Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 68038-68041 [E9-30434]

Download as PDF 68038 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 22, 2009 / Notices Weighted-Average Margin (Percent) Exporter Shanghai Lian Li Paper Products Co., Ltd ................................................................................................................ Hwa Fuh Plastics Co., Ltd./Li Teng Plastics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd ........................................................................... Leo’s Quality Products Co., Ltd./Denmax Plastic Stationery Factory ....................................................................... The Watanabe Group (consisting of the following companies) ................................................................................ Watanabe Paper Product (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Watanabe Paper Product (Linqing) Co., Ltd. Hotrock Stationery (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Assessment of Duties The Department will determine and the U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) shall assess antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. Except where the Court of International Trade has issued a preliminary injunction enjoining the liquidation of certain entries during the period of review, we intend to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of these amended final results of review. For a general discussion of the application of assessment rates, see Final Results at 17165. Cash Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of these amended final results for all shipments CLLP from the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the publication date of these Final Results (April 14, 2009), as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) for companies covered by this review, the cash deposit rate will be the rate listed above; (2) for previously reviewed or investigated companies other than those covered by this review, the cash deposit rate will be the company-specific rate established for the most recent period; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the less-than-fair-value investigation, but the producer is, the cash deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the subject merchandise; and (4) if neither the exporter nor the producer is a firm covered in this review, a prior review, or the investigation, the cash deposit rate will be 258.21 percent, the PRC-wide rate established in the lessthan-fair-value investigation. These deposit requirements shall remain in effect until further notice. Reimbursement of Duties This notice also serves as a final reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the reimbursement of antidumping duties prior to liquidation of the relevant VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:01 Dec 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 entries during this review period. Failure to comply with this requirement could result in the presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent increase in antidumping duties by the amount of antidumping duties reimbursed. Administrative Protective Order This notice also is the only reminder to parties subject to administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) of their responsibility concerning the return or destruction of proprietary information disclosed under APO in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305. Timely written notification of the return/destruction of APO materials or conversion to judicial protective order is hereby requested. Failure to comply with the regulations and the terms of an APO is a sanctionable violation. These amended final results of administrative review and notice are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(h), and 777(i)(1) of the Act, and 19 CFR 351.224. Dated: December 15, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–30396 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–533–838] Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from India: Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request from an interested party, the Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 from India. The review covers one manufacturer/ exporter, Alpanil Industries. The period of review is December 1, 2007, through PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 16.47 16.47 16.47 16.47 November 30, 2008. We have preliminarily determined that Alpanil Industries made sales below normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on these preliminary results. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 22, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerrold Freeman or Yang Jin Chun, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0180 and (202) 482–5760, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 29, 2004, we published in the Federal Register the antidumping duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 (CVP 23) from India. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India, 69 FR 77988 (December 29, 2004). On December 1, 2008, we published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on CVP 23 from India. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 73 FR 72764 (December 1, 2008). On December 30, 2008, pursuant to section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.213(b), Alpanil Industries (Alpanil) requested an administrative review of the order. On February 2, 2009, in accordance with section 751(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the order. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 5821 (February 2, 2009). On September 3, 2009, we extended the due date for the completion of the preliminary results of review from September 2, 2009, to November 16, 2009. See Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 22, 2009 / Notices Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 45610 (September 3, 2009). On November 20, 2009, we extended the due date for the completion of the preliminary results of review from November 16, 2009, to December 15, 2009. See Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India: Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 60237 (November 20, 2009). The administrative review of the order on CVP 23 from India for Alpanil covers the period December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2008. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Scope of the Order The merchandise subject to the order is CVP 23 identified as Color Index No. 51319 and Chemical Abstract No. 6358– 30–1, with the chemical name of diindolo [3,2–b:3´,2´–m]1 triphenodioxazine, 8,18-dichloro-5, 15diethyl-5, 15-dihydro-, and molecular formula of C34H22Cl2N4O2. The subject merchandise includes the crude pigment in any form (e.g., dry powder, paste, wet cake) and finished pigment in the form of presscake and dry color. Pigment dispersions in any form (e.g., pigment dispersed in oleoresins, flammable solvents, water) are not included within the scope of the order. The merchandise subject to the order is classifiable under subheading 3204.17.90.40 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Status of Entry Alpanil submitted data which indicated that the sole U.S. sales transaction entered the United States as a type 1 entry (not subject to an antidumping (AD) and/or countervailing duty (CVD) order) on October 29, 2008, and that this entry was liquidated on October 9, 2009. Because there was no evidence of any unliquidated entries on the record, there was a question of whether we should rescind the administrative review due to a lack of reviewable entries. On November 3, 2009, we informed Alpanil that the sole U.S. sales transaction entered as an entry not subject to AD or CVD duties and provided an opportunity for Alpanil to provide evidence that there was an 1 The bracketed section of the product description, [3,2-b:3´,2´-m], is not businessproprietary information. In this case, the brackets are simply part of the chemical nomenclature. See Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India: Final Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 74141 (December 5, 2008). VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:01 Dec 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 unliquidated entry of subject merchandise into the United States during the period of review. In response to our request, Alpanil indicated that the importer filed the entry erroneously as a type 1 entry (not subject to an AD and/or CVD order), it has since protested the liquidation of the entry, and it has further requested that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reclassify this entry as a type 3 entry (subject to an AD and/or CVD order). At this time, we do not know whether CBP has taken any action with respect to this entry. We have decided to proceed with this administrative review, but we intend to rescind the review if we are not satisfied that CBP has changed the status of the entry to a type 3 entry by thirty days prior to the statutory deadline for completion of the final results of review. Export Price To determine whether sales of CVP 23 from India to the United States were made at prices less than normal value, we compared the U.S. price to the normal value. For the price of sales by Alpanil to the United States, we used export price as defined in section 772(a) of the Act because the subject merchandise was first sold to an unaffiliated purchaser in the United States. Section 772(a) of the Act defines export price as ‘‘the price at which the subject merchandise is first sold (or agreed to be sold) before the date of importation by the producer or exporter of the subject merchandise outside of the United States to an unaffiliated purchaser in the United States or to an unaffiliated purchaser for exportation to the United States, as adjusted under subsection (c).’’ We calculated Alpanil’s pexport price based on the price of the subject merchandise sold to unaffiliated customers in, or for exportation to, the United States. See section 772(c) of the Act. We made deductions for movement expenses incurred in India and international movement expenses incurred for sales of the subject merchandise to the United States in accordance with section 772(c)(2)(A) of the Act. Section 772(c)(1)(C) of the Act requires the Department to increase export price by the amount of the CVD imposed on the subject merchandise to offset an export subsidy. The CVD order on CVP 23 from India is currently in effect. See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India, 69 FR 77995 (December 29, 2004). In preparing these preliminary results of review, we determined that an adjustment is not appropriate in this PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68039 case because no CVD deposit was made at entry and no CVD duties were paid at liquidation. In the event we are satisfied that there are suspended entries during the period of review, we will determine whether an adjustment to offset export subsidies is appropriate. For more details on our decision, see the December 15, 2009, Preliminary Analysis Memorandum for Alpanil at 4. Comparison-Market Sales In order to determine whether there was a sufficient volume of sales in the comparison market to serve as a viable basis for calculating normal value, we compared the volume of home-market sales of the foreign like product in India to the volume of the U.S. sales of the subject merchandise in accordance with section 773(a)(1) of the Act. Based on this comparison of the aggregate quantities of the home-market and U.S. sales and absent any information that a particular market situation in the exporting country did not permit a proper comparison, we determined that the quantity of the foreign like product sold by Alpanil in the home market was greater than five percent of its aggregate volume of the sales of the subject merchandise and therefore sufficient to permit a proper comparison with the sales of the subject merchandise, pursuant to section 773(a)(1) of the Act. Thus, we determined that Alpanil’s home market was viable as the comparison market during the period of review. See section 773(a)(1) of the Act. Therefore, in accordance with section 773(a)(1)(B)(i) of the Act, we based normal value for the respondent on the prices at which the foreign like product was first sold for consumption in India in the usual commercial quantities and in the ordinary course of trade and, to the extent practicable, at the same level of trade as the comparison-market sales. See the ‘‘Level of Trade’’ section below for more details. Model-Matching Methodology We compared U.S. sales with sales of the foreign like product in the home market. Specifically, in making our comparisons, we attempted to make comparisons to weighted-average monthly home-market prices that were based on all sales of the identical product. Because no identical match was found, we matched similar merchandise on the basis of the comparison product which was closest in terms of the physical characteristics to the product sold in the United States. These characteristics are, in the order of importance, form, stability, dispersion, and tone. We made comparisons to weighted-average monthly home-market