Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 77610-77612 [E8-30269]

Download as PDF 77610 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 245 / Friday, December 19, 2008 / Notices (April 9, 2008). On November 13, 2008, the ITC determined, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Act, that revocation of the AD orders on ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. See Ferrovanadium From China and South Africa, 73 FR 72837 (December 1, 2008), and ITC Publication 4046, Investigation Nos. 731–TA–986 and 987 (Review) (November 2008). Scope of the Orders The scope of the orders covers all ferrovanadium regardless of grade, chemistry, form, shape, or size. Ferrovanadium is an alloy of iron and vanadium that is used chiefly as an additive in the manufacture of steel. The merchandise is commercially and scientifically identified as vanadium. The scope specifically excludes vanadium additives other than ferrovanadium, such as nitrided vanadium, vanadium–aluminum master alloys, vanadium chemicals, vanadium oxides, vanadium waste and scrap, and vanadium–bearing raw materials such as slag, boiler residues and fly ash. Merchandise under the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’) item numbers 2850.00.2000, 8112.92.0600, 8112.92.7000 and 8112.99.2000 are specifically excluded.1 Ferrovanadium is classified under HTSUS item number 7202.92.00. Although the HTSUS item number is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the Department’s written description of the scope of these orders remains dispositive. Continuation of Order As a result of the determinations by the Department and the ITC that revocation of the AD orders on ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa would likely lead to continuation or recurrence of dumping and material injury to an industry in the United States, pursuant to section 751(d)(2) of the Act, the Department hereby orders the continuation of the AD orders on ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will continue to collect AD cash deposits at the rates in effect at the time of entry for all imports of subject merchandise. This review covers imports from all manufacturers and 1 In 2007, the HTSUS classifications of merchandise excluded from the scope changed from 8112.40.3000 to 8112.92.0600, and from 8112.40.6000 to 8112.92.7000 and 8112.99.2000. See Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (2007) (Rev. 1), available at http:// www.usitc.gov. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Dec 18, 2008 Jkt 217001 exporters of ferrovanadium from the PRC and South Africa. The effective date of continuation of these AD orders will be the date of publication in the Federal Register of this notice. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, the Department intends to initiate the next five-year review of these orders not later than November 2013. These five-year (‘‘sunset’’) reviews and notice are in accordance with section 751(c) of the Act and published pursuant to section 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 12, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E8–30271 Filed 12–18–08; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–533–840) Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008, for 166 companies, based on: 1) timely withdrawals of the review requests; 2) confirmed statements of no shipments during the period of review (POR); 3) a mistaken initiation; and 4) multiple addresses. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 19, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3874. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On February 4, 2008, the Department published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 73 FR 6477 (Feb. 4, 2008). Between February 22, 2008, and February 29, 2008, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2), certain Indian producers and exporters requested a review of this antidumping duty order. In addition, on February 29, 2008, the petitioner1 also requested an administrative review for numerous Indian exporters of subject merchandise, and the Louisiana Shrimp Association requested an administrative review for two Indian producers/ exporters of subject merchandise, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1). In April 2008, the Department initiated an administrative review for 336 companies. These companies are listed in the Department’s notice of initiation. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, Ecuador, India and Thailand: Notice of Initiation of Administrative Reviews, 73 FR 18754, 18757–18762 (Apr. 7, 2008) (Notice of Initiation). In April and May 2008, the Department received statements from 18 companies that indicated that they had no shipments of subject merchandise to the United States during the POR. Also, the Department received clarified information regarding mailing addresses for several companies. On July 7, 2008, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the petitioner withdrew its request for review for 144 companies. On October 16, 2008, the Department issued a memorandum indicating that it intended to rescind the administrative review with respect to 166 respondent companies, and it invited comments on this action from interested parties. See