Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review, 45587-45588 [2012-18889]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2012 / Notices S.r.l., which are excluded from the order, and Pasta Lensi S.r.l., which was revoked from the order), the Department has directed CBP to assess countervailing duties on all entries between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2010, at the rates in effect at the time of entry. The Department intends to issue appropriate assessment instructions directly to CBP 15 days after publication of the final results of this review. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Cash Deposit Instructions The Department also intends to instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties in the amounts shown above. For all nonreviewed firms (except Barilla G. e R. F.lli S.p.A. and Gruppo Agricoltura Sana S.r.l., which are excluded from the order, and Pasta Lensi S.r.l., which was revoked from the order), we will instruct CBP to collect cash deposits of estimated countervailing duties at the most recent company-specific or allothers rate applicable to the company. These rates shall apply to all nonreviewed companies until a review of a company assigned these rates is requested. These cash deposit requirements, when imposed, shall remain in effect until further notice. Disclosure and Public Comment Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.224(b), the Department will disclose to parties to the proceeding any calculations performed in connection with these preliminary results within five days after the date of the public announcement of this notice. Pursuant to 19 CFR 351.309(c)(ii), interested parties may submit written arguments in case briefs within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice. Rebuttal briefs, limited to issues raised in case briefs, may be filed no later than five days after the date of filing the case briefs, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.309(d). Any case briefs and rebuttal briefs must be filed via the Department’s electronic records system, IA ACCESS, in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303. Parties who submit case briefs or rebuttal briefs in this proceeding are requested to submit with each argument: (1) A statement of the issue, and (2) a brief summary of the argument with an electronic version included. Copies of case briefs and rebuttal briefs must be served on interested parties in accordance with 19 CFR 351.303(f). Interested parties may request a hearing within 30 days after the date of publication of this notice, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.310(c). The Department will publish a notice of the final results of this administrative VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:53 Jul 31, 2012 Jkt 226001 review within 120 days from the publication of these preliminary results, in accordance with section 751(a)(3) of the Act. We are issuing and publishing these results in accordance with sections 751(a)(1) and 777(i)(1) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.221(b)(4). Dated: July 24, 2012. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. 2012–18684 Filed 7–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–601] Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, from the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) has determined that a request for a new shipper review (‘‘NSR’’) of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings (‘‘TRBs’’) from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (‘‘POR’’) for this NSR is June 1, 2011, through May 31, 2012. DATES: Effective Date: August 1, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Demitri Kalogeropoulos, 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: 202–482–2623. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: Background The notice announcing the antidumping duty order on TRBs from the PRC was published in the Federal Register on June 15, 1987.1 On June 28, 2012, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.214(b), the Department received an NSR request from Zhejiang Zhengda Bearing Co., Ltd. (‘‘Zhejiang Zhengda’’). Zhejiang 1 See Antidumping Duty Order; Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished or Unfinished, From the People’s Republic of China, 52 FR 22667 (June 15, 1987) (‘‘Order’’). PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45587 Zhengda’s request was made in June 2012, which is the anniversary month of the Order.2 In its submission, Zhejiang Zhengda certified that it is the exporter and producer of the subject merchandise upon which the request was based. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i), Zhejiang Zhengda certified that it did not export TRBs to the United States during the period of investigation (‘‘POI’’). In addition, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), Zhejiang Zhengda certified that, since the initiation of the investigation, it has not been affiliated with a PRC exporter or producer who exported TRBs to the United States during the POI, including those not individually examined during the investigation. As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(B), Zhejiang Zhengda also certified that its export activities were not controlled by the central government of the PRC. In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Zhejiang Zhengda submitted documentation establishing the following: (1) The date on which Zhejiang Zhengda first shipped TRBs for export to the United States and the date on which the TRBs were first entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption; (2) the volume of its first shipment; and (3) the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States. The Department conducted U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) database queries in an attempt to confirm that Zhejiang Zhengda’s shipments of subject merchandise had entered the United States for consumption and that liquidation of such entries had been properly suspended for antidumping duties.3 The Department also examined whether the CBP data confirm that such entries were made during the NSR POR. The Department has identified some inconsistencies between the information provided by Zhejiang Zhengda and the CBP data currently on the record. After the initiation of this NSR, the Department intends to place additional CBP data on the record, and, if necessary, request additional information from Zhejiang Zhengda. Due to the proprietary nature of this information, please refer to the Memorandum to the File from John Ditore, ‘‘Initiation of AD New Shipper Review: Tapered Roller Bearings and 2 See 19 CFR 351.214(d). July 26, 2012 memorandum to the file regarding CBP data. 3 See E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 45588 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 1, 2012 / Notices Parts Thereof from the People’s Republic of China (A–570–601)’’ dated concurrently with this notice (‘‘Initiation Checklist’’). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Period of Review In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A), the POR for an NSR initiated in the month immediately following the anniversary month will be the twelve-month period immediately preceding the anniversary month. Therefore, the POR for this NSR is June 1, 2011, through May 31, 2012. Based on information provided by Zhejiang Zhengda, the sales and entries into the United States of subject merchandise produced and exported by Zhejiang Zhengda occurred during this twelvemonth POR. Initiation of New Shipper Review Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b), the Department finds that the request submitted by Zhejiang Zhengda meets the threshold requirements for initiation of an NSR for the shipment of TRBs from the PRC produced and exported by Zhejiang Zhengda. See Initiation Checklist. If the information supplied by Zhejiang Zhengda cannot be verified using CBP import data, or is otherwise found to be incorrect or insufficient during the course of this proceeding, the Department may rescind the review or apply adverse facts available pursuant to section 776 of the Act, depending upon the facts on record. The Department intends to issue the preliminary results of this NSR no later than 180 days from the date of initiation, and the final results no later than 90 days from the issuance of the preliminary results.4 It is the Department’s usual practice, in cases involving non-market economies, to require that a company seeking to establish eligibility for an antidumping duty rate separate from the countrywide rate provide evidence of de jure and de facto absence of government control over the company’s export activities. Accordingly, the Department will issue a questionnaire to Zhejiang Zhengda which will include a section requesting information with regard to Zhejiang Zhengda’s export activities for separate rates purposes. The review will proceed if the response provides sufficient indication that Zhejiang Zhengda is not subject to either de jure or de facto government control with respect to its export of subject merchandise. The Department will instruct CBP to allow, at the option of the importer, the 4 See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act. VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:53 Jul 31, 2012 Jkt 226001 posting, until the completion of the review, of a bond or security in lieu of a cash deposit for each entry of the subject merchandise from Zhejiang Zhengda in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e). Because Zhejiang Zhengda certified that it produced and exported the subject merchandise, the Department will apply the bonding privilege to Zhejiang Zhengda only for subject merchandise which Zhejiang Zhengda produced and exported. To assist in its analysis of the bona fides of Zhejiang Zhengda’s sales, upon initiation of this new shipper review, the Department will require Zhejiang Zhengda to submit on an ongoing basis complete transaction information concerning any sales of subject merchandise to the United States that were made subsequent to the POR. Interested parties requiring access to proprietary information in this NSR should submit applications for disclosure under administrative protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 19 CFR 351.306. This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i). Dated: July 27, 2012. Christian Marsh, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Operations. [FR Doc. 2012–18889 Filed 7–31–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–601] Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and Unfinished, From the People’s Republic of China: Initiation of Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (‘‘Department’’) has determined that a request for a new shipper review (‘‘NSR’’) of the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’) meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for initiation. The period of review (‘‘POR’’) for this NSR is June 1, 2011, through May 31, 2012. DATES: Effective Date: August 1, 2012. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Demitri Kalogeropoulos, AD/CVD Operations, Office 8, Import AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230; telephone: 202–482–2623. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The notice announcing the antidumping duty order on tapered roller bearings from the PRC was published in the Federal Register on June 15, 1987.1 On June 28, 2012, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (‘‘Act’’), and 19 CFR 351.214(b), the Department received a NSR request from Haining Automann Parts Co., Ltd. (‘‘Haining Automann’’). Haining Automann’s request was made in June 2012, which is the anniversary month of the Order.2 In its submission, Haining Automann certified that it is the exporter and producer of the subject merchandise upon which the request was based. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(i), Haining Automann certified that it did not export tapered roller bearings to the United States during the period of investigation (‘‘POI’’). In addition, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), Haining Automann certified that, since the initiation of the investigation, it has not been affiliated with a PRC exporter or producer who exported tapered roller bearings to the United States during the POI, including those not individually examined during the investigation. As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(B), Haining Automann also certified that its export activities were not controlled by the central government of the PRC. In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Haining Automann submitted documentation establishing the following: (1) The date on which Haining Automann first shipped tapered roller bearings for export to the United States and the date on which the tapered roller bearings were first entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption; (2) the volume of its first shipment; and (3) the date of its first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States. The Department conducted U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) database queries in an attempt to confirm that Haining Automann’s shipments of subject merchandise had 1 See Antidumping Duty Order; Tapered Roller Bearingsand Parts Thereof, Finished or Unfinished, From the People’s Republic of China, 52 FR 22667 (June 15, 1987) (‘‘Order’’). 2 See 19 CFR 351.214(d). E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 1, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 45587-45588]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18889]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