E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 68040 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 22, 2009 / Notices prices that were based on all sales of the most similar product to the U.S. product. Because we were able to match all U.S. sales to home-market sales of similar products, we did not need to calculate the constructed value of the U.S. product as the basis for normal value. srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Normal Value We based normal value for Alpanil on the prices of the foreign like products sold to its home-market customers. When applicable, we made adjustments for differences in packing and movement expenses in accordance with sections 773(a)(6)(A) and (B) of the Act. Because we calculated normal value using sales of similar merchandise, we also made adjustments for differences in cost attributable to differences in physical characteristics of the merchandise pursuant to section 773(a)(6)(C)(ii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.411. In addition, we made circumstance-of-sale adjustments by deducting home-market direct selling expenses from, and adding U.S. direct selling expenses to, normal value. Based on our findings at verification, we have changed the short-term interest rate for calculating Alpanil’s homemarket credit expenses in this review. Due to the business-proprietary nature of our calculation methodology, please see the Preliminary Analysis Memorandum for Alpanil at 5 for more details. Level of Trade In accordance with section 773(a)(1)(B)(i) of the Act, to the extent practicable, we determined normal value based on sales in the home market at the same level of trade as the exportprice sales. The normal-value level of trade is based on the starting price of the sales in the home market. For exportprice sales, the U.S. level of trade is based on the starting price of the sales to the U.S. market. We examined the differences in selling activities reported in Alpanil’s responses to our requests for information. Alpanil reported two customer categories and one channel of distribution for its home-market sales. The two customer categories are endusers and distributors. With respect to its home-market sales, Alpanil reported that it incurred expenses for the following selling functions and activities for both customer categories: sales forecasting, sales promotion, inventory maintenance, order input/processing, direct sales personnel, and sales/ marketing support. We examined Alpanil’s selling activities and found VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:01 Dec 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 them to be similar with respect to sales forecasting, sales promotion, inventory maintenance, order input/processing, direct sales personnel, and sales/ marketing support. Therefore, we find that Alpanil has one level of trade in its home market. Alpanil reported one channel of distribution for two categories of U.S. customers, end-users and trading companies. Alpanil reported that the selling activities were identical for all U.S. customer categories. With respect to its sole export-price sale, Alpanil reported that it incurred expenses for sales forecasting, inventory maintenance, and order input/ processing. We examined Alpanil’s selling activities and found them to be similar for both categories of U.S. customers. Therefore, we find that sales in the U.S. market were made at one level of trade. We find that the U.S. level of trade was the same as that of the home-market level of trade, given that Alpanil’s selling functions associated with its home-market level of trade were similar with no meaningful differences to those associated with the U.S. market level of trade. They were similar with respect to sales forecasting, inventory maintenance, order input/processing, and freight and delivery. Thus, we were able to match Alpanil’s export-price sale to sales at the same level of trade in the home market and no level-of-trade adjustment was necessary. Verification As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we have verified Alpanil’s homemarket and U.S. sales information using standard verification procedures, including on-site inspection of the manufacturer’s facilities, the examination of relevant sales and financial records, and the selection of original documentation containing relevant information. Our verification results are outlined in the public version of the verification report dated October 20, 2009, which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room B–099 of the main Department of Commerce building. Preliminary Results of the Review As a result of our review, we preliminarily determine that the following weighted-average dumping margin on CVP 23 from India for the period December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2008, for Alpanil is 71.74 percent. We will disclose the calculations used in our analysis to parties to this review within five days of the date of publication of this notice. Any PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. Interested parties who wish to request a hearing or to participate in a hearing if a hearing is requested must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. Requests should contain the following: (1) the party’s name, address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; (3) a list of issues to be discussed. Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the case briefs. Case briefs from interested parties may be submitted not later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice of preliminary results of review. Rebuttal briefs from interested parties, limited to the issues raised in the case briefs, may be submitted not later than five days after the time limit for filing the case briefs or comments. Any hearing, if requested, will be held two days after the scheduled date for submission of rebuttal briefs. Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested to submit with each argument a statement of the issue, a summary of the arguments not exceeding five pages, and a table of statutes, regulations, and cases cited. The final results of administrative review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any such written briefs or at the hearing, if held, are due not later than 120 days after the date of publication of this notice. Assessment Rates In the event we are satisfied that there are suspended entries during the period of review and we complete the final results of review, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b), the Department will determine, and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. We intend to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of review. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we have calculated an importer-specific assessment rate by dividing the total dumping margin for the reviewed sale by the total entered value of the reviewed sale. The Department clarified its ‘‘automatic assessment’’ regulation on May 6, 2003. This clarification will apply to entries of subject merchandise during the period of review produced by Alpanil for which it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate company(ies) E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 22, 2009 / Notices involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003). Cash-Deposit Requirements The following deposit requirements will be effective upon publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for all shipments of CVP 23 from India entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash-deposit rate for Alpanil will be the rate established in the final results of this review; (2) for a previously investigated or reviewed company, the cash-deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate; (3) if the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or a previous review, or the less-than-fairvalue investigation but the manufacturer is, the cash-deposit rate will be the rate established for the most recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) if neither the exporter nor the manufacturer has its own rate, the cash-deposit rate will be 27.48 percent, the all-others rate published in the less-than-fair-value investigation (69 FR at 77989) . These deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Notification to Importer srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate regarding the 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 Department’s presumption that reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent assessment of doubled antidumping duties. These preliminary results of administrative review are issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act. Dated: December 15, 2009. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E9–30434 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:01 Dec 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 58–2009] Foreign-Trade Zone 2—New Orleans, LA, Area Application for Reorganization Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans, grantee of FTZ 2, requesting authority to reorganize the zone under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the Board (74 FR 1170, 1/12/ 09; correction 74 FR 3987, 1/22/09). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a general-purpose zone project. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on December 14, 2009. FTZ 2 was approved by the Board on July 16, 1946 (Board Order 12), had eleven boundary changes from 1950– 1969 (Board Orders 22, 36, 40, 45, 49, 52, 56, 64, 67, 70 and 79), and was expanded on April 9, 1984 (Board Order 245), on May 8, 1986 (Board Order 331), on November 13, 1991 (Board Order 544), on August 25, 1998 (Board Order 1000), and on December 30, 2003 (Board Order 1310). The current zone project includes the following sites: Site 1 (2 acres, expires 7/1/2011)—Abbott Laboratories International Company, 1015 Distributors Row, Harahan; Site 2 (76 acres)—Almonastar-Michoud Industrial District, Inner Harbor Navigation Canal and the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet; Site 3 (534 acres)—Newport Industrial Park, Paris Road, New Orleans; Site 4 (4 acres)—200 Crofton Road, Kenner (adjacent to the New Orleans International Airport); Site 6 (136 acres)—Arabi Terminal and Industrial Park located at Mile Point 90.5 on the Mississippi River, Arabi; Site 7 (216 acres)—Chalmette Terminal and Industrial Park, Old Kaiser Plant, St. Bernard Highway, New Orleans; Site 8 (1.49 acres)—Metro International Trade Services (MITS), 4501 North Galvez Street, New Orleans; Site 9 (1.42 acres)—MITS, 1560 Tchoupitoulas Avenue, New Orleans; Site 10 (3.15 PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68041 acres)—MITS, 5301 Jefferson Highway, New Orleans; Site 11 (4.59 acres)— MITS, 700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans; Site 12 (6.65 acres, expires 8/ 31/2011)—Port Cargo Service, LLC (PCS), 333 Edwards Avenue, Jefferson Parish; Site 13 (4.05 acres, expires 8/31/ 2011)—PCS, 415 Edwards Avenue, Jefferson Parish; Site 14 (2.29 acres, expires 8/31/2011)—PCS, 5725 Powell Street, Jefferson Parish; Site 15 (7.6 acres, expires 8/31/2011)—PCS, 6040 Beven Street, Jefferson Parish; Site 16 (5 acres, expires 8/31/2011)—PCS, 325 Hord Street, Jefferson Parish; Site 17 (19.12 acres, 4 parcels, expires 8/31/ 2011)—MITS, Port of New Orleans Nashville Avenue Terminal Complex located at Nashville Avenue and Grain Elevator Road; Site 18 (5.5 acres, expires 8/31/2011)—Pacorini Metals USA (Pacorini), 5050 Almonster Avenue, New Orleans; Site 19 (4.89 acres, expires 8/31/2011)—Pacorini, 5042 Bloomfield Street, Jefferson; Site 20 (1.4 acres, expires 8/31/2011)—Pacorini, Port of New Orleans, Alabo Street Terminal; Site 21 (17.23 acres, 6 parcels, expires 8/31/2011)—Neeb-Kearney, Inc. (NKI), Port of New Orleans Louisiana Avenue Marine Terminal Complex; Site 22 (29.34 acres, expires 8/31/2011)— Dupuy Storage & Forwarding Corporation (Dupuy), 4300 Jourdan Road, New Orleans; Site 23 (10.58 acres, expires 8/31/2011)—Dupuy, 13601 Old Gentilly Road, New Orleans; Site 24 (27.3 acres, expires 8/31/2011)— Transportation Consultants, Inc., 4010 France Road Parkway, New Orleans; Site 25 (7 acres)—Pacorini & PCS, 5200 Coffee Drive, New Orleans; Site 26 (2 acres)—Pacorini, 601 Market Street, New Orleans; Site 27 (2 acres)— Pacorini, 1601 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans; Site 28 (12 acres)— Dupuy, 5630 Douglas Street, New Orleans; Site 29 (9 acres)—MITS, 6230 Bienvenue Street, New Orleans; Site 30 (7 acres)—Dupuy, 1400 Montegut Street, New Orleans; Site 31 (1 acre)—Pacorini, 1645 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans; Site 32 (1 acre)—London Metal Exchange (LME) warehouse, 1770 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans; Site 33 (9 acres)—MITS, 1930 Japonica Street, New Orleans; Site 34 (2 acres)— Pacorini, 2941 Royal Street, New Orleans; Site 35 (2.52 acres)—MITS, 600 Market Street, New Orleans, 1662 St. Thomas Street, New Orleans and 619 St. James Street, New Orleans; Site 36 (1 acre)—MITS, 3101 Charters Street, New Orleans; Site 37 (1 acre)—Dupuy, 2601 Decatur Street, New Orleans; Site 38 (1 acre)—Dupuy, 2520 Decatur Street, New Orleans; Site 39 (13 acres)—Dupuy, 5300 Old Gentilly Boulevard, New E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-533-838]


Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 from India: Preliminary Results of 
Antidumping Duty Administrative Review

AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
Department of Commerce.
SUMMARY: In response to a request from an interested party, the 
Department of Commerce (the Department) is conducting an administrative 
review of the antidumping duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 
from India. The review covers one manufacturer/exporter, Alpanil 
Industries. The period of review is December 1, 2007, through November 
30, 2008. We have preliminarily determined that Alpanil Industries made 
sales below normal value. We invite interested parties to comment on 
these preliminary results.

EFFECTIVE DATE: December 22, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jerrold Freeman or Yang Jin Chun, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 5, Import Administration, International Trade 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482-
0180 and (202) 482-5760, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 29, 2004, we published in the Federal Register the 
antidumping duty order on carbazole violet pigment 23 (CVP 23) from 
India. See Notice of Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than 
Fair Value and Antidumping Duty Order: Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From 
India, 69 FR 77988 (December 29, 2004). On December 1, 2008, we 
published in the Federal Register a notice of opportunity to request an 
administrative review of the antidumping duty order on CVP 23 from 
India. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or 
Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 
73 FR 72764 (December 1, 2008). On December 30, 2008, pursuant to 
section 751(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 
CFR 351.213(b), Alpanil Industries (Alpanil) requested an 
administrative review of the order. On February 2, 2009, in accordance 
with section 751(a) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), we 
published a notice of initiation of administrative review of the order. 
See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative 
Reviews and Requests for Revocation in Part, 74 FR 5821 (February 2, 
2009).
    On September 3, 2009, we extended the due date for the completion 
of the preliminary results of review from September 2, 2009, to 
November 16, 2009. See Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India: 
Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping

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Duty Administrative Review, 74 FR 45610 (September 3, 2009). On 
November 20, 2009, we extended the due date for the completion of the 
preliminary results of review from November 16, 2009, to December 15, 
2009. See Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India: Extension of Time 
Limit for Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative 
Review, 74 FR 60237 (November 20, 2009).
    The administrative review of the order on CVP 23 from India for 
Alpanil covers the period December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2008.

