Federal Register: April 1, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 63)
DOCID: fr01ap08-37 FR Doc E8-6690
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
International Trade Administration
ACTION: Request for Panel Review:
DOCUMENT ACTION: Notice of first request for panel review.
North American Free-Trade Agreement, Article 1904; NAFTA Panel Reviews; Request for Panel Review
On March 12, 2008, ThyssenKrupp Mexinox S.A. de C.V. and Mexinox USA, Inc. (collectively ``Mexinox'') filed a First Request for Panel Review with the United States Section of the NAFTA Secretariat pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Panel review was requested of the Final Results of the 2005/2006 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review made by the International Trade Administration, respecting Stainless Steel Sheet and Strip in Coils from Mexico. The determination was published in the Federal Register (73 Fed. Reg. 7710) on February 11, 2008. The NAFTA Secretariat has assigned Case Number USAMEX2008190401 to this request.
North American Free-Trade Agreement,
Chapter 19 of the North American Free-Trade [[Page 17325]]
Agreement (``Agreement'') establishes a mechanism to replace domestic judicial review of final determinations in antidumping and countervailing duty cases involving imports from a NAFTA country with review by independent binational panels. When a Request for Panel Review is filed, a panel is established to act in place of national courts to review expeditiously the final determination to determine whether it conforms with the antidumping or countervailing duty law of the country that made the determination.
Under Article 1904 of the Agreement, which came into force on January 1, 1994, the Government of the United States, the Government of Canada and the Government of Mexico established Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews (``Rules''). These Rules were published in the Federal Register on February 23, 1994 (59 FR 8686).
A first Request for Panel Review was filed with the United States
Section of the NAFTA Secretariat, pursuant to Article 1904 of the
Agreement, on March 12, 2008, requesting panel review of the determination and order described above.
The Rules provide that:
(a) A Party or interested person may challenge the final determination in whole or in part by filing a Complaint in accordance with Rule 39 within 30 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Complaint is April 11, 2008); (b) A Party, investigating authority or interested person that does not file a Complaint but that intends to appear in support of any reviewable portion of the final determination may participate in the panel review by filing a Notice of Appearance in accordance with Rule 40 within 45 days after the filing of the first Request for Panel Review (the deadline for filing a Notice of Appearance is April 28, 2008); and
(c) The panel review shall be limited to the allegations of error of fact or law, including the jurisdiction of the investigating authority, that are set out in the Complaints filed in the panel review and the procedural and substantive defenses raised in the panel review.
Dated: March 26, 2008.
Marsha Ann Y. Iyomasa,
Deputy United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
Marsha Ann Y. Iyomasa, Deputy United States Secretary, NAFTA Secretariat, Suite 2061, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC 20230, (202) 4825438.