Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Mexico and the People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value From Mexico, 71070-71072 [2010-29528]

Download as PDF 71070 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 224 / Monday, November 22, 2010 / Notices can be designated as Usage-Driven so long at the site falls within the grantee’s service area (i.e., meets the standard general-purpose FTZ adjacency requirement), has appropriate zoning (i.e., can accommodate the types of uses ordinarily associated with generalpurpose FTZ activity) and is tied to a single operator’s or user’s use. On November 15, 2010, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ‘‘Act’’), the ITC notified the Department of its final determination, that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV imports of copper pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC.2 Dated: November 16, 2010. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. Scope of the Orders For the purpose of these orders, the products covered are all seamless circular refined copper pipes and tubes, including redraw hollows, greater than or equal to 6 inches (152.4 mm) in length and measuring less than 12.130 inches (308.102 mm) (actual) in outside diameter (‘‘OD’’), regardless of wall thickness, bore (e.g., smooth, enhanced with inner grooves or ridges), manufacturing process (e.g., hot finished, cold-drawn, annealed), outer surface (e.g., plain or enhanced with grooves, ridges, fins, or gills), end finish (e.g., plain end, swaged end, flared end, expanded end, crimped end, threaded), coating (e.g., plastic, paint), insulation, attachments (e.g., plain, capped, plugged, with compression or other fitting), or physical configuration (e.g., straight, coiled, bent, wound on spools). The scope of these orders covers, but is not limited to, seamless refined copper pipe and tube produced or comparable to the American Society for Testing and Materials (‘‘ASTM’’) ASTM– B42, ASTM–B68, ASTM–B75, ASTM– B88, ASTM–B88M, ASTM–B188, ASTM–B251, ASTM–B251M, ASTM– B280, ASTM–B302, ASTM–B306, ASTM–359, ASTM–B743, ASTM–B819, and ASTM–B903 specifications and meeting the physical parameters described therein. Also included within the scope of these orders are all sets of covered products, including ‘‘line sets’’ of seamless refined copper tubes (with or without fittings or insulation) suitable for connecting an outdoor air conditioner or heat pump to an indoor evaporator unit. The phrase ‘‘all sets of covered products’’ denotes any combination of items put up for sale that is comprised of merchandise subject to the scope. ‘‘Refined copper’’ is defined as: (1) Metal containing at least 99.85 percent by weight of copper; or (2) metal containing at least 97.5 percent by [FR Doc. 2010–29396 Filed 11–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–838, A–570–964] Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Mexico and the People’s Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value From Mexico Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on seamless refined copper pipe and tube (‘‘copper pipe and tube’’) from Mexico and the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). In addition, the Department is amending its final determination of sales at less than fair value (‘‘LTFV’’) from Mexico as a result of a ministerial error. DATES: Effective Dates: November 22, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Zhang (Mexico) or Shawn Higgins (PRC), AD/CVD Operations, Offices 3 and 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–1168 or (202) 482–0679, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: Background On October 1, 2010, the Department published its affirmative final determinations of sales at LTFV in the antidumping duty investigations of copper pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC.1 1 See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Final Determination of Sales at Less VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Nov 19, 2010 Jkt 223001 Than Fair Value, 75 FR 60723 (October 1, 2010) (‘‘Final Determination of Sales at LTFV from Mexico’’); Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the People’s Republic of China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 75 FR 60725 (October 1, 2010). 2 See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from China and Mexico, Investigation Nos. 731– TA–1174–1175 (Final), USITC Publication 4193, November 2010; section 735(b)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 weight of copper, provided that the content by weight of any other element does not exceed the following limits: Element Ag—Silver ................................. As—Arsenic .............................. Cd—Cadmium .......................... Cr—Chromium .......................... Mg—Magnesium ....................... Pb—Lead .................................. S—Sulfur .................................. Sn—Tin ..................................... Te—Tellurium ........................... Zn—Zinc ................................... Zr—Zirconium ........................... Other elements (each) .............. Limiting content percent by weight 0.25 0.5 1.3 1.4 0.8 1.5 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.3 Excluded from the scope of these orders are all seamless circular hollows of refined copper less than 12 inches in length whose OD (actual) exceeds its length. The products subject to these orders are currently classifiable under subheadings 7411.10.1030 and 7411.10.1090 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). Products subject to these orders may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 7407.10.1500, 7419.99.5050, 8415.90.8065, and 8415.90.8085. Although the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is dispositive. Amendment to the Final Determination of Sales at LTFV From Mexico On October 1, 2010, the Department published its affirmative final determination of sales at LTFV of copper pipe and tube from Mexico.3 On October 6, 2010, Nacional de Cobre, S.A. de C.V. (‘‘Nacobre’’), a respondent in the investigation, submitted a timely ministerial error allegation and requested, pursuant to section 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(c), that the Department correct an alleged ministerial error in the dumping margin calculations.4 The Department did not receive any rebuttal comments. After analyzing Nacobre’s allegation, the Department determined, in accordance with section 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), that it made a ministerial error in its calculations for the Final Determination of Sales at LTFV from Mexico. Specifically, the 3 See Final Determination of Sales at LTFV from Mexico. 