[Federal Register: July 6, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 128)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-101]

 
Greige Polyester Cotton Printcloth From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Results of Expedited Sunset Review of Antidumping Duty 
Order

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

ACTION: Notice of final results of the second expedited sunset review 
of antidumping duty order on Greige Polyester Cotton Printcloth from 
the People's Republic of China.

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SUMMARY: On March 1, 2004, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published the notice of initiation of the second sunset 
review of the antidumping duty order on Greige Polyester Cotton 
Printcloth from the People's Republic of China pursuant to section 
751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (``the Act''). See 
Initiation of Five Year (``Sunset'') Reviews, 69 FR 9585 (March 1, 
2004). Because the Department did not receive any response from 
respondent interested

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parties, we determined to conduct an expedited (120-day) sunset review. 
See 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2). As a result of this review, we find 
that revocation of the antidumping duty order would be likely to lead 
to continuation or recurrence of dumping at the levels listed below in 
the section entitled ``Final Results of Review.''

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 6, 2004.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hilary E. Sadler, Esq., Office of 
Policy, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. 
Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Room 
2837, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-4340.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On March 1, 2004, the Department published the notice of initiation 
of the second sunset review of the antidumping duty order on greige 
polyester cotton printcloth from the People's Republic of China 
pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act.\1\ The Department received the 
Notice of Intent to Participate on behalf of Alice Manufacturing 
Company, Inc. and Mount Vernon Mills, Inc., the domestic interested 
parties, within the deadline specified in section 351.218(d)(1)(i) of 
the Department's Regulations (``Sunset Regulations''). The domestic 
interested parties claimed interested party status under section 
771(9)(C) of the Act, as domestic producers of greige polyester cotton 
printcloth. We received complete substantive responses from all 
domestic interested parties within the 30-day deadline specified in the 
Sunset Regulations under section 351.218(d)(3)(i). We received nothing 
from respondent interested parties. As a result, pursuant to section 
751(c)(5)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.218(e)(1)(ii)(C)(2), the 
Department conducted an expedited (120-day) sunset review of this 
finding.
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    \1\ Initiation of Five-Year (Sunset) Reviews, 69 FR 9585 (March 
1, 2004).
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Scope of Review

    The scope remains unchanged from the Final Results of Expedited 
Sunset Review; Greige Polyester Cotton Printcloth from the People's 
Republic of China, 64 FR 13399 (March 18, 1999). The merchandise 
subject to this antidumping order is greige polyester cotton 
printcloth, other than 80 x 80 type. Greige polyester cotton printcloth 
is of chief weight cotton,\2\ unbleached and uncolored printcloth. The 
term ``printcloth'' refers to plain woven fabric, not napped, not fancy 
or figured, of singles yarn, not combed, of average yarn number 43 to 
68,\3\ weighing not more than 6 ounces per square yard, of a total 
count of more than 85 yarns per square inch, of which the total count 
of the warp yarns per inch and the total count of the filling yarns per 
inch are each less than 62 percent of the total count of the warp and 
filling yarns per square inch. This merchandise is currently 
classifiable under Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTSUS) item 
5210.11.6060. The HTSUS item numbers are provided for convenience and 
U.S. Customs purposes. The written description remains dispositive.
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    \2\ In the scope from the original investigation, the Department 
defined the subject merchandise by chief value (i.e., the subject 
merchandise was of chief value cotton). For the purposes of this 
review, we have incorporated Custom's conversion to chief weight 
(i.e., the subject merchandise is of chief weight cotton). See 
Memorandum, RE: Greige Polyester Cotton Printcloth-Scope, February 
25, 1999.
    \3\ Under the English system, this average yarn number count 
translates to 26 to 40. The average yarn number counts reported in 
previous scope descriptions by the Department are based on the 
English system of yarn number counts. Per phone conversations with 
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``Customs'') officials, Customs 
now relies on the metric system to establish average yarn number 
counts. Thus, the 26 to 40 average yarn number count under the 
English system translates to a 43 to 68 average yarn number count 
under the metric system. See Memorandum, RE: Greige Polyester Cotton 
Printcloth-Scope, February 19, 1999.
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Analysis of Comments Received

    All issues raised in this case are addressed in the ``Issues and 
Decision Memorandum'' (``Decision Memo'') from Ronald K. Lorentzen, 
Acting Director, Office of Policy, Import Administration, to Jeffrey A. 
May, Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, dated June 
29, 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 finding were to be revoked. Parties can find a complete 
discussion of all issues raised in this review and the corresponding 
recommendations in this public memorandum, 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 ``July 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 finding on 
Greige Polyester Cotton Printcloth from the People's Republic from 
China would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping 
at the following weighted-average percentage margins:

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                                                       Weighted-average
         Manufacturers/Exporters/Producers              margin percent
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China-wide.........................................                 22.4
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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: June 29, 2004.
Jeffrey A. May,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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