Scope of the Order

    The merchandise subject to the order is CVP 23 identified as Color 
Index No. 51319 and Chemical Abstract No. 6358-30-1, with the chemical 
name of diindolo [3,2-b:3[acute],2[acute]-m]\1\ triphenodioxazine, 
8,18-dichloro-5, 15-diethyl-5, 15-dihydro-, and molecular formula of 
C34H22Cl2N4O2. The subject merchandise includes the crude pigment in 
any form (e.g., dry powder, paste, wet cake) and finished pigment in 
the form of presscake and dry color. Pigment dispersions in any form 
(e.g., pigment dispersed in oleoresins, flammable solvents, water) are 
not included within the scope of the order. The merchandise subject to 
the order is classifiable under subheading 3204.17.90.40 of the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS). Although the 
HTSUS subheading is provided for convenience and customs purposes, the 
written description of the scope of the order is dispositive.
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    \1\ The bracketed section of the product description, [3,2-
b:3[acute],2[acute]-m], is not business-proprietary information. In 
this case, the brackets are simply part of the chemical 
nomenclature. See Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India: Final 
Results of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review, 73 FR 74141 
(December 5, 2008).
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Status of Entry

    Alpanil submitted data which indicated that the sole U.S. sales 
transaction entered the United States as a type 1 entry (not subject to 
an antidumping (AD) and/or countervailing duty (CVD) order) on October 
29, 2008, and that this entry was liquidated on October 9, 2009. 
Because there was no evidence of any unliquidated entries on the 
record, there was a question of whether we should rescind the 
administrative review due to a lack of reviewable entries.
    On November 3, 2009, we informed Alpanil that the sole U.S. sales 
transaction entered as an entry not subject to AD or CVD duties and 
provided an opportunity for Alpanil to provide evidence that there was 
an unliquidated entry of subject merchandise into the United States 
during the period of review. In response to our request, Alpanil 
indicated that the importer filed the entry erroneously as a type 1 
entry (not subject to an AD and/or CVD order), it has since protested 
the liquidation of the entry, and it has further requested that U.S. 
Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reclassify this entry as a type 3 
entry (subject to an AD and/or CVD order). At this time, we do not know 
whether CBP has taken any action with respect to this entry. We have 
decided to proceed with this administrative review, but we intend to 
rescind the review if we are not satisfied that CBP has changed the 
status of the entry to a type 3 entry by thirty days prior to the 
statutory deadline for completion of the final results of review.

Export Price

    To determine whether sales of CVP 23 from India to the United 
States were made at prices less than normal value, we compared the U.S. 
price to the normal value. For the price of sales by Alpanil to the 
United States, we used export price as defined in section 772(a) of the 
Act because the subject merchandise was first sold to an unaffiliated 
purchaser in the United States. Section 772(a) of the Act defines 
export price as ``the price at which the subject merchandise is first 
sold (or agreed to be sold) before the date of importation by the 
producer or exporter of the subject merchandise outside of the United 
States to an unaffiliated purchaser in the United States or to an 
unaffiliated purchaser for exportation to the United States, as 
adjusted under subsection (c).''
    We calculated Alpanil's pexport price based on the price of the 
subject merchandise sold to unaffiliated customers in, or for 
exportation to, the United States. See section 772(c) of the Act. We 
made deductions for movement expenses incurred in India and 
international movement expenses incurred for sales of the subject 
merchandise to the United States in accordance with section 
772(c)(2)(A) of the Act.
    Section 772(c)(1)(C) of the Act requires the Department to increase 
export price by the amount of the CVD imposed on the subject 
merchandise to offset an export subsidy. The CVD order on CVP 23 from 
India is currently in effect. See Notice of Countervailing Duty Order: 
Carbazole Violet Pigment 23 From India, 69 FR 77995 (December 29, 
2004). In preparing these preliminary results of review, we determined 
that an adjustment is not appropriate in this case because no CVD 
deposit was made at entry and no CVD duties were paid at liquidation. 
In the event we are satisfied that there are suspended entries during 
the period of review, we will determine whether an adjustment to offset 
export subsidies is appropriate. For more details on our decision, see 
the December 15, 2009, Preliminary Analysis Memorandum for Alpanil at 
4.