4 See Letter from Nacobre to the Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Nacobre’s Comments Regarding Ministerial Errors in the Final Determination’’ (October 6, 2010). E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 224 / Monday, November 22, 2010 / Notices Department relied on incorrect comparison market (‘‘CM’’) data used for the price-to-price comparisons with United States sales, calculations of profit for constructed export price (‘‘CEP’’) sales, and constructed value selling expenses. Therefore, the Department changed the margin program calculations for Nacobre to rely on the correct weighted-average CM data. Based on the correction of this error, Nacobre’s weighted-average margin decreased from 31.43 percent to 27.16 percent. Furthermore, to remain consistent with the methodology used to calculate the ‘‘all others’’ rate in the Final Determination of Sales at LTFV from Mexico, the Department calculated a simple average of the weightedaverage dumping margins for the mandatory respondents to derive a revised ‘‘all others’’ rate of 26.03 percent. For a detailed discussion of the ministerial error alleged by Nacobre, as well as the Department’s analysis, see the Department’s October 18, 2010, ministerial error memorandum.5 Antidumping Duty Orders On November 15, 2010, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury within the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act by reason of LTFV imports of copper pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC. Therefore, in accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess, upon further advice by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or CEP) of the merchandise for all relevant entries of copper pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC. Pursuant to section 736(b)(2) of the Act, duties shall be assessed on subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination if that determination is based on the threat of material injury, other than threat of material injury described in section 736(b)(1) of the Act.6 In addition, section 736(b)(2) of the Act requires CBP to release any bond or other security, and refund any cash deposit made of estimated antidumping duties posted since the Department’s preliminary antidumping duty determinations.7 Because the ITC’s final determination is based on the threat of material injury and is not accompanied by a finding 71071 that injury would have resulted but for the imposition of suspension of liquidation of entries since the Department’s preliminary determinations, section 736(b)(2) of the Act is applicable. Therefore, the Department will instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation for entries of copper pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption prior to the publication of the ITC’s final determination and release any bond or other security posted and refund any cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties made between the publication of the Department’s preliminary determinations on May 12, 2010, and the publication of the ITC’s final determination. Furthermore, the antidumping duties below will be assessed on all unliquidated entries of copper pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination of threat of material injury in the Federal Register. Final Determination Margins The margins, as amended where appropriate, and cash deposit rates are as follows: PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA Weightedaverage margin (percent) Exporter Producer Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc ........................ Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd.; Hong Kong Hailiang Metal Trading Limited; Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Naile Copper Co., Ltd .................................................... Zhejiang Jiahe Pipes Inc ............................................................... Luvata Tube (Zhongshan) Ltd ....................................................... Luvata Tube (Zhongshan) Ltd ....................................................... Luvata Alltop (Zhongshan) Ltd ...................................................... Ningbo Jintian Copper Tube Co. Ltd ............................................ PRC-Wide Entity ........................................................................... Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc ...................... Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd.; Shanghai Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd 11.25 60.85 Zhejiang Naile Copper Co., Ltd ................................................... Zhejiang Jiahe Pipes Inc ............................................................. Luvata Tube (Zhongshan) Ltd ..................................................... Luvata Alltop (Zhongshan) Ltd .................................................... Luvata Alltop (Zhongshan) Ltd .................................................... Ningbo Jintian Copper Tube Co. Ltd .......................................... PRC-Wide Entity .......................................................................... 36.05 36.05 36.05 36.05 36.05 36.05 60.85 Mexico jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES IUSA S.A. de C.V .......................................................................... Nacional de Cobre, S.A. de C.V ................................................... All Others ....................................................................................... 5 See Memorandum from Melissa G. Skinner, Director, AD/CVD Operations, Office 3, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, ‘‘Ministerial Error Allegations in the Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico’’ (October 18, 2010). 6 Section 736(b)(1) of the Act states that ‘‘{i}f the {ITC}, in its final determination under section 735(b), finds material injury or threat of material injury which, but for the suspension of liquidation VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Nov 19, 2010 Jkt 223001 IUSA S.A. de C.V ........................................................................ Nacional de Cobre, S.A. de C.V ................................................. All Others ..................................................................................... under section 733(d)(2) would have led to a finding of material injury, then entries of the subject merchandise, the liquidation of which has been suspended under section 733(d)(2), shall be subject to the imposition of antidumping duties under section 731.’’ 7 See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 75 FR 26726 (May 12, 2010), as corrected by Seamless Refined Copper PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 24.89 27.16 26.03 Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Correction to Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 75 FR 29990 (May 28, 2010); Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 75 FR 26716 (May 12, 2010). E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1 71072 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 224 / Monday, November 22, 2010 / Notices On or after the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination in the Federal Register, CBP must require, pursuant to section 736(a)(3) of the Act, at the same time as importers would normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, a cash deposit equal to the estimated weightedaverage margins listed above. This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to copper pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC, pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department’s Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Commerce building, for copies of an updated list of antidumping duty orders currently in effect. These antidumping duty orders and amended final determination are issued and published in accordance with sections 736(a), 735(e), and 777(i)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b) and 351.224(e). Dated: November 18, 2010. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–29528 Filed 11–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE United States Patent and Trademark Office [Docket No.: PTO–P–2010–0087] Extension of the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan United States Patent and Trademark Office, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides a basis (the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan) under which an applicant may have an application accorded special status for examination if the applicant expressly abandons another copending unexamined application. The Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan allows applicants having multiple applications currently pending before the USPTO to have greater control over the priority with which their applications are examined while also stimulating a reduction of the backlog of unexamined patent applications pending before the USPTO. The USPTO is extending the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan until December 31, 2011. DATES: Effective Date: November 22, 2010. The Patent Application Backlog jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:49 Nov 19, 2010 Jkt 223001 Reduction Stimulus Plan became effective on November 27, 2009, and was modified on June 24, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pinchus M. 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The Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan allowed small entity applicants having multiple applications currently pending before the USPTO to have greater control over the priority with which their applications are examined while also stimulating a reduction of the backlog of unexamined patent applications pending before the USPTO. The USPTO indicated that the plan would last for a period ending on February 28, 2010, but may be extended for an additional time period thereafter. See Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan, 74 FR at 62287, 1349 Off. Gaz. Pat. Off. at 306. The USPTO extended the plan for an additional four months to June 30, 2010. See Extension of the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan, 75 FR 5041 (February 1, 2010), 1351 Off. Gaz. Pat. Off. 202 (February 23, 2010). Subsequently, the USPTO expanded the plan to eliminate the small entity requirement and further extended its duration to expire at the earlier of the December 31, 2010 date, or the date that 10,000 applications have been accorded special status under this plan. See Expansion and Extension of the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan, 75 FR 36063 (June 24, 2010), 1356 Off. Gaz. Pat. Off. 173 (July 20, 2010). The USPTO is extending the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan until December 31, 2011. Accordingly, the Patent Application Backlog Reduction Stimulus Plan will run until 10,000 petitions have been PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 granted or until December 31, 2011, whichever occurs earlier. The USPTO may further extend this plan (on either a temporary or permanent basis), or may also discontinue the plan after December 31, 2011, if 10,000 petitions have not been granted, depending upon the results of the plan. 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[FR Doc. 2010–29360 Filed 11–19–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–201–805] Initiation and Preliminary Results of Antidumping Duty Changed Circumstances Review: Certain Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From Mexico Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: In response to a request for an expedited changed circumstances review from Tuberia Nacional, S.A. de C.V. (TUNA) and Lamina y Placa Comercial, S.A. de C.V. (Lamina y Placa), the Department of Commerce (the Department) is initiating a changed circumstances review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (CWP) from Mexico pursuant to section 751(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act) and 19 CFR 351.216 and 351.221(c)(3). We have preliminarily concluded that Lamina y Placa is the successor-in-interest to TUNA and, as a result, should be accorded the same treatment previously given to TUNA with respect to the antidumping duty order on CWP from AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\22NON1.SGM 22NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-201-838, A-570-964]


Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Mexico and the 
People's Republic of China: Antidumping Duty Orders and Amended Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value From Mexico

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

SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of 
Commerce (the ``Department'') and the International Trade Commission 
(``ITC''), the Department is issuing antidumping duty orders on 
seamless refined copper pipe and tube (``copper pipe and tube'') from 
Mexico and the People's Republic of China (``PRC''). In addition, the 
Department is amending its final determination of sales at less than 
fair value (``LTFV'') from Mexico as a result of a ministerial error.

DATES: Effective Dates: November 22, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Zhang (Mexico) or Shawn Higgins 
(PRC), AD/CVD Operations, Offices 3 and 4, Import Administration, 
International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th 
Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 
(202) 482-1168 or (202) 482-0679, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    On October 1, 2010, the Department published its affirmative final 
determinations of sales at LTFV in the antidumping duty investigations 
of copper pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC.\1\
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    \1\ See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Mexico: Final 
Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 75 FR 60723 (October 
1, 2010) (``Final Determination of Sales at LTFV from Mexico''); 
Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From the People's Republic of 
China: Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value, 75 FR 
60725 (October 1, 2010).
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    On November 15, 2010, in accordance with section 735(d) of the 
Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the ``Act''), the ITC notified the 
Department of its final determination, that an industry in the United 
States is threatened with material injury by reason of LTFV imports of 
copper pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC.\2\
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    \2\ See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from China and 
Mexico, Investigation Nos. 731-TA-1174-1175 (Final), USITC 
Publication 4193, November 2010; section 735(b)(1)(A)(ii) of the 
Act.
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Scope of the Orders

    For the purpose of these orders, the products covered are all 
seamless circular refined copper pipes and tubes, including redraw 
hollows, greater than or equal to 6 inches (152.4 mm) in length and 
measuring less than 12.130 inches (308.102 mm) (actual) in outside 
diameter (``OD''), regardless of wall thickness, bore (e.g., smooth, 
enhanced with inner grooves or ridges), manufacturing process (e.g., 
hot finished, cold-drawn, annealed), outer surface (e.g., plain or 
enhanced with grooves, ridges, fins, or gills), end finish (e.g., plain 
end, swaged end, flared end, expanded end, crimped end, threaded), 
coating (e.g., plastic, paint), insulation, attachments (e.g., plain, 
capped, plugged, with compression or other fitting), or physical 
configuration (e.g., straight, coiled, bent, wound on spools).
    The scope of these orders covers, but is not limited to, seamless 
refined copper pipe and tube produced or comparable to the American 
Society for Testing and Materials (``ASTM'') ASTM-B42, ASTM-B68, ASTM-
B75, ASTM-B88, ASTM-B88M, ASTM-B188, ASTM-B251, ASTM-B251M, ASTM-B280, 
ASTM-B302, ASTM-B306, ASTM-359, ASTM-B743, ASTM-B819, and ASTM-B903 
specifications and meeting the physical parameters described therein. 
Also included within the scope of these orders are all sets of covered 
products, including ``line sets'' of seamless refined copper tubes 
(with or without fittings or insulation) suitable for connecting an 
outdoor air conditioner or heat pump to an indoor evaporator unit. The 
phrase ``all sets of covered products'' denotes any combination of 
items put up for sale that is comprised of merchandise subject to the 
scope.
    ``Refined copper'' is defined as: (1) Metal containing at least 
99.85 percent by weight of copper; or (2) metal containing at least 
97.5 percent by weight of copper, provided that the content by weight 
of any other element does not exceed the following limits:

