[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 26, 1994)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 94-18168]

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[Federal Register: July 26, 1994]


International Trade Administration
[A-427-813; A-533-811; A-508-807; A-557-808; A-580-824; A-549-809; A-
412-816; A-307-812; C-533-812; C-508-808]


Postponement of Preliminary Antidumping Duty Determinations: 
Certain Carbon Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings from France, et al. 
Postponement of Final Countervailing Duty Determiantions: Certain Steel 
Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings From India, et al.

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 26, 1994.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary Bettger (France and Israel), 
Vincent Kane (United Kingdom and Thailand), or Julie Anne Osgood 
(India, Malaysia, South Korea and Venezuela), Office of Countervailing 
Investigations, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20230; 
telephone (202) 482-2239, (202) 482-2815 or (202) 482-0167, 

POSTPONEMENT: On March 25, 1994, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') initiated antidumping duty investigations of certain 
carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings from France, India, Israel, 
Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, the United Kingdom and Venezuela (59 
FR 14149). On June 30, 1994, the U.S. Fittings Group (petitioner) 
requested that the Department postpone its preliminary determinations 
until September 27, 1994, in order to provide the Department with 
sufficient time to investigate whether respondents in the 
investigations involving France, the United Kingdom and Thailand are 
selling carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings in the home market at 
prices that are below the cost of production. Petitioner also requested 
that the other five investigations be postponed in order to keep all of 
the investigations on the same schedule.
    In accordance with section 733(c)(1)(A) of the Tariff Act of 1930 
(``the Act''), as amended, and 19 CFR 353.15(c), we find no compelling 
reason to deny petitioner's request and are, accordingly, postponing 
the dates of these preliminary determinations until no later than 
September 27, 1994.
    On June 27, 1994, we published a notice in the Federal Register 
aligning the due date for the final countervailing duty determinations 
of certain carbon steel butt-weld pipe fittings from India and Israel 
with that of the companion antidumping duty determinations (59 FR 
32955). Those determinations, originally due no later than October 24, 
1994, are now due no later than December 12, 1994.
    Under Article 5, paragraph 3 of the Subsidies Code, provisional 
measures cannot be imposed for more than 120 days without final 
affirmative determinations of subsidization and injury. See 19 CFR 
355.20(c)(ii). Therefore, we will instruct the U.S. Customs Service to 
discontinue suspension of liquidation on the subject merchandise 
entered on or after September 29, 1994, but to continue the suspension 
of liquidation of all entries, or withdrawals from warehouse, for 
consumption of the merchandise entered between June 1, 1994 (the date 
of publication of the preliminary countervailing duty determination, 59 
FR 28337), and September 28, 1994. We will reinstate suspension of 
liquidation under section 703(d) of the Act if the Department issues a 
final affirmative countervailing duty determination and the 
International Trade Commission issues a final affirmative injury 
determination. If these conditions are met, we will require a cash 
deposit on all entries of the subject merchandise equal to the rate 
determined in the final affirmative countervailing duty determination.
    This notice is published pursuant to section 733(c)(2) of the Act 
and 19 CFR 353.15(d).

    Dated: July 19, 1994.
Barbara R. Stafford,
Acting Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 94-18168 Filed 7-25-94; 8:45 am]