Raw Flexible Magnets From the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review, 22741-22742 [2010-10170]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 83 / Friday, April 30, 2010 / Notices wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 properly suspended for antidumping duties. The Department also confirmed by examining CBP data that Jingzhou Meihou’s entry was made during the POR as specified by the Department’s regulations. See 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(B). After examining CBP data, the Department requested additional information from Jingzhou Meihou. See letter to Jingzhou Meihou regarding, ‘‘Request for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review of Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated April 8, 2010. On April 12, 2010, Jingzhou Meihou submitted its response to the Department’s request for additional information. See Jingzhou Meihou’s letter regarding, ‘‘Request for More Information regarding Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty new Shipper Reviews of raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated April 12, 2010. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department will publish the notice of initiation of a new shipper review no later than the last day of the month following the anniversary month or semiannual anniversary month of the order. Thus, the deadline for publishing this notice of initiation is April 30, 2010. Initiation of New Shipper Reviews Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(d)(1), the Department finds that Jingzhou Meihou meets the threshold requirements for initiation of a new shipper review of its shipment of magnets from the PRC. See Memorandum to the File through Abdelali Elouaradia, Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4: Initiation of AD New Shipper Review of Jingzhou Meihou.: Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China, dated concurrently with this notice; and Jingzhou Meihou Checklist. The POR for the new shipper review of Jingzhou Meihou is September 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010. See 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(B). The Department intends to issue the preliminary results of this review no later than 180 days from the date of initiation, and the final results of this review no later than 270 days from the date of initiation. See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act. It is the Department’s usual practice, in cases involving non–market economy countries, to require that a company seeking to establish eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the country–wide rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of government control over the company’s export activities. Accordingly, we will issue a questionnaire to Jingzhou VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:41 Apr 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 Meihou, which will include a separate rate section. The review of Jingzhou Meihou will proceed if the response provides sufficient indication that Jingzhou Meihou is not subject to either de jure or de facto government control with respect to its exports of magnets. We will instruct CBP to allow, at the option of the importer, the posting, until the completion of the review, of a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit for certain entries of the subject merchandise from Jingzhou Meihou in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e). Because Jingzhou Meihou certified that it both produces and exports the subject merchandise, the sales of which form the basis for its new shipper review request, we will instruct CBP to permit the use of a bond only for entries of subject merchandise which the respondent both produced and exported. Interested parties requiring access to proprietary information in this new shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are published in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: April 26, 2010. Edward C. Yang, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2010–10176 Filed 4–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [C–570–923] Raw Flexible Magnets From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 30, 2010. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined that a request for a new shipper review of the countervailing duty (CVD) order on raw flexible magnets (RFM) from the People’s Republic of China (the PRC) meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (POR) for the new shipper review is January 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22741 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The CVD order on RFM from the PRC was published on September 17, 2008. See Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China: Countervailing Duty Order, 73 FR 53849 (September 17, 2008). On March 29, 2010, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(c), the Department received a timely request for new shipper review from Jingzhou Meihou Flexible Magnet Company, Ltd. (Jingzhou Meihou). The company’s business proprietary version, however, was not properly bracketed. The Department, therefore, rejected that submission and requested that Jingzhou Meihou resubmit the request, which would be considered timely for consideration of a new shipper review. See Memorandum to the File from Kristen Johnson, Trade Analyst, AD/ CVD Operations, Office 3, regarding ‘‘Jingzhou Meihou’s New Shipper Review Submission Rejected,’’ dated April 1, 2010.1 On April 5, 2010, Jingzhou Meihou resubmitted its new shipper review request. Jingzhou Meihou certified that it is both the exporter and producer of the subject merchandise upon which its request for a new shipper review is based. On April 23, 2010, Magnum Magnetics Corporation (Petitioner) submitted comments regarding the request for new shipper review by Jingzhou Meihou. The Department is currently evaluating the comments submitted by Petitioner and will address the comments during the new shipper review. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i), Jingzhou Meihou certified that it did not export RFM to the United States during the period of investigation (POI).2 Further, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), Jingzhou Meihou certified that, since the initiation of the investigation, it has never been affiliated with any PRC exporter or producer who exported RFM to the United States 1 This public document and all other public Departmental documents are available on the public record located within the Central Records Unit (CRU), Room 1117 of the Commerce building. 2 The CVD POI was January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006. E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 22742 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 83 / Friday, April 30, 2010 / Notices wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with NOTICES_PART 1 during the POI, including those not individually examined during the investigation. In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Jingzhou Meihou submitted documentation establishing the following: (1) the date on which Jingzhou Meihou first shipped RFM for export to the United States and the date on which the RFM were first entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption; (2) the volume of its first shipment;3 and (3) the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States. Jingzhou Meihou also certified that, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(v), it has informed the Government of the People’s Republic of China that it will be required to provide a full response to the Department’s questionnaire. The Department conducted a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) database query and confirmed that the shipment of subject merchandise from Jingzhou Meihou entered the United States for consumption and liquidation of such entry was properly suspended for countervailing duties. After examining the CBP data, the Department requested additional information from Jingzhou Meihou. See letter to Jingzhou Meihou regarding, ‘‘Request for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review of Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated April 8, 2010. On April 12, 2010, Jingzhou Meihou submitted its response to the Department’s request for additional information. See Jingzhou Meihou’s letter regarding, ‘‘Request for More Information regarding Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty New Shipper Reviews of Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated April 12, 2010. Initiation of New Shipper Review Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214, the Department finds that Jingzhou Meihou meets the threshold requirements for initiation of a new shipper review of its shipment of RFM from the PRC. See Memorandum to the File through Melissa G. Skinner, Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, from Kristen Johnson, Trade Analyst, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, regarding ‘‘Initiation of CVD New Shipper Review of Jingzhou Meihou: Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with this notice. 3 This shipment constitutes the only shipment that Jingzhou Meihou has made to the United States. VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:41 Apr 29, 2010 Jkt 220001 The Department’s regulations state, in 19 CFR 351.214(g)(2), that the POR for a CVD new shipper review will be the same period as that specified in 19 CFR 351.213.(e)(2), which states that the Department normally will cover entries of subject merchandise during the most recently completed calendar year. However, the Department noted in the Preamble to its Final Regulations that the regulations continue to ‘‘provide the Department with sufficient flexibility to resolve any problems that may arise by modifying the standard review period.’’ See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties; Final Rule, 62 FR 27320 (May 19, 1997) (Preamble). The Department’s regulations permit a party to file a request for a new shipper review during the six month period preceding the anniversary month and the six month period preceding the semiannual anniversary month. If a calendar year standard is utilized, as noted in the Department’s regulations, Jingzhou Meihou’s entry would not be covered in the review. Therefore, the review period for this new shipper review will be January 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department will publish the notice of initiation of a new shipper review no later than the last day of the month following the anniversary month or semiannual anniversary month of the order. Thus, the deadline for publishing this notice of initiation is April 30, 2010. The Department intends to issue the preliminary results of this review no later than 180 days after the date of initiation, and the final results of this review no later than 90 days after the date on which the preliminary results are issued. See 19 CFR 351.214(i). We will instruct CBP to allow, at the option of the importer, the posting, until the completion of the review, of a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit for certain entries of the subject merchandise from Jingzhou Meihou in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e). Because Jingzhou Meihou certified that it both produces and exports the subject merchandise, the sales of which form the basis for its new shipper review request, we will instruct CBP to permit the use of a bond only for entries of subject merchandise which the respondent both produced and exported. Interested parties requiring access to proprietary information in this new shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order in PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 351.306. This initiation and notice are published in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: April 22, 2010. Edward C. Yang, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2010–10170 Filed 4–29–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–912] New Pneumatic Off–the-Road Tires From the People’s Republic of China: Rescission of New Shipper Review AGENCY: Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: April 30, 2010. SUMMARY: In response to a request from Yituo Orient Good Friend Tyre Co., Ltd., (‘‘OGF’’), the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) published on November 2, 2009, a Federal Register notice announcing the initiation of a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on new pneumatic off–theroad tires (‘‘OTR tires’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) for the period February 20, 2008, through August 31, 2009. On March 22, 2010, OGF withdrew its request for a new shipper review. Therefore, we are rescinding this new shipper review with respect to OGF. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Hollwitz or Charles Riggle, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–2336 and (202) 482–0650, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On September 30, 2009, the Department received a timely request from OGF in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.214(c), for a new shipper review of the antidumping duty order on OTR tires from the PRC. On November 2, 2009, the Department found that the request for review with respect to OGF met all of the regulatory requirements set forth in 19 CFR 351.214(b) and E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 83 (Friday, April 30, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22741-22742]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-10170]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[C-570-923]