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                                                               Limiting
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                          Element                             percent by
                                                                weight
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Ag--Silver.................................................         0.25
As--Arsenic................................................         0.5
Cd--Cadmium................................................         1.3
Cr--Chromium...............................................         1.4
Mg--Magnesium..............................................         0.8
Pb--Lead...................................................         1.5
S--Sulfur..................................................         0.7
Sn--Tin....................................................         0.8
Te--Tellurium..............................................         0.8
Zn--Zinc...................................................         1.0
Zr--Zirconium..............................................         0.3
Other elements (each)......................................         0.3
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    Excluded from the scope of these orders are all seamless circular 
hollows of refined copper less than 12 inches in length whose OD 
(actual) exceeds its length. The products subject to these orders are 
currently classifiable under subheadings 7411.10.1030 and 7411.10.1090 
of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (``HTSUS''). 
Products subject to these orders may also enter under HTSUS subheadings 
7407.10.1500, 7419.99.5050, 8415.90.8065, and 8415.90.8085. Although 
the HTSUS subheadings are provided for convenience and customs 
purposes, the written description of the scope of these orders is 
dispositive.

Amendment to the Final Determination of Sales at LTFV From Mexico

    On October 1, 2010, the Department published its affirmative final 
determination of sales at LTFV of copper pipe and tube from Mexico.\3\ 
On October 6, 2010, Nacional de Cobre, S.A. de C.V. (``Nacobre''), a 
respondent in the investigation, submitted a timely ministerial error 
allegation and requested, pursuant to section 735(e) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.224(c), that the Department correct an alleged ministerial 
error in the dumping margin calculations.\4\ The Department did not 
receive any rebuttal comments.
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    \3\ See Final Determination of Sales at LTFV from Mexico.
    \4\ See Letter from Nacobre to the Secretary of Commerce, 
``Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico: Nacobre's 
Comments Regarding Ministerial Errors in the Final Determination'' 
(October 6, 2010).
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    After analyzing Nacobre's allegation, the Department determined, in 
accordance with section 735(e) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.224(e), that 
it made a ministerial error in its calculations for the Final 
Determination of Sales at LTFV from Mexico. Specifically, the

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Department relied on incorrect comparison market (``CM'') data used for 
the price-to-price comparisons with United States sales, calculations 
of profit for constructed export price (``CEP'') sales, and constructed 
value selling expenses. Therefore, the Department changed the margin 
program calculations for Nacobre to rely on the correct weighted-
average CM data. Based on the correction of this error, Nacobre's 
weighted-average margin decreased from 31.43 percent to 27.16 percent. 
Furthermore, to remain consistent with the methodology used to 
calculate the ``all others'' rate in the Final Determination of Sales 
at LTFV from Mexico, the Department calculated a simple average of the 
weighted-average dumping margins for the mandatory respondents to 
derive a revised ``all others'' rate of 26.03 percent.
    For a detailed discussion of the ministerial error alleged by 
Nacobre, as well as the Department's analysis, see the Department's 
October 18, 2010, ministerial error memorandum.\5\
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    \5\ See Memorandum from Melissa G. Skinner, Director, AD/CVD 
Operations, Office 3, to Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant 
Secretary for Import Administration, ``Ministerial Error Allegations 
in the Final Determination of the Antidumping Duty Investigation of 
Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from Mexico'' (October 18, 
2010).
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Antidumping Duty Orders

