[Federal Register: August 6, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 151)]
[Notices]               
[Page 47868-47869]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr06au04-40]                         


[[Page 47868]]

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-888]

 
Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair 
Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Floor-Standing, Metal-Top Ironing 
Tables and Certain Parts Thereof From the People's Republic of China

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

ACTION: Notice of amended final determination of sales at less than 
fair value and antidumping duty order.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 6, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paige Rivas or Sam Zengotitabengoa, 
Offcie of AD/CVD Enforcement, Office 4, Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-0651 or (202) 482-4195, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On June 24, 2004, the Department of Commerce (Department) published 
the notice of final determination of sales at less than fair value for 
floor-standing, metal-top ironing tables and certain parts thereof 
(ironing tables) from the People's Republic of China (PRC). See Notice 
of Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Floor-
Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof from the 
People's Republic of China, 69 FR 35296 (June 24, 2004) (Final 
Determination). On July 28, 2004, the International Trade Commission 
(ITC) notified the Department of its final determination pursuant to 
section 735(b)(1)(A)(I) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) 
that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason 
of less than fair value imports of subject merchandise from the PRC.

Scope of the Order

    For purposes of this order, the product covered consists of floor-
standing, metal-top ironing tables, assembled or unassembled, complete 
or incomplete, and certain parts thereof. The subject tables are 
designed and used principally for the hand ironing or pressing of 
garments or other articles of fabric. The subject tables have full-
height leg assemblies that support the ironing surface at an 
appropriate (often adjustable) height above the floor. The subject 
tables are produced in a variety of leg finishes, such as painted, 
plated, or matte, and they are available with various features, 
including iron rests, linen racks, and others. The subject ironing 
tables may be sold with or without a pad and/or cover. All types and 
configurations of floor-standing, metal-top ironing tables are covered 
by this order.
    Furthermore, this order specifically covers imports of ironing 
tables, assembled or unassembled, complete or incomplete, and certain 
parts thereof. For purposes of this order, the term ``unassembled'' 
ironing table means a product requiring the attachment of the leg 
assembly to the top or the attachment of an included feature such as an 
iron rest or linen rack. The term ``complete'' ironing table means a 
product sold as a ready-to-use ensemble consisting of the metal-top 
table and a pad and cover, with or without additional features, e.g. 
iron rest or linen rack. The term ``incomplete'' ironing table means a 
product shipped or sold as a ``bare board''--i.e., a metal-top table 
only, without the pad and cover--with or without additional features, 
e.g. iron rest or linen rack. The major parts or components of ironing 
tables that are intended to be covered by this order under the term 
``certain parts thereof'' consist of the metal top component (with or 
without assembled supports and slides) and/or the leg components, 
whether or not attached together as a leg assembly. The order covers 
separately shipped metal top components and leg components, without 
regard to whether the respective quantities would yield an exact 
quantity of assembled ironing tables.
    Ironing tables without legs (such as models that mount on walls or 
over doors) are not floor-standing and are specifically excluded. 
Additionally, tabletop or counter top models with short legs that do 
not exceed 12 inches in length (and which may or may not collapse or 
retract) are specifically excluded.
    The subject ironing tables were previously classified under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) subheading 
9403.20.0010. Effective July 1, 2003, the subject ironing tables are 
classified under the new HTSUS subheading 9403.20.0011. The subject 
metal top and leg components are classified under HTSUS subheading 
9403.90.8040. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for 
convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope 
remains dispositive.

Amended Final Determination

    On June 24, 2004, in accordance with section 735(a) of the Act, the 
Department published its final determination that ironing tables from 
the PRC are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at 
less than fair value. See Final Determination. On June 28, 2004, the 
petitioner, Home Products International, Inc., filed timely allegations 
that the Department made ministerial errors in its final determination. 
The respondents in this case, Since Hardware (Gunagzhou) Co., Ltd. 
(Since Hardware) and Shunde Yongjian Houseware Co. Ltd. (Yongjian), 
made no ministerial error allegations. On July 6, 2004, Since Hardware 
submitted rebuttal comments in response to the allegations made by the 
petitioner. For a detailed discussion of the Department's analysis of 
the allegations of ministerial errors, see Memorandum from Holly A. 
Kuga, Senior Director, Office 4, to Jeffrey May, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Import Administration, Group I, ``Allegation of 
Ministerial Errors,'' dated concurrently with this notice. In 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.224(e), we are amending the Final 
Determination to correct certain ministerial errors.
    The revised final weighted-average dumping margins are as follows:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Weighted-
                                                                average
                    Manufacturer/exporter                       margin
                                                               (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Since Hardware (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.........................        9.47
Shunde Yongjian Housewares Co., Ltd.........................      157.68
Forever Holdings Ltd........................................       72.29
Gaoming Lihe Daily Necessities Co., Ltd.....................       72.29
Harvest International Housewares Ltd........................       72.29
PRC-Wide Rate...............................................      157.68
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The PRC-wide rate applies to all entries of the subject merchandise 
except for entries from Since Hardware, Yongjian, Forever Holdings, 
Harvest International, and Gaoming Lihe.

Antidumping Duty Order

    In accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department 
will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to assess, upon 
further advice by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the 
amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export 
price of the merchandise for all relevant entries of ironing tables 
from the PRC. For all producers and exporters, antidumping duties will 
be assessed on all

[[Page 47869]]

unliquidated entries of subject merchandise that are entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after February 3, 2004, 
the date on which the Department published its notice of affirmative 
preliminary determination in the Federal Register. See Notice of 
Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Floor-
Standing, Metal-Top Ironing Tables and Certain Parts Thereof from the 
People's Republic of China, 69 FR 5127 (February 3, 2004).
    On or after the date of publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, CBP must require, at the same time as importers would 
normally deposit estimated duties, cash deposits for the subject 
merchandise equal to the estimated weighted-average dumping margins 
listed above.
    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty order with respect to 
ironing tables from the PRC. Interested parties may contact the 
Department's Central Records Unit, Room B-099 of the main Commerce 
building, for copies of an updated list of antidumping duty orders 
currently in effect.
    This order is issued and published in accordance with section 
736(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211.

    Dated: August 2, 2004.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 04-18040 Filed 8-5-04; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P