Raw Flexible Magnets From the People's Republic of China: 
Initiation of Countervailing Duty New Shipper Review

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: April 30, 2010.
SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (the Department) has determined 
that a request for a new shipper review of the countervailing duty 
(CVD) order on raw flexible magnets (RFM) from the People's Republic of 
China (the PRC) meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for 
initiation. The period of review (POR) for the new shipper review is 
January 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristen Johnson, AD/CVD Operations, 
Office 3, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, 
Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482-4793.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The CVD order on RFM from the PRC was published on September 17, 
2008. See Raw Flexible Magnets from the People's Republic of China: 
Countervailing Duty Order, 73 FR 53849 (September 17, 2008). On March 
29, 2010, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (the Act), and 19 CFR 351.214(c), the Department 
received a timely request for new shipper review from Jingzhou Meihou 
Flexible Magnet Company, Ltd. (Jingzhou Meihou). The company's business 
proprietary version, however, was not properly bracketed. The 
Department, therefore, rejected that submission and requested that 
Jingzhou Meihou resubmit the request, which would be considered timely 
for consideration of a new shipper review. See Memorandum to the File 
from Kristen Johnson, Trade Analyst, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, 
regarding ``Jingzhou Meihou's New Shipper Review Submission Rejected,'' 
dated April 1, 2010.\1\ On April 5, 2010, Jingzhou Meihou resubmitted 
its new shipper review request. Jingzhou Meihou certified that it is 
both the exporter and producer of the subject merchandise upon which 
its request for a new shipper review is based. On April 23, 2010, 
Magnum Magnetics Corporation (Petitioner) submitted comments regarding 
the request for new shipper review by Jingzhou Meihou. The Department 
is currently evaluating the comments submitted by Petitioner and will 
address the comments during the new shipper review.
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    \1\ This public document and all other public Departmental 
documents are available on the public record located within the 
Central Records Unit (CRU), Room 1117 of the Commerce building.
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    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.214(b)(2)(i), Jingzhou Meihou certified that it did not export RFM 
to the United States during the period of investigation (POI).\2\ 
Further, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), Jingzhou Meihou certified that, since the 
initiation of the investigation, it has never been affiliated with any 
PRC exporter or producer who exported RFM to the United States