the October 16, 2008 memorandum to the file from Elizabeth Eastwood, titled ‘‘Intent to Rescind in Part the 2007– 2008 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review on Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India’’ (Intent to Rescind Memorandum). On October 23, 2008, and November 6, 2008, the Department received comments from 32 U.S. producers opposing the rescission with respect to the 144 companies for which the petitioner withdrew its review request. On October 30, 2008, the petitioner responded to the comments filed on October 23, 2008. Partial Rescission of Review As noted above, the petitioner withdrew its requests for an administrative review for each of the following companies within the time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1): 1 The petitioner in this proceeding is the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee. E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 245 / Friday, December 19, 2008 / Notices 1) A.S. Marine Industries Pvt Ltd. 2) Adani Exports Ltd 3) Aditya Udyog 4) Agri Marine Exports Ltd. 5) AL Mustafa Exp & Imp 6) Alapatt Marine Exports 7) All Seas Marine P. Ltd. 8) Alsa Marine & Harvests Ltd. 9) Ameena Enterprises 10) Amison Foods Ltd. 11) Amison Seafoods Ltd. 12) Anjani Marine Traders 13) Aqua Star Marine Foods 14) Arsha Seafood Exports Pvt. Ltd. 15) ASF Seafoods 16) Ashwini Frozen Foods 17) Aswin Associates 18) Baby Marine (Eastern) Exports 19) Baby Marine Exports 20) Baby Marine Products 21) Balaji Seafood Exports I Ltd. 22) Baraka Overseas Traders 23) Bell Foods (Marine Division) 24) Bharat Seafoods 25) Bhisti Exports 26) Bilal Fish Suppliers 27) Capital Freezing Complex 28) Cham Exports Ltd. 29) Cham Ocean Treasures Co., Ltd. 30) Cham Trading Organization 31) Chand International 32) Cherukattu Industries (Marine Div.) 33) Danda Fisheries 34) Dariapur Aquatic Pvt. Ltd. 35) Deepmala Marine Exports 36) Dhanamjaya Impex P. Ltd. 37) Dorothy Foods 38) El–Te Marine Products 39) Excel Ice Services/Chirag Int’l 40) Firoz & Company 41) Freeze Engineering Industries (Pvt. Ltd.) 42) Gajula Exim P. Ltd. 43) Gausia Cold Storage P. Ltd. 44) Global Sea Foods & Hotel Ltd. 45) Goan Bounty 46) Gold Farm Foods (P) Ltd. 47) Golden Star Cold Storage 48) Gopal Seafoods 49) Gtc Global Ltd. 50) HA & R Enterprises 51) Hanswati Exports P. Ltd. 52) HMG Industries Ltd. 53) Honest Frozen Food Company 54) India CMS Adani Exports 55) India Seafoods 56) Indian Seafood Corporation 57) Interfish 58) InterSea Exports Corporation 59) J R K Seafoods Pvt. Ltd. 60) Kadalkanny Frozen Foods 61) Kaushalya Aqua Marine Product Exports Pvt. Ltd. 62) Keshodwala Foods 63) Key Foods 64) King Fish Industries 65) Konkan Fisheries Pvt. Ltd. 66) Lakshmi Marine Products VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Dec 18, 2008 Jkt 217001 67) Lansea Foods Pvt. Ltd. 68) Laxmi Narayan Exports 69) Lotus Sea Farms 70) M K Exports 71) M. R. H. Trading Company 72) Malabar Marine Exports 73) Mamta Cold Storage 74) Marina Marine Exports 75) Marine Food Packers 76) Miki Exports International 77) Mumbai Kamgar MGSM Ltd. 78) Naik Ice & Cold Storage 79) Nas Fisheries Pvt. Ltd. 80) National Seafoods Company 81) National Steel 82) National Steel & Agro Ind. 83) N.C. Das & Company 84) New Royal Frozen Foods 85) Noble Aqua Pvt. Ltd. 86) Nsil Exports 87) Omsons Marines Ltd. 88) Padmaja Exports 89) Partytime Ice Pvt. Ltd. 90) Philips Foods India Pvt. Ltd. 91) Premier Exports International 92) Premier Marine Foods 93) R K Ice & Cold Storage 94) Rahul Foods (GOA) 95) Rahul International 96) Raj International 97) Ramalmgeswara Proteins & Foods Ltd. 98) Rameshwar Cold Storage 99) Ravi Frozen Foods Ltd. 100) Regent Marine Industries 101) Relish Foods 102) R F. Exports 103) Royal Link Exports 104) Rubian Exports 105) Ruby Marine Foods 106) Ruchi Worldwide 107) S K Exports (P) Ltd. 108) SS International 109) Sabri Food Products 110) Sagar Samrat Seafoods 111) Salet Seafoods Pvt Ltd. 112) Samrat Middle East Exports (P) Ltd. 113) Sarveshwari Ice & Cold Storage P Ltd. 114) Satyam Marine Exports 115) Sea Rose Marines (P) Ltd. 116) Sealand Fisheries Ltd. 117) Seaperl Industries 118) Sharat Industries Ltd. 119) Shimpo Exports 120) Shipper Exporter National Steel 121) Siddiq Seafoods 122) Skyfish 123) SLS Exports Pvt. Ltd. 124) Sonia Fisheries 125) Sourab 126) Sreevas Export Enterprises 127) Sri Sidhi Freezers & Exporters Pvt. Ltd. 128) Star Fish Exports 129) Supreme Exports PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77611 130) The Canning Industries (Cochin) Ltd. 131) Tony Harris Seafoods Ltd. 132) Tri–Tee Seafood Company 133) Tri Marine Foods Pvt. Ltd. 134) Trinity Exports 135) Ulka Seafoods (P) Ltd. 136) Uniroyal Marine Exports Ltd. 137) Upasana Exports 138) V Marine Exports 139) Vaibhav Sea Foods 140) Varnita Cold Storage 141) Veraval Marines & Chemicals P Ltd. 142) Vijayalaxmi Seafoods 143) Winner Seafoods 144) Z A Food Products Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an administrative review if a party that requested a review withdraws the request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of initiation. Therefore, because all requests for administrative reviews were timely withdrawn for 143 of the companies listed above, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review