International Trade Administration

[A-570-601]


Tapered Roller Bearings and Parts Thereof, Finished and 
Unfinished, from the People's Republic of China: Initiation of 
Antidumping Duty New Shipper Review

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

SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (``Department'') has determined 
that a request for a new shipper review (``NSR'') of the antidumping 
duty order on tapered roller bearings (``TRBs'') from the People's 
Republic of China (``PRC'') meets the statutory and regulatory 
requirements for initiation. The period of review (``POR'') for this 
NSR is June 1, 2011, through May 31, 2012.

DATES: Effective Date: August 1, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Demitri Kalogeropoulos, 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: 202-482-2623.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The notice announcing the antidumping duty order on TRBs from the 
PRC was published in the Federal Register on June 15, 1987.\1\ On June 
28, 2012, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i) of the Tariff Act of 
1930, as amended (``Act''), and 19 CFR 351.214(b), the Department 
received an NSR request from Zhejiang Zhengda Bearing Co., Ltd. 
(``Zhejiang Zhengda''). Zhejiang Zhengda's request was made in June 
2012, which is the anniversary month of the Order.\2\
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    \1\ See Antidumping Duty Order; Tapered Roller Bearings and 
Parts Thereof, Finished or Unfinished, From the People's Republic of 
China, 52 FR 22667 (June 15, 1987) (``Order'').
    \2\ See 19 CFR 351.214(d).
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    In its submission, Zhejiang Zhengda certified that it is the 
exporter and producer of the subject merchandise upon which the request 
was based. Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(I) of the Act and 19 CFR 
351.214(b)(2)(i), Zhejiang Zhengda certified that it did not export 
TRBs to the United States during the period of investigation (``POI''). 
In addition, pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B)(i)(II) of the Act and 19 
CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(A), Zhejiang Zhengda certified that, since the 
initiation of the investigation, it has not been affiliated with a PRC 
exporter or producer who exported TRBs to the United States during the 
POI, including those not individually examined during the 
investigation. As required by 19 CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iii)(B), Zhejiang 
Zhengda also certified that its export activities were not controlled 
by the central government of the PRC.
    In addition to the certifications described above, pursuant to 19 
CFR 351.214(b)(2)(iv), Zhejiang Zhengda submitted documentation 
establishing the following: (1) The date on which Zhejiang Zhengda 
first shipped TRBs for export to the United States and the date on 
which the TRBs were first entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for 
consumption; (2) the volume of its first shipment; and (3) the date of 
its first sale to an unaffiliated customer in the United States.
    The Department conducted U.S. Customs and Border Protection 
(``CBP'') database queries in an attempt to confirm that Zhejiang 
Zhengda's shipments of subject merchandise had entered the United 
States for consumption and that liquidation of such entries had been 
properly suspended for antidumping duties.\3\ The Department also 
examined whether the CBP data confirm that such entries were made 
during the NSR POR. The Department has identified some inconsistencies 
between the information provided by Zhejiang Zhengda and the CBP data 
currently on the record. After the initiation of this NSR, the 
Department intends to place additional CBP data on the record, and, if 
necessary, request additional information from Zhejiang Zhengda. Due to 
the proprietary nature of this information, please refer to the 
Memorandum to the File from John Ditore, ``Initiation of AD New Shipper 
Review: Tapered Roller Bearings and

