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

International Trade Administration

 
Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain Concrete 
Reinforcing Bars from Turkey

[A-489-807]

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

ACTION: Notice of Continuation of Antidumping Duty Order: Certain 
Concrete Reinforcing Bars from Turkey.

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SUMMARY: On July 9, 2002, 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 order on certain concrete reinforcing bars from Turkey 
would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping.\1\ On 
March 3, 2003, the International Trade Commission (``the Commission''), 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, determined that revocation of 
the antidumping duty order on certain concrete reinforcing bars from 
Turkey would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of 
material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably 
foreseeable time.\2\ Therefore, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.218(f)(4), the 
Department is publishing notice of the continuation of the antidumping 
duty order on certain concrete reinforcing bars from Turkey.
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    \1\ Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review: Certain Concrete 
Reinforcing Bars from Turkey, 67 FR 45457 (July 9, 2002).
    \2\ Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Turkey, 68 FR 10032 
(March 3, 2003).

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EFFECTIVE DATE: March 26, 2003.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha V. Douthit or James P. Maeder, 
Jr., 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) 482-3330, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On March 1, 2002, the Department initiated, and the Commission 
instituted, a sunset review of the antidumping duty order on certain 
concrete reinforcing bars from Turkey pursuant to section 751(c) of the 
Act.\3\ As a result of its review, the Department found that revocation 
of the antidumping duty order would be likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping and notified the Commission of the magnitude of 
the margin likely to prevail were the order to be revoked.\4\
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    \3\ Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: Five Year Reviews, 67 
FR 9439 (March 1, 2002).
    \4\ Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review: Certain Concrete 
Reinforcing Bars from Turkey, 67 FR 45457 (July 9, 2002).
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    On March 3, 2003, the Commission determined, pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the antidumping duty order on 
certain concrete reinforcing bars from Turkey would be likely to lead 
to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the 
United States within a reasonably foreseeable time.\5\
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    \5\ Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bar From Turkey, 68 FR 10032 
(March 3, 2003), and USITC Publication 3577 (February 2003), 
Investigation No.731-TA-745 (Review).
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Scope

    The product covered by this antidumping duty order is all stock 
deformed steel concrete reinforcing bars sold in straight lengths and 
coils. This includes all hot-rolled deformed rebar rolled from billet 
steel, rail steel, axle steel, or low-alloy steel. It excludes (i) 
plain round rebar, (ii) rebar that a processor has further worked or 
fabricated, and (iii) all coated rebar. Deformed rebar is currently 
classifiable

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in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS'') 
under item numbers 7213.10.000 and 7214.20.000. The HTSUS subheadings 
are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The written 
description of the scope remains dispositive.

Determination

    As a result of the determinations by the Department and the 
Commission that revocation of this antidumping duty order 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 order on certain concrete reinforcing bars from 
Turkey. The Department will instruct Customs Service to continue to 
collect antidumping duty deposits at the rates in effect at the time of 
entry for all imports of subject merchandise. The effective date of 
continuation of this order will be the date of publication in the 
Federal Register of this Notice of Continuation. Pursuant to section 
751(c)(2) and 751(c)(6) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate 
the next five-year review of this order not later than thirty (30) days 
before the fifth anniversary of the effective date of this notice.

    Dated: March 20, 2003.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 03-7260 Filed 3-25-03; 8:45 am]
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