with regard to these companies. However, with regard to the 144th company, Kadalkanny Frozen Foods, the review cannot be rescinded because there is an outstanding request for review for this company, which was submitted by the company itself. In addition, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we are rescinding the review with respect to the following 14 companies because these companies reported no shipments of subject merchandise during the POR: 1) Capithan Exporting Co. 2) Cochin Frozen Foods Export Pvt. Ltd. 3) C P Aquaculture (India) Ltd. 4) G. KS Business Associates Pvt. Ltd. 5) K V Marine Exports 6) L.G Seafoods 7) Lewis Natural Foods Ltd. 8) Lourde Exports 9) Meenaxi Fisheries Pvt. Ltd. 10) Naik Seafoods Ltd. 11) Sanchita Marine Products P Ltd. 12) Sterling Foods 13) Triveni Fisheries P Ltd. 14) Varnita Cold Storage We reviewed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data and confirmed that there were no entries of subject merchandise from any of these companies. Consequently, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3) and consistent with our practice, we are rescinding our review for the companies listed above. See, e.g., Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing Bars From Turkey; Final Results and Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1 77612 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 245 / Friday, December 19, 2008 / Notices Review in Part, 71 FR 65082, 65083 (Nov. 7, 2006) (Rebar from Turkey); see also Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India; Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 41419 (July 21, 2006). The Department also initiated separate administrative reviews for the following companies with the same name but different addresses: 1) Apex Exports; 2) Choice Trading Corporation Pvt. Ltd.; 3) IFB Agro Industries Limited; 4) Kings Marine Products; 5) K V Marine Exports; 6) Navayuga Exports Ltd.; 7) Sai Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd.; and 8) Selvam Exports Private Limited. Specifically, these are companies for which we initiated multiple administrative reviews because the petitioner and/or the respondent listed separate addresses for the same companies in their review requests. See Notice of Initiation, 73 FR at 18757– 18762. The Department sent out letters asking for clarification of the multiple addresses and same company names. We received responses from the companies verifying the correct address and that the company is the same. Therefore, we are rescinding the review with respect to these duplicate company addresses. Finally, in the Notice of Initiation, the Department mistakenly included Royal Cold Storage India P Ltd. in the list of companies for which the review was initiated, in addition to the list of companies for which the review was not initiated. See Notice of Initiation, 73 FR at 18760, 18765. We are clarifying that the Department has not initiated an administrative review with respect to Royal Cold Storage India P Ltd. Id., 73 FR at 18765. On October 23, 2008, the Department received comments from 32 U.S. producers regarding the Department’s Intent to Rescind Memorandum. In these comments, the U.S. producers objected to the petitioner’s July 7, 2008, filing withdrawing its request for administrative reviews for certain Indian producers/exporters because: 1) these domestic producers, three of which were previously part of the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee, have retained their own counsel; and 2) as a result, the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee no longer represents the majority of the U.S. domestic industry. Thus, the U.S. producers requested that the Department not rescind the administrative reviews for the companies for which the petitioner withdrew its request. On October 30, 2008, the petitioner responded to the U.S. producers’ comments by stating that all of its actions in the review were taken on behalf of the Ad Hoc Shrimp VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Dec 18, 2008 Jkt 217001 Trade Action Committee as a corporate entity, not on behalf of the individual members. Thus, it urged the Department to disregard the U.S. producers’ request. After considering the U.S. producers’ October 23, 2008 submission, we disagree with the arguments made by these companies. The request for administrative review at issue was made by the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee, which is an interested party to this proceeding under section 771(9)(E) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) (i.e., the subsection applicable to trade associations). Contrary to the U.S. producers’ assertions, this section of the Act does not require a trade association to represent a majority of the industry producing the domestic like product, but rather it merely requires a majority of the association’s members to manufacture, produce, or wholesale a domestic like product in the United States. Further, 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1) does not require that a domestic interested party represent the majority of the domestic industry before it may request a review. In this case, both the administrative review requests and the corresponding withdrawal of certain of these