    On November 15, 2010, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, 
the ITC notified the Department of its final determination that an 
industry in the United States is threatened with material injury within 
the meaning of section 735(b)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act by reason of LTFV 
imports of copper pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC. Therefore, in 
accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will 
direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (``CBP'') to assess, upon 
further advice by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the 
amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export 
price (or CEP) of the merchandise for all relevant entries of copper 
pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC.
    Pursuant to section 736(b)(2) of the Act, duties shall be assessed 
on subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption on or after the date of publication of the ITC's notice of 
final determination if that determination is based on the threat of 
material injury, other than threat of material injury described in 
section 736(b)(1) of the Act.\6\ In addition, section 736(b)(2) of the 
Act requires CBP to release any bond or other security, and refund any 
cash deposit made of estimated antidumping duties posted since the 
Department's preliminary antidumping duty determinations.\7\
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    \6\ Section 736(b)(1) of the Act states that ``{i{time} f the 
{ITC{time} , in its final determination under section 735(b), finds 
material injury or threat of material injury which, but for the 
suspension of liquidation under section 733(d)(2) would have led to 
a finding of material injury, then entries of the subject 
merchandise, the liquidation of which has been suspended under 
section 733(d)(2), shall be subject to the imposition of antidumping 
duties under section 731.''
    \7\ See Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Mexico: 
Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value 
and Postponement of Final Determination, 75 FR 26726 (May 12, 2010), 
as corrected by Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube From Mexico: 
Correction to Notice of Preliminary Determination of Sales at Less 
Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 75 FR 29990 
(May 28, 2010); Seamless Refined Copper Pipe and Tube from the 
People's Republic of China: Preliminary Determination of Sales at 
Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination, 75 FR 
26716 (May 12, 2010).
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    Because the ITC's final determination is based on the threat of 
material injury and is not accompanied by a finding that injury would 
have resulted but for the imposition of suspension of liquidation of 
entries since the Department's preliminary determinations, section 
736(b)(2) of the Act is applicable. Therefore, the Department will 
instruct CBP to terminate the suspension of liquidation for entries of 
copper pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse, for consumption prior to the publication of the ITC's final 
determination and release any bond or other security posted and refund 
any cash deposit of estimated antidumping duties made between the 
publication of the Department's preliminary determinations on May 12, 
2010, and the publication of the ITC's final determination. 
Furthermore, the antidumping duties below will be assessed on all 
unliquidated entries of copper pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the 
date of publication of the ITC's notice of final determination of 
threat of material injury in the Federal Register.

Final Determination Margins

    The margins, as amended where appropriate, and cash deposit rates 
are as follows:

                       People's Republic of China
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Weighted-
                                                               average
           Exporter                       Producer              margin
                                                              (percent)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Golden Dragon Precise Copper    Golden Dragon Precise              11.25
 Tube Group, Inc.                Copper Tube Group, Inc.
Zhejiang Hailiang Co., Ltd.;    Zhejiang Hailiang Co.,             60.85
 Hong Kong Hailiang Metal        Ltd.; Shanghai Hailiang
 Trading Limited; Shanghai       Copper Co., Ltd.
 Hailiang Copper Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Naile Copper Co., Ltd  Zhejiang Naile Copper Co.,         36.05
                                 Ltd.
Zhejiang Jiahe Pipes Inc......  Zhejiang Jiahe Pipes Inc...        36.05
Luvata Tube (Zhongshan) Ltd...  Luvata Tube (Zhongshan) Ltd        36.05
Luvata Tube (Zhongshan) Ltd...  Luvata Alltop (Zhongshan)          36.05
                                 Ltd.
Luvata Alltop (Zhongshan) Ltd.  Luvata Alltop (Zhongshan)          36.05
                                 Ltd.
Ningbo Jintian Copper Tube Co.  Ningbo Jintian Copper Tube         36.05
 Ltd.                            Co. Ltd.
PRC-Wide Entity...............  PRC-Wide Entity............        60.85
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 Mexico
------------------------------------------------------------------------
IUSA S.A. de C.V..............  IUSA S.A. de C.V...........        24.89
Nacional de Cobre, S.A. de C.V  Nacional de Cobre, S.A. de         27.16
                                 C.V.
All Others....................  All Others.................        26.03
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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    On or after the date of publication of the ITC's notice of final 
determination in the Federal Register, CBP must require, pursuant to 
section 736(a)(3) of the Act, at the same time as importers would 
normally deposit estimated duties on this merchandise, a cash deposit 
equal to the estimated weighted-average margins listed above.
    This notice constitutes the antidumping duty orders with respect to 
copper pipe and tube from Mexico and the PRC, pursuant to section 
736(a) of the Act. Interested parties may contact the Department's 
Central Records Unit, Room 7046 of the main Commerce building, for 
copies of an updated list of antidumping duty orders currently in 
effect.
    These antidumping duty orders and amended final determination are 
issued and published in accordance with sections 736(a), 735(e), and 
777(i)(A) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.211(b) and 351.224(e).

    Dated: November 18, 2010.
Ronald K. Lorentzen,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2010-29528 Filed 11-19-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3510-DS-P