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during the POI, including those not individually examined during the 
investigation.
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    \2\ The CVD POI was January 1, 2006, through December 31, 2006.
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    In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 
CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Jingzhou Meihou submitted documentation 
establishing the following: (1) the date on which Jingzhou Meihou first 
shipped RFM for export to the United States and the date on which the 
RFM were first entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption; 
(2) the volume of its first shipment;\3\ and (3) the date of its first 
sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States. Jingzhou Meihou 
also certified that, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(v), it has 
informed the Government of the People's Republic of China that it will 
be required to provide a full response to the Department's 
questionnaire.
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    \3\ This shipment constitutes the only shipment that Jingzhou 
Meihou has made to the United States.
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    The Department conducted a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
database query and confirmed that the shipment of subject merchandise 
from Jingzhou Meihou entered the United States for consumption and 
liquidation of such entry was properly suspended for countervailing 
duties. After examining the CBP data, the Department requested 
additional information from Jingzhou Meihou. See letter to Jingzhou 
Meihou regarding, ``Request for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty New 
Shipper Review of Raw Flexible Magnets from the People's Republic of 
China,'' dated April 8, 2010. On April 12, 2010, Jingzhou Meihou 
submitted its response to the Department's request for additional 
information. See Jingzhou Meihou's letter regarding, ``Request for More 
Information regarding Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
New Shipper Reviews of Raw Flexible Magnets from the People's Republic 
of China,'' dated April 12, 2010.

Initiation of New Shipper Review

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214, the 
Department finds that Jingzhou Meihou meets the threshold requirements 
for initiation of a new shipper review of its shipment of RFM from the 
PRC. See Memorandum to the File through Melissa G. Skinner, Director, 
AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, from Kristen Johnson, Trade Analyst, AD/
CVD Operations, Office 3, regarding ``Initiation of CVD New Shipper 
Review of Jingzhou Meihou: Raw Flexible Magnets from the People's 
Republic of China,'' dated concurrently with this notice.
    The Department's regulations state, in 19 CFR 351.214(g)(2), that 
the POR for a CVD new shipper review will be the same period as that 
specified in 19 CFR 351.213.(e)(2), which states that the Department 
normally will cover entries of subject merchandise during the most 
recently completed calendar year. However, the Department noted in the 
Preamble to its Final Regulations that the regulations continue to 
``provide the Department with sufficient flexibility to resolve any 
problems that may arise by modifying the standard review period.'' See 
Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties; Final Rule, 62 FR 27320 (May 
19, 1997) (Preamble). The Department's regulations permit a party to 
file a request for a new shipper review during the six month period 
preceding the anniversary month and the six month period preceding the 
semiannual anniversary month. If a calendar year standard is utilized, 
as noted in the Department's regulations, Jingzhou Meihou's entry would 
not be covered in the review. Therefore, the review period for this new 
shipper review will be January 1, 2009, through February 28, 2010.
    Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i), the Department will publish 
the notice of initiation of a new shipper review no later than the last 
day of the month following the anniversary month or semiannual 
anniversary month of the order. Thus, the deadline for publishing this 
notice of initiation is April 30, 2010.
    The Department intends to issue the preliminary results of this 
review no later than 180 days after the date of initiation, and the 
final results of this review no later than 90 days after the date on 
which the preliminary results are issued. See 19 CFR 351.214(i).
    We will instruct CBP to allow, at the option of the importer, the 
posting, until the completion of the review, of a bond or security in 
lieu of a cash deposit for certain entries of the subject merchandise 
from Jingzhou Meihou in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of 
the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e). Because Jingzhou Meihou certified that 
it both produces and exports the subject merchandise, the sales of 
which form the basis for its new shipper review request, we will 
instruct CBP to permit the use of a bond only for entries of subject 
merchandise which the respondent both produced and exported.
    Interested parties requiring access to proprietary information in 
this new shipper review should submit applications for disclosure under 
administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 
351.306.
    This initiation and notice are published in accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 351.221(c)(1)(i).

    Dated: April 22, 2010.
Edward C. Yang,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing 
Duty Operations.
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