requests were made on behalf of the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee, not the individual members of this group. Consequently, because the U.S. producers involved in the October 23, 2008, filing did not request any administrative reviews in this segment of the proceeding, we find that their objection to the petitioner’s withdrawal of its request for administrative reviews of certain Indian producers/exporters does not provide a basis for the Department to maintain the review request for these companies. Assessment The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 days after the date of publication of this partial rescission of administrative review. The Department will direct CBP to assess antidumping duties at the cash deposit rate in effect on the date of entry for POR entries of the subject merchandise produced/exported by the companies for which we are rescinding the review based on the timely withdrawal of review requests. With respect to POR entries of subject merchandise produced by companies for which we are rescinding the review based on certifications of no shipments, because these companies certified that they made no POR shipments of subject merchandise for which they had knowledge of U.S. destination, we will instruct CBP to liquidate these entries at the all–others rate established in the PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 less–than-fair–value investigation if there is no rate for the intermediary (e.g., a reseller, trading company, or exporter) involved in the transaction. See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). Notification to Importers This notice serves as a reminder to importers for whom this review is being rescinded, of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties. This notice is published in accordance with section 777(i) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4). Dated: December 12, 2008. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. E8–30269 Filed 12–18–08; 8:45 am] Billing Code: 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration (A–549–822) Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Thailand: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from Thailand for the period February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008, for 29 companies, based on: 1) timely withdrawals of the review requests; and 2) confirmed statements of no shipments during the period of review (POR). EFFECTIVE DATE: December 19, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kate Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–4929. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

(A-533-840)


Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from India: Partial Rescission of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) is rescinding the 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain frozen 
warmwater shrimp from India for the period February 1, 2007, through 
January 31, 2008, for 166 companies, based on: 1) timely withdrawals of 
the review requests; 2) confirmed statements of no shipments during the 
period of review (POR); 3) a mistaken initiation; and 4) multiple 
addresses.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 19, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Elizabeth Eastwood, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 2, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-3874.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 4, 2008, the Department published in the Federal 
Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of 
the antidumping duty order on certain frozen warmwater shrimp from 
India for the period February 1, 2007, through January 31, 2008. See 
Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended 
Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 73 FR 6477 
(Feb. 4, 2008). Between February 22, 2008, and February 29, 2008, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(2), certain Indian producers and 
exporters requested a review of this antidumping duty order. In 
addition, on February 29, 2008, the petitioner\1\ also requested an 
administrative review for numerous Indian exporters of subject 
merchandise, and the Louisiana Shrimp Association requested an 
administrative review for two Indian producers/exporters of subject 
merchandise, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b)(1).
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    \1\ The petitioner in this proceeding is the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade 
Action Committee.
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    In April 2008, the Department initiated an administrative review 
for 336 companies. These companies are listed in the Department's 
notice of initiation. See Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp from Brazil, 
Ecuador, India and Thailand: Notice of Initiation of Administrative 
Reviews, 73 FR 18754, 18757-18762 (Apr. 7, 2008) (Notice of 
Initiation).
    In April and May 2008, the Department received statements from 18 
companies that indicated that they had no shipments of subject 
merchandise to the United States during the POR. Also, the Department 
received clarified information regarding mailing addresses for several 
companies.
