of this Notice of 
Continuation. Pursuant to section 751(c)(6)(A) of the Act, the 
Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of these 
orders not later than October 2004.

    Dated: November 5, 1999.
Robert S. LaRussa,
Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 99-29607 Filed 11-10-99; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P  

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