Antidumping Methodologies in Proceedings Involving Non-Market Economies: Valuing the Factor of Production: Labor; Correction to Request for Comment, 11196-11197 [2011-4532]

Download as PDF 11196 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 40 / Tuesday, March 1, 2011 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket 14–2011] jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 158—Vicksburg/ Jackson, MS, Application for Expansion of Manufacturing Authority, Subzone 158D, Nissan North America, Inc. (Motor Vehicles) An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) by Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA), operator of FTZ 158D, NNA plant, Canton, Mississippi, requesting authority to expand the scope of FTZ manufacturing authority. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a– 81u), and section 400.28(a)(2) of the Board’s regulations (15 CFR part 400). It was formally filed on February 22, 2011. Subzone 158D was approved by the Board in 2002 with authority granted for the manufacture of up to 250,000 lightduty passenger vehicles at the NNA plant (4,417 employees/1,350 acres) located at 300 Nissan Drive in Canton, Mississippi (Board Order 1212, 67 FR 11091, 3–12–2002). In 2005 the Board approved an expansion of NNA’s scope of authority to include additional production capacity (authorized level of production increased to 400,000 vehicles annually) (Board Order 1367, 70 FR 6616, 2–8–2005). Components and materials sourced from abroad (representing 20 percent of the finished vehicles’ value) that are currently within NNA’s existing scope of authority include: gasoline and diesel engines and parts of such engines, labels, body parts and trim, fasteners, catalytic converters, parts of steering systems, brake fittings, half shafts, transmissions and parts thereof, differentials, bearings and bearing housings, flywheels/pulleys, wiring harnesses, handles/knobs, gaskets, fasteners, windshields and windows, springs, relays, and switches (duty rate range: free—8.6%). The applicant now seeks to expand the scope of authority to include light commercial passenger vans as an additional finished product to be manufactured under FTZ procedures. The applicant also requests that the scope of authority be expanded to include the following additional foreign-origin components: hoses, fan belts, caps/lids, floor mats, mirrors, locks, tool sets, reservoir tanks, fans, airconditioner components, filters, valves, thermostats, door roller assemblies, windshield wiper assemblies, batteries, electrical components, lighting/ VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:42 Feb 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 signaling equipment, horns, sensors, telephonic equipment, audio speakers, audio systems, video cameras, navigation systems, antennas, cables, connectors, brake parts, shock absorbers, radiators, exhaust components, speedometers, tachometers, electronic controllers, seats, and cigarette lighter cases (duty rate range: free—12.0%). The application also requests approval from the FTZ Board for flexibility to shift production between Subzone 158D and Subzone 78A (NNA’s facilities in Smyrna and Decherd, Tennessee) as needed, provided that NNA’s activity globally at the two subzones remains consistent with the products, components and production capacity authorized for Subzone 158D and Subzone 78A. Expanded FTZ procedures could continue to exempt NNA from customs duty payments on the foreign-origin components used in light commercial passenger vans manufactured for export (20% of shipments). On its domestic shipments, NNA would be able to choose the duty rate during customs entry procedures that applies to light commercial passenger vans (duty rate— 2.0%) for the foreign inputs noted above. Subzone status would further allow NNA to realize logistical benefits through the use of weekly customs entry procedures. Customs duties also could possibly be deferred or reduced on foreign status production equipment. NNA would also be exempt from duty payments on foreign inputs that become scrap during the production process. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, Pierre Duy of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the following address: Office of the Executive Secretary, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230–0002. The closing period for receipt of comments is May 2, 2011. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period to May 16, 2011. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board’s Executive Secretary at the address listed above and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the Board’s Web site, PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 which is accessible via http://www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Pierre Duy at Pierre.Duy@trade.gov or (202) 482–1378. Dated: February 22, 2011. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2011–4510 Filed 2–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping Methodologies in Proceedings Involving Non-Market Economies: Valuing the Factor of Production: Labor; Correction to Request for Comment Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce DATES: Effective Date: March 1, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Mutz, (202) 482–0235, Office of Policy, Import Administration, Julia Hancock, (202) 482–1394, Office of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC, 20230. Correction: On February 18, 2011, the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) published in the Federal Register a notice requesting public comment on the means by which it can best capture the cost of labor in its wage rate methodology in antidumping proceedings involving non-market economy (‘‘NME’’) countries. See Antidumping Methodologies in Proceedings Involving Non-Market Economies: Valuing the Factor of Production: Labor; Request for Comment, 76 FR 9544 (February 18, 2011) (‘‘Labor Comment Notice’’). As part of this process, the Department invited comments on the interim methodology for determining a surrogate value for wage rates that is currently being applied in antidumping proceedings for companies in NME countries. Subsequent to the issuance of the Labor Comment Notice, we identified an error in the docket number through which comments must be submitted. All comments must be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket No. ITA–2011–0002, unless the commenter does not have access to the internet. Commenters that do not have access to AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\01MRN1.SGM 01MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 40 / Tuesday, March 1, 2011 / Notices the internet may submit the original and two copies of each set of comments by mail or hand delivery/courier. All comments should be addressed to the Secretary of Commerce, Attention: Christopher Mutz, Office of Policy, Room 1870, Import Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. See Labor Comment Notice, 76 FR at 9547. To be assured of consideration, comments must be received no later than March 21, 2011. Dated: February 23, 2011. Paul Piquado, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2011–4532 Filed 2–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheila E. Forbes, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Unit, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4697. Background Each year during the anniversary month of the publication of an antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspension of investigation, an interested party, as defined in section 771(9) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), may request, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.213, that the Department of Commerce (‘‘the Department’’) conduct an administrative review of that antidumping or countervailing duty order, finding, or suspended investigation. All deadlines for the submission of comments or actions by the Department discussed below refer to the number of calendar days from the applicable starting date. Respondent Selection Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: In the event the Department limits the number of respondents for individual 11197 examination for administrative reviews initiated pursuant to requests made for the orders identified below, the Department intends to select respondents based on U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) data for U.S. imports during the period of review. We intend to release the CBP data under administrative protective order (‘‘APO’’) to all parties having an APO within seven days of publication of the initiation notice and to make our decision regarding respondent selection within 21 days of publication of the initiation Federal Register notice. Therefore, we encourage all parties interested in commenting on respondent selection to submit their APO applications on the date of publication of the initiation notice, or as soon thereafter as possible. The Department invites comments regarding the CBP data and respondent selection within five days of placement of the CBP data on the record of the review. Opportunity To Request a Review: Not later than the last day of March 2011,1 interested parties may request administrative review of the following orders, findings, or suspended investigations, with anniversary dates in March for the following periods: Period of review Antidumping Duty Proceeding Brazil: Certain Hot-Rolled Carbon Steel Flat Products, A–351–828 .......................................................................................... Brazil: Orange Juice, A–351–840 ................................................................................................................................................ Canada: Iron Construction Castings, A–122–503 ....................................................................................................................... France: Brass Sheet & Strip, A–427–602 ................................................................................................................................... Germany: Brass Sheet & Strip, A–428–602 ............................................................................................................................... India: Sulfanilic Acid, A–533–806 ................................................................................................................................................ Italy: Brass Sheet & Strip, A–475–601 ........................................................................................................................................ Japan: Stainless Steel Butt-Weld Pipe Fittings, A–588–702 ...................................................................................................... Russia: Silicon Metal, A–821–817 ............................................................................................................................................... Spain: Stainless Steel Bar, A–469–805 ...................................................................................................................................... Taiwan: Light-Walled Rectangular Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube, A–583–803 ............................................................. Thailand: Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube, A–549–502 ..................................................................................................... The People’s Republic of China: Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe, A–570–930 ......................................... The People’s Republic of China: Chloropicrin, A–570–002 ........................................................................................................ The People’s Republic of China: Glycine, A–570–836 ............................................................................................................... The People’s Republic of China: Sodium Hexametaphosphate, A–570–908 ............................................................................ The People’s Republic of China: Tissue Paper Products, A–570–894 ...................................................................................... Countervailing Duty Proceeding India: Sulfanilic Acid, C–533–807 ................................................................................................................................................ Iran: In-Shell Pistachio Nuts, C–507–501 ................................................................................................................................... The People’s Republic of China: Circular Welded Austenitic Stainless Pressure Pipe, C–570–931 ........................................ Turkey: Welded Carbon Steel Pipe and Tube, C–489–502 ....................................................................................................... jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Suspension Agreements None. In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), an interested party as defined by section 771(9) of the Act may request in writing that the Secretary conduct an administrative review. For both antidumping and countervailing duty reviews, the interested party must specify the individual producers or 18:42 Feb 28, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1/1/10–12/31/10 1/1/10–12/31/10 1/1/10–12/31/10 1/1/10–12/31/10 exporters covered by an antidumping finding or an antidumping or countervailing duty order or suspension agreement for which it is requesting a review. In addition, a domestic 1 Or the next business day, if the deadline falls on a weekend, federal holiday or any other day when the Department is closed. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 40 (Tuesday, March 1, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11196-11197]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4532]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration


Antidumping Methodologies in Proceedings Involving Non-Market 
Economies: Valuing the Factor of Production: Labor; Correction to 
Request for Comment

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

DATES: Effective Date: March 1, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Mutz, (202) 482-0235, 
Office of Policy, Import Administration, Julia Hancock, (202) 482-1394, 
Office of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations, Import 
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington DC, 20230.

Correction:

    On February 18, 2011, the Department of Commerce (``the 
Department'') published in the Federal Register a notice requesting 
public comment on the means by which it can best capture the cost of 
labor in its wage rate methodology in antidumping proceedings involving 
non-market economy (``NME'') countries. See Antidumping Methodologies 
in Proceedings Involving Non-Market Economies: Valuing the Factor of 
Production: Labor; Request for Comment, 76 FR 9544 (February 18, 2011) 
(``Labor Comment Notice''). As part of this process, the Department 
invited comments on the interim methodology for determining a surrogate 
value for wage rates that is currently being applied in antidumping 
proceedings for companies in NME countries.
    Subsequent to the issuance of the Labor Comment Notice, we 
identified an error in the docket number through which comments must be 
submitted. All comments must be submitted through the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov, Docket No. ITA-2011-
0002, unless the commenter does not have access to the internet. 
Commenters that do not have access to

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the internet may submit the original and two copies of each set of 
comments by mail or hand delivery/courier. All comments should be 
addressed to the Secretary of Commerce, Attention: Christopher Mutz, 
Office of Policy, Room 1870, Import Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 
20230. See Labor Comment Notice, 76 FR at 9547. To be assured of 
consideration, comments must be received no later than March 21, 2011.

    Dated: February 23, 2011.
Paul Piquado,
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration.
[FR Doc. 2011-4532 Filed 2-28-11; 8:45 am]
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