    On July 7, 2008, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the 
petitioner withdrew its request for review for 144 companies.
    On October 16, 2008, the Department issued a memorandum indicating 
that it intended to rescind the administrative review with respect to 
166 respondent companies, and it invited comments on this action from 
interested parties. See the October 16, 2008 memorandum to the file 
from Elizabeth Eastwood, titled ``Intent to Rescind in Part the 2007-
2008 Antidumping Duty Administrative Review on Frozen Warmwater Shrimp 
from India'' (Intent to Rescind Memorandum). On October 23, 2008, and 
November 6, 2008, the Department received comments from 32 U.S. 
producers opposing the rescission with respect to the 144 companies for 
which the petitioner withdrew its review request. On October 30, 2008, 
the petitioner responded to the comments filed on October 23, 2008.

Partial Rescission of Review

    As noted above, the petitioner withdrew its requests for an 
administrative review for each of the following companies within the 
time limits set forth in 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1):

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1) A.S. Marine Industries Pvt Ltd.
2) Adani Exports Ltd
3) Aditya Udyog
4) Agri Marine Exports Ltd.
5) AL Mustafa Exp & Imp
6) Alapatt Marine Exports
7) All Seas Marine P. Ltd.
8) Alsa Marine & Harvests Ltd.
9) Ameena Enterprises
10) Amison Foods Ltd.
11) Amison Seafoods Ltd.
12) Anjani Marine Traders
13) Aqua Star Marine Foods
14) Arsha Seafood Exports Pvt. Ltd.
15) ASF Seafoods
16) Ashwini Frozen Foods
17) Aswin Associates
18) Baby Marine (Eastern) Exports
19) Baby Marine Exports
20) Baby Marine Products
21) Balaji Seafood Exports I Ltd.
22) Baraka Overseas Traders
23) Bell Foods (Marine Division)
24) Bharat Seafoods
25) Bhisti Exports
26) Bilal Fish Suppliers
27) Capital Freezing Complex
28) Cham Exports Ltd.
29) Cham Ocean Treasures Co., Ltd.
30) Cham Trading Organization
31) Chand International
32) Cherukattu Industries (Marine Div.)
33) Danda Fisheries
34) Dariapur Aquatic Pvt. Ltd.
35) Deepmala Marine Exports
36) Dhanamjaya Impex P. Ltd.
37) Dorothy Foods
38) El-Te Marine Products
39) Excel Ice Services/Chirag Int'l
40) Firoz & Company
41) Freeze Engineering Industries (Pvt. Ltd.)
42) Gajula Exim P. Ltd.
43) Gausia Cold Storage P. Ltd.
44) Global Sea Foods & Hotel Ltd.
45) Goan Bounty
46) Gold Farm Foods (P) Ltd.
47) Golden Star Cold Storage
48) Gopal Seafoods
49) Gtc Global Ltd.
50) HA & R Enterprises
51) Hanswati Exports P. Ltd.
52) HMG Industries Ltd.
53) Honest Frozen Food Company
54) India CMS Adani Exports
55) India Seafoods
56) Indian Seafood Corporation
57) Interfish
58) InterSea Exports Corporation
59) J R K Seafoods Pvt. Ltd.
60) Kadalkanny Frozen Foods
61) Kaushalya Aqua Marine Product Exports Pvt. Ltd.
62) Keshodwala Foods
63) Key Foods
64) King Fish Industries
65) Konkan Fisheries Pvt. Ltd.
66) Lakshmi Marine Products
67) Lansea Foods Pvt. Ltd.
68) Laxmi Narayan Exports
69) Lotus Sea Farms
70) M K Exports
71) M. R. H. Trading Company
72) Malabar Marine Exports
73) Mamta Cold Storage
74) Marina Marine Exports
75) Marine Food Packers
76) Miki Exports International
77) Mumbai Kamgar MGSM Ltd.
78) Naik Ice & Cold Storage
79) Nas Fisheries Pvt. Ltd.
80) National Seafoods Company
81) National Steel
82) National Steel & Agro Ind.
83) N.C. Das & Company
84) New Royal Frozen Foods
85) Noble Aqua Pvt. Ltd.
86) Nsil Exports
87) Omsons Marines Ltd.
88) Padmaja Exports
89) Partytime Ice Pvt. Ltd.
