[Federal Register: August 5, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 150)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-357-405]

 
Barbed Wire and Barbless Fencing Wire From Argentina; Expedited 
Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty Order; Final Results

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

ACTION: Expedited sunset review of antidumping duty order on barbed 
wire and barbless fencing wire From Argentina; final results.

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SUMMARY: On April 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated a sunset review of the antidumping duty order 
on barbed wire and barbless fencing wire (``barbed wire'') from 
Argentina. On the basis of the notice of intent to participate, and an 
adequate substantive response filed on behalf of the domestic 
interested parties and an inadequate response, i.e., no response from 
respondent interested parties, the Department conducted an expedited 
(120-day) sunset review. As a result of this sunset review, the 
Department finds that revocation of the antidumping duty order would 
likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels 
listed below in the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''

DATES: Effective Date: August 5, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martha V. Douthit, Office of Policy, 
Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-5050.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On April 1, 2004, the Department initiated a sunset review of the 
antidumping duty order on barbed wire from Argentina pursuant to 
section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act'').\1\ 
The Department received Notice of Intent to Participate on behalf of 
Davis Wire Corporation, Keystone Steel & Wire Company, and Oklahoma 
Steel & Wire Company, Inc. (``domestic interested parties''), within 
the deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of the Department's 
regulations. The domestic interested parties claimed interested party 
status under section 771(9)(C) of the Act as U.S. producers of the 
subject merchandise. We received a complete response from the domestic 
interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in the 
Department's regulations under section 351.218(d)(3)(i). However, we 
did not receive responses from any respondent interested parties as 
required in section 351.218(d)(3)(i) of the Departments regulations. As 
a result of receiving no responses from respondent interested parties, 
the Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this 
order pursuant to section 751(c)(3)(B) of the Act and section 
351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2) of the Department's regulations.
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    \1\ See Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 69 FR 17129 
(April 1, 2004).
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    The antidumping duty order remains in effect for all Argentine 
manufacturers, producers, and exporters of the subject merchandise.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise covered by this order is barbed wire and barbless

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fencing wire from Argentina, which is currently classifiable under 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule (``HTS'') item number 7313.00.00. The HTS 
item numbers are provided for convenience and customs purposes. The 
written product description remains dispositive.

Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this review are addressed in the ``Issues and 
Decision Memorandum'' (``Decision Memo'') from Ronald K. Lorentzen, 
Acting Director, Office of Policy, Import Administration, to Joseph A. 
Spetrini, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated 
July 30, 2004, which is hereby adopted by this notice. The issues 
discussed in the Decision Memo include the likelihood of continuation 
or recurrence of dumping and the magnitude of the margin likely to 
prevail if the order were revoked. Parties can find a complete 
discussion of all issues raised in this sunset review and the 
corresponding recommendations in this public memo, which is on file in 
room B-099 of the main Commerce Building.
    In addition, a complete version of the Decision Memo can be 
accessed directly on the Web at http://ia.ita.doc.gov/frn, under the 

heading ``August 2004.'' The paper copy and electronic version of the 
Decision Memo are identical in content.

Final Results of Review

    We determine that revocation of the antidumping duty order on 
barbed wire from Argentina would likely lead to continuation or 
recurrence of dumping at the following percentage weighted-average 
percentage margins:

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                                                              Weighted-
                                                               average
             Manufacturers/exporters/producers                  margin
                                                              (percent)
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Acindar Industria Argentina de Aceros, S.A.................        69.02
All Others.................................................        69.02
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    This notice also serves as the only 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 of the 
Department's regulations. Timely notification of the return or 
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 the results and notice in accordance 
with sections 751(c), 752, and 777(i)(1) of the Act.

    Dated: July 30, 2004.
Joseph A. Spetrini,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 04-17922 Filed 8-4-04; 8:45 am]
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