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On December 3, 1996, the Department initiated an antidumping duty investigation under section 732 of the Act on certain CTL plate from Russia.
On May 14, 2008, the Department concluded an administrative review of the Suspension Agreement with respect to CTL Plate from Russia. We found that JSC Severstal (“Severstal”) was in compliance with the agreement.
The Suspension Agreement remains in effect for the signatory producers/exporters of CTL plate from Russia: Severstal, JSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works and JSC NOSTA Integrated Iron-Steel Works.
On August 1, 2008, the Department initiated a sunset review of the suspended antidumping duty investigation on CTL plate from Russia, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.
The Department also received a complete, collective substantive response from the domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in the Department's regulations under section 351.218(d)(3)(i). After examining the substantive response from the domestic interested parties, on September 22, 2008, the Department determined that the response was adequate, consistent with the requirements of 19 CFR 351.218(e).
The products covered by the Suspension Agreement include hot-rolled iron and non-alloy steel universal mill plates (
All issues raised by parties to this sunset review are addressed in the “Issues and Decision Memorandum for the Final Results of the Expedited Sunset Review of the Agreement Suspending the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Certain Cut-to-Length Carbon Steel Plate from the Russian Federation,” from Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Negotiations, Import Administration, to David M. Spooner, Assistant Secretary, Import Administration (December 1, 2008) (“Decision Memorandum”), which is adopted by this notice. The issues discussed in the Decision Memorandum include the likelihood of continuation or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margins likely to prevail were the suspended antidumping duty investigation to be terminated. Parties may find a complete discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding recommendations in this public memorandum, which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room B-1117, 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/frn. The paper copy and electronic version of the Decision Memorandum are identical in content.
We determine that termination of the Suspension Agreement and the underlying antidumping duty investigation on CTL plate from Russia would likely lead to a continuation or recurrence of dumping at the following percentage weighted-average margins:
We are issuing and publishing this notice in accordance with sections 751(c), 752(c), and 777(i)(1) of the Tariff Act.