90) Philips Foods India Pvt. Ltd.
91) Premier Exports International
92) Premier Marine Foods
93) R K Ice & Cold Storage
94) Rahul Foods (GOA)
95) Rahul International
96) Raj International
97) Ramalmgeswara Proteins & Foods Ltd.
98) Rameshwar Cold Storage
99) Ravi Frozen Foods Ltd.
100) Regent Marine Industries
101) Relish Foods
102) R F. Exports
103) Royal Link Exports
104) Rubian Exports
105) Ruby Marine Foods
106) Ruchi Worldwide
107) S K Exports (P) Ltd.
108) SS International
109) Sabri Food Products
110) Sagar Samrat Seafoods
111) Salet Seafoods Pvt Ltd.
112) Samrat Middle East Exports (P) Ltd.
113) Sarveshwari Ice & Cold Storage P Ltd.
114) Satyam Marine Exports
115) Sea Rose Marines (P) Ltd.
116) Sealand Fisheries Ltd.
117) Seaperl Industries
118) Sharat Industries Ltd.
119) Shimpo Exports
120) Shipper Exporter National Steel
121) Siddiq Seafoods
122) Skyfish
123) SLS Exports Pvt. Ltd.
124) Sonia Fisheries
125) Sourab
126) Sreevas Export Enterprises
127) Sri Sidhi Freezers & Exporters Pvt. Ltd.
128) Star Fish Exports
129) Supreme Exports
130) The Canning Industries (Cochin) Ltd.
131) Tony Harris Seafoods Ltd.
132) Tri-Tee Seafood Company
133) Tri Marine Foods Pvt. Ltd.
134) Trinity Exports
135) Ulka Seafoods (P) Ltd.
136) Uniroyal Marine Exports Ltd.
137) Upasana Exports
138) V Marine Exports
139) Vaibhav Sea Foods
140) Varnita Cold Storage
141) Veraval Marines & Chemicals P Ltd.
142) Vijayalaxmi Seafoods
143) Winner Seafoods
144) Z A Food Products
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), the Secretary will rescind an 
administrative review if a party that requested a review withdraws the 
request within 90 days of the date of publication of the notice of 
initiation. Therefore, because all requests for administrative reviews 
were timely withdrawn for 143 of the companies listed above, in 
accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(1), we are rescinding this review 
with regard to these companies. However, with regard to the 144th 
company, Kadalkanny Frozen Foods, the review cannot be rescinded 
because there is an outstanding request for review for this company, 
which was submitted by the company itself.
    In addition, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3), we are 
rescinding the review with respect to the following 14 companies 
because these companies reported no shipments of subject merchandise 
during the POR:
1) Capithan Exporting Co.
2) Cochin Frozen Foods Export Pvt. Ltd.
3) C P Aquaculture (India) Ltd.
4) G. KS Business Associates Pvt. Ltd.
5) K V Marine Exports
6) L.G Seafoods
7) Lewis Natural Foods Ltd.
8) Lourde Exports
9) Meenaxi Fisheries Pvt. Ltd.
10) Naik Seafoods Ltd.
11) Sanchita Marine Products P Ltd.
12) Sterling Foods
13) Triveni Fisheries P Ltd.
14) Varnita Cold Storage
    We reviewed U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) data and 
confirmed that there were no entries of subject merchandise from any of 
these companies. Consequently, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(d)(3) 
and consistent with our practice, we are rescinding our review for the 
companies listed above. See, e.g., Certain Steel Concrete Reinforcing 
Bars From Turkey; Final Results and Rescission of Antidumping Duty 
Administrative

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Review in Part, 71 FR 65082, 65083 (Nov. 7, 2006) (Rebar from Turkey); 
see also Certain Frozen Warmwater Shrimp From India; Partial Rescission 
of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 71 FR 41419 (July 21, 2006).
    The Department also initiated separate administrative reviews for 
the following companies with the same name but different addresses: 1) 
Apex Exports; 2) Choice Trading Corporation Pvt. Ltd.; 3) IFB Agro 
Industries Limited; 4) Kings Marine Products; 5) K V Marine Exports; 6) 
Navayuga Exports Ltd.; 7) Sai Marine Exports Pvt. Ltd.; and 8) Selvam 
Exports Private Limited. Specifically, these are companies for which we 
initiated multiple administrative reviews because the petitioner and/or 
the respondent listed separate addresses for the same companies in 
their review requests. See Notice of Initiation, 73 FR at 18757-18762. 