Comparison-Market Sales

    In order to determine whether there was a sufficient volume of 
sales in the comparison market to serve as a viable basis for 
calculating normal value, we compared the volume of home-market sales 
of the foreign like product in India to the volume of the U.S. sales of 
the subject merchandise in accordance with section 773(a)(1) of the 
Act. Based on this comparison of the aggregate quantities of the home-
market and U.S. sales and absent any information that a particular 
market situation in the exporting country did not permit a proper 
comparison, we determined that the quantity of the foreign like product 
sold by Alpanil in the home market was greater than five percent of its 
aggregate volume of the sales of the subject merchandise and therefore 
sufficient to permit a proper comparison with the sales of the subject 
merchandise, pursuant to section 773(a)(1) of the Act. Thus, we 
determined that Alpanil's home market was viable as the comparison 
market during the period of review. See section 773(a)(1) of the Act.
    Therefore, in accordance with section 773(a)(1)(B)(i) of the Act, 
we based normal value for the respondent on the prices at which the 
foreign like product was first sold for consumption in India in the 
usual commercial quantities and in the ordinary course of trade and, to 
the extent practicable, at the same level of trade as the comparison-
market sales. See the ``Level of Trade'' section below for more 
details.

Model-Matching Methodology

    We compared U.S. sales with sales of the foreign like product in 
the home market. Specifically, in making our comparisons, we attempted 
to make comparisons to weighted-average monthly home-market prices that 
were based on all sales of the identical product. Because no identical 
match was found, we matched similar merchandise on the basis of the 
comparison product which was closest in terms of the physical 
characteristics to the product sold in the United States. These 
characteristics are, in the order of importance, form, stability, 
dispersion, and tone. We made comparisons to weighted-average monthly 
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prices that were based on all sales of the most similar product to the 
U.S. product. Because we were able to match all U.S. sales to home-
market sales of similar products, we did not need to calculate the 
constructed value of the U.S. product as the basis for normal value.

Normal Value

    We based normal value for Alpanil on the prices of the foreign like 
products sold to its home-market customers. When applicable, we made 
adjustments for differences in packing and movement expenses in 
accordance with sections 773(a)(6)(A) and (B) of the Act. Because we 
calculated normal value using sales of similar merchandise, we also 
made adjustments for differences in cost attributable to differences in 
physical characteristics of the merchandise pursuant to section 
773(a)(6)(C)(ii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.411. In addition, we made 
circumstance-of-sale adjustments by deducting home-market direct 
selling expenses from, and adding U.S. direct selling expenses to, 
normal value.
    Based on our findings at verification, we have changed the short-
term interest rate for calculating Alpanil's home-market credit 
expenses in this review. Due to the business-proprietary nature of our 
calculation methodology, please see the Preliminary Analysis Memorandum 
for Alpanil at 5 for more details.

Level of Trade

    In accordance with section 773(a)(1)(B)(i) of the Act, to the 
extent practicable, we determined normal value based on sales in the 
home market at the same level of trade as the export-price sales. The 
normal-value level of trade is based on the starting price of the sales 
in the home market. For export-price sales, the U.S. level of trade is 
based on the starting price of the sales to the U.S. market.
    We examined the differences in selling activities reported in 
Alpanil's responses to our requests for information. Alpanil reported 
two customer categories and one channel of distribution for its home-
market sales. The two customer categories are end-users and 
distributors.
    With respect to its home-market sales, Alpanil reported that it 
incurred expenses for the following selling functions and activities 
for both customer categories: sales forecasting, sales promotion, 
inventory maintenance, order input/processing, direct sales personnel, 
and sales/marketing support. We examined Alpanil's selling activities 
and found them to be similar with respect to sales forecasting, sales 
promotion, inventory maintenance, order input/processing, direct sales 
personnel, and sales/marketing support. Therefore, we find that Alpanil 
has one level of trade in its home market.
    Alpanil reported one channel of distribution for two categories of 
U.S. customers, end-users and trading companies. Alpanil reported that 
the selling activities were identical for all U.S. customer categories. 
With respect to its sole export-price sale, Alpanil reported that it 
incurred expenses for sales forecasting, inventory maintenance, and 
order input/processing. We examined Alpanil's selling activities and 
found them to be similar for both categories of U.S. customers. 
Therefore, we find that sales in the U.S. market were made at one level 
of trade.
    We find that the U.S. level of trade was the same as that of the 
home-market level of trade, given that Alpanil's selling functions 
associated with its home-market level of trade were similar with no 
meaningful differences to those associated with the U.S. market level 
of trade. They were similar with respect to sales forecasting, 
inventory maintenance, order input/processing, and freight and 
delivery. Thus, we were able to match Alpanil's export-price sale to 
sales at the same level of trade in the home market and no level-of-
trade adjustment was necessary.