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Parts Thereof from the People's Republic of China (A-570-601)'' dated 
concurrently with this notice (``Initiation Checklist'').
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    \3\ See July 26, 2012 memorandum to the file regarding CBP data.
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Period of Review

    In accordance with 19 CFR 351.214(g)(1)(i)(A), the POR for an NSR 
initiated in the month immediately following the anniversary month will 
be the twelve-month period immediately preceding the anniversary month. 
Therefore, the POR for this NSR is June 1, 2011, through May 31, 2012. 
Based on information provided by Zhejiang Zhengda, the sales and 
entries into the United States of subject merchandise produced and 
exported by Zhejiang Zhengda occurred during this twelve-month POR.

Initiation of New Shipper Review

    Pursuant to section 751(a)(2)(B) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(b), 
the Department finds that the request submitted by Zhejiang Zhengda 
meets the threshold requirements for initiation of an NSR for the 
shipment of TRBs from the PRC produced and exported by Zhejiang 
Zhengda. See Initiation Checklist. If the information supplied by 
Zhejiang Zhengda cannot be verified using CBP import data, or is 
otherwise found to be incorrect or insufficient during the course of 
this proceeding, the Department may rescind the review or apply adverse 
facts available pursuant to section 776 of the Act, depending upon the 
facts on record.
    The Department intends to issue the preliminary results of this NSR 
no later than 180 days from the date of initiation, and the final 
results no later than 90 days from the issuance of the preliminary 
results.\4\ It is the Department's usual practice, in cases involving 
non-market economies, 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, the 
Department will issue a questionnaire to Zhejiang Zhengda which will 
include a section requesting information with regard to Zhejiang 
Zhengda's export activities for separate rates purposes. The review 
will proceed if the response provides sufficient indication that 
Zhejiang Zhengda is not subject to either de jure or de facto 
government control with respect to its export of subject merchandise.
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    \4\ See section 751(a)(2)(B)(iv) of the Act.
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    The Department 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 each entry of the subject 
merchandise from Zhejiang Zhengda in accordance with section 
751(a)(2)(B)(iii) of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214(e). Because Zhejiang 
Zhengda certified that it produced and exported the subject 
merchandise, the Department will apply the bonding privilege to 
Zhejiang Zhengda only for subject merchandise which Zhejiang Zhengda 
produced and exported.
    To assist in its analysis of the bona fides of Zhejiang Zhengda's 
sales, upon initiation of this new shipper review, the Department will 
require Zhejiang Zhengda to submit on an ongoing basis complete 
transaction information concerning any sales of subject merchandise to 
the United States that were made subsequent to the POR.
    Interested parties requiring access to proprietary information in 
this NSR should submit applications for disclosure under administrative 
protective order in accordance with 19 CFR 351.305 and 19 CFR 351.306. 
This initiation and notice are in accordance with section 751(a)(2)(B) 
of the Act and 19 CFR 351.214 and 19 CFR 351.221(c)(1)(i).

    Dated: July 27, 2012.
Christian Marsh,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Antidumping and Countervailing Duty 
Operations.
[FR Doc. 2012-18889 Filed 7-31-12; 8:45 am]
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