The Department sent out letters asking for clarification of the 
multiple addresses and same company names. We received responses from 
the companies verifying the correct address and that the company is the 
same. Therefore, we are rescinding the review with respect to these 
duplicate company addresses.
    Finally, in the Notice of Initiation, the Department mistakenly 
included Royal Cold Storage India P Ltd. in the list of companies for 
which the review was initiated, in addition to the list of companies 
for which the review was not initiated. See Notice of Initiation, 73 FR 
at 18760, 18765. We are clarifying that the Department has not 
initiated an administrative review with respect to Royal Cold Storage 
India P Ltd. Id., 73 FR at 18765.
    On October 23, 2008, the Department received comments from 32 U.S. 
producers regarding the Department's Intent to Rescind Memorandum. In 
these comments, the U.S. producers objected to the petitioner's July 7, 
2008, filing withdrawing its request for administrative reviews for 
certain Indian producers/exporters because: 1) these domestic 
producers, three of which were previously part of the Ad Hoc Shrimp 
Trade Action Committee, have retained their own counsel; and 2) as a 
result, the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee no longer represents 
the majority of the U.S. domestic industry. Thus, the U.S. producers 
requested that the Department not rescind the administrative reviews 
for the companies for which the petitioner withdrew its request. On 
October 30, 2008, the petitioner responded to the U.S. producers' 
comments by stating that all of its actions in the review were taken on 
behalf of the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee as a corporate 
entity, not on behalf of the individual members. Thus, it urged the 
Department to disregard the U.S. producers' request.
    After considering the U.S. producers' October 23, 2008 submission, 
we disagree with the arguments made by these companies. The request for 
administrative review at issue was made by the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade 
Action Committee, which is an interested party to this proceeding under 
section 771(9)(E) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) 
(i.e., the subsection applicable to trade associations). Contrary to 
the U.S. producers' assertions, this section of the Act does not 
require a trade association to represent a majority of the industry 
producing the domestic like product, but rather it merely requires a 
majority of the association's members to manufacture, produce, or 
wholesale a domestic like product in the United States. Further, 19 CFR 
351.213(b)(1) does not require that a domestic interested party 
represent the majority of the domestic industry before it may request a 
review. In this case, both the administrative review requests and the 
corresponding withdrawal of certain of these requests were made on 
behalf of the Ad Hoc Shrimp Trade Action Committee, not the individual 
members of this group. Consequently, because the U.S. producers 
involved in the October 23, 2008, filing did not request any 
administrative reviews in this segment of the proceeding, we find that 
their objection to the petitioner's withdrawal of its request for 
administrative reviews of certain Indian producers/exporters does not 
provide a basis for the Department to maintain the review request for 
these companies.

Assessment

    The Department intends to issue assessment instructions to CBP 15 
days after the date of publication of this partial rescission of 
administrative review. The Department will direct CBP to assess 
antidumping duties at the cash deposit rate in effect on the date of 
entry for POR entries of the subject merchandise produced/exported by 
the companies for which we are rescinding the review based on the 
timely withdrawal of review requests.
    With respect to POR entries of subject merchandise produced by 
companies for which we are rescinding the review based on 
certifications of no shipments, because these companies certified that 
they made no POR shipments of subject merchandise for which they had 
knowledge of U.S. destination, we will instruct CBP to liquidate these 
entries at the all-others rate established in the less-than-fair-value 
investigation if there is no rate for the intermediary (e.g., a 
reseller, trading company, or exporter) involved in the transaction. 
See Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of 
Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).

Notification to Importers

    This notice serves as a reminder to importers for whom this review 
is being rescinded, of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to 
file a certificate regarding reimbursement of antidumping duties prior 
to liquidation of the relevant entries during this review period. 
Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the Secretary's 
presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the 
subsequent assessment of double antidumping duties.
    This notice is published in accordance with section 777(i) of the 
Act and 19 CFR 351.213(d)(4).

    Dated: December 12, 2008.
Stephen J. Claeys,
Deputy Assistant Secretaryfor Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
[FR Doc. E8-30269 Filed 12-18-08; 8:45 am]
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