Verification

    As provided in section 782(i) of the Act, we have verified 
Alpanil's home-market and U.S. sales information using standard 
verification procedures, including on-site inspection of the 
manufacturer's facilities, the examination of relevant sales and 
financial records, and the selection of original documentation 
containing relevant information. Our verification results are outlined 
in the public version of the verification report dated October 20, 
2009, which is on file in the Central Records Unit, room B-099 of the 
main Department of Commerce building.

Preliminary Results of the Review

    As a result of our review, we preliminarily determine that the 
following weighted-average dumping margin on CVP 23 from India for the 
period December 1, 2007, through November 30, 2008, for Alpanil is 
71.74 percent.
    We will disclose the calculations used in our analysis to parties 
to this review within five days of the date of publication of this 
notice. Any interested party may request a hearing within 30 days of 
the date of publication of this notice. Interested parties who wish to 
request a hearing or to participate in a hearing if a hearing is 
requested must submit a written request to the Assistant Secretary for 
Import Administration within 30 days of the date of publication of this 
notice. Requests should contain the following: (1) the party's name, 
address, and telephone number; (2) the number of participants; (3) a 
list of issues to be discussed.
    Issues raised in the hearing will be limited to those raised in the 
case briefs. Case briefs from interested parties may be submitted not 
later than 30 days after the date of publication of this notice of 
preliminary results of review. Rebuttal briefs from interested parties, 
limited to the issues raised in the case briefs, may be submitted not 
later than five days after the time limit for filing the case briefs or 
comments. Any hearing, if requested, will be held two days after the 
scheduled date for submission of rebuttal briefs. Parties who submit 
case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested to 
submit with each argument a statement of the issue, a summary of the 
arguments not exceeding five pages, and a table of statutes, 
regulations, and cases cited. The final results of administrative 
review, including the results of its analysis of issues raised in any 
such written briefs or at the hearing, if held, are due not later than 
120 days after the date of publication of this notice.

Assessment Rates

    In the event we are satisfied that there are suspended entries 
during the period of review and we complete the final results of 
review, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.212(b), the Department will determine, 
and CBP shall assess, antidumping duties on all appropriate entries. We 
intend to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 
days after publication of the final results of review. In accordance 
with 19 CFR 351.212(b)(1), we have calculated an importer-specific 
assessment rate by dividing the total dumping margin for the reviewed 
sale by the total entered value of the reviewed sale.
    The Department clarified its ``automatic assessment'' regulation on 
May 6, 2003. This clarification will apply to entries of subject 
merchandise during the period of review produced by Alpanil for which 
it did not know its merchandise was destined for the United States. In 
such instances, we will instruct CBP to liquidate unreviewed entries at 
the all-others rate if there is no rate for the intermediate 
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involved in the transaction. For a full discussion of this 
clarification, see Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Proceedings: 
Assessment of Antidumping Duties, 68 FR 23954 (May 6, 2003).

Cash-Deposit Requirements

    The following deposit requirements will be effective upon 
publication of the notice of final results of administrative review for 
all shipments of CVP 23 from India entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication, as 
provided by section 751(a)(2)(C) of the Act: (1) The cash-deposit rate 
for Alpanil will be the rate established in the final results of this 
review; (2) for a previously investigated or reviewed company, the 
cash-deposit rate will continue to be the company-specific rate; (3) if 
the exporter is not a firm covered in this review, or a previous 
review, or the less-than-fair-value investigation but the manufacturer 
is, the cash-deposit rate will be the rate established for the most 
recent period for the manufacturer of the merchandise; (4) if neither 
the exporter nor the manufacturer has its own rate, the cash-deposit 
rate will be 27.48 percent, the all-others rate published in the less-
than-fair-value investigation (69 FR at 77989) . These deposit 
requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further 
notice.

Notification to Importer

    This notice also serves as a preliminary reminder to importers of 
their responsibility under 19 CFR 351.402(f) to file a certificate 
regarding the 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 Department's presumption that 
reimbursement of antidumping duties occurred and the subsequent 
assessment of doubled antidumping duties.
    These preliminary results of administrative review are issued and 
published in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the 
Act.

    Dated: December 15, 2009.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
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